When buying off-the-plan goes wrong

BUYING off-the-plan can seem like the perfect option — but what happens when it all goes wrong?

'We could be homeless for Christmas'

HOMELESS: Zoe Wisse and her twins Carma and Willow are at risk of being homeless this Christmas.

WHAT should be the most joyous time could become a nightmare.

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Houses of Ipswich: Lakemba

The new pool area, right next to the newly finished guest room with bathroom.

This is one of the most impressive houses in the city

Rainbow Beach leads Airbnb boom

GRAB A SHARE: Rainbow Beach is leading the growth of Airbnb in the region.

Gympie's share rentals soar in past two years.

RAAF couple's first purchase

MARKET: First-home buyers Ashlea Waight and Jesse ver Steegan purchased a home at Brassall in November for $475,000.

Getting into the market is hard work

Deposit drive hard slog for young Ipswich couple

TOUGH SLOG: Brent Pettersson and Penelope Sparrow are trying to save for a deposit while renting.

"We've both accepted defeat in being able to buy any time soon.”

Toowoomba builder adds national award to its belt

74 Campbell Street, East Toowoomba, built by Valdal Projects, has taken out the Master Builders Australia National Luxury Alterations/Additions Award - $650,000 to $1million

Toowoomba building company snags national award from Master Builders

LIST: More than 80 properties could sell over unpaid rates

Council could auction off homes because of unpaid rates.

Homes and commercial properties could be auctioned off

Expert's message to home owners: Act now

These pests could be destroying your home right now

How to find your festive feelings

Pantone's Colour of the Year, Greenery, works perfectly for a Festive décor theme.

Simplicity is key to good and not gaudy decorations

Roll out a warm welcome

Think green for Christmas this season.

Get rooms ready as guest season arrives

How long it takes to save for a house deposit in Ipswich

The Bankwest First Time Buyer Report reveals the deposit challenges of would-be home-owners across 421 local government areas.

Are you buying a home? You'll need our deposit saving tips