Investing in QLD is a game of winners and losers

We couldn’t help but notice that a lot investors and first home-buyers are flocking to the QLD market in their masses. It is especially popular with first home-buyers from interstate looking to get onto the property ladder, and first time investors chasing a more affordable purchase price than what you can get in Sydney, Melbourne […]

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Which state holds the best opportunity in 2017

As property valuers and economists, we take a critical look at each state and scrutinise the numbers, the drivers and the data. We then delve deeper into property markets within them and we do this over and over at HQ. This is just part of our DNA, wanting to know which markets are set to perform […]

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Is it time to jump OFF the Brisbane bandwagon?

When our principal Anna Porter recently toured the country with Mark Bouris, one of the most frequently asked questions was around the opportunities and risks in QLD for investors. It seems that every second property investment firms are spruiking QLD at the moment. We have a little bit of the footage from her insights on […]

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Financial Security – Home Truths You Need To Know

Ever wondered how your financial security future measures up? Are you on track or headed for a disaster? Rate your financial security on a scale of 1-5 to find out. Financial Security Measures On a scale of 1-5 do you feel you will have enough money in retirement to live the lifestyle you want? On […]

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Million Dollar Property Mistake

Why property selection is critical, even in a rising market. At Suburbanite we work closely with real estate agents across the country when sourcing high quality investment properties for our clients. The normal channels of researching advertised properties in targeted locations puts us in regular contact with the listing agents, and this relationship ensures we […]

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Don’t fall into the negative growth trap

Recently while researching for my upcoming book, Whistle Blower, I decided to look into the performance of some of the key markets that many property investment firms place their customers into. Typically, these markets are heavily dominated by new builds, creating an oversupply of properties. I knew, as a valuer and property investment professional, that […]

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