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Gold Coast Property Update – August 2022    

Will South-East Queensland Maintain its Hot Property Status?

With the rumble of recent interest rate rises being felt across Australia and the recent RBA’s additional 0.5% increase, how will regional property markets fare?

The c-word used to describe rental markets’ record low vacancy rates

[ad_1] It’s been variously described as a crisis, disaster and root cause of homelessness, but however it is labelled the rental situation in Australia has become dire for many trying to put a roof over their head. And while investors may be reaping the benefits, or at least offsetting some of their rising mortgage costs, […]

BREAKING NEWS: RBA surprises market with big rate hike

[ad_1] The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has today lifted the cash rate target by 50 basis points to 85 basis points (0.85 per cent), surprising the market with a rate rise double that expected by most commentators. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has today lifted the cash rate target by 50 basis points […]

2022 Federal Budget for Home Ownership

[ad_1] The 2022 Federal Budget had a key focus of reducing the cost of living with rising housing prices and increased rents becoming a common issue for many Australians.

Emulate McDonald’s to upsize your property portfolio

[ad_1] When it comes to property investing, you’d be hard pressed to see a better example of success than fast food giant McDonald’s. When it comes to property investing, you’d be hard pressed to see a better example of success than fast food giant McDonald’s. While most think their business is about Big Macs and […]

Value still exists in heated regional markets

[ad_1] New research that analysed housing affordability through home loan serviceability has revealed some of the eastern states regions that still offer value and those to avoid. With regional towns across the country approaching or even surpassing their capital city counterparts, finding affordable property in coastal towns and other regional centres has become difficult. The […]

Burglaries fall but the fear remains

[ad_1] The percentage of homes burgled continues to fall but the public’s fears around home invasions remain high, particularly among women. It’s human nature to leave the house, get to the end of the street and think, “did I close the garage door?” We’ve been subconsciously programmed to look after our biggest and most valuable […]

Housing Market “Most Affordable” Since 2014

[ad_1] Australia’s housing market appears to be at its most affordable level in more than five years despite recording a rebound in prices over the recent months, according to a new report by the Housing Industry Association (HIA). The HIA Affordability Index rose during the September quarter by 2.2%, reflecting a reading of 80.8 for […]

What Every Successful Property Investor Should Do Over Christmas

[ad_1] It’s tempting to throw out the property investment ‘to-do’ list when December comes around, with the best of intentions, to give it another go next year. If you ticked off your goals this year and grew your portfolio successfully, congratulations, it’s time to put your feet up! However, if you didn’t quite tick of […]