Cairns property: buyers coming back to the market in FNQ

first_img1 Badine St, CaravonicaWITH Federal Government certainty and falling interest rates, buyers are flocking back to the Far North property market.LJ Hooker Cairns Edge Hill principal Ross Moller said sellers and buyers could now start thinking about their options.“With a Coalition government, there’s less uncertainty that the property market will drop further and with buyers waiting since Easter to see what will happen, they’re more than ready to buy now,” he said. “It’s a good time for sellers and buyers to consider their options as we get ready to move into the busy spring period.“Many buyers have been sea-changers from the south attracted to the Far North Queensland region because of the reef, lush rainforest and our laid-back lifestyle.”CBRE managing director Danny Betros said he had also noticed a surge in sales with the business completing 14 sales worth just over $20 million in the past 10 weeks.“Most came straight after the election,” he said. “Eight of the 14 have been investment sales, with the rest being sold to owner-occupiers buying for themselves.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“Leading up to the election was a bit scary. I could’ve taken a month off. “The market was certainly spooked and uncertainty was everywhere in all sectors of the commercial market.”But he said the next six months were looking “quite bright with around 16 new listings” to hit the market over the next four weeks.“We still need more as we have a very active buyer base, as money is cheap and there are certainly some deals around,” he said.With $116.7 million in sales during the 12 months to May 2019, LJ Hooker was the number one real estate agency in the areas represented by the brand, according to company sources.The sales were achieved across LJ Hooker offices in Atherton, Cairns Edge Hill, Cairns Marlin Coast, Cairns Trinity Beach/Palm Cove, Cairns Yorkeys Knob, Port Douglas and Tully. Mr Moller said the brand was strongly represented and trusted in Far North Queensland.“We have a strong network of established offices in the area, some have been in business for more than 30 years,” he said.last_img read more

Syracuse wins last three sets, beats Notre Dame, 3-1

first_imgSyracuse made quick work of Notre Dame at the SU Women’s Building on Wednesday night, topping the Fighting Irish, 3-1.After Sunday’s 3-1 victory at Pittsburgh, the Orange (22-8, 13-6 Atlantic Coast) notched its 22nd win of the season, and sixth in the month of November, with the drubbing of Notre Dame (7-24, 2-17).SU was lead by senior hitter Silvi Uattara, who tallied 20 kills in the victory. She was followed by senior hitters Nicolette Serratore and Monika Salkute, with 15 and 12 kills, respectively.Senior setter Gosia Wlaszczuk assisted her teammates 43 times in the win.The Orange got off to a slow start, dropping the first set, 29-27, but won the next three sets by at least eight points.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange’s hitting percentage was stellar, rounding out at 40.6. Notre Dame was far behind, posting a percentage of just 17.8.SU also outmatched the Fighting Irish defensively, notching 12 blocks in the victory. Notre Dame scored just three total blocks in the four set match.Leah Levert, currently No. 2 in the ACC in blocks per set with 1.41, tallied a game-high six blocks for the Orange.Syracuse also posted 69 digs, 20 of them coming from Belle Sand, and 16 from Serratore. The Fighting Irish mustered just 54.The Orange finishes it’s regular season Friday at the SU Women’s Building against No. 15 Louisville. The Cardinals are currently No. 1 in the ACC and topped the Orange, 3-1, earlier this season. The match is set for 1 p.m. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 25, 2015 at 11:39 pm Contact Matt: [email protected]last_img read more