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October 31, 2019

Welcome to the Capricorn Coast

The Capricorn Coast is one of Queensland’s fastest growing areas, with more than 37 000 residence. The Coast stretches North from the mouth of the Fitzroy River to Stanage Bay and features more than 50 pristine beaches spread over 250kms of coastline, secluded bays, rugged headlands and 30 tropical islands. 

The locals enjoy all the coast has to offer including stunning beaches, tropical islands, national parks & rainforests, 4x4 driving tracks, divine dinning & café options, excellent schooling and strong economic...

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October 29, 2019

5 of the hottest bathroom trends to try out in 2020

Between tiling and plumbing, bathroom renovations can be a minefield. However, if you’re after high-impact, low effort renovations, our trend radar has you covered. 

Ahead, bathroom specialist and Oliveri spokesperson Penny Schoeman shares five of the hottest high-impact, low-effort trends you can trial out in your bathroom next year.

If you’re looking for some new, no-fuss updates for the bathroom, focus on these areas first.

1. A statement basin

Basin varieties are getting a lot more fun and making a statement with them is...

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October 24, 2019

Capricorn Coast Officially One of Australia’s Best Street Art Regions

Media Release on behalf of Australian Street Art Awards

Beach Party, an Emu Park mural, was shortlisted in the ‘Best Amusing Street Art” category, while Kraken Unleashed, in Yeppoon, is a finalist in the Best External Mural category.

The Emu Park: Centenary of ANZAC Memorial has secured the third finalist accolade for the region, in the “Best Monument or Memorial” category.

Kraken Unleashed by Martin Schlick from Mash Designs is a giant tentacled beast painted on the roadside retaining wall in Barry Street....

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October 15, 2019

10 hotspots to invest in this year

Investors, the spotlight is on Adelaide.

New realestate.com.au data has revealed the 2019 hotspots for property investors, with the inner-west Sydney suburb of North Strathfield the front runner, closely followed by Glenside, south-east of Adelaide, and the South Australian mining town of Whyalla Norrie.

REA chief economist Nerida Conisbee says while the top 10 best performing rental suburbs cover a wide cross-section of Australia, including inner city suburbs, mining areas and small country towns, Adelaide is the place to watch.

“Adelaide is doing well...

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October 10, 2019

A leap forward for Great Keppel Island Resort

More than a decade after the closing of Great Keppel Island Resort back in February 2008, latest media speculation can now be confirmed.

Pat O’Driscoll from Knight Frank Rockhampton/Capricorn Coast is leading the sales process along with positive negotiations between the State Government, current owners Tower Holdings and a Sunshine Coast developer who hopes to be the new owner of the eagerly anticipated Great Keppel Island Resort Development.

With plans to construct a multi-million-dollar hotel and marina on the Southern Great Barrier...

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October 04, 2019

RBA interest rates: Reserve Bank cuts rate to 0.75 per cent

Two of the big four banks have now cut their rates — but neither has done so by the full amount.

Commonwealth Bank was the first of the big four to cut rates. CBA will cut variable home loan rates by just 0.13 percentage points, barely half the amount of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s rate cut today. It said if it passed on the full cut...

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October 01, 2019

A decade of development ahead – emerging signs of a positive and growing economy

Recently released data from a variety of sources confirms what Capricorn Enterprise CEO Mary Carroll has been saying: there are signs of a positive and growing economy in our region.

With the number and size of the major projects across the region, requiring substantial numbers of workers, growth in employment, housing and population is likely to continue for a decade or more.

As Ms Carroll explained, “While local employment is a key priority, estimates of the workforce needed suggests that a number...

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September 26, 2019

Length Of Home Ownership Continues To Rise

The latest data to May 2019 shows that home owners are holding onto their property for much longer than they were 10 to 15 years ago. The average hold period has consistently increased since 2005 across both house and units nationally. The average hold period figure is based on sales from the past year, using the latest sold date and the previous sold date to establish how many years a property has been held for between each transaction. Nationally, the...

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September 19, 2019

10 Aussie open plan kitchen-dining areas we love

What’s become of the dining room? As Australians, we’ve embraced open-plan indoor-outdoor home design, and with that dining rooms have shifted and evolved.

In Australia, we’ve progressed the concept of the ‘dining room’ to mix and merge with various areas in the home, and the outdoors.

Here, interior stylist Adam Powell shares 10 shining examples of modern-day dining rooms, as well as his tips to get each look.

1. Conveniently place

These days, it’s important for a dining table to not be too far...

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September 17, 2019

Mum’s jaw-dropping $700 pantry makeover

Carmen and Jared Strong picked up the keys to their beautiful new home in January this year.

Unlike other decluttering projects featured in the Clean Sweep series, Carmen, 28, and Jared, 31, had a slight advantage, having just moved into an empty home with their two children, Leilah 3, and Louie, 7 months.

"I had a clean slate building a new home," Carmen told news.com.au.

"While the move was huge in itself, I have slowly focused on one room at a time, budgeting out each...

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