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first_imgAuctioneer Andrew Bell taking a property to auction. Picture: Glenn Hampson Top auction tips for buyers ● Get pre-approved: Make sure you have your funds organised with a lender. ● Look for hidden nasties: Among the first things to check in any auction process are the building and pest reports. It’s best to have no nasty surprises after the final bid. ● Check the fine print: It’s always advisable to check the contract for your property of choice ahead of auction day. Ask your solicitor to do the ground work so you can sign with peace of mind. ● Paddle up: If you’re serious about bidding at auction, you have to register. Make sure you sign up either before or on auction day before raising the paddle. You will need ID. ● Stay calm: The auction process can be a bit of a whirlwind affair, so it’s important to keep your cool as the bidding heats up. Make sure you stick to your game plan and your price limit. ● The deposit: A winning bid requires a 10 per cent deposit on the day, so it’s important to have the chequebook handy. (Source: Phil Rogers, Loan Market managing director) Anne and Mark Henry. Picture: Mike BatterhamFor Mr and Mrs Henry, the decision to take their house at 114 Acanthus Ave to auction at Ray White Surfers Paradise’s The Event on January 28 came down to market research.“We have been in that house for 26 years and decided that it was the right time to make a move,” Mr Henry said.“Because our house is not your standard house, it’s a dual residence, and from speaking to different people, we felt the only way to get the correct value was to take it to auction.“The market seems to be very active at the moment so it seems to be the right time to sell.” Ray White Surfers Paradise Group CEO Andrew Bell in action at last year’s The Event. Picture Glenn HampsonCoreLogic data revealed 372 properties were scheduled to go to auction across the Gold Coast last week — up 20 per cent over a two-year period.That number is expected to swell to more than 400 in coming weeks as Gold Coast agencies hold their own auction events.REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson said migration and reality TV had contributed to the jump. REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson said migration and reality TV had contributed to the jump in auction numbers across the Coast. Picture: Jerad Williams“The rise in interstate migration from Sydney and Melbourne has led to an increase in auction awareness and leading people to go to auction,” Mr Henderson said.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours ago“Obviously reality TV such as The Block has also brought auctions to the forefront. With that comes a much bigger level of awareness.”He said choosing to go to auction came down to individual circumstance.“With an auction you don’t have a price so you do attract a larger number of inspections and there’s no limit on the price you can achieve,” he said.“At private treaty, buyers are generally negotiating down. Obviously at an auction they negotiate upwards.” Mark and Anne Henry at their Burleigh Heads home. Picture Mike Batterham“To be frank, I wasn’t an auction fan,” said Mr Henry, who runs a consulting business.“I know Melbourne is an auction city and Sydney was going that way and have noticed auctions were really starting to become more prevalent in Queensland and particularly on the Gold Coast.“It was a complete change of thought for me to actually go to auction.”Mr Henry is part of a growing trend of Gold Coast homeowners choosing auctions over private-treaty. CoreLogic data revealed 372 properties were scheduled to go to auction across the Gold Coast last week.Ray White Surfers Paradise Group CEO Andrew Bell said the Gold Coast market was primed for auction.“It’s one of the most transparent ways of selling and the best way to offer a property to multiple buyers because every buyer gets equal opportunity in an open environment to increase their offer over and above any other offers being presented,” Mr Bell said.“In so many cases there’s a great sense of satisfaction because sellers have sold their property unconditionally with a degree of confidence that they have achieved the highest price possible.” Mark and Anne Henry are taking their Burleigh Heads home at 114 Acanthus Ave to auction. Picture: Mike BatterhamBURLEIGH Heads man Mark Henry admits he wasn’t a fan of auctions.It’s surprising considering he and wife Anne are putting their Burleigh Heads property under the hammer next weekend.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:09 (IST) TOSS: Delhi Capitals opt to bowl  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Toss is just 20 minutes away now! How excited are you?  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 12 runs off the first over! 6 needed off the last over! And…that’s FOUR! Nikhil gets lucky on the first ball there!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Kuldeep Yadav is back into the attack. Interestingly, he hasn’t been able to pick wicket this season! Will he break the jinx today?  20:09 (IST) That’s a moment in the game! Russell on the ground! Will he be able to play further?  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Prithvi Shaw is now playing with the bowlers and of course the fielders. Even Pant has been doing a good thing to give Shaw strike as much as possible. After 16 overs, it’s 152/2. 00:36 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Delhi Capitals players are out in the middle. Lynn is joined with a new partner Nikhil Naik! HERE WE GO!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Ball 2: Yorker. Much needed dot ball from Capitals’ point of view! 00:11 (IST) 00:14 (IST) Ball 1: Just one run down to the mid-wicket by Pant 19:10 (IST) 23:50 (IST) Rabada will bowl the over for Delhi Capitals! Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Chris Lynn, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Nikhil Naik, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna WICKET: This is Rishabh Pant’s wicket. Is there anything, he can’t do? Flies to his left and plucks this one with his left glove. Another failure for Lynn! Yes, Dinesh Karthik will open with Andre Russell! 22:46 (IST) New Delhi: We have witnessed a crackerjack of an encounter between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders and one will have to say that both the team didn’t give an inch to the other and eventually the game went to super over. Kolkata Knight Riders had lost five quick wickets up front but Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik had some other plans and scored 185 runs on the board. Delhi Capitals, while chasing lost Shikhar Dhawan early in the innings but Shreyas Iyer along with star-sensation Prithvi Shaw which made the team look in a strong position. Shaw’s 99 made the target look not so competitive. However, just when Shaw departed, Kolkata came well in the last over, pulling off a super over clash. In Super Over, it was Shreyas Iyer’s team who held their nerves better and upstaged Kolkata Knight Riders by 3 runs in a nail-biting clash at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.  LIVE SCORECARD Okay, so Delhi Capitals players are out in the middle. It’s still a mystery as who will join Russell. Is it Dinesh Karthik?  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:02 (IST) Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Hanuma Vihari, Chris Morris, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Harshal Patel, Amit Mishra Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Second wicket for Harshal Patel. Wickets tumbling for KKR here.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:26 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:01 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Robbie was looking good but will have to depart. Tried to flick the ball onto the on side but couldn’t. Struck right in front! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:25 (IST) 21:56 (IST) Robin Uthappa comes to the crease!  19:59 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Kolkata Knight Riders is in absolute trouble here. Russell and Karthik trying to repair the innings. After 12 overs, it’s 90/5.  Shikhar Dhawan is the first to depart. He was looking deadly dangerous for his 16 runs but just couldn’t continue. After 5 overs, it’s 33/1.  19:55 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:34 (IST) Ball 6: Pant just couldn’t end on high! Delhi finish with 10 runs. Target: 11 Harshal Patel comes into the attack now. For KKR to do well, Lynn and Robbie need to stick to the wicket and play decently here. After 5.3 overs, it’s 31/1. 00:13 (IST) 23:48 (IST) WICKET: What did we see here! Vihari OUT! 2 still needed off one ball! 21:11 (IST) ALERT: Captain stands when the side needed him most! 17th IPL fifty for him! That’s it from us! Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did to bring this to you. Do join us for the next game. Till then, Tada! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Oh no, dear! Oh no! Prithvi Shaw gets out on 99. What an innings that was! 3 needed off 3 balls! 7 off 15 balls for Nikhil! Feeling the pressure?  00:08 (IST) DROPPED! Just don’t look towards Shubman Gill. Just don’t!  23:45 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Teams: WICKET: Shreyas Iyer was looking good. He hammered the ball all around the ground but in the end, fell just short of well deserved fifty! 20:34 (IST) 00:16 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 50-run partnership between Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik.  Ball 2: Shreyas Iyer on strike. FOUR down the fine leg region!  23:59 (IST) And it’s SUPER OVER! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:43 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:10 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:37 (IST) 21:27 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: KKR sink further! 5 Down!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:00 (IST) Both sides lost their review in less than 4 overs! 20:06 (IST) Kolkata Knight Riders 185/8 in 20 overs (Andre Russell 62, Harshal Patel 2/40) 22:59 (IST) 23:15 (IST) WICKET: Rishabh Pant tried to finish early and gets out! Kuldeep gets first wicket of this season! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked Incenter_img 21:43 (IST) 23:24 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Ball 1: Just a flick onto the on side and FOUR! Russell continues his dream run! Onto it and.. way she goes! That’s Delhi Capitals’ skipper for you! SIX! 50-run partnership between Shreyas Iyer and Prithvi Shaw! 23:53 (IST) 23:47 (IST) 20:01 (IST) 00:14 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In ALERT: Prithvi Shaw gets to his third IPL fifty! 23:58 (IST) 50 up for Delhi Capitals! Ball 5: Another short ball from Prasidh and Pant couldn’t time it. 2 runs more.  21:08 (IST) 20:55 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Excellent over by Sandeep Lamichhane, just one off the over! After 2 overs, it’s 13/0.  23:40 (IST) IPL 2019: First Super Over of season between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:09 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Run out on the last ball. Even then, KKR finish on a high. A good score to defend.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:04 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 2 needed off 2 balls! Can we witness a super over here? Super Over: The players are out in the middle. Kolkata Knight Riders will field first! Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant will open for Delhi Capitals here! 21:37 (IST) 22:33 (IST) Andre Russell continues his superlative form. Just wow. Not much to say. He is doing this on a regular basis! Fifth 50 from him. He is in some form! After 17 overs, it’s 145/5.  00:12 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:46 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Hello and a warm welcome! We are all set from another crackerjack of a game between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders. Delhi Capitals started off their Indian Premier League campaign with a won under their belt at Wankhede Stadium. However, in the first home game, the team just couldn’t capitalize and lost to Chennai Super Kings. Kolkata, on the other hand, has won their first two games. Both games were played at Eden Gardens and this remains to be seen how they perform outside their own den.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Andre Russell is coming to bat! Good news for every KKR fan! 00:06 (IST) 23:03 (IST) WICKET: Struck right in front and Nikhil departs! He was never there, to be honest!  150 up for Delhi Capitals! 21:49 (IST) The rebuilding phase has just begun and one will have to say that a lot depends on how Pant and Shreyas Iyer play here! After 14 overs, it’s 132/2. Ball 5: Just one run ! 20:18 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:43 (IST) 21:56 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Prithvi Shaw is on 99!  22:40 (IST) Shaw is just 19 runs away from registering his first IPL hundred!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:55 (IST) 23:37 (IST) Superb shot by Prithvi Shaw! Looking really positive! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:17 (IST) Ball 3: Shreyas Iyer smashed the ball right up! Will have to go back to the pavilion! First wicket down for Delhi Capitals! 20:39 (IST) 20:16 (IST) 100 up for Kolkata Knight Riders!  Chawla starts his innings with a huge six over mid-wicket. After 18.2, it’s 163/6.  22:52 (IST) 3 needed off 4 balls! Ball 3: Knocked him over! Russell departs! My word! Rabada has done it for Capitals!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:31 (IST) Ball 6: Just 1 run! And Delhi Capitals win! What an over Rabada has bowled here! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:18 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:47 (IST) WICKET: Finally smiles in Delhi camp. Dangerous Russell OUT! Morris pitches it short and Russell tried to deposit in the stands. However, he gets a top-edge and straight into the hands of the fielder.  19:10 (IST) 23:49 (IST) 00:15 (IST) Delhi Capitals has made four changes.  Finally, 50 up for Kolkata Knight Riders. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:03 (IST) RESULT: Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders in a super over clash  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:03 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:28 (IST) Ball 4: Just a single down to third man region! 23:47 (IST) The powerplay has been evenly matched. Shikhar departed early, but even then the team came back strongly. After 6 overs, it’s 45/1. 22:38 (IST) Ball 4: Prithvi Shaw comes to the crease! But Pant was on strike. He smashed the ball over the cover fielder and will fetch 2 runs.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked Inlast_img read more

first_img2016 Final Eight set to dunk off in LagosTen players from the Zenith Bank sponsored National Women Basketball championship have made the list of the 25 players called to camp ahead of preparations for the Olympics qualifiers coming up in Nante, France, between June 13 and 19, 2016.Among those that made the list, five are drawn from First Bank’s Elephant Girls, and one each from; Benue Queens, Customs, IGP Queens, Plateau Rocks and also from the current champions, Dolphins of Lagos.Nigeria qualified for the play-off in France after placing third at the continental AfroBasketball championship for Women in Cameroun late last year. Meanwhile, teams have arrived Lagos for the Final Eight of the league’s 12th edition, which begins this morning at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.Defending Champions, Dolphins Basketball Club of Lagos and eight-time league champions, Elephant Girls owned by First Bank Plc, will join six other teams namely; Customs, Delta Force, AHIP Queens of Kano, IGP Queens, Benue Princess and Plateau Rocks to complete for the grand prize.According to a statement by the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), today and tomorrow have been set aside for arrivals of the teams and the meeting of the League’s Technical Committee. Actual competition is expected to start on Saturday, May 7.As part of the high points for this year’s competition, the ‘All Stars Match’ with players drawn from across 13 teams, is scheduled for Wednesday, May 11; while the grand finale to decide who emerges the 2016 champions is scheduled for Thursday, May 12.Sources from the sponsors revealed yesterday that “the bank is prepared to give the players good fun throughout the duration of the championship, to climax with an ‘after competition party’ scheduled on the day of the finals to treat the winners and remaining teams to a grand cocktail to round off this edition.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Forecast Housing to Follow Economy to Solid Ground

first_img Now that the overall economy is on more solid ground, Wells Fargo economists suggest that housing may soon follow in its footsteps, according to the group’s Housing Chartbook for October 2014.The second quarter real GDP growth was recently revised to a higher annualized rate of 4.6 percent, and the unemployment rate has fallen below 6 percent for the first time since 2008. Data on consumer spending and employment for the third quarter suggests that the economy will close out 2014 on a high note, according to Wells Fargo. The economists indicated in the report that they believe real GDP growth will average 3 percent per annum for the next two years.Improvement in the economy, however, has not translated into improvement for the housing market to date except for a few isolated markets such as Austin, Charlotte, and Nashville, all of which experienced strong employment and income growth, according to Wells Fargo’s report. New and existing home sales remain disappointing despite the improved economic conditions, with investors stepping away at a faster rate than traditional buyers are returning. Many new households choosing renting over buying, according to Wells Fargo.While some predict that the housing market is poised for more rentals than buys for years to come, particularly among millennials, Wells Fargo suggests the contrary. Because foreclosures, delinquencies, and mortgages in a negative equity position have all been steadily declining over the last few years, Wells Fargo economists predict that home sales will improve and the demand for mortgages will revive once households are more confident about income and employment. Tighter lending standards have prevented many from obtaining a mortgage loan, according to Wells Fargo.New home sales saw an 18 percent increase nationwide in August, sending them to their highest level since 2008. The Northeast and West experienced the largest gains in new home sales with 29.2 percent and 50 percent, respectively, according to Wells Fargo. The surge in new home sales matches the monthly gain in builder sentiment; the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Home Builder Sentiment Index jumped 4 points in September up to 59, its best score in nine years.Existing home sales fell off by 1.8 percent in August, but the decline in all-cash transactions (down 6 percentage points to 23 percent) suggests that investors are becoming less active in the housing market, according to Wells Fargo. in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News Confidence Existing-Home Sales Forecast New Home Sales Wells Fargo 2014-10-13 Seth Welborn Sharecenter_img Forecast: Housing to Follow Economy to Solid Ground October 13, 2014 438 Views last_img read more