Southern buyers look north for new home

first_imgThis house at 3 Mabel St at Redcliffe will be going to auction on August 6CoreLogic data shows the median house sales price in Redcliffe is $441,000. The Sydney median house sales price is $985,000 and for Melbourne it is $745,000The cheapest property currently listed in Sydney is a one bedroom apartment for $1.02 million.Thermo King managing director Roger Partington splits his time between Melbourne and his wife’s house in Brisbane.Together they have purchased a sky home off-the-plan at Banc in Toowong for “north of $3 million”. REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee“I think a lot of people are looking to move up there,” she said. “They are making a lifestyle decision rather than a career decision and recognise the value for money they can get there over Sydney.”The suburbs with the most hits by would-be interstate escapees were Brisbane, Surfers Paradise, Buderim, Southport, Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads, Caloundra, Palm Beach, Maroochydore and Redcliffe.Victorian residents accounted for 740,406 searches of the Queensland property market, with those searches concentrated on Surfers Paradise (11,224), Broadbeach (9154) and Burleigh Heads (5198).Ms Conisbee said their data showed that Victorians often identified more with Tasmania than Queensland.Tasmania was responsible for the third highest number of hits with 200,039 searches of Queensland properties, with the folk from the Apple Isle keen to make the move to Surfers Paradise, Brisbane City or Caloundra.Those from South Australia (170,784 hits) were also focussing their search on the Brisbane and Gold Coast markets, while the majority of searches out of Western Australia (150,978) were in Brisbane City (1129).Northern Territory residents accounted for 45,754 searches across the state. Ms Conisbee said many of those looking to make the move to Queensland were unlikely to be deterred by a long commute after being stuck in traffic jams in southern capitals.“Redcliffe for example is 28km from the city and that would not seem bad to someone from say Sydney,” she said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“I would say many of those looking there would see that distance and not be turned off as they would probably be stuck in traffic in Sydney for hours anyway.”In total, Redcliffe recorded 10,766 property hits by interstate property searchers, with more than 6000 of those from NSW. Mr Partington said the sprawling apartment had spectacular views of the city, the Brisbane River and Mount Coot-tha. “That type of property would have been out of reach in Melbourne,” he said. “We are very excited to move in. “Our Brisbane base is at Darra so it is an easy run up the Centenary Highway, the City Cat is just outside the door, we are close to The Regatta, Park Road, it just ticks so many boxes.”Place Kangaroo Point agent Simon Caulfield said they had sold eight apartments at Banc in six months alone, with a total value of $20 million. He said settlements were due in December.’ CHECK BACK LATER TO SEE WHERE POTENTIAL OVERSEAS BUYERS ARE SEACHING FOR THEIR NEW HOME IN QUEENSLAND Renders of Banc at Toowong, which is currently under construction Roger and Michelle Partington have bought a $3.25 million apartment off the plan at Banc, which is currently under construction. Picture: Tara CroserPEOPLE from New South Wales looking to flee across the border to a better life in Queensland have made more than a million property searches for homes here over the past year.Exclusive data obtained by The Courier-Mail shows that residents in NSW conducted 1,651,443 property searches in Queensland during the 12 months to July 31.The most popular places searched by NSW residents via were Burleigh Heads (16,930), Surfers Paradise (16,727) and Broadbeach (12,650).Brisbane had 10,503 property searches from NSW – just 43 more than Southport.REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee said NSW residents, and in particular those from Sydney, identified strongly with the Gold Coast.last_img read more

Minor football action in the county today

first_imgIn the County Minor A football, Newport Gaels take on Drom-Inch in Dolla while in Cahir, Galtee-Golden are up against Clonmel Commercials. Both games throw in at 1.30 this afternoon.last_img

Will Bakayoko dye his hair blue despite Chelsea’s loss?

first_imgIt is however all up to Bakayoko to decide. Blue hair or nah? We wait till the next match day or the footballer’s next picture upload.RelatedBakayoko Admits Romance With PiatekFebruary 19, 2019In “Italy”Premier League Review: Chelsea Return To Winning Ways As Barnes Strikes Late To Take Burnley Into The Top FourDecember 13, 2017In “England”Could the Bridge be falling?November 3, 2017In “Features” Chelsea midfielder, Tiemoue Bakayoko must be having mixed feelings and feeling blue following his club’s surprising 2-1 loss to bottom-table Crystal Palace on Saturday.Feeling very confident prior to the game, the 23-year-old had talked about dyeing his hair blue if he would net his first Premier League goal for Chelsea. He obviously did not see a loss coming, considering Crystal Palace’s horrendous form – losing all seven of their previous games and failing to score in all.“As soon as I score a goal, I will chan ge the colour of my hair. Possibly to blue. I like changing the colour of my hair from time to time. I don’t go completely over the top, but sometimes I find it brings me good luck. Since the Man City game I put some white in my hair.” Bakayoko said.The France international had scored for Chelsea in their 6-0 thumping of Qarabag on September 12 in the UEFA Champions League but was hoping to celebrate his first Premier League goal for the Blues in a special way.Bakayoko has not revealed if he would go ahead with dyeing his hair after the game. The internet definitely never forgets and fans have expressed their various opinions concerning it. While some seem to want him to go ahead with it, others feel it might be inappropriate due to the loss.last_img read more

Sumner County Court Docket: The Sept. 30 report

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.•••••Kayla Chastain, born in 1988, of Emporia was charged with telephone harassment, a Class A misdemeanor.On Sept. 3, 2014, Chastain is accused of using a cell phone to send abusive messages to St. Francis in Wellington to a social worker, who  received 33 messages from her. She was released on $2,500 bond.•••••Thomas Mann, Jr., born in 1981, is accused of driving without headlights, a traffic infraction; driving while suspended, a Class A misdemeanor – second and subsequent offense; and two counts of possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony.Mann, Jr. is accused of having a small baggy containing meth in a Marlboro cigarette box in his car.His Sumner County preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 9, 2014.••••Sean Peoples, born in 1989, of Wichita was charged with failure to pay toll, a misdemeanor; no insurance, a Class B misdemeanor; transportation of open container of alcohol, a misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Peoples is accused of driving a vehicle with two open beer cans and also having an open bottle of whiskey in the console of the car. He also had marijuana hidden.His court deposition has been set for Oct. 16.••••Destiny Way, born in 1994, of Derby was charged with battery, a Class B misdemeanor; criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor; disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; and endangering a child, a Class A misdemeanor.Way is accused on Sept. 16, 2014 of causing bruises to another person’s legs and arms in an attempt to help remove a 1-year-old from his paternal great grandmother.•••••Douglas Baker, born in 1971, of Key West, Fla. was charged with disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; and battery, a Class B misdemeanor.Baker is accused of angrily grabbing and yelling at another person during an argument on Sept. 24.last_img read more