NSW buy­ers join the south­ern surge into Port Dou­glas

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

THE past few months have been en­cour­ag­ing, and in­ter­est­ingly buy­ing ac­tiv­ity from NSW has in­creased dra­mat­i­cally, ac­cord­ing to Cal­lum Jones at McGrath Real Es­tate, Port Dou­glas.

‘‘Over the last two years we have seen the vast ma­jor­ity of buy­ing ac­tiv­ity com­ing out of Mel­bourne,’’ he said. ‘‘Why would the in­hab­i­tants of the city voted the best in the world be look­ing for a change? Is it be­cause of the weather, the com­par­a­tively cheap prices, the fact that their friends have brought here, the life­style, the restau­rants, the re­laxed at­mos­phere or per­haps a com­bi­na­tion of all fac­tors... What­ever the case, it goes to prove that Port Dou­glas is still seen as a de­sir­able es­cape for many to date and no doubt more to come. The com­bined south­ern surge has taken up a lot of the ex­cess stock and lo­cal buy­ers have also taken up land, cheap homes and other op­por­tu­ni­ties they’ve found,’’ said Mr Jones.

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