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 […]

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.  […]

New 82 Storey Apartment Complex in Brisbane CBD

A NEW 82-storey, 652 unit development has been given the go ahead for the Brisbane CBD. Brisbane City Council has approved plans for the new tower for a site at 171 Edward St. It has been designed by Rothelowman and in keeping with the group’s tradition of designing interactive vertical communities, once complete the building […]

5 Building Defects to Look For When Purchasing a Home

It can be exciting to discover an affordable home that has all of the amenities you want. However, you should never purchase a house in a rush. Some homes look fantastic on the surface but contain serious underlying structural defects. If you overlook major flaws, you could have to pay huge repair bills or suffer with […]

Glut of Units in Brisbane Inner Suburbs

Brisbane’s inner-northern suburbs is predicted to be hit with a huge Unit market downturn as many developments come to a finish this year. Many developers have entered the market all at the same time & as a result there is a very high number of Units for sale in the city & CBD fringe such […]

Brisbane’s Apartment Surge May Spark Better Night Time Economy

If we follow the impact of Brisbane’s historic new apartment construction on city culture, there’s a good chance the Queensland capital could finally eliminate its ‘Dead After Dark’ persona. Will Brisbane be known in the future as a ‘Seven Day City’. According to Matthew Gross, National Property Research managing director, it’s a possibility. A Boost […]

Buying at Auction in QLD

Many homeowners in Queensland choose to sell their homes by auction. There are several advantages to both sellers and buyers by selling at auction. But there are also differences in the procedures of sale when a home is sold at auction instead of on the market. New laws in Queensland implemented in 2014 have tried […]