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10 Factors to Establish a Realistic Market Appraisal for Your Property

June 19, 2017

Library Selling Tips

So, you’re thinking of selling your property, but what’s it worth? That’s where a market appraisal comes in handy. But what if your agent has given you an inflated price? How would you recognise that? The difference between a REALISTIC market appraisal and an inflated appraisal often comes down to the market factors taken into […]


The Joy Of Downsizing (What To Bring)

May 8, 2017

Downsizing Tips Library

Thinking about downsizing? So what will you be bringing with you when you downsize? One of the first things luxury downsizers think about after signing off on their new apartment is, ‘I’m going to need to let go of a few things.’ In order to help you assess what to keep and what to bring, […]

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

April 18, 2017

Buying Tips Downsizing Tips Library

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 […]

Apartments Vs. Units

March 29, 2017

Library Project Marketing Selling Tips

A Property Development report by Ryan Leddicoat Brisbane is growing up, literally! A recent crane count by analysts Rider, Levett and Bucknall confirms this. It said there were 104 cranes gracing Brisbane’s skies. You’d say, the clear majority of this new construction are ‘apartments’. But there’s a problem with building all this skyward, residential construction […]

Kevin Turner of 4BC Radio Interviews Peter Hutton About His Book 'The LOVE Price'

March 23, 2017

Library Selling Tips

Kevin Turner, 4BC, interviews Peter Hutton… TRANSCRIPT Kevin: I want to chat about a book that I’ve been thumbing through for the last couple of weeks. It’s called “The Best Price For Your Home is The LOVE Price.” It’s written by a Brisbane real estate agent, Peter Hutton, who joins me. Hi, Peter. Peter Hutton: G’day, […]

How To Sell Luxury Apartments Off The Plan To Owner Occupiers

March 11, 2017

Library Project Marketing Selling Tips

  We all know it, the new apartment, property market has changed. Lending has tightened significantly. Development approvals are down. The media’s commentary regarding over-supply of investment apartments is alarming. All leading to a dramatic increase in risk, developers now shoulder. It’s no wonder developers are looking for richer, lower risk pastures. The owner occupier […]

Expert Brisbane Property Investors Look Beyond Management

March 7, 2017

Library Property Management

It’s understandable that Brisbane property investors want to maximise income and minimise expenses. Most Brisbane property investors are borrowing money and they and their managers become obsessed with immediate return because it’s often crucial to the ongoing survival of the investment. The worst case scenario, stated simply is: no rent = no income = no […]

The View You Get For $950,000 In Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne

March 4, 2017

Library Suburb Profiles

We thought it would be interesting to see what kind of view you get for $950,000 in our eastern seaboard capitals. In Sydney we found a cute little 2 bedder at 70m2 sold by Bresic Whitney in December last year. Nicely presented, the apartment fetched $975,000, and has a narrow balcony that leads through to […]

3 Good Reason For Buying Off The Plan

March 4, 2017

Buying Tips Downsizing Tips Library

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 […]

What's New In The James Street Precinct

February 24, 2017

Library Local News

Pete and I went to the new Marcus Boelen exhibition at TW Fine Art last night. Oh and so if you’re not sure where that is, it’s off James Street, at 181 Robertson St, Fortitude Valley. In love with his work. Highly recommend you take a look if you have a chance. One of our […]

Top 7 Landlord Tips To Make More Profit From Your Rental Property

February 17, 2017

Library Property Management

One of the best landlord tips there is to make sure you maximise your rental income is to ensure your agent spends some time developing a great relationship with the person who’s leasing your property. If a resident (a cooler word than tenant) isn’t promptly responded to by your managing agent, a relationship can turn […]

Home Selling Tips: Is Your Property 'Fit For Marketing?'

February 14, 2017

Library Selling Tips

You know the drill when you’re about to list your property with an agent. It’s home selling tips 101 time. Hedges trimmed. Paint touch ups. Make sure the taps aren’t dripping. Declutter. Perhaps some new items for styling. Etc. That’s basic home selling tips 101, right? But there’s a very important question that needs to […]

Brisbane Property Market 2017 Predictions

December 14, 2016

Library Market News Property News

What’s around the corner in 2017 for your house or apartment? With the festive season fast approaching, making a move might find its way onto your list of New Year’s resolutions. 2017 could be your year to secure your dream home or finally make that big sale. Whether you’re a buyer, investor or seller, 2017 […]

Top 30 Property Buyer Turnoffs

October 13, 2016

Library Selling Tips

Property buyers can be fussy! Knowing what turns buyers off and doing something about it now before you place your property on the market, could save you thousands of dollars. Here are the Top 30 Property Buyer Turnoffs: 1. No secure parking 2. Damp/mould 3. Dark rooms/poor natural light 4. No outdoor space 5. Small rooms […]

Queensland Property Market Monitor - June Qtr 2016

September 22, 2016

Library Local News Property News

QUEENSLAND PROPERTY MARKET PERFORMS WELL Affordability, sustainable growth, and favourable lifestyle factors, were three key factors driving southern state residential investors to the Queensland property market in the June quarter, according to data released in the REIQ June Queensland Property Market Monitor. Parts of the market have become an irresistible lure for first-home buyers and the […]

Downsizing Your Commute to Inner City Dream Home

September 17, 2016

Downsizing Tips Library

With modern expectations of having more, it’s easy to forget the freedom that comes with having less. Downsizing is growing in popularity, but don’t make the mistake that downsizing just means moving to a smaller house. It doesn’t. Downsizing comes in many forms. Downsizing your daily school commute is just one example. Recently some friends of […]

Million Dollar Apartments: London, New York and Brisbane

August 30, 2016

Apartment Love Development News Library

We thought it would be fun to compare million dollar apartments in Brisbane to NYC and London and see the value for money – after all, Brisbane is a New World City now. So what does $2,000,000 (thereabouts) get you in these great cities? London: You get a 92m2 two bedder in Richmond Hill, that […]

Property Management Tips: 3 Principles For Attracting The Golden Tenant

August 6, 2016

Library Property Management

We’re getting ready to give landlords a different experience in property management with our Landlord Concierge Service; and thought we’d share with you over the coming months some practical property management tips which we’ve learnt over the past twenty years in real estate. So here goes… Property Management Tips: 3 Principles for Attracting ‘The Golden Tenant’ To start with, […]

5 Things Apartment Living Saves You From Doing!

July 26, 2016

Apartment Love Downsizing Tips Library

Now that we live in an apartment we’ve discovered 5 things about apartment living we love not doing! Oh and by the way, in the spirit of full disclosure, that’s not our apartment pictured unfortunately. OMG, we wish it was. It happens to be the Sky Mansion we’re selling in Banc – but that’s another story. Back […]

Home Presentation Tip: Is Grey the New Neutral?

July 26, 2016

Home Presentation Tips Library

Is grey the new neutral? Why should that concern you? Well, if you want a home presentation tip that could make your property stand out in a sea of neutrals (hint hint sell for more, sooner), this is it… I was fortunate enough to attend Megan Morton’s ‘Science of Styling’ workshop over the weekend, and […]