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April 02, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic no match for GKI development

The confidence and commitment shown to our region by Alex Rigby and Rob McCready from Altum Property Group has not diminished or faltered in the face of our current global situation.

Directors of the Australian-owned, award-winning development and construction company based on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, are persisting to press ahead with their plans of constructing a two-billion-dollar development on Great Keppel Island, lodging their substantial Financial Management Capability Assessment (FMCA) to State Government yesterday.

Despite the Assessment being prepared in a pre...

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March 31, 2020

Coronavirus & Capricorn Coast Property Market Update

The @ Real Estate team is very impressed with the way the Capricorn Coast community has taken to this new way of life with social distancing, its been lovely to see the community ban together as we all continue to move forward in our daily lives, and how quick the local community has been to adapt to new ways of doing things. @ Real Estate is an established industry leader with technology and digital marketing, so it has been...

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March 26, 2020

Continuality Plan

@ Real Estate understand the impact that COVID-19 has on our clients and our loved community. Your safety and that of your family and our community is of the utmost importance to us. We are doing everything we can to be proactive and provide a safe environment to our staff and valued clients. @ Real Estate will be running as per usual and our team will continue to deliver the level of service and results our clients have come to...

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March 25, 2020

Exploring the economic effects from Coronavirus on the property market

Update: 24th of March 2020, 9:32pm | The Prime Minister Scott Morrison has addressed Australians at a national press conference. He has announced further restrictions to limit the spread of Covid-19. As of midnight on the 25th of March 2020, in-person real estate auctions and open inspections will no longer be allowed to continue. Our understanding is that private inspections may still be possible. We will share more information as it comes to light. 

The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has well and...

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March 20, 2020

COVID-19 and the Capricorn Coast Housing Market

During this time of uncertainty, remember this too shall pass, so 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 18 months, and noticeable improvements over the last 6 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...

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March 17, 2020

Guide to Australian banks’ emergency Coronavirus relief packages

The social and economic impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are becoming more apparent as the situation evolves daily, if not hourly. To support customers through this time of uncertainty, Australian banks are stepping up with more clearly defined financial relief strategies.

In an official Australian Banking Association (ABA) statement, CEO Anna Bligh said “Banks stand ready to support customers and if anyone is in need of assistance, they shouldn’t wait but come forward as soon as possible.”

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March 12, 2020

Rookwood work underway at Gogango

Ground was being broken yesterday on the next stage of the $352 million Rookwood Weir project.

Local workers from Civil Mining and Construction started yesterday on the $2.2 million-dollar Capricorn Highway intersection upgrade at Gogango.

Locals can expect ongoing jobs to flow, with a multi-million-dollar bridge contract to be awarded next month with jobs for locals, and tangible progress on site.

The Gogango project will upgrade the road to provide safe access for large earth-moving machinery and construction vehicles travelling...

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March 10, 2020

What is a Corporate Rental?

A corporate rental is a property rented to a company rather than an individual, such a property would be fully furnished and may offer some of the amenities and services of a hotel, to cater to a company's employees travelling to the Capricorn Coast. The company leasing the property is responsible for the lease, however, the lease period my very from a standard 6 or 12-month lease, (lease periods run from 3 months) and can run long term, depending...

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March 05, 2020

Property market update: Autumn selling season kicks off with high clearance rates

Autumn selling season is off to a strong start, Australia proves to have some of the most expensive house prices in the world. 

How do Australian house prices compare to the rest of the world?

A group of economists at the European Commission looked at house prices across the world, and a little like Eurovision, Australia was included in its analysis.

No surprises that Australia nearly tops the list on a house price per square metre basis at more than 5,000 euros per...

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March 03, 2020

EMBRACING BEACH CHIC STYLE IN YOUR HOME

Whether it is for your indoor areas or your outdoor settings, the ‘beachy' chic look is not only a strong and continuing trend; it is also ideal for our Australian way of living. At its heart, our coastal look embraces, celebrates and evokes the surrounding natural environment of our coast and beaches. 

But how exactly do you define and fashion your own unique interpretation of an Australian beach style home? Following is a breakdown on the various interpretations of ‘coastal style’...

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