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The Feudal Effect

May 14, 2019


Labor’s proposed changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax threaten to send Australia’s treatment of real estate, and those who own it, back to feudal days. Feudalism was the medieval system of structuring society based on property ownership, some called it ‘the politics of land’, when legal entitlements were linked to the real estate […]

On the River - February 2019 - Volume 16

February 15, 2019

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Why Brisbane is in for a Happy New Year

December 18, 2018


With Christmas just around the corner, this will be our last communiqué for 2018. So we thought we’d spread a little real estate market Christmas cheer. Despite all the media musings on impending housing market doom, Brisbane has every reason to enjoy a merry Christmas. Australia has many distinct residential markets. While Sydney and Melbourne […]

Time to come clean: Brand Brisbane 30 years on

November 22, 2018


Hard to believe, it’s been 30 years since the ‘Year of the River’ was declared in Brisbane. A lot of water has flowed under Brisbane River bridges since then. So what do the next 30 years hold for this mighty watercourse, fondly adopted by the ‘River City’ as brand Brisbane? Plenty has been achieved in […]

Scene Set for Strong Results Ahead

October 30, 2018


Traditionally, the second half of the year – the Spring and Summer selling seasons – are always stronger than earlier months. While the tally of 2018 sales across the inner suburbs of Brisbane to date reveals relatively low turnover, there’s no doubt it will pick up in the months ahead. There have been some extraordinary […]

Inner-West Report - October 2018

October 12, 2018

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On the River - September 2018 - Volume 15

September 25, 2018

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To Zip or Not to Zip?

September 12, 2018


The current Brisbane City Council Mt Coot-tha zipline proposal raises some important questions. Should taxpayers and ratepayers fund an application for a project that will be privately-run for profit? Should council really be applying to itself for approval of something it already actively supports? And, more broadly, does Brisbane ultimately see itself as a tourist […]

5 Things to Make Brisbane a Better Place

July 11, 2018


I saw a great video the other day that reminds us how good design is not only good for our environment, it’s downright good for us. So, here are 5 things we know could be done right now to change Brisbane for the better. Warning… this blog contains a shameless plug of another Dixon family […]

Suburb Brand = Competitive Edge

May 4, 2018


Discussion has been running hot lately about what makes a town or city great. In marketing speak, the term bandied around is ‘place branding’. Buzzwords aside, it’s not really about a logo. It’s about what differentiates an area, and why people are drawn to live, work or play there. Think about the characteristics of your […]

Mater Foundation Golf Day 2018

March 21, 2018


The Mater Foundation Golf Day saw 136 golfers raising money for stroke research last Friday. Thank you for all your support! Below are a few pictures of the day.

On the River - February 2018 - Volume 14

February 27, 2018

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Busiest Brisbane River Market in a Decade

February 2, 2018


A significant market upswing in Brisbane’s prestige upstream suburbs saw 2017 record the highest annual tally of riverfront house sales in more than a decade. The surge in activity is revealed in our latest bi-annual ‘On the River’ report. Find out where the top performing suburbs are, all the sale prices, and where the best […]

Clean River Challenges Issued

January 31, 2018


Pollution warnings at West End have followed an already ‘poor’ D+ score on the latest river health report card.  What more do authorities need before they get serious about cleaning our river?! We were appalled to see our Lower Brisbane River catchment rated a D+ (poor) on the Healthy Land & Water South East Queensland […]

Gerhard Richter - The Life of Images

December 11, 2017


Thank you to all of our wonderful clients who joined us for a tour of Gerhard Richter – The Life of Images. Below are a few pictures taken throughout the evening.

Once-In-A-Lifetime Estate, Sold Under The Hammer

November 29, 2017


Last Saturday we had the privilege of auctioning a landmark 1950s estate set on the largest private riverfront land holding in Graceville selling for $5.65 million, one of Brisbane’s highest under-the-hammer auction result of the year so far. The 6,532m2 riverfront allotment had been held by the family for 70 years with the sale finalising […]

River City to Host World's Richest Swim

October 25, 2017


What a headline that would be!  Imagine, the international spotlight on our city as the world’s best swimmers churn through the clear (yes, clear) waters of the Brisbane River, past our dazzling new Queen’s Wharf and Howard Smith Wharves precincts. After all our years of pleading and agitating, authorities seem finally to be turning their […]

Suffering from HHB? You need our Spring Buying Survival Guide.

September 1, 2017


Do you find yourself searching for excuses not to search? Thinking OMG, not another OFI? Are you confused about what to proffer as your offer? Don’t let HHB (House Hunter’s Burnout) jeopardise your chance of finding ‘the one’. We have the perfect therapy – a spring buying survival guide to help you successfully navigate the […]

Future Realty: Predicting What A Futuristic Residential Property Market Will Look Like

June 21, 2017


Imagine a world where just owning a house marks you as one of society’s ‘elites’, where living on a main road could actually be desirable, and where you might never move out of home. These are just some of the future property market realities predicted by Brisbane’s Dixon Family Estate Agents, who’ve applied sci-fi thinking […]

Sommerville House Foundation Golf Day

June 15, 2017


A big thanks to our superstar team Robyn Elphinstone, Terri Williams and Michelle Casey for steering us to victory at the Sommerville House Foundation Golf Day.