If you’re in the real estate investment game, you need to be aware of the sharks. They’re everywhere, and most of them see you coming from miles away.  I spoke to Andrew Crossley from the Australian Property Advisory Group on my radio program last week.

Andrew explained to me listeners that most  spruikers in the property industry receive huge undisclosed commissions, and operate unethically. They represent the seller or developer. A Stockholm syndrome exists, people think they must deal with these spruikers to buy a new home, this is not true. There is a better more ethical way.  A way to reduce risk and source a property more suited to an individual’s circumstance, and when purchasing a property you should always ensure that you always deal with someone who:  Represents you as the buyer, not the seller;   is insured and qualified to provide advice; has disclosed all commissions and fees and takes into account your needs, financial situation, goals and risk appetite.

Julie Cuming from Hatch Property is a client of mine and I should disclose that straight up, but we’ve also done business with her.  The experience was first class.  This is about trust and integrity.  I’ll recommend Hatch Property Australia till the cows come home because I know that whoever I send in Julie’s direction will experience a happy ending.

That’s why I feel compelled to share that Julie at Hatch has a small number of excellent quality investment opportunities right now that you should consider if you’re in the market.

Brisbane is regarded as the market most able to deliver sound growth and yield outcomes at this stage of the property cycle. Julie has carefully handpicked opportunities that she believes will deliver outstanding results for. Hatch tends to focus on boutique opportunities that are predominately aimed at the owner occupier market to give their investors the greatest potential for a positive financial outcome while holding the property and when they come to sell.

These opportunities are limited and will not last.

Ripley Valley Display home – leased back by developers at 7% for 2 years minimum
Register your interest now!
  • House and Land package saving approx. $9000 in stamp duty
  • $425,000-$510,000
  • No management fees through lease back period
  • 4 bed, 2 car, 2 living
  • Award winning builder
  • Over 200 blocks in the estate already sold to locals
Key Points
Price $425,000 – $510,00
Leaseback Deal Leased back first 2 years (potentially longer)
at 7%
Rent Per Week $572 – $686pw – depending on which package
Stamp Duty Saving If contracted soon, will be as a construction house and land with minimum $9000 saving on stamp duty
Commencement Date January 2015

View the below brochure of the estate and a floor plan of one display leaseback.
For a short time only available as a construction.

 If you want to find out more, you can register your interest here

Newmarket Town homes – 4km North of Brisbane CBD
Pre-Release information only – Register your interest now!
Located in a quiet street just a short walk to Newmarket shops, buses and train
Great appeal to owner occupiers

  • 3 bed townhomes (5 available)
  • 2 bed townhomes (4 available)
Key Points
Price 2 bed from $570,000
3 bed from $670,000
Transport 100m to bus
550m to train
200m to shops
Commencement Date February 2015

 Please register your interest here.

Kangaroo Point – 2km to Brisbane CBD
Pre-Release – Register your interest now!
  • Located 200m to Kangaroo Point cliffs
  • Architecturally designed units
  • 1 x 3 bed penthouse 360 degree views
  • 2 x 2 bed, 2 bath (3 available)
  • 1 bed, 1 bath (2 available)
  • 1 bed, 1 x MP room (1 available)
Key Points
Price From $450,000
Location River Ferry Terminal 250m, buses 100m, close to hospitals, universities and established employment precincts
Commencement Date March 2015


 Go through this link if you want to register your interest and find out more.
And should you wish to call Julie Cumming direct, you’ll find her on 0404 453 397