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Great Ocean Report – September 2020

As restrictions start to ease from the pandemic in Australia, with metropolitan Melbourne being the last major battlefield, many are wondering what the property market will look like post COVID and whether it’s a good time or not to make a real estate move. Let’s try and find some clues to understand what’s likely to happen.

The effect on economies around the … Read the full post »

Great Ocean Report – April 2020

As we look back on our last report in February, we were describing a very different scene to what has unfolded since.

Rather than dwell on what we already know and see in the press everyday we thought we would provide what we have seen in consumer behaviour from previous times of crisis. Hopefully for both potential buyers and sellers of real estate … Read the full post »

Great Ocean Report – February 2020

This is our first Great Ocean Report for 2020 and it is being written at a time of high activity and a generally buoyant real estate market. There is always plenty of property market commentary and as usual we will do our best to demystify what is happening for you.

A quick recap for context. The two biggest property markets in Australia … Read the full post »

Great Ocean Report – February

We have been enjoying one of the best Summers, weather wise, on record and the love for our beautiful coastline is at an all time high. Many of the Surfcoast traders are reporting their best Summer ever due to the consistently high numbers of visitors drawn by the beautiful weather. The coastal real estate markets have been active but not immune to the negative sentiment witnessed in the metropolitan markets … Read the full post »

Great Ocean Report – September 2018

At present there is a lot of conjecture about the state of the Australian property market and as usual, in our Great Ocean Report we will do our best to break down what is really happening.

As we have mentioned previously in our Great Ocean Report, there are hundreds of small property markets in Australia but the two largest, Sydney and Melbourne, generally set the sentiment for the rest. Together … Read the full post »

Great Ocean Report July 2018

The 2017/18 financial year saw a very active coastal market once again and it is interesting to see the contrast in price and volume of house sales in each town in our service area from the previous financial year.

So let’s look at the performance of each of the towns during this period. As a reference, these sales are house sales, that is, a free standing dwelling on its own … Read the full post »

Face Value

We live in a world of constant distraction with our senses being bombarded with information most of our waking hours. As our smart phones have grown in capability so has the level of access by others to our available attention. So not only do we have to contend with our physical interactions with others on a daily basis, we also need to allow for constant electronic interactions such as texts, … Read the full post »

Great Ocean Report – March 2018

Welcome to our March Great Ocean Report. The main objective of our Great Ocean Reports is to explain, in language that most can understand, what is happening in the Australian property markets. Every day there are media reports on the state of the property markets and they vary in quality mainly because they are written by human beings (just like this one) and can only be subjective from the writers … Read the full post »

Who’s right

When you are thinking about making a major financial decision like upgrading or downsizing your home, buying an investment property or even buying your first home, you will often do research as to whether the timing is right to make such a move.

You will soon realise when you start your research that there are so many conflicting views on what the future holds, often in the same publications, that … Read the full post »

Great Ocean Report October 2017

As we move into the latter stages of 2017 there are some conflicting reports around the state of the property market and as usual, we will try and clearly explain what is happening.

It is an interesting market at present because we have seen media reports that auction clearance rates in Melbourne and Sydney (particularly Sydney) have dropped since the same time last year, hence this is seen as a … Read the full post »

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