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New Farm and Teneriffe Market Stats + Tips for Better Returns

November 5, 2018

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  At last count there were 4793 bonds held for apartments in New Farm (4005). That’s roughly half of the number of bonds held for apartments in 4006 (Newstead/Teneriffe). These numbers make sense, considering the recent building surge in Newstead, resulting in a wave of rentals hitting the market. Over the last 2 years, the […]

Best Cafes New Farm (in our humble opinion)

November 2, 2018

Feature Article Local News Suburb Profiles

Not long until we move into our old stomping ground and new office! And since we at H & H count ourselves as coffee connoisseurs, we thought we’d put together a list of our favourite coffee spots on the peninsula. 1. Dicki’s: we love the Bear Bones blend that’s been specially created for Dicki’s, oh, […]

Sydney’s high-rise towers risk making us sick: architects

October 4, 2018

Apartment Love Buying Tips Market News Property News

Some of Sydney’s leading urban designers have called for a rethink on high-rise residential developments with warnings that long, dark corridors, balconies too windy to sit on and apartments with no cross-ventilation are damaging people’s health and well-being. “Physically, these buildings are sick,” said Benjamin Driver, architect and senior urban designer with Hill Thails Architecture […]

WHY WE LOVE AUCTIONS

September 18, 2018

Feature Article Local News Market News Property News

Pete started auctioneering in his early twenties as a commodity trader. When we were gathering thoughts about this article he mentioned that many agents think only some properties lend themselves to the auction method of sale. Pete said it’s a myth that only some properties are suited to auction. Every property we’ve taken to auction […]

Questions to Help You Find Your Perfect Property Manager

August 7, 2018

Market News Project Marketing Property News

One of the biggest issues for landlords we’ve found is property managers not keeping up to date with routine inspections. Take a look through the questions below for some tips on interviewing your next property manager (should the need ever arise). Where/how do they intend to market your property? Do they use the largest property […]

Supply and Demand in Tenants’ Favour: Counteracting the Trend

August 7, 2018

Local News Property Management Property News

A quick glance on RP Data shows many Brisbane rental properties dropping by an average of $50pw over the last year. Is it a simple case of supply outreaching demand? With an average weekly rent that’s 10%+ above the Brisbane average (for a 2 bed apartment), you might wonder how we’ve counteracted the trend. It’s […]

The H & H Story

July 25, 2018

Local News Property News Uncategorized

The H & H Story It was 2009. We’d made the decision to sell the business and take a break from real estate. Carried the last boxes of bits and pieces to the car. We’d created a great business there, lots of wonderful memories. Like the time Pete sold 42 Villiers St – the vendors […]

BRISBANE’S 4 BEST DOWNSIZER SUBURBS

July 16, 2018

Apartment Love Downsizing Tips Feature Article Local News

Many of our clients don’t even wait for the kids to fly the coup before they downsize. Life’s so busy, they just want the convenience of living in an apartment where everything’s taken care of. And what are the suburbs they’re flocking to? Well, we thought we’d make a list for you to peruse while […]

ROMANCING YOUR BUYER

July 10, 2018

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Romancing Your Buyer – What They’re Looking For You’ve probably heard folks talk about Tinder. It’s that dating app where you set out to find your perfect mate. Shopping for a home is very similar. How do you get buyers to fall in love at first sight with your property? It’s not just the pretty […]

Declutter Like A Pro

July 4, 2018

Feature Home Selling Tip Home Presentation Tips Selling Tips

Declutter Like a Pro! Really, so much can be achieved when you’re getting ready to sell your home just through decluttering. Buyers want to see space. So the more space you can make by decluttering, the more buyers will love your property. Make space in cupboards, your kitchen drawers, your floors (through the right furniture […]

NEW FARM, THE VALLEY AND COFFEE – THROUGH JAMIE’S EYES

June 28, 2018

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You may already know Jamie’s Espresso Bar, corner of Robertson Street and James Street. It’s a place many of us go to relax, hang out with the community and drink some great coffee. Jamie has been on the block for a while now and we wanted to get his insight on the area we’ve all […]

36 Hours in Byron Bay (Winter)

June 21, 2018

Apartment Love Feature Article Local News

Pack your overnight bag, lock and leave your Zahra apartment, jump in the car and you’re off . . . it’s a cruisy one-and-three-quarter hour drive. Take a left off the M1 at the Byron Bay turnoff and prepare to relax! First stop – The Farm. It’s become a haven for locals and tourists alike, […]

Gallery Event: TW Fine Art’s Kimberley Rowe Exhibition

June 19, 2018

Apartment Love Feature Article Home Presentation Tips Local News Suburb Profiles

There was a strong turnout to welcome LA artist Kimberley Rowe to Brisbane last week at the TW Fine Art Gallery just across the road from our office in the James St Precinct. Kimberley’s cutting-edge use of mark-making, colour and materials makes her a great fit for Tove Langridge’s gallery whose clientele hails from all […]

 

ANATOMY OF AN AUCTION: 22 ABBOTT ST, NEW FARM

June 14, 2018

Feature Article Local News Market News Property News

After 70+ buyers coming through the open homes, many second inspections and even some third inspections, a crowd of 150 attended the auction of 22 Abbott St, New Farm last Saturday. Bidding was stopped several times as Peter conferred with the 7 registered bidders and the vendors, and when the home was put on the […]

REVIEW OF LOOP GROWERS DINNER AT KING ARTHUR

June 14, 2018

Feature Article Local News Market News

Despite being on Endone for an issue with a back tooth, what a night! Starting with the duck spring roll which was melt-in-your-mouth perfection, the next course was the 5 spice pumpkin san choy bau in raddicio – yum!! Pete gobbled that one down in no time flat. The Asian greens mushroom broth was next, […]

Footy Tipping with James & Stu – Update

March 13, 2018

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A bit of fun & laughter from our team. We hope you enjoyed this update from Harcourts Melbourne City …

Footy Tipping with James & Stu – Update

March 13, 2018

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A bit of fun & laughter from our team. We hope you enjoyed this update from Harcourts Melbourne City …

Footy Tipping with James & Stu – Update

March 13, 2018

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A bit of fun & laughter from our team. We hope you enjoyed this update from Harcourts Melbourne City …

LEVELS OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT (PART 4)

February 19, 2018

Market News Property Management Property News

A premium property manager will MAKE you more money by: Maximising rents – They know how to present your property to the right tenant. You might pay a few percent more, but when you add up the cost of the extra time a poor property manager will cost your bottom line by the possibility of […]

LEVELS OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT (PART 3)

February 19, 2018

Market News Property Management Property News

Onsite management seems like a good option for many landlords, but is it really in your best interests? Most onsite managers come from diverse backgrounds in other businesses and they’ve bought themselves a retirement job. They’re not career property managers in other words. Landlords who use the onsite manager to rent their property do so […]