Brisbane auctions draw mixed results

first_imgThe renovation at 21 Juster St, Annerley was beautiful.The home sits on a 607 square metre block and it’s leafy surround make it perfect for a family buyer.Marketing agent with Place Coorparoo, Jamal Naouri, said the suburb is drawing plenty of interest.“Annerley is a hub for busy working young families and we’re finding demand is high with many moving to the local area,” he said.“They’re wanting homes that are fully renovated as they don’t have time to do it themselves.”A crowd of 50 onlookers watched three bidders take the price from a $720,000 kick-off to eventually reach $1.05 million where it was declared, “Sold!”The buyer, Logan Drain, said couldn’t have been happier with the result. The Nundah site was bought by developers.IT WAS a cool and overcast Saturday in Brisbane but that didn’t stop auction spotters from rocking up to events.The morning kicked off at 43 Marvin St, Holland Park where a modest but well positioned three-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage on 749 square metres of land was on offer. 39 Sunny Ave, Wavell Heights had the agent and auctioneer running a marathon to secure a sale — but it was worth it in the end.The striking three-level, six-bedroom, four-bathroom home has a cracking southerly aspect taking in the lights of the CBD and views through to the Bunya Mountains.An opening bid of $1.3 million received no counter.This saw a flurry of activity as marketing agent from Southerby’s International Realty Ascot, Joseph Lordi, ran a marathon between the buyers and seller.Most of the 85-strong crowd waited around to see the offer raised to $1.61 million, and the property was declared “on the market.”With no other bids forthcoming, the buyers could celebrate their new digs.Nearby, developers were keen on the prospects for 79 Bage St, Nundah.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoThe developer buyer of 79 Bage St, Nundah, is taking some time to consider his options.There were 23 registered bidders battling it out for the 1630 square metre site and its two-bedroom colonial home.The holding is a grouping of four separate titles and it’s flexible potential created hot competition according to marketing agent at Ray White Ascot, Damon Warat.“They are not making any more land and if you could find a bigger block of land with city views this close to the CBD then you should buy it,” he said.Come the fall of the hammer the property achieved $2.55 million — selling to a local developer who will land bank the holding while planning a project.A classic circa 1920s character home at 21 Juster St, Annerley that’s undergone an extensive renovation has seen the seller’s hard work pay off with a big auction result. 43 Marvin St, Holland Park West failed to sell but there’s still plenty of post-auction interest according to the agent.Selling agent with Place Bulimba, Shane Hicks, said interest had been good for the home which has a backstory.“The house itself was moved here in 1929,” he said.“It was moved from Kangaroo Point to make way for the story bridge, so it’s got a bit of a history to it.”Holland Park West is one of those go ahead suburbs — well established, wide leafy streets and plenty of character to appeal to a broad buyer demographic, said Mr Hicks.“We’ve had first homebuyers … we’ve had investor looking at it for the long-term growth of the land and we’ve has some developers who’d like to knock the house down — the house hasn’t always lived here … so you can actually take it down and end up with a magnificent block of land.”Unfortunately among the solid turnout of around 40 onlookers, there were no registered bidders and the event was over soon after it began.Mr Hicks said despite the outcome, there were buyers keen to put the property under conditional contract and he expects a sale will soon be finalised.One of the day’s property jewels was the event held at 39 Sunny Ave, Wavell Heights. Logan Drain and his family are “stoked” to be the new owners of 21 Juster St, Annerley. Photo supplied.“It’s the right size for us and we’re stoked,” Mr Drain said.“They’ve done a great job on the renovation.” 64 Robe St, Grange made its mark today too with auctioneer Haesley Cush very pleased to achieve a $935,000 result for the two-bedroom renovator on 617 square metres.“It was a cracking auction with agent Kim Ridings at Ray White Alderley registering four registered bidders in front of a big crowd,” Mr Cush said.“The opening bid came in light and low at $600,000 but the property was called on the market at $901,000 and sold for $935,000.”Mr Cush wasn’t resting on his laurels though. Two hours later he fronted up at 120 Harcourt St, New Farm where he secured $1.175 million for the modest but superbly located five-bedroom home on 498 square metres.last_img read more

Fati, 16, Scores On Camp Nou Debut as Barcelona Thrash Valencia

first_imgThe Barcelona academy graduate became the club’s youngest La Liga goalscorer last month when he opened his account within six minutes of coming off the bench in the champions’ 2-2 draw at Osasuna.And Fati, who joined the club’s ‘La Masia’ academy in 2012 after moving to Spain from birthplace Guinea-Bissau at the age of six, was rewarded with a starting berth against Valencia after his performance in Pamplona.Having become the youngest player to play for Barca since 1941, when he featured in the win over Real Betis on 25 August, the exciting forward could not have wished for a better full debut.With injured club stalwart Lionel Messi gleefully watching from the stands, and the game barely a minute old, Fati timed his run to perfection to meet De Jong’s pass and beat former Barca goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen with a crisp finish.The pair then reversed roles as Fati showed some neat footwork by the byline before cutting the ball back across goal for the Dutchman to smash into the roof of the net.The teenager showed some deft touches that belied his years, shooting narrowly wide on two occasions, but there were also signs of his inexperience as he was dispossessed trying to dribble past three Valencia defenders just inside his own half.The visitors sprung clear after winning the ball from Fati, and although nothing came from that particular move, they pulled one back moments later through Gameiro after the video assistant referee overruled the official’s offside decision.Centre-back Pique restored Barca’s two goal-advantage when he was on hand to convert the loose ball from close range before Fati was replaced by Luiz Suarez to a standing ovation just before the hour mark.Suarez opened his account just seconds after entering the fray with a fierce right-footed strike, before adding his second with a rasping low drive in the final 10 minutes.Substitute Gomez then latched onto Denis Cheryshev’s low cross to secure a late consolation for the visitors, who remain in 12th place in the table, while victory for Barca moves them up to fourth.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Barcelona’s 16-year-old forward Ansu Fati yesterday marked his first senior start with a second-minute goal as the La Liga champions cruised past Valencia. The teenager burst onto Frenkie de Jong’s square ball to score the opener with a firm strike at the Nou Camp.Fati then returned the favour five minutes later when he cut the ball back for De Jong to double the hosts’ lead.Kevin Gameiro hit back but Gerard Pique and a Luis Suarez double sealed victory before Maxi Gomez’s late consolation. Ansu Fatilast_img read more