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Luxury residences, world class facilities, and a prolific entertainment scene mark the Gold Coast as the lifestyle location of choice. The Gold Coast has a little something to make just about everyone happy. Seeking a life well lived? Here's what you can expect.

Better living  //  8 reasons why we love the Gold Coast

LIFESTYLE

Essays

Anyone can buy a property. Right? But you don't want just anyone to help you buy a property. You want the best... So where do you start and how do you choose THE buyers agent that’s right for you? Here’s 8 questions you should be asking before you decide which Buyers Agent is the right fit for you.

8 Q's you should ask before you engage a Buyers Agent

PROPERTY

Sometimes choosing the right funding for your next address can be just as difficult as the address itself and it all comes down to one thing – choice. With rumours circulating that the banks will be raising interest rates under the cover of the festive season, it’s got us thinking about mortgages and the steps you need to take to ensure you’ve got the right one for you.

Top 5 reasons NOT to use a mortgage broker

ADVICE

If you’re wondering what type of property falls within your budget on the Gold Coast, read on. Here we explore the many property types & what you can expect to pay when breaking into the market.

The Gold Coast Market  //  The styles of homes + what you can expect to pay for them

PROPERTY

Let’s be honest: moving home is hard even when you are just moving next door. Moving interstate is a whole new ball game. From making sure the entire family is on board to choosing a location and getting your paperwork in order - this guide has got you covered.

Relocating interstate  //  10 steps to a smooth move without regrets

ADVICE

Renovating or building a home is a pretty emotional thing and most of us aren’t really aware at this point of how little we know though – both about practical issues, and about good house design. Join us on the journey as we share our insights into this new territory of designing and building our dream home.

Renovate or Detonate  //  Finding the right architect for your project

ADVICE

So you've just spent months, weekend after weekend at open homes, searching tirelessly for the ultimate home or investment property and FINALLY, you've found it! We've put together nine hard and fast tips for going into negotiations - suit up - it's time to seal the deal!

Part 3  //  Thinking differently about buying property. Sealing the deal

ADVICE

As entrepreneurs, it's only natural to try and test the limits of what we are capable of, but there are some points in life when you have to let go of things that are of little significance and seek help. Have you ever thought about strategically planning how you can best use someone else's talents so that you can spend more time living the dream?

Team work makes the dream work

ADVICE

With Google at your fingertips and websites offering free price guides and market appraisals at the click of a mouse do you really need a professional to help you figure out how much your home is worth? It’s a laboured discussion and one that we keenly put to the test.

Online price guides: How accurate are they when it comes to values?

ADVICE

There was a time when dress-down Fridays were as laid-back as we got, but the rise in startup culture and small business has made balancing career and lifestyle a big priority. So what makes working in this city different to the next? An inside perspective awaits.

A new nine to five

ADVICE

Just because summer's over doesn’t mean the beach is closed. 300 days of sunshine and some of the world's best beaches at your doorstep - this is the stuff endless summers on the Gold Coast are made of. Here’s our round up of style essentials for a quite day by the sea.

Beach side must haves

Lifestyle

We get asked all the time what it’s really like to be a buyers agent. At the end of the day, we couldn't think of anything else we'd rather be doing while we enjoy life on the Gold Coast. We do what we love... We love what we do and with days that look like these, why wouldn't we!

A day in the life of a Buyers Agent

ADVICE

The Gold Coast has been good to long time entrepreneurs Jasmine Smith and Leanne Pearce who have seen both hard work and a love of fine art bring them good fortune in many forms. Like many other great businesses on the coast taking a fresh approach and making amazing things accessible I was curious to know the story behind the beautiful space at St Barts.

Art + Life with Jasmine Smith and Leanne Pearce of St Barts

LIFESTYLE

We call ourselves Gold Coasters. We want it all. A healthy lifestyle, a successful business, a nice home on the water, great friends and a safe neighbourhood to raise our family. A diverse, yet cohesive community of families and professionals from all walks of life - meet the faces, who work, play and live here.

Meet the locals  //  Big hearted, sun chasers with the salty sea in our hair

lifestyle

How much research would you do if you were about to spend your life savings or make the next big financial move that could make or break a comfortable future for you? Come with us for Part 2 of this mini series as we highlight the top 6 things you should know when researching to buy a property.

Part 2  //  Thinking differently about buying property. Research overload

ADVICE

Finding the best wares in town can be a challenge – even if you are a local. So we’ve scoured the backstreets and lane ways for the best shops in which to enjoy a summer spree. Here’s our edit of Gold Coast homeware retailers serving up a bounty of coastal wares that will feel right at home in any seaside haven.

Counter culture  //  The retailers transforming our homes

lifestyle

In this mini series, we’ll be talking about the importance of doing the right research and what it takes to seal the deal. But first. Mindset. It’s time to start thinking differently about buying property.

Part 1  //  Thinking differently about buying property. Mindset

ADVICE

If the strength of an economy can be told through a snapshot of the skyline, the Gold Coast is performing well. We take a look at some of the driving forces underpinning the Gold Coast’s thriving economy.

The Gold Coast economy

Lifestyle