Half of homes here sell within 13 days but the price must be right

first_imgYou could just move right in a be happy. Potential galore.The two-bathroom, double car garage property had been renovated to be perfect for families with “loads of space for outdoor play” and it was also ideal for those with pets because the play area was fully fenced. The home was on a 678sq m block and located just 18km from the Brisbane CBD.Data from the biggest property portal in the country, realestate.com.au, shows soaring demand for the suburb with 1223 visits per property compared to the Queensland average of 322. A barbecue would go well here.The average home stays on the market just 13 days before selling – but the property had to be priced right to hit the sweet spot.This one landed almost $9000 over the Ferny Hills median but it lingered on market since August – until the owner dropped the asking price. The home’s gain in price mirrors suburb performance with the median having jumped 24.5 per cent in the past five years. Nice spot to curl up with a book. Space to kick a ball around. This home is in Ferny Hills which is seeing a serious rise in demand.ONE of the hottest suburbs in Brisbane has seen a four-bedroom home sell for almost a quarter more than was paid for it just over three years ago.A four-bedroom house at 128 Kylie Ave, Ferny Hills was bought for $445,000 in 2014 and it was listed as having sold for $550,000 last Friday. 128 Kylie Avenue, Ferny Hills, Qld 4055More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019last_img read more

Obesity affects one in 10 worldwide – study

first_imgHealthInternationalLifestylePrint Obesity affects one in 10 worldwide – study by: Associated Free Press – June 12, 2017 Share Sharing is caring! This file photo taken on August 19, 2009 shows two women walk at the 61st Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Gaithersburg, Maryland. A The number of obese people has more than doubled in 73 countries since 1980 and has continued to rise in other countries, leading to a large increase in related diseases, according to a wide-scale study published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at a conference in Stockholm on June 12, 2017. (Photo: AFP)WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – More than one in 10 people worldwide are now obese, with weight-related health problems claiming millions of lives every year, according to a major new global study released on Monday.Conducted in 195 countries over a 35-year period, the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at a conference in Stockholm is billed as the most comprehensive research to date on the subject.Obesity numbers more than doubled in 73 countries since the study launch in 1980, triggering a surge in related diseases in what the study authors described as “a growing and disturbing global public health crisis.”In 2015, 107.7 million children and 603.7 million adults worldwide were obese.Even though the obesity rate in children remained lower than among adults, it had grown at a faster rate during the 35-year study period, the report said.Four million deaths in 2015 were linked to having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 24.5, indicating a person is overweight, or of 30 or more, indicating obesity. BMI is calculated by dividing a person’s weight in kilograms by their height in centimetres squared.Of those deaths, more than 40 per cent involved people deemed non-obese — indicating that being overweight, even without being obese, is leading to millions of premature deaths.More than two-thirds of deaths linked to a raised BMI were attributed to cardiovascular diseases, marking a sharp increase since 1990.“People who shrug off weight gain do so at their own risk — risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and other life-threatening conditions,” said Dr Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington in Seattle, one of the authors of the study.“Those half-serious New Year’s resolutions to lose weight should become year-round commitments to lose weight and prevent future weight gain,” he said. Tweetcenter_img Share Share 22 Views   no discussionslast_img read more