Savvy property investors must keep up to date with the latest market news and research. Find below a selection of articles related to the
Queensland and Brisbane property market, valuable tips and tricks when it comes to buying, developing and researching, and other items
you will find valuable.
Brisbane is seeing a burst in infrastructure activity not seen for considerable time, and it all culminates in here and now being the time
to invest! Continue reading for a detailed but far from exhaustive list.
TLPI’s are starting to play a larger role when it comes to buying and developing properties in Brisbane, but you can be excused if you do
not know what one is, or have never looked at one before. However, it is very important you know about TLPI’s.
Let's face it; agents can get rather creative with their real estate marketing. After all, no matter what the property is, where it is or how bad it is, it is their job to sell it! Let's take a look at what some of their words 'may' actually be saying.
Have you ever worked hard on a property, done lots of research, looked at heaps of comparables, run the numbers, got it working down to the
dollar, only to then get blown out of the water by another buyer paying a good $50,000 to $100,000 more than you? As a buyers' agent who
refuses to pay too much for a property I certainly have! In fact, far too frequently lately. I wanted to get to the bottom of the reason why
and have spoken to numerous agents and consultants and I ahve come up with a few conclusions.
Here’s a Brisbane residential property market update from a professional buyer. It hasn’t been hyped up by media and it isn't being selectively optimistic by a sales agent. It's an update just as an update should be.
The property market has certainly picked up this year with buyer's taking advantage of historically low interest rates and an improving market. Despite our best efforts, we haven't always had clients for the deals we find. Find out the opportunities that were missed (and one that is still available!).
2012 was another successful year for Investigate Property and their clients. We thought we'd share a small collection of deals Investigate Property were involved in this year, as we feel there is no better way to demonstrate what it is we do.
When buying property, get yourself into a position to actually make an offer, sign a contract immediately and obtain finance. Too often we see good deals slip away because buyer's haven't done things in the correct order, or worse, deliberately held off on getting themselves organised because they don't want to spend the time or money doing so before they have a deal. Here's a few real life scenarios.
No two developments are the same and while there is great upside to developing, it can be a complicated process. So you need a support team. You need experts you can call on at any time and get the quick answers you need.
Many investment property owners don’t realise that their properties are being rented below market value. Here Justin Eslick shares with you some smart and straight forward tips that can help you boost your rental income and capitalise on your investments.
Whether you are new to developing or already an established investor, you can never go wrong by learning from other peoples experiences. In this article, Justin Eslick highlights strategies and tips that could help you identify the best potential for your development.
Every property investor will come across this question at least once in their investing career. In this article Buyer's Agent Justin Eslick brings to light the best way to handle this selling agent tactic and how to view the outcome.
Everybody is entitled to makes mistakes. It is how we learn from them that makes the difference. It is even better, however, to try and minimise how many mistakes you make. Here are some of the more common mistakes we see people make when looking to buy property.
We have featured Mathew Cosgrove in numerous past articles. We even held a Site Inspection at two of his development sites and had him as a guest speaker at our Developing for Profit workshop. This is how much this down to earth runner-up Property Investor of the Year with Your Investment Property Magazine impresses us. Well, he is at it again! This time with $200k in profit from a renovator and splitter deal, in a quiet market.
Christmas can really throw out the listing cycle when it comes to selling a property. Understanding this will help you to list your property for sale at the right time, and will create an opportunity for you if you are a buyer.
The Queensland Government has recently passed the 'Property Agents and Motor Dealers and Other Legislation Amendments Bill 2010' which has consequences for both buyers and sellers of properties in QLD as detailed by Rob Balanda.
When it comes to developing there is essentially two ways you can make money. You can either ‘print it’ or you can ‘hammer it’. Both hold great appeal, but making the right choice isn't as straightforward as some may think.
So you have decided to buy an investment property or your first home. Congratulations and welcome to an exciting world! You'll want as much house for as little money as possible. Unfortunately this can also lead to disaster. Read on to find out how you get started.
Overland Flow can be a nasty negative with dire consequences for property investors. Brisbane City Council have recently announced plans for a new Overland Flow Mapping system to help minimise risk for property buyers, but there are consequences that you need to know about.
When doing your feasibility for a development site, one of the key factors is the land value or purchase price. This is easy enough to enter when buying, but what do you enter if you have owned the property for a long time?
People are forgetting that long term growth should be a major consideration when purchasing property as most property deals are or turn out to be long term deals. Don't let high rental returns blind you to some great opportunities that may exist in the market.
Every investor or home buyer should learn to look for signs of termites when inspecting a property. Too many people dismiss this activity in favour of employing the experts, but an initial inspection by yourself before you employ the experts could save you time and money!
Want to know a good way to potentially halve the value of your property in just one day? Do the wrong searches, use the wrong person to comment on those searches, or worse still, don't do them at all and you are well on your way!
Generally speaking, development sites can deliver fantastic profits for investors, but they can also carry considerable risk. It is possible to reduce this risk quite easily, and the first place to start is by making sure you buy the right development site to begin with.
There is a lot to gain in investing in ‘loose change’, but we aren’t talking about the coins you find in your car’s ashtray! In this instance ‘loose change’ refers to changes still in their infancy, still without certainty, which is often where speculative investment can reap reward. During the last month there have been two major headlines to come out of the news concerning Queenslanders.
The Reno Kings have educated 1000's of property investors over the years. After learning about the deals Paul and Geoff swoop on and turn into gold, many of these investors asked the Reno Kings if they could help them find a property.