The Queensland economy is now well into recovery stage after an inevitable slump following the mining boom. In the third quarter of 2017, state final demand rose a significant 2.7 per cent year-on-year, which was the first time in three years this measure returned a positive result – the culmination of five consecutive quarters of positive growth. Access Economics have also forecast the Queensland state final demand will average 3.8 per cent annual growth over the next four years, easily outstripping the average annual growth of 0.2 per cent in state final demand over the last five years. Infrastructure boom... continue reading.
International Women’s Day is a fitting opportunity to celebrate the women who inspire some of Australia’s top real estate agents. We contacted agents across Australia, asking them to name the female who has had the biggest impact on their working lives. Answers came back thick and fast, revealing many of the women most influential on today’s real estate industry stars are also active campaigners for equal gender opportunity. We asked agents: Who was the female role model that made a life-changing impact on your career? Kate Strickland, Marshall White, Brighton, Melbourne Barb Gregory had over a decade of experience when she presented my... continue reading.
A $30 billion pipeline of private and public development will be rolled out on the Gold Coast over the next decade, putting paid to criticisms it would suffer a post-Commonwealth Games slowdown. Nearly $20 billion in housing and apartment projects will meet the city’s ongoing growth, while a further $10 billion in public and private infrastructure is either underway or planned for the city post Commonwealth Games. It’s a massive coup for the glitter strip, where an atmosphere of positivity and prosperity has pervaded since the Games were announced. Amid the confidence was concrete evidence of the Gold Coast’s economic... continue reading.