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COVID-19

As a small local business with high client contact, our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our clients, tenants, colleagues and their families.   We remain open but with reduced contact.  We will continue selling but with one-on-one inspections only. We are following advice from the Australian Government as well as guidelines from the World Health…

There Will Be No Winners

If you own investment property in Queensland, it is important you have your say with regard to mooted changes to rental legislation.  The REIQ, of which Noosa4Sale is a member, strongly opposes the Queensland government’s proposed rental reforms which are a slap in the face to every day ‘mum and dad’ property owners who provide…

Smoke Alarm Compliance

You may already be aware that new Smoke Alarm Legislation was introduced in Queensland effective 1st January 2017, with a planned 10 year roll-out depending on the type of property and use.  For all rental properties, smoke alarms and safety switches must now comply with this new legislation.  This is non-negotiable. Landlords are responsible for…

Buyers & Back-Up Contracts

Are you a frustrated buyer, arriving at open homes only to learn the property is already under contract? Here’s the thing: Even after obtaining a contract of sale we can”t advertise it as “under contract” until that contract is unconditional, and a good agent continues to market a property until this is so. Because anything…

When is the Best Time to Sell?

Are you asking yourself, when is the best time to sell? The short answer is of course, it depends. It depends on the market trend (up or down), the time of year (it differs suburb to suburb), supply and demand, and your agent. After a volatile period commencing with the withdrawal of Qantas from the…

The Great Divide

The media focus the past two weeks has been the growing ‘great divide’ between those who own property and those who don’t. Two articles in The New Daily caught my eye (quoted below). This week”s HILDA report showed that home ownership among18 to 39-year-oldshas fallenfrom 36 per cent in 2002 to a new low of25…

ATO CGT Withholding Changes

Australian resident vendors selling real property will need to obtain a Clearance Certificate from the ATO to ensure they don’t incur a 12.5% withholding tax. It applies to all vendors in all states and territories, to all property (residential and commercial) and other asset classesto all properties with a contract price of $750,000 or more…