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Federal budget 2017: Five housing changes to know about


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  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 […]

Suburb Profiles – Annerley, Yeronga, Moorooka, Fairfield April 2016


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Based on a number of analytic data reports pulled from Core Logic–RP Data today, our team have compiled an overview of sales activity statistics in the Inner-city South Brisbane suburbs of Annerley, Yeronga, Moorooka and Fairfield. We will also take a look at demographic types in each suburb, finding out the percentage of occupants who […]

Brisbane's property development rates to be hotly contested issue at local election


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By Nick Wiggins Property development is shaping up to be one of the most hotly contested issues ahead of this weekend’s council election. Brisbane’s population is projected to grow by one million people over the next two decades. The best way of striking a balance between satisfying housing needs, while preserving the city’s character is […]

Top five tips for buying well in 2016


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Restrictions on bank lending are having an impact on the market, as is continued speculation of a property market bubble, so property buyers need to be astute in 2016. Buying a property is one of the biggest purchases most people are likely to make and many still view property as the key vehicle for their retirement savings nest-egg. For […]

Home buying hacks you need to know from those in the know


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But it had better be an offer you can afford because negotiating the purchase of your first property will probably be the most expensive and nailbiting deal of your life. Despite the spotlight often focusing on the auction scene, there are actually more homes in Australia sold via private treaty each week. So for those […]

Brisbane on course for growth in values


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Sydney’s $790,000 median is the result of a 74 per cent leap in values during the past six years – eclipsing Brisbane’s $458,000 median price tag after the city recorded a 9.4 per cent growth in value over the same period. Melbourne, which boasts a median price of $568,000, has jumped 64.5 per cent in […]

Slow and steady dwelling price growth has made Brisbane immune to southern housing slowdown


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The Brisbane to Gold Coast median dwelling price was at $461,000 at the end of October, with the medan house price at $505,000 and median unit at $380,800. PICTURE: Darren England. With southern capitals now in the midst of a growth slowdown and investor pullback, latest data from industry analysis firm CoreLogic RP Data has […]

Savvy property investors look to Brisbane


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Investors have elected Brisbane as the next property hotspot. Almost two thirds of property investors are looking to buy a residential property in the next six to 12 months, according to a survey of more than 1000 investors. Property Investment Professionals of Australia chairman Ben Kingsley said most survey respondents believed Brisbane was a more […]

Property key to solid wealth creation strategy


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YOU can’t go past property when looking for a profitable long-term investment. I’ve been investing in property since the age of 22 and during this time I’ve learned that the benefits of property investment far outweigh other investments such as shares and business. Property is a solid basis for any wealth creation strategy. It is […]

The questions you need to ask now before getting on the property ladder


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Getting on the property ladder is probably the biggest financial leap of faith most people will make in their lives so the pressure of getting it just right is oh so overwhelming. But the good news is even the property gurus admit they don’t have all the answers. “The thing to realise is you’re never […]