Noosa now QLD’s most prestigious housing market: REIQ

first_imgThis three bedroom unit at 17/10 Serenity Close, Noosa Heads, sold for $2.1m a week ago. “Overall, Queensland’s property market continues to operate at two speeds. The southeast corner is performing well, with Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Toowoomba growing consistently.“We’re seeing some recovery in the major regional centres, limited to Bundaberg, Mackay, Fraser Coast, while the centres of Gladstone, Rockhampton and Townsville are yet to really make meaningful improvements.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK One of Noosa’s most recent sales was 7 Depper Street in Sunshine Beach – a $1.31m three bedroom house.NOOSA has surged past the Gold Coast and Brisbane to deliver the strongest growth and the highest median house price of the three areas.Latest figures from the Real Estate Institute of Queensland show Noosa’s median house price jumped 6.9 per cent in the year to June to $695,000 with units there up 10.2 per cent to $540,000.That’s higher than even the capital city median with Brisbane LGA’s median house price at $673,000 and the Gold Coast LGA at $622,031. Agent Caitlyn McConnell of Sunshine Beach Real Estate sold this house for $1.31m last Thursday. Brisbane median house price hits record high Buyers out in force despite heavy rain Suburbs that have become real estate gold mines center_img Limited house supply was driving price growth according to REIQ head Antonia Mercorella.“Looking forward, once the Bruce Highway upgrades are completed and commuting to Brisbane becomes more feasible, it’s likely we’ll see added demand for Sunshine Coast living. This area would benefit from greater supply levels, undoubtedly.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoShe said Sunshine Coast LGA saw its median house price jump 6.5 per cent to $575,000 of 4381 sales while the Gold Coast growth was 4.5 per cent. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:24Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:24 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD288p288pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), 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 Rate1xFullscreenCoreLogic Brisbane Housing Market Update – August 201809:25last_img read more

Anguilla to seek independence

first_imgNewsRegional Anguilla to seek independence by: – April 4, 2011 Share Tweet Chief Minister Hubert Hughes THE VALLEY, Anguilla — Anguilla Chief Minister Hubert Hughes said that Britain’s approval of his December 2010 budget is a little too late and signalled his intention to seek independence for the British Overseas Territory.“We lost out on so much revenue, we have lost out on the deal we had with the European Union, on the EDF 10 fiscal package, we have lost out on support from the Caribbean Development Bank because these institutions will not do business with Anguilla as long as Anguilla cannot produce a proper, credible budget,” Hughes told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC).Governor Alistair Harrison said that the Queen, through the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, had assented to the island’s Appropriation Act, which contains the 2011 budget.He gave no details of the amount contained in the budget, but Harrison also announced that he had approved the legislation introducing the interim Stabilization Levy; as well as amendments to the Customs surcharge and the Petroleum Levy passed earlier by the House of Assembly.“These three measures constitute the new measures necessary to implement the budget settlement for 2011,” Harrison said.The Chief Minister said that Britain’s action has underscored the need for his government to pursue independence.“I feel very disillusioned and frustrated with British administration for Anguilla. My commitment now is to press on with my programme for self determination,” he added.Source: Caribbean News Now Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! 36 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Midweek events at Independence, Kossuth County next for Deery Series

first_imgVINTON, Iowa (June 29) – A pair of midweek events are next on the schedule for the 30th annual Deery Brothers Summer Series.Touring IMCA Late Models race for $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start on Wednesday, July 6 at Independence Motor Speedway and Thursday, July 7 at Kossuth County Speedway in Algona.The series is still looking for its first repeat winner as Denny Eckrich, Curt Martin, Scott Fitzpat­rick, Joel Callahan, Ray Guss Jr. and Justin Kay all have made their way to victory lane through the first six events.Seven-time champion Jeff Aikey maintains a tenuous hold on the point standings heading to In­dee. The $9,325 tour point fund for the first half of the series will be paid to drivers in top 10 stand­ings following the Algona event.This Independence show is during the Buchanan County Fair and there will be a separate en­trance between the pit shack and the grandstand where fans can purchase spectator admission without paying to get into the fair as well.Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for seniors and students, with 11 and under free. Pit gates and the grandstand both open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. with racing to follow.Also running are Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds in the Dale Miller Memorial for $1,000 to win and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods for $500 to win. National, regional and state but no local track points will be awarded for the draw/redraw show.More information is available by calling 319 474-7177 and at the www.raceindee.com website.Pit gates and the grandstand both open at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Algona. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow.Spectator admission is $15 for adults and 14 and under are free.Also running are Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for all points, including local track.More information is available by calling 515 341-3562 and at the www.kossuthcountyspeedway.com website.Pit passes are $30 both nights.Independence has been a frequent stop for the series since its inaugural season. Martin has won six Deery events at his hometown track while Aikey counts four local checkers among his career-leading 66 victories, among them his first tour victory, on June 2 of 1987.Next Thursday’s show will be just the third held at Algona. Darrel DeFrance, who has competed at all 457 events in series history, won there in 2008 while Andy Nezworski topped the Kossuth County Speedway headliner last July.The second half of the Deery Series season kicks off with another $2,000 to win, minimum $300 to start event on Sunday, July 10 at Dubuque Speedway.Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, 258; 2. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 254; 3. John Emerson, Waterloo, and Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, both 249; 5. Scott Fitzpatrick, Wheatland, 237; 6. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 226; 7. Richie Gustin, Gilman, 225; 8. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, and Joel Callahan, Dubuque, both 222; 10. Darrel DeFrance, Mar­shalltown, 220; 11. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, 214; 12. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, 213; 13. Tyler Droste, Waterloo, 209; 14. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, 204; 15. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin, 170; 16. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 156; 17. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 152; 18. Jason Rauen, Farley, and Jere­miah Hurst, Dubuque, both 141; 20. Eric Pollard, Peosta, 137.last_img read more