What’s the outlook for real estate investment in Australia this year?

One of the best ways to add to your investment portfolio is to buy property. For one thing, housing is a relatively stable market, and your holdings are always likely to have value, usually increasingly so. In addition, if you own a home, you can rent it out and generate a little extra return on your investment that way.The only question is just how much it will cost to make … read on

Andrew Bell’s Market Update: How Long Will Property Growth Continue In Australia?

  MARKET WRAP Issue 9   |   April 27th, 2017  |  How Will Property Growth Continue in Australia? Lots of talk about the real estate market continues, and over many aspects, but none greater than how long can this strong growth continue throughout the country. The latest NAB Residential Property Survey reflects sentiment as at the end of 2016. Regrettably, … read on

House prices are steadily rising on the Gold Coast

If you've got your sights set on buying a house on the Gold Coast, it's important to keep a close watchful eye on the real estate market, watching for any price fluctuations in either direction. And if you've been looking lately, you're probably well aware - prices in recent years have been going nowhere but up.This can be either alarming or encouraging, … read on

How much are you willing to spend at a property auction?

Attending auctions and making bids is one viable option if you're looking to buy property on the Gold Coast. In a sense, it's an attractive one - the process is quick and easy, if you're willing to bid competitively. If you show up and offer more money than anyone else, the lot is yours, no questions asked.The drawback is that it's hard to know how much … read on

Finding affordable real estate in a competitive Australian housing market

Buying a house is not as easy as it once was. The supply of available property is starting to dry up, and the population in Australia continues growing, which means competition for housing is fierce and prices will naturally increase.It's getting harder for middle-class families to find homes that they can afford and where they can live comfortably. A dollar doesn't … read on

Are you considering buying Gold Coast property in an auction?

If you're willing to pore over countless real estate listings, find the right place and then spend days or weeks waiting to hear back on an offer, you can certainly buy real estate on the Gold Coast that way. There's another method that's equally effective, though. Have you considered buying property in an auction?Auctions are fast-paced, competitive and played for … read on

The best vineyards in Surfers Paradise

Buying real estate in Surfers Paradise means purchasing property that's within an hour's drive of some of Australia's best vineyards and wineries. Here's a rundown of some of our favourites. Cedar Creek Estate VineyardCedar Creek offers the biggest range of wines in the Hinterland. You won't just be going here for the wine, however, as they operate … read on

Auctions or private treaty – what suits your buying needs best?

Over a quarter of homes go to auction in Australia, but this doesn't mean buying at auction is right for everyone. We thought we'd weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of purchasing both at auction and via private treaty, to give you an idea of what will best suit your Gold Coast real estate needs. Buying at auction1. Quicker - With an auction, the … read on

Surfers Paradise – a hub of arts and culture

When you buy real estate in Surfers Paradise, you're surrounding yourself with a huge arts and culture scene that's making the Gold Coast into so much more than just a beach tourism area. Here's a guide to getting your culture on in one of the Gold Coast's premium property hotspots. 1. The Arts Centre Gold CoastThe Arts Centre Gold Coast can be found on … read on