Bargain of the Week is in Harristown, ToowoombaMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoHarristown has a population of 8,491, sitting only four kilometres south west of the Toowoomba CBD.Officially named in 1981, believed to be in honour of a Brisbane businessman, George Harris, the estate first opened in 1902 with the local school starting in 1911.If a life in the ranges sounds appealing, then Harristown might just be the suburb for you.Here are three more homes on the market for under $250,000. 35 Justin Street is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom beauty on the market for $249,000 with updates already started.Sitting on a generous fully fenced 642sq m block the home is open for inspection tomorrow from 9:30am to 10am.If low maintenance townhouse living appeals then 2/1 Zimmerle Street might be more your style.The two-bedroom, two-toilet, air-conditioned home has reasonable body corporate fees, is within walking distance to local shops and is on the market for offers over $249,900.Or maybe you would prefer a three-bedroom unit for $239,000 at 5/343 West Street.The unit is at the rear of the complex for added privacy and boasts a roomy kitchen with breakfast bar and views of the yard. This week’s Bargain Buy is in Harristown, Toowoomba where this three-bedroom home sold for $249,000.PICTURESQUE Toowoomba is hiding some bargain buys with three-bedroom homes for under $250,000, brilliant for the first-home buyer or investor.This home at 11 Talbot Street in Harristown sold on Monday for $249,000, only a short stroll from the local school.Close to shops and parks the original family home with tandem carport, set on 506sq m is in a suburb where the median three-bedroom house price is $309,000, renting for $295.
More than 90% of respondents to Feri’s annual survey on investment trends – which canvassed nearly 70 asset managers in Germany in the autumn of 2014 – believe equities will fare ‘well’ or ‘very well’ this year. Similar to the results of other Feri surveys in recent years, just over half of respondents had a similarly positive outlook for bonds.Asset managers’ sentiment towards real estate, however, worsened, with just 75% of respondents seeing good opportunities for selling investments in the asset class this year, compared with more than 90% last year.For 2015, respondents to Feri’s survey pointed to the growing potential of emerging markets – both in equities and fixed income. Investor optimism for emerging-market bonds increased by 50% year on year, while positive views on emerging market and Asia ex Japan equities increased by 16% and 18%, respectively.Respondents were shown to be increasingly wary of German equities and US bonds, while they remain pessimistic about European bonds, particularly investment-grade bonds, Feri said.Christian Michel, who heads the funds team at Feri EuroRating, said the recent widening of spreads in Europe’s peripheral countries would not be a major driver for returns due to “ongoing uncertainties”.He said the expectations expressed in Feri’s survey were “most likely” to remain unchanged, even after taking into account the ECB’s recent quantitative easing announcement.
Aurora, In. — The Dearborn County Recycling Center is collecting an item this holiday season that might be a bit unexpected. Holiday lights are being accepted for proper disposal. Broken holiday lights of all kinds can be dropped-off in the Recycling Center Drive-Thru, Monday through Friday 9 a. m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Holiday lights that were in perfect working order last year might not work when they are brought out for this year’s festivities. Those lights can be brought to the Recycling Center along with all the strands that have become too tangled or burnt out to use.The Dearborn County Solid Waste Management is a subunit of the Dearborn County government. It operates the Dearborn County Recycling Center in Aurora, which provides recycling and special disposal services to residents. The public utilizes 13 drop-off locations for recycling of household items and the Drive-Thru for problematic wastes, such as tires, electronics and motor oil. The District also collects Household Hazardous Wastes and runs a non-profit reuse center for education and charitable causes. Educational services are provided at no additional cost to anyone interested.
Good Guys Electronics via Rakuten offers the ecobee4 Smart Thermostat with Alexa and HomeKit support for $169.15 shipped when promo code SAVE15 is applied during checkout. Originally $249, today’s deal is a match of our previous mention. B&H is currently charging $199 as a comparison. This is a full-featured smart thermostat with HomeKit compatibility, a built-in Alexa speaker, and much more. It also ships with an extra room sensor, which is perfect for keeping track of temperatures in various areas of your home. This ensures that your space is evenly heated and cooled. Rated 3.9/5 stars. Learn more in our hands-on review. Hit the jump for more deals. more…Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to the podcast.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1zk7Eb8r-s&list=PL_Qf0A10763mA7Byw9ncZqxjke6Gjz0MtThe post ecobee4 Smart Thermostat $169, Anker Electric Pressure Washer $110, more in today’s Green Deals appeared first on Electrek. Source: Charge Forward