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What's Happening on the Gold Coast in August 2024

What's Happening on the Gold Coast in August 2024

August is an exciting month on the Gold Coast, packed with a variety of events and activities for everyone to enjoy. Whether you're a local or visiting, there's plenty to see and do. Here's a roundup of some of the top events happening this month. 1. Pacific Airshow Gold Coast Dates: 16-18 Augu...

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Knowing When the Right Time to Sell Your Property Is

Knowing When the Right Time to Sell Your Property Is

Deciding to sell your property is a significant decision that can have far-reaching financial and personal implications. To maximise your return on investment and ensure a smooth selling process, it's crucial to consider several factors to determine the right time to sell. Here are some key point...

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New Changes in Queensland Rental Legislation: What You Need to Know (Effective 6 July 2024)

New Changes in Queensland Rental Legislation: What You Need to Know (Effective 6 July 2024)

Exciting Changes in Queensland Rental Legislation: What You Need to Know (Effective 6 July 2024)   Queensland’s rental market just got a major update! The new rental legislation, effective 6 July 2024, brings important changes that both landlords and tenants need to know. Let’s...

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RBA Keeps Cash Rate Steady Amid Inflation Concerns: What It Means for Homeowners and Investors

RBA Keeps Cash Rate Steady Amid Inflation Concerns: What It Means for Homeowners and Investors

The Decision   The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has opted to keep the cash rate target at 4.35 per cent, with the interest rate on Exchange Settlement balances unchanged at 4.25 per cent. This decision comes as the RBA grapples with persistent inflation, which remains above its target r...

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Choosing the right Property Manager

Choosing the right Property Manager

Hiring a property manager can be a game-changer for property owners, providing relief from the time-consuming tasks and stresses associated with managing rental properties. However, making the right choice in selecting a property manager is paramount to ensuring the smooth operation and success o...

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Understanding Body Corporate Fees in Queensland

Understanding Body Corporate Fees in Queensland

If you're diving into the world of property ownership, you've probably encountered the term "body corporate fees" floating around like a piece of confetti at a beachside festival. But what exactly are they, and why should you care? Let's unravel this mystery together, shall we?   What are ...

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The importance of an expert property appraisal

The importance of an expert property appraisal

𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘃𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝗗𝗦 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝘆 as we emphasise the importance of an expert property appraisal. Online estimates may provide a general idea, but our face-to-face appraisals, backed by years of experience and market knowledge, ensure a thorough and accurate assessment of your home'...

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Putt Putt Mermaid Beach

Putt Putt Mermaid Beach

A beloved miniature golf attraction on the Gold Coast since 1969, was acquired mid last year by JDA Hotels, a renowned family-owned hospitality company. This marks the first change in ownership in over 50 years. JDA Hotels, known for delivering exceptional guest experiences, is committed to prese...

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Discover The Oxley 1823: Nobby Beach's Premier Lifestyle Destination

Discover The Oxley 1823: Nobby Beach's Premier Lifestyle Destination

Nestled in the heart of Nobby Beach on the Gold Coast, The Oxley 1823 stands as a tribute to the historical journey of John Oxley, the revered explorer and Surveyor General of NSW. This premier boutique retail, dining, and lifestyle village is set to redefine your experience with its unique offer...

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Gold Coast's Housing Shift: Apartments Outpace Houses

Gold Coast's Housing Shift: Apartments Outpace Houses

In the preceding 12 months leading up to December 2023, Gold Coast apartments have demonstrated notable strength, displaying an impressive 9.7% price growth in contrast to the 3% observed in detached houses.   This noteworthy trend, which emerged around April of the previous year, has cont...

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Transform Your Rental Kitchen with These Easy Tips!

Transform Your Rental Kitchen with These Easy Tips!

At ADS Realty, we understand the desire to make your rental property truly feel like home. Check out these 9 effortless ways to give your rental kitchen a stunning makeover:   1. Add Plants for Fresh Vibes: Bring life to your kitchen with potted herbs, flowers, or charming succulents. Th...

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Navigating Difficult Tenancies

Navigating Difficult Tenancies

Owning an investment property in Queensland is a savvy financial move, but it comes with its unique challenges. At ADS Realty, we prioritize stability, recognising the crucial role tenants play in achieving it. Whether it's addressing illegal activities, managing rent defaults, or understanding t...

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Seize the Moment: Why Now's the Time to Sell Your Gold Coast Property

Seize the Moment: Why Now's the Time to Sell Your Gold Coast Property

The Gold Coast of Australia – where sun-drenched beaches meet the hustle and bustle of city life – has always been a hot spot for homeowners and investors. If you've been tossing around the idea of selling your property, you'll be stoked to hear that the stars have aligned, making rig...

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The Essential Pre-Summer Ritual: Why It's Vital to Have Your Air Conditioner Cleaned and Serviced Before Summer Hits Down Under

The Essential Pre-Summer Ritual: Why It's Vital to Have Your Air Conditioner Cleaned and Serviced Before Summer Hits Down Under

As the last traces of winter fade away and the gentle warmth of spring starts to settle in, it's easy to get swept up in the anticipation of the approaching Aussie summer. However, before you dive headfirst into the sun-soaked adventures that await, there's an essential task that often slips thro...

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A Culinary Journey to Japan: Etsu Japanese Restaurant Review

A Culinary Journey to Japan: Etsu Japanese Restaurant Review

When it comes to experiencing authentic Japanese cuisine, Etsu Japanese Restaurant in Mermaid Beach, located on the Gold Coast, stands out as a hidden gem. With its elegant ambiance, warm hospitality, and a menu filled with traditional and innovative dishes, Etsu offers a culinary journey that tr...

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The Old Sports Barber in Nobbys Beach: Where Tradition Meets Exceptional Service

The Old Sports Barber in Nobbys Beach: Where Tradition Meets Exceptional Service

If you're searching for more than just a regular haircut, The Old Sports Barber in Nobbys Beach is the place to be. With Sas, the owner, at the helm, this barbershop offers a unique blend of tradition, outstanding service, and a friendly atmosphere.  Atmosphere: Walking into The Old Sports...

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Analysis of the Australian Federal Budget and Its Impact on Real Estate in Queensland

Analysis of the Australian Federal Budget and Its Impact on Real Estate in Queensland

The recently released Australian Federal Budget for the fiscal year 2023/24 has outlined several measures aimed at addressing cost-of-living pressures and supporting various sectors, including real estate. This report examines the key budget measures related to housing and their potential impact ...

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Cracking the Code: Demystifying Rental Property Depreciation

Cracking the Code: Demystifying Rental Property Depreciation

Greetings, esteemed property owners and investors! Welcome to our fascinating expedition into the world of rental property depreciation. Today, we unravel the complexities surrounding this crucial aspect of tax deductions, ensuring that you maximise your return on investment while complying with...

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Currumbin Waters: A Hidden Gem for Coastal Living

Currumbin Waters: A Hidden Gem for Coastal Living

Nestled on the southern Gold Coast, Currumbin Waters offers a captivating blend of natural beauty, coastal charm, and a relaxed lifestyle. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle, this hidden gem boasts a unique allure that captures the hearts of residents and visitors alike. In this blog post, we...

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Maximizing Rental Yield: Minimizing Expenses, Boosting Profits

Maximizing Rental Yield: Minimizing Expenses, Boosting Profits

Maximizing your rental yield while minimizing expenses is crucial for landlords looking to generate income from their rental properties. By finding the right balance between rental income and expenses, landlords can maximize their profits and create a steady stream of revenue. To achieve this ba...

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Silver Linings: Why Today's Interest Rate Increase Could Benefit the Gold Coast Property Market

Silver Linings: Why Today's Interest Rate Increase Could Benefit the Gold Coast Property Market

Are you worried about the recent interest rate increase and how it will impact the Gold Coast property market? While it may seem like cause for concern at first glance, there are actually several reasons to be optimistic about the long-term impact on the market. One of the positive outcomes of t...

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Gold Coast Property Market Soars Amidst Strong CPI Figures and RBA's Supportive Measures

Gold Coast Property Market Soars Amidst Strong CPI Figures and RBA's Supportive Measures

Great news for the Australian economy! The latest consumer price index (CPI) figures show a 0.9% increase in the March quarter, bringing the annual inflation rate to 1.1%. This increase has brought the country closer to the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) target range of 2-3%, which is a positi...

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New Residential Rental Legislation in Queensland: What You Need to Know

New Residential Rental Legislation in Queensland: What You Need to Know

Are you a landlord in Queensland? The state government has recently passed new rental laws aimed to provide a fair balance between landlords and tenants, giving you greater security and stability for your investment property.   One of the key changes is the introduction of minimum housing ...

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Why Having a Great Property Manager is Vital for Your Rental Property

Why Having a Great Property Manager is Vital for Your Rental Property

Owning a rental property can be a great investment opportunity but managing it can be a lot of work. This is where a property manager comes in - they can help you with everything from finding tenants to handling maintenance requests. Here are some reasons why it's important to have a great proper...

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Why Now is the Perfect Time to Buy a Property on the Gold Coast, Australia

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Buy a Property on the Gold Coast, Australia

  Are you considering purchasing a property in Australia? The Gold Coast is an excellent choice due to its beautiful beaches, outdoor lifestyle, and stable property market. Despite some fluctuations in interest rates, there are still compelling reasons to buy a property on the Gold Coast ri...

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Building & Pest Inspection

Building & Pest Inspection

Why having a building & pest inspection so important. A building and pest inspection is completed after signing the contract (and your offer has been accepted) or prior to an auction in QLD. The inspection can be done by one expert, or this can be two separate experts: The building speci...

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Mould in a rental property - who is responsible?

Mould in a rental property - who is responsible?

Mould has become more prevalent than usual in houses across much of Queensland, due to the wet weather we’ve been experiencing in the recent months.   It’s important to remove mould from a rental property as soon as practically possible, as it can pose a health risk to those liv...

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Do NOT sell your property off market

Do NOT sell your property off market

The Gold Coast property market is absolutely on fire at the writing of this article, with buyers certainly out weighting the number of properties coming to the market. We thought it would be important now, more than ever to discuss the pros and cons of selling your property off market. An off-ma...

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Why now is time to buy an investment property

Why now is time to buy an investment property

According to the recent REIQ reports, house prices softened in 2019 but are beginning to make a resurgence in 2020 as markets rebound from the scare of having negative gearing removed in the mid year election. If you have been thinking about purchasing an investment property, now has never been a...

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Importance of the Right Marketing

Importance of the Right Marketing

The first time potential buyers are introduced to your property is through marketing. This all important introduction will heavily impact the sale of your property and is key to achieving success. Many owners will disregard the importance of good marketing. We quite often get questions like, &ls...

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Tax time is fast approaching

Tax time is fast approaching

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Why you should get your home appraised by a professional.

Why you should get your home appraised by a professional.

The real estate market can change rapidly. Trying to stay on top of all the incoming information out there is a full-time job! Understandably, that can make it hard to stay up-to-date with the true value of your home and where it sits in the market. While there are many online resources through ...

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Find the Right Agent - 6 Need to Know Tips

Find the Right Agent - 6 Need to Know Tips

During our lives we buy and sell a lot of things, but there are very few things we buy and sell that are worth more than a property. Whether you are selling your lifetime home or an investment property, finding and choosing a real estate agent is a big decision. As a property stylist and proper...

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Presenting your Home to Sell

Presenting your Home to Sell

There’s an old saying – ‘first impressions last’ – and nothing could be truer when it comes to presenting your property for sale. That means a tidy and presentable interior and exterior, as many people will drive-by before deciding whether to inspect it on open days....

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Renovating for Profit - 6 Tips

Renovating for Profit - 6 Tips

Renovating for profit is a tricky thing these days. It's not as simple as slapping on a new, fresh, coat of paint. It's about adding simple value and functionality for your buyers. Here are six renovation tips to set you up for success.   1. Research Take the emotion out of the equation ...

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5 Reasons to Use a Property Manager

5 Reasons to Use a Property Manager

Property management protects your investment Chances are you are looking to maximize the profit from your investments as well as maintain and increase the value of your properties. Here are some reasons why you should hire a property manager:   1. You’ll Make More Money With a Prope...

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How much is Stamp duty in Queensland

How much is Stamp duty in Queensland

All Australian States and Territories charge stamp duty on the purchase of some residential property and Queensland is no different. But unlike some parts of the country, how much you’ll pay depends on whether you’re buying as an owner/occupier or investor. Then again, if you’re...

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How to refinance your home loan to buy an investment property

How to refinance your home loan to buy an investment property

If you’re looking to buy an investment property and have equity in your own home, refinancing your home loan could be the best way to fund your purchase.  We show you how it works. Why refinance your existing home loan? Usually, when you take out a home loan to buy any property, you...

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How to Save for your First Home

How to Save for your First Home

1. Work out what you want to buy Buying your first home is usually about working out what you can compromise on. To find the answer to that, you’ll need to know what’s most important to you in a property. For instance, if you want to be close to work, are you prepared to sacrifice a ...

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20 Essentials for New Home Owners

20 Essentials for New Home Owners

Being a homeowner can be exciting and fun at times, with lots of freedom to make it your own space but it also comes with responsibilities. When something breaks, it’s not an easy call to a landlord to fix it. You’re the one in charge of any repairs, maintenance, finances, and improve...

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8 Steps to Buying Property

8 Steps to Buying Property

Are you looking to buy a house? Perhaps you are looking to buy a unit or townhouse? Whatever property you are buying, if this is your first time doing so; make sure you are equipped with the knowledge and skill set to make the right decisions. After all, buying a house or any other property isn't...

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Complete Guide for Seller's

Complete Guide for Seller's

Here is everything you need to know when it comes to the selling process for Queensland real estate. From the first twinkle of an idea that you might sell to the settlement date can be a long time when you're selling property in Queensland. There is so much to cover and so many parties that are ...

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What & How to deal with Multiple Offers

What & How to deal with Multiple Offers

A multiple offer occurs when more than one prospective buyer makes an offer on a property by submitting a Contract of Sale. Multiple offers often happen in a seller’s market when competition for residential property is greatest and there are more buyers than there are properties for sale. ...

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Feng-shui for your bedroom

Feng-shui for your bedroom

Feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice that some say dates back over 6,000 years; the literal translation of the words are wind (feng) and water (shui). Wind and water are associated with good health in Chinese culture, so good feng shui is associated with good fortune. Meanwhile, bad feng shu...

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