Blog - On the Hunt

The Great South East

South East Queensland is set to continue as one of Australia’s most active development zones in 2017. While there are question marks over the apartment sector in Brisbane, the feedback from many of our clients is that 2016 has seen strong demand for a range of residential product, including apartments. What is most interesting in … Continued

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420-lot Rosewood Green launches to market

A new master planned community has been unveiled at Rosewood in South East Queensland’s western growth corridor offering large family blocks just a short drive or train ride from the heart of Ipswich. The first-stage of the development is complete and offers a range of housing options with traditional lots ranging between 450sqm to 990sqm, … Continued

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Development powering up Queensland

In 2015, we launched more than $2 billion worth of projects across southeast Queensland. Just last week we launched three projects with a combined value of more than $500 million. This is a perfect snapshot of the acceleration of the development scene across the region and the number of projects that are coming to the market. … Continued

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All that Glitters is Gold

Well, as if we need any reinforcement – new data released this week suggests an extra 133 apartment towers will need to be built on the Gold Coast in the next 20 years to meet the city’s growth projections. We’re not talking three-storey walk-ups here. The data by Matt Gross of the National Property Research Company has made this calculation … Continued

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Hope Island Town Centre set to become a reality

The final piece of the puzzle in the renaissance of Hope Island on the northern Gold Coast – the Town Centre – looks set to become a reality. In the midst of a $500 million wave of new development activity in one of Queensland’s new development hotspots, a Development Application has been lodged with the … Continued

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Prestige Sales Lift Coastal Hotspots

There’s a common view in the Australian property industry that when prestige coastal bastions such as Noosa and Byron Bay are going well, the property market is in a fairly healthy state across the board. After all, it’s these locations that tell us a lot about the discretionary spending capabilities of those who can afford … Continued

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Brisbane’s unit market surging

Brisbane’s residential apartment market continues to shine with surging sales activity and an increasing number of new projects. Place Advisory’s June quarterly market update showed inner Brisbane with the highest ever levels of unconditional sales in a single quarter, with 1083 sales in 57 projects. Its update on the September quarter will be released this … Continued

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Positioning ourselves for a bright Gold Coast future

I’ve been on the Gold Coast for almost 30 years and I am sensing some distinct similarities between the late 1990s and 2014 in terms of how we are positioning ourselves for the next upswing in the economic cycle. And it’s great news ahead. Looking back, the early 90s were punctuated by limited economic growth … Continued

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Gold Coast poised for milestone year

It’s only early in the New Year but things are looking bright for the Gold Coast as the city’s economy continues to improve. Hotels have been bursting at the seams with record numbers of visitors coming to the Coast during the holiday period. Just few days into the year we read in the local press … Continued

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Green shoots in year of ups and downs

While mixed signals are being sent about the state of the Queensland property market, there are some bright lights emerging from the shadows. The first home buyer market and the new product market seem to be the two sectors struggling to get traction under the weight of economic uncertainty and no doubt the forthcoming federal … Continued

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