REIQ In The News

Bargain buys shine light on value for money in Cairns real estate     

A THREE-BEDROOM house near schools and shops in a city-fringe Cairns suburb – offered for just $235,000?

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The rise of female principals in real estate

A few decades ago, it was uncommon for agency principals to be female. In fact, few women were even in the top echelon of salespersons.

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Queensland 2011 floods: New study 'should be used to charge fairer insurance premiums'

nsurers should use a new study of the Brisbane River catchment to reduce premiums for flood insurance, a leading hydrologist and the Mayor of Ipswich have said.

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Flooding list adds thousands of homes after five-year study     

Thousands of homes in Brisbane and its surrounds will potentially be added to the list of flood-prone properties after the completion of a massive flood study of the ­region.

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Anchor tenants for Brisbane’s South City Square secured     

Two big name retailers have signed contracts to be anchor tenants in an upcoming $600 million Woolloongabba development project, which is expected to increase the long-term hotspot viability of the suburb.

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New Brisbane city development provides unrivalled views

LOCATION location location and 360 degree views is being brought to the CBD by new development Bridges on Eagle Terrace.

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2017 Queensland Regional Architecture Awards: Brisbane  

The Australian Institute of Architects Queensland Chapter recognized 35 projects in 10 categories with Regional Commendations. Among them, two received additional honours.

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This is Brisbane’s House of the Year    

AN architect’s inner-city home has been named Brisbane’s 2017 House of the Year at the Australian Institute of Architects’ regional awards.

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Metro Arts submit development application to Brisbane City Council     

The heritage-listed Metro Arts Building in Brisbane CBD will be partially demolished as part of a revitalisation project to bring a laneway and outdoor dining aspect to the late 19th-century building.

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PHOTOS: Inside an untouched $780k Coastal masterpiece  

BUILT as a final destination house, 26 Lexington Drive, Lammermoor is on the market as a never-been-lived-in home.

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The four key areas agents should focus their training on  

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but in the dynamic and fast-paced world of real estate, it’s an attitude that can backfire.

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Predicting the next boom location: When a ‘hot spot’ becomes a ‘not spot’     

Towns or suburbs touted as “hot spots” usually end up being “not spots” that investors should actually stay away from, according to new research.

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Suburbs hurting Rocky's property values revealed   

FLOOD ravaged suburbs with "limited or no sales" in the past month have left a hole in Rocky's property market.

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Brisbane’s bargain buys: Where you can still find a house for under $400,000 in the region  

Amid  all the chatter about housing affordability, Brisbane buyers could be forgiven for thinking they’re fast running out of options.

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Cairns building approvals stand out from the crowd 

ABS data shows that the total value of building work approved in Queensland increased by 89 per cent to $2.4 billion in February 2017 (seasonally adjusted) compared with 12 months previously, the highest monthly result since 2011.

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Riverfront apartment fetches $6.15m, the top price this year  

A two-level skyhome overlooking Brisbane’s Story Bridge and the city skyline has sold for $6.15 million, the most expensive apartment sale in the city this year.

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Gold Coast remains solid and one of the nation’s leading markets     

TUGUN, Arundel and Reedy Creek are tipped to flourish in coming months, according to property market analyst Terry Ryder.

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Brisbane’s bargain buys: Where you can still find a house for under $400,000 in the region     

Amid  all the chatter about housing affordability, Brisbane buyers could be forgiven for thinking they’re fast running out of options.

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These suburbs are bucking the trend when it comes to house price growth in greater Brisbane    

MEDIAN house prices have jumped by nearly 25 per cent in some Brisbane suburbs, defying the overall slowdown in home values.

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Why to avoid selling your home yourself    

WHEN you are thinking about selling your home, the idea of not paying fees to an agent could seem like a good way to save some money.

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Gladstone leader on 5 reasons the region's a top spot    

GLADSTONE is being spruiked to the nation in a bid to bring Government offices like the Maritime Safety Authority to our region.

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Good value drives Gympie property market rise 

GOOD value and a need to beat the "rat race" are making Gympie a big attraction in the property market.

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Gold Coast remains solid and one of the nation’s leading markets

TUGUN, Arundel and Reedy Creek are tipped to flourish in coming months, according to property market analyst Terry Ryder.

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Do-nothing Labor Government continues to fail property industry     

New figures from the latest ANZ Property Council survey again confirm Queensland is falling behind the rest of Australia under a do-nothing Palaszczuk Government.

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REVEALED: The Fraser Coast's booming suburbs     

VALUE for money is what home buyers are after - and Maryborough is delivering, according to the latest REIQ statistics.

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Bargara's still the coast with the most 

AFTER some volatility in the Bundaberg housing market during the past five years, REIQ says its figures show Bargara continues to be the most popular suburb for house sales, with Bundaberg East showing positive signs as it bounces back from two natural disasters.

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Home And Land Packages Stand Up To Brisbane’s Average Prices

The latest figures from the Real Estate Institute of QLD (REIQ) revealed that Stockland’s residential communities across greater Brisbane are considerably more affordable than the average established home in the same areas.

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Logan Councillor calls on real estate bodies to make flood information mandatory for renters   

A LOGAN City Councillor has called on Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) and the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) to make flood information mandatory for all tenants.

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Townsville market insight with REIQ chair Damien Keyes     

LISTINGS are getting tight in Townsville and compared with this time last year, the number of listings are down 40 per cent which means that buyers are getting hungry for property to buy.

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Brisbane suburb profile: Wacol 

PRISONS and mental health are to Wacol what shopping centres are to Indooroopilly and Chermside although there’s a lot more to the sleepy neighbourhood, which is home to two golf courses, than just institutions.

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Six ways to improve your home’s kerb appeal     

You wouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but you probably would judge a house by its exterior.

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How to beat the competition in a fast-selling property market     

COMPETITION for inner-city property is heating up, with a shortage of stock seeing homes snapped up fast.

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Stockland’s house and land packages are more affordable than the average established Greater Brisbane home     

New homes in some southeast Queensland suburbs are now more affordable than the average established home in surrounding areas.

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No ban on Easter house hunting but buyers to disappear over break     

IF you’d rather house hunt than egg hunt over Easter, here’s the lowdown on what to expect.

Surprisingly, it’s buyers that control the answer to the question “will open homes and auctions still be held over Easter?”.

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Townsville market insight with REIQ chair Damien Keyes    

LISTINGS are getting tight in Townsville and compared with this time last year, the number of listings are down 40 per cent which means that buyers are getting hungry for property to buy.

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Queensland building approvals trending down for 13th straight month   

Queensland building approvals are suffering their worst fall since the global financial crisis hit almost a decade ago.

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From footy and factories to Brisbane's latest cosmopolitan hub     

Woolloongabba used to only be a hive of activity whenever cricket or AFL was being played at the ‘Gabba at the weekends.

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Southeast units attract highest prices citywide     

UNITS in Brisbane’s southeast are now selling for higher prices than anywhere else in the city, according to recently released statistics.

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Teneriffe about to become Brisbane’s first suburb with a median house price of $2 million     

ONE Brisbane suburb is about to reach a median house price of $2 million.

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Robertson is part of Brisbane’s million-dollar club after an impressive year     

ROBERTSON has drawn alongside Rochedale as the southside’s next million-dollar row.

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The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.5 percent after its monthly meet on Tuesday     

RBA governor Philip Lowe said the Australian economy is continuing its transition following the end of the mining investment boom.

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Who has to pay for any house damage caused by Debbie?    

AS the impact of Tropical Cyclone Debbie is felt across North Queensland, many who are in the middle of the sale or purchase of property may be wondering: What happens if the cyclone damages the house? Does the sale still go ahead and who pays for the damage?

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2017 a year of opportunities      

THESE are exciting times for the Sunshine Coast, particularly at Coolum Beach.

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Six of the best  

The Sunshine Coast property market is healthier than it has ever been, so what is driving all the interest in our region’s housing? MWP looks at six factors that make the Coast so desirable to buyers, investors and renters. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.

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Coast has state's best housing market    

THE Sunshine Coast has the state's best house sales market and it's set to continue performing strongly throughout 2017.

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Dodging a bullet? Brisbane, Melbourne apartment markets avoid armageddon    

Brisbane and Melbourne, the two cities most at risk of an oversupply-driven slump in apartment prices, have dodged a bullet - for now, at least. 

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The secret’s out: regional Qld the next property hotspot for southern investors     

Regional Queensland’s property affordability, high-yielding returns and low vacancy rates mean it’s time for investors from Sydney and Melbourne to sit up and take notice, according to Superbrand Raine & Horne. 

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Brisbane CBD has no apartment glut: Consolidated’s Don O’Rorke    

Brisbane’s central business district will settle just three apartment projects this year and is inappropriately being dragged into the debate on unit oversupply, says prominent Queensland developer Don O’Rorke.

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Fraser Coast market shifts from robust to challenged: REIQ    

The Fraser Coast market move from robust to challenged, according to REIQ's latest report.

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Bundaberg's quarterly median house price rises by 14 percent: REIQ    

Bundaberg has had an "extraordinary" quarter, with the quarterly median house price growing by 14.1 percent to $291,000, according to REIQ's latest report.

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Warwick development could increase housing demand    

WARWICK house prices rose more than 5% in 2016 - but local real estate experts are hoping 2017 could be even bigger.

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Ipswich's inner-city suburbs led the way in 2016     

INNER-CITY suburbs were some of Ipswich's strongest performing areas in 2016 - but there was a surprise price drop in one of the city's most popular suburbs.

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Could this suburb be Toowoomba's next hotspot?    

A LEADING Toowoomba real estate agent has tipped Kleinton and Meringandan West to become Toowoomba's next property hotspots.

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Townsville continues to be a bargain buyers domain    

TOWNSVILLE’S buyer’s market continues to prevail throughout the first quarter of the year with plenty of bargains to be had in both the house and unit market.

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Gladstone real estate market 'at bottom'     

GLADSTONE'S real estate market appears to have "hit the bottom" of the property sales cycle according to one agent who says it's just a matter of time before it begins climbing again.

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Units and rentals keep Gympie property investors happy  

GYMPIE is proving a winner for savvy home buyers and property investors as rentals get harder to come by and unit prices climb dramatically.

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Better days are ahead for house and land owners looking to sell     

BETTER days are ahead for house and land owners looking to sell, according to the latest REIQ Market Monitor figures.

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Tenants flock to new stock in the inner city     

New inner Brisbane apartment towers are attracting tenants at the expense of older stock in the suburbs, recording a low 2.3 per cent vacancy rate in the last quarter of 2016.

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Mackay housing market remains 20% lower than five years ago: REIQ     

While there is good news on the horizon with Mackay being named a FIFO base for the Adani mine, the market is still finding its footing, according to REIQ's latest report.

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Real estate agents warn of property money laundering     

Real estate agents with offshore sales offices and websites targeting foreigners are at higher risk of attracting money launderers and should face tougher laws, according to the industry itself.

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Brisbane’s Property Market Is Growing Hotter By The Minute     

While Brisbane is sometimes derided for being the less glamorous sister of the more cosmopolitan southeastern capitals, its weather is sunnier and its property market is growing hotter by the minute.

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New laws force compulsory mediation before rural foreclosures     

Banks will not be able to foreclose on Queensland farming properties without offering mediation from July 1.

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Median house prices show signs of recovery across Townsville     

IF TOWNSVILLE’S property market was a game of thrones, Alligator Creek would be ruling December with an iron first.

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Why Brisbane is hot property at the moment     

Last week, Brisbane set a record in residential property with the sale of a Kangaroo Point mansion for AUD18.48 million (USD14.28 million). The transaction surpasses the 2014 sale of an Aaron Avenue home to Gina Rinehart, the richest person in Australia, for AUD14 million.

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Locations with the highest tenant demand     

Securing a rental north of Brisbane is getting more difficult according to Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) analysis.

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Gladstone house market down by 10 percent annually: REIQ     

The Gladstone median house price fell 3.2 percent this quarter, to $290,000 and over the past 12 months, the market has lost 10.7 percent, according to REIQ's latest report. 

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Could Brisbane have another sale to top record-breaking $18.4m?     

It was tipped to become Brisbane's most expensive house, but after the record-breaking $18.48 million sale of a Kangaroo Point mansion at the weekend, can this Ascot masterpiece possibly eclipse it?

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Vacancy Rates Rise As New Developments Attract Inner City Buyers     

Vacancy rates for new Inner Brisbane apartments remained tight at 2.3 per cent over the December quarter 2016, according to new research released by Urbis. 

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The best investment for your budget      

Successful property investment is all about analysing a big haystack of homes, then choosing the right 400-square-meter needle of dirt to make your own.

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Record-breaking $18.48m sale heralds a new era for Brisbane prestige property

It was tipped to become Brisbane’s most expensive house, but after the record-breaking $18.48 million sale of a Kangaroo Point mansion at the weekend, can this Ascot masterpiece possibly eclipse it?

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BRISBANE APARTMENT VACANCIES REMAIN LOW DESPITE INCREASED SUPPLY     

VACANCY rates for new Inner Brisbane apartments remained tight at 2.3 per cent over the December quarter 2016, says new research released today by property consultants, Urbis.

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Gold Coast house market outperforming all others: REIQ    

The Gold Coast house market has outperformed almost every region in Queensland over the past 12 months, according to REIQ's latest report.

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REIA pushing for increased standards of real estate agent education     

Real estate industry leaders are pushing for higher educational standards for agents in a bid to improve professionalism within the sector.

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Cairns CBD penthouse fetches $1.22 million in another positive sign for unit market     

A GRAND Cairns CBD penthouse neighbouring the refurbished Munro Martin Parklands has sold for $1.22 million.

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Landlords drop Gladstone rent in battle for tenants         

WITH plenty of chatter about the Gladstone property market hitting the bottom, the latest rental figures revealed vacancy rates have gone up.

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REIQ hosts bespoke real estate conference           

The REIQ will host a property buyer symposium that provides detailed information to anyone wanting to participate in Queensland’s property market.

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Landlords drop Gladstone rent in battle for tenants       

WITH plenty of chatter about the Gladstone property market hitting the bottom, the latest rental figures revealed vacancy rates have gone up.

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Massive Zilzie property sells, and you won't believe the view           

BRUCE Mason sailed, fished and hunted for coconuts from 5-9 Lindsay St, Zilzie for decades.

The massive 9,400sqm property sold last month after nearly a year on the market, a move that Bruce said tugged at his family's heartstrings.

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Time to buy: Rockhampton the most affordable in Queensland           

THERE'S no shortage of possibilities for people looking to take their first steps into the property market.

That's according to Cooke Property Agents owner Stan Cooke, who believes Rockhampton is still firmly a buyer's market with plenty of opportunities and sellers.

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Coast's future clad in activewear, driven by youth           

That's the future Sunshine Coast resident demographer Bernard Salt has identified in a report predicting explosive growth in the region in the next 20 years.

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Real estate industry responds to Airbnb’s plot to shake up rentals           

THE real estate industry is bracing for the next move of a familiar disrupter, threatening to give the highly regulated field an unwelcome shake-up.

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Brisbane’s new dwellings has hit a high of $655k: REIQ

Brisbane’s new median house prices have hit a new high of $655,000, said the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ).
 
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CoreLogic data reveals Gold Coast house prices up 6.2 per cent over the 12 months to $600,000          

THE Gold Coast property market is firing with median house prices hitting a record-high of $600,000.

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Apartment prices weaken in Brisbane: REIQ           

The housing market in Queensland grew moderately in 2016 with Q4 results showing a weaker result for units, according to the REIQ.

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Median house price jumps again on Coast    

Sunshine Coast investors should be applauding, if the latest REIQ figures are anything to go by.

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Brisbane property market stronger than numbers suggest: Terry Ryder

The Brisbane property market, in terms of public perceptions, is a victim of the way research companies and media choose to portray price growth.

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Boyne Smelter job cuts to hit the Gladstone property market hard              

GLADSTONE'S property market has been put through the wringer but with impending cuts of up to 100 workers at Boyne Smelter Limited things could get worse, the Real Estate Institute of Queensland has warned.

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Brisbane median house price hits $655k               

Brisbane's median house price has hit a new high of $655,000, according to the Real Estate Institute of Queensland.

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Brisbane has a new record median house price but Queensland’s strongest performer was a surprise               

BRISBANE’S median house price has hit a new record, but Queensland’s strongest performer was a major surprise.

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Gold Coast land values: Carrara and Bundall increase the most in residential land value               

GOLD Coast land valuations have jumped by up to 20 per cent in some suburbs off the back of a booming housing market.

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Opinion: Queensland strata law review must consider rights of the ­vulnerable elderly              

THE rights of minorities are frequently trampled. It seems to me we have become quite relaxed about it.

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Time-poor buyers choosing renovated properties on the Gold Coast

RENOVATED homes on the Gold Coast are flying off the market as savvy sellers take advantage of time-poor buyers.

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PMs the focus in Queensland                    

The REIQ has brought back its stand-alone PM conference, this year themed ‘I LOVE PM’.

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Fourth real estate gong for Toowoomba property                     

KATIE Knight has topped the state once again.

The principal of RE/MAX Success Toowoomba was named Residential Property Manager of the Year at the Real Estate Institute of Queensland's award ceremony.

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International Women’s Day 2017: The change female property leaders want to see in the industry

It’s no secret that positions of power in the property and real estate industry have long been dominated by men, but the tide is slowly turning.

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Market insight with REIQ Townsville zone chair, Damien Keyes                     

THE typical home ownership selling cycle is five to seven years, although this is lengthening in many areas of Queensland following the recent mining downturn.

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‘Take my 100K’: Buyer of $6m Hedges Ave mansion walks away from deal                     

A CHANGE of mind has cost a Gold Coast buyer their house deposit on Mermaid Beach’s Millionaire’s Row.

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Plan may not be so super for Far North                     

YOUNG Far Northerners could dip into their superannuation to buy their first home under a plan to tackle housing affordability being considered by the Turnbull Government.

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Potential buyers take note: timing the property market just never works                     

Queensland property buyers trying to time the market are likely to end up doing nothing at all, according to the experts.

A long-held mantra in property investment circles is that time in the market is more important than trying to time the market and that’s because trying to outwit the market rarely works.

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A fair go for home buyers                     

NATIONALS Member for Mallee Andrew Broad recently raised a hot topic when he suggested that rental histories could be used as proof that potential home buyers are capable of making payments on a home.

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Buying a home by email                     

The Queensland Supreme Court has ruled that email negotiations between a seller's authorised representative and a prospective buyer's authorised representative constitute a binding contract. Antonia Mercorella, CEO of the Real Estate Institute of Queensland, says that when negotiating by email the terms of a property purchase or sale, it is important to understand there is now the potential to be bound by that negotiation.

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Leading real estate expert names Townsville as an investor hotspot                     

TOWNSVILLE has been named as a hotspot to invest by one of the country’s leading residential real estate experts.

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#GoQld Action Plan: The key to boosting our regions                         

BUILD IT — and the jobs will come. That’s the clear message from The Courier-Mail and The Sunday Mail’s #GoQld campaign to stimulate discussion and ideas on how to boost the state’s regional centres.

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Top apartment sale touted as a sign of things to come in Cairns prestige market                         

A CAIRNS CBD unit has cracked the $2 million mark for the first time in more than 12 months.

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Rocky rentals close to the mark                         

WHILE house rental prices in post boom town Gladstone have plummeted to well under $200 over the past 12 months, Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast appear to have stabilised.

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Construction work plummets and jobs disappear under lazy Labor                         

The value of construction work has again fallen in Queensland, emphasising the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s do-nothing approach to building infrastructure in Queensland.

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Why house prices in Mackay could soon be on the rise                          

HOUSE prices in Mackay could be stabilising after several years of decline, perhaps due to higher prices for commodities.

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Expert: Why renters, home buyers may struggle                         

SELLING a home in Ipswich will take an average of just 40 days and one property expert is warning Queensland's most affordable city is headed for a housing shortage.

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Escape the heatwave with your own pool in these Gold Coast properties                         

FEELING the heat?

The humble backyard pool has undergone somewhat of a transformation with many pool areas becoming the entertainment hub of the property.

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#GoQld: Gold Coast economy grows to $29.6 billion ahead of 2018 Commonwealth Games                        

LIKE a Pacific groundswell heading towards its sun-soaked shores, growing and gathering momentum, the Gold Coast is on a roll.

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MP says houses in his electorate available for $300,000                         

LNP Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth told federal Parliament, on February 8 that people could buy a house in his electorate for $300,000.

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Businesses set up shop in growing north Brisbane suburb                         

BUSINESSES  are catching on to the potential gains from moving to Griffin.

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Auction action ramps up                         

Queensland had almost four times the number of auctions as Victoria and New South Wales in January, with the Sunshine Coast a large contributor to the final figure. WORDS: Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.

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Support comes in many ways                        

SUNSHINE Coast real estate agents have again shown they are the equal of any, taking out two major categories at the 2017 Real Estate Institute of Queensland's Awards for Excellence.

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2017 REIQ Sales Success Series to focus on resilience in sales                         

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland is giving industry professionals the opportunity to learn from the best at its 2017 Sales Success Series.

View The Real Estate Conversation article here »

Payment reforms to be fast tracked for Queensland subcontractors                        

The Palaszczuk Government intends fast tracking key elements of its reform measures to help ensure subcontractors are paid in full and on time.

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Brisbane vacancy rates have bounced back new data shows                        

BRISBANE vacancy rates have bounced back into the healthy zone despite a massive onslaught of new unit supply, new data shows.

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15 units available right now for less than $150,000                        

NOW could be the perfect time to invest in a unit to get into Mackay's property market.

According to REIQ, there were 26 units sold in the September 2016 quarter for an average price of $182,500. 

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Night of year for agents                         

REFLECTING the growing strength in the market, the Real Estate Institute of Queensland's 2017 Awards for Excellence has attracted a record number of entrants.

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Rental markets tighten in major market                        

The December quarter saw the Queensland rental market stabilise, with vacancy rates returning to normal after an unusual September quarter.

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REVEALED: More empty homes in Mackay                        

THE number of empty homes in Mackay has increased for the first time in more than 12 months.

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REVEALED: Why you can't find a rental on the Coast                         

HERE is why you have been struggling to find a home to rent on the Sunshine Coast. 

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First Home Buyers Grant needs to grow                        

ELEVEN Queensland regional mayors have signed a letter to State Treasurer Curtis Pitt urging him to consider expanding the First Home Buyers Grant but it appears Bundaberg Mayor Jack Dempsey is not one of them. 

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Gold Coast homeowners make more than $500 million                       

 GOLD Coast homeowners made more than $500 million in one quarter alone last year as the level of sales reached six year highs.

Figures released today show eight out of 10 homeowners made a profit on sales in the three months to September 2016, pocketing almost $525 million.

View The realestate.com.au article here »

Coastal profitability up but one in five homes still resold at loss                      

ONE in five homes sold in Cairns was at a loss, latest quarterly research has found - but a turnaround is underway.

View The Cairns Post article here »

'Difficult times': Rental prices tipped to increase in 2017                       

PROPERTY investors who have already toughed it out over the past two years may want to hold on for a bit longer, with rental prices tipped to increase by the end of the year.

View The Queensland Times article here »

Rockhampton property market's future "comes down to jobs"                       

PROMISED Federal Government projects need to roll out soon or the Rockhampton property market could be in trouble, the region's real estate leader warns. 

View the Sunshine Coast Daily article here »

How investors are cashing in on Sunshine Coast property                        

SUNSHINE Coast and Noosa median unit prices are falling but rental properties are paying good dividends on the back of stronger yields.

Real Estate Institute of Queensland property statistics shows Sunshine Coast unit prices dipped 3.1% in the three months to September 31 while Noosa's prices dropped 13.5% in the same period. 

View The Noosa News article here »

Ipswich house prices looking up in "sellers market"                       

FRESH sales data shows the city's house prices have lifted slightly in what Ipswich property expert Darren Boettcher describes as a "seller's market". 

View The Queensland Times article here »

Real estate hot property: Coast suburbs to watch                        

INFRASTRUCTURE projects are helping fan the flames of positivity over the Coast's market, Real Estate Institute of Queensland Sunshine Coast zone chair Amber Werchon says.

View The Noose News article here »

Gold Coast real estate reporter named among Queensland's best                        

GOLD COAST Bulletin real estate reporter Aleisha Pidgeon has been named a finalist in the Real Estate Institute of Queensland Awards for Excellence.

View the news.com.au article here »

Gympie attracts buyers looking for affordable seachange                        

GYMPIE is the region of choice for people looking for a seachange without the Sunshine Coast price-tags, real estate agent Nathan O'Neill says. 

View The Gympie Times article here »

Sunshine Coast property basking in popularity                        

Property prices on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast have been trending upward over the past year or so, as per last year’s widely publicised prediction by McGrath Estate Agents executive director, John McGrath.

View The Real estate Conversation article here »

No place like home as homeowners stay put for longer                        

TOWNSVILLE property owners are staying put for longer, with the average number of years spent in a home jumping from nine years in 2012 to 13.6 years in 2016.

View The realestate.com.au article here »

First home buyers the "lifeblood" of Fraser Coast market                        

ONE of the region's property experts says Fraser Coast house sales are expected to really heat up on the back of an often chilly market over winter and spring. 

View The News Mail article here »

Treasurer urged to support property market                        

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) is leading a united, state-wide push from regional local governments, urging State Treasurer Curtis Pitt to expand the first-home buyer grant in regional Queensland to include established homes to help regional markets recover.

View the Northern Free Times article here »

Population Records Broken in Multiple States                        

While we were all tucking in to our Christmas ham, the latest series of population data was released by the ABS revealing a few new records in several states.

View the medianet article here »

Rent-vesting catching on                       

A struggle to get into the expensive Sydney and Melbourne property market has given rise to a new trend of rent-vesting, and experts say Brisbane is next.

View the Noosa Today article here »

Charters Towers housing demand set to boom                        

CHARTERS Towers is facing a potential housing shortage with investors urged to add the mining growth town to their property portfolios.

View the realestate.com.au article here »

REIQ launches new real estate training site                       

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland has launched a new training website, to help those considering a real estate career in the new year.

View The Real Estate Conversation article here »

What a year 2016 proved to be                       

The start of 2016 was seen by many as the year of the sold sign. It seemed like they were everywhere. As quickly as the for sale sign went up they were quickly swamped by a sold sticker. Of course the vast majority of homes sold, were within reach of the average buyers but where were the high end buyers? They were waiting, weighting up the market before pouncing in the second half of the year. Twelve sales over $1million dollars in my marketing place of Buderim in the last three months of 2016 as an example. So what will 2017 be known as for the high end?

View the Logan reporter article here »

Slow development has Southport businesses frustrated by lack of change to Gold Coast's CBD                      

THE battle to be crowned the Gold Coast’s CBD is heating up with commercial development in Robina forging ahead while Southport slows.

View the Gold Coast Bulletin article here »

Pat Rafter's $18m Coast home proves hot property                      

NOOSA is expected to smash its $9.3million house sale record this year when the home of tennis ace Pat Rafter at Sunshine Beach finally sells.

View the Coolum & North Shore News article here »

REIQ Queensland launches new real estate training website with online and classroom options                       

The Real Estate Institute (REIQ) of Queensland has launched a new real estate training website, timed to coincide when people are most likely considering a new career.

View the Elite Agent article here »

Queensland property sector continues to rebuild after LNP slump                      

The rising confidence reported in today's Property Council of Australia survey – up 3 points - is reflected in Queensland's increased residential building approvals.

View the My Sunshine Coast article here »

Townsville agents cautious of Federal Government's plans to tackle affordability through supply                     

REAL estate agents have raised their concerns over a new push on housing affordability from the Federal Government, calling for a considered approach that won’t gut regional markets.

View the realestate.com.au article here »

The stars are aligning for a good year for Brisbane property                    

THE stars are about to align for Brisbane’s property market with analysts predicting stronger price growth in 2017 driven by demand from interstate and expat buyers.

With Sydney property prices now more than 70 per cent higher than Brisbane’s the local market has become more attractive to southern-based investors.

View the realestate.com.au article here »

Council backs overhaul of first homeowners grant                     

THE State Government has been urged to expand its first-home buyer grant to established homes to help regional property markets recover.

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland is leading the push, which has been supported by local government leaders, including at Townsville..

View the realestate.com.au article here »

Toowoomba's housing market defies regional woes                    

TOOWOOMBA has defied the growing gap between regional and urban housing prices, with the latest figures revealing a sharp increase in average house prices.

View The Ipswich Advertiser article here »

Thornside is the suburb to watch in the Redlands property market in 2017                   

THORNESIDE is the Redlands suburb for property investors to watch in 2017, says real estate principal Jeff Cannon.

View The Redland City Bulletin article here »

Townsville's first major property price growth expected this year                   

FIRST home buyers and investors will tip the scale in favour of Townsville’s first major price growth next year, experts predict.

With a number of major developments on the horizon, 2017 is expected to see significant growth in median house prices, specifically suburbs with a 4810 postcode.

View the realestate.com.au article here »

Housing development booms with $300 million in estates                   

THERE is more than $300 million worth of housing developments in the works for Toowoomba.

No one can deny our city is booming with the $1.6 billion Second Range Crossing headlining the revolution.

View The Ipswich Advertiser article here »

Brisbane house prices showing strong growth while regions are suffering                   

THE tale of two Queenslands goes on, with the latest property price data showing a ­continued divergence between growth rates in urban and ­regional house prices.

View the Courier Mail article here »

1000 Mackay homes idle but govt wants to build more                  

EVEN though more than 1000 Mackay homes are sitting idle on the market, state government looks set to continue encouraging first home owners to build more.

View the Daily Mercury article here »

QLD Excerpt From The 2017 January Market Report                 

Continuing economic improvements have been propping Brisbane up over the last 12 months,  especially with the building boom. As a result, “there’s no doubt that the southeast Queensland housing market is performing solidly at the moment,” says Andrew Wilson, chief economist at Domain Group.

View the Your Investment Property article here »

You can put your house on it, Noosa sells                

NOOSA has reported the second highest median house price in Queensland for the September quarter at $590,000.

View the Noosa News article here »

The nine biggest mistakes sellers should avoid to get the best sales price               

Selling your home can be a stressful time, so it’s important that it runs as smoothly as possible to give yourself the best chance of a top sales price.

View the Domain article here »

Urgent changes are needed to the first home buyers grant to save regional towns                

URGENT changes are needed to the First Home Buyer’s grant to help save Queensland’s struggling regional towns.

Mayors and regional leaders have begun lobbying the State Government to push for changes to the $20,000 grant in regional communities.

View therealestate.com.au article here »

2017 predictions on how Australian house prices will perform              

It may not hit the boomtime peaks of 2013, but a survey of property analysts shows most are predicting solid growth in the price of houses in 2017. It's a different story for apartments, and indeed for all property in "gloomtime" cities Perth and Darwin where analysts have consistently predicted more price falls. 

View the Financial Review article here »

Backyard cricket under threat as Queensland properties continue to decrease in size             

SOUTHEAST Queensland backyards are shrinking at a rapid rate as “mum and dad” investors help drive a trend of “splitter blocks”.

Analysis by The Courier-Mail has revealed the number of lots approved for subdivision by major south east Queensland councils has doubled in five years. 

View the Gold Coast Bulletin article here »

Renters set for a happy new year according to latest white paper             

Cheaper rental properties are set to be the hallmark of 2017 which is great news for tenants, as an oversupply of inner-city investment properties flood the market.

A new LJ Hooker white paper, exclusive to The Courier-Mail, labels the trend the ‘rise of the renter’. 

View the realestate.com.au article here »

Calls for expansion of Qld homebuyer grant             

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt is being urged to expand the state's first-home buyer grants to include established homes to help the recovery of regional markets. 

View the news.com.au article here »

Calls for home buyer grant fix              

GLADSTONE Regional Council has turned up the heat on the Queensland government to rethink its first home buyers grant scheme. 

View The Observer article here »

Queensland housing investment set to slow: state treasury             

Queensland Treasury has pointed to the number of high-rise apartments and tightened bank lending as a limit on growth in dwelling investment next financial year. 

View The Australian article here »

CQ is hot property              

EIQ December quarter figures for 2016 have revealed a 20% increase in the median house price and sales across the Central Highlands.

Emerald LJ Hooker real estate principal Brenda Logovik said these results are reflective of the market in Emerald. 

View the Central Queensland News article here »

Call or changes to Queensland first home buyers grant scheme              

The Queensland government is under pressure to reform its first home buyers grant scheme to help boost the state’s struggling regional real estate market, which has been hard hit by the mining downturn. 

View The Australian article here »

Queensland housing investment set to slow: state treasury             

Queensland Treasury has pointed to the number of high-rise apartments and tightened bank lending as a limit on growth in dwelling investment next financial year. 

View The Australian article here »

Happy days for Coast property market              

As the year nears its end, CoreLogic has released its December quarter report with an optimistic view for the year ahead. 

View The My Weekly article here »

Brisbane property market begins to slide             

New research has found that the quarterly median house price and median unit price in Brisbane declined slightly in the September quarter, following strong supply to the unit market and easing demand in the housing market. 

View the Mortgage Business article here »

Five of the top 10 most viewed properties in Queensland are from the Gold Coast              

IT’S official.

The Gold Coast has the hottest properties in the country.

It comes as a palatial Mermaid Beach mansion named Tidemark took out the number one spot of the most viewed properties on realestate.com.au. 

View the realestate.com.au article here »

Meet the 20-y-o who just bought her first investment property on the Gold Coast              

She only just turned 20, but Amy Still has bought her first investment property on the Gold Coast.

The Varsity Lakes resident has been putting her hard earned cash away since she began working at age 13, and can now proudly join the ranks of other property owners. 

View the Herald Sun article here »

Snap up a piece of Central Qld for $15,000             

FIRST-HOME buyers could purchase a house for less than the State Government grant with prices as low as $15,000.

Retired real estate agent and former Vision Property Group owner Di Hancock-Mills said the "ridiculous" prices were reflective of the Central Highlands economy with owners "finally meeting the market". 

View The Morning Bulletin article here »

Boyne Smelter to pay Gladstone locals for used cans              

BOYNE Smelters Limited and Endeavour Foundation have teamed up to bring a cash for cans program back to Gladstone.

People are invited to collect aluminium cans and bring them to Endeavour Foundation in Lyons St to be sorted and weighed. 

View The Observer article here »

Trinity Beach is Cairns' best performer in terms of house prices              

INCREASING sales of high-value, premium properties at Trinity Beach have pushed the suburb’s median value up an incredible 34.5 per cent over the past five years. 

View The Daily Telegraph article here »

City a top property performer              

 HOUSES are selling like hot cakes in Ipswich.

The latest real estate statistics are in and Ipswich has emerged as the "standout performer", beating Brisbane and surrounding suburbs. 

View  Caboolture News article here »

'Dark days' of Coast property market nearly over              

KEVIN Doolan has been around the block a while.

Armed with over 40 years in the real estate industry, he is qualified to judge on the Capricorn Coast property market. 

View CQ News article here »

Adani boom could bring Gladstone house price rise              

WHATEVER way you choose to look at things, the Gladstone property market is the second-most affordable market in Queensland. 

View The Observer article here »

Shock at sudden death of respected business identity              

THE Toowoomba business and real estate community is mourning the sudden death of a man renowned for his tenacity and dedication.

Long-standing real estate principal and Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland Toowoomba vice president Bill Hedger, 72, died suddenly Tuesday night. 

View The Chronicle article here »

Real Estate Institute of Queensland says Cairns property market on rise               

CAIRNS is the only city outside of the southeast corner to be rated a rising market for both houses and units.

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland’s latest report shows the city’s median house price of $395,000 steady in the June quarter. 

View The Cairns Post article here »

How Rocky's property market bounced back with double digits             

 IT'S almost the comeback of the decade.

In a remarkable bounce, Rockhampton's median house prices have jumped by double digits. 

View The Morning Bulletin article here »

Real estate prices fall in Brisbane             

Brisbane home prices have taken a hit as a slide in demand and a flood of new units impact the city's property market, according to the latest data from Real Estate Institute Queensland (REIQ). 

View the 9News.com.au article here »

REIQ: December 2016 data shows fall in Brisbane property prices             

BRISBANE home prices have taken a hit as a slide in demand and a flood of new units impact the city’s property market, according to the latest data from Real Estate Institute Queensland (REIQ). 

View the Herald Sun article here »

Bundy a buyers' market            

Depending on which side of the property ladder you're on, there's good and bad news according to the latest figures from the Real Estate Institute Queensland.. 

View the News Mail article here »

Gold Coast property market records slight dip but annual median prices are up             

 THE Gold Coast’s year of constant growth has taken a slight hit, according to the latest data from the Real Estate Institute Queensland (REIQ).

View the realestate.com.au article here »

REIQ announces finalists for Awards of Excellence            

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland has announced its 2017 Awards for Excellence finalists and Sunshine Coast agents and agencies feature 15 times in the list. 

View the My Weekly Preview article here »

Brisbane home prices take a hit            

Brisbane home prices have taken a hit as a slide in demand and a flood of new units impact the city's property market, according to the latest data from Real Estate Institute Queensland (REIQ). 

View the Sky News article here »

Developer's fast-track multi-million dollar Rocky project             

Developers are fast tracking construction of a multi-million dollar Rockhampton estate. 

View the Central Telegraph article here »

Houses selling cheap as prices hit 10 year low             

The lowest house prices in a decade is giving first-home buyers the encouragement to get into the market. 

View the Whitsundays Times article here »

Ipswich to be Queensland's fastest-growing area over next 25 years             

Ipswich is shaping to be Queensland’s fastest-growing city over the next 25 years, after recording the ­highest increase in residential dwelling approvals in the state. 

View The Advertiser article here »

Far North suburbs a solid choice for investors             

FOR high rental returns, it seems investors had best look to regional Queensland.

Mission Beach was the best performer in a list of highest gross rental returns for units while North Queensland mining town, Collinsville topped the list for Queensland houses. 

View the realestate.com.au article here »

Brisbane's rental market tipped to favour tenants as vacancy rate rises             

Tenants should have more bargaining power with landlords as vacancy rates continue to rise in Brisbane, up 0.5 percent year on year. 

View the Domain article here »

Office supply enough to meet Brisbane CBD demand for 18 years             

New and proposed office space in the Brisbane CBD is sufficient to meet demand for the next 18½ years, according to new analysis. 

View The Australian article here »

Houses selling cheap as prices hit 10 year low             

THE lowest house prices in a decade is giving first-home buyers the encouragement to get into the market. 

View the Daily Mercury article here »

Mortgage stress bites as arrears rise           

The number of homeowners ­falling behind in their loan repayments has risen sharply as mining towns struggle and workers worry about the ­future. 

View The Australian article here »

The Best Suburbs To Buy In Brisbane          

The sprawling city of Brisbane is a beautiful place that anyone would be happy to live in; but it’s comprised of nearly 200 suburbs, which makes it hard to decide exactly where in Brisbane you want to live. 

View the Canstar article here »

Projects such as Nova City in the Cairns CBD are paving the way for apartments to make a comeback         

After years out in the cold, apartments are back on Cairns property buyers' wish lists.

View the Perth Now article here »

Demand For 'New Age' Facilities Drives Brisbane Rental Market        

Central Village, managed by Tessa Residential, is now the largest residential complex in Brisbane with 520 apartments in total.

View The Urban Developer article here »

Apartment size matters in Brisbane's flight to quality        

Apartments the size of an average suburban block are attracting strong interest from owner-occupiers in southeast Queensland. 

View The Australian article here »

REVEALED: 25 of Ipswich's cheapest houses       

OLD and neglected Ipswich homes are in hot demand as renovators rush to snap up character homes in classic areas for less than $250,000 in the face of rising prices.

View The Queensland Times article here »

Sell Lease Property Noosa      

Previously an award-winning media and public relations executive, Noosa resident Alex Harris swiftly established her value to vendors from Castaways Beach to Tewantin and everywhere in between.

View the My Sunshine Coast article here »

Schoolies' host in a good pizza thinking       

John Newlands knows, if you're in Surfers at this time of year, the best way to keep the schoolies happy is to keep them well-fed.

View The Gold Coast Bulletin article here »

Fourth real estate gong for Toowoomba property manager      

 KATIE Knight has topped the state once again.

The principal of RE/MAX Success Toowoomba was named Residential Property Manager of the Year at the Real Estate Institute of Queensland's award ceremony. 

View The Chronicle article here »

Townsville property agents in the running for Residential Salesperson of the Year       

IT’S been a year of growth and success for Townsville property agent Damien Keyes, who has not only been named one of the city’s top 50 most influential but is also in the running for Residential Salesperson of the Year.

View the realestate.com.au article here »

Where does your FNQ suburb rate when it comes to house price growth?      

BUNGALOW and Kamerunga top the charts as the leading growth areas for house prices in Cairns.

The average house price at Bungalow was $357,500 for the 12 months to October 31 – up four per cent from the previous year, according to CoreLogic RP Data,.

View The Cairns Post article here »

What are the best house hunting websites on the market?      

Buying a property is a BIG decision. When it comes to searching for a house to buy, there are many different options to choose from.

View The Canstar article here »

Sell Lease Property Noosa      

Previously an award-winning media and public relations executive, Noosa resident Alex Harris swiftly established her value to vendors from Castaways Beach to Tewantin and everywhere in between.

View the My Sunshine Coast article here »

Struggling CQ builders need a lifeline after another bad result      

As the latest monthly building approval figures for Queensland rolled out it was a familiar and worrying sight.

View The Morning Bulletin article here »

Queensland's top 10 most expensive suburbs     

The latest median house price data shows that Queensland's 10 most expensive suburbs are all located in Brisbane. 

View The Real Estate Conversation article here »

The name was all about that place      

Until the name Sunshine Coast became official in the Government Gazette of August 1, 1967, the scattered collection of seaside towns that stretched across three shires and around 60 km of coastline had been known by various hit and miss names.   

View My weekly article here »

'Realistic pricing': Gladstone property bouncing back      

For the first time this year Gladstone's property market is showing signs that it's getting its mojo back.

Although property valuation experts Herron Todd White still say the market is yet to hit the bottom, in a big change, the volume of house sales increased. 

View The Observer article here »

Brisbane house vacancy rates rise      

Brisbane's vacancy rates are the second highest in the country after jumping ahead of Darwin, a new report shows. 

View the Financial Review article here »

Brisbane real estate agents share secrets to successful property sales using dogs and sports cars     

Pooches and Porches are being used as the latest tactics to help sway Brisbane’s hot property market. 

View The Courier Mail article here »

Why you should consider a buyer's agent    

Buyer's agents are becoming more popular in Queensland as buyers recognise the many benefits an advocate can bring to the purchasing process. 

View the Gladstone Observer article here »

Commonwealth Bank: coal seam gas makes property 'unacceptable' as loan security     

Australia’s biggest mortgage provider has declared a Queensland property with coal seam gas wells “unacceptable” as security for residential lending, raising fresh concerns that people living in the state’s gasfields may be unable to sell their homes. 

View The Guardian article here »

Brisbane apartment market at more sustainable levels   

 Greater supply of new apartments in Brisbane means investors are holding out to purchase something special for a more reasonable price.

View The Real Estate Conversation article here »

Brisbane's top end apartments delivering big capital gains   

The negative outlook for Brisbane apartment prices might be worth reconsidering with new analysis showing CBD apartment sales in the last year priced over $1 million have delivered an average capital gain of $207,241.

View the Financial Review article here »

Median house price up in Brisbane, in a quarter of surprises   

It has been a challenging quarter for the Queensland property market, with factors such as the lengthy federal election campaign and uncertainty around the negative gearing debate impacting heavily, says REIQ CEO, Antonia Mercorella.

View The Real Estate Converstation article here »

Spring property boom hits the Gold Coast with interstate and locals buyers swarming city   

SPRING fever is gripping the Gold Coast property market, with the city going through an unprecedented bloom.

Cashed-up interstate buyers are swarming to the city, with locals hot on their heels in the hunt for their prized new home.

View the Gold Coast Bulletin article here »

Conference to help agents 'double their commissions'  

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland will hold its showcase event for 2016, the REIQ Summit, next month. The institute promises it will be a conference like no other, and participants will learn how to turn their dreams into reality. 

View the REB article here »

Market grows after contracting   

THE property market in the southeast corner of Queensland returned to positive territory this quarter, following last quarter’s contraction, and the Brisbane LGA median house price has grown 1.3 per cent to a new high of $635,000, the highest this has been in history.

View the Noosa Today article here »

Private Property Sale: Advantages and Disadvantages   

With the omnipresence of the internet, people are now willing to sell their property independently. Let’s see whether that’s a good idea or not. 

View the Australian National Review article here »

Median house price rises in Brisbane   

THE property market in the southeast corner of Queensland returned to positive territory this quarter, following last quarter’s contraction, and the Brisbane LGA median house price has grown 1.3% to a new high of $635,000, the highest this has been in history.

View the Bayside Star article here »

Brisbane's Median House Price Reaches New High    

As Queensland’s property market returns to positive territory after last quarter’s contraction, the median house price in Brisbane also increased by 1.3%, posting a new historical high of $635,000 in the June quarter, according to the latest data from the Real Estate Institute Queensland Market Monitor. 

View the Your Investment Property article here »

Justin Nickerson wins the Australasian Auctioneering Championships  

Justin Nickerson was crowned REIA Australasian Auctioneer of the Year last week in a tightly fought contest. In challenging circumstances, Mr Nickerson delivered a seamless, entertaining call in very unusual conditions against Gavin Croft, Harry Li, Andrew North and Daniel Coulson.  

View the Elite Agent article here »

Foreigners illegally buy $6m in SEQ homes: Tax Office   

Seven south-east Queensland homes purchased illegally for $5.9 million by foreign buyers have been identified in an Australian Tax Office investigation.

View the Domain article here »

Gladstone property market 'steady' as Bundaberg tips over edge   

IT'S been a long fall to the bottom of the market for Gladstone, but one of our CQ neighbours has only just tipped over the edge.   

View The Observer article here »

Women in Real Estate Lunch   

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) celebrated the influence of women in the industry with its Women in Real Estate (WIRE) luncheon on Friday September 9.  

View the Indulge article here »

Are holiday homes still a good investment?  

Spring is here and Queensland's tourism sector will soon be heating up but does that dream house in a holiday location actually make you money?   

View the Domain article here »

Online scammers target new Gold Coast family, taking $1400 in bond for fake Southport home  

A YOUNG family looking for a fresh start on the Gold Coast has been left homeless after heartless scammers took them for some of their last cash. 

View the Gold Coast Bulletin article here »

Is Rocky's real estate market about to take a positive turn?  

NOEL Livingston has had a bit more of a spring in his step than usual over the past six weeks and it's all thanks to positive signs he's seen in the local real estate market.  

View The Morning Bulletin article here »

Solid increase in number of Queenslanders buying their own home  

Following on from the resurgence in Queensland’s State Final Demand figures, today’s ABS Housing Finance data shows Queensland is outpacing the national rate on housing finance for owner-occupied.  

View the My Sunshine Coast article here »

Soaring skyline signals a city in a hurry to grow up 

When Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen was Queensland’s premier he used to take stock of the state’s economy by counting the number of cranes on the horizon. By any measure, Brisbane's central business district is on the rise, with sky scrapers being built at a rate not seen before.  

View The Australian article here »

Thousands of new jobs for inner Brisbane likely to continue need for apartment pipeline 

NEW rental vacancy rate data has challenged the question of whether Brisbane’s apartment market is oversupplied. The REIQ June quarter data has, for the first time, separated vacancy rate information on apartments and houses. REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said this new data now provided greater clarity around both segments of the market.

View the Courier Mail article here »

Most popular suburbs for home buyers on Coast 

The property market on the Sunshine Coast is ticking along quite nicely - but where are the most popular places to buy?

View the Sunshine Coast Daily article here »

Queensland property disclosure rules 'murky' and 'complicated'

Buying property is an inherently risky business. Either you want a future return on investment through rest or a later resale, or you're hoping it will be a perfect family home. 

View the Domain article here »