Entries by Lesley Bloor

Queensland budgets hits property owners with higher taxes

The Property Council of Queensland has raised concerns that commercial rates are being increased above inflation, following the announcement of 3.5% increases in this year’s Budget. “With statutory valuations increasing dramatically across Brisbane, and the State Government’s new land tax increases, we’re going to see a lot of pressure on rents for local businesses,” Property Council executive…Read More→

Lenders adjusting mortgage rates

As speculation builds that a cut to Australia’s cash rate could be arriving in the near future, several of Australia’s lenders have been adjusting their home loan interest rates over the past week. Beyond Bank has slashed fixed rates across a range of mortgage products, including its Total Home Loan Packages and Pinnacle Plus Packages….Read More→