Posts Tagged ‘toowoomba’

A Year in Review: How the 2020 Market Weighed Up

It has been a year of both highs and lows. With the world shutting down due to the global pandemic that is COVID-19 to the most active buyer market we have experienced in 10 years, the real estate industry has been through a lot this year! Here is a comprehensive breakdown of how the real estate market played out in our region, and how it will continue into the new year. Firstly let’s give some context. We ended 2019 on a high with sales in all regions of Australia representing a sales spike, with sales exceeding the amount of that in 2018. JanuaryAs the same as any January, the market started to kick into gear. With people returning from Christmas break and the various public holidays, not a lot of… Read More »


With the recent wet weather over last week in the Ipswich, Toowoomba and surrounding areas, it is extremely important to ensure your home is ready to withstand the weather. Over the next week we are also expecting more wet weather and the odd thunderstorm, so here is our list of tips and tricks so you can be prepared in case things go south. It will also help ensure you have all the correct procedures in place for a stress-free storm season. PREPARING YOUR HOME GENERAL MAINTENANCE Check the condition of your roof and be sure to repair any loose tiles, eaves or screws. Also, make sure you clean our all the gutters and downpipes to create a clear path for water to flow through. Another easy job that you can… Read More »


Since the first stint in 1949, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers has bloomed and has now become a well-known event amongst Queenslanders. Created to promote economic activity and tourism, this not so little 10-day festival has provided so much more for the “Garden City”. After smashing attendance records last year, this year’s event is back bigger and better than ever! Here is a breakdown of the events on offer, from wine and cheese appreciated, to garden light shows, there is something for everyone! FOR THE KIDS The Cubby House – With a mega sandpit, DIY workshops, free face painting, cooking activities and gardening tips, the little ones are guaranteed to have a blast while you are enjoying the live music and food of the Heritage Bank Festival of Food& Wine…. Read More »


It’s an ever evolving and changing world we are living in. Across any industry, it’s important to keep up to date with the latest trends in consumer activity, technology and market activity. While the business of real estate transactions ie buying and selling a home will remain the same in essence, there are major innovations and technological advances that are not only mind-blowing, but set to blow up the entire real estate tradition. The real estate industry has stood the test of time, until now. Some of the advances won’t happen overnight, but here’s a little look at what the future of real estate might look like.     TOP 5 TECH TRENDS IN REAL ESTATE 1) THE CLOUD A few years ago, “the cloud” was seen as a mysterious… Read More »


Do we really know what will happen to the Property Market in 2019? Do we ever really know what the property market will do period? There are some indicators that allow us to determine some of the property trends for the coming year, but there certainly isn’t a crystal ball outlining exactly what will happen and where. As we launch into a new year there’s a lot of mixed chatter about the 2019 markets, some full of uncertainty and others full of hype, and there is no shortage of so-called ‘experts’ looking to predict the future. Buzzwords like property market predictions, real estate cycles, property hotspots are currently being touted, but how accurate are they and should we listen to them? Despite the uncertainty, there are a few similar key… Read More »


Nothing screams spring more than the bright colours and fragrances brought about by the Toowoomba Carnival Flowers. With plenty of events to choose from it is hard to pick what to miss. iThink Property Sales and Marketing Consultant Kelli McKellar has put together a list of the must do’s this year, to ensure you are making the most of this year’s festival. FOR THE FOODIE Progressive Foodie Tour $129pp – Set off on a tour of Toowoomba’s best eatery’s. Wind down and relax with this beautifully crafted 3-course menu, accompanied by outstanding and historic venues. If you are looking for something a bit more low-key, try the Talking Pubs tour $99pp – Join a four-hour tour of Toowoomba’s most historic pubs. Tour includes wine, beer and meals at each destination…. Read More »