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Market insight with REIQ Zone Chair Damien Keyes
CONSUMERS are increasingly invited to publicly judge the service and quality of the product they receive by posting to online and social media review sites.
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Why the Gold Coast is a rental hotspot
IT HAS never been easier to find tenants on the Gold Coast with seven suburbs featuring in the nation’s top 10 rental hot spots.
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Cool Cairns weather boosts FNQ real estate sale numbers
MID-WINTER in Far North Queensland, with hotels at ­capacity and glorious weather, is also considered a prime time for selling real estate.
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Townsville in top 10 best places to buy
INVESTORS are eyeing cheap houses in Townsville, with the city named among the top 10 best places to buy in Australia.
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Tenants are forking out as much as $3000 a week for Queensland’s ritziest rentals
TENANTS are forking out as much as $3000 a week to rent some of Queensland’s most luxurious homes.
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Have your say on body corporate issues
Queenslanders are invited to have their say on body corporate procedural issues, with the release an independent report that is now available for consultation.
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Consumer sentiment in Qld among the highest of the States
Consumers in Queensland has grown again, rising 3.3 per cent in the month according to the latest Westpac-Melbourne Institute Consumer Sentiment Index.
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Units affordable but rents rising
MANLY West is among Brisbane’s most affordable suburbs to buy a unit, according to new research.
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Property investors to prevent pension time bomb
The aged pension is an unsustainable financial time bomb that may bankrupt the country in the years ahead, according to research by Propertyology.
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Market glut hits apartment demand
When unit owners contact Frank Gosdschan’s office looking to put their properties on the market, the Brisbane real estate agent asks: “Do you really need to sell?”
 
Traffic congestion, bottlenecks and car crashes not putting Brisbane buyers off
While plenty like to complain about the traffic, Brisbane buyers are not deterred when it comes to buying properties at notorious traffic “choke points”.
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Market wrap: How Townsville property is performing
IT’S tough going for Townsville’s property market despite having cashed in on more than $258 million worth of property sales in the past six months. 
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Tax Hikes Are Driving Chinese Investors Away
An avalanche of government changes imposed on foreign property investors risks “killing the golden goose,” warned Victorian property developer Tim Gurner.
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Toowoomba ranked third-strongest performing regional housing market in Queensland
Toowoomba’s property market continues to perform strongly, according to REIQ's latest Queensland Market Monitor’s quarterly report.
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Better planning for Queensland starts today
The Palaszczuk Government’s new planning system has commenced today ensuring the community is at the forefront of the planning process across Queensland.
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Tips for settlement — why Tuesdays are better than Fridays
THE most common day to settle a property is Friday, chosen by purchasers in order to move into their new home over the weekend — however, the REIQ advises that purchasers may want to consider a either a settlement in the early half of the week.
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Price boom: How this became Coast's most exclusive suburb
THE property market in Alexandra Headland is booming thanks to a pristine location that combines beach, dining and entertainment.
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These Townsville suburbs are turning a profit for investors
DO you own an investment property in Cosgrove, Horseshoe Bay or Shaw?

If so, you’re in luck with the popular suburbs having recorded a significant jump in weekly rental returns.
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Affordable and beautiful, Cairns delivers the goods for former Sydney locals
A LARGE house with a swimming pool and deck was once a pipe dream for Skye and Elliot Quinn, former Sydneysiders turned proud Brinsmead homeowners.
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Revive 2017 Round Table Series: Queensland
Elite Agent is following the Revive 2017 Wellness and Wellbeing Round Table Series tour as it makes it’s way across four of Australia’s capitals. The was at the brand new REIQ House in Queensland yesterday, and with only one more stop to go in Sydney today, we look at some of the ideas for wellness initiatives that can help create well-beings in your office. 
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Gold Coast hits $615,000 median house price
The Gold Coast housing market is the juggernaut of the southeast, reaching a new high median house price of $615,000 for the March quarter, according to REIQ's latest Queensland Market Monitor quarterly report.
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Homebuyers still the big winners in Townsville property market
HOMEBUYERS continue to be the big winners in Townsville’s property market as the city records a 43.2 per cent loss of all resales in the last quarter.
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REVEALED: Unexpected jump in number of homes sold this month
MORE homes are selling in Gladstone in a relieving change for real estate agents and the property market.
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Gladstone on the front line in war against weeds
A PESKY grass covering much of the Gladstone region has been the hot topic in Brisbane this month after a public hearing inquiry into the impacts of invasive plants was held by the State Government.
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Toowoomba buyers willing to wait
SWITCHED-on buyers are looking for property in Toowoomba, but they are happy to wait until the price is right.
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REVEALED: Five Mackay suburbs to watch as buyers return
BUYERS are returning to the Mackay real estate market.

Although prices have not yet rebounded, Real Estate Institute of Queensland Mackay zone chair Peter McFarlane said he was seeing more people looking to get into the housing market.
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Government 'wrong' on home buyer's grant
THE Queensland Government needs to extend the first home buyer's grant to cover existing properties, Ray White Gladstone director John Fieldus says. 
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Nine out of ten Gold Coast sellers made a tidy recent profit
GOLD Coast homeowners have chalked up more than $490 million in profits in just three months.

Figures released today reveal nine out of ten sellers made a profit when they sold their property during the March quarter.
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First home buyer's grant should boost market
THERE are hopes the extended first home buyer's grant will boost Rockhampton property sales over the coming months.
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Why Toowoomba housing market is strong performer
TOOWOOMBA still has a strong housing market but demand is slowing, according to the state's peak real estate body.
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Miami homeowners the big winners of Gold Coast property boom
HOMEOWNERS in Miami are the big winners of the Gold Coast property boom, enjoying a 65 per cent increase in houses prices since 2012.
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Mackay's housing median price sees second-largest annual fall
Mackay's housing market has had its second-largest annual housing median price fall, according to the REIQ'S Queensland Monitor Market's latest report.
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