Horizons North, Last Duplex – $100k Profit

Horizons North, Last Duplex – $100k Profit

This is the last duplex available at Horizons North! Horizons North at Woombye is setting the standard in quality developments on the coast. We went out to view the site recently and were really impressed with the elevated lots and the lovely views and breezes. The development itself presents beautifully with well thought out gardens already established and impressive stone walls. This latest Woombye Duplex Design is 318m2 making the most of the large 814m2 block. This property features a northerly aspect covered patio area to both sides making the most of those hinterland breezes and views. Completed with quality finishes and fittings throughout – this property is made to impress – stone bench tops to bathrooms as well as kitchens, split system air conditioning, keyed locks to all windows, Lemaar hardware to external & internal doors, ARC Stainless steel finish appliances plus heaps more. Also included in the build costs are …..Application fees for duplex – Town planners professional fees to prepare applications – Council head works contributions fees – Surveyors fees for strata titling – Body corporate set up fees and registration – Solicitor costs for strata title and lodgement fees as well as full landscaping package.           More commonly known for being the home of the Big Pineapple – Woombye is one of the Sunshine Coast’s best kept secrets. It’s location provides easy access to the pristine sunshine Coast beaches as well as just 15 mins to the beautiful Blackall Range hills, 5 mins to the Bruce Highway, 75 mins to Brisbane, 25 mins to Noosa, 15 mins to the local airport and...
Infinity Logan Reserve – Entry Level Dual Occupancy

Infinity Logan Reserve – Entry Level Dual Occupancy

This brand new estate – Infinity Logan Reserve combines the best of well-established Logan in an exciting new family-focused development. Just imagine the possibilities of life at Infinity Logan Reserve. Close to shops, schools and all amenities, Infinity Logan Reserve is the ideal place to build a home for you and your family. Infinity Logan Reserve is close to: Primary & secondary schools Major shopping centres Logan Hospital at Meadowbrook Train station at Loganlea Logan Mwy and M1 30 mins from Brisbane CBD Logan Reserve is within one of the largest and fastest growing cities in Australia and is only 30 mins from the Brisbane CBD and 15 mins to Loganholme. This brand new estate at Logan Reserve combines the best of well-established Logan in an exciting new family-focused development. Infinity Estate lies to Logan’s west and enjoys a rural setting in a quiet location close to Primary & Secondary Schools, Major Shopping Centres, Logan Hospital at Meadowbrook, Train Station at Loganlea and Logan Motorway and M1. Easy access to Brisbane City and the Gold Coast. Transport is crucial for economic development and social connectedness. City of Logans healthy and inclusive neighbourhoods have access to high frequency, integrated and accessible transport for residents, businesses and visitors. The rail corridor within the region services two lines, connecting Brisbane to the Gold Coast. The Beenliegh line runs from Beenleigh with 21 stops into Brisbane city before connecting to the Ferny Grove line. The Gold Coast line extending down to Varsity Lakes at its most southern end, and running north/east connecting to the Airport line. This line will connect to the G:Link...
Check Out These Tax Tips – Get Planning For Next Year

Check Out These Tax Tips – Get Planning For Next Year

So Tax time is upon us again (where has the year gone?!) If you have been following our blog posts you will have used all our Tax tips throughout the year to maximise your returns and be smiling all the way to the tax man. As it’s fresh in your mind we thought it would be a good time to refresh you on how to make the most of your tax return for the next financial year  and share some tax tips – it’s never to early to start. If you get all your ducks in a row starting from now by June 30 2018 you’ll be cool calm and collected and maximising your returns with very little effort. Tax planning should be done on a regular basis throughout the year. Imagine what you could do with tax saved? Here’s some tax tips my accountant shared with me this year and I want to share them with you too. • Reduce your home loan • Top up your super • Have a holiday • Deposit for an Investment Property • Upgrade your Car Here’s a guide to the strategies you can use to minimise your business tax. IS YOUR BUSINESS A “SMALL BUSINESS ENTITY”? Small businesses can access a range of tax concessions from the ATO. To qualify as a “Small Business Entity”, the business must have an aggregated turnover (your annual turnover plus the annual turnover of any business connected / affiliated with you) of less than $2 million and be operating a business for all or part of the 2017 year. In the 2016/17 Budget, the Government...
First Home Owners Grant Extended

First Home Owners Grant Extended

Instead of scrapping the First Home Owners Grant (formerly called the Great Start Grant), the Queensland Government have extended it until the end of the year! So if you are a first home buyer you could be eligible for benefits of up to $28,750! No, that is NOT A TYPO! Seriously – with the $20,000 building grant and the additional $8750 stamp duty rebate – you could be able to finally purchase your own home! If you are looking at purchasing an existing home (one that is already built), then unfortunately  you are not eligible for the First Home Owners Grant, but you may be eligible for the stamp duty rebate. So here’s how it all works…. To qualify for the first home owners grant of $20,000 you must – be at least 18 years old from the date of the purchase, be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, If you’re buying with a partner/ spouse / friend then at least one applicant needs to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident to qualify. not have previously received a first home owner grant in any state or territory of Australia build your own home, buy off the plan (buying usually a unit / townhouse off the plan from a developer before it is actually built), buy a new home that hasn’t been lived in previously, be substantially renovating (and that means a home that has almost been knocked down and then fully rebuilt). not have owned or part owned any property in the past in your personal name (this includes overseas property ownership) purchase a block of land and sign...
Newport Waterside, Single Contract – Cash Flow Positive

Newport Waterside, Single Contract – Cash Flow Positive

Located on the Redcliffe Peninsula, in a prime position on the foreshore of Moreton Bay the Newport Waterside community will provide a wide range of waterside and waterfront homes suitable for different lifestyle needs. The community will feature a proposed retail and dining precinct, future retirement village, future foreshore parks and a proposed 23 hectare non-tidal lake with high mast boat access to Moreton Bay. Newport is a place where the city meets the sea in an ideal fusion of worlds close enough to see Brisbane’s twinkling skyline at night, but far enough away to escape the hustle and bustle. With sweeping bay views, creative spaces for playing and bike trails for exploring, Newport Waterside is the waterside lifestyle you have dreamed of. Everything residents need is close to home. From pristine beaches and premier golf courses, to an abundance of dining and entertainment options, retail destinations, schools, child care, hospitals and efficient public transport, it’s all here. With a variety of speciality stores close to home at Newport Waterside  you can grab that all-important morning coffee from local cafes, choose from a variety of stores for your food shopping, or dine out. The bustling Redcliffe retail and dining precinct provides a great place to catch up with friends. With its eclectic stores, lively cafes and restaurants, regular markets, beaches, water park and festivals, the hardest part will be choosing where to go. If retail therapy is your favourite pastime, spoil yourself at the shopping mecca of North Lakes. Only a short drive away, there is a major regional shopping centre, trendy dining precinct, cafes, cinema, a golf course,...
Ormskirk Place, Calamvale – Perfect SMSF Buying

Ormskirk Place, Calamvale – Perfect SMSF Buying

Ormskirk Place, Calamvale comprise of 42 contemporary town homes in this perennially popular suburb. This townhouse development is set amongst the booming surroundings of Calamvale, situated within the leafy suburbs on the outskirts of Brisbane’s Central Business District. The suburb of Calamvale is increasingly in demand and it’s easy to see why. Due to it’s reputation as a safe, friendly and conveniently located area, with access to local shops, schools and childcare make it particularly attractive to families with young children. Situated near local shopping areas medical facilities and public transport this location is perfect for home buyers and investors alike. This popular community is only 16 kilometres from Brisbane’s Central Business District and less than 25 minutes to both domestic and International airports. Calamvale is a relatively large suburb, covering 7km2 and is well located within close proximity to the Logan and Gateway motorways as well as Beaudesert road. Calamvale’s central location means it is only 50 minutes from the beautiful Gold Coast in one direction and 50 minutes from the Sunshine Coast in the other.       With 5 floor plans to choose from, these townhouses are all 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with an additional toilet downstairs and your choice of a 1 or 2 car garage. Also complimented by private courtyards, this development has onsite management, a swimming pool and community recreational spaces. Each property within Ormskirk Place offers an open plan living and dining area, modern kitchen with stone benches and spacious carpeted bedrooms with built-in robes. Each townhouse also offers split system air-conditioning to the living area and master bedroom, contemporary bathrooms and...
Banksia Green, Completed Dual Occupancy – Perfect SMSF Buying

Banksia Green, Completed Dual Occupancy – Perfect SMSF Buying

Banksia Green is a house and land subdivision development set within the suburb of Beaudesert. We currently have two completed dual occupancy properties available. As these builds are already completed they are now a single contract purchase which means they can be bought within your Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF). The rental yields on these are 6.2% so they are definitely a cashflow positive investment. Consideration has been taken into account when planning these packages and many standard inclusions are sure to keep the buyer smiling while walking through the door of their new property. These Banksia Green Dual Occupancy properties offer an open plan living and dining area, modern kitchen with stone benches and carpeted bedrooms with built-in robes and ceiling fans. Each house also offers split system air-conditioning to the living area, contemporary bathrooms, alfresco area and turf and planted garden in the yard.vision development set within the suburb of Beaudesert. æ æ æ æ ææ Beaudesert is a major town in and the regional hub serving surrounding communities such as Jimboomba, Cunungara and Tamborine Mountain. It is conveniently positioned between Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Ipswich. The suburb is serviced with public bus services running at regular intervals. There is easy access to major roads such as the Nerang Beaudesert Road and the Mount Lindsay Highway, which connect to the Logan and Pacific Motorways to the CBD of Brisbane and the beaches of the Gold Coast. A close scenic drive away is award winning Mount Tamborine wineries and the best of south-east Queensland’s natural beauty. This popular country community is located within the scenic rim on...
Entry Level Dual Occupancy – 6.3% Rental Yeild

Entry Level Dual Occupancy – 6.3% Rental Yeild

This awesome entry level dual occupancy is located in Solander Estate, Park Ridge æ- positioned at the centre of everything the growing Park Ridge community has to offer. Creating a community with access to a developing destination that is set to thrive. You can be in the Brisbane CBD in just 30 minutes or enjoying the Gold Coast beaches inside an hour – enjoying a new connected urban lifestyle, but close enough to nature and wide open spaces… Solander Estate offers the best of both worlds. section> Perfectly positioned within the Park Ridge Planning Scheme, Solander sits within the broader vision of a 25 year redevelopment plan to create a vibrant and well connected urban community. Everything at Solander is designed to support a better lifestyle in the growing Park Ridge community, becoming a dynamic addition to South East Queensland and the Brisbane lifestyle. With extensive work and education facilities within minutes, easy access to various transport routes and public transport opportunities to shop, work, study and play either close to home, or further afield are limitless. æVery few locations can boast the potential of Park Ridge, offering diversity like no other. With the essentials on your doorstep, like extensive childcare options, schools for all ages, vast retail offerings and other community and sporting facilities you will never need to leave! Even fewer can boast the same promise of growth, with Brisbane a growing and thriving city Park Ridge is set to become a key driver within the great South East Queensland Regional Plan. However, there is more to Park Ridge than just the promise of future growth. Already...
Smithfield Village, Cairns – Duplex or Dual Occ

Smithfield Village, Cairns – Duplex or Dual Occ

Imagine if your home was nestled between deep green mountains and glorious blue seas, when you live in Smithfield Village that’s exactly what your life will be like. With its beautiful mountain backdrop, Smithfield Village is a masterplanned community that features acres of parklands, walking and bike paths and easy access to the leafy trails of the Smithfield Heights conservation area. Only 2km from Half Moon and Trinity beaches, Smithfield Village puts you close to sand and sea and Cairns is only a ten minute drive away.æAs well as the beach, there’s also a 50m swimming pool, Smithfield library and Marlin Coast Neighbourhood and Recreation Centre. This established community is located just 15 minutes from the Cairns CBD and offers your family a relaxing life surrounded by nature, parks, playgrounds, bike and walking paths, wetlands and BBQ areas. With a lot of families already calling Smithfield Village home, it feels like an established suburb already. The early learning centre is now open, and a future neighbourhood retail precinct is planned.æA number of parks within Smithfield are complete, and ready for your family to enjoy, with plenty more on the way. Smithfield Village has been designed to make the most of the beautiful nature that surrounds the community – visit Smithfield Village today to see the stunning parks, open spaces, playgrounds and BBQ facilities already on the ground with plans for many more to come. There is a huge selection of supermarkets and specialty stores nearby, noo matter what your shopping needs are, Smithfield Village has it all. The Smithfield Shopping Centre has a Coles, Woolworths, Kmart and dozens of...
Moreton Townhomes – 9km’s From Brisbane CBD

Moreton Townhomes – 9km’s From Brisbane CBD

Leading the way in design, location and quality, Moreton Townhomes represent a new era in residential living. Inspired by clean, sharp lines of modern architecture, the 52 town home development offers residents a diverse choice of 27 four bedroom and 25 three bedroom floor plans unmatched in the local market in terms of design, spaciousness and finishes. Moreton Town homes are conveniently located in Everton Park just 9km from the Brisbane CBD and within close proximity to local amenities, including public transport, restaurants & cafes, a medical centre, child care services and major shopping centres. Just minutes away from local schools and lush, green parks, Everton Park offers tranquillity with easy access via main roads to Brisbane’s metropolitan life. Brisbane International Airport is also only a short drive away or visit both the Gold and Sunshine Coasts 100km in either direction. Each townhouse boasts a naturally free flowing design exuding modern charm with its functional open-plan living spaces. Acting as a focal point of the development, these intelligently master-planned townhouses and their decks will centre around the lavish recreation and pool area, where residents will be able to exclusively entertain and unwind with family and friends. Pool & Covered BBQ Recreational Area Open Landscape Visitor Parking A soothing haven, a private sanctuary and in essence, the foundation for a better life, Moreton Townhomes are captivating from the moment you enter. These town homes have been designed to flawlessly fit in with the magnificent backdrop that is Everton Park. With an exceptional landscape immersed in history and embellished by nature, this superior residential community is the home of supremacy. Only...
We’ve Snagged Another Newcastle Duplex – Instant Profit

We’ve Snagged Another Newcastle Duplex – Instant Profit

The options on this duplex property are endless…. rent both sides, live in one side – rent the other, rent one side – sell one side, sell one side – live in one side, live in one side and put grandma in the other. Of course with an instant equity uplift and a great rental yield of 6.2% we would definitely recommend that you hold both and make the most of that equity. Chris can walk you through the equity uplift process if this is a new concept for you – once you understand how it all works… the sky is the limit!! Cameron Grove Estate is a master planned residential community which, when completed, will accommodate approximately 2,300 dwellings. With the proposed town square sporting a shopping centre, Harrigan’s Irish Pub and so much on your doorstep, you will find everything is only a short drive away. The town square also adjoins a large local park and lake system and will be developed in harmony with its natural surroundings. With Lake Macquarie and Newcastle just minutes away, including the major shopping precincts of Charlestown and Kotara, you will have all the amenities, schools, shopping, restaurant and entertainment within easy reach. A historic Tramway Corridor currently runs through Cameron Gove and it is intended to recapture its transport function through the creation of a pedestrian path and cycle way, linking with other pedestrian paths and cycle ways within and external to the estate. The master plan for Cameron Grove provides for sporting facilities and parks, complimenting a major sporting facility that is to be established adjacent to the eastern...
World of Pain for Property Investors!

World of Pain for Property Investors!

If you are currently a property investor or looking to invest in property in Australia the rules have recently changed. Some of you that already have investment loans will have seen the banks raise the interest rates, outside any rate rise by the Reserve Bank of Australia. There has been pressure from The Australian Prudent Regulation Authority (APRA) which regulate the banks and they have made big changes to how the banks are allowed to lend to investors and the type of lending they want to discourage. Vesna Poljak from the Sydney Moring Herreld stated “On Friday APRA strengthened macroprudential policies, which govern how much banks can lend, within what it called “an environment of heightened risks”. Investors had feared more aggressive measures, but APRA declined to crunch the existing 10 per cent limit on investor lending growth that was introduced in late 2014. The regulator has ruled interest-only mortgages can account for no more than 30 per cent of new residential loans to borrowers and tightened the availability of loan-to-value ratios which test the 80 per cent level. That comes after banks allowed interest-only borrowings balloon to nearly 40 per cent of all new loans.” CLICK HERE for more on why the banks are so accepting of APRA’s loan crack down What does this mean for the property Investor? It means that banks have added a margin to investor loans – some upwards of .50 basis points, this means a .5 of a percent increases on your investment loan rate as compared to the owner-occupied loans. Also if the Loan to Value ration (LVR) is greater than 80%,...
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