Gold Coast Queenslander snapped up for $1.45 million

first_img53 Petsch Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley. 53 Petsch Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley. 53 Petsch Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley.A TALLEBUDGERA Valley Queenslander has been snapped up for $1.45 million after just 10 days on the market.The property at 53 Petsch Creek Rd was set to go to auction but the owners received an offer too good to refuse.Ray White Tugun agent Ken Jacob said the buyers, from Runaway Bay, were looking for a tree-change.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“You can really appreciate the country life our here and the buyers totally fell in love with the property,” Mr Jacob said.“It is beautifully presented with a lovely creek that runs through it.”There are two residences on the property including the main Queenslander residence as well as a separate self-contained two-bedroom cottage.Described as perfect for “the horse enthusiast family”, the acreage property it set up with perimeter fencing, a stable and feed/tack room.last_img read more

Home values: Worst of housing downturn could be behind us

first_imgPreliminary figures for April from CoreLogic show home values are falling at a slower rate. Photo: Glenn Hunt/Getty Images.THE worst could be over for the nation’s housing market, with new figures showing home values are falling at half the rate they were three months ago. The latest CoreLogic home value index reveals dwelling values across the five major capital cities fell 0.5 per cent for the month of April to date. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoHome values are starting to fall at a slower rate in Sydney and Melbourne, according to CoreLogic.He said rental yields were also continuing to improve, which could provide some incentive for property investors looking for bargains.But he said the bad news was that the downturn had spread to cities outside of Sydney and Melbourne.“Over the last few months, we’ve started to see markets that have been relatively sustainable slip into negative growth,” Mr Lawless said. “That’s Brisbane and Adelaide.” Mr Lawless said the geographical broadening of the downturn could likely to attributed to the tighter credit environment.“Housing affordability is healthy in markets like Brisbane and Adelaide, economic conditions haven’t deteriorated, and population is ramping up — particularly in southeast Queensland.“Yet, against all those factors, we’re still seeing these markets drifting lower, which probably comes back to the slowdown in owner/occupier credit we saw in the second half of 2018 and into 2019.” Brisbane home values have recorded a decline so far in April. Picture: Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson, News Corp Australia. CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless said the slowdown in the rate of decline was being led by the nation’s two biggest housing markets.“We’re seeing the most improvement in Sydney and Melbourne, where values are falling but nowhere near as fast,” Mr Lawless said.center_img MORE: Turning failure into success CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless.Preliminary figures show Brisbane home values are set to record a 0.3 per cent decline for the month of April, which would be the fifth straight month of falls.Mr Lawless said the city was on track to record a 1.8 per cent drop in values over the past 12 months.“That’s quite a weak outcome for Brisbane, where even though we haven’t seen a high rate of capital gains, we’ve generally seen (values) rising about 2 per cent per annum,” he said. Home values likely fell 0.5 per cent across the major capital cities in April. Photo: Glenn Hunt/Getty Images.That’s a significant improvement on December, when the monthly decline in values was 1.3 per cent. RELATED: Ascot dream home sells at tense auctionlast_img read more

Masters and Lipari Win Invitational Grand Blue Mile and USATF 1-Mile Road Championship

first_imgEmily Lipari, a six-time All-American at Villanova, came into the event with a road mile personal best of 4:35 and shattered that with a 4:32.77 finish. Lipari held off Olympian Brenda Martinez at the tape, who finished in 4:33.07 followed by Rachel Schneider in third in 4:33.77 among the 15-runner field. More the 3,500 runners navigated the 1-mile course in recreational, competitive and invitational races. One of the highlights of the men’s recreational race was 96-year-old Mike Fremont of Cincinnati, Ohio, setting the American road mile record in the 95+ age category with a time of 13:55.82. He will appear at Drake Stadium Friday morning to attempt to break the World Record in 95+ age category of the 800 meters. “It’s pretty unreal. I set out to podium, that was the goal,” Lipari said of being the USATF 1-Mile Road Champion. “I’m really happy to come out with the win and it’s a great way to start out the year.” “Once I crossed the finish line it was pure ecstasy, I was so excited,” Masters said. “I told myself at the start line, ‘you worked so hard this year, why settle for anything but first?’ I’m happy to finally come out on top here.” Complete Race Results Women’s Grand Blue Mile InvitationalUSATF 1-Mile Road Championship1. Emily Lipari, 4:32.872. Brenda Martinez, 4:33.073. Rachel Schneider, 4:33.774. Shannon Osika, 4:33.945. Katie Mackey, 4:34.936. Sarah Brown, 4:37.157. Therese Haiss, 4:38.028. Eleanor Fulton, 4:39.109. Dana Mecke, 4:39.9010. Megan Mansy, 4:40.8111. Alexina Wilson, 4:42.9412. Jessica Kamilos, 4:44.2713. Savannah Colon, 4:46.6914. Anna Connor, 4:47.3715. Rachel Weber, 4:48.57 Print Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – Riley Masters and Emily Lipari bested their respective fields to win the Ninth-Annual Invitational Grand Blue Mile and USATF 1-Mile Road Championship Tuesday, April 24, evening in Des Moines. Story Links Masters, who was second in the event last year and third in 2016, finished in 4:03.12 to earn the USATF 1-Mile Road title against a field of 20 of the nation’s top milers. Eric Avila and Nick Harris trailed in second and third places in 4:03.90 and 4:04.31, respectively. Men’s Grand Blue Mile InvitationalUSATF 1-Mile Road Championship1. Riley Masters, 4:03.122. Eric Avila, 4:03.903. Nick Harris, 4:04.314. Daniel Herrera, 4:04.325. Brandon Lasater, 4:04.396. Garret Heath, 4:04.967. Tripp Hurt, 4:04.998. Pat Casey, 4:05.079. Brannon Kidder, 4:05.3810. Emmanuel Bor, 4:05.7711. Dylan Blakenbaker, 4:06.2012. Brandon Hazouri, 4:07.1313. Henry Wayne, 4:07.9914. Graham Crawford, 4:09.7015. Leo Manzano, 4:09.8316. Jackson Thomas, 4:10.0317. Mikey Brannigan, 4:11.5618. Dey Dey, 4:12.0319. Chad Noelle, 4:14.6020. Eliud Rutto, 4:15.40 Masters and Lipari each took home $5,000 for their titles as a total of $30,000 in prize money was distributed to Tuesday’s top finishers.last_img read more