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Seven Savvy Saving Tips for Preparing Your Home For Sale or Lease

Seven Savvy Saving Tips for Preparing Your Home For Sale or Lease

June 12th, 2018 / Jane Braddy

Presenting your home for sale or lease can be a huge stress.  The emotional strain is one thing, not to mention concern around finances. Here are some tips and tricks to enhance your home without hurting your bank balance…   When shopping online, delay checking out Shop a furniture site and, if you see an item

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Long Haul Suburbs:   Kalinga, Wilston and The Grange

Long Haul Suburbs: Kalinga, Wilston and The Grange

June 5th, 2018 / Jane Braddy

There is an unofficial waiting list for certain suburbs in Brisbane.  Wilston, Kalinga and The Grange are three examples of suburbs that have become known as “Long Haul Suburbs”  Once people are in, they take a long time to leave.   The Real Estate Institute of Queensland’s chairman Rob Honeycombe explains this phenomenon in that

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The City or The Suburbs?  The Never Ending Story of Choice

The City or The Suburbs? The Never Ending Story of Choice

May 29th, 2018 / Jane Braddy

It seems there is a pattern in terms of suburban migration. So much of that comes down to space. Our ambivalence to it,  or our need for it, and then the realization that we may have too much of it.  This is, of course, largely connected to demographics and family size.  The CBD and high

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Sensational Suburbs.  Gordon Park  (As Featured by Nine News)

Sensational Suburbs. Gordon Park (As Featured by Nine News)

May 16th, 2018 / emilia D'Agostino

On Monday morning we received a call from Channel Nine Brisbane, wanting to interview our principal, Mario Lattanzi regarding the exceptional status of Gordon Park as a Brisbane “hot spot”. At Clark Real Estate, we pride ourselves on marketing our properties so well that days on market are extremely low.  We have recently had examples

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Your Rights As a Tenant

Your Rights As a Tenant

May 8th, 2018 / Clark Real Estate

By Tsarie Duthie   As a tenant you might feel like the system is not in your favour. Renting can be a confusing world of paperwork such as entry notices, lease agreements and maintenance reports. In Australia, we are lucky in that tenants have some significant rights and protections in the housing market. We have

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How To Enjoy Work as a Real Estate Sales Person

How To Enjoy Work as a Real Estate Sales Person

May 2nd, 2018 / Jane Braddy

Sales can be a tough career. Sales people face rejection daily, doing most of their presenting in unfamiliar territory. Sales Agents know that they are only as good as their last order.  If they don’t sell, they don’t eat. And like every other ‘civilian’ they have bills to pay. On days without results (most days

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Five Tips for Best Purchasing Practice

Five Tips for Best Purchasing Practice

April 24th, 2018 / Jane Braddy

Everyone knows the best practice when it comes to buying a home, is the old adage “buy the worst house on the best street” right?  But, what if you know that your wallet will be put under too much strain to renovate?  Or that you might end up in the nut house?  Or, what if you

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The Great Australian Home Ownership Dream

The Great Australian Home Ownership Dream

April 17th, 2018 / Jane Braddy

A 2017 Australian National University poll found more than 75% of people interviewed planned to own their on home more than any other goal and saw home ownership as part of “the Australian way of life”. Home ownership has meant different things for Australians across the decades and now things have shifted again.  There have been several influences

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Bond. Rental Bond.

Bond. Rental Bond.

April 10th, 2018 / Jane Braddy

They say there are five great stressors in life.  *Death of a loved one *Divorce *Moving *Major Illness *Job Loss In all the research I have done for this blog, “Moving” is up there in either the number two or three category.  Before major illness. Really?  Yes really.  No matter, what our best intentions are.

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Love you Brisbane….

Love you Brisbane….

April 2nd, 2018 / Jane Braddy

The Queensland Government release a new Tourism Campaign over the Easter Weekend to tie in with an influx of visitors  for the Commonwealth Games. It’s good. Queensland is, indeed, a great place to visit. But, as more and more people are realising,  its also a great place to live. Brisbane is an attractive and affordable

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