Brisbane Suburb Spotlight: Chapel Hill, Cannon Hill and Spring Hill

A legal loophole is restricting the availability of apartments to rent in Brisbane. That’s the conclusion of a BIS Shrapnel report that says as much as 11% of Brisbane’s apartments are empty because it makes better sense, tax-wise, for investors to forego rent. If these apartments were to come online, rents would move lower, the […]

Brisbane Suburb Spotlight: Springwood, Daisy Hill, and Rochedale

Brisbane’s property market is beginning to experience the shoots of a natural progression: buyers of luxury properties are moving from the inner city to outer suburbs. They are trading out and up: exchanging smaller inner city homes for larger high-end properties. The luxury end of the market is strong right now, with suburbs like Springwood, […]

Brisbane Suburb Spotlight: Chermside West, Wishart and Bulimba

A new report by Domain Group has found that Brisbane houses are currently averaging 63 days on the market before selling, but those suburbs in the highest demand see houses taking little more than a couple of weeks to sell. These include the northern suburbs of Chermside West and Nudgee, where young families are today’s […]

Brisbane Suburb Spotlight: South Brisbane, Red Hill and Pullenvale

Brisbane’s nightlife economy is booming, and renters in inner suburbs have more money to enjoy it – that’s the news emerging from two reports that have caught our attention this week. Over the past five years, Brisbane’s night-time economy has exploded. The Australian Night Time Economy Report 2009-2014 found that money spent in Brisbane at night […]

Brisbane Suburb Spotlight: Runcorn, Keperra, and Wynnum West

With Brisbane’s power players positioning the state capital as the next ‘world city’, urban regeneration, infrastructure build, and property development have been high on the list of initiatives. Property here is more affordable than in Sydney and Melbourne, and the potential for price growth is growing daily. However, both renters and buyers might do well […]

Brisbane Suburb Spotlight: Kangaroo Point, Newstead, and Hamilton

You would expect Brisbane’s city planners to be putting the state’s capital front and centre to attract international business in the race to encourage business growth in an evolving economy – and this is exactly what they are doing. According to Brisbane Convention Bureau general manager Rob Nelson, there will be major investment over the […]

Brisbane Suburb Spotlight: Indooroopilly, Highgate Hill, and Redcliffe

Depending on which report you are reading, weekly rents in Brisbane are either set to rise markedly or fall because of extra supply. A BIS Shrapnel report says that the Labor government’s plans to restrict negative gearing to new homes will prompt rents to rise because fewer investors will be buying. The report concludes that […]

Brisbane Suburb Spotlight: Ascot, Milton, and Corinda

The latest data from Domain shows that average rents in Brisbane have hit their highest ever level. Median asking rents rose for the first time in ten quarters, with the median house rental now at $ 410 per week and the median unit rental at $ 380. Despite this rise, the year-on-year increase is only […]

Average Vacancy Rates for Rental Express Offices (April 04, 2016)

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Brisbane Suburb Spotlight: Carina, Paddington, and Sunnybank Hills

The Brisbane property market is showing mixed signs. Apartment sales are up, but prices have surprisingly fallen back. According to the 2015 Urbis Brisbane Apartment Insights report, 6,814 apartments were sold in Brisbane in 2015: that’s over 2,200 more than in 2014, or, put another way, an increase of 50% in buying activity. The main […]