Time to invest in Gold Coast’s property market

The Gold Coast property market is soaring with many suburbs showing double-digit price growth, a new report reveals.

With prices continuing to increase, it has been predicted the median price for a house on the Gold Coast will exceed $650.000 in the near future. This would see the highest digits for the city in three years according to the Qld Property Investor.

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Termite Prevention checklist: Reduce the risk of timber pests

Termite and pest infestations are becoming an increasing problem for Australian home owners. According to the Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association (AEPMA) the average cost of termite treatment and damage repair was approximately $10,000 per property in 2012. The average cost to the housing industry the same year amounted to $3.9 billion.

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Important Information About Timber Pests

Timber pests like termites, bores, and decay fungi attack timbers and other wooden parts of your house, feeding off them from within and leaving no surface signs. When left untreated, the attacks can greatly affect the structural soundness of your property.

If you want to keep your property in top shape and highly valuable for resale, it’s important to learn to read the signs of early infestation, and how to prevent it altogether.

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How a Building and Pest Inspection Can Save You Money

Making the decision to buy a home can be pretty exciting. Whether you want to get an investment property, a place closer to town, or maybe something bigger for your growing family, it’s one of the largest and most significant purchases you can make. It’s important to think carefully about this decision. You could very well be living in it for a number of years (if not your entire life). Knowing if it can withstand the test of time is a must. A building and pest inspection isn’t something new but unfortunately, a number of people choose to forgo it. Continue reading “How a Building and Pest Inspection Can Save You Money”

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Need a property inspection? Consider these important factors first.

A building and pest inspection is a crucial step to purchasing a property. It helps inform buyers about the property’s overall condition and make the best decision out of it. However, as much as the property inspection is significant to the buyer’s decision-making process, the property inspector is as equally important to the quality of the inspection that will be done to the property. If you’re looking to get a property inspection, you must consider these important factors first when hiring an inspector. Continue reading “Need a property inspection? Consider these important factors first.”

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Things not covered in your inspection

A building and pest inspection is an important thing to consider before purchasing any property. It helps determine existing and potential problems in the house or building and give you an expert’s advice on the property’s overall condition.  Also, with the inspection report on hand, you will be able to negotiate the property price with cold hard facts. The pre-purchase building inspection is indeed a very helpful tool for property buyers, but bear in mind that it also has its limitations. Here are some things not covered in your inspection: Continue reading “Things not covered in your inspection”

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How to get into the Townsville property market

Record low-interest rates coupled with house prices bottoming out mean there has never been a better time for first home-buyers to enter the Townsville property market. REIQ Townsville zone chairman Damian Keyes said first home buyers were often put off by well-meaning but ill-informed advice to stay out of the property market. At some point, you have to ignore three-quarters of that advice and just jump in.

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