Category Archives: Property Tips

First Home Buyers in Queensland benefit from buying off the plan or building

Queensland first home buyers and the construction industry will benefit from the Newman Government’s first State Budget, which more than doubles the grant for new first home buyers. Premier Campbell Newman said first home buyers would receive $15,000 – up … Continue reading

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Australians pay off mortgages at record speed

The acting CEO of Westpac, Australia’s biggest bank, has claimed that today’s homeowners are paying off their mortgages at twice the average rate for the past 30 years.             Speaking in Canberra at last week’s … Continue reading

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Australians love to renovate

Australian spending on renovations hit $31 billion last year. The current economic climate has made Australians hesitant to take on additional debt. Rather than purchasing a new home, people are investing in renovation projects on their current properties.  TV shows … Continue reading

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Great returns on granny flats – but extra insurance required

Investors are getting returns of 10-16 per cent on the cost of adding granny flats to their existing properties – and increased cash flow courtesy of two lots of rent for the same land.             … Continue reading

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RBA: the purported Housing Bubble, Australia’s economy and China

The Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Glenn Stevens, recently delivered a speech at a charity luncheon in Sydney that provided some telling commentary for Australian property investors. A highly respected figure that is watched closely by markets due … Continue reading

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Right Moment To Take The Leap

Timing isn’t the be-all and end-all of investing. Still, in-depth analysis of the property cycle to identify the best time to buy will boost your chances of buying a property that will outperform the average.   In a depressed market, … Continue reading

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House Prices in Australia – Speech by RBA Governor Glenn Stevens

This is an edited version of a speech given by Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens at the Annika Foundation Luncheon on July 24. Scaled to measures of income, Australian dwelling prices on a national basis have in fact declined and … Continue reading

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PROPERTY PRICES MAY BE STABILISING

Century 21, the largest real estate sales organisation in the Asia Pacific region, believes that Australia’s residential property prices may be stabilising in light of recent figures showing that median home values in capital cities increased one per cent over … Continue reading

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Client Referral – Property Management

Hi Christina, Just want to say that myself and Maree are grateful for the level of service you provide, and the professional manner in which you and the team conduct business. We have a few investment properties in Australia and … Continue reading

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Hot tips for property investors

Whether you area first time home buyer or a seasoned property investor, it is always good to be reminded of smart property investment principles. Given such, I have decided to share with you the following piece provided by our very … Continue reading

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