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Living a Summer on our Surf Coast

January 10, 2019

Community Food and Drink Surfing

Relaxing on the Surf Coast after the busy Christmas and New Year period offers a multitude of options to locals and visitors alike. Whether you’re staying in a house by the sea, a luxurious hotel room, or enjoying a stint of camping in the area, we encourage everyone to try a new activity this summer. […]

How to get a home loan in 2019

December 3, 2018

Buying real estate First home buyers Investment Uncategorized

Gone are the days when hopeful home buyers needed only to rely upon a templated household living expenses calculator to support their loan application. The lending landscape certainly has shifted, with the recent Banking Royal Commission putting pressure on banks to verify their customers’ living expenses with documented activity, direct from their bank accounts. So, […]


Lachlan Shepherd interview | 31 Price Street

September 20, 2018

Architecture Design & Styling Homes People Uncategorized

Shaun: So, I’m sitting here with Lachlan Shepherd, renowned local Torquay architect from Lachlan Shepherd Architects … thanks for taking the time out to talk us through 31 Price Street. I know you’ve got an extremely busy schedule particularly taking some time out from filming Grand Designs Australia as well, which is really cool, but […]

Insight into a vendor's mind throughout a sales campaign

August 14, 2018

Auction Results Homes People Selling real estate

One Agency recently sold 41 Highlander Street, Torquay at auction. The property was incredible. Designed by Cotter Reid Architects with the mindset of “less house, more home.” Throughout the four-week auction campaign we conducted a whopping 126 buyer inspections. Typically, between 20 and 30 inspections would be considered a huge success. Throughout the campaign we […]

What is driving the Jan Juc and Torquay real estate market?

August 1, 2018

Buying real estate Community Investment Landlords Market reports Property Management Selling real estate Uncategorized

The health of the Torquay real estate market remains buoyant as metropolitan Melbourne buyers continue to transition away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and move towards a more relaxed coastal lifestyle. Buyers and renters alike are looking to improve their life balance, which is in turn underpinning both the rental market and […]

Rocklea Drive Beach House Renovation

July 24, 2018

Community Design & Styling Uncategorized

Ben and Laura’s dream of moving to the coast became a reality when they purchased the little beach shack at 3 Rocklea Drive, Torquay at auction in February this year. The property drew a lot of attention due to the desirable location of the Church Estate in Torquay, and the opportunity of an original well-maintained […]

How to select a real estate agent in Torquay

July 19, 2018

Selling real estate

When looking to select a real estate agent in Torquay, the two worst criteria to base your decision on are: 1. The value they assess on your property; and 2. the commission or selling fee they quote. Many people inadvertently select their agent on one or both of these criteria. In a strong, rising market […]

Property depreciation for tax time

July 9, 2018

Investment Landlords Property Management Uncategorized

What is property depreciation? All buildings and their contents that are used to produce income are eligible to be depreciated. As a landlord this will be an important element of your tax return which your accountant will be well versed in. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows owners of income producing properties to claim this […]

Should I allow pets in my rental property?

July 9, 2018

Investment Landlords renting Uncategorized

  It is natural for landlords to ask themselves “should I allow pets in my rental property?”. Landlords can be cautious about allowing pets into a rental property due to prior experiences, stories they’ve heard about, or simply concerns over what damage could occur to the property. There can be negatives to allowing pets, such […]

Should I sell my property with tenants still in it?

July 7, 2018

Landlords Property Management renting Selling real estate Uncategorized

Investors often wonder whether they should sell their property with tenants still in it. It can be quite a conundrum as there are pros and cons to both options. On the one hand, if you decide to have the property vacant, you’ll have complete access for inspections and you can have the property clean and […]

A Spring in Chris Henson's Step!

July 3, 2018

Buying real estate First home buyers Investment Selling real estate

July 3 2018 | Torquay Real Estate Results Hi, Chris Henson from One Agency here. 3/20 Spring Street, Torquay. Nine days on the market. Three offers. One record price. It’s no surprise the volume of inquiry and energy around this great unit, as One Agency have now sold the last six properties in Spring Street. […]

5 ways to jazz up your blank wall without just hanging a picture

June 14, 2018

Art Design & Styling Plants and garden Uncategorized

Have a blank wall that you are looking to jazz up? Automatically we think about hanging a picture to fill the space, however there are many other creative ideas that we’ve discovered that can add colour and texture to your space. Here are a few ideas that think outside the square. Make your mark A […]

June Newsletter - One Agency

May 29, 2018

Buying real estate Investment Market reports Uncategorized

Interest rates are unlikely to increase until 2020 according to senior Australian economist Dr Shane Oliver. Dr Oliver offered compelling reasons why this would be the case, including that the Reserve Bank of Australia has left rates on hold for 21 months, and in his opinion is likely to do so for another 19 months. […]

Top tips for a smooth property settlement for buyers

May 18, 2018

Buying real estate Investment Selling real estate

Congratulations on the purchase of your new home! After the celebrating is done, it’s time to consider the next steps in the process leading up to the property settlement. Here are our top tips for a smooth settlement day. Understand what settlement is Settlement is a legal process which is conducted between the buyer’s legal […]

What to expect from a good property manager

May 17, 2018

Investment Property Management renting

Investing can be very exciting, but can also be a little bit daunting, particularly when you’ve never done it before. Managing your own investment property can quickly become stressful, which is why many landlords choose to hand over management to a property manager. Knowing what to expect from your property manager is important. An excellent […]

Five mistakes to avoid when investing in property

May 16, 2018

Buying real estate Selling real estate Uncategorized

So you’ve been thinking of investing in a property? The property market has been booming over the past few years, and the Surf Coast has seen some incredible growth. With it’s proximity to Geelong and Melbourne it is a popular place for investment, however as with any investment there are always things to think about […]

Add extra sparkles

May 16, 2018

People Selling real estate

You rarely need to spend thousands of dollars to make your home appealing. By adding a few ‘extra sparkles’ you can make a big difference in the presentation of your home. Buyers are attracted by the appearance of your property and, when they inspect it, they are influenced by its atmosphere. The right appearance outside, […]

Prepping your home to MAXIMISE sale price

May 15, 2018

Design & Styling Selling real estate

When selling your home it’s important to do what you can to maximise sale price potential. Presentation is an important part of the process. Why prep your home for selling? The majority of home buyers first start their search for a new property online, so it’s important to make the first impressions count! The following […]

Three tactics agents use...

May 11, 2018

Selling real estate Uncategorized

Overquoting Since Adam and Eve decided to sell their house, real estate agents have been over-quoting the expected sale price in order to win client’s homes to sell. A rising market, such as we’ve seen recently on the Surf Coast, closes the gap between the agent’s inflated quote and the true market price – but […]

Last minute, local Mothers Day gifts

May 11, 2018

People Uncategorized

It’s not that you forgot about mother’s day, it’s just that it crept up on you out of nowhere. No-worries – there’s still time to get mum a thoughtful, amazing gift that she’ll love without having to leave the Surf Coast. The mums at One Agency have got together to think about how they’d like […]