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  • 4 tips for choosing the right suburb.

    1. Local amenities No matter where you’re living, it’s always good to have local amenities within shouting distance. This includes shops, recreational areas, parks and public transport. A suburb that has the basics at an arm’s reach will make for easier living and better potential for value growth in the … Read more

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  • Is it time to downsize?

    It happens to everyone eventually – we reach a point where, for any number of reasons, we just need a change. A lot of us have been through the struggle to get that first home, have started families that have grown and moved away, and accumulated more stuff that we … Read more

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  • Savvy property investors look to Brisbane

    A CRACKDOWN on lending to property investors hasn’t dampened their appetite, with many looking to Brisbane as the next hotspot. Almost two thirds of property investors are looking to buy a residential property in the next six to 12 months, according to a survey of more than 1000 investors. Property … Read more

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  • Average age of buyers has dropped

    THE average age of property buyers has been hovering around 38 years for the past decade. An ING Direct study found the average age of customers who bought a property in Queensland between October last year and September this year was holding 37.8. Ten years ago the average age was … Read more

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  • Could this be Costco’s next Qld location?

    INTERNATIONAL wholesale giant Costco has Logan on its list of possible locations for another Queensland store. A spokeswoman for Costco said Logan was one of a number of Queensland sites the company was potentially interested in. “We do not currently have any confirmed (new) locations in Queensland,” she said. “At this … Read more

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  • Garage sale trail

    BRISBANE bargain hunters will join 400,000 like-minded people this Saturday for the national Garage Sale Trail. More than 10,000 garage sales have registered and been listed on the trail around the country promoting the reuse, reduce and recycle message. Visit the Garage Trail Sale website and create a ”treasure trail” … Read more

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  • Crime rate heading in the right direction

    The latest Queensland Police Service Annual Statistical Review (ASR), which gives Queenslanders a snapshot of crime rates and trends across the state, shows that crime in Logan has gone down 4 per cent. Police Minister Joanne Miller said: “Queensland continues to be a safer place to live, work and visit … Read more

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  • Are you ready for NBN in 2016 for Springwood

    BRISBANE’S southern and eastern suburbs have been put on the fast-track for the rollout of the National Broadband Network. The Australian Government has released a plan promising to begin construction to connect 9.5 million premises to the network by September 2018. This includes about 58,400 homes and businesses in the … Read more

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  • How to attract great tenants and top rent

    Much of the success of real estate investing lies in securing the best tenants for your property and ensuring that you’re getting as much rent as possible. These aspects are crucial in the ongoing maintenance of your asset and your return on investment through your rental income. Simply, the more … Read more

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