Wednesday, 13 November, 2019

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MIchael and Kimiora Bennallack outside their first home, which they renovated and are now selling in Fairfield. The couple wants to upgrade to a bigger house in the area. Image: AAP/John Gass. RECORD low interest rates and cheap credit could boost Brisbane home prices by up to seven per cent in one year, a new report reveals. SQM Research’s Housing Read more…


Foxtel’s Love It Or List It co-hosts Andrew Winter and Neale Whitaker in the Tarragindi home post renovation. Picture: Foxtel/Alanna Jayne McTiernan. Television celebrity and interior designer Neale Whitaker has rescued a Queensland home that was stuck in renovation limbo for 16 years. The owners of the home had renovated the upstairs portion of the property over the years – Read more…


New apartments are being snapped up across the Gold Coast but the average sales price has fallen dramatically. OFF-the plan apartment sales on the Gold Coast are continuing to soar as numerous developments pop up across the city. But the average sales price for new apartments has dropped significantly after hitting a record high last quarter, according to property consultant Read more…


David Jones’ flagship menswear store at 299 Bourke St, Melbourne has hit the market. David Jones has officially listed one of its flagship Bourke St Mall stores, with price expectations in excess of $150 million. The up-market department chain announced last month it planned to sell the 299 Bourke St site of its menswear store, after 33 years of ownership. Read more…


First home buyers in Sydney are flocking to Westmead thanks to its affordability, proximity to the city and lifestyle.  Data reveals that this year, in the month of August, Westmead received the top value in First Home Buyers Grant benefits for the state, with first home buyers collectively enjoying benefits of more than $1m towards the purchase of their new Read more…


Not only is Chris Hemsworth attempting to harness the power of the sun with his new solar panels, but he’s also indulging his 90s-kid nostalgia with a giant skateboard ramp.  New drone photography shows that the latest addition to Hemsworth HQ is a sizeable skateboarding ramp – a half pipe to those in the know – in the backyard of Read more…


It feels fitting for a musician like Martin Johnson—whose milieu is American rock and pop—to have settled here, in this modern cabin with a wide-open view of one of the  most iconic sights in the U.S., the Hollywood sign. Helmer of The Night Game and former frontman of Boys Like Girls, Johnson has also made career as a songwriter of Read more…


The former summer home of Nobel prize-winner Sir Howard Florey has been listed for sale for the first time in 30 years. The childhood summer home of Nobel prize-winner Sir Howard Florey has hit the market for the first time in more than 30 years. Jo and Craig Smith bought the home named Nunkerri – an aboriginal word for beautiful Read more…


The Nest, at 59 Nestor Ave, Bardon, has just sold for a record price. An architect-designed house in Brisbane’s middle ring has sold for a jaw-dropping price in what is expected to be one of the biggest sales of the year. And it is nowhere near the river. The Courier Mail understands that The Nest in Bardon, which was designed Read more…


Frederick E Rossiter Fred Rossiter has spent the last 46 years of his life in the real estate industry as a State Certified Appraiser and Licensed Real Estate Broker, a custom home builder, investor and homeowner. Fred served as a Special Magistrate for the Lee County Value Adjustment Board for 6 years and is a Certified Collateral Valuation Specialist. He Read more…


What’s driving mortgage rates today? Average mortgage rates didn’t move yesterday, owing to the Veterans Day holiday. So they remain high by comparison with the last three months but remarkably low by almost all other standards. There were small falls in stock markets (which were open) yesterday but they seem to be heading upward now. So those rates start this Read more…


What’s driving mortgage rates today? Average mortgage rates didn’t move yesterday, owing to the Veterans Day holiday. So they remain high by comparison with the last three months but remarkably low by almost all other standards. There were small falls in stock markets (which were open) yesterday but they seem to be heading upward now. So those rates start this Read more…


What’s driving mortgage rates today? Average mortgage rates didn’t move yesterday, owing to the Veterans Day holiday. So they remain high by comparison with the last three months but remarkably low by almost all other standards. There were small falls in stock markets (which were open) yesterday but they seem to be heading upward now. So those rates start this Read more…


IT is cheaper to pay a mortgage than to rent a home in three greater Hobart regions, the latest figures from ANZ and CoreLogic reveal. Meanwhile Hobart renting households are dedicating 33.9 per cent of their income towards paying rent — a nation-leading figure. In its new Housing Affordability Report, the bank singled out Brighton, Sorell-Dodges Ferry and Hobart North Read more…


Shaun and Stephanie Noffke are saving for a deposit for their first house. Photo: Steve Pohlner. HOUSING affordability in Brisbane has peaked, but there are still more areas where it is cheaper to buy than rent a home than in any other capital city in the nation. A new report by ANZ and property analyst CoreLogic reveals household incomes have Read more…