Pet-Proofing Your Investment Property

Saturday 09 Feb 2019

With recent statistics indicating that just over 60% of all households’ own pets, it’s a good idea to pet-proof your investment property to increase application numbers and in most cases charge a reasonable amount extra in rent. Pets are becoming more common, states are starting to implement new legislation that prevents landlords from unreasonably refusing tenants owning pets; with Queensland potentially next in line to take up this legislation. So whether you currently allow pets i ....

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5 Upsides To Downsizing

Tuesday 08 Jan 2019

Downsizing has a number of upsides, and not just for the empty nesters – there’s great benefits that everyone can enjoy. You may have noticed a recent downsizing trend, as social consciousness rises around minimal living and reducing your imprint. But what else is it about downsizing that has this movement on the rise? If you enjoy saving money, reducing waste, gaining energy and saving time then it sounds like you’d love downsizing, so keep reading to see the benefits that you ....

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3 Smart Reasons To Sell During The Silly Season

Wednesday 12 Dec 2018

The Silly Season, otherwise known as the holiday season that starts in November and ends in January and in our opinion is one of the better times to place your property on the market. With the holiday season having many feeling jolly and bright you’ll be surprised at the amount of buyers that attend your open homes.  So what are three smart reasons to sell during the silly season? 1. Strong Attendance Rates – Although it’s a crazy time of year, it’s also a time ....

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3 Simple and Affordable Steps to Make Your Small Bathroom Feel More Spacious

Tuesday 27 Nov 2018

Bathrooms, the area in the home that is difficult to work with if the space isn’t there - usually full of awkward layouts and limited lighting. Yet did you know that a well styled bathroom can make a dramatic difference on the sale of your house. To help you create a brighter and bigger feeling space without the need to pull everything down and start again follow these 3 simple steps. 1. Let There Be Light! You want to create as much lighting as possible to brighten and lift the room. To d ....

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Real Estate News - Immigration & Real Estate

Tuesday 20 Nov 2018

Real Estate News According to The Guardian, Scott Morrison has flagged cutting immigration numbers based on advice from the states. So what does this mean for the real estate industry? Lucky for Queensland and in particularly Brisbane, this potential cut shouldn’t affect house demand or prices – why you ask? Simple, the affordability of Brisbane City still makes it a sought after area for interstate migrators and overseas migrators. Population growth is expected to boom over the next ....

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A to Z of Real Estate Lingo

Tuesday 06 Nov 2018

Amortisation Period – the number of years it will take to fully pay off a home loan. Appreciation – A specific increase in the value of a property over a given time Auction – the public sale of a property where interested buyers meet at a specific place and time to bid for the property. Bank Valuation – A bank’s estimation of a property’s value. Bridging Finance – A shorter termed loan that enables buyers to purchase a new property whilst waiting on the ....

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3 Reasons To Sell Your Property By Auction

Tuesday 30 Oct 2018

When you’re in the market to sell you property it’s important to consider all methods of sale. There are three main ways you can sell your property – selling by private treaty, selling by expressions of interest and or selling by auction. Whichever method you choose when selling your property it’s important to speak to your Collins Realty Group agent to understand which method is right for you. Certain property types and areas will achieve better results depending on whic ....

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What Is Rentvesting?

Tuesday 23 Oct 2018

It’s all about location in real estate, but what happens if where you want to live and what you can afford are two different things? This is a common predicament, and has led to the tactic of Rentvesting. So what exactly is Rentvesting? Rentvesting is where aspiring home owners purchase a property as an investment that fits their budget, whilst living in a rental where they would rather live. Rentvesting gives the opportunity to get into the property market without having to sacrifice life ....

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5 Essentials For Dressing Your House To Impress

Tuesday 16 Oct 2018

Many of us tell ourselves that we won’t buy with our heart but that we will buy with our head, yet in reality buyers buy with their heart more often then their head. And in our experience, buyers who buy with their heart are more likely to pay higher than those who buy with their head. Before you can help buyers fall in love with your property, you need to make sure it’s dressed to impress. In this blog we discuss 5 Essentials For Dressing Your Property To Impress The Market. Street ....

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Why Move To Queensland

Tuesday 09 Oct 2018

ABS data has revealed that Queensland is Australia’s favourite destination for moving interstate. Since the Queensland Governments “Move On Up” campaign began, over 110,000 people have moved up to Queensland in the past 10 years. With figures now stating that the state has had a population boom of 10% in the past 5 years, with the majority of interstate migrators moving to Queensland coming from NSW and the NT. For many Australians moving interstate happens for a number of reas ....

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