Buyers Rate The Risks

Homebuyers know the value of a building and pest inspection but are cautious of buying with family. A survey has found that the majority of buyers are most concerned about unforeseen damage and hefty maintenance requirement – not a housing crash or defaulting on mortgage payments. More than four in five respondents of the ME […]

What Oversupply? How Brisbane Brothers Got Rich off Apartments

DAVID Pradella and his brother were ahead of their time when they began developing apartments in Brisbane. Now they’ve sold the final apartment in the block that made them rich. WHAT oversupply? Queensland richlister David Pradella can give a masterclass in flipping units, selling off his final apartment in The Parklands Brisbane that made he […]

Signs of Recovery In the Brisbane Unit Market

ON Wednesday night I called our Biannual ‘Under the Stars’ auctions. I always get excited for these big events. The weather, as it usually is, was perfect and more than 300 people, a mixture of buyers, sellers and locals turned up to take their read on the Brisbane market. Heading out to centre stage to […]

High-Rise Boom in Units in the Inner City Suburbs

Brisbane’s inner city suburbs are getting even more crowded due to a high-rise boom, increased migration & an increased preference for inner-city living & the lifestyle that comes with it. There are signs that inner city unit market is making a comeback after a few slow years. The latest home value data released shows Unit […]

Grenfell Style Fire Could Happen In Brisbane: Warning For Brisbane Strata Managers

BRISBANE strata managers could be sleepwalking into a Grenfell type disaster unless experts take a close look at cladding on local buildings. That was the warning from Lannock CEO Paul Morton as he gets ready to meet with the strata industry to talk about the potential for problems. His company deals with financing strata loans […]

Spire Residences in the Brisbane CBD Sold Off the Plan

A BRISBANE development set to change the face of city living for young professionals will be officially launched on Tuesday (Sept 19). Spire Residences, a $190 million project by Consolidated Properties, totally pre-sold off the plan within eight months of release in the CBD. The 40-level building with 340 apartments features one and two-bedroom pads […]

How do Apartments and Units Get 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 […]

Strong Price Growth Tipped for Brisbane Through 2018

QUEENSLAND’S property market is tipped to continue its solid performance through 2018 with predictions prices could grow faster than they did in 2017. QUEENSLAND’S property market is tipped to continue its solid performance through 2018 with predictions prices could grow faster than they did in 2017. While southern capitals were expected to experience price drops, […]

Brisbane Housing Growth Rate to Double Next Year to Mirror Sydney

BRISBANE’S dwelling price growth is expected to mirror that of Sydney next year, with new forecasts seeing the city more than double its pace to a high of 7 per cent. The projections came off the latest SQM Boom & Bust Report, released Thursday, which also dispelled fears of a property crash in Sydney and […]

Good Demand for Homes within 10km of Brisbane CBD

A SOLID double-storey brick and tile home within 10km of the CBD has sold in 37 days in one of the highest demand suburbs in Brisbane. The three bedroom, two bathroom, double garage home at 5 Gizeh Street, Enoggera, sold for $657,000 last Saturday. The home was sold under the hammer by the Office of […]