Throwing a house party beats picking up chicks in a dual cab ute!

As an 18 year old, I see my peers often on the rampage of taking out a loan for a car.

The words, ‘check out my new car!’ followed by friends in “AWE“, is something commonly found within my age group.  The amount of debt they just entered into for the car is not ever mentioned, nor months down the track when the reality of the loan repayments has started to kick in.

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Stop Paying Rent!

STOP Paying Rent Today!!

Great to see an award winning builder being apart of such a fantastic way for our first home buyers to enter the market…
Thank you Bright Life Homes 🙂

Call Melissa 0428 96 8832



ASIC Recommendations Against Real Estate Scams

You know the old saying – “when something seems to good to be true…it probably is”. Well, it’s never been more applicable when it comes to attractive real estate scams. These are the recommendations of the ASIC to avoid them: Continue reading ASIC Recommendations Against Real Estate Scams

Now is the time to Invest in Queensland!

If you are wondering “where should I invest in Australia?”  Here is your answer! 

Queensland is definitely the place to invest in 2015, and these are the reasons why… Continue reading Now is the time to Invest in Queensland!

Property Ownership in Parliament 2015

Australia’s MPs currently used more properties for investment or commercial purposes (291 properties) than for residential or recreational purposes (250 properties).

But of the 226 members of Parliament, 84 of them hold at least one investment property and at least one mortgage or investment loan, meaning they are possibly negative gearing.

Parliament’s register of members’ interest does not disclose if its members who hold a loan against their investment properties are negatively geared.

But as one federal politician told Fairfax Media, after admitting he negatively geared a second property: “If someone has more than one mortgage of course they’re negatively gearing. You’d be an idiot not to.”


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The Words that could add value to your listing, and those that could cost you.

If one of the following words accurately describes your home, you might want to consider adding it to your listing.

1. Luxurious

,Lower-priced listings with the word “luxurious” sold for 8.2 percent more on average than expected. “Luxurious” signals that a home’s finishes and amenities are high-end. This is a huge selling point, particularly in this price range. Continue reading The Words that could add value to your listing, and those that could cost you.

Negative Gearing vs Positive Gearing- Which Investment strategy will work best for you?

Many people still do not understand the crucial difference between negative gearing and positive gearing when investing in real estate, here are some pros and cons for each strategy.

TOP 50 Most Trusted Jobs in Australia – Real Estate DISGRACE

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Real Estate ALERT – We Really Need to Do Something About this List in 2015
 I’m not sure what is more scary, that our profession as Real Estate Sales People/Agents is so poor, or that the men & women, namely the Politicians who run the country are rated below us.  At least we are rated above the sex working industry, with them rated below is actually frightening!

But wait, there’s more!

Queensland Politicians Impressive Property Portofolio

This is GOLD!

I found this data on the website and could not resist sharing it with you!

Queensland parliamentarians are heavily invested in the property game. The 89 members of Australia’s only unicameral legislative assembly have stake in a total of 195 properties – an average of 2.2 properties per member, conservatively valued at around $91 million, calculated by multiplying the Brisbane median residential dwelling price of $466,500 (as at December 2014) by 195 properties.

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Print vs Online Real Estate Marketting

Facts about Real Estate Marketing: Print and Online [infographic]

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The Real Estate industry is full of all types of professionals with their own special way of doing things. Some of the older players prefer to lean on local print media to attract buyers while the younger bucks can often rely entirely on online media.

However, as our infographic shows, buyers utilise a variety of touch-points when considering a property purchase and the best real estate professionals will incorporate all of these to successfully sell a property.


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Tailor Made Investment Properties….The Future of Investing STARTS RIGHT NOW 2015!

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What is the ‘Tailor Made’ concept?

Over the past few years, I’ve watched the frustration of many property investors who seek stock to extend their property investment portfolios often miss out on new estates as the prices indicated by land developers & builders climb.

In essence, the ‘Tailor Made’ concept, is YOU as the investor telling US, how much you can comfortably afford & we prepare the best house & land or off the plan investment scenario for that price.

Generally we specialise in two types of investment clients:

  1. People looking for tax breaks
  2. People wanting to put new property in SMSF

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Investment House & Land Packages

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This month we have seen a rise in clients actually picking up the phone & doing their due diligence, when buying off the plan House & Land Packages!  Good Job guys, I’m very impressed.

With many investment consultants selling house & land packages to their often “New Clients” for tax depreciation purposes, it is imperative buyers do some investigation for themselves. So who do you turn to? Continue reading Investment House & Land Packages

Sales & Marketing – Real Estate Listing Forms


The Importance Of Communicating On Your Listing Forms

(Due to privacy, we have named the male sales agent Fred!).

On a weekly residential sale’s run a few years ago, a colleague had arranged for our sales team to inspect a property. He had listed the property some time ago & hadn’t been able to sell it.

So there we appeared.  Myself, the male colleague/listing agent, & another male sales agent.  The door opened & Fred was greeted by his female client with a huge smile.  Introductions took place and his client was all smiles until she saw me! Continue reading Sales & Marketing – Real Estate Listing Forms



For all of those ill informed individuals, who do not know what a GHD is, it’s a tool used to straighten your hair perfectly.  These little babies usually retail somewhere in the $300’s depending on the matching accessories released with each model.   You’ll notice from my title that I claim to have paid for the world’s most expensive GHD, so et’s go back a couple of years & you can explore my disaster.

I was a stay at home mother with four children.  I like to invest and had a go of a few things over the years, some more successful than others.  I had started at the time, a little system which involved building investment properties…..But we will need a whole other blog for this system, so let’s continue on with what brought me to the heading above.

I had read a quite a lot about investment diversification.  Particularly about branching out and diversifying into buying businesses. So I thought, hey let’s give it a crack.


Banana In The Bathroom


Banana in the Bathroom – Expect the Unexpected for the working parent sales person

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