Real Estate

Mon 4 Feb 2019

The mortgage rate you should be paying

premium_icon The mortgage rate you should be paying

Borrowers chasing cheaper home loan deals are about to hit some serious roadblocks. Here’s how to ensure you’re getting the best mortgage deal possible and are on...

‘Nightmare’: $840k flat now worthless

‘Nightmare’: $840k flat now worthless

Andy Neverly poured everything into his doomed Opal Tower apartment. Now, he says it’s worth nothing — and his life savings have “evaporated”.

Mum still smells dead son in one of 37 homes auctioned

premium_icon Mum still smells dead son in one of 37 homes auctioned

FOR Alison Duncan, known within the community as Aunty Sue, the prospect of being kicked out of the home she has lived in for 15 years is heartbreaking.

Sun 3 Feb 2019

Hotspots homebuyers can’t get enough of

Hotspots homebuyers can’t get enough of

In one booming Australian city, you can pick up an entire family home for $250,000. And savvy investors are now snapping them up.

How to increase your home value overnight

How to increase your home value overnight

IF you’re hoping to sell, two property experts have shared their tips on how to get the best price for a property.

Sat 2 Feb 2019

Calls to sacrifice economy for sake of property investors

Calls to sacrifice economy for sake of property investors

AUSTRALIA is facing a housing crisis but there’s one thing we can do to help the big end - and it spells more hurt for savings-based retirees.

Hundred protest auction of 37 aboriginal housing homes

premium_icon Hundred protest auction of 37 aboriginal housing homes

ABOUT 100 protesters from Toowoomba and Brisbane ascended on the Picnic Point café on Saturday morning to protest the sale of 37 aboriginal housing homes.

Fri 1 Feb 2019

Housing Crisis: ‘Fastest decline we’ve ever seen’

Housing Crisis: ‘Fastest decline we’ve ever seen’

House prices plunged again in January to mark “the fastest rate of decline we’ve ever seen”, with much more pain to come.

Calls for investigation into indigenous housing auction

premium_icon Calls for investigation into indigenous housing auction

THE solicitor representing indigenous housing tenants in Toowoomba at risk of being evicted has called for an investigation into the owning company.

Thu 31 Jan 2019

Massive surge in Toowoomba industrial property demand

premium_icon Massive surge in Toowoomba industrial property demand

TOOWOOMBA is becoming an industrial hub, with billions of dollars in major infrastructure projects fuelling demand for multimillion-dollar purchases.

How this 29YO bought a $499k property in just one year

How this 29YO bought a $499k property in just one year

A YEAR ago, Aussie Sam O’Connor had “zero savings” in the bank. Today, he’s a proud homeowner — and he did it all completely on his own.

HOT PRICE: $1.81m start to Yamba selling season

premium_icon HOT PRICE: $1.81m start to Yamba selling season

YAMBA RECORD: Heavenly sum reached for Church St property

Wed 30 Jan 2019

Creditors circle builder as watchdog investigates

premium_icon Creditors circle builder as watchdog investigates

CREDITORS are circling a Queensland building company which has had its licence cancelled and is alleged to owe contractors more than $100,000.

‘It should be demolished’: MP threatens popular bar

premium_icon ‘It should be demolished’: MP threatens popular bar

AN MP is threatening to bulldoze a newly renovated bar after its multi-millionaire leaseholder confirmed he wouldn’t be reopening its public beachfront pool.

Tue 29 Jan 2019

EXCLUSIVE: The town where Airbnb hosts earn $3M a year

premium_icon EXCLUSIVE: The town where Airbnb hosts earn $3M a year

HOSTS are raking it in, and it's not where you'd think.

'A new Sunshine Coast' moving to Qld in next five years

premium_icon 'A new Sunshine Coast' moving to Qld in next five years

The once-traditional northern migration is once again driving a population surge in Queensland — and there’s one major factor behind the trend.

Sun 27 Jan 2019

Why I live at ... Coolum Beach

Why I live at ... Coolum Beach

Her current home reminds her of a scene from Sex and the City, but Jacinta Richmond’s property journey did not start out quite so trendy.

Fri 25 Jan 2019

Developers should pay for this: RSPCA

premium_icon Developers should pay for this: RSPCA

LAWMAKERS “need to get serious” about all cruelty to animals, says the RSPCA, which is calling for a development fee to be introduced.

Most expensive US home sells for $333m

Most expensive US home sells for $333m

HE just bought a $173m property near Buckingham Palace and now this billionaire has snapped up the most expensive property in the US.

Was Chris Hemsworth angling for a Brooms Head escape?

premium_icon Was Chris Hemsworth angling for a Brooms Head escape?

The rumour-mill is in full swing about Thor star checking out Clarence property market

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