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April 14, 2020

Panic and Financial Solutions Don’t Mix Well…

Thanks to our friends at Centrepoint Finance Yeppoon

As many of us prepare to work and live in isolation for an unknown timeframe, we firstly want to thank those in the health and foodservice industries for keeping us safe and fed.

A special mention goes out to those who are entertaining us online with their creative ideas on beating the isolation blues.

On a more serious note, the next priority for your health and safety is your financial wellbeing. Without that, your health...

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April 09, 2020

Meet Emma, @ Real Estates Resident Buyers Agent

If you have had the pleaser of meeting our @ Real Estates Buyers Agent Emma, you would of immediately have noticed her energy and enthusiasm are matched by her dedication to find your perfect home. Armed with an extensive knowledge of the Capricorn Coast and the local property market, combined with her warm and welcoming personality.  It’s no wonder buyers love having Emma by their side every step of the way, whether providing market research and...

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April 07, 2020

Covid-19 and its effect on Commercial Leases - FAQs

Thanks to our friends at Fox Law - 

On 29 March 2020, Prime Minister Scott Morrison made it clear he wants commercial landlords and tenants to work something out to survive the Covid-19 period.
The starting point is that nobody should assume their lease (or any contract for that matter) automatically ends because of Covid-19. 

In fact, for the reasons discussed in more detail below, most landlords and tenants will remain in a binding lease which will not automatically come to an...

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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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