Queensland’s 10 hottest suburbs where homes are selling the fastest

first_imgQueensland fastest selling suburbs: This three bedroom home at 26 Dawson Parade, Keperra, sold by Tamika Kent and Danni-Lee Capell of Coronis – Arana Hills, for $481,000 on March 13 this year. Picture: Realestate.com.auIF you want a house in these Queensland’s suburbs you have to move fast because they are the hottest in Queensland, selling in just 10 days in some cases.The 10 hottest areas were seeing houses sell in under 16 days and while the 10 fastest sellers for units were under 26 days.The fastest selling suburb in Queensland in the past year was Keperra, 12km north west of the Brisbane CBD, where the median time on market for houses was 10 days, according to the latest CoreLogic Property Pulse.Queensland’s fastest selling suburbs: 31 Silkwood Street, Algester was sold by Chris Hubka of LJ Hooker – Algester for $465,000 on April 10, 2017.Picture: Realestate.com.auThat’s a strong result given the fastest selling suburb in the country was Montagu Bay in Hobart, which was seeing houses move in five days.CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said low interest rates and high demand for housing had seen some areas take off faster than others with rapid sale of properties.He said there were suburbs in Brisbane seeing a very rapid rate of sale.Queensland’s fastest selling suburbs: 4 Sancroft Street, Willowbank was sold by Josie Smith of Crowne Real Estate – Ipswich for $355,000 on February 21, 2017. Picture: Realestate.com.au“Brisbane values have increased by less than 5 per cent over the past year but each of the suburbs listed for houses have a median days on market figure of less than 20 days,” he said.Real estate agent Tamika Kent of Coronis Arana Hills said accessibility, infrastructure and transport were among the big drivers in Keperra.“Because we are part of most westerly suburb that you can buy before you get to acreage, there’s been a surge in demand. It’s going crazy, selling like hot cakes.”Queensland’s fastest selling suburbs: 12 Serle Street, Middle Park, was sold by Saeed Moghaddam of Brisbane Real Estate – Indooroopilly for $668,000 on April 26, 2017. Picture: Realestate.com.auAmong homes she and colleague Danni-Lee Capell have sold recently was a three bedroom property at 26 Dawson Parade which was locked down in 11 days at $481,000.Eight of Queensland’s 10 fastest selling suburbs were in Brisbane, a capital city centric trend that was occurring across the country given housing market conditions were “generally stronger” in the capitals.Queensland’s fastest selling suburbs: 9 Finvoy Street, Ferny Grove, was sold by Jillian Baker of Coronis – Arana Hills for $575,000 on April 11, 2017. Picture: Realestate.com.au“In most instances, the suburbs that are not in capital cities are located in regions close to the capital city, highlighting how housing demand has rippled outwards from the capital cities as prices rise.”Algester, 18km south west of the Brisbane CBD, and Willowbank in Ipswich were tied as the second fastest selling suburbs in Queensland, with time on market of 13 days.Queensland’s fastest selling suburbs: 180 Newman Road, Geebung, was sold by Alexandra Porter and Hailey Tombs of Coronis – Aspley for $480,000 on April 5, 2017. Picture: Realestate.com.auMiddle Park – 14km southwest of CBD – notched 14 days, followed by Ferny Grove on 15.Four neighbouring suburbs in Brisbane’s northside were tied at 16 days on market – Geebung, Fitzgibbon, Chermside West and Boondall.And despite some major interest in the Gold Coast market, only one suburb made the top 10 fastest selling list – Varsity Lakes (16 days).Queensland’s fastest selling suburbs: 3 Dalkeith Court, Fitzgibbon, was sold by Jarrod Tyler of Coronis – Bracken Ridge for $545,000 on April 18, 2017.Picture: Realestate.com.auWhen it came to Queensland’s fastest selling unit markets however, the Gold Coast had four of the top 10 – with units in Elanora seeing a median time on market of 20 days, Reedy Creek 21, Mudgeeraba 23 and Burleigh Waters 26.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoBut the hottest unit market in Queensland was Oxley – 10.8km from the Brisbane CBD, which where the median sale time was 15 days.Queensland’s fastest selling suburbs: 21 Huxtable Street Chermside West, was sold by Ann Nugent of Richardson and Wrench – Brisbane for $775,000 on March 3 2017. Picture: Realestate.com.auHendra in Brisbane’s north also made the hottest unit market list logging time on market of 22 days.Three suburbs in Brisbane’s south east were also in the 20s – Carina Heights (22 days), Wishart (24) and Holland Park West (25).Queensland’s fastest selling suburbs: 29 Kingstown Avenue, Boondall, was sold by Chris Winkler and Tristan Rowland of Place – Aspley for $473,000 on March 16, 2017. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe only non-South East Queensland suburb to make the top 10 was Freshwater in Cairns where units were selling in 25 days.Kusher said suburbs in sought after locations where there was relatively low stock available for sale would see a fairly rapid pace of transactions – “especially if vendors ensure that they are setting realistic initial listing prices”.Queensland’s fastest selling suburbs: 2 Magenta Drive, Varsity Lakes, was sold by Mitch Harrop of LJ Hooker Robina for $820,000 on April 20, 2017.Picture: Realestate.com.auQUEENSLAND’S HOTTEST MARKETS:HOUSES:Keperra Brisbane 10Algester Brisbane 13Willowbank Ipswich 13Middle Park Brisbane 14Ferny Grove Brisbane 15Geebung Brisbane 16Fitzgibbon Brisbane 16Chermside West Brisbane 16Boondall Brisbane 16Varsity Lakes Gold Coast 16UNITS:Oxley Brisbane 15Elanora Gold Coast 20Reedy Creek Gold Coast 21Hendra Brisbane 22Carina Heights Brisbane 22Mudgeeraba Gold Coast 23Wishart Brisbane 24Holland Park WestBrisbane 25Freshwater Cairns 25Burleigh Waters Gold Coast 26(Source: CoreLogic)last_img read more

Florida judge approves birth certificate listing three parents

first_imgReuters 7 Feb 2013A Florida judge has approved the adoption of a 22-month-old baby girl that will list three people as parents on her birth certificate — a married lesbian couple and a gay man.The decision ends a two-year paternity fight between the couple and a friend of the women who donated his sperm to father the child but later sought a larger role in the girl’s life.The ruling means the child’s birth certificate will include a biological father and both women as parents in an unusual arrangement approved recently by a Miami-Dade Circuit Court judge.The women, Maria Italiano, 43, and Cher Filippazzo, 38, had made several unsuccessful attempts to become parents using fertility clinics.They then turned to Italiano’s hair dresser, Massimiliano Gerina, and asked if he would provide his sperm for artificial insemination.“When push came to shove, they figured he would understand the situation,” said Kenneth Kaplan, an attorney for the women.“The mistake they made, however, was there should have been a written document spelling out what his rights and responsibilities were going to be.”According to Filippazzo, the three reached a verbal agreement before Italiano became pregnant. Filipazzo said the agreement meant she would adopt the baby and the two women, a longtime couple, would raise the child together.But shortly before the baby was born, Gerina decided he wanted to be considered a parent and not a sperm donor. The women disagreed. Under Florida law, sperm donors have no legal rights to children.Gerina hired a lawyer, setting off nearly two years of legal wrangling.http://ca.news.yahoo.com/florida-judge-approves-birth-certificate-listing-three-parents-233555185.htmllast_img read more

Hughton angered by racist abuse

first_imgNorwich manager Chris Hughton is “disappointed, sad and angry” he and others still have to face up to racism in the modern game. UEFA, meanwhile, has on Thursday afternoon charged CSKA Moscow with “racist behaviour of their fans” after Manchester City’s Yaya Toure complained of monkey chants against him during the Champions League match in Moscow. The Russian club have denied any racist abuse took place during Wednesday night’s match, but will face a disciplinary hearing next week. Hughton, who is the only black manager in the Barclays Premier League, admitted the continuing instances were uncomfortable. “Regards my own situation I am disappointed, sad and angry, it is all of those emotions,” Hughton said at a press conference ahead of Saturday’s match against Cardiff. “It is not something that I should have to deal with, but it is something I am having to deal with. “It is in the hands of the appropriate authorities and I am quite sure the correct action will be taken.” Hughton believes the football authorities should take stronger action to deter such instances, particularly within the wider European game. “What they need to do is put themselves in a position as the ones who are being targeted and it is not a nice situation not to be in, let me tell you,” said Hughton, a former defender for Tottenham and the Republic of Ireland. “I think most of the penalties these days seem to be fines. Fines are easily paid by the bigger clubs. Do we need harsher penalties? Yes, we do, absolutely. The Norfolk club has vowed to ban for life any fan found guilty of racism after Hughton was the target of online abuse for the second time this season when supporters reported an offensive comment on an unofficial Facebook page. Police are currently investigating the matter, which follows a similar incident when a comment was left on a social networking forum, which has been treated as a hate crime. “The only way you will see an about turn and improvement is when you have harsher penalties. “It was a big Champions League game so UEFA have a real opportunity to do something. I think the punishments have to be a lot sterner, something that hurts a little bit more.” Hughton does not feel players walking off the field in protest is the answer. “I think it is very unfair to put it down to individuals. They face the brunt of the abuse,” he said. “Everybody reacts in different ways but it shouldn’t be their responsibility. “It should be the authorities, particularly when it is as vocal as it has been like on Wednesday night. “There was no question about that and it shouldn’t be left to anyone but the authorities.” Norwich head into Saturday’s home clash against Cardiff in the bottom three following the 4-1 defeat at leaders Arsenal, which was a fifth defeat in eight league games. Striker Rickie van Wolfswinkel is “touch and go” for a return from a foot problem, but Sweden international Johan Elmander should be available after his thigh injury from international duty. Hughton accepts Norwich have to start converting positive displays into points on the board. “We all know it is a results business, but if we keep playing as we are, we will be OK,” he said. Press Associationlast_img read more