Brisbane’s median home price deceptively low

first_imgThe closer you are to desirable attributes such as the river, the higher prices tended to go, according to the analysis.“Desirable areas close to the city centre typically have much more expensive housing costs than the broad capital city median,” Mr Kusher said.“Although it is clichéd, location, location, location holds true and purchasers still pay a significant premium for well-located properties.”Mr Kusher said the data gave “a more granular insight into how median values in each city compare to smaller regions across each city”.Buyers were well advised to look at markets closer “as housing costs or the housing market performance can be vastly different when you look at different areas of a city”. The cafe lifestyle in inner-city New Farm is part of the reason that median prices there are definitely above the citywide average. Picture: Annette Dew. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Median dwelling values, Brisbane vs Brisbane SA4 regions, Oct.-18. Source: CoreLogic. MORE: Ridiculous offer: Free car with house Those three SA4 regions of Greater Brisbane were Ipswich with a median property value of $350,511, Logan-Beaudesert on $387,401 and Moreton Bay — North on $413,962.All the rest had medians that were above the official median Brisbane dwelling led by Brisbane West where the median of $659,554 was higher than that of Melbourne.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoBrisbane South’s median was $639,457, followed by Brisbane Inner City $584,539), North ($549,231), East ($548,746) and Moreton Bay — South $501,509. QLD suburbs hit triple digit growth Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 Goodbye Sydney, hello sanity Brisbane’s median dwelling price is deceptively low, according to CoreLogic analyst Cameron Kusher. Picture: AAP Image/Steve Pohlner.LATEST analysis shows Brisbane’s significantly more affordable median home price is deceptively low, given only three areas sit below the citywide median.At $491,925, Brisbane’s median was over 40 per cent cheaper than Sydney ($833,876) and just over 25 per cent less than Melbourne ($655,044).But when CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher broke it down in zones around the capital, the data told a different story.“While that ($491,925 is substantially lower than Sydney and Melbourne you can see that all of the regions relatively close to the city have current median values which are higher than that,” he said. “The most expensive region of the city is the West ($659,554) while the most affordable is Ipswich ($350,511). “Only three SA4 regions of the city actually have a median value which is lower than the citywide median.”last_img read more

Angels spring training primer: Starting rotation

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error MOVES THEY COULD MAKEWith so many questions about their top starters, the Angels certainly could use another established arm to provide some insurance. Yu Darvish, Jake Arrieta, Lance Lynn and Alex Cobb are still sitting on the free-agent market. Any of them would upgrade the rotation. The Angels seem unlikely to spend $15 million to $20 million a year, and a second-round draft pick, for one of these pitchers. The next level of free-agent options includes pitchers like Andrew Cashner and Jaime Garcia, whose performances and injury histories carry red flags. If they are to add another starter, it is more likely to be another young starter with options. Ideally, they could find another Bridwell. As the Angels head toward the first workout of spring training Feb. 14, we are providing a breakdown of how they stand with their roster. Players acquired this winter include the method of their acquisition in parentheses. Today, the starting rotation:2017 RECAPFor the second consecutive season, the Angels rotation was ravaged by injuries. Garrett Richards, Tyler Skaggs, Andrew Heaney and Matt Shoemaker — arguably their four most talented starters — all missed significant chunks of the season. In Heaney’s case, it should be noted, the fact that he pitched at all after having Tommy John surgery in 2016 was an unexpected positive. Nonetheless, the Angels’ starters posted a 4.38 ERA, which was sixth in the league. JC Ramirez and Parker Bridwell were two of the pleasant surprises that helped keep them afloat.HOW IT LOOKS RIGHT NOWThe Angels added one of the top starting pitchers on the market, winning the sweepstakes for Japanese star Shohei Ohtani (minor league deal).  Ohtani has the stuff to be an ace, but he’s only 23 and has never pitched in the majors, so the Angels will try not to heap too much pressure on him. Part of that is the likely decision to go with some form of a six-man rotation, although off days could allow them to still use five at times. The Angels are hoping the extra rest also helps keep the other pitchers healthy. Expect Richards, Heaney, Skaggs and Shoemaker to join Ohtani in the rotation, with some combination of Ramirez (who can also pitch out of the bullpen), Bridwell, Nick Tropeano and prospect Jaime Barria filling in the blanks. It is a rotation full of potential. Of the seven pitchers who have pitched in the big leagues, all of them have been good in the majors for months at a time. Most of them have also had extended slumps, too, leaving each to prove his consistency.THE NEXT LAYERTroy Scribner, who managed a 4.18 ERA in his rookie season despite underwhelming stuff, is likely to be one of the first options at Triple-A, after Barria. Beyond that, the best starting pitching prospects who could reach the majors in 2018 are Jesus Castillo, Osmer Morales, Jake Jewell and Alex Klonowski.last_img read more