I had the opportunity last week to meet with 30 or more conveyancing lawyers at a conference in Brisbane. Most homebuyers (me included) seem to ignore conveyancing until after we have put in an offer (or signed a contract) on a property.
Recent research in Germany has analysed the level of hearing loss in people across many different cities. They found that those in the loudest cities have hearing that is comparable with being 10 years older then the natural ageing process.
Some quality digging around by Huffington Post reveals increasing evidence that high noise levels does more than just damage to your hearing. Heart disease, strokes, hypertension have all been demonstrated to be affected by noise exposure.
Domain reports today that Noise levels in strata properties is an increasingly important factor in purchasing decisions. Many now opting for quieter properties that don't have the "location factor". But how do you know if a property has, or will have noise problems?...