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Residential Clock’s Big Hand on Recovery

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PAGE TWO Fixed Or Variable Home Loans Which Is Better?

YOUR LOCAL NEWSLETTER & BUYERS PROPERTY GUIDE

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WHY HOMES ARE THE NEXT HAVEN The residential property market has a logic of its own, something that has become increasingly apparent to the doomsayers of last year as 2009 has unfolded. Last year, the value of Australia’s commercial property trusts fell by more than 30%, according to Super Ratings’ property index. Some ‘experts’ predicted falls of up to 40% in residential home values would mirror the collapse of property values in the US and UK, as a result of the global financial crisis (GFC). RP Data indices (available monthly on Gateway) show the median value of Australian residential property fell by around 3% in 2008, and in the first four months of 2009 has risen by 2.8%. In Melbourne, prices have re-bounded by around 4.5%. When the sharemarket falls, businesses tighten their belts and put any expansion plans they had on hold. This directly effects to the commercial property sector.

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Demand for office space, factories and industrial complexes fall and commercial property trusts soften. History indicates that falling sharemarkets have the opposite impact on residential property. Following the 1987 sharemarket crash, the residential property market in Melbourne grew by 20% per year for the next two years. The same thing happened again in the 2000 and 2001 sharemarket downturn, driven by the effect of the “tech wreck” and September 11. The property market again grew by 20% per year in 2001 and 2002, double its long-term average.

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Top 10 Growth Areas In Australia 1. Brisbane, QLD

17,368

2. Gold Coast, QLD

13,210

3. Moreton Bay, QLD 4. Wyndham, QLD

11,831 8,874

5. Sunshine Coast, QLD 6. Wanneroo, WA

8,734 8,552

7. Casey, VIC 8. Ipswich, QLD 9. Melton, VIC 10. Cairns, QLD

8,014 6,014 6,016 5,985

Source: REIQ Journal, June 2009

.DQ@MF During economic recession, businesses contract and share markets fall. To counteract this the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) lowers interest rates to continued on page 3

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RESIDENTIAL CLOCK’S BIG HAND ON RECOVERY If a survey by Australia’s largest apartment selling agent is right, the alarm has been turned off and the property clock is ticking much faster, especially in Sydney and Melbourne. Colliers International recently surveyed 570 everyday investors and buyers on where they thought the property market stood. The results predictably showed four markets at or near rock bottom, but they also revealed that 64% believed the worst had passed and the market was poised for recovery or already in a recovery phase. Colliers International’s survey method was to put the property market cycle on a clock face with the top of the market being 12 o’clock and the bottom at 6pm. On that basis, Brisbane and Canberra are sitting right on 6pm, according to those surveyed. Adelaide and Perth are still headed south at 5pm, but Sydney and Melbourne are past the worst at 7pm. Overall, 30% of respondents thought

the market was at 7pm and 22% opted for 8pm. A further 10% believed it was at 9pm, the trigger point for an upswing. Grant Dearlove, Colliers International’s residential managing director, sees good signs for all markets but believes longsuffering Sydney may be the first to flex it residential muscle. He likens the harbour city to a sleeping giant. Brisbane may be at the bottom of the property clock, but Colliers International believes still booming population growth will drive a market in which developers try to meet residential product demand. On that basis, the agency considers it a good

NERANG FIRST NATIONAL HELP SUPPORT-A-READER This year, Nerang State School is running a Support-A-Reader program across four year levels, involving 15 volunteers who give up their own time to listen to 64 struggling readers. The program is an important intervention in the school and because of the amount of children now involved in the program. The speed at which they are progressing through the books

means the school is now running out of reading materials to support the program. When Nerang State School put out a call for help to raise funds for the program, Nerang First National were only too happy to answer. If you would like to support the Nerang State School Support-A-Reader program, please contact Anita Wilson or Kathy Stone on 5578 1522.

time for investors in the Brisbane market. It also believes the residential sector will lead a wider property recovery, as it did during the 1990s recession. Dearlove says there are already some signs of a return to the market by apartment developers after an 18-month absence. ‘‘We are seeing developers who have options over sites exercising those options and seeking development approvals for residential apartment developments where they would have previously contemplated a commercial development,’’ he says. Dearlove says this year and next will be about securing property in areas with lasting appeal and enduring value. Nevertheless, he urges home buyers and investors to stay focused on the fundamentals of property, which he says have always been affected by the three main factors of population growth, employment and infrastructure. ‘‘It is easy to forget the long-term appreciation associated with real estate, especially when shrouded in negative press and sentiment [that] forces many to focus on the short term rather than the long-term outlook.’’ In a time of rising unemployment, it’s a big call to say the housing market is past 6 o’clock, but talking to real buyers sums up a mood hope, or at least relief that Australia seems to be escaping the worst of global financial crisis.


FIXED OR VARIABLE HOME LOANS - WHICH IS BETTER? With interest rates falling dramatically over the past few months, the key question is whether or not borrowers should fix their home loans. Almost every industry expert has a different view. Some senior economists are forecasting further large falls in the RBA cash rate whilst others say we’re nearing the bottom of the cycle. To the ordinary borrower, it can all be very confusing. Of course, the reasons for choosing a fixed rate mortgage as opposed to a variable product may differ based on individual circumstances. For first homeowners who are on a tight budget, a fixed rate mortgage is a great way to lock in a rate and know exactly what the payments will be for a few years while they are settling into their home. Fixed rates may be slightly higher than a

variable option, but if knowing the rate is locked in helps borrowers sleep at night, it can be a great option. On the other hand, a mortgage product with a variable rate may provide greater flexibility for homeowners looking at selling their property or who are looking to pay off their mortgage faster with extra repayments. So what are the main things to be aware of? A fixed rate loan may be costly to leave early The majority of fixed rate loans will charge a break cost that is based upon the economic cost to the lender of reversing the funding they have locked away for the life of the loan. So if you anticipate paying out the loan early, a variable rate option may be more appropriate.

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try to get the economy moving again. As interest rates fall residential property becomes affordable again. Unemployment can have a negative effect but if unemployment rises to 7 or 8 per cent, as most economists predict, it simply returns to the levels we saw in 2001 - the start of the last property boom. For more than 90 per cent of the population who ultimately have job security, property becomes a viable investment option. Interest rates have fallen by almost half in the past six months resulting in a rapid return of affordability for investors. Today an investor can buy a blue-chip piece of real estate and incur holding costs that are about a

tenth of what they were 12 months ago. A downturn in the sharemarket forces investors to change their strategy. Many look to preserve capital by moving assets into cash, but when interest rates fall so does the return on their deposited funds. The residential property market is the next haven because, unlike other investments that are driven purely by investors, property values are underpinned by home buyers and tenants who are looking to secure a primary need - shelter.

Do you want to pay off more than the required repayments? Most fixed rate loans limit any additional repayments to a specific amount each year (eg $5,000) and if you put more into the account, the lender could pass on any costs. Read the fine print Variable rate loans can offer more flexibility when paying the loan back early, but this could incur high exit fees with many ‘introductory’ rate loans. It’s important to understand the terms and conditions of the product that you’re applying for. Looking ahead, it seems that we may be in for several more rate cuts as variable and fixed rates continue to fall. But how far is anyone’s guess. If you’re comfortable that you can afford the repayments on your mortgage, the question of whether to fix or not comes down to what is most suitable to your individual circumstances. That means weighing up your plans for the next few years against any savings you might pick up from renegotiating your loans.

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RENTING WITH PETS – IT’S A MATTER OF RESPONSIBILITY With around two-thirds of Australian households owning a pet, there are plenty of tenants out there looking for pet-friendly accommodation – a tough ask, but one that can be overcome by being responsible. Landlords aren’t out to rid the world of pets, they just want to know that you are a responsible pet owner that will respect their concerns, and their property. Responsible pet owners make excellent long-term tenants and tend to abide by the housing rules, because they know it can be difficult to find animal-friendly accommodation elsewhere and want to avoid the difficulty of having to look for it. So, they will go to greater lengths to look after the property and keep their landlords happy.

There are a few tips pet owning tenants can keep in mind to show a prospective landlord their properties will be in safe hands. • Be a good neighbour. Provide your pet with plenty of attention and exercise, so that its physical and social needs are being met. By doing so, you will cut down on nuisance barking, one of the most common complaints of neighbours. Clean up after your pet, preventing not just a messy smelly yard, but also a serious health issue. Consider enrolling in obedience training and grooming. Nothing says ‘responsible’ to a landlord and neighbour better than a wellbehaved well-groomed pet. • Honesty. Do not try to sneak your pet into a ‘no pets allowed’ property and do not misrepresent your pet’s breed. Some pet

SIMPLE STICKER REMOVAL COULD PROVE COSTLY South East Queensland electricity distributors Energex has warned that new home buyers and tenants could face hefty fines for removing electrical disconnection seal stickers. When previous owners of tenants vacate a property, Energex switches off the power at the request of the electricity retailer and a yellow seal is attached to the main switch. The unauthorised removal of this seal

can attract a $75,000 fine or six months imprisonment under the Queensland Electricity Act. The avoid penalty, the seals must remain in place until the new owner or tenant has connected their chosen electricity retailer, who in turn will request Energex to switch the power back on. This process usually occurs within a 24-hour period.

friendly properties restrict certain breeds or have weight limits or restrict the number of pets allowed. If you are not completely honest with your landlord and get caught, this just makes landlords more hesitant to rent to pet owners. Remember, this may not just be your landlord’s rules, some municipalities have Breed Specific Legislation or Pet Limit Laws. Check with the local Council. • Show goodwill. Write up a Sample Contract to present to your potential landlord stating that you agree to abide by all of the property rules including cleaning up after your pet, keeping your pet secure and supervised at all times, ensuring your pet is friendly and approachable to neighbours and to keep your pet vaccinated and free of fleas, ticks and parasites. If it is not in your rental agreement, offer your landlord a pet deposit to make it perfectly clear that you are responsible for any damage to the property caused buy your pet. This will not only make a lasting impression, but show your landlord that you are serious about renting and that you will care for the property. Landlords should also keeping in mind that a well-managed, petfriendly rental offer can help improve their returns, broaden the pool of prospective tenants and also promote a sense of tenant safety and security. Responsible pet owners make excellent tenants because caring for pets takes as much, or more, effort and responsibility as caring for where we live. What’s important for the landlord is to have a clear set of guidelines on keeping pets on the property.


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NERANG CBD Townhouse • • • • • •

2 bedrooms Downstairs powder room Open plan living area Separate well appointed kitchen Carport plus visitor parking Small complex with low body corp fees

• Currently tenanted until October 2009 at $240 per week Price: $215,000 Web ID: 1006637 Contact: Andrew Davidson 0411 760 600

A3

NERANG You’ll Be Impressed! • • • • • • •

3 bedrooms Open plan living and dining Timber look flooring Lovely modern kitchen Covered patio area 2 air conditioning units End lot in unit block

• Auto LU garage plus loads of visitor parking nearby • Pool and tennis courts in complex Price: $259,000 Web ID: 1085923 Contact: Andrew Davidson 0411 760 600

A4

NERANG Top Property, Low Price! • Renovated ground floor unit • 2 double bedrooms • Big lounge room with timber look flooring • Good sized kitchen with loads of cupboard space • Modern bathroom

• Undercover parking space • Block of 10 with low body corp fees • Located close to train station Price: $259,000 Web ID: 1093725 Contact: Susie Gale 0406 901 350

HIGHLAND PARK Close To Everything! • Two bedrooms • Spacious open plan design downstairs • Well sized functional kitchen • Downstairs powder room • Rear covered patio • LU garage

• Pool and tennis court in complex • Walk to local amenities - shops, schools, pool, video store and more! Price: $265,000 Web ID: 1090097 Contact: Paul Moitzi 0423 589 958 Robert Lewis 0411 342 326

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A5

CARRARA Terrific Block, Awesome Views • 640m2 lot • Elevated and slightly sloping • Build a 2 story home to get awesome views • Surrounded by quality homes in a prestige estate • 360 degree views from Surfers

to the Hinterland • Easy M1 access without the noise! Price: $279,000 Web ID: 1086159 Contact: Ray Ellis 0407 116 559 Joanne Ellis 0438 126 312

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HIGHLAND PARK Nest Or Invest! • 3 good sized bedrooms • Tri-level design • Spacious living with raked ceilings • Functional kitchen with plenty of room • Downstairs powder room

• Shady, private front & rear patios • LU garage plus shaded parking bay • Pool and tennis court in complex Price: $297,000 Web ID: 1120110 Contact: Robert Lewis 0411 342 326 Paul Moitzi 0423 589 958

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B2

NERANG Perfect Position & Presentation! • • • • • • •

Two double bedrooms Open plan design Stunning modern kitchen Air conditioning Downstairs powder room Small complex with pool LU garage with internal access

• Short walk to all CBD amenities • It’ll be love at first sight! Price: $305,000 Web ID: 1120122 Contact: Robert Lewis 0411 342 326 Paul Moitzi 0423 589 958

HELENSVALE Gated Complex, Free Standing House • • • • •

B3

• Schools, shops & playgrounds only a short walk away • Pets up to 10kg are welcome Price: $324,000 Web ID: 1080246 Contact: Robert Lewis 0411 342 326 Paul Moitzi 0423 589 958

B4

CARRARA Reach Out And Touch The Coast! • 796m2 vacant lot • Elevated corner block • 270 degree views from Burleigh to Main Beach • New estate in popular Carrara • Central to everything on the Coast

• Easy M1 access • Take a drive past, experience the views! Price: $351,000 Web ID: 1075872 Contact: Susie Gale 0406 901 350

NERANG Great First Home! • • • • •

4 bedrooms Extensive tiling throughout Open plan living Air conditioning Good sized kitchen with plenty of cupboard space • Private fenced yard

• Covered outdoor entertaining area • Conveniently located only minutes from Nerang CBD schools & shops. Price: $369,000 Web ID: 1106852 Contact: Ray Ellis 0407 116 559 Joanne Ellis 0438 126 312

B6

B5

UPPER COOMERA Impressive Modern Townhouse • • • • • •

3 bedrooms, ensuite to master Open plan living area Spacious open kitchen Auto LU garage Security gated complex with massive pool, BBQ area and onsite manager

4 big bedrooms, ensuite Large study or office Beautiful modern kitchen Spacious open living Air conditioning Great sized private garden with paved entertaining area

• PET FRIENDLY complex with pool and BBQ area • Plus lots more... Price: $397,000 Web ID: 1106138 Contact: Susie Gale 0406 901 350

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MAUDSLAND Acreage Block, Prestige Estate • 4060m2 building block • Elevated with lovely bush outlook • Corner block with great frontage • Surrounded by prestige acreage homes

• Town water • Located in Lakeview Downs Estate • Only minutes to CBD Price: $399,000 Web ID: 1037421 Contact: Andrew Davidson 0411 760 600

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HIGHLAND PARK TLC Required! • Big backyard with large garden shed • Roll up your sleeves and break out the paint brush...

• 3 bedrooms, ensuite to master • Separate lounge and dining • Good sized kitchen with adjoining family room Price: • Huge enclosed entertaining area Web ID: • Air conditioning Contact: • Double garage with workshop

$399,000 1047399 Ray Ellis 0407 116 559 Joanne Ellis 0438 126 312

NERANG The Perfect Renovator! • Three bedrooms, ensuite • Open plan living • Large, flat landscaped 1100m2 block • Private tropical inground pool • Kids cubby house • Double LU garage

C3

• Fully fenced yard • Sensational renovator for the right person Auction: 29th August 2009 Web ID: 1120691 Contact: Shawn Barber 0404 257 243

C4

HIGHLAND PARK Views From The Outlook • Enjoy dazzling panoramic views of the Gold Coast & Ocean • Ideal quiet cul d sac position to capture uninterrupted views • Surrounded by prestige homes in sought after Highland Park’s “Outlook Estate”

• 689m2 prestige vacant land site • Located only 15 minutes to Gold Coast beaches and entertainment Price: $419,000 Web ID: 935699 Contact: Robert Lewis 0411 342 326

NERANG Warm & Welcoming • 3 generous bedrooms • Split level living area with raised dining area and built in bar • Tall raked cathedral ceilings • Large kitchen/dining area • Charming internal brickwork • Air conditioning

• Rear covered entertaining area • Fully fenced inground plunge pool • LU garage, carport plus shade sail Price: $419,000 Web ID: 1115969 Contact: Robert Lewis 0411 342 326 Paul Moitzi 0423 589 958

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C5

NERANG Character Home, Prestige Area! • Double brick construction • 3 bedrooms, ensuite to master • Open plan design with cathedral ceilings • 577m2 leafy private lot backing onto parkland • Inground pool

• Covered poolside entertaining area • Quiet cul-de sac location in a highly sought after street Price: $449,000 Web ID: 1106862 Contact: Ray Ellis 0407 116 559 Joanne Ellis 0438 126 312

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ASHMORE Position And Dual Living Potential! • • • •

4 large bedrooms Bathroom to each level Large lounge room with balcony Great sized kitchen with adjoining dining area • Separate family or rumpus • Air conditioning

• Big downstairs living area with bathroom - perfect for dual living! • Double shade sail car parking Price: $469,000 Web ID: 1097090 Contact: Julie Morgan-Kemp 0409 870 301

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LOWER BEECHMONT Living High, Living Big! • Wide, covered wrap around deck • Good sized landscaped yard • Double carport plus off road parking

• • • • •

5 bedrooms plus study 2 main bathrooms Spacious open plan living Extra large, modern kitchen Price: Air conditioning plus Web ID: combustion fireplace Contact: • Big downstairs living area/rumpus

Offers Over $490,000 1106122 Ray Ellis 0407 116 559 Joanne Ellis 0438 126 312

GILSTON Stylish And Sophisticated • • • • • • •

D3

3 bedrooms, ensuite to master Open plan living and dining Combustion fireplace Beautiful modern kitchen Timber flooring Wide, full length covered deck with amazing coastal views

• Double carport with workshed • 6033m2 lot with bush surrounds • Only 12 minutes to Nerang CBD Price: $499,000 Web ID: 1106159 Contact: Ray Ellis 0407 116 559 Joanne Ellis 0438 126 312

D5

Price: $499,000 Web ID: 1102632 Contact: Andrew Davidson 0411 760 600

CARRARA Perfect Position, Brilliant Block! • • • • • •

Open plan, split level design 3 bedrooms plus study Ensuite to master Tall raked, pitched ceilings Spacious lounge room Separate open family and dining room

• Large functional kitchen • Gigantic 1385m2 corner lot • Plenty of off road parking Auction: 22nd August 2009 Web ID: 1106112 Contact: Paul Moitzi 0423 589 958 Robert Lewis 0411 342 326

D6

CLAGIRABA Acreage Diamond • • • • • • •

undercover area & new pool • Landscaped lot backing to reserve • Double LU garage

D4

LOWER BEECHMONT Acreage with Awesome Views • • • • • •

2 year old home 4 bedrooms, ensuite to master Lovely formal lounge room Open plan family & dining area Ultra modern kitchen Air conditioning Massive entertaining deck with

2.5 acre property Four bedrooms Open plan tiled living Air conditioning Extra large, eat in kitchen Shaded inground pool Pad cut for a 7mx7.5m shed

• Double carport • Surrounded by state forest with horse riding trail to rear of property Price: $525,000 Web ID: 1120699 Contact: Steven Hayes 0421 643 871

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HIGHLAND PARK Let Me Entertain You! • 3 bedrooms plus study • Ensuite to master • Formal lounge with plenty of natural lighting • Large tiled family room • Air conditioning • Fantastic inground salt pool

• Large covered outdoor living areas • Double LU garage • Walk to schools, shops & transport Price: $529,000 Web ID: 1061430 Contact: Robert Lewis 0411 342 326 Paul Moitzi 0423 589 958

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HIGHLAND PARK Ocean Views, Prestige Position walls in place • Soil test, contour plans and covenants available

• Located in the prestigious Outlook estate • Massive 1024m2 usable lot • Views of Surfers Paradise to Price: $529,000 Coolangatta and the western Web ID: 1101688 hinterland area • 3 fenced boundaries, all retaining Contact: Shawn Barber 0404 257 243

CARRARA Your Own Gold Star Cinema! • 3 bedrooms, ensuite to master • Separate & spacious living areas • Magic kitchen with Blanco appliances • Magnificent purpose built cinema lounge; fully equipped • Ducted air conditioning

E3

Price: $559,000 Web ID: 1090368 Contact: Susie Gale 0406 901 350

E4

NERANG Spacious In Style and Size • • • • • • •

• 14x4m hardwood merbau deck • Private inground pool • Double auto garaging

4 bedrooms plus office Ensuite to master Dual living potential 3 separate living areas Beautiful modern kitchen Undercover entertaining area Workshop with power

• Inground pool with bar area • Double carport plus secure off road parking for bikes, trailers etc. Price: $569,000 Web ID: 1115319 Contact: Julie Morgan-Kemp 0409 870 301

E5

MUDGEERABA Beautiful Nature Surrounds • • • • • •

• Established gardens with water tank 4 bedrooms, ensuite to master • Double LU garage Beautiful modern kitchen • 4932m2 lot with bushland outlook Spacious formal lounge room Ducted air conditioning Price: $619,000 Open plan informal living & dining Web ID: 1072088 Massive covered entertaining Contact: Julie Morgan-Kemp 0409870301 deck plus 2nd deck with spa Steven Hayes 0421 643 871

E6

GILSTON Delightful Dual Living Home • 4 bedrooms, ensuite to master • Self contained 2 bedroom granny flat with own entrance • Expansive open plan living area • Stunning big modern kitchen • Separate family room • Air conditioning & 9ft ceilings

• Huge covered outdoor entertaining area • Double LU garage Price: $619,000 Web ID: 1090120 Contact: Ray Ellis 0407 116 559 Joanne Ellis 0438 126 312

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GAVEN Attention Tradies, Truckies, Boys With Toys! • 3 bedrooms, ensuite • Formal lounge with open fireplace, separate family room • Air conditioning • Double garage converted to extra living space - easily reversed • Huge30 x 8.5m workshed

• Massive bird aviary • Undercover entertaining area • Fully fenced 5277m2 lot with dam Price: $630,000 Web ID: 1097109 Contact: Susie Gale 0406 901 350

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F2

LABRADOR Terrific Duplex Pair On 1 Title Each Features: • 2 bedrooms • Open plan tiled living • Air conditioning • Good size kitchen with dishwasher • Private front courtyard

• Flat backyard with covered patio • Auto LU garage • Fully fenced and backing to reserve Price: $640,000 Web ID: 1090128 Contact: Shawn Barber 0404 257 243

GAVEN A Breath Of Country Air • • • • • • •

F3

• Double LU auto carport, double garage plus 6x6m shed • 4005m2 usable acreage lot Price: $699,000 Web ID: 1078295 Contact: Julie Morgan-Kemp 0409870301 Steven Hayes 0421 643 871

F4

HIGHLAND PARK Grandeur with Amazing Views • • • • • • •

4 bedrooms, ensuite to master Very generous office/study Separate living areas Modern country style kitchen Air conditioning plus ceiling fans Covered entertainment patio 70,000L pool with shade sail

• Sauna for relaxing in after work Architectually designed 3 generous bedrooms plus office • Double auto LU garage plus auto security gate 3 bathrooms Massive open main living area Price: $775,000 Gourmet kitchen Web ID: 1055143 Large 12m inground pool Contact: Robert Lewis 0411 342 326 2 levels of outdoor entertaining Paul Moitzi 0423 589 958

GUANABA P Private rivate Horse Lover’s Retreat • • • • •

3 bedrooms, ensuite to master Formal lounge room Air con, combustion fireplace Extra large family room Rear timber deck plus wide front patio • Private inground pool

• Extra tall double carport, single carport plus huge 2 bay shed • Massive 8.45 acre lot with dam Price: $785,000 Web ID: 1093664 Contact: Paul Moitzi 0423 589 958 Robert Lewis 0411 342 326

LOWER BEECHMONT On Top Of The World

F5

Superbly built, this immaculate modern home is quality built with many features exceeding Australian standards & offers serenity, space & wildlife at your back door. Relax on the rear deck or take up a hobby in the 12x7.5m shed! • Modern spacious steel frame home • 4 bedrooms, walk in robe and stunning ensuite with spa to master • Classic timber double door entry with stone pitched features • Spacious formal lounge and dining rooms • Large modern kitchen with huge walk in pantry • Informal living and dining areas • Undercover entertaining deck with bush outlook • 12 x 7.5m double bay shed with power, water and extra carport • Double LU garage with internal access • Beautiful landscaping with impeccable stone retaining walls • 6132m2 (1.52acres approx) lot Price: $799,000 Contact: Steven Hayes 0421 643871 or Julie Morgan-Kemp 0409 870301 Web ID: 1014693

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EMERALD LAKES - CARRARA Prestige Waterfront Living

G1

Enjoy absolute waterfront living in the stunning Emerald Lakes community. Only 3 years old & boasting the best in finishings & technology, you’ll also have the advantage of the close by cafes, boutique shops, & a central location! • 3 bedrooms plus 6x6 gabled loft - great 4th bedroom • Executive master suite with walk in robe, ensuite with spa bath plus private balcony with Surfers views • Ultra modern kitchen with stone benchtops and gas appliances • Hard wired fibre optic internet with super fast speed • Covered al fresco dining area looking to the water • Ducted air conditioning, alarm system, Vaccu-maid • Secure grassed yard with established gardens • Double LU garage with golf cart storage plus off road parking • Enjoy lakeside walks, resort style pool, tennis & golf course access • Pets up to 10kg welcome! Price: $839,000 Contact: Robert Lewis on 0411 342 326 Web ID: 1085980

NERANG - SURFERS COUNTRY One Of A Kind Acreage Treasure

G2

This unique 50 square, 4 bedroom masterpiece will astound you. Styles from a past era combine with ultra modern touches throughout to create an encapsulating atmosphere of prestige and homeliness. • Four double bedrooms • Modern ensuite plus 2 main bathrooms • Awesome, huge ultra modern kitchen with gas cooking, granite benches and massive island bench • Formal sunken lounge with open fireplace • Sports room with large wet bar and sunken seating area • Expansive sunroom and family areas • Inground pool and spa plus indoor sauna • Extra large gazebo style BBQ area • Double LU garage, triple carport plus extra tall carport • 5339m2 prestige lot in sought after Surfers Country Estate Price: $949,000 Contact: Ray Ellis 0407 116 559 or Joanne Ellis 0438 126 312 Web ID: 1115367

CLAGIRABA A Prestige Equestrian Oasis

G3

If you are an avid horse lover, this 14 acre property is perfect for you. Situated in the sought after Clagiraba/Guanaba valley, it offers a secluded & tranquil location, yet only 20 mins to beaches & 8 minutes to shopping. • Fully renovated and re-wired home - looks like new! • 3 bedrooms with ensuite plus office or storage downstairs • Air conditioning plus ceiling fans, fully insulated • 60 x 20m ELD dressage arena with mirrors • 6 stables plus tack room and feed shed • Round yard plus 4 large day yards with post & rail fencing. • 3 large paddocks with electric fencing • 2 dams plus bore and permanently running creek • Renovated workers cottage • Inground pool • 7 x 10 x3.5 3 bay shed - extra height for horse floats Price: $1,200,000 Contact: Steven Hayes 0421 643 871 or Julie Morgan-Kemp 0409 870 301 Web ID: 1098875

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We Put You First Wonderful service from your agency. Shawn was fantastic.Very thorough and always accessible. Always helpful, honest and had our best interest at heart. Went above and beyond what any other agent was prepared to do and found ways to help us save money. Grant MacCombie Andrew was very helpful and the house is coming up great! Tahlia Helmreich & Kristian Garoni We were very happy with everything to do with our dealings with First National. Teina Maoate Andrew was, we believe the key to our successful transition from home vendor to new home owner. We would argue that he exhibits the following characteristics of a first rate real estate agent and also a genuine human being. David and Cynthia Hugo Susie Gale is excellent in her work. She to me is more than a real estate person. Her warmth and caring means so much. Julie Brown

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