September 24, 2019

While due diligence has always been of upmost importance for those looking to purchase a new home, once, that simply referred to things like building and pest inspections, utility access and land boundary checks.  

  

These days though, as awareness of climate chang...

August 28, 2019

Following the recent collapse of property developer Ralan Group, Queensland’s peak real estate industry body, the REIQ, is reminding potential buyers of the unique risks associated with off-the-plan contracts, which in the Ralan case may result in the loss of the initi...

June 5, 2019

   

THE REIQ welcomes news today that APRA is proposing removing the quantitative guidance on the level of the serviceability floor rate, allowing lenders to set their own floor rate.  

   

At the moment, APRA requires lenders to assess a borrower’s service...

April 10, 2019

BRISBANE DEFIES FALLING HOUSE PRICE TRENDS 

   

BRISBANE Local Government Area (LGA) clung to median house price growth of just 1.1 per cent to close out 2018 in positive territory, defying, for now, the national trend of falling house prices, according to the lates...

February 12, 2019

 THE REIQ welcomes the finalisation of the Royal Commission into the banking and financial services sector and the release of its report. 

   

It is now important that the government and regulators address the problems identified in the report without causing f...

January 16, 2019

Just like employment figures, petrol prices and home loan rates, the real estate market is not static. Nor is the market singular. Rather, the real estate scene is made up of many markets each moving through its own cycle. 

When it comes to future-proofing your investme...