Brisbane Office Market, is it Time to Invest?

The Brisbane CBD office market hit a record high vacancy rate of 16.9 per cent in July 2016 as recorded by the Property Council of Australia. This was the highest rate recorded since the rates have been published in 1990. This record high vacancy rate is a result of the mining slowdown and public service … Continued

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Upgrading Your Home in a Seller’s Market

With the auction clearance rate continuing to surge at 80+% and prices in premium suburbs continuing to grow at a rapid rate, it’s not surprising that many families are daunted by the task of upgrading to a superior home. Some buyers are just biting the bullet and listing their current home, with the optimistic hope … Continued

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The Rise of Off Market Listings

In the decades past, off-market or “silent” listings were generally associated with prestige properties sales. These vendors often preferred to sell quietly, and certainly did not want to open up their homes to the general public. However, in recent years we have witnessed a dramatic increase in the proportion and type of properties sold in … Continued

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The Christmas Rush

Traditionally the last quarter of the year is a busy time for most people in the property industry. In our experience, this quarter presents vendors who wish to sell and have the deal finalised by the end of the year. Therefore making it a great period for purchasers. The pending shut down over the Christmas … Continued

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Spring residential market update

2016 has seen interest rate decreases, a year of low stock levels and a Federal election. As such this year’s Spring season is a hot topic in the industry at the moment given the momentous price growth we have experienced in Sydney in the last few months and years. Clearly much of that growth has … Continued

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Finding opportunities in the residential market

An interesting and well-publicised example of market forces at work has been the knock-on effect of Lockout Laws on the Kings Cross precinct now known as Potts Point and Elizabeth Bay. In February the Sydney Morning Herald reported that the median unit price for Potts Point had increased 25% since the laws had been introduced … Continued

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