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What are Tenancy Databases?



As a Tenant you have probably heard Tenancy Databases mentioned – possibly at the start of your Tenancy Application process where you were advised that this may form part of the reference checking procedures.  These are privately owned database companies used by Agencies and private Landlords to identify if the Tenant/s making an application to […]

Are Granny Flats a good idea?


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The population is ageing, and retirement accommodation is becoming increasingly expensive.  This combination of factors has led to a resurgence in granny flats around Australia.  But are they a good idea, and will one work for you – not just now, but will it contribute to your return on investment? After all – it’s good […]

The housing dip should belong to the young


Brisbane market First Home Buyers National

  Perhaps it’s the 24/7 news cycle, perhaps it’s because bad news sells or maybe we‘re just obsessed with talking about property, but there has been a lot of fearmongering about the softening of Sydney house prices in recent weeks. That’s because in many capital cities, house prices have fallen since this time last year. […]

Brisbane market safe as houses — and units: ANZ


Brisbane market

BRISBANE’S impressive housing market recovery should be an example for other capital city property sectors struggling in the current downturn, one of the country’s biggest banks suggests. ANZ’s latest quarterly housing update reveals the bank’s economists expect home prices to rise modestly over the next two years in the Queensland capital, as population growth accelerates […]

What property downturn? Brisbane’s top growth suburbs revealed



BRISBANE is continuing to defy the downturn gripping the nation’s biggest housing markets, with new figures revealing more than 25 suburbs achieved double-digit property price growth in the past year. While home prices in Sydney and Melbourne have hit the skids, Brisbane’s are marching north, with new research finding the top 10 growth suburbs in […]

Brisbane housing market ‘doing a Bradbury’ with house and unit values set to rise


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BRISBANE’S beaten down apartment market is on the verge of a major recovery, with a leading analyst predicting unit values to jump more than 6 per cent next year. Moody’s Analytics and CoreLogic’s latest quarterly home value report predicts the city’s apartment values to rebound in 2019, after years of pain caused by overbuilding. House […]

The families being pushed out of Sydney



SARAH and her husband Tom don’t want to leave Sydney but they are being forced out, and they’re not the only ones. SARAH* had planned to make a life for her family in Sydney but like many others, the 30-year-old mum has been pushed out thanks to exorbitant housing prices. This month Sarah, her husband […]

One in four homeowners would fail new mortgage tests as banks crack down on living expenses


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A SHOCK new broker survey has revealed one in four homeowners given home loans last year would fail new bank tests if they applied today. A SHOCK new broker survey has revealed one in four homeowners given home loans last year would fail new bank tests if they applied today. Everything from Netflix habits, to […]

Block of 11 New Units in Newmarket


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Buy this whole block of New Units situated on a prime elevated block in the heart of Newmarket. Architecturally designed and strategically positioned on the block this is a unique opportunity for the astute investor and a great addition to a super-fund portfolio. There are 11 units over 3 levels, 3 with courtyards, all modern […]

State by state: An update on Australia’s housing markets


National Property - Sales

Who’s right about the property markets — the optimists or the pessimists? The media seems so preoccupied with what’s going wrong in Australia, they’re missing all the things that are going right.   The newspapers and online media outlets continually deliver house price collapse headlines, probably because it gets clicks, but our property markets are not collapsing and our […]

Brisbane Leading the Nation in Property Performance Indicators, But Boom Talk Premature


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New research from property data firm CoreLogic has indicated that Brisbane is leading the nation on most property performance indicators, but some experts are curbing talk of a imminent property boom in the Sunshine State. According to the CoreLogic Daily Home Value Index, Brisbane recorded a 1.2 per cent increase in the median house price […]

Brisbane’s property market leading the nation


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BRISBANE is leading the country in all four property performance indicators for the first time in more than a decade – defying the downturn seen elsewhere. BRISBANE is leading the nation in all four property performance indicators for the first time in more than a decade — defying the downturn gripping the other mainland capital […]

Gen Y set to drive decade-long boom in demand for housing


First Home Buyers investment National Property - Sales

GENERATION Y will drive a “decade-long boom” in demand for houses in and around Brisbane as they ditch renting in favour of the Great Australian Dream, a leading economic forecaster predicts. Changes to the age profile of the population over the next 10 years are likely to produce a shift in the type of demand […]

Upgraders told to ‘act now or miss out’ on their forever home


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DOWNSIZING? That’s so 2017. Now is the time to step up the southeast Queensland property ladder and get that bigger and better home you’ve always wanted. THEY are the “upsizers” — an emerging market of aspirational home hunters with growing families, healthy bank balances and big dreams for the future.   And property experts are […]

QLD to defy ‘mini credit crunch’ set to hit Sydney and Melbourne


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QUEENSLAND is set to defy a “mini-credit crunch” that will put more pressure on house prices in Sydney and Melbourne, according to a prominent economic forecaster. The latest business outlook from Deloitte Access Economics paints a bright future for the sunshine state, with eye-watering house prices south of the border sending more economic refugees north. […]

How much savvy QLD landlords negatively gear and what they claim on tax


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MORE landlords in Queensland negatively gear their properties than in any other state. Here’s how savvy property investors can maximise their deductions at tax time. PETER Button and Cathy Zappala are revelling in early retirement — and they have negative gearing to thank for it. The Brisbane couple recently sold their eight investment properties, all […]

Three reasons Brisbane is doing better than Sydney and Melbourne


Brisbane market National

A WORKING class suburb in Brisbane has beaten the bluechips to pull off the highest growth the state has seen in the past decade. Underwood in Brisbane’s south has seen a massive 65.6 per cent rise in median house prices between May 2008 and May this year, according to latest figures by property data experts […]

Brisbane to lead property price rises in next three years: analyst


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First home buyers are being told that there’s no urgency to enter the housing market with house price growth set to remain stagnant in many parts of the country in the coming years. Property analysts say house prices in Brisbane are expected to soar in the next few years – but first home buyers are […]

Home Values Across Australia Will Continue To Diverge Into 2019, Based On The CoreLogic-Moody’s Analytics Australian Home Value Index Forecast


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House values in Sydney and some parts of Melbourne are expected to decline while values in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, and Hobart are expected to see further growth. Values in Perth remain mixed, although some recovery is at hand in certain markets. House prices are expected to significantly diverge across Australia through the remainder of the […]

Auction Volumes More than Doubled Week-on-Week Across the Combined Capital Cities


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Capital City Auction Statistics (preliminary) Auction volumes increased significantly over the week with 1,991 homes taken to auction across the combined capital cities, up from just 904 last week when auction volumes were lower due to the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. The preliminary clearance rate was recorded at 56.9 per cent this week, after last […]