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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 […]

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 […]

4 Traditional Rules of Property Investing to Reconsider

November 20, 2017

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Real estate is the crown jewel in most Australian investors’ portfolios. Property investing is seen as a safe and effective way to build wealth. However, some of the rules we’ve passed down from generation to generation aren’t necessarily still 100% relevant in today’s market. As a mutligenerational family business, Blocksidge Real Estate has seen 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 […]

Common questions from property investors

August 28, 2017

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Australians have long had a love affair with investing in property. We see it as a reliable investment opportunity to grow our money. However, although real estate has made some of us wealthier, it has also stung a few of us. So it’s important to always approach a real estate purchase with as much care […]

Maximise your return from your Brisbane investment property

August 7, 2017

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Most property investors hate having to spend money on their Brisbane investment property. Unfortunately, it’s a necessary outlay. But when done well, you can improve your property’s yield. To maximise the return from your Brisbane investment property it’s wise to consider your target market and then determine a realistic budget for your improvements. Before you […]

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 […]

Thinking of renovating your Brisbane home?

June 21, 2017

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Create a budget and stick to it Before you begin, make sure that you work out how much you want to spend. Try to stick to this so that you keep yourself from overspending. A general guideline used in the real estate industry is to spend no more than 5% of the property’s purchase price […]

Phil Ruthven debunks the myths that continue to dominate discussions about the future growth of Australia’s economy

May 12, 2017

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Myths, gossip, rumours, scandals and old wives’ tales can be very real in the telling; and we tend to believe a lot of them until debunked. After all, they are often interesting, entertaining and believable. However, when discussing the future of Australia’s economy isn’t it better to stick to the facts? We’ve handpicked a few surprising […]

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 […]

Home Equity - What is it and why is it important?

April 7, 2017

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What is home equity and why do we talk about it? Do you own a house, unit, apartment or some other sort of property? Home equity is the current agreed value of your property minus any loans you have taken out against it. Equity works the same for investment properties and a principal place of residence. […]

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 […]

What does your property number mean?

February 10, 2017

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If you love everything mystique and hold true to superstitions (even if you do think they’re a bit silly…) you’ll love this article. But even if you have no time for that nonsense, there’s definitely an upside to staying abreast of popular beliefs such as those found in numerology. At the very least it could […]

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 […]