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Are Brisbane auction clearance rates useful?

July 25, 2018

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Brisbane auction clearance rates can be an indicator of property market health. In particular, clearances rates can provide an insight into how the market is faring at a particular time.   What’s the current Brisbane auction clearance rate? The most recent data from CoreLogic shows that the Brisbane auction clearance rate was 34.2% for the […]

What is conveyancing?

May 16, 2018

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Conveyancing is the legal process of buying or selling land, with or without a building on the land. Buyers and sellers enter into an agreement with or without special conditions (the contract). Whether you’re purchasing your first property or an experienced property investor, it’s useful to have a clear outline of all the steps involved […]

Horrible histories: What do agents have to reveal about the history of a Brisbane property

October 30, 2017

For Sale Brisbane House for sale Property Selling Tips

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Why is autumn the best time to sell?

May 27, 2016

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Spring is usually a busy period for the real estate industry – but did you know you’re actually more likely to sell your property in autumn? The reality, however, is that spring doesn’t in all circumstances bring with it a unlimited supply of willing and eager homebuyers. While it’s true that people go out more to look […]

Property Worth

March 16, 2016

Investment Property Property value Selling Tips

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 […]

Selling Property Over Christmas

December 4, 2015

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Is it a good idea to sell your property over Christmas? Selling Property Over Christmas The silly season may have you feeling cheerful, but is it really a good time to sell your property? If you’re preparing to sell your home, you may wonder when the right time to sell is.  Christmas is a time that […]

REIQ Accreditation - Exceptional service

November 5, 2015

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Why Accreditation is important for you? Blocksidge & Ferguson Real Estate Agents, now called Blocksidge Real Estate, are accredited by the Real Estate Institute of Queensland. The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) accredits agencies who meet strict requirements. These requirements are that we, as a Brisbane real estate agency, must  –  Hold professional indemnity insurance for […]

Property Valuation

September 16, 2015

Investment Property value Selling Tips

Tips to Obtaining a Great Property Valuation It’s quite frustrating to have your home loan application knocked back or the loan amount reduced because the valuation came in too low.  Here’s some tips to get a great property valuation and glide your way through it. Investors are periodically required to have their properties revalued in […]

Purchasing and managing investment property

September 1, 2015

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A few thoughts on purchasing and managing investment property in Brisbane … Property represents a very secure, sound, long term form of wealth creation. As such, many people are turning increasingly to property investment to secure their future. A well managed investment can offer many advantages including income and capital growth. Many investors may also […]

Brisbane, it is time, Spring clean to sell your house

September 1, 2015

For Sale Brisbane Home decorating House for sale Property value Selling Tips

Getting your home ready for Sale – Spring is the best time to sell! We all are looking forward to the warmer weather and green lawns, flowers and swimming. The house has been locked up all winter to keep out the cold, it is time to open the windows and let spring in. The house […]