More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago54 Wood Street, Dalby sold for $110,000.While this bargain home is now off the market, there are plenty more bargains to be had.This four-bedroom beauty is available for $140,000 at 2 Jessop Street. With good bones, all it needs is a touch of vision to turn it into your family home.Or, with a tenant already on board paying $215 per week, it could make the perfect investment.If three-bedroom is more your style then 3 James Street might have just what you need, with an asking price of $140,000.With a heavenly man shed and large kitchen, this home would make a great first homebuyer property. But if you’d rather build your own dream home, then 24 Diggers Drive is on offer for just $69,500 for a large 1572sq m lot with plenty of room for a family-sized pool, a few chickens and a big shed.Median house prices in Dalby are $210,000 for a three bedroom or $280,000 for a four-bedroom with rents at $235 or $295 per week. This week’s Bargain Buy of the Week is in Dalby.DALBY lays claim to the ‘largest’ title for a number of its community feats, but the ‘largest’ house price isn’t one of those, with it producing this weeks bargain house sale.This three-bedroom home, set on 802sq m at 54 Wood Street sold on Wednesday for just $110,000 and all within walking distance to the CBD.While Dalby claims the title for being home to the largest grain receival depot in Queensland and the largest one day livestock market in Australia, it can also now lay claim to some of the best bargain house buys.Located just 211km northwest of Brisbane it is a vibrant rural community of 12,000 people, with a further 5,000 in its district area.If you’re feeling like you’ll never be able to afford your own home, this go getter community might just have the answer you need.
Here’s how not to tick off your neighbour this Australia Day.OUT of control pool parties, balcony falls and games gone wrong.Australia Day festivities can get messy — especially for unit dwellers.Ahead of the long weekend, a Queensland body corporate firm is warning of the rise in complaints made about apartment owners and tenants on the national holiday.Despite debate raging over the date of Australia Day, millions of Aussies will continue to celebrate the day with barbecues in backyards and on balconies across the country.But if you live in an apartment, the party could be over very quickly.GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREArchers the Strata Professionals says Australia Day festivities can heighten tensions.According to Archers the Strata Professionals, some Australia Day festivities can heighten tensions between neighbouring unit residents, and many apartment complexes managed by the company have opted to bring in security for the long weekend.“While millions of Australians plan to rejoice on January 26, it’s also time to remember to be considerate, particularly if you are celebrating in an apartment complex,” Archers the Strata Professionals partner Grant Mifsud said.“Unfortunately, there will be some parties where guests behave badly and excessive noise and other issues could prompt complaints from neighbouring residents.”$5 COULD BUY YOU THIS VIEWINTEREST-ONLY BORROWERS IN TROUBLEAUCTION BUZZ GROWSHere are his tips for avoiding complaints on Australia Day if you live in a unit complex:1. Dress appropriatelyIt’s hot out there, so it’s likely party goers will be tempted to take celebrations to the complex pool.“There is a trend this summer for skimpy swimwear which has caused some problems in apartment complexes particularly as more families move into units instead of houses,” Mr Mifsud said.“This has even sparked some confrontations in recent months. Party guests should be appropriately attired.”2. Keep the volume downMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoWhether you are on a balcony, shared facilities or even inside your apartment, loud music and other party noise has the potential to cause tensions.Property bylaws will require any noise able to be heard by the neighbours ending by a certain time, usually before 10pm.If you choose to continue the party inside, avoid clatter and stomping which could disturb the occupants of the unit below and neighbouring properties, Mr Mifsud said.3. Park thoughtfullyMr Mifsud advises not blocking access for other building occupants and visitors.“If there are time limits on visitor parking, remind your visitors when they should move their vehicle,” he said.“Encourage them to park on the street or in a safe spot nearby — or better still, come to the party via taxi or Uber.”4. Prawn pong“We all love to tuck into the prawns at an Australia Day party, but please remember that Queensland’s summer heat does evil things to the scraps,” Mr Mifsud said.“The smell of prawns dumped in garbage bins days before collection can potentially foul the entire unit complex.“Wrap scraps and freeze them until the night before your complex’s collection.”5. Smoke gets in your eyesExtra care should be taken if you are planning a balcony barbecue in your unit, according to Mr Mifsud.Food can easily catch fire or, worse, gas bottles can explode, potentially causing a major structural blaze.Check gas bottles before using.Unit owners and tenants also need to consider whether smoke from someone lighting up a cigarette on their balcony will bother neighbours.