Category: News & Updates
Gaps open as investors hit go-slow

Investors have hit the brakes so hard in Queensland, their mortgage activity has dropped to below the five-year average – and it could be the gap you were waiting for. Research by CoreLogic analyst Cameron Kusher found that over the past five years, investors had committed to $695.6 billion in mortgages across the country, pushing up prices as they did so. Mr Kusher said with investor demand now slowing, it would impact pricing across the country…read more

Gaps open as investors hit go-slow


Brisbane suburbs that buyers love so much it will take decades for them to leave

These are the Brisbane suburbs that buyers love the most – where once they get a foothold, it takes about a quarter of a century for them to leave. Two-thirds of suburbs in the Queensland capital region were so tightly held they averaged 10.9 years before their owners put their homes up for sale, with the longest coming out of Bahrs Scrub, 23km from the Brisbane CBD…read more

Brisbane suburbs that buyers love so much it will take decades for them to leave


Southeast Queensland house prices to grow by up to 20pc

Southeast Queensland house prices are tipped to grow by up to 20 per cent in the next few years as Sydney and Melbourne’s once sizzling property markets continue to lose steam, according to veteran real estate agent John McGrath. Speaking after the release of the group’s annual residential market report, Mr McGrath told The Courier-Mail the state was only just over halfway through the current property cycle and stood to benefit from the slowdown starting to grip the southern capitals…read more

Southeast Queensland house prices to grow by up to 20pc


These are the NBN ready suburbs where property prices have soared

These are the NBN ready suburbs where property prices have grown at a faster pace than the Brisbane average. Internet speed and access to the latest technology were fast becoming a must have for home buyers according to finder.com.au Tech Expert, Angus Kidman. And he said with fibre to the premises (FTTP) connections providing the fastest internet speeds, properties in those suburbs could soon be in demand…read more

These are the NBN ready suburbs where property prices have soared


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