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If you only go to one auction on Saturday, make it this dream home

first_img27 Mark St, Newmarket Qld 4051“Positioned in a secluded pocket of Newmarket, its location provides all the amenities you would expect in a prestigious inner Brisbane suburb — moments to a selection of parklands, cinemas and dining precincts at Newmarket, Wilston Village, the CBD and airport.” 27 Mark Street Newmarket Qld 4051IF you only go to one auction on Saturday, make it this one – a character inner city home that’s been jettisoned into the 21st century with a stunning redesign.The five bedroom, three bathroom home, at 27 Mark St, Newmarket, sits in a cul-de-sac and is surrounded by parklands. It has a grand facade that’s matched by exquisite interior detailing and plenty of space. 27 Mark St, Newmarket Qld 4051A timber-finished island bench top, European appliances, butler’s pantry, pendulum lights and quaint window seat feature in the kitchen, while white French bi-fold doors open to an expansive deck with integrated seating, a bar and an outdoor shower, along with views across a grassy back yard to an in-ground pool. 27 Mark Street Newmarket Qld 4051It’s set to go under the hammer at 4,30pm Saturday February 25, according to agent Debora Sutton of Belle Property Wilston.Its exterior draws upon yesteryear elegance with established gardens, a white picket fence, stone pathway, stained glass windows and a large deck made from natural timber. 27 Mark Street Newmarket Qld 4051The three other bedrooms have ducted airconditioning, timber floors, built-in wardrobes and traditional stained glass windows and VJ walls, with one of these bedrooms also opening through double doors to a shared balcony that catches cooling breezes and suburban views.A bathroom is also located on the level, and includes a separate shower and bath.center_img 27 Mark St, Newmarket Qld 4051Other features of the property include an external storage shed.Ms Sutton said the house had been transformed to provide the perfect mix of character, charm and modern luxury.“This architecturally designed residence’s interior detailing, unrivalled space and year-round entertaining areas are sure to captivate families, couples and investors. 27 Mark St, Newmarket Qld 4051Back inside, four more bedrooms occupy the house’s first floor, including the main bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and luxurious ensuite with rain shower. 27 Mark St, Newmarket Qld 4051More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoInside, a ground-floor hallway leads past a garage, a bedroom with built-in wardrobes and deck access, a bathroom and laundry.At the end of the hall is an open-plan kitchen, living and dining space with 5m-high raked ceilings, polished timber floors, white VJ walls, ceiling fans and skylights.last_img read more

Beachside units for $30,000 offer investment opportunity twenty minutes from Townsville

first_img READ MORE Tropical treehouse with plenty of character CoreLogic data has found the median indicative gross rental yield for units in the suburb is 8.8 per cent, which is the highest in Townsville. 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 2020Elders agent Leah James, who is marketing the units, said she thought the rental yield in Nelly Bay was so high because of its proximity to the ferry terminal. “Because it’s got the ferry terminal there, it’s the most convenient location for people to be,” Ms James said. “People want to stay close by so it’s easy for them the next morning and they’re happy to pay more to be there.”Ms James said the units were a fantastic opportunity for people wanting to use the location frequently as holiday accommodation and rent it out for short term periods. “The best opportunity is for locals who want to use it on a regular basis,” Ms James said. “You can rent them for up to three months long term, otherwise short term holiday letting. “The units are located within a resort which offers on-site management, restaurant facilities, a pool, tennis court, and other facilities.”Nelly Bay is only a 20-minute ferry ride from Townsville, making it ideal for weekend trips away. This unit is on the market for $30,000 in Townsville’s highest rental yield suburb.BOASTING the highest indicative gross rental yield in Townsville, Magnetic Island’s Nelly Bay is a holiday paradise for tourists and Townsville locals. Three units in the suburb are currently on the market for $30,000, revealing an opportunity for investors to reap the rewards of short term letting. READ MORE CBD units are the cheapest they’ve been in over a decadelast_img read more

Ramdhani wins Remembrance Day

first_imgOpen Badminton tournament in CanadaGUYANA’s Narayan Ramdhani lifted the U-23 Men’s Singles title at this year’s VRC Remembrance Day Open Badminton Tournament in Vancouver, Canada, which was played at the Vancouver Racquets Club over the weekend.To win the Championship, Ramdhani, playing out of ShuttleSport and seeded No.1 in the Tournament, first defeated Zijian (John) Zhang 21-15, 21-7. He then went on to play and beat the No. 2 Seeded player,Jarin Allan Davison of North Central Badminton Academy, 25-23, 21-7.The Guyana Badminton Association (GBA), in a release, said that they were very pleased with Ramdhani’s great achievement in just over one year in Scholarship Programme at ShuttleSport Badminton Academy.“We do hope he will get the necessary support from the relevant sport authorities, as he is definitely a strong candidate to make the Olympics one Day with his continuous upwards achievements throughout the years,” the GBA said.The 19-year-old now hopes to attend the 2017 Yonex K&D Graphics International Challenge in Orange County, California, USA from December 19-22.last_img read more

Florida mom facing possible life sentence after killing teen she accused of molesting daughter

first_imgA Florida woman is facing a life-sentence after she killed a teen who she believed molested her daughter several years prior.43-year-old Connie Serbu was convicted Thursday for the 2016 murder of 18-year-old Xavier Sierra.According to the report, Serbu contacted the teen and asked him if he wanted to make money by assembling bunk beds.Serbu then met up the with teen and confronted him about allegations that her young daughter made about Sierra touching her inappropriately when the girl was about five-years-old and he was 12 or 13.Serbu and her brother, 29-year-old John Vargas armed with  two stun guns, two handguns, an ice pick and a potato to silence the gun, then drove the teen to an undeveloped area near the Naples airport where he was then killed.Vargas was fatally wounded in a struggle for one of the guns as the teen attempted to escape. Serbu then fatally shot the teen in the chest.During a police interview, Serbu confessed to wanting to kill the teen because her daughter told a babysitter that Sierra inappropriately touched her.Serbu has been found guilty of second-degree murder and now faces a possible life sentence. Her next hearing is set for Jan. 3rd.It is unclear if the child’s allegations are true.last_img read more

Experts: Trump Could Face Lengthy Audit for Florida Move

first_imgPresident Trump might not be able to change his primary residence to Palm Beach as quickly and easily as he had planned.According to tax lawyer Mark Klein, New York state officials are known for auditing wealthy residents who seek to make such moves to lower-tax states, in order to ensure they are real and not simply on paper.Klein explains, “New York says just because you fill out a piece of paper, that doesn’t make you a Floridian. People have this misunderstanding that if you go to Florida and fill out an affidavit, you register to vote and you get a driver’s license, that is all it takes.”Tax accountant Barry Horowitz says of Trump, “It’s 100 percent he’ll get audited. There’ll be a fight.” Such audits can last for years, Horowitz adds.The general rule to avoid paying New York taxes is to spend less than 184 days a year in the state. However, auditors and judges could examine where Trump’s business is headquartered (in Trump Tower), as well as the size of his various homes, where he displays his family photos and valuable artwork, among other things.Trump announced his intention to make Palm Beach his primary residency last Thursday, tweeting: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo responded:Good riddance.It’s not like @realDonaldTrump paid taxes here anyway… He’s all yours, Florida. https://t.co/9AX0q1aBkQ— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) November 1, 2019 Trump responded to both New York politicians on Friday with this tweet:…..with a President and Federal Government that wants our wonerful City and State to flourish and thrive. I Love New York!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2019 ….this decision, but in the end it will be best for all concerned. As President, I will always be there to help New York and the great people of New York. It will always have a special place in my heart!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2019 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the White House, is the place I have come to love and will stay for, hopefully, another 5 years as we MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, but my family and I will be making Palm Beach, Florida, our Permanent Residence. I cherish New York, and the people of…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2019 Don’t let the door hit you on the way out or whatever. https://t.co/bLu88AzKVf— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) November 1, 2019 ….in New York, and another reason they are leaving. Taxes and energy costs are way too high, Upstate is being allowed to die as other nearby states frack & drill for Gold (oil) while reducing taxes & creating jobs by the thousands. NYC is getting dirty & unsafe again, as….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2019 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also chimed in, tweeting:Our deepest condolences to the good people of Florida as Trump attempts to outrun his past (and near future). https://t.co/QFqeYO7xTq— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) November 1, 2019 In New York, the President is paying a top marginal tax rate to the city and state that adds up to a total of 12.7 percent. A tax overhaul which was implemented in 2017 means he can no longer deduct most of those state and local taxes from his federal return.In Florida, Trump would pay zero income taxes as well as zero estate taxes.last_img read more

Police search for women who went on shopping spree after stealing elderly victim’s wallet

first_imgThey then went to another store where they attempted to purchase several other items but the victim’s cards declined.Authorities are now asking for the public’s help in identifying the women. If you recognize either of these women you are asked to call St. Petersburg Police at 727-893-7780. Reference report# 2019-050215 The St. Petersburg Police Department is currently searching for two women who reportedly stole a wallet from an elderly woman and then went on a shopping spree.The incident was reported on November 15th.Authorities say the 75-year-old victim was shopping for groceries when the women somehow gained access to the victim’s wallet. The women immediately went to another store where they purchased $5,000 worth of electronics and gift cards.last_img read more

Bionic Cat Becomes Media Sensation

first_imgA cat has become an internet superstar in Italy, thanks to a new spring in its step. Bionic cat Vito becomes ‘superstar’ with his prosthetic legs https://t.co/lHNgUrWaHO— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) December 17, 2019 A 6-year-old cat has become an online sensation here in Italy thanks to two new prosthetic hind legs.Vito, or Vituzzo, as the cat is known, had his rear limbs amputated after he was run over in Milan last summer.Then he received spring-loaded legs with joints, similar to those used by athletes.He’s reportedly the first cat in the world to be fitted with this type of advanced prosthesis.He can now be seen wandering about again and climbing sofas at home on his social media accounts.last_img read more

Florida man accused of filming coworkers in day care bathroom

first_imgSt. Petersburg police say a cafeteria worker at Lew Williams Center for Early Learning is facing a video voyeurism charge.30-year-old Julin Nichols was arrested on Monday after co-workers say they found a cellphone taped under the sink and facing the toilet in a bathroom.Police didn’t say whether any children were involved in the investigation, or how many people were recorded by the phone.Officials are still investigating the case.last_img

Caitlin set for England test after exam break

first_img Tags: Caitlin Whitehead, Cumbria, England Girls’ Squad Caitlin Whitehead is ready to win again and help the England girls’ squad achieve their 2020 vision.The 17-year-old is gearing up for a big year after putting golf on the backburner for a spell last season to concentrate on her school exams.With the stress of GCSEs now over and a solid winter of practise behind her, the golfer from Kendal is keenly anticipating the new season.Whitehead is no stranger to the winner’s circle. In 2018, she was crowned European Young Masters champion after a fine performance in Norway.That victory earned her a place at the Asia Pacific Junior Championships in Hong Kong – which she duly won as an individual and also claimed top prize in the team event alongside Finland’s Sakke Siltala.Now Whitehead is itching to get back onto the circuit as well as playing her part in national team triumphs.“Last year I had my GCSEs so that cut a large proportion of the season out,” confirmed Whitehead who spent last week in Portugal training with the girls’ squad.“I felt I was behind before the season really started.“Obviously it would be amazing to have a career in golf, but I do believe I should take time out for education. You need a back-up plan in case things don’t quite go as well as planned.“I did get on track with a good finish in the English girls’ last season“This year I hope to hit the ground running in March and have a better start.“I want to have more consistent finishes and play in women’s and girls’ events. I’d like to win a girls’ event and have top 15 finishes in women’s events.“Splitting them is the best way to do it, I believe.”Whitehead is a member of both Kendal Golf Club and Carus Green Golf Club having been inspired by her dad to take up the game as a child.Fell running and football were her other passions before golf took over and now the whole Whitehead family is hooked. Caitlin’s younger brother is also mad keen and playing county golf off a handicap of five.Whitehead has now been a mainstay of the England girls’ squad for two successive Home International campaigns.Last week’s coaching camp at Quinta Do Lago resort on the Algarve was geared towards preparing for the season’s main team events.Having helped England win in 2018 and 2019 she’d love the hat-trick this season when the event is staged at Royal St David’s in Wales.“I love being part of the team and competing,” added Whitehead who was part of the winning team skippered by putting coach Mike Kanski (pictured below) during a fun session on the Algarve coast.“The whole experience of going away with the girls to play practice rounds is much more inciteful,” said the teenager.“I look to gather more detail than I otherwise would do on my own and I can take that onto the course.“Overall, I feel as if I’ve developed as a player. I’ve had ups and downs and these have made me resilient. I can cope with pressure better and I know what I want to achieve.“I definitely know how to handle myself and manipulate the golf ball to get a low score.”Whitehead is currently exploring options with American universities and contemplating a course in either business studies or psychology.“In 2021 I’m looking to go to university in America and I’m just starting to put together some schedules for visits just now,” she confirmed.“I don’t have a clear idea of where I want to go, but I will be going to America.“I think a lot of the American schools are business-minded and that’s what I’m doing for my A levels.“But that’s for the future and right now I’m excited about what lies in store this year.”Photograph credits: Leaderboard 24 Feb 2020 Caitlin set for England test after exam break last_img read more