See if you can save money on your mortgage with a new free online calculator

  • December 17, 2010
  • Ayda Shabanzadeh
  • Investment

Over the years, we have worked with many Brisbane property investors who were paying more on their mortgage than necessary. By doing a few simple calculations, we have been able to provide alternative structures or lenders that saved our clients a fair bit of money in fees, and even allowed them to further expand their property investment portfolio in many cases.

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Brisbane faces housing shortage

  • December 1, 2010
  • Ayda Shabanzadeh
  • Investment

It is a well-documented and undisputed fact that Brisbane is on the verge of a housing shortage crisis – incidentally great news for people looking for property investment advice and opportunities in Brisbane.  This has come about due to a burgeoning population – research analysts anticipate that Brisbane is expected to gain about 52,000 new residents each year, and the population could exceed 4.4 million by 2031 – coupled with a shortage of new housing developments. In fact, new housing developments started in 2009 are at their lowest level since 1991, which is a direct result of tighter lending practises.

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Asian appetite for property investment in Brisbane

  • November 10, 2010
  • Ayda Shabanzadeh
  • Investment

Overseas Investors, particularly those from Asia, have identified that Brisbane represents an affordable option for them to invest in property – something that is unattainable for them at home. Furthermore, what they can get in Brisbane, with regard to size, property type and proximity to the CBD, far outstrips their local options.

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Is now a good time for property investment in Brisbane?

  • October 27, 2010
  • Ayda Shabanzadeh
  • Investment

The key to property investment in Brisbane or any city for that matter is to buy well at the bottom of cycle, and maximise returns from the upward phase of the cycle. In this way, returns to investment exceed the long term underlying returns fuelled by economic and demographic factors. Many say that we are in the bottom of the cycle for property investment in Brisbane.

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House and land a better property investment than apartments?

  • October 20, 2010
  • Ayda Shabanzadeh
  • Investment

Many investors think that they need to invest in land to make a return. The truth is, a block of land 40kms from the city won’t provide nearly the same return in capital growth or rental income as an inner-city apartment. Land closer to the city is generally more expensive to buy and harder to fund. It maybe smarter to buy and hold a more affordable inner city apartment and use the capital growth to leverage for a future, more desirable, house or land purchase.

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