Rentals disappearing as Brisbane moves towards landlord’s market

first_imgBrisbane’s rental vacancy rate has declined for a sixth straight month, according to SQM Research.BRISBANE is fast becoming a landlord’s market as rentals are snapped up by southerners fleeing Sydney and Melbourne for a taste of the sunshine state.New figures from property valuation firm SQM Research reveal rental vacancies in the Queensland capital fell for a sixth straight month in August to 2.8 per cent — down from 3.4 per cent a year ago. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago Brisbane’s rental vacancy rate fell to 2.8 per cent in August, according to SQM Research. Image: AAP/James Ross.Around 9500 residential rentals are sitting empty in the city, compared with more than 19,000 in Sydney, as rising demand eats up surplus stock. But in good news for tenants, rents in Brisbane are holding firm — for now.The asking rent for a three-bedroom house in the city slipped just 0.4 per cent over the past month to $450 a week, while unit rents rose slightly to $371 a week. NEWS PRESENTER’S PLACE TO LET OFF STEAM BRISBANE UNITS SAFE AS HOUSES Brisbane is becoming a landlord’s market, with more people moving to the city to rent.SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher said Brisbane was experiencing a sustained reduction in its vacancy rate, driven by underlying demand sparked by a peak in housing completions and increased interstate migration.“The worst is definitely behind the Brisbane housing market, there is no question about that, and our expectation is vacancy rates will continue to fall from these levels,” Mr Christopher said.“There are more southerners moving from Sydney and Melbourne to southeast Queensland to take advantage of the standard of living and better housing affordability — both on the buyer front and the rental front.“Why this is happening now, as opposed to five years ago, is because job creation has increased in the Brisbane and southeast Queensland economy.”But Mr Christopher said the vacancy rate needed to get closer to 2 per cent before Brisbane could officially be declared a landlord’s market.He said asking rents would also likely start to rise as the vacancy rate continued to tighten.“When we do get close to that 2 per cent mark, that will put upward pressure on rents.” The national vacancy rate slipped to 2.1 per cent in August, according to SQM Research. The national residential vacancy rate dipped to 2.1 per cent in August, with 70,447 properties sitting empty across the country. Sydney’s vacancy rate is the highest in 13 years, with 2.8 per cent of the city’s units and houses unoccupied, yet the asking rent for a three-bedroom house in the city is still the highest in the country at $708 a week.last_img read more

MBB : TWICE IS NICE: SU completes 2nd straight unblemished nonconference slate with win over Drexel

first_img Comments Published on December 21, 2010 at 12:00 pm For Jim Boeheim, the difference in his basketball team from the start of this year to now has been offense. He said the defense started out the season well, but the offense played catch-up.But instead of criticism of the execution and critiques of the individual players, on Wednesday night the Syracuse head coach had nothing but praise for his squad on the offensive end of the floor.‘I don’t think we can play better offensively than that,’ Boeheim said.No. 5 SU (13-0) opened up the second half with a torrid 18-of-20 shooting stretch to pull away from Drexel (8-2) for a 93-65 victory in front of 17,856 people in the Carrier Dome. Junior Kris Joseph led the Orange with a career-high 25 points — 21 of them after the break — as Syracuse took control of the contest after struggling in the opening minutes.The win means that Syracuse is undefeated entering Big East play for the second consecutive year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘Earlier in the year, this would’ve been a very different game,’ Boeheim said. ‘But we’re playing much better offensively, much more confidence. Everybody was good tonight. … That’s as well as we can play.’Syracuse wasn’t playing its best early on, though, and it seemed like Drexel would give SU some trouble. The Orange didn’t make its first field goal until nearly six minutes into the game when sophomore Brandon Triche knocked down a spinning jumper with the shot clock winding down.The Orange eventually took a 16-12 lead, and the offense began to click. Senior Rick Jackson took over like he has in so many games this season. After the Dragons poked a rebound away from Jackson underneath the basket, the forward blocked two shots in a row by Drexel’s Samme Givens, the second one off Givens out of bounds.The rejections ignited Jackson. On the ensuing possession, he powered his way through Dragons forward Daryl McCoy for an easy layup. He converted a three-point play on a pick-and-roll with Triche two possessions later.Jackson finished with 15 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks.‘The pick-and-roll, they weren’t really guarding it well,’ Triche said.The and-one play put SU up 11, and the Orange took a 35-22 lead into the break five minutes later.Then came SU’s white-hot streak to open the second half. This time, it was Joseph’s turn to lead the Syracuse offense.The 6-foot-7 forward posted up 6-foot-4 Drexel guard Derrick Thomas and overpowered him for an easy layup. He then rejected a Dragon shot off the glass, sparking a fast break bucket for Scoop Jardine. The junior then pulled down a rebound after a missed three and led a fast break ending with a Jackson dunk.Drexel called a timeout after that series of plays but still couldn’t stop the bleeding. After starting the game shooting 1-for-6 from the field, the Orange shot 34-of-49 the rest of the way, including that 18-of-20 stretch to open the second half.‘Good offense, making shots, being patient, setting up shots for other guys and looking for other guys,’ Jardine said of the reasons behind the offensive onslaught. ‘We were unselfish tonight, and we’ve been playing like that the last three or four games.‘I think it’s finally clicking.’For the Orange, that shooting percentage was helped by most of its shots coming from close range as the Dragons were unable to stop the Syracuse penetration. And for the second game in a row, SU’s entire active roster got some playing time.Jackson, Jardine, Joseph and Triche all feel the Orange is ready for Big East play, which starts Tuesday when Providence visits the Carrier Dome. They all said things are just coming together for the team as a whole.And with the shooting stretch SU had Wednesday, even Boeheim — who has been as critical of his team as anyone — admitted that the offense is finally starting to click.‘We’re playing better offensively,’ he said. ‘I think it takes awhile for offense. … Now, I think we’re getting to where everybody’s figured out what they can do.’zjbrown@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Why Wijnaldum reminded these fans of Messi when he scored

first_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move A very naughty goal from Wijnaldum. Lovely skip round Jerome Boateng— Gully Burrows (@gullyburrows93) October 13, 2018 Boateng thought Wijnaldum was Messi and fell down #NEDDUI— Taríq de Gouveia (@Tariq_nr10) October 13, 2018 ADVICE Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Jérôme Boateng needs some ankle braces after this move from Gini Wijnaldum. Feel like this lad is on form and should be a constant choice in our starting XI.— ™️ (@Bobby9Firmino) October 13, 2018 RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Who needs Messi when you have Wijnaldum sit Boateng down like that 😂 #NEDGER #Netherlands— 🔱football_char ⚽ (@LyfeAnonymous) October 13, 2018 1 Just Wijnaldum sending Boateng back to Munich. Just as well we didn’t sign him. #MUFC— ᗪᗩᑎ (@MeilleurMbappe) October 14, 2018 Can’t be considered a GOAT until you’ve rinsed Boateng— Minh (@Wijnaldum5i) October 13, 2018 And it was Wijnaldum’s strike that reminded some fans about Lionel Messi as he left Jerome Boateng trailing in his wake just like the Barcelona man did in 2015 when playing against Bayern Munich.Wijnaldum moved to Anfield in 2016 and Reds legend John Barnes told talkSPORT he is one of the club’s unsung heroes, while former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman said he reminds him of one of his previous team-mates.“He reminds me so much of Gilberto Silva at Arsenal, with those short little key passes here and there.” Most popular football news Wijnaldum giving Boateng flashbacks of Messi in 2015 there.— Bayern mania (@Bayern_mania) October 13, 2018 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REVEALED center_img That Wijnaldum dribble 😄. Gini watched that Messi V Boateng video 😂— T.O.N.Y (@Tony_MS11) October 13, 2018 no dice Boateng really loves being embarrassed by either Messi or players on a similar skill level to Messi. Gini Wijnaldum sat him down.— George (@George___Owen) October 13, 2018 The Netherlands ensured Germany suffered a sixth defeat in 10 games by beating their rivals 3-0 in a Nations League game.Virgil van Dijk headed the opener while Memphis Depay and Van Dijk’s Liverpool team-mate Georginio Wijnaldum added late goals to leave Germany bottom of Group A1. huge blow BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Wijnaldum scored the Netherlands’ third goal in their 3-0 win against Germany Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REPLY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card See what Wijnaldum did to Boateng oo…Memories of that Messi moment.— Mr. Reverend (@revtasie) October 13, 2018 What Messi can do , Gini Wijnaldum can do it better just ask Boateng #NEDGER— WarLFC (@UsmanMK91) October 13, 2018 MONEY last_img read more