Why Women need to talk about money

By | 2018-08-27T10:55:39+00:00 August 27th, 2018|News|

Guest Contributor: MC Mortgage Solutions The federal government announced in the 2018–19 budget that it would be providing $10 million for initiatives that “develop women’s financial capability” and put “women in control of their financial lives” as part of a $50 million fund to promote the financial capabilities of Australian consumers. ASIC is the lead agency responsible

The most in-demand Brisbane suburbs for July 2018

By | 2018-07-12T13:28:09+00:00 July 12th, 2018|News|

Brisbane may not be the most popular Queensland location to invest into compared to other markets, but it is certainly seeing a rise in demand and in median price, according to new data. Data from realestate.com.au’s Property Outlook – July 2018 report shows that demand in Brisbane is up 5.9 per cent year-on-year. Both houses and apartments

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

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

Brisbane property to do well in 2018 on the back of interstate interest

By | 2018-01-22T09:21:54+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|News|

Property markets are tipped to remain buoyant in 2018 according to the Real Estate Buyers Agents Association of Australia. It said markets in Brisbane and Hobart would do well as a result of keen interest from interstate buyers priced out of Sydney and Melbourne markets. REBAA Queensland representative Zoran Solano tipped the top end of