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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

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 […]

 

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, […]

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 […]

LEVELS OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT (PART 2)

February 19, 2018

Market News Property Management Property News

The next level is the cut-price property manager. They’re the ones with big signage all over their building offering a slashed-rate percentage of management fees. Generally speaking in the industry, anything below 7% is considered cut price. It’s ironic that some investors want the highest rental price from the tenant AND the cheapest management fees […]

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 […]

Australia’s Top 5 Interior Designers

June 13, 2016

Apartment Love Library Market News

After one of our clients from the weekend exclaimed, “WOW! SJB are one of Australia’s top 5 Interior Designers!!” (they did the interiors for Banc), we thought we’d put a list together to celebrate design across Australia. Here are our Top 5 favourite Interior Designers (according to H & H): CHENCHOW LITTLE – Having just won […]

3 Bedroom Apartment Prices Report: 4005 & 4006

February 24, 2016

Apartment Love Library Market News

What are 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car apartments in postcodes 4005 and 4006 selling for? Here’s a snapshot of recent sales: 9/218 Bowen Terrace, New Farm — $1,050,000 1/283 Bowen Terrace, New Farm — $1,655,000 33/341 Bowen Terrace, New Farm — $1,075,000 6/32 Hazlewood Street, New Farm — $1,070,000 3231/30 Hollins Crescent, New Farm […]

Recent Sales Report: High-End Luxury Apartments $3Million+

November 18, 2015

Library Market News

There’s been some notable sales of high-end luxury apartments within inner-city Brisbane CBD in 2015 (so far). Here’s a list of the most recent sales of $3Million+ apartments: Street Address Suburb Bed Bath Car Sale Price 192/501 Queen Street Brisbane City 4 3 3 $3,400,000 3731/30 Hollins Crescent New Farm 3 2 3 $3,500,000 9/69 Moray […]

New Farm Real Estate: 'Small Lot' Modern House Sales Report

August 11, 2015

Library Market News

If you’re not quite ready to downsize into an apartment, a modern, ‘small lot’ home may be your answer. In this report, we look at recent ‘small lot’, modern house sales in the 4005 postcode (New Farm and Teneriffe).

Buying Off The Plan: What $1,600,000 Gets You in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne

July 15, 2015

Feature Article Library Local News Market News Property News

We thought it would be interesting to see the comparisons between similar priced, off-the-plan apartments in the inner-city eastern seaboard capitals. Note the size variation particularly in the Sydney apartment. Also these apartments all have limited views. SYDNEY ADDRESS: 1 Lacey St, Surry Hills WHAT: An off the plan warehouse contemporary with 2 bed, 2 bath, […]

Sales in Brisbane's Top 10 Prestige Apartment Buildings

July 14, 2015

Library Market News Property News

Recent sales in Brisbane’s top 10 prestige apartment buildings highlights the demand for luxury apartments. Note, the small turnover of prestige apartments reflects how tightly held they are by their owners. (I’ve listed them in no particular order.)

New Farm Real Estate: Top 10 Luxury Apartment Sales for 2015

June 30, 2015

Library Market News Property News Suburb Profiles

New Farm real estate has been HOT this year! Well let’s face it, New Farm real estate sales are always HOT regardless of what’s happening in other suburbs. And to prove it…. Here’s a list of the top 10 luxury apartment sales in New Farm this year (as of June 30, 2015). Note: I’ve only listed $1,000,000 plus […]

$1,000,000+ Brisbane real estate sales on the increase in the inner-suburbs

June 23, 2015

Library Market News Property News Suburb Profiles

The first half of 2015 has seen $1,000,000+ Brisbane real estate sales activity fire up. Here are the results for sales from January to May 2015 for properties sold in the inner-city areas we cover…

Highgate Hill Real Estate Market Report

June 6, 2015

Feature Article Library Market News Suburb Profiles

Highgate Hill is one of those rare gems. So close to the city and with Southbank and West End village on it’s doorstep, it offers a vibrant inner-city lifestyle for residents few suburbs can match. The population of Highgate Hill in 2006 was 5,428 people. By 2011 the population was 5,827 showing a population growth […]