Almost $1 million for this ‘renovator’s delight’

first_imgThe agent fielded eight written offers before the auction.On auction day, 15 registered bidders looked to make it theirs, but it was a Brisbane buyer who landed the home at the near $1-million-price tag.According to Mr Murray the buyer has experience with renovations.“We’ve got a happy buyer and a happy seller — but it exceeded expectations for sure.“I think there’s still a lot of growth. I think we’re just at the point where the pin is about to drop and were about to see a lot more of these big sales — especially in unrenovated, well positioned, well marketed property.”Mr Murray says although the sale was to a local purchaser, interstate interest in Brisbane is growing.“People coming up from the southern states looking to buy something that close to the city on a 405sq m for under a million dollars is unheard of down there, whereas they come up here and you could almost buy two for the price of one.” This Brisbane ‘renovator’s delight’ has sold at auction for $970,000.Buyers are fronting up big dollars for fixer-upper homes in some of Brisbane’s best suburbs — and it could be just the beginning if the $970,000 sale of 10 Bernhard St, Paddington is any indication. The agent believes demand for unrenovated property in Paddington is only just ramping up.center_img 10 Bernhard St Paddington will require some work to unearth its full potential.The three-bedroom, one-bathroom renovator’s delight sits on an elevated 405sq m allotment close to cool cafe’s and boutique retail, but it will take quite a bit of work to unearth a grand residence from the modest home.While at this stage the property only has ‘city glimpses’, there is potential to take things up a notch, according to Andrew Murray, sales agent at Ray White Paddington.Mr Murray said he was able to leverage off previous selling campaigns and brings an extraordinary level of competition to Bernhard St.“I had a couple of properties recently that I sold — unrenovated cottages in Paddington.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoMr Murray said the property had a great sales campaign with 93 groups at open homes, 25 private inspections and eight written offers before auction.“Given the amount of work we put in, it didn’t surprise me,” he said.last_img read more

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Serie A: Osimhen begins Napoli’s impressive debut from bench against Parma

first_imgNigerian international, Victor Osimhen was brilliant as he made his competitive debut for Napoli from the bench in the 2-0 win over Parma on Sunday Osimhen was a second-half substitute as Napoli opened their 2020/2021 Italian Serie A campaign with a comfortable victory over Parma at the Ennio Tardini Stadium. After a goalless first half, Dries Mertens opened scoring for Napoli in the 63rd minute before Lorenzo Insigne increased the tally in the 77th minute respectively.Advertisement read also:Osimhen to spearhead Napoli’s sharp attack against Parma Osimhen joined Gli Azzurri from Lille for a club and African record fee of 81.3 million euros, but he started his first Serie A game from the bench. Napoli dominated possession but the first half ended goalless. Gattuso’s men continued to dominate possession after the restart, but it took the the introduction of Osimhen for them to break the deadlock. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Gorgeous Asian Actresses No Man Can ResistTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseHow They Made Little Simba Look So Lifelike in ‘The Lion King’Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?center_img Loading… last_img read more

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2013 Cowbell Bike Tour (Stage 2): Big names on podium in Takoradi

first_imgAfter a successful arrangement of traffic details and a slight change of the tour route for stage 2, (85km Cape Coast to Takoradi) which is traditionally plagued with difficulties in traffic control, the tour saw a fiery start, from the University of Cape Coast main gate to the finish line at Sarbah Road, Takoradi.Despite the intensity of attacks and counter attacks by the riders, the hotly contested race ended without any motor incidents and injury casualties as in the previous edition (2012).“This was a combative race, and it is what we need in Ghana to step up the level”, said George Ado, Chief Commassire of the Tour.Young Stars dictated the pace of the race immediately the officials flagged the cyclists into action. However, Emmanuel Sackey of All Stars had other ideas as to who dictates the early pace of the peloton.He quickly kicked out of the bunch with a 100m lead, but a group of young stars riders decided to closely follow. John Zormelo, a veteran rider, who rides for Quick Steps also wanted to lead, so he burst out of the peloton as they all engaged in series of attacks and counter attacks until they reached Elmina Beach Resort junction.After passing Elmina, Samuel Anim and his team mates took the lead, as his team mates formed a wind break around him to reduce the pressure on him. The lead of Young Stars and their ‘El Capo’ was short lived, as the peloton was reunited at Bronybima. Almost all the teams relied on the attack and counter attack strategy to weaken each other and test each other’s physical strength and endurance ahead of the first ‘Point chaud’.As the bunch came within reach of the ‘Hot Spot’ (point Chaud), at Essaman Junction, where points are awarded, Samuel Anim kicked out of the bunch to the other side of the road to enable him sprint without impediment, Isaac Sackey was quick to follow his team leader but Emmanuel Sackey of all stars was hot on their heels. Anim had enough power in his legs than the latter to clinch the first ‘point chaud’.Zormelo, the veteran rider, who would be retiring this year, tried his luck again by immediately attacking after the first hotspot, which was 14km into the race. The old fox tried as hard as he could to breakaway, but his efforts yielded no dividend. He was swallowed by the bunch just 1km into his adventure.The more energetic Godwin Dzheha of City Migro succeeded in breaking away at Nyame B3kyere but his lead ended at Enyinase by Christian Adiabo, Moro Amadu and Samuel Anim, all from Young Stars.At Komenda, 27km into the race, Jerry Alormenu (City Migro) started a promising burst out of the Peloton but it lasted only 2km before the bunch caught up with him. Finally, at Kommenda Sewfi the peloton split into two. Victor Cudjoe, All Stars, a strong contender for the white Jersey, led the first peloton. They tried their best to chase down Jerry but he retained his lead by kicking harder. Nevertheless, a kilometer later Solomon Nartey (HM Cycling) broke out of the peloton, he emerged as the new leader.At the second hot spot (Beposo), Samuel Anim, Emmanuel Sackey and Aryittey Akoto (City Migro), broke away from the bunch, swallowed Solomon and sprinted to first, second and third positions respectively.The attacks and counter attacks continued until 50km into the race, when the raised green flag by the officials, signaled the commencement of feeding.Prosper Agbo (City Mirgro), an experienced rider; Christian Adiabo (Young Star’s assistant captain) and Joseph Kudakpo (Die Hard) broke away from the bunch with a gap of 300m. This was the longest sustained break away of the day.As the big three broke away, they worked together to maintain a fast and steady pace upfront, even though they represented different teams. 60km into the race, Christian fell and had to change his bike, eventually the peloton swallowed him.Straightaway after Christian’s fall, Joseph and Prosper kicked harder, to keep their lead.8km later, hell broke loose on Prosper, his front tire got punctured.Being the lone ranger up front, Joseph knew glory was within his reach as they approached Takoradi Police Station. The Peloton roared behind him and closed the gap to 100m.With 50m to end the race, Joseph kept peeping behind, he ‘hit the wall’ and subsequently fell prey to Samuel Anim, Tetteh Francis (city Migro’s lead Rider), Henry Tetteh Djamah (Defending Champion), Adan Mohammed (River Pack Sunyani) and Aminu Mohammed (National Cycling Team Captain). They all emerged from the peloton 50m to end the race and over took Joseph, who could only watch helplessly as they passed him. “I miscalculated the race but I’ll correct that tomorrow” Joseph said looking disappointed.At the end of Stage 2, Samuel Anim won his second stage victory of the tour thus far. He kept the Yellow, Green and Red Jersey he won the previous day. Tetteh Djanmah placed third closely behind Francis Tetteh, who came in second.Antony Boakye continued to keep his white jersey for his exploits as the best young rider so far.Stage 3 is the longest distance of the entire tour (145km: Assin-Fosu to Kumasi)last_img read more

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FIBA World Cup 2019: Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez wish Giannis Antetokounmpo the best, just not against U.S.

first_img Jerry Colangelo doesn’t have any ‘angst’ over U.S. chances at FIBA World Cup It’s a kind of drive his teammates rave about, and at the United States’ practice session Wednesday at the Mendenhall Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Brook Lopez and Khris Middleton couldn’t deny the respect they have for the 7-footer, even if they would be his rivals at the upcoming FIBA World Cup.“There are just so many possessions, so many dunks, but the vision, the unselfishness that he has, it’s just so impressive for a superstar of his talent,” Lopez said. “And his work ethic is just what amazes me the most, it’s really second to none.” Related News LAS VEGAS — Giannis Antetokounmpo has always been one for competition. He made waves in December when he told The Athletic he had no desire to work out with rivals and refused invitations from LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony to spend time practicing with them.That kind of drive is what helped him win the MVP in 2018-19 after averaging 27.7 points, 12.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists while helping the Bucks to the No. 1 seed in the East and an appearance in the conference finals. Gregg Popovich holds first Team USA practice ahead of World Cup: ‘All I care about is who’s here’center_img Opportunity takers. More frames from Vegas at #USABMNT training camp 👇GALLERY >> https://t.co/oLjfEvLutW pic.twitter.com/sBrmhj8wES— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) August 7, 2019″Every night he steps on that court, you know he’s going to give it his all,” Middleton added. “You know he’s due for one of those big plays.”Middleton and Lopez will not be Antetokounmpo’s teammates at the World Cup. Giannis will be leading a Greece team that has had high expectations of late, but just hasn’t quite been able to meet them.Greece was a favorite to medal at Eurobasket in 2015 but fell to the eventual champion Spain in the quarterfinals. Then it failed to qualify for the Olympics in 2016 when it lost to Croatia after playing just three games.But that was three years ago. Antetokounmpo has three All-Star appearances, three All-NBA selections and an MVP award since then. This is a different Antetokounmpo and a potentially very different Greece team.It’s a matchup Middleton would like to see happen.”We’ve spent hours in practice against each other and it will definitely be fun to get it in a real game,” Middleton said. “That’s my teammate, my brother and wish him the best but hopefully not too good against us.”There is no guarantee Middleton will get a chance to match up with Antetokounmpo, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility, either. The U.S. is in Group E and Greece is in Group F. If both teams finish in the top two of their pools, they could get a chance to face off down the line.This is the highest level & it means so much. Our group is going to make the most of it.#USABMNT x #FIBAWC pic.twitter.com/sX02VFlTj0— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) August 7, 2019It’s something Lopez says the team isn’t planning for yet, but he admits it would be a difficult task on defense, just like it was for every NBA team this past season.”It would be a total team job,” Lopez said. “All five guys have to be on the same page all doing our job.”The U.S. is dealing with a somewhat limited team this year for the FIBA World Cup. A lot of players have dropped out, including All-Stars Anthony Davis, James Harden and Damian Lillard.Despite those subtractions, the U.S. remains the favorite to win the tournament, which will be played from Aug. 31 to Sept. 15 in China. But, the Celtics were favored to win the East this year and Antetokounmpo made sure that didn’t happen. Lopez and Middleton know first hand just how tough the 24-year-old can be to beat when he sets his mind to something. Seeing talent like that in person can be intimidating, but it’s not something that will keep his teammates from wanting to compete. In fact, they would welcome the challenge.“He’s the most competitive guy I know, so going against him would be an amazing experience,” Lopez said. “It really would be a lot of fun.”last_img read more

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