June 30, 2016

Good News for First Home Buyers

Increase to first home owners grant in Queensland.

From 1 July 2016, eligible first home owners can now receive $20,000 towards buying or building their new home, unit or townhouse (valued at $750,000 or less). To receive the full $20,000, the contract must be dated on or after July 2016 otherwise any contracts dated prior to July 1 2016 are eligible for $15,000.


June 28, 2016

Recent Rate update

The cash rate remains on hold as growth in the GDP in the March 2016 quarter surpassed expectations. The strongest result in 4 years! The unemployment rate remained unchanged.

Three out of four major banks have passed on the full rate cut to their home loan customers in May.


May 31, 2016

Property Guru tops Rich List

It’s official: The most common path to ultra-wealth in Australia is property. As reported by Edmund Tadros in ‘The Australian Financial Review’ over the weekend.

While Gina Rinehart’s resources fortune has been slashed from $22b to $6b, Harry Triguboff’s property wealth has doubled to over $10b for the same period 2013 to 2016.

Buying Property trumps digging for Gold!


May 27, 2016

AREC Training Conference


Forde Property staff attended John McGrath’s AREC Training Conference over the weekend. Jessica and Matt were fortunate enough to meet John and capture the moment. These conferences are great for mentoring and learning from the best in the industry. We are inspired by the outstanding performances of these leaders, in particular Phil Harris, Gavin Rubenstein & Alexander Phillips who are dominating their markets. We are confident that these type of sessions will help lift...


May 17, 2016

Enjoying a positive outlook for Queensland economy

With housing being one of our strengths, Queensland is predicted to outstrip all the other States and Territories in economic growth over the next two financial years. Deloitte is forecasting the Queensland economy to grow by 4.5% this financial year and 4.0 % in 2016-17.


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