HIRE ME


I would love to see what secrets I can uncover about your house!!

I offer four different research options, depending on the level of detail or type of information you are after and how you would like the results presented. However, I am more than happy to tailor a package to your requirements or budget.

If you would like to see what types of information I can discover, you can read about some of my previous cases here.

Use the contact details or contact form below to get The House Detective on the case!



Gold Package - $3500

This premium package provides a detailed history of your house and the people who lived there. The final report is provided as a beautiful, high quality, professionally printed, hardcover book with colour images. You also receive a USB with the report and all images, land titles and documents on it. The price includes the research, purchase of all relevant documents, preparation of the report and the printing and delivery of the hardcover book and USB.

The history in this package includes:

  • Background history of suburb/street
  • History of subdivision of land
  • Original owner(s) names
  • Date of construction
  • House name (if it had one)
  • Architect (if applicable)
  • Detailed history of all the families that lived there
  • Search for old photos of house, street and suburb
  • Search for old maps of street and suburb
  • Search of old newspapers for articles about the house or families
  • A series of aerial photos showing the evolution of the house and street
  • An analysis of the architectural style, building features and interior decoration
  • Summary of any major alterations to the house

To try and find this information, I visit the house (if in or near Brisbane), a variety of archives, libraries, historical societies and also search extensively online. This package involves approximately 30 to 40 hours work.

You also have the option of purchasing additional copies of the book and/or USB for relatives or future house owners, at an additional cost.

Examples of the beautiful hardcover book you receive as part of the Gold Package

Silver Package -  $1900

This package provides a short history of your house and the people who lived there. The final report is provided electronically, laid out in high-resolution book format with colour images.  The price includes the research,  purchase of all relevant documents and preparation of the report.

The history in this package includes:

  • Original owner(s) names  
  • Date of construction 
  • House name (if it had one) 
  • Brief history of the main families that lived there 
  • Search for old photos of house 
  • Search of old newspapers for articles about the house and families

To try and find this information, I primarily search online but visit archives / libraries / historical societies as required and if time permits. This package does not include a visit to the house and involves approximately 15 hours of work.

You also have the option of purchasing the history as a hardcover book and/or a USB with all the information, documents and photos on it, at an additional cost.

An example of Silver Package history (emailed PDF document)

Date of Construction Research (incl Pre-1911 and Pre-1946 Research) - $800

If you'd like to know when your house was built, or need to establish if it was built either pre-1911 or pre-1946 to determine development requirements under Brisbane City Plan, I am able to do this research by the hour. I charge $200/hour and a minimum of four hours research is required to begin with, but may need to be extended with your agreement. If the purchase of historical Certificates of Title for the land, or Birth, Death or Marriage certificates is required, this is an additional cost on top of the hourly research ($30 each), however, I will contact you for approval before purchasing them. The results of my research are emailed to you electronically or provided on a USB at additional cost.

An example of Date of Construction Research (emailed PDF document)

Hourly Research - $200/hour

If you have a specific question you would like answered, such as if your house ever had a name or what it looked like originally (e.g. if you are doing restoration work),  then I recommend hourly research. Alternatively, if you have a family history mystery that you would like me to look into, I also do genealogical research. I charge $200 per hour and a maximum number of hours can be set for these types of requests. However, I am happy to negotiate to suit your budget, or if more research is needed I can extend it, with your approval. If the purchase of historical Certificates of Title for the land, or Birth, Death or Marriage certificates is required, this is an additional cost on top of the hourly research ($30 each), however I will contact you for approval before purchasing them. The results of my research are emailed to you electronically or provided on a USB at additional cost.



An example of Hourly House and Family History Research (emailed PDF document)

Contact Me


Want to know more about my house research or want an official quote? Drop me a line, I'd love to hear from you!

I'm based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, but I research houses and buildings from all over Australia!

0404 859 008

info@housedetective.com.au

www.housedetective.com.au

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