The Brisbane property market is not as unaffordable as many may think. We reveal the 75 cheapest suburbs

first_imgTim Guest renovated his Liechardt home and sold it within two days of going on the market. Picture: AAP Image/Steve Pohlner.THE Brisbane property market is not as unaffordable as many may think, with new figures revealing 75 suburbs with a median house price of $400,000 or less.In the greater Sydney region there is only one suburb with a median house price of $400,000 or less — Spencer which is in Gosford — while the Melbourne region has seven suburbs within that price range.The majority of the Brisbane suburbs are within the Ipswich, Logan or Moreton local government areas.Although Ellen Grove with a median house price of $291,000, sits within the Brisbane City Council region. The cheapest median house prices (of mainland suburbs) were found at Leichhardt where there were 87 houses sold in the past 12 months. Of those half sold for below the median house price of $238,000.Cheap, doesn’t necessarily mean nasty according to agent Gai Flynn of First National Real Estate Action Realty — Ipswich.Ms Flynn said the Leichhardt area was proving popular with a variety of buyers at the moment.“We are seeing a lot of investors presently looking in the market and we do a lot of business with buyers’ agents actually from down south,’’ she said.“They are hunting for properties in our area because it is so much more affordable. We are also getting a of first home buyers, it’s a real mixed bag. Affordability is one of the key reasons to move here.“Depending what people want in Leichhardt for instance you can pick up a nicely renovated home in the $240,000 to $250,000 range at the moment.’’She has just put under contract a home at 20 Flinders Drive, within two days.The home, which was advertised for $309,000 was renovated and had a swimming pool.Owner Tim Guest, bought the house seven years ago and moved into it in recent years.“I bought it and the bones were really good, and then I did do quite a bit of work on it when I was there,’’ he said.“But buying it was really cheap and it was really liveable you could have lived there without doing anything.’’He said new housing estates were being developed in the area which also helped lift prices of existing properties.“What I hear from many people is they have been looking around the Brisbane area, then when they come out that little bit further and look at Ipswich houses they see the value that you that you can buy such a good house in Ipswich because its that little bit cheaper.’’The latest Hotspotting Cheapies with Prospects report identifies many areas of greater Brisbane where housing is still affordable.Terry Ryder of Hotspotting said suburbs within the Moreton Bay Council area had the strongest potential for price growth.“The significance of these areas in the residential market has grown because affordability has become the headline issue in the housing industry,’’ he said.“This is one reason why the cheaper areas of our capital cities have recorded good capital growth over time. First-home buyers, investors and others have targeted areas with affordable prices.’’Mr Ryder said cheaper areas undergoing gentrification were among the strongest performers on price growth in our major cities.Said the Moreton Bay region was the strongest market in Brisbane, there was $980 million to be spent on new infrastructure and transaction numbers were up.Five of the core suburbs of this region, Caboolture, Morayfield, Kallangur, Narangba and North Lakes have each sold more than 400 houses in the past twelve months, three of the five had median house prices below $380,000.Visit: for the full list of 75 suburbs THE REGION’S CHEAP AND CHEERFUL SUBURBS LAMB ISLAND – $185,000RUSSELL ISLAND – $199,500LEICHHARDT – $238,000MACLEAY ISLAND – $242,500RIVERVIEW – $247,000DINMORE – $250,000GAILES- $250,000EBBW VALE – $255,000ONE MILE – $255,004CHURCHILL – $265,000NORTH BOOVAL – $267,000EAST IPSWICH – $268,500BASIN POCKET – $270,000MARBURG – $279,000NORTH IPSWICH – $280,000ROSEWOOD – $280,000TIVOLI – $282,500COOCHIEMUDLO ISLAND – $290,000ELLEN GROVE – $291,000BOOVAL – $295,000WULKURAKA – $302,000BUNDAMBA – $302,500SILKSTONE – $305,000CABOOLTURE SOUTH – $307,500WOODRIDGE – $310,000REDBANK – $315,000EAGLEBY – $315,000BLACKSTONE – $316,000KINGSTON – $317,000RACEVIEW – $320,000WALLOON – $320,000LOGAN CENTRAL – $320,000EASTERN HEIGHTS – $323,500GOODNA – $325,000NEWTOWN – $327,500COALFALLS – $335,000REDBANK PLAINS – $335,000CABOOLTURE – $335,000CRESTMEAD – $335,500More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoRIPLEY- $337,750BEENLEIGH – $337,750COLLINGWOOD PARK – $340,000BRASSALL – $342,000BELLMERE – $342,500BORONIA HEIGHTS – $350,000DUNWICH – $350,000MORAYFIELD – $352,000SADLIERS CROSSING – $353,000BROWNS PLAINS – $353,500DECEPTION BAY – $355,000SLACKS CREEK – $357,750TOORBUL – $359,000FLINDERS VIEW – $360,000IPSWICH – $360,000INALA – $362,500BETHANIA – $364,000YAMANTO – $365,000MARSDEN – $365,000BELLARA – $365,000WILLOWBANK – $367,500WATERFORD WEST – $368,000BEACHMERE – $377,500BELLBIRD PARK – $383,750LOGANLEA – $384,250KALLANGUR – $385,000EDENS LANDING – $386,500HILLCREST – $387,500WOODEND – $390,000MOUNT WARREN PARK – $393,000WOODFORD – $395,000REGENTS PARK – $396,500CAMIRA – $400,000LOGAN RESERVE – $400,000D’AGUILAR – $400,000LAWNTON – $400,000Source: CoreLogiclast_img read more

CONCACAF Gold Cup: Christian Pulisic leads United States into final against Mexico

first_imgDefending champions the United States set up a blockbuster CONCACAF Gold Cup final against rivals Mexico after beating Jamaica 3-1.Goals from Weston McKennie and Christian Pulisic sent USA through to Sunday’s decider following a weather-interrupted semifinal in Nashville. Bradley, McKennie impressIt was a fine team display by USA. Not short of critics, veteran midfielder Bradley was cool and calm in possession with his passing a clear highlight. Schalke’s McKennie, meanwhile, showed why he is so highly rated with a goal and a couple of defense-splitting balls.Jamaica can hold heads highFor much of the game, Jamaica was outclassed. But​, despite limited resources compared to its USA counterparts, it made it tough for the six-time champions just like it did in the 2017 final.What’s next?USA will look to retain its crown again Mexico in Chicago on Sunday, while Jamaica can look ahead to the CONCACAF Nations League — starting against Antigua and Barbuda on September 6. Women’s World Cup 2019: Full bracket, dates, times, TV channels, results for every match After McKennie’s early opener, Wednesday’s game was stopped for one-and-a-half hours due to lightning, but the US was not to be denied when the clash resumed in the 16th minute, with Pulisic doubling the lead seven minutes into the second half.USA did concede its first goal of the tournament as Jamaica substitute Shamar Nicholson set up a nervy finale with 21 minutes remaining but Pulisic capitalized on another rebound to make sure of the result in the 87th minute. Related Newscenter_img Lionel Messi blasts ‘bulls—’ refereeing after Argentina’s Copa America loss Goal @USMNT!!! Andre Blake gives a rebound off of Morris’ shot and Christian Pulisic buries it in! 2-0 USA! #GoldCup2019 #ThisIsOurs #JAMvUSA— Gold Cup 2019 (@GoldCup) July 4, 2019It was a rematch of the 2017 final won by a Bruce Arena-led USA and the hosts burst out of the blocks and were relentless in attack, with Jamaica goalkeeper Andre Blake preventing a certain goal by somehow denying Paul Arriola from point-blank range in the fourth minute.But the USA was not to be denied five minutes later as Bradley picked out Reggie Cannon before Jozy Altidore laid the ball onto the oncoming McKennie, who fired past Blake.However, the USA’s momentum was abruptly halted by a lengthy delay due to severe weather in the 16th minute and the temporary suspension aided Jamaica.Jamaica emerged from the delay with renewed energy and looked far more threatening, while the United States was disjointed and lacked rhythm.The halftime interval provided USA with the chance to regroup and the Americans did just that as they moved 2-0 ahead through Chelsea-bound Pulisic in the 52nd minute.Goal Jamaica !!! Shamar Nicholson with the textbook header after a great ball from Leon Bailey! Jamaica cuts the lead in half, 2-1 in Nashville! #JAMvUSA #GoldCup2019 #ThisIsOurs @jff_football— Gold Cup 2019 (@GoldCup) July 4, 2019Morris latched onto a McKennie pass and managed to get a shot off, with Blake only parried the ball straight into the path of Pulisic, who tucked away the rebound.After Gyasi Zardes wasted a great chance for USA, Jamaica’s Nicholson headed a Leon Bailey cross into the net to pull a goal back for the 2015 and 2017 runners-up, only for Pulisic to pounce on another rebound with three minutes remaining.Another final for USAAfter the pain of missing the 2018 World Cup, USA’s rebuild under Berhalter continues to gather pace. Mexico stands in the way of back-to-back Gold Cup triumphs in the first final showdown between the nations since 2011.last_img read more


first_imgTir Chonaill AC NotesKarl Griffin qualifies for European Junior/Under 20 – C/ships· Karl Griffin, last night, in his first race of the outdoor season, ran 1min50.71secs/800m in an International meet at the opening of the new Mary Peters Track. This is a second ‘B’ qualification time for the European Juniors and will find the Donegal Town man joining the Irish team in Reiti, Italy from 14th to 19th July. Karl, who holds the National Youth U18 National record -1.49.63 will race next Saturday in Manheim, Germany. All in Tir Chonaill AC and the local community are delighted with this achievement.Congrts and well done Karl  · Congrats also to the following club athletes on fine performances in last Friday nights superbly organised Aghayarn 5k – Donal Haughey, back in action again following a recent injury ran 21mins 13secs to win the M55 category, Jackie Harvey, 23mins 7secs 3rd W50 category,Vera Haughey,23mins 30secs and Denis Slevin,23mins 26secs · Congrats and well done to Noel Thomas on an outstanding performance in the 52 miles Mourne Way Ultra Marathon. The demanding race, held on the 8th June found Noel finishing 17th out of 67 finishers in a time of 10hours 46secs  · Best wishes to Paddy Donoghue who headed this morning for his annual summer sojourn in France. No doubt Paddy has left lots of work to be completed by his Ballyshannnon/Bundoran training group over the coming weeks · The clubs annual athletics summer camp for 5 to 14year olds-commencing next Monday morning – has had a most encouraging number of applications. Thursday is closing date/day and late applications should be left in Cara or All Sports Donegal Town.Enquiries to Jackie at 086 4052823 · A quick and speedy return to full health to club Treasurer Marie Rooney. The clubs ‘money woman’ was involved in a small accident last week and is making a good recovery. · Good luck to all club athletes competing in the Donegal Road Grand Prix series in Termon and Manorcunningham and in the Enniskillen 10k on Saturday. Also to our numerous Track and Field athletes competing in the Tailteann Games/Inter Pro on Saturday and in the National Juniors on Sunday in Tullamore.To Karl Griffin who competes in Manheim on Saturday –best ishes ATHLETICS: EAMON HARVEY’S TIR CHONAILL AC REPORT was last modified: June 26th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ATHLETICS: EAMON HARVEY’S TIR CHONAILL AC REPORTlast_img read more