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Brisbane median house price jumps as 15 suburbs hit million-dollar mark

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first_imgREIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella outside the new REIQ headquarters in Cannon Hill. Picture: Claudia BaxterREIQ chief executive Antonia Mercorella said the Queensland capital city was a consistent performer for property owners.“Brisbane now has its first $2 million suburb with Teneriffe, but compare this with Sydney, which has more than a dozen, possibly up to 14 suburbs with a median house price of $2 million or more.”Highgate Hill ($1.1625m), Hawthorne ($1,2m), Bulimba ($1.15m), Wilston ($1.15m) and West End ($1.08m made up the rest of Brisbane’s top 10 median prices. The other five million-dollar suburbs were Robertson ($1.077m), Chelmer ($1.053m), Clayfield ($1.05m), Fig Tree Pocket ($1.05m) and Paddington ($1.005m).REIQ found modest results across the state in the March quarter, with the Queensland median house price increasing slightly from $467,000 to $469,500 quarterly and up 3.3 per cent to $465,000 annually. Generic photo of Brisbane houses, real estate – Picture: Richard WalkerTHE median house price in the Brisbane City Council region jumped 27.5 per cent in the last five years as 15 suburbs hit million-dollar medians, latest industry data found.The Real Estate Institute of Queensland Market Monitor found the Brisbane local government area’s annual median price hit $650,000, while the March quarter figure was $642,000.It said Brisbane was the third-largest capital city house market in the country with about 35,400 sales per year yet was “more affordable than Perth, Canberra and Darwin where the markets are significantly smaller”.The standout suburb, Teneriffe, which hit $2.075m median in the March quarter, saw massive growth of 40 per cent in the past 12 months and 93 per cent in five years. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoNew Farm ($1.615m), Ascot ($1.4125m), a strong performance by university suburb St Lucia ($1.185m), and Hamilton ($1.165m) rounded out the top five median prices for the Queensland capital city.last_img read more

Bees sign Bennett on loan from Watford

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first_imgBrentford have signed Watford defender Dale Bennett on a month’s loan after learning that Karleigh Osborne could be sidelined for some time.Osborne limped off after a crunching 50-50 challenge during the midweek home defeat against Stevenage and it has since been revealed he suffered ligament damage in his foot.His condition is being assessed and it is not yet known how long he will be out of action for.AdChoices广告The player’s injury is a setback for the Bees, who have gone five matches without a win and are also without injured centre-back Leon Legge.Bennett, who made 12 first-team appearances for Watford last season, is primarily a central defender but can also operate at right-back. He will be in the squad for Brentford’s home match against struggling Chesterfield on Saturday.The 21-year-old is the second player this term to join the club on loan from the Hornets following Adam Thompson’s spell at Griffin Park, which ended this week.last_img read more

Heisler: Warriors just another contender in loaded West

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first_imgNow, infuriatingly, all the Warriors hear are congratulations on their rare good fortune, a form of condescension, as if patting children who were allowed to stay up past their bedtime — last season — on the head.“I kind of want to just say, I apologize for us being healthy,” said Steph Curry at practice last week.“I apologize for us playing who was in front of us. I apologize for all the accolades we’ve received as a team and individually. I’m very truly sorry. We’ll rectify that situation this year.”Steph, of course, is their waif-sized superstar who can joke about it.“It’s like a bitter female,” said Draymond Green, the rough-and-tumble Warrior with the attitude. “Like, you ever dealt with a bitter female that’s just scorned?“God! That’s rough. When you’re dealing with a bitter female that’s scorned, that’s one of the worst things in the world.”Of course, if insults are where you find them, that seems to be everywhere the Warriors look.Take Houston, where newly arrived Ty Lawson noted that Curry “was just chillin’ on defense” in the West Finals victory over the Rockets — which, of course, wouldn’t have happened with Ty there, according to Ty — and James Harden’s continuing insistence he deserved the MVP that went to Curry.With a preseason West Finals replay last week in Oakland, the Rockets left Harden, Lawson, Dwight Howard, Trevor Ariza, Jason Terry and Donatas Motiejunas at home.Of course, before everyone decided that they were a bunch of cocky big-talking newcomers, opposing teams said the same thing about the Clippers.What opposing teams really don’t like is that Golden State won, and they didn’t.As for real issues, the Warriors don’t have any, so they don’t figure to be going away.If they were in the East, they could coast in from opening night, but they’re in the West where they’ll have to beat out the reloaded Spurs with LaMarcus Aldridge; the revamped Clippers with Paul Pierce, Josh Smith and Lance Stephenson; the rehabbed Thunder with Kevin Durant back, the 56-win Rockets, the 55-win Grizzlies and any other teams that put it together.If everything went right a year ago, Steve Kerr, who presided over this miracle as a rookie coach, will miss the preseason following back surgery.With his No. 1 lieutenant, Alvin Gentry, now coaching New Orleans, that puts even less experienced Luke Walton in charge.The Warriors were so impressive in last fall’s preseason, even Rivers, their nemesis, said he knew they had something lasting.This fall they started 1-2 and Green noted, passionately if not arithmetically, “We’ve had three games and I don’t think neither one of them has been us.”It’s just the preseason so no biggie, but the real deal looms when heaven’s gift to last season is just another West contender. All the Warriors accomplished was yesterday, but yesterday’s gone. “You need luck in the West. Look at Golden State. They didn’t have to play us or the Spurs.”Not that the Clippers were the Spurs, either, but they did beat them in last spring’s first round.Unfortunately for the Clips, they blew that 19-point lead when they were about to close out the Rockets in six games and went down the drain in Game 7.If the Warriors were a rude shock to the old elite teams, they were also a breath of fresh air, or a gift from heaven.They put on a nightly fireworks show with their deadeye backcourt of the ages, finishing No. 1 in offense at 110 points a game, 3.3 more than the No. 2 Clippers; went 67-15 to win the West by 11 games, then helped draw the highest Finals TV ratings since Michael Jordan’s Bulls while polishing off the wounded Cavaliers in six games. Uneasy is the head that wears the crown, especially in the NBA’s Western Conference, where crowned heads like those of the Warriors are often soon lopped off.Aside from the Spurs and Lakers, no team has come out of the West draw in back-to-back seasons in 20 years.The Lakers, of course, haven’t done it lately and, as people keep telling the Warriors, they’re not the Spurs.As Clippers coach Doc Rivers told Grantland:center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Essequibo residents decry service provided by GPL

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first_imgResidents of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are frustrated with the services offered by the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) since the region is plagued with very long periods of unscheduled power outages.The residents are even more frustrated since they are left in the dark without any explanation from GPL or the Government as to when the new power plant at Anna Regina will be completed to provide them with uninterrupted service.Regional Chairman Devanand Ramdatt told Guyana Times that he is very disappointed with the Public Infrastructure Ministry for not updating the region as to when the new power plant at Anna Regina will be completed and become operationalised.As such, he is calling on Government for answers as to the present state of affairs at the Anna Regina Power Station which is way beyond schedule.The Region Two economy is struggling since the businesses are tremendously affected.The Regional Chairman said the staff at the power station, especially the engineer, Michael Haley, is trying his best to keep the old system working but he is now facing a lot of difficulties with the standby generators which do not have the capacity to operate around the clock.An Essequibo Coast rice miller explained that the Government need to do something urgently since the current crop is almost ready to be harvested and as such, the millers will be forced to use their standby generators which will be more costly for them.Due to the weather pattern, millers will have to use their dryers instead of the sunlight for drying their paddy which will depend heavily on electricity.last_img read more