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Buying for Investment

May 20, 2019

Buying Tips Feature Article

So you’re looking to invest in property. Congratulations! Property is a fantastic long-term method of growing wealth and it has been proven time and time again to be one of the safest investments a person can make. However, it can be overwhelming! That’s where we come in. Hutton & Hutton have simplified the steps you […]

Buying at Auction: Things to Consider Before The Day

May 13, 2019

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So you’re looking to buy a property! That’s such an exciting decision and it’s a process you’ll remember forever. Purchasing a property at auction can be an overwhelming process. However, there are so many benefits to doing it this way. Firstly, you can gauge the competition as you know who else will be bidding. You […]

The Top 10 Brisbane Suburbs To Have a Rental Property

April 23, 2019

Brisbane Inner North Buying Tips Feature Article Inner East Brisbane Landlords Market News

As we have already established, Brisbane is the greatest city in Australia. It is currently the third largest city in Australia with a total population of about 2.5 million. As of 2016, 34.5% of these people were renting. The growth of population in Australia shows no signs of slowing. Therefore, we can expect to see […]

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

October 4, 2018

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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 […]

7 Things Downsizers Should Know About Buying Off The Plan, But Don't

April 18, 2017

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Ask someone what they think about buying off the plan and they’ll likely say, “Don’t do it.” No surprise there. Stories of buying off the plan gone wrong are common. We’ve all heard them. Builders doing shoddy work. Developers not delivering on their promises. Real estate agents talking up a residential development and what gets […]

3 Good Reason For Buying Off The Plan

March 4, 2017

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Buying off the plan can make a lot of sense for those who want to live in a brand new home, without all the hassles of dealing with architects and builders. It suits your time frame: Having a long settlement period means you have quite a bit of breathing room to take care of the […]

The Joy of Downsizing for Empty-Nesters

May 23, 2016

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“Getting happiness often starts with letting go!” by Karen Hutton It was 1977. I was 12. And I remember desperately wanting a pair of black lycra leggings. Just like the ones Olivia Newton John wore in Grease. Those leggings would give me all the most wonderful feelings; I was sure of it. With those leggings I’d […]

This Apartment Life

February 24, 2016

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Pete and I are finally walking the talk. This week we moved into an apartment! And I have to say – total bliss. Of course getting ready for the move and moving day was (worthwhile) utter pandemonium. But I spent the last couple of months when I had an hour or two up my sleeve […]

Game Changing Storage Ideas for Apartment Dwellers

January 26, 2016

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One of the most common concerns buyers have when purchasing a new apartment (and coming from a house) is: “How much storage will I have?” Here’s a list of the various options you can incorporate into your apartment to significantly increase its storage capabilities (that you may not have considered yet): The ‘over car bonnet’ […]

Apartment Living Insight: Over 55 and Overlooked?

January 19, 2016

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With children grown, debts cleared, inheritances collected and professional maturity achieved, you’re ready for new experiences and lifestyle solutions. You want to live in better and new circumstances; often that means leaving a large family home for a luxury apartment that’s lower maintenance in a prime location. The problem is, the average property developer has no idea how […]

Five Reasons Sydneysiders are Buying Big in Brisbane

December 22, 2015

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“Anywhere in Queensland will do well but I’d be hard pushed to find anywhere better to invest than the south east of Queensland in the next 3-5 years for capital growth. Inner Brisbane will always do well, close to the waterways or close to the CBD,” John McGrath (source: news.com.au) Thank you John McGrath for […]

Brisbane’s Top 10 Apartment-Living Suburbs

December 7, 2015

Buying Tips Library Suburb Profiles

So many people are making the move to apartment living. Reasons vary from – it’s more secure; being over the maintenance of a house; closer to everything; and the big one especially for baby boomers, downsizing. So we thought we’d put together a list of our favourite apartment-living suburbs in Brisbane (in no particular order). […]

5 Mistakes Baby Boomers Make When Downsizing To Apartment Living

November 18, 2015

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Baby boomers downsizing want to maintain or enhance their lifestyle and ‘live it up’ in their later years. Here are some avoidable downsizing real estate mistakes. Not downsizing soon enough. Big homes come with big bills. Downsizing sooner rather than later can keep extra cash in your bank account longer. Some baby boomers wait until […]

Why a Banc Butler’s Pantry is Good for Your Health

October 25, 2015

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Bestselling author and food guru Michael Pollan sets out a plan to steer us away from the Western diet of processed ‘edible-food-like-substances’ to more traditional diets. In his book, ‘Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual’ the number one rule is: ‘Eat mostly plants – especially leaves.’ Now this won’t be news to most of you. We […]

Top 5 Reasons to Live in a Luxury Apartment

October 8, 2015

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Pete and I once traded life in the ‘burbs for a new inner-city two-storey luxury apartment. It was wonderful for so many reasons, but ultimately it didn’t work out for us, as our girls were aged 13 and 11, so our timing was a little bit early! But these are the reasons we loved our […]

Property Tip: The Joy of Downsizing

September 23, 2015

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Isn’t it interesting to note that the word ‘downsizing’ has a little bit of a negative tinge? It’s almost the opposite of what we’re supposed to want. We seem to expand the amount of stuff we own to fit the space available. Maybe a better word is ‘rightsizing’. It can be difficult to let go […]

How to Recognise ‘Real Luxury’ New Apartments

August 25, 2015

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So much of what we see on the market today is being sold as ‘rare’, ‘limited edition’, ‘unique’ or ‘luxury’. Just the other day we saw an off-plan offering of new apartments  being touted as having 23 penthouses. How is that possible in a narrow building? Has the definition of a penthouse changed? That kind of superlative-laden […]