Brisbane is a city on a river, by the sea, with a mountain backdrop to the northwest and coastal farmland to the south, so no matter what your taste is in real estate, you'll be able to find what you are looking for. As capital of the fastest growing and most liveable state in the country, Brisbane has the demand investors need to see excellent returns. With a population of just over 1.2 million, Brisbane is Australia's third largest city and the state capital of Queensland. Brisbane is considered to be one of the mose vibrant and fastest growing centres in Australia today. What makes Brisbane Australia's 'most liveable' city is climate, geography and natural beauty. There are the amenities you would expect from a large urbanised city, some of this country's most beautiful beaches (50 minutes south to the Gold Coast and one hour north of the Sunshine Coast), as well as national parks and waterways. Brisbane is minus the hustle, bustle and high property prices and rents you find in most other capital cities. The city offers considerable choice in terms of employment and investment, recreation, entertainment, education, culture, as well as retail and commercial facilities. The Brisbane property investment market is greatly influenced by Queensland's growing population. This is putting pressure on supply levels across the state, with more than 160,000 new residents predicted to move to the 'Sunshine State' from interstate in a five year period up to 2010. this sustained population growth, coupled with a very solid economy, ensures the state's residential property market is likely to continue to perform very well. Combine this factor with a large amount of infrastructure and urban renewal projects, and Brisbane will continue to grow significantly. The rate of population growth  in the region equates to approximately 650 new residents moving into the area each week. A conservative estimate of housing demand can be derived based on the population growth and average household sizer of 2.6 people. Using these figures, Greater Brisbane require 250 new dwellings each week to provide housing for new residents, however realistically this figure is likely to be higher, given the trend towards smaller household sizes. The 'urban renewal' process has resulted in many of Brisbane's inner suburbs being transformed from industrial eyesores to premium residential/retail precincts which are now in high demand and achieving the region's highest premium points for medium and high density living. The outer areas of Brisbane recorded the highest population growth rates and typically have large but very limited amounts of broad hectare land still available for sub-division. Looking towards the future, the population of the Greater Brisbane area is conservatively projected to increase at an average rate on 1.5 percent per annum to the year 2011. By 2021, the population  of the Greater Brisbane area is projected to be in excess of 3 million residents. Compared to other capital cities, Brisbane is expected to maintain one of the highest rates of growth for the nation.

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Brisbane is a city on a river, by the sea, with a mountain backdrop to the northwest and coastal farmland to the south, so no matter what your taste is in real estate, you’ll be able to find what you are looking for. As capital of the fastest growing and most liveable state in the country, Brisbane has the demand investors need to see excellent returns.

With a population of just over 1.2 million, Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city and the state capital of Queensland. Brisbane is considered to be one of the mose vibrant and fastest growing centres in Australia today.

What makes Brisbane Australia’s ‘most liveable’ city is climate, geography and natural beauty. There are the amenities you would expect from a large urbanised city, some of this country’s most beautiful beaches (50 minutes south to the Gold Coast and one hour north of the Sunshine Coast), as well as national parks and waterways. Brisbane is minus the hustle, bustle and high property prices and rents you find in most other capital cities.

The city offers considerable choice in terms of employment and investment, recreation, entertainment, education, culture, as well as retail and commercial facilities.

The Brisbane property investment market is greatly influenced by Queensland’s growing population. This is putting pressure on supply levels across the state, with more than 160,000 new residents predicted to move to the ‘Sunshine State’ from interstate in a five year period up to 2010. this sustained population growth, coupled with a very solid economy, ensures the state’s residential property market is likely to continue to perform very well. Combine this factor with a large amount of infrastructure and urban renewal projects, and Brisbane will continue to grow significantly.

The rate of population growth  in the region equates to approximately 650 new residents moving into the area each week. A conservative estimate of housing demand can be derived based on the population growth and average household sizer of 2.6 people. Using these figures, Greater Brisbane require 250 new dwellings each week to provide housing for new residents, however realistically this figure is likely to be higher, given the trend towards smaller household sizes. The ‘urban renewal’ process has resulted in many of Brisbane’s inner suburbs being transformed from industrial eyesores to premium residential/retail precincts which are now in high demand and achieving the region’s highest premium points for medium and high density living. The outer areas of Brisbane recorded the highest population growth rates and typically have large but very limited amounts of broad hectare land still available for sub-division.

Looking towards the future, the population of the Greater Brisbane area is conservatively projected to increase at an average rate on 1.5 percent per annum to the year 2011. By 2021, the population  of the Greater Brisbane area is projected to be in excess of 3 million residents. Compared to other capital cities, Brisbane is expected to maintain one of the highest rates of growth for the nation.

With the reserve bank keeping interest rates on hold last week, we are beginning to see more confidence in the real estate market. A small light is currently shining on property.

Buyer enquiry and activity has increased over the current week. However, prices at best are stabalizing, yes there are still many properties representing incredible value out there but once again, multiple buyer’s for these same property are emerging.

There are many properties that do not reflect value in their pricing and these like everything else are sitting and sitting. In my opinion we are currently returning to a “normal market”. The black-hole of real estate in which we found ourselves in the last quarter is disappearing slowly. But don’t  be mistaken buyers are astute; if you don’t get the price and marketing right your property will sit and sit.

Now is traditionally the time when we sell more real estate no matter what the market, transfers are happening and buyers need to relocate prior to the new year.

So if you want to sell get a proactive agent, price it right, invest in the marketing and do it now!

The goal posts in real estate continually move. One month to the next, one week to the next.

September was the busiest month in sales with over 39 sales achieved in my office alone. Come the first of October the phone stopped. The enquiry level was greatly reduced. One week later interest rates rose by 0.25%. The phone is silent.

The combined reduction in the first home owners grant plus the interest rate rise has certainly cause a short term hiatus in the market. I believe that this will not effect the market place in the long term. Already as I (one week later) write this the phone is ringing. Buyer enquiry is returning to record levels.

Stock levels (i.e. houses on the market) are low, and demand is high.

Below are some helpful hints on everything you need to do berfore you move:

  • Plan your move from as early as possible. Consider also that the first and last days of the month are extra busy.
  • Consider having a garage sale to remove unwanted and unnecessary items.
  • Begin using up large supplies of frozen and canned goods
  • Have you moving company conduct a household goods survey in orcder to provide you with a written estimate as to cost.
  • Pre-arrange for the telephone and utilities to be connected at your new home for the day you move in. .
  • Have rugs and drapes that you are taking cleaned and arrange any alterations that may be required for them to fit into your new home. If you intend on doing your own packing, start collecting suitable containers around four to six weeks prior to your moving date. You can purchase specialised containers from most moving companies.
  • It can also be handy to collect packing materials such as: tissue paper, paper towels, newspaper, tape, scissors or a sharp knife, felt marker, notebook and pencil.
  • Set goals and deadlines to ensure that all packing is completed by moving day. You may want to pack one room per week. Attach a list of contents to each carton.
  • Pack a box for instant needs on arrival. Such as; cleaning equipment, dish towel, crockery, cutlery, coffee and tea, desired food and drinks, saucepans, toilet paper, toiletries, garbage bags, torch, tool kit.
  • Be on hand when the movers arrive or arrange for somebody to be there on your behalf. They will need to direct the movers and may need to sign documents on you behalf pertaining to costs.
  • When you arrive at the new house, ensure that the house is ready for occupancy prior to the removal van arriving.
  • Check all goods ask they are unloaded.

The design of the home, how it functions and how it complements your lifestyle should be a major decision-making factor when buying a property. This way, you will end up in home that will accommodate your needs now and for many years to come that can also save you money.

Too often, people fall in love with the ‘look’ of a home without considering how it will function. If you are aware of the impact that design features have within a home, you will be able to choose a home that is easy to maintain, efficient to run and will suit you lifestyle as your needs inevitably change.