Buying limited production crafts on the Web is fraught with uncertainties. But we really like the site for its variety of stylish hand crafted objects from around the world. We recently found burgundy and gold pillows made in Damascus for $75 and a set of hand painted Tuscan pottery platter, pitcher and jug for $195.

So. Nessie? The rationalists among us will roll their eyes, or perhaps point to now extinct dinosaurs as explanation for this passage. The actual Hebrew phrase used here is (gadowl tanniyn); the first word is the same used to describe the sun (great, in size and/or significance), and the second appears in the Bible only 28 times, of which it is translated (in the KJV Bible) as ‘dragon’ 21 times.

Summer is here and that means it’s time to relish in all the fun it brings. From trips to the beach or playing in your very own backyard, summertime means fun time. Of course, it also means the sun will be shining, bringing hotter temperatures to your area.

The apartment rental squeeze is getting so tight some agents are now advising prospective tenants to submit applications before they have even inspected properties or risk missing out.At the same time rents are on the rise due to a combination of interstate migration, steady economic growth and a decline in new apartments coming to market.RELATED: This apartment probably earns more than youA new report from independent consultancy Urbis has found tenant demand for new inner Brisbane apartments jumped in the first quarter of this year.The survey revealed a vacancy rate of just 1.6 per cent across 22 apartment projects in inner Brisbane tightening 0.6 per cent from the previous quarter.surprised the rental market has recovered so fast, and even more surprised supply dried up so fast, Mr Walker said.the one thing that held Brisbane back these last three to four years the high level of supply but that is quickly disappearing.think we in for a supply shortage over the next six to nine months . That why we seeing some rental growth and vacancy rates starting to drop. Comes at a time when borrowing money has never been cheaper, with interest rates being cut to an all time low of 1 per cent this week.Independent real estate group Position Property has a vacancy rate of less than 1 per cent on its 800 rental properties in the Brisbane region.are seeing a general tightening in the rental market across the board, including in locations previously reported as having excess new apartment stock available, Mr Lawrence said.is the case both in inner city locations such as South Brisbane and Newstead, and out to middle ring suburbs such as Chermside on Brisbane north side and Upper Mount Gravatt on the south side.currently renting should seriously consider purchasing a new apartment if they can afford it as they will likely be paying higher rents within the next 12 months, he said.MORE: Bargain rental suburbs revealedlocal investors who may have been sitting on the sidelines can now buy with greater confidence knowing that there is an abundance of tenants available for the right property and rental yields are strengthening.