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Has Cyclone Marcia affected the home you are buying or selling?

November 17, 2015

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As the clean-up continues following Tropical Cyclone Marcia and power is almost fully restored, our amazing community is slowly springing back to full force. However, if you’re in the midst of buying or selling a home, you probably have a stack of questions about what steps to take next to sort out insurance and repairs. […]

40 Year low interest rates - Is now the time to purchase property?

November 17, 2015

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So your looking to buy a house, but what does the recent decrease in interest rates really mean to you? First things first, what is the role of the Reserve Bank? – On the first Tuesday of every month the board of the RBA meets to discuss what the official cash rate  or official interest rate […]

How much will your home loan really cost you in the long run?

November 17, 2015

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Let’s face it, buying Real Estate is probably going to be the biggest investment you’re ever going to make during your lifetime. Not only is it important to find the right house, but making sure you get the best home loan is as equally important – and should be at the very top of your […]

In the wake of the election: What does this mean to house prices in the real estate market for Rockhampton and it's surrounding areas?

November 17, 2015

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Well, it’s now official! As we are all aware Australia has a new government! The burning question is, “What does this mean to house prices in the real estate market for Rockhampton and surrounding areas?”  To cut a long story short, this means great things! At Ology, we are already experiencing a returning buyer demand […]

Rockhampton's real estate market is changing!

November 17, 2015

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Over the last month the Ology team have been experiencing amazing sales results and massive buyer activity in the Rockhampton region. With the majority of our properties being sold within a few weeks of being listed and quite often with multiple offers, this trend is something we have not experienced since the GFC. We’re finding […]

Are you a frustrated buyer because you're continually missing the best deals?

November 17, 2015

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Are you looking to buy a home but finding everything you really like is already under contract? Well unfortunately you’re not the only one experiencing this of late! Every day I speak to frustrated buyers who are continually missing out on their dream properties. At Ology, this isn’t something that we are comfortable with, which […]

Rockhampton Region Vacancy Rates Staying Low

November 17, 2015

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The latest REIQ figures are showing a residential rental vacancy rate of less that 1.5% for the year of 2012 for the Rockhampton Region, and 2013 seems to be kicking off the same. Potential tenants are swarming to real estate offices and rental inspections fighting for a chance to even be considered for any rental […]

2 BIG SECRETS Real Estate agents don't want you to know!

November 17, 2015

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As Real Estate agents we hold the massive responsibility of guiding what are most likely people’s greatest assets through the market place. When your property goes on the market you have one chance to maximise your sale price and make the transaction as profitable as possible. If the marketing of your property is done to […]

Add value to your property's value with amazing Real Estate photography!

November 17, 2015

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If you’re selling your home, undoubtedly one of the most important things that you need to consider is great, professional Real Estate photography. It is the foundation for your advertising campaign. With most Real Estate buyers searching for their next property online, the importance of high quality photography has never been greater. We ask Ology’s […]

eAlert! First Home Buyers - Get in quick!

November 17, 2015

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First Home Buyers are set to be affected by changes released in yesterday’s new State Budget. Premier Campbell Newman said first home buyers would receive $15,000 – up from $7,000 – when purchasing a newly constructed home or property off the plan under the re-shaped First Home Owner Construction Grant (formerly First Home Owner Grant). […]

¡Viva la Digital Revolución!

November 17, 2015

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The internet is fast becoming the way the world does business. Let’s face it, in an age where more and more people are becoming time poor, they’re turning to more convenient ways to do their house hunting in a quick and easy manner. This is where online marketing steps up to the plate. Social media […]

Stamp Duty Changes - QLD

November 17, 2015

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Queensland Stamp duty (also known as Transfer Duty) is essentially a tax on the transfer of property, and more specifically the agreements relating to that transfer.  Stamp Duty is payable to the Queensland Government, and is paid by the buyer of the property. *The Queensland Government has recently announced that the rates of stamp duty (also […]

Selling your property for the highest price!

November 17, 2015

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Pricing your home correctly is so important in the real estate market. Buyers are unforgiving on overpriced homes in any market place. The first 30 days is the ultimate time to have your home sold for the best price, don’t miss the boat by overpricing.  The irony is if you price it right you enhance […]

Reserve Bank of Australia Cuts Rate to 3.5pc, Cites Weaker China Growth

November 17, 2015

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THE Reserve Bank of Australia cut interest rates by a further 25 basis points today in a pre-emptive strike against the troika of global woes that risk undermining the Australian economy. Since the Reserve Bank cut interest rates by half a percentage point last month, uncertainty about whether Greece will stay in the euro area […]

Ology Facebook and website changes go live!

November 17, 2015

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After plenty of development and testing, our new Facebook landing page is now live! Jam packed with easily accessible resources, you won’t have to stray far to stay clued in. Keep up to date on all the happenings via our facebook profile. It’s not like the others, that’s for sure! Like us today – you’ll […]

Ology weekly market wrap-up.

November 17, 2015

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WOAH! Rockhampton’s Real Estate market is truly alive and well! There is an increasing buyer demand coming from external investors who are recognising Rockhampton as an investment hot spot due to the amount of infrastructure being developed in the area. This external interest is putting pressure on our local market place resulting in short selling […]

Maximising your dollars when selling property

November 17, 2015

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Selling property is a process. It’s a process, if followed will get you absolutely amazing results. On the other hand if it is not followed the market place will really leave you hanging. There are number of key areas that you must get right to make sure you get a great sale price in your […]