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FIRST OFFER ON PROPERTY – A CHALLEGE!

Buyers can always make their purchase happen being the first to offer on a property if they consider the market value and offer close to that figure.    Most important, for buyers, is always buying a property for the right price – i.e. close to the market value or much less than the value of the […]

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FIRST HOME OWNERS GRANT

As the Queensland Government have a finish time for the first home owners grant when buyig second hand property on October 11, it is well worthwhile all those who are eligible for this grant to move quickly if they want to take advantage of buying property where they would like to buy before this grant […]

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HOT SPOT ON THE GOLD COAST

As work progresses on the new Hospital and University at Parkwood, there has been a rush of interested investors looking to purchase property in Parkwood, Molendinar, Arundel and Southport to ensure they gain a footing during this building stage.  Property values are steady and tending toward an increase so I would recommend for any investors to make […]

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REINSTATEMENT OF TRANSFER DUTY HOME CONCESSION

On April 10, 2012, the Premier announced that Cabinet approved the reinstatement for the home concession from July 1, 2012.   See  Information Sheet, Reinstatement of Transfer Duty Home Concession from July 1, 2012 – Office of State Revenue at www.osr.qld.gov.au. What this means in simple terms is that from July 1, 2012, home buyers will […]

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CHRISTMAS WISHES

Realty on Gold would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a fantastic Christmas and a spectacular New Year.     Enjoy this special time with your family and friends.    It is a time for giving.   A smile can light up a life.   Best wishes to all Betty and Lesley

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SUPPORT FOR JUNIOR SOCCER GOLD COAST

On the Gold Coast Junior Soccer is very active and great for children and future champions. If you are involved with children who love to play soccer or clubs which support it make sure you get your copy of Let’s all play Football. Volume 2 of Let’s all play Football has just been published.   It’s a great professionally produced […]

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HOW MUCH SHOULD I OFFER? A QUESTION EVERYONE ASKS WHEN BUYING PROPERTY

There is not one person who does not ask this question when they have found their ideal property. Market Value – Market value is always the key factor in this decision.     Ensure you have your facts right as you do not want to offer over market value.   Bank valuation then becomes a key factor. Why […]

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FIRST HOME OWNER GRANT REQUIREMENTS

First home owners are often overawed by the process of buying their first home and the steps needed to take to obtain their First Home Owners Grant.    The government office which approves this is The Queensland Government, Office of State Revenue. Their website is www.osr.qld.gov/first-home-owner-grant. Everything you need to know, your eligibility, which includes your obligations, disqualifications, $1M Cap […]

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BUILDING AND PEST INSPECTIONS

What is the importance of having a building and pest inspection when buying property you may ask.      Many buyers are so caught up in the exciting adventure that they do not see this as an important activity.     I know of several buyers who chose not to have these type of inspections and after settlement, when […]

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GOLD COAST PROPERTY MARKET

Property on the Gold Coast, Queensland, is readily available due to the current worldwide financial challenges.     The market is strong for investors as many sellers do need to sell.     Rentals are also quite steady however, if the current trend continues, there will be a shortage of rental properties.    This will be caused by stressed home […]

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