Old house expected to make way for big sale

first_img33 Maxwell St New Farm sits on prime real estateMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago“When we bought it people said you couldn’t possibly bring up children in New Farm,” she said.“It was nothing like it is now.” The lot is expected to be grabbed by a developer or buyer keen to knock down the current house and build a luxury homeIt sits on an elevated 941sq m block on the Brisbane River and is only 162sq m smaller than the vacant lot on nearby Mowbray St that sold for a whopping $11.3 million — a new land record — just weeks ago. Brisbane block of land sells for record price And you won’t find a must-have butlers pantry in hereBut the kids have now grown up and it is time to move on. “We have watched the cityscape evolve into a world city in this time,” she said. “Kangaroo Point was a wasteland of redundant ship building facilities and old warehouses and now it is home to thousands of people in densely populated apartments.“It’s been urban revival at its best. New Farm has will always have a close knit community atmosphere, a truly unique village vibe. “Both of my children now live interstate and it’s time to pass the baton for another family or families to have their forever home. This truly has been a magical journey.”The property has about 18.3m of river frontage and a private pontoon. Ray White New Farm principal Matt Lancashire said the property was attractive due to its development potential in Brisbane’s blue chip suburb.“Professional town planners have identified a number of potential development scenarios,” he said. “Take advantage of the current demolition approval, bring your architect and town planner to what is one of Queensland’s most sought-after riverfront land opportunities.”Expressions of interest close on August 30 at 5pm. Forget a reno. This house is expected to be knocked downTHREE decades of memories are expected to be demolished, but current owner Tina Quintner has no qualms about that. The New Farm Bikes owner bought 33 Maxwell St in New Farm in 1987 for $165,000 with her late husband, and has lived there for more than three decades.But even she admits it’s a “knocker downer”. Not a lot of work has been done to the original houselast_img read more

Brisbane’s worst house: So bad, you can’t even go inside to see it

first_imgThe back of the house at 47 Birch St, Marsden. The kitchen inside the house at 47 Birch St, Marsden.Marketing agent Ryan McHarg of Ray White – East Brisbane said the property at 47 Birch St, Marsden was quite simply “the worst house I have ever seen”.“We go in to a lot of houses … and this is the most damage I’ve seen in a house,” Mr McHarg said.“It was quite a good house up until the squatters got in there and did a bit of damage.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago MORE: The suburbs you can now afford Buyers downsizing to new micro homes One of the bedrooms in the house at 47 Birch St, Marsden.But Mr McHarg said the state of the home had not put off potential buyers, with interest coming from first homeowners, investors and property flippers.“I’ve had 60 to 70 calls about it,” he said.“Given the fact houses are quite unaffordable at the moment, for a lot of people, this presents a really good opportunity to get into the market if they’re willing to do a bit of work themselves.” This house at 47 Birch St, Marsden, has been dubbed the worst in Brisbane.The house is scheduled for auction on June 1 at 4.30pm. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: How to flaunt your Unique Selling Point01:02center_img Inside the house at 47 Birch St, Marsden, which has been dubbed the worst in Brisbane.But whoever buys the property will have to purchase it sight unseen because the house has been deemed unliveable, hazardous and unsafe to enter.“That’s why, on purpose, I’ve tried to be as upfront as possible in the ad,” Mr McHarg said. This house at 47 Birch St, Marsden, has been dubbed the worst in Brisbane.WHEN you’ve been tasked with selling a house that looks this bad, there’s really no point in sugar coating the sales pitch.Dubbed the worst house for sale in Brisbane right now, there is nothing pretty about this three-bedroom brick dump on the city’s southside. In fact, it’s been deemed so unliveable that potential buyers are not even allowed inside to inspect it. RELATED: Buyer bags a bargain in blue chip suburb The bathroom inside the house at 47 Birch St, Marsden.The walls of every room have been kicked in, graffiti covers every corner of the house and the remnants of a fire grace the front bedroom.But at least home hunters know what they are getting themselves in for as far as the real estate advertisement goes.“If you are sick of doctored real estate photos or styling to make a property present better than it is come settlement day, rest assured there is none of that here,” the ad reads. One of the bedrooms in the house at 47 Birch St, Marsden.The property is owned by a community organisation that provides lower cost housing for the indigenous community. The proceeds of the sale will be used to fund new accommodation.last_img read more

Straight mates marry to win RWC trip

first_img3News 12 September 2014The marriage of two heterosexual New Zealand men to win tickets to 2015 Rugby World Cup in London in a radio show promotion is horrifying gay rights and conservative groups.Travis McIntosh, a 23-year-old engineering student from Otago University, and Matt McCormick, a 24-year-old teacher at Musselburgh School in Dunedin, were married at Eden Park in Auckland today.About 60 family members travelled to Auckland to watch the two best mates marry to win a trip of a lifetime. The marriage was live-streamed by The Edge radio station.“It’s official folks, Travis and Matt have just said ‘I do’! Congrats to the happy couple!,” the station tweeted.Family First, a lobby group opposed to same-sex marriage, says the outrage expressed by gay rights groups is ironic.National director Bob McCoskrie says the change in law was “an arrogant act of cultural vandalism”.“This competition makes a mockery of marriage, but so did the redefining of marriage.”http://www.3news.co.nz/entertainment/straight-mates-marry-to-win-rwc-trip-2014091212last_img read more

4 Aklan towns get low grades in road clearing order – DILG

first_imgThe towns of Altavas, Batan, Buruanga,Ibajay, Lezo, Makato, Nabas, and Tangalan, meanwhile, were rated “mediumcompliance” or with ratings between 81 to 90 percent.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN) Meanwhile, the province of Antique hasfour “low compliance” towns, namely: Sebaste, Bugasong, Barbaza and Belisonwhile Iloilo with eight towns – Cabatuan, Santa Barbara, Zarraga, Miag-ao,Pavia, Barotac Nuevo, Carles and Janiuay. All provinces, highly urbanized citiesand municipalities were asked to make an inventory of all roads within itsjurisdictions. Interior secretary Eduardo Año issuedthe road clearing directive mandating the local government units in the countryto “clear all public roads and sidewalks used as vending areas or parkingspaces” within 60 days.  KALIBO, Aklan – Four towns in theprovince barely made the assessment and validation ratings of the Department ofthe Interior and Local Government (DILG) in compliance with Memorandum CircularNo. 2019-21.   In Aklan, the towns of Malay, Libacao,Madalag, New Washington, and Balete got “high compliance” ratings equivalent to91 to 100 percent.   The capital town of Kalibo, Banga,Numancia and Malinao were among the 22 towns and cities in Western Visayasassessed by DILG as “low compliance” ratings equivalent to 70 to 80 percent asof Oct. 8. Sigma and Dumalag towns in theprovince of Capiz was registered under “low compliance” ratings while EscalanteCity, Kabankalan City, Hinoba-an and San Enrique in Negros Occidental wererated the same. All five towns – Jordan, Sibunag, SanLorenzo, Buenavista, and Nueva Valencia in Guimaras received high complianceratings. Local officials who will not complywith the directive may face appropriate administrative cases filed to section60 (c) of the Local Government Code of 1991 and other existing laws andpolicies. Structures obstructing the road are removed during a road clearing operation in New Washington, Aklan. Recently, the town received a “high compliance” rating equivalent to 91 to 100 percent from the assessment of the Department of the Interior and Local Government. AKEAN FORUMlast_img read more

Spring Sports

first_imgIt is always nice after a long, cold winter to be able to get outside and enjoy the spring sports.  However, this year it seems like winter will never end.  Every time we get a warm day, it is followed by a cold front that brings back rain and/or snow to the area.The other day, I was talking to John Seright who coached baseball at Batesville for many seasons.  He said it was not unusual for the first game to be the actual first time that they were on the diamond each spring.  Softball and golf many times suffer the same fate.  Tennis and track at least have artificial surfaces, but they also suffer with the cold conditions.  If you are a track runner, you have got to be tough since the only thing that stops a track meet is lightning or snow.  This spring, I would bet on snow over lightning.last_img read more

DCS releases child fatality report for state fiscal year 2017

first_imgStatewide— The latest Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) child fatality data highlights the need for more caregiver education on water safety and safe-sleep practices.The child fatality report reviewed 314 child deaths from the state fiscal year 2017. Causes of death varied by county, but among the most prevalent neglect-related cases were those related to children being left unattended near water or a caregiver’s failure to provide safe sleeping arrangements.Each year, the DCS annual child fatality report allows child-welfare experts to analyze what most endangers Hoosier children. This year’s report details 65 child deaths directly resulting from abuse or neglect, up slightly from 59 in SFY 2016.The child fatality report, which contains basic demographic information about victims and perpetrators alike, helps inform state programs and policies by showing trends among Hoosier populations.DCS and the Indiana State Department of Health work together to promote best practices for keeping children safe while sleeping. Experts encourage parents and caregivers to remember the ABCs: Children should sleep alone, on their back, in a crib.Lack of supervision often causes neglect-related deaths, especially in the case of drownings. The American Academy of Pediatrics reminds caregivers a child can drown in as little as 1 inch of water and should never be left unattended in the bathtub or near a body of water, even for a few minutes.last_img read more

EPL: Everton set to extend unbeaten run

first_imgRelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Calvert-Lewin treble fires Everton past West Brom Everton vs. Crystal Palace Venue: Goodison Park Kick off: 1:30PMEverton will be looking to stretch their unbeaten run in the Premier League to five matches when they welcome Crystal Palace to Goodison Park this afternoon. The Toffees came from two goals behind to beat Watford 3-2 at Vicarage Road last weekend, but Palace lost at home to Sheffield United to make it six league games without a win. It has not all been plain sailing for Carlo Ancelotti since his arrival at the club, but there is no question that the Italian would have been delighted by his team’s response at Watford last weekend after falling 2-0 behind. The Toffees turned the game around to record a 3-2 win at Vicarage Road, meaning that they are unbeaten in the Premier League since a narrow 2-1 defeat at Manchester City on New Year’s Day. After this weekend, Everton will not play again until February 23 when they visit Arsenal, and a win in Saturday’s early kickoff would actually move them into seventh position in the Premier League table. Not since November 23 have the Merseyside giants lost a league match at Goodison Park, winning three of their last five in front of their own fans, who will be expecting another positive result this afternoon. Everton have actually not lost to Palace in the Premier League since September 2014, although the last two league meetings between the two sides have finished in goalless draws. Roy Hodgson deserves immense credit for the job that he continues to perform at Palace, but the experienced manager will certainly be concerned by his team’s form in recent weeks. Indeed, without a Premier League victory since Boxing Day, the Eagles have dropped into 14th position in the table. They are only actually six points clear of the relegation zone, suggesting that the club are far from safe despite impressing in the opening months of the campaign. The capital outfit have lost their last two in the league to Southampton and Sheffield United without scoring, but they did pick up a point at Manchester City in their last away match on January 18. Palace have actually only lost one of their last nine Premier League matches on the road, demonstrating that they are a much tougher proposition on their travels than at Selhurst Park. The Eagles have been beaten on each of their last two visits to Goodison Park in the top flight, though, and will be the underdogs entering this weekend’s clash on Merseyside. Everton possible XI: Pickford, Sidibe, Mina, Holgate, Digne, Iwobi, Schneiderlin, Sigurdsson, Walcott, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison. Crystal Palace possible XI: Guaita, Ward, Tomkins, Cahill, Van Aanholt, Ayew, Kouyate, Milivojevic, McArthur, Zaha, Benteke.Tags: AncelottiCarloCrystal PalaceEvertonSheffield Unitedlast_img read more

Pardew advice for Newcastle’s Perez

first_imgAlan Pardew has told blossoming star Ayoze Perez to work on his pace and power if he is to terrorise Barclays Premier League defences on a regular basis. Press Association The 21-year-old frontman, who joined the club in a £1.5million switch from Tenerife during the summer, announced himself in style with winners against Tottenham and Liverpool after getting his chance because of injuries in October, and has not looked back since. However, Pardew has been quick to play down suggestions he could be the next Alan Shearer or Andy Cole, and has identified the areas in which he needs to improve to make the next step. Pardew said: “He has great technical ability and I have worked with great technical players before. He has the technique that top players have. “Now we have to transfer that into a physical specimen that can handle this division without taking away his speed and agility. There is a balance there, but he has improved massively. “It hasn’t surprised me, the goals he’s scored, because that’s his strength. What has surprised me is some of his link-up play and movement. He also has clever, technical feet to get him out of tricky situations. “That part of his game has surprised me a bit. He is not the complete package, but he is certainly a great prospect. “He needs to improve his understanding of the game and his strength, both his speed and power. Retention of the ball is very important at this level and he needs to improve that too. “But we are talking of a player who can do all that. It’s not a million miles away for him. He is a goalscorer who loves scoring goals.” Pardew has been delighted with Perez’s contribution to date, which could hardly have been more timely with summer singing Emmanuel Riviere injured and senior striker Papiss Cisse struggling to shake off a persistent knee problem in recent weeks. However, while well aware of his potential, he is desperate to keep the youngster’s feet on the ground, and is confident he has a willing learner on his hands. He said: “He has burst on to the scene and we need to assess him more after three or four months. At the moment, all we can say is he is doing great, and long may that continue. “He has the potential to be a player who can reach the very summit of the game, but he is right now a work in progress and the beauty of him is he knows that. “It’s not like he feels he is the complete player.” Perez is likely to get the nod at West Ham on Saturday as the Magpies go in search of a seventh successive victory, and some of Pardew’s walking wounded could be back in harness. Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Cheick Tiote and Rolando Aarons have all trained this week – although keeper Tim Krul is understood to have suffered a knock – and some of them could be involved at Upton Park. Pardew said: “It’s a great boost because we have had a terrible run of injuries and it’s testament to the squad that we have had a great run of results. “It has been phenomenal and on the training ground this week, it has been really difficult to calm them down. They are on fire and are really enjoying their football.” Meanwhile, Pardew confirmed that Ryan Taylor’s injury is not as series as was first feared, and that he could be back in business within weeks. He said: “We think he will be back training in three to four weeks, which is great news for Ryan and good news for us.” last_img read more

DeSantis on BSO Sheriff Tony: “I don’t even know the guy”

first_imgBroward residents will go to the polls in August to select a democrat candidate for sheriff. Their choice will be the current appointed sheriff, Gregory Tony or the ousted former sheriff, Scott Israel. Florida governor Ron DeSantis appointed Gregory Tony days after his inauguration in January 2019 as part of a campaign promise to get rid of Israel. DeSantis told voters he would replace elected Sheriff Scott Israel over the BSO’s response to the mass shooting at MSD high school in Parkland. The republican governor says he is “no political ally” of Tony’s and was introduced to him by Andy Pollock who lost his daughter Meadow in the shooting.Now, there are questions about Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony’s past that were kept secret when he was hired as a law enforcement officer. A new report indicates that he did not disclose that he had shot and killed a man when he was 14-years-old. Tony describes the shooting as a “clear self-defense case.” Now Tony’s failure to disclose the shooting is raising questions about whether he should have been hired as a law enforcement officer in Coral Springs or appointed as sheriff of Broward County.The revelation of the undisclosed self-defense shooting is also causing Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who appointed him sheriff, to distance himself from Tony.“It seems like he was in a very rough neighborhood and he was trying to defend his family but it’s not like he’s my sheriff,” he said. “I don’t even know the guy.”DeSantis said Tony’s shooting did not come up in a background check, because he was exonerated in juvenile court.He said at the time, he was just trying to “get someone who had done a good job” but that the decision is ultimately one the people of Broward County will make.The sheriff is currently running against Israel, who was last elected to the position.“That’s not something I’m going to be involved in,” DeSantis said.Listen to interviews with both Gregory Tony and Scott Israel who are both running for Broward Sheriff in November 2020.https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Final-2020-Sheriff-Show.mp3last_img read more

Play of Hughes vital for success

first_imgDerek is a sophomore majoring ineconomics. If you’d like to discuss the future of the Badger basketball teamfurther, you can email him atdzetlin@badgerherald.com. Conference losses are always disappointing. They?reespecially so when your team is ranked in the Top 25 and your opponent isn?t. Thatsaid, the Badgers’ loss to Purdue Saturday was even more heartbreaking, becausehad the game been played on a neutral court, they surely would have had theupper hand over the Boilermakers. However, those that know the rivalry well areaware of the curse that lingers in West Lafayette, Ind. and thus were notshocked at the end result.With the loss, UW moved to 1-31 in its last 32 games inMackey Arena. Vegas knew that; that?s why Wisconsin entered the game as a mereone-point favorite, awfully small for the 11th-ranked team in the nation. So our beloved Badgers are 6-1 in Big Ten play instead of7-0. In the grand scheme of things, it?s really not that big of a deal. Theyonly fell two spots in the national rankings, and with three games againstIndiana and Michigan State remaining (two of which are in the Kohl Center), BoRyan?s squad still has plenty of opportunities to take home the conferencetitle.So should Badger Nation be concerned following Saturday?sdisappointing defeat? Yes. Not because of the subsequent tally in the losscolumn, but because of the way it all unfolded. Wisconsin just didn?t seemworthy of its Top 25 status.Top-caliber teams must be able to play well on the road.Come March, the Badgers can kiss the Kohl Center goodbye. The Big Tentournament will be played in Indianapolis, and obviously the NCAA tournamentgames will be held at neutral sites. In order to make a run come madness time,the Badgers need to perform better under pressure. Wisconsin?s first two losses of the season both came againstteams that play three-guard sets, meaning they like to run-and-gun. Duke?s GregPaulus, Gerald Henderson and DeMarcus Nelson, along with Marquette?s DominicJames, Jerel McNeal and Wesley Matthews, are all terrific athletes who thrivein fast-paced basketball games.In each of those losses ? along with Saturday?s loss toPurdue ? Wisconsin?s opponent was able to control the tempo of the game and attimes force the Badgers out of sync and off their game.On paper, the UW backcourt was simply overmatched againstboth Duke and Marquette. However, the same could be said about their matchupwith Texas, as A.J. Abrams is a deadly shooter and D.J. Augustin is predictedto be selected in the mid-first round of this year?s NBA Draft. So what was different when the Badgers traveled to Austin,Texas, Dec. 28? Oddly enough, this was the one game that sophomore point guardTrevon Hughes ? the Badgers? second leading scorer ? missed because of an ankleinjury.In UW?s three losses, Hughes has committed more turnoversthan assists. However, the actual turnovers aren?t the biggest issue in myopinion; quite frankly, he?s looked simply rattled during each of thesecontests.In the win over the Longhorns, Michael Flowers and JasonBohannon controlled the tempo of the game and produced a combined 2-1 assist-to-turnoverratio in Hughes? absence. Their abilities to remain calm ? along with Flowers?last minute heroics ? ended in a UW upset victory.So do I think the Badgers are better off without Hughesquarterbacking the offense? Absolutely not. Overall this season, Hughes is averaging 13.1 points pergame, has more assists than turnovers, and is second in the Big Ten with twosteals per game. Not bad for a sophomore who saw limited action behind Flowersand standout guard Kammron Taylor last season as a freshman. The truth is, Hughes is a playmaker and has shown moments ofbrilliance at times this season. He?s an exciting player to watch and has anextremely bright future with the cardinal and red. But Badger fans should not currently be concerned with thedistant future at this point. This year?s team has a legitimate shot to do somedamage come tournament time, especially following a devastating second roundexit last season. But these Badgers will only be able to go as far as Hughes isable to take them. Senior forward Brian Butch is the leader of this team.Hughes is the quarterback; he calls the plays and controls the tempo. If thiskid from Queens can remain cool and consistent under pressure, the sky is thelimit for not only him but for the 2007-08 Wisconsin Badgers.Fortunately for Hughes, he has an immediate chance to redeemhimself tomorrow, as the No. 11 Indiana Hoosiers ? a team featuring a backcourtequivalent to those of Duke and Marquette ? come to town. Hughes will have hishands full with freshman phenom Eric Gordon, the Big Ten?s leading scorer. Will he be up to the task? We?ll just have to wait to see. last_img read more