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Runaway Bay and Labrador named in the top boom suburbs on the Gold Coast

March 10, 2016

Real Estate News

Runaway Bay and Labrador named in the top boom suburbs on the Gold Coast THERE is more evidence the Gold Coast property market is heating up, with some suburbs that enjoy waterfront views experiencing an unprecedented 25 per cent spike in land values. Queensland’s Valuer General has released annual valuations for more than 141,000 properties […]

Gold Coast named in the Top 10 Cities to watch in 2016

January 6, 2016

Real Estate News

Onthehouse.com.au data, have identified the Gold Coast in the top 10 areas to watch in the year ahead, based on strong growth performance, cyclical growth expectations, upcoming developments and historical growth patterns. According to Tourism Research Australia, the Gold Coast was the fourth most visited destination by tourists in the year to September 2015. The […]

Tips for buying a property to renovate and sell

November 12, 2015

Real Estate News

If you are considering buying a property to renovate for profit or keep, here are a few tips to consider before you sign on the dotted line. Research the local market to make sure you are buying at the best possible price.  View the sold section of hillsea.com.au and popular realestate websites to find out […]

Budget Home Staging

October 29, 2015

Real Estate News

When you make the decision to sell your home there are a few things you need to do to get it ready. You want to maximise your market by making your home attractive to a diverse group of potential buyers. Using a few or all of these tips your home will be ship shape and […]

Helensvale and Upper Coomera the next growth suburbs?

July 13, 2015

Real Estate News

Source: http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/realestate/helensvale-upper-coomera-tipped-for-strong-real-estate-growth-potential/story-fnjdgobq-1227439466182 INDEPENDENT valuers have picked several suburbs or “hidden gems” on the Gold Coast where they expect prices to start surging. The latest quarterly Westpac/Herron Todd White Property Report, out today, had 57 independent property valuers pick the best value suburbs with solid growth prospects. Valuers picked Helensvale and Upper Coomera as hidden gems […]

Labrador Listed in the Top 5 Growth Suburbs in Queensland

June 30, 2015

Real Estate News

Labrador on the sunny Gold Coast has been listed in the top 5 growth suburbs in Queensland by realestate.com.au/invest.  This doesn’t come as a surprise, Labrador sprawls out to the beautiful Broadwater and has a diverse range of properties.  The rental demand in Labrador is high making it a popular suburb with investors. Median Property […]

May 29, 2015

Real Estate News

Source: Corelogic Regional Market Update – a quarterly update of regional Australian Markets March 2015 – released May 2015. A broad overview of the Gold Coast housing market shows home values have moved 4.8 per cent higher for houses and 3.9 per cent higher for units over the year to March 2015.  Annually, home values […]

Gold Coast Property Values on the Rise

March 13, 2015

Real Estate News

Gold Coast house values are 5.2% higher over the year ending December 2014, while unit values have increased by a lower 4.7%. In comparison, in December 2013, home values increased by a greater amount, up 7.5% for houses and 6% for units. The number of units sold was 5% higher over the 12 months to […]

Gold Coast Property Prices are Rising.....

September 25, 2013

Real Estate News

            Last night Channel 7 Brisbane News reported that Gold Coast Property Prices are on the rise. They have based their statement on the 24% spike in recent sales. Many properties sold in the past two weeks have been on the market for years. So why the sudden change in […]

Northern corridor enjoys sales surge

November 21, 2012

Real Estate News

REAL estate agents in the northern corridor are enjoying an unexpected spike in inquiries and a surge in sales. Hillsea Paradise Point licensee David Nichol said his office had had a fantastic month in October. “Our Runaway Bay and Paradise Point offices listed 35 properties and we sold another 26,” he said. “As recorded on […]

Smart buyers set to start spending

October 22, 2012

Real Estate News

WHEN it comes to doing well from investing in real estate, it is more important when you buy than when you sell. If you buy at the peak of a property cycle, when competition is greatest, you will no doubt pay top dollar and may have to wait quite some time to at least recoup […]

Tips for the Spring Selling Season

October 22, 2012

Real Estate News

History suggests that property sales during the winter months are lower than the upcoming prime Spring selling season. Now is a great time to organize a free property appraisal and prepare your property for the Spring selling season if you’re planning on selling.  Here are a few tips to get your home ready:   1.     PAINT – […]

The seven tell-tale signs that the Gold Coast market has bottomed out and is about to turn the corner

October 22, 2012

Real Estate News

Mention of the Gold Coast residential market rarely raises an eyebrow these days, unless there’s a story about a megamillion-dollar sale, or word of more bad karma in the market. In looking at this market, it is helpful to understand its housing cycle, which is pronounced, and which usually has a six-year frequency. The region experienced market […]

Rising returns from rentals

October 22, 2012

Real Estate News

FIVE Gold Coast suburbs have been included in the nation’s top 200 best performing suburbs priced under $350,000. Labrador, Carrara, Coombabah, Nerang and Upper Coomera rated in the top 200 with units that realised decent capital growth and rental returns. The top 200 list has been compiled by Residex in conjunction with magazine Australian Property […]

Coast housing market set to bottom out

October 22, 2012

Real Estate News

THE Gold Coast housing market is about six months off the bottom, according to analysts. Two separate housing indexes showed a rise in capital city house values in June, indicating the slump in house prices appears to have bottomed and the market is about to improve again, underpinned by recent interest rate cuts. But the […]

Stamp duty concessions reinstated

October 22, 2012

Real Estate News

The reinstatement of the Principal Place of Residence (PPR) stamp duty concession and the removal of sustainability declarations will be enormously beneficial to home owners and real estate professionals, according to the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ). The Treasury (Cost of Living) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 was passed by the Queensland parliament […]

Solve issues before the buyers show up

October 22, 2012

Real Estate News

THERE are many agents and sellers who fully understand the “work together” principal and embrace its obvious benefits. However, a recent email reminded me of the many instances where this still does not happen. So is this the fault of the agent or the seller? An example is of a vendor who had lost a […]

Rate cut justified

October 22, 2012

Real Estate News

The decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia to cut the cash rate by 25 basis points to 3.50 per cent today is justified given the ongoing economic uncertainty overseas, according to the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ). The rate reduction was also necessary given that recent Australian economic data shows the construction and […]

Federal Budget 2012 at a glance

October 22, 2012

Real Estate News

* Parents who have children in high school will get an $820 lump-sum payment next month or $20 if their child is in primary school. * Extra $80 a week for parents of schoolchildren aged 16-19, extra $820 for secondary school students and $410 for primary school students. * Modest tax cuts of up to […]

Infrastructure spending good news for residential property market

October 22, 2012

Real Estate News

INFRASTRUCTURE spending on the Gold Coast and Tweed spells good news for the region’s residential property market, in particular Parkwood, Arundel, Helensvale and the Tweed Coast, according to Colliers International. Residential project marketing international director Tony Holland said huge infrastructure spending in the region was a big positive for the market, which had suffered over […]