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Buy first? Sell first? It’s a tough decision … posted on the 9th October 2017

It’s a question we get asked frequently when homeowners are looking at selling their family home …  should you search for your dream home before you sell?  Or should you sell up first, so that you’re ready for action the moment you come across the perfect home?  There are a lot of “what if’s” and “maybe’s”, and you need to take advice from the right people – those with local expertise, knowledge and experience …

How to know whether to...Read More

Independence with safety, security and care… posted on the 2nd October 2017

Here at Ipswich and Logan Granny Flats, we’re often approached by people looking to give their family members independence while still ensuring they are safe, secure and close by.  We’ve come across a number of reasons for this… the adult children who need their own space (but aren’t quite ready to leave the nest!)… the ageing parents who need company and help, but don’t want to give up their independence or be cared for by strangers… and the family...Read More

Tiny Houses – Will they be the next BIG thing?? posted on the 27th September 2017

Tiny houses… small, transportable dwellings or cabins, offering a basic and compact accommodation solution.  Could they be the answer to an upcoming housing shortage?  Or are granny flats and apartments what cities need to help cater for the population boom? 

The experts are looking at all the options…what are your thoughts?

 

Tiny houses might accommodate a population boom

Rob Burgess, The New Daily

14 September 2017

 

For the past couple of years, economists have expected to see apartment gluts...Read More

State Politicians and Councils discuss need for different types of dwellings posted on the 19th September 2017

Queensland’s housing needs are changing … and our politicians and councillors are including granny flats and the like in their plans!  New green guidelines, homes that work with our climate and are in tune with their community … it looks like they might just be getting it right!  Take a look at this excerpt from The Courier Mail article discussing the future housing plans for Brisbane City.

 

Future Brisbane: Major parties respond to action plan

Daryl Passmore, The Courier-MailRead More

Investors Can Still Get First Home Buyer Benefits posted on the 13th September 2017

“Rentvestor” is a new term that we are hearing more and more, as savvy buyers find ways to make their investments work best for them.  This little-known loophole in the first-home-buyers scheme gives investors who haven’t lived in their property for more than six months an advantage when it comes to stamp duty concessions and grants.

Read and enjoy …

 

Investors Can Own Multiple Properties but still be Eligible for First Home Buyer benefits

Jennifer Duke, Domain

30 August...Read More

Granny Flats and Airbnb posted on the 6th September 2017

 

Airbnb is a world-wide concept that is rapidly gaining popularity here in Australia.  Letting out your unused room seems like such an easy way to make some pocket money or contribute a little extra towards the mortgage….right?

It can be, but before you place that ad you need to be aware of any possible tax obligations further down the track.  Check out this article to discover what you need to know…

 

A homeowner’s guide to letting on Airbnb

Melissa Browne,...Read More