Marking 13 years of service
JUNE 2003 saw the beginning of Cairns Property Office at 42 Aplin St, Cairns. From a staff of six people at the office, CPO has grown to one of the biggest real estate offices in the Far North. With two offices, one in the city and the other at Redlynch Central Shopping Centre, CPO has grown to a staff of 35 people. Myself and Shane Trimby are proud of the CPO brand and the fact that we are a locally-owned company not subject to being governed by southern ownership. Having offices in the city and Redlynch gives clients the choice of having their investment rented or sold through their preferred office and their preferred rentals or sales team. Employing predominantly local sales associates and property managers we are extremely proud of the service the office has supplied to Cairns residents and investors over the last 13 years. Without this dedicated and highly-trained team, we would not have the growth and client base the office has enjoyed. I remember the first week of Cairns Property Office - we had two ads in the
on June 21, 2003. One property was in O’Hara St for $110,000, and one property in Dillon St for $155,000. We remain dedicated in serving the people of Cairns for years to come. Greg Moule Principal, Cairns Property Office. A BOOST to the Great Start Grant might be welcome news to first homebuyers wanting to build, but an increase in stamp duty for overseas buyers may stifle investment.
Urban Development Institute of Australia Queensland branch president Adam Gowlett said the Great Start Boost – w h i c h w i l l n o w r i s e f rom $ 15,000 to $ 20,000 – would likely only benefit a small pool of buyers.
“The increase to the first homebuyers grant is welcome news but unfortunately is only ac c e s s e d by a v e r y s m a l l percentage of new homebuyers,” Mr Gowlett said.
“Most first homebuyers buy an established house, unit or apartment.”
Affordability was often the ke y i s s u e f o r f i r st- t i mers wanting to get a step on to the property ladder.
“Due to high housing costs and often lower wages, regional first homebuyers buying new FOR those wanting to MOO-ve for a life on the land, a prime Bramston Beach cattle station has hit the commercial market.
The 679ha parcel of coastal land with a three-bedroom residence on Bramston Beach Rd is for sale by expressions of interest.
Wyvuri Station has been ad- vertised by Colliers International Cairns as a first-class grazing enterprise with quality pastures.
“The extensively developed freehold property has many outstanding features, including newly constructed combined three-bedroom residence and industrial storage shed complex, power shed, adjacent worker’s cottage and sheds, roofed stock processing yards, fenced paddocks and laneways,” the advertisement states.
“Cattle infrastructure on the property is extensive and second to none, with improved pastures, numerous watering points, lick/ shade sheds and gravelled internal road ways and constructed bridges. The property currently runs a general herd of over 1000 cattle with potential to expand.”
Other features include two creeks on the property, plant and equipment and an array of options for the green pastures.
“(There is) potential of further agricultural pursuits or var- ied development options including eco-tourism or residential subdivision – subject to council approval,” it said.
The region also boasts about 3500mm of rainfall each year and the property is located an hour south of Cairns.
Expressions of interest close on Monday, June 27.