Posts Tagged ‘Selling’

Welcome to 2022

So here we are in a new year, and it’s certainly been a wet start with the effects of Cyclone Seth bringing tropical lows to a large section of the south-east Queensland coastline, creating wild surf conditions and causing many beaches to close…not ideal in peak holiday time, but it is what it is, and it was certainly a wonderful spectacle for the many onlookers who lined headlands and viewing … Read the full post »

Property Predictions 2022

As 2021 draws to a close – you may be wondering what is in store for the property market in 2022?  There is lots of speculation in the media, most of it quite positive, and leading property commentator Michael Yardney has identified several property trends he anticipates for 2022; below is a summary.

Values will continue to rise: The main drivers of property price growth revolve around consumer confidence, low interest … Read the full post »

Smoke Alarm Changes Looming!

Just a reminder that the Queensland Government changes regarding the rules for smoke alarms for both tenanted and owner-occupied properties come into effect from January 1, 2022.

From January 1, 2022, at the commencement of a new lease or at the time of a renewal, installed alarm units MUST meet the requirements of the updated smoke alarm legislation; the alarms must be to Australian Standard 3786-2014, and units aged 10 years … Read the full post »

Queensland: Australia’s Most Active Property Market

According to the research by the online property exchange network PEXA, more homes were bought and sold in Queensland over the last quarter than in either NSW or Victoria, for possibly the first time in history.

With COVID-jaded Sydneysiders and Melburnians buying up big in the Sunshine State, as well as locals splashing out for their own sea and tree changes, $42 billion worth of property was settled from July to … Read the full post »

Multiple Offer Situations

The robust state of the property market in key hot spots, such as the Sunshine Coast, is pushing prices upwards, mainly driven by the strength of demand in relation to supply, leading to many sellers (and buyers) facing a multiple offer situation.

It is important that both parties – buyers and sellers, understand what the real estate agent’s obligations are in this scenario, within a legal and ethical context.

Agents have an … Read the full post »

Easements Explained

When buying real estate, particularly for the first time, you sometimes come across some unfamiliar terms, one of them being ‘easement’; we get frequently asked about easements and what they mean.

The legal definition of an easement is “the right to cross or otherwise use a portion of someone else’s land”.   Sometimes the easement is perhaps land that contains essential services; buyers can usually find the necessary information on the location … Read the full post »

Hold on Property Tightens Nationally

Australian homeowners are holding onto their properties for longer than previous years according to CoreLogic; 10 years ago, the average length of time Australians stayed in each property they owned was 7.5 years for houses and 6.5 years for apartments.

The latest analysis by realestate.com.au reveals the average hold time across both houses and units is around three years longer than it was a decade ago.  As of late 2020, we … Read the full post »

Navigating a Sellers’ Market

It’s no secret that we are in the midst of a property boom, and that means that the pendulum has firmly swung in the favour of sellers, making it a sellers’ market, driven by strong demand from first home buyers, established homeowners, and investors alike, creating a deficit in the supply / demand ratio.

Australia’s leading property data, analytics, and information provider, CoreLogic, estimates that in the three months to May, … Read the full post »

Disclosure is Critical!

When that pivotal moment arrives and it is time to sign the contract, as a seller you need to be aware of the failure to disclose a statutory or unregistered encumbrance on the contract, can lead to lawful termination of the contract by the buyer.

Many contracts for the sale of land in Queensland place upon the seller of the land an onus to disclose to the buyer not just any … Read the full post »

Regional Markets, Post-Stimulus

Analysis by BIS Oxford Economics, Australia’s leading economic and industry forecaster, predicts that Australia’s regional property market will continue its strong growth into 2023, despite government stimulus packages being withdrawn.

Their research suggests that despite incoming bumps to dwelling supply due to government stimulus money and changing consumer preferences, regional markets are expected to remain tight.

Data released by Domain showed regional areas have outperformed over the last 12 months, with the … Read the full post »

Is the Market Close to Peaking?

Australia’s leading real estate portal CoreLogic reports that the pace of capital gains across Australian housing markets has been close to record breaking, with the national growth rate in March the fastest since 1988.

What has driven the market to these record heights?

It has been a combination of continuing low interest rates, stimulus measures by state and federal governments, unforeseen surge in consumer confidence, and a general tightening of stock levels, … Read the full post »

Selling in Cooler Months

Traditionally, the real estate market is widely acknowledged as having its busiest activity occur across the season of spring – warmer weather, blossoming flowers, heightened levels of optimism in general, along with the motivation of moving and being settled into a new property by Christmas.

However, when the market is as buoyant as it is right now, the onset of winter is unlikely to slow the momentum that has swept across … Read the full post »

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