Townsville’s fastest selling suburbs

first_imgClient giving Australian money to property agent for buying house. Property and real estate concept. housing, Australian money, generic propertyLOCATIONS within 5km of the CBD have topped the list of Townsville’s fastest selling suburbs.Newly released CoreLogic figures which analyse sales in the last financial year show that houses in West End, Belgian Gardens and Mysterton sold the quickest.A total of 47 homes sold in the 12-month period in West End with the average time on the market being 59 days followed by Belgian Gardens where homes stayed on the market for 63 days.Mysterton and Hermit Park tied for third place with an average market time of 73 days.Forty-four homes were sold in Hermit Park and 13 in Mysterton.Explore Property Townsville principal Dean Dank said while he was surprised North Ward didn’t make the top three, buyers were becoming increasingly interested in city fringe areas thanks to projects such as the North Queensland Stadium.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 2020Explore Property Townsville director Dean Dank. Picture: Shae Beplate.“Very much the fringe of the city is being taken and I think that comes about from activity from the stadium and people starting to chatter about being close to town and getting the benefit from the city scape changing,” he said.“The public transport hub and the stadium is going to change inner city living so people want to be in walking distance to the city.“I think areas like South Townsville will also lift in the future and it will be a boost for those little pubs that have been forgotten about like the Ross Island Hotel, Victoria Park and Bellevue Hotel.“Those little pubs will be watering holes for people coming out of the stadium like Caxton St in Brisbane.”The CoreLogic figures also revealed Townsville’s top growth suburbs for the financial year.Rosslea topped the list with a year’s median price growth of 13.3 per cent bringing the median value to $363,970.The suburb has seen new, high-quality homes being built, thanks to the Fairways development, which has received strong interest from gold enthusiasts.Jensen came in second with a 3.8 per cent increase in price growth while Pimlico and Hyde Park recorded a yearly price growth of 3.4 per cent.last_img read more

Gold Coast penthouse offers a private escape

first_imgCould get used to lazing around enjoying the ocean views. The penthouse at ‘Calypso Towers’ 88 Marine Pde, Coolangatta.EVER dreamt of escaping to a private island?The sea views from this Coolangatta penthouse’s north-facing wall of floor-to-ceiling windows make it feel like you’re in the middle of the ocean.But civilisation isn’t far away, with sweeping vistas of the Gold Coast skyline and Hinterland surrounding the rest of the luxury apartment. Even the bathrooms have views!The Calypso Tower penthouse at 88 Marine Parade will go under the hammer on Saturday at 5pm.Ray White Broadbeach Mermaid Waters agents Sam Guo and Julia Kuo are marketing the apartment, which takes up the 20th and 21st floors.They described it as a luxury residence that “redefines sophisticated skyhome living” with an “array of bespoke, customised finishes”.These include imported antique wooden doors, hand-selected 200-year-old reclaimed polished hardwood floors and marble, granite and stainless-steel features throughout. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoNot the worst way to wake up every day. Admire the coastline from every angle. One of the apartment’s four bathrooms. This kitchen is versatile and modern.It has an open floorplan with a lounge and family room at the heart of the modern apartment.This opens onto the main balcony, which wraps around the building and overlooks the ocean.Each of the three bedrooms have ensuites and access to one of the property’s five balconies.The upstairs entertaining retreat with kitchenette and access to two balconies is a standout feature.last_img read more

Church of Scientology Cruise Ship Quarantined in St. Lucia Over Measles Case

first_imgA cruise ship was quarantined in St. Lucia after a health official confirmed a case of measles onboard.  On Thursday, Dr. Merlene Fredericks-James, the nation’s chief medical officer said that passengers and crew were not allowed to leave the ship.The highly contagious disease, which can be prevented by a common vaccination, is in the midst of its largest outbreak in the United States in several years, with several hundred cases recently reported. The quarantine impacted close to 300 passengers and crew aboard a ship called the Freewinds, a 440-foot Caribbean-based ship owned and managed by the Church of Scientology. According to the church’s description, the ship is “a religious retreat ministering the most advanced level of spiritual counseling in the Scientology religion.”In January, St. Lucia said the Island was free of local transmission of measles since 1990. On Thursday, St. Lucia’s Ministry of Health and Wellness said it was providing the measles vaccine to people on the ship. The measles disease can spread when an infected person sneezes, coughs and/or breathes.last_img read more

The Madrid Open incorporates the Electronic Review in 2020

first_img“We’re very proud to have the risk of incorporating the Electronic Review to the Mutua Madrid Open. The revolutionary character has at all times been a trademark of our event and avant-garde, so the use of this know-how reaffirms our spirit. As well as, there isn’t a doubt that it is going to be an necessary further assist for the gamers, ”mentioned event director Feliciano López. “I can solely present my pleasure at this nice advance. We would have liked to have it on clay, and we’re very blissful to have it in the Magic Field. I need to spotlight the dedication of Madrid to at all times be at the forefront of know-how. ”The use of Electronic Review on clay is meant to enhance the accuracy of arbitration and was launched for the first time on the ATP Tour in onerous monitor in Miami 2006. From then on it was integrated to different surfaces, saved in clay, the place the protocol of permitting gamers to ask the chair decide to overview the mark throughout the matches had been maintained. Till this 12 months 2020. The Mutua Madrid Open and tennis on clay once more take a brand new step in direction of the future. At all times hand in hand with the vanguard, each gamers and followers can take pleasure in a historic occasion in the 2020 version of the Magic Field, incorporating For the first time this season the Electronic Review, the digital overview know-how on the floor on clay.The Electronic Review shall be accessible on the three predominant tracks of the event: Manolo Santana Stadium, Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario Stadium and Stadium 3, which even have a retractable roof. And they are going to be used in the particular person and double matches, in addition to in the earlier section in each the ATP males’s and the WTA ladies’s.The use of clay know-how, developed by FOXTENN, was formally accredited by the ATP final November 2019 and is on trial in some tournaments chosen by ATP and WTA. After an utility course of to use the Electronic Review, the Mutua Madrid Open shall be the solely ATP Masters 1000 and WTA Premier Obligatory class event, which has the risk to host this innovation on the European clay court docket tour in spring.last_img read more