Investing in property in Brisbane – What to expect?

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Brisbane House and Unit Prices Tipped to Rise and Fall This Year This year the housing market in Brisbane is tipped to enjoy consistent growth - unlike many other major cities which have been gravely affected by the drop in the national economy. But, whilst Brisbane is expected to outperform many other popular cities, those looking to invest in houses may need to contend with … [Read more...]

What are the hidden costs when building a new home in Brisbane – True Turnkey?

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FINISHING TOUCHES. Is your home truly turnkey? Window coverings, colour and finishing choices, security screens on doors and windows, ceiling fans, driveway and paths, turf, landscaping, and fencing are features that should be included in the price of constructing a new home. If these features are not included then you will be looking at additional costs. Here at OJ Pippin … [Read more...]

Hot Suburbs within Brisbane

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Hot Suburbs Within Brisbane, Ipswich and Moreton Bay for New Property Development As the property development market in Sydney and Melbourne gets weaker, various parts of Queensland are proving themselves to be strong growth markets. In the Price Predictor Index: Winter 2016 report, Queensland was listed as home to half of the top ten suburbs for growth when it comes to … [Read more...]

What are The Hidden Costs When Building a New Home in Brisbane?

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BUILDING CONTRACT CHANGES One of the quickest ways to blow your home building budget is to make changes once the building has started! Not only will this add to your original quote, but it may mean that work needs to be redone, changed or even demolished to achieve your wishes. For this reason, if your budget is important, it’s VITALLY important to precisely define your … [Read more...]

What are the hidden costs when building a new home in Brisbane? Where do you start?

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Before you contact any builders, make sure you know what you want (size, type and location) and what amount you’re willing (and able) to spend. It is important that you define your needs beforehand so that you’re not only considering comparable quotes in your search for a new home builder, but also that you don’t get side tracked by a sales pitch. Next, research the builder. … [Read more...]