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Moving up!- Is now the time to upsize homes?

Moving up!- Is now the time to upsize homes?

January 15th, 2019 / Jacob Herbert

If you’re like most people, you are probably wondering why and how some families are choosing to upgrade their homes in this current market with such confidence. Despite population growth and an improving job market, there is a slowdown in capital gains on Brisbane properties. Smart property investment magazine writes: “Despite high hopes for its

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5 ways to help you sell your property for the best price in 2019

5 ways to help you sell your property for the best price in 2019

January 8th, 2019 / Jacob Herbert

It’s no secret that Australian house price growth is slowing down. For property owners, this can make calculating the value of their property even more difficult and the idea of selling even more daunting. One of our recent sales at 5/32 Collins Street, Nundah is a great example of how difficult it can be to navigate the

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How to make moving homes easier

How to make moving homes easier

December 18th, 2018 / Jane Braddy

Moving is horrible any time of year. But this time of year in Brisbane, it’s particularly awful.  Soaring temperatures one day and flooding rains the next.  That was indeed, the weekend just past, when an extraordinary number of people were apparently moving according to removalist companies. Leaving out the weather (which we obviously can’t control

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How do you justify a $20,000 advertising campaign when selling?

How do you justify a $20,000 advertising campaign when selling?

December 11th, 2018 / Mario Lattanzi

The successful sale of the 21 Agincourt Street, Grange is another example of why a large, vendor-paid adverting campaign is not warranted. As all people do before they put their property on the market, the home owners interviewed a number of agents and got multiple opinions on price and fees. What they found was that

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Do Pools Increase Your Home’s Value?

Do Pools Increase Your Home’s Value?

December 4th, 2018 / Jane Braddy

I’m writing this in the middle of a crazy heatwave.  All I can think about is how much I would love to be poolside.  Even the beach seems too hot right now.  “If only I had a pool….” This must be the thought pattern of many a Queenslander this week. And it got me thinking.

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5 Common Myths About Pets and Body Corporates – Courtesy of Statewide Conveyancing

5 Common Myths About Pets and Body Corporates – Courtesy of Statewide Conveyancing

November 27th, 2018 / Jane Braddy

Many people are unsure of their rights about keeping a pet in their unit complex. Here, we clear up five common myths about where you and your best fur-friend stand 1.  If the bylaws say no pets, then you can never have a pet. Not true. A recent court case found that if the bylaws say

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PURPLE BRICKS ARE FALLING DOWN

PURPLE BRICKS ARE FALLING DOWN

November 20th, 2018 / Emilia D'Agostino

On Monday, Purple Bricks Australia announced yet another high profile resignation, releasing a statement saying it was “mutually agreed” that Mr Ryan Dinsdale (Chief Executive Officer) “will leave the business to pursue new opportunities”. At that point on Monday morning. no Purple Bricks agents or territory owners knew about this and had been told he

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Don’t Become a Postcode Povvo – Advice Scott Pape “The Barefoot Investor” Gives to Home-Owners and Renters.

Don’t Become a Postcode Povvo – Advice Scott Pape “The Barefoot Investor” Gives to Home-Owners and Renters.

November 13th, 2018 / Jane Braddy

There’s a lot of pressure on young people to become “post code povvos”.That’s the name Scott Pape, “The Barefoot Investor”  gives to people who mortgage themselves to the nines  so they can live in a leafy, ‘posh’ suburb … and end up living lives of quiet desperation. In January 2017 , an extensive study of

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What is unlawful entry?

What is unlawful entry?

November 6th, 2018 / Jane Braddy

The more I investigate this breach of the Property Act, the more common I realise this is. Landlords DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT to enter their rental property without issuing a Form Nine (entry notice).  It called unlawful entry and any landlord or real estate agent who does it is in serious breach. The problem

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Lights, Camera, Drama.  The Fallout From ‘The Block’ Auction Day

Lights, Camera, Drama. The Fallout From ‘The Block’ Auction Day

October 30th, 2018 / Jane Braddy

It’s no secret that drama makes good TV.  And auctions make good drama.  So it’s not surprising that The Block Auction Day is one of the biggest nights in the TV year in terms of viewers and ratings. That’s how Channel Nine can afford to buy such impressive real estate, with advertisers clamouring for advertising

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