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January 30, 2018

Does a Slowdown in the Sydney Housing Market Necessarily Mean a Pick-Up in Brisbane?

The Sydney housing market is starting to slow following more than five years of strong increases in dwelling values.  As the Sydney market slows there could be some upside for other housing markets where capital gains have been more sustainable and rental yields are higher.  Australia’s third largest city, Brisbane, has recently garnered more attention as a candidate for improved housing market conditions.   In this week’s blog we look at the historic relationship between housing market growth in Sydney...

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January 11, 2018

Rocky real estate rise: 3 coal projects inject $330m into CQ

CONFIDENCE has finally returned to Rockhampton's housing market as real estates prepare for "steady growth” forecast in the region.

According to leading realtor group, Raine and Horne, Central Queensland's house affordability was a major appeal for owner-occupiers as house prices in the region started at less than the stamp duty on inner-city homes.

Owner of Mr Real Estate, Jason Rayner, already felt the movement among buyers, recording his busiest December yet by "selling two homes everyday”.

"There has been a vast improvement in...

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December 15, 2017

Rockhampton Tops Burleigh as Hot Holiday Destination

SUMMER is usually spent by the beach for most Queenslanders but new research reveals the Beef Capital is quickly emerging as a new travel hotspot this holiday season.

New data from Wotif.com reveals Rockhampton topped Burleigh Heads as one of the most in-demand regions this summer break for Queensland travellers.

In a search-based study by the popular holiday website, accommodation searches for Rocky have sky-rocketed, increasing 55 per cent since last year.Capricorn Enterprise chief executive Mary Carroll said the popularity increase was...

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December 13, 2017

Is It Just a Laundry?

Is a laundry really important to buyers? I am no domestic goddess so for me personally when buying a home, I have never considered a laundry to be important. In fact, I have been known to say the less room it takes up the better. However, after working the all-day every day and seeing some very nice laundries, I have come to the conclusion that there when it comes to laundries there are 2 kinds of buyers. 

  1. Those that demand an amazing practical,...

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December 06, 2017

Selling Your Home Over the Summer Holidays.

While the temperature is not the only thing heating up this summer, so too is the property market. However, selling your home over the busy holiday season can come with some unique issues.

Christmas Decorations
It’s better not to have Christmas decoration up when taking the photos as it will detract from the home itself and will show how long the property has been on the market if it hasn’t sold by the new year.

Guests
One of the joys of living at...

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November 30, 2017

Are You Prepared For The Summer Storm Seasons?

While most would agree we are lucky to enjoy such am enjoyable year-round climate.  However, living in the Capricorn Coast tropical environment does come with the necessity to be prepared.  Over summer it storms and sometimes flood, and then cyclone season.  As storms are unpredictable and can stick at any time it is important to always be prepared.  

Below are the top tips to ensure you, your family and property stay safe this summer;

Establish an Emergency Plan

November 27, 2017

A Hot Summer Predicted

The team at @ Real Estate Yeppoon are expecting a very busy summer as buyers are looking to make a sea change to the beautiful Capricorn Coast. You most likely already know how lucky the residence of the Capricorn Coast are with our laid back beachside lifestyle and amazing weather all year-round. However, there are a surprising number of compelling reasons why more and more people are making the sea change to the Capricorn Coast, this summer;

We have witnessed an increase in...

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October 30, 2017

Style hacks: How to style a bed with pretty products

1. Go one size up with your doona so it fits generously over the side of your bed.

2. Add plenty of pillows, of varying sizes. Try using two European pillows, four standard pillows and three throw cushions.

3. Use different types of textures. “It’s an important design element to play with when making a bed,” says Catherine. “Try to add different combinations and texture; mix washed linen with waffle cotton blankets, chunky knit throws and a textured cushion.”

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October 24, 2017

Home Ownership Rates Continue to Fall

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released their biennial survey of household income and wealth earlier this week.  The release has a huge amount of valuable data but at least initially I thought it was pertinent to look at the dwelling tenure data.  The information is provided from 1994-95 up until the latest release (2015-16).

The tenure data is premised upon who is currently residing in the property, this is important to understand because when we look at the proportion of...

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October 13, 2017

20 Simple Home Staging Ideas On a Budget

Home staging can not only help you increase the perceived value of a property but can also help you lease or sell it faster. The downside is that it can cost hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, depending on what furniture and decor is required and the duration of hire.

That’s why we’ve come up with 20 simple home staging ideas on a budget to help you out. Let’s dive right in!

  1. Remove all Personal Items 
  2. Add Mirrors 
  3. Use a Neutral Colour Palette
  4. Remove any...

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