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A new way to think about investment property value

A new way to think about investment property value

When it comes to buying an investment property, it’s safe to assume (we sure do hope!) that you all do your due diligence before deciding to purchase. You consider the median sale price of the area, comparable properties on the market, historical value trends, recent sale data and you might look into some professional or […]

Understanding property valuations

Understanding property valuations

Property valuations are one of the trickier parts of investment. We know they exist and we know they’re important – but why? To the unexperienced, it seems as though they could be subjective and each person could perceive a property’s worth differently, but in Australia there are very strict regulations on not only how to […]

Five suburbs that should be on every first home buyers radar

Five suburbs that should be on every first home buyers radar

One of the most interesting things about property is how value grows. As population increases, the ‘hub’ of a city expands. At first look South-east Queensland first home buyers can be discouraged, looking across the plentiful supply of unaffordable suburbs around the Brisbane and Gold Coast CBD’s. But with a bit of forward thinking, there […]

Investing 101: The Real Estate Dictionary

Investing 101: The Real Estate Dictionary

Half of the difficulty for new investors and property owners comes down to understanding the complex and unusual terminology around real estate and investing. There are so many intricate parts of property and although most are simple concepts, they have new terms that take some getting used to. So get familiar with the lingo now, […]

Every property investor needs one of these

Every property investor needs one of these

On the whole, Australian’s aren’t great at saving money. It’s why investment platforms like shares, property and term deposits have been so successful – because they prevent us from doing what we’re good at… spending. In September 2016, Australians were saving just 8% of their income, down on the 11.8% they were saving after the […]

Why work with a Buyers Agent?

Why work with a Buyers Agent?

One of the services we offer our clients is a Buyers Agency. While about 63% of property owners engage a Buyer Agent to purchase property on their behalf in the United States, we aren’t using them that often in Australia – but we should be. Buyers Agents present some really valuable advantaged to property buyers […]

How to Identify Fantastic House and Land Packages

How to Identify Fantastic House and Land Packages

House and land packages from developers in housing estates can have big advantages for buyers. The dwelling is guaranteed new, internal and external fixtures and fittings come with warranties and they make very attractive rental properties for tenants or comfortable owner occupier properties. They’re easier to obtain because you secure a mortgage for the land […]