Southport home sells under the hammer for $18,500 over reserve

first_imgSold for $18,500 over the reserve.ASIAN buyers continued a strong run at auctions this weekend with a Southport house selling $18,500 over reserve. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 4 Centennial Place sold under the hammer to an Asian buyer for $493,500.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoRay White Benowa marketing agent Carita Lanham said there were nine registered bidders.“There was quite a mix of people who came along,” Ms Lanham said. “A few mature couples and young, first-time buyers. About 40 people attended the auction of 4 Centennial Place, Southport.“We had the auction inside with about 40 people stuffed into the kitchen and living room.”Ms Lanham said the deceased estate had only one owner during the past 23 years.Located in a cul de sac near schools and shops, the house was recently upgraded with new carpet and a fresh coat of paint.last_img read more

Queensland buyers are on the look out for renovators

first_img73 Third Ave, Palm Beach. Picture: realestate.com.auThere are oak timber floors throughout, high ceilings and stone bench tops in the kitchen.The third most viewed home was on Brisbane’s northside at Bracken Ridge. The house at 180 Barrett St, is seeking offers of more than $349,000. 11 Eastment St, Bardon. Picture: realestate.com.auMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoIt has already been raised and is ready to be built in underneath subject to council approval.It was down to the Gold Coast for the next most popular house at 73 Third Ave, Palm Beach.The four-bedroom “classic beach house’’ has a split-level layout and multiple living zones. 180 Barrett St, Bracken Ridge. Picture: realestate.com.auIt has three bedrooms and is described as a renovator’s delight.The brick home, is close to local schools, shops and transport.It was up to the Sunshine Coast for the next most popular listing, a house at 1 Second Ave, Marcoola. 1 Second Ave, Marcoola. Picture: realestate.com.auThe home is listed for offers in the mid $300,000. It has three bedrooms, and is described as “ripe for renovation’’.It is about 600 metres from the beach and is already under contract.The fifth most popular home was a luxurious home at 128 Crosby Rd, Ascot. The seven bedroom home has an internal lift and a total living area of 1409 sqm. 11 Eastment St, Bardon . Picture: realestate.com.auQUEENSLAND’S most viewed home last week was so popular it’s already under contract.The home at 11 Eastment St, Bardon was viewed more than any other on realestate.com.au in Queensland this week.The three-bedroom house, with a price guide of $625,000 plus, is listed through Ben Wakely of Urban Property Agents, Paddington. 11 Eastment St, Bardon. Picture: realestate.com.auThe cottage sits behind a white picket fence on a 411sq m block. It still has original features including VJ walls and ceilings and fretwork. 128 Crosby Rd, Ascot.last_img read more

Dale Earnhardt Jr. still has ‘the itch’ to race

first_imgThat competitiveness, though, is something he credits for making his job in the booth more fulfilling.”The way that I feel about (racing) and the way that I miss it is kind of healthy toward doing the job as a broadcaster,” Earnhardt said. “It makes me excited to go watch the race and excited about what I’m going to see.”The 44-year-old had his growing pains this year in the booth but was happy to learn from his mistakes and will work to get better.”The majority of the feedback that I got was positive, and that spurred me on just to keep digging and keep working and keep doing what I was doing,” he said. “Hopefully that will be enough to keep me around for a while.” Dale Earnhardt Jr. may have retired from full-time NASCAR racing, but that doesn’t mean he never wants to race again.”I have this itch or an urge to go race or run a race or just drive a car somewhere,” Earnhardt said Thursday, via ESPN. “But I don’t have a clear regret or a real urge that’s got to be satisfied.” Earnhardt spent almost the entirety of the season in the broadcast booth with NBC in 2018, but he did find his way onto the track once for an Xfinity race in Richmond.He finished fourth there and looked every bit of the competitor he always has been — he just didn’t quite have the car to come away with a win. Related News Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants to race again in 2019 after finishing 4th in Richmond While Earnhardt has not indicated he wants to get back to racing full time, he would like to get in a car again. Immediately after finishing his Xfinity race in Richmond this year he said just that.”We’ll try to do another one next year, we’ll see where we go,” he said. “We’ll be with Hellmann’s again, and we have to figure out what race that’s going to be.”last_img read more

Hoornstra: MLB’s most visible draft feels like a missed opportunity

first_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Therein lies a dark cloud hovering over the most visible draft in baseball history. About an hour before the Detroit Tigers were officially on the clock with the first pick, Rob Manfred sat down for questions. The commissioner was asked to address the immediate future of his league, which is embroiled in a public labor dispute between owners and players, over how and when to resume play amidst a global pandemic.“We’re going to play baseball in 2020,” Manfred said. “One hundred percent.”It was a rare moment of clarity. Everything else about the draft feels shrouded in mystery.MLB had previously proposed reducing the number of affiliated minor league teams under its umbrella. Now, some minor league teams are among the many American small businesses merely hoping to stay financially afloat while they’re forced to cancel games. Under the reported terms of MLB’s plan to eliminate 42 minor league teams, the 2021 draft would have been reduced to 20-25 rounds.The net effect is a paradox. After a dramatically shortened 2020 draft, it’s expected that more college baseball players than usual will return in 2021 to play as seniors. (Undrafted players are limited to a $20,000 signing bonus; this will likely lead more high school players to honor college commitments than usual, too.) That means the class of 2021 will be loaded with unprecedented talent. But if that draft lasts 20-25 rounds instead of 40, there will be fewer professional contracts and less money to go around.Related Articles It all adds up to a missed opportunity for the league. The primetime slot on ESPN was only made possible by the absence of other sports, made possible by a virus that spread rapidly across the globe. No baseball executive could control those circumstances.The future of minor league baseball has never looked dimmer, and that is within MLB’s control. The draft class of 2020 faces an unprecedented economic landscape if there are fewer affiliated minor league teams a year fro now. If you could ignore that reality for a few hours Wednesday afternoon, the draft made for a pretty good respite. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield In 2009, MLB moved its draft into a primetime television slot, and aired the first round live from the MLB Network studio in Secaucus, New Jersey. San Diego State pitcher Stephen Strasburg was the big name going into the draft. He and other first-round hopefuls were invited to attend the event in person. The thought was to mimic the more visible drafts in the NFL, NBA and NHL with the time-honored optics of the commissioner handing a young man a uniform. One problem: only one player bothered to attend. He was chosen 25th overall by the Angels, and this isn’t the first thing our grandchildren will hear when we tell them about Mike Trout.Wednesday, the draft moved back to ESPN for the first time since 2008. MLB Network also aired the event in a separate telecast with its own studio hosts. (Rounds 2-5, held Thursday, will air on MLB Network and ESPN2.) That’s given the 2020 draft a larger media platform than any of its predecessors – a necessary step toward approaching the spectacle of the NFL, NBA and NHL events.Of course, everything is weird right now, in sports and in society. When the NFL held its draft in April, commissioner Roger Goodell couldn’t hand over a single jersey because he was sitting in the basement of his home. The stripped-down event unsurprisingly shattered its previous record for television ratings. It was the closest thing to a live North American sporting event anyone had seen since the Covid-19 shutdown began.Little has changed in the last six weeks. In that regard, baseball couldn’t have picked a better time to hold a draft. The last two months have given us Zoom calls in which fans join players face to face. We’ve seen players square off against each other in their own “MLB The Show” league. We haven’t seen actual baseball games since spring training was postponed, but we’ve seen what the sport can produce with ample time to experiment.center_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone The draft is no exception. If you tuned in for the first time, you learned it’s shorter than any previous draft – a mere five rounds compared to the usual 40. (There’s nothing sacred about 40. The first draft, in 1965, lasted 26 rounds. In 1969, the draft lasted 90 rounds.) Ostensibly that’s because drafted players have no place to play; ordinarily they would report to a minor-league affiliate after signing a contract. There’s still some question among teams about where to send their new draftees. This is a more manageable problem when drafting five players instead of 40.The first five rounds naturally produce the best, and the most, future major leaguers. But if the absence of other sporting events made this year’s draft more compelling, other forces are acting in the opposite direction.For one, there hasn’t been a single NCAA baseball game since March 12. The road to the College World Series is littered with future stars, many of whom enjoy weeks on national television in May and June to preview their talents. Among the 21 four-year college players chosen in the first round in 2019, seven played in the College World Series.MLB wisely sought to capitalize on this by moving the 2020 draft from Secaucus to Omaha, the site of the College World Series. The draft was supposed to last 40 rounds, ending Friday. The College World Series was supposed to begin Saturday.Then the coronavirus happened.last_img read more