October 20, 2017

I speak from experience here.  Determining if a property is free from noise is not easy.  I have got it wrong a couple of times in my life and I have spent the last few years working out how you can avoid the same mistake.

25% of people report that noise is their b...

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...

September 7, 2017

As our lives are moving faster and faster and we are increasingly "always on". Noise is taking a toll on our minds and bodies. The cacophony of sound makes our lives stressful which impacts on our bodies through higher levels of stress hormones, damage to our immune sy...

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...

March 20, 2017

The Daily Telegraph in Sydney reports this week that noise levels in the northern corridor of Sydney airport are almost double the mandated limits.

This highlights again a common problem across Australian cities, where aircraft operators design operations based on an "i...

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...

May 31, 2016

In todays world, we monetise just about everything.  Everywhere you go, there are decisions around the choices you make and what you are prepared to spend on them.  Whether taking the tollway to save 10 minutes on the road, choosing a school for your children, whether...

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