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Federal budget 2017: Five housing changes to know about

May

community blog Finance Property - Sales

  More supply is just one part of the housing push with a raft of initiatives rolled out in the 2017/2018 federal budget. Photo: Pat Scala Housing was a hot button topic for the 2017/2018 federal budget, so it’s no surprise there were a raft of changes for real estate. The new measures have impacted on a […]

Four ways an Australian housing bubble could burst

May

Finance investment Property - Sales Selling

There’s been quite a bit of speculation over whether Australia has a property market bubble – where house prices are over-inflated compared to a benchmark – and when it might burst. According to housing experts, there’s at least four scenarios where this could happen. Australia could see a property bubble burst due to: Lending tightening, […]

Brisbane’s supercharged suburbs tipped for future price growth

April

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BRISBANE has more “super charged’’ suburbs tipped for future price growth than even the southern property powerhouse, Sydney. More than 50 suburbs within greater Brisbane have been identified with transaction levels which are rising steadily — which is generally considered a precursor to price growth. The Sydney metropolitan area only has 39, according to the […]

Brisbane’s property market is growing hotter by the minute

April

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  While Brisbane is sometimes derided for being the less glamorous sister of the more cosmopolitan southeastern capitals, its weather is sunnier and its property market is growing hotter by the minute. Brisbane’s high-end residential market saw a positive shift toward the end of last year, according to real estate agency Ray White, which brokered […]

‘Be a farmer, not a hunter’: The one secret to property wealth

March

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But the thing is, there is really only one simple trick to property wealth – buying well and holding for as long as possible. The question then becomes how do you actually do that? Bryce Holdaway said the first thing to remember was to “be a farmer, not a hunter”.  Empower Wealth partner and Location […]

Three reasons Sydneysiders are flocking to Brisbane homes

March

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SYDNEYSIDERS are ditching the confines of their overpriced smaller homes and heading to the sunny north for three main reasons, according to the latest data. Uno Home Loan’s latest market analysis shows that it would take a Marketing Manager on an average wage in Sydney almost seven years to save a deposit on a median-priced […]

Renovate for Profit

March

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Would you Renovate for the sole purposes of profiting from a properties resale. This can be a very viable source of income for many Australians. Or, flipping a property from run down to renovated can be a fulfilling hobby, both as a personal accomplishment and financially. Many small time property investors buy one or two […]

Auction activity hits fresh high a week out from usual seasonal peak

March

Auction Property - Sales

Preliminary CoreLogic capital city auction statistics for the week to Sunday February 26 saw Brisbane pull a clearance rate of 63,6 per cent, a strong rise over last year’s 57.4 per cent. The weighted average across the capital cities also jumped to 78.6 per cent – from 71.4 per cent last year. There were dramatic […]

10 Ways to Love Your Home More

February

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Your home can be your happy place even without a major overhaul. Sometimes being happy with your house isn’t about making big changes; it’s about learning to appreciate the little things. Paring down, painting your front door a new color, changing the linens — or just the way you look at things — can make […]

Presenting an Older Home For Sale – Money and Time Savers

February

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The triple threat when it comes to presenting any home for sale is the kitchen, bathrooms and street appeal. It is in these areas that buyers emotions are most heightened. The psychology may have something to do with first impressions on street appeal, and the sense of confidence a buyer may feel in property as […]

Are you thinking to Buy or Rent?

February

Community First Home Buyers investment Property - Sales

Buy or Rent? Whether you decide to Buy or rent, either way you’d be wise to weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of both. Buying a property is one of the biggest decisions we are likely to make in a life-time and many people view purchasing property as a lifetime saving, for retirement or to gain […]

It's the little things that matter

February

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OK so you want to prepare your house for the Market to get the best possible price. You’ve done as much as you can to  renovate and restore and now you want it to present at it’s best as well.  Your home can make a great first impression by the way it is decorated.. At […]

Inflation plummets to 20-year low - Is it time to Buy.

January

Property - Sales

        New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that inflation has hit its lowest annual inflation rate in 20 years.  The new Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures, released by ABS on Wednesday, show that on a calendar year basis, CPI rose 1.5 per cent, the first time since 1997 that […]

Best of the Best 2016

January

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When summing up the 2016 housing market, CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless noted two key words that best describe the activity across the year. These are: DIVERSITY and COMPLEXITY. Tim Lawless comments: Why DIVERSE? Because conditions have been radically different from region to region. At one end of the spectrum we have Sydney and […]

Open Homes this Weekend - Merry Christmas to All

December

Community Property - Sales Selling

Merry Christmas to all our clients Christmas is creeping up on us which prompts Jensen to wish all our Sales clients, Landlords and Ladies, our a very Merry Christmas, and a well deserved break. Also wishing our wonderful tenants and new property owners a festive break in their homes and with their families.   We […]

Buying, Renting or Moving Australians Lose 208 Days in Their Lifetime

December

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STAMP duty, legal fees and mortgage repayments are all the obvious costs of buying and moving house, but new research has revealed a hidden cost which could equate to millions a year. Australians spent an average of 208 days over their lifetime buying, settling or moving into a rental or bought property. They also spent […]

Luxe - Danson's Testimonial

November

Development Property - Sales Selling

  A few weeks ago, Jensen Property sales agent Danson Kwok was thrown into the spotlight and interviewed by DTK’s development manager, David Kelly. Danson and David both took some time out of their busy schedules to have a one-on-one chat about the development project, Luxe Annerley. Danson is currently selling 4 of the contemporary […]

Majority Believe Now is a Good Time to Buy in Brisbane Property

November

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Almost 70 per cent of Aussies think now is a good time to buy a house, with nearly half the demand driven by investors, the latest housing sentiment survey by CoreLogic and TEG Rewards has found. And Brisbane, which has not seen wild surges in housing prices in recent years, could expect to be shielded […]

Property Demand Hits Record Level

November

Economy Property - Sales

  DEMAND for Australian real estate has hit its highest level ever, a “fever pitch” that experts believe could spike further in the wake of a Donald Trump Presidency. The latest REA Group Property Demand Index, out today, found demand had hit the highest level ever recorded, according with the firm’s chief economist Nerida Conisbee. […]

Renters Win as Landlords Drop Prices

November

Community property-rentals

Renters are being spoiled for choice as landlords in some of Brisbane’s best suburbs drop prices to fill vacancies in a trend set to continue. To watch the video, click here