May 5 , 2016 /

It’s a Mistake to Insist on Buying Locally

One of the biggest mistakes new investors make is clinging to the notion that they should buy in their own backyard. Many potential investors work on the assumption that it’s smart to buy in the area in which they live. It usually isn’t. Some buyers seek to invest locally because

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May 4 , 2016 /

Shares vs Property

If you’re looking for stability and long term growth, you should consider property as an investment vehicle. Each year Place Advisory pits the share market against Brisbane’s property market. This is done by using the benchmark All Ords Index and sales data for apartments in Inner Brisbane. The purpose of

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April 30 , 2016 /

Pricey Areas Lead Property Market For Capital Growth

  Australia’s property market could very well be one where the rich are getting richer, with analysis showing the country’s more expensive suburbs recorded the strongest rate of capital growth in the 12 months to March. According to CoreLogic RP Data’s analysis, over the year to March the median price

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April 28 , 2016 /

Why 443 Queen Street is an Exemplary Example of Subtropical Design

OPINION: 443 Queen Street is an exemplary example of quality subtropical design and complements not only Customs House but also creates new permeability between Queen Street and the Brisbane River. We believe Information being spread by the University of Queensland’s ‘Save Customs House’ campaign is extremely one sided. To keep the argument balanced, has compiled some

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April 27 , 2016 /

Government to Create Statutory Authority to Deliver Cross River Rail

Artist’s impression of proposed Cross River Rail The Queensland Government today announced plans to establish an authority to deliver Cross River Rail, which has been classified as the number one priority infrastructure project for Queensland. The new rehashed version of the previous BaT tunnel proposal will be similar to the original 10.2 kilometre Cross

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April 26 , 2016 /

Why Brisbane’s Perceived ‘Apartment Boom’ Is Actually Here to Stay

We are calling it. Greenfield development is officially dead in Brisbane and this article will explain why. Just one glance of Brisbane’s crane filled skyline and it is easy to see why people say and believe there is an oversupply looming. However by analysing a few obvious trends, there is a lot more than meets

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April 2 , 2016 /

Sydney Rental Market Pulls Tighter

The rental market tightened across all areas of Sydney in February according to new figures from the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales (REINSW). According to the REINSW’s Vacancy Rate Survey for February, Sydney’s vacancy rate declined 0.3% to a city-wide mark of 2%, with varying falls recorded across

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April 1 , 2016 /

Expert Oversight Needed For Real Estate Industry

One of New South Wales’ peak real estate bodies has called for the State Government to improve how the industry is monitored and regulated by the appointment of a Commissioner for Property Services. Currently under the purview of NSW Fair Trading, the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales (REINSW)

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March 31 , 2016 /

Policy Reform, Not Tax Changes The Way To Ensure Housing Supply

The supply of affordable housing in Australia requires serious reform from the federal level, a leading housing industry association has warned. “Looking beyond the current cycle, a strong focus on housing supply and policy reform is crucial to Australia’s future economic and social prosperity as we look to successfully house

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October 5 , 2015 /

ANZ Tips RBA Will Cut to 1.5%

We are moving into the golden era of purchasing investment property.  Record immigration, low interest rates…and getting lower by the look of things.  This is high demand for affordable property coupled with low cost of funds.  People who buy now, with a long term view will reap benefits when inflation eventually

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