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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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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