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September 21, 2017

Out of Town Buyers Drawn to Yeppoon Apartments

Over the last fortnight, the sales team @ Real Estate have noticed an increase in apartment and unit enquiries. These enquires appear to be across the board, starting with a 6th floor studio unit with stunning views in Bayview Tower for a bargain price of only $120 000, a popular holiday unit in Rosslyn Bay Resort offering a strong rental return for only $175 000 to a glamorous 3-bedroom apartment in Oshen’s Apartments with stunning views over the Yeppoon foreshore to...

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September 19, 2017

Our First Birthday!

Last week was @ Real Estate official 1st birthday. While it has been a tough 12 months for local businesses, things are defiantly looking bright for the future. We had the pleaser of sharing our first birthday with Expressions of Beautify also in James Street Yeppoon, and it was also Profitability Virtual Assistance's 2nd birthday. These are 3 great examples of Yeppoon locals doing a great job and work hard to make their business thrive.

Over the last 12 months there have also been over...

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September 10, 2017

So Beautiful It Sells its Self?

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Helen a gray nomad (in her words) that has been traveling all around Australia. While chatting to Helen she asked, 'What do you do for a living?' As we often do when meeting a new person. I said "I'm a real estate agent" too which she replied "This place is so beautiful, house must just sell themselves" Of course I had to agree, at least with the first part.

What a great...

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August 30, 2017

Local Businesses Blossom Together @ The T@ble

The T@ble Capricorn Coast Business Community has grown from strength to strength since commencing only a short 6 months ago and already has a massive 199 members.  The group started as a Facebook group for local business to support each other to grow by sharing experiences and advice, however it quickly become evident that members were keen to meet with each other and network in person as well as online, resulting in monthly networking events.  The August event was hosted...

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August 29, 2017

Adani mine start date announced

ADANI has announced that it will break ground on the Carmichael Coal Mine in October.
The mining giant's $16 billion megamine was given the green light earlier this year after more than six years of fighting its way through approval processes. The largest industrial project in Australia by an Indian company will see an estimated 10,000 direct and indirect jobs delivered.
Adani struck the mine development deal with Downer Mining with rail construction being completed by Aecom. The deal has...

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August 22, 2017

GKI developer's casino dream alive as critical deadline looms

TOWER Holdings refuses to give up on its $600 million Great Keppel Island project even as the September deadline for development approvals attached to the lease approach.
It's been 10 years since Tower began its Great Keppel Island journey but it's been forced to wait for another change of government to advance their 1500-job redevelopment of Great Keppel Island Resort.

"In the past two weeks I have spent five days in Hong Kong by invitation, talking with investors solely about GKI,"...

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August 18, 2017

Self-Managed Super Fund Property Investment Workshop a BIG Hit

There was a full house for the Self-Managed Super Fund Property Investment Workshop held on Tuesday the 15th of August by the team @ Real Estate in James Street Yeppoon.  Those that attended were pleased to hear from top local experts including Shane Nipperess from Centrepoint Finance, Tim Rivett from Robert Harris Rivett Lawyers and Mark Swaffield from Shanahan Swaffield Partners.  The speakers where obviously all passionate about Self-Managed Super, providing useful information from professionals that practice what they preach. ...

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August 16, 2017

What do agents have to reveal about a home’s history?

If your walls could talk, what would they say? If you’ve bought a house from a real estate agent, you should already know the answer.

Under Australian common law, vendors and real estate agents are required to disclose any information considered to be a “material fact” to prospective property buyers. This includes instances that have occurred on a property such as murder, violent crime and even the suspected presence of ghosts.

“A material fact is a fact that would be important to a...

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August 04, 2017

Who Is The Typical Investor In The Australian Property Market?

Contrary to the image a property investor might conjure up – a wealthy full-time property speculator – most residential investors in Australia don’t actually rely on it as their primary source of income.

In reality, Australia’s residential investment market is dominated by people who, having bought their own home, have moved onto buying an investment property. These small-scale investors own 83 per cent of all investment properties.

A typical rental housing investor is a high-income earner or family partnership, owning one or two dwellings...

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