Halocarbons associated with Arctic sea ice

first_imgShort-lived halocarbons were measured in Arctic sea-ice brine, seawater and air above the Greenland and Norwegian seas (∼81°N, 2 to 5°E) in mid-summer, from a melting ice floe at the edge of the ice pack. In the ice floe, concentrations of C2H5I, 2-C3H7I and CH2Br2 showed significant enhancement in the sea ice brine, of average factors of 1.7, 1.4 and 2.5 times respectively, compared to the water underneath and after normalising to brine volume. Concentrations of mono-iodocarbons in air are the highest ever reported, and our calculations suggest increased fluxes of halocarbons to the atmosphere may result from their sea-ice enhancement. Some halocarbons were also measured in ice of the sub-Arctic in Hudson Bay (∼55°N, 77°W) in early spring, ice that was thicker, colder and less porous than the Arctic ice in summer, and in which the halocarbons were concentrated to values over 10 times larger than in the Arctic ice when normalised to brine volume. Concentrations in the Arctic ice were similar to those in Antarctic sea ice that was similarly warm and porous. As climate warms and Arctic sea ice becomes more like that of the Antarctic, our results lead us to expect the production of iodocarbons and so of reactive iodine gases to increase.last_img read more

Sr. Research Nurse

first_img Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) 2. Pre-initiation:Collaborates in the determinationof roles & responsibilities of health care team members in theimplementation of assigned trials.Collaborates in the design ofappropriate methods for collection of data required for assignedtrials.Oversees & collaborates indevelopment of study tools including data collection forms,eligibility checklists, preprinted orders, & distribution ofthe protocol on the Web Library and Internet (whereapplicable).Assures receipt of protocol bypharmacy for review & input as appropriate.Assures compliance with local& national regulatory standards.Collaborates with study team andpharmacy to prepare drug data sheets for newtrials.Determines that IRB approval hasbeen received prior to initiation of researchactivity.Represents department at researchand protocol initiation meetings.Assures that all elements of atrial are in place before opening to accrual.Communicates with protocolsponsors, NCI, cooperative group and coordinates plans to addressissues with PI.Works with CBT on beacon protocolorder sets prior to start up and attends institutional PORSCHEmeetings for approval of electronic order sets.3. Recruitment &enrollment: Ensures initial & ongoing eligibility of allsubjects for assigned research studies: Same as Level I.Collaborates in the development of recruitment strategies to ensurepatient accrual within protocol timeframes.4. Datacollection/Document maintenance: Ensures collection of pertinentdata from internal & external sources & monitors compliancewith requirements of assigned clinicaltrials.Applies pharmacological knowledgeto assist the investigator in determining adverse event causality& relationship to study drug/procedure.Manages patients on clinicalstudies while adhering to all protocol mandates and standard ofcare clinical practice.Assures all clinical protocoldeviations are communicated with team for proper documentation andor submission to regulatory agencies.Demonstrates ability to managemultiple projects at different stages of the clinical researchprocess.Demonstrates ability to integratenew clinical trials with current researchactivity.Works with CBT on beacon protocolorder set changes with amendment that require adjustment tooriginal order set plan. School of Medicine -East Baltimore Campus 6. CommunicationIndependently/collaborativelyperforms responsibilities of Level I.Collaborate closely with studycoordinator on patient updates and clinical issues to ensureprompt, accurate reporting to sponsor or other entities is handledwithin protocol/ regulatory guidelines. Special Knowledge,Skills, and Abilities:Demonstrated knowledge ofcomputer applications and databases and of personal computersystems is highly desirable.Ability to demonstrateknowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to theage of the patients served. The individual must demonstrateknowledge of the principles of growth and development over thelifespan and possess the ability to assess data reflective of thepatients requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs,and to provide the care needed as described in theunit/area/department policies and procedures.Knowledge of investigationaltherapies which require special expertise and clinical caremanagement.Highly effective verbal andwritten communication skills are required.Classified Title:Sr. ResearchNurseWorking Title: Sr. ResearchNurse ​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF Starting Salary Range: $70,805-$97,435Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30am-5:00pm/40 hours Exempt Status: ExemptLocation: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002926-Cancer Chemical & StructuralBiology Personnel area: School of MedicineThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf More searches like this Similar jobs LinkedIn Johns Hopkins University Facebook The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm C. Clinical Practice1.PlanningIdentifies need and incorporatesinformation from other health care disciplines into clinicalresearch protocol.Plans long-term study patient carein relation to identified and potential problems related toassigned research protocols/patient populations. E. Clinical Responsibilities: Perform clinical duties asassigned.F. SupervisoryResponsibilities:Provides supervision and oversight ofClinical Associates as assigned.G. Supervision:Reports to Research Nurse Manager,Lead Research Nurse, and Principal Investigator(s).H. Working ConditionsPossible exposure to communicablediseases, hazardous materials, radiation, and pharmacologic agents.Safety regulations must be followed.Work schedules are determined byprotocol activity and may demand flexible and/or extended workhours. 3.EvaluationEvaluates the effectiveness ofnursing care s/he has planned, administered, ordelegatedEvaluates patients response tointerventions outlined on study protocol; proposes alternativemethods to meet individual patient needs;Evaluates effectiveness of nursingcare planned on a long-term basis.Gives rationale foraction/inaction based on scientific principles, practiceexperience, and internal/external regulations. You need to sign in or create an account to save You need to sign in or create an account to save D. Consultation:Develops and maintainscollaborative relationships with members of other health caredisciplines in order to facilitate clinical and researchoutcomes.Provides guidance and direction toother health care professionals (internal and external) inimplementation of research protocols.Evaluates effectiveness ofcollaborative role with other health careprofessionals. Maryland, United States Twitter The Department of Oncologyis seeking a full time Sr. Research Nurse. This positionis responsible for the coordination and implementation of assignedclinical trials within the Developmental Therapeutics Program andwill report to the Principal Investigator(s), Research NurseManager, and Lead Research Nurse.Specific Duties andResponsibilities:A. ProjectManagement1.Pre-study:Anticipates research requirementsfor designated patient populations.May collaborate in development& writing of protocols and consent forms, asappropriate,Collaborates in development andpreparation of regulatory documents asappropriate.Applies knowledge of study designto evaluate new protocols.Applies knowledge of federal &local regulations when evaluating new protocols.Reviews & assesses newprotocols for clarity, thoroughness, logistical feasibility,maintaining subject safety etc.Evaluates the impact on &availability of resources for assigned clinicaltrials.Lists & clarifies concerns& questions about new protocols with PI &/orsponsor.Proposes & negotiatesalternatives to improve protocol implementation. Share Nursing Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Sr. Research Nurse Sr. Research Nurse center_img Sr. Research Nurse You need to sign in or create an account to save Pediatrics Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Salary Not Specified Must have a current AmericanHeart Association of American Red Cross CPRcertification.Must maintain currentlicensure and certification during duration ofemploymentAcceptable completion of theJHH or BMC credentialing process is required within two weeks ofstart date. Maryland, United States Salary Not Specified Maryland, United States Evaluates patients participationin assigned clinical trials and identifies barriers tocompliance.Plans, proposes and evaluatesmeans to overcome identified barriers to protocolcompliance. B. Education1. Patient/FamilyEducationProvides initial and ongoingeducation to patients and families regarding pertinent clinicaltrial and clinical management issues.2. StaffEducationParticipates in orientationprocess for new Clinical Research Nurses and Clinical Associates,including mentoring and preceptoring.Coordinates and/or presentscontinuing education/inservice programs for clinicalteam/outpatient treatment nurses and or phlebotomy staff asappropriate.Attends and participates ininservice and external trainings, workshops, conferences, and otherrelevant programs for professional growth and development asrelevant.3.CommunityCollaborates with other members ofthe research team in preparing study results forpresentation/publication.Given opportunities,authors/coauthors manuscripts for publication in the nursingliterature and/or presentation at conferences related to areas ofexpertise.Identifies nursing researchquestions related to protocol populations/issues and, withassistance, collaboration, and appropriate financial support,implements nursing research within departmentalpriorities.Takes advantage of opportunitiesto make presentations in local community regarding researchprojects, areas of expertise, etc.. Save Sr. Research Nurse Johns Hopkins University Salary Not Specified Save Sr. Research Nurse 2.ImplementationCollaborates with health care teamto coordinate and facilitate protocol requirements for assignedclinical trials Save Sr. Research Nurse 5. Quality Assurance:Evaluates outcomes of clinical trials.Monitors study team compliancewith required study procedures & GCPstandards.Performs/monitors ongoing dataanalysis regarding clinical research studies, including toxicities,dose modifications, dose levels, adverse reactions, &responseAssumes responsibility forspecific QA activities for research teams (i.e., participates ininstitutional QA process).Participates insponsor/cooperative group/internalaudits/monitoring.Assists with development &review of institutional SOPs pertaining to performance of clinicalresearch.Maintains records ofcorrespondence of faxes, e-mails, IRB/JCCI submissions, FDAsubmissions, etc. Faculty Positions Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Health & Medicine Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Johns Hopkins University Minimum Qualifications (Required)Individual must be a registerednurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing.Bachelor’s degree in nursing or related discipline required.Master’s degree strongly preferred. Minimum of two years’experience in the specialty or a related area required. Additionalexperience may substitute for bachelor’s degree; Related master’sdegree may be considered in lieu of experience, to the extentpermitted by the JHU Equivalency. Current American HeartAssociation or American Red Cross CPR certification required. Mustmaintain current licensure and certification during duration ofemployment. Acceptable completion of the JHH or BMC credentialingprocess is required within two weeks of start date.Oncology experience stronglypreferred.JHU EquivalencyFormula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for oneyear of experience. Additional related experience may substitutefor required education on the same basis. For jobs whereequivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related collegecourse work may be applied towards the total minimumeducation/experience required for the respectivejob.TechnicalQualifications or SpecializedCertifications:Current licensure in theState of Maryland as a Registered Nurse isrequired Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimorelast_img read more

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USDA modifies E coli testing rules for Canadian beef

first_img Eamich said no E coli contamination or other “product failures” have been found in the expanded testing program so far. The department is no longer requiring that importers hold shipments of Canadian meat until pathogen testing is completed, Amanda Eamich of the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported. However, she said increased inspections and testing will continue. Tests take 3 to 7 days, depending on the pathogen, officials have said. A spike in E coli–related meat recalls this year prompted the USDA in October to vow to take a number of steps to combat the problem. As of Oct 23, the agency said E coli in ground beef had sparked 15 recalls, eight of which involved illnesses. In 2006 there were just eight such recalls, none involving illnesses, the agency said. The USDA has also been inspecting the Rancher’s Beef plant and several other Canadian meat facilities that were previously flagged for problems or are similar to Rancher’s Beef in their operations. The dropping of the requirement to hold meat during testing “was due to the preliminary findings of our audits and the first week or so of testing,” Eamich told CIDRAP News. “We had previously said we would reassess after we got the preliminary data.” Eamich said the USDA has long had guidelines recommending that companies hold meat until test results come back, “but it’s not something we require,” she said. She added that there are no proposals to change that. See also: The expanded USDA program, according to the Nov 8 announcement, includes increased inspections of Canadian meat, poultry, and pasteurized egg products; more testing of raw ground beef for E coli O157:H7; the initiation of E coli testing of beef trim, boxed beef, and certain other cuts of meat that had not been tested before; and increased testing of ready-to-eat products for Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella. A Nov 18 report in USA Today said the agency might require companies to hold meat during testing. Nov 8 CIDRAP News story “USDA vows to double inspections of Canadian meat” Mark Dopp, an American Meat Institute (AMI) official, said large companies already hold meat during testing, according to the USA Today report. He said more companies, but not all, embraced that practice after USDA and AMI began recommending it several years ago. Nov 21, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has modified its program of increased testing and inspection of Canadian meat, after finding no problems in the first week or so, a USDA official said today. On a related issue, Eamich said the USDA is not considering requiring American meat companies to hold meat until pathogen testing is completed, contrary to a recent news report. The USDA announced Nov 8 it would roughly double its inspections and testing of Canadian meat and poultry products. The move came after beef trim from a Canadian packing plant, Rancher’s Beef of Balzac, Alta., was implicated in an Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to ground beef from Topps Meat Co. of Elizabeth, N.J. Topps went out of business after recalling more than 21 million pounds of ground beef in September. Oct 23 CIDRAP News story “USDA announces plans to reduce E coli contamination in ground beef”last_img read more

Gov. Wolf Orders Flags to Half-Staff for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

first_imgGov. Wolf Orders Flags to Half-Staff for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day December 06, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Flag Order,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf ordered the commonwealth flag on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds fly at half-staff on Saturday, December 7, 2019, in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.The commonwealth flag shall be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The United States flag has also been ordered to half-staff on this day in remembrance of the Americans who died during the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.last_img

Gov. Wolf: Mental Health Support is Vital and Available Amid Strain of COVID-19 Pandemic

first_imgGov. Wolf: Mental Health Support is Vital and Available Amid Strain of COVID-19 Pandemic SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Healthcare,  Human Services,  Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf has made mental health access a priority during his tenure, in January introducing Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters, an initiative to remove barriers to mental health care and reduce stigma. Today at a daily briefing on the commonwealth’s work to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the governor highlighted that the need for accessible mental health services is greater than ever.“We’re all in this fight against COVID-19 together and, as I’ve said many times, we all have a part to play,” Gov. Wolf said. “To be the strongest we can be in our efforts to ward off COVID-19, we need to ensure we are taking care of our mental health. So, please, if you need assistance, reach out.”It’s not unusual for people to feel anxious, alone and frightened, and for some, those feelings may be surfacing for the first time during this pandemic. The Wolf Administration today conveyed that it’s imperative for people to know where to turn for mental health needs.A 2017 study from the University of Southern California indicated that approximately 1 million adult Pennsylvanians struggled with serious psychological distress at least once in 2015. Of those adults, more than 27 percent had an unmet need for mental health care. That population includes 42 percent who did not receive mental health care because they could not afford it.According to a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, nearly half (45%) of adults in the United States reported that their mental health has been negatively impacted due to worry and stress over COVID-19 with the burden likely to continue even as the pandemic’s threat diminishes.Mitigation efforts are necessary to saves lives, but are accompanied by difficulties that strain mental health, among them, job loss, social isolation, and a general sense of uncertainty.As unemployment compensation claims surpass 1.6 million, the commonwealth has taken steps to help to improve customer service and push out nearly $2.5 billion in claim payments to date. Additional staff from other agencies, new hires and the help of an automated virtual phone assistant have all been deployed to get people answers more quickly, process claims, and work to lessen one significant contributor to stress.Where lack of access to food is also a major stress point, Pennsylvanians can apply for SNAP and other helpful programs online at www.compass.state.pa.us or for immediate food assistance, Feeding Pennsylvania at www.feedingpa.org and Hunger-Free Pennsylvania at www.hungerfreepa.org are hubs of information for where people can get assistance in their communities. Also, Pennsylvanians who have found themselves food insecure as a result of COVID-19 can apply here for state and federal food assistance programs.With plans for statewide, regional Reach Out PA roundtables on hold due to social distancing and stay-at-home orders, the governor is reminding people that there are myriad resources, many free, and some focused specifically on COVID-related mental health needs.Available online resources:Pennsylvania’s comprehensive mental health resources, Mental Health in PA.Mental Health America for general information and COVID-19-specific resources.Get Help Now for substance use disorder and alcohol treatment.Helpful phone numbers:National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)(As Dr. Levine provides in her daily briefings): The Crisis Text Line: Text “PA” to 741-741Veteran Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990Get Help Now for substance use disorder and alcohol treatment: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)For the latest information for individuals, families, businesses and schools, visit “Responding to COVID-19” on pa.gov.View this information in Spanish.center_img April 24, 2020last_img read more

Live like a celebrity at this Gold Coast mansion

first_imgLap up the life of a celebrity with this Worongary mansion at 46/12 Handel Ave.LOOKING to live the Beverly Hills lifestyle of the rich and famous? This grand Worongary house might be as close as you can get to it on the Gold Coast. With a block position perched just like the Hollywood sign and an entry reminiscent of the palm tree-lined streets of the Californian city, you too can lap up a celebrity lifestyle. NSW owners Greg and Beth Symes used the property as their holiday home and said it was the ultimate entertainer’s utopia. “We have family and friends there all the time with the pool, spa and views. It’s great, especially on New Year’s Eve with all the fireworks up and down the Coast,” Mr Symes said. The house has been fully renovated and includes this stylish kitchen. The house has a position perched just like the Hollywood sign. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago MORE NEWS: Fancy living in a barn?center_img The views can be enjoyed from numerous spots.The property boasts impressive views of the Surfers Paradise skyline, Hinterland and beyond, with the vistas best enjoyed while taking a dip in the pool, relaxing in the spa or sipping a cocktail on the main bedroom’s balcony. MORE NEWS: Tools down on charity house built to help sick babies The main bedroom also enjoys some impressive views.He said they had completely renovated the house and were sad to sell it. “We bought it a few years ago because of the view. It was a bit tired when we got it,” he said. “We painted the outside and did everything up inside and at the time it suited our needs, but now we are working into retirement and are looking for a bit more land.”Mr Symes said he would miss the view the most. “You never get tired of sitting out there with a cup of coffee or glass of wine looking at that view,” he said. It is set to head under the hammer on June 9.The Handel Ave six-bedroom house is in the exclusive gated St Andrews Estate. Its corner hilltop position matches its commanding stature and a sense of grandeur is achieved throughout the interiors. A stylish new kitchen, entertainment terrace and large windows to capture the dramatic views are just some of the highlights. The star property is being marketed by Professionals John Henderson Mermaid Beach agent Rebecca Moffrey and is set to go under the hammer on June 9.last_img read more

Townsville’s long-term growth suburbs revealed

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59Property investment is a long-term game with new figures revealing the top suburbs in Townsville for long-term property price growth.CoreLogic figures show that homes in Black River had the highest level of property price growth in the past five years with median prices up 26 per cent to $472,500. An aerial view of Townsville.It was followed by Nelly Bay, where the median house price increased 17.1 per cent in five years to $350,000.Houses at Balgal Beach also enjoyed reasonable median house price growth of 9.3 per cent to $350,000. An aerial view of Balgal BeachAccording to realestate.com.au there are only a handful of homes listed for sale in Black River.Sean Lubbe of RE/MAX Excellence Townsville said as more was built to the north of the CBD demand had increased.“Infrastructure projects have been ongoing for a number of years around Burdell, Bushland Beach, Mount Low, Deeragun and Jensen,” he said.“So, it’s no real surprise that suburbs that were once classified as “too far” are now great purchases and are just a short drive to important amenities in the northern suburbs,” he said.Mr Lubbe said the average days on market in Black River was 89 days according to CoreLogic.“It’s very dependent on the homes available to the market and the points of differences they offer,” he said.“The blocks of land and homes (in Black River) differ quite a fair bit from each other in shapes and sizes; the research is suggesting that certified bores make a difference along with accurate pricing which can significantly shorten the expected days on market.”He said the suburb was made up predominately of acreage properties, and sales were mostly to owner occupiers not investors.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 2020A typical price point for a home in Black River would be in the $400,000s range.CoreLogic figures real 11 homes sold in the suburb in the past 12 months with half of those changing hands for more than $472,500 and half for less than that.Mr Lubbe is marketing a three-bedroom house on acreage at 13 Arabian Place, Black River for $479,000. 13 Arabian Place, Black RiverThe home has cathedral ceilings with exposed wood beams and all of the main living areas and bedrooms have split system air conditioners.The five-acre property has been recently fenced and it has a four-bay shed with automatic roller door and concrete floors. With the new Ring Road, James Cook University, the Army base and the Townsville Hospital are now only a 20-minute drive away.last_img read more

Cairns builder reveals the features buyers are demanding in new homes

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAustralia’s most expensive houses02:02WHILE questions remain over exactly how the Federal Government’s HomeBuilder scheme will work, Far Northern builders are reporting the announcement alone has caused a frenzy of interest from potential buyers who are turning back the clock with their design requests. Integrity New Homes, a national builder, began operations in Cairns in April with its first three display homes at Cairns North set to be complete in coming months. The firm led by long-term Cairns locals, TJ Singh and Hitender Kumar, is building a single-storey budget home and two double-storey homes they class as mid-tier and top-end luxury, at Smith St, Cairns North. A rendered image of Integrity New Homes’ two double-storey display homes at Smith St, Cairns North.“A lot of people walk into a basic display home and they don’t like the features,” Mr Singh said. “Then they walk into a luxury home and it’s out of their budget, so they can visit these three, find the features they like and work with their budget.” The local franchise started during the height of the COVID-19 lockdowns, but Mr Singh said he was always confident buyers would still be interested in building. “I can remember when Mt Sheridan was a farm,” he said. “Every year more land is developed and it keeps selling so quickly. Springbrook and Bellmere Lane land releases at Redlynch. Integrity New Homes Cairns sales manager TJ Singh said land sales were through the roof in the Far North at the moment.“During April and May, we were getting about two inquiries per day. Since the announcement (of HomeBuilder), it’s been 10-12 each day. There’s definitely a lot of people ready to build.”He said buyers were turning back the clock with the features demanded in properties. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“We noticed not many builders were building classic Queenslander homes anymore. “Our two double-storey ones are brick at the bottom and lightweight at the top, so modern Queenslanders.“The locals are asking for big decks, nice views, pools, arts rooms for the kids but they’re not too interested in media rooms anymore. “They are willing to make sacrifices in other rooms in their houses to have these features. “We also have a lot of Indian clients who do want media rooms, study rooms, separate or outdoor kitchens and down ceilings, which can be decorated,” he said. The firm has already signed eight contracts and will begin its first project homes in 2-3 weeks.last_img read more