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Canal versus beach: Who wins? Queensland’s most expensive sales this week have the answer

first_imgThe younger beachfront home at 171 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach. Picture: Realestate.com.au What a view to wake up to in Noosaville. The “absolute beachfront” home in Palm Beach. Just wow! Water, water, everywhere outside the windows of the canal home.The Noosaville home at 27 Wyuna Drive was a four bedroom, three bathroom double car garage house that sold for $4.36m. It had not just its own pontoon but also a boat ramp.The Palm Beach beachfront home at 171 Jefferson Lane had six bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a double-car garage – and sold for $3.5m. It was marketed as having been “architecturally reinvented to maximise uninterrupted ocean vistas”. “It presents an incredibly rare opportunity for the new owner to soak in the ultimate beachfront lifestyle, positioned on a large 412sq m block with wide 10.1 metre frontage,” the listing said. Would you pay more for a place to tie up your boat in a canal or for beachfront?THE most expensive homes sold this past week have answered the ultimate Queensland property question – canal or beach? Coastal properties won hands down when it came to fetching the top prices in the state over the week, with the top two places taken up by a modern Hamptons-style beachfront home and an older dated canal front property. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoThe older canal home at 27 Wyuna Drive, Noosaville.Despite its age, it was the Noosaville canal front home that was the most expensive one sold in Queensland over the week – selling for close to a million more than a brand spanking new beachfront in Palm Beach.Certainly location played a big part in that, with Noosa now one of the hottest markets for retirees and downsizers both within Queensland and interstate. The ultimate beach pad. Certainly lots of counter space in the canal home.last_img read more

Dominica strengthens relations with Canada

first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Mr. Thomas Letang. Photo credit: FacebookSecretary of the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) Thomas Letang says the just concluded Caribbean Canadian Leaders dialogue which Dominica hosted is another step in strengthening the relationship between the two countries.The DPSU is the most active and largest bargaining body for public officers in Dominica and has been hosting several informative and educational programs for its members.Letang says the dialogue has replaced the 50 year old commonwealth study conference headed by Prince Philip.“It is a program where people from the commonwealth countries meet together and dialogue. It is the first time in the history of that program that participants have actually come to the Caribbean,” he said.Letang says they met with President of Dominica DR Nicholas Liverpool and paid visits to several business organizations here.The group left the island this morning.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Dominica strengthens relations with Canada by: – June 8, 2011center_img 19 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img read more