This character-filled home is on the market for the first time since 2002

first_img15 Namatjira Crt Broadbeach Waters“It was unlike anything else I had seen on the Gold Coast and it really felt like a place I could call home,” the mother-of-two said. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“My children were very young at the time and the pool has this fantastic shallow design at one end so I could be in the pool with the kids and we could all enjoy it together.“I also had this amazing vision to create a Hamptons influence with the interiors.” 15 Namatjira Crt Broadbeach Waters“I put in farmer style doors for the kitchen cabinetry to give it a rustic style,” she said.Mrs Parifi said her favourite room in the home is the sunroom with the fireplace. Other highlights of the property include a north-facing aspect and three living rooms. 15 Namatjira Crt Broadbeach WatersTHE white picket-fence, row of pine trees, and lavender-lined garden beds at this Cape Cod inspired house could have come straight out of a fairy-tale book with its quaint style. Homeowner Emma Parifi bought the home with her family in 2002 and said the picturesque character of the home charmed her into sealing the deal. 15 Namatjira Crt Broadbeach WatersMrs Parisi said the family extended the home shortly after buying it and put an extra bedroom, living room and another garage space in. “The size of the land also blew me away when I first saw it, we were previously living on Amalfi Drive and needed something bigger and couldn’t believe the sheer size of this block,” Mrs Parifi said. 15 Namatjira Crt Broadbeach WatersThe four-bedroom home is poised on a 909sq m block and has a number of French doors and windows as well as a Hampton’s inspired kitchen. last_img read more

Man Utd win opens up 12-point lead

first_imgManchester United extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to 12 points with a routine victory over Everton at Old Trafford.Sir Alex Ferguson’s side took full advantage of champions Manchester City slipping up at Southampton on Saturday evening to open up a commanding gap as they go in search of their 20th title.United made few concessions to Wednesday’s last-16 Champions League meeting with Real Madrid in The Bernabeu as a strong starting line-up closed out another crucial win with few alarms.Real coach Jose Mourinho watched from Old Trafford’s directors’ box as Ryan Giggs scored for the 23rd successive top-flight season to give United an early lead and Robin van Persie added his 23rd goal of the season just before half-time.Everton never looked likely to repeat last season’s feat of clawing back a two-goal deficit to draw 4-4 at Old Trafford. That was a comeback that fatally damaged United’s title chances but this time they never seriously threatened such a shock.Manager David Moyes suffered a setback just before kick-off when experienced defender Sylvain Distin pulled out with a virus after feeling unwell in the warm-up, forcing the Scot to draft in John Heitinga after he struggled so badly in the 3-3 draw against Aston Villa. United should have taken an early lead when the pair combined to open up Everton’s readjusted rearguard. Wayne Rooney played in Van Persie, who rounded Everton keeper Tim Howard but proved his fallibility by striking the outside of an upright from the angle.Everton did not survive a second time shortly after when Van Persie escaped the ponderous Heitinga in the area to set up Giggs, who scored from 12 yards via the inside of a post.There was some hope for Everton as they enjoyed a spell of possession and Leon Osman brought a fine diving save from David De Gea with a 20-yard volley – but United struck crucially just before the interval to put the game out of reach.Everton had played a dangerous game as Van Persie was caught narrowly offside on a number of occasions but there was no flag to rescue the Merseysiders as he raced on to Rafael’s pass, evaded Howard once more and scored despite Heitinga’s best efforts on the line.Play mediaThe second half meandered tamely until the 65th minute when United’s Jonny Evans was blocked three times in a goalmouth scramble, twice by Howard, who then saved spectacularly from Tom Cleverley. It had been a relatively subdued affair but there was a burst of action as Van Persie screwed an effort wide at one end then Everton substitute Nikica Jelavic’s low shot brought De Gea into the action.Old Trafford was emptying long before referee Mark Halsey’s final whistle and this increasingly looks like the weekend when United took an unassailable lead over their title rivals.last_img read more

Freddie HUD Offer a Hand to Irene Victims

Freddie HUD Offer a Hand to Irene Victims

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies FHA Freddie Mac Housing Affordability HUD Lenders & Servicers Processing Refinance Service Providers 2011-09-08 Ryan Schuette in Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Freddie, HUD Offer a Hand to Irene Victims September 8, 2011 442 Views center_img Share “”Freddie Mac””:http://www.freddiemac.com/ and “”HUD””:http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD recently stepped up home relief programs for eligible borrowers who saw their property and prized possessions wash away with the tidewaters of Hurricane Irene. The availability of federal relief will allow qualifying homeowners in distress to gain reprieve from late fees and penalties likely to result from delayed mortgage payments, avoid foreclosure and eviction from their homes, and take advantage of HUD insurance policies to revamp their residences.[IMAGE]In a release dated Thursday, Freddie Mac announced that it had green-lighted relief options for companies servicing their mortgages. The decision follows a release made public Tuesday by HUD, which signed off on a federal disaster assistance package that frees up state grants for areas with considerable damage.””Freddie Mac has authorized the nation’s mortgage servicers to provide a full range of mortgage relief options to affected borrowers with mortgages owned or guaranteed by Freddie Mac,”” Anthony Renzi, the GSE’s EVP of single-family business, operations, and technology, said in a “”statement””:http://freddiemac.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=12329&item=59469. “”Forbearance on mortgage payments for up to one year are among the options our servicers have been instructed to offer borrowers on a case-by-case basis.””[COLUMN_BREAK]The action by Freddie will help improve their lot by allowing homeowners to waive penalties in late mortgage payments for damaged homes, delay any existing processes for foreclosures and evictions, and scratch off the need to report delinquencies or forbearance issues.With Freddie Mac servicing a significant share of loans that make up the $11-trillion mortgage market, the assistance is likely to reach a considerable number of homeowners across New England.There are eligibility requirements: mortgage borrowers with loans backed by the GSE will receive assistance if their homes lie inside zones declared by the administration as Major Disaster Areas, and only then in areas in which President Barack Obama has unchained individual assistance programs for homeowners and households.The helpful hand from Freddie follows a similar move by HUD, whose chief, Secretary Shaun Donovan, heralded disaster relief for counties across Virginia.””Families who may have been forced from their homes need to know that help is available to begin the rebuilding process,”” Donovan said in a “”statement””:http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2011/HUDNo.11-202. “”Whether it’s foreclosure relief for FHA-insured families or helping these counties to recover, HUD stands ready to help in any way we can.””Among the array of options available to Americans in entitlement communities, HUD removed restrictions for Community Development Block Grants and HOME programs, said yes to a 90-day ban on foreclosures and forbearance on foreclosures for homeowners with loans backed by the “”Federal Housing Administration””:http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing/fhahistory, and approved agency insurance policies, available under Section 203(h) programs, for disaster victims suffering from home loss or other extensive damage.Thanks to HUD, homeowners with FHA loans in these disaster areas will be able to refinance their homes without taking out a new mortgage.last_img read more