Real estate in Brisbane. Who is buying and renting in Camp Hill?

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Over the next few weeks we will take a look at several Brisbane suburbs and analyse who is buying and renting in these areas. As a real estate in Brisbane we like to keep our finger on the pulse. It is important to us that we know we our market. This week we are going to look at the demographics of our backyard….. Camp Hill.   Camp Hill suburb profile Real estate in Brisbane is booming and Camp Hill is…

Do Solar Panels Increase Property Value?

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Climate change is becoming an ever-prevalent concern in today’s society. This concern is leading some home owners to invest in solar panels. But, do solar panels increase property value? Do solar panels increase property value? A realestate.com.au survey found that 85% of people believed that solar panels added value to a property with 78 per cent saying that it could be as much as up to $10,000. This figure will depend on the  system installed. Generally, the more panels installed,…

Leading The Way - Keeping You Informed

Property Management Industry Brisbane
Position One Property have been keeping the Brisbane property management industry informed and updated since 2001. Our blog posts aim to keep tenants, investors and prospective buyers up to date on the latest legislative changes and changes to the market as a whole. Here is just a small sample of some of the articles we have written for you over the past  ten years.   Date                          Article  …

Borrowing to Invest in Property

BORROWING TO INVEST IN PROPERTY
Record low interest rates mean that more people are borrowing to invest in property.  With  interest rates low and the property market  stabilising, now may the perfect time to borrow against your house or take out an investment loan. Borrowing to invest is known as gearing. While gearing can be fruitful, there are a few potential traps to look out for.   Should you borrow to invest in property? Making wise investment decisions is incredibly important to the long-term success or…

Flat Fee Property Management - The Disadvantages

Flat Fee Property Management
As a property investor not only do you want quality property management, you also want value for money. This is why some property investors look for  flat fee property management. In this article we will look at the disadvantages of flat fee property management.  We will also analyse the negative impact it can have for you as an owner.    How a flat fee property management structure works There are several property managers in Brisbane offering flat fee property management but this…

Proposed Changes to Negative Gearing and Capital Gains Tax

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This week Position One Property will discuss the proposed changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax. If Labor win the up and coming election they are proposing to improve housing affordability by reforming negative gearing and capital gains tax arrangements. Firstly this is only if Labor win the election and is then able to pass this legislation through the Senate; but most importantly it will be limited to properties purchased  from 1 January 2020 which means the proposed changes…

Why to Buy in Brisbane Now - Part 1

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Over the next few weeks we will endeavour to answer your questions relating to the property market in Brisbane.  We'll cover Brisbane house prices, negative gearing, rental income and why you should buy in Brisbane now. The media has been filled lately with doom and gloom for home owners and investors.  But at Position One Property we would like to point out that most of this is purely media noise.  Some of it is scare tactics generated by politicians. We…

What is an NRAS Investment Property?

NRAS Investment Property
What is an National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) investment property? The National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) is an Australian Government initiative. It is a commitment to improve the affordability of housing for low to medium income earners. The purpose of raising the NRAS investment property scheme is to increase the supply of affordable housing for those in need. By offering an incentive to property investors, the NRAS scheme is designed to increase the number of affordable homes and reduce the…

NRAS Investment - What is it? How does it work?

NRAS Investment
What is the National Rental Affordability Scheme and NRAS Investment? The National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) is an Australian Government initiative to promote the availability of affordable rental properties. The scheme is commonly known as NRAS. It is a plan to address the shortage of affordable rental properties around the country. The NRAS is basically a plan which offers financial incentives to those who invest in rental properties that are suitable for low to medium income earners. By offering incentives…

DIY Property Management - Here's What NOT To Do!

DIY Property Management
Are you considering doing DIY Property Management? If so, here’s what not to do!   When it comes to choosing a Property Manager to look after you rental property, you get what you pay for! Yes, it does cost a management fee. To have a trained, experienced and dedicated Brisbane property manager from Position One manage your rental property and tenants on your behalf is a blessing. So we always explain that over the longer term, there is huge benefit…