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.
The Gold Coast suburb of Nerang is shedding its down-market image with a host of new apartments in the pipeline, making it Australia’s second fastest apartment boom suburb with a 12-month increase of 39%.
Bankwest general manager broker sales Stewart Saunders said while the rest of the country was experiencing huge declines in medium density housing, Nerang was continuing a long-term trend towards apartment living. Continue reading “Is this booming suburb near you?”
Darren & Michelle are incredibly excited and humbled to have been nominated by their clients and peers for the Customer Service Excellence Award in the 2017 Cairns Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.
This award recognises an organisation who demonstrates excellence in customer service in their industry, field and within the local Cairns community. Continue reading “Cairns Business Excellence Awards Finalist”
The Sunshine Coast is indisputably one of Australia’s great regions to live and play in. Just an hour and a half from bustling Brisbane, with beautiful stretches of coastline and a short 20-minute drive to the hinterland, it’s more than just a holiday destination; it’s a lifestyle. Continue reading “The Sunshine Coast Property Market”
Southern investors are once again eyeing off the Gold Coast property market with a leading real estate industry identity labelling it a “compelling’’ market to invest in.
With quality properties at often half the price of southern markets, it was a good place to invest according to leading real estate identity John McGrath, of McGrath Real Estate who is currently on the Gold Coast to host the 20th annual Australasian Real Estate Conference.
Mr McGrath said while Sydney and Melbourne’s investors had dropped off from the Gold Coast and southeast Queensland during the Global Financial Crisis, they were now returning to the market.
QLD First homebuyers rush to secure $20,000 grant by June 30
First home buyers are racing around the clock to secure the $20,000 Queensland first home owners grant before it is cut by $5000 on June 30. Statewide there have been 4100 grants approved, totalling a whopping $82.5 million. Continue reading “First homebuyers grant deadline approaching”
This is why regular inspections should be conducted
Are annual inspections important? Most definitely. Our home is often our largest investment and regular inspections should be conducted to ensure maintenance items are identified and repaired and to ensure termites haven’t made your home their home. Continue reading “Are Annual Inspections Important?”
Our building reports comment on maintenance issues and recommendations.
Far too often our inspectors will identify this maintenance requirement when conducting inspections. Gutter cleaning is an integral part of maintaining a home. Continue reading “The Importance of Gutter Maintenance”
RBA keeps rates on hold, but will the banks?
The Reserve Bank of Australia decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. Continue reading “Official cash rate on hold”
Values up by 19 per cent
The 2017 Property Market Movement Report shows the city recorded Queensland’s largest increase in multi-unit land values. Continue reading “Surge In Towers On The Gold Coast”