As our political parties propose and debate changes to negative gearing, we have to wonder why they are bothering to do so. The current issue of affordability of housing is being toted at the reason for proposing changes to parliament, yet, the lag between any changes to negative gearing and their effect means that changes will do nothing, or almost nothing to change property prices in the current market.
So many of the certainties of property investment and ownership are being challenged by the unknown including negative gearing, household debt, wage growth and restrictions on foreign investment. Agents need to be thinking and acting around that corner, building deep roots in the marketplace and being connected to local property decision making. We rounded up our sales agents for comment on what they were seeing at the coal face of the local market.
If you are new to gardening, growing your own vegetables and herbs is a great way to start. Vegetable gardening is one of the easiest forms of gardening and it’s so rewarding to eat what you’ve grown.
The 25th of April marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by both Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC Day is recognized by both Australians and New Zealanders as a day of remembrance, commemorative services are held across Australia at dawn and later in the day former servicemen and servicewomen meet to take part in marches through Australia’s major cities.
Here is your directory of school holiday fun in the city during the Easter mid-term break.
Making the transition into independence and moving out of home is a massive step towards adulthood. Regardless of when you’re planning on spreading your wings and leaving the nest, or why, you’ll most likely feel just as nervous as you are excited for the next chapter in your life.
Whatever the reason for wanting to leave home, taking the leap will always be daunting. We’ve put together some helpful tips to make your first big move, an easy one.
Super Saturdays happen when buyers, sellers and agents are in alignment in a market. This was a super Saturday and we want to explain how it happened. We have been talking about the under supply of property for sale in the local market for a few weeks now and how that changes what we do as agents to ensure that our vendors are getting the best from buyers across the full breadth of the marketplace.
Rainy days can quickly leave a family feeling restless while being couped up indoors, but days like today don’t need to be filled with stress or cabin-fever. We’ve taken the time to come up with some great ideas to keep the little one’s entertained and to help you beat the rainy-day blues.
If we take the recent past as the best predictor of the future, the wake of the 2011 flood in Brisbane can give us some strong clues about what effect the Cyclone Debbie weather event will have on property prices.