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Rockhampton, Gladstone, Mackay, Airlie Beach, Emerald, Bundaberg, Yeppoon, Agnes Waters, Whitsundays

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3-tips for navigating a sellers’ market

Before you step foot into any property market the number one thing you need to establish is what type of market are you in. Once you establish the market type it allows you as a property buyer to create a buying strategy. When it comes to sellers’ markets buyers can often struggle due to high […]

Supply at 3-year low in Rockhampton

The Beef Capital, Rockhampton in Central Queensland continues to be one of Australia’s hottest property markets. Capricorn Life Buyers Agency reports that housing supply has contracted now to a 3-year low. Owner and Head of Research at Capricorn Life Buyers Agency Troyson Bassani says “Based on the 3-year low of inventory this suggests that the […]

Yeppoon Property Market Update – Recap Part 1

On Wednesday August 9th, 2023, the Capricorn Life Buyers Agency team hosted the live and free Yeppoon Property Market Update event. What the Capricorn Life Buyers Agency team did was analyse and dissect the Yeppoon Property Market to determine what’s going on and how local property buyers can better navigate it. What were the findings? […]

Airbnb investments that outperform

At life Buyers Agency we’ve bought millions of dollars’ worth of Airbnb investments across North Queensland, Central Queensland and Southeast Queensland and we made a list of properties that are best suited for Airbnb and aspects of properties that aren’t suited for Airbnb in this blog. Properties that outperform Properties suited for business and leisure […]

Agnes Waters the next Byron Bay?

The small tiny seaside town of Agnes Waters is home the most Northern Surfing beaches in Australia. It’s this very rare quality which could see this small sleepy seaside town rise to new heights. Image: Agnes Waters, Central Queensland  Boosting only 2,500 local residents it’s paradise by the sea with pristine beaches, stunning scenery and […]

The Ultimate Guide to Buying Luxury Real Estate in Airlie Beach

Nestled in the heart of the Whitsundays, Airlie Beach is not just renowned for its breathtaking beauty and access to the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. It’s home to some of Queensland’s most luxurious properties from Island Villas, Tropical Retreats and suburban luxury. Property buyers from all over the World snap up their own pieces of […]

Bundaberg Market still surging

As the major capital cities start to bounce back after months of retraction Bundaberg has been full steam ahead.  The first quarter of 2023 for Bundaberg sore the Median House Price rise by 2.8% currently sitting at $508,000 up from $494,000 in December 2023. Popular coastal suburbs like Bargara and Innes Park also reported steady […]

The powerhouse Regional City

Rockhampton is a city located in Queensland, Australia, with a population of over 80,000 people. It’s know Nationally as the “Beef Capital” and serves as a regional hub for Central Queensland. The city has a diverse economy with several major industries that drive its growth. One of the biggest industries in Rockhampton is agriculture. The […]

The CQ suburb with million dollar listings

When you think of properties that generally sell over a 1 million dollars you think its either got to have direct ocean views or be around the inner middle ring of a major capital city. Well a little known suburb in Rockhampton called The Range in the Beef capital is bucking the trend as property […]

Million dollar homes in Rockhampton

Small Rockhampton suburb continues to surprise When you think of properties that generally sell over a 1 million dollars you think its either got to have direct ocean views or be around the inner middle ring of a major capital city. Well a little known suburb in Rockhampton called The Range in the Beef capital […]

Can Airlie Beach become the next Noosa?

Noosa Shire, which was once a sleepy seaside town, is now a playground for the mega rich with the median house price virtually tripling over the last 2 decades. Locations such as Noosa is not only being chosen as a destination purely because of its white sandy beaches and beautiful landscapes but also a preferred […]

Mackay market is resilient

Mackay property market is still growing. Mackay has been one of Queensland’s most quiet achievers in the last 24 months. Mackay’s big brothers Cairns and Townsville have stolen the spotlight as they’ve been the preferred locations for interstate and intrastate migration as well as property investors. Image: Mackay, Queensland  So, what exactly has the Mackay […]

Emu Park what will 2023 bring?

Emu Park for 2023 and beyond…. When most people think of the Capricorn Coast, Yeppoon instantly springs to mind. Yeppoon is known for its laid-back coastal vibe, white sandy beaches, and the gateway to the Great Keppel Islands. However, just 15-minutes from Yeppoon as the crow fly’s sits Emu Park. A tiny sleepy town on […]

Why are interstate buyers flocking to Bargara?

Inter-state demand from home buyers and investors continue to remain high with Queensland still dominating the other states for the highest online search interest accounting for roughly 35% of the total search volume for September – December 2022. Regional Queensland also outperformed other regional centres with online search interest rates trumping hotspots such as Regional […]

What is a Buyers Agent?

Context Property buyers are proportionally underrepresented when buying residential real estate in Australia. In fact, only approximately 3% of the total transaction volume in Australia buyers have professional representation whereas sellers have 95% professional representation. The real estate transaction which is often one of life’s biggest financial decisions is significantly skewed in the favour of […]

Property buyers struggling in Yeppoon

What was once a sleepy seaside town 40 minutes outside of the Beef Capital Rockhampton is now one of Queensland’s hottest real estate markets. The pristine Capricorn Coast has had property buyers in a frenzy for the last 24 months which has seen Yeppoon’s median house price grow by a staggering 32%. Image: Yeppoon, Capricorn […]

Bundaberg property market not slowing down

With many property markets across Australia going through a retraction or have slowed down, it’s full stem a head for Queensland’s farming capital Bundaberg with no signs of slowing down. This Regional Queensland hub with over 80,000 residents has been booming for the last 24 months with many locals cashing in and interstate buyers snapping […]

Airlie Beach up there with the best

Airlie Beach is no longer just a holiday destination where many flock to see the reef, white sandy beaches, and thaw out during the winter months. Over the last 12 months Airlie Beach has seen huge demand from homeowners predominately interstate buyers from Victoria and New South Wales looking for a sea change and that […]

Demand exceeding supply in Rockhampton

Despite consecutive interest rate rises and ongoing media doom and gloom Rockhampton is a property market on the rise. Extremely low levels of supply are being met with high demand causing a frenzy over property across many new listings in Rockhampton. Over the last 4 months listing volumes and inventory levels have sat below 1%. […]

Central Queensland yields, growth drawing investors further north

A fast-growing population, diversified economy and strong rental yields are luring savvy property investors north of the usual focus on southeast Queensland. Afast-growing population, diversified economy and strong rental yields are luring savvy property investors north of the usual focus on southeast Queensland. Beyond its mining stereotype, central Queensland boasts thriving resources, agriculture, education, health and […]

Investment Property Bundaberg

Case Study – Investor Kristoffer (First Purchase) Investor based in Sydney. Kristoffer comes from the IT sector.  His looking for a great asset that was going to be longterm positive cashflow and primed for capital growth in the short and long term. Exact Summary of brief sent to client: Dear Kristoffer,  Thank you for connecting. I really enjoyed […]

Rockhampton Investment Property

Case Study – Investor Kristoffer Investor based in Sydney. Kristoffer comes from the IT sector.  His looking for a great asset that was going to be longterm positive cashflow and primed for capital growth in the short and long term. We found them what we call the ‘Holy grail property’ a bluechip property where you get the combination […]

Rockhampton Investment Property

Case Study – Investors Zoe & Darcy First time investors based in Brisbane. Zoe is in Marketing and Darcy is a trady. They were looking for a great asset that was going to be longterm positive cashflow and primed for capital growth in the short and long term. Exact Summary of brief sent to client: […]

Home Buyers Relocating

Case Study – Home Buyers Vikki & Indy Vikki & Indy are passionate art collectors based in Melbourne. Like many others they were keen to escape the metro lifestyle as they were frustrated with the ongoing COVID lockdowns. They wanted to live in the Central Queensland Region but didn’t really know where to buy exactly. […]

Yeppoon Investment Property

Investment Purchase Price                                            $445,000 Deposit 10% $45,000 Stamp Duty $8,900 Building and Pest Report $650.00 Solicitor Costs* $1,700     Total $56,250     Purchase Price + Purchasing Costs $456,250 Gross Annual Cash Flow Return ($520 per week x 52) $27,040 Expenses (Interest, Rates, Management fees) $15,100 Net Annual Cash Flow Return $11,940 Now […]

Choosing the ‘Right’ investment Property in Central Queensland

When I started my Investing and Buyers Agent journey many years ago, I stumbled across a proven formula by renowned property commentator Michael Yardney. What I liked about his 6 stranded Strategic Approach is that it limited your downside risk and maximized your upside potential. To this day our team use his Strategic Approach for […]

Fast Moving Investment Portfolio Building

Fast Moving Investment Portfolio Building

When you start investing with a specific goal of creating long term wealth the early stages know as the Asset Accumulation Stage can sometimes happen in the first 1-5 years. You can go from 1 property to 3 very quick. In order to make this accumulations stage fast asset selection is very important which is […]

The life Financial Treadmill

The life Financial Treadmill

Where does all your money go? Below is a breakdown of where your money goes. On average most Australians are in the 32.5% tax bracket and pay 32.5% in taxes, if they are home owners and paying down a mortgage that works out to be approx. 31.3% of your income (approx. 25% if you are […]

The Cashflow Quadrant from Robert Kiyosaki

The Cashflow Quadrant from Robert Kiyosaki

What he said was that the flow of money passes through 4 types of person. Employee: He who trades time for money they have no leverageSelf Employed: You are your own boss but essentially still have to trade your time to make moneyBusiness Owner: A person who trades other people’s time for money. But you […]