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

Edinson Volquez drops debut for Dodgers

first_imgDENVER >> Edinson Volquez lost to the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night for the fifth time this season. But in his first start for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Volquez saw progress in the 7-5 loss as he tried to implement some recommendations from new pitching coach Rick Honeycutt.“It’s tough a little bit working with something new, but what I saw today was very good,” said Volquez (9-11), who gave up four runs in four innings but retired the final six batters he faced.The Dodgers signed Volquez on Friday after San Diego released him, and he pitched one scoreless inning of relief that night against the Padres.Honeycutt moved Volquez to the third base side of the rubber, which is where he was in 2008 when Volquez went 17-6 with a 3.21 ERA for Cincinnati and made the All-Star team in his best season in the majors. Volquez missed most of the 2009 and 2010 seasons due to elbow surgery and said he was moved to the first base side of the rubber upon returning.“I used to open my front side a little bit when I used to be on the first base side,” Volquez said. “I see my hand right away. From the third base side, I hide the ball a little bit and keep aligned to the plate. I feel very good because I was doing something I used to do and I was successful with it. Now I think I’m going to be more consistent, too. No walks today.”Nonetheless, Volquez fell to 0-5 with a 12.43 ERA in six starts against the Rockies this season.Jorge De La Rosa pitched six strong innings to win his sixth consecutive decision, Todd Helton homered and the Rockies snapped the Dodgers’ six-game winning streak and avoided being swept in the three-game series.De La Rosa (16-6) allowed two runs and six hits in matching his career high for wins in a season and tying Washington’s Jordan Zimmermann for most wins in the National League. De La Rosa went 16-9 in 2009 for the Rockies. Colorado built an early lead off Volquez, who allowed four runs and six hits in four innings.Rockies rookie third baseman Nolan Arenado left after the fourth inning with a right thumb contusion. The team characterized his availability as day to day.After the Dodgers pulled to 4-2 on Scott Van Slyke’s bases-loaded double play grounder in the sixth, the Rockies extended their lead to 7-2 in the seventh on an RBI single by Josh Rutledge, a sacrifice fly by Troy Tulowitzki and a balk by Carlos Marmol that brought Rutledge home from third.The Dodgers rallied for three runs in the eighth off Matt Belisle. Michael Young had his second RBI single of the game and one out later, second baseman Rutledge booted A.J. Ellis’ grounder for an error. Juan Uribe followed with an RBI double and Skip Schumaker had an RBI single.Manuel Corpas relieved, and struck out pinch-hitters Carl Crawford and Yasiel Puig to end the inning. Rex Brothers pitched a scoreless ninth for his 15th save in 16 chances, helped by a running catch of Hanley Ramirez’s drive at the warning track in left field by Carlos Gonzalez, who entered in the final inning as a defensive replacement.The Rockies put up at least one run against Volquez in each of his first three innings, starting with an RBI double by Tulowitzki in the first. Tulowitzki took third on a wild pitch and scored on Michael Cuddyer’s sacrifice fly.Helton drove a 2-2 pitch from Volquez into the Rockies’ bullpen beyond the center field fence for his 12th home run to put the Rockies up 3-1 in the second.A botched rundown in the third led to the Rockies’ fourth run. Rutledge, who had tripled ahead of Tulowitzki’s double, singled to start the inning and advanced to second on a passed ball by Ellis.Tulowitzki grounded to short and with Rutledge breaking for third, Ramirez tried to get the lead runner by throwing the ball to third baseman Uribe. Rutledge retreated to second, managing to outrun Uribe and elude his lunging tag by diving back into the bag as Tulowitzki reached first.Cuddyer followed with a run-scoring single for a 4-1 lead.NOTES: LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu was scratched by the Dodgers from his scheduled start Friday at Cincinnati because of a back injury. RHP Chris Capuano (4-7) will start in his place against the Reds’ Mike Leake (11-6). The Dodgers travel to Cincinnati on Thursday, an off day. … Puig was out of the starting lineup for a second straight game while resting a right knee strain but did get an at-bat in the eighth as a pinch-hitter.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more