Brisbane home values stay strong despite falls in Sydney, Melbourne

first_imgBrisbane home values are holding steady, despite falls in other capital cities. Photo: month-to-date index shows Melbourne values are down half a per cent, while the Sydney market is down 0.2 per cent so far this month. Across all capital cities, dwelling values have slipped 0.2 per cent so far in May.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoCoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless said Brisbane was outperforming the larger capital cities because its home values were not falling, even though they were not growing much.“Brisbane on paper is looking like a very good market,” Mr Lawless said.“It’s affordable, has high yields and is seeing strong population growth. It just hasn’t seen a kickstart in property values.” WHERE TO BUY FOR UNDER $500,000 CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless, pictured in Sydney.Mr Lawless said the decline in unit values in Brisbane was also easing.“We’re not seeing the unit marketplace as soft as it has been over the past few years,” he said.“We expect oversupply concerns to start to wind down somewhat.”But he said it was too early to tell if the unit market had reached the bottom. PARTY LIKE IT’S 1869 IN THIS ‘OLD-WEST’ STYLE CABIN IN THE WOODS Home values in regional markets such as the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast were performing well, while regional mining areas were recovering.The CoreLogic Home Value Index provides a detailed summary of how house and unit values have shifted across the capital cities and regional markets of Australia. Brisbane home values are holding steady, despite falls in other capital cities. Photo: Glenn Hunt/Getty Images.BRISBANE continues to defy a softening in home values, despite falls in the larger capital cities, an exclusive preview of the latest figures from property researcher CoreLogic reveals.The official end-of-month results are due to be released on Friday, but for the first 29 days of May, Brisbane home values actually rose 0.1 per cent.Year-to-date, they are holding steady.The preliminary reading is foreshadowing a more substantial fall across Melbourne, where the slide in dwelling values has previously been more resilient. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE last_img read more

A Knight In White: Newcastle manager Steve Bruce jokes that Ben Stokes can play…

first_imgImage Courtesy: talkSPORTAdvertisement bnlqNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs621yeWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ewst( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 76Would you ever consider trying this?😱5g9vCan your students do this? 🌚6thRoller skating! Powered by Firework Ben Stokes’ Ashes heroics has earned unanimous praise from every corner of England after the all-rounder overcame all odds to level the series 1-1. Newcastle United manager Steve bruce is no different as he claimed that Stokes could play for Newcastle United as a centre-half if he wishes. Advertisement Image Courtesy: talkSPORTNewly appointed manager of Newcastle Steve Bruce happened to comment on the epic battle at Headingley after his side shockingly defeated Tottenham Hotspurs at their own den in London. Bruce said:“I don’t know what was more nervous – the last 10 minutes of the cricket or this game,” he said. “But certainly Ben Stokes can play centre-half for us next week, that’s for sure. How wonderful it was to watch, I have to say.”Advertisement The all-rounder who also helped the nation lift the World Cup with his antics in the final has turned around his career after the 2016 T20 World Cup debacle and the assault case. Stokes scored an unbeaten 135 to chase down an improbable score of 359 in the final innings at Leeds.Ben Stokes is having the summer of his life after a successful World Cup campaign where he caught one of the greatest catches, scored five half-centuries and secured the man of the match in the final as well.Advertisement Read Also:WI vs Ind 1st Test Day 4 Review: India open their World Test Championship account with an emphatic victoryIndia vs West Indies: Upset KL Rahul determined to be more patient with his innings Advertisementlast_img read more

With So Many Startups, Where Does One Get Customers?

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Analysis#start mick liubinskas 1 With DEMOfall 09 now behind us, pitch season has given us a lot of “Wow”: solid businesses with promising applications. The majority of new ventures we’re seeing today are variations on familiar themes, new combinations of old technology, and niche plays. Not all of them have convincing business models, but the bigger challenge seems to be acquiring a customer base at all.At the earlier TechCrunch 50, Paul Graham of Y-Combinator asked a number of the startups that presented, “Who do you think your best target is?” Acquiring and retaining a large enough customer base to make a venture worthwhile has always been a challenge for young companies, but it seems particularly an issue these days. Here are a few reasons why.Increased CompetitionNew companies are facing talented, quick-responding competition at a pace never before seen. New teams can be formed in days, and new products launched in weeks. The marketplace is global, and the next competitor could come from any one of a dozen innovation hubs. The window of opportunity is shrinking, and differentiation is harder to claim. For some, this means less attention to protecting intellectual property and more attention to getting to market quickly and then iterating.Stronger IncumbentsCreating completely new value is rare. New companies typically get their customers from existing companies, and those companies aren’t letting go easily. Many incumbents were themselves new companies less than a decade ago, and they are nimbler than the big guys they toppled. They constantly work on innovating, staying ahead, and keeping customers happy. Disrupting their market is possible, but being just a little better is certainly not enough.New Product FatigueThe Web is not new anymore, and anyone who is not an early adopter is not interested in the latest thing. Consumers will occasionally fall for gimmicks, but startups cannot build a business around a $0.99 iPhone app that people use only once. The vast majority of consumers usually prefer to leave things as they are rather than add yet another complication to their busy lives.History Proves It Is HardThe simple fact is that the list of companies that have tried and failed is growing. Those companies know it’s hard because they’ve actually done it. Despite what so many founders of startups think, there is no pent-up demand for their products from customers ready to pounce. Most products fail to gain attention, create value, impress, or sustain interest.Despite these challenges, the tone of presenters at these events are notable for their optimism. We were on the precipice of a global financial crisis one year ago. Now, we’re all talking about opportunities and how to thrive (rather than merely survive). Hopefully, many of the businesses that have emerged this pitch season will find a way to overcome these risks, attract paying customers, and build their brands. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Citys rules committee to discuss proposed march 2020 ballot measures

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego City Council’s Rules Committee will hold a special meeting Wednesday to review the ballot measures that have been proposed for the March 3, 2020, primary election.During its meeting, the committee is scheduled to consider 16 proposed initiatives, which, if approved by the committee, will be sent to the full council to be placed on the ballot. The approved ballot measures must also be drawn up by the city attorney’s office.One of the highest profile proposals is from the San Diego Housing Federation, which submitted a $900 million bond to build affordable housing for military veterans, homeless families, seniors and disabled people. The housing federation initially planned to put the bond on the 2018 ballot but elected in June 2018 to push it to the March 2020 ballot.“We plan to build a strong, broad coalition of support over the next two years, as well as conduct significant campaign funding for a local affordable housing initiative in 2020,” housing federation Executive Director Stephen Russell said last June.The committee will also consider proposals from City Councilman Scott Sherman, who is seeking to change the appointment process for the city auditor, and City Attorney Mara Elliott, who is seeking changes to the city’s Community Review Board on Police Practices.The committee is scheduled to meet in the 12th floor City Council Chambers in the City Administration Building, located at 202 C St. The meeting is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. KUSI Newsroom Posted: July 31, 2019 City’s rules committee to discuss proposed march 2020 ballot measures July 31, 2019last_img read more

Obama Signs Defense Bill

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR President Obama on Wednesday signed the reworked version of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill despite misgivings about its lack of cost-saving reforms proposed by DOD and several provisions restricting the closure of the military prison at Guantánamo.“I am also disappointed that the Congress failed to enact meaningful reforms to divest unneeded force structure, reduce wasteful overhead, and modernize military healthcare. These reforms are essential to maintaining a strong national defense over the long term,” Obama said at the conclusion of his signing statement.Much of the president’s statement, though, was devoted to blasting lawmakers for blocking the administration from shuttering the detention facility at Guantánamo and moving some detainees to the United States.“The restrictions contained in this bill concerning the detention facility at Guantanamo are, as I have said in the past, unwarranted and counterproductive,” Obama wrote.The president has pledged to close the prison, but with the language in the authorization bill hindering the administration from going ahead, the White House has broached the possibility of using executive action, reported the Hill. The administration had been expected earlier to release a plan for closing the prison, but that has been postponed with no definitive timeline.The policy bill prohibits the transfer of detainees to the United States, or the construction or modification of facilities in the United States for housing the detainees.“It is long past time for the Congress to lift the restrictions it has imposed and to work with my administration to responsibly and safely close the facility, bringing this chapter of our history to a close,” the president said.In October Obama vetoed the initial conference report over its reliance on DOD’s overseas contingency operations account, which would have allowed the Pentagon to skirt the statutory spending caps without providing equivalent budget relief for non-defense programs. The new version authorizes $5 billion less in funding than the original, after the two-year budget deal called for $33 billion in defense spending above the Budget Control Act cap for FY 2016, an increase that didn’t quite meet the $38 billion in extra funds Congress and the administration had planned for.last_img read more