February

How Do You Compare to the Average West End Resident?


26 February 2019

West End’s community and culture has attracted young professionals to reside in the suburb. While Brisbane’s stability and higher demand from renters has also attracted residential property investors. But what is the profile of West End's residents? In summary it is young, determined and diverse in backgrounds...

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Inner-City Suburbs and the Rise of "Third Places"


26 February 2019

Earlier this month Domain wrote a defensive piece for hipsters and gentrification. Informing us that one of the differences between neighbourhoods in the inner city and outer suburbs in Australia is the quality and type of retail offerings. Gentrifying inner-city suburbs are characterised by independent owner-operated retail ...

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Australian Market sees Weaker Housing Conditions


26 February 2019

2019 kicked off in a similar fashion to how 2018 ended – with dwelling values broadly falling across most regions of Australia. CoreLogic’s national dwelling index is now down by 6.1% since the market peaked in October 2017. The weakest conditions continued to be centred in Sydney and Melbourne where values h...

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January Housing Market Update


19 February 2019

January can be a hard month to read the market due to low levels of activity. However, the recent trends in the housing market data has generally weakened over the past 3 months; with the pace of decline accelerating across the markets already in their down phase and growth generally moderating in other areas.

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Lower Vacancy Rates are Good News for Brisbane Landlords


19 February 2019

The rental vacancy rate is an important indicator for the bargaining power for both renters and landlords. A high or increasing vacancy rate means tenants hold a more powerful position in the market. While a falling vacancy rate indicates that landlords have the upper hand.

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Date Ideas In And Around the 4101


12 February 2019

Whether you’re looking to spend the day with your S.O. or your pals, there’s many things you can do in and around South Brisbane to make it a little more special. Here we have a list of activities you can do in and around the 4101 area - categorised by Suburb.

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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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Royal Commission – How Will it Impact You?


9 February 2019

From Day one, the commission heard stories of people who'd suffered misconduct, bad management or straight-out illegal behaviour. All up, Commissioner Kenneth Hayne has made 76 recommendations. The Federal Government said it would act on all of them. Here we look at how the recommendations may impact you when buying a pro...

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