Category Archives: Brisbane

Brisbane unit values fell nearly 3% on average over 12 months to end of January

The huge supply increase in Brisbane apartments has resulted in a fall in unit values of 2.7% in the 12 months to 31 January, according to new CoreLogic estimates published yesterday (see Chart 1, based on data available in the … Continue reading

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Comments in Courier-Mail on residential construction & First Home Owners’ Grant

I am quoted extensively in John McCarthy’s Courier-Mail article this morning Brisbane house prices showing strong growth while regions are suffering (pay-walled), expressing similar views to those in my post from yesterday. In the Courier-Mail article, I sound more alarmist … Continue reading

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“Luxury”: A New Way of Marketing Overpriced Apartments

I have previously posted on the massive increase in the supply of apartments in Brisbane that we are seeing. In a market with a glut of apartment stock, developers and sales agents are trying to differentiate their own offerings as … Continue reading

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St Lucia property owners capturing value from Ironside State School

A story in the Courier-Mail this morning regarding Ironside State School in St Lucia, Brisbane reinforces Independent Schools Queensland head David Robertson’s argument for reforming school funding arrangements (see QEW post), as it appears parents are very willing to pay … Continue reading

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Edward St redevelopment: Exciting opportunities for Brisbane’s future

This post is co-authored by my friend Dr Parisa Mahyari, who is a Brisbane-based expert on luxury branding and a property market analyst. For some time now, Edward St has been associated with luxury brands such as Hugo Boss and … Continue reading

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Subsidiarity principle suggests Qld Government should let West Village proceed in current form

In today’s Courier-Mail, commenting on the Deputy Premier’s call in for State Government review of an $800 Million West End development, Steve Wardill observes that “WITH the case of the West Village development call-in, Jackie Trad was damned if she … Continue reading

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SEQ should note growing realisation the Olympics is a waste of money

Forty years after the financially disastrous Montreal Olympics, cities around the world are finally realising that hosting the Olympics does not stack up. Brazilians, now experiencing a deep recession, have certainly lost much enthusiasm for the upcoming Rio Olympics (e.g. … Continue reading

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