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What's happening with interest rates?

December 5, 2018

Interest Rate Updates

Real estate is all about being in it for the long haul isn’t it? All about investing for the long-term right? Whether you’re looking to buy your first home, down-sizing or up-sizing, now could be the right time to make your real estate move. And what’s happening with interest rates is a very important part of […]

Market Value vs Replacement Cost

August 24, 2018

Seller Hints and Tips

In our day to day work, we come across property owners who believe the money spent on improvements will increase the market value dollar for dollar. It’s worth noting that Market Value and Replacement Cost are not the same thing. This article will discuss the different market environments which expose how both work. (Please note, […]

Are you eligible for the First Home Buyers Grant?

July 19, 2018

Buyer Hints and Tips

The Queensland First Home Owners’ Grant is a state government initiative to help first home owners to get their new first home sooner. Currently the First Home Owner’s Grant is at $15,000.00 which can go towards buying or building your new house, unit or townhouse (valued at less than $750,000). You can even buy off […]

RBA Interest Rate - What does it mean for you?

July 16, 2018

Interest Rate Updates

The Reserve Bank of Australia announced that the official cash rate would remain unchanged at 1.50% p.a. Click here for the full statement by the RBA Governor Philip Lowe. So what does the cash rate mean for the current Property Market? Depending on your particular situation, the difference in the interest rates could mean saving […]

Hidden costs when buying a home

July 13, 2015

Buyer Hints and Tips

When buying a home, there are certain extra costs which we need to consider. These costs are all in addition to the purchase price, some of them are proportionate, and others not. Often we are so concerned about the purchase price, and our budget, and we forget about these extra costs. Underestimating them can cause […]

Beware... of Agents Buying Listings!

June 6, 2015

Seller Hints and Tips

When you think about selling your home, what is the first step? Choosing  an agent? Deciding on a listing price? Even a savvy and market-aware seller will have an idea of what their home is worth, or at least know a ballpark figure. Most people however will still engage the services of a real estate […]

After Listing Service

May 18, 2015

Seller Hints and Tips

After Listing Service… what is it? Not too many people actually know what it is, because they have never experienced it. Or they have, and it has been very poor to say the least. One of the most common comments we hear coming from home-sellers in the market today is that they haven’t heard from […]

Presentation... how important is it?

March 25, 2015

Seller Hints and Tips

When looking to sell your home, people often ask what they should do in the way of presentation before putting it on the market, and how important is it to have a well presented home? The simple answer is… VERY important. We’ve all heard the sayings.. “first impressions are everything..” and “a picture paints a […]

Agent Competition = A Higher Sale Price? ... Not likely!

February 21, 2015

Open Listing vs Exclusive Listing

Common Myth: Agent Competition = Higher Sale Price? … Not likely! This can be a HUGE mistake. Buyers in the current market are now more savvy and intelligent. Buyers will talk to multiple agents and choose which agent they feel is working harder for them. If a Seller has multiple agents working for them, an […]

Multiple Agents = More Exposure? ... Maybe Not!

February 17, 2015

Open Listing vs Exclusive Listing

Common Myth: Multiple Agents = More Exposure? … Maybe Not! With today’s print and electronic media technology, exposure is one of the easiest elements of the sale process. It’s getting it right that is the hard part! Any agent can list a property and put an ad in the newspaper or internet, but how do […]

Welcome to our blog!

January 9, 2015

Blog Updates

Welcome to the Central Realty Mareeba blog. The place to come for your local real estate updates, information about the market and hints and tips if you are looking to buy or sell in the area. Be sure to come back and check on a regular basis to keep yourself informed!