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What's the deal with Brisbane property prices?

September 27, 2018

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Brisbane property prices have risen over the past 25 years. And we hope that this will continue over the next 25 years. But what’s the deal with Brisbane property prices in 2018 and what can we expect over the next year or so?   What will Brisbane property prices do? A key difference between 25 […]

Brisbane real estate - then & now

September 10, 2018

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Australian and Brisbane real estate – 1993 versus 2018 Over the past 25 years the Australian and Brisbane real estate market has shown some extraordinary changes. There have been five distinct growth cycles during this period which has seen the national median house value grow by 412%! To put this in perspective, the ASX All Ordinaries […]

Recent Brisbane Commercial Auction Results

August 31, 2018

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CoreLogic has reported the following figures for recent National and Brisbane commercial property auction results: The week ending 10th of August saw 25 commercial properties go up for auction across Australia. The preliminary figures suggest a clearance rate of 56.0%, with 14 commercial properties sold prior to, or at, auction. The preliminary clearance rate was […]

August 2018 Brisbane Property Market Update

August 29, 2018

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This article was written with reference to the August 2018 Brisbane Property Market Update Report from CoreLogic. Brisbane property market update Here are some key statistics for the Brisbane property market performance up to 31 July 2018: The Brisbane property market has become one of the best performing capital city markets. However, it’s not because […]

Should Brisbane City be more like New York City?

August 22, 2018

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Australia’s biggest cities, including Brisbane City, are expected to grow to a similar size as New York City by 2050. Urbanists* have warned that unless the Brisbane City town planning model starts to prioritise density, we could be in a bit of a pickle!   What’s wrong with Brisbane City’s current town planning model? Urbanist Professor […]

CGT and Brisbane Commercial Property

August 6, 2018

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If you’re an owner of Brisbane commercial property it’s important to know that the following can trigger a capital gains tax (CGT) liability: 1 – Disposal of Brisbane commercial property Owners and investors with Brisbane commercial property will likely encounter CGT upon disposal of the property.  Disposal of the property means to sell it. Once […]

Are Brisbane auction clearance rates useful?

July 25, 2018

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Brisbane auction clearance rates can be an indicator of property market health. In particular, clearances rates can provide an insight into how the market is faring at a particular time.   What’s the current Brisbane auction clearance rate? The most recent data from CoreLogic shows that the Brisbane auction clearance rate was 34.2% for the […]

4 Benefits of a Brisbane Property Manager at Tax Time

July 14, 2018

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It’s that time of year again where your Brisbane property manager becomes even more important – Tax Time! Hiring a Brisbane property manager has many benefits. During the year they take care of your investments ensuring that everything gets done. On top of these day-to-day services, they also provide a range of benefits at tax time. Here […]

Buying a ”renovators‘ delight” property in Brisbane

July 3, 2018

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Ah the “renovators’ delight”. A property in Brisbane that fits this description can usually be described as a “fixer upper”, “character filled”, or even a “project”. You know the ones, you drive down the street with beautifully maintained houses and then you pull up outside a house that has seen better days (see example below). […]

How to Maximise Storage While Moving House in Brisbane

June 20, 2018

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Storage is an incredibly valuable tool to have when you’re moving house in Brisbane. It allows you to do things on your own terms, which isn’t always possible when you’re dealing with strict settlement and moving dates. Why do I need storage when moving house in Brisbane? Having things on your own terms allows you […]

Brisbane's densest suburbs

June 6, 2018

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It’s no secret that Brisbane’s city centre and surrounding suburbs are getting denser. With new developments cropping up around Brisbane let’s see which suburbs are now considered the densest.   Brisbane’s top 7 densest suburbs are – Kangaroo Point (home to 6,804 people per square kilometre) New Farm (6,453 people per square kilometre) Fortitude Valley […]

101 of getting a full Brisbane rental bond refund

May 28, 2018

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One of the most common questions our Property Managers get asked by tenants is, “How do I get my full bond back?”. Below we’ll give you some tips to help you be aware of what we, as agents, will look for when you vacate. We’ve also included a bond clean checklist to show what we’ll […]

What is conveyancing?

May 16, 2018

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Conveyancing is the legal process of buying or selling land, with or without a building on the land. Buyers and sellers enter into an agreement with or without special conditions (the contract). Whether you’re purchasing your first property or an experienced property investor, it’s useful to have a clear outline of all the steps involved […]

10 common mistakes to avoid when insuring your Brisbane rental property

May 4, 2018

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Landlord insurance is definitely something to consider for Brisbane rental properties. But it can be confusing. This type of insurance covers the building itself, with the option of insuring any contents that belong to you. At times, trying to discern which policy has the most cost effective solution can seem like a whole lot of jargon […]

3 questions to ask when buying off the plan

April 26, 2018

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Buying off the plan has lots of benefits, particularly if you’re an investor or a first home buyer. However, buying off the plan is a little different than buying an established property. Below we have put together three questions that you may want to ask when going through the process of buying off the plan. […]

Investing in Brisbane Property - Residential vs Commercial

April 16, 2018

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Interested in investing in Brisbane? If so you’ll be happy to read that there are investment opportunities aplenty in the Brisbane property market. Just take a look at our current crop of commercial and residential listings for sale! These opportunities are available as either residential property investments or commercial property investments. So, what are some […]

Brisbane Residential Market Update

April 8, 2018

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PART 1: Brisbane Residential Sales Market Overall, the house market has generally outperformed the apartment market. The number of properties for sale is also trending upwards. The most expensive suburbs in Brisbane were again Teneriffe, New Farm, and Ascot. While the suburbs that sold the highest volumes were Forest Lake, Bracken Ridge, and Wynnum.   […]

How to decide if you’re ready to downsize your home

March 29, 2018

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The pros and cons when you downsize your home When you’re considering the move to a smaller property it can be daunting trying to imagine fitting everything you own into a smaller space. But there are definite upsides to downsizing too. Let’s go through some of the different considerations that you may like to add […]

130 years buying, selling and managing Brisbane property

March 9, 2018

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This year marks 130 years of transacting in Brisbane real estate for our agency. We’ve been known by a number of different trading names, but our history has been unified by the constant Directorship of the Blocksidge family. Currently, in 2018, there are three generations of the Blocksidge family working in the agency side-by-side. Bruce […]

Brisbane commercial property investment

March 6, 2018

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Below are some big deals that have happened recently in the Brisbane commercial property investment market. We can use these to give us an idea of what’s hot around town.   Major retail transactions in the Brisbane commercial property investment market for final quarter of 2017 The final quarter of 2017 saw $1.325 billion in […]