Housing hot spots: Where to buy property in Queensland in 2018

first_imgTerry Ryder, director of Hotspotting.com.au.Mr Ryder said there was some major infrastructure spending coming up in Brisbane and southeast Queensland and there would be a major boost presumably from the Commonwealth Games.“The Moreton Bay region up in the north is the one that we like, it’s where we are seeing the greatest rise in sales activity, it’s got affordability, it’s got good infrastructure, good transport links and it is approximate to some fairly major jobs nodes like the airport, seaport and Australia Trade Coast, so it has got a lot of things in its favour, it is probably the Brisbane area that we like the best.’’It was the strongest market in Brisbane, had affordable housing, low vacancies and good rental yields and he said the sales volumes were strong.In the past 12 months more than 400 houses have sold in six of the core suburbs within the region and four of those had median house prices below $380,000.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoOutside of Brisbane Mr Ryder liked the Townsville market for its potential.“You look at the current statistics it looks quite unattractive, vacancies are still quite high and in the past 12 months there has been prices going backwards, but we are always looking to the future and Townsville has got absolutely massive things coming up in its near future.’’“It’s a good time to buy there as long as you can see the future and ignore the current statistics, prices have been going backwards for a couple of years, so it is good buying with some confidence that there is going to be price growth in the next few years.’’ An aerial shot of Pimpama showing the Gold Coast’s northern growth suburb. Picture: skyepicsaerialphotography.On the Gold Coast, Pimpama is his top pick because of the abundance of new land being released for housing development. And in the state’s north, Mr Jovcevski also sees Townsville making a comeback after suffering during the mining downturn. Water skiing at Lake Kurwongbah. Picture: Richard Walker.The median house price for the suburb, about 28km from the CBD was $750,000 with six houses selling for more than that during the period.Terry Ryder of Hotspotting.com.au nominated the far northern Brisbane suburbs as among his ten best buying spots in Australia this year.“Generally speaking Brisbane is expected to be stronger this year, people have been forecasting for a number of years now that Brisbane is going to rise and it hasn’t really responded in a major way as yet,’’ he said.“But many of the stars are falling into alignment for Brisbane and southeast Queensland.“The state economy is improving, last year Queensland created more jobs than any other state or territory, the interstate migration figures are now favouring Queensland again, particularly southeast Queensland, and there is quite a strong factor of people leaving Sydney and heading to places like southeast Queensland and part of the reason for that is the affordability equation.’’ HOTTEST RENT SPOTS REVEALED Pockets of the Brisbane property market are tipped to outperform in 2018.POCKETS of the Brisbane property market are tipped to outperform this year, as southern markets cool and more interstate buyers turn their attention north.While Brisbane as a whole is predicted to continue its slow and steady price growth, analysts have revealed some areas will go above and beyond.The far northern suburbs of Brisbane within the Moreton Bay region are already shaping up for a solid 2018.CoreLogic figures reveal the best performing suburb within the greater Brisbane region in the past quarter was Kurwongbah in the Moreton Bay region, with median house price growth of 21.4 per cent. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE center_img Crowds pack into Westfield Chermside shopping centre.Mr Jovcevski is even more optimistic about the outlook for the Sunshine Coast’s property market, predicting house price growth of 7-8 per cent for the region this year.He has earmarked the Noosa hinterland suburb of Tewantin as an investment hotspot for 2018.“It’s benefiting strongly from international tourism, but it’s also where people from Noosa actually live,” Mr Jovcevski said.It also had a tight rental vacancy rate. Townsville has been identified as a hotspot to invest in 2018. Picture: Wesley Monts.Steve Jovcevski, property expert with financial comparison website, Mozo.com.au, also expects stronger price growth for the Brisbane housing market in 2018.Mr Jovcevski said house prices in Brisbane would likely increase by 5 per cent this year. “Brisbane has experienced steady population grown due to the affordable lifestyle it offers,” he said.“Many Australians are migrating to Brisbane from more expensive city centres due to housing affordability and a stable local market. “Apartment markets may struggle compared to houses due to an oversupply in some areas.”In Brisbane, Mr Jovcevski’s favourite spot to buy in 2018 is Chermside, 9km north of the CBD.The suburb has a median house price of $605,500.He described Chermside “a good, steady place to invest” because of the Westfield shopping centre, proximity to hospitals and transport links.last_img read more

A&P Strengthens Team for Peel Ports Great Yarmouth Partnership

first_imgA&P Group has made two headline appointments to deliver its new strategic partnership with Peel Ports Group in Great Yarmouth, announced in June. The partnership aims to make Peel Ports Great Yarmouth a centre of excellence for renewable energy and to bolster the service offering to East of England’s thriving offshore energy sector.Jonathan Mills joins A&P Group from Marineserv UK Ltd as general manager to lead operations at the Port of Great Yarmouth. He will be responsible for delivering A&P’s marine and ship repair services as well as the 24/7 mobile ship repair service, Afloat. Dale Bezant joins as project manager, following time as a freelance project manager and estimator and as the project and operations manager for CLS Offshore.Both Mills and Bezant will be based in A&P’s new on-site office at Peel Ports Great Yarmouth.Jonathan Mills said: “There’s a very distinct opportunity for A&P to leverage its strong history of supporting wave, tidal and offshore wind developments in Great Yarmouth, as well as wider energy projects, and a real appetite for the whole host of ship repair and conversion expertise that A&P offers.  I’m confident of a very strong response from the local market.”Richard Goffin, port director for Peel Ports Great Yarmouth said: “We’re excited to be working in collaboration with A&P Group; their sector expertise and specialised skillset will bring numerous opportunities for port customers and Great Yarmouth. We look forward to supporting A&P as part of our ongoing partnership. “A&P Group operates seven dry docks across three strategic locations in the UK, and has a business in Australia that provides ship repair services and support to the Royal Australian Navy. All facilities combine a rich heritage of marine engineering skills and experience, providing ship owners and energy companies with all the precision skills needed to complete the most demanding projects.Two New Headline Recruits for A&P Group & Peel Ports Group’s Great Yarmouth Partnershiplast_img read more

South Korean prostitutes head to NZ

first_imgNZ Herald 29 December 2015Korean sex workers are heading here to work after a backlash against them in Australia, a Korean expert says.With jobs scarce in South Korea, more women were turning to prostitution, said University of Auckland Korean studies senior lecturer Changzoo Song.Immigration New Zealand confirmed that in the 12 months to November, 13 South Korean people were refused entry at the border after being assessed as being likely to be travelling here to work in the sex industry. This was up from 10 in the same period last year.” … prostitution is considered extremely shameful in Korea,” said Dr Song. “For Korean women who become prostitutes, they preferred to travel overseas to work so as not to lose face or bring shame to their families.”Under the Prostitution Reform Act 2003, only New Zealand citizens and residents can work in the sex industry. Of the 42 foreign nationals on temporary visas found working as sex workers in the last financial year, 18 were from China, 14 from Hong Kong, three from Taiwan and one was from South Korea.But in the past three months, at least six South Korean nationals were found to be working unlawfully in the local sex industry.“Australia used to be a popular choice, but recent campaigns and crackdown may have put them off going there,” added Dr Song.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11566927Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Roseau to become major business city

first_imgLocalNews Roseau to become major business city by: – June 23, 2011 8 Views   no discussions Hon. Julius Timonthy Urban renewal Minister Julius Timothy says Roseau is well on its way to becoming a major business city with the presence of the Chinese community. He told the presentation ceremony of thirty thousand dollars to the Goodwill primary school by the Chinese business community Wednesday that the Chinese play a significant role in the countries development.“We see that the Chinese have a good cooperate heart. Let us be real, if it wasn’t for the Chinese, the poor people in Dominica wouldn’t have blenders and microwaves…” he said.Timothy says a Chinese company is now in negotiations with government for the setting of a major window factory and a state of the art five star hotel in Dominica.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Bahamas PM reveals details of death penalty bill

first_imgNewsRegional Bahamas PM reveals details of death penalty bill by: – October 6, 2011 Share Prime Minister Hubert IngrahamNASSAU, Bahamas — Legislation will soon be brought to Parliament in The Bahamas that will outline the circumstances under which a person convicted of murder should be sentenced to death or life in prison, according to Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, who on Monday night addressed the nation on the country’s growing crime trends.Ingraham said the legislation would make it mandatory that when a person is sentenced to life in prison for murder, it would mean that person would serve the rest of his or her natural life behind bars.The prime minister said that the death penalty would be a mandatory sentence for anyone convicted of killing a member of the following organizations: The Royal Bahamas Police Force, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, the Department of Customs, the Department of Immigration, the judiciary and the prison services system.The death penalty would also be mandatory if a person is convicted of murdering someone in the commission of a robbery, rape, kidnapping or act of terrorism, said the prime minister.A sentence of life in prison for murder would be applicable in the following circumstances: Where the victim is a witness or a party in a civil or criminal action; where a member of a jury or a past jury in a criminal case is murdered; where the offence is in relation to the murder of more than one person; where the convicted person has previously been convicted of murder and when the murder was committed on the direction of another.Ingraham said in other cases where a death sentence is not applicable, the penalty will be a term of imprisonment between 30 and 60 years.“I note that such sentences are not applicable to convicts who are (18-years-old) or younger at the time of their conviction,” he said.The death penalty has not been carried out in The Bahamas since 2000.Caribbean News Now Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share 7 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

Betty L. Schmidt Bryant

first_imgBetty L. Bryant, 80, of Aurora, passed away February 10, 2017 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.She was born September 5, 1936 in Aurora, Indiana, daughter of the late Clifford and Edna Albright SchmidtBetty worked as a line worker and in maintenance for Seagram’s Distillery for several years.She loved to fish and cook, she was an excellent seamstress and also very good at alterations. She enjoyed singing karaoke with her husband and was quite good at it too. In their younger years they loved to dance. Betty also loved her Chihuahua dogs ,especially Sam. She was a very outgoing and active person. She loved to be with people. Time spent with family and friends was her greatest joy and she will be sadly missed.Surviving are her loving husband of 55 years, Walter Bryant Jr. of Aurora, Indiana; daughter, Faith (Dan) Craig of Lawrenceburg, IN; siblings, Rosemary (Tom) Borin of AZ, Jerry (Karen) Schmidt of Aurora, IN; grandson, Cody Booth of Dillsboro, IN.She was preceded in death by parents, Clifford and Edna and brother Wayne Schmidt.Friends will be received Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 12:00-2:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm, immediately following visitation, with Pastor Mary Jane Johnson officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, IN.Contributions may be made to help with a monument. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Osimhen’s Lille for Europa as France cancels 2019-20 season

first_img Promoted Content7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesThe Best Geek Movies Of All TimeTarantino’s Latest Effort Will Probably Be His Best To Date2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made The LFP are planning to meet in May to decide on how the tables for this season should be defined and which teams will be promoted and relegated. They will also decide who will be given European places at the same meeting and PSG, who are 12 points clear at the top, will be crowned champions. PSG, Marseille and Rennes occupy the Champions League spots in Ligue 1, while Lille would be set for a place in the Europa League. It was reported last week that the LFP are categorically against voiding the season and therefore those placings are likely to be used to decide European qualification. Read AlsoLeicester plan to fortify attack with victor Osimhen Nimes, Amiens and Toulouse are in the relegation zone – with basement boys Toulouse a huge 17 points off safety PSG won last season’s Ligue 1 and are currently top of the table this season by 12 points FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Nigeria international Victor Osimhen and his Lille teammates look good to play in the Europa league next season after France cancelled the current season on Tuesday. The league management has been tinkering with various options including playing behind closed doors to effectively end the season.  But Prime minister Edouard Philippe announced Tuesday that football games even behind closed doors will not be allowed before September even as the battle against Covid-19 continues. Last week, the French Professional Football League (LFP) announced plans for Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 to resume on June 17, with UEFA setting a deadline of August 2 for domestic leagues to be completed. But the Prime Minister’s announcement that football games will not be authorised before September even behind closed doors put paid to any other arrangement. The government does not see the resumption of professional sport as a priority. Newspaper L’Equipe reported that the season had been cancelled ahead of the planned announcement. And Philippe confirmed it during his statement: ‘The big sporting affairs cannot occur before September. The 2019-20 football season cannot return.’ French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced no games until September on Tuesdaylast_img read more

Swenson slides ahead for I-37 feature win

first_imgSwenson, Cody Leonard and Nebraska’s Chad Andersen had a good three-car battle going for the top spot in the 20-lap IMCA Modified Dirt Kings main event. A caution set up a slide job duel between Swenson and Anderson as they swapped the lead for the final five laps before Swenson edged Andersen at the line to score the $1,000 win and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth.  Anderson had inched out front and led lap 19, running virtually wheel-to-wheel with Swenson. Swenson led down the backstretch with Anderson diving in turn three one last time. PLEASANTON, Texas (March 23) – A back-and-forth battle finally went Chris Swenson’s way Saturday at I-37 Speedway. “That was crazy,” said Swenson. “Slide job city, really. We just kept going back and forth, back and forth. He’d slide me, I’d slide him. It was just who was the last to give one as the checkered flag flew.”  “I was a little leery. I’m kind of old school back before we did slide jobs. It’s one of those things that you really have to trust the guy. It puts on a great show, but it is kind of scary,” he continued. “You’re just waiting the guy to slide right into the side of you. He drove an excellent race, I just came out on top today.” After pre-race donations and passing the helmet at intermission the track raised nearly $1,000 for G.W. Egbert, injured in a racing incident the previous week, with others adding on after picking up their winnings.center_img Feature results – 1. Chris Swenson; 2. Chad Andersen; 3. Cody Leonard; 4. Chris Carroll; 5. Marcus Mikulencak; 6. Rick Green; 7. Jamie Campbell; 8. Garrett Gregory; 9. William Pittaway; 10. Mike Morris; 11. Justin Delgado; 12. Rowdy Flanagan; 13. Marlin Samford. By J.M. Hallas  Swenson crossed over and won the drag race to line by a wheel for the win. Leonard, Chris Car­roll and Marcus Mikulencak completed the top five.  Chris Swenson was the $1,000 IMCA Modified feature winner at I-37 Speedway’s Dirt Kings show. The victory put Swenson on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. (Photo by J.M. Hallas)last_img read more

Omeruo suffers fresh injury

first_imgRelatedPosts Omeruo welcomes second child Levante prepare bid for Omeruo Espanyol all but relegated after defeat by visiting Leganes Nigerian international, Kenneth Omeruo, has suffered another injury as Leganes fell at home to Sevilla on Tuesday.The defender, who played for seven minutes, was pulled off for his compatriot, Chidozie Awaziem. Omeruo and Awaziem have since enjoyed central defence pairing despite Leganes battle to avoid relegation in the La Liga.With 25 points from 33 games, Leganes are placed 19th on the log.Elsewhere, Ola Aina played for 70 minutes as Torino succumbed 2-1 to Lazio at home.Lazio are two points adrift league leaders, Juventus.Tags: Chidozie AwaziemKenneth OmeruoLeganeslast_img read more

Jurgen Klopp speaks to Emre Can after “very difficult” days with Germany

first_img The 21-year-old came on as a substitute in Germany’s friendly against France last Friday which was targeted by suicide bombers as part of a co-ordinated series of attacks on the French capital in which 129 people were killed. Then on Tuesday Germany’s home friendly against the Dutch in Hanover was also called off an hour before kick-off after authorities received evidence of a significant security threat. Press Association “We spoke about this but, like everyone, not in a special way,” said Klopp. “He is a young lad who was in a very difficult situation. Like all of us it is difficult to understand or to change. “We have to trust in the people who have a bit more power to change it and we will see what happens. It was not the best experience for the boys but it was an experience. “Now they are here, back at home.” The Premier League is considering asking its clubs to play the French national anthem La Marseillaise at all matches this week in a show of support and Klopp backed the idea. “Of course it is a good thing to give a good sign again,” he added. “It is not only in football but it is the first time we are in the middle of the chaos – it is a very good sign and we will be part of this.” center_img Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has spoken to compatriot Emre Can about being caught up in the Paris terror attacks and the late cancellation of Germany’s friendly against Holland on security grounds. last_img read more