Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Why It's a Great Time to Build or Renovate; It's Easy to See Why There Has Been So Much Media Focus on the Global Economy; However, Amongst All the Doom and Gloom, There Is Definitely Some Good News for Anyone Looking to Build or Renovate Their Home

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Why It's a Great Time to Build or Renovate; It's Easy to See Why There Has Been So Much Media Focus on the Global Economy; However, Amongst All the Doom and Gloom, There Is Definitely Some Good News for Anyone Looking to Build or Renovate Their Home

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MASTER Builders Burnett Wide Bay Regional Manager, Dean Wolfenden, says it is actually a great time to build or renovate. Two interest rate cuts, a strong Queensland economy providing stable employment and the recent reinstatement of the stamp duty concession are all positive outcomes for the average home owner.

aThe building industry is also operating at 40% below pre-GFC levels, so we've got builders and tradies crying out for work,a Mr Wolfenden said.

aNot long ago, waiting 12 months for a builder or tradie to start your new home or renovation was common; now finding the right builder or trade contractor for your job is a much less daunting task.

aHome owners definitely have the upper hand, so we're urging anyone who is thinking of building or renovating to take advantage of these positive conditions and talk to a builder or tradie.a

Move or improve?

aAt some stage in your life you will be faced with the tricky decision of uprooting your life and moving house, or staying put and renovating,a Mr Wolfenden said. …

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