House hunters and sellers have been given the chance to bag a luxury beachside apartment without paying a cent for it.Real estate group Century 21 has announced that it will give away a brand new Sunshine Coast apartment worth $400,000 to a lucky family or individual in the market to buy or sell a home anywhere in the country.To be eligible to “win” the unfurnished two-bedroom property near Kings Beach in Caloundra, Queensland, interested parties have to request a free market appraisal through the group or attend one of its open homes.In demand: The most popular apartment developments A two-bedroom apartment in a new housing complex will be given away.Those who sell their properties through Century 21 or use its property management services can also be entered into the draw for the property, which will be finished construction in June 2017.The winner will not be required to pay stamp duty costs on the home, but may have to stump up other buying costs such as conveyancing fees, depending on how they wish to conduct the transaction.The company is giving away an additional $20,000 in cash if the winner is referred by a friend.Century 21 chairman Charles Tarbey says the competition intends to get would-be home buyers and sellers more involved in the property market.The apartment will be completed in 2017.Trendy: Brisbane residents fall in love with apartment livingNational sales trends show more sellers and buyers are sitting on the fence than they were last year.More than 6% fewer properties changed hands in Sydney over the past year, while turnover sank roughly 6% in Adelaide, 15% in Perth and 30% in Darwin, according to Core Logic RP Data.“There are thousands of Australians looking to transact property at the moment and we thought this competition may give them an added incentive to explore their options,” Tarbey says.The Sunshine Coast unit will suit someone looking for a home, holiday property or investment, Tarbey adds.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoThe unit will be in a block with 39 other apartments.Growth: Brisbane market in upswingThe apartment is part of a new development called Ocean Verge, a seven-level block of 40 units being constructed by Murphy Builders at the site of four former housing blocks purchased in 2014.The location is within walking distance of Kings Beach, a renowned surfing location, as well as the nearby Moffat Beach. The median price of units in the area is $378,000.The competition closes next March. The winner will be announced April 28.This story was originally published on the Daily Telegraph
Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2019 contest.The Super Provincial One Day tournament is being played to determine Sri Lanka’s World Cup probables.Lasith Malinga’s 7/49 is his best List A bowling figures. Despite a long international flight and having played against Chennai Super Kings in the night, Malinga showed no signs of stress and put in a magnificent performance. Galle notched up 255 all out with Kusal Mendis hitting a fifty along with solid knocks from Sandun Weerakkody and Minod Bhanuka. In response, Kandy was blown away by Malinga, who picked up 7/49, his best-ever List A bowling figures as they were bowled out for 99, losing the match by 156 runs.Thus, in less than 24 hours, Malinga had taken combined figures of 10/83 in two different formats for two different teams in two different countries. Speaking about the achievement in the post-match presentation following Team Galle’s win, Malinga said, “I played a match last night for Mumbai Indians and got to the flight by 1:40 AM. I landed in Sri Lanka at 4:30 AM and made it to Kandy by 7:00 AM. We need to show an example to the youngsters. How an International player should commit himself to the game. I think they will learn something out of this lesson. I showed what I can do and will continue to do the same in the future. I have proved that my fitness is at the highest level and I am happy about the way I performed,” Malinga said.It will be interesting to see whether Malinga will be available for Galle or Mumbai Indians’ next game in both the tournaments. Galle take on Dambulla in the next game at the Dambulla International stadium on April 6 while Mumbai Indians take on Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium on the same day. However, by playing two games for two different teams in different formats, Malinga has shown his ultimate commitment and dedication to the game of cricket. highlights New: Lasith Malinga has had a confusing time in the Indian Premier League 2019. Since the league is being played before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, there were earlier reports that the Sri Lankan pacer would miss the first six games for Mumbai Indians as he had to participate in the Super Provincial One Day tournament in Sri Lanka in order to be eligible for the World Cup. However, Malinga played for Mumbai Indians in the first two games of the Indian Premier League. The confusion persisted when Sri Lanka Cricket had cleared him to play the entire IPL but the chief national selector Asantha de Mel, speaking to Sportstar stating that Malinga had changed his mind and wanted to play the tournament.In the game against Chennai Super Kings, Malinga showed his class and got the big wickets of Shane Watson (5), Kedar Jadhav (58) and Dwayne Bravo (8) as he ended with figures of 3/34 from his four overs. He bowled with good pace and despite being slightly expensive, Malinga showed that he had lost none of his venom. Immediately after the match, he flew to Colombo and he decided to play the Super Provincial One Day Tournament where he was going to lead Galle against Kandy at the Pallekele International stadium. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.