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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). […]

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.   […]

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 […]

Horrible histories: What do agents have to reveal about the history of a Brisbane property

October 30, 2017

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Whether you’re renting, buying or selling a home, real estate agents must provide relevant, pertinent and necessary information. This includes not misleading you and using fair contract terms in line with Queensland and Australian laws. So they must disclose any nasty skeletons that may be hiding in the history of a Brisbane property…   What […]

Home Staging

September 30, 2017

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Home staging has been used by real estate agents in the United States for a number of years. In fact it’s become so popular in the US that around 40% of agents insist on all of the homes they sell being staged. While it’s yet to get as popular in our local Brisbane property market, […]

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 […]

5 property stats you should pay attention to above all others

June 30, 2017

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You’ve decided that you want to buy a property! Are you looking to add a great new addition to your investment portfolio? Or, have you finally saved that 20% deposit to get you started in the property game? Either way, you should know that buying a property should be viewed as an investment decision. Always […]

6 property settlement tips for home buyers

June 7, 2017

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So your offer has just been accepted. What happens next? The next step in the home buying journey is settlement. Below is a summary of what you’ll need to know to complete the home ownership process.   Property Settlement 101: First and foremost you need to understand that you’ll be leaving most of the work […]

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 […]

What is Capital Gains Tax?

April 30, 2017

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Capital gains tax needs to be understood by every property investor and/or buyer. It is commonly a thorn in almost every investors’ side. It’s a thorn because it’s a tax that means the government takes a cut of any profit we make from our investments. However, the upside is that people can also claim tax […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Purchasing and managing investment property

September 1, 2015

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A few thoughts on purchasing and managing investment property in Brisbane … Property represents a very secure, sound, long term form of wealth creation. As such, many people are turning increasingly to property investment to secure their future. A well managed investment can offer many advantages including income and capital growth. Many investors may also […]