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How Brisbane property punters can prepare for 2018

February 16, 2018

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It’s the question on the lips of Brisbane property punters, homeowners and wannabe buyers – What will happen in 2018 and how can we prepare? Below are Blocksidge Real Estate’s tips for Brisbane property punters to get ready for 2018. 1. Be prepared for mortgage rates to rise Financial markets predict the Reserve Bank will lift […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Highlights from REIQ's Queensland Market Monitor Report

June 16, 2017

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We’ve reviewed the latest Queensland Market Monitor report and taken the key points for the Brisbane property market. We’ve also included some points on the Queensland, Greater Brisbane and other Capital Citys’ market performance. QUEENSLAND MARKET – HOUSES The Queensland median house price increased from $467,000 to $469,500 over the quarter Compared to 12 months ago, […]

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 […]

What is a "median house price" and why is it useful?

January 23, 2017

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Professionals in the real estate industry often use industry terms like Median House Price and Clearance rate. However, for those of us not in the property business these terms can be a bit confusing. So, we think it’s important to explain the lingo. So we’ve dedicated this blog to clearing up one real estate term in […]

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 […]

What will Brisbane property prices be in 5 years?

November 1, 2016

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Most property investors would be willing to give an arm and a leg in order to get a glimpse of what is to come. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have that option. Instead we’ve got to use available information to help us determine what Brisbane property prices will be in the future.     So the big […]

Just how low can interest rates go?

September 26, 2016

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The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cut rates for the first time in almost three years in 2011 and since then we’ve been watching interest rates fall. Interest rates in Australia are now at record lows. After the RBA’s recent decision to keep the cash rate at 1.5% will we see interest rates drop even […]

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 […]

Property Worth

March 16, 2016

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What is the difference between an Appraisal and a Valuation? Generally an appraisal is prepared by a reputable and experienced real estate agent and is used as a guide to pricing a property for sale or for rent, and a valuation is conducted in Queensland by a Registered Valuer with only a set criteria of the […]