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September Real Estate Market Update

Hello, I’m Mary Di Marco from Madeleine Hicks real estate and I’d like to bring you the market roundup for September 2017 in the areas in which we predominate McDowall, Stafford Heights, Stafford and Everton Park. In McDowall in September, there were 36 properties available to purchase of 5 properties sold. The highest price for […]

Ending a Tenancy Agreement

With a fixed term tenancy agreement, either party can either choose to renew or to not renew. So eight to ten weeks out from the end of that fixed term agreement, we'd be in touch with both parties to see what their intentions are around that. If the tenants does not wish to sign a […]

Recruiting drive by Meals on Wheels Stafford

The Stafford branch of Meals on Wheels gets going early every weekday morning when, at 5:15 am, chef Brian Leyden arrives to begin preparing tasty and nutritious meals for the organization's clients. The compact commercial kitchen is a hive of activity for the next five hours as Brian and two kitchen hands prepare the meals […]


Australian Bichon Frise Rescue

When I hear Powder and Puff all I think about is all things fluff….. well Bichon Frise doggie fluff that is. This week I want to share a local hero that I’ve discovered, Katie Heneker. Katie has an incredible passion for rescuing those Bichon Frise who wasn't fortunate to be part of loving, caring families. […]

Council Urges Residents To ‘Plan Your Brisbane’

As Brisbane prepares for a population increase of up to 400,000 by 2041, residents are being invited to help guide the future of the city and suburbs, with the launch of Brisbane City Council’s Plan Your Brisbane project.   Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said council was launching a city-wide conversation. “Plan Your Brisbane is designed to […]

Cloud 9 Studio Sandgate

Discarding our winter bods and being fit and healthy for summer can be a chore but not at Cloud 9 Studio Sandgate. I love discovering vibrant and exciting businesses that offer something different and have passionate owners. Cloud 9 Studio, in the heart of Sandgate Village and its owner Kerry Jeffs definitely meet that criteria […]

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“Don’t renovate before selling” warns leading local agent

THE demand for fixer-uppers in Brisbane is so strong, property experts are warning homeowners about the risk of renovating before they list. Madeleine Hicks from Madeleine Hicks Real Estate at Everton Park said, "we are seeing buyers looking for homes that they can do up.  Especially the older style timber properties that we have in […]