In demand: These are the Qld suburbs where everyone wants to buy a home

first_imgMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoBurbank is one of Queensland’s most in-demand suburbs, according to realestate.com.au.Darren and Lynette Cooper saw the potential in Grange when they bought a vacant block of land there as their first property investment a year ago.The couple built a four-bedroom, family home on the site at 18 Stevenson Street and are now hoping to make a tidy profit selling it. Darren Cooper, 36, and Lynette Cooper, 31, with their 12 month old daughter Adlyn at the house they are selling in Grange, which is the most in-demand suburb in Queensland according to realestate.com.au. Photographer: Liam Kidston“We had been looking on the south side — in Camp Hill — but prices were more expensive,” Mr Cooper said.“Grange is considered to be the Camp Hill of the north side and it’s also in the catchment of Wilston State School.“That was a major drawcard, and also the strong previous sales in Grange made us interested in the property.”The suburb has a median house price of $930,000, according to property research firm, CoreLogic. REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee.The regions making a strong comeback include Douglas and Mackay, which have recorded double digit price growth — “quite unusual in these market conditions”, according to Ms Conisbee.Demand for homes in Gladstone rose more than 25 per cent in the past 12 months, with Gympie, Noosa and the Fraser Coast also popular.Even the Gold Coast, which experienced a post-Commonwealth Games demand hangover, seems to be recovering, with demand levels flat over the quarter. Matthew Jabs of Place – Newmarket, who sells real estate in Brisbane’s inner north, said Grange was a tightly-held suburb with a limited supply of homes available for sale. “People want to live there for the school catchments and the proximity to the city,” Mr Jabs said.“There are families who’ve been there for 30/40 years who just won’t sell. “When you’ve got that liveability so close to the city, what more could you want? That’s why there’s a lack of turnover.” Demand for housing in Brisbane has risen 1.4 per cent in a year, according to realestate.com.au. Image: AAP/Darren England.The inner north suburb of Grange is the most in-demand in the state right now, followed by the affluent, greenbelt suburbs of Chandler and Burbank in the southeast.Homes in Brisbane’s inner city, east and north are proving the most sought-after, while demand has dropped for properties in Brisbane’s south and west in the past 12 months.Realestate.com.au chief economist Nerida Conisbee said the Brisbane housing market was recording steady, positive growth, and much of regional Queensland was joining it — albeit from a low base.“Almost everything is up just a bit — buyer demand, rental demand and pricing,” Ms Conisbee said. She said there had been a strong pick-up in demand for Brisbane housing from offshore buyers, perhaps driven by the city’s education sector as well as its relative affordability. And Ms Conisbee expects home price growth in the city to continue over the next 12 months.“Better economic growth conditions appear to be a positive in this market and premium Brisbane suburbs are the beneficiaries,” she said.“Queensland’s economic growth is pulling the market up and the Royal Commission wrapping up will be a positive for finance and for the state.” center_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:45Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenProperty News: October 2018 Property Outlook02:46BRISBANE’S blue-chip suburbs are benefiting from an economic growth spurt that’s driving demand for housing in Queensland, new research reveals.The latest national property outlook from realestate.com.au shows buyer demand for housing in Brisbane is 1.4 per cent higher than it was a year ago, with the median home price also increasing by 1 per cent to $490,000. It’s a very different story south of the border, with buyer demand for homes in Sydney dropping a whopping 23 per cent year-on-year and Melbourne’s popularity shrinking by 20 per cent.While some of the biggest housing markets in the country are being hit by a downturn stemming from a crackdown on home lending, much of the Queensland market is bucking the trend. Brisbane’s blue chip suburbs are benefiting from Queensland’s economic growth, according to realestate.com.au. Image: AAP/Darren England.QLD’S 10 MOST IN-DEMAND SUBURBS 1. Grange2. Chandler3. Burbank4. Paddington5. Red Hill6. Camp Hill7. Holland Park8. Ashgrove9. Tarragindi10. Wilston(Source: Realestate.com.au)last_img read more

Qld property market shines despite southern slump

first_imgAnd thsi one bedroom unit in Brisbane sold for a staggering $2.625 millionThe Pulse report comes as Shane Oliver, the chief economist at AMP Capital Investors, warned that property prices in Sydney and Melbourne could fall by as much as 20 per cent by 2020 due to a number of factors but including the tightening of credit conditions, the rise in housing supply and the “negative feedback loop from falling prices risks developing”.In his latest report, Mr Oliver said property investors should remain wary of Sydney and Melbourne for now and focus on higher yielding markets.Brisbane, and the smaller capitals, are expected to fare much better due.“Prices are likely to perform a lot better in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra and Hobart along with regional centres as they have not seen anything like the boom in Sydney and Melbourne,” he said. This mega mansion at 106-110 Virginia Avenue in Hawthorne was among the houses sold in the 12 months to July this yearBRISBANE’S powerhouse property market chalked up one of the highest property turnover rates in the country, eclipsing the rate of sales in the southern capitals.The river city tied with Adelaide to record a turnover rate of 5.6 per cent over the past 12 months, well ahead of Sydney (4.1 per cent) and Melbourne (4 per cent). This mega mansion at 106-110 Virginia Avenue in Hawthorne sold for a jaw-dropping $11.128 millionBut property data analysis firm CoreLogic said all four capital cities were showing signs of a slow down, with Brisbane’s turnover down from 8.1 per cent last year.Overall, the latest CoreLogic Property Pulse report has revealed that the number of dwelling sales nationally has fallen from 5.3 per cent in July last year to 4.6 per cent this year.That decline was largely attributed to the softening of dwelling values in Sydney and Melbourne and reduced new stock. “Dwelling sales are tracking 20 per cent below the decade average in Sydney and 15 per cent below average in Melbourne, while Brisbane sale numbers are only 1.5 per cent below the decade average,” CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoCoreLogic director of research Tim LawlessAs for regional Queensland, the turnover rate was 5.5 per cent, with rising values in lifestyle coastal regions leading the charge.“Noosa saw the largest proportion of housing turnover over the 12 months to July 2018 (7.4 per cent), while further south on the Gold Coast, 7.2 per cent of housing sold over the same period,” the report said.“However the Gold Coast council area covers a much larger geographical area with over 253,045 dwellings in the region. The Sunshine Coast where housing stock is also considerably higher saw a 6.9 per cent rate of turnover.”center_img A Noosa Heads penthouse with its own private beach, sky terrace and designer furniture sold for $4.05 million in July.The Gympie and Douglas shires also made the top five, with each one recording a 6.3 per cent turnover. “The Greater Brisbane council region of Moreton Bay saw the highest turnover rate with 6.2 per cent of dwellings transacting over the year to July, however there wasn’t a material difference between the Brisbane council regions with all recording around the mid-high 5 per cent range,” Mr Lawless said.last_img read more

Morris family doubles up at Davenport

first_imgBy Mike McGuireDAVENPORT, Iowa (April 22) – Davenport Speedway celebrated the Koehler Electric Sea­son Opener Friday night. For one family in attendance, victory lane celebrations started to look like a family reunion.Mitch Morris and Jake Morris had identical nights at Davenport Speedway, although in two sepa­rate classes. Mitch (IMCA Modified) and Jake (IMCA Northern SportMod) each won their respec­tive heat races. Each started their feature on the outside pole, led every lap and won the features, which were run back-to-back.Rob Toland led flag-to-flag for the win in the Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model fea­ture. Toland set a blistering pace that no one was able to follow.Brunson Behning finished a distant second followed by Luke Goedert. Matt Ryan and Jay Chenoweth rounded out the top five.In the Eriksen’s IMCA Modified feature that was won by Mitch Morris, Bryce Garnhart put together a nice run to finish second. Doug Crampton took third over Todd Hansen and Darin Duffy. Thirty-two Mods were on hand Friday.Following Jake Morris to the checkers in the Hawkeye Auto IMCA Northern SportMod feature was Dan Anderson. Tony Olson started dead last but finished third. Mike Goben and Casey Wages were fourth and fifth, respectively.last_img read more

Breaking: Rohr to seal Super Eagles contract next week

first_imgRelatedPosts Rohr lists Musa, Ekong, 23 others for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th The Nigeria Football Federation have assured that a new contract for Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, will be wrapped up in the next one week.This was contained in a communique made available on Monday following the football body’s meeting held via video conferencing on May 14, 2020. The Executive Committee, according to the communique, has mandated the General Secretary, Dr. Sanusi Mohammed, to liaise with the Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser with a view to concluding all matters around his new contract within the next one week.The 66-year-old, whose current contract will expire in June, guided the Super Eagles to the 2018 World Cup in Russia and led the side to finish third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.The Super Eagles were scheduled to take on Sierra Leone in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game in March before it was suspended owing to Coronavirus Disease.Former internationals Finidi George, Emmanuel Amuneke and Sunday Oliseh were linked to the role, but they have denied showing interest.According to the NFF President, Amaju Pinnock, the national team gaffer has agreed to be paid his salary and other allowance in Naira, adding that the German will also monitor domestic league games based on his new contract. Tags: Amaju PinnickCoronavirus DiseaseEmmanuel AmunekeGeorge FinidiGernot RohrMohammed SanusiNigeria Football FederationSunday OlisehSuper Eagleslast_img read more

Mourinho desperate to sign striker

first_imgJose Mourinho believes Chelsea’s incoming ‘killer’ striker will open the floodgates after another missed opportunity put paid to the Blues’ Premier League title hopes. Mourinho has long lamented his toiling strikers’ troubles in front of goal and indicated his desire to land a prolific goalscorer next term, with Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa reportedly the number one target and the possibility of Fernando Torres returning to his former club in part-exchange. As well as helping Chelsea match their formidable record against the Premier League’s elite, the new forward will be expected to rough up also-rans like Norwich, whose 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday saw the Blues concede further ground to Manchester City and Liverpool. “Against the teams that are more defensive, more aggressive, more worried about trying to keep a clean sheet than really to play, we keep saying the same,” Mourinho told Chelsea TV. “We have good players, but we don’t have the kind of striker able to, in a short space, to make an action, to score a goal, to open the gate. “In these kind of matches you just need to open the gate. When you open the gate, the gate is open and you go (and) win (by) much more. We weren’t able to do that. “We have to try to win as a team, to improve as a team, but also add the attacking player with that killer instinct and the number of goals that push teams to different levels. “It’s something our club is going to try (to do), respecting obviously that we have good strikers.” The futures of captain John Terry, England left-back Ashley Cole and record goalscorer Frank Lampard – all out of contract imminently – are still to be clarified after the final home match of the campaign, which concludes at Cardiff next Sunday. The Blues beat Manchester City twice, Liverpool twice, took four points from matches against each of Arsenal, Everton, Tottenham and Manchester United, but recent defeats to Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Sunderland and the draw with Norwich have proved costly. “It’s much more difficult to get results against the big teams,” Mourinho added. “Mentally you have to be stronger, by the strategic point of view you have to be stronger too. “When we have that amazing record against the top teams, I think it’s a fantastic achievement and a good base to start next season.” Chelsea’s home record reads played 19, won 15, drawn three and lost one, the controversial defeat to Sunderland which saw Mourinho relinquish his 77-match unbeaten league record at home. “If you forget the Sunderland festival, because for me it was not a football game, it was a festival, the (home) record was good,” Mourinho said. “We lost six points at home, with three draws, which is still a good record. “The matches with the top teams the record is really amazing, difficult to repeat next season even if, like we expect, we are stronger.” Norwich midfielder Jonny Howson knows their top-flight status can be ended if Sunderland beat West Brom on Wednesday night. Even a draw for Sunderland, who are two points above Norwich, would all-but consign the Norfolk club to relegation as they have such an inferior goal difference that a win at home to Arsenal next Sunday would be immaterial. “It’s out of our hands now and hopefully we get a little bit of luck,” Howson said. “The ball’s back in Sunderland’s court. We need a little bit of luck from West Brom to take it to the last day of the season. “Just two wins away all season. You’re going to go nowhere with that kind of form. “We’re pleased with the performance, but it’s frustrating: why couldn’t we have done that more often?” Press Associationlast_img read more

Walsh plumps for Faugheen

first_imgRuby Walsh has opted to ride Faugheen in Tuesday’s Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham. Walsh was in the enviable position of having to choose between Hurricane Fly, who has won more Grade Ones than any other National Hunt horse, or the red-hot favourite Faugheen. Hurricane Fly has already won the Champion Hurdle twice, but has also been beaten in the race twice. Faugheen is unbeaten to date, including point-to-points and bumpers, and ran away with the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle 12 months ago. Trainer Willie Mullins told Press Association Sport: “Ruby has decided to ride Faugheen.” Walsh said: “You can only ride one in the Champion Hurdle and I think Faugheen is the one that is going to win. “I think his younger legs might be the difference, but there is every chance I might be wrong. “Their last bits of work were very good, but I have just come down in favour of Faugheen.” Mullins also confirmed that Annie Power will take her chance in the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle rather than the Ladbrokes World Hurdle. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

SpaceX rocket to carry green slime as 3 asteroids pass near Earth

first_imgA lot of space news is happening today!NASA says three asteroids will pass close to Earth this Wednesday.The largest of the space rocks, called 2019 OD, is nearly 400 feet wide and traveling at more than 42-thousand miles per hour.It should miss the planet by about 220-thousand miles.The second rock will be further out, missing Earth by nearly three million miles.The final asteroid will come as close as 600-thousand miles away.But wait there is more!NASA forecasters are watching to see if the weather will cooperate for Wednesday evening’s planned launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral.The mission to resupply the International Space Station is scheduled to lift off at 6:24 p.m., EST.SpaceX says the mission will mark the first time a Dragon cargo capsule will have been flown three times.It was previously used in 2015 and 2017.In an effort to promote STEM education, the rocket will be carrying a load of Nickelodeon’s famous green slime.Adidas is also sending up a soccer ball to study its behavior in microgravity.last_img read more

2,000-foot drug smuggling tunnel discovered beneath U.S.-Mexico border

first_imgFederal agents discovered a drug smuggling tunnel that leads from Tijuana, Mexico, to a warehouse in Otay Mesa.The investigation started after officials suspected smuggling of narcotics into the U.S. via a cross-border tunnel. The U.S. exit point was discovered after the execution of the warrant, the San Diego Tunnel Task Force said.The tunnel is about 2,000 feet long, has an average depth of 31 feet and is three-feet wide through most of the passageway, according to authorities. Authorities estimate the tunnel to have been in existence for several months.Authorities seized five different types of drugs including, 1,300 pounds of cocaine, 86 pounds of methamphetamine, 17 pounds of heroin, 3,000 pounds of marijuana and more than two pounds of fentanyl, for a total of  $29.6 million in mixed drugs.last_img read more

Bacchus Bulls reign supreme in Central Essequibo T20 final

first_imgFORMER national Under-19 batsman Yogeshwar Lall scored a stylish half-century, as Bacchus Bulls galloped to a comprehensive 75-run triumph against Reliance Hustlers, when the two teams met in the Central Essequibo T20 final last Sunday at the Imam Bacchus ground in Affiance.Watched by a sizeable crowd, the defending champions took full control when proceedings began at 11:30hrs after winning the toss and batting. Opener Navendra Persaud with 33 (3×4) batted solidly at the top before paving the way for Lall whose skilful touch was mixed with some degree of aggression as he gathered runs from all parts of the field.His delightful innings of 59 was decorated with 5 exquisite boundaries while he cleared the ropes twice before departing in the 14th over.The innings gathered further momentum as former national youth all-rounder 28 (3×4, 2×6) and Neiland Cadogan 27 (4×4) ensured that the Bulls capitalised at the end by registering a competitive 175-4 from their 20 overs.Medium fast bowler and former Demerara Under-19 inter-county player Anthony Ifill bowled with some venom to claim 2-30 from his 4 overs. In reply, the Hustlers were hustled out by a hostile spell of fast bowling from former national youth player Parmesh Parsotam, whose figures of 4-18 from his 4 overs, stunned the Hustlers quest for an upset win.The lively Neiland Cadogan also bowled menacingly to claim 2-15 from his 4 overs to demolish the Hustlers for 105 in 18.5 overs. Only Beesham Narine 19 (2×4) and Trevis Simon 17 (3×4) reached double figures as they were steamrolled by the Bulls for yet another title.During the presentation the winners received $50 000 and a trophy while the runners-up collected $20 000 with a trophy as well.Man-of-the-Match was Yogeshwar Lall who received a trophy while Mark Austin of Reliance Hustlers was adjudged the Most Valuable Player for amassing the most runs in the competition. The Central Essequibo Cricket Committee (CECC) representative, Autto Christiani, thanked the teams for participating and announced that similar competition will begin shortly. (Elroy Stephney)last_img read more

Twelve goals scored on day two

first_imgTHERE were a total of twelve goals scored as the Milo Schools Football competition continued on Sunday at the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue .In the first of the triple-header, the Bishops’ High went down 4-2 to Cummings Lodge Secondary.Ronnel George scored a hat-trick in the 5th, 20th and 25th minutes to ensure that the East Coast side came out on top.Lindley Bacchus added the icing to the cake in the 34th.Bishops’ High had Linford Isles (54th) and Antone Herod (60th) on the scoresheet.In the second game, Linden’s Christianburg Secondary were victorious over Golden Grove Secondary with a 2-1 margin.Jermain Maison’s 16th minute goal along with Randy Pickering’s 65th minute strike ensured that the defending champions got off to the right start.Golden Grove had Calvin Richmond (46th) on target.In the final game of the afternoon, Lodge Secondary were winners against  Ann’s Grove Secondary 2-1.Lodge Secondary benefitted from a brace by Shemroy Myers (4th and 53rd) while Mark Roberts scored for Ann’s Grove.Matches continue next weekendThe tournament is also sponsored by the Ministry of Public Health under its stop gender-based violence campaign.last_img read more