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Ronie

Ronie

Brisbane City
The way Australians buy and sell their homes changed overnight, with group onsite auctions and open homes now banned by the Prime Minister as part of measures to flatten the COVID19 curve. Here’s what’s going to happen now. Fresh off the back of government calls for social distancing to become the norm nationwide, real estate industry peak bodies had braced for bans on group activities within the market, with major agencies also lobbying for the property sector to be allowed to operate under the new restrictions as an “essential service”. Prime Minister Scott Morrison last night named inroom and onsite auctions and open for inspections among the list of activities that would be banned from midnight tonight as part of measures to control the spread of COVID19. First to respond last night was one of the country’s biggest agencies, the Ray White Group which sells one in eight houses in Australia and New Zealand. Ray White Group managing director Dan White said in a statement that “it appears the scope of new business operating practices the group proposed earlier (Tuesday) to support the flattening of the COVID-19 infection curve has been endorsed as appropriate”. ‘No other restrictions were announced for either property management or sales businesses, subject to other restrictions on physical distancing and hygiene,” he said. “The key message to take away is that all real estate onsite and in room auctions and open house inspections will be cancelled as of Wednesday night, but our members will still be able to host virtual property tours, private inspections and online/digital auctions, as we have been encouraging.” He said the industry would take heart from the PM’s statement that ‘all workers in the economy are essential’. “We will carefully adhere to the latest restrictions,” Mr White said, which would provide “some challenges”, but were “necessary to face the current crisis” He said many Australians relied on agents “to support them in renting, buying, selling and managing their homes. We are well prepared to do this”. The PM’s announcement follows an early Tuesday call by the Real Estate Institute of Australia for significant changes to be made to the way all agencies conducted their business. “Past practice with open homes and public auctions needs to cease,” REIA President Adrian Kelly warned earlier in the day. Details:x Sweeping changes for real estate - realestate.com.... The way Australians buy and sell their homes changed overnight, with group onsite auctions and open homes now banned by the Prime Minister as part of measures to flatten the COVID19 curve. Here’s wh... www.realestate.com.au
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Ronie

Ronie

Brisbane City
On a recent episode of The Smart Property Investment Show, Streamline Property Buyers’ Melinda and Scott Jennison unpacked the Queensland capital’s “thriving” property market and opportunities for avid investors. According to Ms Jennison, “From the perspective of adding value, there’s a lot of opportunity in Brisbane for the renovation strategy.” From Streamline Property’s perspective, she said it’s been a popular way to add value for clients. “That’s something that we certainly help a lot of investors with; identifying a property that has the potential or has good price disparity between entry and exit point within the suburb.” That’s a way value can be added, with Ms Jennison commenting that the business is helping a number of their clients through both structural and cosmetic renovations to achieve this. Weighing in, Mr Jennison said there are a number of key things investors need to be looking at if they do decide to go down this renovation route. In particular, people should be looking at both the layout of a house, and its location. In terms of having a decent layout, Mr Jennison, who has a background in building, said in some cases, the way a property faces can be “critical”. “A lot of people don’t like to face east-west because you get that afternoon,” he noted. So north-south, or good layouts are important – but also “something that can be changed around a little bit without major construction and structural issues” is a good idea. And when structural changes are required, Mr Jennison said investors must be sure to check if the property’s “got good bones”. With this as a pre-requisite, he said “anything can be changed in the house”. But this does also “depend how deep your pockets are sometimes,” he conceded. In addition, Ms Jennison highlighted that development opportunities as “huge” in the capital city – although it’s becoming a really tight market. Especially where investors are trying to secure some of the more typical splitter blocks to create subdivision sites. “I think it’s one of the hardest types of properties in Brisbane at the moment,” she commented, with people paying a premium. While it is still possible to acquire those sites, Ms Jennison considered them as not feasible to develop instantly “based on the prices required to secure them”. Even where this is the case, she called the development strategy, particularly in the Brisbane market “a great land bank” and long-term opportunity for certain investors: “If you’ve got a long-term investment time frame, capital growth is your primary priority and you’re wanting to manufacture additional equity.” In the same conversation, Melinda and Scott Jennison also outlined how a lack of construction in Brisbane is tipped to be the driving force behind sustained gains for property investors. Read:x Adding value in Brisbane There’s a lot of opportunity for investors interested in the Brisbane property market to increase their potential for yield using renovation or development strategies, according to two area experts. www.smartpropertyinvestment.com.au
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Ronie

Ronie

Brisbane City
Brisbane saw strong demand for rental properties in February, with enquiries twice normal levels and more properties leased than usual, according to a real estate agency. SPACE Property’s new client and executive leasing manager, Stephanie Cox, has reported that while January is usually the busiest month of the year for rentals, February was even busier this year. The February phenomenon followed a pick-up in the market from November last year, with Ms Cox noting it continued to get busier from that point on. “In November, we saw a big rise in renters looking for family homes in school catchments or people moving from interstate, which is likely due to population growth in Brisbane, especially with people moving from the southern capitals of Melbourne and Sydney,” she said. For her, February has been the busiest month, “with tenant demand coming from a range of demographics, including families, couples, sharers and downsizers”. In just one week of February, Ms Cox said she had double the tenant enquiries she normally would – at 591 enquiries. “That’s huge, especially if we compare it to a week in July last year, when we had 263 enquiries.” The manager said she expects the rental market to remain steady through March following the huge demand that’s been witnessed. In turn, properties are being rented more quickly and for higher rental rates due to the demand. “Listed properties are usually rented in one week, but at the moment properties are being leased on the first open and achieving rents above the asking price,” she highlighted. The average period for rental listings to be leased last quarter was 21 days, according to REA figures. But in the current rental environment, Ms Cox said she is seeing around 50 per cent of tenants pay above the asking price to secure a property they really love. Source: x February a bumper month for Brisbane rentals Brisbane saw strong demand for rental properties in February, with enquiries twice normal levels and more properties leased than usual, according to a real estate agency. www.smartpropertyinvestment.com.au
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Royal

Royal

Brisbane City
Over the past year, Brisbane has become the “safe choice” for property investors looking to avoid the negative impacts of the declines in Sydney and Melbourne. Will the Queensland capital continue to offer good opportunities in 2020? Brisbane has ended 2019 on a high as it finished the year with positive annual growth of a total 2.8 per cent, Streamline Property’s Melinda Jennison pointed out.Most property analysts believe that Brisbane will see positive results in 2020 – even predicting that the capital city will see the greatest national gains in house prices, ultimately leading to a 20 per cent increase in median house price by 2022. While house prices are expected to continue rising as a result of increasing migration rates and healthy levels of housing affordability, the value of apartments is likely to remain flat for a while. Dwelling pricesPropertyology’s Simon Pressley said that median dwelling values over the next five years are likely to outgrow the previous five.Further, the growth will be more widespread as opposed to being concentrated in only a select few locations. Supply and demandOver the year in Brisbane, Ms Jennison noted that high demand was consistently better for inner city suburbs compared with fringe suburbs. 2020 trendsProperty risk management will become more significant across the Brisbane property market moving forward as droughts, bushfires and a month’s worth of rain in a matter of minutes affect the capital city and the rest of the Sunshine State.According to CoreLogic CEO Lisa Claes, a property’s hazard profile will become just as significant as its physical attributes.“There will be greater demand from our customers for seamless delivery of relevant data relating to property risks in the same way they leverage property values, ownership and construction data,” she said.As a result, she believes 2020 will see further changes in the real estate industry’s operating environment with the rise of desegmentation. more to read atx Year in summary: Trends and predictions for the Br... Over the past year, Brisbane has become the “safe choice” for property investors looking to avoid the negative impacts of the declines in Sydney and Melbourne. Will the Queensland capital continue... www.smartpropertyinvestment.com.au
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Ranjit

Ranjit

Brisbane City
Brisbane’s property saw a strong start to the year, with this month described as the “busiest January in a decade” by real estate agents. During the start of 2020, there was a record number of people attending open homes, most likely due to the low interest rates, the limited property stock, and the increasing market confidence in Brisbane’s property market. One of the biggest drivers of growth this year is the strong market confidence in the city. In a survey conducted by Perth-based property investment consultancy Momentum Wealth, Perth and Brisbane were seen as cities with best buying prospect by respondents, with Brisbane recording the biggest home preference at 81 per cent. According to the team leader and buyer’s agent of Momentum Wealth Emma Everett, the spike in confidence from previous surveys is most likely due to the changes in Australia’s property cycles. Ms Everett said that the relative affordability and growth opportunities in both Brisbane and Perth are likely to be the primary drivers of continued interest in the cities’ property markets. In the survey, Brisbane was also named as the most popular market for investors actively seeking opportunities. With The First Home Buyers Deposit Scheme implemented this year, stronger competition is also expected in the property market. In Brisbane, properties now have a cap value of $475,000 for first home buyers. For most investors, the Brisbane property market might have been slightly stagnant in the past few years. But some experts, including Eliza Owen, head of research at CoreLogic, believe that 2020 will be a more positive year for the Queensland capital city, mainly due to its more affordable price point compared to other capital cities. Additionally, the unit market is anticipated to rebound as supply rates begin to moderate this year. The jobs growth across Queensland in various fields including the scientific, technical and professional services is also seen to contribute to the positive expansion in the property market as it creates high incomes which in turn will underpin the demand for housing. With a solid start to 2020, can the Brisbane property market maintain its momentum for the rest of the year? Property values According to the CoreLogic Hedonic Home Value Index, the first month of 2020 saw the national housing value index increase by 0.9 per cent. Details inside:x Property market update: Brisbane, January 2020 The Brisbane property market saw a strong start to the year, with this month described as the “busiest January in a decade”. Will it be able to sustain this strength throughout the year? www.smartpropertyinvestment.com.au
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