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

November

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Magpie and snake attack wrecks open house.

November

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A vicious magpie and a brown snake almost ruined one Byron Bay real estate agent’s open for inspection earlier this month according to Real Estate Business. A Byron Bay agent was showing a three bedroom property to a potential buyer when he heard screams from down the road. The seller had agreed to go for […]

eAlert! First Home Buyers - Get in quick!

November

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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

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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 […]

 

Ology's First TVC Sneak Peek

November

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From August 5, Ology will be running our very first TV commercial wich will be aired on Channel 10 and also on the big screen at BCC Cinemas Rockhampton! The ad itself was filmed and edited in-house last month and stars a few of our wonderful clients – Thanks guys, we really appreciate all your […]

Stamp Duty Changes - QLD

November

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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

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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

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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 […]

 

Australia Wins 2012 Trans Tasman Series

November

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Australia has claimed the number spot in the world by winning all three Trans Tasman Series touch footy titles against the Kiwis in Mudgee at the weekend. Australia won the Mixed Open division two games to one as well as the Women’s Open division 2-1, while the Men’s took out their series 3-0. A big […]

Easter Colouring Comp Winner

November

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Just in time for the school holiday’s, we launched an Easter Colouring Competition. Just like our Christmas Nintendo 3DS give-away, we had an outstanding response! The quality of drawings entered were once again top notch, and after careful consideration, the winner was chosen. Harrison Hooper was the elected winner and was commended for his unique […]

Ology Easter Give-Aways!

November

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At Ology we love giving stuff away! If you don’t already know, we’re running 2 competitions over on our Ology Facebook page. First up is our “Guess how many Easter Eggs are in the basket” comp. The second comp is just for the kids – a colouring competition where one lucky winner will take home […]

Ology colouring competition winner!

November

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Back in December last year, to celebrate the opening of our office doors, Ology held a colouring competition with one lucky entrant winning a Nintendo 3DS prize pack. We had a huge response with over 250 outstanding entries, making the task of picking only 1 winner a monumental task. Dan Withers could be heard around […]