Posts Tagged ‘Queensland’

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 »

Rental Reforms: QLD

Recently the Queensland Parliament passed rental reforms that every tenant and property owner should be aware of; with the industry’s leading professional body, the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ), saying that although they are an improvement on what the government initially proposed, the pendulum still firmly swings in favour of tenants and reduces property owners’ contractual rights.

In summary the main five provisions of the Housing Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 … Read the full post »

Queensland: Australia’s Most Active Property Market

According to the research by the online property exchange network PEXA, more homes were bought and sold in Queensland over the last quarter than in either NSW or Victoria, for possibly the first time in history.

With COVID-jaded Sydneysiders and Melburnians buying up big in the Sunshine State, as well as locals splashing out for their own sea and tree changes, $42 billion worth of property was settled from July to … Read the full post »

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 »

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