Page 1

McGRATH TH E W E E K LY MAGAZ I N E

Chasing The Sun Looking for a holiday or a new home? Australia’s sparkling coastlines await 21 MARCH 2020


FURNITURE & HOMEWARES | INTERIOR DESIGN | PROPERTY STYLING | DESIGN SCHOOL WWW.COCOREPUBLIC.COM.AU


T

The city is getting wetter, the days cooler. It’s about time to pack up the eskie and chase the sun. In which direction? North, of course, up the treasure trove of sun, surf, and sand that is Australia’s east coast. First stop: Port Macquarie. The once sleepy utopia has blossomed into a hot holiday destination and an incubator for the real-life Australian Dream. Here, everything is just ten minutes away. Whether it’s Sunday lunch at the local pub or an eatery overlooking the water at Town Green; a family gathering on a hired barbeque boat; a trip to the hinterland; fresh seafood at The Big Oyster; or a stroll through shops for some pure retail therapy. Next up, there’s Coffs – with stopoffs at Sawtell and Nambucca Heads on the way an absolute must. The friendly beachside city of Coffs Harbour is Coffs Coast’s vibrant heart, and pretty much smack bang in the middle of Brisbane and Sydney, making it the ideal place to stop and unwind before following the yellow brick road further still. What better place to wind up than Noosa Heads? Considered the jewel of Noosa, Noosa Heads sits at the edge of the National Park dotted with picturesque bays and coves. The fine restaurants, outdoor cafés and stylish shops that line Hastings Street are just a few steps from the white sands of iconic Main Beach. Visit to embrace its magnificent surrounds, fall in love with the warmth and generosity the locals. Before long you’ll find yourself thinking, “so this is how life was meant to be lived?”. The growing trend of the white-collar fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) worker suddenly makes perfect sense. With all this and more within arm’s reach, the lifestyle is no doubt worth the commute.

This page (clockwise from top right): Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival at Spicers Tamarind, The Tamarind, The Tamarind, Sawtell Memorial Rockpool, The Tamarind Executive Chef Dan Jarret Opposite (Clockwise from top right): Dorrigo National Park, Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, Ocean Rider Noosa, Spicers Clovelly Estate


EAT. Twotriplefour, Port Macquarie Twotriplefour restaurant is built on the philosophy of savour the region. It’s the place to relish in a shared feast, indulge in a glass of wine, or enjoy a moment of sun on the patio. Surf St Café, Coffs Harbour Just a few lazy metres from Emerald Beach, there is no more idyllic place than Surf St Café to sit for breakfast and end up passing the day away to the soothing sound of surf. Bistro C., Noosa Great for breakfast but even better as the day goes on, this relaxed restaurant is the perfect place to drop by for some starters and cocktails as the sun goes down over Noosa Main Beach.

DO. Ricardoes, Port Macquarie What began as a roadside stall serviced by an honesty box has turned into a mecca for growers and eaters interested in getting their hands dirty and knowing more about where their food comes from. Bonville Golf Resort, Coffs Harbour Described by respected and welltravelled Australian golfer, Peter McWhinney as “the most beautiful golf course in Australia, if not the world”, once you have experienced the beauty and allure of Bonville you will want to return again and again. The Curated Plate, Sunshine Coast Australia’s most exciting destination food and lifestyle festival held in the stunning surrounds of the Sunshine Coast from 6th to 9th August 2020.


STAY. Spicers Retreats From the moment you arrive it is clear – Spicers Retreats are not just different, but truly special. The Spicers experience is one that combines stunning natural settings, award winning dining experiences, and our warm and attentive service to deliver an experience unlike any other in Australia. Beginning with Spicers Peak Lodge in the mountains of the Great Dividing Range, guests can choose from nine distinct retreats across southeast Queensland, and the Hunter Valley, Blue Mountains and Sydney in New South Wales. Go Boutique If you’d rather make yourself at home in your own private boutique accommodation, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice on Airbnb or stayz.com.au.

LIVE THE DREAM. Anyone who has spent their fair share of recent years living and working in one of Australia’s thriving capital cities should be familiar with the steadily climbing cost of living – but as identified in the McGrath Report 2020, this is not the only number on the incline. The idea of breaking free from the daily hustle and settling down somewhere

McGRATH TH E W E E K LY MAGAZ I N E

with a more wholesome lifestyle and more seductive house prices is apparently becoming harder to resist. Add on increasingly flexible working arrangements and a rapidly growing network of regional airports, and such temptations are more feasible than ever before. Just think about; the life of a whitecollar FIFO. There’s no harm in entertaining the thought – if you want the inside scoop on everything from

ENQUIRIES

The material produced in this publication is for reference purposes only and has been obtained from third parties or sources believed to be reliable. While McGrath has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the material, this publication does not constitute advice and McGrath does not guarantee, and accepts no legal liability whatsoever arising from or connected to, the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material contained in this publication. Readers should seek appropriate advice prior to relying on, or entering into any commitment based on material in this publication.

Chasing The Sun

Indesign Media Asia Pacific DESIGN

Louise Gault PHOTOGRAPHY

21 MARCH 2020

Above Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Spa Infinity Pool

© Copyright Architype Marketing Pty Ltd (ABN 37 055 590 237).

EDITORIAL

Chasing The Sun

Not convinced? All the stats and facts await at go.mcgrath.com.au/mcgrathreport

COVER STORY

marketing@mcgrath.com.au

Looking for a holiday or a new home? Australia’s sparkling coastlines await

property prospects to lifestyle and community, the McGrath teams in Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, and Noosa Heads are just a phone call away.

Images courtesy of McGrath Coffs Harbour, Reuben Rundle, Rory Sanders, Spicers Clovelly, Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Zahn Pithers. Cover: Rory Sanders


More satisfied investment property owners

McGrath Property Management look after you, as well as your rental property. By always keeping you well informed with unrivaled market intelligence, reports on your property and the state of the rental market. Contact McGrath today and let us review your rental property and tell you how McGrath can give you a great return for your property.

mcgrath.com.au/rent


Stamp duty ACT Price ($)

Duty ($)

Price ($)

Duty ($)

Price ($)

Duty ($)

Price ($)

Duty ($)

Price ($)

Duty ($)

250,000

3,500

700,000

20,040

1,150,000

46,550

1,700,000

77,180

2,600,000

118,040

300,000

4,600

750,000

22,200

1,200,000

49,750

1,800,000

81,720

2,700,000

122,580

350,000

6,300

800,000

25,150

1,250,000

52,950

1,900,000

86,260

2,800,000

127,120

400,000

8,000

850,000

28,100

1,300,000

56,150

2,000,000

90,800

2,900,000

131,660

450,000

9,700

900,000

31,050

1,350,000

59,350

2,100,000

95,340

3,000,000

136,200

500,000

11,400

950,000

34,000

1,400,000

62,550

2,200,000

99,880

3,500,000

158,900

550,000

13,560

1,000,000

36,950

1,450,000

65,750

2,300,000

104,420

4,000,000

181,600

600,000

15,720

1,050,000

40,150

1,500,000

68,100

2,400,000

108,960

4,500,000

204,300

650,000

17,880

1,100,000

43,350

1,600,000

72,640

2,500,000

113,500

5,000,000

227,000

Price ($)

Duty ($)

Price ($)

Duty ($)

Price ($)

Duty ($)

Price ($)

Duty ($)

Price ($)

Duty ($)

250,000

7,222

700,000

26,932

1,150,000

48,552

1,700,000

78,802

2,600,000

128,302

300,000

8,972

750,000

29,182

1,200,000

51,302

1,800,000

84,302

2,700,000

133,802

350,000

11,182

800,000

31,432

1,250,000

54,052

1,900,000

89,802

2,800,000

139,302

400,000

13,432

850,000

33,682

1,300,000

56,802

2,000,000

95,302

2,900,000

144,802

450,000

15,682

900,000

35,932

1,350,000

59,552

2,100,000

100,802

3,000,000

150,302

500,000

17,932

950,000

38,182

1,400,000

62,302

2,200,000

106,302

3,500,000

184,702

550,000

20,182

1,000,000

40,432

1,450,000

65,052

2,300,000

111,802

4,000,000

219,702

600,000

22,432

1,050,000

43,052

1,500,000

67,802

2,400,000

117,302

4,500,000

254,702

650,000

24,682

1,100,000

45,802

1,600,000

73,302

2,500,000

122,802

5,000,000

289,702

Price ($)

Duty ($)

Price ($)

Duty ($)

Price ($)

Duty ($)

Price ($)

Duty ($)

Price ($)

Duty ($)

250,000

2,500

700,000

17,350

1,150,000

39,475

1,700,000

71,100

2,600,000

122,850

300,000

3,000

750,000

19,600

1,200,000

42,350

1,800,000

76,850

2,700,000

128,600

350,000

3,500

800,000

21,850

1,250,000

45,225

1,900,000

82,600

2,800,000

134,350

400,000

5,250

850,000

24,100

1,300,000

48,100

2,000,000

88,350

2,900,000

140,100

450,000

7,000

900,000

26,350

1,350,000

50,975

2,100,000

94,100

3,000,000

145,850

500,000

8,750

950,000

28,600

1,400,000

53,850

2,200,000

99,850

3,500,000

174,600

550,000

10,600

1,000,000

30,850

1,450,000

56,725

2,300,000

105,600

4,000,000

203,350

600,000

12,850

1,050,000

33,725

1,500,000

59,600

2,400,000

111,350

4,500,000

232,100

650,000

15,100

1,100,000

36,600

1,600,000

65,350

2,500,000

117,100

5,000,000

260,850

Price ($)

Duty ($)

Price ($)

Duty ($)

Price ($)

Duty ($)

Price ($)

Duty ($)

Price ($)

Duty ($)

250,000

8,870

700,000

37,070

1,150,000

63,250

1,700,000

93,500

2,600,000

143,000

300,000

11,370

750,000

40,070

1,200,000

66,000

1,800,000

99,000

2,700,000

148,500

350,000

13,870

800,000

43,070

1,250,000

68,750

1,900,000

104,500

2,800,000

154,000

400,000

16,370

850,000

46,070

1,300,000

71,500

2,000,000

110,000

2,900,000

159,500

450,000

18,970

900,000

49,070

1,350,000

74,250

2,100,000

115,500

3,000,000

165,000

500,000

21,970

950,000

52,070

1,400,000

77,000

2,200,000

121,000

3,500,000

192,500

550,000

24,970

1,000,000

55,000

1,450,000

79,750

2,300,000

126,500

4,000,000

220,000

600,000

31,070

1,050,000

57,750

1,500,000

82,500

2,400,000

132,000

4,500,000

247,500

650,000

34,070

1,100,000

60,500

1,600,000

88,000

2,500,000

137,500

5,000,000

275,000

NSW

QLD

VIC

Home loans made simple. That’s refreshing. oxygen.com.au McGrath Oxygen Home Loans Pty Ltd ACN 103 177 377 Australian Credit Licence Number 390351 *The amounts shown are the stamp duty rates only, which are a State Government tax payable by the purchaser of real estate (in ACT, NSW, QLD & VIC) based upon the purchase price. The duty is payable to the relevant state government department where the property is located. Some first home buyers may be eligible for a concession on stamp duty. Stamp duty rates for QLD and ACT are based on an established owner occupied property only. The above information has been obtained from sources we believe to be reliable. We cannot guarantee its accuracy and interested persons should rely on their own enquiries. For more information please contact the Office of State Revenue, in the state in which the property your enquiries relate to, or call your McGrath Estate Agent. Š McGrath Limited 2019


Australia's real estate industry is united in support of our bushfire affected communities

OUR AIM

Raising funds directly for charities on the ground in bushfire affected regions.

Connecting families in need with generous home owners in the area to provide temporary accommodation.

Visit beyondthebricks.com.au to donate and find out more.

WWW.BEYONDTHEBRICKS.COM.AU/McGRATH

Profile for McGrath Estate Agents

McGrath Weekly Magazine March 21 2020  

McGrath Weekly Magazine March 21 2020  

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded