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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 […]

How to Maximise Storage While Moving House in Brisbane

June 20, 2018

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Storage is an incredibly valuable tool to have when you’re moving house in Brisbane. It allows you to do things on your own terms, which isn’t always possible when you’re dealing with strict settlement and moving dates. Why do I need storage when moving house in Brisbane? Having things on your own terms allows you […]

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.   […]

How to decide if you’re ready to downsize your home

March 29, 2018

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The pros and cons when you downsize your home When you’re considering the move to a smaller property it can be daunting trying to imagine fitting everything you own into a smaller space. But there are definite upsides to downsizing too. Let’s go through some of the different considerations that you may like to add […]

130 years buying, selling and managing Brisbane property

March 9, 2018

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This year marks 130 years of transacting in Brisbane real estate for our agency. We’ve been known by a number of different trading names, but our history has been unified by the constant Directorship of the Blocksidge family. Currently, in 2018, there are three generations of the Blocksidge family working in the agency side-by-side. Bruce […]

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 […]