No toilet, no kitchen, already landing offers

first_img“I think developers or builders that are willing to refurbish the whole thing will be interested. It’s a prime location. It’s definitely a ‘renovator’s delight’,” Ms Ball said.“Land is so hard to come by in good locations like this.”The two bedroom, single bathroom, single car space property was expected to be open for inspection at 11am this Saturday August 18, has been set to go under the hammer at 10am on Friday September 7. The property has got “location, location, location” down pat.“All that has been removed,” she said of the kitchen, toilet and such fittings.Still, potential buyers have not been able to resist the opportunity of landing a fixer-upper in one of Queensland’s most coveted blue chip locations.It’s that prime location which is the biggest feather in its cap heading into auction in four weeks’ time on Friday September 7 — and generated an offer just hours after listing. The house (red roof) is directly across the road from Eagle Farm Racecourse. Brisbane defies property downturn Brisbane’s fastest growing suburb tops nation Queensland’s record breaking suburbs More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoMs Ball confirmed that the property was already getting purchase enquiries — with a solid offer to purchase outright before auction.“We’ve had five enquiries already and got an offer at the moment. It’s a good offer, it came from a commercial agent.”She said the open home was continuing on Saturday.The home was considered the “ultimate renovation opportunity” by Ms Ball who’s co-listed the property with Dwight Ferguson. The home is on a 405 sqm block.The property is close to both Ascot and Doomben train stations, Eagle Farm and Doomben Racecourses, Hamilton and Ascot State Schools, with private schools such as St Rita’s and St Margaret’s close by.The Brett’s Wharf ferry terminal was at the other end of Racecourse Road, leading to Portside Wharf, restaurants and services such as the weekend Eat Street Markets. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK This two-bedroom house at 247 Lancaster Road, Ascot (red roof), is already generating interest hours after hitting the market.THIS is Brisbane’s ultimate renovator, with no toilet or kitchen, but it’s already landing offers hours after hitting the market. The cottage — located a few doors down the road from the pedestrian entry to Brisbane’s premier Eagle Farm Racecourse — has definitely seen better days but that hasn’t stopped buyers from salivating over the prospect of owning it.They will be able to walk through the property at Saturday’s open home, agent Heidi Ball of Ray White Ascot told The Courier-Mail, but don’t expect to see a kitchen or toilet — and probably stick to the front door — not back. Some traces remain of the original house like ceiling roses. The backyard is flat and ready for what’s to come.The main attraction was the flat and level 405 sqm block and the home itself was a two bedroom cottage with VJ walls and ceiling roses.It was described as “a superb renovation project for those wanting to revive a decorative timber home within the sought-after streets of Ascot”.Realestate.com.au considers the suburb a high-demand market with 635 visits per property compared to the Queensland average of 374 visits.last_img read more

Porter, Nelson win Merced IMCA features

first_imgMERCED, Calif. (June 20) – Ryan Porter won the 20-lap Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modfied fea­ture Saturday at Merced Speedway.Michael Shearer and Bob Williamson shared the front row for the feature, and Shearer set the early pace. Bill Egleston and last-starting Porter were soon in the lead battle. The third generation in his family to race at Merced, Porter soon grabbed the lead and sped home to his second win of the season.Egleston got his title hopes back on track with a second ahead of the steady Shearer.After coming as close as second this year, hard charger and two time hobby stock champion Bruce Nelson bested a 14 car Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod field for his first win of the season at Merced.Nelson had his hands full early with Jared Tickel jumping out to an early lead through a myriad of early yellows. However, Nelson made the low groove work well enough to take the lead by lap six of the 20-lap event.Once in front, Nelson led the rest of the way and brought it home to a well earned victory.  Tickel settled for second and Mark Odgers outdueled point leader Josh Hensley for third.Merced will be dark for a couple weeks before returning for the Ted Stofle Classic the second week­end of July.  Sanctioned Modifieds and SportMods headline that event.last_img read more

Cavani, Neymar key as PSG rebound from Madrid gloom

first_img0Shares0000Edinson Cavani is looking to beat his return of 35 league goals from last season © AFP / GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELTPARIS, France, Feb 17 – Edinson Cavani struck twice as Paris Saint-Germain beat Strasbourg 5-2 on Saturday to relieve some of the pressure on the runaway Ligue 1 leaders following their Champions League defeat at Real Madrid.Strasbourg struck early through Jean Eudes Aholou, but PSG hit back courtesy of a Julian Draxler effort before two goals in as many minutes from Neymar and Angel Di Maria put the home side in control. Stephane Bahoken pulled one back midway through the second half as Strasbourg threatened an unlikely comeback, but Cavani’s league-best 22nd and 23rd goals of the season ensured victory for Unai Emery’s team.“The victory was important after the match on Wednesday. We win all our home matches,” said Emery, whose side last dropped points at the Parc des Princes in May.“We have to show we can maintain this level of play against bigger teams, without meaning any disrespect to Strasbourg.”He added: “We spoke about (the Madrid defeat) in the dressing room. Of course they remember the match from Wednesday. That’s normal so it’s important to speak about positive things. We feel very strong at the Parc.”Captain Thiago Silva and Di Maria were recalled after Emery faced criticism for dropping them for the 3-1 loss in Madrid, and the coach was whistled by a section of home supporters unhappy with the Spaniard’s decisions in midweek.Neymar was largely overshadowed by Cristiano Ronaldo in Spain on Wednesday, but the Brazilian could have struck within 90 seconds in Paris when he was denied the legs of Strasbourg goalkeeper Alexandre Oukidja.The visitors, who inflicted PSG’s first defeat of the season in early December, sprang another surprise by grabbing the lead on six minutes following a clinical counter-attack.Neymar was guilty of overplaying and lost possession allowing Strasbourg to break with great effect, the move finishing off with Aholou steering home a precise first-time finish from Kenny Lala’s cross.PSG responded quickly though as an intended pass through from Neymar was diverted straight into the path of Draxler who swept low into the far corner for his first league goal in over three months.– Quick-fire strikes –The hosts promptly surged ahead as Neymar, picked out lurking on the far side of the box by Giovani Lo Celso, exhibited terrific composure and a deft touch to eliminate two defenders and tap home after his initial effort was kept out by Oukidja.Neymar has scored 19 league goals in 18 games for PSG this season © AFP / GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELTA dreadful lapse of concentration from Pablo Martinez then allowed Di Maria to pinch the ball from the centre-back within seconds of the restart and drill beyond Oukidja for PSG’s third.Oukidja shovelled away a powerful Cavani header and Di Maria fluffed a glorious chance to extend the lead after Dani Alves had squared for the Argentine, but Bahoken gave Strasbourg a lifeline as he guided home from the edge of the box on 67 minutes.However, Cavani allayed fears of another late PSG collapse with a clever chipped finish over the advancing Oukidja, and the Uruguayan struck again 11 minutes from time after latching on to an assist from Neymar.Elsewhere, Saint-Etienne secured a third win in four outings with a 1-0 victory at Angers, Montpellier climbed to fifth after a 1-1 home draw with Guingamp, and Troyes moved out the relegation zone thanks to a 1-0 win over Metz.Diafra Sakho netted his first league goals for Rennes following his January move from West Ham in a 2-2 draw away to Caen, with the hosts left to rue a pair of missed penalties.Defending champions Monaco eased to a 4-0 home win over Dijon on Friday as Pietro Pellegri eclipsed Kylian Mbappe to become the youngest player in the club’s history.The win, which saw Pellegri — at 16 years, 10 months and 30 days — beat Mbappe’s previous record set in December 2015, kept second-placed Monaco 12 points behind PSG.Lyon will look to arrest a three-match losing streak away to Lille on Sunday, while third-placed Marseille can return to within a point of Monaco if they beat a resurgent Bordeaux at the Velodrome.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgMONTEBELLO – Several local area students were essay winners at the first-ever Hispanic Heritage Day last weekend. The themes for each grade level were different but were based on Hispanic heritage. The fourth-grade winners were: first place, Emma Gildemontes of Wilcox Elementary; second place, Briana Simental of St. Benedict School, and third place, Aida Araujo of Wilcox Elementary. The eighth-grade winners were: first place, Elissa Max of St. Benedict School; second place, Ashley Lopez of La Merced Intermediate School, and third place, Benjamin Vasquez of St. Benedict School. WHITTIER – The Parking and Transportation Commission meeting scheduled for tonight has been canceled. For more information call Whittier City Hall, (562) 945-8200. Hispanic students win with essays The 12th-grade winners were: first place, Victor Gonzalez of Montebello High School; second place, Jesse Batres of Schurr High School, and third place, Andrew Pabon of Montebello High School. The first-place winners in the fourth and eighth grades each received $300 in cash and a $700 savings bond. The 12th grade first-place winner received $1,000. Blood-pressure checks available WHITTIER – Seniors can receive free blood-pressure tests at 9 a.m. today at the Uptown Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St., and at 1:30 p.m. at Parnell Park, 15390 Lambert Road. Both senior centers will also have free blood sugar testing. More information: Whittier Senior Center at (562) 464-3370 or Parnell Park at (562) 464-3350. Fire Department sets open house SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Fire Department is hosting its Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Fire Station 4, 11736 Telegraph Road. It is part of the department’s recognition of National Fire Prevention Week. You can meet Sparky the Fire Dog, take fire engine rides, fire station tours, receive fire safety information, enjoy refreshments and many more activities. For more information, contact the Santa Fe Springs Fire Prevention Bureau at (562) 944-9713. Caregiver support event is today WHITTIER – The Southeast Social Services Funding Authority is hosting a caregiver support group from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the Whittier Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St. The program assists care- givers, relatives and friends of the elderly in several areas including age-related problems, locating help for the home, reducing stress and meeting others dealing with similar situations. Spanish translation is available. For more information, call (562) 464-3370. Governor names Ochoa as judge Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday announced the appointment of Gilbert G. Ochoa to a judgeship in the San Bernardino County Superior Court. Ochoa, 49, of Rancho Cucamonga, has served as managing attorney for Bollington & Ochoa since 1993. Additionally, he has served as a judge pro tempore for both the San Bernardino County Superior Court and Orange County Municipal Court, and as a court-appointed arbitrator for the Superior Courts in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Ochoa earned a juris doctorate from the University of Santa Clara School of Law and a bachelor of arts from Whittier College. He fills one of the new positions created by Senate Bill 56. Ochoa is a Republican. His annual compensation will be $171,648. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more