Sellers get realistic with cuts

It doesn’t matter what our economic climate is like. The current market price of any property is the amount that someone is willing to pay and the vendor accepts the offer.

Sometimes as a vendor, you just have to discount your price to bring it to the market.

Sellers get realistic with cuts

”  THE prices of some Sunshine Coast properties have been slashed by a million dollars as owners look to shift homes that have been stewing on the market for up to four years.
A Sunshine Beach property that was on the market in 2008 for $2.6 million has been reduced to $1.595 million while a Cooroy property for sale for $3.15 million in 2009 has been discounted $1.155 million.

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The owners of this Buderim property are taking a massive hit to meet the market, they have just dropped the price by well over $100,000…
They want out and want out NOW, they will look at ALL OFFERS.

This is the bargain you have been looking for!! Call now to arrange a private showing..

Details of this Buderim Property that has been reduced by $100,000.

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$400m airport expansion on menu

Major projects under construction such as the region’s public and private hospital and projects to be constructed like the airport will have a massive impact on the success of local businesses and the region.

$400m airport expansion on menu

”  THE $400 million expansion of the Sunshine Coast Airport will be the subject of a panel discussion on Friday, August 31 looking at how the Coast economy can take off.
The luncheon will feature Sunshine Coast airport general manager Peter Pallot, Maroochydore MP Fiona Simpson, Sunshine Coast Business chair Sandy Zubrinich and mayor Mark Jamieson. ”

 “It is vital that we understand the importance of these projects so that a positive sentiment can flow through the community. This is what generates confidence and gets us back on track as a region.”

“This is a great opportunity for the local business community and the broader public to be informed about the airport’s future.”

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Analysis of Australian housing after the GFC

(Reuters) – Argument over whether Australian housing is in a bubble has dragged on for over a decade. A Google search on the subject draws 600,000 returns.

See a positive take on the Australian housing industry and real estate in the Reuters article below.

Analysis: Australian housing, is it a bubble if it never pops? | Reuters

“Three years after the global financial crisis hammered prices in the United States and Britain, Australian home values are just 5 percent below their lifetime highs. Recently, prices have begun to tick up again thanks to lower interest rates and a sound banking system still able and willing to lend. Yet mortgage arrears are negligible, household debt has stabilized, savings are up sharply and unemployment is low, suggesting the housing market represents a modest threat to the economy. The head of the country’s central bank certainly wonders what all the fuss is about.”


It’s good to see the Yanks talking about how good our housing industry really is.

Increase in Buyer Confidence

The recent delivery of infrastructure development in the central Sunshine Coast area has boosted confidence among buyers, particularly those of the baby boomer generation. See a report from REIQ showing how the Sunshine Coast is performing.

Some joy for housing

“THE median price of housing on the Sunshine Coast rose 0.9% to $434000 over the June quarter, according to new figures from the Real Estate Institute of Queensland.”

THE median price of housing on the Sunshine Coast rose 0.9% to $434,000 over the June quarter

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Seeney ‘doubts’ Clive’s plans for the Coolum area

The State government and the local council seem to be a little confused about the planned developments in the Coolum area. Mr Palmer still needs to go through all the normal development processes as everyone else.

Seeney ‘doubts’ Clive’s plans

“MINING magnate Clive Palmer’s huge Sunshine Coast dreams were on the verge of turning into a nightmare yesterday after Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney said he had “severe doubts” about the ambitious $2.5 billion plans. “There are a number of projects that …”

Clive still needs to apply for permits, just like everyone else.

Whatever happens will certainly be interesting and people will eith love it or hate it. What is your opinion on Clive’s “plans” and the Sunshine Coast Council’s reaction? This will certainly change the real estate environment on the Sunshine coast. Please share with your friends.

Loan traps set for borrowers | Realestate

Beware of advertised rates from banks and financial institutions.

RateCity spokeswoman Michelle Hutchinson said first-home buyers were being targeted by marketing campaigns offering low advertised interest rates with these types of loans often ending up being an expensive option.

Loan traps set for borrowers | Realestate | Real Estate | Property & Real Estate | Courier Mail | The Courier-Mail

“BORROWERS are being warned not to be lured in by home loan deals offering significant interest rate discounts without understanding the full costs of the loan. Latest research from comparison website RateCity compared more than 340 home loans and found significant differences in the advertised rate and comparison rate.”

 First-home owners beware of advertised rate

Be sure to check all the fine print and question the loan institution to ensure that no extra fees and charges will be applied to your loan.

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Fears land delays puts pressure on rising prices

Industry sources estimate Stockland and Investa now control 80% of the future residential land stock inventory on the Sunshine Coast. The apparent delays in the land releases appears to be putting pressure on higher prices. So if you are a buyer of land, then don’t expect prices to go down.

Fears land delays will up prices

“WHEN the former state Labor government announced its Affordable Housing Strategy in 2007 it said the role of bring-forward development areas would be to place supply pressure on demand to flatten prices. However the two planning ministers to oversee …”

Land available Mountain Creek

Industry sources who spoke to the Daily said they feared the dominant hold Stockland and Investa had over the region’s future residential land inventory would allow them to artificially control prices by dribbling lots onto the market at significant impact to first-home buyers. That would be an outcome completely at odds with the stated intention of the previous government.

What do you think regarding all this land that is available on the Sunshine Coast. Please share with your friends on Facebook and leave your comments.

Brightwater Estate – Join the Community

The Brightwater estate is that perfect area to move to. Brightwater showcases the best of the Sunshine Coast’s indoor and outdoor lifestyle and is just 3 kms from the beautiful Sunshine Coast beaches.

Brightwater – Join the Community

“Brightwater offers a beautiful waterside lifestyle in a vibrant community in the Sunshine Coast. Find out more about house and land packages for sale by ……/…”

 The preferred Real Estate Agents at Brightwater

This presents an abundance of opportunities for local businesses and for those who invest in property to get in early and benefit from the future growth of the Kawana region.

Contact the preferred Real Estate agents for the Brightwater Estate.

Phone 1300 894 590

Sunshine Coast Property Markets

The Sunshine Coast is one of the best areas for property investors. 

Survey reveals stagnant Qld property markets

” A property sector survey has found the country’s top 10 buyers’ markets are in Queensland. RP Data researcher Cameron Kusher says the Gold Coast is among the worst areas for sellers.”


Invest in the Sunshine Coast

What do you think about investing on the Sunshine Coast?

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Insight into Clive Palmer

An interesting read about Clive Palmer by Deborah Snow after a 2.5 hr lunch talk, sometimes hard to believe some of what was said.

Palmer steams ahead

“Like Gina Rinehart and Andrew Forrest, Clive Palmer can thank iron ore in Western Australia for some of his wealth, but he built his original fortune on Gold Coast real estate, amassing $40 million before he had reached the age of 30. Read more:  ”


Clive Palmer at the Palmer Coolum Resort with a vintage car in the foyer. Photo: Paul Harris  Read more:

 There’s lots of stuff in this article that I never knew about this man who seems to be gaining headline news on a daily basis.