Townsville property market

How to get into the Townsville property market

Record low interest rates coupled with house prices bottoming out mean there has never been a better time for first home-buyers to enter the Townsville property market. REIQ Townsville zone chairman Damian Keyes said first home buyers were often put off by well meaning but ill-informed advice to stay out of the property market. At some point you have to ignore three-quarters of that advice and just jump in.

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Booming Suburb Nerang

Is this booming suburb near you?

The Gold Coast suburb of Nerang is shedding its down-market image with a host of new apartments in the pipeline, making it Australia’s second fastest apartment boom suburb with a 12 month increase of 39 percent.

Bankwest general manager broker sales Stewart Saunders said while the rest of the country was experiencing huge declines in medium density housing, Nerang was continuing a long term trend towards apartment living. Continue reading “Is this booming suburb near you?”

Cairns Chamber of Commerce Awards 2017

Cairns Business Excellence Awards Finalist

Darren & Michelle are incredibly excited and humbled to have been nominated by their clients and peers for the Customer Service Excellence Award in the 2017 Cairns Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.

This award recognises an organisation who demonstrates excellence in customer service in their industry, field and within the local Cairns community. Continue reading “Cairns Business Excellence Awards Finalist”

Gold Coast Beach

Southern investors eyeing off the Gold Coast Property Market

Southern investors are once again eyeing off the Gold Coast property market with a leading real estate industry identity labelling it a “compelling’’ market to invest in.

With quality properties at often half the price of  southern markets, it was a good place to invest according to leading real estate identity John McGrath, of McGrath Real Estate who is currently on the Gold Coast to host the 20th annual Australasian Real Estate Conference.

Mr McGrath said while Sydney and Melbourne investors had dropped off from the Gold Coast and southeast Queensland during the Global Financial Crisis, they were now returning to the market.

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Time is Running Out

First homebuyers grant deadline approaching

QLD First homebuyers rush to secure $20,000 grant by June 30

First home buyers are racing around the clock to secure the $20,000 Queensland first home owners grant before it is cut by $5000 on June 30. Statewide there have been 4100 grants approved, totaling a whopping $82.5 million. Continue reading “First homebuyers grant deadline approaching”

Inspection Needed

Are Annual Inspections Important?

This is why regular inspections should be conducted

Are annual inspections important? Most definitely. Our home is often our largest investment and regular inspections should be conducted to ensure maintenance items are identified and repaired and to ensure termites haven’t made your home their home. Continue reading “Are Annual Inspections Important?”

Gutter Maintenance

The Importance of Gutter Maintenance

Our building reports comment on maintenance issues and recommendations.

Far to often our inspectors will identity this maintenance requirement when conducting inspections. Gutter cleaning is an integral part of maintaining a home. Continue reading “The Importance of Gutter Maintenance”