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Is spring still a good time to sell your home?

Spring is Australia’s traditional home selling season, but what does spring 2020 look like in a Covid-19 environment?

Elite Real Estate Services Cairns are still seeing plenty of local activity across the Cairns region which is encouraging.  We have also experienced a substantial increase in enquiry from interstate buyers looking … Read the full post »

Home Décor Trends

There’s no escaping trends! With new season home décor trends we see emerging tempts us to update our homes. Read on and discover some new and existing ways to redecorate your home with the latest styles.

Colour News Grey Colours that pair well including blush pink to navy blue and ochre…. Read the full post »

Winter Gardening

Think winter is not the right time for planting? Think again! We share with you some knowledgeable information to help you get started.

Time to prune your existing fruit trees and tidy up your existing veggie gardens, enrich soil with compost. Edible gardens; we recommend dill, garlic, mint, oregano, parsley, sage and thyme. For … Read the full post »

Simply Spring with Limberlost Garden Centre

Limberlost Garden Centre has been transformed over the past five years by the owners Ross Rankine and Cherryl Fisher. The incredible changes to the garden centre and the introduction of Vines Café has seen Limberlost become a ‘must visit’ destination for locally grown plants, local plant knowledge, and inspirational ideas for your home and garden. They stock a large variety of pots to suit a range … Read the full post »

Cairns Rental Yields on the Rise!

Put simply, the Rental Yield is essentially the % amount of money you can expect to earn on an investment property. As a Property Investor, you expect your Rental Yield to always be rising regardless of the market value of your investment. The Cairns Investment market is experiencing high demand for rentals, giving Investors the opportunity to capitalise with High … Read the full post »

Pork and bean burrito bowl

0:20 Prep
0:20 Cook
4 Servings


3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

1 red onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 teaspoon MasterFoods® Ground Cumin Seeds

425g can black beans, rinsed, drained

3 vine-ripened tomatoes, finely chopped

1 lime, rind finely grated, juiced

1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
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Tips for Having Your Rental Application Approved

When it comes to renting, often you must search high and low until you finally find the perfect property to call home. However, that’s not the end of the journey as you still need your rental application approved.

What do we look for in a rental application?

We check that they’ve got a stable secure job, they’ve been there for a certain period and … Read the full post »

Election A Win For The Property Market

23 May 2019

With another election done and largely dusted, and with property matters high on the parties’ agendas, it’s a good time to take a look at its ramifications for buyers, sellers and investors.
Overall, the Liberal National party’s unexpected win over the weekend is good news for property, its stance on … Read the full post »


In some circumstances, a tenant may seek to break a fixed term agreement and vacate the rental property before the end date of their tenancy agreement. The Residential Tenancies Authority always encourages tenants and property managers/owners to communicate early and often in the lead up to the tenant vacating.
Rent is payable while the tenant remains in the property as outlined in … Read the full post »

An explanation as to how the federal election could affect buyers.

By : Troy McGuane

Try as the political parties might to paint the major issues of the day in black and white terms, the housing policies tabled at this election are far from simple.
Ultimately, whether you judge a party’s proposed changes as good or bad boils down to a matter of perspective.
Look at a policy from one angle and it seems … Read the full post »

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