title: Latest property news
description: Noosa's latest property news, property market trends, housing information and insights.
og:image:
https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/e79/4bf/richardson_wrench_noosa_office.jpg?d1f7b0360613c307d058096b6747c5b0
News & Info

Latest property news

Read the latest Noosa real estate news, property market trends, housing information and insights.



https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/cfa/77b/website_report_noosa.jpg?0c3123211a6f3861ff96ba06d093f8bc

Noosa Market Update with Shane McCauley

Welcome to 2018 in Noosa, and what a year it is looking likely to be in our property market. The desire to own property in Noosa has only accelerated, and domestic and international property buyers are turning to Noosa for sound investments. Analysis of the Sunshine Coasts real estate market over the last 12 months revealed 14 suburbs  had achieved capital gains of 10 per cent or better, including Noosa Heads which broke through the 13 per cent  barrier. The median sales price for...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/d5c/572/sunshine_beach_richardson_wrench.jpg?8b14fc27b438df9cc197fde29fa16771

Sunshine Beach Market Update

Sunshine beach is one of the most sought-after areas on the coast, and what a year it is looking likely to be in our property market. The last 12 months have seen significant growth in the area. The median house price in the last 12 months is now at $1.2 million which is a 10.1 per cent growth over the last 12 months.  Strong growth is supported by the median unit price which comes in at $632,000 reaching a strong 5.8 per cent growth this year.   The desire to own property in the...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/fca/261/noosa_waters_richardson_wrench3.jpg?7b4cd39462ab56d7adb5c25d96c4e8ad

Noosa Waters Quarterly Update Oct - Dec 2017

Median price in Noosaville The median sales price for houses in Noosaville, QLD for the 12 months ending December 2017 was $925,000 based on 167 home sales. Compared to the same period five years ago, the median house sales price for houses increased 36.5% which equates to a compound annual growth rate of 6.5%. Information sourced from Pricefinder as at 06-02-18. With a slowdown in the Sydney and Melbourne markets it’s a great time to take advantage of an increase in buyer...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/661/379/shane_principal_1_.jpg?ced7d40f5f73790494022f72e2b38acb

Spring Market Report 2017

Welcome to spring in Noosa. To all our returning visitors you will notice a feeling of excitement in the air. Hastings street is buzzing with enthusiasm and confidence. It`s not only the Hastings street market which is a buzz, market movement is also strong on Noosa Hill, Noosa Springs, Noosaville, and the eastern beaches. These across the board sales are a good indication of the depth of a market on the move. It is now very obvious that our spring market will be very strong after a wonderful...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/80b/963/article_239_thumb_1_.jpg?b0b050f37e16f6ab085ee63de3a04cce

Working Hard For The Best Results - Kate Cox

Noosa’s real estate scene has long had a reputation as a thriving market, but behind the prestigious status is a band of sales agents helping buyers, sellers and investors boost the local market. The agents are seldom regonised as the media favours reports on the sometimes astronomical sales price or quirky features of a home, but the annual Real Estate Business awards seek to highlight the hard work of those driving the industry. This year, a range of Noosa agents have been nominated...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/5ff/237/brendan_weatherill_noosa_1_.jpg?5903d03af4614a8d557ed55e3942d111

Around Town - Brendan Weatherill

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Julian Lennon, Elton John, the King and Queen of Spain, the Sultan of Brunei, Claudia Schiffer, Kirsty Bertarelli – these are just some of the names in a throng of diplomats, royalty and celebrities, who have enjoyed meals prepared by Noosa’s own Brendan Weatherill. The most memorable meals I cooked were for someone I cannot name, who ate on the back deck of a superyacht with a private performance by Pavarotti on a Private Croatian Island in a 1000 year old...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/0be/8d5/shane_co_principal2_1_.jpg?afc8340928173f9b4d5f005edbfbc5bd

Spring Market Report 2016

Buyer attention is well and truly focusing on the Noosa market as the oncoming tide of interstate visitors are eager to be here for our stunning spring weather. What is different this spring from last? Well, limited amounts of stock and a very stable market. Competition for property in Melbourne and Sydney has seen prices soar, and this makes the Noosa market look like very good value. Our market has certainly risen in price since last spring and there is no sign yet of it slowing. This year...

Permanent or Holiday rental - Which is right for you?

So… you have a property in Noosa – and a decision needs to be made.   Do you rent it permanently or on a holiday basis?   Let us  give you some information which may help you in making that decision.    HOLIDAY RENTAL INVESTMENT  Many owners who like to come to Noosa will often take this option.   You can use the property yourself from time to time, blocking out the dates that you like and come and enjoy.    And the...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/3b9/88b/starlight_foundation_rwnoosa_1_.jpg?1736785c6166b9e7ab82d9e808058f06

Starlight Children’s Foundation

The story so far  Richardson & Wrench and Starlight enjoy a comprehensive partnership that covers many different fundraising activities and levels of engagement. What is really special about this partnership is this multi-tiered arrangement has grown organically from a personal connection one individual agent has with Starlight, to one agency throwing their support behind Starlight, to one regional group of agencies, to a broad and diverse engagement that extends throughout the...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/bba/559/peter_butt_1_.jpg?74f1af01f98be2b53f7dfe1abfbbe1b3

Market Report - Spring 2015

Spring marches into Noosa   Buyer attention is coming into focus on the Noosa market as the spring selling season kicks off and meets the oncoming tide of interstate visitors eager to shrug off the last few icicles of winter.I have always said “Come the start of spring they will all be coming over the hill with their cheque books in their hand” – Q. What will they find this year?A. Very limited amounts of prime stock. While the competition for property in Sydney and...

Video 46 Arkana Drive

46 Arkana Drive - Take a look!Photos and information - Click here

July 2015 Market Report

Record low interest rates have had a significant impact on the residential property market in the first half of this year with prices surging across the major capital cities.   Sydney and Melbourne have increased by 16.2% and 10.2% with average days on market 26 and 32 respectively.    Whilst the Noosa market isn’t running as hot as these two markets, we are seeing a steady stream of cash from these two cities making its way up to Noosa with holiday homes and...

Video 'Palmyra' 261 Dath Henderson Road

'Palmyra' 261 Dath Henderson Road - Take a look! Photos and information - Click here

June 2015 Market Report

  It is rather different looking back on real estate sales over the past month compared with the entire year.    On a month to month basis here in Noosa we get some remarkably high upswings during the holidays when many interstate investors make their purchasing decisions.  Of course when winter comes,  it slows a little.  This year we have seen the highest April, May and June figures for years – it just didn’t slow down much at all. ...

Video 39 Coast View Parade

39 Coast View Parade - Take a look!Photos and information - Click here

Real Surge In Our Noosa market

We are seeing a real surge in our Noosa market.   There are numerous properties selling in the higher price ranges.   Noosa Heads beachfront has now seen two sales above $7mill in the last few months (three bedroom apartments, taking the entire floor). Noosa Sound has seen three waterfront sales on Noosa Parade alone and this market has been tightly held for years. We achieved the highest price for number 12, contracted at $6mill. In Noosa Waters, we also achieved strong...

Video 748 Noosa Springs Drive

748 Noosa Spings Drive - Take a look! Photos and information - Click here

Merry Christmas from R&W Noosa

We made you a video - Take a look!

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/b74/5a1/article_128_hero_1_.jpg?aa3c0396d2ea927462e41bc1b684fcf0

Market Improving Daily

The Noosa market is enjoying time in the sun – in more ways than one.  The continued low interest rates and the ready availability of money combined with a reduction in stock levels is producing an interesting dynamic.   Positioned at the recovery stage of the property cycle, Noosa is seeing return to price growth and improving yields.    It hasn’t happened overnight but we are seeing demand increasing and prices are just now commencing their...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/16b/a1e/article_125_hero_1_.jpg?39f5f90b91a79fcb17e7f8b49b22b490

Noosa Waters Report

Confidence in our Noosa Waters market is strong and buyers have come out of the woodwork in the last couple of weeks.Our market is in the recovery stage on the real estate property clock. Enquiry is increasing, there is a rise in building activity, and a return to price growth. With falling stock levels, relative affordability, and demand from interstate and expat investors, values are slowly increasing. So far this year, waterfront homes have sold well, and now the dry block homes are...

Noosaville Autumn Report

The Noosaville market continued to improve throughout Autumn. The ever growing popularity of riverside or near river locations with local and interstate buyers resulted in some of the best conditions seen in recent times. While total sales where slightly down on last Autumn the number of available properties has also reduced which had a positive impact average sale value and days on market. Autumn activity has flowed into the start of Winter with better than average weather conditions...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/aea/b8a/article_124_hero_1_.jpg?76463b424c735575f9dccb21d3754766

Hastings Street Autumn Report

Hastings Street Report, It's great to see strong activity in our sunny beachfront strip! Shane and I have recorded 12 sales in the last 45 days; we have not seen this sort of activity in years. The only problem is we don’t have a lot of stock to sell in Noosa and purchasing opportunities really do dry up, quickly. So things are looking up and the sun is out in Noosa's famous Hastings Street, 26 degrees in June, yes its tuff but someone has to do it. With strong holiday returns and...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/b79/b9e/article_126_hero_1_.jpg?493cc6f6e6e0bf679d895b6850ac2e48

Sunshine Beach Report

There have been 21 recorded sales in Sunshine through the Autumm period of March, April and May. The highest sale recorded was a beachfront home at 12 Arakoon Crescent for $5,850,000 and the lowest price paid was for a 2 bedroom unit in Elanda Street sold for $315,000, there was also a beachfront block of land sold under the hammer at 44 Seaview Terrace for $3,650,000.The average sales price for a house  was $2,049,166 , and $622,142 for a unit. The market is showing an increase in buyer...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/a12/399/article_127_hero_1_.jpg?612388acbcaba01d0fc446c6976c39ec

Sunrise Beach Report

We have seen a steady increase in property values across the Sunrise Beach area over the past 12 months and this not only reflects a growing confidence in the local market, but it also underlines the desirability of Sunrise Beach as an area of choice for families seeking affordable beachside living. Sales of both houses and units in Sunrise Beach have been relatively strong and we have seen both selling with fewer days on the market and achieving better prices especially in the entry level...

The Benefits of Purchasing Property in Noosa

A popular holiday destination amongst the avid tourist, the beautiful Noosa region is bustling at all times of the year, providing great real estate opportunities for both home buyers and investors. Here are a few reasons why purchasing a property in Noosa makes perfect sense!  Convenient location with close proximity to Brisbane Noosa offers all major amenities in the one location, with easy access to shopping, beaches, entertainment, work and much more. Getting to Brisbane from Noosa...

Spring Market Report 2013

November started with a bang with 5 sales on the board on the very first day. So far this month the R&W sales board has no spaces left pushing $23 million up to the 27th November.   And we’ve a few more transactions to squeeze into it during the remaining 3 days.   There certainly is a significant increase in confidence compared to this time last year. Properties Sold so far this month listed below. Plus many more that we are yet to announce. 11 ‘The...

Market Report – September 2013

Noosa is buzzing. We are now benefiting from a significant upswing in tourist numbers from mainly southern guests as well as expats returning for some well earned R&R in Noosa. Hastings Street is undergoing a number of renovations. As well, the long awaited “Sandpiper” apartments have now been completed and 2 of the 3 apartments are now sold and settled, the ground floor apartment at $8 million and the mid floor at $6 million. Rodd & Gunn have taken the lease on the...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/6e5/c88/article_19_hero_1_.jpg?3952f53308eea5e115876582049d0072

QLD Lowest Level of Transfer Duty in Australia

Noosa real estate retains its competitive advantage over similar destinations in other Australian states by having the lowest level of transfer duty (previously known as stamp duty) on property transactions. Transfer duty must be paid on the transfer of property.  Some concessions apply to first home buyers which is very welcomed.    The duty is actually based on the purchase price in an arm’s length transaction.    It is payable within 30 days after...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/d6d/c11/article_20_hero_1_.jpg?0e2aaad78a7eef51e2e764cad6be8bd9

Noosa welcomed the British and Irish Lions Rugby Union team

Noosa welcomed the British & Irish Lions Rugby Union team and their supporters in the first week of July. Noosa real estate enquiry spiked as thousands of supporters walked by  our prominently positioned office in Hastings Street. The players and their supports stayed opposite R&W at the Sheraton, and were very interested in Sunshine Coast real estate. The Lions chose Noosa as their official training and recovery destination between the Melbourne and Sydney...

Market Report - July 2013

It has been difficult to report on Noosa from afar, while enjoying a little break overseas.   Not that there wasn’t any news, but the headspace was compromised!  We find it is always interesting to get the feel of the world first hand.  Both east and west coast of America are powering.   People are confident, there’s a spring in their step.  Newspaper articles talk about buying groups gathering properties and buying in bulk.  Property prices...

Great Business Ventures on the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is way more than just a pretty place, it also represents one of the hottest investment opportunities in Australia, with a huge variety of business ventures that can help you make quite a bit of money. The following are just some of the opportunities worth thinking about on the Sunshine Coast. Bed and breakfasts As an area that is just starting to boom, the Sunshine Coast can definitely handle a few more decent accommodation options. This area is full of gorgeous places, and...

Peregian Springs Lifestyle

As you may have noted in my previous article there has been huge growth in Peregian Springs since 2006 with the population doubling over that period.  Just meeting families in the area on my recent price drive has been an absolute pleasure.  There is a real sense of community spirit in addition to the lifestyle benefits Peregian Springs has to offer. It is exciting to see so much activity with Little Saints Early Learning Centre building an extension to add on another two classrooms...

Noosa’s Best Selling Areas For 2012

The Noosa real estate market benefited from a strong start to the first quarter of the year. January produced some of the best weather we had experienced for years and Hastings Street was filled with happy smiles from visitors enjoying a family holiday on main beach. Many love affairs with Noosa real estate and Little Cove real estate were once again rekindled in January and our Summer Collection Auction campaign held on 11th January was a roaring success...

How Affordable Is The Noosa Beachfront Today

What sets us apart here in Noosa from the rest of Australia is the very carefully selected section of our pristine beachfront allowed for residential development. We have to thank these forward thinking and passionate people of Noosa way back in the 60’s and 70’s that we are so fortunate today to have high limits in place and only low impact structures and visually aesthetic and low density boutique resorts erected on the beachfront in Hastings Street. Imagine being confronted...

R&W COMING SOON TO PEREGIAN SPRINGS

Home to over 3,900 people, Peregian Springs is a quiet yet prestigious community. Peregian Springs has always appealed to sales agent Melanie Primmer, with her two daughters attending the local school and son at Little Saints. Having marketed the area previously as an area specialist, Melanie is excited to return after some time off raising her son who is now almost 3.Having seen Peregian Springs real estate develop as one of the fastest growing residential estates on the Sunshine...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/9a6/f6e/article_26_hero_1_.jpg?71ff3d5f40833d3308f442fa0d3f86ae

Dog Friendly Areas In Noosa

The whole Noosa area is a haven for dog owners with many areas you can enjoy the company of your canine companion as you soak up the sun or outdoors in Noosa. For dog loving Noosa Real Estate buyers you should look no further. Whether you want to be able take your dog to one of the spectacular Eastern Beaches or go for a walk along the river in Noosaville, or simply sit or play in one of the many parks  there is somewhere for you. The Dog Beach at the end of Hastings Street in...

Noosa Real Estate Market Report – April 2013

The Noosa market has continued to see active buyer participation across the board. Stock levels are continuing to be in decline. Our recent auction delivered an increase in the number of registered bidders and multiple bidders were again participating competitively for the available stock some examples of this were an un renovated apartment in Little Cove which sold under the hammer at $940,000 after competitive bidding from two parties. Although this property sold slightly under the reserve...

Noosa Real Estate Market Report – March 2013

The Noosa market benefited from a strong start to the first quarter of the year. January produced some of the best weather we had experienced for years and Hastings Street was filled with happy smiles from visitors enjoying a family holiday on main beach. Some days it looked as crowded as Bondi Beach!   Many love affairs with Noosa were once again rekindled in January and our Summer Collection Auction campaign held on 11th January was a roaring success. Many properties had multiple...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/973/74b/article_30_hero_1_.jpg?22936619f85f6b3f0337e02213d21626

Noosa, It’s Simply A Healthy Place To Live….

A friend of mine just moved here to become a Noosa Real Estate agents. She mentioned on a walk this morning through the National Park that since moving here only a couple of weeks ago, she feels her health has already drastically improved. Walking, eating healthier and enjoyment, all just seem to be a part of life up here, when compared with the hustle and bustle of Sydney she said she just feels relaxed and de stressed, although still working full time with similar hours...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/40a/594/article_32_hero_1_.jpg?e119b7537bf19f295874eac2bd9beb30

Peregian Beach Real Estate

Peregian Beach is a popular and stylish seaside village approximately 10 minutes’ drive south of Noosa.  Peregian Beach was named after the nearby Emu Mountain – ‘Peregian’ meaning emu in the local Aboriginal language. Peregian Beach is mainly known for its village atmosphere, spectacular beach frontage with the benefit of surrounding national parks and a very popular surfing destination – these are the main selling points when looking at Peregian...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/ec8/226/article_33_hero_1_.jpg?bed633498a19de12f2af8f375cdccfb3

Coolum Beach Real Estate

Coolum, a great place to live…… and what a great time to purchase? Seemingly now would be an excellent time to purchase Coolum Beach real estate, here’s why…… The annual events calendar for Coolum Beach is certainly full. Coolum is host to a number of family friendly social outings throughout the year, from a Kite Festival in September to Friday night markets in December, the Esplanade is constantly buzzing. Coolum is also privy to one of the...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/399/4bf/article_34_hero_1_.jpg?e6d5080786274ded6631aebd7e16166e

Noosa Real Estate Spring Market Report

The Spring market in Noosa opened with a surge of buyer activity. R&W auctioned 20 properties on the 5th October at the Sheraton Noosa Resort. Before the night was over 7 properties had been sold for a total value of over $11 million. By the end of October the total value of sales had exceeded $25 million with a further 7 properties had sold. The recent run of fine weather has not disappointed the throng of tourist numbers that have flocked back to Noosa in recent months to shake off the...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/7ff/985/article_35_hero_1_.jpg?9bd64f957712388d40e18408c11fa85f

Things To Do In Hastings Street

Hastings Street is right in the heart of Noosa Heads.   Iconic Hastings Street attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Many tourists would be happy to remain in Hastings Street for their entire vacation as the atmosphere is both charming, and relaxing yet with an energy about it that just works.    There’s the beach right out in front – famous Laguna Bay as the backdrop to Noosa main beach.  It is a north facing beach, protected by the...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/06f/3ac/article_36_hero_1_.jpg?d243bce1f9b35394f81951075a370de0

Great Restaurants In Noosa

Wining and dining.  There’s no better place to do this other than Noosa.   Australian and International food and wine personalities don’t need to be asked twice.  Each year, without fail, Noosa hosts Australia’s most premiere food and wine event that attracts thousands of people The Noosa International Food & Wine Festival. A host of brilliant chefs and restaurateurs regularly live and work here, but many visit here regularly to just taste...

R&W Noosa Real Estate Training

I spent a fabulous day in R&W training on Friday with Daniel Spencer.   He is very switched on, with a really fast, efficient and clever brain and best of all he’s a heck of a nice fellow.   He taught me some great strategies and an outline for a simple business plan.   It doesn’t matter how much formal education one has, there’s always so much more to learn.   It is very worthwhile attending these sessions, not only for the advice...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/ff0/b14/article_38_hero_1_.jpg?837fe880bb1de908dd4d093c9806b4db

Noosa Little Athletics

Little Athletics is a great way to encourage kids into being healthy, drug free, confident and fit.   We have been supporting them for ages.  The races were on Sunday 14 October – and they were scarily fast!    We provide the prize for the winners of the Juniors and Seniors.   These kids are just fabulous!

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/c1d/aa7/article_39_hero_1_.jpg?3492424a48026740140c9d1044438447

Sunshine Beach Real Estate Beachfront Benefit

Ask people all around the world – where they would like to reside if there wouldn’t be a budget restraint; the majority would say: Beachfront! And aren’t we lucky that Noosa can offer two of the best beaches in the world – Sunshine Beach and Hastings Street Main Beach. Absolute beachfront is an extremely rare commodity, and the Sunshine Beach Real Estate Market in particular has been seen as one of the most sought after and most valuable locations on the...

Tough Day In Noosa?

Have you ever had a really tough day in Noosa?  Yesterday (Sunday) was the one for me – I headed straight to the Farmers’ Market, then had a fabulous walk at low tide on Sunshine Beach on the most perfect, perfect day.    A fresh salad for lunch with just enough time to head off and have a massage.  Sensaura on Hastings Street is right opposite our office.    It is seriously wonderful – with the pressure hard enough to work...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/f55/c64/article_41_hero_1_.jpg?94980482f922ecef7233155217a69d6a

Affordable Noosa Real Estate

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own piece of paradise in Noosa?  In the past, have you sat at one or maybe many of Hasting Streets popular cafes, sipping a latte whilst browsing through the Noosa Real Estate property magazine visualising what your life may be like if you were the proud owner of one of those properties?  This is no longer a dream.  Noosa Real Estate Agents will tell you that this is the time to buy.   And it is just as likely...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/106/811/article_42_hero_1_.jpg?9eb12b8d834bdbbc80cbfff4f760b1ed

Noosa Film Society

PROBABLY THE WORLD’S BEST VALUE is to be a member of the Noosa Film Society.  Okay, you might have to wait for somebody to die before you can get membership (I’m not joking) but put your name down because we have world class movies presented from art house, foreign language, engaging, scary to very thought-provoking offerings.   There are two films per month and it is for the ridiculously low price of $60 per year.   Who doesn’t love a good...

SAUSAGE SIZZLE

I am unaware whether this is an Australian only thing, but sometimes after work in our little office courtyard the barbecue is lighted, the chilled beer or nice wine is poured and our team talk about everything other than work.    It’s great to find out more about each other – for example, we cover degrees in: Law Teaching Civil engineering Travel, tourism and business technology Tourism management Advanced diploma in Business / accounting Bachelor...

Changing Your Lifestyle In Retirement

Just making it to retirement is a huge achievement and most definitely something to celebrate, but a lot of people also view retirement as their cue to make a few big lifestyle changes. It is never too late to make positive changes in your life, and the following are some lifestyle changes that can help give you a huge boost in your retirement. Move to a new place One of the best ways to change your lifestyle in retirement is to make a big shift and move somewhere else, as there is nothing...

Noosa Real Estate Market Report

A run of the most incredibly beautiful weather has set the spring market up for a great start. Recent visitors from Victoria and NSW have all been enjoying their holidays in the warm sunshine and have gone back home raving about their stay in Noosa. The start of Spring in the interstate market of Sydney has kicked off to a strong start with an auction clearance rate of 68%.  Noosa too is seeing a great deal of buyer interest right now.   Many people are taking advantage of the...

Packing For Your Noosa Holiday

Going on a holiday to Noosa is pretty much a guaranteed good time, regardless of what time of year you come, but like most holidays, it will be far better if you have everything you need. The following is a brief discussion of what to bring with you on your Noosa holiday. Don’t leave your camera at home If you only remember to pack one thing for your Noosa holiday, make sure it’s your camera, because there are few things in Australia as gorgeous as Sunshine Coast real estate...

A Short History Of First Home Buyer Incentives In Australia

Owning your own home has always been the average person’s dream, but uncertain economic climates have at times made the dream of owning real estate in Australia seem like an impossibility. Therefore, at various times throughout Australia’s history, the Federal, State and Territory governments have stepped in to try to ease the pressure on would-be first home buyers, and without these initiatives far fewer people would have been able to get involved. The following is a...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/7de/fbe/article_49_hero_1_.jpg?30633f19f505ff90bd26ed861daae869

The Spring Market In Noosa

Spring has arrived early in Noosa with day after exhaustive day of perfect, stunning weather with blue skies, gentle waves and hardly a breeze. It’s heaven on earth. It is also having a positive effect on the market. Interestingly, there are now more properties that have sold in the last few months than new properties coming on to the market to replace them. Properties that have languished on the market for 12 months or more have now been sold. The majority of properties that have...

Why It’s A Great Market For First Home Buyers In Australia

Despite all of the turmoil of the global economic crisis over the past few years, it seems that there are finally some solid investment options on the horizon, with the current real estate climate perfect for those looking to take the plunge and buy their first home. The following is a brief look at why now is a good time to buy, and where the hottest areas in the country look to be over the next few years. Rent is increasing Due to a lack of available housing options in Australia at the...

Benefits Of Buying Investment Property On The Sunshine Coast

After all of the turmoil of the global economic crisis, one of the safest investment options is still real estate. If you are looking for somewhere in Australia to buy an investment property, there are few better options than the Sunshine Coast. The benefits are many and varied, and more likely than not, your Sunshine Coast investment will become the darling of your entire investment portfolio. The following are just a few of the benefits of buying investment property on the Sunshine...

Investing Your Money in the Sunshine Coast

With the global financial markets hard to trust these days, most people are looking for safer ways to invest in their future. Investing in real estate is still one of the smartest bets you can make, and no real estate market in the country is hotter than that of Sunshine Coast real estate. There are a lot of ways a Sunshine Coast investment could work for you, with the following just some of the options. Start a bed and breakfast As places like Noosa, Coolum and Maroochydore have become...

Steps to Buying a Property in Noosa

Buying a property in Noosa is easy; you just need to be ready, willing and able. The following steps are sure to help. Decide what you want or need First of all, you will need to decide what kind of property it is that you are looking for. Is it somewhere you are going to live, or are you buying it as an investment property to rent out? Whatever it is going to be used for, make sure you know exactly what you are looking for, otherwise you will be wasting a lot of people’s...

Preparing Your Home for Sale

Unless you’re in a very favourable market, houses generally don’t just sell themselves, so if you’re getting ready to put your home on the market and expect it to actually sell, it had better be a pretty nice place. Homebuyers have a lot of choice these days, so if you want people to even consider buying your place; you’re going to need to present a quality option. To have your home looking its best when it hits the market, the following tips are sure to help. Paint...

Reasons You Should Make Your Move to the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s most beautiful areas, though it has far more going for it than just being gorgeous. Whether you’re a university graduate, a young family or a couple about to retire, the Sunshine Coast provides the perfect balance, giving you all the things you need from a city, with all the natural beauty of a holiday destination. The following are some more of the reasons why you should make your move to the Sunshine Coast. Work If you work in...

Noosa and the rest of the world….

We are all expecting an interest rate drop next week.   It seems that the forecast of the Reserve Bank last year for our growth rate at 4.25% was about 2% too high.   Thus, it appears that we have been caught with a cash rate that is way too high.   I wouldn’t be surprised to see .5% drop next week or at least it trending down over the next 3 months. Does this have an effect on real estate?  You bet.   Even at the top end?  You bet...

Things You Can Do With a Property on the Sunshine Coast

Having a property on the Sunshine Coast is one of the most flexible investment pieces that you can have as part of your portfolio. Whether you want to move in yourself, or just have it as an asset, it’s going to be tremendous for you — providing that you play your cards right. The following are some of the things that you can do with a property on the Sunshine Coast. Rent it out It’s not going to be difficult for you to find renters on the Sunshine Coast, as this...

Easter Auctions 7 April 2012

On Easter Saturday 7 April we are holding our Auction at 4pm at the Sheraton Noosa Resort. Here is a list of the properties we are putting up:

The top end of the property market is getting a wiggle on

Hello and Happy Easter. We are fortunate to report that the top end of the property market is getting a wiggle on.  At last.   We’ve sold a good number properties recently at prices that show we may be bouncing off the bottom. Here is sample of a couple we’ve sold.   The lower market has been steadily moving but the volume is now increasing. Why is the market on the move again?  We are almost past speculating….  but it seems America is looking...

Best Places to Buy Property in Queensland

Regardless of where you end up, Queensland is a fantastic place to live — though it definitely changes a lot depending on where you are. If you’re looking to buy property somewhere in Queensland, you’re well advised to get something that will go up in value. The following parts of Queensland are all excellent places to buy property. Noosa While it has been a magical little place for a very long time, people are finally starting to wake up to just how special Noosa is. As...

R&W Easter Auctions – Excellent Buying Opportunities

It becomes more evident every day that Australia is well positioned for growth compared to the rest of the world. Economists believe that we are actually in the grip of the paradox of thrift, where we are in danger of talking and saving ourselves into a restriction in the flow of the economy.  Here in Noosa we have seen prices drop over the past couple of years and it is only now reaching the time on the real estate clock where we are just commencing to see the bounce off the...

SANDPIPER COMMENCEMENT

The Sandpiper site on the Noosa Beachfront has moved into construction mode in a sign of strong confidence in the Noosa Beachfront market.   The development consists of three large 3 bedroom full floor apartments that sit on this prized absolute beachfront position on Hastings Street.   The ground and mid floor apartments were sold for a total of $14 million and the commercial component on the Hastings Street frontage has also been leased.   The property has been marketed by...

How Where You Live Affects Your Life

Where you live really does make a huge difference to your life and can be the number one thing that makes you either happy or unhappy. Apart from work, you spend more time at home than anywhere else, so having a place that you love is probably the best thing you can do for your overall quality of life. The following are some of the ways that where you live affects your life. The Commute Living a long way away from where you work can add a huge amount of stress to your life. No one likes being...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/15a/5e2/article_79_hero_1_.jpg?1b607a465d8bb338c69442679bad2e1d

Noosa Festival of Surfing

See some of the world’s finest longboarders and SUP’s (mixed in with local Amateurs – including our own Graham Smith) as they battle for surfing supremacy at First Point. For the first time this year there will be a Hawaiian style Beach Bar and entertainment stage with live music, movies, fashion parades and Zumba dancing. The beneficiary of this year’s festival is Frangipani Dreams who will use all funds raised to support the Katie Rose Hospice at Doonan.

Noosa Retailers report Summer Boom

The fabulous long, dry and warm summer this year produced record numbers of holiday makers and buoyant retail spending. Hastings  Street has been alive with people from all parts of Australia and we’ve heard accents from every corner of the globe.  Our Property Manager Katie Wood reported that guest numbers over January were as strong as ever and Shane Newton of Hard Cafe on Hastings Street declared the holiday period his best ever trading! Similar reports came from other...

Noosaville Market update

The Noosaville market, characterised by entry level apartments through to superb free-standing villas, always seems to be ‘hit for six’ during times of economic uncertainty. There were 26 sales during the 4th Qtr 2011 with a median price of $500,000. This reflected a slight softening in market conditions when compared to the corresponding period in 2010 where there were 36 sales with a median price of $505,000. There were a number of opportunistic sales that featured towards...

‘LIFESTYLE versus INVESTMENT’

Investment properties are currently being bought by cashed-up buyers mainly from Melbourne and Sydney. They very often have a strong knowledge of Noosa having holidayed here many times. They tell us that they prefer Noosa over other holiday locations because of the protected natural beauty, low rise apartment buildings and strictly controlled development. Who wouldn’t love spending time on our pristine, safe north facing beach, going for a walk through the National Park and having a...

NOOSA WATERS & HEADLANDS ESTATE

NOOSA WATERS & HEADLANDS ESTASTE has seen some recent activity, here’s the latest… Some recent sales: 7 Treasure Cove (pictured above) was sold under the hammer at our auction a couple of Friday nights ago. There were 7 registered bidders. As there can only be one buyer, I am eagerly looking for more properties to satisfy this demand. Also sold recently….4 Seahorse Place - $2.7Million           10 The...

Our Upcoming Easter Auction Campaign

Yes, it’s that time of year again – but, I suppose for those astute buyers and motivated sellers out there, it couldn’t come any quicker! Easter will bring a broad range of outstanding properties to the market that will be showcased at the well-known Sheraton Resort on Easter Saturday, 7th April 2012.  If you’re thinking of selling and being a part of this successful marketing campaign the window of opportunity is closing fast.   Our holiday...

A feel good story

Every seller wants a quick sale(actually every agent loves one too!) Here is a great story that’s just that. Earlier in January I received an email enquiry on one of the units I was marketing.  After a couple of phone calls, I understood this particular couple required an investment unit with a courtyard within walking distance to Noosa Main Beach and at a particular budget. When they arrived in town from Victoria I met them and showed them a few properties. After meeting...

Cooloola Hill & Sunrise Beach Update

Both of these areas are extremely popular for permanent residences and we are starting to see some positive things happen.  Whilst both of these ‘micro markets’ were a little stuck a few months ago, there are a few SOLD stickers appearing. Because of a few recent sales, stock is becoming quite limited so we do have some ‘unsatisfied’ buyers sitting on the sidelines.

Great Ways To Invest Your Money

With the global economy these days being pretty shaky, it can be hard to know how to invest your money in a way that is likely to get you a good return. While no investment is a sure thing, there are definitely ways for you to invest without taking huge risks and that will have you feeling great about your financial security and your future. The following are some great ways to invest your money. Property Still one of the best ways to invest your money is to buy property. If you can afford to...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/207/127/article_95_hero_1_.jpg?2fbacd05ac01a0c8cfbb7d75f6bd114c

Where To Find Australia’s Best Deals On Houses

Australia is one of the best places in the world to live, though if you are looking to buy a house, it can be really difficult finding the areas that offer the best value in the current real estate market. Every city has some great suburbs, and finding the best deals is a challenge worth taking. For a great deal on the perfect place to live and overall good value for money, the following parts of Australia are far and away your best bet. Noosa Real Estate on the Sunshine Coast consists...

Great Places to Film a Classic Movie Scene

If you have decided you want to finally make that script of yours into a movie, you are probably going to want to film it somewhere amazing. Unless you are a big time producer, chances are you may not be able to make very many movies in your life time, so why not film it somewhere special? Australia is full of beautiful and interesting places, making it hard to choose just one, though if you are stuck for a location to film that defining scene, one of the following places is sure to fit the...

4 Reasons Living In Noosa Is Good For Your Health

Where you live is sure to have a big impact on your health, with some places being far healthier options than others. Regardless of whether you are in good health or not, it’s worth thinking about the environment that you live in and how it impacts of your overall well being. One of the healthiest places to live in Australia is Noosa and the following are four reasons why. The Air Setting yourself up with a nice piece of Noosa real estate will have you living in some of the...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/24f/8a8/article_103_hero_1_.jpg?a56f21abdb374b1e11a3cfefa5abcfd5

5 Great Places to Move For a More Environmentally Friendly Lifestyle

To live in a more environmentally sustainable way is something that we as a global community should all strive for. To make big lifestyle changes such as this we need to work together, starting at the community level instead of trying to branch out on our own amidst people who are content with the business-as-usual mentality. If you have made the choice to try to change your lifestyle for the benefit of the environment, there are many other communities in Australia that have made a really...

Business Ideas for Beach Side Communities

When you live in a beach-side community such as Noosa, there are plenty of unique options for you if you are looking to start a new business. Regions that have a lot of tourist activity require specialised services to cater to all the needs of people on a holiday, meaning there are tonnes of niche markets that you can tap into. Remember that when you choose your business plan, you want to make sure you have all the resources you need for the busy summer rush, and that financially you can make...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/3b1/55f/article_108_hero_1_.jpg?3e329b21bf058b764d824b4cdc263118

Real Estate versus Stocks – Which Investment is for You?

Choosing between real estate and stocks is like comparing apples to oranges. Both have the capability of bringing you great returns on your investment, but which one you choose depends largely on personal preference and what you are hoping to get out of your investment. No stock option can compare to purchasing a beautiful beach-front property on the Sunshine Coast. On the flip side, no property could ever bring you as large a return as if you had invested in Google before they got big. So...

Choosing Noosa for Your Sea Change

When life in the city starts getting tiresome and you are ready to start a new, more peaceful life by the sea, why not consider the beautiful region of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast? Making a change this big can sometimes be stressful for people. Noosa, however, has a great reputation for being a very open and friendly community and isn’t as glam and expensive as other coastal localities. Here you will really be able to unwind and start to find the joy in life again. Here are a few...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/d01/a71/article_110_hero_1_.jpg?9bbe5c320c70e4f8a2150e7cc4a9f043

How Do Interest Rates Affect Your Mortgage

With world economies these days in seemingly constant crisis, a lot of people are taking their money out of the stock market and investing in their home and property instead. This can be a great way to save money for your kids’ future as property values are way more stable than stocks which tend to fluctuate. Investing in your home can often mean that you will need to take out a mortgage and with your mortgage comes the impact of interest rates. Whether you are looking at...

Property Investment Opportunities In Noosa

In uncertain economic times, you may not want to be taking risks on the stock market, instead think about investing in property. In Australia, property investment has always been one of the safest ways of getting a good return for your money, and no part of the country has been as consistently solid as Noosa. Real estate and all types of property have risen in value considerably over the past ten years, with Noosa repeatedly playing host to some of the most desirable real...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/66b/b0b/article_114_hero_1_.jpg?30c18bc7c31e0be437b19ce4d03b88af

Famous Architects and Their Influence On Noosa

Noosa is a place of stunning natural beauty as well as modern design and innovation, and this is most apparent when looking at the architecture of the area. Known for its focus on the natural environment and sustainability, Noosa has been blessed by the influence of a number of extremely talented architects, making Noosa real estate the envy of all of Queensland. Real estate on the Sunshine Coast has always been quite nature focused, though the following architects and...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/d9b/b2b/article_115_hero_1_.jpg?fad36abd3a36a18e65f993c4ab17b9ea

The Benefits Of Good Infrastructure for Real Estate In Noosa

Noosa is a place that makes you feel like you are far away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, while at the same time having everything that you need. The infrastructure of this coastal town is so well planned that you will find that there are very few reasons to leave the area. The following are some examples of the support and services you will have living in this amazing part of Australia. Transport Real estate on the Sunshine coast is amazing because it offers you an...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/e1a/fd5/article_105_hero.jpg?abb1e71909d1e9af82c37cf03e11ac5c

Real Estate Opportunities In and Around Noosa

We all dream about escaping the noise and pollution of the city and moving somewhere warm by the ocean. Unfortunately, most of us never end up realising this dream because we think that it would be too impractical or expensive. It is a shame, however, as there are a lot of beautiful and reasonably priced homes in and around Noosa, and the time is good for investing in new property. Whether you are looking for a summer home to escape to or the perfect retirement location, there are plenty of...

5 Things To Consider Before Your ‘Sea Change’

If you have reached that stage of life when it’s time for a change in direction, you have some big thinking to do. Making a ‘sea change’ is an exciting move to make, though you are going to want to be sure that you like the new way that things will be. Selling up in the city and moving somewhere by the ocean is the dream of every Australian, though depending on what you are looking for, your new place can be either perfect or the not exactly what you imagined. Consider the...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/a9d/c6a/article2_2_.jpg?0346a574110e10d7fcd373b935c34d30

3 Ways to Spend More Time on the Beach This Summer

Australia is the best country in the world if you like beaches with literally thousands to choose from. Even so, it always seems that everyday life prevents us spending as much time on the beach as we’d like to. Make sure you don’t miss out on one of the main benefits of living in Australia; the following 3 tips will help make sure that you spend far more time at the beach this summer. Move Living closer to the beach is a sure fire way to make sure you are spending more time in...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/a4d/8e9/noosa_tr_logo_1_.jpg?8f115f7d6fa3a3554ed82bb93df23dbe

Winners are made - not born!

Another successful Noosa Triathlon with some 12000 competitors has just taken place and what a great event it was! The weather was perfect and the atmosphere incredible. Not only does the Noosa Tri serve to prove how little ol’ Noosa punches above its weight in terms of putting on world class events and highlighting to everyone what a great place we live in, but great athletic events such as The Noosa Tri also remind us of the tremendous character and determination of every single...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/26c/fa4/article11.jpg?059324a85c13edf4693804b5bf0f1865

Things to Do When You Are Having a Mid-Life Crisis

So you are having a mid-life crisis, welcome to a very big club. Don’t worry, it’s a very common experience and won’t last forever, so for now the best thing you can do is try and make it easier on yourself. The following ideas will help make your mid-life crisis easier on you and everyone around you.   Go Somewhere Nice A change of scenery will do you the world of good, and get your mind off all of the stresses that are triggering your crisis. Real estate on the...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/afd/1b0/article_117_hero.jpg?e81e5a5ff388995bc24e12a6faa4850e

72% Of Properties Sold Within 49 Days!

R&W Noosa are thrilled to report that sales for properties they have taken to auction have bucked the trends despite the much touted negativity that media outlets love to use to sell papers. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to appreciate that buyer confidence over the last 2 years has been reduced and that a number of properties have been sitting on the market for prolonged periods of time. We all know that prices also have come back and that there have been some...

Auction Season Brings Out The Buyers

Every year we see a massive influx of people into Noosa during the summer, Easter and spring holiday periods and this year has been no exception-in fact the continued warm, idyllic weather that Noosa has experienced over the last few months has brought even more sun loving tourists than expected. The lure of perfect weather, perfect beaches and the relaxing Noosa lifestyle ultimately is too hard to resist.  To coincide with the swelling population at these times, R&W Noosa conduct...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/477/d35/article_113_hero_1_.jpg?12eb100ede0e3143afb46d9da4c379b6

Savvy Buyers Are Pouncing

Unparalleled opportunities in Noosa, due to market forces that have brought some significant corrections to the Noosa marketplace, have emerged. This, combined with the fabulous warm weather, has unleashed a number of savvy buyers who have recently pounced on Noosa real estate. In fact in the last few weeks alone R&W Noosa has transacted over 21 million dollars in sales and the enquiry rate from people wanting to invest in Noosa has spiked significantly. It’s worth noting that a...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/7b3/f4c/article_101_hero_1_.jpg?3dc892ef2aefb69f780b248f14989e97

FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE. My Economic Précis……

* Did you know that more than 400,000 jobs were created in Australia last year?  Did you know that this is more than in the USA (with its huge population) for the same period? * Did you know that Australia has had 20 years of positive growth?  And did you know that no other country has been able to do that? * Did you also know that Australia has 4.9% unemployment rate (in a world where 5% is considered full employment)? Let me expand a little…… In the second half of...

Lessons From Abroad

Having just returned from 6 weeks holiday in Europe, mainly in Italy,  I'm holding a very relaxed view that life is not that bad at all.   We had oodles of fun and checked out the way people are doing business there and if it is very different from here.  I spoke with hotel managers, real estate agents, tour operators and anybody who had anything to do with real estate or tourism.    Fortunately I speak Italian and they were more than willing to tell me of...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/72b/a2d/opportunities_150x150_1_.jpg?0f65dde4ef81dcc05bafa6123a023c69

When Is The Best Time To Buy Or Sell Property?

If you have ever dabbled in the share market you’ll know that it soon becomes clear that trying to take advantage of the fluctuating moves of stocks and currencies is about as easy as knowing exactly when your phone will next ring. Now the real estate market does have its ups and downs too and some level of short term unpredictability, but unlike stocks, predicting the best time to buy and sell property may  not be as complex as is often thought, provided you don’t have a get...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/c93/144/article_99_hero_1_.jpg?130483b4d9992bbe4e4976b3923cdc2b

Is The Media Beating A Hollow Drum?

The media loves a good story, well who can blame them? We all know that this is how they sell newspapers. In fact if I was a Journo I would be looking for the biggest chins that stick out and find ways of taking pot shots too. And this appears to be the case as poor Noosa has been on the receiving end of a lot of pot shots or negative press lately regarding our property market. The question needs to be asked, is the media beating a hollow drum when it comes to singling out Noosa or is there...

7 Things Every Property Seller Should Know

When it comes to selling your property there are a number of factors to take into consideration before taking the plunge.  Often many of these are overlooked or misunderstood, but your consideration of each factor can dramatically influence your result. Overpriced Properties are hard to sell Frequently seller’s price expectations can really get in the way of an effective marketing campaign and result. Let me explain.    Firstly, the market is changing constantly; it...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/52b/839/article_80_hero_1_.jpg?caa2b4a4611d1d257b671a1b20653af0

Don’t Miss Out On Your Dream!

Make one thing very clear! Globally Seaside locations such as Noosa, regarded by many as the jewel of Australia, have always enjoyed more long term demand than any other type of destination.The reason is that people ultimately want to own and live in a property that includes a desirable lifestyle. For the vast majority of people the idea of living in a warm climate associated with a pristine beach and café culture is the ultimate dream. People either make this dream a partial reality...

From World Champion To Real Estate Champion

When Carly Cottam was a youngster she was no different to any other Australian kid, she was shy, retiring and still trying to find her place in the world. Brought up in Launceston, Tasmania with three other siblings, she described herself then, as a non-sporting, asthmatic child of small stature.  In fact one of the few sporting activities that Carly tried at school was rowing, perhaps it was the uniqueness of the sport or the fact that she felt it was something she could try without...

From Sleepy Hollow To Vibrant Oasis!

Noosa Heads Queensland is one of Australia’s most desirable holiday destinations. It offers an abundance of natural beauty embodied in its glorious National Park and walkways, pristine beaches, coves and meandering waterways that include the magnificent Noosa River, consisting of more than 40 kilometres of picturesque navigable water. Noosa has a sophisticated charm all of its own which has not been diluted by developers or the relentless progress of ego maniacs as have so many other...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/dbf/c00/article_72_hero_1_.jpg?8176ddadd7ada8836d8c451797122e4c

R&W Noosa: Impressive History-Healthy Legacy

Richardson & Wrench (R&W) have a very rich history and it makes for some great reading – even for those not interested in the real estate industry.  The company was started in 1858 by a couple of young friends from England in their early twenties who had a determined pioneering spirit who, immediately upon landing  in Sydney, rolled up their sleeves and because of their work ethic and entrepreneurial-ism, fashioned a great company that continues to this day. Robert...

Hastings Street Noosa; The Hub Of Paradise.

Travel anywhere in the world and you will soon discover the main Street or precinct of that town or city. It is typically the focal point for social activities, meeting people, shopping and enjoying a concentrated sampling of what that town or city has to offer. Well Hastings Street is Noosa’s main boulevard and social hotspot and offers all this and much more. Hastings Street provides an experience that has made it famous all over Australia, offering something very unique for locals...

Unrivalled Opportunities In Noosa.

I am reminded of the expression, “Buy in gloom and Sell in boom”. How many success stories have we heard over the years of people that bought extraordinary properties for $X and sold them a few years later for 2 x $x. The truth behind these stories is that the people involved were leaders and not followers. Today we are being bombarded with bad news every second week, but in the midst of these extraordinary climatic conditions that the country has been experiencing...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/032/fae/article_76_hero_1_.jpg?2598a470bf9271f070faef519d801e48

Noosa Dodges Multiple Bullets

Anyone overseas looking at recent events in Queensland could be forgiven for thinking that we have been experiencing some form of apocalyptic judgement. Certainly for many it has been a devastating summer and for a number of people absolutely tragic and heart breaking. We have witnessed catastrophic flooding that has left dozens of people homeless and countless people impacted in some way. As if to add insult to injury Northern Queensland then experienced the fury of Cyclone Yasi, again...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/2fe/2c4/article_70_hero_1_.jpg?9d52c40ffb38ca0b334cbd176f6c2263

Happy New Year – Happy Noosa!

Well despite the ups and downs of the last year, Australia still remains one of the best places in the world to live and continues to enjoy one of the more robust economies on the planet. There definitely was a lot of uncertainty in 2010, some countries teetered on bankruptcy, disasters seemed to be prevalent around the globe and we did have our share of misfortune down under. But when all is said and done and the mop up (literally) is concluded, we faired pretty well and have much to be...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/22f/e7f/article_71_hero_1_.jpg?7be1705a6252fdb59625cacaaf73a53f

Richardson & Wrench Noosa Looks To The Next 150 Years

Richardson & Wrench Noosa Real Estate principals Peter Butt and Jennifer Carr may not look over 150 years old, but that is how old the company they represent is.  The family owned real estate agency business, which now comprises approximately 120 agencies Australia wide, was first founded in 1858 in Sydney by Robert Richardson and Edward Wrench and was the first agency in the nation. Fast forward to 2010 and Peter and Jennifer have enjoyed the reputation of...

Spring Is Heating Up!

For almost 20 years, Richardson & Wrench Noosa has run significant event auction campaigns, typically during summer, Easter and spring, and through these we have created enormous activity and momentum in our prized Noosa market place. R&W Noosa has been described as having the best reputation in Real Estate and this is understandable given that not only have we demonstrated consistent and record breaking sales year upon year, but ask any client of R&W Noosa and they will confirm...

https://assets.boxdice.com.au/richardson-wrench-noosa/attachments/a5a/ab9/article_67_hero_1_.jpg?8ef08634339eaf066a2ecdf8ca0741c7

Full Time Will Be Called!

The whistle will blow tomorrow on some outstanding properties being put up for very definite sale – come rain, hail or grand finals! Tomorrow’s in room auction of over 20 properties ranging from inexpensive investment units to high end luxury homes represents an incredible cross section of holdings by highly motivated sellers. When R&W Noosa heard that our auction program was going to share the limelight with the AFL Grand Finals due to last Saturday’s draw, we knew that...

The $6Billion Dollar Man

Peter Baldwin is in his 15th year of calling Richardson & Wrench Noosa’s Auctions and has a record and reputation that stands alone as the most outstanding in the industry. Peter, who was brought up in the honored family profession of Auctioneers, began calling auctions at the tender age of 18 and now has surpassed the unequalled milestone of calling 25,000 auctions. His unmatched professionalism and work ethic sees him personally calling 1500 auctions every single year and he...

Spring Market Report

The market this year has been interesting to say the least. In January / February there was good news coming from the US housing market that seemed to indicate an upward trend in the making. Then in March April we had the onset of the Greek Financial crisis, which then cooled down the market significantly. On top of this and flowing on into May / June, the Federal Government announced the Mining Super Profits Tax, not only making us the laughing stock of the world, but causing the ASX to...

GOOD NEWS ON THE HORIZON!

The Sydney and Melbourne markets are well on the recovery path, in fact The Real Estate Institute of Australia have reported the greatest medium price rises in Capital Cities since records began, Melbourne leading the way with a 15 % increase over the last quarter . Further growth is forecast with the Reserve Bank Governor poising the market for further rate rises and stating “that the economy is now in a reasonably solid upswing” This June will also see the investment banking...

Construction Work At Record High

As indicated on Noosa News A RECORD $41.7 billion worth of construction work was completed in the three months to the end of June, buoyed by a surge in residential building. The Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday total construction work done in the June quarter rose by a seasonally adjusted 3.5 per cent, almost double the growth seen in the previous three months. Economists’ forecasts had centred on a 3.0 per cent increase in the June quarter. The data feeds...

Noosa Market Is Continuing To Receive Growing Interest

The Noosa market is continuing to receive growing interest which is being driven from the increase in activity and high clearance rates in Melbourne and Sydney. Our local market has traditionally run off the tail end of these markets when coming out of a slow market. The current activity in southern states is leading to expectations of a further increase in activity for the Noosa market. We will shortly announce the sale of a 2 bedroom beachfront apartment on Hastings Street for over $4 mill...

Testimonials

Kate Cox was very professional and friendly in all our dealings with her. Whilst obviously representing the seller she managed to get a sale across the line for a property that we were not even considering. She invested her time and effort in getting a favourable outcome for both the seller and us as buyer. Kate's honesty, integrity and professionalism was pure class. Thank you Kate.
John and Cheryl