In the media: Is the cost of building a new house putting you off? Here’s what the experts suggest instead.

The decline of new builds in Australia has been a consistent trend for a number of years, with only 13,085 Australian building approvals made in December of 2023.  See what Lauren Jones has to say about new builds, knock down rebuilds, and the silver linings within it all.  Click here to read the full article.

In the media: This is how long it takes a first-home buyer to save for a deposit in every capital of Australia

it’s not a secret, but simply accepted reality, that saving for a deposit is a nightmare for first-home buyers all over Australia. In a recent article published by Domain, exactly how long this process might take is discussed.    As well, Lauren Jones and Jess Giandomenico’s expertise as buyers agents is showcased, with an example… Continue reading In the media: This is how long it takes a first-home buyer to save for a deposit in every capital of Australia

In the media: What southerners need to know about buying in Brisbane, with Lauren Jones

  In this Wednesday’s episode of MCG Quantity Surveyors’ Geared for Growth podcast, host Mike is joined by our very own Lauren Jones. Together, they uncover the idiosyncrasies of investing in the Brisbane property market.    Check out the full podcast right here!   Podcast Transcript   It’s no secret that property buyers from southern… Continue reading In the media: What southerners need to know about buying in Brisbane, with Lauren Jones

In the media: The experts have spoken: Why buying a beach house is (mostly) a great idea

This week, Lauren Jones was featured in Homely Property News. Her contrarian point of view adds to the discussion of whether investing in an Australian beach house is financially and logically feasible. Click here to read the article.

In the media: Sarah was happy renting a home, until circumstances forced her hand

Purchasing a property had always been a fool’s hope for Sarah, according to Nine’s recent article. However, with the expertise and guidance of LJBA’s very own buyer’s agent, Jessica Giandomenico, it quickly became a reality.                                         … Continue reading In the media: Sarah was happy renting a home, until circumstances forced her hand

In the media: Brisbane’s unprecedented rent rises driving some to fast-track their property plans

Brisbane is now the second most expensive city to rent in Australia, according to Domain’s latest rental report.   As LJBA director Lauren Jones explains in this Smart Property Investment article, this, in turn, is driving some first home buyers to fast-track their property plans.   Unfortunately, those looking to buy are then faced with… Continue reading In the media: Brisbane’s unprecedented rent rises driving some to fast-track their property plans

In the media: Challenging rental conditions are pushing many to buy their first home sooner

Extremely competitive conditions in Brisbane’s rental market have led to unprecedented rent increases.   As LJBA director Lauren Jones explained in this Info Choice article, this, in turn, is driving many renters to buy their first homes sooner than they might have planned.  However, the supply-demand imbalance is making it challenging for aspiring homeowners to… Continue reading In the media: Challenging rental conditions are pushing many to buy their first home sooner

In the media: Brisbane’s soaring rents spark surge in first home buyer activity

In this savings.com.au article, LJBA director Lauren Jones explained that challenging rental conditions in Brisbane are driving an uptick in first home buyer activity.  However, Lauren said aspiring homeowners were being “confronted with a property market where, again, the odds are stacked against them.”Lauren then shared some advice for those looking to move from renting… Continue reading In the media: Brisbane’s soaring rents spark surge in first home buyer activity

Why would you sell a property off-market?

While the traditional approach to real estate involves listing properties on public platforms, there is a growing number of properties being sold discreetly – off-market. When majority of modern buyers find their next home on these well-known, high-traffic online platforms, why would a seller choose to sell off-market instead?   Reduced Competition With off-market deals,… Continue reading Why would you sell a property off-market?

In the media: Brisbane experiencing high demand, low supply

How is the Brisbane property market likely to perform in 2024?   As LJBA director Lauren Jones was quoted in this Queensland Property Investor article, “all the signs are pointing to strong investor activity” in Brisbane.   That’s due to a combination of high demand (population growth, interstate migration, Olympics infrastructure pipeline) and low supply… Continue reading In the media: Brisbane experiencing high demand, low supply