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Lisa and Paul Sandel at Ferny Hills one of the 10 fastest selling suburbs this year. AAP Image/Steve PohlnerTHEY might not be the sexiest suburbs in Queensland, but buyers were falling over themselves to snare a house in Beerburrum, Thuringowa and Ferny Hills this year.The state’s most in-demand suburbs — where houses sell the fastest and properties are under contract within hours of the opening inspections — are not the usual suspects.The latest figures from property analytics company, CoreLogic, reveal Ferny Hills and Salisbury in Brisbane, Beerburrum on the Sunshine Coast and Thuringowa Central near Townsville had the fastest median days on market in the past year. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Houses in these areas sell in just 14 days — well below Brisbane’s average of 30 days.Four of the top 10 fastest selling suburbs in the state are northwest of Brisbane’s CBD, and you can get an average house for under $600,000 in all but one of them.Adrian Thompson of Ray White Keperra just sold a house at 21 Fleetwood Court, Ferny Hills, in two days, and recently sold another house at 19 Irruka Crescent in just six hours. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoThis four-bedroom house at 3 Alder Close, Thuringowa Central, is for sale for just $299,000. Picture: realestate.com.au.“Cairns and Townsville haven’t been particularly strong markets, but a couple of areas there are clearly sought-after,” he said.“I’m very surprised Thuringowa Central is on that list, considering median prices are down 15 per cent over the last year.“It could be the fact prices have come back so much that locals are looking at it and saying ‘that’s pretty good value’.”He said it was also unusual to see Beerburrum in such high demand and not other areas closer to the beach on the Sunshine Coast. This home at 21 Fleetwood Crt, Ferny Hills, sold in two days. Pic: realestate.com.au.Mr Thompson said he had no trouble selling a house within 10 days in Brisbane’s northwestern suburbs and believed they were greatly undervalued.“They’re very, very reasonably priced,” he said. “They’ve always been very family friendly, leafy. And they’ve got good access to the train line.“Most people don’t realise how close those suburbs are to the CBD.” BANK TO REFUND MILLIONS TO HOME LOAN CUSTOMERS CoreLogic senior research analyst Cameron Kusher said many of Brisbane’s fastest selling suburbs had much in common, including reasonably cheap housing within 10-15km of the CBD and close to amenities.“If you look at somewhere like Keperra, it’s still reasonably cheap given how close to the city it is, and there are good schools, local infrastructure and shopping close by,” Mr Kusher said.“There’s also a lot of older stock which can be renovated pretty easily.”Data from realestate.com.au shows soaring demand for Ferny Hills, with 1223 visits per property compared to the Queensland average of 322. This four-bedroom house on half an acre at 42 Tiprogargan Dr, Beerburrum, is for sale for $549,000. Picture: realestate.com.au.Mr Kusher said he had noticed a trend upwards in the number of days on market for houses in recent months.“If we look at the rate of growth in the Brisbane housing market, it has slowed a bit in three to six months, so conditions are not as hot as they were,” he said. “Fourteen days is still very quick rate of sale though.”Mr Kusher said there had also been an increase in housing stock hitting the market, which could be having an impact.The latest quarterly report from the Real Estate Institute of Queensland found house listings in Queensland increased 7.2 per cent in the 12 months to August.FASTEST SELLING SUBURBS IN QUEENSLANDSuburb Distance to Brisbane CBD Average days on market Median sale priceFerny Hills 12 14 $540,000Salisbury 9 14 $565,000Beerburrum 57 14 $399,000Thuringowa Central 1109 14 $250,000Gaythorne 7 15 $666,750 Holloways Beach 4878 15 $387,500 Algester 16 16 $500,000 Jindalee 12 17 $560,000 Keperra 10 17 $535,000Arana Hills 11 17 $534,990 (Source: CoreLogic) This home at 7 Conlo Cres, Ferny Hills, went under contract after two days. Picture: realestate.com.au.Lisa and Paul Sandel had their home at 7 Conlo Crescent on the market for just two days with Belle Property agents Leigh Hutton and Damon Dungey before it went under contract.The three-bedroom, post-war house on a 658 sqm block, within walking distance to shops and the train, has been snapped up. “There’s a lot of new people moving into the area,” Mrs Sandel said.“When we first bought 24 years ago, it was the back flats, but now it’s really not far from the city at all.”Mr Kusher said he was surprised to see Thuringowa and Holloways Beach on the top 10 list of fastest selling areas in Queensland. IT PAYS TO BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE
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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisHave you ever wanted to know what it feels like to be in handcuffs? Hopefully not, but this is what it feels like…Correction officers, and correction officer students in training from all of the state of Michigan traveled to ACC for the annual Corrections Officer Academy. Thursday, and Friday’s class was geared towards defense tactics, including speed handcuffing.“The main time someone will resist is during handcuffing. So the quicker you get the handcuffs on, the better for both, that way they don’t have a chance to fight,” Self Defense Instructor, Michael Brooks said.A former graduate of ACC and now a Correctional Officer for the Presque Isle County Sheriff’s Department, Alyssa Kortman said having the training is a nice way to gain extra experience.“This is actually very beneficial. Number one we get to learn actually how to community actually with the inmates. We have so many different types of inmates and we get so many different charges from drunk driving to CSC. There’s certain people you have to learn how to communicate. Some people are soft spoken so, some you have to calm down. You just have to learn how to talk to people. Here it really helps us out with the communication skills, especially if we are in danger. The classes, the handcuffing and the takedowns are really going to help us especially if we are in danger. It comes at any point you never really know when it’s going to happen,” Kortman said.Kortman adds that she was inspired to become a Correctional Officer to help people.“I don’t really like to judge people by their decisions because I know we all make mistakes. I like to let them know that. A lot of times you have to communicate with them differently, so the thing I really enjoy is being able to talk to them, helping them figure out actually what it is they need to do. Sometimes they just need someone to talk to,” Kortman said.Over the course of 4 weeks, the trainees will also learn suicide awareness, prisoner behavior, correctional law, fire safety and more.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: ACC, alpena community college, Correctional Officer Training, Handcuffs, Self Defense, trainingContinue ReadingPrevious Small Girls Sell Lemonade For Walk & Remember 5k Run & To Honor Their ‘Nana’Next Michigan’s 1st Congressional District Candidate, Dwight Brady Visits Northeast Michigan
DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court has declined to expand the exception for suspending someone’s license for refusing to be tested for alcohol.The ruling involves the case of Alex Westra, who was pulled over by a DOT motor vehicle enforcement officer on I-80 in Jasper County in 2017 after Westra stopped and looked as though he was going to illegally use a median crossover to turn around.The officer saw an open container of alcohol in the pickup — but Westra refused to take and kind of chemical test. Westra was never charged with OWI but was charged with two traffic violations, and his driver’s license was suspended for refusing to take the chemical test.The traffic violations were thrown out by the district court because DOT officers at the time did not have the authority to write them. Westra appealed the license suspension, saying the DOT officer did not have the authority to stop him.The Iowa Supreme Court in its ruling issued Friday agreed the DOT officer did not have the authority — but says the only exception to the license suspension rule is if the officer was not justified in making the traffic stop. Westra did not appeal the officer’s justification and the Supreme Court ruled the license suspension should stand.