The drop in Brisbane unit values has finally slowed

first_imgUnit values halted their downward slide during January.THE drop in Brisbane unit values has finally slowed with new figures revealing some subtle growth in January.The latest CoreLogic home values figures revealed that unit values increased 0.1 per cent during January.This was on the back of a 0.9 per cent drop during the past quarter and a 0.7 per cent drop last year.The median unit value for Brisbane was now $384,551.Brisbane’s median house value actually dropped by 0.1 per cent during January to $532,395.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoCoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless said the unit market was still dragging down Brisbane’s results as a whole as a result of concerns around supply and buyer caution.According to the latest Jones Lang LaSalle, Brisbane apartment market report, market fundamentals for the unit market are expected to remain difficult in the short to medium term as a high level of stock is absorbed.“Downward pressure on apartment values and rents is expected to be maintained, but ease slightly in the short-run,’’ it said.“Any recovery in the inner Brisbane apartment market will be dependent on the continued growth of the Queensland economy and any subsequent increases in population growth stemming from that improvement.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:34Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenMonthly Core Index: January quarterly00:34last_img read more

How to snag a bargain before the year ends

first_imgRay White New Farm auctioneer Haesley Cush in action. Saturday June 30, 2018. (AAP image, John Gass)The last week of the year is always a big time in the real estate industry. It’s not big in terms of the number of transactions, the number of opens or even the number of auctions.It’s big because everyone who hasn’t bought or sold, and wants to, gets their last minute “shopping” done. The years residual buyers and sellers can be very keen to get a contract wrapped up and under the tree before Christmas. Auctioneer Haesley Cush I recall many Christmas Eves being spent driving between buyers and sellers, getting their last initials on contracts, and then seeing their elation at the closing of the deal before heading in to the end of year break.That added incentive usually means opportunity. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoIf you’re the person chasing the sale, you will likely move a little more due to your willingness to close the deal.I have watched many owners benefit from a determined buyer and, likewise, I have witnessed buyers get a “Christmas bargain” because they were able to present a clean contract to a seller who was equally keen to close out a stress-free sale. Generic Sold Home/For Sale Sign. ThinkstockMy advice to those people in the market is to be clear on your position. In every deal there are two separate lines of negotiation — one is the price and the other are the terms. If the timing is important then move on your price but if it’s not, don’t be bullied by the Christmas deadline and hold your line on price.All parties need to review the market conditions, their financial position and consider the alternatives if a sale is not made. This should be the driving force. Christmas is just a date on the calendar and it will be replaced by New Years, and New Years will be replaced by Australia Day. From there it’s Valentine’s Day, International Women’s Day and then Easter. There’s always something around the corner and having a plan and a clear position will ensure you walk away from a sale with a smile on your face. Haesley Cush is a licensed real estate agent and an auctioneer for Ray White.last_img read more

2 injured in road crash

first_imgAccording to police investigation, Vastorand Pelagio were navigating the road when a motorcycle driven by Azer Lupines, 23,of Bingawan hit them. Vastor and Pelagio fell off their motorcycle. both sustained bruises after the crash. They received treatment at the CalinogDistrict Hospital. Lyod Vincent Vastor, 18, of BarangayCairo, Bingawan and Mamerta Pelagio, 68, of Barangay Aagba-o center_img Lupines, meanwhile, was unharmed. He wasbrought to the Bingawan police station, where he was detained./PN ILOILO City – The motorcycle they wereriding crashed against another in Barangay Agba-o, Bingawan, Iloilo.last_img read more

Wigan 0 – 2 Chelsea

first_imgEden Hazard made an impressive Premier League debut for Chelsea in a 2-0 victory over a tenacious Wigan.The Belgian midfielder turned neatly before sending Branislav Ivanovic clear to sidefoot in the first.Hazard was then felled for the penalty which allowed Frank Lampard to double Chelsea’s lead after just six minutes.But Wigan’s Victor Moses twice tested Chelsea keeper Petr Cech while Jordi Gomez headed one chance off target before screwing a volley wide late on.Moses started for the Latics despite manager Roberto Martinez suggesting that his 21-year-old striker could be unsettled by ongoing speculation linking him with a move to Chelsea.The Nigerian, who scored six goals last season, produced a terrific performance to show why Wigan value him at £8.5m and why Chelsea are interested in acquiring him. He teased and beat England left-back Ashley Cole on numerous occasions in the first half, switching wings to do the same to Ivanovic in the second.However, by that point, Chelsea were already 2-0 in front with the impressive Hazard heavily involved in both goals.His first telling contribution was to collect a pass from Lampard in the centre circle and sharply spin away from Ivan Ramis before playing a straightforward through-ball into the path of Ivanovic. The Serbian then strolled into the penalty box and beat Ali Al Habsi at his near post with a low shot.Wigan debutant Ramis’s afternoon took another turn for the worse when he clumsily lunged at Hazard to give away a penalty, which Lampard fired low under Al Habsi’s dive.Hazard’s reward was to be clattered from behind by Gary Caldwell, a vicious tackle that earned the Wigan captain a yellow card. The incident seemed to rouse Wigan though, and they went on to dominate large chunks of play and more than matched Chelsea with Maynor Figueroa, Emmerson Boyce and Moses at the centre of their better work.However, they created few clear-cut chances and their tactic of sending a barrage of crosses into the Chelsea box failed to unsettle experienced centre-backs David Luiz and John Terry.Second-half substitutes Gomez and Arouna Kone added impetus for the Latics, the former seeing a deflected free-kick well saved by Cech while Ivorian Kone headed narrowly wide.But the goal Wigan’s endeavours deserved failed to materialise and they were indebted to Ramis for keeping the deficit at two when he atoned to a degree for his earlier failings by clearing a Fernando Torres effort off the line.It would have been easy for Torres to go down looking for a penalty under Ramis’s initial challenge but to the striker’s credit he toe-poked the ball beyond Al Habsi while stumbling forward, only to see his fellow Spaniard scamper back and knock the ball to safety.last_img read more


first_imgA Little Taste of Christmas in Donegal Town will take place on Sunday 30th November 2014 from 11.00am to 6.30pm in The Abbey Hotel.Our Annual Christmas Lights switch on will also take place at 7.00 pm.They will have Exhibitor Stands where Business’s can promote, sell, and take orders for Christmas etc. There will be a large variety of products available to the public, ranging from, cosmetics, jewellery, fashion, art, toys for big boys, and loads of gift ideas for the Festive season, a great way to promote your business in the lead up to Christmas.This event will also give your customers the opportunity to place orders for all their Christmas food requirements, all of which can be done with very little effort in one venue.We will also have celebrity cookery and wine demonstrations, live entertainment for all ages, and much more throughout the day.For further information follow us on or and also on Donegal Town Community and A Taste of Donegal Food Festival Facebook Pages. MERRY & BRIGHT LIVE ENTERTAINMENT!!!!A Little Taste of Christmas in Donegal Town on Sunday 30th November has the “CHEERIST” entertainment for all ages.Treat the children to something different. Bring them along to the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town.While you browse our exhibitor’s stands for Christmas gift ideas or watch our celebrity chef’s cookery demonstrations, Christmas cheer and magic will have all your little ones enchanted when Mr. Scallywag’s seasonal puppet show commences.Face painting and Christmas movies also to be enjoyed! Let the MAGIC continue wrap up the little ones and join Santa Clause and his helpers to officially light up Donegal Town at 7.00pm on the Diamond. There will be an opportunity to MEET & GREET Mickey & Minnie. This pair just loves to POSE with visitors of all ages!!Much-loved by our A Taste of Donegal Food Festival visitors Adrian Cullen Dean Martin Tribute Show will revisit Donegal Town to serenade you all at “A Little Taste of Christmas in Donegal Town”If you are interested and would like to take part in our 4th “A Little Taste of Christmas in Donegal Town” contact Mary Mc Gettigan on 087-1777140 or email [email protected] LITTLE TASTE OF CHRISTMAS IS COMING VERY SOON TO DONEGAL TOWN was last modified: November 11th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:A LIttle Taste of ChristmasBusinessEntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more