CoDeveloper Project Nearing Completion

The CoDeveloper project launched by UGC in the Brisbane suburb of Murrarie is nearing completion. The images below highlight the quality of property UGC clients are due to settle on at a significant discount to market value in the coming weeks. UGC’s CoDeveloper Strategy provides investors the opportunity to own a new property at significantly[…]

Property Cliff

Property Market Definitely Slowing

The football season is over, daylight savings has started and warmer weather is upon us.  This is traditionally when the Residential Property Market peaks but so far the spring selling season, at least compared to last year, is looking fairly meek. Australia’s capitals last week recorded a preliminary national auction clearance rate of 68.1%.  Last[…]

Property Slow Down

The Property Market is Slowing – Is It Time to Sell?

Property owners in most capital cities have enjoyed a great run in the last 5 years. Sydney and Melbourne have lead the charge with annual double digit growth but is that run about to come to an end? If it does what should you do?   Read on to get our take on this. CoreLogic’s Monthly[…]

The Impact of Chinese Investors on Australian Property Prices.

In recent years, Chinese investment in Australian Property has been an unstoppable power. “Despite both internal and foreign market shocks, investment still grew in 2016, although at a slower rate than past years. Chinese investors have a strong desire to diversify their assets and as such they will always try to find new ways to[…]

2016 Census Property Insights

More Property Insights from the Census

The official release of the 2016 Census data was on Tuesday, 27 June 2017.  We released a brief summary in this article on June 29. Since then further analysis has been conducted and thanks to the Commonwealth Bank we have the table below to get further insight into population, income and dwelling statistics. (Source: Commonwealth[…]

Property Renovation

Depreciation Changes and Maximising Property Investment Returns

Depreciation Changes and Maximising Property Investment Returns With the end of the 2016-2017 financial year fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about how you can get the most out of your investment. One way to do this is to ensure you claim the maximum depreciation deductions available from your investment property.  The[…]

What happened to the Aussie Backyard?

Australian house blocks are shrinking. A decade ago the average Australian block size was around 700sqm. Today freestanding homes are being built on blocks less than 300sqm and townhouses with common walls are being built on lots under 200sqm. The shrinking lot size is evident in both infill development and greenfield projects. Planning regulation in[…]

Mortgage Stress

Mortgage Stress, Oh Please!

Debate rages on regarding the direction the Australian Property Market is heading.  Affordability is the lead topic and varying institutions are suggesting the market has peaked and will decline in the near future.  A new discussion has emerged recently regarding mortgage stress and the fear mongers are selling the drama around some of the statistics[…]