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

Dzeko expects long fight for title

first_img “We didn’t score an early goal, but it was the perfect time, five minutes before half-time, and I think we controlled the game during the 90 minutes, were definitely the better side and deserved this win.” Dzeko’s impressive individual display came amid reports that he is close to signing a new contract at the Etihad Stadium, but it was collective, rather than individual plaudits which were of greater interest to the Bosnia-Herzegovina international. He said: “I am very happy because of my performance and the performance of the team because I think we were brilliant. “It’s always good to start the season with a win, especially away at Newcastle where it is always tough to go.” Dzeko’s mood was in sharp contrast to that of Newcastle debutant Jack Colback as he and his team-mates emerged from a tight encounter with nothing to show for their efforts. Manager Alan Pardew was quick to take positives from a spirited display in the immediate aftermath, and urged his players to take them into Saturday’s trip to Aston Villa. Colback told nufcTV: “We are disappointed with the result. You get nothing for good performances, but defeats. “We are not going to come up against the quality that City have every week and we are going to get more chances against the teams who aren’t the so-called better teams, so we have got to take the positives out of Sunday and look to go there and get some points.” Tyneside-born Colback fulfilled a dream when he made his league debut for the club he supported as a boy after spending the whole of his career until the end of last season with arch-rivals Sunderland. The 24-year-old said: “It was bittersweet, really, coming off with a defeat. It would have been fantastic to have come away with at least a point. “But it was great to finally have that moment and get it under the belt.” The reigning champions launched their defence with a hard-fought 2-0 victory at Newcastle on Sunday with an efficient, rather than dazzling display. Title rivals Liverpool and Arsenal both enjoyed even narrower successes in their opening fixtures, and Dzeko knows there is no room for complacency during a campaign he expects to be as competitive as ever. The 28-year-old frontman told CityTV: “It’s just the beginning of the season and it will be, definitely, a long season with the five teams fighting for the title. This is just the beginning. “It’s good to start with a win, but we are not there. There are so many games to come and we have to prepare for the next one, for the big game against Liverpool to try to win at home. “We have brought in some great new players. Some of them still need time because it was the World Cup and a lot of us came later to the pre-season. “I think we can still improve a lot. Each game, we can be better and better and just try to continue where we finished [at Newcastle].” Dzeko was a key figure in the win at St James’ Park despite not finding his own way on to the scoresheet. It was his clever back-heel after he had drawn central defenders Fabricio Coloccini and Mike Williamson to the ball which allowed David Silva to fire City into the lead against the Magpies, just as he had done 12 months earlier. But if Silva’s 38th-minute intervention gave the visitors the advantage, it was one they were unable to push home until substitute Sergio Aguero beat Tim Krul at the second attempt in stoppage time at the end of the game. Dzeko said: “We played very well. From the first minute, we were there like the manager wanted us to be, from the first minute to try to press them high, to try to score a goal. Press Association Edin Dzeko has insisted Manchester City will take nothing for granted as they attempt to defend their Barclays Premier League title. last_img read more

County Senior hurling championship results

first_imgThere will be a draw to determine what 2nd placed team plays a divisional winner.Eire Og Annacarthy are safely thouugh, and their manager Ollie Kelly says their workrate got them the win…Group 1Upperchurch-Drombane 0-15 Borris-Ileigh 4-17Kildangan 2-14 Loughmore-Castleiney 2-19Group 2Drom-Inch 3-20 Ballina 2-16Clonoulty/Rossmore 0-22 Portroe 1-19Group 3Thurles Sarsfields 4-20 Nenagh Eire Og 2-10Group 4Killenaule 1-13 Mullinahone 2-17Eire Og Annacarthy 2-20 Burgess 1-17The final game – Group 3’s Kilruane McDonagh’s and Carrick Swans gets underway at 6 o clock this evening in Boherlahan.Meanwhile, Today sees the Seamus O Riain hurling competition continue with two Group 1 games.Roscrea and Ballingarry meet in the Ragg at 12, and North rivals Newport and Toomevara clash in Nenagh at the same time.In Group 2 Moycarkey Borris and Silvermines meet at 1.30 in the Ragg.Theres one game in group 3 as Clonakenny and Borrisokane meet in Roscrea at 7pm this evening.Finally in group 4 Knockavilla Kickhams and Lorrha will battle it out in Nenagh at 1.30pm In the county Senior Hurling Championship, following the action last evening, four definite quarter finalists for the Dan Breen Cup are known.Loughmore Castleiney, Clonoulty Rossmore, defending champions Thurles Sarsfields and Eire Og Annacarthy are all safely through, as they top their groups.Borrisoleigh, Drom and Inch, Kilruane McDonaghs and Mullinahone are also provisionally through, however, if a team outside of these 8 wins a divisional championship – there will have to be preliminary quarter finals.last_img read more