Domain name opportunity for Earthwatch?

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Domain names can cause problems for charities, but they can also throw up opportunities. The environmental charity Earthwatch is at They are about to be joined at by the UK arm of 20th Century Fox who will be using the site to promote the UK launch of its new film Titan AE. A major online advertising campaign around the site is also expected.The similarity in the domain names is surely a good opportunity for the Earthwatch charity to make use of.Find out more about charity domain names from UK Fundraising. Advertisement Domain name opportunity for Earthwatch? Howard Lake | 27 April 2000 | News read more

These are the Queensland areas where houses sell the fastest

first_imgLisa 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:“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: 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 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: 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: 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 last_img read more