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Fortnightly Update – Ray White Cairns Beaches

Welcome to the Ray White Cairns Beaches & Smithfield Fortnightly Update

As we begin to close down November & head into the final month of 2018 within this newsletter we review some market happenings.

Against all economic fundamentals at play in the local market, property prices in sectors have fallen a few percentage points as has the volume of property transactions - except during this final quarter!
The rental market remains extremely challenged in that more & more people are requiring rental accommodation but the take up of new housing by investors has stalled.
I believe a positive change is on the near horizon.

Sales Number Increase

As is expected between October and February each year, the volume of sale via increased buyer enquiry has increased!
Sale numbers in October surpassed the previous high which was recorded in January. Given the sales “on the board” now and the amount of contract negotiations currently occurring I am in no doubt that the result for this month will be equally as strong. Many owners are frustrated about the lack of capital gain over the short or longer periods of time they have owned their Cairns’ properties, however, at least our market prices have not retracted at the rate of such towns as Townsville, Mackay and Gladstone.
Our housing stock to offer buyers is declining quickly, so if you are considering selling your property, please let us demonstrate how to gain the best market result!

Written Reports – Invaluable

A written report on how to sales a property is progressing, and the genuine buyer feedback is a key element of the agent’s role. The report provides an owner with buyer information ad market feedback and conditions and by reading through it allows the owner the opportunity to absorb and contemplate the information/evidence and interest from the market for their property.
The decision by a seller to accept a price to sell (or not) is a business style decision which his best made when all the evidence and statistics are to hand. A correctly formed report will give you the evidence.

Did you Say AirBnB

Hynes Legal brings us an interesting article on Body Corporate’s and AirBnB.
With the current legislation can you prevent an owner from using their home for the purpose of AirBnB Hynes Legal - Can a Queensland Body Corporate stop AirBnB?


The Country scorches under record temperatures being felt across our nation and Cairns is no exception!
The region managed to break all records for the month of November with temperatures soaring to 43.6 degrees smashing the last record set back in 1923. Storms Bring Relief from Record Breaking Temperatures.
As we all try to keep cool indoors and out of the harsh tropical sun we rely on air conditioning to be running both effectively and efficiently.
Service of your air conditioner will prolong its life and ensure that we have less call outs over the Summer months. Service costs start from $77.00 per air- conditioning unit. If you wish to arrange to have your air-conditioner's serviced contact our office

Till Next Time.
Best Regards,
Paul, Joe & The Team
Ray White Cairns Beaches / Ray White Smithfield