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Fortnightly Update (27/01/2022) – Ray White Cairns Beaches

By Rhys Southern
Hello Readers,
Welcome to this fortnight’s edition of our Newsletter.
Exciting news this week as Land Salesperson extraordinaire, Jackson James and his partner Ericka, welcomed a baby boy into the world – their first child. Both the new mum and baby are doing very well and the newborn is a welcomed addition to the Ray White family! From all your colleagues here at Ray White, we extend a hearty congratulations to the couple and their new bundle of joy.
The week was also rewarding for Jackson James in another context – being announced the 2021 Staff Member of the Year for Ray White Cairns Beaches and Ray White Smithfield!
During a year of some exceptional results by the office teams, Jackson won through a performance of over 120 sales within the year and was awarded the Top 5 Sales Agents for Ray White Queensland! We celebrate Jackson’s tremendous achievements throughout 2021!
Jackson James and his newborn son
Jackson James, 2021 Staff Member of the Year
Within this Edition we will provide information on the following:
– Cairns’ Economy Receives Huge Boost
– Increasing Rents and Declining Availability
– A Sales Market Like Never Before
– Buying Sight Unseen – What to consider when buying and selling
– Sign-on Day – Trinity Beach Bulldogs Netball Club
Cairns’ Economy Receives Huge Boost
A huge boost to Cairns’ economy was declared on the back of the announcement of the major Naval Ship maintenance contract worth a total of $84 million. The deal comprises a $70 million contract with the Australian Defence Force over a five-year duration, while a separate deal was made alongside Defence solutions company, BAE Systems Australia, amounting to $14.3 million.
The Cairns-based company, NORSTA Maritime, which won the contract, are already advertising for qualified tradespersons to fill the required roles. More than 200 businesses located in the Cairns locality are expected to benefit from the announcement, which is set to be a healthy increase to local employment prospects. Apprenticeships, no doubt, will also be in the offer and represents great career opportunities for those looking to enter the field.
Image Courtesy of Cairns Post
Increasing Rents and Declining Availability
Owners of investment properties are seeing a strong lift in rental incomes due to the lack of availability of houses and units. The increase in rental prices naturally equates to a percentage increase in the invested dollar amount. When the interest return on deposited monies is at an all-time low, we urge investors to view the property as a very consistent revenue/return vehicle.
If you require any more information on today’s Rental market, do not hesitate to contact Ray White Smithfield’s Co-Principal and Rental Manager, Joseph Indorato on0412 246 604.
Trinity Beach, Queensland
A Sales Market Like Never Before
Never in recent history have we seen the current level of ‘For Sale’ property. Following the short Christmas lull, buyers have attacked our local market with a vengeance, with all properties attracting multiple offers. The residential property market within Cairns performed exceptionally well throughout 2021, with sales volumes and prices both exceeding expectations. The market, therefore, remains a ‘Seller’s Market’ – a trend I expect to continue during 2022.
May we assist you with the sale of your property?
If you require any more information on today’s Real Estate market, do not hesitate to contact Paul Stirling on 0418 774 353.
See below recent sales since January, 2022:
Buying Sight Unseen – What to consider when buying and selling
Would you buy a house, even if you had never physically seen it, let alone been inside? Across Australia, we are now seeing more homes being sold sight unseen. So why are so many people buying sight unseen?
Sign-on Day – Trinity Beach Bulldogs Netball Club
Our sponsorship partner and fellow local organisation, Trinity Beach Bulldogs Netball Club, are hosting a sign-on day for any new persons interested in joining Netball for the 2022 season.
Save the date!
When: Sunday 30th January 2022
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Trinity Beach Sports Club, Trinity Beach
Trinity Beach Bulldogs Netball Club is also looking for new Coaches and Umpires for 2022. Expressions of Interest for Coach and Umpire positions can be emailed to  or by calling Olivia on 0438 787 770.
More information regarding sign-on details can be found here on the club’s newFacebook Page.
11 Baway Close, Caravonica
3 Bed 1 Bath 1 Car
Auction – Saturday 5th February, 9:30am – On-site
A great opportunity on a large 782m² block.
This home is located in a great area of Caravonica, has plenty of space and will allow for future improvements. The house is set in a great position, providing a large front yard and an expansive backyard which includes a beautiful inground pool.
Troy McGuane from Ray White presents: 11 Baway Close, Caravonica.
  • Three large bedrooms with split air-conditioning units.
  • Open-plan living and dining area.
  • Large covered outdoor patio looking over the pool.
  • Surrounded by mountains providing an ideal setting.
  • Large pantry off the well-designed kitchen.
  • Fully-fenced yard.
For more details, please call Troy McGuane 0423 337 715.
To be Auctioned on the 5th of February, 2022 – 9:30am – Onsite.
* To view the Live Auction on the 5th of February, register your interest or for Online Bidder Registration, please follow this link to our Auctions Live platform –
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