Blog Archive January 2013

Astrologer believes in 2013 property boom

  • January 31, 2013
  • Ayda Shabanzadeh
  • Investment

Depending on how you view astrology you will either see this as a good omen or a bit of a laugh, so here goes.

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Renovate and add value to your home

  • January 31, 2013
  • Ayda Shabanzadeh
  • Investment

One of the easiest ways of adding value to your home is renovating as it makes your home more presentable and means the new owners have less work to do when they move in. Renovating is an extremely cost effective means of adding value as the time and effort you put into the reno adds to the resale value. A general rule of thumb is that you will add a fifth to a quarter more to the value of your home than what you spent.

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Property values still dominated by mining towns

  • January 15, 2013
  • Ayda Shabanzadeh
  • Investment

Twenty years ago if someone had told you to go and invest in mining towns you would have laughed and told them they were loony, but now days many people have realised that these areas are some of the most lucrative investment zones in the country.

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How low could interest rates go?

  • January 10, 2013
  • Ayda Shabanzadeh
  • Investment

If you thought interest rates couldn’t get any lower then you might just have to eat your words as a number of economists are picking another one percent drop in the near future. In fact, they think that we could get down to as low as 2 percent next year, which is almost unprecedented here though in other countries they have pretty much flat lined, down to zero.

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Housing affordability puts Brisbane in top 3

  • January 8, 2013
  • Ayda Shabanzadeh
  • Investment
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It is hard not to feel like owning your own home is an impossible dream, that the market is so high now that getting your first foot on the property ladder will never happen. This is a common feeling as certainly prices have risen in comparison to income in the last few decades and compared to the baby boomer generation the mortgage will take up a greater percentage of our income, but cheer up, there is some good news. ‘

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