Top 5 News Stories of the Month
What’s been making headlines this month in the world of property? Here’s the REIQ’s top five news stories for September, decided by you – our readers.
Increased under- and unemployment and a dampening economy have left many Queenslanders in economic hardship. It’s also, however, improved our overall financial consciousness. Find out why.
Queensland real estate’s up-and-comers get a lot of attention, but our industry’s veterans deserve just as much limelight. Jean Hamer has been in the game for 53 years – with no plans of slowing down. Read her story.
The REIQ is calling on all political parties to remember the critical contributions of Queensland’s real estate sector to the local economy, as the State election draws closer. The industry body is calling for reforms to ten policy, legislative and incentive areas to ensure that Queensland’s property market remains stable and secure during COVID-19. View the list here.
It’ll take more than closed borders and mandatory quarantine to stop Australians moving to Queensland, it seems. On the Gold Coast, a penthouse worth nearly $4 million was bought by a Melbourne family – sight unseen. But it’s further north, on the Sunshine Coast, where remote purchasing is really taking off. Read more.
If you peel back the competitive nature of sales, you’ll find an underlying mutual respect and appreciation. On the day, an agent will use all their experience to secure that listing ahead of any competitors the vendor is in talks with, but the respect remains. Get the full story.
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