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SUNSHINE COAST NRL TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW!

  WATCH Round 12 and 13 at Bokarina: Sunday Aug 2 - Melbourne Storm vs Newcastle Knights Saturday Aug 8 - Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Tix: kids from $20, concessions from $28 and adults from $30. Footy fans keen to witness first-class NRL action on the Sunshine Coast will be able to purchase tickets to Melbourne Storm’s Round 12 and 13 home fixtures from tomorrow.  Last week Melbourne Storm locked in Sunshine Coast Stadium for its next three “home”…
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THE HOME BUYER 'MUST-HAVES' POST-COVID-19

Searches for COVID-related keywords % change from Jan-Mar vs Apr-Jun 2020   A crystal ball would be required to predict what life will be like after COVID-19, but when it comes to what home buyers want in a post-pandemic world, patterns are beginning to emerge. New keyword search data from realestate.com.au shows a significant jump in nine work-from-home-related property features during the pandemic – illustrating that home buyers are preparing for a future involving more time in the nest. Nationally,…
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EXPERT TIPS FROM CARLENE DUFFY: FIVE THINGS TO NEVER DO WHEN RENOVATING

  We’ve got a few renovations under our belt at this point and a few mistakes to go with it, but you know what they say, there are no learnings without mistakes. Do yourself a favour and learn from my mistakes and save yourself some heartache. 1. Don't take your eye off the pre-renovation value 2. Don't underestimate power points 3. Avoid delaying window coverings 4. Don't second-guess your aesthetic 5. Never underestimate the value of a lighting plan To…
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SEVEN STEPS TO REDUCE MORTGAGE STRESS

  The federal government and banking sector have thrown everything they can at home owners during the pandemic to prevent widespread mortgage stress across the community. But when the music stops after six-month home loan holidays end, it’s likely some borrowers whose livelihoods have been affected by the pandemic economic shutdown still won’t be able to meet their repayments. If you’re worried that might be you, there are things you can do right now to relieve your stress and keep a…
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AGENTS OF DISCOVERY - WETLANDS MISSION

DATE: 19 June 2020 - 12 July 2020 TIME: 6.00am - 5.00pm (at your leisure) LOCATION: Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary COST: Free Get outdoors these school holidays and explore nature with the Agents of Discovery app.  Kids will love this digital game which uses GPS technology to unlock a self-guided wetlands adventure.  Download the free Agents of Discovery app onto your smart device Load the Sunshine Coast mission: 'Wetlands Discovery' Go to the beautiful Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Follow the map to…
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BURKE STREET, GOLDEN BEACH SIGN

  On Tuesday 7th July the Golden Beach and Pelican Waters Community Association Inc. posted on their facebook page that a new speed sign has been erected in Burke Street Golden Beach. The 50 sign is located in Burke Street coming in from Pelican Waters Boulevard into the Golden Beach residential area. Please be mindful of your speed when driving along the street.
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DIY PREP WE'RE TEMPTED TO SKIP, BUT DEFINITELY SHOULDN'T

At the risk of sounding like your Year 11 English teacher, a job well done is all in the preparation you put in.  It was true back in high school and it's true for your next DIY job, too. Michael Duffy, former Blockhead and expert on all things renovation, admits to being “one for rushing in, picking up the tools and thinking ‘oh I’ll just be careful’. But that approach rarely works out,” he concedes. His advice? Take a little bit…
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ATO WARNS RENTAL PROPERTY OWNERS CORONAVIRUS, BUSHFIRES AND FLOODS DO NOT MEAN THEY CAN AVOID TAX

  Rental property owners that have had their mortgage repayments deferred due to COVID-19 can still claim the interest on their tax bills, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) says. But those that have been awarded insurance payouts for loss of rental income due to COVID-19, bushfires or floods will still be taxed on it. The agency is also reminding people this tax time that, under laws which passed Federal Parliament last year, they cannot claim deductions for vacant land even…
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THE HOT 91 SKYLINE FERRIS WHEEL RETURNS TO CALOUNDRA

  Skyline Attractions is thrilled to be back in Caloundra for the second year. For a limited 7.5 weeks from 26th June – 16th August you can take a ride 35 metres in the air on the HOT 91 Skyline Ferris Wheel at the Bulcock Beach car park. Spectacular 360 degree views of Caloundra and surrounds are simply breath-taking. Take these wonderful memories home with you now buy purchasing your very own personalised souvenir photo of you and your friends/…
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6 DIY WAYS TO SPRUCE UP A KITCHEN AMID COVID-19

  Home cooking is back in a very big way thanks to iso. These simple projects will help you transform a tired kitchen into a home cook’s haven. Coronavirus is changing the way we prepare and consume food. Instead of eating out or on the run, we’re cooking at home more – which means we’re spending extra time in the kitchen. If the additional hours in front of the stove have highlighted that your kitchen is looking a bit sad,…
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SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN

With school holidays just around the corner, Sunshine Coast Council, Sunshine Coast Libraries and the Caloundra Regional Gallery, have some free activities to get you out of the house – or keep kids entertained inside on a rainy day. Head to www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au to find out more.
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AUDIENCE INSIGHTS FROM REALESTATE.COM

More positive signs for property as search activity on realestate.com.au increased for the 11th consecutive week, taking sale search volumes to 47.5% higher than they were a year ago – an increase of 3.7% on a week ago. Across all states and territories, for sale search volumes are higher than this time in 2019. Views per sale listing are also at an all-time high 50.1% above this time last year. This further talks to supply and demand, with increased buyer…
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