At $1300 a week, this Castle Hill home tops Townsville’s rental list

first_img7 Glamis Court, Castle HillOriginally built in 1993, this stylishly renovated and spacious home features six bedrooms, three bathrooms and a generous sized games room that flows out on to a massive deck and adjoins an alfresco living area featuring a bar and BBQ which overlooks the gleaming in-ground pool. 7 Glamis Court, Castle Hill is Townsville’s most expensive rental currently on the marketMELBOURNE flair meets Townsville’s enviable lifestyle at this prestige rental.At $1300 a week, 7 Glamis Court has topped the list of Townsville’s most expensive rentals but it’s easy to understand why. 7 Glamis Court, Castle Hill“The upper level boasts a sleek and modern kitchen featuring Miele appliances, as well as spacious dining and living areas that flow on to a large balcony,,” she said.“Upstairs also offers a colossal master bedroom with a free standing bath and spacious dressing room. “A large study adjoins, along with two more bedrooms, modern bathroom and powder room.“The centrepiece of the property is the original staircase and landing reclaimed from the old Townsville Prison.” 7 Glamis Court, Castle HillMore from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Bets of all, the home offers unsurpassed views of Castle Hill and the Coral Sea in every room.McGrath listing agent, Maria Santamouris said the home was one of a kind.center_img 7 Glamis Court, Castle Hill Located in one of Townsville’s most sought-after suburbs, this home truly is one to expect.Sitting on a 1296 sq m parcel of land, the property comes with a separate fully fenced yard, suitable for pets. 7 Glamis Court, Castle HillThe home also comes with a three bay garage and storage.Off-street parking for five cars is also available directly outside the home.last_img read more

Sydney and Melbourne home prices to fall, Brisbane tipped for modest growth

first_imgSQM Research has downgraded its forecast for Brisbane home prices. Image: AAP/Claudia Baxter.A LEADING property analysis firm has downgraded its forecasts for the Brisbane property market in 2018, but still expects modest home price growth.SQM Research now predicts home prices in the Queensland capital to either remain unchanged or increase by up to 3 per cent this year on the back of weak auction results and the investor lending crackdown.That’s a significant revision from its previous forecast of a rise in prices in the range of 3 to 7 per cent. But not as bad as the outlook for Sydney and Melbourne, where SQM expects home prices to fall by up to 4 per cent and 3 per cent respectively. SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoBut he pointed out that relatively few properties went to auction in Brisbane, with private treaty campaigns being the preferred method of sale. The number of properties listed for sale in Brisbane has been trending higher in recent months, mostly driven by inner-city units.“Building approvals are falling and this will eventually help absorption levels of existing surplus stock,” Mr Christopher said.“However given the very slow investor take up, it will take many months before the market returns back to equilibrium.” WHERE LAND IS IN DEMAND SQM Research has downgraded its forecast for Brisbane home prices. Picture: Richard Walker.Nationally, SQM Research has also revised its forecast for home price growth across all the capital cities from -2 per cent to +2 per cent.Mr Christopher said the main reason for the large forecast range for most cities was SQM’s uncertainty about the impact of the recent lifting of investment property credit growth limits by APRA. “Our expectation is a muted response from property investors,” he noted on Twitter. THIS MARKET TIPPED TO TAKE OFF SQM Research has downgraded its forecast for home price growth in five capital cities. Picture: SQM Research. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE SQM Research founder Louis Christopher blamed a recent drop in auction activity for the Brisbane downgrade.“Auction activity has been weak with stated clearance rates well below 50 per cent and on some weekends, below 40 per cent,” he said. “Unreported rates have been very high, suggesting real auction clearance rates could be even lower than these published levels.” SQM Research has downgraded its outlook for capital city home prices.Dwelling price forecasts for Brisbane vary greatly among analysts and lenders.In October 2017, Propertyology predicted growth of 3 per cent to 6 per cent for the Brisbane property market in 2018, while ANZ tipped growth to fall 0.1 per cent.last_img read more

The pain of transgender regret

first_imgMercatorNet 9 October 2015At the age of 42, Walt Heyer was married and had two children. But he had felt for years that he was stuck in the wrong gender. So he fully transitioned and emerged as Laura Jensen. After living as a woman for eight years, he realised that he had made a terrible mistake. Now he has detransitioned back to his birth gender and provides encouragement to people who regret their gender change.MercatorNet: Bruce – now Caitlin – Jenner seems perfectly happy with his gender change. Doesn’t his experience prove that a gender change is possible?Walt Heyer: I was also “perfectly happy” with my gender change for about eight years. No one knows if Jenner will remain happy. It has been only a few months and he has had great financial benefit. When the cameras are no longer rolling and reality sets in, things could change very quickly for Jenner.MercatorNet: You have been very harshly criticised for your “transphobia” in the media. Does that trouble you?Walt Heyer: Name calling is hardly a good argument. When people call me names it says much more about them than it does me. The goal of the activists is to silence anyone who disagrees with their agenda.MercatorNet: Why don’t we hear much about people who have “detransitioned”, like yourself?Walt Heyer: There is an important reason. They are so ashamed and devastated about their mistake that they do not want to come forward. read more