September 22, 2017

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.

The reality is, the Convey...

June 2, 2017

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.

As an increasing amount...

May 23, 2017

Noise affects decisions to buy houses. Biggest noise issues

April 18, 2017

The epidemic of type 2 diabetes across the world shows limited signs of abating. There are many documented risk factors, obesity, sugar intake and family history.  

Over the past few years, a number of studies have looked into the effect of noise levels on diabetes.  Al...

March 28, 2017

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.

The levels of noise exposure...

February 21, 2017

I was recently sent a link to a research paper reviewing "Does Noise Affect Learning?" - reviewing research up to 2013 in the area.  
  

Where the noise occurs when completing a task:

  • That acute noise exposure has a small but measurable effect on the abilit...

August 16, 2016

A property investor has based their decision to buy a property on the findings of NoiseNet's property monitoring results.  They will have happier tenants as a result - and earn superior returns.

The investors were looking to buy property in Brisbane's Southern Suburbs (...

August 8, 2016

Brisbane Times today listed unexpected noise as #1 amongst Neglected issues for home buyers in Queensland.

They have indicated that NoiseNet is the ideal solution to understand if this is a problem for any particular property.  If you are buying, click through to our se...

August 3, 2016

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?...

August 2, 2016

The decision by QCAT and QBCC discussed in my last post leaves buyers of new property exposed to thousands (or even millions) in repair bills for use of dodgy materials in a new building.

How can you protect yourself?

This is not easy, because construction is complicated...

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