October 2023

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Contributed By: Mike Phipps Finance on

The Managing Director and I recently returned from a sojourn to Canada and Alaska. Our mission, as I’m sure some of you will appreciate, was to use some Covid cancellation credits and continue our plan to spend every last cent before we fall off the twig. Hmmm, Covid credits. Whatever happened to Covid? We seem to have gone from being locked in our houses clinging to our last square of toilet paper with the stormtroopers outside to no longer being too worried about the dreaded plague. Talk about mass hysteria. Might be lessons in all that for the current wailing over other expected catastrophic crises,Read More →

Contributed By: TheOnsiteManager on

THE Awards 2023 went off with a bang! The bubbles were flowing, the live music and performances were show stopping and the dance floor was pumping! Congratulations to our very deserving winners, ·        Legal Hynes Legal ·        Accounting Holmans ·        Relief Management 1 Solution Management ·        Finance Mike Phipps Finance ·        MR Brokering: Resort Brokers ·        MR Broker Greg Jorgensen of MRB ·        Manager Of The Year Shay Harrison of Terraces on the Park Thank you to all who were involved. Especially to the amazing sponsors who made the entire event possible. Holmans – https://holmans.com.au/ HiRUM – https://www.hirum.com.au/ Schindler – https://au.schindler.com/en.html BCSystems – https://www.bcsystems.com.au/ Mike Phipps Finance – https://mikephippsfinance.com.au/Read More →

Contributed By: REIQ on

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland’s (REIQ) latest quarterly Residential Vacancy Rate Report shows most renters have more choice than they had a year ago, despite a slightly tightening market over the September 2023 Quarter. While the state vacancy rate remains ‘tight’ (0 – 2.5%) at 1.0%, reassuringly, in most areas, vacancy rates have not dipped enough to erase the gains made over the past two quarters. The report, released today, covers 50 local government areas (LGAs) and sub regions in Queensland, with figures representing just how few and far between rental listings can be – particularly in regional areas. Of the 50 Queensland regions,Read More →

Contributed By: ARAMA on

In uncertain economic times it’s never been more beneficial for a strata scheme to have a resident manager. It has been proven time and time again that resident managers save a scheme money and provide much better service than any outside source. But in an age when trades are now routinely charging $100 an hour or more – and that’s if you’re lucky enough to find one to do the work – a good on-site building manager has become the one-stop shop for all maintenance needs and repairs. Resident managers are on a fixed contract with their body corporates and on average are receiving about $45Read More →