Interstate buyers are hitting the Brisbane market

first_imgHaesley Cush said interstate buyer saw a lot of value in the Brisbane market. AAP image, John Gass.LAST Saturday I spent the day standing in the front yards or on the streets of Brisbane properties ‘singing for my supper’.There was mixture of homes from different regions on my agenda, so the day was sure to offer some great insights into the pre-Spring selling season.What I witnessed was a market showing great value, when compared to our southern neighbours and those inter state buyers are now doing more than just looking over the fence, they are starting to climb over it.The best example of this was at Rockbourne Tce, Paddington. John Flahye, Ray White Spring Hill, was the marketing agent and he had gathered a huge crowd including a phone bidder from Melbourne. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:24Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:24 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD288p288pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenCoreLogic Brisbane Housing Market Update – August 201809:25 Bidding opened very conservatively around $500,000 from a local young couple, but very quickly rose, through the $600,000s and $700,000s in a mixture of $20,000 and $10,000 bids.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoBidding stalled briefly at $800,000.It was at this point the agent, holding the phone, looked at me and whispered, “the buyer wants to increase to $900,000’’.Due to the size of the significant increase, we had another colleague confirm the bid and I announced “$900,000, and we are on the market”.To which our local buyers packed up their paddles, folded their arms and went home. Once, twice, sold!It is as obvious as the nose on your face, that Brisbane offers better value than Sydney or Melbourne.Add to that the lifestyle offering and you have an attractive alternative for disgruntled southerners. These buyers can see value where local buyers and agents can’t. They have seen their markets achieve prices that Brisbane locals haven’t.Added to this new competition is their sophistication when it comes to auctions and bidding. They don’t stand idle, they do bid and they have a strategy. The buyer of Rockbourne Tce had a plan to beat the competition, he saw incredible value in the inner city Brisbane market and he is not alone.To avoid disappointment Brisbane buyers need to act now. With many luxury homes in Brisbane currently selling below replacement costs and other pockets of the market showing great signs of value, it stands to reason that we will see more of these “out of area buyers’’ winning at auction and heading to Brisbane.last_img read more

Zimbabwe Sacked Vice-President to Fight Her Expulsion from Ruling Party

first_imgZimbabwe’s sacked vice-president Joice Mujuru on Thursday said she would fight her expulsion from the ruling Zanu-PF party after falling out with President Robert Mugabe. Mrs Mujuru, who was previously tipped as Mugabe’s likely successor, was sacked as vice-president in December and expelled last week by Zanu-PF for allegedly plotting against the president. Many of her allies in government were also fired and expelled from Zanu-PF. She has held cabinet posts in every government since independence in 1980. Mugabe replaced Mrs Mujuru as vice-president with his justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, a hardliner in the regime.Mujuru, who was previously tipped as Mugabe’s likely successor, was expelled last week by ZANU-PF for allegedly plotting against the 91-year-old president.“I am one who can never be expelled from the original and genuine ZANU-PF,” Mujuru said in her first public reaction to her dismissal.She said in a statement that the ZANU-PF’s decision to expel her was based on an “unsubstantiated, malicious and hateful campaign”.Mujuru fell out with Mugabe last year and was sacked as vice-president in December.Many of her allies in government were also fired and expelled from ZANU-PF after Mugabe accused her of plotting to oust him.Joice Mujuru is a former guerrilla fighter from the liberation war in the former Rhodesia and the widow of army commander Solomon Mujuru, who died in a mysterious house fire in 2011.last_img read more

IHSAA Summer Rules

first_imgMany high school coaches are beginning to question the value of 12-month per year training for their sport.  More and more kids are opting to just play one high school sport or, in some cases, none at all.  Before this rule, it was not unusual for 25 to 30 boys to come out for freshmen basketball.  That number has now dwindled to 10-12 on an average year.  Several reasons have been sighted for this lack of participation.  Very few student athletes choose to play football and basketball any more.  For schools with less than a thousand enrollment, this cuts the number of kids for each sport.  It has not been as profound in girls sports because they do not play football.  Freshmen will tell you the reason they did not come out for a sport was because they did not want to get up at 5 a.m. to lift weights or in some cases even practice.  The big problem occurs during the summer when all sports want their kids to train.  If you are out for more than one sport, you have the conflict of which one do you attend on any given day.  If the coaches are inflexible, you run the danger of being cut from the program if you are not a star.  This means you make a decision on what sport you will continue in even though you are not sure which you are the best at doing.  Plus, with the new school calendars summer vacations are shorter than in the past.  This means that in June you will be actively participating in many sports camps.  In the case of basketball, they play 25-30 games of basketball during these camps.  Kids simply have no time off.last_img read more

Harold Wendel

first_imgHarold Wendel, of Klemme’s Corner, was born on January 14, 1937 in Klemme’s Corner, the son of George and Blanche Beesley Wendel. He married Doris Hofer on June 5, 1956 in Harrison, Ohio. Together they raised 2 children and farmed in Klemme’s Corner until she passed away. On July 3, 2004 in Yorkville, Harold wed Marjorie Hornbach Miller, and she survives. He was passionate about farming and loved being his own boss. You might have called him a self-taught engineer – there was always something to create, solve, or repair. Harold also liked to read, travel, play cards, and eat out, especially when he could enjoy a good steak. On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at the age of 80, Harold passed away at the Waters of Batesville.Those surviving who will cherish Harold’s memory include his wife, Marjorie Wendel; children, Connie (John) Flaspohler of St. Mary’s, son, Steve (Linda) Wendel of Brookville; grandchildren, Bryan (Rachel) Wendel, Emily (Brandon) Prifogle, and Lauren (Adam) Boesken; 5 great grandchildren; step-children, Marilyn (Greg) Laudick of Yorkville, Barbara Pierson of Yorkville, Janet (Dale) Freese of Batesville, Geraldine (Mike) White, Patrick Miller, Michael (Sherry) Miller, and Mary Beth (Brian) Ballard, all of Yorkville; 18 step-grandchildren; 8 step-great grandchildren, and one sister, Bonnie (Jim) Turner of West Harrison. Besides his parents and first wife, Doris, he was preceded in death by a son, Donald Wendel, and 3 step-children, Carol Hester, Terry Miller and Teresa Miller. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 4 until 8 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Dr. Harold Shackelford will officiate the service on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be directed to Hospice of Margaret Mary-Batesville, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or a Food Pantry of choice. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Harold Wendel.last_img read more

Helen Mosmeier – Sunman

first_imgHelen graduated from Sunman High School in 1940 and subsequently attended Christ Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati, Ohio, to become a nurse.  Her greatest disappointment in life was not finishing nursing school, which, in her characteristic self-sacrificing way, she left to care for her dying mother and was unable to return. Earth lost a saint when Helen Mosmeier died at home on January 2, 2018, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was born as Helen Louise Reddert on July 26, 1922, at home on the farm where she was raised in Sunman, Indiana, and lived longer than she ever dreamed she would.  She lived in the Sunman area all of her life except for a short detour in 1946 through Beech Grove, Indiana, after marrying her beloved husband, Edward Charles John Mosmeier, who died in 2005.  Her son, William Edward Mosmeier (Bill); her parents, Daniel Lee Reddert and Sophia Zimmer Reddert and their siblings; her brother, Lee Reddert; and her dear friends Anna Marie Peters, Virginia Trautman, and Leola Fink also died before her. Helen was the Proverbs 31 “Virtuous Woman:” a kind, loving, intelligent, amazing, and gracious homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, relative, and friend.  She loved and faithfully served God through his people and at Sunman Community Church, where, at age one, she was a charter member.  She gave her time, talent, and treasure to many people, organizations, and causes in the Sunman area and beyond.  To finance her children’s college education, she went to work providing customer service at McPherson’s in Sunman in 1967 and retired 20 years later, having been a faithful employee and friend to many with whom she worked.  She had the gift of hospitality and loved people, homemaking, gardening, shopping, reading, traveling, dogs, and cookies. Helen is dearly loved and will be sorely missed.  “Well done, good and faithful servant.”  –Matthew 25:23.  “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”   –Psalm 116:15. Helen is survived by her daughter, Nancy Ann Mosmeier Phillips Roberson, and her husband, Bob Roberson; their daughter, Amy Cary and her husband, Marc Cary, and their children, London and Brooklyn Cary; Bill’s widow, Linda Mosmeier, and their children, Chris Mosmeier and his wife, Kathy Mosmeier, and their children, Baylie and Keifer Mosmeier; Vicky Jones and her husband, Brad Jones, and their children Jacob Cottrill and his wife Michaela Cottrill, Shelby Cottrill, Dalton Jones, and Ethan Jones; and Ami Sowers and her husband, Kevin Sowers, and their children, Andrew and Brianna Sowers; her nephew, Frederick John Reddert and his family; her niece Kathy Reddert; her niece Sharon Reddert and her children; her niece Juanita Reddert; special friends Viola Bruns, Marcia Bruns, Donna and John Kunkel, Lavonne and Tom Moorman, Kindra and Matt Maple and their children, Mary Ann and Bill Walker, the Weiler Family, her Sunman Community Church Family, and numerous other friends and family.center_img Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Sunman Community Church, 304 West Vine Street, Sunman, Indiana.  The funeral service will immediately follow the visitation.  At the service, you will have the opportunity to share a testimonial about Helen. Contributions instead of flowers may be given to Sunman Community Church. Thank you to everyone who befriended and looked after Helen after Edward died and enabled Helen to live independently in her home until her death.  Being at home meant everything to Helen. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to be handling the services for Helen Mosmeier.last_img read more

Euro 2020: Italy maintain perfect record with easy win in Liechtenstein

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Italy votes in referendum on downsizing parliament Italian football stadiums to stay closed, at least until early October Italy maintained their perfect record in Group J and clocked up their ninth international win in a row with a 5-0 thumping of Liechtenstein on Tuesday.Nothing but a perfect record was at stake for the Italians on Tuesday as they had already qualified for Euro 2020.Federico Bernardeschi set Italy on the way in the second minute before Andrea Belotti added a brace.Alessio Romagnoli and Stephan El Shaarawy added further goals in the final 20 minutes as Roberto Mancini’s team made it eight wins out of eight in the group.Elsewhere in the group, Teemu Pukki scored twice as Finland beat Armenia 3-0 to strengthen their grip on second place and move closer to a first-ever appearance at either the Euro or World Cup finals.Fredrik Jensen opened the scoring in the 31st minute.Finland, who have 15 points from eight games, moved five clear of both Armenia and Bosnia & Herzegovina, who lost 2-1 in Greece, with two games each to play.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Euro 2020ItalyLiechtensteinlast_img read more

Ireland stun favourites France

first_img Former Hull and Hull KR full-back Shannon McDonnell, whose 2014 domestic season was curtailed by a fractured jaw playing for St Helens, marked an impressive debut with two of the Wolfhounds’ five tries. McDonnell, who missed both the 2008 and 2013 World Cups through injury, gave the Irish the lead they never relinquished with a try on his debut after just seven minutes, having successfully chased a kick from Halifax scrum-half Ben Johnston. Haydn Peacock, who plays his club rugby for Carcassonne, doubled Ireland’s lead on 31 minutes by touching down Callum Casey’s kick and the home side led 8-0 at the break. That became 12-0 six minutes into the second half when McDonnell finished off a sweeping move for his second try and Peacock also grabbed his second to make it 16-0, with Ireland’s goalkickers unable to master the windy conditions. Hull KR second rower Kevin Larroyer sparked a French fightback on 58 minutes with their first try and it was game on 10 minutes from the end when Catalans Dragons hooker Eloi Pellissier added a second and Remy Marginet kicked both conversions. Ireland defended for their lives, though, and finally made sure of their first win for two years thanks to a last-minute try by Dewsbury’s Jobe Murphy. Ireland now take on Scotland, fresh from their own win over Wales on Friday night, at Tallaght Stadium next Saturday. Ireland made a dream start to their European Championship campaign with a 22-12 win over favourites France at Dublin’s Tallaght Stadium.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp taking no risks with Daniel Sturridge

first_img Sturridge missed the bulk of last season with thigh and calf injuries which ultimately led to a hip operation and was then sidelined by a knee injury just before Klopp took over in October. The 26-year-old then made three appearances under the German before he suffered a hamstring problem but suggested on Boxing Day he was ready for a first appearance since December 6 when he tweeted: “I’m back training and good to go!!” Press Association Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will not rush Daniel Sturridge back from injury despite the striker stating he is ready to play.center_img Klopp, however, is refusing to take any risks with the England international and told several national newspapers: “This is absolutely the same thing that Daniel said four weeks ago, and we let him play and he was injured again. “You ask him and he says he’s good. I know he is good, but he has to train. We cannot change the situation, he has to train now. “Last week and this week are the most intensive weeks in training for Daniel Sturridge in the last three years. So now you can see what we have to do. We cannot say, ‘Come on Daniel, now you look good so you can play’. “I don’t want to see him in training because everybody sees him training and they think, ‘Oh, come on, bring him into the team, we need his quality’. “No. We really, really have to be patient now. We have to wait. We have to train. We have to give the body the right information, and if he can do this, then maybe we can change something. “Otherwise we always have to stay here in this situation for the next 10 years and always talk about, ‘Where is Daniel Sturridge, can you play him?’. “We have to try and change something. We have tried everything else, so we must try this now.” last_img read more

Replace Neville with Ellis as England Head Coach, Says Aluko

first_img“The England women’s team now are at that point where they’re getting to semifinals and now need to be getting to a final and winning it, winning World Cups, winning European Championships,” said Aluko.“I think she has that pedigree, she has that experience, she’s worked with some of the best footballers, elite athletes, in the world.”Ellis, who was born in England, guided the United States to World Cup titles in 2015 and 2019 before stepping down and taking on an ambassadorial role with U.S. Soccer.Aluko said the only stumbling block she could see was whether England’s FA would agree to meet her wage demands, especially with the U.S. women’s soccer team fighting a legal battle for equal pay.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram WOMEN’S FOOTBALLJill Ellis, who led the United States to back-to-back Women’s World Cup titles, would make the ideal replacement for England head coach Phil Neville when he leaves the job next year, former striker Eniola Aluko has said.England women’s head coach Neville will exit the role at the end of his contract in July 2021 and Aluko told The Football Show that Ellis had the ability to bring silverware to the team.last_img read more

Rough waters ahead as competition stiffens

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are headed for the annual Minnesota Invitational at the University Aquatic Center in Minneapolis.A total of 15 schools will be attending the three-day event, highlighted by the Golden Gophers No. 5-ranked men’s team and No. 17 women’s team; Notre Dame’s No. 20 women’s team; and Tennessee’s No. 15 women’s team.By facing some of the top teams in the nation at the invite, this weekend should prove to be a good test for both the Badger men’s and women’s teams as they try to regain their confidence after recent losses to Arizona (both men’s and women’s) and Northwestern (men’s only).Coming off a 129-114 victory over Northwestern last week, the UW women’s swimming and diving team hopes to build on their 4-1 record with another win at Minnesota this weekend, but in order to do so they will most likely need another terrific performance by sophomore Yi Ting Siow.Siow won both the 200 individual medley in 2:02.12 seconds and the 200 breaststroke in 2:11.91 at Northwestern, an effort that earned her this week’s Big Ten Swimmer of the Week for the third time this year. But she remains focused on this weekend’s invite instead of her past accomplishments.”I hope to improve on my times this weekend,” Siow said. “Hopefully, the whole team is able to improve their times and obtain our goal of winning the invite this weekend.”The Badger men’s swimming and diving team heads to Minnesota, reeling from two straight losses to schools with Wildcat mascots. Last weekend they fell to Northwestern 142-97, and the week before they suffered a 155-134 loss to Arizona.Sophomore swimmer Scott Rice helped pace the Badgers last weekend by winning the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:51.25, the 100-yard butterfly in 50.20 and the 200-yard butterfly in 1:51.16, and said he hopes that this weekend’s change of scenery — and mascots — will help improve both his performance and that of the team.”I can definitely improve on my performance from last week,” Rice said. “Certain races I thought I swam pretty good, but they could have been faster.”Rice also mentioned that the top-flight competition the Badgers are facing this weekend should help the men’s swimming and diving team improve.”There’s some good competition at Minnesota this weekend,” Rice said. “Minnesota is really good this year, and I think that for this weekend as well as the rest of the year, as a team we hope to continue to improve with every invite and every practice.”Wisconsin head coach Eric Hansen hopes that a good showing at the Minnesota Invitational this weekend can help the UW swimming and diving teams gain some momentum for another big event coming up, the Texas Invite Nov. 30.”One of the things we hope to get out of the Minnesota Invitational is some good preparation for the Texas Invite,” Hansen said. “In order to do that, I think we need to focus on our relays and continue to come together as a team.”last_img read more