Developers dish out thousands of dollars in gifts to secure the deal

first_imgSavvy house and land buyers are saving thousands with incentive gifts being offered by big developers.SAVVY house and land buyers are saving thousands of dollars on their homes, taking advantage of dollar incentives that big developers are throwing their way.Big name developers such as AVID Property Group, Stockland and builders like Clarendon Homes are tapping into the market offering thousands of dollars in extra incentives for those willing to seal the deal.From gift cards, to monthly giveaways or furniture packages, AVID Property Group general manager Bruce Harper said savvy buyers were taking advantage of the deals and coming out on top.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours ago“We understand breaking into the housing market can be challenging and the difference these types of incentives make to buyers looking for affordable homes that still meet their needs,” Mr Harper said.AVID Property Group is offering buyers at their Brentwood Forest estate in Bellbird Park a $5,000 Visa gift card when purchasing blocks of land or freehold house and land packages from its Temp Living range, while Stockland is giving away a $10,000 Visa gift card to buyers who purchase a SoLa townhome in their North Lakes development.Mr Harper said the developer had chosen to give away gift cards because it allowed buyers to spend the money how they chose.“Combined with the fact Ipswich is a booming region, incentives like this provide an additional leg up for buyers wanting to break into the market,” he said.Clarendon Homes are using a different technique running with a 21 Summers officer, with heavily discounted airconditioning, floors, exterior packs and upgrades for just $21 saving buyers thousands of dollars in extras.Combine the developers incentives with the first homebuyer grant of $20,000 and those new to the housing market can be laughing all the way to their new front door.last_img read more

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Damen Dredge Pump Put to Use in South Africa

first_imgOn the Western coast of South Africa, high grade heavy mineral sediment layers are found on the seashores.Located just below a layer of fairly standard quartz sand, this heavy mineral sand can be mined. The material, which is also called HMS, has a relatively high specific gravity of 2.8T.m3 in situ.Until recently, the mining operations in the surf zone were done conventionally using excavators and trucks. Yet they have to be relocated every time the tide comes in.The DOP250 however can mine continuously when attached to an amphibious excavator. The DOP250 mines heavy mineral sand at a max dredging depth of 10 m. The heavy sand mixture is pumped in a concentration up to 25% over a distance of 250 m over a cliff of 15 m in height.On shore the processing plant separates the valuable minerals from the quartz sand and stones.last_img read more

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Brazilian Police Arrest Terror Gang

first_imgThey were detained across 10 different states, and had been in contact via messaging services such as Whatsapp.Group members had attempted to contact a weapons supplier in neighbouring Paraguay to get AK 47 assault rifles, but there was no evidence of any being bought.An emergency meeting of the Brazilian cabinet has been called.More than 80,000 police and soldiers will patrol Rio streets for the games which end on August 21.The federal government said last week that it was releasing an extra $24m (£18m) to beef up security ahead of the Olympics.The International Olympic Committee recently concluded that Rio de Janeiro had overcome setbacks and was “ready to welcome the world” to the 2016 Olympics.There have been fears over Rio’s readiness because of building delays, the Zika virus and political crises.Mr Moraes told a news conference there was a “minimal probability of a terrorist act during the Rio Olympics.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Brazilian police have arrested 10 members of a group alleged to be preparing acts of terrorism, two weeks before the start of the Olympic Games.They were not members of so-called Islamic State but had tried to make contact with the group, officials said.The justice minister said the group was in the planning stage of an attack and police acted as a preventative measure.Alexandre Moraes yesterday described the cell as “absolute amateurs” and “ill-prepared” to launch an attack.All those arrested were Brazilian and two more suspects were being sought, he said.last_img read more

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