RESEARCH PACKAGES


I offer three different research package options, depending on the level of detail preferred. 

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



Gold Package - $3200

This premium package provides a detailed history of the 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. 

Silver Package - $1900

This package provides a short history of the house and the people who lived there. The final report is provided electronically, laid out in high resolution book format with colour images. You also have the option of purchasing a printed copy of the book and/or a USB with the report and all images and documents on it, at an extra cost.  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 until the 1970s 
  • 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 work.

You also have the option of purchasing the history as a printed, hardcover book and/or a USB with the report and all images and documents on it, at an extra cost. 

Hourly Research - $600

If you have a specific question you would like answered, such as the date of construction, if the house ever had a name or who it was built for, then I recommend hourly research. I charge $200 per hour and a minimum of three hours is usually required for these types of requests, but I am happy to negotiate to suit your budget or to extend as required. If purchase of historical Certificates of Title for the land is required, this is an additional cost on top of the hourly research ($20 each) and the final amount is adjusted accordingly.The results of my research are emailed to you electronically or provided on a USB at additional cost.



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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