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Brisbane Commercial Property Market Update

July 20, 2017

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Brisbane commercial property update 1: Industrial sector It’s been reported that there is a limited availability of industrial stock, particularly in the southern section of the south precinct. Some agents are also reporting limited land opportunities for large-scale facilities. This is expected to place pressure on yields for industrial property in the future. There is apparently […]

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 […]

5 property stats you should pay attention to above all others

June 30, 2017

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You’ve decided that you want to buy a property! Are you looking to add a great new addition to your investment portfolio? Or, have you finally saved that 20% deposit to get you started in the property game? Either way, you should know that buying a property should be viewed as an investment decision. Always […]

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, […]

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 […]

4 factors that you shouldn’t compromise on as a First Home Buyer

May 22, 2017

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Buying a property as a first home buyer can be overwhelming. There’s so much choice! But knowing when and what to compromise on when searching for your first home is essential to the buying process, and your sanity. As you begin looking for the perfect starting point for your real estate dreams it’s important to […]

Phil Ruthven debunks the myths that continue to dominate discussions about the future growth of Australia’s economy

May 12, 2017

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Myths, gossip, rumours, scandals and old wives’ tales can be very real in the telling; and we tend to believe a lot of them until debunked. After all, they are often interesting, entertaining and believable. However, when discussing the future of Australia’s economy isn’t it better to stick to the facts? We’ve handpicked a few surprising […]

Blocksidge & Ferguson's history

May 2, 2017

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You can read the full article on the Zillmere Auction and the Holland Park Auction on the State Library of Queensland blog, but we’ve also included some snippets below. The State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online via their website. If you […]

What is Capital Gains Tax?

April 30, 2017

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Capital gains tax needs to be understood by every property investor and/or buyer. It is commonly a thorn in almost every investors’ side. It’s a thorn because it’s a tax that means the government takes a cut of any profit we make from our investments. However, the upside is that people can also claim tax […]

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 […]

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. […]

An Increasing Commercial Property Trend - Micro Shops!

March 24, 2017

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Shops in city centres around the country, including Brisbane CBD, are shrinking in size. You’ve probably noticed the increasing number of hole-in-the-wall coffee shops or tiny pop-up shops around the city. These are the new micro shops and they’re getting more and more popular. Did you know that in 2013, Brisbane CBD was the world’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]