Real Estate News & Articles

Qantas opens exclusive new Chairman's Lounge at Brisbane Airport

13 Feb2018
Okay so you've managed to sneak your way into the Qantas Club, business and first class lounges. But did you know there is another secret top-tier lounge Qantas doesn't talk about? Called the "Chairm [...] Read More...

Tax Benefits of Owning vs. Renting a Home

12 Feb2018
Tax season is just over the horizon, and even in the middle of January, homeowners and renters alike are looking at ways to maximize their tax returns. There’s no doubt that finances are a big decider for [...] Read More...

Moving to the country the answer to housing affordability for some, but prices are rising…

09 Feb2018
Real estate agents are reporting strong interest in regional property sales as first home buyers and retiring baby boomers realise the savings that can be made by a move to the country. Deputy Prime Minister [...] Read More...

Should landlords change the Locks for Every New Tenant? Here’s the answer

08 Feb2018
The responsibilities that go into becoming a landlord are extensive, to say the lease.  Aside from collecting rent, landlords are tasked with property maintenance and general upkeep.   Among these [...] Read More...

New York cheaper than Brisbane ?!?!

07 Feb2018
IT IS cheaper to buy a home in New York than it is in Brisbane, according to a new global study that ranks every one of Australia's major housing markets as 'severely unaffordable'. International [...] Read More...

Airport stakes hot property as bankers hone in on Brisbane

06 Feb2018
A $1 billion-odd stake in Brisbane Airport is in the spotlight following a better than expected auction result for Cairns Airport owner North Queensland Airports. Auckland International Airport, which owns [...] Read More...

Ikea tests renting out furniture as eco-friendly plan

05 Feb2018
In the future it might not only be your home that is rented. Everything in it could be leased too, from the furniture to the carpets, as companies including Ikea trial radical alternatives to selling household [...] Read More...

Another fractional property investment platform emerges in Australian market

02 Feb2018
Skyrocketing house prices, stagnant wage growth and disillusioned young adults unable to compete with experienced investors have created the perfect breeding ground for platforms offering first-home buyers a way [...] Read More...

Abandoned retirement village in Carina, Brisbane, up in flames

01 Feb2018
A DERELICT retirement village in Brisbane’s east has gone up in flames. Emergency services were advised of a fire at the Salvin Park Blue Care Nursing Home at Carina Heights about 9pm Saturday. A [...] Read More...

How Will Australia’s New Depreciation Law Affect My Property Taxes?

31 Jan2018
Q: I own a home in Sydney, and I’m confused about the recently passed law regarding depreciation, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Housing Tax Integrity) Act 2017. How will it affect my tax bill and what else [...] Read More...
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