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Where do these common Brisbane property terms come from?

November 18, 2018

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Here is the history of four commonly used real estate terms that all Brisbane property punters will have come across: “Real Estate” – The first documented use of this term was in the 1600s. “Estate” is derived from the Latin words “stare” (meaning “to stand”) and “status” (meaning “state or condition”). The use of “Real” […]

Is Spring the best time to sell Brisbane real estate?

November 8, 2018

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Brisbane real estate agents love to sell property in spring. Why? Because timing can be everything when it comes selling property. The ability of a seller to secure a great price for their home, or to attract multiple buyers to submit an offer, can hinge on the time of year they choose to sell.  While […]

Brisbane real estate - then & now

September 10, 2018

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Australian and Brisbane real estate – 1993 versus 2018 Over the past 25 years the Australian and Brisbane real estate market has shown some extraordinary changes. There have been five distinct growth cycles during this period which has seen the national median house value grow by 412%! To put this in perspective, the ASX All Ordinaries […]

August 2018 Brisbane Property Market Update

August 29, 2018

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This article was written with reference to the August 2018 Brisbane Property Market Update Report from CoreLogic. Brisbane property market update Here are some key statistics for the Brisbane property market performance up to 31 July 2018: The Brisbane property market has become one of the best performing capital city markets. However, it’s not because […]

Brisbane's densest suburbs

June 6, 2018

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It’s no secret that Brisbane’s city centre and surrounding suburbs are getting denser. With new developments cropping up around Brisbane let’s see which suburbs are now considered the densest.   Brisbane’s top 7 densest suburbs are – Kangaroo Point (home to 6,804 people per square kilometre) New Farm (6,453 people per square kilometre) Fortitude Valley […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brisbane House Buyers Checklist

November 8, 2017

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For Brisbane house buyers it’s helpful to have a checklist of things to consider. Buying a house is one of the biggest decisions we ever make, whether it’s in Brisbane or somewhere else, and as such it can take up a lot of time. It’s also very easy to fall into the trap of letting […]

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, […]

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 […]

How to negotiate a pre-auction sale

August 17, 2017

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When auction volumes and clearance rates are high, it’s generally an indication that auctioning is a great way to sell a property. However, what if you’re sitting in the other camp, the buyers’ camp. How do you strike a deal before the auction and land the property of your dreams? Well, that’s where the pre-auction […]

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 […]

Brisbane Residential Property Update

July 28, 2017

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Below are key points for the Brisbane, Queensland and National residential property market for Quarter 2, 2017. National and Queensland property market update Housing market sentiment has fallen modestly in Queensland Confidence levels were lower this quarter but this is expected to rise over the next couple of years. This reflects weaker expectations for both […]

Key Points from the latest REIQ Market Monitor Report

March 14, 2017

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We’ve reviewed the latest QMM and taken the key points for the Brisbane property market. We’ve also included some points on the Queensland, National and other Capital Citys’ market performance. HOUSE MARKET The Queensland median house price increased from $460,000 to $467,375 over the quarter. Compared to 12 months ago, Queensland’s annual median house price increased […]

Insights into the Brisbane Commercial Market

December 12, 2016

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Below is a brief summary of observations on what’s been happening around town in the Brisbane commercial and industrial sales and leasing market. SOUTH CITY FRINGE (West End, South Brisbane, Woolloongabba, East Brisbane, Coorparoo, Buranda, Stones Corner and Kangaroo Point): These suburbs continue to be popular with developers and the conversion of industrial property to […]

Recent Trends in the Brisbane Property Market

December 7, 2016

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Although activity in the Brisbane property market has quietened slightly, it remains in good shape overall. Brisbane real estate is still performing well due to the continuation of low interest rates and relative affordability when compared to other capital cities. While the Brisbane housing market is still extremely strong, the Brisbane unit market is starting […]