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first_imgThis was the first time for the home to go to market. 1 Ellerdale Street, Aspley Qld 4034. Picture: realestate.com.au.A BRISBANE buyer has landed an absolute bargain in the high demand middle ring, scoring a three-bedroom house for significantly less than suburb median.A house at 1 Ellerdale Street, Aspley, which was marketed by Purple Bricks, sold for $470,000 which was a whopping $85,750 below the areas’s median for three bedders.It was the first time that the three bedder had ever been offered to market, according to the listing, having been a “much loved family home for the past 50 years”. SECURITY: Home break-in warning issued for holiday season RENOVATOR: 117-year-old fixer-upper sold for $1m below median price It was a family home for 50 years.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day ago Dream reno project. Image what an update could do here.Renovated homes in the area have fetched upwards of $710,000, being close to Aspley Hypermarket and with Westfield Chermside a short drive away down Gympie Road.According to realestate.com.au listed results, the past month has seen three bedroom houses sell between the 1 Ellerdale St low of $470,000 to a high of $585,000.The closest another three bedder in the area has come to that low this month was 27 Vermont Street, Aspley, which was sold by Watt Realty for $492,500 at the start of the month. Other October three bedroom house sales results for Aspley include $555,000 for 37 Ironwood Street on October 18, and $585,000 for 5 Havering Street on October 2. Quite a retro kitchen. The backyard has a classic rotary clothesline.The most a three-bedroom house has sold for in Aspley was $1.6m for 6 Bundella Street in May this year, though most of that value was linked to the land being a large 2,694sq m elevated site.In May last year another three bedder at 35 Doynton Place also landed over $1m ($1.0775m) and that one was “an architectural masterpiece” with views of Moreton Island. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER on Twitter or Facebook FREE: Get The Courier-Mail ’s real estate news direct to your inboxlast_img read more

first_imgDMFCO’s move into Germany and Austria follows a fund raise of more than €20bn for investments in residential mortgage loans in the Dutch market.“We see a growing interest from German and Austrian institutional investors for safe, long-term investments and therefore DMFCO has defined Germany and Austria as a core growth region,” Verleun said.DMFCO has sounded out the German and Austrian markets to receive a “very positive” first feedback from German investors, Steinig said.“We have already started first investor calls and meetings in Germany and we will introduce the investment to a wide range of investors over the coming weeks,” he added.The Dutch asset manager has picked Donner & Reuschel for its structured capital markets team, with a track record in the asset class and a footprint that leads to understanding local insurance companies, pension funds and the regulatory environment.Donner & Reuschel will exclusively market mortgage investments opportunities in the Netherlands to institutional investors in Germany and Austria.“In light of the low yield environment, which will likely last for years, we expect Solvency II-driven and ALM focused investors to shift to assets with attractive risk return profiles such as Dutch residential mortgages,” Steinig said.To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here. Asset manager DMFCO has entered a partnership with Hamburg-based bank Donner & Reuschel to offer investment options in the Dutch residential mortgages market to institutional investors and pension funds in Germany and Austria.“DMFCO has set up a fund that allows investors to deploy capital in dedicated portfolios with bespoke guidelines as well as co-investments into a fund where the guidelines are set by DMFCO as the manager,” Peter Verleun, institutional clients manager at the Dutch asset manager told IPE.Investors can choose a “joint compartment together with other investors or a dedicated compartment, where the investor determines the investment criteria,” Georg Steinig, managing director, head of fixed income and structured capital markets at Donner & Reuschel, added.Munt Hypotheken, a brand of DMFCO, originates the residential mortgage loans.last_img read more

first_img Bathrooms RELATED: Storage solutions are paramount in kitchens, so you can store things away so you have more working space and an uncluttered kitchen.Häfele is doing some super cool stuff with kitchen cabinet hardware and accessories that include pullout pantry and blind corner systems, lazy susans, drawer dividers and rubbish and recycling bins. The Block judges Neale Whittaker, Shaynna Blaze and Darren palmer.“So, it’s a case of simplified fittings on one end of the spectrum and beautiful, detailed handmade designs on the other.”When it comes to furniture, Palmer said you didn’t need to look any further than Jardan Furniture, who design and craft all their furniture in Melbourne.“They have some really interesting furniture forms based on 1980 reinterpretations that continue to be popular,” he said.“Zuster, also a Melbourne local company have an amazing array of intricate and detailed furniture. Darren Palmer’s surge gold quilt and palm leaves design. “With the successes of businesses such as Jardan and Zuster as long standing, authentic Australian design alongside the smaller and handmade, craftsman based furniture, people have such an amazing array of design choice which means they don’t really have to think too much about trends, but can rather, find something that suits them, their house and lifestyle.” Bedrooms are our place of sanctuary and a room not many people venture into, so this room is where you can really get creative and let your personality shine. Pullenvale market remains steady Aussie’s go bloomin’ mad for botanicals When it comes to lighting, Palmer said Christopher Boots, the Australian lighting designer based in Victoria, was one to watch.“He’s doing some of the most exciting stuff I’ve seen, full stop, in the world,” he said.“His work is amazing and his lights are more like sculptures, with strong use of metals and natural crystals.“We’re going to see more sculptural artisan lighting next year, but we’ll also see ultra-paired-back flat colours or natural timbers in simple geometric shapes as sconces. One of Darren Palmer and G.J. Gardner Australia’s bathroom design in the Australia Contemporary home.In terms of bathroom trends, rose gold and copper are fading trends and we’re now seeing more champagnes metallics — the evolution of lighter approach to golds and brass colours — as well as the continued popularity of anthracite or gunmetal as a softer alternative to black.For my collaboration with G.J. Gardner Homes, I designed six very different bathrooms, but what they all have in common is super durable finishes, like easy clean surfaces and the ability to be easily updated ten years down the track.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoAs long as you get your bathroom floor plan right first up, it’s actually quite easy and cost effective to change benchtops and tapware in the future. Kitchenscenter_img >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< For the G.J. Gardner Tailored Collection Darren Palmer designed, he used Laminex Possum on the kitchen cupboards. It’s a brand new eucalypt colour from Laminex and a great celebration of what’s great about Australian nature and how green is so dominant within it.I used the five-zone approach when designing the kitchens for the Tailored Collection.Zone 1 is consumables, so this is a space for groceries. Zone 2 is non-consumables like plates, cups and storage containers and this zone needs to be near the dishwasher so it can be unloaded and items stored without having to move around the kitchen too much. The third zone is the cleaning zone and it includes the sink and the rubbish bin and the final two zones are for cooking — this is the stove and oven area, and finally, the preparation area and here it is important to have an uninterrupted surface area. With so many options now available when it comes to colours, materials and textures in kitchens, the only restriction is don’t be boring.Even a white kitchen can be interesting if materials and textures are combined carefully.What’s important is to pay attention to zoning, storage, detailing like handles and tiles and surface choices — all the separate elements are what add up to a great kitchen.Our lifestyles have changed dramatically since the 1940s and 1950s, when the kitchen was a closed off room that only one person worked in. PALMER’S TOP TREND FORECAST FOR 2019 The great thing about bathroom design today is that there’s a style to suit everyone’s design aesthetic — gone are the days when bathrooms were all white with a strip of coloured feature tiles.Pay attention to handles, accessories and tapware, as the right choices here can make a bathroom. Designer Brisbane retreat sold The Courier-Mail caught up with The Block judge Darren Palmer to find out what’s happening this year when it comes to home decoration. Bedrooms MORE: Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:53Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:53 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p288p288p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share 34 Views   one commentcenter_img Share LocalNewsRegional Dominica to invest in Four Seasons Project by: – January 13, 2012 Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler The stalled Four Seasons hotel project is about to get a major financial ‘shot in the arm’ which could see a restart of the multi-million dollar upscale tourism venture in the coming months.Word of this has come from Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, who disclosed that the local NIS Scheme along with the National Insurance Schemes of Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, would be minority investors in the project.Paradise Beach Limited, the company seeking to restart Four Seasons, had sought a $60 million investment from the local NIS.Addressing the Barbados Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors conference at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre yesterday, the Minister said the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) credit committee had already approved funding for Four Seasons, with the investment expected to be ratified by the IDB’s executive board meeting next month.Mr. Sinckler noted: “The IDB, along with ANSA Merchant Bank and Four Seasons – the company – have agreed to put upwards of US $180 million into the project to get it going again, along with our NIS (schemes) across the region. The [Barbados] NIS board has made a decision which has been formally communicated to Four Seasons officials and to me. “The IDB’s board is to give formal approval of the investment in early February…the credit committee has already approved it and, most likely, the board will approve…once the credit committee gives the go-ahead.” The Finance Minister revealed that he met recently with a number of Four Season villa investors, who indicated an interest to restart their investment in the project, on receipt of updated information within 30 days.Mr. Sinckler said the Four Seasons brand would enhance the island’s tourism and economic prospects over the longer term. julie.carrington@barbados.gov.bbBGIS Medialast_img read more

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first_imgAurora, In. — The Dearborn County Recycling Center is collecting an item this holiday season that might be a bit unexpected. Holiday lights are being accepted for proper disposal. Broken holiday lights of all kinds can be dropped-off in the Recycling Center Drive-Thru, Monday through Friday 9 a. m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Holiday lights that were in perfect working order last year might not work when they are brought out for this year’s festivities. Those lights can be brought to the Recycling Center along with all the strands that have become too tangled or burnt out to use.The Dearborn County Solid Waste Management is a subunit of the Dearborn County government. It operates the Dearborn County Recycling Center in Aurora, which provides recycling and special disposal services to residents. The public utilizes 13 drop-off locations for recycling of household items and the Drive-Thru for problematic wastes, such as tires, electronics and motor oil. The District also collects Household Hazardous Wastes and runs a non-profit reuse center for education and charitable causes. Educational services are provided at no additional cost to anyone interested.last_img read more

first_img– tournament to be a huge hit, says JohnIN what is sure to be a battle of softball talent, the first ever Prime Minister’s T20 Softball Cup is set to bowls off tomorrow at several grounds in Georgetown.Sixteen teams, in two categories are lined up to battle it out for top honours over the next three days, as cricket enthusiasts will definitely see softball in a new dispensation.Regal, one of the country’s leading softball teams, is being placed in Group A with Farm, De Hoop and Speedboat XI for the Open Category. In Group B, Success, Hill Foot Warriors and Spartans will collide, while Group C will see Mafia XI, Boots XI and SVC Enforcers.In the Masters Category, Amazon Masters, Regal Masters and New York Hustlers will form Group A, while Group B will have HS Masters, Tropical Springs and Enterprise Masters.Meanwhile, in an invited comment yesterday, President of the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc. (GSCL Inc.) Ian John, said that a competitive three days of cricket is in the making, adding that all logistics are in place for a successful tournament.“This will definitely be an exciting and challenging competition. Softball cricket has become so popular and competitive over the years; so definitely this will be an exciting tournament,” John expressed.Everest Cricket Club ground will host the finals on October 29, when $600 000 will be up for grabs in the Open category, while the Masters will vie for the winners’ purse of $500 000. Both categories will have a runners-up prize of $100,000 as well as trophies.Lighted bails will be used in the competition and added entertainment will be provided by the Crossover band and cheerleaders during the finals.The tournament is being played in collaboration with the National Sports Commission.last_img read more

first_imgFollow us on Twitter @dailytrojan The USC football head coach search is over — and once again, the Trojans will be led by a disciple of former head coach Pete Carroll. Former Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian, who oversaw the development of two Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks under Carroll alongside former USC head coach Lane Kiffin, has accepted the position and will replace interim head coach Ed Orgeron.The Sark Knight Rises · On Monday, Athletic Director Pat Haden announced Steve Sarkisian as USC’s next coach. Sarkisian led Washington to an 8-4 record this season and served as an assistant at USC for seven seasons. – Courtesy of Sang Cho, The Daily of the University of WashingtonDespite widespread fan support for Orgeron that was slightly tempered after a season-ending 35-14 loss to UCLA, Athletic Director Pat Haden decided to hire Sarkisian, 39, after the former USC offensive coordinator compiled a 34-29 record (24-21 in the Pac-12) in five years at Washington.Sarkisian interviewed with Haden over the weekend, and Haden confirmed that Sarkisian was offered the job Monday morning and promptly accepted.“We are delighted to welcome Steve Sarkisian back to the Trojan Family,” said Haden, who will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the John McKay Center to formally introduce Sarkisian. “We conducted a very exhaustive and thorough search, pinpointing about 20 candidates and interviewing five of them. We kept coming back to Sark.”It was reported earlier by multiple media outlets that Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin and Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio had been interviewed by USC earlier this fall, in addition to Orgeron and Sarkisian. Sources tell the Daily Trojan that former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden was the fifth candidate to be interviewed.Sarkisian was an assistant coach for the Trojans for seven years, including two years as the offensive coordinator for Carroll. During his time at USC, Sarkisian tutored two Heisman Trophy quarterbacks in Matt Leinart and Carson Palmer, and the Trojans held a 22-3 record when he called the plays.“I am extremely excited to be coming home to USC and for the opportunity that USC presents to win championships,” Sarkisian said. “I can’t wait to get started.”Meanwhile, Orgeron, who guided the Trojans to a 6-2 record following the dismissal of Kiffin, said he is leaving USC to pursue head coaching opportunities.“I am grateful to the University of Southern California for the great time I had here,” Orgeron said. “I am especially proud of this year’s team and coaching staff, who had to start a new season and then bonded, played together as a family and competed like Trojans.”Haden reportedly offered Orgeron a pay raise and a position on the staff as assistant head coach, but the former defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator was reportedly “outraged” at being passed over for the head coaching gig, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. Orgeron will leave Troy after overseeing a second-half run that featured a massive upset of then-No. 5 Stanford that reinvigorated USC’s fan base.“[Orgeron] understandably was disappointed when I told him we were going in a different direction,” Haden said. “We talked about the possibility of him remaining at USC, but Ed wants to be a head coach and I am supportive of that.”After staunchly supporting Orgeron throughout his tenure, USC’s players will have to rebound and play under new leadership. It has yet to be announced if Sarkisian or another current USC coach will lead the Trojans into their pending bowl game.During his tenure in Seattle, Sarkisian was noted for his excellent recruiting skills across the West Coast, a skill that made him a very attractive option for USC. In 2008, the Huskies finished 0-12, and Sarkisian impressed the nation one year later by leading Washington to a respectable 5-7 in his first year on the job. The Huskies’ eight victories this year were tied for the most at UW since 2000.Sarkisian’s contract with USC spans five years, according to Los Angeles Daily News’ Scott Wolf. He will be immediately tasked with reconstructing the Trojans’ offense, potentially with freshman quarterback Max Browne, whom he recruited heavily to play for the Huskies.The Trojans have struggled to regain their status as an offensive juggernaut that they held while under the tutelage of Carroll, Sarkisian and Kiffin in the mid-2000s. Washington was ranked No. 8 in the nation offensively this year, averaging more than 500 yards per game, while USC was ranked No. 80 with 392.3 yards per game.Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin and Boise State head coach Chris Petersen were also reportedly top candidates, with both having shown the prowess to guide programs to unprecedented success.But in choosing Sarkisian, Haden decided to invest in the future of USC football by maintaining a link to the past.Sarkisian was expected to have his first meeting with USC players at 7 p.m. on Monday night, according to Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports.last_img read more

first_imgCahir man Tommy O’Donnell was named Man of the Match.Meanwhile, Cahir defeated Kanturk in the Cork Charity Cup.The Tipp side won 20-17 in the Rebel County. They won 23-13 in their Pro12 opener at Scarlets.James Cronin and Ronan O’Mahony went over for Munster while Tyler Bleyendaal kicked both conversions and two penalties.Ian Keatley, who replaced the injured Simon Zebo, also kicked a penalty.last_img