Online Property Valuations – BEWARE

Not everything is what it seems!

The internet has become a major source of information and for communication, as well as a utility for trading goods and services. Many of us would find ourselves lost without online access albeit to source information, communicate with our social networks, entertain ourselves, pay our bills or catch up with daily news.

We put so much trust into what we uncover online, particularly so if you are a Gen X (age 38 – 53), Gen Y (Millenial: age 22 – 37) and a Gen Z (age 7 – 21), but can we trust everything we read and see on the net? Continue reading “Online Property Valuations – BEWARE”

Schools matter when buying/selling property in December/January

The end of one schooling year and the start of the next school year is a very important consideration for parents if they are relocating from one home to another, particularly so if their move also requires a change of school. This is also a good reason why sellers who live within close proximity to major schooling belts should consider this period as ideal time to sell and appeal to these buyers. Continue reading “Schools matter when buying/selling property in December/January”

When should I upgrade?

When is the right time to upgrade your residence?

Other than “What is my property worth?” there are many questions that home owners, or prospective home owners, will ask a real estate agent, some of those most often asked are:

·         When should I buy?

·         When should I sell?

·         How should I sell?

·         What should I do to my property to achieve a better price?

The answer to these questions can be very subjective and not straight forward as the right answer often depends on the underlying objectives of the person seeking advice. This requires answering the question with another question and delve a little deeper to uncover more information.

One question which I have been asked many times is “When is the right time to upgrade?” Continue reading “When should I upgrade?”

Isle of Capri Rising in Value

Isle of Capri is a large island located on the Nerang River in the heart of the central Gold Coast and is accessed via bridges on either side – from Bundall in the west and Surfers Paradise in the east.

The island accommodates low density living with no high-rise development. It is a prestigious island that features riverfront, canalfront and ‘dry block’ housing where you will find some of the most exclusive and expensive homes on the Gold Coast.

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117 Albatross Avenue – sells

After 56 years, it is hard to let go!

Consider the emotion that is attached to a property when you have lived in it for 56 years? And consider how fantastic it has been when the property is prime Gold Coast real-estate located on absolute beachfront in the heart of Mermaid Beach.

The good times – surf, sun and sand … and maybe some of the bad times – cyclones and floods. Nevertheless, there would be countless great memories for an owner who has called one property home for more than half a century.  Continue reading “117 Albatross Avenue – sells”

Capital Gains Shine on Mermaid Beach

A recent house prices report in the Gold Coast Bulletin, sourced from information provided by CoreLogic RP Data, reveals that Mermaid Beach has been the standout performer on the Gold Coast over the past 12 month period to February, 2016.

Mermaid Beach house prices increased on average 25.5% to $1.21m. This was the highest increase for any suburb across the Gold Coast. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $1,700,000. Continue reading “Capital Gains Shine on Mermaid Beach”

Smart money after beachfront assets

The Gold Coast has embarked on a new era of development. As construction starts on the $1 billion Surfers Paradise ‘Jewel’ three-tower highrise beachfront resort development on Old Burleigh Road and the 27-storey tower ‘Northcliffe Residences’ is given the go-ahead by the City of the Gold Coast along Northcliffe Terrace, we are seeing several big-hitters making strategic plays on beachfront assets located smack bang in the middle of these two new projects.

In an article recently published online, the Gold Coast Bulletin reports on the strategic purchases picked up by two Australian business men and an arm of listed company ASF in Garfield Terrace, Surfers Paradise.

One would think that if the smart money is once again chasing beachfront assets which have been ignored for some time post GFC it might be time to take a closer look at what opportunities might be available for the rest of us.

For more see – Western big hitter buys up on Coast