3 Rules for Downsizing Your Sunshine Coast Property

As people are generally living longer healthier lives, there is a relatively new player in the property market; that of the downsizer or empty nester.  Traditionally, people stayed in their family home until they died or went into a retirement village/aged care facility; however, now we are experiencing a tsunami of people in the 50+ […]

Queensland Globe Tool – Assisting Buyers!

Queensland Globe is a FREE Queensland Government online interactive tool that could be an invaluable resource for potential buyers.  The tool transforms physical, geographical, and spatial data about a selected location into map format.  This can be downloaded and used on your smart phone, tablet, PC and Mac. Queensland Globe provides access to in excess […]

Changes to Withholding Tax Rules

From July 1st 2017, the changes announced in May’s Federal Budget in regard to withholding tax for foreign residents selling properties valued at $750,000 and above, come into effect.  Previously, this only applied to properties $2 million and above; real estate agents and vendors selling properties above this $750K price range, need to be aware. […]

Sunshine Coast Property Market Update – May 2017

Herron Todd White in their May Month In Review newsletter had this to say about the Sunshine Coast Property Market. The market on the Sunshine Coast is currently strong with agents reporting strong demand and limited supply. We are now seeing multiple offers and in some cases sale prices exceeding list prices, particularly for well […]

Strong Market Conditions to Continue

According to the latest South East Queensland Market Outlook Report by property analyst Michael Matusik, the Sunshine Coast is one of south-east Queensland’s best performers for property growth, with a 14% increase in residential sales volumes over 12 months. Other key indicators also support this positivity, see below: Average Time on Market Days:                   50% decrease […]

Demographer Forecasts Exciting Vision for Sunshine Coast

Highly regarded Demographer Bernard Salt, has released an extensive report publishing growth projections for the Sunshine Coast up to 2040, titled “The Activated City: Imagining the Sunshine Coast in 2040”. In the report, he covers growth trajectory in population (breaking in down into age brackets), and industry sectors; whilst business will drive growth, increased population […]

TOP RE/MAX ACHIEVERS JOIN ELITE GROUP

RE/MAX Australia recognised Sunshine Coast’s Lee Sutherland amongst its high achievers at the group’s annual awards held on 16th February at Brisbane City Hall. Managing Director Michael Davoren said on the back of mostly solid 2016 markets across Australia, the outlook was generally good for 2017. He said even with the positive vibes in the […]

LEE HAS MILLION-PLUS REASONS FOR GLOBAL FAME

RE/MAX Australia celebrated Lee Sutherland’s induction into the RE/MAX International Hall of Fame at the real estate network’s gala annual awards held at Brisbane City Hall this month. RE/MAX Australia’s Managing Director Michael Davoren said the international honour belonged to an elite group whose members have generated more than $1millionUS in commission with RE/MAX. Hall […]

Conveyancing: The Facts

Anyone partaking in a property transaction most likely have had to deal with a Conveyancer. A Conveyancer is the person who oversees and manages the actual sale transaction; their role differs from state to state, but essentially, they are involved in preparing and/or reviewing the sales contract and other legal documents involved in buying or […]

Sunshine Coast Property Market Update – January 2017

Last week the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) CEO Antonia Mercorella reported that confidence in the local market remains positive and that experts are listing the Sunshine Coast as the Queensland region with the largest potential in 2017. This is attributed partly to the massive infrastructure works being undertaken in the region including: the […]