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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 […]

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 […]

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


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


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 […]