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The Latest Report On Cairns
January 31, 2017
This is the latest report from Rick Carr at HTW Valuers."Cairns has experienced mixed economic indicators over the last month. Tourism and employment remain positive but job advertising, property and construction indicators have slowed. Cairns overall continues to improve but the pace of improvement...
Electronic Signatures State By State
January 25, 2017
The current waters are still a little murky in relation to the use of electronic signatures. According to white papers released by CoreLogic on the use of DocuSign, an electronic signatures software product, electronic signatures are legal in most Australian Jurisdictions.Rundl, powered by progressi...
Non-major cuts mortgage rates
January 18, 2017
A Queensland-based bank has today announced discounts on both variable and fixed rates for both owner-occupied and investment loans.Auswide Bank today revealed its summer offer for new residential owner occupied and investment home loans used for purchase or refinance, just weeks after announcing si...
Good signs as the Cairns property market makes an active start to 2017
January 13, 2017
THE Cairns property market has started the new year in flying form.Several deals have already been struck in the early days of 2017, leaving local real estate experts upbeat about the months ahead.Local couple Corey and Amanda Vecchio on Wednesday became the owners of a new four-bedroom Smithfield h...
LED Kitchen Splashbacks
January 13, 2017
Excellent product by a Canadian company All Things L.E.D. based out of Saskatoon, SK LED digital kitchen backsplash demo. Introductory prices starting at $149.99 Canadian per square foot.
Cairns Watch from HTW
January 13, 2017
The December Cairns Watch Report from HTW has some interesting figures on the Cairns Property Market, it makes for a very interesting reading indeed. Click on the link to download the full report. 
NOW SELLING – The First Chapter of Nova City Cairns – “NOVA LIGHT”
December 21, 2016
A BOLD NEW WORLD!
3:56:01 PMNova Light the first of seven tower development in the heart of Cairns. Positioned at the entrance to Nova City, his highly anticipated residential tower will be a landmark of shimmering beauty on the Cairns city skyline. Nova Light will be home to 187 contemporary one, two bedroom apartme...
What the US rate rise means for Australia
December 15, 2016
THE US Federal Reserve has finally hiked rates, but don’t panic.It’s good news for Australia, and the Reserve Bank isn’t going to rush to raise rates just yet, economists say.“The resumption of Fed rate hikes is a sign the world’s biggest economy is doing well,” AMP Capital chief economist Dr Shane ...
BRIEF OVERVIEW - Cairns Economy
December 15, 2016
There is a particular positive for the economy of Far North Queensland, which is, the falling value of the Australian dollar…This is bringing more overseas and domestic tourists to Cairns, thereby enhancing opportunity for employment and increasing demand for accommodation.Direct flights Cairns- Auc...
‘RBA will cut again’, says economist
December 14, 2016
A leading Australian economist has predicted that the Reserve Bank of Australia will “reluctantly” cut interest rates next year, due to concern over house prices.There has been ongoing speculation that the cash rate could rise next year, following on from four months of record-low interest levels (o...
CPO Christmas Colouring In Comp
December 14, 2016
Merry Christmas from the CPO REDLYNCH gang. Download the pic or pop into the office for one and enter our Xmas colouring in comp.4 Christmas Packs To Be Won. From 0 - 7 Years and 8 - 13 years. Just Click On The Link Below and Print It Out. Like Our Facebook Page, Colour It In And Drop It Off To Us. ...
'Trump effect' begins to bite borrowers as fixed-rate mortgages increase
November 16, 2016
The nation's biggest non-bank lender, Firstmac, and nine other lenders are raising fixed rate mortgages in a move known as the 'Trump effect,' according to lenders and market analysts.These mortgages are being raised by up to 45 basis points.Firstmac's rates for owner-occupiers and investors on one ...
Nova City Ramps Up
October 12, 2016
Sales campaigns across Asia including Japan, Malaysia, China and the developer's home country of Singapore are gathering pace with glossy brochures, social media campaigns and a slick video all hitting the market in recent weeks.The sales pitch includes apartments available for purchase in the first...
National House Prices
September 30, 2016
The national housing market has recorded a slight decline in median house and unit values over August 2016 according to the Residex median value index. The falls in median values have been fairly broad-based across the country. The August figures are detailed in Table 1 below (note that Residex medi...
Super hope for first home buyers
September 29, 2016
FOR young first home buyers struggling to scrape together enough for a deposit, seeing tens of thousands of dollars locked away in their superannuation can be painful.But the holy grail of tapping into that cash to get a foot on the property ladder may be one step closer, following a new ruling by t...
Property investor confidence remains strong
September 27, 2016
According to the survey, 72% of investors are not worried about the potential removal of negative gearing and only 2% think that the currently available negative gearing concessions are the key attraction of real estate investment. Moreover, the survey shows that almost half (47%) of property inv...
Cairns Economy
September 27, 2016
Brief Overview
BRIEF OVERVIEW - Cairns Economy – September, 2016.

We are informed redundancies, during the 2016 year, have caused many in residence in the Cairns Region to leave the area in search of work in more populated locations. Information source:  Lifeline employee working in the furniture removals dep...

Pricing Your Property
September 16, 2016
Getting your price right is so important. It is very important in the first two weeks of your property being on the market. If the price is right you will actually sell for a higher price. Because if the property is over priced, no buyers will contact the agent, the property will be on the market lo...
Cairns holding "steady"
September 14, 2016

Cairns is holding “steady”, according to the latest data from national property experts. Corelogic released its Regional Market Update for the June quarter yesterday, which has shown a 1.1 per cent rise in house prices and a minimal 0.1 per cent growth in unit values in the 12 months to May 2...

Using Equity to Build your Property Folio
September 14, 2016
Whether you have one investment property or a multimillion-dollar portfolio, you can use equity to fast-track your asset acquisition. So how does it work and how can you get more of it? - click here
Glenn Stevens Has Discomfort
September 9, 2016
Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens has conceded that he has "some discomfort' about rising Sydney house prices, but argued that these concerns need to be weighed up against the need to stimulate economic activity across the nation. He said the Reserve Bank remained confident there was little eviden...
Who should pay for marketing your home?
August 15, 2016
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Non-major slashes mortgage rates by half a per cent
August 15, 2016
A non-major bank has today announced a range of rate cuts across a number of home loan products for both investors and owner-occupiers.Heritage Bank has today announced reductions of up to 0.50 per cent on new fixed rate home loans for both owner-occupiers and investors.Owner-occupier fixed rates wi...
RBA to play ‘greater regulatory role’ in real estate
August 15, 2016
JP Morgan says the central bank and prudential regulator will increase their regulatory oversight of the residential property market independent of cash rate movements.Speaking at a breakfast event hosted by the Property Council of Australia late last month, JP Morgan vice president of real estate r...
Cairns Property Market Update
August 12, 2016
The Cairns Economy continues to experience extremely positive tourism activity indicators but continues to be impacted by a negative labour market. Meanwhile in the Property Sales Market demand has cooled and price growth has flattened, while in the Rental Market, vacancy rates have tightened sharpl...
Houses Vs Units
August 12, 2016
One question Investors often ask is 'will a House or a Unit provide better depreciation deductions?' Recent changes outline in TR 2015/3 mean more Owners of Apartments and Units can claim deductions for common Property assets. Click here to read more.
Low inflation paves way for rate cut
August 1, 2016
The Reserve Bank of Australia will be under “huge pressure” to cut the official cash rate on Tuesday following the release of the June quarter inflation figures last week, according to an Australian equities manager.The June quarter consumer price index figures, released by the Australian Bureau of ...
5 Signs your Property is a Drug Lab
July 29, 2016
1. Unauthorised modifications to the property.2. Irregular activity.3. Visible damage.4. Unusual items on site.5. Suspicious dealings.To view the full article click here.
Is it a Renter's Market?
July 29, 2016
National rental figures produced by CoreLogic show that for the year ending May 2016, weekly rents in the combined captial cities of Australia fell by -0.3 per cent. To read the full article click here.
Sun Lovers fly North for Winter Warm Up
July 14, 2016
Qantas data showed the winter school holidays was the most popular time to travel, with increase of 20% on most routes. Click here to continue reading
Property on the build
July 14, 2016
A dip of 4.1% in the city's March quarter median house prices. Click Here to keep reading.
Buying property with your self-managed super fund
July 11, 2016
There are great benefits associated with buying property through your self-managed super fund (SMSF) – namely tax advantages. For example, your super fund is taxed at 15 per cent – which is likely to be considerably less than your personal tax rate. But while there are clear benefits associated with...
Lagoon first for Australia
Lagoon first for Australia
A $1.5million 2.2ha lagoon will form the centerpiece of a new $200million residential development at Caravonic...
Market Wrap..........
July 7, 2016
Now the election is over, we may see a more positive market, but maybe with the problems the parties have in claiming victory and not having a government formed, could impact on the market. Then there was Brexit, this did seem to effect buyers moving over from the UK, making their purchasing power d...
Boost to grant of little use for most
July 7, 2016
A BOOST to the Great Start Grant might be welcome news to first homebuyers wnting tobuild, but an increase in stamp duty for overseas buyers may stifle investment.Urban Development Institute of Australia Queensland branch president Adam Gowlett said the Great Start Boost – which will now rise from $...
Invest Cairns Magazine
July 7, 2016
The Cairns Post has a great magazine, chock full of information about the Cairns market and why you should invest in the region. Cairns is becoming the powerhouse of the north. Our market is performing much better than other towns and cities in the North Queensland region. Click here to get your fro...
FNQ expected to feature ‘prominently’ in $5 billion Northern Australia funding scheme
July 7, 2016
EXPECTATIONS are high in Cairns with a $5 billion Northern Australia loan scheme kicking into gear this week.Queensland LNP Senator Ian Macdonald was yesterday a guest speaker at a Cairns Chamber of Commerce business function, where he outlined the progress of the Northern Australia Development Whit...
$200 Million Development At Caravonica
July 7, 2016
Deicke Richards developed the master plan for this planned $200m waterside community, providing detailed site analysis, an urban design framework and built form principles.The 33ha site is about 11km north of the Cairns CBD in Caravonica. The development proposes a range of housing types with a trop...
Cairns Watch
June 30, 2016
There has been a slight drop in the market. We have been feeling this for a while, mostly due to the election. We generally see a burst in the market after the election is over. We will see if that is to happen next week.The Cairns median house price has softened in recent months, with the median ho...
Busting the 5 myths about negative gearing
June 28, 2016
There is so much misinformation about negative gearing on both sides; its become such a political issue - and just trying to find someone who can give us the facts is really difficult. Click here for the full article.
Fences and the law
June 27, 2016
WHAT IS A DIVIDING FENCE?A dividing fence is generally constructed on the common boundary line of adjoining land. A fence is a structure, ditch or embankment, or a hedge or similar vegetation barrier, natural or artificial watercourse, enclosing any land, whether or not it extends along the whole bo...
Will The Election Raise Rents?
June 22, 2016
Tenants maybe walking into the polling booths worried about if their rents will go up or not?About one in four dwellings in Australia are owned by investors, if negative gearing on investment properties is played with too much, investors maybe less likely to purchase or build a property as an invest...
Catch Up On Our Hot Properties
June 19, 2016
With Kerry Ah Chin from our city office, Shane hosts Property Plus on StarFM 102.70 every Saturday morning from 8am, you can catch up with all our hottest properties and some other real estate goss, he also appears on the John Mckenzie show regularly which in on 4CA 846am.
Queensland Government ups first home buyer grant
June 18, 2016
In Queensland, first home buyers also have an incentive to enter the property market, with the Queensland Government confirming that the first home buyer grant is being increased to $20,000 from 1 July, for a period of 12 months.The grant currently stands at $15,000 and is offered to people who buy ...
Cairns update from the CPO Principal/Directors
March 1, 2016
Vacancy rates in the residential sector have been steadily rising but this could be only temporary if the developments that we have been expecting to happen this year do come to fruition . The construction industry is an important contributor to investment and confidence.
February CairnsWatch Market Report
March 1, 2016
Click here to access the latest CairnsWatch property reported published by Herron Todd White.There are no major changes this month: property prices continue their very slow increase, and rental vacancy rates in general remain just below balanced market supply, however our office has noticed a recent...
What is the 7 year Property Cycle?
February 17, 2016
An interesting Q&A about property cycles and the factors that influence them.CLICK HERE to read the article
Landlords Protection Insurance
May 26, 2015
Do you really need Landlord Protection Insurance?
If you are uncertain why or if you need to have this type of insurance, this article provides some great information.At Cairns Property Office Rentals we strongly advise all our property owners obtain Landlord Protection Insurance for their investment property/s.
Ongoing Training for our Property Managers
May 19, 2015
Cairns Property Office Rentals Team recently attended the Stacey Holt Real Estate Excellence Training held here in Cairns.
With hefty penalties for non-compliance, it is definitely the best option for owners to have their investment properties comprehensively and professionally managed on a full time basis by qualified, competent staff.Our close knit team consistently attends legislation updates and necessary training r...
Tenant Holding Deposits
March 5, 2015
When is a new tenancy 'locked in'?
After a tenant pays a holding deposit they enter a 48 hour 'holding period' in which they can still legally change their mind about the tenancy.Although this rarely happens, it's important to be aware of this time period so you know when a new tenancy is 'locked in' and you can breathe a sigh of rel...
A Word from the Principal
June 30, 2014
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RTA FACT SHEET
June 27, 2014
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Why Choose CPO Rentals
June 27, 2014
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AQUIS
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Progress in the Far North
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Cairns is Moving Forward
August 11, 2011
THE population of the Far North has continued to grow, faster than experts were expecting.
The region's population is 275,058, far ahead is North Queensland (231,628), the Northern Territory (229,711), Mackay (176,2360) and Fitzroy (223,516), according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures at June 2010. In the year to June 30, 2010, the population grew by more than 100 p...
At Last Some GOOD News
August 11, 2011
Bligh's $140 million Building Boost to stimulate housing sector
Premier Anna Bligh and Treasurer Andrew Fraser have announced major reforms to the state's housing sector to boost construction jobs and make new housing more affordable. The Queensland Building Boost is a six month, $140 million initiative that will provide a $10,000 grant for all Queenslanders co...