Riverfront mansion on almost an acre

first_imgJust your everyday outlook from this Chelmer homePrincipal of Adcock Prestige, Jason Adcock, said since the home’s listing just days ago, there’s been a mountain of interest.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours ago“It’s probably the most significant riverfront property to hit the market in Chelmer in the last seven years,” he said.The Knowlman McDonald home has two levels of living with five bedrooms, five bathrooms, media room, study, library, gym and wine cellar.Finishes include polished timber floors and marble kitchen benchtops. The kitchen is a stunner at 127 Laurel Ave ChelmerIf you’re a motor enthusiast, then secure garaging for four vehicles ensures all your collectables need never cop a hailstone at home.Fancy a spot of tennis and dip? Both are on hand here for you to enjoy before you relax under the patio and watch the rest of Brisbane sail by in envy.“You’re just drawn to the outside with that massive lawn tennis court that meanders from one part of the lawn and down to the jetty,” Mr Adcock said.“Actually every part of the block is usable from front to back which is very unusual for a riverfront block.”This is seriously desirable real estate which Mr Adcock said will suit a family buyer.The property is listed as available for sale by negotiation. 127 Laurel Ave Chelmer offers plenty for family buyers looking for a riverfront home.Give me land, lots of land … and a prestige house too. Oh, and pop it next to the river in one of Brisbane’s most beautiful suburbs while you’re at it. 127 Laurel Ave, Chelmer hit the market this week and will have deep-pocketed buyers fishing around for extra change.The land is a massive 3122sq m site — that’s three quarters of an acre in old-world speak — with 40 metres of direct frontage to the Brisbane River and a timber jetty from which to launch your runabout.last_img read more

WTA Classic: Serena glad to be back in New Zealand

first_imgSerena Williams returns to the Auckland WTA Classic on Monday for the first time since her “miserable” debut appearance three years ago, determined to put the record straight. “I’m in a really different frame of mind,” she said ahead of her opening match on day one – a marquee doubles appearance partnering Caroline Wozniacki – with her first round singles against long-time rival Svetlana Kuznetsova expected on Tuesday. Despite her quick exit in 2017, Williams went on to win the Australian Open for her 23rd major title, but has not won a tournament since. Williams, who has a 10-3 record against Kuznetsova in a 16-year rivalry, said she was pleased to be playing her “really good friend” first up. “I like to play really tough opponents in the first round, and there’s no better way to start than to start serious. I really love her and adore her, and I wish it could’ve been a little bit later, for both of us,” she said. She was also looking forward to playing with former world number one Wozniacki in the doubles, calling the Dane “one of my best friends”. The 38-year-old Williams is banking on Auckland setting her up for an unprecedented 24th major title at the Australian Open later in the month. Williams was way below par when she played in Auckland in 2017, complaining about the windy conditions, being abrupt in interviews and could not wait to get out of the country as soon as she lost in the second round to Madison Brengle. But she says the anger she felt then has gone. “I’m not pregnant, as a start, so that works, so I can only do good now,” the tournament top seed and world number 10 joked with journalists as she reflected on how she was unaware at the time that she was six weeks pregnant with her daughter Alexis Olympia. “I just remember it was windy and being angry, hating my now husband (Alexis Ohanian). I was like ‘I can’t stand you and I don’t know why,’” she said. “Obviously at the time I didn’t know why either … I was six weeks pregnant and I had no idea. So looking back it’s so surreal and crazy and now that I’m here, I have all of these funny memories of being miserable. “I always knew that I would have to come back, for sure. I didn’t even realize what was happening, and now I’m here with my daughter. “This is kind of where it all began. It’s amazing. It’s so exciting to be here with her, and to know that this is literally where it started.” Loading… Read Also:Nadal gets 2020 season underway with a win Meanwhile, the Auckland tournament has been hit with the late withdrawal of seventh seed Jelena Ostapenko who pulled out for “personal reasons”. The 22-year-old Latvian, who won the French Open in 2017, is the second high-profile withdrawal with Canadian Bianca Andreescu pulling out last month due to her ongoing knee problems. Andreescu defeated Williams to claim the US Open title in September last year. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Slothfulness, unprofessionalism at Govt Valuation Office

first_imgDear Editor,I wish to bring to the attention of the general public and the relevant authorities the unprofessionalism and slothfulness of the Government Valuation Office when it comes to completing a valuation of a property. Since last month I have been following up a request for a valuation to be completed on a property that I am about to sell. I have been given the royal run-around and there appears to be no end in sight.In March 2018, the GRA issued a statement indicating that it “wishes to announce that with immediate effect, a valuation is not required when applying for a Certificate of Compliance to transfer land or property by way of sale, gift or tender. This intervention is intended to relieve the procedural strain and burden on the taxpayers”. This information can be corroborated from the GRA’s website via the link:https://www.gra.gov.gy/publications/press-releases/797-valuation-not-required-for-land-property-certificate-of-compliance.Nevertheless, there is still a need for a Valuation Certificate to be done since it is required by the banks when they are being requested to finance a property acquisition. In this case, this is exactly what has happened; the proposed buyer needs a loan from the bank and has requested a valuation before an agreement of sale and purchase is signed, which is of course, very reasonable.I first contacted the Valuation Office in the last week of January and was told that the valuation would take “a couple days”. It has now been over two weeks and I am still without a valuation after several frustrating follow-up calls and visits to the Valuation Office.After several frustrating attempts to follow-up with Mr Paul (the Valuator), last week I attempted to speak with Mr Barrington, who oversees the Valuation Office, however, this has proven futile since he is always “busy” or “out of office”.Last week, I was told by Mr Paul to come on Friday at 13:30h to collect the valuation. When I arrived, I was told that Mr Barrington had to sign the document and he would not be in office until Monday. I was requested to visit the office once again on Monday morning. I visited again, as requested, at 10h and was once again told that Mr Barrington “has not come in as yet” and I should visit in the afternoon at 14:00h. I complied and visited at 14:00h, but still, Mr Barrington had not signed the valuation as he was “busy and only came in for a few minutes and then left”.Editor, I am an understanding person and know that at times these officials can be busy but what is so difficult in having an alternate sign off a document in your absence. I have already paid the fees for the valuation and I am currently at the mercy of the Valuation Office.I can only hope and pray that when I do eventually get the document the potential buyer is still interested. I have turned away other enquires about the property since I already committed to selling to an individual, however, she and I cannot go ahead with the agreement until a valuation is done and the bank gives its approval of the financing. I have, thus far, expended significant time and finances in this process and I am frustrated and fed up.Yours Sincerely,Name and addressprovidedlast_img read more