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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 […]

 

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 […]

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 […]

LEVELS OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT (PART 1)

February 19, 2018

Marketing Tips Property Management Property News

Confucius said, ‘Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.’ I knew a landlord whose sole focus was on scrooging as much money as he could. He rarely spent money on maintaining his property, and at the end of each lease the tenant would always leave. But his main objective was to save […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Release Of Riverfront Luxury Apartments Toowong

September 26, 2015

Apartment Love Development News Feature Article Library Property News

Luxury agents Hutton & Hutton have been appointed to market Banc, an ultra-luxury, boutique apartment tower in Toowong which is due to be formally released for sale in November. Expressions of interest are currently being taken.

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…

The Eichler home. Architecture that sells!

June 16, 2015

Feature Home Selling Tip Home Presentation Tips Library Property News Selling Tips

A popular mid-century architectural style that is enjoying a comeback is the Eichler home, otherwise known as the ‘California Modern’ style.