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 […]

Personal Touch Option Offered to Brisbane Apartments

When purchasing a new apartment, buyers expect to be given a choice on the colour scheme but what if the options on offer could be expanded further? Brisbane-based developers are now offering buyers the opportunity to work with architects to modify elements of apartment floor plans to suit a specific style or taste. Usually in […]

The Outlook for the Brisbane Real Estate Market in 2017

House prices were projected to grow across Brisbane in 2017 but several areas will outperform the rest. Domain Group chief economist Andrew Wilson picked the following nine suburbs where buyers could expect strong returns on investment and vendors could expect strong interest in their properties. The suburbs were picked because of strong growth over the […]

Local Investors Winning at Brisbane Auctions

It was a long, tight fight between an interstate buyer and a local family for a quintessential Queenslander in a popular pocket of Brisbane. Three people registered to bid on the four bedroom, two bathroom home in Paddington, but it ended up in a battle of $500 bids between a Sydney investor and a family […]

Spotlight on Alderley – Inner City Northern Suburb

Alderley is no longer the forgotten suburb to its neighbours Newmarket, Ashgrove, Wilston & Grange. Alderley is just 7 kms northwest of the Brisbane CBD & is very appealing to a large variety of buyers. The ease of commuter access to CBD, the stunning vistas & family friendly attractions are only part of the appeal.  […]

How New Apartment Plans Affects House Approvals

A surge in new apartment plans has offset a decline in house approvals and driven the number of new building permits up by 11.3 per cent in July. It was the biggest jump in monthly approvals in two-and-half-years and 21,000 approvals was the second-highest recorded since the Australian Bureau of Statistics started reporting the data […]