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Renovate to sell - Adding value or overcapitalising?

June 3, 2018

News Renovating Selling Uncategorized

When it comes time to sell, many face the difficult to answer question – what should we do before putting the home on the market? It is a challenge trying to work out what improvements will add value above and beyond the cost of the improvements. Will the buyers respond favourably upon the proposed improvements? […]

Is a building & pest inspection important?

April 22, 2018

Buying News Renovating Selling Uncategorized

  Is it necessary to have a property inspected by a professional when buying and how much does it cost? For most people, buying a home or an investment property is the biggest investment they will ever make.Yet many enter into a contract to purchase giving little thought to checking out the property. When people […]

Should you renovate before selling?

March 20, 2018

News Renovating Selling Uncategorized

  With TV shows such as The Block and Reno Rumble gaining immense popularity in the last few years, many homeowners have been inspired to carry out their own makeovers and add value to their homes. A question our sales team at Johnson Real Estate often get asked is “should we renovate before we put […]

7 Steps for knowing if your property has subdivision potential

August 27, 2016

News Renovating Selling

When you subdivide a property, you need to get approval from the local council. They have their own regulations, which means dealing with different rules and individual challenges. Here are 7 steps to narrow down your research and know if you may be able to subdivide: 1. Does your property have at least 800sqm in […]

What are the best streets in Redcliffe?

September 15, 2015

Buying News Renovating Selling

Redcliffe is a great place to live, a coastal suburb on Moreton Bay just 28 kilometres away from Brisbane and serving as the CBD for the Redcliffe Peninsula and its surrounding suburbs. The city was named by explorer John Oxley as “Red Cliff Point” and was Queensland’s first colony in 1824, soon after abandoned for Brisbane. […]

Sandgate Brisbane, a great suburb to live and invest in!

September 13, 2015

Buying Renovating Selling

Sandgate is a coastal suburb in Brisbane, Australia, 16 kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD enjoying sweeping views to the east over Moreton Bay to Moreton Island and north to Woody Point on the Redcliffe Peninsula. The town became a popular escape for the people of Brisbane in the early 20th century. Sandgate is a […]

Major Infrastructure Projects will drive growth in North Brisbane Bayside

September 13, 2015

Buying Renovating Selling

Work is underway on the Moreton Bay Rail Link project and is due for completion in 2016. The new line will include stations at Kallangur, Murrumba Downs, Mango Hill, Mango Hill East, Rothwell and Kippa-Ring. Property owners and investors should be aware of infrastructure projects and the suburbs that are most likely to benefit.  These […]

Are Major Home Improvements Worth Doing?

August 31, 2015

News Renovating Selling

If you spend enough money in making the property more attractive, you will usually make it easier to find a buyer. But you need to find middle ground. It makes no sense if the cost of the improvements is too high – often it would be more cost effective to reduce your asking price. Most […]