Time to invest in Gold Coast’s property market

The Gold Coast property market is soaring with many suburbs showing double-digit price growth, a new report reveals.

With prices continuing to increase, it has been predicted the median price for a house on the Gold Coast will exceed $650.000 in the near future. This would see the highest digits for the city in three years according to the Qld Property Investor.

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Termite Prevention checklist: Reduce the risk of timber pests

Termite and pest infestations are becoming an increasing problem for Australian home owners. According to the Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association (AEPMA) the average cost of termite treatment and damage repair was approximately $10,000 per property in 2012. The average cost to the housing industry the same year amounted to $3.9 billion.

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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%.

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’s 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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