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Crowds spill on to street to see ‘heavenly home’ sell at auction

first_imgNearly 100 people turned out to see 83 Bardon Esplanade, Bardon sell under the hammer for $947,500.Almost 100 people turned out to see a three-bedroom, one-bathroom colonial cottage on 395sq m in Bardon sell under the hammer for close to $1 million. Home sales on the rise MORE: Ms O’Dea said the sale was proof the market understood how tightly held and beautiful the area was.“People buy and die in these homes, because they’re so attached to it,” she said.While five bidders registered, the serious competition came down to a couple with a young child and a woman in her late 50s from Toowoomba who placed the winning bid. The sale is the second highest price achieved on the tightly held street.That being said the street is tightly held. Yesterday’s sale was the first since 2017, when three homes sold (including 19) and prior to that, two changed hands in 2014.Four properties have no sale date recorded in CoreLogic, which usually indicates they have been held in one family for at least 30 years.Ray White Paddington agent Judi O’Dea said 83 Bardon Esplanade sold for $947,500 under the hammer.According to CoreLogic the vendor purchased the home in 2005 for only $495,000, and Ms O’Dea said they had mixed emotions about the sale. According to CoreLogic, it was the second highest price to be achieved in the street, with 19 selling in 2017 for $1,610,000. The 2017 sale was of a substantially bigger home, with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and on a larger block of 513sq m. RELATED:center_img Period features include high ceilings, stained glass windows and leadlighting, timber fretwork, VJ walls, polished timber floors, french doors and a wrap around veranda..The potential parties were attracted to the location and then the home’s character.Being a traditional colonial cottage, with period features, including high ceilings, stained glass windows and leadlighting, timber fretwork, VJ walls, polished timber floors, french doors and a wrap around veranda.Ms O’Dea said the sellers had renovated and transformed the home.“But they kept the character of it,” she said.“The location there is a seriously just so beautiful.“Anyone who appreciates the foothills of Mount Coot-tha, the lovely stream across the road and Bowman Park with all the activity there, it’s just magic.“The community spirit and just the activity, the dogs and the people walking by. “It’s heaven.” >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE<< Cottage sells before second open home How superstars holiday in Oz “They were very teary about it, they were delighted to sell and very happy with their price,” Ms O’Dea said.“But the emotional attachment to this beautiful home, you just can’t replace and find an area like this and this beautiful home.”She said it was a “really good” auction, with five registered bidders and huge crowd spilling on to the street.“I just knew it would be and there was a big mix of neighbours and we had a hell of a lot of people through the house all the way through the five-week campaign,” she said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agolast_img read more

Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz climbs five places, but coach wants even more from them

first_imgTHEODORE Whitmore, head coach of Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz said that Jamaica couldn’t afford to be complacent now that the team has climbed up the latest FIFA World Rankings released on Wednesday.Coming off the back of drubbing of Antigua and Barbuda 6-0 and humbling Guyana 4-0 in the CONCACAF Nations League on September 6 and 9, respectively, the Jamaican team climbed five places to 47 in the rankings released on September 18.“This is, of course, positive for the team and the country and this is in keeping with the objectives that the players, technical staff and the Federation set at the beginning of the CONCACAF Nations League Group phase,” Coach Whitmore said.“Our wish is for it to continue to get better and I will be lobbying with the Federation to ensure that what is necessary to make this happen is indeed  put in place because we do not want to get complacent.”The coach used the rise in rankings to implore fans to show their support by coming out in large numbers to the National Stadium on October 12 when Jamaica plays Aruba.“The players need to know that they have the country’s support,” he said.Meanwhile, president of the JFF, Mr Michael Ricketts also expressed satisfaction with the development and has encouraged the coach, his staff and the players to maintain focus with the immediate goal being to maintain a top-six ranking in CONCACAF over the coming months.Jamaica’s highest ever FIFA ranking occurred in 1998 when the team was ranked 27th in the world.(Sportsmax).last_img read more

LA Clippers’ Blake Griffin set to return April 3

first_img“But when that day comes, we’ll know. The good news is, we’ll have practice – we could have two – but we’ll probably have just one before he plays. And the question, more importantly, is not the starting, it’s how many minutes in a row can he play. If you went by yesterday, it would be three, you know?”Rivers was laughing.The Clippers (45-27) are 28-14 without Griffin. He averaged 23.2 points and 8.7 rebounds before going down.Another distributorIt’s easy to forget how well Griffin passes the ball because he’s a power forward known more for scoring and rebounding. But along with averaging 23.2 points and 8.7 rebounds, Griffin averaged 5.0 assists in the 30 games he’s played this season.That’s one of the things Rivers is looking forward to upon Griffin’s return to action.“What Blake gives you is more options to run stuff,” he said. “It gives you another ballhandler. Basically, at the end of games, right now it’s in Chris’s hands and Chris has to make the decision and the play and now you have two guys who can do that. That makes you a lot more dangerous.”Point guard Chris Paul leads the team in assists with a 9.8 average. Griffin is second.UpcomingThe Clippers next host Boston on Monday night. They’ll then hit the road for games Wednesday at Minnesota and Thursday at Oklahoma City before returning home to play Washington. Blake Griffin of the L.A. Clippers looked so good in practice Saturday that coach Doc Rivers announced Sunday morning Griffin would begin his four-game suspension that afternoon against the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center. That means he’ll be eligible to play next Sunday when the Clippers host the Washington Wizards.It was Griffin’s first practice since being medically cleared, and Rivers said it was obvious he is ready.“Yeah, I kind of thought that before (the practice), but I still wanted to see him; that’s why I didn’t want to say anything,” Rivers said before his team defeated the Nuggets 105-90. “He wanted to practice the last practice we had (Tuesday) and we wouldn’t let him. Usually when a player starts talking that way, you know he’s ready to practice and wants to go out.“We just felt like the extra three or four days to this practice would help. I think Blake would probably disagree with that. He thought he should have practiced the last one. But he looked great. He had no endurance as far as his wind, but as far as just playing basketball, he looked terrific.” When Rivers told reporters Saturday that Griffin would practice for the first time, he said there will be some rust. He was right.“It’s amazing watching what three months does, though, as far as memory of the sets and the timing,” Rivers said. “That wasn’t pretty. But overall, he looked good.”Griffin first suffered a partially torn left quad tendon, an injury that was discovered after the Clippers beat the Lakers on Christmas night. Griffin then sustained a fractured right hand when he punched team assistant equipment manager Matias Testi on Jan. 23 in Toronto.The hand healed quicker than the quad, which was unexpected. But Griffin is good now. Rivers was asked if he will start Griffin his first game back.“It’s a good question,” Rivers said. “We figure we have five or six or seven, whatever, more days. And, honestly, I don’t know if you can get him in condition to play 35 minutes or 30 minutes right away. My guess right now is we’re going to start him.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more