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How Brisbane property punters can prepare for 2018

February 16, 2018

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It’s the question on the lips of Brisbane property punters, homeowners and wannabe buyers – What will happen in 2018 and how can we prepare? Below are Blocksidge Real Estate’s tips for Brisbane property punters to get ready for 2018. 1. Be prepared for mortgage rates to rise Financial markets predict the Reserve Bank will lift […]

Brisbane housing market is 38th least affordable

February 7, 2018

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The 14th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey (2018) has named the Brisbane housing market among the top 40 least affordable. Commentators are using the survey results to highlight the ‘crisis’ point that Australia has reached. Out of 92 major metropolitan markets Sydney was ranked the second least affordable while Melbourne was ranked the fifth. […]

2018 Brisbane Property Trends

January 29, 2018

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Like all Brisbane property professionals, investors and enthusiasts we are excited to see what 2018 will bring our fair city. After the ups and down that 2017 brought, we think there’s a good chance 2018 will be a better year.   What did Australian and Brisbane property look like in 2017? 2017 was the year […]

1, 2 or 3 bedrooms for a Brisbane investment property?

January 15, 2018

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When determining the type and size of your Brisbane investment property is there a rule of thumb to follow to boost your bottom line? While there’s not necessarily an easy answer, there are indicators that can determine what size property will suit your investment strategy. Determining the size of your future investment property can be […]

Buying into a Brisbane Strata Scheme

January 4, 2018

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As the landscape of Brisbane changes and more people move to the city, the good old quarter-acre block with a three-bedroom house is becoming a rarity in the inner city. Instead, more and more Brisbane strata title communities are popping up where resources, assets and facilities are shared. If you’re like many Brisbanites and thinking […]

Common Enquiries from Brisbane Property Owners & Tenants

December 22, 2017

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Here are the top five most frequent enquiries our industry receives from Brisbane property owners and tenants. Bond enquiries Generally from tenants, these enquiries make almost a third of all enquiries. The most common question is about when the bond monies will be returned.   Ending a tenancy These can be questions about the process […]

History of Australian homeowner equity

December 11, 2017

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In August 2017 Roy Moran Research found that 8% of Australian homeowners and 10.3% of Queensland homeowners possibly have an outstanding mortgage balance which was almost equal to or greater than the value of their home. Simply put, this means that 345,000 of Australian homeowners have little to no equity in their home.   What does […]

Brisbane Property Update for 2017

November 30, 2017

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Did you know that combined, the total value of homes across Australia has now reached $7.2 trillion!! Property values in Australia are driven by factors such as population growth, job creation, demographics, infrastructure projects, new residential supply, as well as the proximity of amenities such as shops, transport and schools. The most recent data from […]

4 Traditional Rules of Property Investing to Reconsider

November 20, 2017

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Real estate is the crown jewel in most Australian investors’ portfolios. Property investing is seen as a safe and effective way to build wealth. However, some of the rules we’ve passed down from generation to generation aren’t necessarily still 100% relevant in today’s market. As a mutligenerational family business, Blocksidge Real Estate has seen the […]

Brisbane House Buyers Checklist

November 8, 2017

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For Brisbane house buyers it’s helpful to have a checklist of things to consider. Buying a house is one of the biggest decisions we ever make, whether it’s in Brisbane or somewhere else, and as such it can take up a lot of time. It’s also very easy to fall into the trap of letting […]

Horrible histories: What do agents have to reveal about the history of a Brisbane property

October 30, 2017

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Whether you’re renting, buying or selling a home, real estate agents must provide relevant, pertinent and necessary information. This includes not misleading you and using fair contract terms in line with Queensland and Australian laws. So they must disclose any nasty skeletons that may be hiding in the history of a Brisbane property…   What […]

Brisbane First Home Buyers

October 20, 2017

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Brisbane first home buyers rejoice! Our beautiful city is being held up as an example to the rest of the country of housing affordability. A recent search showed 92 suburbs in the greater Brisbane area have a median price below the average purchasing power ($392,000) of Brisbane first-home buyers. This means Brisbane first home buyers […]

The importance of property managers for landlords

October 10, 2017

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Whether or not to appoint property managers is something most landlords ponder, especially those who have just purchased their first investment property. The feeling that self-managing can save you money and allow you to keep an eye on your property is pretty common. However, there are some serious issues to consider before taking on the […]

Home Staging

September 30, 2017

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Home staging has been used by real estate agents in the United States for a number of years. In fact it’s become so popular in the US that around 40% of agents insist on all of the homes they sell being staged. While it’s yet to get as popular in our local Brisbane property market, […]

Suburbs to invest in outside of inner city Brisbane

September 18, 2017

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Have you been reluctant to purchase your next investment property because of the negative news around the inner city Brisbane property market? If yes, then we have some ideas for you. Did you know that Brisbane has almost 200 suburbs! This means that there are plenty of choices when it comes to buying and investing […]

Ultimate Moving Checklist

September 8, 2017

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If you need to move sometime soon and haven’t found your next home take a look at our current sale properties or rental properties! Moving to a new home is a huge and often stressful project to undertake without proper planning and preparation. However, if you put the right steps in place, moving day can […]

Common questions from property investors

August 28, 2017

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Australians have long had a love affair with investing in property. We see it as a reliable investment opportunity to grow our money. However, although real estate has made some of us wealthier, it has also stung a few of us. So it’s important to always approach a real estate purchase with as much care […]

How to negotiate a pre-auction sale

August 17, 2017

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When auction volumes and clearance rates are high, it’s generally an indication that auctioning is a great way to sell a property. However, what if you’re sitting in the other camp, the buyers’ camp. How do you strike a deal before the auction and land the property of your dreams? Well, that’s where the pre-auction […]

Maximise your return from your Brisbane investment property

August 7, 2017

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Most property investors hate having to spend money on their Brisbane investment property. Unfortunately, it’s a necessary outlay. But when done well, you can improve your property’s yield. To maximise the return from your Brisbane investment property it’s wise to consider your target market and then determine a realistic budget for your improvements. Before you […]

Brisbane Residential Property Update

July 28, 2017

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Below are key points for the Brisbane, Queensland and National residential property market for Quarter 2, 2017. National and Queensland property market update Housing market sentiment has fallen modestly in Queensland Confidence levels were lower this quarter but this is expected to rise over the next couple of years. This reflects weaker expectations for both […]