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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brisbane First Home Buyers

October 20, 2017

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Brisbane first home buyers rejoice! Our beautiful city is being held up as an example to the rest of the country of housing affordability. A recent search showed 92 suburbs in the greater Brisbane area have a median price below the average purchasing power ($392,000) of Brisbane first-home buyers. This means Brisbane first home buyers […]

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, […]

Ultimate Moving Checklist

September 8, 2017

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If you need to move sometime soon and haven’t found your next home take a look at our current sale properties or rental properties! Moving to a new home is a huge and often stressful project to undertake without proper planning and preparation. However, if you put the right steps in place, moving day can […]

6 Tips for Moving House with Children

June 14, 2017

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Moving house is an exciting time. It can be a new start and a fresh chapter, but some members of the family may not be feeling all that happy about the change. Children often struggle with leaving friends behind, and can even feel a little daunted about the prospect of having to start at a […]

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 […]

11 ways to use your Brisbane property to help you earn a little extra cash

April 20, 2017

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If you’re interested in paying down the mortgage faster or topping up your savings, read Blocksidge’s 11 ways to use your Brisbane property to earn some extra cash. Rent out a spare room Everyone’s heard of Airbnb and over 87,000 Australians have already registered. So if you have a spare room, or a whole house […]

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 […]

Commercial Property for Sale & Lease in Brisbane City

January 27, 2017

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Commercial Property for Sale & Lease in Brisbane City The Brisbane CBD commercial property market had two major projects reach completion during 2016. These commercial property projects, 180 Ann St and 480 Queen St, impacted on Brisbane’s commercial leasing market. The completion of these two projects saw a large increase in the supply of commercial […]

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 […]

How to Ace Your Rental Application

September 6, 2016

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It can be daunting trying to find the right rental property, not to mention exciting, and maybe even a little stressful and disappointing at times. If spending your Saturday mornings trying to view as many possibly suitable properties for rent in Brisbane doesn’t sound like lots of fun, then you’ll definitely want to get your […]

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 […]

What to Expect When Vacating

February 15, 2016

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Vacating a property can be stressful but the key is to be organised!  As soon as you decide to move on you need to contact your property manager to ensure the correct notice is provided. Things to consider when vacating a property: Arrange a removalist – it’s good to get referrals or check reviews Organise […]