Seachang­ers, in­vestors boost sales

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

SOME Perth buy­ers bought 17 Bird­wing St, Port Dou­glas, re­cently in a sigh­tun­seen sale for $405,000. Ray White Port Dou­glas sales and mar­ket­ing man­ager Caro­line Yarr said the buy­ers would move in soon. The ven­dors were Mel­bourne-based in­vestors who sold two prop­er­ties in the town and had bought into the Ni­ra­maya at the same time. Ms Yarr said the sale was quite typ­i­cal of re­cent ac­tion in the mar­ket. Ms Yarr be­lieves Port Dou­glas is ex­peri- enc­ing pop­u­la­tion growth. ‘‘I think it’s a bit of seachange thing,’’ she said. ‘‘I think peo­ple are scal­ing down their lives and leav­ing the stress of the city be­hind. And we’re af­ford­able.’’ Sim­i­larly, rental va­can­cies were very tight.

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