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June 26, 2017

First Home Owners - Finance (Part 2)

Saving for your first home can take time. It really can be an emotional roller coaster for some people, epically when there’s more than just yourself you have to take care of. Following from my last blog about First Home Owners and the buying process, I grilled two professionals about the financial side of the process. Natalie Gesler one of the owners of @ Real Estate Yeppoon and also Shane Nipperess, the owner of Centrepoint Finance Yeppoon. They...

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June 23, 2017

Capital gains withholding: Impacts on foreign and Australian residents

New rules apply to vendors disposing of certain taxable Australian property under contracts entered into from 1 July 2016. A 10% non-final withholding will be applied to these transactions at settlement.

Proposed change
On 9 May 2017 the government announced proposed changes to the foreign resident capital gains withholding (FRCGW) threshold and withholding rate. The changes will apply to contracts entered into on or after 1 July 2017:
for real property disposals where the contract price is $750,000 and above (currently...

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June 22, 2017

First Home Owners - Part 1

Buying your first home can be a stressful, rewarding & an exciting experience for people of all ages.

When I think about buying a property I imagine my dream home, a stunning home with beautiful views. But in this current day and age is that really a reality? Weather buying or building your first home there are many factors that need to be considered.

For example, and a main point that I have found is important to start with is...

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June 20, 2017

Whats in for CQ this budget

Livingstone Shire 

$1.3m of a $3.4m local disaster co-ordination Centre Yeppoon$9.4m out of $25m project for Yeppoon foreshore revitalisation$1.2m Yeppoon State High School upgrade$5m Yeppoon Sewage Treatment Plant upgrade$7.9m of the $200m for the expansion of the Capricornia Correctional Centre which will ease overcrowding and support 100 construction and 70 ongoing jobs$825,000 of a $1.15m Hartley Street, Emu Park, recreation reserve funding


Read More: http://capricornenterprise.com.au/2017/06/queensland-budget-2017-18/

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June 19, 2017

Your Own Slice Of Paradise Is Affordable

Imagine a place surrounded by natural beauty, and endless adventure. Beautiful beaches, untouched islands and bushland. The lucky 35 000 plus residence of the Capricorn Coast enjoy a unique lifestyle. A relaxed beach lifestyle, with endless adventures to be had. 

Can you imagine being able to drive on the beach to your favourite surf spot, or watch baby turtles hatch on the beach, snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, walking in national parks to what is arguably the best lookout in the world where...

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June 15, 2017

Southern Buyers Eyeing Off Southeast Queensland

Property values in south east Queensland’s lifestyle property markets are surging as southern buyers look to park their equity north of the border.

With home values in Sydney more than doubling in recent years, CoreLogic analyst Cameron Kusher said many southern property owners were using that equity to invest in other properties.

He said concerns the Sydney market may come off the boil, meant they were looking to the lifestyle markets of Southeast Queensland.

As...

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June 12, 2017

The Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation

The Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation stage 5 is progressing.  Stage 5 includes;

  • Lagoon Access Road
  • Appleton Drive and Barry Street intersection
  • Lagoon Precinct Construction
  • Kraken Beachside Access and Beach Amphitheatre Stage Roof
  • Normanby-Queen Streetscape   Footbridge to Cooee Bay

For more information click out the below link;
http://www.livingstone.qld.gov.au/855/Yeppoon-Foreshore-and-Town-Centre-Revita

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June 09, 2017

Five Housing Statistics that REALLY Matter

Residential property is possibly one of the best tracked markets, but when it comes to data it can be difficult to know what to look for and what really matters.

Here are the top five statistics to track when you are looking to understand where the market is headed.

1. Median Prices 
2. Rental Rates 
3. Clearance Rates & Number of Auctions
4. Interest Rates 
5. Supply 

By the @ Real Estate Team 
(Source - Nerida Conisbee - realestate.com)

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June 08, 2017

No Price = No Sale

In our experience there is only one instance where not having a price on a property can be useful and that an Auctions.  If your property is listed for sale, with no price and you are not using an auction as your method of sale, in our experience, it is unlikely to sell.  We have recently tried to list a couple of properties without prices and have noticed a large decrease in internet hits and buyer enquiry.  Highlighting the importance...

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June 07, 2017

Sea Change and Tree Change Is Gathering Pace

The latest internal migration data shows that an increasing number of inter-state and intra-state population movements are to either sea change/tree change regions or the outskirts of the capital cities.

Each year the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) publishes data on internal migration across the regions of Australia. Internal migration data counts the number of residents moving within the state as well as across state borders. The tables provided within this report show the top and bottom...

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