Real Estate

Mon 18 Nov 2019

Advice for first-home buyers: ‘Don’t bother’

Advice for first-home buyers: ‘Don’t bother’

A major policy designed to help young Australians get into their first homes has been described by experts as a dud, months before it even begins.

Magic home loan rate you should be paying

premium_icon Magic home loan rate you should be paying

Australia’s owner occupier borrowers should be hunting for better deals on their mortgage rates as lenders offer the cheapest deals ever.

Sat 16 Nov 2019

Famous Aussie property developer in $1.85m row

premium_icon Famous Aussie property developer in $1.85m row

The man who transformed skylines across Australia, Daniel Grollo, is embroiled in a bitter $1.85 million family property dispute.

Problem tenant leaves ‘disgraceful’ mess

premium_icon Problem tenant leaves ‘disgraceful’ mess

A woman has claimed a tenant left her Midge Point property a ‘shell’ after 18 months of issues.

PICS SHOW DANGER: Builder suspended over units’ deep cracks

premium_icon PICS SHOW DANGER: Builder suspended over units’ deep cracks

A major builder has been suspended by the QBCC and forced to stop work on a $10m apartment tower after a neighbouring unit block was evacuated.

Biggest shake-up in 40 years for landlords and renters

premium_icon Biggest shake-up in 40 years for landlords and renters

Tenants would be given more freedom to keep pets and modify rental properties to make them feel more like a “home” under sweeping reforms being proposed.

Fri 15 Nov 2019

How to find the perfect property location

How to find the perfect property location

Who knew the local barista could be an important person when listing your home on the property market?

Big four vying for loan scheme

premium_icon Big four vying for loan scheme

Only two of the big four banks can take part in the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme. THIS IS HOW THE SCHEME WORKS

Wed 13 Nov 2019

Plan for $1b mega-tower to go beside Jewel

premium_icon Plan for $1b mega-tower to go beside Jewel

The owners of a prominent beachfront site in Surfers Paradise are planning to build a “pioneering” tower they promise will “go higher” than the next door Jewel.

Beachfront unit ‘record breaker’ in weekend deal

premium_icon Beachfront unit ‘record breaker’ in weekend deal

A deal worth just shy of $10 million was struck in less than 24 hours, in another monster property sale in the region’s north.

Mon 11 Nov 2019

‘Next step’ close on Star’s $2B project

premium_icon ‘Next step’ close on Star’s $2B project

Star has unveiled a new vision for the Gold Coast’s Sheraton Grand Mirage as State Government gives its clearest indication yet about its plans for a second casino.

Sat 9 Nov 2019

Hong Kong buyers turn to Australian coasts after protests

Hong Kong buyers turn to Australian coasts after protests

Hong Kong residents are setting their sights on Gold Coast property in a wave of real estate inquiries across Australia following months of protest turmoil

Thu 7 Nov 2019

27k jobs created in $3b Stockland property bonanza

premium_icon 27k jobs created in $3b Stockland property bonanza

The CEO of one of Australia’s leading property companies says they will spend $3 billion and create 27,000 jobs across the state over the next decade.

Wed 6 Nov 2019

Queensland-first retirement housing wins top award

premium_icon Queensland-first retirement housing wins top award

A QUEENSLAND-first retirement housing development north of Toowoomba has won a prestigious award from the state’s developer body.

Where you can buy your own mountain for $620k

premium_icon Where you can buy your own mountain for $620k

Caves, 4WD heaven, 360 views and its own postcode is just the start of an epic piece of property for sale.

Tue 5 Nov 2019

Official cash rate stays at 0.75 per cent as RBA holds firm

Official cash rate stays at 0.75 per cent as RBA holds firm

The Reserve Bank of Australia has left the official interest rate at 0.75 per cent – but experts agree the next cut is only months away.

Mon 4 Nov 2019

This house comes with a $50k fridge

This house comes with a $50k fridge

Nathan Johnson and Jess Glancey reckon the sunken lounge is making a comeback, as they list their home that has a $50k fridge.

Landmark demolished over council red tape furore

premium_icon Landmark demolished over council red tape furore

The owner of the palatial home of two prominent Brisbane businessmen says failed attempts to heritage list the property drove him to demolish the landmark.

Hemsworths buy up more Byron properties

premium_icon Hemsworths buy up more Byron properties

Australia’s most-watched family, the Hemsworths, have expanded their Byron Bay property holdings, splashing out $4.25m on a near but non-beachfront purchase.

Sat 2 Nov 2019

I quit avocado on toast, now I own a house

premium_icon I quit avocado on toast, now I own a house

I’ve done it, I am now a homeowner. It was so easy, I just quit avocado on toast then out of nowhere a 20 per cent deposit appeared in my account.

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