Gold Coast beachfront properties trading in secret deals

first_img13A Ocean View, Mermaid Beach sold for $4.6 million.CASHED up buyers are snapping up beachfront homes in secret deals with more than $50 million in property trading hands already this year.The Gold Coast’s exclusive beachfront real estate, often dominated by Mermaid Beach’s millionaire’s row, continues to be the most sought after property on the Glitter Strip, with many transactions happening off-marketThis Hedges Ave penthouse sold earlier this year for $5.25 million.REIQ’s John Newlands said living on the beachfront was something many buyers aspired to.“It’s a limited resource,” Mr Newlands said.“There’s only a small amount of it so it comes down to supply and demand.”A beachfront home in Broadbeach sold in a secret deal for $4.25 million this week. The four-level property at Vogue on Broadbeach went under contract to a Brisbane-based buyer.Apt 4 ‘Jade’ 35 Northcliffe Terrace, Surfers Paradise sold for $3.625 million.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago1/5-9 Broadbeach Blvd, Broadbeach sold for $4.25 million.Tolemy Stevens of Harcourts Coastal handled the off-market sale and said the beachfront market was booming.“The global aspiration of any property investor is to own a piece of waterfront real estate,” he said.“Taking that a step further, the beachfront more specifically and living on the ocean is the pinnacle of lifestyle property.“While most have witnessed the recent slowdown of the southern state markets, the Gold Coast luxury beachfront market continues to go from strength to strength and shows no signs of slowing.”103-105 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach holds the beachfront sales record for 2018 — it traded for $11.6 million.The highest priced achieved for a beachfront sale this year went to a house at 103-105 Hedges Ave — retired cotton farmer Alan Frost sold his mansion in an off-market sale for $11.6 million in April through agent Michael Kollosche.It is also the highest sale on the Gold Coast this year.FREE HOUSE OFF THE MARKETLAVISH PRICE FOR LUXURY HOME51 Cylinders Drive, Kingscliff sold for $3 million“The lack of stock available to purchase and the calibre of buyers that have purchased over the past seven years will be the catalyst for the market to show steady consistent growth and remain insulated from any market volatility in the future,” Mr Kollosche said.The beachfront also holds the Gold Coast sales record — the $27 million paid in 2008 when BreakFree founder Tony Smith sold an uncompleted mansion in Hedges Ave to later-failed internet whiz, Daniel Tzvetkoff.last_img read more

Shevchenko to ring changes in Ukraine team against Super Eagles

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th Omeruo welcomes second child Ukraine head coach Andriy Shevchenko has stated that he will make changes in his starting line-up from the set that defeated Lithuania 3-0 for the international friendly encounter against the Super Eagles. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Tuesday’s encounter at the Dnipro Arena would be the first meeting between both countries at the senior level. Shevchenko’s side defeated Lithuania 3-0 in their European Championship qualifier in Vilnius on Saturday. He said: “We will look at the reaction of the players. “Still, the coverage was completely different. “We will analyze how the muscles of the players react.” Shevchenko, who stated this in an interview published on the official website of the Ukraine Football Federation, added: “After our training in Dnipro, we will decide on the players that will take to the field. “I have the opportunity to give playing time to those players that did not play against Lithuania. “I think you’ll see more of these names in the lineup.” Meanwhile, the Ukraine national team will have an open training session this Monday which will be open to media and fans.Tags: Andriy ShevchenkoSuper EaglesUkrainelast_img read more

Promises of Great Experience at the Cathedral

first_imgAssuredly, the best of Nigerian football artistry will be on display at “The Cathedral”, the famous home ground of reigning NPFL Champions, Rangers International. Quite befitting that the tournament holds at the end of what has been a historic year for the city of Enugu and lovers of the Flying Antelopes who ended a 32-year wait for a league crown in exquisite fashion back in early October.The nation’s best four teams and continental representatives in next year’s CAF competitions (Rangers, Rivers United, Wikki Tourists and FC Ifeanyiubah) are using the tournament to kick-start their preparations for the new season and the commencement of a new league season.Two of the four teams that will be on parade in Enugu have had managerial changes ahead of the new season – Wikki Tourists and FC Ifeanyiubah are now handled by Mohammed Baba Ganaru and Japanese Takeshi Nakamura – while last season’s top two sides Rangers and Rivers United have stuck with their Rivers State-born tacticians Imama Amapakabo and Stanley Eguma respectively.The average Nigerian football fan can expect nothing but the best of football contest during this five-day competition which features four teams that have evolved with some of the best playing philosophies in the NPFL.Rangers’ high octane passing and off-the-ball movement confounded their opponents as they steamrolled into the championship last term while Rivers United had an impeccable home run which was characterized by some of the best footballing stuffs that Port Harcourt used to be known for.Wikki Tourists might have lost their erstwhile coach, Abdu Maikaba to Akwa United but Maikaba’s former boss, Baba Ganaru is more than capable to step up from where his predecessor stopped.For Federation Cup champions, FC Ifeanyiubah, their array of foreign imports often treated league fans to some scintillating stuffs last season and the Super Four should avail new coach, Kenichi Yatsuhashi the chance to show all what his own philosophy is all about.This year’s Super4 is expected to be a departure from what we have had in recent years in the sense that participating teams who hitherto always use the tournament as their first phase of preparation, have been engaged in different tournaments in different stages of their pre-season thus far.Ranging from the Gold Cup in Ogun State, South West, North East Cup in Gombe State, North East, to Shehu Dikko Cup in Kaduna State, Northwest, NPFL teams have engaged themselves in very competitive pre-season tournaments.Three of the Super4 campaigners (Rangers, Rivers United and Wikki Tourists) have featured in one or more of the aforementioned competitions and so are expected to be in a top shape physically and mentally. The tournament comes at a stage where the coaches already have a definite way of how their teams will look like in the next season which will make for an informed viewing.It has been announced that all games in this edition of Super Four will be played under floodlights in the hours of 1700 and 1900, West African time. This should continue the renewed tradition of giving families, civil servants and artisans a chance of being part of the beautiful game in wonderful atmospheres.It has been wondered why a lot has been said about the electric European nights at Anfield, Old Trafford and some other European cities until fans began to witness the difference between afternoon football and night football in Enugu during the last league season.It is not just the colour nor the fireworks and flames from the fans that make night football (especially in Enugu) special, but there is something extraordinary about the all round mood of the players, coaches, spectators and even the TV broadcasters. A great experience awaits.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Fisayo DairoThe best four teams in the 2015/16 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season will converge on the ancient city of Enugu, starting today December 7 through Sunday, December 11 for the 2016/17 pre-season tournament tagged the NPFL Super4.Last season, the tournament held over the two legs in Kaduna and Uyo with Akwa United emerging the champions.last_img read more


first_imgThe skipper of the Arranmore Ferry has been fined €350 and disqualified from driving for two years for drink-driving.Letterkenny court.James Bonner, 62, appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday to face the charge which relates to an incident on October 20th 2012. Gardai told the court they stopped a car at Tully Mountain, Ballyare, outside Letterkenny at around 9.10pm.Officers said they suspected the man who was driving the BMW car had consumed alcohol and asked him to undertake a breath test which he failed.Solicitor for Mr Bonner, Gerard Doyle told the court that his client was a very well-known local character who was involved in maritime activities and was involved in many local rescue missions.“He has brought nothing but positivity to the area,” added Mr Doyle.He said he suffered from a hiatus hernia and that he had suffered from reflux which may or may not have affected the breath test on the evening.Mr Bonner had worked on the ferry for 12 years and no had no previous convictions for any offence.Mr Doyle said the accused did not live in Burtonport and from where the ferry sailed and needed his car to get to work.He asked for a postponement of the mandatory disqualification until after the summer season.Judge Paul Kelly fined Mr Bonner €350 and disqualified him from driving for two years but deferred the ban until October 7th.SKIPPER OF ARRANMORE FERRY IS BANNED FOR DRINK-DRIVING was last modified: April 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Arranmore Ferrycourtdonegaldrink drivingGardaiJames Bonnerlast_img read more