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Insights into the Brisbane Commercial Market

December 12, 2016

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Below is a brief summary of observations on what’s been happening around town in the Brisbane commercial and industrial sales and leasing market. SOUTH CITY FRINGE (West End, South Brisbane, Woolloongabba, East Brisbane, Coorparoo, Buranda, Stones Corner and Kangaroo Point): These suburbs continue to be popular with developers and the conversion of industrial property to […]

Recent Trends in the Brisbane Property Market

December 7, 2016

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Although activity in the Brisbane property market has quietened slightly, it remains in good shape overall. Brisbane real estate is still performing well due to the continuation of low interest rates and relative affordability when compared to other capital cities. While the Brisbane housing market is still extremely strong, the Brisbane unit market is starting […]

Stamp duty. Transfer duty. What are they and are they the same?

November 21, 2016

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Well, you’re in luck. Stamp duty and transfer duty are the same thing. We used to call it stamp duty but recently we’ve started calling it transfer duty. Easy! So, what do you need to know about stamp/transfer duty? Generally, stamp duty (or transfer duty) is a levy or tax applied whenever you sell, buy or […]

What will Brisbane property prices be in 5 years?

November 1, 2016

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Most property investors would be willing to give an arm and a leg in order to get a glimpse of what is to come. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have that option. Instead we’ve got to use available information to help us determine what Brisbane property prices will be in the future.     So the big […]

How to keep your mortgage under control

October 24, 2016

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Deciding to take on a mortgage is one of the biggest financial commitments many of us make. So it’s important that we keep an eye on our mortgages to ensure they don’t become a burden. Here is a list of our top tips to help keep a mortgage under control.   1. Do a Home […]

Just how low can interest rates go?

September 26, 2016

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The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cut rates for the first time in almost three years in 2011 and since then we’ve been watching interest rates fall. Interest rates in Australia are now at record lows. After the RBA’s recent decision to keep the cash rate at 1.5% will we see interest rates drop even […]

How to Ace Your Rental Application

September 6, 2016

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It can be daunting trying to find the right rental property, not to mention exciting, and maybe even a little stressful and disappointing at times. If spending your Saturday mornings trying to view as many possibly suitable properties for rent in Brisbane doesn’t sound like lots of fun, then you’ll definitely want to get your […]

Brisbane Property Prices

July 22, 2016

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Brisbane property prices are currently at an all time high. Never have owners been so excited to sell property, and a good option for buyers to get into the market while interest rates are very low.   At times it is possible to become so engrossed in analyzing weekly data concerning the Australian economy and housing markets that we […]

3 Things tenants forget to look at

July 5, 2016

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Things tenants forget to check before they sign the lease The excitement of moving into your newly leased home could make you as tenant forget to look at a few things before you sign your name on the dotted line. Connectivity The area for internet coverage (NBN or not) for a person who relies on […]

Why is autumn the best time to sell?

May 27, 2016

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Spring is usually a busy period for the real estate industry – but did you know you’re actually more likely to sell your property in autumn? The reality, however, is that spring doesn’t in all circumstances bring with it a unlimited supply of willing and eager homebuyers. While it’s true that people go out more to look […]

Property Worth

March 16, 2016

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What is the difference between an Appraisal and a Valuation? Generally an appraisal is prepared by a reputable and experienced real estate agent and is used as a guide to pricing a property for sale or for rent, and a valuation is conducted in Queensland by a Registered Valuer with only a set criteria of the […]

What to Expect When Vacating

February 15, 2016

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Vacating a property can be stressful but the key is to be organised!  As soon as you decide to move on you need to contact your property manager to ensure the correct notice is provided. Things to consider when vacating a property: Arrange a removalist – it’s good to get referrals or check reviews Organise […]

Easy Christmas Decorating Ideas

December 11, 2015

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Deck the walls with Christmas Cheer Lighting is a great way to create visual impact, so your Christmas decorating could be as simple as stringing Christmas lights around railings, windows, doorframes and even the mirrors in the bathroom. If you’re buying new lights, it would be more cost effective in the long run to choose LEDs or solar-powered lights […]

Decorate When You're Renting - 5 Simple Ways

December 9, 2015

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How to decorate when you’re renting Decorating a rental home is not quite the same as decorating your own property. Even if you are lucky enough to have an easy-going landlord, rental property rules regarding structural changes and internal and external renovations apply. Unfortunately, this can leave renters feeling left out of the decorating loop, but […]

Selling Property Over Christmas

December 4, 2015

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Is it a good idea to sell your property over Christmas? Selling Property Over Christmas The silly season may have you feeling cheerful, but is it really a good time to sell your property? If you’re preparing to sell your home, you may wonder when the right time to sell is.  Christmas is a time that […]

Comparing Agency Agreements

November 22, 2015

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Comparing Agency Agreements There are several different types of agent relationships that you might come across when deciding to sell your property, whether it be a residential house, an apartment, land or even a commercial property. You would generally choose from these types of appointments and work out what is the best option for your needs.   Exclusive […]

REIQ Accreditation - Exceptional service

November 5, 2015

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Why Accreditation is important for you? Blocksidge & Ferguson Real Estate Agents, now called Blocksidge Real Estate, are accredited by the Real Estate Institute of Queensland. The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) accredits agencies who meet strict requirements. These requirements are that we, as a Brisbane real estate agency, must  –  Hold professional indemnity insurance for […]

Commercial Property for sale Brisbane

October 15, 2015

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Commercial Property – Does it pay to own? Buying vs Leasing Commercial Property You need premises to set your office up and from which to do business, but do you calculate the difference between renting it and owning it – financial benefits considered? The decision about whether to buy or lease a commercial property is […]

Apartment Living

September 29, 2015

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Apartments offer lifestyle on budget but we know that living in an apartment has it’s constraints. Discover great ideas for getting the most out of your apartment space. Downsizing? We can help you find the perfect location and lifestyle. Savvy downsizers have hit on an innovative new way of creating their own apartment for retirement. […]

Property Valuation

September 16, 2015

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Tips to Obtaining a Great Property Valuation It’s quite frustrating to have your home loan application knocked back or the loan amount reduced because the valuation came in too low.  Here’s some tips to get a great property valuation and glide your way through it. Investors are periodically required to have their properties revalued in […]