QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
1. What are the property's key selling points?
The property's key selling points include:
the views from the house are amongst the best you would get from an Airlie Beach home - particularly the night-time view of the town
the size of the house and its strength and quality of construction
its outlook & orientation (incl. access to cooling sea breeze)
its proximity to the town, yet it's tranquility and privacy
its location within a small, secure and exclusive residential estate
the unique design of the house, including for example its abundance of storage space (shelves, cupboards and drawers … everywhere), and
it being situated in the unique and vibrant Whitsundays region
2. The next step/s if you're potentially interested in buying
The property shall be sold privately with enquiries being handled directly by the owner.
If you like what you see on this web site, and the property falls within your price-range, then you are most welcome to come and see the place for yourself. Please email me providing details regarding your availability (i.e. preferred dates/times) and your contact details, and I'll promptly respond.
Assuming you subsequently wish to proceed, a copy of the sales contract will be provided. If you are comfortable with it's terms & conditions then a deposit payment is provided to my solicitor, together with signed copies of the contract. After the agreed settlement period has passed and final payment is rendered - congratulations - you become the proud new owner.
For those readers who are new to Queensland, details of the applicable state guidelines for purchasing residential property can be found here. If you are not an Australian citizen then you might also wish to read the guidelines that may apply to potential buyers in your situation.
3. Could a purchaser operate a commercial business in the property which is being offered for sale?
It's my understanding that commercial use of the property would require the written approval of both the body corporate and the local council (which is Whitsunday Regional Council). This is an issue for which you would need to obtain your own legal advice.
4. Could a purchaser subdivide the land?
The lot on which the house is built is currently zoned 'rural' (refer to Council's zoning map) and comprises 1.687 hectares. The estate in which the house is situated is currently a form of body corporate that is known as a 'Small Schemes Module', which has a maximum limit of six lots.
It's my understanding that subdivision would require the written approval of both the body corporate and the local council. Again, this is an issue about which you would need to obtain your own legal advice.
5. Could furniture, appliances, maintenance equipment, and/or other items, be included in the sale?
If you would like particular items to be included in the sale, other than fixtures/fittings, then please let me know.
6. How much are the Council rates and body corporate fees?
The Council rates for 01/07/20-31/012/20 are $3730.97. The body corporate levy due on 30 September 2020 is $2,596 (quarterly). These expenses may vary in the future depending on periodic Council rate reviews and/or body corporate AGM resolutions.
7. What is happening with regards to the Caronavirus pandemic?
I am not aware of any positive Covid-19 cases having been discovered in the Airlie Beach/Mandalay area. The weather is great but the town remains a little quiet at the moment. The main factor here has been the various restrictions on access to The Whitsundays region that have been in place over the course of 2020.
Access via air transport to Proserpine is available via Alliance Airlines, Jetstar and Virgin Australia. The largest island resort in the region, Hamilton Island, is open and it also has its own airport. At this point in time all interstate road and rail travel will recommence at the beginning of December.
I would nevertheless suggest checking with your travel agent or online booking service before making any bookings.