Easy landscaping tips when selling your property

Sure, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but a scrappy yard can be an instant turn-off to potential home buyers, even if the house is a dream on the inside. We’ve pulled together some savvy landscaping tips to make sure your home is picture perfect for when you’re ready to sell. The first thing to keep in mind when revamping your garden is that it has to appear well presented and easy to maintain. People want to enjoy the outdoor space, not feel like it’s a burden. Freshen up If your garden is in reasonable shape but just needs a little spruce up, start with the basics. Mow the lawn and trim the edges, or even lay new lawn if necessary. Get rid of any dead plants, and throw out those s

Is buying to flip still viable in today’s market?

Buying to flip can be lucrative when property prices are rising rapidly, but is it still a viable option in today’s softer market? The answer is it can be. You will, however, need to: • do your own research and due diligence • be in a strong financial position • consult a mortgage broker for the best finance arrangements. What should potential ‘flippers’ be aware of? Buying ‘the right’ property What’s the right property for you to flip? The answer to that may come from research into the local area to work out exactly where good value may lie. Ask yourself questions like: • What are the historical values for this property and others on this street? • How much can you spend before overcapi

Herron Todd White - Month in Review November 2018

Property dealings are often about planning for the future. Whether it's a home to raise a family, a first purchase to get on the real estate ladder or even an investment for building a portfolio. Property is intrinsically related to looking forward and ensuring our 'future selfs' will be happy. The team at Herron Todd White did a quick calculation and noted the Baby Boomer cohort are, on average, just a couple of years away from the official retirement age. They're such a large sector of our populace, this change in life is sure to have flow on effects for real estate markets. Head to page 46 to read about the Brisbane real estate market.

RBA Interest Rate Decision - November 2018

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economic expansion is continuing. A number of advanced economies are growing at an above-trend rate and unemployment rates are low. Growth in China has slowed a little, with the authorities easing policy while continuing to pay close attention to the risks in the financial sector. Globally, inflation remains low, although it has increased due to both higher oil prices and some lift in wages growth. A further pick-up in inflation is expected given the tight labour markets and, in the United States, the sizeable fiscal stimulus. One ongoing uncertainty regarding the global outlook stems from t

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