It’s no secret that COVID has had a dramatic impact on people’s confidence to either buy orsell a property in Australia at the moment. The uncertainty around lockdowns and otherrestrictions has seen a dampening of real estate activity in the last 18 months. And yet, recent CoreLogic data suggests that much of Australia is set […]
No matter how prepared and organised you are as a landlord, there are always unexpected costs associated with keeping your investment in tip-top condition. Whether it’s replacing a broken hot water system, repairing damaged gutters, getting slapped with land rates, or a shortfall in rental payments – it’s hard to have a plan for every […]
What is the meaning of a bridging loan, and how can it help you purchase a new home before you’ve sold your existing one? Here’s a definitive guide.
After conducting extensive research into the ever-growing real estate ‘Buy-Now-Pay-Later’ services, Laing+Simmons has officially appointed RealtyAssist Australia as its Corporate Partner and preferred supplier.
Selling a house costs money. These can include hidden costs. From conveyancing costs to marketing expenses; some of these costs are unavoidable, while some are voluntary. However, most sellers aren’t aware of exactly how much it costs. Costs associated with selling a house can include: Agent’s fees Marketing fees Search costs Discharge of mortgage After […]
Ask any experienced real estate principal to name the biggest challenge for an agency and they’ll give the same answer: cash flow. In theory, it should be easy – “just have more coming in than going out” – but anyone who’s ever had to try to dig themselves out of a cash flow problem knows […]
The Australasian Real Estate Conference (AREC) is upon us! This two-day annual event begins Sunday 30 May at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre. 3,000 delegates are expected to attend, with 43 local and international speakers including Elle Macpherson and Gary Vee. The conference is shaping up to be one of Australia’s largest events […]
Commonwealth Bank chief executive Matt Comyn says the economy has made a marked recovery over the last six months and he expects more positive trends this year as low interest rates, government stimulus measures and rising house prices support a rebound in activity. After the nation’s biggest bank delivered a $3.9 billion half-year profit on […]
Despite the challenges of a pandemic, house price rises were relatively consistent globally in 2020 and, in some cases, were stronger year-on-year. The main trend we saw across many housing markets was weak tenant demand driving down rents, but cheap finance and high savings rates driving up values. Cheap finance and high savings rates have […]
A country within a town within a state, within a country. That’s the secret that little Bohnock holds. Situated south of the Manning River South Channel is this rather unusual piece of landscape. Carved up from the earth, a seemingly very country proud Australia has gone to the effort of creating their own little Australia. […]