Talk Fests in Avalon…

So how has your first week of the end of daylight savings gone? Are you loving the early mornings? Or sad to see the end of those long evenings…?
It is lovely to have a bit of sunshine peeping through between downfalls!
Property prices. Well, I think we flagged our expectations previously. The frenzy is cooling, prices are high, and buyers are exhausted. And for many -especially first time buyers – the financial pressure just to get ready to buy is huge.
https://www.domain.com.au/news/first-home-buyer-report-1126138/
Despite the RBA holding rates steady this month – the banks have signaled interest rate rises to come our way over the next 6 months, which will be a challenge for whichever party wins government in May – and for all us that have enjoyed very low interest rates for the past several years.
So, combined with tightening lending criteria, it’s likely property prices will ease, but there’s definitely still demand and not a huge amount of stock!
If you are buying, it’s best to get well prepared…here are a few suggestions!
https://www.nine.com.au/property/homes/mistakes-first-home-buyers-make/54736d15-cc9f-4420-ae3d-151adbf1d427
More on the Avalon Beach Centenary celebration: ‘Framing Avalon Beach’ is coming soon. That’s a series of 16 sites around Avalon, with old pics and stories about ‘our place’. There will be a site map out next week, from April 11 available from Woollies. It is a good chance to have a wander around…and talk history with friends. It’s also a good thing to do if you’re minding grandchildren during school hols.
Talking conversation…
Post Covid, Bookoccino is resuming its role as a hub for stimulating conversation. Recently, there was a well attended lunch with Kathy Lette, and a talk on #metoo with Julia Baird, Julia Banks and Jess Hill. Those events got the ball rolling for Bookocinno and a series of Sunday ‘conversations’ are underway.
Last Sunday was a popular kerb and gutter filled conversation about climate change, forthcoming talks are:
10 April National Defence/Foreign Policy, with James Curran and Paul Kelly, moderated by Geraldine Doogue from 4-6pm.
24 April Do we need a Federal ICAC, with Chris Merrett and Geoffrey Watson, moderated by Quentin Dempster from 4-6pm.
May 1 Candidates debate, at the Avalon Community Centre, moderated by (local) Juanita Phillips.
And for the foodies. To add to the array of options already here…Momo Dumplings are here! They are steaming up the old Chelsea Tea House cafe at 48 Old Barrenjoey Road in Avalon…
It’s just near the soon-to-be-relocated kids shop Freckles, which is moving to number 46…
We really ARE doing well for ‘eats’…it is great to see everyone out supporting them after the awful couple of years they’ve all had…
Just a quick heads up…after all the rain, mozzies are thriving. One easy way to keep them at bay is to minimise their ability to breed, by removing standing water. There’s plenty of it after the rain!
Apart from biting and irritating, there have recently been reports of mozzies locally – Narrabeen – carrying Ross River virus. And whilst not locally so far, Japanese Encephalitis is around. Not worth risking it…
Hope to see you out and about enjoying some dry and sunny weather over the weekend. Scroll down for our open times…

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