Cairns Property View – July 2020

Cairns Property View – July 2020 Happy New Financial Year. The QLD Government recently announced new cash grants for first home owners, small businesses, seniors needing household repairs and a $100 million program to build social housing around the state. So, the first home owners grant is extended for newly-built homes. In addition to the […]

Cairns Property View – May 2020

The Cairns Property View for May 2020 While Australia (and the rest of the world for that matter) continues to shake off the financial, health and social effects that the covid-19 pandemic has bestowed upon us, I have found the property market has not been as hard hit as I’d imagined. I have had one […]

Cairns Property View – March 2020

Cairns Property View – March 2020 Let’s start briefly with the “elephant in the room”.. worldwide, COVID-19 (coronavirus) has infected more than 80,000 people – mostly in China – and killed more than 2800. It is sweeping through Europe, with Italy the epicentre of the outbreak. France is also bracing for an influx of new […]

Cairns Property View – January 2020

Cairns Property View – January 2020 I hope you enjoyed your holidays and that 2020 works out very well for all of us. Remember to stay off your devices whilst driving as the Queensland Government has announced from February 1, the penalties for illegally using a mobile phone while driving are increasing from a $400 fine […]

Cairns Property View – December 2019

Cairns Property View – December 2019 Price trends for property sales remain basically flat to slightly declining for houses, but have wavered for land and units throughout 2019. The latest trend median prices, for Cairns properties sold in the month of October 2019, came in at $411,000 (houses), $206,000 (units), and $207,000 (vacant land). Twelve […]

Cairns Property View – October 2019

Cairns Property View – October 2019 The Cairns property market is still holding steady. It has had it’s share of ups and downs over the past couple of years, due in large part to the patchy local economy and a recovering tourism sector. The market standout continues to be the region’s rental sector, with vacancy […]

Cairns property View – June 2019

The general consensus from other Cairns business owners I have spoken to recently agree that the Federal Election did stall the economic activity in Cairns noticeably. The good news is that the only way from here is upwards Even better news, especially for the property market in that late in May Australia’s banking regulator announced […]

… and the WINNER is…

…Craig Richardson! Well done to Craig for being the winner of the property4you “house-price guess” competition. Craig guessed within one-half a percent of the actual sale price for the house he visited last month at the open-home. For his efforts he received a beautiful gift pack hamper price valued at over $100-. There were 23 […]

Cairns Property View – Feb 2019 News

Cairns property news – February at last! The children are back at school now, employees have returned from holidays and most businesses are in full swing again for the year. On that note, I attend a weekly business breakfast on Wednesday mornings that promotes referrals to other businesses in Cairns, if anyone wants to build their […]

Cairns property round-up for 2018

As 2018 ends, the overall round-up is… unfavourable employment market indicators are being blamed for both the house & unit market dropping in the last 12 months. The REIQ prediction for the Cairns property market next year is less than desirable, in fact bleak. Personally I am quietly confident as I see Cairns’ underlying strengths […]