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14 Reasons to Live and Invest in Brisbane madelene hicks

16 Reasons to Live and Invest in Brisbane

9 great things about granny flats

9 great things about granny flats

RENTAL YIELD: HOW TO CALCULATE INVESTMENT PROPERTY RENTAL YIELDRENTAL YIELD: HOW TO CALCULATE INVESTMENT PROPERTY RENTAL YIELD They might not seem like the most glamorous of property extensions, but granny flats are becoming increasingly popular among renters, homeowners and investors. Here are five reasons why you might want to consider investing in one!

How the change in Leadership will affect Real Estate

How the change in Leadership will affect Real Estate

At Madeline Hicks Real Estate, we believe that the positivity coming out of Malcolm Turnbull will have a positive effect throughout the community.

The Liberal party’s decision to elect Malcolm Turnbull as leader was highly anticipated before the next election.

Many Australian’s expect that the new 21st Century Government will deliver on building a stronger foundation both economically and socially. We know that investment markets like certainty and investors want confidence and clarity, and it is thought that the fresh faced Liberal Government will deliver where it is needed most.

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Home Staging – Is it worth it

Home Staging – Is it worth it?

Here at Madeleine Hicks Real Estate, we quite often talk about home staging, and why it’s probably the single best thing you can do to get a higher price on your home.

If you’re unfamiliar with what home staging is, it’s the process of revamping your home to make it look better to buyers. It makes sense to do it – whether you’re selling a home, a car or an old baby stroller, it’s always a good idea to try and spruce it up before putting it on the market.

But is it really worth spending hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars on a professional home staging service?

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4 ways to prepare for the Spring Selling Season!

4 ways to prepare for the Spring Selling Season!

Winter’s almost over, and for anyone looking to sell their home, that means one thing: Spring Selling Season is almost here!

As you may be aware, spring is the time of year when the housing market shoots back up. The weather warms up, the flowers blossom, and the buyers come back out in force.

If you’re thinking about selling your home this spring, here are 4 ways to prepare for the rush!

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Is it still worth saving for a deposit

Is it still worth saving for a deposit?

With interest rates at an all-time low – and unlikely to rise significantly for at least a few more years – commentators are going mad for the apparent affordability of home loans.

This is all very well if you have the cash or equity available to get a loan. But what if you’re still saving for your deposit? Where do you stand? Read more

Are you ready for the Spring Selling Season

Are you ready for the Spring Selling Season?

Spring is known for being real estate’s busiest season. Buying and selling numbers go up by more than double compared to June and July, usually peaking in the October-December period.

If you’re thinking about putting your home on the market, now is the time to act.

The key to making the most of the spring selling season is preparation. Here are three reasons why getting in early will help you reap better rewards.

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Marketing Your Home Dos and Don'ts

Marketing Your Home: Dos and Don’ts

When putting your home on the market, a big part of reaching or exceeding your desired sale price is decided by the way you market it.

If people don’t know you’re selling your home, and if they aren’t aware of all its unique features and advantages, they aren’t going to offer you the amount you want (if they even make an offer in the first place).

Here’s our list of what to do, and what not to, when putting your property up for sale.

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Is Everton Park a good suburb

Is Everton Park a good suburb?

If you own a home in the 4053 postcode or are looking to purchase one, you may be curious about whether Everton Park is a “good” suburb.

In this week’s post, we take a look at what Everton Park has going for it, and explain why we think we’re blessed to be where we are.

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The problem with home renovation TV shows

The problem with home renovation TV shows

They’re exciting, they’re fun to watch, and the results usually look incredible. What’s not to like about home reno TV shows?

Well, for one thing, they often gloss over the most important aspect of renovating a home.

If you’ve caught the itch and are thinking about making some improvements to your home, make sure you aren’t overlooking this one major factor.

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