Bayside living is proving popular with developments nearing sellout

first_imgVilla World is reporting strong buyer demand in Thornlands.SELLOUT is expected to be only weeks away at Villa World’s two Thornlands projects in Brisbane’s bayside with local buyers driving the sales.Affinity and Waterline are two developments among five undertaken by Villa World in the area with sales being buoyed by sought-after views of the Moreton foreshore.Villa World development manager Peter Johnson said there had been consistenly strong sales at Waterline with only 11 lots remaining.“We are selling on average eight properties per month,” Mr Johnson said. “With the Waterline demographic largely comprising Redland Bay locals who are looking to downsize to an area close to shops and transport.”Set to be home to around 230 families, Villa World is expecting Waterline to sell out by the end of March or early April at the latest.The residential community offers house and land packages as well as land-only options.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoEstates in Thornlands are in high demand.Affinity is also nearing sellout with only 20 lots remaining of its 118 up for grabs.Affinity development manager Andrew Ashwood said the development offered elevated lots in a natural bushland setting.“We are into the final stage of this development which is in a highly sought-after location with limited availability,” Mr Ashwood said.“Affinity offers prestigious, elevated land, giving buyers great options to build their dream home.” Young families local to the area have been snapping up the majority of sales at Affinity with lot sizes ranging from 300sq m to 697sq m with a starting price of $299,000.The developer’s latest project in the Bayside region is Seascape at Redland Bay, where townhomes just 650 metres from the water’s edge, are now selling from $445,000.last_img read more

Gold Coast real estate market in for a blooming spring

first_img Harcourts Coastal Broadbeach director Dane Atherton say soaring trading in winter will lead to a continuation of an already extremely active market through spring. Photo: Jerad Williams“This is a highly unusual market we’re in at the moment as traditionally in terms of turnover, May, June and July is the lowest quarter for Gold Coast property,” Mr Atherton said.“Agents would be hanging out for that September spring selling season but what’s been amazing is that spring has almost been brought forward.“We’ve experienced soaring trading in winter and what’s going to happen now is a continuation of an already extremely active market.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:37Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenSpring selling predictions for 202002:37THE Gold Coast property market is in for a blooming spring despite the COVID-19 pandemic impacting real estate across the country, according to leading property experts.Cashed-up interstate buyers are lining up for virtual property tours, while locals are hot on their heels in the hunt for their prized new home. The Gold Coast property market is in for a blooming spring, according to agents. MORE NEWS: Homesick expats crave a dose of green and gold Buyers are expected to flock to the Coast this spring. Picture: Jerad WilliamsHe predicted an influx of local buyers as well as house hunters from Brisbane.“I can’t see any reason why this spring won’t be a good spring for the property market on the Gold Coast,” he said. New research from revealed Queensland property seekers are the most confident in Australia with the Gold Coast suburb of Tugun rated the top suburb for buyers in the state.Harcourts Coastal Broadbeach director Dane Atherton predicted one of the best spring selling seasons in Gold Coast history. Ray White Real Estate Runaway Bay Group principal Ali Mian says the run of sales throughout winter had created a “frenzied market” going into spring.Ali Mian, Ray White Runaway Bay Group principal, shared a similar view.He said the run of sales throughout winter had created a “frenzied market” going into spring.“The market got a good head start that we don’t normally see,” Mr Mian said.“Usually winter is quieter for the property market but this year winter has produced some good numbers for us.“The reason behind that was March and April were quiet so the whole cycle moved.“A lot of those sellers who sold in winter are now wanting to buy something. It’s almost like a domino effect.” Luxury living hits new heights with garages in the sky Lucy Cole, of her self-titled agency, says the local market will come to the forefront this spring. Photo by Richard GoslingMore 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 agoLucy Cole, of her self-titled agency, also predicted a rush of local buyers to the market.“This pandemic has brought to the forefront people who realise they want a sea-change or a country change,” Ms Cole said.“There’s definitely a change in the spectrum of real estate.“The interstate market has always been interested in the Gold Coast but I think the local market will really come to the forefront this spring.“People still want to be here and the southeast Queensland market and in particular the Gold Coast is thriving.” REIQ Gold Coast zone chair Andrew Henderson says property stock levels were expected to finally increase with a rush of sellers. Picture: Jerad WilliamsREIQ Gold Coast zone chair Andrew Henderson predicted sellers would take advantage of the spring selling season.“Historically, a lot of people see springtime as a good time to go to market,” Mr Henderson said.“For us it’s probably more of a southern influence as the Gold Coast has got great weather all year round. “We don’t have that dreary winter weather that prevents people getting out there to buy a property.”Property stock levels were expected to finally increase with a rush of sellers, he said.“I think you will see a spike as there hasn’t been a lot of choice for buyers,” Mr Henderson said.last_img read more

Australia players, board edge closer to pay deal

first_imgMELBOURNE Australia (Reuters) – Cricket Australia is on the verge of agreeing a new pay deal with the players’ union, ending a long impasse and avoiding the need for arbitration.A Cricket Australia spokesman said yesterday that negotiations had advanced to the “final details” after days of lengthy talks with the Australian Cricketers’ Association.News Ltd media on Tuesday declared a “peace deal brokered” and the “Ashes saved”, a reference to the upcoming Test series against England.But talks continued to grind on into yesterday.Australia’s top 230 players have effectively been unemployed since the last five-year agreement expired on June 30 and an ‘A’ tour of South Africa has already fallen victim to the lockout.Australia captain Steve Smith told Fox Sports TV on Tuesday he was confident of a deal being brokered, but confirmed players would not travel to Bangladesh for a two-Test tour starting this month until the dispute was resolved.CA chief executive James Sutherland had proposed taking the matter to binding arbitration if a deal was not struck by early this week.last_img read more

Mark Spincer named ARC racing division MD

first_img Submit Share ARC continues financial support for greyhound trainers during COVID-19 shutdown April 15, 2020 ARC confirms Belle Vue closure August 3, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Arena Racing Company (ARC) has strengthened its leadership team after confirming that Mark Spincer will take up the position of Managing Director of the company’s Racing Division.Under his new role, which is effective immediately, Spincer will take responsibility for ARC’s sixteen racecourse sites and four greyhound stadia.Mark Spincer commented on his new role: “We have tremendous teams working across our sites, and as such, I am very much looking forward to taking on this new role. Delivering fantastic events and excellent customer experiences have been at the heart of my career at ARC and will very much continue to be the focus moving forward”.Prior to the new appointment, Spincer has worked with ARC for over 12 years, having previously held the position of Executive Director of both Newcastle and Doncaster Racecourses. Latterly, he has been ARC Group Operations Director since 2015.Martin Cruddace, ARC Chief Executive,added: “We are very pleased to confirm the appointment of Mark Spincer as Managing Director of ARC’s Racing Division, given his considerable experience and expertise.“He has done an excellent job as Group Operations Director, with day to day management of our various sites, but we believe that this new role will be a significant benefit in building the business over the coming years.” ARC temporarily suspends ‘uneconomical’ Belle Vue meetings  June 10, 2020last_img read more

Friday May 29th Local Sports

first_imgMASON CITY — Todd Ciochetto is leaving the NIACC women’s basketball program to be the head coach at Seward County Community College in Liberal Kansas. Ciochetto has spent nine years at NIACC, the first three being an assistant coach with the last six seasons being the program’s head coach. He’s accumulated a 153-46 record, winning three Region XI titles, including this past season’s team that was 32-1 and was the top seed in the NJCAA Division II national tournament. Ciochetto was named the Division II National Coach of the Year both by the NJCAA and World Exposure Report. Ciochetto takes over a Division I junior college program that has been to the national tournament five out of the last six years and won the national championship in 2002. THIS WEEKEND:AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, — 2013 Class 3A state baseball championship — Clear Lake vs. Assumption of Davenport — 7:00 PM Friday nightAM-1300 KGLO —- 2015 Capital One Bowl — Iowa vs. LSU — 1:00 PM Saturday afternoon IOWA CITY — Iowa athletic director Gary Barta still hopes Kinnick Stadium is full for the Hawkeyes’ season opener. Barta says they have looked at several different seating plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.KGLO News · 5 – 29 – Gbmay – 1Barta says more than 36-thousand season tickets have already been sold and says attendance may depend on how confident fans are that they will be safe.KGLO News · 5 – 29 – Gbmay – 2Barta says guidelines may change between now and the start of the season.KGLO News · 5 – 29 – Gbmay – 3Barta says as things begin to open up he is feeling better about what the football season might look like.KGLO News · 5 – 29 – Gbmay – 4Iowa is scheduled to host Northern Iowa in the season opener on September 5th. QUAD CITIES — The John Deere Classic near the Quad Cities has been cancelled due to restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the PGA Tournament’s effort to raise money for local charities is continuing. Last year “Birdies for Charity” raised a record of 13-point-82 million dollars.KGLO News · 5 – 29 – Jdccharity – 1That’s tournament director Clair Peterson who says as of now the charity program is being handled online.KGLO News · 5 – 29 – Jdccharity – 2The John Deere Classic was scheduled for July 9th through the 12th. IRVING, Texas – The Big 12 and Southeastern conferences have announced the matchups for their women’s basketball challenge for the 2020-21 season, with Iowa State set to host South Carolina on December 6, 2020.“South Carolina coming to Hilton Coliseum will give our fans a chance to see the team that ended last season No.1 in the nation and will be there to start this season,” head coach Bill Fennelly said. “This adds another major test to what will be one of the toughest schedules we have ever faced.”The Gamecocks ended the 2019-20 season as the nation’s No. 1 team with a 32-1 overall record, with the Cyclones ending the season with a win over No. 2 Baylor on Senior Day.Every team from the Big 12 will participate, while 10 teams from the SEC will take part. The format features five home games on campus sites for each conference per year.The inaugural challenge was held in 2014. The 10-team format began in 2016. Last season, the Big 12 Conference won the Challenge 8-2 in the most lopsided in the series history. Iowa State claimed a win over Alabama on the road in 2019.last_img read more