Posts Tagged ‘Queensland’

Queensland Sticking to Original Moratorium

The Queensland state government has announced that it will stick with the original deadline of the eviction moratorium for residential tenants. Under the announcement, the moratorium, which is applied to residential tenants suffering an income loss of at least 25% amid the COVID-19 pandemic, will be lifted by the end of the month.

Housing Minister Mick de Brenni said Queensland’s economy is faring better than other states, making it ideal to … 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 »

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:

Go … 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 »

Back to Work…

After a short break the team here at Wright Place are back at work and fired up for a busy and prosperous 2019. We had a bumper year in 2018, and we are looking forward to continuing the momentum for the next 12 months and beyond.

There’s a lot of talk in the media at the moment about the state of the property market, particularly the downturn in Sydney and Melbourne, … Read the full post »

QLD Market Still Going Strong

The latest REIQ Market Monitor indicates that many sectors of the Queensland market are still going strong, with 11 suburbs reaching an annual rate of growth of more than 20%; Mount Coolum was eight on that list, with 21.9% annual growth and a median price of $670,000.  Yaroomba, just up the road, was ranked 13 with a 19.7% growth and an annual median price of $749,000.  Minyama was the only … Read the full post »

URGENT – More Listings Required to Meet Demand!

With spring well and truly on the way we are urgently seeking more stock to meet demand for properties in Mount Coolum which has shown no signs of abating, even in the cooler (traditionally quieter) months.  In the past two weeks alone, we have sold 5 properties, ranging in price from $462,000 to $1.6 million, with multiple offer scenarios putting upward pressure on prices secured.

Demand is coming from investors and … Read the full post »