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What do buyers look for in a home?

What do buyers look for in a home?

Key features buyers value most in our inner-western homes. It’s the age old question. What do buyers look for in our inner-western homes? Are they looking for that character residence, distinctive to Toowong real estate or one of St Lucia’s stunning riverfront homes? Is it the central, modern kitchen which grabs the buyer’s attention or…Read More→

A Short Snapshot of the Property Market

A Short Snapshot of the Property Market

Brisbane holds steady, whilst Sydney and Melbourne experience market corrections Finally, a sane point of view in the reporting of the property market, reflecting my own thoughts. Dr Nicolla Powell who is a Data Scientist for the Domain Group, shared these statistics today. Traditionally the property cycle is from 7 to 10 years, however we…Read More→

Historic Toowong residence goes under the hammer

Historic Toowong residence goes under the hammer

The history behind Toowong’s iconic ‘Foley House’ Dating back to the late colonial period, the land upon which ‘Foley House’ rests was owned by Elizabeth Hockings and her husband Albert Hockings. A mover and shaker in political circles, Albert was a Queensland politician, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly and an alderman of the Brisbane…Read More→

Reduced investor lending creates hot rental market in Toowong and Taringa

Reduced investor lending creates hot rental market in Toowong and Taringa

Hot rental market in Toowong and Taringa Stricter lending policies following the banking royal commission has seen fewer investors active in the Brisbane housing market. In a recent article published by the Sydney Morning Herald, investor lending had fallen by 27.4% since it reached its peak in 2015, demonstrating that the effect of credit tightening…Read More→

How to market your home to achieve the best price

How to market your home to achieve the best price

Advertising your home to achieve the best sale price does not have to cost you a fortune. It does however, require a strategic marketing campaign which is specifically targeted and tailored to your property. As a boutique agency, we provide innovative advice and select the most cost-effective campaigns for our clients. Here, we look at…Read More→

School catchments major driver in buyer’s purchasing decisions

School catchments major driver in buyer’s purchasing decisions

Brisbane’s inner-west is well regarded as having some of the top schools in Queensland. The recent NAPLAN results confirmed that St Peter’s Lutheran College and Indooroopilly State High School were among the most sought-after schools in our inner-western suburbs. Properties within close proximity of these schools have become increasingly in demand, with this year experiencing…Read More→

Is Spring the best time to sell in Brisbane?

Is Spring the best time to sell in Brisbane?

Spring has traditionally been a popular time of year for Brisbane home owners to sell their property. Although our Winter may not deter as many buyers as it does in the brisker southern states, there are still seasonal trends which can impact the Brisbane market. Over the past few years, Winter has seen an easing…Read More→

Understanding body corporate disclosure statements

Understanding body corporate disclosure statements

When buying an apartment or townhouse, there are additional factors you need to consider to make an informed decision when buying into a Community Titles Scheme. A body corporate disclosure statement is a legal document which outlines the levies and proposed works in the complex that you will be liable for, should you purchase the…Read More→

How to save money as a landlord

How to save money as a landlord

An investment property can be a steady source of income for landlords, but there are also times when the costs involved can leave you feeling out of pocket. Despite this, there are some easy steps you can take to retain the income, as a landlord. Minimise vacancy periods Reducing the time your property is vacant…Read More→