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July 14, 2020

Capricorn Coast Housing Market and COVID-19

During these unprecedented times, we have managed to come together and start the rebuild within our community. Let’s take a long-term view and look at the positives.

The Capricorn Coast housing market has been stable with many signs of improvements over the last 21 months, and noticeable improvements over the last 9 months, with lower stock levels and increased buyer activity resulting in a significant reduction to the average days on market. The average days on market on the Capricorn Coast...

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June 18, 2020

Rental Tips | Maintenance

If you ever have any issues regarding maintenance, the best thing you can do is report it immediately. Obviously, take a photo of the situation straight away. That way we can act on your behalf and we can show the owner/s. The owner/s will give the approval to have a tradesperson out there so the situation can be rectified straight away. Once the work is completed @ Real Estate will contact to make sure it is completed to a good...

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June 16, 2020

Massive cash splash to keep tradies in work

Australians will be handed $25,000 to renovate their homes or build new properties as part of a government cash splash to help get tradies back on the tools, but not everyone will be eligible - and there's a catch.  

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday confirmed discussions were underway for a new homebuyers' scheme - his government's fourth COVID-19 stimulus package - with details expected to be announced on Thursday.

The scheme will help low to middle income earners and be put...

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June 11, 2020

Causeway dredge plan gets $300K boost

Plans to dredge and revitalise the popular Causeway Lake have been boosted by a $300,000 Building Our Regions (BOR) grant from the Queensland Government.

The grant is one of two significant projects funded by BOR in the Livingstone Shire; the other being a $190,000 grant to transition the Yeppoon Sewage Treatment Plant to solar energy.

The Causeway continues to be one of the most popular attractions for locals and tourists.

The $300,000 funding will employ a project manager to undertake a study and...

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June 02, 2020

Preparing Your Property For Inspection & Photos

Your property is usually just one in a very long list of properties a buyer will see, so it’s crucial that they see it in the best possible light.  Remember first impressions count and the presentation of a property will have a direct impact on its salability that is the price it achieves and the length of time it takes to sell.  Your @ Real Estate Sales Agent will make suggestions and provide guidance to ensure your property is presented...

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May 26, 2020

Hosting Open Houses In Winter

Hosting Open Houses in Winter

Real estate doesn’t stop just because it’s cold outside. Your clients expect the same attention

to detail regardless of whether there’s snow on the ground and this includes regular open houses. Not only does the open house showcase the home for potential buyers, but can offer a great lead generation avenue for you, so cold or not, you will need to host open houses during the winter months.

Here are a few tips to...

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May 21, 2020

21 Reasons Why The Capricorn Coast is the Greatest Place To Live

The @ Real Estate locals absolutely love the Capricorn Coast and are not surprised that around 1,000 people make the move to paradise every year. These Real Estate professionals are on the ground working closely with buyers and tenants as they make their new home on the Capricorn Coast. Obviously, people are attracted to the area for growing employment opportunities as the resource sector grows from strength to strength and the number of major projects currently underway such as the...

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May 19, 2020

Is Autumn 2020 the perfect time to sell your home?

The @ Real Estate sales team Natalie, Jodi and Emma have been super busy working with buyers, and are running out of homes to sell. We are being asked, why would you sell now, during this time of uncertainty? Well locally at this stage our market is still very stable. Although we had not able to contact open homes the number of private inspections has dramatically increased, we are continuing to receive a similar number of offers resulting in...

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May 14, 2020

How to Bring Life to a Stale Listing

 

Nothing is more frustrating than watching a great listing sit on the market. Those early days of activity slowly turn to weeks and still no offer. The seller becomes frustrated and so does the listing agent. If you are facing a stale listing, fortunately, there are ways to recreate the excitement of the early listing and bring life back to the listing

Before you do anything else, take a walk through the listing with a buyer’s eye. The tour should include...

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May 12, 2020

Get the right Advice

It is extremely important you have a team of reliable professionals on your side and you communicate your intentions clearly with them, true professionals will genuinely want to help you achieve your goals, are easy to work with and bright. Your team should include;

A personal Property Consultant: 

A Real Estate Agent that understands what you are looking for and will stop at nothing to find the right property for you.  

An amazing Accountant: 

A good accountant is worth their weight in...

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