SIAB exhibition, the Italian bakery, machinery and confectionery show will take place in Verona in May 2013. Supported by Fippa, the Italian Federation of Bakers, the show will major on international innovation, while attendees will have the opportunity to discuss raw material prices and their impact on the baking industry.Fippa, with 26,000 members, will play a major part in hosting bakery demonstrations while the show will have a strong international focus, according to Giovanni Mantovani, CEO of Veronafiera, which hosts SIAB.There will be international exhibitors from the machinery, ingredients, accessories and shopfitting sectors.Previous editions of the show have attracted visitors from 86 countries.
First-home buyers on the Gold Coast currently have the upper hand.Ray White Surfers Paradise CEO Andrew Bell said if buying a new build, look to the north. “It tends to be far more attractive for first-home buyers to buy in the more affordable, price-bracket suburbs and in the suburbs where there is a good deal of new development work that has kept prices somewhat in check,” he said. “Pimpama would be the pick at the moment, followed by Coomera.“This is an outstanding time for first-home buyers to buy as not only are there slightly more generous first-home buyer grants but we have absolutely record-low interest rates to lock in a fixed loan for a period of time. “This environment won’t continue forever and should be seized upon by first-home buyers.” Kris Hanney, 31, built his first house with Porter Davis in Maudsland and took advantage of the $15,000 first-home buyers grant. Picture: Jerad WilliamsMore from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoKris Hanney, 31, built his first home with Porter Davis in the northern Gold Coast after working hard to save a $60,000 deposit. Porter Davis Homes Queensland sales manager Alex Hill said they aimed to offer quality house and land packages for first-home buyers on a budget. “Timing wise, affordability is at an all-time high and southeast Queensland is expected to have fantastic growth over the next three years,” he said.“Between the first-home-owners grant, the new home-loan deposit scheme that the government has recently announced, multiple interest rate cuts and eased lending requirements, first-home buyers are in the perfect position to get into the property market and begin investing now to build their future wealth.”Mr Hill said Arundel, Helensvale, Coomera and Pimpama were areas first-home buyers should be looking at. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:38Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen5 tips for first home buyers01:39 First-home buyers looking to follow in Kris Hanney’s footsteps and purchase a property are being told this spring is the perfect time to do so. Picture: Jerad WilliamsFIRST-home buyers are being urged to seize the day by taking the daunting step to secure a property this spring. Buyers have the upper hand in the current market thanks to first-home grants and good borrowing conditions. MORE NEWS: Why now is the time for families to upgrade their homeMORE NEWS: Hot spots for luxury homes this spring John Henderson Professionals partner Luke Henderson’s hot spots were Elanora and Chirn Park. “They are affordable locations close to M1 and attracting other owner occupiers, which is creating communities,” he said. “Interest rates are low, there is job stability and property is a great way to secure your financial future.” Kollosche agent Eoghan Murphy said Chirn Park seemed to be all the rage for young buyers. “Properties are affordable and buyers have the choice to purchase un-renovated and add their own touch or go for the finished product at a price point that is still achievable,” he said. “Have your finance in check, a lot more buyers will come out of the woodwork this season so make sure that you are ready to pounce when you find the home you want.“At these price points, the market is flooded with buyers so you don’t want to miss out.”