News

Qld FHBs eyeing off-the-plan purchases

An increasing number of first homebuyers in Queensland are buying off-the-plan homes, according to new data. Mortgage Choice’s annual first homebuyer survey reveals that 5.8 per cent of first homeowners chose to buy a property off the plan – up from just 2.4 per cent in 2012. “Interestingly, a further 16.5 per cent of first homebuyers bought a newl...
Continue reading
  333 Hits
  0 Comments
333 Hits
0 Comments

Flood risk information for Toowoomba investors

Investors and developers looking to buy as well as owners who already have property in the Toowoomba region can now find out the flood risk for their properties with the launch of an online Flood Risk Information Portal. Toowoomba Regional Council’s Planning and Development Committee chair Chris Tait says the council has taken a holistic approach t...
Continue reading
  324 Hits
  0 Comments
324 Hits
0 Comments

Draft of southeast Queensland regional plan released

The Queensland Government has today released the draft southeast Queensland (SEQ) regional plan Shaping SEQ, which represents one of the most significant planning policy frameworks in the state. SEQ is Australia’s third-largest capital city region by population and is home to approximately 3.4 million people, covers 22,900 square kilometres and has...
Continue reading
  321 Hits
  0 Comments
321 Hits
0 Comments

Brisbane’s Cross River Rail flythrough

October 12, 2016 Posted by: Kieran Clair in Property Investment , Queensland For everyone who read our project profile in the August 2016 issue of API magazine about this major piece of infrastructure, here’s a handy video guide on the CRR route for you to ponder. About Kieran Clair Kieran...
Continue reading
  311 Hits
  0 Comments
311 Hits
0 Comments

Victoria needs a big-picture transport plan that isn’t about winners v losers

Crystal Legacy , RMIT University and Ian Woodcock , RMIT University Australian cities are inherently diverse places, but that diversity can lead to conflict between different values about what cities should and can be. Our series, Conflict in the City , brings together urban researchers to examine some of these tensions and consider how cities are ...
Continue reading
  308 Hits
  0 Comments
308 Hits
0 Comments

New laws force Meriton sell-off

Meriton founder, Harry Triguboff, says the decision to sell their strata management business is a response to law reform in New South Wales. “One of those reforms effectively shuts Meriton, and other developers, out of having any role in the strata-management of their properties until the buildings are 10 years old,” he says. The new strata-laws co...
Continue reading
  1624 Hits
  0 Comments
1624 Hits
0 Comments

Investors chasing yields and growth head to Queensland

Low interest rates, a competitive Australian dollar and improved infrastructure are contributing to a strong start to the traditional spring selling market in southeast Queensland, according to real estate group Raine & Horne. “There are many factors aiding Queensland property markets this spring,” Raine & Horne Queensland general manager S...
Continue reading
  297 Hits
  0 Comments
297 Hits
0 Comments

Jail and ban for property development scammer

  The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has permanently banned Steven Hill from engaging in credit activities and providing financial services. An ASIC investigation found that between January 2006 and February 2007, Hill, through Hill Stephens & Associates Pty Ltd and International Finance Consortium (Aust) Pty Ltd, induc...
Continue reading
  284 Hits
  0 Comments
284 Hits
0 Comments

Don’t get caught out with risky renovations

Whether you’re renovating and flipping, renovating an investment property or refreshing your own home, it’s always satisfying to see your beautifully finished product. But Master Builders warns there’s serious potential for exposure to asbestos from DIY renovations, with Master Builders training and licensing manager Adam Profke describing asbestos...
Continue reading
  280 Hits
  0 Comments
280 Hits
0 Comments

Financial group held to account over representative

  Following an investigation that commenced in January 2016, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has accepted an enforceable undertaking (EU) offered by My Adviser Pty Ltd. The ASIC investigation looked at the conduct of My Adviser, the holder of an Australian financial services licence, in relation to the supervision and mo...
Continue reading
  243 Hits
  0 Comments
243 Hits
0 Comments

Business confidence slumps in Qld

Business confidence in the Queensland economy and building industry has slumped, with nearly 30 per cent of respondents in a recent Master Builders survey pessimistic for the future. The Master Builders Survey of Industry Conditions for the April-June quarter 2016 shows this negativity is in line with recent building approvals, which are holding st...
Continue reading
  327 Hits
  0 Comments
327 Hits
0 Comments

Queensland outlook slumps

Confidence in the Queensland economy and building industry has halted, dropping into negative territory for the first time in more than three years. Master Builders Australia’s deputy executive director Paul Bidwell says the results of the latest survey of industry conditions for the March 2016 quarter exposed the easing of recent building approval...
Continue reading
  283 Hits
  0 Comments
283 Hits
0 Comments

Queensland renovations hit historic high

Queenslanders are renovating in record numbers, up 13.2 per cent during the past year, according to Master Builders deputy executive director Paul Bidwell. In monetary terms, Brisbane renovators spent more than a billion dollars on improving their homes from 2014 to 2015; the Sunshine Coast paid $120 million; and Rockhampton $95.9 million. Bidwell ...
Continue reading
  264 Hits
  0 Comments
264 Hits
0 Comments

Queensland’s home building pipeline

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) believes there’s plenty of work in the home building pipeline, despite signs of new work peaking. In the three months to January, HIA’s Queensland executive director Warwick Temby says new home building approvals in Queensland are down roughly 10 per cent compared with the same period the previous year. “Activ...
Continue reading
  316 Hits
  0 Comments
316 Hits
0 Comments

Report indicates mixed results for Qld property markets

January 30, 2016 The Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) latest report shows property investors are shifting their focus away from regional centres and towards the southeast corner. The UDIA’s third Industry Insights Report analyses the state’s real estate industry across 15 regions. The UDIA says increased property choice and continu...
Continue reading
  304 Hits
  0 Comments
304 Hits
0 Comments

Changing Melbourne’s ‘lanescape’

By BREECE GEVEAUX The inner west of Melbourne has experienced unprecedented growth over the past 10 years, with suburbs such as Williamstown, Yarraville and Seddon all recording significant increases in sale prices and new higher quality development. This previously ignored area of Melbourne is now home to young families and professional couples, m...
Continue reading
  410 Hits
  0 Comments
410 Hits
0 Comments

New zones to shake up development sector

By BREECE GEVEAUX Victoria is currently undergoing its biggest shakeup to residential zoning in 30 years. New residential zones were introduced to the planning system last year and councils across the state are rushing to introduce them to their planning schemes before the July 1 deadline. Three new zones The three new residential zones will replac...
Continue reading
  252 Hits
  0 Comments
252 Hits
0 Comments

Builders must install kit homes

Victorians wanting to construct a kit home should do their homework to ensure it is built to code. The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has advised all kit home suppliers that they must be a registered builder if they also install the homes they sell. This reminder comes after a magistrate found a supplier and its director guilty of building a ki...
Continue reading
  285 Hits
  0 Comments
285 Hits
0 Comments

Top Articles

Random Posts

Translate Site

Company

LINKTOSALE.COM.AU PTY.LTD.
ABN: 77 626 273 050
Perth, WA 6036

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

0
Shares
Cron Job Starts