The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-09-11T01:26:40Z New website for Prestige Properties on the Redcliffe Peninsula 2019-09-11T01:26:40Z new-website-for-prestige-properties-on-the-redcliffe-peninsula Waterfront Properties Redcliffe, a leading luxury real estate firm on the Redcliffe peninsula, announce the launching of a new website exclusively for “Prestige” Real Estate in Redcliffe. The new website can be located at prestigepropertiesredcliffe.com.au and will be launched today. "We've been fortunate to have been trusted to sell many of Redcliffe’s premier homes," says Waterfront Properties Redcliffe CEO Kevin Bostock. "However, it's clear that the landscape is changing and becoming more competitive. So we set out to accomplish a place where premium Redcliffe properties can be shown exclusively to potential purchasers .” "It is always very exciting to launch a new website. Waterfront Properties Redcliffe definitely takes great pride in our online presence, and the way we focus on marketing luxury properties and providing a fast and seamless user experience on any device," said Kevin Bostock, CEO of Waterfront Properties Redcliffe. "Simply go to PrestigePropertiesRedcliffe.com.au and see for yourself," Bostock added. The launch is part of a dynamic strategy to provide Waterfront Properties Redcliffe and their clients an exclusive portal to display their luxury properties to an audience of potential purchasers, within Queensland, Australia and the rest of the world.  This website is only available exclusively for the clients of Waterfront Properties Redcliffe, and provides a significant advantage for sellers of prestige real estate on the Redcliffe Peninsula.   The entire Waterfront Properties Redcliffe team of Prestige Property real estate agents are available to guide you through the process of achieving the maximum price on your property. About Waterfront Properties Redcliffe Established in 2013, Waterfront Properties Redcliffe Real Estate is one of the largest and most respected independent real estate firms on the Redcliffe Peninsula. As a locally-owned company, we can offer our clients the highest level of service through our attractive and modern marketing programs, our extensive Redcliffe Experience, and our experienced team of agents. To learn more, visit https://wpr.net.au/ New website launched for Apartment Sales and Rentals in Redcliffe Qld 2019-08-19T04:03:10Z new-website-launched-for-apartment-sales-and-rentals-in-redcliffe-qld Waterfront Properties Redcliffe, a leading real estate firm on the Redcliffe peninsula, announce the launching of a new website exclusively for “Apartments” on the Redcliffe peninsula. The new website can be located at ApartmentsRedcliffe.com.au and will be launched today. "We've been fortunate to have been selling properties for many years for the Redcliffe public," says Waterfront Properties Redcliffe CEO Kevin Bostock. "However, it's clear that the market is changing as more and more people are wanting to live in apartments. We are speaking daily with baby boomers looking to downsize and move to a lower maintenance property. So we set out to accomplish a website where Redcliffe apartments can be shown exclusively to potential purchasers and renters .” "It is always very exciting to launch a new website. Waterfront Properties Redcliffe definitely takes great pride in our online presence, and the way we focus on marketing all properties and providing a fast and seamless user experience on any device," said Kevin Bostock, CEO of Waterfront Properties Redcliffe. "Simply go to ApartmentsRedcliffe.com.au and see for yourself," Bostock added. The launch is part of a dynamic strategy to provide Waterfront Properties Redcliffe and their clients an exclusive portal to display their apartment properties to an audience of potential purchasers and investors, within Queensland, Australia and the rest of the world.  This website is exclusive and only available to showcase properties of the clients of Waterfront Properties Redcliffe, and provides a significant advantage for apartment owners looking to sell their property on the Redcliffe Peninsula.   The entire Waterfront Properties Redcliffe team of Apartment specialist real estate agents are available to guide you through the process of achieving the maximum price on your property. About Waterfront Properties Redcliffe Established in 2013, Waterfront Properties Redcliffe Real Estate is one of the largest and most respected independent real estate firms on the Redcliffe Peninsula. As a locally-owned company, we can offer our clients the highest level of service through our attractive and modern marketing programs, our extensive Redcliffe Experience, and our experienced team of agents. To learn more, visit https://wpr.net.au/ Brisbane’s largest Easter Egg Hunt will return this year in Everton Park 2019-04-08T20:57:06Z brisbane-s-largest-easter-egg-hunt-will-return-this-year-in-everton-park-1 The local annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Teralba Park Everton Park on April 14th.   With over 60,000 Easter eggs to be given away organisers are expecting a bigger crowd than last year when 5000 people attended. As well as the Easter Bunny arriving and the famous Easter Egg hunt, activities will include, egg and spoon races, sack races, soccer and cricket matches.  All ages are welcome. Over 30 local community groups will also be involved adding to the festival atmosphere.  Stalls will sell food and drinks and of course there will be heaps of free Easter Eggs for the kids. The annual Easter Egg hunt was the brainchild of Madeleine Hicks from Madeleine Hicks Real Estate.  With the event now being run in conjunction with Tim Mander, State Member for Everton.  A day filled with family activities is guaranteed. Madeleine Hicks said “it is so wonderful to see an event first attended by dozens of people, ten years ago, now grow into Brisbane’s largest community Easter Egg Hunt”. You can join in the fun on April 14 at Teralba Park Everton Park, with activities starting from 9.00 am.  For more details visit madeleinehicks.com.au/easter-egg-hunt The Top 20 Most Expensive Suburbs in Brisbane 2019-02-07T08:04:34Z the-top-20-most-expensive-suburbs-in-brisbane Inner city favourite New Farm is officially Brisbane’s most expensive suburb, with a median house price of $1.7 million. Recent figures from the Domain Group have revealed the top 20 most expensive suburbs, ranked according to median house price.  With Brisbane’s property market now in the ascent as the best performing capital city in Australia, it paints a strong picture of where the city’s wealthiest residents are willing to park their cash. New Farm topped the list with its $1.7 million median house price, followed by neighbouring Teneriffe with a median of $1.65 million. Acreage hot spot Chandler, in Brisbane’s eastern suburbs, took out third place with a median house price of $1.585 million. These houses sit in Brisbane’s most expensive suburb: New Farm. Old money favourites Ascot ($1.5 million median price) and Hamilton ($1.421 millionmedian price) were closely followed by the inner eastern riverfront precinct of Bulimba, which had a median of $1,307,500. Other suburbs that made the top 20 most expensive list included Hawthorne, where Gina Rinehart’s $18 million estate fronts the Brisbane River; Clayfield (median price $1.125 million) and Kangaroo Point (median $1.03 million) – home to the  most expensive house ever sold in Brisbane: a clifftop mansion worth $18.48 million. As well as taking out the title of Brisbane’s most expensive suburb, New Farm was also recently revealed as Brisbane’s best performing suburb for capital growth, with prices having soared nearly 90 per cent in the past five years. New Farm’s remarkable success came as no surprise to local Ray White agent Matt Lancashire, who described it as the “Brisbane suburb for everyone”. “There’s just so much in New Farm amenity-wise. New Farm is always the first place to boom and the last to cool off,” he said. “My open numbers at the moment are huge. There’s such a strong desire to be in this suburb and I see that only continuing in the future years as Brisbane gets incredible new amenities like Howard Smith Wharves.” Ascot is up near the top of Brisbane’s most expensive suburbs – 27 Sutherland Avenue sold for $11 million in 2018 Ascot is up near the top of Brisbane’s most expensive suburbs – 27 Sutherland Avenue sold for $11 million in 2018. In Ascot, long-term resident Jenny Richardson has listed her house at 7 Bale Street for sale but she’s not moving far — she’s already bought a new property only a couple of streets away. Ms Richardson has lived in Ascot since 2000 and said she wanted to stay because of the lifestyle it offered. “Ascot has just got that lovely family feel about it, it really is such a wonderful community,” she said. “It’s so quiet it’s got that suburban feel but with the proximity to the city and everything else — the Gasworks, Portside and James Street — and that means it’s the best of both worlds.” Ms Richardson’s Bale Street home is a four-bedroom, three-bathroom contemporary residence set on one of Ascot’s most sought-after streets and — even more importantly — in the Ascot State School catchment. “I’ve loved living here; I’ve got wonderful views out to the hills and the house is functional and quite timeless,” she said. “I think Ascot is one of those suburbs people are always going to want to live in. It’s got such a wonderful feel.” Fourteen kilometres southeast of the CBD, the acreage suburb of Chandler consistently rates as one of Brisbane’s most expensive suburbs. Home to enviable land sizes ranging from a hectare to four hectares, it’s sought after for its proximity to Manly, as well as its peaceful treed surroundings. Locals explained the “acreage precinct” of Chandler, Gumdale and Belmont was in high demand, although Chandler’s higher median house price of $1.585 million was partly due to its status as an acreage-only suburb. “Every property in Chandler is an acreage property so naturally that will keep the median price high,”. “Neighbouring Gumdale actually has more demand but its median is brought down by the non-acreage houses that sit on regular-sized residential blocks of land.” Demand always outstripped supply in the area and prices were rising — recently a one-hectare acre block on Formosa Road sold for $1.6 million for land value only. Made up entirely of acreage estates, like this property at 11 Tyberry Street, Chandler is one of Brisbane’s most expensive suburbs. Top 20 most expensive suburbs in Brisbane: Suburb Median Suburb Median 1. New Farm $1.7 million 11. St Lucia $1,122,500 2. Teneriffe $1.65 million 12. Auchenflower $1.11 million 3. Chandler $1.585 million 13. Paddington $1.11 million 4. Ascot $1.5 million 14. Brookfield $1.1 million 5. Hamilton $1.421 million 15. Kalinga $1.049 million 6. Bulimba $1,307,500 16. Kangaroo Point $1.03 million 7. Fig Tree Pocket $1,202,500 17. South Brisbane $1,026,250 8. Hawthorne $1.2 million 18. Hendra $1.025 million 9. Pullenvale $1.2 million 19. West End $1.02 million 10. Clayfield $1.125 million 20. Highgate Hill $1 million About Madeleine Hicks Real Estate Madeleine Hicks Real Estate is a Brisbane based real estate agency established in 2003 and is one of north Brisbane’s favourite property firms. The Company offers services to both vendors and sellers in property sales, leasing, appraisals and property management. Madeleine Hicks Real Estate is one of Brisbane’s most trusted agencies, with a vast network of long term, high profile clients for whom they provide tailored agency services, consulting and property investment guidance. https://madeleinehicks.com.au/the-top-20-most-expensive-suburbs-in-brisbane/ Have you heard about the Property Market crash? 2019-01-14T02:02:44Z have-you-heard-about-the-property-market-crash FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 14 January 2019 Have you heard about the Property Market crash? With the ending of 2018 and the start of the New Year, we have seen a lot of information coming out about the great property market crash that is occurring. Here is a statement from Core Logic, one of the biggest research providers:- Housing market conditions ended the 2018 calendar year on a weak note, with the rate of decline consistently worsening over the year. National dwelling values were down 2.3% over the December quarter; the largest quarter on quarter decline since the December quarter of 2008 So that sounds pretty scary, right! It is true that the Sydney property market is down 8.9% over the past year, and the Melbourne market is down 7% over the same period.  Even Perth suffered a 4.7% fall in Property prices. But when you delve a little deeper into the numbers the story becomes a little clearer. The cities of Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart and Adelaide all had property price rises during 2018.  With Hobart up 8.7%. So the big markets have experienced some tough times but the rest of the country has been ticking along just fine. The main driver of these falling property prices is being reported as the significantly tougher credit conditions that the Reserve Bank and Banks in general have introduced.  These measures were designed to take some of the heat out of the Sydney and Melbourne markets. Looks like that job has been done effectively. Several pundits are now suggesting that the lending rules may be relaxed a little during 2019, and this is expected to assist markets like Brisbane to reach new highs. There are projections that the Brisbane property market may grow 6% next year if lending rules are relaxed as expected.  Check out this article on Yahoo  for more information on these predictions. What do we know about the North Brisbane market? Well there has been an amazing start to 2019 with a lot of new listings and 4 properties sold from last weekend Open Homes.  All with multiple offers.  That suggests that buyers are keen to snap up property on the northside. Infrastructure continues to be developed , and jobs are being created so demand will remain strong.  Queensland is experiencing strong population growth from interstate migration, so this will help keep demand strong. Also while it has closed up a little, there is still a significant gap between Sydney house prices and Brisbane’s.  This provides a great opportunity for people to sell their higher priced Sydney property and relocate to Brisbane, maybe without the mortgage. So if you’re considering selling or purchasing during 2019 don’t be put off by the doom and gloom headlines. Do some research on your local property market and talk to local agents to find out what’s going on in your patch. The team at Madeleine Hicks Real Estate will be happy to Get You Moved in 2019. About Madeleine Hicks Real Estate Madeleine Hicks Real Estate is a Brisbane based real estate agency established in 2003 and is one of north Brisbane’s favourite property firms. The Company offers services to both vendors and sellers in property sales, leasing, appraisals and property management. Madeleine Hicks Real Estate is one of Brisbane’s most trusted agencies, with a vast network of long term, high profile clients for whom they provide tailored agency services, consulting and property investment guidance. https://madeleinehicks.com.au/so-have-you-heard-about-the-property-market-crash/ -ends- For interview enquiries or further information please contact Geoff Doyle at Exposure by Design, email:   geoff@exposurebydesign.com.au phone:  0409 228554 Madeleine Hicks Real Estate Announces Expansion with a North Lakes Office 2019-01-06T22:15:58Z madeleine-hicks-real-estate-announces-expansion-with-a-north-lakes-office FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 7 January 2019 Madeleine Hicks Real Estate (MHRE) announced today its expansion into the Moreton region with the opening of its North Lakes office. This expanded presence enables them to deliver outstanding real estate services right across North Brisbane and the Morton regions. Over 15 years in business, Madeleine Hicks has been offering a full range of real estate and property management solutions that have enabled families to relocate across Brisbane, Australia and overseas. With the support of a strong, dedicate team of real estate professionals,  MHRE has built a reputation of providing excellent customer service while maintaining a friendly customer focus. Their client base, includes many people who have used their services two, three and more times. As a result, MHRE has enjoyed steady growth and they expect this trend to continue into 2019 and beyond. "We’re excited to open our new office in South East Queensland’s fastest growing metropolitan area. It will enable us to provide our Madeleine Hicks level of service to even more clients," said Justin Hicks, Sales manager MHRE. “With our presence in the Brisbane marketplace, we can confidently meet the growing demands of our customers in the Morton region. We were repeatedly asked by our existing clients to help them in the North Lakes area, so with a sales team that has almost doubled in the past few months, we are ready to enter into this market with our capacity at an all-time high.” “Given MHRE’s legacy as a highly awarded real estate firm and the fact that the North Lakes region represents South East Queensland’s fastest moving real estate market; it only made sense that we expand our operations into this key region.” said Madeleine Hicks, Director of MHRE. About Madeleine Hicks Real Estate Madeleine Hicks Real Estate is a Brisbane based real estate agency established in 2003 and is one of north Brisbane’s favourite property firms. The Company offers services to both vendors and sellers in property sales, leasing, appraisals and property management. Madeleine Hicks Real Estate is one of Brisbane’s most trusted agencies, with a vast network of long term, high profile clients for whom they provide tailored agency services, consulting and property investment guidance. madeleinehicks.com.au -ends- For interview enquiries or further information please contact Geoff Doyle at Exposure by Design, email:   geoff@exposurebydesign.com.au phone:  0409 228554 Federal Government to blame for lack of houses available for sale. 2018-06-08T06:20:36Z federal-government-to-blame-for-lack-of-houses-available-for-sale-2   Home Buyers are finding it a little tough at the moment as there is a lack of homes on the market on Brisbane’s northside. With the Federal Government rule changes being blamed for making the situation worse. Principal of Madeleine Hicks Real Estate at Everton Park, Madeleine Hicks said that the Federal Governments, Downsizing Contributions legislation means that many homes have been kept back from the market. “We are expecting a lot of properties to come onto the market after 30 June this year, so that people will be able to take advantage of the new rules,” she said. “The  new rules will allow people over the age of 65 and selling their home to be able to contribute some of the proceeds into their superannuation.  This is a really welcome change” “Unfortunately that has meant that many properties that may have come onto the market this year are being held back until the new financial year.” “This is having a big impact in some suburbs like McDowall and Everton Park where there are a lot of older residents”, Mrs Hicks said. Houses in many Brisbane Northside suburbs are selling quickly, around 20 days, as home buyers are clamoring for the reduced listings available. The contributing the proceeds of downsizing into superannuation measure, was one of several announced in the 2017-18 Budget as part of the Government’s package of reforms to reduce pressure on housing affordability in Australia. From 1 July 2018, if you are 65 years old or older and meet the eligibility requirements, you may be able to make a downsizer contribution into your superannuation fund of up to $300,000 each, from the proceeds of selling your home.   If you sign a contract before 1 July 2018 you will not be eligible. Mrs Hicks said “hopefully there will be more houses on the market for sale soon so that first home buyers are able to buy the home that they want” About Madeleine Hicks Real Estate Madeleine Hicks Real Estate is a Brisbane based real estate agency established in 2003 and is one of north Brisbane’s favourite property firms. The Company offers services to both vendors and sellers in property sales, leasing, appraisals and property management. Madeleine Hicks Real Estate is one of Brisbane’s most trusted agencies, with a vast network of long term, high profile clients for whom they provide tailored agency services, consulting and property investment guidance. madeleinehicks.com.au -ends- For interview enquiries or further information please contact Geoff Doyle at Exposure by Design,  email:   geoff@exposurebydesign.com.au phone:  0409 228554 Off the Plan warning for the Gold Coast 2018-04-06T05:52:42Z off-the-plan-warning-for-the-gold-coast April 6, 2018: Lesley Bloor of Bloor Homes Property Management on the Gold Coast warns that  investors should not get caught up in the hype of the Games. Mrs Bloor said it was best to “proceed with caution” before signing on the dotted line and buying an off-the-plan unit. While the Games would help put the eyes of the world on the Gold Coast property market, it was wise to do thorough research and risk analysis before purchasing. “Off-the-plan units, can carry a high level of risk due to the potential for oversupply in certain areas” she said. “This means buyers should proceed with caution." “Our research shows that over 10,000 new units are planned for the Gold Coast market over the next 24 months." “While this represents a small increase and is unlikely to have any significant impact on the market, especially in the key northern areas. Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise, Hope Island and Southport have a larger number of units in the pipeline, and these areas do carry a high level of risk.” "However the Gold Coast has been recording remarkable strong capital growth in recent times and the good news is that house price growth is likely to remain strong due to the growing demand for existing affordable dwelling options and the desire to live in established coastal areas with a wonderful lifestyle and good infrastructure,” she said. “This is driven by strong population growth with high levels of interstate buyers, high migration levels to coastal areas, a growing economy and a relatively buoyant labour market in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Leading Property Market researchers, Core Logic’s regional market update to December 2017 places the median  Gold Coast house price at $634,423, while the median unit price is $411, 229.  The research house’s analysis shows the region has delivered solid property price growth over the past five years at 36 per cent for houses and 23 per cent for units. About Bloor Homes Property Management Bloor Homes Property Management is a Gold Coast based real estate agency established in 1997 and is one of the Gold Coast’s favourite property management firms. The Company offers services to both property Investors and tenants in property management, leasing, and appraisals. Bloor Homes Property Management is one of the Gold Coast’s most trusted property management agency, with a large collection of clients for whom they provide tailored property management services, consulting and property investment guidance. bloorhomes.com.au -ends- For interview enquiries or further information please contact Geoff Doyle at Exposure by Design,  email:   geoff@exposurebydesign.com.au phone:  0409 228554 Madeleine Hicks Real Estate wins Agent of the Year for McDowall in the RateMyAgent 2018 Agent of the Year Awards 2018-04-06T04:57:14Z madeleine-hicks-real-estate-wins-agent-of-the-year-for-mcdowall-in-the-ratemyagent-2018-agent-of-the-year-awards FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6 April 2018   Contact: Geoff Doyle P: 0409228554 E: geoff@exposurebydesign.com.au April 6, 2018: Madeleine Hicks of Madeleine Hicks Real Estate has won the Agent of the Year - McDowall in the RateMyAgent 2018 Agent of the Year Awards.  The awards, which are the largest real estate awards in Australia, recognise those agents and agencies that have ranked the highest based on customer reviews and feedback.   “I’m delighted to be named the top agent in the McDowall market,” said Mrs Hicks.  “This award recognises the hard work of my team and the dedication we have to the local property market. This is the second year running that we have won this award and we’re thrilled so many of our customers appreciate our work and have rated us so highly.  To be voted number one by your customers is a real testament to the service the Madeleine Hicks Real Estate team provide.” The RateMyAgent Agent of the Year Awards compare over 32,000 agents and agencies across the country.  They highlight the leading real estate agents and agencies in each suburb, city and state across Australia, and on a national level.   “The RateMyAgent Agent of the Year Awards are the only awards which use verified customer reviews and feedback, so they’re an honest gauge of the customer service an agent has provided,” said RateMyAgent CEO & Co-Founder, Mark Armstrong.  “These awards are the only industry awards to put sellers' needs first, using customer reviews as a leading indicator of an agent's success over 2017.” The awards, which are in their fourth year, are the only major customer choice awards for the real estate industry in Australia.  Rather than being judged by industry peers, the awards are calculated based on the reviews that customers provide on the RateMyAgent website.   About Madeleine Hicks Real Estate Madeleine Hicks Real Estate is a Brisbane based real estate agency established in 2003 and is one of north Brisbane’s favourite property firms. The Company offers services to both vendors and sellers in property sales, leasing, appraisals and property management. Madeleine Hicks Real Estate is one of Brisbane’s most trusted agencies, with a vast network of long term, high profile clients for whom they provide tailored agency services, consulting and property investment guidance. madeleinehicks.com.au -ends- For interview enquiries or further information please contact Geoff Doyle at Exposure by Design,  email:   geoff@exposurebydesign.com.au phone:  0409 228554