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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

University/TAFE merger today – great news for this region

TODAY marks an important milestone in the history of Central Queensland’s education sector. After much planning and lobbying we finally see the merger of CQUniversity and CQ TAFE. Congratulations to all parties and let’s hope this is the start of a wonderful relationship, which continues to deliver for this region. It is innovative ideas like … Continued

Home Buyers Information Night

Mackay property experts join forces to educate local homebuyers One of Mackay’s most-recognised communities, Plantation Palms – a masterplanned development that will create 2000 homes in the city’s northern beaches– will join forces with industry experts on Wednesday, 4 June to host a free, non-obligatory information event aimed at educating homebuyers about the property purchasing … Continued

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