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A breakdown of the incentives available to first homeowners Purchasing a property has become an increasingly arduous task for many Australians over the past few decades, with the currently booming Brisbane market showing no signs of slowing down. As a result of the pandemic, lowered interest rates, relaxed lending criteria and government incentives have created an increase in buyers that are now able to purchase. Recently
What to look for when choosing an investment property Purchasing a property to rent out continues to be one of the most lucrative ways to invest your money, increasing your wealth and helping to secure your financial future. Researching is a crucial part of this process to ensure long-term capital growth and to allow you to reach your financial goals. We are currently experiencing low vacancy rates and attractive rental yields across Brisbane, in addition
Everyone has an opinion on whether renting or buying property is the better option, but ultimately it is only your own personal circumstances, aspirations and financial situation that can determine this. The property market has changed a lot over the years and for many of the younger generations, the prospect of purchasing a home early in life has seemed unachievable. Recent fluctuations in the market, including record-low interest rates and government stimulus, have brought fresh
Investing in property can be nerve-wracking, exciting and confusing all at once; a concoction of emotions that can sometimes cloud our better judgement. While there is no magic crystal ball to foresee if you are making the right decisions, there are steps that you can take to minimise the risks and set yourself up to make a smart investment. Information about buying property is aplenty and can be overwhelming to the first-time investor, so we
It is important to look at a number of important considerations when you are thinking of property investment. Whether you’re looking to invest or buy a home to live in, there are a number of important factors to take into account when making any property purchase… Foresight Long-term investing requires the foresight to imagine what the world will look like (and how much property might cost) in the future. This
The holiday season may have you feeling jolly, but is it really a good time to sell or buy your property? Christmas is a time that comes up often, with mixed opinions. There are both pros and cons to selling or buying your property over the holidays, which are worth considering. Advantages It may be possible to get a great price during this time if you plan
Are you trying to decide between making an investment in a unit or a house? Well, take a step back, because there are a few key factors that you should consider first. Initial cost Units are generally more affordable. Buying a house has a higher entry price point due to the land value. Ongoing expenses Council rates are usually higher on a house and you’ll be required to pay land taxes
Buying a house is one of the largest financial decisions of your life; but how do you know when you’re ready to buy a home? No doubt, there are plenty of good reasons to own the roof over your head, both emotional and financial. But there are many trade-offs as well. With the added control comes a laundry list of responsibilities. With the stability of staying put
We hear about real estate and we think about selling or renting properties, but what happens when we hear about Buyer’s Agent, who are these mystical creatures? What do they do? And how can they help me if I’m buying a property? Buyer’s agents are licensed professionals that specialise in searching, evaluating and negotiating the purchase of property on behalf of the buyer. The key difference between a buyer’s agent and a traditional selling agent is that the real estate agents
Right now, you’re focused on finding the perfect property. However, some of the decisions you make now will affect the future sale of your property. So, what should you do to ensure your property sells for its maximum value down the track? • Make sure you use a reputable building and pest inspector. • Make sure the conveyancer or solicitor you use has a very good reputation. They are
When looking for a house, it is important to not just consider the property itself but also the neighbourhood in which it is situated. Here are our top tips on what to look for in your potential property’s neighbourhood: • Are the surrounding houses reflective of your budget? Research the area and find out the median price. Go one step further by investigating what type of house is
Three-bedroom house. Contemporary style. A decent sized patio to entertain guests. Two bathrooms. A fenced yard. Most people seem to know what they want when buying a house, right? Yet, too often I come across buyer’s who have wasted time visiting properties that don’t even meet their requirements to begin with. These people are not serial time-killers; they have just failed to thoroughly express on paper their negotiable