Archive for the ‘Lifestyle’ Category

Welcome to 2022

So here we are in a new year, and it’s certainly been a wet start with the effects of Cyclone Seth bringing tropical lows to a large section of the south-east Queensland coastline, creating wild surf conditions and causing many beaches to close…not ideal in peak holiday time, but it is what it is, and it was certainly a wonderful spectacle for the many onlookers who lined headlands and viewing … Read the full post »

Happy New Year

Well, there’s another Christmas done and dusted…doesn’t time go quickly!! Now we are gearing up for New Year’s celebrations – and there will be many people looking forward to farewelling 2021 and welcoming in 2022, where we are collectively hopeful that we can comfortably embrace all our freedoms again, particularly freedom of movement, mindful of keeping our fellow citizens safe and well.

We hope you and your loved ones enjoyed some … Read the full post »

Season’s Greetings

Now with only TWO more sleeps until Santa heads Down Under to deliver the children of Australia some Christmas treats, the excitement is building…even for us big kids! It’s going to be a particularly special Christmas this year for many families, who can now reunite with loved ones as our borders open up, there’ll be much laughter, many tears, and lashings of Christmas cheer!

Here at Wright Property, we will be … Read the full post »

Storm Proof Your Home

With summer on the way we have already experienced an introduction to the storm season over the past few weeks; and no doubt there’s plenty more to come.

Below are a few tips to help you storm-proof your home, minimising damage as well as reducing the likelihood of requiring emergency help in the aftermath of the havoc that summer storms can wreak!

Survey the Area: ensure that any tree branches close … Read the full post »

Energy-Efficiency at Home

These days we are all more conscience of energy consumption, not just its costs but also the wider implications and impact on the environment.  It doesn’t take much to incorporate eco-friendly habits into our daily lives and save some cash at the same time.   Below are a few simple tips on how to lower your carbon footprint.

Electricity: Maximise Efficiency, Minimise Use

One of the biggest ways we can make change is … Read the full post »

Apps to Help you Save Money!

Saving for a house deposit is certainly not easy, particularly in an environment of rising property prices and low wage growth; budgeting is a ‘must’ and there are various ways of doing this from the old-fashioned writing down a checklist or setting up a spreadsheet…and now there are also a number of apps available to assist you to save.

Quite a lot have emerged in recent years, and each adopt a … Read the full post »

Olympic Fever…What Will it Mean for Property Prices!

Well, despite COVID19 and all that accompanies it, re: lockdowns, border closures etc – the Tokyo Olympics (so far) has been an amazing spectacle, and Australia has achieved some of its best results ever.  Well done Team Australia, and well done to Japan for hosting this complex international event in the midst of a global pandemic.

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ll now know that Brisbane has secured the 2032 … Read the full post »

Indoor Plants: Why We Need Them!

There are many benefits to keeping indoor plants, not only do they enhance the overall appearance of a space and add some personality and warmth into a room, but they have many other benefits including making us feel good!

Below are seven benefits of keeping indoor plants:

Reducing stress levels – studies have found that plants in your home or office can make you feel more comfortable and relaxed.
May sharpen … Read the full post »

Buying a Strata Title Property

Historically, first-home buyers have purchased a house (or land) in the suburbs; however, with the ever-changing socio-economic landscape coupled with housing affordability issues, as well as the shift towards easy-care low maintenance living – an increasing number of buyers are purchasing properties in a community titles scheme, i.e., townhouse, unit, or apartment.

What is a strata title?

Strata title is a method of facilitating individual ownership of part of a lot/unit whilst … Read the full post »

Happy Easter

Well, it’s Easter-Eve, so (most) of us are preparing for some sort of break, whilst some of us with school-aged children may also be on holidays.  Here on the Sunshine Coast, we are so blessed with so much to do on our doorstep, it doesn’t matter if you can’t get away on holidays, you can have a fabulous ‘Staycation’ at home!

Below are just a few of the many things to … Read the full post »

Maintaining Indoor Plants

With downsizing and high-density living a trend that is here to stay, there’s an increasing market for indoor plants; despite garden sizes shrinking, many of us still like to have some greenery in and around our homes, as plants not only enhance ambience and promote calm, but they also produce oxygen (critical for our survival).  Plants are an essential part of any home, and if well maintained boost aesthetic appeal … Read the full post »

10 Holiday Activity Ideas

Just for something different this week and keeping in mind many of you are still on holidays, we have put a list together of things to do on the Sunshine Coast over the summer holidays – some of the activities are FREE, and all are FUN!

Climb Mount Coolum – if you haven’t already done this, put this at the top of your list. It is a relatively easy climb … Read the full post »

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