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first_imgIn the early 1900s, much of the compact and highly developed Longwood Medical and Academic area was a pasture where cows grazed and provided milk to patients at Boston Children’s Hospital.For an enterprising group of volunteers, students, faculty, and staff representing 10 Harvard institutions, today that memory is proving inspirational.What began as a simple discussion centered around improving handicapped access between Harvard Medical School’s campus and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health grew into the Re(Design) Innovation Challenge, which led to plans for an innovative space that fosters health and sustainability for the Longwood community at the same time that it generates knowledge.The centerpiece of this creative challenge is the Countway Community Garden — a 140-by-50-foot sunken patio and garden space behind the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. The space is on top of the roof of the Center for the History of Medicine’s rare book stacks, which essentially makes it a street-level rooftop garden, according to Julia Bald, community garden manager and Countway Library of Medicine Library assistant.This “hidden gem” gave staff, faculty, students, and hospital affiliates an opportunity to collaborate and interact outside of normal school and work structures, Bald said. Thanks to the innovation challenge, it soon will be revitalized green space intended to unite a community focused on urban sustainability.“This has been very much a grass-roots effort because of the positive changes on campus, the conversations and engagement of volunteers who spoke in helping to shape and support the development of this garden space,” said Adam Meier, Longwood sustainability manager. “This challenge was supported by so many different players who represent a process that is fairly new in how the University can think about decision-making for the campus by engaging students.”The challenge brought together students from various disciplines to work on a design proposal for an optimal space addressing several factors, including bicycle storage, garden space, access to water, pest control, weather and noise considerations, the use of sustainable materials, and how the space can support University education and research while involving the Longwood community.The crowd-sourced venture included contributions from the Medical School, the Harvard Chan School, EcoOpportunity, the Harvard Chan Student Association, the Harvard University Office for Sustainability, the Countway Community Garden, and the Built Environment and Health Student Consortium. The effort raised nearly $9,000.“I think students were inspired and empowered by the ability to make real change on their campus. Being part of the design process allows us to integrate all that we have learned into a space,” said Erika Eitland, a doctoral student in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard Chan School who is the Countway Community Garden student organizer. “The magic of this competition is in the interdisciplinary approach. It’s an opportunity to give back to a community that has given us so much.”Second runner-up, “The Indestructibles” favored simplicity in their redesign concept. Courtesy of Harvard Office for SustainabilityTeams from the Harvard institutions formed, and after five weeks of planning, five of them submitted their redesign proposals. Three finalists were selected after a public voting period. The top three teams gave 10-minute presentations to six guest judges on Nov.10 at the Countway Library, and the winner was selected.The Green Dream Team — whose members included students from the Harvard Chan School, Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), Harvard Law School, Harvard Business School, and Harvard College — was awarded first place and a $2,000 prize. Its proposal, called “The Countway CoLab,” is focused on sustainability, usability, and community.The plan utilizes innovative growing concepts, including vertical plantings and aquaponics, along with solar umbrellas, rain capturing, and a green roof. Usability is enhanced by sound barriers, a shade canopy, and even a mobile classroom for integration with Harvard programs. A hybrid ramp and open seating improves accessibility, and murals add visual enhancement.Team Longstain garnered second place and $1,000 for its “Crystal Skywalk Garden,” a two-level design incorporating a street-level glass walkway with shutter shading that overlooks a sunken garden.The Indestructibles, third-place winners receiving $500, focused on simplicity, serenity, and sustainability. Their design showcases a peaceful green retreat where gardening and relaxation in a natural setting is the primary focus.The Harvard Medical School Operations Department donated the prize money to treat students as design consultants, according to Meier, in tandem with the University’s missions of research and teaching.“I loved being on a team with students representing four other Schools across Harvard and creating a concept together. I also love that this competition was grounded in reality,” said Alyssa Curran, a GSD student on the Green Dream Team. “We were continuously motivated and inspired at the prospect that our design proposal, or at least parts of it, could actually be implemented. And today we continue to push forward on the project to bring it to fruition.”One representative from the Green Dream Team will be part of a panel discussion focusing on urban design and sustainability as part of the Harvard Chan School lecture series on Dec. 5.The next step is construction of that handicap-accessible ramp in early 2017, while discussion continues about how to move forward with a redesign of the Community Garden that utilizes ideas from all the teams, Meier said.The winning team identified a $50,000 grant from the Graduate School of Design’s Department of Landscape Architecture, and the Community Garden project received $500 from an innovation fund within the Office of Sustainability, specifically for living lab endeavors that use the campus as a test bed for research into action, he said.“We look forward to incorporating student voices and their innovative ideas into future design changes of this space,” said Michael McGowan, interim dean of campus planning and facilities at HMS. “Furthermore, we hope that this model can be replicated in future campus space-planning decisions.”SaveSaveSavelast_img read more


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first_img Two-day conference explores the nexus of art, race, laws, and norms Picturing vision and justice Related Kasseem Dean, known in the music world as Swizz Beatz, was used to seeing Gordon Parks’ photographs in meetings with business partners and at the homes of friends who were not African American. It was far more unusual to see the artwork in front of the people Parks represented.“Instead of overthinking it, I thought I could be a part of the change to start supporting our own,” said the rapper and record producer, who over several years acquired the largest private collection of Parks’ works. “We have a hard time supporting our own sometimes because it’s so close to us. We run from it when we should run to it.”Dean brought 80 pieces to the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Art, where “Gordon Parks: Selections from the Dean Collection” opened two weeks ago. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, will be on view through July 19.The Dean Collection showcases Parks’ work from his days taking portraits in early 1940s Chicago to his powerful images of the Civil Rights Movement and of poverty in the U.S. and Brazil. He shot for government agencies and Life magazine, taking intimate photos of regular people, such as families in the segregated South, and celebrities such as boxing great Muhammad Ali alike.“Art is not meant to be in your personal space,” said Dean in a telephone interview when asked what prompted him to put the collection in an educational setting. “I feel like it’s our responsibility as collectors to put many eyes on the artwork we collect because it helps the artist. Even Gordon Parks — he was so ahead of his time that a lot of people from this generation don’t understand who he was. This is where the Dean Collection and the Gordon Parks Foundation coming together makes sense. They have a plan where they see his legacy go, and we’re only a part of it. I don’t think this collection will ever come home. I plan on it being always on the road.”,An opening reception for “Gordon Parks: Selections from the Dean Collection” was held on April 25, midway through the “Vision and Justice” conference organized by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Dean and his wife, 15-time Grammy Award–winner Alicia Keys, thanked the gallery audience, which included Hutchins Center director Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, history of art and architecture and of African and African American studies Professor Sarah Lewis, and the exhibition’s consulting curator, Maurice Berger. Keys called her husband “the most brilliant person I’ve ever met.”“I never stop being awed by him and the vision that he has,” she said. “It’s so purposeful, I could just cry.”Dean began collecting photography when he was a teenager — his first big purchase was an Ansel Adams. The 40-year-old Bronx native started talking to the Parks Foundation seven years ago, noting that Parks captured “the essence of life, the essence of time, essence of where we came from, the essence of us.”“The most important thing is us owning us,” he said at the reception. “Us having the conversation, leading the conversation about us. Us doing homework and research to learn more about us and us having more patience with us. And I mean everybody when I say us because we all contribute to the big conversation.”Earlier this year, the hip-hop producer launched The Dean Collection 20 St(art)ups, to help emerging artists stage their own shows on their own terms. Dean provided seed funding for a show at a location of their choice; they kept all of the profits.His advice to young people who may not see themselves represented in a gallery or museum, or among the collecting community?“Think of creative ways to get in front of people,” he said. “Set up in some places that it might not be normal to see your work, instead of saying, ‘Oh, this gallery is not looking at me, I must be nobody.’ Most people want to go off of the hype more than the reality, and the reality is to get it in front of the most people who appreciate [your art], and sometimes that’s not going to be in a gallery.” The Dean Collection provided 20 grants around the world — “and none of those artists showed in galleries,” Dean said. “Not taking anything away from galleries, but sometimes if you get stuck, you have to go that next level yourself.”Dean, who got a degree from the Owner/President Management program at Harvard Business School in 2017, said his favorite Parks piece is the 1966 image of Ali driving a Cadillac convertible in Miami.“Just seeing Ali like that — not playing the superhero he was, just letting his shoulders relax when he’s in that Cadillac —  I can almost envision being on the side of the road,” he said. “It spoke to me.” ‘The work of culture alters our perceptions’ Radcliffe conference explores the nexus of race and justice through art last_img read more


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first_img27th June 2006 , Apple introduced the Macintosh family in 1984 and today makes consumer, professional, andeducational computers.IMac: The iMac is a consumer desktop computer that was first introduced by Apple in 1998, and its popularity helpedsave the company. Now iMac is similar in concept to the original Macintosh in that the monitor and computer are housedin a single unit.Power Mac G5: The Power Mac G5, Apple’s desktop computer for the professional and creative market, is a member ofthe Power Macintosh series.X Serve: X serve is the name of Apple Computer’s Macintosh 1U rack mount line of server computers. It was introducedin 2002; Apple’s first designated server hardware. It initially featured one or two PowerPC G4 processors, but was laterswitched over to the new PowerPC G5. The Xserve can be used for a variety of applications, including file server, webserver or even high performance computing applications. If additional hard disk space is needed, its companion externalRAID array Xserve RAID can be connected to it via Fiber Channel.It includes&Xserve G4: it had one or two PowerPC G4 processors running at 1.0 GHz and supported up to 2 GB of PC-2100memory on a 64-bit memory bus.Xserve G5: The higher memory capacity and bandwidth of the Xserve G5 as well as the stronger floating-pointperformance of the PowerPC 970 made it more suitable for High Performance Computing (HPC) applications.I Book:It is a consumer portable computer as a companion to the iMac; it is Apple’s lowest-cost portable computer. The iBookbrand was replaced with the Mac Book featuring the Intel Core Duo processor, 13 inch widescreen, and available blackcolor on the high-end model.iPod: Apple introduced the iPod digital music player and currently sells the iPod (with video), available in 30 and 60 GBmodels.iPod nano : It is Apple’s fourth digital audio player combining features of the iPod shuffle and iPod. The iPod nano hasmore flash memory storage than is used in the iPod shuffle and has a miniaturized version of the color screen and clickwheel found on the full-sized iPods. The screen also has a higher resolution and allowing one more line of text than themini’s screen. The battery and other internal parts were also reduced in size.iSight: It is a webcam developed and marketed by Apple Computer. It has a USD as an external unit which connects to acomputer via FireWire and comes with a set of mounts to place it atop any current Apple display, laptop computer, orall-in-one desktop computer. It has a small green LED that illuminates when the camera is in use. It also has a lens cap forprivacy.Mighty Mouse: is the first multi-button USB mouse ever manufactured and sold by Apple Computer. The mouse actuallyhas four functional button actions:” Left button (when top surface is pressed, regardless of contact points)” Right button (when top surface is pressed and contact is made only on the right side)” Scroll ball (acts as a button when ball and top surface are both pressed down, and may scroll in any direction)” Side squeeze buttons (function as a single button)Apple Wireless Keyboard: is a wireless keyboard built for Macintosh computers. It interacts over Bluetooth wirelesstechnology. The device takes 4 AA batteries, and has an ON/OFF switch on the bottom.Apple USB modem: It was introduced after the 56k modem was dropped on the iMac G5. The Apple USB Modem is acombined 56 kbit/s data modem and 14.4 kbit/s fax modem which supports V.92, caller ID, wake-on-ring, telephoneanswering, and modem on hold. Apple USB Modem for Internet dial-up and faxing, it is also being suggested as a lowcost line interface for telephony applications, such as for telephone systems and answering machine software.Apple Cinema Display: It is a flat panel monitor made by Apple Computer. Older models ran DVI, USB, and 25V powerall through a single ADC connector.Due to increase in demand for many parts in many suppliers find it profitable to sell their products online. The onlinedealers have their websites, which offer information on the various types of computer parts available forpurchase.Whether you want to reviews computer hardware on water-cooling, flat screens, memory modules, video cards,and the latest in gaming and technology news, just go to http://www.dvwarehouse.com(link is external) they have something youll enjoy.It is one stop shop for the Video Editing Solutions, as we aim to providethe widest range of video editing products available nationwide.They have consistently enjoyed a strong growth year-after-year and offers Used Mac Computers, A great inventory onApple Parts; Plus one of the largest selection of Digital Video Solutions for Broadcasting, Editing and Production work.They also produce a timely, information-packed catalog mailed to your home or office that many consider to be the”ultimate” shopping guide.Author: Nivea DavidFor Listing visit http://www.dvwarehouse.com(link is external)(Best Online ComputerStore).Just login to http://www.dvwarehouse.com(link is external) for all kinds of MacPart You can also vist our other site for http://www.idigitals.com(link is external) for ComputerPartslast_img read more


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first_imgThe Vermont Department of Labor is pleased to announce that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved an Individual Assistance Declaration for three additional counties: Franklin, Lamoille and Orleans Counties. The filing deadline for individuals for individuals in these 3 counties to determine eligibility is October 21, 2011. The covered disaster assistance period begins August 27, 2011 and ends March 3, 2012.  The first payable week will be the week ending September 3, 2011. An individual must be continuously unemployed as a direct result of the disaster in order to continue to receive Disaster Unemployment Assistance. If eligible, he or she can collect benefits for the weeks during which they meet the necessary criteria. Individuals who experience temporary job loss as a result of the disaster and who do not qualify for State Unemployment Insurance Benefits, such as self-employed individuals, may also be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. Vermont received approval for DUA in 9 other counties earlier this month, and the deadline for filing in those counties is October 7, 2011. An individual may qualify to receive Disaster Unemployment Assistance if: You were injured in the disaster and are unable to work, whether you are an employee or self-employed.Your workplace was damaged, destroyed, or you cannot work because of the disaster.Your transportation to work is not available.You cannot get to your job because you must travel through the impacted area where means of transportation are not available.You were about to begin working, but could not because of the disaster.You derived most of you income from areas affected by the disaster, and your business is down as a direct result of the disaster. Please call the Vermont Department of Labor’s Claim Assistance Line at 1-877-214-3330 if you are an unemployed worker or self-employed individual who lived, worked, or was scheduled to work in a county that has been declared a disaster area by the federal government to determine you eligibility for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. September 21, 2011last_img read more



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first_imgAll Photos by Allie Meagher We’ve all experienced the honeymoon phase. It’s new, it’s exciting, you’re ready to dive in and commit! You buy all the expensive gear, you watch all the crazy kayaking videos, and you’re thinking about getting on your first Class IV within the year! SLOW DOWN. It’s a beautiful thing to be excited and passionate. But if you get too ahead of yourself too fast you may get hurt and scare yourself out of it entirely.  It Might Not Work Out Take things Slow, Build a Foundation It’s excellent to have big dreams and goals! But it’s also important to know your own boundaries. Maybe you’re out paddling with your friends and they all want to hit a huge boof coming up that you don’t feel ready for. You don’t have to be! Maybe make it a goal for next time or just accept it’s a move you just don’t need to make for yourself. If your goals aren’t running the biggest and baddest Class V rapid one day, YOU ARE STILL A PADDLER. Paddling is up to you to decide what you want out of the relationship and to respect that. Express Your Needs and Wants A healthy relationship is one that empowers you while also challenging you. As you grow in whitewater, you’ll be amazed by what you are actually capable of! Create short term and long term goals for yourself so you are constantly being challenged and earning a sense of achievement. Your short term goals can be ones you set every time you get on the water like catching ten eddies, getting a combat roll, ferrying before the rapid, or even just simply having fun. Long term goals can be things like working towards paddling a certain river or waterfall.  I’ve been dating the sport of kayaking for about five years, and I have to say, I think I’m in love. I don’t actively chase the craziest Class IV+ rapids or tallest waterfalls, but it’s something that has brought me a lot of joy and empowerment in my life. Just like all relationships, mine with kayaking has presented many ups and downs but mainly, vital life lessons about myself and relationships. From a paddler who is still learning day by day, here are some of my biggest takeaways on how to maintain a healthy relationship with the sport.  As long as you are happy with what you are getting out of it, then you are an accomplished paddler. Respect and educate yourself on the dangers of it and practice safety always, but also make sure you’re having fun with it.  Celebrate what makes you, you in the relationship and what you want out of it! Are you looking for a way to get closer to nature? Wanting a fun and unique way to get a workout in? Hoping to spend more time outdoors with your friends? Craving a thrill or challenge? ALL OF THE ABOVE?! It’s entirely up to you! Once you decide what you want out of this relationship with paddling, you will better assess and achieve your goals. As long as you are happy with what you are getting out of it, then you are an accomplished paddler.  HAVE FUN Know Your Boundaries  A Healthy Challenge  Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there! Failing is just as necessary in building confidence as success is. Even if you are paddling the big rapids, make time to get out in low-consequence situations/surroundings and mess around. Putting in that time is so valuable to allow you to fail and get to know what works for you and what doesn’t without the heighten fear of being in a more dangerous situation. The more you paddle, the more experience you’ll gain which is also a key factor in confidence! Don’t underestimate a quick 1-3 hour session just because it isn’t exactly “hardcore.” That’s still time invested in the relationship.  We’ve all had moments where we questioned whether or not this was the right relationship, and that’s okay! You come back to it because you want to and it’s worth it to you, not because you feel like you have too, because you don’t. Maybe whitewater kayaking isn’t for you, and that’s also so okay! You don’t know until you try, and when/if you do know, it’s important to respect yourself if it doesn’t feel right.  As you move up to bigger rapids, make sure you communicate with yourself and the ones around you if you feel challenged vs. in over your head. Just because you probably could do it doesn’t mean you have too. You never have to paddle anything that doesn’t feel right. Honor your ability!  Make Time for it (Fun Time!) How to maintain a healthy relationship with whitewater kayaking If you were learning how to ride a bike, would you go riding down a cliff before learning how to pedal, turn, signal, and stop? Of course not! (I also really hope not!) You would ride it up and down the street and then work your way up. It’s important to build a sturdy foundation of paddling and safety skills before rushing to the bigger stuff. Taking classes, going out with experienced paddlers, practicing on the little stuff are all ways to help you build up your confidence and skill to better apply it later as you grow. Which brings to my next point:  Communicatelast_img read more


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first_imgDue to these extended hazardous fire conditions, the North Carolina Forest Service issued a ban on all open burning for 32 Western North Carolina counties. The burning ban went into effect on April 3 and will remain in effect until further notice. Firefighters responded to a new wildfire start on Sunday evening near Lake Appalachia Dam in Cherokee County. The Hiwassee River Fire was reported in a steep area near the lake, on both US Forest Service and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) lands. As of this morning, the Hiwassee River Fire is estimated at 80 acres. A helicopter will be used for reconnaissance of the fire area and other support as needed. While the cause of the fire is under investigation, it is suspected to be arson. If you see something, say something. If you know of someone deliberately setting fires, call 911. We are in spring wildfire season, and fire danger is expected to remain high across Western North Carolina this week. Today, firefighters will conduct burn out operations. Burn out operations help to contain the fire by consuming the unburned fuel between the active fire and the control lines. Approximately 14 firefighters from the US Forest Service are on scene today. For more information, visit https://ncforestservice.gov/news_pubs/newsdesk_2020.htm. The US Forest Service urges the public to practice caution as they visit the national forests. Visitors are asked to follow guidance under the burn ban and consider postponing their camping trips. The fire is burning on US Forest Service property on the Nantahala National Forest Tusquitee Ranger District and on TVA lands surrounding Lake Appalachia. Firefighters worked late into the night Sunday to construct containment lines in steep terrain. Photo from Getty Imageslast_img read more


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first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » While overall membership at credit unions grew in the third quarter, roughly half of the country’s credit union reported fewer members at the end of the third quarter of 2018 than a year ago.Median membership growth was negative in 13 states. The District of Columbia had a median membership growth rate of negative 1.6 percent, followed by Illinois at minus 1.5 percent. Other states with negative median year-over-year membership growth at the end of the third quarter were Connecticut (-0.2 percent), Louisiana (-0.5 percent), Massachusetts (-0.6 percent), Maryland (-0.1 percent), North Carolina (-0.2 percent), North Dakota (-1.1 percent), New Jersey (-1.1 percent), Oklahoma (-0.3 percent), Pennsylvania (-1.4 percent), Texas (-0.2 percent), and West Virginia (-0.6 percent).Median membership growth was unchanged in New York, Tennessee, and Virginia.last_img read more


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first_imgA perfect place to cool off.THIS two-storey home on an elevated block is going under the hammer in Manly.The property at 58 Britannia St has five bedrooms, entertaining deck and in-ground pool.Rob and Melanie Astill bought the home in 2005 and gave it a revamp.“It was a lot more basic when we bought it,” Mr Astill said.“We put in the pool and solar, re-decked part of it, painted and added stairs to the front of the home.”Picturesque, inside and out.Mr Astill said the home was spacious enough for his family of five and was in a great location.“We’re only 200m from the water and we’ve got so much close by,” he said.“We’re on a very good street, one of those old, wide streets, with great neighbours.”On the ground level of the home there is a garage area, three bedrooms with built-in robes,a full-size bathroom with toilet, and a laundry.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The family room is spacious and opens through sliding doors to the entertainment area.Beautiful wooden floors and a neutral decor create a welcoming space to relax.Back inside, internal stairs lead to the second floor where there is a fourth bedroom with built-in robe, another room that could be used as a study or fifth bedroom, and a second bathroom.There is also a lounge room, kitchen and dining room on this level. The big kitchen has plenty of bench and cupboard space, stainless steel appliances andtiled flooring.The dining room opens to the large deck with elevated outlook.A spacious dining area is ideal for family get togethers.Timber floors feature throughout all the living spaces and the home is airconditioned.Outside there is a solar-heated in-ground swimming pool, garden shed and low-maintenance lawn and gardens.Mr Astill said the home gets good bay breezes and is quite high up on Manly hill.The property is being marketed by Tandi Gill and Travis Gill from REMAX Advantage.The floorplan of 58 Britannia St, Manly.last_img read more


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first_imgAerial image of Townsville. Photo: Megan MacKinnon PROPERTY prices in Townsville are expected to start steadily rising with industry experts forecasting the city to enter a recovery phase.In a three month-period up to April 2017 median house prices in Townsville have dropped by 1.4 per cent to $340,000, according to the latest Core Logic Data.In 12 months, median house prices have dropped 3.5 per cent and 2268 houses were sold.Units have copped the brunt of Townsville’s soft market, with the median unit price falling 12.5 per cent in 12 months to $245,000.Townsville zone Real Estate Institute of Queensland chairman Damien Keyes said there were early signs of recovery in the residential market, which would be further bolstered by the North Queensland Stadium. Construction of the $250 million stadium was fast-tracked to August 18 and is due for completion in time for the 2020 National Rugby League season.“In the last three or four months turnover has been increasing, stock is being tightly held and this is typically a quiet time of year,” Mr Keyes said.“There is a lot of money being poured in to Townsville and when it (North Queensland Stadium) is done it will be another feather in the cap for the city.“I think we are really around the corner from the next big jump and we are hearing investors saying that there are opportunities everywhere you look at the moment.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“When the broader public sees that, that’s when price will begin rising.”Mr Keyes said buyers should get into the market now before prices started to rise. “It’s definitely a fantastic time to buy because you have interests rates at record lows, median house prices are flat and there is a huge number of infrastructure projects about to pour into this part of the world,” he said.“City fringe suburbs like North Ward and Belgian Gardens are receiving a lot of attention when properties come on the market there.“Tightly held pockets like Mysterton are selling and they haven’t suffered the drop in prices that other areas have.”The commercial market has been plagued by high vacancy rates, but business confidence is starting to rise.Business owners wanting to take advantage of the affordable market by becoming owner occupiers have helped sales volumes. Colliers Townsville managing director Peter Wheeler said the commercial market was forecast to start improving. “I would have to say in our opinion things are definitely looking up and we certainly feel like we may be starting to turn a corner and I think that’s on the back of some of the more recent positive announcements such as Adani,” Mr Wheeler said.“The stadium as well, construction has commenced over there … I think there are a lot of people out there who still don’t really know if it is real or going to go ahead but obviously it is.“There is billions of dollars in solar farms going on the regions and there are also things like the port channel widening. There has been some uplift in confidence here and it’s all really about job creation, which is what will really make Townsville go.”last_img read more