22 Jan What’s in the news in January

What’s in the news in January?

Apartment values to jump up to 11 per cent in some Brisbane suburbs

Brisbane’s recovering apartment market is set to lead the nation over the next two years, with values forecast to grow more than in any other major capital city. Moody’s Analytics expects apartments to outperform houses throughout greater Brisbane in 2019, as the city continues to defy a national housing downturn led by Sydney and Melbourne.

Read the full article by Elizabeth Tilley from realestate.com

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Property in 2019: Experts reveal what to expect for the Qld market

It will be remembered as the year Brisbane outshone the nation’s two biggest housing markets and defied a property downturn gripping other states.

Home values in 2018 in the Queensland capital rose a steady 0.3 per cent at a time when they fell 5.8 per cent in Melbourne and 8.1 per cent in Sydney.

Read the full article by Elizabeth Tilley from realestate.com

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Brisbane rental prices lift for the first time in three years

Brisbane asking rents have lifted for the first time in nearly three years, potentially signalling the end of what has been a tenants’ market.

The median asking rent for houses has increased from $400 a week to $410 in the December quarter, up 2.5 per cent quarter-on-quarter and the same amount year-on-year, according to the latest Domain Rental Report.

Read the full article by Jim Malo from domain.com

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Mum’s horror at the mess left by nightmare Airbnb guest

A Queensland mum has had a nightmare Airbnb experience after a guest threw a party in her apartment and trashed the place. Mandy Leitch told A Current Affair that the 24-year-old professional AFL player to whom she rented her Varsity Lakes home seemed “trustworthy” and “lovely”.

But his true colours were quickly revealed after he invited over a group of people and laid waste to the property.

Get the full story by Ally Foster from A Current Affair

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Darren Palmer on 2019 interior design trends

Celebrity designer and judge for TV show The Block Darren Palmer reveals the hottest colour for 2019 and other design trends for the year coming up.

When you think of coral, images of island time and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef likely conjure in your mind but when it comes to colour it’s another story.

See what Darren’s top tips for this season’s colours are in the full story by Emily Black  from realestate.com.au

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