I bought my first home in Zillmere about 20 years ago. It was a more affordable suburb but still close to friends and family as I grew up in Bracken Ridge. The best advice I’ve received is not to get a home loan unless you can afford a 10 per cent interest rate. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoYou never know when interest rates will go up, but if you’re prepared, you will always be able to afford your house.*** CURRENT HOME Aerial photo of Redcliffe and Scarborough — Picture: Richard WalkerI would love to have more space in the backyard, and maybe another storey so my three boys could have more space as they’re growing up. Where I live, there’s an incredible sense of community. You’re always bumping into someone you know, and we work together to get things done. *** DREAM QUEENSLAND HOME Not a politician in sight! Kakadu in Wet, Renata Gortan — Scenic flight over Jim Jim Falls during the wet season. Picture: Tourism NTFederal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth (LNP) regularly sits in Parliament House, but when he is not in Canberra he prefers chilling with his family at their home in Clontarf, a beachside suburb on the Redcliffe Peninsula. My fantasy home would be in Australia’s Kakadu National Park — I enjoy being surrounded by Australia’s wildlife and freshwater eco system. Queensland MP Luke Howarth in the House of Representatives in Parliament House in Canberra. Picture: Gary RamageHe was re-elected to his seat with a 6.68 per cent swing in his favour, securing over 58 per cent of the local vote. Here he discusses his property journey and dreams.*** FIRST HOME I don’t have a specific location in mind, but I would build a house out of natural materials like timber and stone, somewhere on a big block of land surrounded by Australian wildlife.*** FANTASY HOME I love that my house backs on to a beautiful golf course with residential koalas and I’m very close to Moreton Bay.
WICKETKEEPER-batsman Rishabh Pant and left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav have been picked for India’s limited-overs tour of West Indies, which comprises five ODIs and a T20 international, soon after the Champions Trophy ends in England.Opener Rohit Sharma and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah are the only members from the Champions Trophy squad who won’t be making the trip to the Caribbean.It is understood that Anil Kumble will remain India’s coach for the West Indies tour. Kumble’s one-year contract ends with the Champions Trophy but he has accepted the BCCI’s offer to stay on until the board decides on the next coach.Kumble is one of the candidates in contention, after the BCCI invited applications for the job amid reports that Virat Kohli and some senior players were unhappy with Kumble’s methods.When India announced the squad for the Champions Trophy, the selectors had said they had discussed both Pant and Kuldeep, but went with experience for the big tournament. The two were part of the five players kept on standby should there be need for an injury replacement. The chairman of selectors, MSK Prasad, had called them players for the future.Pant has had the cricket community excited with his aggressive batting, which included a 326-ball 308 in the Ranji Trophy last season. Kuldeep made his Test debut in the same season and took crucial wickets on day one of the Dharamsala Test and helped India win the series against Australia.The BCCI did not state why Rohit and Bumrah had been left out of the squad. Rohit had only returned to the India squad for the Champions Trophy, after missing the majority of the 2016-17 home season because of injury.ESPNcricinfo learnt there are plans to introduce Bumrah to Test cricket on the tour of Sri Lanka in July-August and so wanted to rest him for a while.Squad Virat Kohli (capt.), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (wkp.), Yuvraj Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav and Dinesh Karthik.