Ashgrove: Monthly Market Report
Ashgrove: Monthly Market Report
November 2019 FOR SALE Properties for Sale = 53 Median Property Price = $930,000 New Listings =
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Trying to Rent with Zero or Bad Credit
Trying to Rent with Zero or Bad Credit
Renting with friends is an exciting stage in life, but it can be a challenge if you are a
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Brisbane's Growth Star Suburbs
Brisbane's Growth Star Suburbs
Twenty suburbs have been named Brisbane’s growth stars with values set to rise off a surge i
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The Gap: Monthly Market Update
The Gap: Monthly Market Update
November 2019 FOR SALE Properties for Sale = 67 Median Property Price = $725,000 New Listings =
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Moving Overseas? How to Rent Out Your Place
Moving Overseas? How to Rent Out Your Place
For anyone moving overseas, the before-moving-to-do list can be long and tedious – but, for home
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Brisbane House Values Strongest Month in 5 Years
Brisbane House Values Strongest Month in 5 Years
Brisbane home values were set to record their strongest monthly rise in five years, as the housing
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November Property Clock
November Property Clock
Where does Brisbane currently sit in the cycle? Houses = Start of Recovery Units = Bottom of
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How Much is Your Property Worth?
How Much is Your Property Worth?
Ever wondered what your property is worth in today’s market? Thinking of selling and want to ge
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First Home Owner Remission Scheme
First Home Owner Remission Scheme
Brisbane City Council is making it easier to buy your first home by providing a one-year 50 pe
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Bardon: Monthly Market Update
Bardon: Monthly Market Update
October 2019 FOR SALE Properties for Sale = 57 Median Property Price = $900.000 New Listings =
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5 Steps to Obtaining the Great Australian Dream
5 Steps to Obtaining the Great Australian Dream
Do you want to buy a home? Are you finding there are people around you being pretty negative
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7 Ways to Spring Clean Your Budget
7 Ways to Spring Clean Your Budget
When spring rolls around, most people get into a serious cleaning frenzy. Clearing out thei
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The Suburbs Where People Refuse to Leave
The Suburbs Where People Refuse to Leave
The suburbs where people refuse to leave are the suburbs where sellers don’t think twice abou
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October Property Clock
October Property Clock
Where does Brisbane currently sit in the cycle? Houses = Start of Recovery (moved up from Bottom
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How Renters Can Avoid Getting Blacklisted
How Renters Can Avoid Getting Blacklisted
Most renters understand that if they seriously damage their property or don’t pay the rent,
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Spring Swing Underway in Brisbane
Spring Swing Underway in Brisbane
There are signs of a swing in the Brisbane real estate market as older properties find their mark
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What is Gross Rental Yield?
What is Gross Rental Yield?
Gross rental yield is a key metric for any property investor and is often referenced by agents and
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RBA Cuts Rates to 0.75%: What Does This Mean For You?
RBA Cuts Rates to 0.75%: What Does This Mean For You?
The official Australian interest rate has a zero in front of it for the first time ever. The
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What NOT To Do When Selling
What NOT To Do When Selling
Selling a home is a tricky business. And it’s also something of a national pastime, which means
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RBA Cut Expected
RBA Cut Expected
Experts predict an upswing in first homebuyer loans shortly with half the Big Four banks now
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How to Make an Offer on a House
How to Make an Offer on a House
Making an offer on your dream home can be a daunting task. There’s paperwork and finances to ge
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Brisbane To Get Its Own Central Park
Brisbane To Get Its Own Central Park
The Victoria Park Golf Course will be permanently closed to create Brisbane's biggest public park
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How to Save Without Even Noticing
How to Save Without Even Noticing
When people think about saving money to buy a home, they’re usually focused solely on putting
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Is Your Suburb at Risk of a Bushfire this Year?
Is Your Suburb at Risk of a Bushfire this Year?
Understanding your risk of bushfire is crucial for your safety and, on the extreme end, you
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How to Split Rent in Share Houses
How to Split Rent in Share Houses
They say sharing is caring, but living in a share house can be far from pleasant if the rules abou
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Brisbane’s Million-dollar Club
Brisbane’s Million-dollar Club
Brisbane’s million dollar club could more than double in the next three years if predictions fo
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September Property Clock
September Property Clock
Where does Brisbane currently sit in the cycle? Houses = Bottom of Market Units = Bottom of
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Fixed or Periodic Tenancy?
Fixed or Periodic Tenancy?
As a home owner looking for rental income, you’ll probably be wondering what kind of rental
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No Better Time to Sell by Auction
No Better Time to Sell by Auction
There has never been a better time to sell at auction, with new data showing homes sold under the
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What do I have to disclose when selling a house?
What do I have to disclose when selling a house?
The days of buyer beware are fading fast. States are introducing a growing list of regulations
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Brisbane's New Runway - What Does It Mean For Property?
Brisbane's New Runway - What Does It Mean For Property?
Australia’s third busiest airport is about to get even busier. Brisbane Airport is set to unveil
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How to Beat First Home Buyer Burnout
How to Beat First Home Buyer Burnout
Finding and buying your first property is akin to running a marathon. You must typically inves
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Brisbane Leading the Property Recovery
Brisbane Leading the Property Recovery
Brisbane is the only capital city to report positive property price growth in the June quarter,
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Refinancing
Refinancing
The RBA may have cut official interest rates recently but that doesn’t mean your bank has passed
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Rates Set to Hold Until November
Rates Set to Hold Until November
After a torrid two months of slashing, the Reserve Bank board is expected to hold fire until
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August Property Clock
August Property Clock
Where does Brisbane currently sit in the cycle? Houses = Bottom of Market Units = Bottom of
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Rentvesting
Rentvesting
Rentvesting – which sees buyers rent a property where they want to live and buy an investme
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Brisbane's Next Boom Suburbs
Brisbane's Next Boom Suburbs
The boom suburbs tipped to achieve phenomenal capital growth have been revealed as Brisbane
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How to Minimise Capital Gains Tax
How to Minimise Capital Gains Tax
For investors who don’t understand it, capital gains tax can be a bit of a “boogey man”. Bu
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Surge in Rental Demand for Brisbane Apartments
Surge in Rental Demand for Brisbane Apartments
A surprise surge in tenant demand for apartments combined with falling interest rates and rising
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Emotions When Selling
Emotions When Selling
Home is where the heart is, so it’s no surprise that people experience strong feelings when i
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Brisbane to Rise Faster Than Sydney & Melbourne
Brisbane to Rise Faster Than Sydney & Melbourne
Brisbane is set for the biggest rise in house prices of any capital city over the next three years,
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How to Buy & Sell at the Same Time
How to Buy & Sell at the Same Time
To buy and sell a house at the same time, you can either extend your settlement periods, make you
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Credit History's Now More Visible
Credit History's Now More Visible
Did you know your credit score could have changed dramatically from July 1? Lenders can now learn a
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How to Cut Your Home Loan Term
How to Cut Your Home Loan Term
Does cutting years off your home loan sound like an impossible feat? Well it is not. Residential
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Rates Slashed to a Record Low
Rates Slashed to a Record Low
The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut official interest rates to 1 per cent, the lowest level o
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July Property Clock
July Property Clock
Where does Brisbane currently sit in the cycle? Houses = Bottom of Market Units = Bottom of
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Renting With Pets
Renting With Pets
Millions of us are renters and millions of us are pet owners. But sometimes it’s not easy to be
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July Housing Spike
July Housing Spike
Australia’s housing market downturn is coming to an end, with leading economists predicting a
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Building the Perfect Property Portfolio
Building the Perfect Property Portfolio
Like many things in life, the idea of a perfect portfolio is highly personal. It depends on you
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Boost to Property Market Confidence
Boost to Property Market Confidence
Big economic and political changes in the past few weeks have contributed to early signs of a
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How The Interest Rate Cut Will Impact The Housing Market
How The Interest Rate Cut Will Impact The Housing Market
The Reserve Bank of Australia’s move to cut the cash rate to a record low will save property
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June Property Clock
June Property Clock
Where does Brisbane currently sit in the cycle? Houses = Start of Recovery (no change) Units =
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Declutter Before You Sell
Declutter Before You Sell
A common mistake people make when moving house is failing to declutter before they relocate. Moving
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What Is The Value Of Your Potential Future Property?
What Is The Value Of Your Potential Future Property?
In practical terms, a property is worth what someone will pay for it. But sometimes you need a
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Trump Influencing Housing Down Under
Trump Influencing Housing Down Under
US President Donald Trump’s trade war with China could have unintended consequences for the
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Which Home Loan Is For You?
Which Home Loan Is For You?
A typical home will cost a lot more than the amount handed over at settlement, with the final price
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Relaxed Mortgage Regulations A Welcome Change
Relaxed Mortgage Regulations A Welcome Change
Australia’s banking regulator APRA has signaled that there may be a change in assessments for new
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How To Get Your Bond Back
How To Get Your Bond Back
In a perfect world, we’d never have to move house. The time, tension and financial pressure
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New First Home Buyer Policy Announced
New First Home Buyer Policy Announced
First home buyers will no longer be required to save a 20% deposit when looking to buy a house i
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May Property Clock
May Property Clock
Where does Brisbane currently sit in the cycle? Houses = Start of Recovery (no change) Units =
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Revamping Your Rental
Revamping Your Rental
Renovating a rental property raises a number of questions for property owners and investors. Fo
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Brisbane Homeowners Leading In Mortgage Repayments
Brisbane Homeowners Leading In Mortgage Repayments
A new survey of Brisbane homeowners has found that residents fare better than major Aussie capitals
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Open Home: Is Your House Ready?
Open Home: Is Your House Ready?
Home inspections are like a first date - You only get one chance to make that firs
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Aussie Buyers Admit To Uninformed Decisions
Aussie Buyers Admit To Uninformed Decisions
It’s the biggest purchase you will ever make - however, the majority of Aussie home seekers admi
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How To Make Buying Look Easy
How To Make Buying Look Easy
It’s safe to say Frank Sinatra wasn’t in the market to buy a home when he sang ‘The Bes
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The Election Is Coming
The Election Is Coming
Which party wins the property election? Property is shaping up to be a key federal election issue,
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Knowing Your Contents Insurance
Knowing Your Contents Insurance
Most Australians understand they need contents insurance, but many don’t have a prope
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Brisbane’s Most Sought After Suburbs
Brisbane’s Most Sought After Suburbs
Wilston has knocked Paddington off its perch to become the most sought after suburb in Brisbane.
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Rising Rents
Rising Rents
The first CoreLogic Quarterly Rental Review for 2019, which tracks median rents and rental yields
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Questions to Ask Your Prospective Agent
Questions to Ask Your Prospective Agent
It’s no secret that finding the right real estate agent is crucial to securing a high sale price
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April Property Clock
April Property Clock
Where does Brisbane currently sit in the cycle? Houses = Start of Recovery (no change) Units =
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Auction Pointers
Auction Pointers
Auctions unearth a range of emotions – joy, if you’re the successful bidder, disappointment, if
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Media Dampens Buyer's Spirits
Media Dampens Buyer's Spirits
Recently the media has been fixated on the state of the Australian property market, stating tha
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Top Up Super or Pay Off Mortgage?
Top Up Super or Pay Off Mortgage?
Should you smash the home loan? Or contribute extra to super? Does one strategy beat the other o
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Shares or Property in 2019?
Shares or Property in 2019?
Brisbane property is still among the top investment choices of 2019 as economist weigh in on the
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Costs to Sell a House
Costs to Sell a House
There are many costs associated with selling your home, so before you put your home on the market,
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Brisbane's Prestige Property Market Soaring
Brisbane's Prestige Property Market Soaring
Brisbane's luxury home market has increased significantly in world rankings, earning for the firs
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House Vs Townhouse Vs Unit
House Vs Townhouse Vs Unit
Home ownership is changing in Australia, with more buyers moving away from the traditional house.
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RBA cash rate decision for March
RBA cash rate decision for March
The Reserve Bank has announced its cash rate decision for March, as the upcoming federal electio
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March Property Clock
March Property Clock
Where does Brisbane currently sit in the cycle? Houses = Start of Recovery (change from las
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What is an Offset Account?
What is an Offset Account?
People who are smart with their money will plan to put aside some money even when they are paying
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A Bloody Big Call – Westpac predicting 2 rate cuts in 2019
A Bloody Big Call – Westpac predicting 2 rate cuts in 2019
Bill Evans, the chief economist for Westpac, predicted that the RBA would cut the cash rate by 25
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Styling to Sell
Styling to Sell
What you need to know abut upgrading or renovating to sell! The question of whether to upgrade o
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Brexit Effect
Brexit Effect
Brisbane is emerging as one of the most popular locations for Britons seeking to move away from the
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Navigating the Treacherous Waters of Home Buying
Navigating the Treacherous Waters of Home Buying
Buying your first home is a big step into the unknown. In a matter of weeks you can go from being
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Lending Tightening Over!
Lending Tightening Over!
With the Financial Services Royal Commission’s final report released last week, we look at the
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What is LMI?
What is LMI?
What is LMI (Lenders mortgage insurance)? Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI) is a fee charged by
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Labor Re-think on Negative Gearing Possible
Labor Re-think on Negative Gearing Possible
The federal Labor opposition will wait until after this year’s federal election to decide whethe
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February Property Clock
February Property Clock
Where does Brisbane currently sit in the cycle? Houses = Approaching Peak of Market Units =
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6 ‘Turn-off’ Features When Your Home Is For Sale
6 ‘Turn-off’ Features When Your Home Is For Sale
Is your house currently on the market or are you looking to put it up for sale shortly? While every
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Apartment Values to Jump up to 11%
Apartment Values to Jump up to 11%
Brisbane's recovering apartment market is set to lead the nation over the next two years, with
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Big Bucks For School Catchment
Big Bucks For School Catchment
Buying in the right school catchment could be the best and easiest investment you’ve eve
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What is a Buyer's Agent?
What is a Buyer's Agent?
What is the difference between a buyer's agent and a real estate agent? And how can they help you
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Kick-Start Your Deposit Savings Plan
Kick-Start Your Deposit Savings Plan
With tightening lending conditions, borrowers are facing higher deposits to secure their loan.
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The 2019 Property Market
The 2019 Property Market
2018 will always be remembered as the year Brisbane led the nation in steady sustainable house
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Selling a Rental Property
Selling a Rental Property
Are you thinking of selling your investment property while the property is still tenanted? It ca
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Top 20 Most Searched Suburbs
Top 20 Most Searched Suburbs
SUBURB - SEARCHES January to November 2018 Greater Brisbane Region NORTH LAKES -
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Settlement Tips for Home Buyers
Settlement Tips for Home Buyers
After successfully buying your home, whether it be through ferocious bidding at auction or cleve
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Smoke Alarms
Smoke Alarms
Are you aware that the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services amended the Domestic Smoke Alarms Ac
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Lending Relief For Home Borrowers
Lending Relief For Home Borrowers
The 1st of January marks the start of new beginnings for home borrowers when the Australia
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How You Could Pay Off Your Home Loan Early
How You Could Pay Off Your Home Loan Early
A home loan may seem like a long financial commitment, especially if you’ve signed up to a
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Christmas Lights 2018
Christmas Lights 2018
With Christmas just around the corner, we thought we’d compile a list of the best Christmas
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3 Methods to Appoint an Agent
3 Methods to Appoint an Agent
There are 3 ways in which you as a vendor can engage an agent to sell your property; Ope
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All Eyes On Brisbane
All Eyes On Brisbane
All eyes are on Brisbane's property market at the moment, recording the highest growth in home
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December Property Clock
December Property Clock
Where does Brisbane currently sit in the cycle? Houses = Rising Market (no change) Units =
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Pre-Purchase Checklist
Pre-Purchase Checklist
Preparation is everything. Athletes do not compete without training, actors do not perform withou
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It's Never Been a Better Time to Buy
It's Never Been a Better Time to Buy
With current interest rates so low, who could argue that it has never been a better time to buy a
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What is a Mortgage?
What is a Mortgage?
What is a mortgage? When a finance professional lends you money to purchase real estate, in mos
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Bank of Mum & Dad
Bank of Mum & Dad
First-home buyers are expected to increasingly rely on the bank of mum and dad to get on the
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4 Things to Consider Before Selling
4 Things to Consider Before Selling
Are you thinking of putting your house up for sale? Whether its your family home or an investme
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Sydney & Melbourne Predicted to Drop 15-20%
Sydney & Melbourne Predicted to Drop 15-20%
Macquarie Group have admitted that Sydney home values are likely to plummet much more than firs
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November Property Clock
November Property Clock
Where does Brisbane currently sit in the cycle? Houses = Rising Market (no change) Units =
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Is The Gap the New Paddington?
Is The Gap the New Paddington?
Are you a buyer looking for more bang for your buck? A recent analysis of Brisbane's most in-demand
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Brisbane House Prices to Rise 11% in 3yrs
Brisbane House Prices to Rise 11% in 3yrs
Prices in Brisbane are forecast to rise 11.3% in the next 3 years according to the latest BIS
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Pre-photography Checklist
Pre-photography Checklist
Presenting a property for sale or for rent usually requires some pre-work to get it ready for the
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5 Things to Consider Before Investing in Property
5 Things to Consider Before Investing in Property
There is lots to consider when thinking about investing in the real estate market. Here are a few
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What is your home worth today? Get a free market estimate in 60 minutes Ashgrove is a traditional
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Queensland Suburbs in Demand
Queensland Suburbs in Demand
Brisbane is currently bucking the trend when it comes to demand for housing. While our other majo
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Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding - How to Get Your Certificate
Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding - How to Get Your Certificate
The foreign resident capital gains withholding (FRCGW) threshold applies for all real property
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October Property Clock
October Property Clock
Where does Brisbane currently sit in the cycle? Houses = Rising Market Units = Approaching Bottom
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Brisbane's Leading The Way
Brisbane's Leading The Way
BRISBANE is leading the nation for the first time in nearly a decade in all four property
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