Monthly Archives: October 2016

Gold Coast real estate agent Alex Far has been permanently disqualified from the industry

Posted on October 22, 2016 by | 0 Comments
A PROMINENT northern Gold Coast real estate agent once praised by late former mayor Ron Clarke as “restoring his faith” in the industry, has been permanently disqualified. Alex Far, the former sales director of Runaway Bay’s Sovereign Realty in Runaway Bay, has been barred from holding a real estate licence following an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading Mr Far appeared before the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal on Tuesday after a complaint was lodged...

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Gold Coast agents giving out money, food and coffee to attract sellers and buyers

Posted on October 17, 2016 by | 0 Comments
COMPETITION in the cut-throat real estate market is so intense one Gold Coast agent is giving out $1000 incentives for referrals. Andre Sharples, of Professionals John Henderson Real Estate, has given away $10,000 this year — and hopes to give out more. “It gets me business as I’ve got people out there promoting me to get their $1000,” Mr Sharples said. “Listings are very tight and it’s another way to promote yourself. “It doesn’t affect...

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Reserve Bank of Australia says apartment boom risks start showing

Posted on October 17, 2016 by | 0 Comments
The risks of oversupply the Brisbane and Melbourne apartment markets are “coming to the fore”, the Reserve Bank of Australia warns. The RBA said the financial system was in good shape overall, particularly with home price growth slower than a year ago, tighter lending standards and slower credit growth to households. However, the central bank said the risks from apartment oversupply in some markets were now starting to show. “These risks appear greatest in inner-city Brisbane and...

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