Monthly Archives: June 2011

MOVE TO DEREGULATE REAL ESTATE COMMISSIONS A GOOD OUTCOME FOR BOTH SELLERS AND AGENTS

Century 21 Australia believes that the Queensland Government’s move to deregulate real estate commissions will lead to a fairer commission negotiation system for both vendors and agents. “The selling process and the amount of work involved differ from property to … Continue reading

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Mortgages lift as investors swoop

Mortgage sales increased by 18.8 per cent in May as investors took advantage of softer market conditions according to the latest report from mortgage broker AFG. While May is traditionally a strong month for sales before the quieter winter period, … Continue reading

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Housing market slows in March quarter

The housing market is going through a cyclical deceleration rather than facing a `bursting of the bubble’, the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) said this week. Announcing the release of the report Real Estate Market Facts for the March … Continue reading

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Queensland to Deregulate Real Estate Commissions

Deputy Premier and Attorney-General, Minister for Local Government and Special Minister of State The Honourable Paul Lucas Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Queensland to deregulate real estate commissions Queensland will move to deregulate real estate commissions the Deputy Premier and Attorney-General … Continue reading

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Seller’s Alert Queensland Stamp Duty Going Up

TRANSFER DUTY HOME CONCESSION TO CEASE FROM 31ST JULY Seller’s Alert The Home Concession for transfer duty will end on 31 July 2011. This is the transfer duty concession that people who are not first home buyers receive when buying … Continue reading

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Announced Today in the Qld State Budget – Stamp Duty Going Up!

TRANSFER DUTY HOME CONCESSION TO CEASE FROM 31ST JULY Buyers Be Aware! The Home Concession for transfer duty will end on 31 July 2011. This is the transfer duty concession that people who are not first home buyers receive when … Continue reading

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What does `seasonally adjusted’ mean?

Why is housing data reported differently in terms of `original’, `trend estimate’ or `seasonally adjusted’ figures? Which should we pay attention to? According to definitions offered by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, that probably just depends on what you want … Continue reading

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RBA HOLDS INTEREST RATES BUT RISE EXPECTED SOON

Century 21 Port Douglas Real Estate Australia believes that while today’s decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia to keep rates on hold at 4.75 per cent was appropriate for current economic conditions, home owners should prepare for a rate … Continue reading

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Port Douglas Whale Watching

Well its that time again, the Whale watching season on The Great Barrier Reef has begun. Whilst the first sightings of the dwarf minke whale has already happened we are all keenly awaiting the migrating humpback whales in Port Douglas. These … Continue reading

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Port Douglas Solar Eclipse 2012

A total Solar Eclipse occurs when the Moon completely obscures the Sun. A very bright “ring” of the outer edge of the Sun is seen around the Moon which forms a dark silhouette and creates a shadow over the Earth. … Continue reading

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