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April 04, 2019

2019 Budget Queensland: Update

The 2019 Federal Budget dropped on April 2 and being the first and possibly the last for Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and newly agreed PM Scott Morrison, it has been served up as the platform that may or may not secure votes for the upcoming election.

The 2019 Budget is unique in many ways. The first is that there is a huge catch. Because the Budget has been unveiled so close to an election, there simply isn’t enough time for any...

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March 06, 2019

Should You Move Into A New Or Refurbished Office?

When it comes to the evolution and growth of your business, there are many hurdles you may come across when it is time to expand. A common question for business owners is whether to buy or lease a property. Another is whether to expand into a new building or a renovated or refurbished space.

Once again there are many factors that will decide for your business in particular and we have a few pointers for you to help you get to...

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March 05, 2019

Should You Lease Your Empty Offices For Co-working Spaces

When your business is booming you may start to look at new options for real estate for the inevitable expansion. Expanding into new premises can be daunting, and if your business is growing at a rate you hadn’t projected you might find yourself in a bit of a predicament when it comes to new space. Do you buy or lease to cover your projected growth, or do you do it to an even bigger growth projection in case things do...

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March 04, 2019

Should You Buy Or Lease Commercial Property?

As Australians, it’s been ingrained into our DNA for generations that we should buy our own property. Buy yourself a home as soon as you can, and your life will sort itself out. That has been the traditional way for many families. This way of thinking is also what begins most commercial property portfolios, however what most people fresh into the world of commercial property don’t realise is that compared to buying a home, buying commercial property is very different.

The...

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March 03, 2019

What Is The Property Cycle? Tips To Understand It Better

Whether you're looking to buy a property to start or add to your portfolio or are simply in the market for a positive cashflow investment property, you need to have a good understanding of property cycles, and how they can affect your purchase, and your business.

What Are Property Cycles?

A property cycle is a sequence of events that replicate themselves over time that affect the property market. Property cycles happen in residential, commercial and industrial real estate markets, and they affect...

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March 02, 2019

How Are Offices Changing To Cater To Millennials

Traditional office layouts are quickly disappearing as new employees enter the workforce. As the new wave of millennials enters your office space, so too does the changes required to adapt to the way they work.  

Millennials now represent more than 50% of the world’s population, and even though you might not believe it, millennials work harder (or more) than any other generation. This is based on an average millennial working more than 40 hours a week, compared to old-school generations on...

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March 01, 2019

Do You Need To Replace Your Cladding?

Late in 2018, new cladding regulations commenced around the country, and Queensland was no exception. The new regulations apply to privately-owned structures that are Type A or Type B construction, Class 2-9, and approved since 1994.

Owners are required to commence a three-stage assessment within a set timeframe.

The first stage is coming to an end (29 March, 2019), and this is where you are required to self-assess to determine whether or not your building has combustible cladding.

The second stage, to be...

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February 08, 2019

What To Expect In The Development And Building Industry In 2019

Queensland's Building and Construction industry is set for further reform in 2019. Mick de Brenni, Minister for Housing and Public Works, has said that maintaining confidence in Queensland’s $46 billion a year industry was paramount.

The building and construction industries in Australia have seen decades of deregulation, which has created a race to the bottom and as a result, confidence in the building integrity system has been undermined.

Sweeping reforms were being methodically implemented in Queensland to restore confidence. In 2016 the...

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February 07, 2019

Types Of Property Investors Should Target In 2019

For those buying investment property in 2019, you should proceed with more caution than previous years. The housing market is now starting to cool off, although in some areas demand is still active.

Whether you are looking for residential, commercial, retail or industrial property for investment, it's going to get tougher as the year goes by, so be very specific where you buy, and listen to the professionals offering advice.

Of the sectors, industrial property is the best bet for 2019, as...

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February 06, 2019

What To Expect In Brisbane Infrastructure In 2019

The last 10 years in Brisbane have been prosperous, and a large amount of changes designed to increase liveability in the city has brought expanded infrastructure projects.

New large-scale infrastructure precincts in Newstead, Hamilton, Bowen Hills and West End are just some of the great things happening around the city. Projects like the Cross River Rail are full steam ahead, with the recent announcement of the Priority Development Area (PDA) to support the delivery of underground Albert Street station in the...

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