2018 Looking good For Brisbane Property Growth

PROPERTY price growth was subdued toward the end of the year, but expectations are for a positive 2018. PROPERTY price growth in Brisbane Property market was subdued toward the end of the year, but expectations are for a positive 2018. The latest CoreLogic property value index revealed no change to Brisbane dwelling values in December […]

All I want for Christmas … is to sell my home

FOR hundreds of Queenslanders, the wish list this year is simple. With some properties languishing on the market for more than 18 months, all they want for Christmas is to sell their home. IT might not be at the top of everyone’s wishlist this time of year, but all Bruce and Maureen Eastland really want […]

Queenslander breaks Kedron suburb record at auction

Photo credit: realestate.com.au A NEWLY built triple-gabled Queenslander has smashed the price record for Kedron after selling for $1.65 million at auction on Saturday. A crowd of more than 170 people filled 59 Thirteenth Ave to watch 14 registered bidders battle for the five-bedroom home with pool. An opening bid of $1.3 million kicked off […]

An Example of Brick Fretting (Video)

I’m just about to show you what’s known as brick fretting. We’re at a post-war home here. We’ve got a lower course of brickwork to the subfloor and as you can see, the brickwork’s crumbling. Not all the way, but the top section.                         […]

Brisbane’s Acreage Suburbs Experiencing Best Year Since GFC

Brisbane’s acreage suburbs are experiencing their “best year since the GFC” as wealthy young families from the inner city battle it out over the ultimate backyard for their kids. A growing number of well-heeled buyers are turning their backs on the cafe set in favour of ride-on mowers and weekends filled with yard work, agents […]

Evidence of Subsidence Found During Building Inspection

Evidence of cracks to the brickwork can indicate subsidence / settlement of the building foundations. We identify all cracking to the structure and will refer to the QBCC cracking categories guidelines for the purchaser or vendor to take further investigations. Cracks in walls, ceilings, flooring or around doors and windows may occur for several reasons. Many cracks […]

Pool Fencing and Safety Laws

Maintenance of pool fences and safety barriers is essential to reduce the number of drowning and serious immersion injuries of young children in swimming pools. Pool owners must maintain pool barriers, meet all pool fencing regulations and safety standards and fix damaged fencing or barriers immediately. Swimming pool safety and regulations does not only include pool […]

Queensland’s Worst and Best Performing Resale Suburbs – Q1 2017

About 9.2 per cent of Brisbane homes were sold by their owners at a loss in the first three months of the year, the worst result in almost two years, a new report reveals. The capital was middle-of-the-rung compared to other states — Sydney and Melbourne were again the best performers. CoreLogic has released its Pain […]

House Purchase Contracts – The Clauses You Need To Look Out For…

Buying a house – whether it’s your first home or an investment – is a big deal, and there has been a lot of debate in recent months about housing affordability becoming a key problem in many parts of Australia. Knowing what you need to do if you have found your dream home, though, can […]

What’s the Best Time to Buy a Property?

LIKE every other investment, residential property follows a cycle. Picking the best time to buy and sell to maximise profit often depends on understanding where you are in a property cycle. Conventional wisdom is that residential property follows a 7-10 year cycle between peaks. Within those cycles are the usual value, growth, peak and correction […]