It has a very big deck.The last time the property was rented out in September last year it was priced at $580 a week, which was a gross rental return of 6.05 per cent for the previous owner.Agent Megan Zelauhi of LJ Hooker – Brisbane West had marketed it as a “private, spacious townhouse in serene tree setting”.She described it “offering a convenient, inner-city lifestyle with the feel of owning your own home without the price tag”. The home has a large deck for alfresco dining and entertaining plus a fully-fenced backyard “for easy supervision of children or pets from your living room or balcony”. Comfortably sized bedroom with balcony. It even has a spa bath? 4/47 Newcomen Street, Indooroopilly, Qld 4068A THREE bedroom home in a high demand suburb close to the University of Queensland has sold for just over $530,000. The two bathroom, double car garage property was listed as having sold for $536,000 on Friday – about $11,000 more than the owner was asking.The property at 4/47 Newcomen Street, Indooroopilly is in a complex of 19 townhouses and has the second largest footprint of the lot with $11sq m on title. It’s no surprise that it was snapped up, transacting with 37 days in a suburb where the median days on market was 58 days. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoSpacious kitchen. 4/47 Newcomen Street, Indooroopilly, Qld 4068 And it even has a backyard!The complex was built in 2002 and the home has built ins, fans and air conditioning with timber-look flooring throughout and carpet in one bedroom.The price paid was good value considering other Indooroopilly three bed units have gone for more in the past month including 4/1 Sovereign Street for $597,500, 5/25 Rennie Street for $612,500 and 305/30 Riverview Terrace for $567,500. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REALESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOX
The UAE-based shipping and logistics company ADNOC Logistics & Services has joined the LNG Marine Fuel Institute (LNG MFI), an independent not for profit organization promoting the best practice use of LNG as a marine fuel.“Our partnership with LNG MFI will add value for the development of LNG as a marine fuel, contributing in supporting the marine industry in Australia and neighbouring countries, in line with our ongoing effort to foster a sustainable environment for our trade,” Captain Mohamed Al Ali, Senior Vice President – Ship Management at ADNOC Logistics & Services, commented. “LNG MFI is excited to have ADNOC Logistics & Services come on board as our newest member,” Margot Matthews, LNG MFI CEO, said.“Logistics and shipping services are a critical component in the supply chain of LNG as a marine fuel and ADNOC … is addressing the GHG and the impending IMO Sulphur challenges through the use of new technologies and corporate awareness,” Matthews added.Based in Perth, Australia, LNG MFI works with and for industry and government partners to provide information, advocacy and expertise to secure the long-term sustainability and impact of LNG as a marine fuel.ADNOC Logistics & Services is 100% owned by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and transports products for several ADNOC Group companies. Its fleet currently comprises more than 28 ocean-going, 48 offshore support and 47 port operation vessels.
The Telegraph (UK) 30 May 2013 Marriage makes people happier than religious beliefs, earning six-figure salaries and having children, a study for the Office of National Statistics has found for the first time.The ONS has found that being married is 20 times more important to a person’s well-being than their earnings, and 13 times more important than owning a home.The figures also indicate that having children has almost no impact on a person’s day-to-day happiness, although it does make them feel life is more “worthwhile”.The ONS analysis was based on an survey of 165,000 people, in which they were asked to rate their life in four areas: their satisfaction with life, how worthwhile they thought their life was, how happy and how anxious they felt.For the first time, the ONS has been able to use the data to rank the factors which contribute to happiness and well-being. Health and employment are the two most important factors, with marriage or civil partnerships coming third.On a scale of 0 to 10, married people were on average 0.14 points happier than co-habiting couples, 0.3 points happier than single people and 0.4 points happier than those who were divorced or separated. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10090130/Marriage-makes-people-happier-than-six-figure-salaries-and-religion.html