Looking at the current state of the market in the central areas of the Gold Coast, we have seen increases in values in all property types. The price sector that seems to be running the hottest is the $400,000 to $800,000, these properties are generally detached dwellings suitable for families who are owner-occupiers. We note that properties in this price range are now selling over previous peak prices of 2007. This has been fuelled by the limited supply and high demand.
The Reserve Bank has again decided to leave official interest rates at the record low of 2.0 percent over October. Rates have now been on hold for five consecutive months but the prospect remains for another cut – perhaps as early as next month.
Your bond is a big chunk of money and the idea of losing it can be pretty scary.
But contrary to the horror stories, it’s not that difficult to get your bond back. You just need to follow the correct procedures, take good care of the property and maintain a decent professional relationship with your landlord.
Nothing tastes like Summer more than a yummy pavlova. And with the weather starting to heat up again, it’s a perfect easy treat for you to enjoy. Take a look at this recipe to find out how to make some yummy pavlova:
The Reserve Bank will leave official interest rates at the record low of 2.0 percent over August. Rates have now been on hold for three consecutive months with the increasing likelihood that they will remain at current levels for the rest of the year.
Like many firsts in life, your first rental lease can be super challenging.
You don’t have a rental record. Occupying someone’s property carries legal responsibilities. And in many parts of Australia today, demand for rental homes in desirable suburbs is fierce and it’s common to face hordes of rival tenants at open house inspection.
THE Gold Coast property market is set to surge as interest rates fall to their lowest point in history.
In May the Reserve Bank dropped interest rates by 0.25 of a percentage point to 2 per cent, the lowest in history.
The result has been a surge in Gold Coast property sales and a restart to construction in the city.
John Newlands, REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman, commented that the unprecendented low level interest rates would draw pensioners and first-home buyers to the market and send prices soaring.
When you move into a new home, the last thing on your mind is what to cook. For your first night in your new house you need a meal that is hearty, easy and – above all – tastes like home.
And, of course, the crowd favourite that ticks all of these boxes is spaghetti bolognaise. Here is a simple recipe that ensures your first meal in your new home is absolutely delicious and one to remember:
Gold Coast suburbs close to the Commonwealth Games site are tipped for strong growth both before and after the 2018 games.
In particular Ashmore and Southport are expected to experience excellent growth but already a surge in property prices and increase in sales has been noted across the whole of the Coast.
A recent real estate report has noted that both Sydney and Melbourne experienced a price uplift following the 2000 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games respectively. The same is expected for the Gold Coast
Voted in the top 10 Australian beaches every year on TripAdvisor, Burleigh Heads is a preferred place to live for families, couples and retirees alike.
Over the years it has transformed from a quiet fishing village to a cool, hip destination with unique shops, weekend markets and an array of trendy bars to world-class restaurants.
Burleigh Heads began in a similar fashion to Surfers Paradise, as a quiet fishing village increasingly visited by tourists from the early 1900s.
Welcome to autumn 2015! I can sum up the last quarter’s results in one word – HECTIC!! Since January 2015 there has been a superior kick in all aspects of the Gold Coast real estate market.
Our Asset Management side is seeing properties filled with exceptional quality tenants at a high rate; within a week of the request to fill hitting our inbox. Tenants are paying more than others are predicting due to our policy of listing each property at a higher rent, thereby limiting the applications by price and the results have been GREAT QUALITY TENANTS. If you need a hand with an investment property I am here to help and offer a very competitive rental package.
Have you ever felt like you can never find enough storage space? No matter how big or small your home is, it’s always a struggle to find enough storage to get you and your household organised. So, here’s a few creative ideas we, at Shelley Auffret Real Estate, have gathered from around the web to get those genius, storage ideas flowing!
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Sometimes our clients need to know about fixed-rate mortgages, insurance and how to book a building inspection. And sometimes it’s fun to present some (almost) irrelevant facts.
So for no other reason than we thought you would enjoy it, here are a few fun real estate facts.