Property, like all investments, has its ups and downs. 

With prices falling across most of Brisbane in the recent quarter it can be easy to panic. Fortunately for investors though, this downturn is predicted to be merely a “blip” on charts, with prices expected to rise again for a strong finish to the 2019 year. 

This article outlines how prices have travelled recently, and why economists are saying that conditions look favourable for price growth in the immediate future. 

If you’re a prospective buyer the good news is you may be able to take advantage of this blip. On the other hand, if you’re a seller you may want to hold off until prices strengthen again. As always, make sure you’re talking to the right people about your own situation so you can make the best decision for yourself, regardless of what the general market is doing.  

 For more information, click the following link to learn more!

https://www.domain.com.au/news/brisbane-property-prices-soften-over-the-quarter-but-set-to-make-a-quick-recovery-862488/  

With another financial year underway it’s time to present your immaculately prepared paperwork to your tax accountant. Or, if you were a bit disorganised this year then the good old shoe box full of half faded receipts will get the job done… kind of.  

 

With the ATO expected to double the number of in-depth audits they conduct this year you might want to ensure that your claims are all eligible and properly supported. Given that rental properties tend to produce an abundance of claim errors it is important to really know your stuff or give full and complete details to your tax agent so they can get it done correctly for you.  

 

Check out this article for some insight into common deduction mistakes as well as some tips for properly minimising your tax bill.  

https://www.domain.com.au/advice/heres-what-the-ato-is-cracking-down-on-this-year-849528/ 

So this week on Living Local we talk to Maddie from Chew Chew Train Fitness​ about keeping your New Year’s Resolutions in tact. We also have for Living Local Viewers 20% on 100 day challenge which starts on Monday. Just let them know you saw this video.

 

At Chew Chew Train they have a focus on holistic health and well-being where you will feel supported physically, emotionally and mentally. It is a family friendly studio that caters for all ages and fitness levels where Maddie gets to know everyone individually and you are never just a number. Come and make some new friends, have a laugh and get fit.

 

 

This week we talk about 3D walk through tours and the power they have when selling. We have recently sold homes without the buyer physically inspecting them.

Get ahead of your competition. Rather than just getting some photos done let them walk through your home when they want to. We find that buyers who have viewed the 3D tour are a higher chance to make an offer compared to buyers who have not.

Buyer Attention:

Over the years we have been doing these we see a much higher click rate of buyers. This means more eyeballs on your home than others that don’t use this. This equates to more buyers through the door and a higher price as well.

No software is needed:

Buyers don’t have to download any software to use these. All major real estate portals work with these tours and we can even track how many views we have had.

Easily shared with family:

I touched on the fact that we get more eyeballs on a property before and we tend to find that this is because the buyers share a home with a 3D walk through more often than a standard photo listing. This could help in finding a buyer that wasn’t looking online at that time.

With all homes and units we will always use this technology to help promote a home. For such a minimal investment you gain so much more.

This week I tried something just a little bit different with a Food Review at Viet Street Eat in Sandgate.

 

Vietnamese food is in my top 5 of all time favorite and its hard finding a good place to go, so I was very excited to see Sandgate gained an amazing Vietnamese Restaurant.
Jump on over to Viet Street Eats Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/Viet-Street-Eat-1196753537041508/
If you are a local business or event and would like to be featured on the Living Local videos then place call Zac McHardy on 0403831596