What is a vacancy rate?
BlogInvestors and renters alike can use facts and figures to their benefit – provided they know what they’re looking for, and how to use them. A case in point is the humble vacancy rate, a percentage that is often quoted in the media, yet one that is frequently misunderstood. So what is a vacancy rate […]
What the average salary will get you around the country
BlogIt’s no secret that your money can buy you a whole lot more bricks and mortar in some parts of our beautiful country than in others. In Sydney, you can put a six-figure sum down on a home that is near derelict in condition. But in Adelaide, spending that kind of cash could secure you […]
Queensland’s top 10 most affordable suburbs
BlogYou’ve seen Queensland’s top 10 most expensive suburbs, according to the REIQ. Now here are the top 10 most affordable suburbs in Queensland. With a mix of Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan and Moreton Bay suburbs, here are the top places to find a bargain. The top suburbs are: Russell Island – $204,050 North Ipswich – $271,500 Woodridge […]
REIQ offers expertise on Queensland real estate market
BlogQueenslanders, are you ready to get free expertise on the property market? The REIQ will be opening its doors and welcoming property buyers and investors to its free Experts Guide to Buying Property seminar at REIQ HQ, Coorparoo, October 22, 2016. The seminar, now in its third year, offers detailed, helpful information for anyone looking […]
What Can I Afford To Borrow?
AdviceUsing what you are currently spending on rent and other surplus cash, your borrowing amount is based on what you can physically afford to pay towards a loan.
How to Maximise Your Chances of Securing a Rental Property
AdviceUltimate Rental Guide Contents Renting vs Buying How To Maximise Your Chances Of Securing A Rental Property Key Questions To Ask Before Signing A Tenancy Agreement All You Need To Know About A Bond & Upfront Rental Payment The Responsibilities of Your Landlord Things To Do Before You Move In Your Rights as a Tenant […]
What the clearance rate means for the property market
BlogWhen you’re preparing to buy or sell a property, you’ll come across plenty of industry lingo that you may not be familiar with. LVR (loan to value ratio), DOM (days on market), ACR (auction clearance rate): these are all acronyms that those in the biz toss around every day. But if you’re new to the […]
What to look for in a real estate agent
AdviceThe real estate industry is fast-paced and constantly evolving, so what is it that makes a real estate agent successful at what they do? Many would say that good salespeople are the ones that make for the best agents. But those in the industry know that it takes more than just a hunger to succeed […]
Understanding floorplans and why it’s important
AdviceA floorplan is a useful architectural tool that enables you to see an overhead view of the dimensions and layout of your home. Usually shown as a horizontal split from bird’s eye view at the height of the windows, a floorplan lays out everything from doors and the way they open to staircases and the […]
Renovation myths under the hammer
AdviceWith reality TV shows like The Block, House Rules and Reno Rumble on constant rotation, the idea of home renovations is becoming a household conversation topic. From fresh paint and new floorboards to complete overhauls, a renovation project can add astronomical value to your property, both in monetary form and in terms of your own […]
Furnished or unfurnished?
AdviceWhen it comes to maximising your potential income from your investment property, one decision you’ll have to make is whether to lease it out furnished or unfurnished. This is a key question facing investors, yet there is no right or wrong answer, as it largely depends on your market and current demand. As an example, […]
Survival guide to moving interstate
AdviceAnyone that’s moved house before can attest that living amongst piles of boxes and furniture for weeks can be a great test for your mood and nerves. Things get even tougher if children and pets are included in the equation and if you’re planning to move interstate things can escalate easily. Planning to start living […]
Cost of Investing in Property
AdviceBeginner’s Guide to Investing Contents Why Invest in Property? Cost of Investing What Makes a Good Investment Property? Understanding the Property Cycle When Buying Tax for Property Investors Managing Your Investment Property Your Responsibilities as a Landlord Cost of Investing in Property An investment property has many benefits and if chosen carefully can provide solid […]
To Renovate or not to Renovate
AdviceIn today’s competitive housing market, vendors understand that to generate buyer interest it’s essential that their house stands out from the crowd. To that end, one of the most common questions vendors ask real estate agents is whether they should renovate their property prior to listing it for sale. To Renovate or not to Renovate […]
10 steps to getting your bond back
AdviceTenants coming to the end of their rental agreement and looking to move on undoubtedly want to get their bond back in full. Usually a sum amounting to four weeks of rent, your initial bond payment may be a substantial outlay that can be used for your next home or even to help you into […]
8 key ‘auction speak’ terms every buyer should know
AdviceGoing to your first auction is a bit like going to your first footy match. It’s exciting, there’s plenty of rough and tumble, and invariably someone will go home disappointed. There’s also a lot of insider-speak, or as first-timers often call it: gobbledegook. To footy fans, ‘Specky, Collywobbles and BALL!!’ are all common slang terms […]
Single and ready to mingle…in the property market
AdviceThere comes a time in life when you’re over living with other people. You’re sick of cleaning up after your housemates, the constant unwanted visitors or maybe you’re just ready for the freedom to do your own thing without judgement. Life would be amazing if only you had your own place. But next comes the […]
Renovating – the costs and considerations.
AdviceWhether in business, property or even the lottery, we all want to make money and in today’s real estate environment, property owners and investors are in the best situation to do so. Put money into giving your property a fresh new facelift and hey presto, you’re well on your way to reaping the rewards. But […]
Property fixtures – who is entitled to take what?
AdviceYou may have heard the unfortunate story from friends or family – they bought their dream home only to find that some of the items they thought were fixtures, and would be sold with the property, were removed before they moved in. If you are considering buying a property there are simple things you can […]
Finding it hard to fly the coop without references?
AdviceYour finally an adult, you’ve left uni, registered to vote, started a job and naturally the next step to cementing your adulthood is to fly the coup. Imagine the freedom, do what you want, see who you want, hell, even eat fruit loops at 2am if you want to. Just remember moving out not only brings […]
Selecting an Agent to Sell Your Property
AdviceSelecting an agent to represent you is a very important part of selling your property. To ensure that you appoint the most suitable agent to sell your property it is important to do your research and meet with a few agencies before making a final decision.
Why the first week on market is the most important
AdviceNew listings are a source of excitement for buyers in the market, however properties don’t stay “new” for long. In fact, the first week of your sales campaign, where your property moves to being ‘officially’ on the market, is going to be one of the most critical weeks to get right. This isn’t to say […]
Shop Around to Save on Your Home Loan
AdviceBy Rates Direct For first home buyers, investors, those upgrading to a bigger home or looking to use the equity in your property, choosing a home loan is a major decision that can make a huge difference to your hip pocket. As with any significant purchase, shopping around and comparing prices for your home loan […]
Top Tips to Prepare you for Auction Day
AdviceFor many would-be sellers, the thought of auction day brings about an overwhelming feeling of anxiety and nerves. The best thing you can do is to be prepared. Knowing how the auction will run and understanding possible outcomes is likely to reduce your stress levels. To help you get in the know, we have outlined […]
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