Apollo Bay News

Welcome to the Great Ocean Road and the townships that scatter this great icon. Our office will be available for all of your Real Estate Holiday needs, with all of our offices offering many Open For Inspections and Auctions. A detailed list follows. I have also attached some handy hints for the security of your home, before leaving for that much needed break.

NOT JUST LOCK AND LEAVE – HOLIDAY SECURITY CHECKLIST
Is yours one of the few houses in the street with an alarm, dog or well-secured doors and windows or where the occupants come and go at irregular times? Then give yourself a big tick for offering the least opportunity i.e. greatest opposition or risk to aspiring thieves. But if you are going on holiday this Christmas you might want to make your home even less attractive to opportunistic thieves by using this holiday security checklist.

Firstly, try to think the way the thieves do:
Does your home look neglected, abandoned, unused? Make it look occupied by carrying out the following activities:

• Leave a light on inside if you intend returning home after dark. The light should be visible from the street and give the impressions that the house is occupied. Consider using an automatic lighting timer.
• Never leave notes on your door. Thieves can read too.
• Keep blinds and curtains partly open to give the house a “lived in” appearance, if you are going away for some length of time.
• Cancel all regular deliveries, e.g. milk, newspapers so the stockpile doesn’t give the game away.
• Ask a friend or neighbour to keep an eye on your home and collect any other deliveries which may be made during your absence.
• Ask the Post Office to hold your mail.
• Ask a friend or neighbour to park a car in your driveway from time to time.
And remember to make things tough for anyone who has the temerity to have a go.
• Lock away all portable garden equipment, tools, ladders or anything that could be used to break into your house.
• Securely lock your garage; most breaking-in implements are found there.
• Lock all doors and windows
• Take your keys or leave them with a friend. Do not hide them.
• Remove all money and valuables to a safe place such as your bank.
• Notify your local Police of your absence.

Have a great Christmas holiday!

Here are Apollo Bay’s AUCTION ITINERARY & OPEN FOR INSPECTIONS in 2010:

PROPERTY: 7 A Noel Street
AUCTION DATE: Saturday the 16th of January at 1:00pm
OFI: 11:00 am on site, for the following dates
– January the 2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 13th, 15th

HARBOUR PRECINCT – VACANT LAND AUCTION
Vendor’s instructions are clear and this is a Realisation Auction! This sale provides optional Mark Gratwick Architectural plans for a stunning two storey, three bedroom home. Maximise the position, with a stunning north easterly aspect. The perfect location to build your new home, where
position and potential are unsurpassed!

PROPERTY: 8 Casino Avenue
AUCTION DATE: Saturday the 16th of January at 3:00pm
OFI: 12:00 pm on site, for the following dates
– January the 3rd, 6th, 8th, 10th, 13th

SOLID HOME, QUALITY BLOCK, PREMIUM STREET
This is a quality brick: three-bedroom home with a large shed & established garden in one of Apollo Bay's most sought after Streets. Already with ocean views from this single storey house, the re-development opportunities are enormous. Fantastic location & re-development potential. Land size is 800 sq.m approx.

PROPERTY: 5022 Great Ocean Road
AUCTION DATE: Sunday the 17th of January at 1:00pm
OFI: 3:00 pm on site, for the following dates
– January the 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 14th

FORTHCOMING AUCTION:

APOLLO BAY / LORNE / SUGARLOAF / WONGARRA
This newly renovated property is a Classic Beach Cottage! Situated on over quarter of an acre of absolute Great Ocean Road frontage in the tightly held Sugarloaf / Wongarra area. Right across the road to superb fishing, diving and surfing beach. It is a Short, pleasant drive into Apollo Bay Township and not far from Lorne either! The land size is approximately 1,100 sq.m.

PROPERTY: 295 Tuxion Road
AUCTION DATE: Sunday the 17TH of January3:00pm
OFI: 1:15pm on site for the following dates
– December 13th, 20th
– January the 4th, 8th, 10th, 15th

FORTHCOMING AUCTION AT 'WINGURRA' – ON TOP OF THE WORLD
It does not get much better than this! A most unique & desirable property offering amazing views all within 3km of the Apollo Bay township. Original three bedroom farm cottage + shedding.
Acreage consists of 32 acres (approx.) of grazing land with some spectacular future building sites (STCA). Outstanding 180 degree ocean views, overlooking the Apollo Bay Township and harbour stretching from Cape Patton to Marengo and beyond. Rarely does a small acreage with such a view come on to the market. Only a personal inspection will reveal the true quality and potential of this property and exceed your expectations.

PROPERTY: 120 Biddles Road Apollo Bay
AUCTION DATE: Saturday the 23rd of January at 3:00pm
OFI: – December 20th
– January 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th, 14th
LIVE THE DREAM ~ TRULY SOMETHING SPECIAL
– 19 ACRES WITH VIEWS AND AN APPROVED PERMIT
FOR A 2ND DWELLING – AN OPPORTUNITY THAT WILL
NOT BE REPEATED ON ANY ONE TITLE UNDER THIS

PROPERTY: 5915 Great Ocean Road Yuulong
AUCTION DATE: Sunday the 24TH January at 1:00PM
A VIEW YOU HAVE TO ‘SEA’ TO BELIEVE
Looking over the great Johanna & Melanesia beaches, luscious 35 acres with a magnificent home site.

Featuring:
2 dams, a creek, native vegetation Power to the site available
Seclusion and privacy with access to the water
Ocean side of the Great Ocean Road

PROPERTY: 500 Tuxion Road Apollo Bay
AUCTION DATE: Saturday the 6th of February at 1:00PM
83 ACRES OF SECLUSION WITH MAGNIFICENT 360 DEGREE VIEWS

Offerings of this calibre in such close proximity to stunning beaches and town conveniences are virtually impossible to come across. A most unique & desirable property presenting amazing views located within 5km of the Apollo Bay Township
Consisting of 83 acres of grazing land with some spectacular, north facing potential building sites (STCA)
Unobstructed panoramic ocean views, overlooking the Apollo Bay Township, boat harbour and adjoining Barham Valley, stretching from Cape Patton to Marengo Reef. Rarely do these types of acreages with such views come on to the market. Only a personal inspection will reveal the true quality and potential of this property.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CAMPAIGNS 2010

PROPERTY: 41-45 Great Ocean Road Apollo Bay – Apollo Bay Timber and Hardware Store PROPERTY: 217-219 Great Ocean Road Apollo Bay
Expression of Interest Campaign: ending on Friday 12th of February at 4:00pm
PICTURESQUE OCEAN FRONTAGE ~ EXCLUSIVE VACANT LAND OPPORTUNITY
This truly spectacular site presents four vacant allotments, three with absolute Great Ocean Road frontage. Boasting magnificent ocean views, and prime coastal position. This is a unique building opportunity, and we urge all interested parties to express interest today to have the opportunity to secure this rare prospect.
Supremely located with endless, uninterrupted views.
Each allotment is sold with approved plans for a two storey home, Short stroll to town and Flexible terms available.
Expression Of Interest Campaign ending on Friday the 29th of January.
MASSIVE GREAT OCEAN ROAD DEVELOPMENT SITE
Currently returning 5.18% net – with massive re-development potential. With 2 street frontages.
Geelong's new ring road opens a myriad of opportunities – Flexible development / investment options
Vendors instructions are clear – sell to the first buyer.

PROPERTY: 217-219 Great Ocean Road Apollo Bay
Expression of Interest Campaign: ending on Friday 12th of February at 4:00pm
PICTURESQUE OCEAN FRONTAGE ~ EXCLUSIVE VACANT LAND OPPORTUNITY
This truly spectacular site presents four vacant allotments, three with absolute Great Ocean Road frontage. Boasting magnificent ocean views, and prime coastal position. This is a unique building opportunity, and we urge all interested parties to express interest today to have the opportunity to secure this rare prospect.
Supremely located with endless, uninterrupted views.
Each allotment is sold with approved plans for a two storey home, Short stroll to town and Flexible terms available.

PROPERTY: “Moonlight Head” 35 Parkers Access Track Yuulong
OFI: Open Every day through January from 11 – 4:00pm; commencing on the 2nd to the 31st of January.
CAPTURE THE INVISIBLE BEAUTY OF AUSTRALIA
Glenn Murcutt, arguably Australia’s greatest living Architect, a man “Time Magazine” described as “an environmental hero of the planet” and who is the recipient of the 4 most prestigious international awards for Architecture, including “The Pritzker Prize” – considered the Nobel Prize of Architecture – and the American Institute of Architecture Gold Medal in 2009, designed the houses and the Moonlight Head Resort. Murcutt is now 74 years of age and has a client wait list of 9 years. Moonlight Head Properties has built three of the five identical homes that form part of Murcutt’s unique sculptural arrangement at Moonlight Head; this is your chance to build one of the last two to complete the overall design. The resort is unique and within two years has been described, among other things, as:
One of Marie Claire’s 10 most romantic getaways in the world 2008 (UK edition)
One of Elite Travelers, Pure Decadence, 101 Best Suites of the Year 2007
Now exclusively for sale, this unique opportunity is one we believe has never been offered before.

See you on our Coast and have a great Christmas.

Darren
Darren Brimacombe
darren@greatoceanroadrealestate.com.au
0418 317 424

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