August

Side Hustles Could Help You Enter Housing Market


12 February 2019

First home buyers struggling to enter the property ladder may have the second-hand economy to thank when saving for their deposits. With Australia’s national slow wage growth, an increasingly underemployed workforce and high entry prices for desirable real estate markets, first-home buyers facing significant challe...

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Australian Cities See Decline in Median House Price


29 August 2018

Australian home prices have continued to slide last week with modest declines reported across the majority of the state capitals. CoreLogic reports that the median home price has fallen by 0.1% in average weighted terms, resulting in the decline over the past weeks to be 0.4%. Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane all saw prices fal...

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Australian Clearance Rates Rebounded Last Week


29 August 2018

Australian auction clearance rates rebounded last week despite an increased number of properties going under the hammer. CoreLogic reported that a preliminary combined capitals clearance rate of 57.9% was achieved, up from the 56.7% preliminary estimate offered one week earlier. This increase occurring despite an increase in ...

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Why the Majority of Owners Use Property Managers


29 August 2018

Domain.com report that 1 in 4 landlords do not have a property manager. This can make a large difference in how repair issues such as a blocked toilet is resolved. The 75% who do use property managers won’t need to lift a finger as the property manager arranged an emergency plumber to fix an issue. However, the remainin...

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Australia's Construction Surprise Boom Set to Stick


29 August 2018

According to Domain.com, it will be some time until Australia’s construction boom cools, with new figures showing building work valued at a record $29.9 billion. The June-quarter saw an increase of 2.5% over the March-quarter figure and a larger increase of 6.5% over the year to date. These results have been a...

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Brisbane's House and Unit Market - August 2018


28 August 2018

A summary of the Brisbane Real Estate market as according to the August 2018 CoreLogic Report. Brisbane's steady and sustainable growth over the past five years suggests that that unlike other capital cities, there is no boost to come - but rather, there is still room for growth. 

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Southern Renters Migrate to Brisbane for More Affordable Rent


16 August 2018

While Sydney’s market vacancy rate rises and desperate landlords slash rent in an attempt to hold on to tenants, Brisbane is seeing its own vacancy rate shrink as demand rises and absorbing the surplus stock, easing the concerns about the inner city’s oversupply. While in Queensland, the power may currently reside...

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Home Office Styling Tips


14 August 2018

In the 2016 ABS, 61.5% of West End were said to work full-time with 47% working over 40 hours a week. Within families, 31.5% were made up of two working parents. With that said, the increasing trend of Australian employees working from home is just as important as ever. So to help our busy locals out we’ve created a lis...

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Retail Stores are Getting Smaller in Order Grow


7 August 2018

Coles has announced that it will follow the lead of other large retailers such as Woolworths and Target,  by opening smaller-sized supermarkets in more locations. As Australia’s population density increases, many retailers are shrinking to grow as a result of increased pressure on available real estate for ret...

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