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Brisbane Commercial Property

February 23, 2018

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Below is a list of some of the biggest Brisbane commercial property sales that have transacted over summer.   56 Edmondstone Road, Bowen Hills (Virgin Australia’s headquarters) sold in December 2017 for $94.1 million. It was bought by Charter Hall’s Long Wale Real Estate Investment Trust. It chose to buy the property for a number […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Walk Score. What is it and why is it important?

July 10, 2017

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The results of a 2015 survey by finder.com.au found that the majority of Australians are concerned with the walkability of the suburb in which they choose to live. A walkable neighbourhood must have easily accessible shops, public transport, schools, work places and be near the CBD. This type of neighbourhood is highly advantageous for our health, the […]

4 factors that you shouldn’t compromise on as a First Home Buyer

May 22, 2017

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Buying a property as a first home buyer can be overwhelming. There’s so much choice! But knowing when and what to compromise on when searching for your first home is essential to the buying process, and your sanity. As you begin looking for the perfect starting point for your real estate dreams it’s important to […]

Blocksidge & Ferguson's history

May 2, 2017

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You can read the full article on the Zillmere Auction and the Holland Park Auction on the State Library of Queensland blog, but we’ve also included some snippets below. The State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online via their website. If you […]

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 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 […]