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  • Few things are more on the mind of inner-Brisbane property investors right now – where’s the rental market headed? The media clamor for new data and are being fed by property developers and others with an interest in positive spin, along with those “independent” commentators who would like investors to put their savings into another … Continue reading Brisbane’s rental market and what’s really hap...

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  • Every property stats geek loves the ABS Census and the ongoing release of their 2016 results paints a better picture of our inner-city suburbs. Here’s some of their latest data: 250,207 residents call inner-Brisbane home and they have a median age of 33 (compared to the national median of 38). There’s an average of 2.3 … Continue reading Useful facts without opinions: Census profile of inner Brisb...

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  • Many industries are being swamped with new technology and real estate is at the forefront of bold new promises of wholesale change, with thousands of apps and tech solutions on offer to home hunters and home owners. Many are offering agents free property listings so they’ll have the stock to attract your eyeballs to their … Continue reading Technology and Brisbane real estate – what’s new and what...

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  • Brisbane’s home prices saw a 4% rise for the past 12 months, according to the latest Queensland Market Monitor report produced by the Real Estate Institute of Queensland. Here’s all their latest numbers for settled and confirmed sales to the end of June: The past 12 months saw a median house sale price of $520,000 … Continue reading Useful facts without opinions: Brisbane home prices The post Usef...

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  • Real estate soothsayers and tea-leaf readers love to watch the employment market – if you’re going to see a trend in property it’ll often start with jobs growth or cuts. Last week’s ABS data pointed to a sizable improvement in local employment with 8,300 net new jobs created in July in Queensland. Here’s a tidy … Continue reading Useful facts without opinions: Brisbane’s unemployment rate The post...

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  • Some Saturdays there’s a positive energy at the open home crowds. Home buyers are finding what they like and can afford, and the mood is upbeat. Other days of course things mightn’t be going so well and that rush from one inspection to the next can just be plain stressful (where is that street, where … Continue reading The 4 questions Brisbane real estate agents will ask you at open homes The post...

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  • We could have written about market trends or another stats report. People love to hear the latest in real estate news, the newest hotspot or some change to laws or taxes. But this week we took a vote among the Bees Nees team and decided the world needs less serious news and more chances to … Continue reading The weird and wonderful world of real estate The post The weird and wonderful world of rea...

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  • The Real Estate Institute’s quarterly survey on vacancy rates has just been released and it’s become hotly anticipated in recent times, with market analysts looking for solid stats on whether Brisbane’s tenant demand is soaking up supply (and specifically its inner-city apartment projects.) Brisbane property managers report their number of untenanted properties to make this … Continue reading Usef...

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  • The latest stats are out on Brisbane’s rental market. The Residential Tenancies Authority records the rent when a new bond is lodged and each quarter we sit down to analyse the results and get a handle on emerging trends. Here’s the numbers for the June quarter released this week: Across Brisbane median weekly rent for … Continue reading Useful Facts Without Opinions: Brisbane’s rental market The ...

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  • There’s usually a number of things that happen when prices drop in a real estate market. Buyers get cautious of paying too much (or even worse – their friends thinking they paid too much); investors sit on the sidelines waiting for evidence of a turn and capital gains; and sellers withdraw from the market unless … Continue reading Selling your Brisbane property “off-market” The post Selling your B...

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  • A closer look at Dornoch Towers Highgate Hill 104 Dornoch Tce, Highgate Hill As the Bees Nees’ specialist in Highgate Hill I spend as lot of time in the suburb’s apartment buildings. In this series of posts on Highgate Hill apartments I’ve profiled some of them to give you a taste of life in this … Continue reading Highgate Hill – A closer look at Dornoch Towers The post Highgate Hill – A closer l...

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  • Compared to our southern cousins Brisbane’s real estate professionals aren’t big proponents of auction as a selling method for residential property. Here’s some interesting stats from Core Logic’s latest report this: there were 129 auctions held in Brisbane over this past week, compared with 918 in Syd-en-ey and 1,050 in Melbourne those numbers were similar … Continue reading Useful facts without ...

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  • With the huge supply of new apartments under construction in our inner city, many Brisbane landlords are daunted by this surge in competition. How can you compete for tenants when those shiny fresh towers are offering up new rental homes in big numbers? And your investment property no longer has that new carpet smell?! Our … Continue reading Competing with new apartments: insights for Brisbane lan...

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  • With construction coming to a close in May, St Julien Residences have recently settled with tenants and homeowners moving into the luxury apartments this month. St Julien Residences is Aria Property Group’s  sixth building they’ve developed in South Brisbane with the company recently settling on The Melbourne Residences located on Melbourne Street.   St Julien Residences … Continue reading St Juli...

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  • In one of the most-watched pieces of economic decision-making the Reserve Bank this week again did nothing and kept official rates on hold. Which is really something! For the youngsters who mightn’t appreciate the historical significance of the RBA’s inaction and current home loan rates, here’s a pretty graph of the past quarter of a … Continue reading Useful Facts Without Opinions: Interest Rates...

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  • If you own real estate in Brisbane’s inner city, this is one project that is going to have an impact on you. In what’s been termed “the largest single development application in Queensland’s history”, Queens Wharf’s plans were last week lodged for approval and a public consultation period will soon follow. The scale is enormous … Continue reading Brisbane real estate and the new Queens Wharf The p...

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  • Construction is progressing well with these Merivale Street buildings already rising over 20 storeys. Ivy & Eve apartments are a dual tower development by joint venture partners Abacus Property Group, CDL and Kilcor. Most of the apartments sold last year and it appears due to be completed by close of 2017 or very early 2018. … Continue reading Ivy & Eve – South Brisbane’s newest twins The post Ivy...

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  • In a big news for the inner south today the State Government has announced a new high school will be built “to take enrolment pressure off Brisbane State High School”. It’s a long-awaited solution for the skyrocketing demand for BSHS. As local agents we witness this daily – home buyers and tenants who move into … Continue reading New school for Brisbane State High catchment: What happens to home p...

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  • The final touches are being added to Art House South Brisbane apartments this month with the bottom floor units being due for settlement in the coming weeks. The Mirvac Development is a great addition to the South Brisbane Skyline with its unique curves and classic colours. Reaching 26 floors the building is temporarily the tallest … Continue reading Art House South Brisbane nearing completion! Th...

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  • Having trouble understanding Brisbane Property Management Fees ? Industry lingo is very normal to us as property managers but this can sometimes be forgotten when landlords are seeing charges on their statements. Property management as a profession and service has come a long way in the past 20 years. Many believe it is simply ensuring the … Continue reading Brisbane Property Management Fees The p...

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  • When the latest home price data was released at the start of the month there was one interesting stat that’s not yet made headlines. Brisbane real estate outperformed Sydney. Yes, in the month of April our home values rose 0.6% while theirs were flat with no growth at all. **queue loud applause, waving maroon flags** … Continue reading Brisbane real estate maths: how upgrading now might save you t...

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  • As the Bees Nees specialist in Spring Hill I spend a lot of time in this suburb’s apartment buildings. In this series of posts on Spring Hill apartments I’ve profiled some of them to give you a taste of life in this exciting suburb! The Ridge  – 189 Leichhardt St, Spring Hill, QLD 4000 Number of apartments 89 … Continue reading A closer look at The Ridge Spring Hill The post A closer look at The R...

Bees Nees City Realty
Bees Nees City Realty
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  • The Real Estate Institute’s quarterly survey on vacancy rates has become hotly anticipated in recent times, with market analysts looking for solid stats on whether Brisbane’s tenant demand is soaking up supply (and specifically its inner-city apartment projects.) Brisbane property managers report their number of untenanted properties to make this the most accurate and complete … Continue reading U...

Bees Nees City Realty
Bees Nees City Realty
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  • The latest stats are out on our rental market. The Residential Tenancies Authority records the rent when a new bond is lodged and each quarter we sit down to analyse the results and get a handle on emerging trends. Here’s the numbers for the March quarter released last week: Across Brisbane median weekly rent for … Continue reading Useful Facts Without Opinions: Brisbane’s rental market The post U...

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  • If your guinea pig isn’t well and you take it to a vet today, you can be confident that vet’s up to speed on how to treat your lettuce-eating rodent friend. That’s because vets can’t continue to practice in Queensland unless they complete a minimum amount of annual training. But your real estate estate agent? … Continue reading Higher standards in real estate – Why doesn’t the government seem to c...

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  • Could you handle an unexpected property expense of $80,000? As one landlord recently discovered, the risks can outweigh the reward when it comes to privately managing an investment property. A small number of landlords turn to managing their own investments to save on fees. Working in Property Management we hear some truly horrible stories from … Continue reading Risky tenants and privately manage...

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  • Olympia on Russell is nearing completion with the outside of the building looking almost finished. This development has been brought to the area by  the local Greek Orthodox Community of St George, in partnership with the Girdis Group. Controversy did surround the development when it was first proposed with many locals arguing against the demolition … Continue reading Olympia on Russell – a new pa...

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  • If you’ve been out in Brisbane’s inner-city when there’s a major event happening, you’ve likely witnessed the scenes. When there’s a home game for a football team or a sizable music festival, our apartment buildings top up with sometimes rowdy overnighters. The short-stay accommodation fills to the brim with groups sharing 1 and 2 bed … Continue reading AirBNB and Brisbane apartments – why your bo...

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