February 18, 2019

All the way to the heavens. How much of your property do you actually own?

Property owners, you – and your bank – definitively own your home. But what about the air above your property and the earth and its contents beneath it?

Property rights were originally governed by the ad coelum maxim: whoever owns the soil, holds title all the way up to the heavens and down to the depths of hell. But, this maxim – however poetic – was created before construction cranes, drones or industrial mining, and now it...


February 11, 2019

When and where was asbestos used?

A guide for householders and the general public

Friable asbestos products have been commonly used in commercial and industrial settings since the late 1800s for fireproofing, soundproofing and insulation. Some friable products were also used in houses and may still be found in houses built before 1990.

In Australia, asbestos cement materials were first manufactured in the 1920s and were commonly used in the manufacture of residential building materials from the mid-1940s until the late 1980s....


February 04, 2019

Great Keppel Island Rejuvenation Pilot

About the project
The Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games (DITID) is leading the Great Keppel Island (GKI) Rejuvenation Pilot. The project aims to facilitate the growth of tourism on GKI, and in the surrounding regions with the Queensland Government providing up to $25 million towards mainland connected common-user water and electricity infrastructure to support existing tourism operators, residents, and future tourism development projects.

The project involves the installation of...


January 31, 2019

Local Projects to Drive the Regional Economy for Next Decade

Unprecedented capital investment in projects across our local area over the next decade will result in renewed business and investment confidence plus provide a boost in economic stimulus across our entire Capricorn region.

With in excess of $3.5 Billion in project investment guaranteed over the next 5 to 10 years across a broad spectrum of activity including construction, civil, engineering, manufacturing, concrete products and environmental consulting plus associated trades and specialist services such as fencing (in excess of 200km of new...


January 29, 2019

Australia named second least-affordable housing market in the world

The 15th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey shows Australia as the second most unaffordable market for housing, with New Zealand coming in third.

The survey uses a measurement of ‘median multiple’ to rank affordability, which is found by dividing median house price by gross annual median household income. This method is the same favoured by the United Nations and the World Bank.

From there the markets are ranked from “affordable” (3.0 or less) to “severely unaffordable” (5.1 and over).

The report assessed...


January 21, 2019

Is There Such A Thing As A Private Beach In Queensland?

Queensland is home to some of the world's best beaches, but are some sections of our coastline closed to the public?
A Brisbane family feuding with Moreton Island's Tangalooma Resort has told ABC Radio Brisbane they were shocked and outraged when a security guard tried to force them off a public beach.
Lisa Wilkins, who was swimming with her partner and daughter near the resort on Good Friday, said they were told it had exclusive rights to the area.


January 14, 2019

Freehold Land Administration

First dealings with freehold land

The first dealings with freehold land were made under the Registration of Deeds Act 1843. This act was administered by the Registrar-General of New South Wales.

Queensland became a state in its own right in 1859 by separating from New South Wales. The Crown on behalf of the state of Queensland owned all the land in the state except that which had previously been granted to individuals. Soon after separation, copies of all deeds and conveyances were...


January 10, 2019

Property Predictions For 2021 Revealed

Where will our property markets be in 3 years?

That’s a question people are asking now that our real estate markets have moved to the next stage of the property cycle – one of falling property values in some areas and slower growth in other locations.

We are now seeing the predicted softening in both the Sydney and Melbourne markets after many years of strong growth.

First time home buyers are surging back into these markets replacing some of the demand left by...


January 07, 2019

The High-Rise Building That Isn’t Just Eco-Friendly, It’s A Vertical Forest

This is not the only vertical forest by Boeri Studio – there are projects in other countries as well, including Switzerland.
The building cost was €55 million ($86 million).
And yes, it does use a fair bit of water, namely 3500 cubic metres a year.To keep the forest growing, there are two centralised monitoring stations.The high-rise apartment building in Milan, named Vertical Fores. Picture: Boeri Studio
To keep the forest growing, there are two centralised monitoring stations, 280 water...


December 19, 2018

Offers in Writing

Thinking back to the 20 + properties Troy and I have personally bought and sold, it surprises me how almost all of them were verbally negotiated and not put into writing until a price had been agreed on. 

I truly have no idea why other agents negotiated, back and forth verbally. 

Here at @ Real Estate, we have a strict policy that all offers need to be made in writing, heres why;

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