Mortgage uptake increases as buyers snap up low prices

  • June 16, 2011
  • Ayda Shabanzadeh
  • Investment

Some good news is finally starting to filter through about the property market, and that is the fact that buyers have decided to return to the market to take advantage of the opportunities currently available. In fact, recent reports have shown that the national mortgage uptake for May has increased by 18.8%.

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Tax effective investment does not compound affordability issues and encourage get-rich-quick schemes

  • June 11, 2011
  • Ayda Shabanzadeh
  • Investment

There is more talk in the media about the appropriateness of the Government’s practice of providing tax-effective investment for property investors, with various banking experts concerned that negative gearing is compounding affordability issues and encouraging a “get-rich-quick” view among Brisbane property market investors.

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Flat Brisbane market means opportunities for property investors

  • May 27, 2011
  • Ayda Shabanzadeh
  • Investment

Recently, I discussed what a decrease in building approvals means for the future Brisbane property market – namely a shortage of available property and an increase in values in years to come. However, at the moment, reports are showing that the currently flat property market will not actually pick up until spring this year.

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Building approvals in QLD decrease

  • May 17, 2011
  • Ayda Shabanzadeh
  • Investment

Recent data just released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that the number of residential building approvals, particularly apartments ,were up in every other state, except for Queensland and South Australia during the month of March 2011.

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Owning versus renting property cycle

  • May 10, 2011
  • Ayda Shabanzadeh
  • Investment

The property market seems to exist in a series of cycles.  One cycle that is not commonly identified is that of capital growth verses the cost of rents.

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