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Edition 22

A word from Jason Jaeger ...

Why we didn’t “rate” the 80s

Culture Club cassingles, high-waisted acid wash jeans, the pastel clad Miami Vice team, swatch watches and magnificent mullets. The 80s was a terrifying decade. And when you throw in historically high interest rates which nudged 17% for a standard variable home loan in 1989....it’s a nightmare of Elm Street proportions. Let’s not go there. However it is interesting to see how fashions – and our economic fortunes - have changed over the years. This week the Reserve Bank of Australia left its official “cash” rate at 4.25 per cent after consecutive cuts late last year. This equates to standard variable rates on the average home loan from major banks of around 7.3 per cent, with better deals out there for those prepared to shop around. Even without the cut, rates are at their lowest level since August 2010 (7.16%) and equal to what they were throughout most of 2005 and 2006 before they began an upward climb to 9.45% in August 2008. They bottomed out at around 5.55% from August to December in 2009, which were rates reminiscent of the 1960s. Read into those fluctuations what you will, but certainly there’s some value in the mortgage market at the present, assisted by increased competition amongst lenders, and a vast choice of loan products all forcing downward pressure on rates. Combined with high confidence levels and sustained consistency in the Sunshine Coast property market, we are noticing at Henzells Caloundra that it is a favourable time for buyers and sellers. Sure homeowners would have welcomed another cut this week for a bit more breathing space in their budgets, but nearly 20 years experience in the real estate industry tells me that rate fluctuations have little impact on the health of the overall property market.

People will buy when they find the right home at the right price and when they have the right real estate professionals acting on their behalf who have the proven track record of delivering results no matter what the banks are offering. Designed for open plan living, the apartments feature interior spaces which flow out onto private decks, blurring the boundaries between area and function. Spacious living areas merge with the chic practicality of modern kitchens equipped with quality Smeg appliances and designer finishes. Demand will be very strong for the last remaining apartments which are all brand new stock that has never been lived in or rented. Call Bev Caldwell or Christine Alles on (07) 5491 1824 or register online at www.monacocaloundra.com.au Here are the stats for last week: • 350 million: Number of Rubik’s Cubes sold worldwide since launching in 1980 • 17%: The highest interest rate home owners paid from June 1989 to March 1990. • 7.3%: The standard variable home loan interest rate we pay today • 78 open for inspections • 84 groups through open properties • 3 new listings • 16 appraisals • 2 signed contracts

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CALOUNDRA WEST 2 Satinwood Court | Take the first step and un-lease yourself | 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom & single car space | Recently renovated, security screens & fully fenced | Low maintenance north eastern home on 650m² block

AUCTION Friday, 9th March on site at 4pm Doug Wilson 0417 734 592 Web ID: SATI2 CURRIMUNDI 31 Alstonville Way | Deceased estate - priority position | 3 bedrooms, 1+ bathrooms & single lock up garage | Close to schools incl Talara & Meridan Colleges | Walk to lakes, beaches, public transport & amenities | Low maintenance 432m² block, air con & ceiling fans

Lisa Storey-Wilson 0418 247 020 Web ID: ALST31

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PELICAN WATERS 11 Echo Street | Classic comfort, family inspiration | 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & double lock up garage | Light & bright neutral crisp home on 700m² block | Open plan kitchen & dining areas flow to living area | Two covered outdoor entertaining areas

Lisa Storey-Wilson 0418 247 020 Web ID: ECHO11 LITTLE MOUNTAIN Unit 8 Pelican Heights | Cheapest 3 bedroom house in Little Mountain | 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom & single car space | Ticks all the boxes for all types of buyers | Quiet & private, exclusive use backyard | Estate has pool, spa, BBQ area, tennis court & park

Lisa Storey-Wilson 0418 247 020 Web ID: PELI8 CURRIMUNDI 11 Adori Street | Commited Vendor | 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & 2 car spaces | Renovated beach home - just move in and relax! | Large covered outdoor living area, room for a pool | Large playground & cubby house - make an offer!

Michael Berry 0407 913 773 Web ID: ADOR11 CALOUNDRA WEST 16 Rosslare Street | When only the best will do… | 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & double lock up garage | Open plan living areas, air con, fans & large rumpus | Close to amenities, schools, shops & public transport | 752m² fully fenced corner block with side access

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PELICAN WATERS 6 Columba Place | Waterfront luxury property | 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms & double lock up garage | 820m² block with deepwater frontage, in-ground pool | Covered outdoor entertaining area, intercom system | Former display home with upgraded features

Michael Lindsay 0421 017 046 Web ID: COLUMB6 KINGS BEACH 3/17 Dingle Avenue | 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom & 1 car space | Spacious, light & bright, views of Glasshouse Mtns | Walk to Caloundra CBD, beaches & amenities | Immaculately looked after, unit in small block of 7 | Freshened up with new paint & mirrored robe doors

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Henzells Agency Caloundra made 94 sales in the last quarter of 2011 That is over 1 sale a day! If you want the same result call us today! LITTLE MOUNTAIN Unit 68 Pelican Heights | Pick of the estate | 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom & single lock up garage | Great investment - renting up to $350 p/week | Low maintenance, close to shops, schools, beaches | Garden area overlooking bushland, private & secluded

Lisa Storey-Wilson 0418 247 020 Web ID: PELI68 CALOUNDRA WEST Park Vista Villas | 3 bedrooms, 2-3 bathrooms & 1 car space | Choice of 5 architecturally designed homes | Adjacent to lake & recreational facilities | Walking distance to shops & schools | Pool & BBQ area, short drive to Caloundra CBD

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