Entries by Tony Hardy

Chapel Hill

At about 7 kilometres to the west of Brisbane’s Central Business District is the suburb of Chapel Hill.  It is one of the residential suburbs in Brisbane  with mostly detached housing.  Being in the suburb of Chapel Hill gives you that rural and countryside ambiance which makes it perfect for those who love their peace […]


One of the Brisbane suburbs that give you the feel of the peace and quiet of the countryside life is Brookfield.  It is approximately 13 kilometres if you go west of the Central Business District (CBD) of Brisbane.  Brookfield consists primarily of acreage properties which makes it largely rural, however is also considered residential because […]


One of the outer suburbs of Brisbane is about 15 kilometres south-west of its Central Business District – Durack.  It is bounded by Oakmont Avenue and Freeman Road in its north, Blunder Road, Inala Avenue and the suburb of Doolandella in its south, Blunder Creek in its eastern section, and Serviceton Avenue along with the […]

Bowen Hills

When you speak of the suburb of Bowen Hills, it is likely to remind you of Queensland’s first Governor, Sir George Ferguson Bowen, by which this place was named after.  It is located about three kilometres north from the Central Business District of Brisbane.  The area of Bowen Hills was home to the indigenous Turrbal […]


One of the older suburbs in Brisbane is Darra, located about 14 kilometres southwest of its Central Business District.  This suburb is actually known to have quite a high migrant population and up to today still resident-friendly.  Most of the houses you will find in Darra are Queenslanders which would give you the feel of […]

4 Most Common Emotional Mistakes Homebuyers Make

Emotional mistakes are common in homebuyers. They tend to overspend just to make their dream home a reality. Often, they let go of rational thinking and just ride along with what feels right. But who can blame them? A house would likely be the biggest purchase a person will ever make in his entire lifetime. […]

Coopers Plains

Considered an outer suburb of Brisbane, Coopers Plains was originally known as ‘Cowpers Plains’ as its name was taken from the assistant surgeon in the Moreton Bay penal settlement.  Dr. Henry Cowper stopped there during journeys to Ipswich during the 1820s up to the 1830s.  The suburb was a convict settlement established in the year […]


Boondall is formerly known as ‘Cabbage Tree Creek’ because it is famous for the creek that flows through the area.  This suburb is approximately 15 kilometres north of Brisbane.  Its boundaries include the suburbs of Deagon, Sandgate and Shorncliffe on the north side; Nudgee on the east; Banyo, Geebung and Virginia on its south; and […]