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.

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.

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

Open for inspection homes December 7 - 13

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection

See inside groundbreaking, award-winning container house

Award-winning Buddina Beach Box ideally set among the sand dunes

Project expected to create 100 homes per year for 20 years

HOUSING PLAN: Concept designs of the proposed housing estate to be located in Dundowran. The council granted preliminary approval to the development yesterday.

A major development was given preliminary approval by the council.

Wide views from 835sq m site

Stretch out at classic family home on top of Buderim

How to find your festive feelings

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

Dyson vacuums are awful, and you know I'm right

The head on the Dyson handstick vacuum cleaner.

It’s hard to imagine a brand that people are more evangelical about.

One woman's pantry so organised it will make you weep

Adelaide woman Iryna Federico designed her own, super-organised pantry

Instead, everything has a place and not a cable tie in sight.