Renovations Market Recovering, Slowly

Renovations market recovering, slowly More homeowners are considering renovating over upgrading as the renovations market slowly recovers. Renovations activity is slowly getting its momentum back after slumping to a 10-year low in 2013 following the global financial crisis, the Housing Industry Association says. Strong property prices have boosted demand for renovations in markets like NSW,

Property Investors look to Brisbane

Property investors are now looking to areas in Brisbane to yield higher growth as property prices in Sydney becomes too expensive. In a recent article with AAP, CEO of Cohen Handler, Ben Handler attributes this shift to the increasing difficulty for property investors to secure a loan, with investors now requiring a bigger deposit. The

How to improve the yield on your property investment

Property owners in Australia’s capital cities have benefited from extraordinary capital gains of late. In fact, the CoreLogic RP Data Home Value Index shows that in the 20 years since 1995 (when the index began), capital city house values have skyrocketed more than 436 per cent. Over the decades there have been many ups and downs,

The home inspection: What you need to know

Spring is the season when increasingly more prospective buyers have their weekend calendars occupied with open house inspections. Figures from CoreLogic RP Data back this up, as they show that the second weekend of spring in Melbourne and Sydney this year brought in 1,181 and 1,046 auctions respectively. These numbers become even more significant when looking

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