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  • Christchurch in-room auctions back with a bang

    BUYERS in Christchurch welcomed in-room auctions back with socially-distanced open arms as six out of eight properties sold under the hammer for a combined NZ$2,670,000. “Auctions are proving the best method to uncover a premium price in our Alert Level …

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  • No holiday for buyers

    IT MIGHT be a long weekend in New South Wales and Victoria but if last month’s activity is any indication then buyers won’t be taking any time off this Saturday. Throughout May buyer interest continued to stay steady for Australasia’s …

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  • Precious jewel hidden in the bush

    THIS trophy home looks like a gleaming emerald jewel, high on a hill on Brisbane’s southside. You know it’s constructed with the best quality fittings and finishes when it’s been built by a high end commercial builder. Christi Tufis of …

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  • The changes we should not waste…

    Not sure we’ll see the wholesale change that some commentators are declaring can be the only result of experiencing this “unprecedented” event… In my experience (longer than I care to admit) people have short memories and revert to familiar routines …

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  • Toasty fires to keep warm by this winter

    There’s nothing quite like huddling by a fire and toasting marshmallows to warm up in the cooler months of the year. We’ve put together some of our favourite fireplaces and fire pits that might inspire you to build or buy …

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  • What is the Value of a Property Manager?

    For some it comes down to dollars and cents, for most it’s whether they like the actual property manager they are dealing with and some people think the quality of the routine inspection maketh the value. COVID-19 has presented an …

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  • Seven home offices we’d love to work from

    With working from home quickly becoming a new way of life for those of us who hadn’t even considered it before, we have pulled together a collection of houses currently on the market giving us a serious case of office …

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  • New Farm home smashes Brisbane residential auction record

    One of New Farm’s most prized riverfront holdings has smashed Brisbane residential auction records, selling for a staggering $7.75 million. Set on a spacious 873-square-metre block, the property at 39 Griffith Street with rare uninterrupted access to the Brisbane River became the most expensive house ever sold in Brisbane under the hammer on … Read more

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  • Record sale a winner for local school

    I nearly dressed my 5 year old in her school uniform and took her with me to my first auction last Saturday. The reason being that it was only a few months ago I’d stood in front of her teachers and class mates and sold a free commission and auction … Read more

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  • Brisbane moving out of real estate shadow

    I attended Herron Todd White’s annual breakfast last week. Their headline speaker was former treasurer and economic whiz kid Peter Costello. The morning also featured two other property valuers/economists, and some very well-cooked poached eggs and bacon at the Sofitel Hotel. Mr Costello spoke of the broader market conditions, both … Read more

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  • Interstate buyers turn up the auction heat

    It was already 30 degrees and rising when I jumped out of the car to auction a beautifully presented home in ‘The Avenues’ of Ashgrove. A huge crowd was gathering at 34 Banksia Ave to watch the battle to buy this amazing family home with a seperate granny flat, swimming pool and … Read more

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  • Interstate buyers turn up the heat in Brisbane auction market

    On the stroke of midday last Saturday I stood in front of a quaint little workers cottage at 10 Bowler Street in Paddington. The sky above was a rich shade of silver from cloud cover and faint drops of rain fell intermittently, enough to be noticed, but not enough to … Read more

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  • Property prices will shift another gear in the coming months

    RECENTLY I was involved with the auctioning of the symbolic first tray of mangoes at the Brisbane Markets. I’ve been calling this auction for the past ten years and I’ve watched the generous men and women from the markets raise nearly $1 million for Queensland charities, this year for MnD … Read more

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  • Interest in the Brisbane unit market starting to lift again

    A YEAR ago if I was calling auctions for apartments it would be me, the agent and my little yellow gavel. But last Saturday, with the wheel slowly starting to turn on the Brisbane apartment market, I conducted in-room auctions in Spring Hill and the room was packed! The story … Read more

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