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THE Upper Ross suburb of Rasmussen is offering buyers huge value for money with a tidy three-bedroom home recently selling for under $200,000.Craig Pearce from Ray White Kirwan sold 14 Amber Ave for $185,000 on July 13 to an investor impressed with the property’s expected gross yield of 7.5 per cent.Median house prices in Rasmussen have decreased 23.4 per cent in 12 months to $295,000, well below the Townsville average of $340,000 according to the latest CoreLogic figures.Houses are staying on the market for an average of 82 days and 97 houses have sold in the last 12 months.The suburb has a high stock of family-friendly homes and represents a huge opportunity for first home buyers wanting to get on the property ladder or the savvy investor looking for rental return.Mr Pearce said 14 Amber Ave was originally listed for $215,000 before the asking price was dropped to $199,000 which resulted in a huge increase in interest.“The owner has done some painting and put in some new airconditioners so it was well presented,” he 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 2020“Anything under $200,000 attracts first home buyers and investors looking for a good return on their money.“Once it went down under $200,000 we had people coming through the door that tended to be young people looking for a first home, older people looking for an investment and single parent families.” The home is on a 604sq m block and features three bedrooms, separate family room, one bathroom and carport.A large undercover patio leads out to the back yard while there is also a garden shed and solar hot water system. Mr Pearce said property presentation was just as important for affordable properties as it was for luxury homes.“It comes down to the size of the home and the presentation,” he said.“If a home is represented well, is clean and tidy, really well maintained and listed for under $200,000 then it’s going to attract quite a lot of attention.”
“Especially for the youth in track and field because I think injury has always been a problem for youth coming up, and I also would like them to get better care. I also would like to stick with the track and field and stay as close as possible to track and field, so that’s one thing,” he explained of his retirement plans. Bolt was responding to questions on his first day on the job as Digicel’s chief speed officer, at the Digicel’s regional headquarters, downtown Kingston. The iconic sprinter, widely regarded as one of the greatest ever, said, “I will also be working with Digicel to make sure I keep the high standards of the past.” He stressed that it was important to leave the sport while on top. “For me, I have done everything I wanted to do. I have accomplished all my goals. When you accomplish all your goals, there’s no reason to stick around in a sport when you don’t have the drive, or you don’t have no more goals. You should just leave the sport,” he pointed out. BETTER CARE Nine-time Olympic gold medallist, Usain Bolt, says upon retirement, he will be giving back to the sport, as he looks to open a sports clinic here in Jamaica. The world’s fastest man of all time, who has been unbeaten over three successive Olympics, will now turn his attention to the IAAF World Championships in London next year, after which he is expected to retire officially from the sport, at age 31. Bolt is the only track and field athlete to defend his Olympic titles at three successive Games. “I have reached the top of the Olympics, and I think it’s time for me to get out of the sport and help in any other way I can possibly help, so that’s what I am gonna do,” he reasoned. When asked by The Gleaner if he saw his career reaching the dizzying heights it has, Bolt said hard work and belief paid off. “I have outdone myself. As a country boy growing up, I never thought that I would be at this level, and it’s just one thing my dad always told me – to work for what I wanted, and that’s what I did throughout the years with everything I won,” he outlined. “I just kept on setting goals for myself, and I have outdone myself, and I feel proud and happy with what I have done,” said the athlete from Sherwood Content, Trelawny. “One of the things that I am working towards is trying to open a Sports clinic in Jamaica. That’s one thing that’s always on my mind,” he told the media.
Are you looking to renovate your home or looking for that special piece of furniture?Then look no further than the Donegal Tile Centre in Letterkenny this weekend.In conjunction with Rossview Interiors, the Donegal Tile Centre is holding a massive Marquee Clearance Sale of discounted and display stock. They are launching a new range of products later this month and to make way for many new lines, they’re having a massive, once-off sale which is not to be missed.There is literally something for everyone including a huge range of both wall and floor tiles, all first quality and most at less than half price.If you are looking to renovate your bathroom then they have a huge range of accessories including shower doors from €50, Whirlpool baths and bathroom suites and bathroom furniture, all at low, low prices. If that wasn’t enough there is also a staggering 40% of a large range of light fittings as well as huge savings on a stunning range of dining tables, chairs as well as reclining suites.If you are looking for occasional furniture or something special for the bedroom, it’s all here this weekend.So if you are anywhere near the Polestar Roundabout, take ten minutes out and take a browse.The sale is on all day today, Friday, from 9am until 6pm and tomorrow, Saturday, from 9.30am until 5pm.Get there early to get the best of the bargains.Massive clearance sale at Donegal Tile Centre and Rossview Interiors has something for everyone was last modified: October 6th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalDonegal Tile CentreRossview Interiors