Fly in, fly out property inspection leads to record breaking sale

first_imgThe pool was built above ground to take advantage of the views of the bay.The buyers came across a listing of the home through the Sotheby’s International website in Hong Kong shortly after Queensland Sotheby’s took over the listing.“They flew out, placed an offer and flew back,” said agent for the sale Joseph Lordi. The couple had lived in Wynnum before relocating to Hong Kong, and even remembered the home from when it was being constructed. PRESTIGE HOME SELLS IN TWO DAYS Each of the four bedrooms have views of the water.While previous agents had focused on the local market, Mr Lordi said they marketed it around Australia and the world.“If the location is right or if there is a unique selling point such as the views it can appeal to interstate and international buyers,” he said. The home was on the market for close to a year before it sold.“Selling is a very harrowing experience, especially when you have three contracts fall over,” Mrs Buck said. She believed the current financial climate, including lending restrictions and the royal commission in to the banking sector had made it difficult to sell the property. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours ago“In some cases people were asking for three valuations on the property, which is just unheard of,” she said. They built the home ten years ago with a unique design so that the each of the four bedrooms would have a view of the water. LAURA GEITZ FINDS HER DREAM HOME center_img LUXURY LIVING: Expats flew all the way from Hong Kong just to inspect this property.A LUXURY Wynnum waterfront home was snapped up by an expat couple that flew down from Hong Kong just for the inspection.The distinctive four bedroom home with expansive curved windows and bayside views at 193 Wynnum Esplanade was purchased by the expatriate couple, just after they flew down to Brisbane for the inspection, for $1.655 million.The sale set a new price record for the waterfront street and was also the highest sale price for any home in Wynnum in 2018. It was a big relief for vendors Rosanne and Greg Buck that had been trying to sell the home for 11 months. FUNNIEST OPEN HOME INSPECTIONS last_img read more

New home hot spots revealed

first_imgGeneral photo of Springfield Lagoon, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 (AAP Image/Richard Walker)Together, the five Queensland hot spots recorded more than $1 billion in building approvals, according to the report. But HIA’s chief economist Tim Reardon said Queensland was a state of two stories.“In the north, it is not a good story to tell,” Mr Reardon said. “They have had a difficult time up there, with the exception being Townsville after the floods but that will be short-term in terms of reconstruction.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“In the southeast, there has been a slowdown but there is still a lot going on which is being driven by employment and interstate migration.”Mr Reardon said that concerns about an apartment oversupply in Brisbane had eased, with increasing demand for the next phase of construction.He said the looming federal election had an impact on building approvals, but the credit squeeze by the banks had been the biggest factor.“We have seen signs of that (credit squeeze) easing so we expect to see a pick up in the second half of the year,” he said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenDifferences between building in new or established estates01:50FIVE Queensland hot spots have been named among the nation’s top 20 strongest markets for new home construction.Pimpama on the Gold Coast recorded the highest dollar value in Queensland, with $282.4 million in building approvals in 2017/18, according to HIA Population and Residential Building Hotspots report. Other Queensland hot spots named in the top 20 were Ripley, Eagle Farm-Pinkenba, Springfield Lakes and South Brisbane.Both Ripley and Springfield Lakes are both within the Ipswich City Council region, which has seen strong growth in recent years. An aerial view of BrisbaneThe HIA report comes after the release of the Quarterly Market Insights report from Oliver Hume.That report also considered Queensland’s population growth during the December quarter, pointing to increasing levels of interstate and overseas migration.It said that while land sales transactions had “dipped” towards the end of 2018, the market had remained steady. “The number of active projects in all southeast Queensland municipalities was up for theDecember quarter, with various estates launching,” the report said.“Overall, the total represented a five per cent increase on the previous quarter. “This number is likely to decrease next quarter as several developments are reaching maturity.”The median land price in the southeast also increased by three per cent over the year, with Logan recording the most number of active projects in the southeast corner, followed by Ipswich.center_img An aerial view of Ecco Ripley Springfield Lakes, a development by Lendlease, is now sold out, while in Ripley, several developers are active including the likes of Sekisui House (Ecco Ripley), Okeland Communities (Providence South Ripley) and Satterley (Ripley Valley).Victoria dominated the top 20 with 12 of the best performing regions, while NSW had just three hot spots, all in the Sydney region.An area qualifies as a “hotspot” if at least $150 million worth of residential building work was approved during the 2017/18 financial year, and its rate of population growth was faster than the 1.6 per cent national average.Ripley recorded almost $164 million in building approvals, while Springfield Lakes clocked up $214.2 million.last_img read more

Deontay Wilder continues to jab Anthony Joshua over upset loss to Andy Ruiz Jr.

first_imgDeontay Wilder was quick to blast Anthony Joshua following the British boxer’s monumental upset loss to Andy Ruiz Jr., essentially calling for the former unified world heavyweight champion a fraud who “quit.”Well, more than a month later, the WBC heavyweight champ isn’t done jabbing at AJ. Speaking with TalkSport’s Jim White, “The Bronze Bomber” doubled down on his opinion that Joshua quit during his shocking seventh-round TKO loss to Ruiz at Madison Square Garden in New York City on June 1.“I think Ruiz beat him too easily,” Wilder said. “I don’t think Joshua knows how he lost right now. In my opinion, Joshua quit.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year”As a fighter looking in, understanding and reading the body language, he quit. I’m sad to say, he quit, though.”Wilder proceeded to pinpoint three tell-all signs that Joshua did indeed quit, including him spitting out his mouthpiece following his fourth knockdown of the fight, blatantly ignoring the ref’s instructions to come forward and finally looking to his corner for guidance, which the WBC champ believes was a “sign like I’m looking for a way out.””I don’t think he’s a quitter,” Wilder continued, “but it’s going to sound contradicting, but he quit that night.”“In my view, Joshua quit.” ❌“As a fighter reading the body language, I’m sad to say that he quit.” 💥“Ruiz beat him too easily, he doesn’t know how he lost that fight.”@BronzeBomber says Anthony Joshua quit in his big fight with Andy Ruiz Jr. pic.twitter.com/frz1pURAHr— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 26, 2019MORE: The timeline that led to Ruiz’s historic upset of JoshuaWilder’s latest comments follow him ripping Joshua with a series of tweets in the immediate aftermath of him losing to Ruiz.(Warning: explicit language) He wasn’t a true champion. His whole career was consisted of lies, contradictions and gifts.Facts and now we know who was running from who!!!!#TilThisDay— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) June 2, 2019The worst thing you can do in life is Fucking Quit!!— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) June 2, 2019Wilder and Ruiz were all smiles last Saturday night during the PBC on FOX pay-per-view broadcast for the Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman fight in Las Vegas.Of course, the newly-crowned unified world heavyweight champion, Ruiz, and Joshua continue to iron out the details for their highly-anticipated rematch, where the former will look to prove that his upset wasn’t a fluke, while the latter seeks redemption.last_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

first_imgGuidance Office News:College visits during lunch:Thursday, November 13- Fort Hays CollegeTuesday, Nov. 18 – Hesston College Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, November 12, 2014:MondayTuesday• Scholars’ Bowl at WHS 4 p.m.• Football Awards Banquet 7 p.m.WednesdayThursdayFridayMonday’s lunch: Hamburger/bun, romaine and tomato, sweet potato wedges, mixed fruit, rice crispy bar.Tuesday’s lunch: Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes/gravy, fresh broccoli, peaches.Today’s News*Classic Movie Club will be showing a movie on Tuesday, November 18 in room 205. The movie is “The outlaw Jose Wales” starring Clint Eastwood.*Students: Remember to bring non-perishable food donations to any of your classroom teachers.  If, by the end of the day Thursday, there is enough food in a teacher’s classroom to fill the doorway up to the door handle, then that teacher is “canned”, and they may not teach on Friday. Keep in mind, the purpose of this food drive is to raise food for those in need, so please make sure your donations are of nutritional value.  Ramen noodles will not be accepted. All proceeds will go the Wellington Food Bank.*STUDENTS: If you are participating in a winter sport and do not have a physical or concussion form on file, you must do so before you will be allowed to practice. You can pick up the forms in the counselor’s office.*There is a sign-up sheet in the office for Special K Basketball. Please sign up by November 25.*Seniors: Please start turning in your needed pictures for the graduation video, along with your top 3 song choices to be in the video. You can turn them into Mrs. Vaughn in room 203, Leah Nelson or Shayna Templeton. Please turn them in ASAP.last_img read more

Details — And Limits — Of Medicare Billing Data Emerge

first_imgDetails — And Limits — Of Medicare Billing Data Emerge News outlets begin to analyze the wealth of information now available as a result of Wednesday’s release by the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services of a trove of payment records. They also note the limits.  Kaiser Health News: Medicare Records Provide Tantalizing New Details Of Payments To DoctorsMedicare’s release Wednesday of millions of records of payments made to the nation’s doctors comes as the government is looking to find more cost-efficient ways to pay physicians, particularly specialists (Rau, 4/9). The New York Times: The Medicare Data’s PitfallsThe release on Wednesday of Medicare payment data is getting mixed reviews from doctors. Many say they favor sharing information but worry that the data presented by Medicare omits important details and may mislead the public and paint an unfairly negative picture of individual doctors (Grady and Fink, 4/9).The Wall Street Journal: Doctor-Pay Trove Shows Limits Of Medicare Billing DataThe trove of Medicare data released Wednesday shows a wide cast of characters in the top ranks of the highest-reimbursed doctors, and reveals as much about the limits of the newly public billing records as it does about medical practice (Weaver, Beck and Winslow, 4/9).PBS NewsHour: Medicare Data Raises Fresh Questions About Concentrated Payout For Few DoctorsJust 3 percent of doctors and medical providers received at least one-quarter of the $77 billion paid to providers by the government in 2012, according to an unprecedented and controversial release of data by Medicare. Judy Woodruff gets analysis from Dr. Ardis Hoven of the American Medical Association and Shannon Pettypiece of Bloomberg News (Woodruff, 4/9). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.last_img read more