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Latest Residential Properties FLY IN FLY OUT FROM THIS LOCATOION IN THE WHITSUNDAYS

$130,000 neg

LAGUNA QUAYS, UNIT 1440 LAGUNA WHITSUNDAY SUPERB UNIT FOR THE FLY IN FLY OUT FRATERNITY...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

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GREAT WEEKENDER FISHING & CRABBING CLOSE BY

$170,000 NEG

BLOOMSBURY, 45 Lelona Dr 2 DONGAS ON 5 ACRES...more Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269 Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994

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LAGUNA WHITSUNDAY CLUB VILLA NOW ONLY $190,000

$190,000

LAGUNA QUAYS, UNIT 1310 CLUB VILLAS 3 BEDROOM 2 BATHROOM APARTMENT IN A PRESTIGE COMPLEX OF 15...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

REDUCED, EXCEPTIONAL TOWN HOUSE, RENT BUSTER

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REDUCED TO $215,000

MIDGE POINT, 61A Marine Parade 3 BRM 2 BTH TOWNHOUSE...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

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SUPERB CASCADE CONDOMINIUM ONLY $235,000 MIDGE POINT, UNIT 1451 CASCADE CONDUMINIUMS 2 BEDROOM UNIT...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS MAKE AN OFFER BLOOMSBURY, LOT 80 LINDEMAN DRIVE WHITSUNDAY PROPERTY THATS WAITING FOR A NEW OWNER...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

$235,000

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$260,000 neg

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PRICE DROP FOR A BEACHSIDE HOME WITH TOWN WATER MIDGE POINT, 7 MCLEOD STREET 2 BEDROOM HOME COUPLE MINS WALK TO THE BEACH...more Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269 Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994

$285,000

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AFFORDABLE LIVING OR A GOOD INVESTMENT. ARMSTRONG BEACH, 21 Manon St 2 BRM HOME CLOSE TO BEACH...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

$320,000 NEG

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REDUCED BY $30,000 HOME ON 1 ACRE CLOSE TO THE BEACH MIDGE POINT, Proposed Lot 9 Bundesen Ave PROPOSED 2 BEDROOM HOME...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

COTTAGE ON 6 USABLE ACRES 10 MINUTES TO OCEAN BLOOMSBURY, 28 Carlisle Crescent 2 BRMS 1 BTH. EXCELLENT BUY...more Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269 Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994

REDUCED TO MEET THE MARKET, WALK TO BEACH MIDGE POINT, 29 Bundesen Ave 2 BRMS 1 BTH. EXCELLENT BUY...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

$320,000

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$335,000 Neg

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REDUCED TO $339,000

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IDEAL GETAWAY THAT IS VERY AFFORDABLE ON 5 ACRES MIDGE POINT, 21 CONDER PDE ACROSS THE ROAD FROM THE OCEAN...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

$350,000 NEG

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WHAT A FEELING WAKING UP TO THE VIEW EVERY DAY CANNONVALE, UNIT 15 REEFSIDE VILLAS ESHELBY DR 3 BEDROOM UNFURNISHED UNIT IN THE WHITSUNDAYS...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

$360,000

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PRICE REDUCTION. NEAR NEW 3 BEDROOM HOME AT HIDEAWAY BAY HIDEAWAY BAY, 6 Roseric Crescent LIVE IN HEAVEN...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

$399,000

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"THE PANAMA" WHITSUNDAY'S NEW HOUSE AND LAND PACKAGE

$417,600

CANNONVALE, Lot 177 Waite Creek Court 3 BEDROOM 2 BATHROOM DOUBLE GARAGE AT CANNONVALE...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

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ACREAGE HOME IDEAL FOR HORSES

$420,000 NEG

BLOOMSBURY, LOT 90 MIDGE POINT ROAD 4 BEDROOM HOME ON 4.7 ACRES IN THE WHITSUNDAYS...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

MUST BE SOLD REDUCED BY $200,000

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$420,000 MUST BE SOLD

MIDGE POINT, 11 LAWSON STREET BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED QUEENSLANDER ON FIVE ACRES...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

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WELL MAINTAINED 3 BRM HOME ON ACREAGE BLOOMSBURY, 702 Midge Point Rd NOTHING TO SPEND ON THE HOME...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

$425,000 NEG

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TWO STOREY HOME ON 5 ACRES CLOSE TO BEACH MIDGE POINT, 1377 Midge Point Rd 3 BEDROOM 1 BATH...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

$435,000

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YOU CAN HEAR THE OCEAN FROM YOUR FRONT DOOR MIDGE POINT, 22 Burton Street OH !! SO CLOSE TO THE BEACH...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

$449,000

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NEW HOUSE & LAND PACKAGE REALESTATE IN THE WHITSUNDAYS CANNONVALE, Lot 44 Abell Road 3 BEDROOM HOME...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

$458,500

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SEASIDE SERENITY, BRING IN OFFERS

MIDGE POINT, 27 BURTON ST A STONES THROW TO THE BEACH...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

$470,000 NEG

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'THE DEAUVILLE" NEW HOUSE & LAND PACKAGE WHITSUNDAYS CANNONVALE, Lot 281 Parker Road 4 BEDROOM 2 BATHROOM DOUBLE GARAGE AT CANNONVALE...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

$478,000

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THIS PROPERTY MUST SELL DRASTIC REDUCTION PROSERPINE, 12168 Bruce Highway HORSE LOVERS PARADISE....more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

$499,000

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"THE HAVANA" NEW HOUSE & LAND PACKAGE ON LARGE BLOCK CANNONVALE, Lot 17 SCARLET GUM CRESCENT 4 BEDROOMS 2 BATHROOMS ROOM FOR BOAT SHED & POOL...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

$499,800

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"THE DEAUVILLE" NEW HOUSE & LAND PACKAGE ON 1,360m2 BLOCK CANNONVALE, Lot 269 Twin Creek Court 4 BEDROOMS 2 BATHROOMS ROOM FOR BOAT SHED & POOL...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

GRANDEUR AT IT'S BEST. EXCEPTIONAL CLASSIC QUEENSLANDER ON 5 ACRES MIDGE POINT, 10 Lawson St 2 BEDROOM 2 BATHROOM HOME...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

$508,000

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$550,000 NEG

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"THE MARTINI" (MODIFIED) SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN & VALLEY VIEWS CANNONVALE, Lot 16 Scarlet Gum Crescent 4 BEDROOMS 2 BATHROOMS ROOM FOR BOAT SHED & POOL...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

$569,300

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"THE BLENHIEM" NEW HOUSE & LAND PACKAGE WHITSUNDAYS WITH SEA VIEW CANNONVALE, Lot 7 Spinnaker Court 4 BEDROOM 2 BATHROOM DOUBLE GARAGE AT CANNONVALE...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

$573,000

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DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY CLOSE TO THE BEACH. ARMSTRONG BEACH, 728 ARMSTRONG BEACH RD AFFORDABLE DEVELOPMENT WITH DA IN PLACE...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

$650,000

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ENDLESS OPPORTUNITY FOR DEVELOPMENT SARINA, 728 ARMSTRONG BEACH RD DA IN PLACE FOR 11 ALLOTMENTS...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

$650,000

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EXQUISITE HOME WITH SPECTACULAR SEA VIEWS CANNONVALE, 18 Woodwark Crescent 4 BEDROOM 2 BATHROOM HOME...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

$800,000

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Latest Land Properties 800m2 ALLOMENT WITH HOUSE PLANS AND ALL REPORTS. CLOSE TO OCEAN

$95,000 NEG


MIDGE POINT, 49 MARINE PARADE CLOSE TO ALL AMENITIES THAT MIDGE POINT HAS TO OFFER...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

LIFESTYLE ALLOTMENT CLOSE TO OCEAN

$95,000 NEG

MIDGE POINT, 32 Marine Parade 800m2 ALLOTMENT...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

ACREAGE IN A NEW SUBDIVISION CARLISLE COAST WHITSUNDAYS

From $110,000

BLOOMSBURY, LOT 175-179 LINDEMAN DRIVE SUB DIVISION LAND 3.2 ACRES TO 4.5 ACRES...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

WOW $133,000 FOR ACREAGE WITH POWER CONNECTED

$133,000

BLOOMSBURY, LOT 79 LINDEMAN DRIVE ALL SET UP TO GO. BASICS IN PLACE...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

9.71 ELEVATED ACRES WITH SEA AND HINTERLAND VIEWS

$140,000 NEG

BLOOMSBURY, Lot 44 Lelona Drive NATURAL VEGITATION...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

ALLOTMENT IN A PRESTIGE ESTATE. REDUCED TO $160,000.

$160,000

CANNONVALE, LOT 11 HAMILTON AVE HAYMAN VIEWS ESTATE SEA GLIMPSES AND SPLENDID VALLEY AND HINTERLAND VIEWS...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

5 ACRES WITH ACCESS TO TOWN WATER , POWER & PHONE

NOW $199,000

MIDGE POINT, LOT 10 MIDGE POINT RD JUST A SMALL STROLL TO THE WONDERFUL BEACH AT MIDGE POINT...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

5 ACRES, CLOSE TO THE OCEAN WITH WATER AND POWER CONNECTED

NOW $199,000


MIDGE POINT, LOT 29 O'FLYNN CRES YOU SAVE THOUSANDS ON THIS 5 ACRES...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

5 ACRES SELECTIVELY CLEARED CLOSE TO BEACH

$199,000 Neg

MIDGE POINT, LOT 19 MIDGE POINT ROAD WITH ACCESS TO TOWN WATER, PHONE, POWER...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

5 ACRES SELECTIVELY CLEARED ADJACENT TO THE OCEAN

$199,000 Neg

MIDGE POINT, LOT 2 CONDER PDE ACCESS TO TOWN WATER, POWER AND PHONE...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

MOST AFFORDABLE SELECTIVELY CLEARED 5 ACRES WITH TOWN WATER

Now $199,000

MIDGE POINT, LOT 31 O'FLYNN CRESCENT 5 ACRES LIGHTLY TIMBERED ALLOTMENT...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

PRICE DROP. MOST AFFORDABLE 5 ACRES WITH TOWN WATER

Now $199,000

MIDGE POINT, 18 OFLYNN CRES WALK TO THE OCEAN...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

3 ACRES WITH LARGE SHED POWER AND WATER

$215,000

MIDGE POINT, Proposed Lot 10 Bundesen Ave CLOSE TO BEACH AND TAVERN...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

3 ACRES OF PRIME LAND WITH BORE WALK TO BEACH

$215,000

MIDGE POINT, Proposed Lot 11 Bundesen Ave POWER AND WATER TO BE CONNECTED...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

THE IDEAL ACREAGE LIFESTYLE

From $229,000 - $250,000


MOUNT MARLOW, LOTS 11,13, 15,16, FOREST ESTATE QUALITY LOCATION WHITSUNDAYS...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

WOW!!!! ONLY $249,000 FOR THIS SENSATIONAL ALLOTMENT WITH SENSATIONAL VIEWS

WOW ONLY $249,000

AIRLIE BEACH, LOT 8 WATERSON WAY PRESTIGE BLOCK GREAT VIEWS OF ISLANDS IN THE HEART OF AIRLIE BEACH OFFERS CONSIDERED...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994

ONE OF THE BEST VIEWS IN A PRIVATE ESTATE

$249,000

AIRLIE BEACH, LOT 17 RAINTREE PLACE CENTRAL AIRLIE BEACH...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

125 - 150 ACRE ELEVATED BLOCKS WITH SUPERB SCENIC VIEWS IN THE WHITSUNDAYS.

$275,000

BLOOMSBURY, LOT 24 LINDEMAN DRIVE WHAT COULD YOU DO WITH THSE WONDERFUL ALLOTMENTS...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

2.5 ACRES WITH HUGE AMERICAN BARN

$250,000

MIDGE POINT, LOT 2 OFLYNN CRESCENT 2.5 ACRE ALLOTMENT AT MIDGE POINT WITH TOWN WATER & POWER...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

ABSOLUTE BEACH FRONT ALLOTMENT WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS

$350,000

HIDEAWAY BAY, 70 Gloucester Avenue BACKS ONTO THE BEACH...more Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269 Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994

150 ACRE (approx) ALLOTMENTS IN THE WHITSUNDAYS

FROM $400,000

BLOOMSBURY, LOTS 5-17 LINDEMAN DR HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO OWN APPROX 150 ACRES IN THE WHITSUNDAYS...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

WHAT A STUNNING VIEW OVERLOOKING THE WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS

$398,000


CANNONVALE, LOT 13 JESSIES WAY EXCLUSIVE HOME-SITE...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

60.1 HA WITH HUGE AMERICAN BARN REASONABLE OFFERS CONSIDERED

ALL REASONABLE OFFERS CONSIDERED

BLOOMSBURY, LOT 32 LINDEMAN DRIVE LIVE THE LIFESTYLE YOU WANT ON THIS HUGE PROPERTY...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

15 LOT INDUSTRIAL PARK SUBDIVISION IN THE WHITSUNDAYS

$466,000

CANNONVALE, LOT 64 CARLO DRIVE OF 15 LOTS ONLY 7 REMAINING...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994

HOW IS THIS!! YOU WILL FEEL ON TOP OF THE WORLD, 62 ACRES IN THE HEART OF THE WHITSUNDAYS

$650,000

SUGARLOAF, 481 SUGARLOAF ROAD AMAZING 180 DEGREE VALLEY AND SEA VIEWS ON 62.7 ACRES AND SO CLOSE TO ALL AMENITIES...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

84.94 ACRES , SPECTACULAR SEA VIEWS PRICED TO MEET THE MARKET

$850,000

MIDGE POINT, LOT 11 MIDGE POINT RD MOSTLY CLEARED WITH SPECTACULAR SEA VIEWS TO THE REAR OF THE PROPERTY...more Contact: Terry McMullen 07 4947 6269 0408 760 994 Contact: Cathy McMullen 07 4947 6269 0429 476 269

Is this the best time to sell? If you're thinking about listing your home for sale, here's a brief market update along with some selling tips.


Traditionally, listings tend to drop off as the mercury falls. In winter people delay selling real estate, thinking their property has more appeal in spring. Plus the upcoming federal election has added an extra chill to the plans of many sellers around the country. For many prospective vendors, the easiest decision is making no decision at all. It's a simple case of supply and demand, which brings a unique opportunity to capitalise on current conditions. But the demand for good real estate remains steady throughout the year. People upsize their homes, or downsize. They decide to become sea changers or tree changers. There are growing families and empty nesters. Life moves on for many of us, regardless of the weather or what happens. And smart real estate vendors recognise this. The best time to sell your home may be when many others have put their plans on hold. Less housing stock means greater interest in those properties that are available. Listings in some markets are down by as much as 50 per cent compared to the same time last year. We say this is comparable to some of the lowest levels of properties for sale in more than a decade. Fewer homes on the market creates greater buyer competition, and that can mean a better price for you on the day of your sale. Right now is an unprecedented opportunity. Right now is a great time to sell.

1. Take the opportunity to list your home for sale now while others delay their decisions. 2. Ensure your home is clean, warm or cool depending where you live and inviting when holding an open for inspection. 3. Let in plenty of light. Open blinds and curtains during inspections. Cut away any overhanging branches from windows.

4. Apply a new coat of paint to make your rooms look fresh and inviting. 5. Appoint Airlie Beach And Whitsunday Real Estate. Our history of helping locals sell homes is built on trust, energy and results.

INDUSTRY MARKET 1 August 2013 RP Data – Rismark Home Value Index Release Capital city dwelling values rose a further 1.6 per cent in July taking the cumulative recovery in residential home values to 6.5 per cent since the market bottomed out in May last year. RP Data and Rismark International today released its July housing market results which shows that capital city dwelling values increased by 1.6 per cent over the month of July after posting a solid 1.9 per cent capital gain in June. These latest monthly results now takes the cumulative recovery to 6.5 per cent since dwelling values found their trough at the end of May last year. The July results also take the rolling quarterly change in capital city dwelling values to +2.3 per cent over the three months ending July and values are 4.9 per cent higher over the past twelve months. According to RP Data research director Tim Lawless, despite the strong headline, the market remains somewhat of a mixed bag. "The housing market is being buoyed by very positive conditions in Sydney, Perth and to a lesser extent Melbourne, with residential values in these cities now 3.7 per cent, 4.4 per cent and 2.4 per cent respectively higher over the past three months alone. At the other end of the scale you have cities like Adelaide, Brisbane and more recently Darwin where conditions are more sedate with dwelling values slipping lower over the past quarter." "By including rental yields in our assessment of the housing market, some clarity is provided as to why investors are becoming so active," Mr Lawless said.


"The RP Data-Rismark Accumulation Index, which factors in both capital gains and gross rental yields, is up 9.4 per cent over the past year. As noted by RBA Governor Glenn Stevens earlier this week, with an easing in monetary policy one of the expected and intended effects will be that people start to shift their portfolios away from the less risky assets such as cash and in the direction of holding equities and physical assets such as property. According to Rismark CEO Ben Skilbeck an increase in investor activity is highlighted when examining lending commitments data. "While overall outstanding credit to housing only grew 4.4% over the year to May 2013, the dollar value of lending commitments to investors in the month were 24% higher than in May 2012. For owner-occupiers, the May 2013 lending commitments year-on-year increase was 11%." The most significant total gross returns were recorded in Perth with the accumulation index up 13.3 per cent over the year. Sydney trailed slightly with a total gross return of 11.2 per cent over the past year. Total returns are now the lowest in Hobart at just 4.9 per cent over the past year. Each of the vendor metrics published by RP Data and Rismark International has continued to strengthen over the month. According to Mr Lawless, a typical capital city dwelling is selling in just 45 days compared with 59 days at the same time a year ago. Vendors are discounting their prices less and clearance rates remain close to 80 per cent in Sydney and slightly lower in Melbourne. "With the housing market once again showing solid capital gains and rents also rising, the issue of housing affordability is likely to begin attracting more attention. "The recent housing market correction which bottomed in May 2012, where values were down 7.4 per cent from peak to trough across the combined capital cities, together with mortgage rates moving to historically low levels, delivered substantial affordability improvements for Australian housing. However, with Sydney, Perth and Canberra values now back at record high levels and some other capital cities not far off their previous peaks, there are likely to be a growing number of households who find it challenging to enter the housing market," Mr Lawless said. Mr Skilbeck added, "While the highly anticipated interest rate cuts in August will further act to improve housing affordability, if these cuts do eventuate they will likely spur further house price appreciation making the deposit requirements for first home buyers more challenging." The RP Data Rismark results also show that after some time in the doldrums, the more expensive upper quartile of the market is continuing to underperform the other broader priced segments of the housing market. According to Mr Skilbeck, for the 12 months ended July 2013, the mid-market achieved 1.4 times the growth of the upper quartile. "While the mid-market has largely recovered its peak to trough declines, the upper market still needs to add about 4% before it can claim the same," he said. Key statistics, tables and graphs available in the PDF (500kb).


Is there a way to send a shortcut to the desktop for the On-screen keyboard?

Yes there is. For those not familiar with the Windows onscreen keyboard it’s, as the name states, a keyboard that appears on the computer screen. Typing is done by tapping onscreen characters with the mouse. To create the shortcut, right click on an empty spot on the desktop. From the menu, select New and Shortcut. In the Create Shortcut dialog box, type (or copy and paste) the following: C:\Windows\System32\osk.exe

After you click Next, you’ll be asked to name your shortcut. I cleverly named mine OnScreen Keyboard, and there you have it. For even easier access, you can move the shortcut to your Taskbar

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Twilight Yacht Racing Location: Airlie Beach, QLD

Type: Sporting Events. Start Date: 03-Aug-2013 End Date: 03-Dec-2013

The Whitsunday Sailing Club conducts Twilight Yacht Racing every Wednesday between 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. If you would like to become involved in a Whitsunday sailing experience, yachts are often short of crew, just turn up at the Whitsunday Sailing Club at 3.00 p.m. and you will most likely find a crew position, even as a novice. Afterward, crews gather at the club for results, dinner, the video replay and stories of mayhem and mishap .

Abell Point Marina Airlie Beach Race Week Location: Airlie Beach, QLD Sporting Events Start Date: 09-Aug-2013 End Date: 16-Aug-2013

Abell Point Marina Airlie Beach Race Week is six days of festive sailing and shore activities in the Whitsundays. Yachties from all around Australia and some overseas yachts come to compete in a range of divisions set up to suit top racing yachts, sports boats and cruising yachts. This year, Abell Point Marina Airlie Beach Race Week includes the Australian Multihull Championships and it is expected to have great racing from these exciting, speedy sail boats. Racing includes courses around buoys laid in Pioneer Bay in front of Airlie Beach and some out around the beautiful Whitsunday islands. Many shore-based activities are organised for crew and their families including a big fun day on the lay-day, Tuesday. The Airlie Beach main street, filled with restaurants and retailers, are abuzz for the entire week. Abell Point Marina Airlie Beach Race Week is also involved in Queensland's Season of Sailing.

Bare Foot Bowls - Airlie Beach Location: Airlie Beach, QLD Type: Sporting Events Start Date: 29-Aug-2013 End Date: 31-Dec-2013

Airlie Beach Bowls Club conducts Bare Foot Bowls every Friday evening between 7.30 p.m. and 10.00 p.m. Join in with your team of four or you can be put into a team on the night. No experience is necessary as a coach will be available for beginners. A sausage sizzle will be provided after the game or you can grab an affordable meal from the bistro from 6.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.


"Now as I understand it, Sir," said the police officer to the motorist, "you were driving this vehicle when the accident occurred. Can you tell me what happened?""I’m afraid not, officer," replied the motorist. "I had my eyes shut!"


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