Calamvale Progress

Calamvale construction update

It has been a busy year at our Calamvale site regardless of the pandemic! Construction remains on schedule with title registration already finalised! Furthermore, compaction tests have concluded and received certification with soil tests ready to be undertaken from December 1st. We are on the final stretch now with only 5 lots remaining, now is your last chance if you haven’t already taken the plunge!

Meet the Neighbors at Calamvale

As we have made so much progress, we are hosting a “Meet the Neighbors” event on the 6th of December for the Calamvale residents. This is an opportunity for future residents to meet their community and fellow neighbours! It will be held at lot 17 at Calamvale, 58 Menser Street and will run from 3:30 – 6:30 pm.

*Register by 30th November by calling 1300 822 811 OR email info@bristarproperty.com.au!

 

 

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Successes with BriStar Migration: Interview with Elvis

Each month, BriStar Migration meets a new person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, we interviewed Elvis, a student who migrated to Australia  from China with his family and their business. We discuss some of the reasons why they decided to relocate, the process of relocating to Australia and the help that the BriStar Migration team were able to provide them with to assist in the big move.  

 

It is a big decision to decide to move halfway across the world, when and why did you decide to leave China?

My family decided to move to Australia in 2013. The reason of why I decided to move to Australia is that I wanted to study in a different country where people doesn’t speak my hometown language so that I could learn and grow more from being in such a different environment. Over the last 7 years, I have come to realise that I have the ability to that I can easily suit to any environment without being afraid.  Another main reason for the relocation to Australia is that we wanted to move our family business to a place where there are many opportunities.

 

With Australia being one of the most appealing location for migrants around the world and with the processes becoming increasingly difficult, what made you reach out to the BriStar Migration to assist you in the process of moving your business to Australia?

Bristar Migration was recommended to us by some friends who moved to Australia before us. They told us that the Bristar Migration team was has a knowledgeable background in the field and that they had the ability to help anyone relocate to Australia who have a business investment visa. This sounded really promising to us so that is why we chose to use the Bristar Migration services. And we are glad that we did!

 

Knowing what you know now, what are some of the key parts of relocating to Australia that you would like to let other potential migrants know? Furthermore, what are some of the big differences other migrants can expect in culture between China and Australia.

Some of key point that attracted us to Australia in the first place were human rights, freedom, low prices of goods and really good air and food quality.  From my parents’ point of view, they have always thought that Australia is the best country for education and for children and teenagers like me to grow up in. My little sister was only 2 years old at the time and they wanted to make sure that we have all the best opportunities available to us, and Australia was definitely the place for that.

 

BriStar Migration has made the process of relocating painless for many people – in which areas were the BriStar Migration team able to help you with the most?

Some of the main areas in which the Bristar Migration team were able to help is helping me find an exchange program, finding business investment and locating a suitable place of residence for me and my family. I am very proud to say that my sister and I have both now got our Australian citizenship now which we are very happy about. The Bristar migration team were also able to help us hire local people to work in our health food store, which we couldn’t have done as quickly without the help given by Bristar.  

 

While there are many challenges involved in the process of migrating, there are also many rewards that come along with it. What has been the most rewarding part of migrating to Australia?

The most rewarding part of migrating to Australia is well-being, such as Medicare, Superannuation and Centrelink. It is also the quality of the education and the security that it provides. Moving to Australia has meant that me and my family have a safe place to live with many great opportunities for all of our futures.

 

What tips or advice would you like to add, if any, to prepare a future migrant for moving to Australia?

My most important tips that I can give to someone my age moving to Australia is to learn as much English as you can before moving. Get a job, part-time or full-time, as it will make the integration into a new culture and society easier. Getting a job will also allow you to make lots of friends who speak English, and it will make you become a part of the community and Australia as a whole very quickly.

 

BriStar Migration pride themselves on making the relocation to Australia as easy as possible for its clients. Australia is a great place to live for many migrants and it is important for us to provide everyone with that opportunity. If you have been looking at migrating to Australia, or if you know anyone who needs an upper hand to make the process as smooth and efficient as possible, then don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 822 811 OR visit https://www.bristargroup.com.au/contact/ to submit an enquiry.

 

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Team Building Retreat at the Kooralbyn Valley

Team Building Retreat at the Kooralbyn Valley

Over the last two days, our dedicated sales and marketing team attended a team-building retreat at the beautiful Kooralbyn Valley. Upon arrival, the team enjoyed a pub lunch together, ready and fueled up for the activities ahead.

 

 

After lunch, the team bonded over several team building activities, learning a bit more about each of their colleagues. Some interesting “secrets” and facts unraveled throughout these activities about each team member, and many laughs were shared! Who knew that Joe’s BMI is 24 or that Charlie has a collection of tiny car models? We could feel the team becoming closer by each minute that passed.

 

 

Later in the cooler afternoon, the team geared up to practise their golf swings on the driving range for the next day’s 18-hole golf journey. Luckily enough, we had two golfing experts on the team, Shane and Shuli, who were able to give the team some helpful tips and tricks. While several of the team members had never played golf before, we all managed to hit the ball after a few practice swings. The day concluded with presentations from each of the directors, as well as each of the team members. We shared out journeys with BriStar and the future that we envision moving forward. We gathered a good sense of how we can further build on the successes of BriStar as a team, even stronger and more efficient than we were before.

 

   

 

Early the next morning, after a delicious buffet breakfast, the team eagerly set out to put all of their practice to good use. While we can’t say that we have all become golfing experts over-night, we say that it was a day full of fun, laughs and getting to know each other even better

 

   

 

Following these couple of days, we know with certainty that the sales and marketing team have become more like a family. Sharing the same goals for BriStar’s future, this team is eager to achieve the company objectives while supporting one another each step of the way. A strong and connected team is key to the success of every business and we know that 2021 will be an even more successful year for BriStar! We want to say a big thanks to the sales and marketing team who embraced the weekend with all of their energy and to the organizers, Brett and Nian who ensured a successful outcome for the team building retreat!

 

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The Future for Real Estate in a Post-Covid World

Covid-19 has changed the way in which many industry sectors operate. The health restrictions and social distancing measures have forced businesses to adapt their processes so that they align with government restrictions. This has given rise to rapid adoption of the latest technology in order for businesses to stay afloat in these uncertain times. The Real Estate industry has typically been a slow adopter when it comes to technology, however this has changed significantly amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, where we have witnessed an industry shift towards adaptation. This new trend towards innovative approaches as agents connect with buyers has uncovered new and exciting methods of making sales including; 360 degree video, virtual reality, augmented reality and online contract signing.

From the latter decades of the 20th century and the birth of the information age, digitisation has been at the forefront of commercial industry. Technology continues to evolve with companies spending billions of dollars in making information readily available to their consumers. Covid-19 has brought the real-estate industry into the fold and many experts expect to start seeing a more futuristic approach as we move forward. Studies show that with over 80% of people now searching for property online and Real Estate companies need to continuously adapt to ensure that they are accommodating these buyers.

At the forefront of these innovations is Joe Zhang, an expert in the field. Joe has been in the real estate industry for the last six years and has gained significant insights and knowledge about the property market. Today will Joe share his insights and will highlight key changes in the Real Estate industry. Come with us as he uncovers the future for the property market in Brisbane post-Covid 19 and shares his calculated opinions on what people can expect moving forwards.

 

1. Good morning Joe! Thanks for being with us today! The Real Estate Industry has had to alter its strategies and processes in order to adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic. What would you say has been the most significant changes in the industry since the pandemic?

Thanks, it’s wonderful to be here! Covid-19 has indeed been the single biggest factor of uncertainty that we have experienced since the day I began my career in Real Estate 6 years ago. The most significant changes we’re seeing at this moment is that people are getting more serious about buying or owning their own homes. Renting is no longer the best option for people who have the capacity to buy, and sales have been surprisingly steady due to the reasonable prices in Queensland compared to some other major cities in the country.

 

2. The home builder grant has been an effective government intervention to reduce the impact of the pandemic on the industry. How do you think the industry would be affected when the Home Builder grand ends?

We’re definitely seeing motivation from buyers to apply for this New Home Builder Scheme which is probably the main reason why most of the transactions during this time went to house & land for under $750,000 threshold. When this does end, I think we’re going to see housing market diversify again where apartments, townhouses and villas are going to pick up again, and house & land will potentially drop slightly. Right now we are seeing apartments artificially undervalued and land slightly overvalued because of these incentives and popular opinion.

 

3. How has the consumer purchase behaviour shifted from pre-Covid times to the present where uncertainty is a main concern for many buyers?

Before Covid-19 hit, we saw a larger number of buyers who searched for properties before thoroughly researching the project or other options. Now, we’re seeing buyers becoming increasingly savvy, hunting for bargains and coming in with their finance pre-approved, with good knowledge of the project. It is evident to see that buyers are becoming more informed while considering all of their options before locking in a purchase. Conversely, we are also seeing people entering the market earlier than ever with the help of increased government assistance.

 

4. Since the pandemic, many Real Estate agencies have started to adopt and rely on technology and doing business online. To what extent has the process of buying and selling property been digitized and how do you think it has impacted the overall experience of the customer?

Digitisation has been a rising trend for many years but Covid-19 has really accelerated the shift to the online environment. I think that the Real Estate industry has greatly benefited from the advancements in technology and the internet’s capabilities in this time of the pandemic. We have buyers that purchase houses without having a single inspection in person but instead we use video meetings after which they are comfortable to sign the contract and eventually settle. I would say that the Real Estate industry is very lucky in the way that it is able to do business remotely and adapt very easily with the technology that is made available to us. As real estate agents, I believe that we must adopt these new advancements and use them to enhance the overall customer experience. I think the general public is becoming more open and trusting with the idea of dealing with purchases in an online environment and now is a good time to focus our energy in that direction.

 

6. What do you think the future holds for the Real Estate industry in a post-Covid world? Regarding customer interaction, customer relationships, property viewing and the adaptation of technology?

We very much look forward to this pandemic coming to an end. I think the changes I would expect and as we’re already experiencing now is that Australians will be much more owner-driven than tenant- driven, meaning most of Australians will seriously consider owning their homes as early as they could and prepare themselves accordingly. We will see more and more online inspections and transactions done now that people have started getting used to the shift online. We will need to keep an eye on the needs of our customers in a technology driven worlds to ensure that their needs are being met and that relationships can continue to form, even in an online space. Regarding the upcoming months with the recent election, I expect to see the interstate demand strengthen in Queensland with a surge in the next few years specifically from Melbourne and Sydney once the border restrictions are all lifted.

 

While Covid-19 has evidently changed the way in which the world operates, it is hopeful to see that the property market, specifically in Brisbane, is pulling through it. Economist are predicting a strong surge in value over the next two years for Brisbane as low interest rates and availability of credit pushes prices up. According to Westpac, house prices in Brisbane could lead the capital city growth predicted to jump by as much as 20 per cent by 2023. While the pandemic has caused many difficulties that we need to continue to overcome, it has also presented us with many opportunities. There is a lot of room for growth in the Brisbane property market and Brisbane’s economy is set to bounce back stronger attracting many interstate relocators in the future.

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2021 Price Increase PARC Thornlands

2021 Price Increase

There are many great features and characteristics that come along with owning land at PARC Thornlands, so it is understandable that the interest has been extremely high with the lots  selling out fast!

Positioned in a great location just 30-minutes from the Brisbane CBD, PARC Thornlands offers the best of both worlds; a calming, nature-filled neighbourhood and the luxury of being close to the city as well. Acreage land is extremely rare to come by in this area, and PARC Thornlands is the only remaining acreage land estate in the heart of Redlands making it a very attractive opportunity.

With this ever-increasing interest we have received in this project over the last few months, prices are being adjusted in the new year. If you have been thinking about building your dream home at PARC Thornlands, now is the perfect time to secure your piece of land at its original prices and invest in your future.

 

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Home Designs

Exclusively available at PARC Thornlands, Metricon has designed this stunning home to fit in with the lifestyle that Thornlands has to offer. With a spacious floorplan and many carefully thought out finishing touches, this home encompasses the style and the convenience that any family will enjoy. We offer a range of other options for you to to choose from with our many quality partnering builders. The possibilities are endless for a future at PARC Thornlands.

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Skyfield Homes, new partnering builders

We are proud to announce that we have recently partnered up with quality home builders, Skyfield Homes. Being in the industry for several years, Skyfield pride themselves on building homes of the highest quality and standard.  They ensure the the utmost care is taken when it comes to the finer details of the home by integrating advanced concepts in craftsmanship and style. Skyfield focusses on developing great relationships with their clients through communication and trust and ensure that every project runs seamlessly.

Skyfield Homes are offering a great selection of unique and high-quality house designs for a future at PARC Calamvale, such as this stunningly designed “Kiana” home featured above. A generously sized layout with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 carports and the ability to customise and add your own personal touches. They offer real-time tracking of the building process of your dream home so you can rest assured you’ll be enjoying your new lifestyle as soon as desired.
We are proud to have Skyfield Homes as partnering builders and we are excited to see all of these high quality designs come to fruition!
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Plenty to do in Calamvale to keep the kids (and you) entertained. Here are our top 6 picks!

With a multitude of adventure filled activities for kids as well as parents, Calamvale is becoming quite a highly sought-after suburb, especially for families. It is located approximately 17-kilometres from the capital of Brisbane with a population of 17,124 residents. There are a variety of activities from a sunny day out among nature or a cooler day in the ice rink, to ensure that the whole family enjoys a day out. Keep on reading for our top 6 picks!

#1 Calamvale District Park

This fun filled park is located at 31 Formby Street, Calamvale, and offers more than just some green grass for the kids to play on. It is home to large playground area with a variety of play equipment to enjoy. Suitable for all ages, the playground offers easy obstacles as well as some more challenging ones for the brave including an 8-metre high netting structure, sky bridges and an exciting enclosed metal slide! There are more to enjoy once the kids have exhausted themselves on the playground such as a dual flying fox, musical play stations and swings.  Calamvale District Park also has many interconnected bike paths and walking paths to explore with the whole family on a sunny day out.

For kids Birthday parties or family events, Calamvale District Park includes three spacious designated sites available for booking for any of your special events. All you need to do is fill out the online park booking application form, and click submit once completed.

Whether you want a relaxing picnic and barbeque out among the trees with friends and family or a exciting active day out with the kids to spend their energy, Calamvale District Park is a great choice to keep the whole family entertained.

#2 Little Dreamer Cafe

Need to take a break from all of the activity in the park? Then the Little Dreamer cafe is the perfect place to cool down! Offering many colourful food and drink options, you and the kids will be spoilt for choice. They are open everyday excluding Wednesdays from 7:30am to 2:30 am. The whole family is welcome (including the fury ones) as it is in fact a pet-friendly cafe!

#3 GKR Karate  Central

Located only a short 13-minute drive from Calamvale, GKR Karate is a great place for kids and adults alike to get some physical activity through fundamental movement. Suited for all ages and abilities from 5-year and up, everyone can find their place and enjoy an exciting day out. GKR Karate offer free trial classes for you and your kids to enjoy a free day out and if you want to make it a weekly activity, there are many options available for ongoing classes. Apart from developing self-confidence skills, this activity will build self-discipline, determination, focus and fitness! It is the perfect activity to participate in as a family!

#4 The Karawatha Forest Discovery

Offering both an educational and entertaining day out, Karawatha Forest Park, located at 149 Acacia Road, is Queensland’s first nature play and Discovery Centre. It has a range of fun activities including an interactive floor projection of a frog habitat, a night time audio visual experience and a virtual reality experience which the kids will love! If you have had a stressful week at work or school, this is the perfect place to destress! Studies have shown that spending at least 120-minutes a week outside in nature can have a big positive impact on general health and wellbeing, so you can only benefit from spending a day at Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre!

 

# 5 Ice Worlds Olympic Ice Rinks

If it’s a bad weather day and being out in nature isn’t an option, then ice skating is the go-to for a fun and active alternative! Located in Acacia Ridge, Ice Worlds Skating Rink is only a 15-minute drive from Calamvale. With the music, fun lights, and cool atmosphere, it is hard not to have a good time! This ice-skating rink is fully stocked with all the essentials that you would need to enjoy a day at the rink. If you are starting to feel too chilly, you can step off the ice and enjoy a nice warm coffee or hot-chocolate at the rink’s cafe to warm you up for your next session! Ice Worlds Ice Rink also offers kids parties and events & function packages which include everything you need for a successful event including food, skate hire, decorations and a party host! So if you want an exciting party for your kids without needing to lift a finger or dirty the house, then this is the perfect place to go!

#6: Sheep Station Gully

A short 6-minute drive from Calamvale, you will find an enchanted and nature filled hidden gem in the suburb of Algester. With a long loop walking path that takes you through green-filled forests complete with remnant billabongs and lined with more than just one kids’ playground, there is much to explore on a day out. The walking path goes for 2.5 km that is accessible via Nottingham Road. The playgrounds are dispersed throughout the walking track with a variety of different play equipment to suit different ages, interests, and physical activity levels. Take a break at one of the playgrounds along the way and enjoy a picnic while the kids burn off some of their seemingly endless energy!

PARC Calamvale

PARC Calamvale is situated neatly in the perfect position with a generous estate size, which is a big positive for many residents. With a number of these amenities in close proximity including schools, shops, restaurants and cafes, PARC Calamvale offers a little bit of everything to suit a variety of people. PARC Calamvale is positioned in the ideal location for people who like to get out and active, but who also love to have a little space and tranquility to themselves.

If you think that this sounds like the ideal lifestyle for you and your family, the team here at Bristar would be more than happy to make sure we find the best fit for you!

To get in contact, visit our PARC Calamvale project website here: https://project.parchomes.com.au/calamvale
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Website: https://www.bristargroup.com.au/

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Thornlands Stage 3 Release

Construction Update

Our builders have been working hard these last few months not allowing the COVID-19 pandemic to slow them down.

Stage 3 Release for PARC Thornlands is coming along nicely with civil work being more than 50% completed and  the whole team working hard. With stage 1 and 2 nearly sold out, now is a good time to get in to secure your acreage block of land before all of the lots are gone!

As the largest remaining acreage land estate in the heart of Redlands, you won’t find lot sizes of this size anywhere else. PARC Thornlands offers land starting from 6000m2! It is the perfect location to build your luxury dream home and capitalise on growth.

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PARC Calamvale over 50% sold!

We are receiving high interest in our PARC Calamvale project with less than 50% of lots left! Now is the time to get in and secure your lot before they are all gone. You can also benefit from the grants that are currently available:

 

The $25,000 Home Builder Grant

The $25,000 Home Builder Grant is available for new residential constructions and renovations by owner occupiers, not just first home buyers. You can now apply for the Home Builder Grant online via your relevant state revenue office. To find out if you are eligible, visit:

https://www.qld.gov.au/housing/buying-owning-home/financial-help-concessions/homebuilder/apply

 

The First Home Owner Grant

If your contract is dated 1 July 2018 or later, you can get the Queensland grant of $15,000 towards buying or building your new house, unit or townhouse. To find out if you meet all of the eligibility criteria, visit:

https://www.qld.gov.au/housing/buying-owning-home/financial-help-concessions/homebuilder/apply

 

PARC Calamvale offers you the opportunity to create your own future. Design your own home from scratch on the lot of your choice or choose from one of our pre-selected , high quality Metricon homes. Your future is in your hands and the team here at Bristar is happy to walk you through every step of the way!

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