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Douglas Disaster Management Group well prepared for Cyclone Ita

The Douglas Local Disaster Management Group met this morning and is well prepared for Tropical Cyclone Ita. The DLDMG – made up of representatives from Douglas Shire Council, Queensland Police, the State Emergency Service, Queensland Fire and Rescue Service, the … Continue reading

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Benefits of Building a Granny Flat

Working in the building industry, I often see trends in home design come and go, yet one trend that has really caught my attention and offers a lot of benefits is building a granny flat.   The benefits of a … Continue reading

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RBA Decision

The Reserve Bank of Australia today decided to hold the official cash rate at 2.50 per cent – a decision that is expected to continue to support the strengthening of the Australian real estate market.

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State of the Market – Buyers Point of View

A recent survey conducted by realestateview.com.au has revealed an interesting snapshot of the current state of the market from a buyers perspective. Drawing information from more than 8,000 property seekers, results indicate demand from first home buyers is increasing and … Continue reading

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De-amalgamation update – Meeting with Minister

Representatives of FODS had a successful meeting yesterday with the Minister for Local Government, the Hon. David Crisafulli. The Minister did not dispute that a new Douglas could be viable, and, in fact, re-iterated that we had been given the … Continue reading

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Tips For Creating A Guest Room/Home Office

Having a home office and guest room are luxuries many of us can hardly afford in smaller homes or apartments. It almost makes perfect sense for an infrequently used guest room to work double duty as a home office. But … Continue reading

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Homes more affordable now

Housing has become a lot more affordable over the past year, due to a drop in home prices combined with lower home loan rates and higher incomes, according to property analysis provider RP Data. Based on around 285,000 sales over … Continue reading

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The Year That Was 2012 – Port Douglas Property Round Up

Thankfully the latter six months of 2012 have seen an increase in tourist numbers and general activity in Port Douglas. The accommodation houses and restaurants have been noticeably busier. The consequence of this is that property owners have experienced better returns. What … Continue reading

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Solar Eclipse Port Douglas 14th of November 2012

The Total Solar Eclipse on the morning of Wednesday 14th November is now less than a week away.    Changed Traffic Conditions for 13-14 November   Wangetti Beach: Open. A large parking area will be available opposite Wangetti College for … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning: getting your home ready

Spring is the time to dry-clean duvets and shake out the rugs. More importantly, it’s time to oil the deck, dust off the outdoor furniture and make sure the BBQ is in peak condition.As the warmer weather arrives, we fling … Continue reading

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