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5 mistakes to avoid when investing in Brisbane property

May 20, 2019

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Investing in Brisbane property is a strategy many people will undertake in 2019. Commentators have been applauding the steadiness of Brisbane property in recent months where we have concurrently seen the juggernauts of Australian property take a backwards slide (we’re talking about you Sydney and Melbourne). If buying a property in Brisbane is part of […]

Buy Brisbane property on a budget

May 16, 2019

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Brisbane is a budget property buyers dream. If you’re looking to buy Brisbane property but don’t want to spend more than $400,000 we’ve got some ideas for you. Some basic stats to reference when looking to buy Brisbane property The below figures are from the March 2019 Real Estate Institute of Queensland’ Market Monitor Report: […]

3 things to watch out for when signing a Brisbane commercial property lease

April 29, 2019

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With more and more options available when leasing Brisbane commercial property it can be difficult to decide which is best for your business. With new options such as co-working now shaking up the Brisbane commercial property market, how do you know what is the right lease agreement for you? Many businesses, particularly startups, are attracted […]

What's the deal with Brisbane property prices?

September 27, 2018

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Brisbane property prices have risen over the past 25 years. And we hope that this will continue over the next 25 years. But what’s the deal with Brisbane property prices in 2018 and what can we expect over the next year or so?   What will Brisbane property prices do? A key difference between 25 […]

Brisbane real estate - then & now

September 10, 2018

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Australian and Brisbane real estate – 1993 versus 2018 Over the past 25 years the Australian and Brisbane real estate market has shown some extraordinary changes. There have been five distinct growth cycles during this period which has seen the national median house value grow by 412%! To put this in perspective, the ASX All Ordinaries […]

Recent Brisbane Commercial Auction Results

August 31, 2018

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CoreLogic has reported the following figures for recent National and Brisbane commercial property auction results: The week ending 10th of August saw 25 commercial properties go up for auction across Australia. The preliminary figures suggest a clearance rate of 56.0%, with 14 commercial properties sold prior to, or at, auction. The preliminary clearance rate was […]

August 2018 Brisbane Property Market Update

August 29, 2018

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This article was written with reference to the August 2018 Brisbane Property Market Update Report from CoreLogic. Brisbane property market update Here are some key statistics for the Brisbane property market performance up to 31 July 2018: The Brisbane property market has become one of the best performing capital city markets. However, it’s not because […]

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 trigger a 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 […]

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 […]

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). […]

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 […]

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.   […]

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 […]

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 […]