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Malcolm Turnbull still reigns in property

October 19, 2018

Real Estate News

As the Wentworth by-election looms this Saturday, its former member Malcolm Turnbull will likely be watching intently. Our former Prime Minister could comfortably stay tuned from any number of his slick residences around the world, which span from Australia to New York. Turnbull was once Co-Chairman at Goldman and Sachs and his healthy income no […]

Australia’s biggest housing market debate reignites

October 19, 2018

Investing

IT IS certain to be a key argument in next year’s federal election. This morning the government reignited the constantly simmering debate over negative gearing, accusing Labor of launching a “reckless attack” on the property market. The opposition has vowed to limit negative gearing to newly built homes and halve the 50 per cent capital […]

6 things to remember if you haven’t bought a home in a while

October 19, 2018

Home Tips Investing

If you’ve owned your home for a number of years, it’s time for a quick refresher course to know how you’re placed in the current market. Recent years have seen plenty of changes in both the property market and the mortgage market. So if you’re thinking of upgrading to your next home, it’s worth taking […]

'Most promising thing' in 25 years for first home buyers

October 4, 2018

Investing

There is a lot riding on the policy recommendations from the banking royal commission, not least of which is the stability of the Australian property market, according to some respected analysts. Independent economist Saul Eslake said there was potential for the royal commission’s recommendations to have what economists refer to as “unintended consequences”. The unintended […]

Young Australians hit by falling wages, surging house prices as wealth gap widens: HILDA report

October 3, 2018

Investing

Australian households are stuck in a rut, and young people are confronting the double-whammy of stagnating incomes and surging home prices. Those are the key financial concerns that arise out of Australia’s most comprehensive household survey. Known as HILDA — the survey of Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia — it has been tracking […]

4 OUT OF 5 ARE UNDERINSURED

September 12, 2018

Home Tips

  An alarming 80 per cent of property owners are underinsured according to data from the Insurance Council of Australia. There are many home owners and investors that are unaware that they may be underinsured. It is important to regularly review your insurance policies to ensure that you are adequately covered, and the policy terms […]

Creating a New Australian Dream

September 11, 2018

Investing

What is the Australian Dream? It’s a dream that has been passed down through the generations – one day, we will grow up and own a house with a backyard. We have been almost conditioned to believe in The Australian Dream, but in recent years, it has done more harm than good. With the desire […]

Billionaire Clive Palmer’s latest purchase marks highest sale on the Gold Coast in 2018

August 16, 2018

Investing

BILLIONAIRE Clive Palmer has splashed $12 million on a luxurious Mermaid Beach property, marking the Gold Coast’s highest sale this year. It was by chance the businessman came across the four-level Hamptons-style home on Millionaire’s Row, which belonged to developer John Potter. Tony Velissariou, of Tony V Real Estate, was the one who suggested Mr Palmer take […]

Ultimate guide to decluttering

July 24, 2018

Home Tips

I’m commonly told: ‘I know I need to declutter, but I just don’t know where to start’. This is a totally understandable feeling if everywhere you look is cluttered. Wondering where to begin? Look no further. These are my top five tips on how to get any space decluttered – keep these in mind anytime […]

Sewage Upgrade - Job Well Done 👍

July 24, 2018

Mareeba Shire

A major infrastructure project which will enable future development in Mareeba is now complete. Mayor Tom Gilmore said the upgrade of the town’s wastewater reticulation network at Kenneally Road was critical for future growth and development. “Faster than expected population growth means sewerage systems in Mareeba have reached capacity in certain areas and Council is […]

 

On the move Tuesday...

June 26, 2018

Mareeba For Sale

On the move Tuesday, currently under construction. 5 acre blocks coming on the market for Sale soon, opposite Rodeo grounds! https://www.facebook.com/RogatoRealEstate/videos/vb.359420797414607/1846218605401478/?type=2&theater&notif_t=page_post_reaction&notif_id=1529973422207395

The appliances in your home that are costing you the most money

June 19, 2018

Home Tips

Household appliances make life easier, but when they’re simultaneously draining our bank accounts and the environment, well, that’s not good for anybody. Read more to cut back on electricity bills and help out the planet:https://www.domain.com.au/…/the-appliances-in-your-home-th…/

Flying Ahead

May 1, 2018

Mareeba Shire

Mareeba Shire Council is soaring closer to completing the region’s most anticipated aviation facility, with the next two stages of the Mareeba Airport Upgrade Project set to take off. Council recently awarded a contract for the construction of airside infrastructure to local company FGF Developments Pty Ltd. Mareeba Mayor Tom Gilmore said the $14 million […]

THE EXPLOSION OF METH IN RENTAL PROPERTIES

March 29, 2018

Investing

There has been increasing discussion within the real estate industry and recently in the media about meth in properties, which can impact landlords, buyers, sellers and home owners. Until recently, it was the presence of meth labs in rental properties that were a concern for landlords resulting in tens of thousands of dollars for the […]

Girl power driving property market: Report finds more women than men buying homes

March 29, 2018

Investing

WOMEN are winning the battle of the sexes in the property sphere as financial challenges like the gender pay gap and taking time off work to have kids push them to find alternative income streams. This is the finding of Westpac’s latest Home Ownership Report, which reveals Aussie women are now significantly more likely than […]

Animal Inspection Program

March 22, 2018

Pets

APPROVED INSPECTION PROGRAM – DOGS LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 2009 & ANIMAL MANAGEMENT (CATS & DOGS) ACT 2008 In accordance with section 133 of the Local Government Act 2009 and section 113 of the Animal Management (Cats & Dogs) Act 2008 Mareeba Shire Council resolved at its meeting on 21 February 2018 that a selective approved […]

QUALITY TENANTS REALLY ARE THE KEY TO SUCCESS…

February 19, 2018

Investing

A quality, long-term tenant is critical to the performance of any investment property, which is why it is important not to compromise during the application selection process. It can often be a better choice to have a vacant property for a little longer than lower your standards and end up with a troublesome tenant. Be […]

WASTE COLLECTION - MAREEBA SHIRE COUNCIL

February 12, 2018

Mareeba Shire

Are you WHEELIE WISE? New kerbside collection trucks will be commencing soon and will not pick up bins that are overflowing, contain contaminated waste or bins that are obstructed. To ensure your waste is collected on your collection day, please ensure that your wheelie bin is placed out adjacent to the kerbside in front of […]

WHAT IS FAIR?

February 12, 2018

Investing

Fair wear and tear continues to be one of the biggest challenges we face when a tenant vacates the property and is the leading cause of disputes at the end of the tenancy. The term is not specifically defined in the Act and provides no examples, which leads to the interpretation becoming complex. What is […]

LANDLORD INSURANCE

February 12, 2018

Investing

Get a quote for landlord insurance TODAY! With deals from $1 a day* there’s no reason not to have insurance. Being a landlord can be very rewarding. It can also be stressful. Download your Stress Reduction Guide here! Appointing your Property Manager is one way of dealing with the risks that come with owning property. Your Property Manager […]