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Gold Coast homeowners make more than $500 million

Gold Coast homeowners make more than $500 million

first_imgREIQ Gold Coast zone chairman John Newlands said the Coast was seeing the flow-on effect from the investors coming from interstate and locally.Mr Newlands said the Coast’s new infrastructure, construction and tourism industries, and impending 2018 Commonwealth Games were giving buyers a renewed confidence in the city.“We are now getting some traction in the market place and seeing the flow-on effect from the investors coming from interstate and locally,” he said.“With the low-interest rates buyers are opening their wallets with confidence to buy.” The CoreLogic Pain and Gain report revealed 84 per cent of Gold Coasters made money — with the median profit at $110,000. GOLD Coast homeowners made more than $500 million in one quarter alone last year as the level of sales reached six year highs.Figures released today show eight out of 10 homeowners made a profit on sales in the three months to September 2016, pocketing almost $525 million.The CoreLogic Pain and Gain report reveals the median profit was $110,000.It was the best result for houses on the Coast since 2010.CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said strength was returning to the coastal markets.“You also see in Queensland interstate migration is picking up a little bit, particularly in the southeast corner.“Obviously people in Sydney and Melbourne possibly starting to think about their retirement they have seen significant growth in the value of their homes over the last few year, lots of equity.“The Gold Coast is one of the places they like to look at, so that could all be contributing to the improvement…”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North12 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoCoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said strength was returning to the coastal marketsREIQ Gold Coast zone chairman John Newlands said there were “pockets” of housing around the Coast — including Burleigh Heads and Southport — that had experienced phenomenal growth in the past 10 to 15 years. “The people who have benefited from selling are those who took up good opportunities through the global financial crisis period, or people who have been holding on to their properties for 10 to 15 years in a suburb which has become quite popular,” Mr Newlands said.“Some suburbs have completely transformed. Like Burleigh Heads, it’s just one of several Gold Coast suburbs that come along immensely with new restaurants and lifestyle factors impacting it.“There are little pockets around the Coast that have completely transformed.”last_img read more

Former foes endorse Martelly

Former foes endorse Martelly

first_imgNewsRegional Former foes endorse Martelly by: – March 14, 2011 Share 32 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet Five candidates who were defeated in the first round of Haiti’s presidential election have given their support to pop singer Michel Martelly in the second round run-off.Mr Martelly will face former first lady Mirlande Manigat in the 20 March vote. The five candidates said Mr Martelly was the candidate most likely to promote democracy and development. But they said the best solution would have been to annul the first round because of widespread fraud.In a joint statement, defeated candidates Josette Bijou, Wilson Jeudy, Genard Joseph, Chavanne Jeune and Eric Smarki Charles praised Mr Martelly for the “spirit of openness” he had shown in his campaign. “We urge all our supporters in all corners of the country to go out and vote in mass for Michel Martelly to become president on Sunday 20 March,” the statement said.ControversyThe Martelly camp also received a boost at the weekend when hip-hop star Wyclef Jean performed at a campaign-rally concert for the candidate in Gonaives, Haiti’s third largest city. But the candidates added that the “best solution for democracy” would have been to annul the “masquerade” of the first round. Ms Manigat won the most votes in the first round, but opinion polls give Mr Martelly a slight lead ahead of next weekend’s decisive vote.The election to chose a successor to outgoing Haitian president Rene Preval has been mired in controversy. International observers said the first round on 28 November was marred by fraud and intimidation.Violent unrest broke out when Haiti’s electoral authorities announced initial results that put the governing Inite party candidate Jude Celestin in second place.Pressure from abroadThe second round was postponed, and experts from the Organisation of American States and the Caribbean Community (Caricom) were called in to assess the result. They found there had been large-scale fraud in Mr Celestin’s favour, and recommended he withdraw. After sustained international pressure, the electoral authority announced new results which put Mr Martelly through to the run-off against Ms Manigat.Whoever wins the election faces the task of rebuilding Haiti after last year’s huge earthquake, which killed around 230,000 people and left the capital, Port-au-Prince, in ruins.Source: BBC Caribbeanlast_img read more