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The Cairns suburbs to boom in 2024 after cyclone Jasper

In December 2023 Cyclone Jasper drenched Cairns with unprecedented rainfall leading to record breaking Region wide flooding. 50-100 years flood records were broken across Far North Queensland and the aftermath has left a nasty scar across Cairns, Port Douglas and the Tableland Region. ] An aerial view shows flooding caused by heavy rains and water gushing […]

3-tips for navigating a sellers’ market

Before you step foot into any property market the number one thing you need to establish is what type of market are you in. Once you establish the market type it allows you as a property buyer to create a buying strategy. When it comes to sellers’ markets buyers can often struggle due to high […]

Behind the deal – Joel & Yasmin

Let’s look at Joel & Yasmin’s recent Cairns’s purchase and the story around how we searched, negotiated, and acquired this property in one of Cairn’s best suburbs. Joel & Yasmin are busy health professionals beginning a tenure at the Cairns base hospital in 2024. So, one of the key requirements in our buying brief was […]

Joel & Yasmin Story – Young professionals move further North

Joel and Yasmin are young health professionals based in Townsville. They are moving up to Cairns to be posted at the base hospital and are super excited to move their young family here. Originally from Adelaide, they’ve always admired Cairns and thought it would be a great place to live with all of the lifestyle […]

Buyers are still overpaying in Cairns

It’s something we hate seeing is buyers overpay for property in Tropical North Queensland. It wasn’t uncommon 24 months ago during COVID where buyers would pay more than $100,000 over list price to secure a house in Cairns. Fast forward to September 2023 it’s still happening across Tropical North Queensland but not to the same […]

5 reasons why you need a BIG POOL

Tropical North Queensland rarely drops below 20 degrees throughout the year, so having a Tropical Pool you can cool down in afterwork and on the weekends is MUST. As part of our ‘GO BIG’ campaign the team at Tropical Life Buyers Agency have put together 5 reasons why we believe you need a big pool. […]


Tropical Life Buyers Agency launches its new ‘Go Big’ on Tropical North Queensland Campaign. The new campaign urges interstate buyers to make the move, buy a bigger house, and enjoy the benefits of a bigger and better Tropical Lifestyle. Image: GO BIG campaign Cairns & Port Douglas still remain popular markets for interstate property buyers […]

Behind the deal – Townsville Investment

Behind the deal – Townsville Investment Let’s look at Gail & Andrew’s recent Townsville investment purchase and the rationale behind why we selected this low-maintenance investment in one of Townsville’s best suburbs. When the Tropical Life team select assets, we use a combination of quantitative and qualitative data points all designed to mitigate investment downside […]

Airbnb investments that outperform

At life Buyers Agency we’ve bought millions of dollars’ worth of Airbnb investments across North Queensland, Central Queensland and Southeast Queensland and we made a list of properties that are best suited for Airbnb and aspects of properties that aren’t suited for Airbnb in this blog. Properties that outperform Properties suited for business and leisure […]

First Home Buyers – Jon & Sam Story

Jon and Sam resided in Brisbane with their young family. Jon is a long servicing serviceman in the Army and Sam is a Real Estate Journalist for News Corp. They are a young family that enjoy the simple things in life such as camping, fishing and outdoor adventures. Tropical North Queensland with its natural beauty, […]

Mission Beach time to shine

Nested 60 minutes South of Cairns, on the pristine Cassowary Coast sits the quiet seaside town of Mission Beach. Despite boosting some of Tropical North Queensland’s best beaches and Island getaways it’s been overshadowed by Port Douglas for the tourism and housing market over the last 2 decades. Image: Dunk Island, Mission Beach Playing second […]

Is Bushland Beach a bargain?

Located only 25mins away from the Townsville CBD sits its only beachside masterplanned community Bushland Beach. This masterplanned beachside community boosts all the amenity needed for a thriving community from a local plaza, cafes, sports clubs and of course a Tropical Beach with breathtaking views of Magnetic Island.  Image: Bush Land Beach, Townsville Known for […]

Dave & Shannon’s Story

After many visits to the tropics with their young family this adventurous couple decided it’s time to make the jump and buy the Tropical Life. Dave and Shannon hail from the Victorian peninsula where they’ve spent all their lives and where they’ve been raising a young family.  Dave and Shannon are both teachers and love […]

Edge Hill on the rise

When the buying frenzy took over the Cairns property market during COVID in 2020 and 2021. It was the Cairns Northern Beaches that stole the limelight. Palmcove, Clifton Beach, Kewarra Beach and Trinity Beach were the suburbs on the hit list of almost every interstate buyer and still remains in strong demand for its lifestyle […]

Council Rates hike scrapped

Cairns Regional Council have just scrapped a proposal to charge non principle places of residence at a higher rate following intense public and industry backlash. Image: Cairns, Tropical North Queensland  Set to be determined as part of the council’s 2023–24 budget, the plan would have seen non-principal places of residence rated at a higher rate […]

Tim & Richelle’s Story

Tim and Richelle originally hail from Western Australia, but over the last decade have found themselves settled in the small Cape York mining town, Weipa. They both lead busy lives in rural Queensland and wanted to kick start their property investment journey and start to build an asset base and accumulate wealth for their family. […]

Renovated over new is trending in Tropics

Building your dream home only a few short years ago in Tropical North Queensland was on every first home buyers wish list. Fast forward 2 years now it would take some serious convincing from estate agents, builders and developers for first home buyers to even consider a new construction. This can be largely attributed to […]

Cairns economic contribution to Queensland’s GDP

Australia is a big continent, home to various population hubs across Australia whether they be rural country towns, Regional cities or major Capital cities. One of the city’s thats been making waves in Queensland is Cairns in Tropical North Queensland. Many believe you have to go to Indonesia to enjoy the warm tropical climate, stunning […]

Josh & Amanda’s Story

Josh and Amanda reside in Weipa, Cape York. The young couple lead busy lives in the small mining town as a pilot and retail worker. Like most young couples the remote life was temporary and designed to gain experience and build credentials in their respective fields. Image 1: Josh & Amanda  Cairns to them always […]

Listing volumes down 40% in Cairns

Listing volumes have fallen off a cliff in Cairns which is proving difficult for active property buyers. Many active property buyers would of thought with the recent interest rate rises and the COVID buying frenzy over it’d be a easy time to buy property in Tropical North Queensland. Image: Redlynch Cairns, listing volumes low However, […]

What Is a Buyer’s Agent, and How Can They Help?

What Is a Buyer’s Agent, and How Can They Help? The traditional perception of the real estate industry consists of sellers, property agents acting on behalf of the seller, and buyers. It also means that first-time and seasoned buyers must negotiate the price and terms of sale with a seasoned agent placing the seller’s concerns […]

How A Commercial Property Buyer’s Agent Can Help?

How A Commercial Property Buyer’s Agent Can Help? A commercial property buyer’s agent assists clients with purchasing income-producing commercial property. We go out on your behalf and find the right property to purchase for your investment portfolio, often negotiating the sale of unlisted buildings. In short, as buyer’s agents, we go looking for sellers because we […]

Finding the Right Investment with Our Property Buyers’ Agent

Finding the Right Investment with Our Property Buyers’ Agent Investing in real estate is a wise decision, and finding the right investment property is crucial for success. By working with our investment property buyers’ agent, we can make the entire process easier and, ultimately, more profitable. Let’s explore how Tropical Life can help you with […]

Working with the Ultimate Buyers’ Real Estate Agent

Working with the Ultimate Buyers’ Real Estate Agent Are you looking for a reliable and experienced buyers real estate agency in North Queensland? Look no further than Tropical Life! As a trusted buyers’ agency, we commit all our resources to help you find your dream home in Cairns, Townsville, or the surrounding areas. Why Work […]

Top 5 Schools in Cairns

Not only is Cairns a bustling tourism mecca known for its tropical climate, beautiful beaches and stunning landscapes it’s also home to some of Queensland’s top-ranking schools. We understand that proximity to good schools can be a key factor on where families may consider living in Cairns. In this blog we breakdown the 2022 NAPAN […]

Cassowary Coast makes Australia’s top 3 list

Cassowary Coast Rents Soar! Cairns and Port Douglas have long dominated the Far North Queensland property market with their ever-growing rental yields and median house prices. But there is one Far North Queensland Local Government Area you may have never heard of that’s now starting to make waves and that’s the Cassowary Coast. Cassowary Coast […]

Buyer demand still high in Port Douglas

Crazy buyer to property ratio in Port Douglas! Port Douglas is one of Far North Queensland’s hottest tourist destinations which attracts visitors from all around the world. Matthew Mcconaughey is the latest Hollywood A lister to be spotted in the tropical town.  Visitors like Matthew like to soak up the warm tropical weather, snorkel the […]

Top 5 suburbs with highest rental yield – Cairns

Top five Cairns suburbs with the ‘Highest Rental Yield’ As interest rates continue to rise, its becoming more difficult for investors to invest in residential real estate that has positive cash flow potential. With extremely low vacancy rates across Tropical North Queensland the median rent for Cairns has surged a long in the last 12 […]

Why are investors choosing Cairns?

Investing in Cairns! There are over 15,000 unique suburbs across Australia many of which have their own pros and cons, whether it’s in our various Capital Cities, Satellite Cities or Regional Australia. It can be extremely difficult for everyday property investors to narrow down and select a location suitable for their investment goals, budget, and […]

Top 10 most searched suburbs Cairns

Realestate dot com is the go-to platform for most home buyers and investors when they are searching for a property. Up to 90 per cent of property buyers shop on this platform and its now a no brainer for vendors when listing their property for sale.   With sophisticated walk-through technology buyers can shop with confidence […]

$20 median rent increase in 3 months

Port Douglas Far North Queensland is in a state of rental crisis. Rental properties are in extremely short supply in a marketplace where demand has never been higher. The vacancy rate for the Port Douglas Regional sits well below 1% with the average velocity of rental listings around 5 per month.  This level of supply […]

The lucrative Far North Queensland Airbnb Market

Many investors think that once they surpass the $700,000 threshold for free standing homes, they can no longer purchase positive cashflow properties and this couldn’t be further from the truth in Cairns and Port Douglas. Investors that are purchasing property in Far North Queensland that have short-stay and Airbnb appeal can expect returns north of […]

Median house price still growing in Cairns

The Cairns property market has been full steam ahead from August to November 2022. Our analysis has seen the median house price grow by a total of 1.2% at $674,000 up from $665,000 in August 2022. Low levels of listing volumes and new supply has been met with high demand despite consecutive interest rate rises […]

Housing supply looking very grim in Cairns

The team at Tropical Life have been seeing certain trends in the Cairns property market over the last 4 months. One of the trends we’ve seen in Cairns from our latest November market analysis is inventory levels have dropped significantly and supply has been contracting. What’s alarming to us is seeing the data suggest that […]

Port Douglas Property Market Update – November 2022

Port Douglas Property Market Update – November 2022 There has been a lot of doom and gloom rhetoric in the media about housing market declines or crashes. Also, the recent rising interest rates has many questionings themselves right now. Rather than take the words of media or even ours on face value instead unpack the […]

Investor Suburb Deep Dive – Kewarra Beach Part 2

For those interested in potentially investing in Cairns and the Northern Beaches in particular here is our Investment Analysis of Kewarra Beach. Click on the below link to watch:  Click link here:

Investor Suburb Deep Dive – Kewarra Beach Part 1

For those interested in potentially investing in Cairns and the Northern Beaches in particular here is our Investment Analysis of Kewarra Beach. Click on the below link to watch:  Click link here:  

Cairns Median House Price Growth July-November 2022

The median house price in Cairns as of November 2022 is $674,000 up from $665,000 in July 2022. Despite the media sentiment and recent interest rate rises Cairns has been clawing away in July and the median house price has growth 1.2%.   There has been a lot of doom and gloom rhetoric in the […]

Top 5 best beaches in Tropical North Queensland

The team at Tropical Life have come together and after much deliberation we’ve come up with a list of the top five beaches in Far North Queensland as voted by us. See below to find out: 1.NUDEY BEACH, FITZROY ISLAND Jump aboard a fast ferry out of Cairns and you can be spreading your beach towel […]

Choosing the ‘Right’ investment Property in North Queensland

When I started my Investing and Buyers Agent journey many years ago, I stumbled across a proven formula by renowned property commentator Michael Yardney. What I liked about his 6 stranded Strategic Approach is that it limited your downside risk and maximized your upside potential. To this day our team use his Strategic Approach for […]