Generic photo of a family on holiday at the beachBUYING another property, whether it’s an investment property or that long dreamt-of holiday house, is a difficult question for most of us who are wondering, “Is now the best time to buy? Should I wait?”. In my experience, it is all about understanding the property cycle and where we are in it because the opportunities increase considerably for those who are prepared to do the opposite of what the majority do.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020When our property cycle is at its peak (I can’t wait for those days to come again!) house prices are rocketing along, fuelled by a robust economy where everyone is gainfully employed and earning well. This is the part of the cycle where we see buyers become really optimistic. They’ve worked hard, they’ve got some coin and they turn their mind towards that little beach house, or country weekender they’ve always wanted. This is quite often why homes by the sea, whether it is on the mainland or on Magnetic Island, surge. And looking at the Townsville market we are starting to see beachfront properties in suburbs such as Balgal Beach are starting to attract consistent interest from interstate buyers looking for a sunny holiday home. This is a very promising sign for our market and your biggest signal yet if you are in the market for a holiday home that now is the time to get in the market before prices begin to move. For buyers in Melbourne and Sydney buying a home by the sea that is nearby can cost into the early millions. But with airline travel so cheap, markets like Townsville are a palatable, popular option.For all the other readers who are not in the market for a holiday home, you should know that we are also seeing strong investor interest, both from locals and from interstate. We listed a property last week for $210,000 and we had more than 27 physical inspections in just four days – every single visitor was an investor. This increased investor interest alongside the increasing interest in holiday home buyers is an indicator that we could be in the very early days of the next upswing of the property cycle. I’d like to stress that it’s early days yet, but there are some good market indicators that suggest the market is on the turn. So, it’s time to do your research. If you’ve been thinking about an investment property or a holiday home, don’t leave it too late. Prices haven’t jumped yet, but this rising demand will put upward pressure on prices and I expect we’ll start to see movement soon. Jump in before the masses arrive and trample all the good property opportunities.
LIVE TV First Published: 7th September, 2020 10:58 IST Associated Press Television News COMMENT Receiver Andre Roberts and safety Dean Marlowe were back with the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, a day after being cut.The two were signed and added to the 53-player roster after the Bills freed up two spots by placing starting guard Jon Feliciano and rookie receiver Isaiah Hodgins on injured reserve. Feliciano is expected to miss another six weeks with a torn pectoral muscle, and Hodgins was bothered by a shoulder injury in training camp.The Bills made plans to re-sign Roberts and Marlowe after cutting them in order to keep Feliciano and Hodgins on the roster into Sunday. Under NFL rules, Feliciano and Hodgins are now eligible to return this season.Roberts doubles as Buffalo’s punt and kickoff returner. He’s back for a second season with the Bills and 11th in the NFL. He earned an All-Pro special teams selection in 2018, and was voted to the Pro Bowl in each of the past two seasons.Marlowe returns for a third season in Buffalo after establishing himself as a primary backup to Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer. Buffalo was down to just three safeties after cutting Marlowe.Buffalo also signed 17 players to its practice squad, including running back Christian Wade who is exempt from being counted on the roster because he is part of the NFL’s International Player Pathway program. The 29-year-old Wade played professional rugby in his native England, and was assigned to the Bills by the league last year.The other 16 players signed to the practice squad were all players cut by Buffalo on Saturday. They include former Canadian Football League receiver Duke Williams, and linebacker Andre Smith, who was acquired in a trade with Carolina last week. WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 7th September, 2020 10:58 IST Roberts, Marlowe Re-sign With Bills Day After Getting Cut Receiver Andre Roberts and safety Dean Marlowe were back with the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, a day after being cut. SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US Written By