Nine out of ten Gold Coast sellers made a tidy recent profit

first_imgNine out of Gold Coast ten sellers made a profit when they sold their property during the March quarter.GOLD Coast homeowners have chalked up more than $490 million in profits in just three months.Figures released today reveal nine out of ten sellers made a profit when they sold their property during the March quarter.CHECK HOW MUCH YOUR HOUSE IS WORTHThe CoreLogic Pain and Gain March report revealed the median hold period on the Coast was eight years while the median profit was $116,000 — up $6000 over six months.Last year, almost 16 per cent of Gold Coast homeowners were selling at a loss, but the latest report revealed that figure dropped to 9.9 per cent.Of those who sold for less than their original price the median loss was $40,000. The loss was the highest in the state while the profit was second to Brisbane’s $165,000.The CoreLogic Pain and Gain March report revealed the median hold period on the Gold Coast was eight years while the median profit was $116,000.CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said he expected the Gold Coast market to continue to improve.“Internal migration to Queensland is picking up but also a lot of people from Sydney and Melbourne have got that equity in their homes and are looking for coastal properties,” Mr Kusher said.“I don’t necessarily know that too many people are cashing out of Sydney and moving to the Gold Coast, I think they are investing in the area with a view to maybe move there in ten or 15 years’ time.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoCoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said he expected the Gold Coast market to continue to improve. Photo: David ClarkHe said the percentage of loss-making resales should continue to decrease.“I think that is more linked to the fact that there are more investors becoming interested on the Gold Coast,” he said.REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman John Newlands predicted the market to continue to gain momentum.“I don’t think it’s going to boom but I think we will see solid growth for the next three to four years,” Mr Newlands said.REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman John Newlands predicted the market to continue to gain momentum.Homeowner Kirra Brown sold her Bonogin house in February for $920,000 through Premier Real Estate Agents.It sold for $90,000 more than what she paid for it in 2015.“We put a pool in and we did a little bit of landscaping and were really happy with the sale price,” Ms Brown said. “It sold really quickly, within the first week.”The mother-of-two moved to the Gold Coast from Sydney in 2000. “I remember when I first moved here I couldn’t believe how cheap it was,” she said.“Since I’ve been living here I’ve seen the market continue to go up.”last_img read more

Parkinson family home sells for $820k at auction

first_imgThe house at 16 Hartz Court, Parkinson, sold for $820,000 at auction.A HIGHLY sought-after Parkinson house has sold under the hammer for $820,000.Place Sunnybank agent Jason Song said they had four conditional contacts in the reserves if the 16 Hartz Court home happened to pass in on auction day. The main bedroom is huge.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 The house has a pool and is on 800sq m block.But they didn’t need them, with three registered bidders fighting it out for the property, before it was sold to a family with two children.“It is a family home, full of love,” Mr Song said.“When you walk in you know it’s the place you want to bring up your kids.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019“It’s the perfect layout, it has lots of living areas and big bedrooms.”center_img Inside 16 Hartz Court, Parkinson.The two-level home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and is on a 800sq m block with a pool.Mr Song said the market in Parkinson continued to perform strongly.“The market in Parkinson is still going quite good.“Buyers in Parkinson are looking for a beautiful lifestyle family home.“The majority of buyers are about to have kids, or already have one or two.“I still have quite a lot of buyers looking for high quality homes.”last_img read more

Escape to the country with this charming Gold Coast estate

first_img The house has had an incredible transformation. It is now the perfect country escape.The five-bedroom home at 26 Gibsonville St has had a stylish renovation to perfectly blend coastal, Cape Cod and Hamptons styles. Intricate detailing, dormer windows, glass mullion doors and deep verandas characterise the two-storey home. Inside, timber floors, white VJ panelled walls, vaulted ceilings and light-filled rooms with tranquil views create an understated elegance and homeliness throughout the property. Modern spaces are perfectly blended with quaint cottage-like rooms. The main bedroom’s bathroom stays true to the home’s roots.Owner Anne Berta, who lives at the property with her husband and their three children, said when renovating they aimed to create the ultimate getaway in the country with a modern coastal style. “I call it ‘God’s country’ out here, it’s just beautiful and every property is unique,” she said. “If you’re an animal lover like me there’s plenty of space. “People have all sorts of animals out here, there’s alpacas, donkeys across the road — I would have loved to have had reindeer.”Mrs Berta said her favourite part of the property was the maple tree.“I love that maple tree,” she said. “It changes it’s look every season — a nice amber in autumn, then it sheds in winter and is beautiful. It’s nice and green at the moment.” The home also has Hamptons and coastal elements throughout. There’s an understated elegance and homeliness throughout the propertyThe family are selling to move to Brisbane to be closer to work. The tranquillity will be the hardest part to leave for Mrs Berta. “We’re not used to being around neighbours,” she said. “Even the drive home is beautiful so coming from work to home life, there’s no traffic, there’s no lights, you’re not stressed. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“Your drive home is peaceful.” The 1ha block has something for everyone and will have the whole family outside at every chance. There’s a blue-tiled resort-style pool and a sun lounging deck, landscaped grounds, an adjoining creek, equine facilities including a fenced paddock, stables and shed as well as a citrus orchard and mulberry trees. The owner said the property is in ‘God’s country.’ Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:02 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 wow rural home sales around Australia01:03 A picture-perfect property has hit the market at 26 Gibsonville St, Tallebudgera Valley.IF the country air, wide-open spaces and a slice of secluded luxury sounds like something you could get used to, this charming acreage estate is for you. Beyond the white picket fence is a picture-perfect Tallebudgera Valley house within an idyllic rural setting. MORE NEWS: What it takes to own a waterfall Back inside, the kitchen makes a statement thanks to shaker-style cabinetry, stone surfaces, feature tapware and a brass sink. The cooking zone then flows through to the dining hall with a wood heater and a living room with an integrated office space. These areas connect to the covered outdoor entertainment area with a barbecue kitchen. The main bedroom features a dressing room, French doors to a terrace and an ensuite with a claw-foot bath. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms – two with private balconies and walk-in wardrobes – the main bathroom and a rumpus room. Despite offering a taste of the country, the home is just 10 minutes from Burleigh Heads. Ray White Mermaid Beach agent Scott Keatley is marketing the property through an expressions of interest campaign closing November 20.center_img MORE NEWS: History lives on in iconic Coast home last_img read more

Blizzard forces cancellation of Caribbean Airlines NY flights

first_img Share Share Share Sharing is caring! LifestyleTravel Blizzard forces cancellation of Caribbean Airlines NY flights by: Jamaica Observer – January 26, 2015center_img 217 Views   no discussions Tweet PIARCO, Trinidad and Tobago — Caribbean Airlines (CAL) today announced that it has cancelled, delayed or consolidated a number of its flights to and from the John F Kennedy (JFK) Airport in New York for this Monday and Tuesday.CAL says the changes are due to a major blizzard (Winter Storm Juno), which is forecasted to hit the US Northeast at of noon today.“We expect the inclement weather to affect the operations at New York’s International Airport,” CAL said in its statement.The airline said that as a result of the weather developments, it will waive change/cancellation fees and fare differences for customers travelling on Monday January 26 through Tuesday, January 27 to/from New York.Meanwhile, customers with cancellations or significantly delayed flights may opt for a refund, but CAL noted that the original travel must have been booked on or before Sunday, January 25.last_img read more

World’s most identical twins share everything including boyfriend

first_img Share InternationalLifestylePrintRelationships World’s most identical twins share everything including boyfriend by: The Daily Monitor – April 22, 2015 Tweet Sharing is caring! Identical Australian twins who share the same bed and boyfriend and are never more than a few metres apart, have been named the World’s Most Identical Twins after taking Japan by storm.Anna and Lucy DeCinque who have spent over $250,000 on the same cosmetic surgery procedures to ensure they look identical, fascinated the producers of a Japanese television prank show who discovered them on YouTube.The 28-year-olds from Perth in Western Australia, who were born just one minute apart, were invited to fly over and participate in the show which saw them playing tricks on the public and competing against a Japanese set of twins who simply couldn’t compare to their extreme measures.‘They would go to the shops without each other. See, we wouldn’t do that. We wouldn’t leave each other by ourselves. And they didn’t sleep in the same bedroom,’ the DeCinque twins told Channel Seven of their competitors.After even a computer failed to spot the difference between Anna and Lucy, the duo embraced the title of the World’s Most Identical Twins.‘It’s been proven in Japan and they did the challenges and we proved we are the world’s most famous identical twins,’ they told Channel Seven’s Sunrise.‘It’s a great tag line for us.’The women also revealed some of the daily measures they go to in order to maintain their similarities, including eating the same type and amount of food and never leaving each other’s sight.‘When she gets full, I’m full as well. When she stops eating, I’ll stop eating,’ they said, adding: ‘We want our bodies to look the same; we want to weigh the same.‘We are never more than a few metres apart, wherever my sister goes, I go as well. We follow each other.’‘We argue every day, but over little things. It’s natural… but we get over it. We’re best friends so we never want to lose each other.’They also touched on some of their more extreme measures, including the hundreds of thousands of dollars they’ve spent on cosmetic surgery procedures including lip fillers, breast implants and fake eyebrows and eyelashes.‘We’ve always been identical from an early age, we just wanted to get the same procedures because we want to do everything together and we want to look exactly the same,’ they said.Anna and Lucy, who live at home with their mother, also share a boyfriend, which they believe is a perfect situation for a relationship. Though the two have had separate love interests before, they have always been brothers, or at least best friends.When asked about the difficulties of sharing the one boyfriend, the twins responded with ‘it works easier for us’.‘We’ve had separate boyfriends in the past and it hasn’t worked, but now it’s much easier and its great.‘We’re with each other 24/7, me and my sister; it’s just easier to share a boyfriend because we’re always together.’Their current boyfriend is electrical mechanic Ben Byrne, also from Perth, according to PerthNow.‘It’s not really weird to us. We have one boyfriend and all three of us share the same bed. For guys, in their hearts and dreams, they want two girlfriends,’ Lucy said.‘We have the same taste in everything, so obviously we’re going to like the same boy too. We’re all together when we have sex, and if we like the same guy, so be it. Every date had to be a double date. It’s always double or nothing.’From an early age Anna and Lucy were inseparable. The sisters went to the same nursery, primary and secondary schools, before enrolling on a beauty course at college together.center_img Share 468 Views   one comment Sharelast_img read more

4 persons jailed for ‘illegal gambling’

first_imgBACOLOD City – Four persons werearrested for illegal gambling in Barangay 19. Police seized bet money worth P238from them. Valenciano, Roque, Javelon, andVillanueva were caught playing pusoyaround 9:55 p.m. on Oct. 5, the report added.  The suspects were detained in thelockup facility of Police Station 4, facing charges./PN They were residents Edelyn Valenciano,Arnold Roque, Joey Javelon, and Elmer Villanueva, a police report showed.last_img

Palace mum on SolGen Calida’s quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN

first_imgPresident Duterte has repeatedlythreatened to block the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN when it expires at the endof March. He even suggested to the Lopezes to just sell the network. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo says there is no need yet to place Visayas and Mindanao under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) unlike Luzon. Still, people there are always required to observe physical and social distancing to curb the spread of COVID-19. A quo warranto petition is a specialwrit or legal action which would compel a person or entity to show by whatwarrant an office or franchise was held, claimed and exercised. “This is not necessarily related toDuterte’s previous statements about the news network,” he added. “The OSG’s jobis to file a petition if he sees there is a transgression.” MANILA – Malacañang made no comment on thereported plan of Solicitor General Jose Calida to file a quo warranto petitionon the franchise of media giant ABS-CBN before the Supreme Court.   It was reported on Thursday at TheManila Times that Calida will ask the High Court to revoke the franchise ofABS-CBN through a quo warranto case for violating the terms and conditions ofthe franchise granted by the Congress. Presidential spokesperson SalvadorPanelo said Calida’s supposed petition might not have something to do withPresident Rodrigo Duterte’s constant attack to the network. “I have yet to talk to Calida regarding thesupposed petition to revoke ABS-CBN’s franchise,” Panelo said in a pressconference at the Malacañang Palace on Thursday. There are at least nine bills filed inthe House of Representatives seeking the renewal of the network’s franchise butthose measures were not yet being tackled by the House Committee on LegislativeFranchises./PNlast_img read more

Homicide try suspect falls

first_imgILOILO City – Charged with frustratedhomicide, a man was arrested in Barangay Cabilao Grande, Carles, Iloilo. Ignacio’s apprehension was staged on thestrength of an arrest warrant, it added. The 35-year-old Charito Ignacio –resident of the village – was caught around 7 a.m. on March 3, a police reportshowed. The suspect was detained in the lockupcell of the Carles police station. The court recommended a P24,000 bailbond for his temporary liberty./PNlast_img

LGC members give back to community, as fight against COVID-19 continues in Guyana

first_img… Caddies, families in area given hampersBy Clifton RossMEMBERS of Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) recently played its part in the fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, by distributing a number of hampers within the area.The brainchild of former club president Hilbert Shields and local golfer Pandit Haresh Tiwari, the drive focussed on bringing some means of relief to villagers along the East Coast.The current state of things has widely affected the operations of many industries and organisations financially all over the world.Like other local sports, LGC has been closed since the lockdown, which somewhat affected the livelihood of the caddies who depend on the income from the weekly tournaments in order to support their families.The club is one of the more vibrant sports associations in Guyana, with staging of weekly events throughout the year. Most of them provide a stable income for the caddies, groundsmen and others, who have been the catalyst behind keeping the greens and fairways in phenomenal shape.As a result of the terrible situation which faces the caddies, some of the members came to their rescue by giving monetary and other donations towards providing hampers.Thirty caddies and ten less fortunate families within the Lusignan area were recipients of the hampers which were distributed last weekend.Residents voiced their gratitude for the gifts and thanked the members of one of Guyana’s long-standing sporting bodies for their generosity.The members of LGC further expressed appreciation to those within the club and all those who contributed towards preparing the hampers.Shields and Tiwari, who initiated the process, also received special thanks from the Lusignan community and their club mates.last_img read more