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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 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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

11 ways to use your Brisbane property to help you earn a little extra cash

April 20, 2017

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If you’re interested in paying down the mortgage faster or topping up your savings, read Blocksidge’s 11 ways to use your Brisbane property to earn some extra cash. Rent out a spare room Everyone’s heard of Airbnb and over 87,000 Australians have already registered. So if you have a spare room, or a whole house […]

An Increasing Commercial Property Trend - Micro Shops!

March 24, 2017

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Shops in city centres around the country, including Brisbane CBD, are shrinking in size. You’ve probably noticed the increasing number of hole-in-the-wall coffee shops or tiny pop-up shops around the city. These are the new micro shops and they’re getting more and more popular. Did you know that in 2013, Brisbane CBD was the world’s […]

Key Points from the latest REIQ Market Monitor Report

March 14, 2017

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We’ve reviewed the latest QMM and taken the key points for the Brisbane property market. We’ve also included some points on the Queensland, National and other Capital Citys’ market performance. HOUSE MARKET The Queensland median house price increased from $460,000 to $467,375 over the quarter. Compared to 12 months ago, Queensland’s annual median house price increased […]

What sort of property investor are you?

March 1, 2017

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Growth or Yield? The nuances of property investment are abundant. However, two components of investing in property tend to feature more frequently than others – capital growth and rental return (yield). These two components generally divide Brisbane property investors. It’s not uncommon to be standing around at BBQ and hear a hearty debate of the superior benefits […]

Looking to invest in Brisbane property?

February 21, 2017

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In the real estate industry there are certain signs that we look out for when looking to invest in Brisbane property. We look out for these signs as they tend to indicate that a suburb is primed and ready to take off. These signs are not guarantees, but they are good predictors. Use our list to help […]

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 […]