Suburb on the Spotlight: Buderim, QLD

Suburb on the Spotlight: Buderim, QLD

Approximately 95km north of Brisbane, overlooking Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is a suburb that has consistently appeared in searches for viable investment locations. In fact in 2012, this suburb topped the list of the most searched suburbs in Queensland. We are talking about Buderim, With a land area of about 648 sq.km, Buderim is a large and diverse […]

Suburb Review: Zillmere, Qld (and case studies)

Suburb Review: Zillmere, Qld (and case studies)

  (This is a shorter version of the suburb review we wrote for the June-July 2014 issue of Property Wise magazine.) For many investors proximity to the CBD is a big factor in selecting an investment property.  The issue that we face when trying to secure a property that is close to the CBD is […]

Suburb review: Kawana Waters, QLD (plus case studies!)

Suburb review: Kawana Waters, QLD (plus case studies!)

(This is a cut-down version of the suburb review we wrote for the April-May 2014 issue of Property Wise magazine.) When looking for a property investment location, two of the factors investors consider is the how attractive the area is for renters (do people want to live here?) and the potential for capital growth. Facilities, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]