The property market will continue to grow this year with plenty of opportunities in all price brackets

first_imgThe Brisbane property market is expected to perform well again this year.BRISBANE’S property market was been tipped to continue its slow and steady price growth throughout 2018.So if your plan for the New Year is for a new home, where is the best place to buy?We’ve asked the experts where are the best suburbs to buy in greater Brisbane and on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast for first home buyers, families and luxury properties.According all there are plenty of good opportunities in each of those brackets.Ray White Queensland CEO Tony Warland said there were many suburbs within the southeast with strong sales numbers and price growth.“On the whole, Queensland’s property market improved by $55 billion in 2017 and $2 billion of that has been on the Sunshine Coast, as opposed to the year before when the growth was on the Gold Coast,’’ he said. “Ipswich is definitely the pick of the place to buy in the west too where the market has caught back up to itself and its ready to go again. “You can see now that stock is tightening and prices are set to rise.” Harcourts Queensland CEO Brendan Whipp said that “Brisbane will be a stable market’’, in 2018.“We are still extremely affordable compared to New South Wales and Victorian capitals and that in time by itself should deliver some good (sales) volumes and potential gains.’’Mr Whipp said the only thing slowing that at the moment was job creation. “We are the most hotly contested capital city.’’More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoPlace CEO Damian Hackett said steady growth in the Brisbane marketplace would continue into 2018, with the focus shifting to suburbs between 5km to 10km from the CBD.He said employment creation was key for market growth and with approvals for various new infrastructure opportunities across the city, this could have an impact on housing prices. He also tipped the luxury market to perform well, and become more attractive to interstate buyers.“We expect to see that trend continue, with Brisbane presenting itself as an attractive place to live where you can still get more bang for your buck in luxury market.’’Queensland Sothebys International CEO Paul Arthur believed the greater Brisbane market would be strong across all price ranges in 2018.“We continue to see record low interest rates, which from all accounts should hold for the foreseeable future,’’ he said.“For that matter southeast Queensland provides amazing value compared to our southern states, which bodes well for the sustained movement north from Sydney and Melbourne. “Brisbane continues to mature as a major capital city which is driving a good level of growth and development — all positive factors.Mr Arthur believed the city fringe would continue to perform well, areas such as Wilston, Kalinga, and Bardon.Belle Property Head of Queensland Jon Iceton said any movement in interest rates would influences the direction of where the property market would go this year.“In saying that, after a stable 2017 and based on current conditions, there is the expectation that we will see a higher turnover of properties in 2018 compared to last year. How markets perform in the first quarter will be the benchmark of things to come.”last_img read more


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Lady Trojans Repeat As Southport Invitational Champs

first_imgThe EC Varsity and JV Volleyball teams traveled to Southport on Saturday to participate in their annual invitational. JV finished 3rd on the day, going 2-1. Varsity went 3-0 on the day to finish as Champions for the second year in a row.We opened the day vs Indianapolis Scecina Memorial. We won with the scores of 19-25, 25-23, and 15-10. We started incredibly slow. The team on the court at the start of the day was not the team I know we are. We weren’t awake and were just going through the motions. Scecina took advantage of that. We didn’t start playing our game until midway through the second set and managed to squeak by to force set 3. That’s when we really decided to start playing and it showed on the scoreboard.Our next match of pool play was against Indianapolis Lutheran. We started off slow again and decided to turn it on a little too late in set one. We lost set one 24-26. But we bounced back and turned it on the remainder of the match. The girls were night and day difference and I finally recognized the team on the court. They were fun to watch and started executing. We finished the match with the scores of 25-9 and 15-8.EC vs Southport 8-18-18EC vs Indy Lutheran 8-18-18EC vs Scecina 8-18-18We lacked energy and intensity all day, but they pulled it out when it mattered most. In the championship game we faced the home team, Southport. The girls were pumped up, loud, and controlled the game from the start. We won the first set 25-18. Set two went back and forth most of the time, but we couldn’t get a stop at the end of the game and lost 23-25. Set three was very up and down for us. We found ourselves down early 2-7, but went on a run to bring us back into the game after a kill from senior Mack Ewing and four consecutive aces and two more serves from junior libero Alex Disbro. It went back and forth until we pulled out the win 15-13.I’m very proud of these girls. We didn’t play well most of the day and made it a lot harder than it should have been, but they never quit. They stayed focused and found a way to win. It takes real grit to be able to do that when things aren’t going your way. This team is determined to do something other teams at EC haven’t done. They are fun to watch.Varsity is now 5-0 on the season. Next up: JV and Varsity travel to Rushville for another EIAC match on Tuesday.last_img read more

Chiara Gutsche’s 2 goals lead Syracuse over Stanford, 2-1, in overtime

first_img Comments Published on September 2, 2018 at 9:46 am Contact Kaci: In its first overtime of the season, No. 11 Syracuse (3-0) defeated No. 15 Stanford (0-3), 2-1, in Stanford, CA on Saturday night.Stanford’s Emma Alderton scored the first goal of the game, getting the ball past SU goalie Borg van der Velde within the first 10 minutes of the game. It would be Stanford’s only score.It wasn’t until the second half that Syracuse was able to respond, via a goal from Chiara Gutsche. She was assisted by Laura Graziosi. Gutsche later capitalized on a scoring opportunity in overtime, scoring the game winning goal.Gutsche attempted a game high seven shots, five of which were on goal. As a team, the Orange had 15 shots against the Cardinal, and nine of them were on goal. Stanford, on the other hand, had eight shots the entire game, all of which came in the first half. Van der Velde saved four of Stanford’s shots.There were no penalty corners on either side of the ball. Stanford was awarded a penalty stroke in the second half. Had there been a goal, SU would have been down 2-1 with a dwindling chance at going into overtime.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange are now 9-0 against Stanford. They will start ACC play on Friday against Virginia.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Racing continues at Listowel

first_imgPhoto: © It’s the penultimate day of the Listowel Harvest Festival.Ten runners have been declared for the feature €55,000 Guinness Handicap at 3.50.The first on an 8 race card is due off at 2.05.last_img

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, February 17, 2015;•On February 12, 2015, Officers investigated identity theft and theft in the 1200  block E 4th, Wellington by a known suspect(s).•8:20 a.m. Andrea D. Carter, 39, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 55 mph in a 40 mph zone radar and no proof of insurance.•5 p.m. Non-Injury, hit and run accident in the 200  block N. Poplar, Wellington involving an unknown driver and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by James Young, Wellington.•7:19 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 400  block N. West Rd, Wellington.last_img read more

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first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 230 weeks ago OK, gang, this is all you have to do. Write up your garage sale and submit it as a comment. Write as much as you like and you won’t pay one cent! Example: Joe Blow at 100 North New York Avenue is having a garage sale for the Wellington Citywide. We will start the sale at 6 a.m. and run through noon Saturday. We will be offering a variety of stuff including clothes, furniture and a beautiful hand-woven rug. We will also be giving out free lemonade. Call us at 888-888-8888 if your have any questions. Hope to see you there! Report Reply 0 replies · active 230 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Kim Mirt · 230 weeks ago Yard sale: Thursday, March 17 only 12:30 to 6 p.m. 1002 West Mill Road – 81 South and Mill, turn west, first house. Old furniture to repurpose or not. And outdoor garden decor Report Reply 0 replies · active 230 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for March 4, 2016. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck with bargain hunting!•••••Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

See what stalwards Sachin and Sehwag have had to say about batting sensation Shafali…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/BCCI/Star SportsAdvertisement vbg0NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsdqhWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5xz( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) txc0uhWould you ever consider trying this?😱1uonrCan your students do this? 🌚gRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Indian Women cricket team have been on a stellar performance in the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. With three back to back victories in the group stage, they have secured entry into the semi finals. Moreover, one of the greatest outcome of the matches have been the marvellous Shafali Verma, the young opener who has been smashing it big in all three matches. The teenager run machine has been such an eye catches, she is receiving praise from India’s iconic cricketers, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/BCCI/Star SportsIn yesterday’s match against New Zealand, Verma smashed an amazing 46-off-34 knock. Add to that her stunning scores of 15-ball-29 and 17-ball-39 in the two previous matches, Verma has scored a total of 114 runs in this world cup. Her strike rate is an astounding 172.72, which is also the highest ever in the history of the tournament.All of these in just 16 years of age, Verma has established herself as a future superstar for the Women in Blue. Among all the numerous praises from the supporters, the Indian cricket legends took it to social media to praise the youngster for her amazing performance.Advertisement Following yesterday’s match, Sachin and Sehwag expressed their eulogy towards Verma, on their official Twitter handles.Viru tweeted: “Wah bhai Wah ! Great effort by the girls to hold on to their nerves and beat New Zealand and qualify for the semi finals of the #T20WorldCup Shafali Varma is a rockstar. Anand aa raha hai ladkiyon ka performance dekhne mein (its happy to see the performance of the girls).”Advertisement The Little Master tweeted his compliment soon after, writing: “Fantastic performance by our 🇮🇳 team to become the first team to enter the semi-final of #T20WorldCup. It was a tight game and we played well under pressure. Was great to see @TheShafaliVerma play yet another crucial knock.”Receiving accolades from the two legends of Indian cricket was certainly jubilant for Verma, as the youngster replied to the senior Men in Blue icons with her beholden words today morning.Verma responded to Sachin: “Thank you sir for your kind words and support! I’ll keep giving my best for the team sir 🇮🇳🙂@sachin_rt”The teenager wrote back to Sehwag, saying: “Appreciate your kind words sir. Your support means a lot to us. Thank you @virendersehwag sir 🙂🇮🇳”Verma will be back in action with the Indian women tomorrow in their final Group A match against Sri Lanka at the Junction Oval in Melbourne.Also read-ICC Women’s T20 World Cup: Shafali Verma blitzkrieg propels India into semis!See which Indian cricketing legends Harsha Bhogle just compared Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma with! Advertisementlast_img read more

Late wickets cost WI dearly

first_imgABU DHABI, UAE (CMC):West Indies lost two wickets in the dying stages of the day to take the shine off an otherwise valiant effort and concede a clear advantage to Pakistan in the second Test of the three-match series here yesterday.Replying to Pakistan’s first innings of 452, the Caribbean side were coasting at 106 for two late on the second day when they dramatically lost key batsmen Marlon Samuels and Kraigg Brathwaite in the last two overs of play, to end on 106 for four.Samuels had made a fluent 30 from 61 deliveries with six fours when he edged a loose drive at left-arm seamer Rahat Ali, and was caught low down at first slip by Sami Aslam in the day’s penultimate over.And in the very last over, Kraigg Brathwaite was run out for 21, sent back by nightwatchman Devendra Bishoo on a call for a quick single and failing to beat captain Misbah-ul-Haq’s throw from cover to the wicketkeeper.The two dismissals put a damper on the outing, especially after left-hander Darren Bravo had stroked an attractive 43 to help put West Indies on course for a strong reply.Earlier, fast bowler Shannon Gabriel claimed his maiden five-wicket haul in Tests as Pakistan, resuming from 304 for four, added a further 148 runs before being bowled out an hour before tea.Misbah fell agonisingly short of his 11th Test hundred when he was dismissed for 96 while wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed extended his decent form with 56.SCOREBOARDPAKISTAN 1st innings(overnight 304 for four)*Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Gabriel 96Yasir Shah c Bishoo b Holder 23+Sarfraz Ahmed b Gabriel 56Mohammad Nawaz b Holder 25Sohail Khan c Johnson b Holder 26Zulfiqar Babar c wk Hope b Gabriel 0Rahat Ali not out 0Extras (b1, lb15, nb9) 25Total (all out, 119.1 overs) 452Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-42, 3-129, 4-304, 5-332, 6-342, 7-412, 8-430, 9-452, 10-452.Bowling: Gabriel 23.1-1-96-5 (nb9), Cummins 20-1-65-0, Holder 22-8-47-3, Bishoo 26-0-112-1, Chase 19-1-80-0, Brathwaite 9-0-36-1.WEST INDIES 1st inningsL. Johnson lbw b Rahat Ali 12D. Bravo lbw b Yasir Shah 43K. Brathwaite run out 21M. Samuels c Sami Aslamb Rahat Ali 30D. Bishoo not out 0J. Blackwood not out 0Total (4 wkts, 45 overs) 106To bat: R Chase, +S Hope, *J Holder, M Cummins, S Gabriel.Fall of wickets: 1-27, 2-65, 3-106, 4-106.Bowling: Rahat Ali 12-6-31-2, Sohail Khan 9-3-16-0, Zulfiqar Babar 11-1-29-0, Asad Shafiq 1-0-2-0, Yasir Shah 12-5-28-1.Position: West Indies trail by 346 runs with six wickets intact.Toss: Pakistan.Umpires: M Gough, R Illingworth; TV – P Reiffel.last_img read more

Redemption Hospital Workers Protest

first_imgThe Redemption Hospital in the borough of New Kru Town, Bushrod Island, was on Monday turned upside down after the Workers Association demanded their benefits, compensation, Ebola protective materials and other necessities in the often dangerous work environment.Speaking to the Daily Observer reporter, who visited the hospital, the vice president of the association, Samuel Faley Jr., said the association had written a series of letters to the administration about the lack of benefits for the workers, risk benefits for staff and the special package that was promised by the President.According to him, the association asked the management to urgently address the situation unfolding at the institution.  “Committed staff working without compensation in this critical time, without necessary protective equipment to do their job efficiently and risk benefits for staffs are among the problems they face,” Mr. Faley explained.The Workers Association recommended to the administration that the management team works closely with some international NGOs to cover some important departments at the Redemption Hospital; but that recommendation did not materialize.“We also informed them that the Workers Association should assist the management team in making decisions for the general well-being of all the staff at the institution. We also suggested that the management team provide enough protective equipment materials to the staff that are in close contact with patients on a daily basis.”According to Faley, the absence of such materials for health practitioners was a serious problem, which has caused the deaths of many of their colleagues after several calls to the management to provide those necessary in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.“One of our colleagues, who came down with the virus is currently being isolated.”Mr. Faley further explained that, “The Workers Association quizzed the management as to whether the Redemption Hospital was being used to treat Ebola patients.  They had answered in the negative and added that anyone suspected of the virus would be transferred to the Ebola treatment center.“Several of our colleagues have died while the management team continues to marginalize us and fail to give us the needed materials for the work; we have decided to demand our benefits and other emoluments.”  With regard to the President’s  special package for the workers during her visit to the hospital recently, Mr. Faley “Some people were given L$1,000, 800, 400 and 100 Liberian dollars, and some denied ever receiving the money, stating that some of us don’t even know how much we are making.”He further stated that one of the Embassies accredited near Monrovia provided 50 bags of rice, 15 buckets of chlorate and other materials to the administration for the staff of the institution. These, he said, were shared only by two of the administrators.“We have people who have spent 10 years and above at the Redemption Hospital and are not even on salary as we speak. We don’t have fixed salary for some of us.  When the month ends, sometimes it is low and sometimes it high.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more