It's official: Byron Bay unaffordable

THE once chilled-out capital of the coast has a housing market more expensive than Sydney, making it unaffordable for many residents.

Northern Rivers vacancy rates slip backwards

LITTLE ROOM: Vacancy rates on rental properties have dropped by .5% in the Northern Rivers to just 1.1%.

Northern Rivers rental housing shortage beats Sydney

Coast home luring interstate buyers sold

PRIZED POSITION: Blue clip location, peaceful surroundings, spacious living with swimming pool, tennis court on 4562sq

The property was described as a 'Queenslander with Hamptons style'

Stylish Coast home lures buyers from four states

PRIZED POSITION: The six-bedroom house with swimming pool and floodlit tennis court is on 4562sq

Expansive property boasts serious space

$1.8m of red soil goes under the hammer in Bundaberg

SOLD: The property at Howletts Rd, Alloway, which went under the hammer on the weekend for $1.8 million.

Red soil, fruit trees and a backing onto the Elliott River

More than 70 beach evacuations just over Christmas

Great white sharks have been responsible for two fatal attacks on North Coast beaches in recent years.

"You do not get to the top of the food chain being an idiot"

The Queensland regions where land values are going up

New residential construction home framing against a blue sky.

One region still has an average land price of $31,500

First home buyers get a huge helping hand; but not in NSW

LOCALS WAITING: First homebuyers in Victoria have been given new incentives to buy, and there are calls for NSW to follow.

Stamp duty has been completely waived for some buyers

This tropical island could be your new home

IF you’ve ever dreamt of escaping to an island, here’s your chance.

Super highway service centre on sale for $35 million

Offers of at least $35 million are expected for Ballina's upcoming highway fuel and service centre.

Ballina Highway Service Centre to be 'the best in Australia'

How to keep it clean in this dirty world

Fresh and clean is always in style, so what are the easiest ways to keep your home clean?

The $13k plug-in house you can build in a day

A number of skylights help illuminate the home. Picture: People’s Architecture Office / Gao Tianxia

Home can be constructed using only a single hex wrench

No dirty laundry in the love corner

An interior employing feng shui principles. Note the use of free flowing space, and the pairing of cushions and plants.

Incorporate some feng shui principles in your home

White's right for a Hamptons look

The easy elegance of the Hamptons can be incorporated into any home.

Relax into a classic style