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    YIKES! Keep an eye on CAIRNS!!

    Hi For those interested, the latest Herron Todd White 'CairnsWatch' can be viewed below. Keep in mind that the data referred to here covers the broader region, as described in the first page of the report, so it's quite a different picture within the region and at the suburb level...
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    Looking for help. Cairns locals chime in

    Hi Bran Suburbs are moving at different rates, as are houses vs units. Based on the timeframe you mention, and very generally speaking, my observation is that there is a bit more stock on the market across the region in the last month or so since the Christmas holidays. Prior to this...
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    Looking for help. Cairns locals chime in

    The heat maps via the above link give a great visual of how areas compare. You can drill down within the heat maps by de-selecting some of the items to the left. It's also interesting to do a snapshot of the latest situation, and compare with an earlier point in time. I did this for the 'm'...
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    Looking for help. Cairns locals chime in

    Thanks, Hugh. I agree - the data definitely confirms the local reality, which I have experienced first hand in many forms. From my experience, it's also a big factor for investors as well. The reputation of certain areas and suburbs can be a big source of uncertainty and potential risk for...
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    Looking for help. Cairns locals chime in

    Sorry Hugh72. I'm a bit confused about what you are referring to, as my comment wasn't directed at anyone in particular. Just meant to be taken as a useful reference. Regards Jen
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    Looking for help. Cairns locals chime in

    I wouldn't generalise about certain suburbs. For those unsure about crime, you can have a look at the online crime maps here: https://data.police.qld.gov.au. Also check online council planning maps for flooding and overlays of concern. Cheers Jen
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    Looking for help. Cairns locals chime in

    As above. It really depends on what you mean by rural and 'close to town'. A quick look suggests Babinda or Goldsborough for land size in that price range. Babinda is a nice drive to Cairns, unlike Kuranda. You might find something closer if you are happy with less land, but you definitely need...
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    Townsville help with managing agents

    Hi Iggy Can you give some examples of the 'almost fraudulent' behaviour and 'how they all end up'? It's hard to comment without this information. cheers Jen
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    Do you have NBN?

    Townsville was one of the first areas to get NBN, so I jumped at the chance to have it installed for free. Seems there are heaps of issues getting the wire installed, as many of the existing conduits are blocked or the existing copper wire is too thick to get the new one through without...
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    Cairns stabbing

    In my view, there is a difference between identifying a known cause of psychosis in response to 4GHIRH's question, and making an assumption about this specific tragedy...
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    Cairns stabbing

    Post-natal depression + ice would be a deadly combination.
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    Cairns stabbing

    Just a response to the question raised by 4GH1H asking what other possible explanation there could be... Probably more likely a combination of factors.
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    Cairns stabbing

    Drug induced psychosis e.g. Crystal Meth?
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    Cairns stabbing

    It's unimaginable what the children must have gone through :-(. The suburb of Manoora has historically had an awful reputation, but it does boil down to street level, as well as individuals. Have a look at its location, and you can see it's actually located next the one of the fastest growing...
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    Cairns stabbing

    Who knows? The mum is in hospital with stab wounds herself. It looks like the worst example of a domestic dispute.
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