South East QLD Set for Double-Digit Property Growth

SOUTHEAST Queensland house prices are tipped to grow by up to 20 per cent in the next few years as Sydney and Melbourne’s once sizzling property markets continue to lose steam, according to veteran real estate agent John McGrath. Speaking after the release of the group’s annual residential market report, Mr McGrath told The Courier-Mail […]

The Rise Of Apartment Building Defects

Our cities are growing at a rapid rate. Apartments account for a large part of this, with strata being the fastest growing form of residential property ownership in Australia. Hot property markets in our capital cities will see a forecast 162,650 new apartments hit the Australian market over the next three years, according to market […]

TOWNHOUSES PROVING A GREAT ALTERNATIVE IN BRISBANE

Townhouses are proving very popular with Developers as they are usually snapped up faster than anything else. Not too big, not too small, townhouses are just the right size for convenient living for the first homebuyers & retirees downsizing & still wanting to live in popular areas of inner Brisbane Suburbs. These inner city suburbs […]

BRISBANE UNIT LIFESTYLE IS A BIG DRAWCARD!

Brisbane’s Unit market has rebounded in the past quarter with almost $214 million worth of new and off-the-plan Units changing hands. Sale prices have increased with the average sale price now 27 percent higher than 12 months ago. There are also more owner occupiers buying Units in Brisbane. Buyers recognise the advantages of low maintenance […]

How a Property Inspection Can Save You Money

Picture this: after many months of searching, you finally find it – the perfect home. It’s in a fantastic location and the price is affordable. In your mind’s eye you can see where your furniture will go, the wall you’ll knockout and the café down the street where you’ll read the Sunday paper every weekend. It’s […]

Middle-Ring Suburb Apartment Price Slides

Despite worries about an oversupply of units in the Brisbane and Melbourne CBDs, some of the sharpest price declines have been in middle-ring suburbs where new development is creating an imbalance of buyers and sellers. Older-style units in suburban areas are falling out of favour with local investors worried about limited prospects for capital growth, […]

Will House Prices Fall Much in 2017?

One of Australia’s leading property analysts is predicting price falls of up to 10 per cent in the east coast capitals as the housing boom starts rolling over. The latest property price figures from CoreLogic point to a fall nationally during May, led by the previously booming markets of Sydney and Melbourne. The company’s head […]

2017 – The Testing Point for the Brisbane Rental Market

Real estate professionals say 2017 will be a crucial year for Brisbane’s apartment market – and that it’s too early to tell if it will be able to cope with the record number of rental stock expected to be released in the next 12 months. It comes a week after the Reserve Bank flagged potential […]

Different Choices to Get Into the Property Martket

Looking for an affordable way to get into the property market?   Interest rates may be low, but most first-home buyers spend years saving for a home. While prices may be rising, that doesn’t mean you can’t get into the property market. Here are a few alternative options for those looking to start investing in property. Buying […]

The Top 8 Issues For The Australian Property Market in 2017

High demand, low affordability and the major banks raising home loan rates independently of the RBA have dominated property in 2016. Let’s look at what to expect in 2017. 1. Global political uncertainty will affect Australia Brexit and Trump were quite possibly THE surprises of 2016. Expect the ramifications of both results to be felt […]