Month: October 2020

Condo Prices Rise 5.4%, Lagging Growth for Single-Family Homes

Remote work, the desire for privacy and record-low mortgage rates make single-family homes more desirable during the coronavirus pandemic. But condos could make a comeback if single-family home prices continue to surge.

Condo sale prices in the U.S. increased 5.4% year over year to a median of $266,000 in August, trailing growth in single-family home prices, which surged 11.9% to $343,000. That’s the largest price-growth gap between the two property types since 2014.

About one in five condos (21.9%) sold for above the price at which it was listed, up slightly from 19.2% in August 2019. That compares with one

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Which Tassie regions have grown most this quarter?

A rider on the Atlas Trail near the mountain bike capital of Derby, in Dorset. Just one of the many reasons to head north. Picture: BLUE DERBY PODS RIDE

FIVE Tasmanian regional areas have posted COVID-proof home-value growth over the past three months.

In new data from, Dorset, Devonport, the Central Coast, Latrobe and Georgetown recorded median house price increases of between 10.42 per cent and 17.54 per cent.

The best performing local government areas in the south — for houses — were Hobart at 5.96 per cent per cent and Glenorchy 4.29 per cent.

Brighton, Glenorchy and the

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Brighton dream home has sports pitch, 25m lap pool

Now this is a serious sports backyard.

Any family will have a ball at this decked out Brighton home complete with a pool, gym and professional multipurpose sports pitch.

The five-bedroom pad at 28 Normanby Street has everything the sellers could have possibly needed in isolation, and has now hit the market with a $7.5-$8m price guide.

Just minutes away from Church Street, it’s also within walking distance to the beach and the area’s schooling. But it’s the soccer pitch and 25m lap pool that sets it apart.

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Moving Checklist: Everything You Need to Know for a Smooth Move

So you’ve navigated the housing market, found the perfect home, and signed on the dotted line. All that’s left now is moving into your new home. Well, we won’t lie to you — moving is no small feat. Between decluttering, packing, transporting your belongings, and bribing your friends to help — the whole process can seem overwhelming. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be. If you take the time to plan ahead and get organized in advance, you’ll have much less to worry about on moving day.

This is where a moving checklist comes in. Knowing when

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St Lucia executive home is one for a family

32 Hiron Street, St Lucia

With its riverfront location, architectural design and commercial-grade construction, 32 Hiron Street, St Lucia is one of those rare gems in the Brisbane property market.

But as its owners explain, beneath the veneer of prime position and premium quality, the property is a true family home where privacy is assured, and liveability is key.

The five-bedroom property is owned by Brisbane businessman Philip St Baker and his wife


The view from the pool and back entertaining area.

They purchased the home seven years ago after being drawn to its contemporary style and city


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