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Townsville Market Up Date

The Townsville market was the biggest mover of the quarter, although this is very much expected with the floods removing a significant proportion of the rental stock. This market moved from a weak 4.3 per cent to a very tight 1.5 per cent.
It’s important to understand that … Read more »

Regional Areas Get Jobs Focus

Source;- REIQ Journal, December 2016/January 2017, Pg.19

The State Government has launched a series of measures which it hopes will reinvigorate the local economies throughout regional Queensland, including bolstering jobs and real estate.

In Townsville, three levels of government signed a memorandum of understanding to renew the city centre, create a vibrant and liveable city and accelerate jobs growth.

Early opportunities include revitalising the CBD and waterfront precinct – drawing on the Commonwealth’s commitment … Read more »

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RBA lowers cash rate to 1.50 per cent

At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.50 per cent, effective 3 August 2016. Taking all considerations into account, the Board judged that prospects for sustainable growth in the economy, with inflation returning to target over time, would be improved by easing monetary policy at this meeting.


The March quarter has been slower throughout the state, although the overarching trends are continuing to hold steady, with small levels of growth in the southeast corner and more challenging conditions throughout much of regional Queensland. Looking at the quarterly data, Cairns, Townsville and Rockhampton felt the pinch in the March quarter with a drop in median house prices of 4.1 per cent, 8.3 per cent and … Read more »

Wolfe Brothers and Kix FM live at Live N Invest Real Estate

Come down to Live N Invest Real Estate office 571 Ross River Road, Kirwan. Friday 26th September between 2 – 5pm.
Meet the Wolfe Brothers between 2.30 – 3pm on site, they can sign your favourite album. Catch them live at the Casino that night.
Meet Kix FM’s Kyles broadcasting live on site with giveaways and promotional items.
See you with your jeans on.

The team,

Live N Invest

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No bubble despite ‘difficult affordability conditions’

Australia’s property market has been tipped to avoid a bubble, despite most Australians having to spend more than 30 per cent of their after-tax income on their mortgages.

Residex has reported that the median family in Sydney is repaying $3,845 per month on a home valued at $824,000, which equates to 52 per cent of their after-tax income.

Melbourne families are devoting 41.7 per cent of their disposable income to repay … Read more »

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