October 2018 Month in Review by Herron Todd White: Brisbane has options aplenty; appeal is growing

Brisbane property has been enjoying a rise in popularity among new residents arriving from our southern big-city cousins… and why not!? We have the weather, the beaches, a laid-back lifestyle, a reasonably positive outlook on the economic front and best of all, you don’t have to be the ruler of a small principality in order to afford a CBD-accessible home. ...

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April 2018 Month in Review by Herron Todd White: Brisbane at tipping point

Southeast Queensland real estate is just the sort conservative, long-term market investors adore – traditional, predictable and relatively affordable. Brisbane property is accessible to a variety of demographics as buyers can easily become real estate owners in our city, and many are happy to wait for the eventual long-term gains. In comparison to our big southern cousins, Brisbane also sees decent gross yields, so it’s nice for landlords to know tenants will help cover a large chunk of their loan servicing costs while they wait for values to skyrocket. ...

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The Mill at Moreton Bay: the new SCU campus

Like many others, I have a personal connection to the Australian Paper Mill at Petrie, 25km north of Brisbane. As new migrants, it was our primary source of employment; my husband was contracted there in the mid-eighties as a specialist engineer responsible for calibrating the mill’s computers. So it was with a sense of nostalgia I learned in 2013 of the mill’s closure;...

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The Brisbane Property Market

I am sure many of you will have hear some of the negative media commentary surrounding the Brisbane property market. Currently there is an oversupply of units in Brisbane.   This  is a result of  ...

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September Quarter 2017 Newsletter

Hello and a warm welcome to the last of our newsletters in this monthly format. You will by now have received the new weekly edition where we aim to provide you with regular updates of the most relevant and topical issues in the property industry. However for ...

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Hygge, the Danish lifestyle trend that nourishes the soul

It has been said, ‘Light a fire, light some candles, open a bottle of red wine, and you have a happy Dane’. Can it really be that simple? Hygge was predicted to be one of the hottest home décor trends of 2017 - people have tagged over 2.3 million posts on Instagram with #hygge, and have also taken to Twitter to discuss the finer points of what makes something hygge or not ...

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Myth busting the Australian real estate market

With so many different opinions and information on the property market available, it can be difficult to make sense of the truth behind what we read, see and hear. Here are three myths about the real estate market that I believe should be dispelled to help Australians make the most of property transactions in the coming months....

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Tips on how to secure a rental with a pet

The rise in apartment living, coupled with outdated strata rules disallowing pets, means we have a significant lack of pet friendly properties in our market at a time when pet ownership and renting across the country is increasing....

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