Mr Hithersay said the value of rural properties on the Tablelands had risen with a lack of farms for sale coming onto the market driving the current boom.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“Prices are going up for sure and that’s mainly because of supply and demand,” he said.“I try not to do the sales pitch, but am telling buyers they need to act if they don’t want to miss out.”A recent Rural Bank report revealed the median price of farmland in north Queensland increased by 3.5 per cent in 2019 with a 13.5 per cent rise across Australia. Rural properties are in short supply in the TablelandsFAR Northern farms have become a sought-after commodity during the COVID-19 crisis with rural properties rapidly snapped up across the Tablelands. Tablelands.com and Malanda Real Estate principal Darren Hithersay said his office was so busy it was “running out of rural land” and searching for new listings to satisfy requests from buyers prompted by the pandemic to make a lifestyle change.“We have always been busy when it comes to rural land, but it has been a little overwhelming since C19,” he said. MORE NEWS Sweet deal for mum and dad investors Huge Cairns subdivision nobody knows about WHAT IT’S WORTH New subdivisions facing death by dehydration “We currently have properties under contract – including one by people from Western Australia – and are getting inquiries from Cairns, Townsville and Brisbane with many people deciding life is too short and it’s time to make a change.“Buyers are motivated by the climate up here, they want to know if the property has water on it, and most don’t worry if the house is a bit old as they can fix it up.” The median price for farmland in north Queensland was $8947/ha, compared to $4650 across the state. That increased “notably” on the Tablelands and Cassowary Coast while slipping in Douglas and Charters Towers.read more
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb will provide a media briefing regarding COVID-19 and its impact on Indiana Wednesday afternoon. The 2:30 p.m. conference will be carried live by WRBI.The governor will be joined by the Indiana State Department of Health and other state leaders.
The 5th edition of the International Tourism Fair Madagascar was a success. ITM 2016 was held, as every year, at the Carlton Anosy – Antananarivo (Madagascar).For this 5th edition, the theme was ‘tourism mixes leisure’ with an aim to promote tourism while promoting the natural, cultural and environmental interaction with entertainment offerings.The lounge was also an opportunity to – Together in one place tour operators; Strengthen knowledge of the regions and tourism products in the international and national visitors; Encourage national institutions to pay greater attention to the sector; Providing national economic operators the opportunity to exchange and builds partnerships; Present an attractive showcase for the sector to potential domestic investors.During 3 days, more than 5,900 visitors visited the fair, an increase of around 20% compared to the previous edition. Another point that should be emphasised, there was an increase of 58% of trade visitors during the professional day which showed the interest of the trade audience for the B2B meetings.Debates during the roundtables about the improvement of governance for the tourism industry met with the trade visitors’ requirements. On the public side, the opportunity given to the Regional Tourism Board to present more details about their region and the tourist offer gained an audience.The presence of the Vanilla islands consolidated the international nature of the show and sparked several articles in many online media.read more