Trackside stunner sells at auction in Hendra

first_imgThe back deck at 30 Rosewood St, Bardon.“It’s mixed feelings because we do love the house and we’ve made it our own but we’re also pleased to have a successful result today.”The couple said the price was where the felt the market was at. “While it is about the figures, the fact that it’s going to a local family who wanted it so badly is a really good feeling,” Mrs Brier said. In Taringa a beautifully renovated cottage also sold under the hammer on Saturday. The happy vendors Dan and Rebecca Smith with their children Ava, Savannah and Harry.“They were having a chat with buyers after the sale and they were all wondering around the house together,” she said. “(Mr and Mrs Smith) have already bought another property, so this will give them the ability to renovate their new home.” In Bardon it was third time lucky for Seamus O’Donoghue and Jessica Holding at the auction of 30 Rosewood St. The trackside pool and deck at 114 Mein St, Hendra.The auction began with a starting bid of $1.8 million and nine buyers actively vied for the five-bedroom home. “It was a drawn out auction and it got down to two people in the end battling it out,” Ms Kortlang said. The successful bidder was a local Hendra buyer with plans to move into the two-storey home. The renovated kitchen and dining room at 5 Magor St, Taringa.Mr Dixon said the new owners were a young professional couple who planned to move into the home. “They were very excited. They have been looking for something for some time,” he said. Mr Dixon said the high quality of the renovation carried out by the vendor ensured plenty of interest in the property. “We ran a four week marketing campaign and we had approximately 50 groups inspect the home,” he said. “It’s in a very nice pocket so I expected there would be good interest and there was.”The Toowong-based agent said the vendor was pleased with the result. “She is looking to move on to another renovation project in the area,” he said. The home at 5 Magor St, Taringa.Marketing agent Jack Dixon of Dixon Family Estate Agents said the three-bedroom home at 5 Magor St sold for $820,000. “We had five registered bidders but only two actively participated in the bidding,” he said. “The opening bid was $760,000 and bids increased in increments of $10,000 from there. “There was a bit of negotiating towards the end between the buyer and the highest bidder and the highest bid was increased to $820,000. “It was declared on the market at the point and sold.” The open-plan living area at 30 Rosewood St, Bardon.The couple plan to move into the three-bedroom home with their daughter and buy some chickens to fill the chook pen. “Our little girl is a climber so she’ll like the cubby house,” Ms Holding said. Vendors Eveline and Andrew Brier said the sale was a bittersweet moment for them. “We’re selling because of a change in family circumstances and it was somewhat of a reluctant sale,” Mrs Brier said. The home at 30 Rosewood St, BardonThe couple secured the property, their first home, with a bid of $900,000 after losing out at two previous auctions. Mr O’Donoghue was responsible for placing the opening bid of $700,000.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 investor3 hours agoThe bids rose steadily until hitting $860,000 where the auction stalled and auctioneer Grant Penrose of REMAX Profile began negotiations. After some to-ing and fro-ing, Mr O’Donoghue raised his bid to $900,000 and the property was declared on the market and sold. Ms Holding said they were nervous going into the auction and a little shocked to have won the property. “We really liked the suburb, the location, proximity to good schools, the quiet street and the fact that it’s a beautiful home as well,” she said. The kitchen at 114 Mein St, Hendra.Vendors Dan and Rebecca Smith bought the block at 114 Mein St in 2014 and built the architecturally designed home with 793-bottle wine cellar, swimming pool and an entertaining deck overlooking the racetrack. “I thought, ‘how good would it be to just sit in the pool and watch the races?’, so we made it happen,” Mr Smith said.Ms Kortlang said the Smiths were “very happy” with the sale. 114 Mein St Hendra Brisbane is being sold by Dan and Rebecca Smith.A stunning Hamptons style property overlooking the 1400m start mark at Eagle Farm Racecourse has sold under the hammer in Hendra. Marketing agent Leigh Kortlang, of Ray White Ascot, said the home at 114 Mein St sold for $2.425 million with a crowd of more than 100 people watching on Saturday, July 22. “It felt like just about everybody in Hendra and the odd dog were there,” she said. last_img read more

Thomas Bach elected as IOC president

first_imgThomas Bach has been elected as the new president of the International Olympic Committee on the final day of the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina.The 59-year-old German, a fencing gold medallist at the 1976 Olympics, had been favourite to take over from Jacques Rogge, who has been at the helm since 2001. The new president was elected after just two rounds of voting.A lawyer by profession, Bach has been a member of the executive board since 1996 and vice president from 2000-4 and since 2006.In becoming the ninth IOC head, he saw off opposition from five other candidates, including former pole vaulter Sergey Bubka, a vice president of the IAAF.Bubka’s losing out leaves him free to challenge Seb Coe for the presidency of the IAAF in 2015.Bach, whose campaign slogan was “Unity in Diversity”, had suggested that, if selected, a revision of the Olympics bidding process may be on the cards. The announcement of the new president came on the same day that nine new IOC members were elected, including Sweden’s 2004 Olympic high jump champion Stefan Holm and Kenya’s former marathon world record-holder Paul Tergat.The nine additions means the Session, which is the decision-making body of the IOC, now has a total of 112 members.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, October 30, 2013:•4:10 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1700 block E. U.S. 160, Wellington involved vehicles operated by Deborah L. May-Rader, 54, Wellington and Janice K. Stewart, 44, Wellington.•5:35 p.m. Officers took a report of an impounded vehicle in the 300 block W. 8th, Wellington.•6:41 p.m. Officers investigated harassment by telephone in the 1400 block Superior Court, Wellington.•11:09 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery of known suspect(s) in the 900 block W. 7th, Wellington.last_img read more