Real Estate News & Articles

First-home buyers across Australia’s capital cities: How they saved for their deposit

05 Apr2019
Saving for a first home can seem an insurmountable task. Whether you’re in Sydney, Brisbane or Adelaide, scraping enough together for a 20 per cent deposit can — and usually does — take years. [...] Read More...

ATO ramps up its focus on rental properties and hosts on platforms such as Airbnb

04 Apr2019
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is ramping up its enforcement activities and will undertake 4,500 audits of taxpayers it considers are "high risk" because they overclaim or don't declare income relating [...] Read More...

How to set up your house as a short-term rental

03 Apr2019
Whether you’ve got a spare room, you're an empty-nester or lucky enough to own a second home, you could make some extra cash in the booming short-term rental market. From Homestay to Airbnb, a number [...] Read More...

Labor’s negative gearing changes will raise rent costs by nearly $5000 in Brisbane

02 Apr2019
Renters could face a hike of nearly $5000 a year if Labor win the election and follow through with proposed changes to negative gearing, a new report claims. Data from property market analysts SQM Research also [...] Read More...

Brisbane house price hits new record: What is your home now worth?

29 Mar2019
BRISBANE house prices are continuing to grow, with new figures revealing they have hit a record high for the 26th straight quarter — making the Queensland capital the envy of its cooling counterparts. The [...] Read More...

The shape of things to come for Brisbane's public art

28 Mar2019
A lack of finances in Brisbane's art scene means the city's creatives rely on generosity, frugality and a "make do" attitude that creates a community of collaboration, artists and architects say. T [...] Read More...

Expert tips on how to pass a rental inspection with flying colours

27 Mar2019
Every six months a smartly dressed woman with a clipboard arrives at my neighbour’s front door, knocking briskly before letting herself in. Another property inspection? Already? “I don’t mind! [...] Read More...

Vegetables and herbs you can easily grow without a garden

26 Mar2019
When I hit my 30s, I became overwhelmed by the urge to nurture, cherish and protect something as it grew and matured. It wasn't a new human life I wanted to create (no, thanks), but a desire to surround [...] Read More...

Lawn, garden and tree maintenance advice for those taking control of their first backyard

22 Mar2019
If you've never had a backyard before, the maintenance can be daunting, and short of asking Dad around to mow the lawn, it can be hard to know where to start. To help first-time backyard owners and renters [...] Read More...

Road closures planned for Tour de Brisbane cycling race

20 Mar2019
Thousands of cyclists will hit Brisbane’s streets in April for the new Tour de Brisbane, shutting down a 110-kilometre network of roads across the city on a Sunday morning. The Tour de Brisbane will [...] Read More...
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