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Renovating - will it add value to your home?


Renovations have long been touted as the best way to inject quick growth into the value of your home or investments, with this being a key tool for any investor flipping properties. Suggestions on how much of a return you can see on renovations range from earning $2 to every $1 spent to five times this figure. Not all renovations will make you a tidy profit when you come to sell your property. Some projects will cost more than they will ever give you back. So what are the most lucrative projects to add value to your home and give you the best return come sales day?   Not all renovations will make you a tidy profit when you come to sell your property. Some projects will cost more than they will ever give you back. So what are the most lucrative projects to add value to your home and give you the best return come sales day? Kitchen Updating or replacing the kitchen is one of the top renovations for profit recommended by Dan Mulcahy, founder and managing director of Mu...


Record levels of infrastructure set for Caboolture area - including $6.5 million for school intersection


CABOOLTURE will soon be more connected with new roads and development designated for the region. Moreton Bay Regional Councillor Adam Hain (Div3) said record levels of infrastructure around the Pumicestone Rd catchment was helping bring a burgeoning new community. “The new school (Pumicestone State School) created the ability for council to leverage funding for the Cottrill Rd cut through. Stage one is complete and a $6.5 million upgrade of the intersection outside Pumicestone State School will also be delivered later this year,” Cr Hain said.  “Previously, neighbourhoods in this area have been physically disconnected. However, that changes with the new road link, that now connects Cottrill Rd with Pumicestone Rd.” He said Ardrossan Rd would then cut through to Elof Rd, creating a link with the Brown St Bridge and ultimately the hospital, at an estimated $4 million. This would save time for emergency services in the area and be a link for pedestrian...


Helpful tips for selling your home


Property will receive a feature listing on realestate.com to attract more prospective buyers (stays on the first page of listings for longer – valued at approximately $950) Property will be advertised as a feature listing on our website (on the front page) Open homes scheduled commencing the next available weekend and responses carefully monitored. You will always be notified of the outcome Upon listing, a ‘For Sale’ sign will be placed at the front of your property The second open home will be scheduled for a weekday during the following week to target a different demographic of prospective buyers A targeted social media campaign will be sent out commencing the first weekend of the listing to attract more prospective buyers A detailed property profile will be designed for your property and added to our quarterly client newsletter. This will be sent out to our entire database of 5,000+ (includi...


8 signs a suburb is about to surge in value


Understanding the factors that trigger price growth helps ensure you pick a winning investment at the right time. When it comes to investing in property, capital growth is king. While income helps you hold on to your investments over the long term, it’s capital growth that will have the most impact in the end. 1. The average days on market are falling If demand exceeds supply, buyers will quickly snap up the available property, so the amount of time a property spends on the market drops, resulting in low average days on market. 2. Level of discounting drops If demand is on the rise, vendors are no longer compelled to offer discounts to attract buyers. 3. More properties are being auctioned off Real estate agencies will often sell properties by auction when the demand for property is strong. This allows potential buyers to outbid each other and push prices up for the seller. So a rising number of auctions and high auction clearance rates may be a sign of a market ...

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Why do I need professional photographs done to sell my property?


  Here, at Affinity Property Australia we are often asked questions about many facets of the real estate industry and we would love to answer them all for you.  In a world where knowledge is power, we think that the greatest gift we can give you is this insider knowledge.   The first 4 – 8 weeks in selling your property are critically important.  The benefit and impact of a well formulated sales and marketing campaign cannot be understated and can make tens of thousands of dollars difference in the finals sales price you achieve for your property. Affinity Property has a well-designed sales and marketing program that achieves the best possible sales outcome for your property.  The key elements of this program are: Professional images and ‘building a story’ to market your property on our high traffic real estate web site and market as a highlight or feature listing across national real estate web sites to thousands of prospective buyers...


The Moreton Bay boom boasts an investor heaven


It's not a mystery to the locals of the region that we're experiencing a time of significant growth on Brisbane's Northside.    The Moreton Bay Region is expanding substantially with the introduction of some exciting developments, including the likes of: North Lakes very own Ikea, the Moreton Bay Rail Link, the confirmation of Moreton Bay University and the exciting expansion of Westfield North Lakes.    Just yesterday the Mango Hill station was announced open with trains expected to begin travelling early to mid next year.    Draft timetables for the Moreton Bay Rail Link are also now online as TransLink encourages their commuters to provide feedback before the line opens.   The new line will deliver 650 train services a week, running every 6-12 minutes during peak periods as well as the introduction of many express services.   Image via: The Australian If there was ever a time to buy into this d...