Archive for the ‘Lifestyle’ Category

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 »

Seasons Greetings

As the year draws to a close, we reflect upon what a challenging and indeed strange year 2020 has been; our team here at Wright Place stayed positive throughout the lockdown periods, practiced social distancing, and continued to service our clients during this time, even if it meant doing some things a little differently.  Haven’t we all learned a lot, about ourselves, our values, and how resilient we can be … Read the full post »

Buoyant Property Market

The local and national media has been recently reporting about the buoyancy of regional property markets amidst the COVID19 pandemic, highlighting the Sunshine Coast as one of the most popular markets, particularly for buyers from Sydney and Melbourne.

This month the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported a significant shift of people moving from capital cities to the regions including a net loss of 14,000 in Sydney in the first half of … Read the full post »

Working from Home: The Pros & Cons!

As the COVID19 pandemic continues to linger, there are still a significant percentage of the workforce working from home; however, prior to COVID this was already a growing phenomenon that was transforming the landscape of the Australian workforce.  Improvements in technology have been the driving force in propelling this change, with face-to-face connectivity facilitated via live streaming platforms, allowing workers absent from their workplace to join in group discussions, meetings, … Read the full post »

Demand for Lifestyle Regions on the UP!

The media is flooded with stories, mostly negative, about the Covid19 virus and its impact on the national economy – particularly focused on employment, business confidence, and diminishing international migration so critical to growing our economy, particularly in the property development sector.

However, amidst all this doom and gloom, there have been some interesting and quite positive trends emerging that are really starting to gain traction and the attention of industry … Read the full post »

School Holiday Fun!

We are now in a week into the mid-year Queensland school holidays, and to those with school-aged children, we hope you are enjoying it so far…whether you are staying at home or vacationing within our gorgeous expansive state with so much to see from outback, to rainforests, to sea!

There is so much to do on the Sunshine Coast that even staying at home feels like a holiday.  From spending time … Read the full post »

Going Troppo!

Despite the COVID19 pandemic and the challenges and disruptions to workplaces and life in general, the upgrading of the Sunshine Coast Airport, just down the road from here, is continuing to go ahead and great progress is being made.

On June 18, some exceptionally good news was delivered for those who have family and friends in far north Queensland, with the announcement that Alliance Airlines will provide three return services to … Read the full post »

The BRIGHT Side of Winter

Winter has formally arrived, and despite a mini record-breaking cold snap over a couple of nights in May; it has started off very mild.  Whilst some of us bemoan the arrival of winter, we are very lucky in Queensland, particularly along the coast, as our winters are generally rather glorious – dry clear sunny days and cool crisp nights…you always know it’s going to be a cold night when you … Read the full post »

Support Local Business

As a community we generally try to be mindful of supporting our local services; and now more than ever with the easing of restrictions we need to make even more of an effort to support these small businesses, many of whom have struggled during the lock-down measures the Covid19 pandemic created…and it’s not over yet.

There are so many good reasons to support local business:

Local businesses create employment opportunities, in … Read the full post »

Embrace Increased Freedom!

Good news – the Queensland State Government is easing some COVID19 restrictions, allowing greater freedom of movement from Saturday May 2.  This is welcome news for Queensland residents, with national parks now being open to the public, and people once again allowed to picnic – we can get out there in the sunshine and soak up this glorious autumnal weather…keeping social distancing requirements in mind.

From Saturday we can now:

Go … Read the full post »

Self-Isolation Activities

With many of us self-isolating to assist to protect ourselves, and others, from contracting COVID19, we are all finding ourselves spending much more time at home than usual.    Some of us are better than others at coping with enforced isolation, there is no doubt a few of you are going a little stir-crazy.

Below is a list of things to do to occupy your time, that might be better for the … Read the full post »

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