Saturday Summary – the most interesting property investment articles I’ve read this week (2014/04/05)

There are more property investment articles, commentaries and analyst reports on the Web every week than anyone could read in a month. Each Saturday morning I like to share some of the interesting ones I’ve read during the week.

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Brisbane property hotspots see homes bought within a day of listing report the changing conditions in the Brisbane property market where market sentiment has turned the corner and it’s spun from a buyer’s market to a seller’s market where:

Homes in real estate hot pockets are being snapped up in barely a day as the property market hits its best stride in at least five years.

New figures have revealed a buying frenzy in Stafford Heights, the north Brisbane suburb topping the list for where more buyers are looking per sales listing than any other area in the state.

Top 10 seller’s markets:

1. Stafford Heights
2. Holland Park
3. Spring Hill
4. Wilston
5. Newmarket
6. Red Hill
7. Camp Hill
8. Grange
9. Mount Gravatt
10. Graceville


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Terry Ryder tells us about his price indicator index
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Rob Balanda answers some of your questions this week
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We’re getting even richer – Pete Wargent

Regular Property Update expert Pete Wargent explains in his blog that Australian household wealth has reached a new record high as share markets (and therefore super balances) as well as dwelling prices continued to rise in 2013.

However as in all capitalist societies, however, the wealth continues to be distributed unevenly.


Investors Continue To Drive Australia’s Property Market

Your Investment Property Magazine report that nearly 40% of all mortgages processed in March were for investors – which proves just how much investors are currently driving the market.

“Not surprisingly, the investment activity differed across the country:

  • Victoria and Queensland: 37% of all new home loans went to investors.
  • South Australia and Western Australia: 32% of all new home loans went to investors.
  •  NSW: 49% of all new home loans went to investors

Just 10.7% of new home loans went to FHBs in March but, historically, around 20% of loans went to FHBs.

It is getting more difficult for FHBs, and people who are not already established in the market, to enter the market. The longer this continued, and the lower the levels of FHBs got, the more the rest of the market will slow down, he said.

Although this situation leaves investors, especially established investors, in a very strong buying position.”

10 Things You Can Do Every Day To Benefit Your Brain

Lifehack says your mind is your most valuable asset. You need to take care of it. So here’s a list of 10 things you can do every day to benefit your brain:

1. Take a nap.

Refreshing your body can also help you improve brain function, increase memory, and improve your mood.

2. Do something creative just before going to bed.

When you’re tired, your brain can be more creative.

3. Focus on one task at a time.

Did you know that it’s literally impossible for your brain to multitask? By focusing on one task at a time, you can keep your brain working at maximum capability and accomplish more than you imagined.

4. Do cardio. And exercise.

Find 15-30 minutes a day and get moving!

5. Write. Like on a real piece of paper.

Research suggests handwriting makes you smarter.

6. Take a multi-vitamin daily.

A daily multi-vitamin will ensure that you get your body what it needs.

7. Learn a new language.

It forces your brain to adapt.

8. Play Words With Friends.

Research has found that Scrabble or other word games help increase your IQ and improve your brain power.

9. Meditate.

Meditation is one of the best, oldest forms of relaxation. But it also helps your body and mind!

10. Be optimistic.

Being optimistic not only helps you enjoy life, it also does wonders for your brain. When you think positively, research suggests that your brain can be a huge beneficiary. So start taking life with the glass half full approach and help your attitude and your brain.


Blogs you may have missed this week:

If you didn’t have a chance to read my daily blog, here’s a list of some of the blogs you missed this week:


– Dr. Andrew Wilson” href=”” rel=”bookmark”>Property Market & Interest Rate Update

– Dr. Andrew Wilson

Our property market finished the first quarter strong- Tim Lawless

Are you thinking like a successful property investor

Auction clearance rates starting to slip- Cameron Kusher

Going Once, Going Twice, Sold!- Rob Balanda

Even More Inspirational Quotes From Jim Rohn



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