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Importance of Disclosure

Many years ago when a contract was prepared it was up to the buyer to execute due diligence and carry out relevant searches and enquiries to assess whether there were any issues with the property; the onus was on the buyer, known as a caveat emptor – ‘let the buyer beware.’

Thankfully, we now have much greater emphasis on protection for the buyer, particularly in the residential property market; there are … Read the full post »

Open Homes Back on the Agenda

Firstly, we hope that all the mothers out there had a wonderful mother’s day and got the opportunity to spend time with your family, if possible; or at the very least have some contact via social media interactive platforms like Zoom or facetime, or a telephone call.  It is very important that we all stay connected with our loved ones, despite the challenging environment we are currently living in.

From last … Read the full post »

Calls to Abolish Stamp Duty

Firstly, we hope you all enjoyed a great long weekend and an ease in restrictions – it was wonderful to see people out and about enjoying the sunshine and fresh air, whilst practising social distancing.  Keep up the good work, and we may all come out of this on the other side, sooner rather than later.

In the midst of this COVID-19 crisis, some property commentators and key industry figures across … 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:

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Institutional Responses to COVID-19

This week, we summarise what is currently on offer for people financially impacted by Coronavirus.

At the start of April, stimulus packages totalled approximately $331.6 billion, or 16.6% of GDP.

Monetary Policy:

Over March, The Reserve Bank of Australia reduced the cash rate, and launched unconventional monetary policy. The RBA have reduced the cash rate to the effective lower bound of 0.25%. The RBA signalled there would be no further reductions to the cash rate, … Read the full post »

REIQ Call on Government to Assist Housing Industry

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) is seeking urgent action from the Queensland State Government to assist in maintaining the stability of the Queensland Property Market – worth in excess of over $1 trillion, and directly employing over 50,000 workers, with many more employed in associated industries.  Activity in the real estate sector contributes in excess of $30 billion annually to the … 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 »

Tick Tock…The Clock is Ticking

We all know time goes quickly…hey, it’s March already, and we’ve only just got used to writing ’20 instead of ’19!  The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) are reminding people about the changes to Queensland’s smoke alarm registration that come into effect on 1 January 2022.

ALL domestic dwellings leased or sold have to be fitted with interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms; and at this stage there are no plans to … Read the full post »

Open House DO’s and DON’Ts

When in the market to purchase a property, one of the most critical first steps is to physically inspect, either via private inspection, or more commonly – an ‘open home’ conducted by the Agent.  This is a crucial part of the information gathering process and also allows you to get a real ‘feel’ for the property that you can’t from photos and marketing blurb.

To maximise the effectiveness of this experience, … Read the full post »

Thank You!

On the back of winning the RateMyAgent Agent of the Year Award for Mount Coolum for the third year in a row; I would like to thank all of our clients, past and present, who have trusted us with their biggest asset…139 of you took the time to write a review, which we are so very grateful for. I also want to thank my hard-working Office Manager Bianca Borninkhof, who … Read the full post »

Listings Needed URGENTLY!

Here at Wright Property we have had a busy start to 2020, particularly dealing with high volumes of buyer enquiry.  We are urgently seeking listings to meet demand and can confidently advise that right now is absolutely a SELLERS MARKET in Mount Coolum and immediate surrounds.

One of the reasons for this surge in enquiry could be attributed to the latest figures released by the ABS showing a strong uplift in … Read the full post »

Sprucing up the Garden…Handy Tips

When it is time to sell, it is critical to have the gardens looking as good as possible – the outdoor area is one of the first impressions buyers have of your property, and if this is looking a little ordinary, or even worse – shabby, they may not even get out of the car.

Improving the appearance of the front of the home, even on a minimal budget, can make … Read the full post »

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