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Bunnings selling houses for $60,000 ... but there's a catch


A trip to Bunnings can now end in home ownership.   On a regular Saturday, prospective property owners can pick up a snag, buy a few succulents and buy a tiny house for just over $65,000.   The catch? They’re only available in New Zealand.   In a challenge to traditional house-building methods, Bunnings has begun selling flat-pack homes into New Zealand under its own Clever Living Co. brand. READ MORE      


The Likely Impact of Proposed Changes to Negative Gearing and Capital Gains Tax


Posted 23 March 2019   One of the Best Property Research Articles we have seen in many years!  Learn about the likely impacts on investors, renters, home owners and the property/construction industry of the proposed changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax.  Produced by respected property research firm SQM Research, this interview with Tom Panos is essential viewing for anyone who has an interest in property.                  


Renovating - Will It Add Value To Your Home?


Renovations have long been touted as the best way to inject quick growth into the value of your home or investments, with this being a key tool for any investor flipping properties. Suggestions on how much of a return you can see on renovations range from earning $2 to every $1 spent to five times this figure.   Not all renovations will make you a tidy profit when you come to sell your property. Some projects will cost more than they will ever give you back. So what are the most lucrative projects to add value to your home and give you the best return come sales day?      Not all renovations will make you a tidy profit when you come to sell your property. Some projects will cost more than they will ever give you back. So what are the most lucrative projects to add value to your home and give you the best return come sales day?     Kitchen Updating or replacing the kitchen is one of the top renovations for profit recommended by Dan Mulcah...


Sunshine Coast Property Market


  Sunshine Coast - Leading Queensland's Property Market for Good Reasons     With all the doom and gloom in the media regarding the Australian Property Market, it’s important to recognise there are still some great locations that are performing very strongly for home owners and investors.   Queensland’s Sunshine Coast property market was recently ranked by the Real Institute of Queensland (REIQ) as the best performing market in the state, defying the trends seen in the southern states and the Queensland capital.  Multiple reports have highlighted the region as the jewel in the state property crown, having outperformed almost every market in southeast Queensland in the past 12 months.   If you make a list of Queensland locations where there’s been double-digit growth in median prices in the past year, suburbs in the Sunshine Coast region dominate that list.  There are various major factors behind this significant and sustained...


What is the Secret to Getting a Quick Off Market Sale


  Why Would You Choose to Buy or Sell Off-Market?   For sellers, off-market sales are cheaper as they don’t require an advertising budget.   They are also far more private. The general public is kept in the dark, with fewer potential buyers traipsing through the property for inspections.   However while sellers could save money on advertising costs by selling off-market, a lack of competition meant they might not get the best price for their property. It is sometimes best to get your home in front of as many eyeballs as possible to create more opportunities, build competition and get a higher price.   For buyers, off-market purchases can be less stressful and more convenient for those who don’t want to go to multiple viewings and auctions. They also mean less competition from other potential buyers.   The off-market conversation has quickly become a powerful tool for savvy agents who know that once they have secured the listin...


The Importance Of Good Photography When Getting Your Property Rented


When it comes to getting your property rented, Affinity Property knows what works (and what doesn't) for the modern customer.  In our experience, one of the most important things that you can do for your property is have professional photographs taken.    Why?   1. Today’s customer is extremely visual Each prospective renter is spending hours sifting through photos of hundreds of properties on multiple websites.  There are specific things they are looking for namely whether or not your property is aesthetically pleasing to them, whether they could see themselves living there and how close your property is to schools, shops, public transport, parks and other amenities.     2. Your property will be rented much faster Studies show that 97% of customers are looking for their rental property exclusively online and when they find something they like, they will take action exceptionally fast.  On average, rental listings ...