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
The Latest: 3 players from PSG women’s teams test positive Jason Day has asked to be tested for COVID-19 just before the third round of the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut. Officials have decided to have him play as a single Saturday as a precautionary measure. Two more players withdrew because of the coronavirus Friday — Denny McCarthy for a positive test, and Bud Cauley, who tested negative but decided to pull out after playing alongside McCarthy on Thursday. There have been seven COVID-19-related withdrawals from the Connecticut event.___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Paris Saint-Germain said on Saturday that three players from its women’s teams have tested positive for the coronavirus. Associated Press June 27, 2020 PSG said in a statement that one player from the main women’s team and two players from the under-19 side returned positive results. The women’s senior team is set to resume training on Monday.Earlier this week, PSG said three players from the men’s side and one member of staff were infected by the virus during the lockdown when they were not in contact with each other. PSG said they are no longer contagious and can train as normal.___
The University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team will head to the Land of 10,000 Lakes compete in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s Final Face-Off tournament this weekend.The tournament starts Saturday afternoon for the Badgers (29-2-4-0, 22-2-4-0 WCHA) when they take on University of North Dakota (16-15-6, 11-12-5 WCHA) at 2 p.m. CT.This weekend is a single-elimination tournament for the Badgers, so every moment counts. The Badgers have a successful record so far this season, and currently have a 4-0 record against North Dakota’s Fighting Hawks.Women’s hockey: Badgers make easy work of Minnesota State in first round of WCHA PlayoffsThe No. 1 University of Wisconsin Badgers are off to a hot start in the WCHA Playoffs yet again. The Badgers Read…The WCHA tournament will take place in Minneapolis again this year and features the top four teams in the WHCA. The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and the University of Minnesota, Duluth join Wisconsin and North Dakota to fill out the rest of the tournament’s roster. All four teams will battle it out to claim the WCHA conference championship.Minnesota’s flagship university and Duluth face off Saturday night at 7 p.m. Whoever wins this game will then go on to play the winner of the Wisconsin/North Dakota matchup.Wisconsin has managed to hold the WCHA championship title, affectionately called “Wilma” by the players, for the last two years. In the past, the Badgers have faced the Fighting Hawks in the semifinal round of the tournament and have usually come out with a win.The real challenge for UW would come during Sunday’s final. If the Badgers make it to this round, they must face either the Gophers or the Bulldogs to bring Wilma back to Madison for a third straight year. Both of these Minnesotan teams have shown to be a challenge for Wisconsin, and they will be even tougher this weekend.Women’s hockey: Nurse wins offensive player of the week against Minnesota StateThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team’s Sarah Nurse won WCHA Offensive Player of the Week honors in a weekend Read…Both the Gophers and the Bulldogs have handed Wisconsin a loss this season. They have both shown to be incredibly tough opponents with a pool of talented forwards and defensemen, which will make UW’s task that much harder.During the 2016 Final Face-Off, the Badgers barely managed to slide past the Gophers — a 1-0 score determined the winner that day. Every goal counts in this tournament, and the team that manages to produce quality scoring opportunities should find themselves holding Wilma high in the air Sunday afternoon.After this weekend, the Badgers are back to a best-of-three playoff schedule, taking on a ECAC competitor to see if they are headed back to the NCAA Frozen Four Tournament. Wisconsin’s first-round opponent will not be announced until after this weekend’s tournaments have finished.