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Brisbane, Perth, Canberra to lead property price rises as Sydney slows, analysts say

By | 2018-07-11T14:27:06+00:00 July 11th, 2018|News|

  In the next three years, house prices in Brisbane, Perth and Canberra are expected to surge by the most — while the Sydney market slows to a crawl. Key points: Sydney is tipped to be the slowest property market in the next three years (+3pc) Melbourne prices are expected to increase (+6pc) due to

Research reveals gaps in investors’ knowledge while most first home buyers flunk basics

By | 2018-07-11T12:41:01+00:00 July 11th, 2018|News|

New research shows that while the majority of investors have a good grasp on basic property buying skills, first home buyers are clueless when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of property buying.  The results showed a concerning 61% of first home buyers failed a basic property buying literacy quiz, compared to only 27%

Government to slash first home owners’ grant

By | 2018-06-14T08:28:45+00:00 June 14th, 2018|News|

The 2018-19 Queensland budget was handed down on Tuesday afternoon, where it was revealed the grant would be reduced from July 1. The government confirmed the $15,000 grant to purchase new houses, units or townhouses valued at less than $750,000 would be ongoing. Master Builders deputy CEO Paul Bidwell said the $5000 loss would be felt deeply by many prospective young buyers

Want to help your kids buy property? Heres how.

By | 2018-05-16T11:16:23+00:00 May 16th, 2018|News|

The real estate market can be tough for young adults, but as a parent you may be able to lend a helping hand. Here’s how you can help. Parent-to-child loan A parent-to-child loan is when a parent lends their child money. This is a formal, legally binding arrangement, administered by an independent third party. At

Queensland’s interstate migration surges amid solid jobs growth

By | 2018-04-24T09:54:42+00:00 April 24th, 2018|News|

After years in the doldrums, Queensland's economic tide has finally turned as more people flee high interstate property prices, the latest Deloitte Access Economics Quarterly Outlook has concluded. The report noted that in the past year Queensland had overtaken Victoria as the state receiving the highest number of interstate migrants. "The rate of population growth

I’ve bought an investment property, now what?

By | 2018-03-19T12:08:13+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Blog|

Congratulations! You’ve made the big step of purchasing an investment property and can officially call yourself a property investor. So now what? Buying an investment property often takes a lot of work and preparation, and it’s easy to see the purchase as the big end goal. But in reality, this is where it all starts.

Investor surge predicted as banks drop interest rates

By | 2018-03-19T11:55:27+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Blog|

Investors who were shut out of the housing market by a crackdown on interest-only loans could soon be back in force, with half the Big Four banks dropping rates and reopening the floodgates. In the first big sign of a reprieve for investors, both the Commonwealth Bank and Westpac Banking Corporation have reversed moves made

Some Basic Landlord Laws You Should Know

By | 2018-02-27T11:11:44+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Blog|

The laws protecting both tenants and landlords are considered to be neutral. That is, they are designed not to favour either party but to protect both. While there will be some variation in these laws from state to state, the overarching obligations for landlords are essentially the same. Bond All landlords can take a bond

Could Brisbane Take Over As The Best Performing Market In 5 Years?

By | 2018-02-27T11:24:36+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Blog|

Brisbane is well placed to take over as the best performing capital city housing market over the next five years.  Dwelling values across Australia’s third largest capital city have risen at the annual rate of 1.2% of the past decade; that’s half the pace of inflation and dramatically lower than Sydney or Melbourne where annual

Brisbane property outlook in 2018

By | 2018-01-25T11:24:09+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|News|

Brisbane affordability to drive interstate migration Thinking of dipping your toes into Brisbane’s real estate market? What is not to like, with a subtropical climate, laid back lifestyle and relatively affordable property. Brisbane’s relative affordability to the New South Wales and Victorian real estate market could well help stimulate the local market to recover in