Brisbane’s appeal grows as investors return to the market

Originally published on Smart Property Investment Dwelling prices are expected to rise as investor activity continues to strengthen across the nation, with Brisbane touted as more appealing than its capital city counterparts, a recent report has revealed. After surviving a particularly low point in May last year, the residential property market is picking up pace…

Australia’s economic rebound: GDP rises 3.3 per cent

Originally published on Courier Mail The Treasurer has hailed Australia’s economic rebound as ‘better than nearly any other country in the world’, with the recession now officially over. The recession is officially over, with the Australian economy growing 3.3 per cent in the September quarter, according to new figures. The economy went into recession in…

Brisbane showing strength as markets diverge

Originally published on Australian Property Investor We are starting to see a clear divergence between property markets around Australia during this pandemic, with Brisbane continuing to show resilience to price falls and its rental demand remaining strong. The latest Corelogic Data shows overall dwelling values in Brisbane declined 0.1 per cent, but houses were stable…

Misconceptions about Brisbane’s property market

Originally published on Smart Property Investment October 24, 2019 The Brisbane property market is currently filled with many misconceptions, writes Melinda Jennison.  Distance from the CBD in Brisbane (from an investment perspective) is comparable to the distances in both Sydneyand Melbourne Brisbane is much less “dense” than Sydney and Melbourne, so there is a lot more land for…

Where will my investment dollars work hardest?

Originally published on Smart Property Investment You may have seen the latest headlines and been convinced by the crowds of commentators exclaiming the Sydney property market has bottomed out, and the start of the next value upswing (some have said, ‘the new boom’) is underway. And I get it. The city is our country’s largest real estate…

Queensland Post-Mining Boom

Originally published on Your Investment Property As the state moves on from the mining bust, what is driving its economy forward? It’s been a tumultuous decade in Queensland from a property standpoint as a number of factors combined to bring property price growth to a halt. The economic impact of weakening resources investment was widely…

More interstate investors eyeing Brisbane

Source: Real Estate Business Melinda Jennison has provided intel on where demand is coming from in the Brisbane property market, with interstate investors coming out on top. Speaking to REB sister publication Smart Property Investment (SPI), Melinda Jennison explained why now is an exciting time for property investors in Brisbane. “As the third-largest capital city in…

Brisbane house prices set to rise faster than Sydney, Melbourne: report

Source: Domain  Brisbane is set for the biggest rise in house prices of any capital city over the next three years, with a 20 per cent jump likely, a new forecast predicts. Sydney and Melbourne prices are set to bottom out and rise at a more modest pace, holding below their recent peaks over the…

32 new Queensland Rail train services to start

Source: The Courier Mail   QUEENSLAND Rail has added 32 weekly trains services to the southeast Queensland network which start operating today. The 32 services have been reinstated since being cut in October 2016 due to driver shortages and will operate during peak times. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the reinstated services are a…