All I want for Christmas … is to sell my home

first_imgBruce and Maureen Eastland’s Oxley home has been on the market for 264 days. Picture: Mark Cranitch.IT might not be at the top of everyone’s wishlist this time of year, but all Bruce and Maureen Eastland really want for Christmas is to sell their home.And they’re not alone.Brisbane-wide, the average number of days on market for a house is 34, and for a unit, 61, but for some particularly patient Queensland property owners, it’s a different story.Their properties have been on the market for well over a year, and some even longer.Research from realestate.com.au shows that more than 580 properties — within just 20km of Brisbane’s CBD — have been listed on the market since 2016.More than 50 homes have been listed for sale for a year or more and sixteen have been on the market for more than 18 months.The Eastlands’ home at 23 Mabel Street, Oxley, has been on the market for more than 260 days.The property is on a massive 1492 sqm block and is currently rented by room for $1000 a week. Aerial view of the property at 23 Mabel St, Oxley. Picture: realestate.com.au.Another long-term listing is 10 Perth Street in sought-after Camp Hill.The impressive, contemporary family home on an elevated 469 sqm has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a pool, a media room and an entertaining deck, yet has been on the market for eight months. LUXURY HOMES BOOM IN QLD The property at 23 Mabel St, Oxley. Picture: realestate.com.au.Mr Chrobak said the bottom level of the property was flooded in 2011, but it was fully insured and had since been rewired, repainted and repaired.“The house is better than before it was flooded,” he said.Mr Chrobak said Brisbane City Council had conducted significant flood mitigation in the area and the Eastlands had no trouble securing flood insurance cover in the aftermath. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE One of the two kitchens at the home at 23 Mabel St, Oxley. Pic: realestate.com.au.The Eastlands live on a caravan on the property when they’re not using it to travel around the state, so haven’t been desperate to sell, but would love to offload it by Christmas.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours ago“I’ve retired, so we bought a caravan and we come and go,” Mr Eastland said.The property is for sale without a price guide, but Mr Eastland said he’d “walk away with $850,000 tomorrow”. “We’re realising a mum and dad with two-and-a-half kids aren’t going to want it,” he said.“If a developer gets hold of it, he’s going to make a motza.” HOW TO WIN AT AUCTION This property at 69 Byron St, Bulimba, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au.Kim and Jose Guerreiro would love to sell their Morningside home for Christmas — so much so that if it doesn’t, they’re prepared to take it off the market, subdivide the block and build a new house next door.The beautiful home on more than 1000 sqm at 37 Carramar Street has six bedrooms and six bathrooms over three levels with views to Bulimba, Teneriffe and Brisbane’s CBD. This home at 23 Mabel St, Oxley, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au.It has five bedrooms, two bathrooms, two kitchens, accommodation for six cars, two 5000L water tanks and 26 solar panels.Despite this, and the fact it offers both an investment and development opportunity, the property still hasn’t sold.“It has serious potential for redevelopment based on what’s happening in the area,” marketing agent Alf Chrobak of Ray White Eight Mile Plains said.“Oxley is just going gangbusters.“The property is only a five to 10 minute walk from the train station and everyone’s building townhouses in the area.”center_img This home at 37 Carramar St, Morningside, is for sale. Picture supplied. Teh entertaining deck of the home at 10 Perth St, Camp Hill. Pic: realestate.com.au.And a riverfront home with future development potential in Bulimba has been on and off the market since May 2016.The home at 69 Byron Street is on a north-facing 1120sq m block, with its own a private jetty. FOREIGNERS BUY 1 IN 4 NEW HOMES The pool and backyard at 37 Carramar St, Morningside. Picture supplied.Marketing agent Nick Preston of The Nick Team said the property had originally been listed for sale in the middle of the year and then again in October.He said the vendors were open to offers in the high $2 million range.“If you took it and put it in Hawthorne or Bulimba, you’d be looking at $4, $4.5 million,” Mr Preston said.“It’s in a little pocket of Morningside nestled next to Hawthorne, so for someone looking for something unique but still within walking distance to amenities, you couldn’t really replicate it for a block and house that size at that price point.” This home at 37 Carramar St, Morningside, is for sale. Picture supplied.The couple has lived in the big family home for 17 years and raised their children there, but are now empty-nesters looking to downsize.“We like living in the street and really like our neighbours,” Mrs Guerreiro said.“It would be such a shame to subdivide the block because it will be a different product then and won’t have the big yard and garden.”last_img read more

Heaton signs new Burnley deal

first_img Press Association “It was certainly the ambition when I signed here only 12 months ago and obviously it was a fantastic season,” he told Clarets Player. “It’s great to be a part of it. I feel that, personally, I have got more to come and I’m really excited to show that here. “We will set our stall out ambitious again and the aim is to stay in the Premier League and then kick on from there. “I think I’m the eternal optimist but you never know what you can achieve and I think I’ve been in the game long enough to know what is around the corner if you do things properly. “If you do that as individuals and a collective then you give yourself a great chance and that will certainly be the motto from me again. “People will write us off but we’ll just try and go about our business the way we did last year and hopefully that will stand us in good stead.” The 28-year-old kept 19 clean sheets during the Clarets’ promotion from the Sky Bet Championship and had only 12 months left on his existing deal, although there was an option for a further year extension. Heaton is now looking forward to playing in the top flight, having made a prediction Burnley would reach the Premier League when he arrived last summer from Bristol City. center_img Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton has signed a new three-year contract at Turf Moor. last_img read more

Springers Boys Compete in USA Gymnastics Region 6 Championships

first_img Latest posts by admin (see all) Latest Posts admin Bio House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 BRAINTREE, Mass. — Sunday, three members of the boys’ team from Springers’ competed in USA Gymnastics Region 6 Championships in Braintree, Mass.Austin Snow and Nate Mason faced 77 other competitors for ages 8-9, and Ethan McVay battled more than 60 competitors for age 10.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015last_img

President urges Victoria residents to pay attention to youths

first_img…as he officially opens FORCEPresident David Granger on Thursday officially opened the Foundation for Real Christian Education (FORCE) located at Lot 4 Victoria Village, East Coast Demerara (ECD).President David Granger receives the Village’s 177th anniversary commemorate stamp from Evelyn Bacchus, the oldest resident of Victoria VillageThe President commended the Principal of the vocational centre, Desmond Saul, for his hard work in ensuring that the youth of Victoria Village benefit from skills training. The Head of State called for emphasis to be placed on youth not in employment, education or training (NEET).“NEET is a person not in education, employment and training. We need to pay attention to persons who are not in education, employment or training and to some extent I expect FORCE is going to be committed to ensuring persons who are not in education, employment or training are given employment and education,” the President stated.The Foundation for Real Christian Education (FORCE) located in Victoria Village, ECDFurther, Granger also committed to assisting the school with solar panels. He reminded that Victoria Village is regarded widely as Guyana’s first coastland village and that education, next to economic liberation, was the greatest gift freed slaves received.“African-Guyanese embraced education as a means of providing a better life for themselves, their families and future generations. They supported the establishment of social institutions for education and religious instruction, including by providing lands for building churches and schools,” the President said.He told the attendees that education “unlocks opportunities for employment, empowerment and enterprise, and promotes greater equality. It lifts people out of poverty. It inculcates values and teaches the skills necessary for economic development”.The President called for the village to be restored to a central place in education. He noted that the raising of a child involves interactions with and the support of the entire community. “The village has an essential role in education,” President Granger said adding that “education is a shared responsibility”.Principal of the Foundation for Real Christian Education Desmond Saul“Villages, collectively, should bear and share responsibility for the education of children because the most important thing, apart from family, is the education of the child.Villages should ensure that every child is in school. Government’s policy is to provide for every child to access to education, to attend school and to graduate from school. The foundational principle of this policy is ‘Every child in school (ECIS)’,” President Granger said.It is the President’s vision to see a school in every village in the future and in order for this to materialise, he believes that there must be a model of education which imparts a greater role for entire communities, including churches, in the public educational system.“The Foundation for Real Christian Education exemplifies that model. It embeds education in the community, holding classes in the community and offering courses that respond to the needs of the community; encourages village involvement in education to ensure school attendance and improve closer relations between teachers and parent; enhances village life with skills for economic empowerment and entrepreneurship; equips young men and women with practical skills to enable them to secure employment; and establishes partnerships with institutions such as the Board of Industrial Training and the Regional Democratic Council,” the Head of State said.As he declared the Foundation open, the President said it enfolds households, imparts education and involves local stakeholders as he recommended the Foundation’s model of village, church and school collaboration to deliver education effectively.He reminded the attendees that with the expected petroleum revenues, the Government of Guyana will ensure that free tertiary education is restored. President Granger reminded that Guyana must not only boast of universal primary education, but also universal secondary education.Saul, in outlining the history of the Foundation, said he returned to Guyana in 2002 after living overseas for a number of years. A Victorian, Saul said in October 2003, he utilised the old GRECO building to provided remedial education to youth who were dropping out of the formal education system.“I sought to make a difference in the lives of the underprivileged youths. I received support from the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States and that helped to pay the stipends given to volunteers,” he recounted.Further, he thanked the Government of Guyana through the Ministry of Communities and the Board of Industrial Training (BIT) for providing support.“Through this Foundation, we want to enrich the lives of youth as well as senior citizens,” Saul said while also thanking his family for their unwavering support. “This building is a monument to the love of God,” he said.Meanwhile, the oldest resident of Victoria Village, Evelyn Bacchus, presented the Village’s 177th anniversary commemorative stamp to President Granger.Students who attend the Foundation benefit from training in welding, motor mechanics, home economics, sewing and information technology. The courses last from 16 weeks to as long as one year. There are approximately 40 students enrolled in the short courses while approximately 25 are enrolled in the one-year courses.Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Karen Cummings, Retired Justice Donald Trotman, and Brigadier Edward Collins, former Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), also attended the opening ceremony.last_img read more