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    • Brisbane’s Western Suburbs 2017 Real Estate Wrap Up
      14Dec
      On behalf of the entire team at Place Graceville, we would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a safe, enjoyable holiday season.2017 has been a great year within the property space here in Brisbane,…
    • Have the doors been closed to first home buyers in Queensland this election?
      21Nov
      Don’t you love elections, a time when politicians get to jostle for air time, promising us the world, trying to become the messiah of all issues great and small.
    • Real Estate Wrap Up for the 3rd Quarter of 2017
      30Oct
      Spring is well and truly under way and the traditional upswing in properties coming to the market is evident. Here at Place, we’ve seen a number of new homes come online feeding the appetite of some starving buyers that didn’t…
    • EOFY 2017 Report
      11Jul
      This financial year, we have an information packed market update from the team here at Place Graceville. Not only has the end of the 2017 financial year marked the beginning of a raft of legislative changes that will impact Sellers…
    • Budget 2017: What does it mean for you?
      10May
      Last night the powers that be played with a few numbers and as with every budget, there is winners and losers. We’ve done the hard work for you and unspun the things we believe may impact the housing market. 
    • Q1 2017 Market Report
      12Apr
      On behalf of the entire team here at Place, I want to wish you and your family all the best for the Easter break. We hope you stay safe, take time to relax and enjoy. With the first quarter of this…
    • EOY Market Report
      20Dec
      Firstly from the entire team here at Place Graceville, we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a safe enjoyable holiday season. What better Christmas present than knowing the value of your largest asset is improving and the…
    • The Pros and Cons of Putting your Home on the Market before Christmas
      03Nov
      Recently we have been invited into a number of homes where the owner is considering selling. Of course the big question at the moment is “do we do it now or do we wait until after Christmas?” These meetings generally…
    • Real Estate Wrap - Third Quarter of 2016
      13Oct
      CoreLogic RPData’s most recent Pain and Gain report shows the Brisbane market has seen values increase by an average of +3.9% over the preceding 12 months to July 2016. This underpins our prediction that the Brisbane market is well placed…
    • 2016 Financial year end
      04Aug
      With another financial year over and done with, it is time to look back on how the local market has performed in 2015-16. It has been good news for local home owners as their asset has continued to see sustainable…
    • Federal Budget wrap
      05May
      On Tuesday night the Federal Government announced its 2016-17 budget, with an interesting mixture of measures for families, individuals, business and industry including spending and taxation changes. This is an important element to the economic landscape of our nation and…
    • Market Wrap Up First Quarter of 2016
      29Mar
      The 2016 residential real estate market has started strongly here in our little slice of paradise. This market wrap provides an insight into the first quarter of 2016 and our expectations going forward.

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    • Oxley is one of Brisbane’s best up and coming suburbs. Predominantly a residential area, with some commercial and industrial areas, Oxley is named after Oxley Creek, which was named after John Oxley, one of Australia’s earliest explorers.
    • Corinda is a well established residential area, with a commercial area along Oxley Road, and an industrial area in the north-east.
    • Sherwood is named after an original property in the area, thought to be named after Sherwood Forest in England. The true centre piece of Sherwood is the Arboretum which was established in 1924 and has over 16 hectares of parklands,…
    • Tennyson is a quiet, leafy suburb and is one of Brisbane’s most established and appealing riverside addresses. The small and charming suburb is famously known for the Tennis Centre, which was previously the Tennyson Power Station (operational from 1953 –…
    • Graceville is a quiet, leafy suburb named after Grace Grimes, daughter of Samuel Grimes, a former local Member of Parliament and supporter of the Ipswich-Brisbane railway line.
    • Chelmer is a quiet, leafy suburb and is one of Brisbane’s most established and appealing riverside addresses. The ‘Blue Ribbon’ suburb known for its fine old Queenslanders and riverside breezes, was previously known as Oxley Point and Riverton and is…
    • One of Brisbane’s oldest and most popular suburbs, Indooroopilly is a well established residential and commercial area. Famously known for one of the biggest shopping centres in Australia, Indooroopilly is named from an Aboriginal word meaning “running water”.
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    • What Happens During a Building and Pest Inspection?
      18Jan
      If you’ve never bought a home, you may not know that a building and pest inspection is pivotal to ensure you know exactly what you’re getting.
    • Styling a Home for Sale
      28Aug
      The main question is “Is it necessary” and the simple answer to that is “no”, but if we look beyond that and ask what are the benefits, well there’s plenty and getting a higher price for your home is just…
    • The Pros and Cons of Putting your Home on the Market before Christmas
      03Nov
      Recently we have been invited into a number of homes where the owner is considering selling. Of course the big question at the moment is “do we do it now or do we wait until after Christmas?” These meetings generally…
    • To Auction or Not to Auction?
      08Sep
      Selling by private treaty or auction is a highly debated topic both within the real estate industry and when sitting in front of Sellers. Many argue that auctions are the best way to secure the highest sale price due to…
    • Should I Sell to Buy, or Buy to Sell?
      09Apr
      At some stage in our lives, every home owner will likely look to upgrade, downsize or move location…raising the question of whether it is better to buy before you sell, or sell before you buy. This decision will be impacted…
    • Spring is in the air... What can you do to prepare?
      05Sep
      With temperatures already hitting the high 20’s, it is clear that spring has well and truly made its conquest on winter. We can now emerge from the cold bleak months and look forward to the beautiful warm weather to come.…
    • 4 Reasons Why It’s Harder to Sell a Bare House.
      07Mar
      If you’re hoping to sell your home quickly and for as much money as possible, try to avoid bare rooms in your house. We have just sold a home in Chelmer that was completely empty. Although we have always promoted…
    • Tips for selling
      24Jan
      Presentation is such an important element to get right if you are going to sell your home. It could mean the difference between achieving a premium price, an OK price or selling yourself short. In this week’s blog, I’ve given…
    • The Moving House Checklist
      01Nov
      So as a real estate agent, you’d think I may know a thing or two about real estate and you’d be right. Here’s the thing, when your job is dealing with people that are moving (either into their new home,…
    • Why Spend Money on Marketing Your Home?
      11Oct
      This week I wanted to share an article from Michael Matusik. Michael is a respected property analyst and he recently wrote this article on spending money marketing your home. I personally believe that the more people that know your home…
    • Ways to Sell a Home that’s been on the Market for a While
      27Sep
      We often get invited into homes that have been on the market for a while with a different agent. The Seller is lost and doesn’t understand why their home hasn’t sold. So in light of this, I’ve put together a…
    • Reverse Auction and Sales Gimmicks
      20Sep
      Here's something truly unique. Last month, a historical Burrawang Cafe and residence in Burrawang, NSW was put to auction. What was interesting and unusual about this auction was it was Australia’s first ‘reverse auction’. Bidding started at "fair market value"…

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