Local managers looking after locals
When looking for a sea change, or simply a change in pace, the trend has often been to head north, whether that be far north NSW or to Queensland.
A popular choice for many Victorians, and Sydneysiders for that matter, is the NSW Northern Rivers region where the weather is warmer, days are longer and there’s way less hustle and bustle.
You also have the added bonus of being close to the stunning coastline as well as the lush hinterland where you can explore scenic trails and hike mountains.
In fact, this region has proven popular with those immigrating from the UK. Bondi Beach is always an attraction but living up north is apparently ‘the ultimate lifestyle’.
For those needing a change you can understand why they would be drawn to an area with less traffic, less congestion to – hopefully – reduce stress?
Strata Title Management (STM) North Regional Manager, Melissa Campbell, made that exact lifestyle choice ten years ago and hasn’t looked back.
“I’d always lived and worked in Sydney but in 2010 I took a chance and moved north to the Gold Coast. I’ve been working in strata for a long time now and am fortunate my role allows for me to travel to Tweed Heads and Ballina regularly.
“To be honest I’ve never looked back. For me I’m living the dream. This is the perfect region to live and work. I’ll never take this idyllic lifestyle for granted,” says Melissa.
Over the last decade she has witnessed growth in the Far North Coast area and believes that when you invest in property in the Northern Rivers region, you’re investing in the enviable lifestyle of the Far North Coasters.
That’s why so many middle-aged couples with families, empty-nesters and pre-retirees and those already out of the workforce call this beautiful part of the coast… home.
For those seeking an easy living lifestyle with minimum maintenance, views from high above and all the perks of modern conveniences such as onsite gym, pool and cafes below, it would be difficult to pass up the option to live in an apartment with these features.
Who wouldn’t want to make regular use of a pool or gym, without the responsibility of cleaning and maintaining them because it was already taken care of for you?
To ensure these facilities are kept in top-top shape, the responsibility falls to the owners corporation or body corporate. So while you personally are not responsible, as an owner you are collectively responsible with all the other owners in your building.
Have no time for that kind of responsibility? We hear you. That’s why most committees appoint a credible and reliable strata management company to handle these complexities, and others, on their behalf.
If your property is looking for a new strata manager, look for a company that is well established and has strong local and personable knowledge.
Melissa says STM has been managing properties in the Northern Rivers Region for 30 years and have extensive knowledge and experience of all thing’s strata.
“The local teams in the Ballina and Tweed Heads offices work and live in the region, so they are familiar with the towns’ intricacies.
“They are personable, well informed of the statutory requirements and confident with providing successful, tailored strata solutions to residential and commercial properties of all types and sizes,” says Melissa.