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SPRING SELLING SEASON

Friday 04 Sep 2020

Spring has sprung and we are now in the traditional busy Spring selling season.   We have seen great results for our clients in the past few weeks including a few off market sales!   We appreciate that  buying and selling can be an emotional experience and we’re committed to helping you confidently take each step.   We pride ourselves on developing long and prosperous relationships with clients, based on honesty, trust and genuine collaboration.    Our smart, ....

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SOUTHERN STATE BUYER DEMAND DESPITE THE CLOSED BORDER

Friday 21 Aug 2020

The current COVID-19 climate is certainly having a fascinating knock-on effect for the Gold Coast property market.   The latest data from Domain’s quarterly House Price Report revealed the Gold Coast to be one of the strongest property markets in Queensland over the June quarter, with house price up 1.5 per cent. Annually, house prices are up 5 per cent.   Units had also performed relatively well, edging down by 0.3 per cent – a slight fall when compared to other ....

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BUYER DEMAND REMAINS SOLID

Friday 07 Aug 2020

Currently, buyers are still very active in the marketplace and this is evident by the surge in buyer searches on Realestate.com.au and Domain.com.au which is also reflected in strong sales activity right throughout the market. The big challenge for buyers over the past 12 to 18 months has been very few properties listed for sale. We are heading towards a “new normal” and there is no sign of forced selling which is a good omen, as the opposite would be a precondition for a drop in ho ....

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BUYERS DESIRE OUR COASTAL LIFESTYLE

Friday 24 Jul 2020

New sales statistics show coastal regions are faring better than the state capital amid the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast housing values outperformed Greater Brisbane over the June quarter. Despite the devastating impact of the bushfires and the coronavirus pandemic housing values are steady, illustrating the desirability of a coastal lifestyle. It appears like Brisbane is being overshadowed, with other housing markets in Queensland posting more substantial gai ....

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EXPERT MONEY TIPS ON HOW TO TIGHTEN THE BELT AT HOME

Friday 26 Jun 2020

When you think about saving money, the first tips that probably spring to mind are eating out less and avoiding Friday night drinks. And when the coronavirus crisis took away those options, you might have assumed that you’d be saving more money than usual. While many people did find themselves with more money in the bank, others the pandemic proved it’s not that simple. While many Australians might not have been spending Friday night at the bar or visiting a nail salon for a fortnig ....

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REDRAW VS. OFFSET ACCOUNTS: WHICH IS BETTER?

Friday 12 Jun 2020

A common question that is asked by your bank or mortgage broker when applying for a mortgage for the first time, or perhaps re-financing – redraw or offset?  Many factors need to be taken into consideration when choosing which option is right for you, must most importantly understanding how they both work.   How to redraw facilities and offset accounts work?   Both redraw facilities and offset accounts allow customers to decrease the total interest paid on their mortgage, s ....

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BIG IDEAS TO KICK-STARTING ECONOMY

Friday 29 May 2020

The Queensland property industry will lobby the Palaszczuk Government for a $600 million infrastructure injection to help lay the groundwork for the sector’s rebuild. The Property Council, Housing Industry Association (HIA) and the Urban Development Institute Australia (UDIA) have united to lobby the government for the establishment of a new $500 million fund to supercharge infrastructure investment, with a further $100 million to be injected into the state’s existing prog ....

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THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Friday 15 May 2020

If social distancing and isolation have taught us anything, it’s the appreciation for the great outdoors and the vast array of outdoor activities we have here on the Gold Coast. With the coronavirus pandemic sweeping through the state, many of our national parks were closed for bush walks. Thankfully, with the Queensland restrictions easing, we can lace up our boots and hit the track. Ocean View Walk BURLEIGH HEADLAND NATIONAL PARK A calming contrast to the craziness of Burleigh and the G ....

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EASY DIY PROJECTS TO TACKLE ON THE WEEKEND

Friday 01 May 2020

Normally a long weekend calls for packing up the family to go camping, taking the boat out on the water or a road trip Byron Bay. However, due to the current isolation rules in place, we are spending much more time at home and practising social distancing.   So this long weekend, it’s time to get the overalls on and paintbrushes out as it’s perfect to refocus on that DIY project you’ve been putting off. And don’t worry, these three paint transformations are more-tha ....

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MOOD BOOSTING INTERIOR TIPS

Friday 17 Apr 2020

If you are one of the many Australians working from home or simply just spending more time inside, now is a great time to take a look at how your interior is making you feel. Turning your home into a haven of positivity and calm is sure to help get you through the days in isolation. Let There Be Light Natural light does more than enhance your selfie game; it can seriously boost your happiness throughout the day too. Studies suggest that sunlight streaming through your windows can incr ....

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