Australia Day

Welcome to my ponderings….

Happy Australia Day!

Doesn’t matter what religious, political, national or international view you take or belief system you follow, what is undeniably true, we live in a magnificent country full of magnificent people from varied cultural backgrounds that all contribute to the most varied of lifestyles.

Is that worth celebrating? You betcha and for the one day of the year lap it up have fun, laugh with your neighbours, family and friends in whatever meaningful way is true for you. Happy Australia Day!

Over past months I have been writing about why I think the Sunshine Coast will do itself proud in the real estate ratings in the more immediate future as well as the infrastructure that is in place or being created.

This week we received a notification from our council, and I want to share some of that with you just in case you are losing the faith as so many seem to be doing lately.

• Work to start on the International Broadband Submarine Cable landing station at Maroochydore
• Developing an integrated Transport Strategy for our region
• Some $14M being spent on Road and Cycleway networks around Sippy Downs, Meridan Plains, Eudlo, Nambour and Beerwah
• Culinary, Music and Arts n Craft Festivals to entertain the locals and bring more visitors
• National sport fans being attracted with NRL coming to the coast Netball titles being defended here
• $6M redevelopment of the Events Centre at Caloundra – our premier performing arts venue
• Construction will continue on the new international standard runway at Sunshine Coast Airport on track for operational fitness by Christmas 2020
• Plus, much more in the areas of Beach Side Holiday Parks, Extension of Maleny Golf Course, and Kids in Action conference along with the parts of the new Maroochydore CBD becoming open to the public to name a few. All intended to support the locals and entice visitors to our region.

Like the development or not, like the increased traffic or not, like the increasing population or not, this all transforms into more jobs and more money being spent in our region which ultimately transforms into further development and infrastructure to support the increasing numbers which ultimately increases demand for your property which should mean if not increased prices, at least stabilization.

And it’s working.
There are more buyers out and about inspecting, haggling and purchasing. And haggling is the word because they are not just accepting and definitely not panicking about missing out. They are solid serious buyers who know what they want and what the value of things are. Are they prepared to pay a premium for what they truly want, you betcha! Especially if there appears to be competition.

Why? Simply, because, and for the sake of sounding trite, there is no more of it being made.

Until next time, Happy Listing, Haggling and Selling and most of all Happy Australia Day Weekend!!!

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