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Redcliffe Waterpark - October 2018


Redcliffe will be the place to be this summer, with a massive new inflatable waterpark under construction and en route for the Peninsula. Moreton Bay Regional Mayor Allan Sutherland said he was surprised to see the Gold Coast let the expert team at Aqua Splash go, but added Redcliffe is ready and raring to go. “It was my wish last Christmas to have the inflatable waterpark operating on our foreshore however the state election and some regulatory roadblocks pushed that goalpost back, but good things come to those who wait,” he said. “Doubly exciting are the employment opportunities that will come with this new tourism infrastructure, up to 40 lifesaving jobs are now up for grabs. “This project is a key component of our Redcliffe Foreshore Master Plan and Activation Strategy, which reflects calls from residents, visitors and businesses for new opportunities along our beaches and seaside parks. “Council’s resolve to creating new job and economic gr...

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Preparing your home for storm season - October 2018


Prepare your home The best time to prepare your home is now. Taking steps now to secure and protect your property can improve the safety of your home during a bushfire, storm, flood or cyclone. Understanding your risk is key to any preparation task. Once you have identified potential risks, preparing for them becomes easier. Here are a range of suggested tasks to assist you in preparing your home and property to minimise potential damage. General home maintenance Keep your roof in good condition and check it regularly Keep gutters and downpipes clear so water can drain away quickly Trim trees and overhanging branches (be aware of any overhead powerlines) Check and fix any corrosion, rotten timber, termite infestations and loose fittings General home preparations Ensure your home, contents and car insurance is current and adequate. Check your policy includes debris clean up and removal Identify your strongest room to shelter in during severe storm or cyclone Identify wh...

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10 Ways to reduce your Property Investment Risk - May 2018


One of the greatest ways to assure yourself long-term financial growth and stability in the future is to buy an investment property, but how do you reduce your property investment risk? Building wealth through property is not as simple as it has been in the past thirty years, despite the principles underlying the process remaining the same. Deposits required for homes today and the regular payments necessary for a mortgage constitute a significantly larger proportion of a household’s income today than it did thirty years ago, which is why it is even more important you work carefully to keep your property investment risks as low as possible. Here are 10 ways to reduce your property investment risk that you can easily and quickly implement if you are thinking of buying an investment property or are already making payments on that second mortgage! 1. Diversify your interests. Something that is hard to immunize yourself from is the potential for systemic or market risk when be...

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What's pushing up Brisbane land values? - March 2018


A new government report has revealed the direction land value is moving in Queensland’s capital city, and what’s behind that movement. The Valuer-General’s 2018 Property Market Movement Report, following a statewide market survey and consultation with local government, has completed a valuation of some of Queensland’s largest property markets and has found land values have risen by 6 per cent since the last valuation. Over the valuation period between 2016 and 2017, single residential units saw high levels of competition from local, interstate and international buyers. In this market, a total of 47 suburbs in the city saw no median value increase, while 87 saw rises up to $50,000; 32 saw rises between $50,000 and $75,000, while 12 recorded rises above $75,000, which include Hamilton, Chapel Hill, Seven Hills, Carindale, Holland Park and Sunnybank. For the multi-unit market, there were slight rises recorded due partly to the Brisb...

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Redcliffe Line Could Give Property A Boom - October 2017


Properties located along the new Redcliffe Peninsula Rail Line are expected to experience strong growth in value over the coming years, according to the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ). The $1 billion rail line includes six new stations from Kippa-Ring to Petrie, connecting with the existing rail network and providing fast access to the CBD. The new rail line is expected to be a catalyst for an increase in demand and the potential for capital gains, much like the Gold Coast light rail system, which local agents say has added between $50,000 and $80,000 to properties along its route over the past two years. REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said public transport is one of the driving forces of property demand and the new Redcliffe Peninsula Line will benefit home owners in many ways. “The opening of the line will bring the Redcliffe region closer to the city, with travel times reduced for commuters and the lure of hassle free park-and-ride availability,” she sa...

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The best bet for property investors - October 2017


Queensland has more locations than any other state in Australia for property investors chasing potential price growth. The latest Hotspotting National Top Ten Best Buys for 2017 nominated four Queensland locations, Moreton, Sunshine Coast, Redcliffe and Townsville as being among the ten places nationally that were the “pick of the crop’’. Each was selected, according to report author, Terry Ryder, because they were locations with growth drivers that would achieve capital growth above the norm in the future. “They are places on the cusp of a phase of good capital growth,’’ he said. “They’re locations with identifiable drivers of demand for real estate, which will place pressure on prices and rents. Mr Ryder was not surprised to see so many Queensland locations in his top ten. “I think it’s an evolution of the market from the situation that predominated for the last few years when we were talking all about Sydney and then Me...

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