Looking for a flatmate or a soulmate? You might just find both in one of these suburbs

first_imgJenny Brandon and Steven Webster in Brisbane’s New Farm happily ever after. They were flatmates for six years before they fell in love. Picture: AAP Image/Claudia Baxter.WHEN Steve Webster moved in to a sharehouse with his now girlfriend 10 years ago, he thought he might make a new friend but he didn’t bank on falling in love.The 30-year-old Brisbane real estate flatted with Jenny Brandon for six years before they became an item — sharing rent, dirty dishes, and, eventually, their hearts.“We became best friends and just went through life together,” Steve said.“Her mum passed away at the same time as the breakup so she went through a bad time and that brought us closer together.”GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREThe couple continued flatting with other people for another six months before moving out on their own.“In a way, you get to see the worst of each other I guess,” Steve said.“I’m sure anyone who’s had a flatmate would know — you see every part of their life.“If they still like you after all that, you’re doing all right.”If you are looking for love — or just a flatmate — some parts of the state are more sought-after than others.Flatmates.com.au has revealed the most popular share accommodation suburbs in Queensland, and it seems it does pay to live beside the seaside.Broadbeach on the Gold Coast has topped the list of most in-demand suburbs to find a flatmate, with an average of 61 people looking at each property listed on Flatmates.com.au in the first three months of this yearBroadbeach is the most popular suburb for share accommodation in Queensland, according to Flatmates.com.au.It was also the third most sought-after suburb in the country when it comes to share accommodation, and has a median share room price of $239 a week.The data is based on the number of people who said they were looking in a particular suburb in the first quarter of 2018, versus the number of properties that were listed.Mount Gravatt, located next to Griffith University’s Nathan campus in Brisbane’s south, ranked second with 48 people looking for each room.PROPERTY INVESTORS BACK, BUT BABY STEPSIT’S TIME YOUR KIDS STARTING PAYING RENTHISTORIC BRISBANE HOME UP FOR GRABSThe beach suburbs of Main Beach, Currumbin and Caloundra rounded out the top five, while Miami and Burleigh Heads were also popular.Flatmates.com.au executive manager Simon Hope suggested those struggling to find a room in one of the most popular suburbs should consider looking to neighbouring suburbs that offered a similar lifestyle and amenities, but with less competition.“As an example, Broadbeach saw 61 people looking per property while just next-door Broadbeach Waters had a demand of just eight looking per property.”When it comes to falling in love with a flatmate, Steve and Jenny are not alone.Justine Morgan, 27, met her boyfriend at university and moved in to a sharehouse in St Lucia with him and two other flatmates..Brisbane couple Justine Morgan and Dean Jones fell in love while they were flatting together. Picture supplied.They started out as just friends — even setting each other up with mutual friends — until one day Justine realised she had developed stronger feelings towards Dean.“I said to my friends; ‘I have a crush on my flatmate’ and they said; ‘Don’t do anything! You’ll ruin the friendship’.Four years on, Justine is happy she didn’t take their advice.The couple still share a house with other flatmates but their relationship is very different.Relationship psychologist Philipa Thornton said a romance born from a flatmate friendship could lead to a successful life partnership.“It is a fabulous basis because domestically you’re going to have an idea of what they are like pretty quickly,” she said.“Proximity makes the heart grow fonder and that can be a really lovely foundation for a relationship to form from a friendship base.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoRelationship psychologist Philipa Thornton.Ms Thornton said with a more traditional dating relationship someone’s true colours could remain hidden for quite some time, but a flatmate romance fast-tracked what was normally a slower process.“The honeymoon phase could be over quicker when you’re living with someone 24/7,” she said.QLD’S MOST POPULAR SHARE ACCOMMODATION SUBURBS1. Broadbeach2. Mount Gravatt3. Main Beach4. Currumbin5. Caloundra6. Dutton Park7. Miami8. Burleigh Heads9. West End10. South Brisbane11. Carindale12. Mermaid Beach13. Alexandra Headland14. Milton15. Mooloolaba16. Noosa Heads17. Helensvale18. Newstead19. Townsville20. Toowong(Source: flatmates.com.au)last_img read more

Jonathan Walters salutes heroic Republic after his brace books Euro place

first_img “I’m so proud of everyone involved. When things got tough I’m sure everyone involved has been through it before and we stuck together.” O’Neill said the decision to bring Roy Keane in as his assistant had more than paid off. “Bringing Roy Keane in is as good a decision as I’ve made in quite some time,” said O’Neill. “He’s been absolutely enormous for us. He’s not taking too many of the accolades, but he’s been fantastic for us, for myself, the backroom staff and the players.” O’Neill also praised the players who had made it to Euro 2016. ” I couldn’t be more proud (of the players), they’ve been absolutely fantastic right from the start (of qualifying),” he added. “The esteem I hold these players in it couldn’t be higher. “T his is a special night. It is very, very special, it can’t be taken away from us. “When I look back I’ll think this is a very, very proud moment.” Walters scored a first-half penalty and put the seal on qualification with a volley after the break and he was quick to praise the team effort. The Stoke striker told Sky Sports 1: “The whole team on the pitch are heroes. We got there in the end, we did it the hard way, but we got there. “You’ve got to take it in because these moments don’t come round often in a career.” Asked about the contribution of manager Martin O’Neill and assistant Roy Keane, Walters said: “They’ve been excellent through the whole campaign.” Derby defender Richard Keogh said: “It’s an unbelievable feeling. We played really well. We got the (first) goal and we defended really well. “For me to play for my country means the world to me. I’ve stepped up to the plate. I’m going to enjoy it.” West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph has not been first-choice goalkeeper throughout the qualifying campaign, but said he would savour the moment after helping his country make it to France. “It’s unbelievable. We’re through and that’s all that matters,” he said. Norwich midfielder Robbie Brady provided the free-kick which led to Walters’ second goal, his delivery cleared by a defender only as far as the Stoke striker at the far post. Brady said: “It’s the type of thing you grow up dreaming about. Everyone involved was excellent and we did everything we needed to and now we’re off to France. Two-goal hero Jonathan Walters paid tribute to his fellow players after the Republic of Ireland qualified for Euro 2016 with a 2-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina in Dublin to secure a 3-1 aggregate play-off victory. Press Associationlast_img read more

LETTERKENNY AC TO HOST 3K RUN IN MEMORY OF SHAUN GRAHAM

first_imgLetterkenny AC have organised a 3K memorial run in memory of the late Shaun Graham who was tragically killed in a road accident last year.The Charity/Walk/Run will take place next Tuesday the 9th of September.The entry fee is €5, and the race begins at 7.00pm. Participants are asked to register early as organisers expect a huge crowd to participate in the race.The race begins from The Letterkenny Community Centre.For more information on the event go to the Letterkenny AC Facebook page.https://www.facebook.com/letterkenny.ac?fref=ts  LETTERKENNY AC TO HOST 3K RUN IN MEMORY OF SHAUN GRAHAM was last modified: September 4th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:3KMemorial runnewsNoticesShaun GrahamSportlast_img read more