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September 9, 2021
Pre-Auction Offer

Strategies for making a Pre-Auction Offer

While auctions are extremely popular with sellers, they are generally less appealing to buyers. This is largely because they are primarily designed to get the best […]
September 9, 2021
August Property Market Update

August 2021 – Property Market Update

The property market has once again largely defied the potential negative impact of lockdowns, with property values increasing 1.5% over August. This is slightly down on […]
August 23, 2021
July 2021 Property Market Update

July 2021 – Property Market Update

For a month where most of the country spent some time in lockdown, the property market was surprisingly resilient. While weekly sales volumes did wane noticeably […]
August 13, 2021

How to Use SMSF for Property Investment

For most people, their ability to retire will be largely dictated by how much super they have. But, as the cost of living is constantly rising, […]
August 3, 2021
July Property Market Update

How the 2032 Olympics will impact the Brisbane property market

Brisbane is coming off a stellar financial year of 13.2% growth and then comes the 2032 Olympic Games announcement!!  No longer can this city be considered […]
June 1, 2021

House of the Dead: What to know when Buying a Deceased Estate

Buying a deceased estate, may be off putting for some, but for others it can be a potential goldmine. It can definitely be an exciting fresh start for first-time buyers, and a particularly strong investment for those willing to breath new life into a property. It's important to know that the executors of an estate are motivated to sell at market value, they don’t carry the same profit-based incentives as your average seller.
November 21, 2018

The Great Australian Dream We Were Sold

Whilst the American dream is defined by the pursuit of prosperity through a vaguely defined sense of liberty our own national dream is a lot more concrete. Home ownership, plain and simple, is what came to define the image of Australian success in the post-war period. A dream made reality by a growing population and low unemployment. It’s an actualisation many see as the cause of our substantial urban sprawl and it’s a process that has made a lot of people a lot of money. In today’s Australia, one of greater social and cultural diversity and a property market of similar complexity, perhaps the great Australian dream needs a new lick of paint.
October 29, 2018

Don’t Underestimate the Value of an Informed Local

Whether you’re looking across the farthest seas, or perhaps just to the next state over, a pair of locally tuned eyes can be an indispensable tool in any successful investment plan. I’ve said it time and again, but it deserves specific emphasis. No matter how smart or perceptive an investor is, they aren’t omnipotent.
October 16, 2018

How To Avoid A Strata Nightmare!

Strata living is a decidedly Australian phenomena, created half a century ago in order to make  chasing the Australian dream just a tad easier. It’s since been adopted internationally as a means of giving those living in apartment blocks and shared sites greater ownership rights, freedoms and sort of self-governance. Of course though, cohabitation can easily breed conflict, and that Australian dream of ownership can devolve into a nightmare of internal squabbles and a feeling of powerlessness.
September 17, 2018

A House on the Water!

One look at a population distribution map of Australia and it’s obvious we are a people of the sea. Beaches, BBQs and a curling waves; icons of Australian culture the world over. We’re a nation of surfers, swimmers and sailors; with boat ownership experiencing a year on year rise that now sees 13% of Australian households having some sort of watercraft.