Category Archives: Real Estate

Realty Sentiment Hits 3-Yr Low In December Quarter On Note Ban

New Delhi: The real estate sentiment fell to a three-year low in the October-December period, indicating pessimism among developers and financial institutions which reeled under the demonetisation pressure, says a report. However, property consultant Knight Frank India and industry body FICCI said in a joint report that developers, banks and private equity investors are optimistic that market situation would improve Read More

Volkswagen GTI Limited edition Picture gallery

This year’s festive season marked the arrival of many new cars in the Indian market and one such car is the GTI. Looking at the growing trend of hot hatches in India, VW wanted to make sure they bring the power-packed hatchback to the Indian soil. And why not, when they were the first ones to set the trend of Read More

Mosa Tiles Define New Wisconsin Healthcare Facility by CannonDesign

Design is playing a larger role in how people are selecting healthcare facilities now more than ever. As a result, design firms are being charged with creating inviting family- and patient-centered environments. The scale and frequency of tile specification means that this product sector has the opportunity to transform the entire medical experience. Dutch tile manufacturer Mosa is well poised to Read More

13 Top Products From Orgatec 2016

From a table collection that extends beyond the office to a coveted glare-proof LED task light, Cologne was the place to be last week for the latest and greatest products, concepts, and solutions in the world of work. Held at the Koelnmesse exhibition center from October 25-29, the biannual Orgatec drew some 665 companies from 40 countries this year, with Read More

Why we need to stop the shock over Sydney’s sky-high property prices

If you think about it as a popularity contest, then it makes perfect sense. Sydney is the sought-after celebrity everyone wants, so its value has shot through the roof. The cost of buying even a tiny slice of Sydney has become as inflated as a Kardashian/Jenner endorsement fee. It’s not fair, it’s literally not worth the money, but it is Read More

These are the suburbs where househunters are getting discounts

When it comes to real estate prices, the only way isn’t always up. There are places across the country where homes sell for less than their advertised price, but savvy househunters need to know where to look. Vendor discounting is the magical percentage between the original asking price of a property for sale by private treaty and the eventual sale Read More

Residents and development breathe new life into coastal suburb Labrador

RESIDING in the northern corridor of the Gold Coast, Labrador is fast becoming a paradise for residents seeking an affordable and central suburb that is still within arms’ reach of the beach. Younger families are coming in, attracted to the Broadwater views along with one of the best parks on the Gold Coast — Harley park. While the suburb is Read More

Hardware fees not just for cable Internet

Why didn’t you cover AT&T U-verse or Verizon Fios in last weekend’s column about renting or buying cable modems? A. Neither of those fiber-optic services have anything to do with cable — they’re both run by companies that began life as telephone firms, and both were built on top of the phone infrastructure, not cable operators’ separate networks. But after Read More

Brisbane residents fall in love with apartment living

Brisbane is falling in love with apartments – and it’s creating a dramatic shift in the way Brisbanites live. In the inner-southern suburbs, CoreLogic RP Data’s median unit price of $688,750 outstrips the median house price by almost $80,000. Real Estate Institute of Queensland CEO Antonia Mercorella says many significant apartment projects are now well under way. “Like many inner-city Read More

Sprawling Sydney mansion tipped to smash sales record

One of the northern beaches’ largest and most prestigious family estates has hit the market for the first time ever, and is tipped to smash the 2016 sales record out of the park. The sprawling property at 1-3 Amiens Rd, Clontarf, is part of the estate of the late Transfield founder Franco Belgiorno-Nettis, an Italian migrant who came to Australia Read More