1. Should you Renovate Before you Sell?


    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 Bruce Harry Real Estate often get asked is “should we renovate before we put our home on the market?”. Sellers are often under the impression that if they extensively renovate their home, they’ll be able to make a tidy profit when it comes time to sell.

    While renovating often does add value to a property, many sellers overcapitalise on their renovations. Improveme

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  2. How to Attract a Good Tenant & Keep Them!

    Good tenants make property investment a less stressful experience – they lead to reliable cash flow, a reduction in turnover rates, less wear and tear on the property and generally less work overall. But how do you find the perfect tenant? Once you find them, how do you keep? While there may be no magical formula, the following tips can help maximise your chances: 

    Keep it clean and well-maintained

    To find quality tenants, you need a quality property. This doesn’t necessarily mean the home has to resemble a display home, however you want to have a property that appeals to others. No-one

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  3. Why you should consider rentvesting…

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    Eager to enter the property market but can’t afford to buy where you want to live? It might be time to consider rentvesting.

     

    With headlines in the media often touting rising living costs and housing unaffordability, it is no surprise that many young people feel like it is impossible to enter the property market. While entering the market has become more difficult in the last few years, it certainly isn’t impossible – you just have to think outside of the box. Enter rentvesting:

     

    So what is rentvesting?

     

    Rentvesting refers to purchasing an investment property wh

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  4. Is Spring the Best Time to Sell?

    Is Spring the Best Time to Sell? For as long as there have been agents, most of them say: “The best time to sell your home is in the spring time.”

    But, watch closely and you may notice something…Most agents always have a ‘REASON’ why you should sell at any time. In some respects it can be argued that spring is a ‘good time’ to sell. As for “best”, surely… THE “BEST TIME TO SELL” IS…WHEN YOU CAN GET THE BEST PRICE?!

    So, forget the season. Focus on PRICE and DEMAND. The bigger the demand, the BIGGER THE PRICE! At Bruce Harry Real Estate we currently have

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  5. Your Head Says ‘Sell’ & Your Heart Can’t Tell…

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    Whether it’s an investment property or your family home, making the decision to put your property on the market is not as simple as it sounds. Emotions can be high and there is a lot at stake with varied opinions about market values, timing, agent selection – or even how to start the process of selling your property. It can be a very confusing time and it helps to have a professional, experienced advisor to help you answer all your questions.

    Bruce Harry is here to help steer you through the complex maze of questions and decisions related to selling your property. Our business i

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  6. Buffering Claims Second Winterbottom Stakes Title

    By Michael Manley
    By Michael Manley
    GRAND sprinter Buffering ¬recorded his sixth Group 1 win and his second Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) in trademark lead-all-the-way fashion.
    Having snared victory in the $1 million sprint, trainer Robert Heathcote unveiled an ambitious 2016 for his star veteran.
    Heathcote said Buffering would head to the Gold Coast for the $1 million Magic Millions Cup (1100m) on January 9 and then the Brisbane trainer plans to travel the world with him.
    “During the week I received a call from Dubai inviting us there to run in March and it sounds a nice place to visit and after that there

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  7. WISHART SELLER

    To The Sales Team at Bruce Harry Real Estate,

    I would like to thank the Bruce Harry Sales Team for their very efficient and professional work in successfully selling our home. After only purchasing our first home in Wishart, our family situation changed which saw us looking at potential Real Estates to sell our home. Bruce Harry stood out from the start with their staff being available 24 hours a day 7 days a week, not charging any advertising or marketing costs and being a Jenman Approved Agency.

    The whole team were fantastic, going above and beyond answering all our questions and ensuring we

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  8. DELIGHTED SELLER

    Dear Bruce Harry Team,

    My heartfelt thanks to you all at Bruce Harry Real Estate for a great sales result in such a short time!

    Everyone I felt with, whether it was Chris, Matthew, Tracy or Isa was professional, friendly and kind.

    I am particularly grateful to Chris for her help in guiding me through the negotiation process, Matthew for helping keep the buyer patient while my mother took the time she needed and Isa for helping me get the property on the market and keeping me informed. Without your combined efforts, we couldn’t have achieved the results we did.

    The over-riding qualities that

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  9. Buffering Takes the Mantle as New King

    After being part of the bridal party on 14 occasions, Buffering is enjoying his time front and centre on the big day.

    The Queensland sprinter broke through at group 1 level in the Manikato Stakes but showed it was no fluke by making a one-act affair of the VRC Sprint Classic at Flemington on Saturday.  Buffering was part of the supporting cast during Black Caviar’s tour de force and has now established himself at the top of the ladder of the sprinting ranks.

    “Little Buffering has done the job and as I said to the boys earlier, there’s no Black Caviar, no Hay List, no Sepy &#

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  10. Buffering wins 2nd Queensland Horse Of The Year title

    bufferingBy Mark Mazzaglia

    Buffering is yet to win at Group 1 level but he was able to pick up his second Queensland Horse Of the Year title for the 2012 – 2013 racing season at the Queensland Racing awards dinner on Saturday night.

    The Robert Heathcote trained sprinter ran second again at Group 1 level on Friday night at Moonee Valley in the $450,000 Programmed Moir Stakes (1200m), making it the sixth time he has received the runner’s up cheque in a Group 1 race.

    The Mossman six year old also has four Group1 thirds to his credit, making it ten placing’s at the elite level, but he has

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