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August 06, 2019

Louver Love

As the beautiful Capricorn Coast is a tropical beachside paradise we love louvers. The versatility of horizontal blades / slats of glass, wood or even aluminium are ideally designed to regulate airflow or light penetration.

Louvers are perfect for making the most of coastal breeze, such as fully open to allow the full breeze or just slightly a jared to allow just a little of the breeze. Careful placement of a bank of louver can reduce cooling costs, by encouraging natural...

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July 26, 2019

Applying for a first home owner grant

The Queensland First Home Owners’ Grant is a state government initiative to help first home owners to get their new first home sooner.

Depending on the date of your contract, you’ll get $15,000 or $20,000 towards buying or building your new house, unit or townhouse (valued at less than $750,000). The grant is paid per new home and not to each of the applicants for the same home.

You can buy off the plan or choose to build yourself.

To be eligible for...

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July 19, 2019

Residential real estate – foreign non-residents

Non-resident foreign persons generally need to apply for and receive foreign investment approval before purchasing any residential property in Australia.

This Guidance Note sets out the factors that will be considered when assessing an application and the conditions that will normally apply to an approval.

Who needs to apply

Foreign non-residents are individuals not ordinarily resident in Australia (except Australian citizens), including a holder of a visa that permits the individual to remain in Australia for only a limited period.

For the purposes of...

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July 10, 2019

Why Winter 2019 is a great time to sell

The @ Real Estate Sales team have been experiencing increased buyer activity over the winter months. Now is a great time to make the most of the local property market conditions by selling your home, here’s why;

  • The market you sell in, is the market you buy in, if you wait for the price of your home to increase, the price of the home you want to buy will most likely increase too.
  • Since the election there has been an increase in...

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July 08, 2019

When moving consider...

When moving to a new house there are many factors you need to take into consideration. For example;

  • Rooms
  • Yard size
  • Location
  • Schooling zones

On the Capricorn Coast all our school have great reputations for excellent education systems and caring staff. However, buying in a suburb will dictate where your children will attend school, it is something you should think about.

Follow this link to see where the catchment zones are for your area.
http://www.qgso.qld.gov.au/maps/edmap/

Follow this link to learn about the Capricorn Coast Schools
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July 03, 2019

Commuting on the Capricorn Coast vs Australia

52 countries around the world were asked about their daily commute to their work place. Australia came in 12th following Israel, United Arab Emirates, India, Hong Kong, Kenya, Singapore, Pakistan, Philippines, Egypt, South Africa and Malaysia.

Time is valuable and precious, we can’t buy more. 

Between a 2011 and 2016 Census study showed there was a surge from 890 in 2011to 1303 in 2016 travelling to the Capricorn Coast to work.

Capricorn Enterprises chief executive Mary Carrol said ‘it has been long established that...

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June 21, 2019

The Capricorn Coast Business Community Survey Results Are In.

The T@ble Capricorn Coast Business Community has conducted an anonymous survey of its members. Local business owners were asked 16 questions about their business and the Capricorn Coast. The results provide a collective voice for the Capricorn Coast business community and will be used to improve The T@ble Capricorn Coast Business Community and lobby local, state and federal government.

The first questions was, ‘How long has your business been operating for?’

  • 12.9% answered 1 to 2 years
  • 27.4% answered 2 to 5 years
  • 22.6% answered 5...

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June 06, 2019

Applying for a first home owner grant

The Queensland First Home Owners’ Grant is a state government initiative to help first home owners to get their new first home sooner.

Depending on the date of your contract, you’ll get $15,000 or $20,000 towards buying or building your new house, unit or townhouse (valued at less than $750,000). The grant is paid per new home and not to each of the applicants for the same home.

You can buy off the plan or choose...

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May 22, 2019

Federal Election 2019 – What it means for Capricornia

Capricorn Enterprise, the region’s peak tourism and economic development Organisation has congratulated Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry on her third consecutive win.

Chief Executive Officer Mary Carroll said a number of key issues affecting business and industry played a major role in the result of not just the local seat but throughout Queensland.

“Business and industry want political stability and understand the importance of particularly the mining sector to our regional, state and national economy. FULL ARTICLE

May 20, 2019

Beached bluebottles a danger to you and your pet

Dried out, crusty, 'dead' bluebottles washed up on our beaches can still cause a painful sting.

The aftermath of a marine stinger invasion often presented the temptation to touch or 'pop' bluebottles — but beware.

"Even if the animal is dead, and even if the tentacle is detached from the animal, it doesn't matter because the stinging cells are actually independent from the will of the animal," CSIRO Scientist Lisa-Ann Gerswhin said.

Dr Gershwin is...

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