Monthly Archives: September 2014

Confidence returns to the Sunshine Coast

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In an article from the Courier Mail, Jan 18 2014 With new infrastructure projects on the way and a huge increase in building approvals, investors and owner-occupiers alike are displaying renewed interest in the Sunshine Coast property market, writes Melanie Burgess. NEW infrastructure earmarked for the Sunshine Coast has been welcomed by homeowners and developers

Home sales boost brings revival to Qld property market

By | 2017-09-18T02:23:42+00:00 September 18th, 2014|Blog|

In an article in the Courier Mail, Jan 16 2014, by Chris Herde and Michelle Hele CONFIDENCE is back in the Queensland property market with home sales driving a post-GFC revival. The Sunshine State has highest level of confidence in the country according to a survey of 2,600 construction and property professionals. The Property Council/ANZ

Interstate property buyers see value in northern exposure

By | 2017-09-18T02:23:48+00:00 September 18th, 2014|Blog|

By Matthew Cranston, Financial Review, 22nd Jan 2014 Investors from Sydney and Melbourne are flocking to Brisbane’s apartment market seeking better value for money after being pushed out of increasingly expensive southern cities. Brisbane developer Silverstone Developments reports that 72 per cent of off-the-plan sales in its Vertice project at Dutton Park were sold to

The Australian housing market is still simmering, according to the latest readings of sales and lending

By | 2017-09-18T02:23:53+00:00 September 18th, 2014|Blog|

The heat is on APP economist Garry Shilson-Josling shares his thoughts on the housing market. An article from My Weekly Preview, 24 Jan, 2014 The Australian housing market is still simmering, according to the latest readings of sales and lending. It’s being heated up by the increasing volumes of money flowing into it, and housing

Success at Michael Matusik’s property insights seminar

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My Weekly Preview reports that more than 180 people went along to hear Queensland’s leading property commentator, Michael Matusik, share his insights on the year ahead for the local real estate market. The seminar was sponsored by AR Developments. The seminar proved successful with a second scheduled for the 11th of February and it is

Brisbane house prices tipped to keep rising

By | 2017-09-18T02:24:09+00:00 September 18th, 2014|Blog|

TEELA JURGENSEN, The Courier-Mail, January 25, 2014 BRISBANE housing prices are tipped to continue their upward trend this year but affordability is getting harder. The Fitch Ratings' Global Housing and Market Outlook found that although Australian housing is still expensive by global measures, national prices are forecast to rise by a "moderate" 4 per cent

Real estate industry urged to take notice of new tech-savvy market

By | 2017-09-18T02:24:16+00:00 September 18th, 2014|Blog|

April 09, 2014 TECH-savvy Millennials are coming of age and buying homes and the industry is being urged to take notice, states the article from online news source Jonas Jaanimagi, head of media strategy for REA Group, owner of, told the audience at day one of the Urban Development Institute of Australia National

Queensland offers the perfect combination for Chinese investors

By | 2017-09-18T02:24:31+00:00 September 18th, 2014|Blog|

Charlotte Durut  The Courier-Mail April 16, 2014 5:00AM THE Australian real estate market is one of the top destinations for Asian investors, with Queensland in particular attracting buyers because of its affordable prices, strong infrastructure and quality education. A recent report from global law firm DLA Piper revealed buyers were also seeking a safe haven

How will the proposed budget affect Australian housing?

By | 2017-09-18T02:28:46+00:00 September 18th, 2014|Blog|

  Source - SQM Research  Author - Louis Christopher According to Louis Christopher in the SQM Research Newsletter, the controversial new Federal Budget has four direct influences on the housing industry.  1) First home buyer savings accounts were eliminated These were the accounts that the Rudd Government introduced to assist first home buyers in saving