Real Estate Blog

Who’s working for you? The benefit of a Buyers Agent.


When looking for property either to live in or as an investment people can spend countless hours trawling websites and attending open homes only to find properties that just aren’t right, or don’t fit the budget? The stress is further compounded by the knowledge that the Real Estate Agents role is to achieve the highest possible price for the seller – naturally, they are paying the agents commissions after all. So – how do … more »

Guide for Building a Successful Property Investment Portfolio: Part 1 – Tips for Getting Started


Often people find the most daunting part of building a successful property investment portfolio is acquiring their first investment property. However, with the Australian Real Estate market still thriving, and areas such as SE QLD predicted to have one of the best years on record, now is the perfect time to start building (or adding to) your Australian property investment portfolio.
What is a Property Investment Portfolio and Why is … more »

2014 Australian Property Investment Trends for South-East QLD


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Traditionally, the Queensland Real Estate Market typically lagged behind the other popular Australian East Coast cities of Sydney and Melbourne – in terms of Average house price medians and the acquisition of new properties. However in 2014, Australian Real Estate experts and financial analysts all agree that the QLD real estate market is … more »

Canadians are Big Buyers of Australian Real Estate: “Boom Times are Over for Canada’s Housing Sectors” says Scotiabank


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The third largest Canadian bank, Scotiabank has recently stated that Canada’s extended housing cycle is now beginning to turn. The report by Scotiabank economist Adrienne Warren declared Canada’s residential investment stalled in 2013 as affordability constraints tempered home sales. The report also … more »

FIRB Exemptions for Foreign Real Estate Investors


In order to create a more streamlined process and help reduce compliance costs for foreign investors wishing to buy Australian Property, certain acquisitions and Australian property purchases do not require notification or approval by the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) under the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (FATA).


For example, Hope Island and Sanctuary Cove are two very popular areas along Queensland’s magnificent coastline which have been designated as Integrated Tourism … more »

Chinese Property Investors Projected to Spend $44 Billion on Australian Real Estate in the Next 7 Years


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Over recent years, the Australian Government has relaxed some of the laws which were previously restricting foreigners from buying Australian real estate. And a recent report released by Global Investment Bank Credit Suisse has shown over the past 7 years, Chinese Investors have already purchased … more »

Investing in Australian Real Estate as a Foreign Investor: Why an Exclusive Buyers Agent is Your Best Option


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The Australian government has always been very eager to encourage and entice foreign investments into the Australian Real Estate Market in order to guarantee Australia’s future growth and prosperity. However to protect the best interests for Australia and Australian citizens, the Australian government has also implemented many different … more »

What Is A Buyers Agent and Why Should I Use One?


What Is A Buyers Agent and Why Should I Use One?
The Difference Between a Real Estate Agent and an Exclusive Property Buyers Agent

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An exclusive Property Buyers Agent is an experienced Real Estate Professional who is commissioned (or hired) to represent a property buyer during the transaction (or acquisition) of … more »