5 tips to maximise your buying power

5 tips to maximise your buying power If you’re a first time buyer, or looking to upsize to a new family home, Plantation Palms offers 5 tips to help maximise your buying power and negotiate a better deal 1.       Compare your options for securing finance. First time buyers can be overwhelmed at the thought of financing … Continued

Buying in the boom – and other property purchase mistakes

Astute property investors looking to maximise their long term gains are often looking to buy at the best price in a location that will grow. This usually happens in a buyers’ market – a market that’s at the bottom of the cycle, such as Mackay.   Mackay property professional Kim Clarke, developer behind more than … Continued

A great home fits its family

FOR families who may be feeling the squeeze in their home, it might be time to upsize, which brings with it the requirement for tailored spaces that enable families to grow into them. It may be a struggle for some families to find the perfect home in their next step on the property ladder. The … Continued

Postiive Time For Region

THE developers of a $1.5 billion masterplanned community in Mackay are readying for an improvement in the local market. A development application has been lodged to develop a 3ha retirement village within the Plantation Palms community.Site works have now also been finished on a number of townhouse and villa blocks near the town centre. The … Continued

Five tips for homebuyers looking to secure a good deal

To help take advantage of increased housing affordability in the current market, Mr Clarke – Director of Plantation Palms – offers the following five tips for homebuyers looking to secure a good deal: 1. Understand your buying power: It’s a buyer’s market and many consumers may not realise the extent of their buying power. In the current … Continued

Mackay housing market slowdown offering home buyer advantage

House prices in Mackay have recorded their biggest fall in years, by up to 5% on properties valued between $200,000-450,000*. Managing Director of Xcel Properties Kim Clarke – the developer of Mackay masterplanned community Plantation Palms – says that despite the economic slowdown, the slump in house prices is offering increased housing affordability and buyer advantage. While consumer sentiment … Continued