Gold Coast property values and sales record an annual rise

first_imgA regional market report shows Gold Coast property values increased over the year.The Gold Coast residential property market has recorded an increase in sales and values over the past year with housing the star performer, new figures show. CoreLogic’s Quarterly Regional Market Update, released today, reveals Gold Coast house values rose by 8.5 per cent over the year to April, while units values lifted by 1.3 per cent. On the sales side, the unit market performed better recording a 6.3 per cent annual increase with properties in the $200,000-$400,000 bracket accounting for 42.5 per cent of total sales. MORE: Hinterland holding offered for the first time in 100 years Property in Palm Beach is popular with locals and interstate buyers alike.Annual housing sales increased by 3.5 per cent in the past 12 months when houses priced between $400,000 and $600,000 claimed 35.9 per cent of sales.REIQ Gold Coast zone chair Andrew Henderson said the rise in housing values was particularly positive, driven by the trend towards home improvements and interstate migration.“I would say that renovation work in those more established suburbs has helped to drive price growth on the Gold Coast,” he said. “Strong migration from the southern suburbs in the past 12 months will have also had an impact on values and sales.” Tony Smith’s beachfront mansion sells for record $25m More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago Buy a mansion for $5.9m, get a free cruiser Gold Coast unit values rose by 1.3 per year over the year to April, while unit sales increased by 6.3 per cent.Mr Henderson said the unit market tends to be more cyclical, with sales and values depending on the completion of new projects within the year.The report also shows that houses are selling one day faster than last year, which a median 46 days on market, while units are taking 60 days to sell – four days longer than a year ago.Vendor discounting on housing fell slightly from -4.9 per cent to -4.7 per cent while discounting on units remained the same at -5 per cent.last_img read more

The Caribbean meets Gold Coast glamour inside designer pad

first_imgThe glass-edge pool adds to the wow factor.Nestled in the hillside overlooking Flat Rock beach in Tugun, this designer beach pad may enjoy a private position but that doesn’t mean it has gone unnoticed. Completed late last year, the glamorous residence known as ‘Pacific’ has already featured in home magazines and is due to appear on an upcoming television series showcasing Australia’s best homes. The outlook over Flat Rock beach from 662 Pacific Parade, Tugun.It’s also ranked among the most-viewed properties online in Australia since it was listed. The house, at 662 Pacific Parade, is designed by Chris Clout Design, whose glass-edge pools add serious wow factor to homes around Australia. When viewed from the beach, the stunning 8m pool appears suspended on the third level, providing a sun-drenched ocean viewing platform with built-in beds. Built-in sun beds make for prime ocean viewing.“The views just go on from Surfers to Snapper Rocks, it’s really breathtaking,” said agent and owner Madonna Delaney, who shares the house with husband Tim and their children.“We wanted our dream home to feel like a holiday beach house.” The Plantation style gives off Caribbean coastal luxe vibes.Considered choices make that relaxed vibe evident at every turn, from the Moreton Island driftwood handles and distressed French oak flooring to the tropical plants and oversized cane fans.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoBuilt over four levels, the grand master suite sits at the very top providing the ultimate nightly getaway. center_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Wake up to water views.A custom-made four-poster bed faces the ocean with floor-to-ceiling glass windows to maximise the morning view. Expressions of interest close on August 31. last_img read more

Ex-NPA leader falls

first_imgOn the other hand, Captain Cenon PancitoIII, spokesperson of the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division said thatAgustin’s arrest was the through the help of the community who are now changingtheir mindset and trust the government forces. Agustin was now detained in the lockupcell of the Sebaste police station after he was turned over yesterday. Ramie Agustin alias “Ka Bal” ofPoblacion, Sebaste, Antique had been hiding from authorities for about 10years. PHOTO BY ROLAND NEVEU/GETTY IMAGES Police investigations revealed that Agustinwas a former regional commander unit of Northern Front, KR Panay with the rankof major and he was the suspects in some encounters when he was still active. Judge Nicvani Marin of the RegionalTrial Court 6th Judicial Region Branch 13 in Culasi, Antique issued the warrantin relation to multiple murder, multiple attempted murder and multiplefrustrated murder charges Agustin faces. The court recommended no bail bond forthe suspect’s temporary liberty. “The community plays a vital role and weacknowledge their efforts to help us in our fight against the terrorists and toend armed conflicts,” Pancito said./PN He was arrested on the strength of anarrest warrant on Oct. 18 in Sitio Marabong, Barangay Batong Buhay,Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro. ILOILO City – A former commander of theNew People’s Army (NPA) based in the province of Antique was arrested.  last_img read more

Pitch, Hit & Run At Tyson Activities Center Results

first_imgThe opening rounds of The Pitch, Hit, & Run took place at at The Tyson Activities Center in Versailles on Sunday, May 22nd.A total of 77 kids, the most by far, doubling the number we have ever had, participated.  There were four levels of competition with The Boys and The Girls levels with the winners advancing onto the sectional round, which will be held in Versailles on June 5th.  Sectional round is by invitation only, you must be a winner of one event in a local competition to qualify.2016 PHR SECTIONAL ADVANCERSThis is the PHR, sponsored by Major League Baseball and Scott’s Lawn Care.Courtesy of Local PHR Coordinator Brian Samples.last_img

Civista Bank welcomes Russell L. Edwards

first_imgSandusky, Ohio—Civista Bank welcomes Russell L. Edwards as Senior Vice President of Retail Banking. Edwards is based at the bank’s headquarters in Sandusky, Ohio and brings 28 years of banking experience to the Civista team. He succeeds former retail head Kris Meinert who recently retired after 42 years of service with Civista.“As the head of retail banking, Russ is responsible for leading the expansion of customer relationships and delivery of world-class service across our branch network, “ said Civista Bank CEO and President Dennis G. Shaffer. “He is a dynamic leader with a strong record of developing and leading high-performing teams. We are proud to welcome him to Civista,” added Shaffer.Edwards volunteers for several community organizations, including the Norma Herr Women’s Center, the Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank, and Abundant Grace Fellowship. Edwards also serves as a community mentor for University Hospitals’ David Satcher Clerkship and speaker for Kent State University School of Podiatry’s Financial Seminar Lecture Series. He currently resides in Shaker Heights, Ohio with his family.last_img read more

Oka E. “Jr.” Tice Jr

first_imgOka Edward “Jr” Tice Jr., 86, of Guilford, Indiana, passed away Sunday February 2, 2020 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born October 7, 1933 in Aurora, IN, son of the late Oka Edward Tice Sr. and Nettie (Bills) Tice.He served his country as a member of the United States Army.Jr. worked as a concrete worker and Supervisor for Tru-Wall Construction for over 50 years.Jr. enjoyed the outdoors. He liked to pass the time fishing. He enjoyed feeding, and watching birds. Jr. also enjoyed working in the yard, and liked to tinker with lawnmowers. Jr. was a whistler, he whistled all the time. Most important to Jr. was his family.Jr. is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Mary (Garrison) Tice , daughters, Karen (Robert) Powell of Guilford, IN, Beverly Cottingham of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Melissa Edwards, Kelly (John) Hill, Shawn Loar, Jeffery (Elizabeth) Cottingham, Matthew (Molly) Cottingham; great-grandchildren, Courtney (Chris) Carson, Kayla Edwards, Cadence Cottingham, Dezi Cottingham, Xavier Cottingham; great-great grandchildren, Kyler Edwards, Holden Anderson and Elyse Carson; 9 fur babies, but especially his beloved dog, Darby.He was preceded in death by his parents and several siblings.Friends will be received Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the funeral home at 2:00 pm with Pastor Charles Hill officiating.Interment will follow in the Wilmington Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to SEI Honor Guard or Honor Flight Tri-State.  If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Man charged in West Palm Beach shooting that left 3 dead

first_imgA man is facing first-degree murder charges in connection to a shooting that left in three people dead in West Palm Beach.Yuniel Martinez De La Cotera is charged with three counts of first-degree murder.The shooting occurred Wednesday evening around 10 p.m. on Cole Street, just north of Belvedere and North Military Trail.PBSO deputies located the 41-year-old standing next to a nearby car in the road and arrested him shortly after the shooting.He is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail.Police have not established a motive or identified the victims at this time.last_img

Ruthless Pakistan overwhelm shell-shocked England

first_imgBy Ed Osmond CARDIFF, UK (Reuters) – Pakistan delivered an inspired all-round performance to rout a ragged England team by eight wickets in a one-sided Champions Trophy semi-final yesterday.Pakistan bowled and fielded tightly to restrict the hosts to a paltry total of 211 all out and the lowest-ranked team in the tournament knocked off the runs in style with a massive 12.5 overs to spare.It was a major disappointment for England, who won all three group matches in their bid to claim a first global 50-over title and had beaten Pakistan in 12 of their last 14 one-day internationals.They collapsed, however, on a sluggish pitch from 128 for two in sunny conditions, which normally favour batsmen, and the bowlers failed to repair the damage as Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali shared a stand of 118 to lead Pakistan to their target.“One thing we didn’t do was adapt to conditions, which I thought Pakistan did extremely well,” England captain Eoin Morgan said.“Full credit to them, they outplayed us on this wicket. 211 wasn’t a good score. 250/270 would have been.”Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and England openers Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow, replacing the out-of-form Jason Roy, made a solid enough start.Hitting boundaries proved difficult, however, and a clearly frustrated Hales, on 13, spooned Rumman Raees to cover with a loose drive.Bairstow, dropped twice, accumulated 43 runs through good shot placement and quick running between the wickets before he pulled seamer Hasan Ali to Mohammad Hafeez at deep square leg.Joe Root and Morgan continued to score at about five runs an over but Root, on 46, nicked leg-spinner Shadab Khan to wicketkeeper Sarfraz and Morgan (33) aimed an expansive drive at the lively Hasan and gave Sarfraz another catch to leave England in trouble at 141 for four.Jos Buttler (4), Moeen Ali (11) and Adil Rashid (7) fell quickly and Ben Stokes, one of the most destructive batsmen in the world, failed to hit a boundary in a scratchy 34 as the Pakistan bowlers dominated.Fakhar hit Mark Wood for the first six of the match in the opening over of Pakistan’s innings and he and Azhar played some delightful strokes in a fluent partnership.Fakhar reached his 50 off 49 balls before being stumped by Buttler off Rashid for 57 but Azhar and Babar Azam calmly continued to milk runs all around the ground as England’s bowlers ran out of ideas.Azhar, on 76, dragged a delivery from Jake Ball on to his stumps before Babar (38 not out) and Hafeez (31 not out) guided Pakistan home.“Credit goes to the bowlers and the batters who finished it very well,” Sarfraz said. “We adapted to the conditions, we knew if we restricted them we could easily chase it down.“Every game is a knockout game and I told my boys to play their game and not worry about the result.”India play Bangladesh in the second semi-final in Birmingham today.last_img read more

Golden Jaguars Head Coach emphasizes  long-term succession development

first_imgAS the Golden Jaguars, the country’s senior men’s national football team, continue preparation ahead of their important March 26 and 31 encounters against Barbados, head coach Márcio Máximo, is touting a youthful team, changed mentality and an emphasis on long-term succession development as the key areas of focus. In a recent interview, the Brazilian coach pointed out that is was very important for him to not only reduce the average age of the senior team but also change the mentality of the players to one that is competitive, displays good commitment, professionalism and with a desire to proudly play in the senior national team.Máximo said there are currently three or four experienced Guyana-based players over 28 years old among those who are engaged in daily training sessions but to realize sustainability of the team, age and desire for personal and team success are key for development. He added that “of course their (older players) experience is very important for our group but we also need to refresh the team, put new ideas and players who have ambition to play in the development leagues, pursue international clubs and academies, help the local clubs to improve…if we don’t have the continuation of the senior team, we’ll lose the group again.” “We have been able to recover some players (22 – 23 years old) who had lost interest due to the absence of a senior team programme. Now, they have the option to continue if they are selected, of course. We now have a pool of 60 players,” the usually candid coach revealed. Máximo announced recently that 12 players from the National U-20 team, which wrapped up their CONCACAF U-20 Championship qualifiers campaign on Sunday, will be integrated into the senior team following their return from Nicaragua.Coach Máximo sees the step as “a good opportunity for the players to keep their ambitions to play at a professional level, have a chance to be attached to international academies, if age permits, and we will endeavor to provide the fuel for them to achieve their highest goal.” Guyana is aiming to make their second appearance at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, but, in order for Máximo and his men to reach the 2021 CONCACAF showpiece, the Golden Jaguars will have to go through regional rivals, Barbados, in a home and away fixture.The first match of the two-round qualifier is scheduled for Barbados on March 24 at 19:00hrs, while Guyana will play host to the Bajans on March 31 at the National Track and Field Centre at 20:00hrs.last_img read more

Domestic 50-over competition named Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy

first_imgTHIS season’s women’s 50-over domestic competition will be named the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy in honour of England’s World Cup-winning captain.Baroness Heyhoe Flint led England to the World Cup in 1973 and is regarded as a trailblazer for women’s cricket.The month-long competition will begin on August Bank Holiday weekend with the final on Saturday, September 26.The fixtures for the eight-team competition will be released today.The competition has been created for this summer only, to ensure women’s domestic cricket is played despite the challenges of COVID-19.ECB managing director of women’s cricket, Clare Connor, said: “I’m delighted that, despite the obvious challenges of COVID-19, we have been able to continue to build the new women’s elite domestic structure to the point that we’ll see the eight regions play 50-over cricket this summer.“Rachael Heyhoe Flint would have been proud to witness the professionalisation of the domestic women’s game. She did so much for our sport and without her work, passion and dedication we wouldn’t be where we are today.”The eight regional teams will be split into two groups with the winners of each group meeting in the final.The availability of England Women’s centrally contracted players will be known once the international schedule has been confirmed.Heyhoe Flint, who captained England between 1966 and 1978 and was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2010, passed away in 2017.Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy groupsNorth: Central Sparks, Lightning, Northern Diamonds, ThunderSouth: South East Stars, Southern Vipers, Sunrisers, Western Storm. (BBC Sport)last_img read more