Brisbane Housing Prices Set to Rise

Next year Brisbane’s property market is likely to experience slightly stronger gains than those posted in 2017 with property prices forecast to rise between 3 to 7 percent, according to a newly released report. The latest SQM Research Boom & Bust Report predicted that the Brisbane price growth would mirror that of Sydney in 2018.

Buying bulk – Apartment blocks in Sydney’s East

Investors are scrambling to buy entire apartment blocks to renovate in Sydney’s eastern suburbs making them a great long-term investment but difficult to find. Back in 2015 we saw the emerging trend of buying an entire block of apartments and the renovation of each of its units to either rent them out or sell them

Fancy New Changes to Conveyancing Legislation in NSW

The new Conveyancing (Sale of Land) Regulation 2017 introduces changes affecting contracts for land and residential property purchases in New South Wales – it now includes a warning on loose-fill asbestos as well as some other additions which will be useful to the buyer.* They have repealed the Conveyancing (Sale of Land) Regulation 2010 and removed

Does Size Matter?

From soaring house prices to increased energy costs, there are many factors driving the change towards a smaller sized property. In Australia living in compact housing is becoming increasingly popular due to the demographic makeup and lifestyle expectations. Traditionally, Australians have loved their big houses and the sizeable yard to have ‘somewhere for the kids

Time to Review Fire Compliance Measures

The recent Grenfell tragedy in London, has thrown a spotlight on safety with new buyers and existing owners of apartment blocks urged to fully scrutinise their building’s fire compliance measures. * In the wake of the catastrophic fire at the Grenfell 24-storey apartment building in West London, calls are naturally out for greater safety measures

7 Things Property Investors Need to Do Before EOFY

June 30 is nearly here but our end of year tax tips for property investors can make life a little easier and more profitable. The end of financial year (EOFY) is a busy time of the year for many individuals and businesses but being prepared and having your paperwork in order are the keys to

Stamp Duty Exemptions For First Home Buyers

With stamp duty exemptions kicking in on July 1, now is a great time for first home buyers to do their research and identify suitable suburbs and property types. The good news is that you can still get a foot in the door of Sydney’s popular eastern suburbs and inner city if you are willing to make

Simon Cohen comments on the Federal budget

Treasurer Scott Morrison’s 2017/18 budget claims to tackle housing affordability. Simon Cohen, co-founder of buyer’s agency Cohen Handler said more could have been done to address housing supply, which he said was the root of the housing affordability crisis in Sydney. “The measures in last night’s Budget have the potential to help to a certain

L.A. Growth and Yield Trends

Opportunity awaits for foreign nationals willing to invest in the recovering US property market. After declining between 2007 and 2012 due to the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), property prices in the USA are now in the early stages of a new growth cycle, with excellent prospects for future capital growth and generous rental yields. Foreign

What You Need to Know about Changes to Property Management Laws in NSW

A recent overhaul to the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 means a whole raft of changes affecting NSW landlords and their tenants.   Home ownership is increasingly out of reach for many NSW residents resulting in more long-term renters. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures report that between 1994−5 and 2013−14 the number of Australians renting increased from 25.7%

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