09 Sep What’s in the news in September?

What’s in the news in September?

4 steps to protect your household in bushfire season

If the unprecedented Queensland bushfires of 2018 taught us anything, it’s that the threat of bushfires is real and that all properties across Queensland are at risk, regardless of how close they are to a city.
With fires in Queensland & New South Wales burning again, it’s a timely reminder to protect your household this bushfire season.

Read the full article from realestate.com by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

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Check qfes.qld.gov.au for useful online bushfire resources. Picture: Getty

History – Bribie Island Transport 1950s

For 40 years all goods, food, materials, fuel, water, and equipment were brought over by steamship from Brisbane and unloaded at the Jetty, but thing started to change in the 1950s. Ready how Bribie’s transport methods have changed over the decades in this interesting article.

Read the full article by Barry Clark from Bribie Island’s Historical Society.

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Recycling Plant comes to Bribie Island

The Bribie Islander offers a big welcome to the general manager Paul Mullen and his team at the recently opened Express Recycling at 21 Armitage Street, Bongaree (opposite the Bus Depot). While recycling is not new it’s great to see a company investing in Bribie Island & making a positive contribution to our environment.

Read the full article from local news website The Bribie Islander.

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House Prices
Houses and apartment buildings are seen in the Brisbane suburbs of Paddington. Image: AAP/Darren England.Source:AAP

Brisbane house price growth to ‘accelerate’ 19% in next 3yrs

Brisbane is on the cusp of a mini boom with house prices set to “accelerate” over the next three years — outperforming every other capital city, a leading industry player predicts.

That’s more than a 19 per cent increase in average growth by 2022, taking the median house price to $660,000.

Read the full article by Elizabeth Tilley from news.com.au

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Buyers prepared to pay $100k more for a premium apartment

There has been a spike in apartment sales in Brisbane, with investors prepared to pay $100,000 more for a premium product, new research reveals.

The latest Urbis Apartment Essentials report, released today, reveals 212 apartments were sold in the June quarter, nearly double that of the previous quarter when only 122 sold.

The average sale price was $757,488 — up $113,000.

Read this interesting story by Elizabeth Tilley from news.com.au

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Average sales prices
The average sale price of an apartment in Brisbane in the June quarter was $757,488, according to Urbis. Image: AAP/Darren England.Source:AAP

Regional revival: The QLD towns where home values are rising

Home values in the Wide Bay area have increased for the first time in years — outperforming the nation’s 11 regions, a new report reveals.

After at least a decade of dormancy, the area encompassing Bundaberg, Gympie, Hervey Bay and Maryborough recorded the biggest rise in home values for both houses and units in the 12 months to June.

Get the full story from Elizabeth Tilley from www.news.com.au

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The suburbs, regions property owners refuse to leave

Queensland property owners are becoming even more reluctant to let go of the place they call home.

But new figures show we are not alone, with the average hold period nationally rising to 11.3 years for houses and 9.6 years for unit, an increase of almost four years and three years respectively since 2009

Read this article by Samantha Healy

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It is easy to see why no one wants to leave the Cassowary Coast region. Picture: Tourism & Events Queensland
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