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Claim property deductions this financial year


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The Australian Taxation Office allows property owners to claim depreciation, or decline in value, as a deduction. Depreciation is considered a non-cash deduction, meaning an investor doesn’t need to spend any money to be eligible to make a claim. Therefore it is not unusual for these deductions to get missed. With tax time approaching, property […]

Brisbane median house price jumps as 15 suburbs hit million-dollar mark


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THE median house price in the Brisbane City Council region jumped 27.5 per cent in the last five years as 15 suburbs hit million-dollar medians, latest industry data found. The Real Estate Institute of Queensland Market Monitor found the Brisbane local government area’s annual median price hit $650,000, while the March quarter figure was $642,000. […]

Get the most out of presenting your property for sale in 5 ways


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Presentation to get the most return: 5 ways you can get the most out of presenting your home for sale. An exterior wash of the house can really lift the first impression on your property. If it is too soon to paint your white eaves and soffits, sometimes a professional high-pressure gurney wash can be […]

Queensland First Home Owners Grant


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There are two different incentives on offer from the QLD government, valued at $28,750 in total, and both are covered in detail this post. You could be eligible for one or both incentives. 1. First Home Buyers Grant (up to $20,000) – for those building or buying a new home; PLUS/or 2. First Home Buyers […]

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 […]

Four ways an Australian housing bubble could burst


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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



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?


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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


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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.


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        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



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


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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


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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 […]