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The Importance of Checking Your Smoke Alarms

The Importance of Checking Your Smoke Alarms

July 18th, 2017 / Jane Braddy

Back in September, we wrote a blog about the new fire alarm legislation and what it would mean to tenants and landlords as it is rolled out over the next 10 years. 

But as recent tragedies have illustrated, you simply cannot spend enough time thinking about fire safety, so this timely reminder should serve to

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Silent Auction. The Benefits

Silent Auction. The Benefits

July 12th, 2017 / Jane Braddy

Selling property can be a stressful and emotional process for all parties. Add the term “auction” into that process and the stress levels can go through the roof. But there’s another way that can remove the stress AND get a better price for your property. It’s called a Silent Auction. What is a Silent Auction?

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The History and Distinctive Architecture of Wooloowin

The History and Distinctive Architecture of Wooloowin

July 4th, 2017 / Jane Braddy

Brisbane is a vibrant and varied city, with a broad array of distinctive suburbs. These suburbs are characterised by a blend of architectural styles that gives Brisbane a unique character amongst Australia’s capital cities. Thanks to the 1885 passing of the Undue Subdivision of Land Prevention Act, which precluded the building of terraces (with the

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New Tax Rules for Properties $750,000 + …What Does It All Mean?

New Tax Rules for Properties $750,000 + …What Does It All Mean?

June 27th, 2017 / Jane Braddy

As usual at this time of year, it pays to keep an eye on any new tax rules that might come into effect over the coming years. And 2017 is no exception. New tax rules relating to buying and selling property will be coming in to play from July 1 this year, affecting all properties,

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What is the next best big growth suburb on the North Side of Brisbane?

What is the next best big growth suburb on the North Side of Brisbane?

June 20th, 2017 / Jane Braddy

Brisbane real estate offers something for everyone, from those looking for their first home or investors looking to get the most out of a bricks and mortar investment. And we all know that Brisbane’s Northside is one of the most liveable places around. But which suburbs in the north of Brisbane are the going to

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How will proposed tenancy law changes in Victoria affect Queensland?

How will proposed tenancy law changes in Victoria affect Queensland?

June 13th, 2017 / Jane Braddy

The Victorian Government has proposed a number of changes to the existing Residential Tenancies Act 1997, and although any reforms will be limited to Victoria initially, changes often can trickle across the state borders over time. The Victorian Residential Tenancies Act was first implemented in 1997 – and as we all know, the world has

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Get EOFY Ready!

Get EOFY Ready!

June 6th, 2017 / Jane Braddy

It’s fast approaching that time of year when we scramble to co-ordinate rental property expenses for our accountants, to claim as much as possible. This sometimes ends in a mad, last minute hunt for all those receipts that we promised and swore to ourselves the year before that we would file neatly. It is a

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Eagle Junction State School Catchment

Eagle Junction State School Catchment

May 30th, 2017 / Jane Braddy

One of the primary factors that families look for when choosing a home is the proximity to good schools. Giving children the best possible education is always a priority on parent’s agendas and if this can be done through the State system, that’s an attractive proposition. Buying a property within the catchment area of a

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Things we promise NOT to say that other agents might

Things we promise NOT to say that other agents might

May 23rd, 2017 / Jane Braddy

Real Estate is an incredibly lucrative and competitive business and some Real Estate Agents will do almost anything to get listings in the search for commissions. Unfortunately reputations have been battered in the process. But just remember that not all can be tarred with the same brush. The reality of Real Estate is that agents don’t

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Federal Budget 2017. What does it mean for homeowners?

Federal Budget 2017. What does it mean for homeowners?

May 16th, 2017 / Jane Braddy

I’m sure that you were all glued to your television screens last week for the announcement of the 2017 Federal Budget.  Of course we were all waiting with baited breath for Treasurer Scott Morrison to deliver his brief  with the same anticipation as the point distribution at Saturday’s Eurovision Song Contest. Perhaps you even dressed

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