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TRAVEL

with Kate Dever

TOP TRAVEL DESTINATIONS OF 2017

With so many exciting destinations to choose from, deciding where to go can be one of the hardest parts of travelling. Here are our top holiday destinations for 2017: 1. Canada — For a destination that embraces its incredible natural landscapes, while offering an amazing array of cultural experiences and trendy cities, you can’t go past Canada. 2. USA — Behind the political bravado lies one of the most incredibly diverse and exciting destinations in the world. There’s no end to the hidden gems scattered across all 52 states. 3. N  ew Zealand — With skiing and hiking, gorgeous islands and inlets, and vibrant communities to discover, you’ll find plenty of reasons to explore New Zealand. 4. S  outh America — Home of Machu Picchu, the Amazon rainforest and Iguazu Falls, you can’t go past this this diverse continent for incredible food, ancient history and vibrant culture. 5. Africa — Hosting more than the pyramids and some of the world’s most incredible wildlife, this amazing continent boasts an astonishing tapestry of culture, ancient tradition and unique natural landscapes.

Ph: 1300 662 702 Web: www.liveittravel.com.au

COMPUTERS with Craig Randall

SMALL BUSINESS IT SPECIALISTS Eight years ago, Craig Randall started Mooloolaba Computers as the sole operator. Due to its rapid growth over the years, through genuine service and good pricing, it has gained many happy customers and continues to help the Sunshine Coast people with all computer problems. Located on Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba, the locally owned business has you covered with all your computer and mobile services, wherever you are on the Sunshine Coast. The new online shop also provides the people of the Sunshine Coast with simple and efficient customer purchase and quoting service, which allows the customers to quickly browse the products and services from the comfort of their own home or office. The knowledgeable team at Mooloolaba Computers, prides itself on one to two day turnarounds, with honest service and competitive pricing. Being a locally owned and operated business, Mooloolaba Computers owes its success to friendly, efficient customer service. Mooloolaba Computers are small business IT specialists, cloud ready and capable of supporting all brands and fixing all computer problems. Ph: 07 5444 8853

Address: 148 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba Website: mooloolabacomputers.com.au

LANDLORDS with Fran Denny & Jo Horton

WHY IS MY PROPERTY STILL VACANT?

This is a question often asked by landlords. Below are a few possible answers. If your investment property is sitting vacant for a long time, it may be because it’s looking tired and unappealing compared with similar properties on the market. You can carry out some very quick, cheap and easy renovations to ensure your property appeals to a wider audience, while also possibly increasing the rent to achieve a higher return. A quick lick of paint inside with a neutral colour will immediately freshen up the home and eliminate its tired look.You don’t have to do full renovations on kitchens or bathrooms either — there are many products available on the market today that can be used on tiles, benchtops and cupboard doors to give a more modern look and feel. Even a bright, new shower curtain can add value to a dated bathroom. And don’t forget to consider street appeal. Often prospective tenants will drive past a property before viewing it inside, so make sure the grass is mowed and edged, and that the garden beds are weeded and tidy.

Ph.1800 373 262 Web: dreampropertymanagement.com.au

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