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  • 13 Small Home Improvements That Pay Back

    Everybody wants to find ways to save money around the house — but who can afford to break the bank on pricey improvements just to save a few dollars, right? Wrong. These days there are plenty of small home improvements you can make that pay for themselves (or nearly so). … Read more

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  • $25 Million Budget Investment in Libraries

    Gold Coasters love their libraries and this year’s City Budget reflects that sentiment. Funding of $25,308,619 has been allocated to libraries for 2014-15 with the recent city-wide community survey supporting strong investment in our libraries and community centres. City of Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate visited Robina Branch Library today … Read more

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  • Palm Beach Shoreline Project

    Palm Beach is a beautiful 3.8 kilometre stretch of sandy beach on the southern Gold Coast, nestled between Currumbin and Tallebudgera Creeks. It is an important part of the Gold Coast’s iconic coastline, however it is more susceptible to serious beach erosion than other Gold Coast foreshores. As part of … Read more

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  • Ray White Fast Facts

    Brand Appeal Ray White offers more than 140,000 properties for sale each year, with the widest selection of real estate of any group in Australasia raywhite.com attracts more than one million visitors every month Ray White is Australia’s most Googled real estate brand Ray White is Australia’s largest print advertiser … Read more

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  • Gold Coast Commercial Construction Continues to Grow

    Leading industrial and commercial builder “Clarkes Design and Construct” has just completed a block containing two factories here on the coast. The development was for an investor and is yet another sign of an improving economy here on the Gold Coast. Andrew Clarke, founder of Clarkes Design and Construct said … Read more

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  • Gold Coast Enters Growth Phase, But is it Really a Good Place to Invest?

    There’s no doubt the Gold Coast residential market is entering a growth phase. After five bad years, in which prices went backwards, the Gold Coast is moving again. Sales activity is rising strongly across the region and the latest figures from the Real Estate Institute of Queensland suggest prices are … Read more

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  • Your Tax Time Checklist

    The end of a financial year is a great time to review your financial situation. As you pull your statements together consider where you’re at now and your goals for next year. Whether it’s paying down debt sooner, buying an investment property, taking a holiday or renovating your home, … Read more

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  • Maccas Market Update – 16th June

    As always, buyer sentiment is heavily influenced by the combination of local area market conditions and the overall macroeconomic environment. Last week, interest rates remained top of mind after the European Central Bank’s radical decision to push the official cash rate into negative territory. The Sydney Morning Herald reported the … Read more

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  • 5 Must Know Valuation Facts

    Jennifer Duke at Property Observer has a great article at Property Observer with 5 must-know valuation facts. Valuations are at the heart of property investment – particularly when it comes to getting finance, or being refinanced, with a lender. You might also just be asking ‘What is my home worth?’ and … Read more

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