Whats in the news in may

29 May What’s in the news in May?

What’s in the news in May?

Crunch time for election property promises for first home buyers

QUEENSLAND’S peak real estate body has come out swinging ahead of Aussie’s going to the polls this weekend, and has wielded a giant auction-style gavel at Labor’s property policies.

Read the full article by Samantha Healy at Realestate.com

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REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella Photo: Claudia Baxter
Ray White New Farm auctioneer Haesley Cush talks to new owners Susan McNeil and Hugh Patterson at the auction of 139 Sirius St, Coorparoo. (AAP image, John Gass)

Take a hammer to your auction day fears

Queenslanders are shying away from auctions with a study finding more than half of buyers in the Sunshine State are too scared to buy property under the hammer. See why homebuyers are feeling this way.

Read the full article by Courtney Todd from Realestate.com

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Community uproar over bird deterrents on Bribie Bridge

State Member for Pumicestone, Simone Wilson is wanting answers on why the Department of Transport and Main Roads installed metal bird deterrents on the Bribie Island Bridge this week, leaving the Pelicans without a place to roost.

“The pelicans are gone now and this is a crying shame for our community who loved seeing them atop of the lights, welcoming all to the Island, “ Mrs Wilson said.

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Image Credit: http://1015fm.com.au/2019/04/community-uproar-over-bird-deterrents-on-bribie-bridge/
Image Credit: https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2019/4/barista-makes-record-breaking-420-cappuccinos-in-an-hour-at-a-rate-of-seven-per-m-569776

Barista makes record-breaking 420 cappuccinos in an hour at a rate of seven per minute

With the rise of coffee culture across the world, Guinness World Records has seen some impressive coffee-related records being broken of late.

Last year the largest cup of coffee and the largest coffee tasting event were both achieved in Honduras.

Now there’s another, and what better way to quench people’s never-ending thirst for a caffeinated brew than with the most cappuccinos made in an hour (individual) achieved by Liza Thomas (Australia) who assembled 420.

Get the full story by Daniel Kidane

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Old and new apartments compared: Which one is the better buy?

There’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to choosing between old and new apartments. Some buyers may be steered towards an older apartment by their budget, while others may be looking for the kind of communal amenities most commonly found in new developments.

These are some of the pros and cons of both so you can go apartment shopping armed with more knowledge.

Read the full article by Kate Farrelly from Domain

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Tenants are usually prepared to pay more rent for a newer apartment. Source: Domain.com
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