Keeping it Local in Coorparoo

keep it local in coorparoo

Hey it’s Henry here, and I wanted to take a moment to talk about why it’s important to buy local and support your local community. This is something I’m really passionate about, because at the heart of the best suburbs in Australia lies a strong community. If you buy local, you buy into your community….Read More→

More Accessible and Energy Efficient Queensland Homes

Brisbane real estate agent

There’s a bit of a shakeup heading the way of the residential construction industry, with changes to the National Construction Code coming into place at the start of October in Queensland. These changes are designed to make new builds easier to access for disabled people, as well as making them more energy efficient.   We want…Read More→

Why Brisbane Property Prices Are Rising

ATO tax clearance certificate

The property market is an extremely important cornerstone of the Australian economy, shaping policy and public sentiment in a big way. Owning a house is fundamental to achieving ‘the Australian Dream’, and as such real estate seems to dominate many of our media headlines. It’s talked about a LOT in all sectors of society! Perhaps…Read More→

10 Thing We Love About Living in Wishart

10 things we love about Wishart

With its impeccable reputation as a lifestyle suburb, Wishart is both a lovely place to raise a family and a commuter-friendly location for professionals working anywhere in the city. There’s so much to love about this peaceful, quiet and convenient suburb on the Southside of Brisbane, we could sit and talk about it all day….Read More→

Brisbane Real Estate’s Spring Turnaround

real estate spring

The Brisbane real estate market is looking set to spring into action as the weather warms up and property listings are on the rise. These are positive signs for vendors and buyers, who can both take advantage of what is traditionally an extremely busy season in real estate. If you’re looking to move onto the…Read More→

China the Biggest Foreign Buyer of Australian Real Estate

china australian real estate

In its first quarterly report ever, the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) has provided some very clear insights about Chinese investment into Australian residential real estate. The most striking fact is that no single country invests more into our real estate industry than China. In fact, between China and Hong Kong, they account for five…Read More→

Is the New Queensland Property Tax a Cash Grab?

new queensland property tax

The Queensland state government has introduced a sudden shock increase on taxes for property investors. It’s come under immediate criticism from real estate institutions and from economists, many who are calling it a cash grab to try help the government achieve budget surpluses. Today we’re going to look at exactly what the tax is, what…Read More→

We Love Smashing Reserve Prices

smashing reserve prices

Fact: six out of the last seven real estate auctions in Wishart were passed in. This means the reserve price wasn’t met, the vendor wasn’t satisfied with the top bid and the house didn’t sell. It’s a sign of a market emerging from the heady peak of FOMO that was inspired by returning residents and…Read More→

Decline in New Construction Approvals

decline in construction approvals

Australia has been in the thick of a two-year long property boom, spurred on by pandemic-fleeing returning residents, record low interest rates and a strong sense of FOMO (fear of missing out) amongst buyers. In a healthy economy, that rate of growth was always going to slow down at some point. In recent months it…Read More→

A Closer Look at Labor’s ‘Help to Buy’ Scheme

Labors help to buy scheme

Today we’re going to take a closer look at the ‘Help to Buy’ Scheme proposed by Anthony Albanese’s Labor government as a means of tackling home ownership unaffordability. Home ownership is a huge topic across Australia right now. We’ve experienced unprecedented growth in property prices, and this is making it harder and harder for first…Read More→

What Do the Brisbane Olympics Mean for Real Estate Prices?

brisbane olympics and real estate prices

Anyone looking for a property investment gold medal will definitely be giving Brisbane some thought after the city was announced as host of the 2032 Olympic Games. It might sound a long way off, but preparations for the world’s favourite sporting event are already underway. Infrastructure is starting to be improved, stadiums and venues constructed…Read More→

The Henry Wong Team® in the News

8 Lexington Wishart

8 Lexington Place in Wishart was always going to be a special property to sell, and The Henry Wong Team® couldn’t have asked for a better auction on Saturday January 8th. After just a 13-day marketing campaign, we had 21 bidders vying to be the next owners of this property in a frantic race. Eventually…Read More→