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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 […]