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It’s hurtling towards Christmas. What’s normally the domain of department stores – to ram Christmas prematurely down your throat – should remain so, but since Spring is almost here, and for those of you who like to be organised, now is a great time to buy or sell. If that’s in your game plan..

For example … If you list in September. You sell in October. You settle in November. Pray your new home move-in date coincides. And that’s a good case-scenario.

Virtually everyone who is even remotely thinking about buying or selling wants to settle before Christmas. It’s like the world stops on this date.

So, we don’t wish to come across as alarmist, but seriously, if you’re thinking of selling, you should be hard-at-it getting your property presented in its best light to list it soon.

Typically, Spring is boom-time for this sector with much buying and selling activity ramping up around now. Gardens start to come back to life. The winds die-down. The mornings are delightful. And who doesn’t feel more motivated with the commencement of this glorious season.

And by the way, with this week’s ‘most liveable cities in the world’ report listing Brisbane at a lowly number 20 (it ranked Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth in the top 10) we’ve got something to say about that.

We officially poo-poo you, The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Ranking for listing Brisbane as the 20th most liveable city in the world. Well, just a bit. But not completely, because it allows us to continue to tell our southern friends: “You could never get a house like this in Sydney or Melbourne for this price.”

Too true.

Although The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Ranking places Brisbane at number 20 – for misdemeanours in infrastructure and education – it’s still pretty good, considering the report covered 140 counties.

So, if you’re thinking of buying or selling and looking for more bang-for-your buck than Sydney or Melbourne could ever deliver, then think … the Brisbane property market. Christmas will be here before you know it!

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