Renovator’s delight sells for just shy of $1m after belonging to same owner for nearly 40 years

first_imgThis renovator’s delight at 47 Pinecroft Street, Camp Hill, sold at auction for just under $1 million. Picture: agent Cameron Woods of LJ Hooker said the property had attracted interest from young and growing families in the area looking to upsize.“810 sqm blocks are very hard to get in this area,” he said. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Camp Hill is 5km from Brisbane’s CBD and has a median house price of $855,000, according to the latest CoreLogic figures.Nearly 250 houses were sold in the suburb in the 12 months to the end of March. This renovator’s delight at 47 Pinecroft Street, Camp Hill, sold for nearly $1 million at auction. Picture: RENOVATOR’S delight on Brisbane’s southside has sold under the hammer for just shy of $1 million.A three-bedroom, pre-war home at 47 Pinecroft Street, Camp Hill, fetched $992,000 — setting a new record in the tightly held street. The home had been held by the same owner for nearly 40 years. The kitchen inside 47 Pinecroft Street, Camp Hill. Picture: bidders battled it out, with the starting bid of $700,000 soon climbing to $960,000 before stalling at $980,000.In the end, it sold to a phone bidder.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours ago DEVELOPERS NEED TO RETHINK STRATEGY RINEHART RENTS OUT RIVERSIDE PAD 1936 ART DECO BUILDING FOR SALE The house is on a double block spanning 810 sqm and close to the suburb’s cafe and shopping precinct and good schools.It needs some serious TLC, but big blocks in the popular suburb are hard to come by.last_img read more

Advice for first time buyers

first_imgiStock image.The first step is the hardest. Most hopeful first-home buyers would agree that the initial leg up on the property ladder — saving a hefty deposit — is the biggest hurdle. But focusing too much on the eye-watering sum could overshadow other important steps towards home ownership. It’s not just the deposit. “The deposit is obviously the first and most important step. While some buyers have parents who can provide a guarantee, others will need some sort of deposit whether that’s 5 per cent, 10 per cent or 20 per cent, but then you also have stamp duty,” said Taj Singh, co-founder of advocacy group First Home Buyers Australia.Depending on the state or territory, and the type of property being purchased, stamp duty fees vary greatly for first-time buyers so it pays to visit at the start of the house-hunting journey.“On a $500,000 home, that could be more than $20,000. In the city property prices are much higher so stamp duty is obviously more, but in the regional areas it’s hard to pay that, too, because incomes just aren’t as high,” he said.Mr Singh said first-home buyers were on the back foot if they did not factor in the compulsory tax.“We meet people who are ready to buy, but they don’t know they have to pay this much stamp duty to buy their first home. They then have to save extra and when they are finally ready to buy, property prices have increased another few per cent in that time.”Do the house-buying homework. Don’t shop for what you can’t afford.“A lot of people say first-home buyers have a champagne taste on a beer budget, which is not really true,” Mr Singh said.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Buyers may have a dream hit list when it comes to what property they want, but a little homework can go a long way towards avoiding disappointment.“We find a lot of first-home buyers have a good idea of where they want to buy, but they don’t necessarily know if they can afford it, or if the property is suitable for them. So check out what median prices are and how they’ve performed historically, also it’s good to research amenities in an area so once your family grows, you’ll know if you’ll still see yourself living there,” he said.Think outside the box.“Consider a strategy we call short-term pain, long-term gain,” Mr Singh said.“Rather than being disappointed because you can’t afford that dream home now, consider buying a smaller property, or a property farther out and pay that down quickly. Then after some time you can look at upgrading, or buying in a more desired area,” he said.“Aspiring first-home buyers are realising the dream is not necessarily to buy where they grew up, or where their parents are telling them to buy. It’s more about just getting into the market, being motivated to pay off the property and then upgrade.”Homebuyer or landlord?Today’s first-time buyers fit into two camps: those looking for a home, and those opting to go down the “rentvestor” path.“What ‘rentvesting’ is all about is actually living (and renting) where you want to, or have to live, but buying where it’s more affordable,” Mr Singh said. He said a growing number of “rentvestors” chose to stay with their parents longer while they built up equity in their investment.last_img read more

‘Marijuana’ seized in Pavia buy-bust

first_imgThe 35-year-oldGidney Boy Torrato of Barangay Balabag, Pavia yielded the suspected illegaldrugs, a police report showed. Torrato was nabbedafter he allegedly sold a sachet of marijuana to an undercover officer around 1p.m. on Dec. 17. ILOILO City – Two sachetsof suspected marijuana were seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Pandac,Pavia, Iloilo. Police officers inspect items recovered from Gidney Boy Torrato. Torrato was nabbed in entrapment operation after he sold a sachet of suspected marijuana to a poseur-buyer on Dec. 17. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN The suspect wasdetained in the lockup cell of the Pavia police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or theComprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img

Pinoys from virus-hit cruise ship all symptom-free – DOH

first_img The virus has killed more than 2,600 people and infected over 77,000 others in China. In the rest of the world, there have been more than 40 deaths and 2,700 cases. “Baka iba-ibang araw sila na-expose o nakasalamuha sa mga positibong kaso so naisip po natin na baka pinakamagaling po ang mag-ulit tayo ng another 14-day quarantine para lang tayo makasigurado,” said Vergeire. The Diamond Princess was quarantined on Feb. 5 after a passenger who disembarked in Hong Kong tested positive for the virus. Many crew were not isolated because they were needed to keep the vessel running. The repatriated Filipinos would be quarantined for 14 days at a facility at the New Clark City in Tarlac that was previously used to house athletes in last year’s Southeast Asian Games. Filipino crew members of Diamond Princess disembarked the quarantined ship in Japan on Tuesday afternoon. They were transported from the Yokohama Port, where the cruise ship has been docked for weeks, to the Haneda Airport. CNN PH The Philippines so far confirmed three “imported” cases of the disease from Wuhan, including one death and 2 who were discharged, while 98 other suspected coronavirus patients across the country./PNcenter_img “Pagdating nila, lahat sila ay maayos except for one na medyo nahilo raw po pero after a while ay okay na siya… Wala namang nagkaroon ng sintomas,” Vergeire told DZMM AM radio on Wednesday. DOH Assistant Secretary Rosette Vergeire said the 441 Filipino crew members and four passengers of the Diamond Princess, who arrived in the Philippines before dawn, did not show any signs of coronavirus so far. Eighty Filipinos from the cruise ship had tested positive for the virus, 70 were still admitted in hospitals in Tokyo while 10 were discharged and preparing to go back to the Philippines. MANILA — More than 400 Filipinos who were repatriated from a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Japan were all negative from any symptoms of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Department of Health said.last_img read more

No more COVID cases in Lambunao, Zarraga

first_imgThe Alimodian patient, on the other hand, was a crew of a fishing vessel from Navotas City, Metro Manila that recently docked in Iloilo City. This 34-year-old male (Patient No. 103) is currently in isolation at Iloilo City’s quarantine facility. He had not yet set foot in his hometown after docking, according to Mayor Geefre Alonsabe. Four other Lambunao COVID-19 cases recovered much earlier. They were the following: Data from the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 showed that on May 14 the two remaining COVID-19 patients in Lambunao have recovered. These were the following: * 41-year-old male (Patient No. 28) * 33-year-old female or Western Visayas’ Patient No. 58 * 70-year-old female (Patient No. 29) Their fishing vessel docked at the Iloilo Fishing Port on May 11 to delivery fish./PN Patient No. 103 had close contact with Patient No. 102, a 38-year-old male colleague at their fishing vessel and a resident of Hinigaran, Negros Occidental. * 39-year-old female (Patient No. 27) As this was being written, only two towns in Iloilo province were left with COVID-9 cases – Banate and Alimodian. ILOILO – There were no more persons positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the municipalities of Lambunao and Zarraga. In Banate, the patient was a 23-year-old-male (Patient No. 100) who had close contact with Zarraga’s case. He was a non-uniformed personnel of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology. Asymptomatic, he is currently under quarantine. * 44-year-old female (Patient No. 25) Patient No. 102 is currently confined at a hospital in Iloilo City. He was feverish, one of the symptoms of COVID-19. * 48-year-old female (Patient No. 30) Lambunao had a total of seven COVID-19 cases. Its first confirmed case died – a 70-year-old male (Patient No. 16). The lone case in Zarraga also recovered – a 31-year-old male or Patient No. 59 (a jail officer of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Region 6).last_img read more

Selected W. Visayas students get support for online learning

first_imgWhile EduKonek is a new project, he said that it seeks to support public schools nationwide. They also have to wait for the schedule of the donations for the second batch. Censoro said the school has around 100 learners. The units were assigned to selected learners in Junior High (Grade 7 and Grade 8) because the elementary curriculum will be adopting the modular mode of learning. “As local coordinators, we nominate schools that meet the requirements to include learning continuity plan that includes a strategy requiring mobile technology, identified need for gadgets based on their initial school enrollment data and answers in our school form and internet connectivity and electricity in the area,” he said. Two schools in Western Visayas were chosen as first batch of recipients – the Nueva Valencia National High School in Nueva Valencia, Guimaras and Gama Integrated School in Calinog, Iloilo. Since the load that was provided is not enough, then the school has the option to outsource or look for donations to sustain the needed data for the online learning, Censoro added. The school serves as custodian of these phones. The school principal, meanwhile, has the prerogative to assign them to students in need of the gadget. The donations for the Gama Integrated School were turned over last June 26. The Jose Facultad Memorial National High School in Pototan, Iloilo was picked as one of the five chosen schools for the second batch. ILOILO City – With the Department of Education’s plan to introduce remote learning next school year, a citizen-led initiative has benefited selected students in Western Visayas lacking equipment for online learning amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. For inquiries, the public is encouraged to send email to (With a report from PNA/PN) Each recipient school received 10 units of mobile phones, 10 SIM cards and 20 load cards. The initiative dubbed “EduKonek” started the first week of June when an almost P500,000 fund was gathered from donors, said Keith Censoro, local coordinator, in an interview Thursday. E-LEARNING. Junior High School learners of the Gama Integrated School in Calinog, Iloilo with their mobile phones during the turnover ceremony on June 26, 2020. The donation was made possible through EduKonek, a citizen-led initiative in support of the blended and online learning amid the coronavirus disease pandemic. KEITH CENSOROlast_img read more

Super Eagles midfielder tips Osimhen to shine at Napoli

first_img Following an inspiring season with Lille – where he scored 18 goals in 38 appearances for the Ligue 1 side in the 2019-20 season – Osimhen was snapped up by Napoli in a deal reported to be worth €50 million (£45m/$59m). “I say good luck to him. He is a great player, he has this energy of wanting to win and I pray God will protect him.“It won’t be easy because it’s a new team, but I know he is going to do well.”The 21-year-old is already showing football fans what he could be offering, having scored six goals in two pre-season encounters for the Italian giants. Promoted Content12 Marvel Superheroes Before The Fame7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThe Best Cars Of All Time6 Best ’90s Action Movies To Watch Today10 Legendary Historical Movies You Should See10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe Read Also: Ronaldo hints at return against Sweden, eyes 100-goal markHis first treble came in the decimation of L’Aquila before finding the net thrice in the club’s 4-0 triumph over Serie C club Teramo.He will spearhead Napoli’s attack next season as they compete in the Europa League having finished only seventh in Serie A.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Victor Osimhen will do well at Napoli, according to compatriot and Super Eagles teammate Wilfred Ndidi.Advertisement Loading… Interestingly, the former Golden Eaglets striker first moved to Europe in 2017 with Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, before moving to Charleroi in Belgium, initially on loan and then in a permanent transfer.He was hugely impressive in Belgium as he managed 36 goals in 37 appearances, earning him a €14m (£13m/$17m) move to Ligue 1, where his impressive scoring form earned him a move to Italy.Nevertheless, his teammate at the Super Eagles has tipped him to shine for Gennaro Gattuso’s men, citing his enthusiasm to win as a key factor.“Whenever Victor is in front [of goal], I also see the ‘ginger’ [enthusiasm]. So, I am very sure that he is going to do well,” Ndidi told NFF media.last_img read more

Other Sports Lewis Hamilton wins Bahrain Grand Prix after Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc suffers engine problem

first_imgCharles Leclerc finished in third position, his first podium in F1.Lewis Hamilton and Valterri Bottas have won the first two races of 2019 F1 season.Sebastian Vettel, five-time world champion, finished in fifth. Four-time champion Sebastian Vettel finished fifth in the second Ferrari, after a late spin had damaged his front wing during a duel with Hamilton, ahead of British rookie Lando Norris who scored his first points for McLaren in sixth. Kimi Raikkonen, 39, was seventh for Alfa Romeo ahead of Pierre Gasly of Red Bull, Thailand’s rookie Alex Albon of Toro Rosso, who also had his first points finish, and Mexican Sergio Perez of Racing Line. “That was extremely unfortunate for Charles, he drove a great race,” said Hamilton, on the team radio. “We’ve got work to do to keep these guys off our tails. It must be devastating for Charles.” It was Leclerc’s first podium finish in F1 and he also scored a point for fastest lap. Bottas stayed on top in the drivers championship, one point ahead of Hamilton. “That was extremely unfortunate for Charles, he drove a great race,” Hamilton said over the radio. highlights Sakhir: Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton took advantage of Ferrari new boy Charles Leclerc’s wretched misfortune on Sunday when he claimed a dramatic victory for Mercedes in the Bahrain Grand Prix. The five-time champion, who looked to be heading for second behind the 21-year-old Monegasque, gained the lead with 10 laps remaining when Formula One’s new star, who claimed a record-breaking pole position for Ferrari on Saturday, was hit by engine problems. As he slowed, Hamilton hunted him down to claim his first win of the season, his third at the Bahrain International Circuit and the 74th of his career ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas, who won the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Leclerc came home third as the race finished behind a Safety Car, following the spectacular late exit of both Renaults at Turn Two, ahead of Max Verstappen of Red Bull. “It happens,” said a calm Leclerc afterwards. “It’s part of motor sport. It’s a very hard one to take, but I am sure we will come back stronger.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgNash is a two-time MVP as the engineer of the high-scoring Phoenix Suns teams under Mike D’Antoni. He had been a player development consultant with Golden State, where he worked with Durant. The Nets finished the season under Jacque Vaughn, who will remain on staff as Nash’s lead assistant.The Nets reached the postseason despite having Irving for only 20 games and Durant for none, but the two stars who came to Brooklyn together last summer are expected to be ready for the 2020-21 season. That made the Nets vacancy an attractive position.In other NBA news:—The Charlotte Hornets have fired play-by-play radio broadcaster John Focke (FOH’-kee) after he used a racial slur on his Twitter account last month. The team announced on Twitter Thursday that Focke would not return due to “a violation of the organization’s social media policy.” The decision comes after the team investigated the matter in which Focke used the slur while Tweeting about the Jazz-Nuggets playoff game on Aug. 17. He has since deleted the tweet and apologized, saying it was a typo.NFL-NEWS Browns acquire safety Harrison from Jaguars for draft pickUNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have acquired safety Ronnie Harrison in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Cleveland gave up a fifth-round pick for Harrison. The loss of rookie safety Grant Delpit for the season with a torn Achilles tendon sent the Browns shopping for a safety and they landed Harrison, who is in his third season from Alabama. The 6-foot-3, 214-pound Harrison made 22 starts for Jacksonville, which selected him in the third round of the 2018 NFL draft. He’s played in 28 games and made 103 tackles along with three interceptions.In other NFL news:—The Seattle Seahawks are bringing back Josh Gordon on a one-year deal as the talented wide receiver awaits reinstatement from the NFL after his latest suspension. Gordon was suspended indefinitely by the NFL last December for violating the league’s drug policy. It was his eighth suspension either by the league or his team. Gordon applied for reinstatement by the NFL in June. —The Tennessee Titans have made a switch at kicker, agreeing to terms with veteran Stephen Gostkowski (gahst-KOW’-skee) and waiving Greg Joseph. Gostkowski is a four-time Pro Bowl kicker who won three Super Bowls in his 14 seasons with the New England Patriots. He has made 87% of his field goals with the fifth-best field goal percentage in NFL history. September 3, 2020 Update on the latest sports OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Athletics right-hander Daniel Mengden has tested positive for the coronavirus and is quarantined at home in Houston, where he received the result that forced Oakland and Major League Baseball to postpone four games this week. A’s general manager David Forst said Thursday that Mengden is asymptomatic and was placed on the 10-day injured list. The A’s don’t know how Mengden contracted the coronavirus. In other MLB news:—The New York Mets are paying tribute to Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver with a series of salutes. When the Mets took the field for their game at Citi Field against the Yankees, they all had a smudge of dirt on their right knee. That’s a nod to how Seaver’s uniform looked when he pitched, with his knee dropping low to the mound for more power. Seaver died Monday at age 75. His death was announced Wednesday. US-OPEN Greinke struck out a season-high nine in six innings, allowing three runs and six hits. The 36-year-old Greinke leads the majors with the most career starts among active pitchers with 455, passing teammate Justin Verlander’s 454.In other Thursday action:— First-time father Bryan Reynolds hit a three-run homer in his return from paternity leave to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Chicago Cubs 6-2. Reynolds, who along with wife Blair welcomed son Reese on Monday, sent a drive off Alec Mills into the seats in right field in the third inning for his third home run of the season to help Pittsburgh snap a four-game losing streak. Reynolds also doubled leading off the second and celebrated by pretending to rock a baby to sleep.MLB-ATHLETICS-MENGDEN-VIRUSA’s righty Daniel Mengden tests positive for coronavirus The playoffs begin Sunday at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina without a safety net for the 16 participants during the pandemic. It’s up to each driver to protect themselves from COVID-19, understanding there is no cushion for missing a race. NASCAR at its discretion grants waivers during its regular season for illness, emergency or personal reasons. The waiver maintains playoff eligibility, if the driver qualifies, but no points are awarded while sidelined. Jimmie Johnson and Austin Dillon both missed one race during the season following a positive COVID-19 test and earned zero points. Dillon won a race — worth an automatic berth in the playoffs — but the seven-time champion Johnson went winless and missed the cut by six points. RACIAL INJUSTICE-NHLNHL, players unveil series of anti-racism initiativesEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The NHL on Thursday unveiled a series of anti-racism initiatives more than eight months after Akim Aliu (ah-KEEM’ ah-LEE’-yoo) brought the topic to the forefront in the predominantly white sport. Stephens advancesNEW YORK (AP) — Sloane Stephens continued her path toward a second U.S. Open championship with a dominant 6-2, 6-2 win over Olga Govortsova. Stephens wore a “No Justice/No Peace” mask for her post-match interview.The 26th-seeded Stephens won at Flushing Meadows in 2017. She won two straight matches after entering the tournament with a 1-7 record in 2020 and she had lost in the first round in last year’s U.S. Open. She could face Serena Williams in the third round. Williams plays later in the night against Russian Margarita Gasparyan.In other action:—Matteo Berrettini produced a memorable shot at the U.S. Open — and a reminder that the rules of tennis don’t say the ball must go over the net. Around the net is just fine, too. At 5-all in the third set of his third-round victory, the 2019 semifinalist sprinted to his right, far wide of the doubles alley, to get to a ball that seemed completely out of reach and somehow laced a forehand that went between the net post and the chair umpire, curling in for a winner. The sixth-seeded Italian beat Ugo Humbert 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (6). Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULE-RANGERS-ASTROSDíaz, Brantley 3 RBIs each, Astros beat Lynn, Rangers 8-4HOUSTON (AP) — Aledmys Díaz hit a three-run homer and Michael Brantley added three RBIs, leading Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros to an 8-4 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday. ¬— All NFL and NFL Players Association facilities will close on Election Day, and the league and union will televise a one-hour program next week for players to highlight work being done to advance social justice. The league and the players’ union said Thursday they want to “ensure that every member of the NFL family has an opportunity to exercise the precious right to vote” on Nov. 3. Both the league and union have launched get-out-the-vote initiatives as well. —New York Giants co-owner John Mara reiterated his support for a player’s right to protest social issues. While he prefers the team stand during the national anthem, he will support the rights of those who choose to kneel and make a statement. New York opens the season Sept. 14 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. NASCAR-COVID CONCERNSNASCAR drivers cautious of COVID-19 as playoffs begin CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has decided it will not grant COVID-19 relief during the playoffs, meaning a positive coronavirus test will end a driver’s championship bid. Associated Press —Vasek Pospisil beat fellow Canadian Milos Raonic 6-7 (1), 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 to advance to the third round of the U.S. Open. Pospisil has been strong since returning from surgery last year on a herniated disk and helped Canada reach the 2019 Davis Cup final. — An unranked player has pulled off an upset at the U.S. Open in her first tournament in more than three years. Tsvetana Pironkova beat No. 10-seeded Garbine Maguruza 7-5, 6-3 to reach the third round. NBA-NETS COACHNets hire Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash as coachUNDATED (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have hired Steve Nash as their coach, putting the Hall of Fame point guard in charge of the team that hopes to have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together next season. The league and NHL Players’ Association are planning mandatory inclusion and diversity training for all players at camp; partnering with the Hockey Diversity Alliance to launch a grassroots program for young players of color in the Toronto area; and working together on several inclusion committees aimed at encouraging diversity among executives, pro and youth players and fans.The moves come amid mounting pressure from current and former minority players for the league to take concrete steps to address systemic racism. Colorado’s Nazem Kadri, a founding member of the alliance that was formed earlier this summer, reviewed the initiatives before they were announced and believes they show progress.last_img read more

Our predictions: How the beat writers see SU-NC State playing out

first_img Published on October 12, 2013 at 2:38 pm David Wilson: Syracuse 27, North Carolina State 23I’m a hopin’ for Raleigh…The Orange heads down South and comes back with its first Atlantic Coast Conference win in its first meeting with a comparable league team.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text With Syracuse and North Carolina State set to kick off at 3:30 p.m., our beat writers check in with their predictions for the Orange’s ACC road opener. Trevor Hass: North Carolina State 20, Syracuse 17Just behind the ‘PackSyracuse loses a heartbreaker despite a touchdown and a 100-yard performance from Jerome Smith. The defense plays well, but SU can’t muster up quite enough offense.center_img Stephen Bailey: Syracuse 28, North Carolina State 27Dances with WolvesAshton Broyld said he prefers playing on the road. Not playing Clemson will help, too. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more