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There are still affordable homes on offer, you just have to know where to look

A renovated home with polished timber floors for less than $400,000 – you bet. This home at 26 Playford St, Bracken Ridge is listed for offers of more than $369,000. BUYING a first property doesn’t have to be impossible. There are still plenty of suburbs and options where first home buyers can get into the […] Read more

Gold Coast Property Market: The Value Lifestyle Choice

South East Queensland remains a very compelling market for an investment or lifestyle change for young families, now that Sydney has become difficult to afford following five years of exceptional growth. Last week, we hosted the 20th annual Australasian Real Estate Conference (AREC17) on the Gold Coast, with a record attendance of 4,500 real estate […] Read more

3 Ways To Get More Value From Your Real Estate Agent

When choosing a real estate agent, there is more to the transaction than just the amount of commission he or she charges. Agents often have an arsenal of other skills they can bring to a transaction to help a vendor that even they may not realise. When you meet with your agent, here are three […] Read more

Infrastructure, the Commonwealth Games and a lack of stock is driving up the price of vacant land

THE PRICE of vacant land on the Gold Coast has hit a record high, driven by new infrastructure, the Commonwealth Games and a lack of stock. The median price has now hit $251,500 – up more than $10,000 in 12 months. The data, provided by property services group Oliver Hume, shows the limited remaining land […] Read more

Household Debt Likely to Stand in the Way of Rate Hikes

The Reserve Bank (RBA) Governor Phil Lowe suggested last week that if it wasn’t for the strength of the housing market, and a fear of inflating it further, official interest rates would be lower. It was an interesting comment from an RBA Governor, especially when you read what the RBA’s function is: The (RBA) is […] Read more

13 Ways to Start Powerfully as a Property Investor

There is some prep work you need to do to ensure that your first foray will set you up strongly so you can continue to grow your portfolio. 1. Know why you’re investing in property Get clear about your reasons for choosing to invest in property instead of other asset classes such as shares. Most […] Read more

9 Ways to Avoid Losing Money on Your Investment Property

While property is one of the safest assets you can invest in, it’s not without risks. Your job is to minimise it if you can’t eliminate it altogether. To help you avoid losing money and maximise your property profits, Property Market Insider spoke to creator of DSRdata.com.au Jeremy Sheppard for his time-tested and proven strategies. […] Read more

The Most Valuable Lessons I Have Learnt as a Property Investor

While buying your first investment property and building a property portfolio is exciting, it can also be a little scary. Nila Sweeney, managing editor with Property Market Insider spoke to successful investor Marissa Schulze of Rise High Financial Solutions on how to overcome these initial fears and reduce your risks if you have the right […] Read more

Cheaper Regional Areas Have Become More Appealing for House Hunters

IT CAN take hours to get to work in a capital city, so why not move to a nearby regional area and commute? Sometimes you might add 20 or 30 minutes to your journey, but pay about half as much for a house, especially in more expensive cities. That house may also include more internal […] Read more

Warning That Gold Coast Could Soon Be “Land-Locked”

The Gold Coast could become ‘land locked’ within the next five years unless a major shortfall in land supply is addressed with the release of more developable land, according to the city’s largest property marketing group Oliver Hume. New research by Oliver Hume showed there was only 1900ha of developable land, or approximately 20,000 dwellings, […] Read more

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