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ALP changes to Negative Gearing and Capital Gains Tax

ALP changes to Negative Gearing and Capital Gains Tax The Australian Labor Party (ALP) has announced several changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax that will impact property investors should they be successful in the 2019 federal election:   Negative gearing: What is negative gearing? Negative gearing allows property investors to offset losses made [...]

2019 REIQ Buyers Agent of the Year Finalist

2019 REIQ Buyers Agent of the Year Finalist   Your Property Hound is thrilled to announce that our founder and principal, Matt Reeves is a finalist in the 2019 REIQ Buyers Agent of the Year Award.  The winner will be announced in March 2019.   Established in 1918, the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) [...]

Are Buyer’s Agent’s Fees Worth it?

Are Buyer's Agent’s Fees Worth It?   Considering that anyone can buy property on their own, why would you possibly pay someone thousands of dollars to do it for you?  It is unsurprising therefore, that many people ask themselves: Are Buyer’s Agent’s Fees Worth It?   In trying to work out the value of employing [...]

A Property Investors guide to Brisbane’s Metro Project

A Property Investors guide to Brisbane’s Metro Project   What is the Brisbane Metro Project? The Metro Project is a public transport infrastructure project planned for Brisbane. It will involve the use of Metro vehicles operating on existing busways.   The metro vehicles resemble a combination of a bus and tram. They are 24 metres [...]

Protecting your Investment Property

Protecting your Investment Property Are you a ‘glass empty’ kind of person? When you think about buying an investment property do you worry about everything that could go wrong? Worried about the next flood or cyclone? What happens if interest rates go up? or I lose my job? or I get bad tenants?... Don’t let [...]

Buying an Airbnb Investment Property in Brisbane?

Buying an Airbnb Investment Property in Brisbane? Have you ever considered buying an Airbnb investment property in Brisbane?  Airbnb is a great option for home owners who want to supplement their income, and for investors keen to maximise their rental yields.   Airbnb has however created some challenges for state and local governments, body corporates [...]

Help for Brisbane’s First Homebuyers!

Help for Brisbane's First Homebuyers! Looking to buy your first home in Brisbane? Your Property Hound Buyers Agents provides some Help for Brisbane's First Homebuyers!   1. Seek Expert Help If we were to give just one piece of advice, it would be to surround yourself with a trusted group of experts BEFORE you begin [...]

Rentvesting – The Strategy Explained

Rentvesting - The Strategy Explained     As house prices in Sydney and Melbourne become increasingly expensive, more people are opting to rent where they are living and purchase investment properties in more affordable areas. This strategy is called Rentvesting.   What is rentvesting? Rentvesting (renting and investing) is a strategy that allows people to [...]

Online Resources for Brisbane Home Buyers and Property Investors

Online Resources for Brisbane Home Buyers and Property Investors Planning to buy a property in Brisbane? Whether you are a potential home buyer or investor it is important to prepare yourself thoroughly. There is a huge number of resources available online, however it is difficult to find high quality information from a reputable source. As [...]

A Buyers Agent’s Guide to the Moreton Bay Region

A Buyers Agent’s Guide to Moreton Bay Regional Council – Will it be the next property investment hotspot?   Where is Moreton Bay Regional Council located? What housing types are predominant?   Moreton Bay Regional Council is located in the northern corridor between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. It is the third largest local government [...]