Would you buy this ‘sight unseen’?

first_img22 Deighton Road, Dutton Park, will go under the hammer at the end of March.A dilapidated shack — set to make its owners a major windfall in one of our hottest inner-city suburbs — will be sold “sight unseen” in a sort-of lucky dip for buyers. It may well be the worst property in the country right now — given a similar property dubbed “the worst house in Australia” sold down the road from this one for $668,000 in 2015. The dilapidated house in Deighton Rd, Dutton Park, has just hit the market via the Public Trustee of Queensland, who have it listed to go to auction in a month’s time. Agent Paul Doyle listed it as a “dilapidated, circa 1920 home” that still had “VJ interior, high ceilings, ornate timber breezeways and wide pine flooring but the overall condition and foundations have deteriorated”. He warned: “No internal inspections granted (property to be sold sight unseen)”. They are pretty serious about there being no inspections allowed of the property. The city in the distance.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago“This pre-war home, adorned with charming features, has fallen on hard times but may be a restored to its former glory or investigated for the option to start again and build your modern masterpiece (subject to council approvals).” It may be hard to spot now, but the house has three bedrooms, two kitchens, a meals area, living room, bathroom, separate toilet and spacious enclosed veranda. It’s the 405sq m block zoned character residential by the Brisbane City Council that is considered “valuable” by househunters, located as it is “only 3km to the CBD”. The property is in a million-dollar neighbourhood with the house next door having sold for $1.11m a year ago. The owner of that property had bought it for $270,000 in 2001, according to CoreLogic. Harcourts Homeside Greenslopes agent Sam Peterffy, who sold the neighbouring house, said the deterioration of 22 Deighton Road did not put off buyers at all. “Anyone could see that the home would be upgraded eventually. Noone has lived there for years, I believe the lady passed away some years ago and left it to her nephew.” “My one next door had massive interest through it and it got sold in the first week. Dutton Park is an area where the older people are starting to move out and younger professionals are starting to move in. They just accept that the area is an up and coming one.” The area is very popular with families because of proximity to both Brisbane State High School and the University of Queensland. The listing said it was “a rare inner city opportunity to salvage and transform”.The Public Trustee’s office had to create a new entry for the property in CoreLogic records, which often means the property has only ever had one owner or ownership under one family passed through inheritance. The auction off 22 Deighton Road will be held on site at 1.30pm on Saturday March 30, and the successful bidder must pay a 5 per cent deposit on the day with the balance cleared in 42 days, and settlement unconditional. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTERlast_img read more

Meyer Werft Announces Float Out of Norwegian Encore

first_imgNorwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Norwegian Encore, is scheduled to leave the covered building dock II at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg on August 17, 2019, German shipbuilder said.Once the 169,145 GT Norwegian Encore leaves the dock, it will berth at the shipyard’s outfitting pier to be fitted with its funnel cladding.The newbuild will then remain in the shipyard port for further outfitting work and onboard trials until its passage through the river Ems up to the North Sea, which is expected to take place at end of September.For Norwegian Encore to be able to berth at the outfitting pier, the floating section –engine room unit — of P&O’s Iona that is currently moored there will have to be moved to another berth in the shipyard port. After Norwegian Encore leaves dock, the floating part for Iona, which is due for completion in spring 2020, will be maneuvered back into the free covered building dock II for further construction work, Meyer Werft explained.Being the fourth ship in the Breakaway Plus class, Norwegian Encore measures 333.46 meters in length and 41.4 meters in width, with capacity for 4,004 passengers.The cruise vessel will offer seven-day cruises to the Eastern Caribbean from Miami beginning November 17, 2019, through April 12, 2020.Image Courtesy: Meyer Werftlast_img read more

Gallery: The top tourist attractions in tiny Gauteng

first_imgThe diversity in South Africa’s Gauteng province belies its small size. Known for its work-hard mentality, it also offers a wealth of things to do and see for fun. Local and international travellers will be more than spoilt for choice. The Nelson Mandela Bridge in Braamfontein has become an iconic landmark of Johannesburg’s skyline. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY-2.0, via Flickr)Compiled by Mary Alexander and Priya PitamberIt’s September. It’s spring in South Africa – and Tourism Month, celebrated this year with the theme “Tourism for All”. To inspire your next road trip we bring you nine galleries, one for each province, showcasing our country’s remarkable beauty and diversity.A thriving tourism industry means South Africa is closer to achieving its National Development Plan goals of skills development and creating decent employment through inclusive economic growth.Travel is also about exploring your own back yard. Through its Sho’t Left initiative, South African Tourism encourages local holiday travel. It helps to make planning a holiday easier with choosing, budgeting for, booking and paying for a trip, and more.Gauteng confirms that dynamite comes in small packages. The tiniest province of the country, taking up only 1.4% of land area, it is home to the country’s eclectic economic hub, Johannesburg, and the capital city, Pretoria. But it also offers a range of unforgettable leisure experiences for any traveller.Between Johannesburg and Pretoria in Midrand, the Nizamiye Turkish Masjid is a majestic structure. It is the first Ottoman-styled mosque in the southern hemisphere. Its large dome rises 32 metres and it is flanked on each corner by 55-metre minarets. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY-2.0, via Flickr) The Cradle of Humankind near Johannesburg is one of the richest hominid fossil sites in the world. Maropeng, meaning “returning to the place of origin” in Setswana, is the fun visitor centre in the Cradle of Humankind. It’ll change the way you see the world. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY-2.0, via Flickr) Vilakazi Street in Soweto is one of the most famous streets in South Africa. It housed two Nobel Peace Prize winners: Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY-2.0, via Flickr) Huge, colourfully painted cooling towers dominate Orlando in Soweto. Once part of a power station, they now add another tourist attraction to the township: adventure. Thrill-seekers are able to bungee jump off the two 100-metre-high towers. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY-2.0, via Flickr) “It was the opposite of grand, but it was my first true home of my own and I was mightily proud. A man is not a man until he has a house of his own.” This was how Nelson Mandela described his first home, on Vilakazi Street, in his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom. Today the humble Soweto abode, Mandela House, has become a must-see for travellers. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY-2.0, via Flickr) Maropeng, the visitor centre in the Cradle of Humankind, is housed in the Tumulus Building. It is shaped to be “evocative of a giant burial mound”. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY-2.0, via Flickr) The Food Market Shed, popularly referred to as The Sheds at the Fox Precinct in downtown Johannesburg, has become a popular place to sample arts, crafts and artisan foods. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY-2.0, via Flickr) Located in the heart of Braamfontein on Juta Street, the Neighbourgoods Market offers a range of lovingly hand-crafted food and beverages. People can enjoy their meals outdoors, watching the hustle and bustle of city life. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY-2.0, via Flickr) South Africa’s Union Buildings is the official seat of the government. The classic building was designed by Sir Herbert Baker in 1908 and completed in 1913. The gardens around it hold monuments of historical figures, including a 9-metre-tall bronze statue of Nelson Mandela. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY-2.0, via Flickr)The city of Johannesburg is constantly changing to the pulse of its people. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY-2.0, via Flickr)last_img read more

NYC – Top Seeds Results Day 2

first_imgA few surprises today at the X-Blades National Youth Championships in Coffs Harbour.Early on day two of the X-Blades National Youth Championships, the seeds performed as planned, most of them winning their pool matches. In the Boys 18’s, QSST, Brisbane, NSWCHS and NSWCIS were all victorious. The upsets were 16th ranked North Queensland beating 15th-ranked Northern Territory 18-0, with the major upset being first seeds Sydney Mets going down to 6th ranked NSWCCC 6-3.In other divisions, SQBD played a tight match, tying 8 all with North Queensland in the Boy’s 20’s.  Also in the Boys 20’s, 2nd ranked Southern Suns beat Hornets 14-7, and first seeds Sydney Mets beat fourth seed Cobras 10-6.In the Girls 18’s, SQBD were too good for the Southern Suns and Northern Territory beat South Australia 9-2. Top seeds QSST were too good for Tasmania, winning 15-1, while the other winners were NSWCHS, Sydney Rebels. Northern Eagles and South Queensland fought out a 3 all draw, while the X-Blades match of the round lived up to expectations, with 6th ranked NSWCCC defeating third seeds Brisbane 8-1.In the Girls 20’s, it was all the favourites taking victory, with Brisbane, Sharks, Sunshine Coast, Southern Suns and Sydney Rebels all winning. Later in the afternoon, the Boys 18’s NSWCHS, ranked 4th came back from a heavy defeat to beat the 3rd ranked Cobras 10-3. In other Boys 18’s results, NSWCIS, Southern Suns and the Mets were the winners.In the final games of the day, it was the usual suspects, with NSWCHS, Sharks and NSWCCC winning in the Boys 18’s, although 3rd ranked Brisbane did it tough, being held to 3-all against 11th ranked Hornets. The Hornets were winners in the Girls 20’s, beating Victoria 10-4.last_img read more

2017 Open Trans Tasman Flag Beareres Announced

first_imgAustralian Men’s Open player, Matthew Prowse and Women’s Open player, Emily Hennessey have been named the Australian Flag Bearers for the 2017 Open’s Trans Tasman Test Series.Emily Hennessey from the Women’s Open Team first represented Australia as a 16-year-old in the 2004 Youth Series in New Zealand, followed by the 2005 Youth World Cup. She was then selected in the Australian Women’s Open team for the 2009, 2010 and 1013 Trans Tasman Test Series and the 2011 and 2015 World Cup. She has been capped at open level on 24 occasions. Returning to the highest level of our sport after each of her three pregnancies is an indication of her character and her determination, motivation and dedication.Matt Prowse was first selected into the Australian Men’s Open team in 2009 and subsequently represented Australia at the 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 Trans Tasman Test Series and at the 2011 and 2015 World Cups. During his nine years of representation in the Australian Men’s Open team, Matt has been capped on 37 occasions. TFA wishes to congratulate Matt and Emily on this accolade, one that is thoroughly deserved.Keep up-to-date with all the latest news and information from the 2017 Trans Tasman Series:Website – www.touchfootball.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (#transtasman17)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksFlag Bearerslast_img read more

10 months agoBayern Munich veteran Robben: Van Dijk should be proud of his development

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bayern Munich veteran Robben: Van Dijk should be proud of his developmentby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich veteran Arjen Robben says Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk deserves great praise for his career progress.Van Dijk kicked off his career at FC Groningen and is now regarded among the world’s best centre-halves.Robben says his countryman should be proud for what he’s achieved.”He has made great strides lately, just look where he came from, and I think we should compliment him on his development,” said Robben.”Facing Van Dijk and Liverpool (in the Champions League) could not be more difficult.” last_img

10 months agoBrahim Diaz says he can handle Real Madrid pressure

first_imgBrahim Diaz says he can handle Real Madrid pressureby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrahim Diaz says he can handle pressure of being a Real Madrid player.The 19-year-old former Manchester City midfielder had his official presentation on Monday and was able to train with his new teammates for the first time on Tuesday morning, though he was clearly still in a state of excitement about the move.”Real Madrid are the best club in the world and you have to perform at the highest level every week,” he said to Madrid’s official television channel.”Each week you must try to score goals and give assists and, above all, contribute to the team union that is what leads you to winning titles at the end.”There are great players and world stars here.”I’ve come from a big club, but this is another step forward.”Brahim provided an insight into where he believes he plays best, too.”[I’m comfortable] in all attacking positions,” he added.”I really like to play behind the striker because I’m a link-up player.”I like the attacking side of the game and being able to play one-twos, arriving from midfield and score goals.”Goals and assists are very important for a club like Real Madrid. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more