Category: News & Updates
Lending conditions are tight, so what’s the ideal settlement period in Queensland?
Property settlement time frames can be one of those elements of a transaction that are often overlooked. But is there such a thing as an ideal settlement period in Queensland and what about during times of tighter lending environments such as today? Hot Property Buyers Agency’s Zoran Solano said that settlement periods could be a useful negotiation tool, especially if the seller needed more time to find somewhere else to live…read more
Lending conditions are tight, so what’s the ideal settlement period in Queensland?

Forget what you think you know about this suburb, it has just been labelled a Brisbane property hotspot

FORGET what you’ve heard about Inala before, it’s now emerging as a Brisbane property hotspot. While the area had been stigmatised in the past as a problem location, according to property analyst Terry Ryder of Hotspotting it was growing in demand because it was affordable and had solid infrastructure. Mr Ryder said the area, which included suburbs Inala, Durack and Richlands, had good transport links and would benefit from the $400 million Ipswich Motorway upgrade, $200 million Springfield Health City development. It was also close to substantial master planned communities and was a good spot for investors as it had consistently low vacancy rates…read more

Forget what you think you know about this suburb, it has just been labelled a Brisbane property hotspot


The Most Liveable Suburbs In Brisbane

We already know how good we’ve got it when it comes to lifestyle in Brisbane, but new research is proving just how amazing it really is. Seven suburbs in the river city have scored a spot in a list of the most liveable suburbs in Australia, compiled by realestate.com.au. It’s very welcome news after the total snubbing we got in the latest Global Livability Report from The Economist Groupread more

The Most Liveable Suburbs In Brisbane


New Report Finds Housing is Getting More Affordable

First home buyers might be inclined to disagree, but one industry report has found housing is actually getting more affordable.The Housing Affordability Report, compiled by Adelaide Bank and the Real Estate Institute of Australia, shows an improvement in affordability nationally in the first quarter of this year. The findings are based on the amount of household income required to meet mortgage repayments. Data for Queensland showed the proportion of income required to meet home loan payments decreased to 26.7 per cent in the March quarter of this year — a 1.3 per cent drop compared to the previous quarter and one per cent less than a year ago…read more

New Report Finds Housing is Getting More Affordable