Sunny Outlook For Gold Coast Property Market!

Alongside its capital Brisbane, Queensland’s broader southeastern housing market has popped up as a potential bright spot in an otherwise fairly flat medium-term outlook for Australian property prices. While the reports also caution that anticipated interest rate rises and new building throughout this period will slow things down slightly, local economic growth, event-related tourism and renewed enthusiasm […]

$6 billion worth of projects to bring tradies flocking back

THE Gold Coast’s looming construction boom is set to put a strain on the local workforce and bring miners back to the city. Sinclair Recruitment senior construction recruiter Peter Remfrey said tradies would be a rare commodity within eight months as the city braced for more than $6 billion worth of projects in the pipeline. […]

Top ideas for high-rise ‘backyards’ as Gold Coast towers

THE traditional backyard barbecue area is being reimagined as Gold Coast developers look to lure buyers to apartment living. Few current residential towers on the Coast boast rooftop gardens but that’s about to change with projects Rise, Rhapsody, Aura, Brooklyn and SpenDeLove Residence all set to include the communal feature. Urban Development Institute of Australia […]

Sydney market a ‘house of cards’

Australia’s largest capital city could be just one step away from experiencing a significant drop in property price growth. Propertyology buyer’s agent Simon Pressley told Smart Property Investment’s sister publication Real Estate Business  that the Sydney market is a “house of cards” that could be affected by regulatory intervention. Mr Pressley said that while he wasn’t predicting a crash, Sydney “doesn’t have […]

How to buy a property without a price guide

Understanding the value of a property can be your most important negotiation tool when buying. In November last year, the Queensland government abolished price guides on auction properties in an effort to stamp out underquoting. Outside of Queensland, many buyers are feeling frustrated, missing out on properties that sell far above quoted price guides. Most […]

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