17 Dec What’s in the news in December?

What’s in the news in December?

Decrepit heritage-listed buildings revamped as part of new projects

Brisbane property developers are not shying away from challenging restoration projects, transforming once run down and decrepit historic homes, ice cream factories, dairy farms and even a mortuary.

With a focus on driving buyer demand, preserving and celebrating the city’s heritage is a main focus of new projects across the city

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The Peters Ice Cream factories before the restoration. Photo: Supplied
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A beachfront unit on Hastings Street in Noosa has sold for close to $11m.

Beachfront apartment sale smashes records in Noosa

The highest price ever paid for an apartment in Noosa has been eclipsed by the sale of a beachfront unit for just shy of $10 million.

Records are tumbling in the seaside town following a resurgence in beachfront property sales, according to Tom Offermann of Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Read the full article by Elisabeth Tilley from realestate.com

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Gold Coast property market holds strong despite fewer sales

Gold Coast has weathered the storm that eroded the property market earlier this year, with house values holding steady despite fewer sales.

While data for apartments painted a slightly gloomier picture, homeowners need not worry about their investment.

Read this interesting story by Jessica Brown from realestate.com

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The Gold Coast property market has held strong through the downturn, new data shows
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Francisco and Rebecca Smout with daughter Annabelle, 1, at their development site in Abbott St, Ascot. Photographer: Liam Kidston.Source: News Limited

Revealed: The 10 record-breaking southeast QLD suburbs of 2019

These are the southeast Queensland suburbs that outperformed their peers in the residential property stakes in 2019 — breaking records for sale price, number of sales, rental rates or for smashing through the million-dollar median price ceiling for the first time.

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

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Qld rental reforms could cost tenants $5K a year: Propertyology

The Palaszszcuk government’s controversial rental reforms could result in rents spiking by $100 a week over the next two years as investors desert the market, according to property research firm Propertyology.

How may these reforms affect you, your family and friends?

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

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Propertyology head of research Simon Pressley. Source:News Regional Media
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Tina’s Little Lights: Kippa-Ring. Santa and lights at our stairway. Picture: Tina CondonShare your photos and add your Christmas lights location to our map

Brisbane Christmas lights 2019: Interactive map

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas all around Brisbane and we want to see how you’ve decorated your place.

From twinkling rooftops to glowing reindeer between the trees, Brisbane is quickly turning into a festive wonderland.

Check out the interactive map and take the kids to see what’s on show this year.

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