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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 a trigger 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 […]

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 […]

7 experts you need when you sell or buy Brisbane property

February 28, 2018

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Every property investor needs a support team to ensure they get the best deal when they sell or buy Brisbane property. Below is our list of experts that every investor should have.   1. Financial Expert(s) Generally speaking, most property investors are buying or selling as they want to make money. To do so takes […]

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 […]