Brisbane Case Study Part 4: Why Some Contracts Fail (aka The Building and Pest Inspections)

Brisbane Case Study Part 4: Why Some Contracts Fail (aka The Building and Pest Inspections)

  So your offer on a property has been accepted. You’re full of excitement, you’re giddy, and felt relieved now that the crucial part is over. You’re about to celebrate—but you realised there’s still some more work to be done. There’s the building and pest inspection. And this phase of property purchase is just as […]

EPI 080 | How much should I pay for a property?

EPI 080 | How much should I pay for a property?

Things we talk about What’s News Our reno project is (finally) done and dusted What’s next: A small scale development or another renovation project? Brisbane market is heating up Steps of analysing the property to determine pricing Comparable listings Comparable sales Things that can also have an impact – flood location, proximity to other buildings […]

Brisbane Case Study Part 3 — Finding THE Property

Brisbane Case Study Part 3 — Finding THE Property

  We’re back with the next instalment in our latest Brisbane purchase case study. As a review, below are the links to the first and second parts of this series: Brisbane Case Study Part 1: Meeting Peta Brisbane Case Study Part 2— Suburbs Analysis Now to recall Peta’s buying criteria, we were looking for a […]

EPI 079 | Beating them at their own game – Interview with sales agent Paul Simpson

EPI 079 | Beating them at their own game – Interview with sales agent Paul Simpson

Things we talk about What’s News Lisa Parker on strata titling property – www.parkerinvest.com.au Kaz’s reno property settles Interview with real estate agent Paul Simpson Buying property Selling property Tips for dealing with real estate agents www.paulsimpson.net.au Quick tip and action Local Council and state-based websites for planning and development information – land size, zoning, […]

Home Staging: Going the DIY way

Home Staging: Going the DIY way

  Home staging, as we defined in our previous post, can add value to the property you are selling. But is it worth the effort and costs? What if you were to DIY your home staging? This article tackles these issues. Another reason to stage your home is to take your personality (your emotions) out […]

EPI 078 | Networking to success – Interview with Matt Jones

EPI 078 | Networking to success – Interview with Matt Jones

Things we talk about Real-life renovation project Finding a buyer Building and Pest inspections Approvals, qualifications Interview with Matt Jones Brisbane Property Networking Group Property Resource Shop Subdivision Joint Ventures Quick tip and action Find yourself a property networking group in your area and go along! The big breakthroughs in my progress I have made […]

Brisbane Case Study Part 2— Suburbs Analysis

Brisbane Case Study Part 2— Suburbs Analysis

  We are now on the second part of our Brisbane purchase case study  featuring Peta. If you missed our initial post, head on to the link below to get an idea of Peta’s background and a glimpse of her buying criteria: Brisbane Case Study Part 1: Meeting Peta We’ve mentioned in the first part […]

Staging Your Property: Are the costs and effort worth it?

Staging Your Property: Are the costs and effort worth it?

  When you decided to sell your property, it goes without saying that you do hope you will sell quickly and with the best results, that is, the best price. In a fickle property market, however, how do you ensure to achieve those objectives? Image is everything. That saying also holds true in selling houses. […]

Is DHA a good investment for you?

Is DHA a good investment for you?

  Some of the biggest risks and concerns for landlords everywhere include: Will I be able to get a tenant? What if I have periods of vacancy? Is my property going to be a hassle to manage? Will my tenants look after my property? How much will the ongoing maintenance of the property cost me? […]

Brisbane Case Study Part 1: Meeting Peta

Brisbane Case Study Part 1: Meeting Peta

  So we’ve emerged from our recent renovation project that has kept us busier than busy the past weeks. But aside from that reno, we’ve also been busy attending to some clients over at Property Zest. And we’re happy to share another purchase wherein the client allowed us to document the process of using a […]

Getting your strategy right – 4. Rental Yield

Getting your strategy right – 4. Rental Yield

  So you have decided to invest on a rental property. One of the things you need to know in managing your investment is to determine whether the property is generating positive cashflow or is negatively geared and to do this you need to understand the return you are getting on your investment — or […]