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Research articles

Here’s the hardest thing for real estate consumers doing research: who do you believe? It’s hard to know who’s worth listening to and who is not. There are so many people pumping out press releases, writing commentary pieces and pontificating on television about our housing markets –...

It is an exciting time to be living or owning property on the Sunshine Coast.  And with last week’s announcement that Australia’s next subsea cable will land on the Sunshine Coast is news that will reshape this area like no other game changer project has...

The difference between ‘Joint Tenants’ and ‘Tenants in Common’ Buying a property is an exciting time for you and your partner and is often another milestone achieved on your journey together. When it comes to the transfer documents though, do you purchase it with your partner as...

Something is happening in our regional towns and outer suburbs.  Perhaps it’s the inability to be able to afford a comfortable home for their family, or the tedious two hour drive each way to work in traffic that is becoming increasingly worse but many people are...

Popping up in laneways and newly rejuvenated streets and laneways in towns and cities all over Australia is a whole new culture – the café culture.   Once these groovy little hubs were only in the cities but now, driven by the demand of our our changing...

The Sunshine Coast has been receiving a lot of attention lately and it’s not only because we have outstanding weather and great beaches.  While Tourism is an incredibly important sector of our economy, we are forging ahead with a number of major infrastructure changes that...

Based on key market fundamentals, indicators and dynamics, it is widely acknowledged that Brisbane and South East Queensland (SEQ) are best positioned to lead the next residential property cycle in Australia. This favourable outlook has recently gathered further momentum, with Australia’s largest residential data provider, CoreLogic...

There is no doubt that purchasing a property can be one of the most stressful times in your life. This can be an emotional time and there are a lot of factors to consider when choosing a property that will best suit your needs. So,...

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows investors to choose between two methods of claiming depreciation on plant and equipment assets*. These are the diminishing value and the prime cost methods of depreciation. When an investor makes their depreciation claim, they can choose only one of these...

Queensland’s economy is solid and giving people good reason to be upbeat about the future, according to Deloitte’s latest economic snapshot of the financial quarter. Construction and development appeared healthy to Deloitte’s analysts, who attributed some of Queensland’s strong economic outlook to high levels of interstate...