Archive for the ‘Suburb profile’ Category

Does Brisbane have the best transport system in Australia?

Brisbane has the best transport system in Australia, according to a surprising report.

Despite the impact of the “Rail Fail’’ crisis in disrupting the region’s train services, and concern about growing road gridlock, the Queensland capital has outranked Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, and Perth.

The Sustainable Cities Mobility Index, compiled by global design and consultancy firm Arcadis, puts Brisbane at number 48 overall in an assessment of … Read more »

Does walkability affect house prices?

Does walkability affect house prices?

Proximity to transport, infrastructure and leisurely amenities should be a key consideration when purchasing a home or an investment property. Tenants look for convenience when applying for a home, which is why investors should pay particular attention to the walkability score of a potential purchase. But what is the true value of a high walkability score? Can it truly affect housing prices? As an investor, it would be common to … Read more »

Sunshine Coast Update: New infrastructure affects property investment

The Sunshine Coast is undergoing a massive infrastructure overhaul as the city continues to grow, with population forecasts predicting a 13.7 percent increase over the next five years. Aside from its sheer beauty, stunning beaches, and comfortable climate, the Sunshine Coast is a booming city making big strides to becoming an important infrastructure hub in Queensland.

Some of the city’s biggest infrastructure projects include the following:

Sunshine Coast Airport. The airport … Read more »

School catchment zones

School catchment zones: how do they affect your investment?

Figures released by Domain in their 2015 school zone report, suggest that property prices for homes within school catchment zones have increased significantly over the past year. Although the report shows Sydney prices rose by more than 50 percent recently in Parramatta and Harris Park in Sydney’s west, is purchasing an investment near a school zone helping or hindering the value of the property?

Whether a homeowner or a tenant, parents … Read more »