International tourism boom delivers for Queensland

“International visitors to Queensland spent a record $4.7 billion with 2.3 million international visitors and a nine per cent increase in total nights to 51 million,” (Queensland Premier) Ms Palaszczuk said. From the official Queensland Tourism media release, brought to you by the Australian Resident Accomodation Mangers Association (ARAMA), who represent over 40% of Management Rights…

China and the Zero Deposit Story

Hong Kong-based Ping An Insurance is offering the loans for units at the Ramada Hotel Hope Harbour at Hope Island, owned by Brisbane’s Anthony Moreton Group and Pryde Group. This story first broke via Bloomberg News, and then The Financial Review. See the Gold Coast Bulletin‘s Zero-deposit homes at Hope Island to lure international investors…

Gold Coast Catchup News

We thought it would be useful to look at a series of articles on Gold Coast Property from The Gold Coast Bulletin that you may have missed, and that we did not draw your attention to as we were away on leave! Nikiforides family back on Gold Coast development scene with Mermaid Beach tower (They)…

Surfers Jewel Developement.

The latest on this $1 billion Gold Coast mega project in Surfers from The Gold Coast Bulletin talks about the fact that to date 40 mainly local people have put down a $5,000 deposit “sight unseen”. Not on that: these forty, obviously very wealthy people, do not know what the final cost of the unit they…

Gold Coast Property – The Games Effect.

“…research proves is that Commonwealth Games developments have had a positive impact on the property market of the suburb and its surrounds, both during the year of the Games and long after the Games have finished.” From Games Factor ‘To Linger Longer for Coast Property’ from Gold Coast Business News, written on the 15 July 2015 by…

Surfers and the Economics of Towers.

With the recent announcement of yet another Gold Coast tower, we felt it would be useful to look at the economics of tower construction, or what used to be called Skyscrapers. As announced in The Gold Coast Bulletin on July 22, 2015, in their article entitled New 67-storey tower planned for Surfers Paradise: Brisbane developer Citimark…