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Australian tenants dismiss the city life and opt for regional living

COVID-19 lockdowns have presented the opportunity to work and learn from just about anywhere. As a result, Australian tenants craving a sea or tree change are seeking new lifestyles away from locked down cities.  Inner-city regions have always been hot pockets for tenants – living close to the action provides them with top lifestyle bragging rights and short commutes to and from wor...

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Aussie house hunters favour bargain price points

  Australia’s love affair with snaring a good deal continues to ring true in the property market, with new data showing homes under $500,000 are favoured by house hunters across most states and territories. Statistics compiled by realestate.com.au show almost half of property searches nationally during August 2020 were for properties priced under $500,000, with t...

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Redcliffe Entry Level Homes Snapped Up- with not enough to go around!

Properties like 9 Dorral St are in hot demand as buyers search to get their foot in the door of Peninsula Living. The Kippa-Ring Property had been tightly held for 50 years and sold for just over asking price after being on the market for only 6 weeks! Agent Jo Szulc's has seen an increase in buyers seeking Peninsula Property for under $500 000 in recent months. She says there is currentl...

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Absolute Waterfront Apartment hits the market on Redcliffe peninsula

Beautifully presented with stunning uninterrupted views across the bay to Moreton Island. One of few apartment buildings on Brisbane's Northshore that offers absolute waterfront living. Just a stones throw away from the Peninsulas cafe and restaurant precinct with weekend markets on your doorstep! This sizeable apartment offers an idyllic lifestyle with a 30min drive to Brisbane Airport and jus...

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Three reasons why COVID-hit home owners should consider selling now

The thought of selling your home because of financial hardship is heartbreaking, and while it’s always preferable to hold property, particularly in the midst of a recession, for some COVID-hit home owners, the decision to sell in the current market conditions could prevent long-term pain.  Back in March, the Australian Banking Association announced six-month mortgage holidays to ass...

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Rare Northshore Block - closer to the sea than your wildest dreams!

A once-in-a-lifetime real estate opportunity offering unrivalled beachfront living has revealed itself on Brisbane's Northern beaches. One of the last remaining absolute waterfront blocks on Redcliffe Peninsula is up for sale. With stunning 180 degree views of Moreton Bay - sandy toes and salty hair has never been more accessible. Just a few steps away from the property boundaries, golden sa...

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Foot in the door - Peninsula Property for under 500K

A lifestyle like no other, surrounded by beautiful Moreton Bay and just 45mins to Brisbane CBD- Redcliffe Peninsula has so much to offer! Described by agents as the perfect place to raise a family or settle in for retirement - Brisbane's Northshore has it all. For those starting out or wanting a foot in the door on the peninsula - here is our top pick for bargain buys all under 500K. 55 CUTTS ...

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Homebuilder grant provides 'stability' to cautious building industry

The federal government’s HomeBuilder scheme is on the minds of many current and would-be renovators, who are questioning how best to spend the $25,000 grant.  The tax-free payment for eligible owner-occupiers, including first-home buyers, is aimed at those who have received planning permission for a project budgeted between $150,000 and $175,000. The scheme was created as a way to s...

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Young Adults Boomerang Back to the Nest as Coronavirus Re-Emerges.

As Australia gears up to combat the second wave of Coronavirus, young adults across the country are making the bold move back to the security and safety of their family home. With folks, siblings, partners, offspring and pets, all under one roof - playing happy families has never been more complex.  Business closures are becoming a common and reoccurring side effect of Covid-19 - resultin...

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Where house prices fell the most during COVID-19

Fresh data has revealed the suburbs where house prices fell the most during COVID-19, and the biggest drop has come from the most surprising area. Comparison firm Finder.com.au reviewed all suburbs in Queensland to track house price changes since January this year – in the process uncovering where “deals” could potentially be found. “Of the 227 suburbs that had more th...

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Walk to the beach - Peninsula prized location!

Location and Land!! - This property ticks all the boxes! Situated just 200m to the beachfront at Redcliffe this property enjoys impressive water views from the ground level and lifestyle which is off the charts. A large corner block at 739m and just a stones throw to Redcliffe CBD. Close proximity of Woolworths, chemist, doctors surgery, barbers, bottle shop and take away foo...

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To list, or to hold, that is the question

It’s the million dollar question on the minds of potential vendors across Australia: Is now the right time to list? As COVID-19 restrictions ease in most cities, except Melbourne, sellers poised to market their homes for sale have hit the skids, concerned whether the move will net them the best possible sale price in these uncertain economic conditions. The apprehension comes as buyers,...

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The home buyer 'must-haves' post-COVID-19

New keyword search data from realestate.com.au shows a significant jump in nine work-from-home-related property features during the pandemic – illustrating that home buyers are preparing for a future involving more time in the nest. Nationally, outdoor space was front of mind for house hunters between April and June this year, with the keyword search for ‘outdoor’ showing a 4...

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Rush expected for second stage of First Home Loan Deposit scheme

Another 10,000 first-home buyers will get the chance to step on to the property ladder sooner when the Federal Government opens the second round of its First Home Loan Deposit Scheme on Wednesday. Under the scheme first-time buyers are able to purchase a home in Queensland, up to a maximum value $475,000, with as little as a 5 per cent deposit through one of 25 approved lenders. The gove...

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Character-filled Cottage - on the water!

After 114yrs in the same family, this historic little cottage is on the market and ready for a new lease on life! Built in 1905 the property is in original, above-average condition for its age and bursting with a tonne of character! Featuring VJ walls, high ceilings and classic decorative archways throughout, this gem is ready for a lick of paint and a little love to bring up to date. Sit...

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First-home Buyers in the MONEY as Governments SPLASH the CASH

During COVID-19, it’s first-home buyers that appear to be dominating the market for the first time in a long while. According to housing finance data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the monthly value of new lending to investors has been trending lower since the beginning of the year. Meanwhile, figures show lending to first-home buyers has been consistently increasing since Jan...

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HOT HOT HOT: Scarborough New Build Apartments Set to Sizzle!!!

Newly completed 68 Turner St is set to cause a frenzy in the Scarborough apartment market. With just ten units in the building and a price-point like no other, this development is a stones throw away from the gorgeous seaside village of Scarborough. With plenty of green space, sandy beaches, parks, restaurants and cafes walking distance from the block. This development offers both lifestyle pro...

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Government's $25k building grants 'welcome stimulus' for struggling sectors

(Author Louise Baxter, 4 June 2020) Builders, construction companies and developers have welcomed the Federal Government’s $25,000 HomeBuilder scheme as a stop-gap for the struggling industry and a “catalyst” for hesitant homeowners to take action in the COVID climate. The government’s $680 million cash injection will give $25,000 to around 27,000 eligible home bu...

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Iconic Seafood Restaurant For SALE - Peninsula Business Opportunity!

Award winning seafood restaurant Tempest Seafood has been brought to market. This successful business is located on the lovely Redcliffe Peninsula just 45mins from Brisbane CBD. Nestled amongst the boats of the gorgeous Scarborough Marina this one is not to be missed! The facility can seat 300 plus guests with room for expansion. Tempest is known amongst locals as the hot spot for quality Te...

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Take a peak into Redcliffe's Luxurious Listings

As waterfront living is ever-so popular amongst the affluent it's no surprise luxury apartments are popping up all over town. Agents alike have noticed no one has a keener eye, than the baby-boomer down-sizers. Whether you fall in the the baby-boomer boat or that of the starry-eyed day-dreamers, its fair to say everyone wants to take a look at how the "other-side" lives. So lets take peak into ...

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Best Autumn Planting for Brisbane Vege Patches

As the corona virus forces us to stay home and go without some usual luxuries, many are using their extra time in the garden. It's no secret that quality landscaping can add appeal and value to your home but with the idea of self sufficiency creeping into focus, it's not a bad time to consider starting a humble little vegetable patch. Interested?.. First prep the soil: Turn the soil and en...

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Six predictions for Australia's property market post COVID-19

(Author Nerida Conisbee 22 Apr 2020) We are now more than a month into COVID-19 lockdown restrictions and Australians are settling into this new normal. Over the past two weeks, we have seen a significant change in sentiment on realestate.com.au. Buyers are still curious and the number of searches has increased significantly. Search activity on the ‘Bu...

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6 WAYS YOUR GARDEN CAN INCREASE YOUR PROPERTY VALUE

Guest Author: Kate Hewish : Landscape Designer, Horte Couture Pty Ltd The Australian lifestyle is synonymous with outdoor living. The perfect weather means we are able to enjoy outdoor areas for most of the year. With the great outdoors forming such an important part of our culture, gardens are one of the most important features to highlight when selling a property. Homeowners are often told ...

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Coronavirus: previous economic shocks reveal likely pandemic impact on Aussie housing

Uncertainty over the effect of coronavirus may have sent stocks plunging to 30-year lows but property values are unlikely to get a similar hit – even in a recession, real estate analysts claim. There is still considerable uncertainty over how the pandemic will impact the market but recent interest rate cuts suggest it will be largely insulated from a major crash. The housing market also...

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Peninsula Purchases for under 600K

With popularity of our beloved Peninsula lifestyle on the up, we have seen a surge in development and high end properties over the past 5-10 years. However the lifestyle is sought after by many kinds of buyers and If you're the kind that finds solace in the charm of an old cottage or takes delight in a little reno, then there are definitely still bargains to be had and money to be made. Here ar...

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The Redcliffe Peninsula is Apartment Paradise!!

If you are a retiree or planning for retirement and looking for a waterfront apartment lifestyle in the South East Qld region, The Redcliffe Peninsula is the ideal place and a very popular choice in this market. Image: Redcliffe Waterfront Featuring: the slow relaxing pace of life on the Peninsula a wide range of waterfront positions across Woody Point, Margate, Redcliffe and Scarboroug...

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1M in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne

It's no secret that the property market across Australia greatly varies on value for money. We took a peek into our top three capital cities and here's what 1 million dollars can buy you in a seaside town with a 40 min drive to the CBD....BRISBANELocation: Newport 39.5km /45min drive from Brisbane's CBD.Address:19 Aurora Place, Newport.Property Type: House. Property includes; resort style livin...

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Beachside Home Offers Idyllic Lifestyle

North facing beachfront home with amazing views across the bay offers the perfect escape from a busy lifestyle.On a 675m2 block this large rendered brick home has a great open plan design to maximise the spectacular views. Situated on the quiet stretch of Kennedy Esplanade directly across from Scarborough beach this home is sure to impress. The master bedroom boasts grand water views ...

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Pretty as a Picture Woody Point Cottage Exceeds Sale Expectations!

Nestled behind a white picket, tree-lined fence this immaculately presented property has much more to offer than meets the eye. Having undergone a top to bottom tasteful renovation in recent years this home is sure to impress from the formal entry to the open plan kitchen and living areas that flow effortlessly out to a fantastic covered deck overlooking picturesque gardens. With...

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Historic Margate Holiday Property Sells for Record Price!

The picture perfect Queensland cottage was built in 1930 with gorgeous original detailed ceilings, vjay walls and wooden floors throughout. The property has been immaculately maintained by the same loving owners for the past 26yrs. Situated on a 1595m2 block the property also features five self contained apartments which are just a a stones throw away from stunning Sutton's beach. Image: 159 ...

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Landlord love for Brisbane

Each new year brings with it much hope, aspiration and often predictions for whats to come. The property market is no different. Market experts are tipping that rental incomes are set to grow this year. Furthermore experts have dubbed the Brisbane real estate market the most appealing area for investment buyer. So here's what they said.. In a recent study SQM Research revealed asking rents for...

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Solero Luxury Apartments Open Home Launch

You are invited to Solero Luxury Apartments Open Home LaunchSunday 19th of January 2-4pm at 56 Oxley Avenue Woody Point.Join us and our industry experts for afternoon tea while enjoying the gorgeous views of Moreton Bay.Take a leisurely tour of mulitple units in this sort after seaside development. All welcome. Enquiries please contact Kevin on 0418 125 356.

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Redcliffe market tipped to strengthen in 2020

After a slower year in 2019 the Redcliffe property market is predicted to take off again in 2020. Easter 2019 saw the market bottom out with average days on the market peaking during this period. The second half of 2019 saw a slight recovery and is expected to rise as the year progresses. The overall property market is predicted to strengthen as an accumulative result of the unexpected federal...

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Redcliffe makes Top 10 list : First-Home-Owners Target Suburbs for 2020

The updated First Home Loan Deposit Scheme comes into effect on January 1, 2020. The Federal government's new scheme will implement price caps which differ per state with two tiers for inner city and outer suburbs. Here's what it looks like for Queenslanders – $475,000 for Brisbane and regional centre (Gold Coast etc) and $400,000 for other areas of QLD  (Source: Australian Governmen...

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Redcliffe Rental Team reaches new record!

"Brisbane’s rental market has recorded its lowest vacancy rate in 11 years, and has re-entered the “tight range” for the first time in three quarters". REIQ recent survey showed - The Greater Brisbane market recorded its lowest vacancy rate in over a decade at 1.7 per cent. That's 0.7 per cent lower than the previous quarter and 0.5 per cent lower than the same quarter in 201...

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Funding Provided for Bruce Highway alternative

The federal government has allocated the money for a “North Brisbane-Bruce Highway Western Alternative” in new infrastructure funding negotiated with the Queensland government. They are looking for a corridor for a four-lane, or possibly six-lane, inland alternative to the Bruce Highway. A 35-kilometre stretch from Dohles Rocks Road at Kallangur to Steve Irwin Way at Beerburru...

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4 Reasons you need a Property Appraisal!

Firstly - an appraisal is an estimate on the value of a property, given by an industry agent. The agent utilises their expert knowledge of current market trends and recent area sales to form an educated valuation. Top 4 Reasons you need an appraisal: 1) SALE: In preparation for the sale of a property. An appraisal will help you understand what to list your property for and how much you can ex...

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How to buy your first home with 5 percent deposit

First-home buyers wanting to buy next year using the federal government's new home loan deposit scheme will be limited to properties sold for less than $475,000 in Redcliffe. First home buyers in Queensland will be able to purchase properties in Brisbane and regional centres up to $475,000 in value and $400,000 in other areas of the state. The scheme to be known as the First Home Loan Deposit...

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What you should prepare now in order to sell your home by Christmas

If you want to sell your home before Christmas, you need to start work right now. That’s the message from Waterfront Property Redcliffe principle Kevin Bostock, who is expecting a wave of new listings in late spring, with increasing prices and rising clearance rates coinciding with rate cuts to improve market confidence. The low number of new properties on the market has pu...

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WPR's expert predictions for 2019 NRL Grand Final

WPR's NRL expert Mark Murray weighs in about this weekends grand final. Former Origin Great and Waterfront Properties Agent Mark "Muppet" Murray is not convinced the defensive quality of Canberra Raiders is up to scratch to take out the title. In a statement earlier this week Mark predicted "Roosters by 10+ but only breaking clear of a gallant Raiders outfit in the last 20mins of the cont...

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New website for Prestige Properties on the Redcliffe Peninsula

Our recent Press Release> Waterfront Properties Redcliffe, a leading luxury real estate firm on the Redcliffe peninsula, announce the launching of a new website exclusively for “Prestige” Real Estate in Redcliffe. The new website can be located at prestigepropertiesredcliffe.com.au and will be launched today. "We've been fortunate to have been trusted to sell many of R...