The simple mortgage fix that could save you thousands

HOME loan customers are far better off steering clear of interest-only loans and instead paying principal and interest.

No kitchen, no bathroom and $1 million price tag

70 Grantham St, Brunswick West, might look charming from the outside, but just wait until you venture in. Source:Supplied

Unlivable home still carries a $950,000 price tag

Illustrious Coast restaurant site on the market for $11m

Sails Restaurant in Noosa is selling for $11 million.

Restaurant with prime waterfront site selling for $11 million

Two birds, spoodle create world of grief for Tannum tenants

A galah, a spoodle and a conure spelt the end of a two-year rental agreement for Tannum Sands tenants.

A conure and a galah spelt the end of a long-term rental agreement.

A piece of Ballina history up for sale

HISTORIC SALE: Glenn (right) and Nathan Mills from McGrath real estate agency in Ballina are the selling agents for the historic Ballina building, Riversleigh.

Riversleigh guest house on market

Mackay couple reveals secret to renovation game

FINISHED PRODUCT: One of the houses Sonia and Adam have worked on.

Couple who make living renovating houses have process

The Coast suburb where home affordability meets growth

Dean Chesterman and Rebecca Dyne are loving life since they moved into their new home in Burnside.

Suburb still star of affordability, but emerging as growth area

Cap Coast island's 'party animal' tradition to remain

PARADISE: Aerial view of the recently sold Wedge Island, dubbed "party island”, off the Emu Park coast.

New owners vow to uphold the island which attracted 1750 prospectors

Fewer landlords, more owner-occupiers buying homes

Owner occupiers are increasing their share of the housing market.

A battle has been won in the war for the soul of Australia

How the Coast will move its 550,000 future residents

MOVING: A fresh artist's impression of the possible Sunshine Coast light rail network.

Transport plans for our future need action now




11 items you’re probably not cleaning but should

CLEANING is a chore. It’s time-consuming but necessary, and both annoying and satisfying at the same time.

How to hack Kmart and Officeworks for home styling

Customers say having the checkout in the middle of the store is “disorienting”. Picture: Lindsay Moller

Professional property styling is a booming business

Law and order in the laundry

The most utilitarian room in the home, the laundry.

For full loads in the machine conserve water by waiting

Hallelujah, Mr Jinx has gone to his grave

Greg Bray, columnist for the Gladstone Observer. Photo Brenda Strong/The Observer

Why I'm rejoicing about the death of my unreliable mower