Port Douglas Property

The Port Douglas Century 21 real estate team trusts you have survived the festive season, and wish you all the best for the year ahead. We hope you continue to gain value from our regular newsletters, and we plan to keep you up-to-date with all the news related to living and investing in real estate in the Port Douglas region.

Respected industry scribes predict the continuation of the current strong trend for property sales in Far North Queensland and particularly in the Port Douglas region. Statistics from RP Data show that in 1999 the median house price for Port Douglas was $201,200 and by 2004 it was$529,000 that is a growth of 162.5%. The median price of land in Port Douglas in 1999 was $205,000 and in 2004 median land prices had soared to $701,500 a growth of 242.2%. It is no wonder that in 2004, 10 properties sold in Port Douglas that were over a million dollars plus.

Also listed as a hot spot for investing in 2006, Port Douglas has seen a consistent rate of activity in units. With the prediction that there will be further rapid expansion in units in 2006 and an improvement in unit price growth. In the year 2000, only one apartment sale over the $1million dollar mark was recorded for Port Douglas. In 2004 there were 7 apartment sales over the $1million dollar mark recorded.

The Australian desire to live close to the beach is increasing demand for scarce properties in coastal areas of Queensland and is continuing to fuel these figures. Currently Century 21 Port Douglas Real Estate has an absolute beachfront property listed. Most rooms and the pool area of this Port Douglas property enjoy a view through the coconut groves to Four Mile Beach. If you we have sparked your curiosity about the price of Baler Street Port Douglas we encourage you to view the rest of the house on our website at [http://www.realestateportdouglas.com.au/523] . Have no fear offers to purchase are By Tender only.

Foreign Investors have also jumped on the bandwagon with purchases of Queensland residential property by foreigners at $354 million for the financial year 2004/2005. An increase on the previous two years according to the Qld Department of Natural Resources & Mines. Of the total foreign investment in Queensland, 69% was for investment purpose and 31 % for owner occupation. Statistics show that Port Douglas property accounts for $5.3 million of the foreign investment in Queensland in the year 2004/2005.
Our friendly neighbours the New Zealanders are the largest foreign buyers of residential property in Queensland in 2004/2005, closely followed by the United Kingdom. On a lighter note we here at Century 21 Port Douglas, are convinced it has more to do with the shock in feel good Vitamin D from the sun and Vitamin B from the beer that keeps the them coming our way. It might also have something to do with the 57 inbound international flights per week.

Either way Port Douglas real estate is bound to reap the rewards as according to the Tourism Forecasting Committee, international visitor arrivals into Australia are expected to grow by 5.8% per annum to around 9.3 million visitors in 2014. According to Tourism Queensland, in the year ending June 2004 the Tropical North Queensland region accommodated 263,756 visitors – 65% domestic and 35% international. When you do the maths there is no mistaking the Tropical North region has amongst the highest international visitation in the State of Queensland, even outperforming the Gold Coast.

We look forward to bringing you more Port Douglas news and events in 2006!

FTAD – Writing Free Travel Articles – Who Are You?

When you’re in the business of writing, presuming you’re good, there are many places you can showcase your work. Many directories (like ezine.com) which offer free travel articles accept submissions from writers who can demonstrate a competency in writing and a good, readable style. But what exactly is style and is any one writing style better than another? In terms of free travel articles spreading across the internet (and this is after all why we write them), research shows that there’s a place for virtually every style; funny, controversial, informative, celebrity based and even ghostly angles all seem to spread equally well.

So just who are these writers, toiling in their attics over hot computers to produce free travel articles?

The Painstaking Researcher

This writer is the one who produces beautifully researched, factual and informative articles leaving no stone unturned. Their writing will go into the minutiae of the weather, the attractions and every possible aspect of a particular travel destination. No matter that they are writing free travel articles, this scribe will pay attention to even the finest details. These articles spread well because of their comprehensive content, and will often be picked up by other travel related sites or tour operators.

The Frustrated Stand-Up Comedian

A writer who produces articles with a humorous slant has the advantage of being able to entertain the reader as well as inform them. You may think writing free travel articles would not leave much scope for knock-knock jokes, but the clever writer knows how to weave humour into even the most staid holiday destination. Wouldn’t you be tempted to read ‘Packing for a Nudist Holiday’, ‘Going Abroad with a Broad’, or ‘How to Have Fun at the Beach with a Broken Leg’? You get the picture – it may not be side-splittingly funny, but you’ll get a bit of light relief from this writer’s articles.

The Star-Struck Celebrity Hound

Do you know where Paris Hilton spent her summer or where Barrack Obama took his family skiing last year? This writer does. And whether the talk of celebrities makes you want to sit up and take notice, or it takes you on a one way trip to yawn city, the fact is that these free travel articles spread. It seems the cult of celebrity is alive and well and this writer will pounce on any snippet of a destination’s brush with fame and capitalise on it in an article. Celebrity endorsements can make or break a holiday location, and writing about the ‘wheres’ and ‘whys’ of the ‘who’s who’ can pay dividends for our celebrity spy.

The Imaginative Traveller

If you look deep enough there’s a skeleton in every closet and a ghost around every corner; and this writer knows it! They love finding the unusual in the every day and will conjure up stories of hauntings, legends and mysteries for every free travel article they write. Who knew there was an underground ghost in Ganzhou, or a wicked witch of West Wyoming? The writer obsessed with tales from the ‘other side’ can find an eerie angle for any destination in the world and, for those who dare, it just makes the prospect of their haunted holiday all the more fun!

Scribe Hotel in Paris – Should it Have a Four Star Or Five Star Rating?

Iconic landmarks, historical sites, famous museums, and romantic ambiance are a couple of things that attracts millions of tourists to Paris annually. Ideally situated in the bank of the River Seine, Paris has more than twenty five famous monuments and iconic landmarks, and over forty magnificent museums that contains all the important artifacts and contemporary arts of France. Paris also boasts of its modern leisure destinations popular in the world like its parks, bars, nightclubs, fashion districts, and shopping area. Also contributing to the elegance of the city is the accommodations offered by different kinds of hotels catering to different types of travelers from different parts of the globe. Some may think that Paris is a very expensive city, but it doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to enjoy its grandeur and opulence if you are on a tight budget. Fist thing to consider when visiting the City of Lights is the accommodation you will have to enjoy a comfortable stay while in Paris. If you are on a limited budget, there are a lot of budget hotels which you can choose from that also offer comfortable accommodations at an affordable price. But, if you have extra money to spend on lodging, it is well recommended, especially by seasoned travelers, to stay in one of Paris’ four star hotels to experience the real luxurious Parisian living.

Worth including in your list is the Hotel Scribe in Paris, which is an opulent four star hotel situated at the center of this bustling metropolis right between the magnificent Opera Garnier and Place Vendome. All things considered, this is an ideal location that fuses business, luxury, and Parisian culture right at the center of the city. Fully renovated in 2007 with 213 luxurious rooms to offer, Hotel Scribe Paris also includes 13 suites that can provide world class amenities and quality service fit for a king. With the ambiance of a 19th century dwelling, this hotel is well known for its friendly staff and top rated facilities with functional yet comfortable features.

For a four star hotel, Scribe Hotel Paris can be compared to other five star hotels in term of services, amenities, and hotel staff efficiency. General services and facilities offered by the hotel is an ample parking space for all of its guests, gastronomic restaurants and tea room, pet allowed policy, accommodating in house bar, 24 hour front desk and room service, non smoking rooms, facilities for disabled guests, elevator, personal safety deposit boxes, luggage storage, air conditioned rooms, efficient room heating systems, and various services for the convenience of the hotel’s guests and visitors.

For a taste of Paris’ luxurious living, it doesn’t mean that you have to book an accommodation at a five star hotel. You can experience the real Parisian living at an affordable price and Scribe Hotel Paris can guarantee you an experience you will always cherish in your memory once you return home. There are a lot of things to experience while in the city and it is only important that you have a comfortable accommodation while you are in Paris.