A winning bid on a stunning home helped this family celebrate a sweet 14th birthday

first_imgThe home had beautiful open plan living on the upper level for family get-togethers.Ms Goodger knows her stuff. The 607sq m lot was improved with a two-level contemporary stunner which provided four-bedroom accommodation with every bedroom having its own ensuite — perfect for a clan whose members like to have their own space.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoPart of the home’s appeal was every bedroom had its own ensuite.Auctioneer Peter Bergen worked through his preamble before calling for an opener.The initial $1.7 million bid was strong — certainly it showed the market meant business — but it wasn’t long before $50,000, and then $25,000, increments saw three bidders take the price to the magic $2 million mark.From there it was a small crawl in mostly $10,000 bids until the figure reached $2.15 million and a pause was called to see if the owner was ready to sell.To and fro negotiations saw the top bidder raise their figure to $2.2 million and the home was ‘on the market’. With no other bids proffered, it wasn’t long before the property was declared “Sold!” to new owners, Bremner and Rosemary Hill.A very happy Mr Hill felt a touch overwhelmed by the new purchase.“Stunned,” he said.“I’m surprised the house didn’t go a bit higher, but I’m really pleased with the outcome. Between kids at St Peters (school) and my daughter, Rose, at the University of Queensland, it’s a really central location.”Despite Mr Hill’s reservations about the auction process, there was extra incentive for success — his daughter, Sarah, was celebrating her 14th Birthday, and she was geed up about the home.“Sarah really liked this house, absolutely, she came out and said, ‘Dad I love this house.’ She was really committed. A bit of Dad pressure absolutely,” Mr Hill said with a laugh. MULTI-GENERATIONAL LIVING IS CHANGING THE FACE OF HOUSING After the event the property’s seller, Warren Denny, said he designed the home to suit his family, and the Hills were the perfect next owners for it. 179 Ninth Avenue, St Lucia Brisbane sold at Auction today.Place New Farm managing director, Judy Goodger, said 179 Ninth Ave, St Lucia had been buzzing with prospects for weeks.“Every weekend has been outstanding,” she said.Speaking before the event, Ms Goodger said there was a definite buyer for this home too.“Families with younger or older children. It’s close to the city and (Queensland) University so it would be great for families that want to grow up in the home,” she said. The Denny family have just sold their St Lucia home and are thrilled with the result. From left to right are Charlotte, Annette, Genevieve and Warren.“The people who’ve bought this house are about 10 years behind us in terms of their children, and they’ll have the same lovely experience we’ve had living here,” Mr Denny said.Mr Denny was revelling in the result, which was part of a very active day of house trading for his family too.“My daughter, Genevieve, has been living in the room downstairs with her fiancee and today she’s going to go and buy her first house,” he said.“Today might be a big day for our family in that we sell our house and our young daughter buys her first house,” Mr Denny said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair or Facebook at Kieran Clair — journocenter_img Bremner Hill and wife, Rosemary, with daughter, Sarah, who’ve just bought their new family home at auction on the day of Sarah’s birthday.IT was one of those picture perfect Brisbane days that almost beggars belief. Clear, crisp and blue skied. The first weekend of spring, the first Place auction of the new season and something special was afoot in our city’s inner west.last_img read more

All Hywind Scotland Floating Turbines Now In Place

first_imgThe final floating wind turbine for the Hywind Scotland project has been towed to the site and installed at its designated location off Peterhead, Scotland, according to BBC. Statoil has yet to respond to Offshore WIND’s request for confirmation.The first electricity from the world’s first floating wind farm is expected to be produced in October.The 30MW Hywind Scotland Pilot Park comprises five Siemens 6MW turbines mounted on a SPAR-type floating foundation.The turbines are 253 meters tall from bottom to wing tip, of which 78 metres will be under water and 175 metres above, according to Statoil, which further added that the turbine has a rotor diameter of 154 metres, with each blade being 75 metres long and the nacelle big enough to park two double decker buses inside.The floating substructures, built by the Spanish Navantia-Windar consortium, are 91 meters long and have a diameter of 14,4 metres.The EUR 200 million project, which can provide 20,000 UK households with renewable energy, is owned by Statoil (75%) and Masdar (25%).last_img read more

La Liga chief insists on finishing 2019-20 campaign

first_img Loading… It comes amid the news – as outlined by Marca and Cadena Cope – that the Spanish FA will propose to UEFA on how to award European places in case the current La Liga season cannot be finished. “Nulling and voiding the season is not an option on the table,” Tebas told the league’s official newsletter. “But we are reviewing multiple scenarios, such as what happens if we play behind closed doors and what happens if we play with crowds and what happens if games aren’t played. We have to look at all possibilities, but we’re not working towards a situation where we don’t complete the season. “We’re looking to ensure the best health conditions for players for when they resume training and we’re looking to reduce the economic risk. This is a health pandemic, but also an economic pandemic.Advertisement “We are conscious that many people are suffering from the lack of competition right now and we want to support everyone.” The Spanish FA say that they will propose that the four Champions League places would go to the current top four in La Liga – Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla and Real Sociedad. Read Also: Balotelli lists ex-Liverpool, Man City teammates in his best XI That would mean Atletico de Madrid would drop down to the Europa League alongside Getafe – with both clubs missing out on what appeared to be an attainable top four finish this term. Athletic Club Bilbao would also be rewarded with a Europa League place due to their participation in this season’s Copa del Rey final, as their opponents La Real are already guaranteed a European position due to the above criteria. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img La Liga president Javier Tebas is insistent that the 2019/20 season will be completed and ending the competition ‘is not an option’. There have been growing fears that the current campaign will not be completed due to the indefinite suspension of football in Spain caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Fascinating Ceilings From Different Countries5 Reasons To Wait For The Solo Black Widow Movie6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Bodylast_img read more

Bruce Named MVC Women’s Soccer Newcomer of the Week

first_imgBruce and her teammates will play in the MVC Tournament semifinals against UNI on Friday at 3:30 p.m. The match will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3 as the Bulldogs look to win their second-ever MVC Tournament title. Print Friendly Version ST. LOUIS – Freshman Olivia Bruce (Lakeville, Minn.) of the Drake University women’s soccer team has been tabbed the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Soccer Newcomer of the Week, the MVC office announced Monday afternoon. Bruce, a forward, scored the game winner in Drake’s 1-0 win over Loyola in the regular season finale on Oct. 26. She scored with just over three minutes left in the first half as sophomore Cassie Rohan (Palatine, Ill.) sent a perfect cross from the edge of the 18-yard box that Bruce headed in for her second career goal. She played 32 minutes in the win and has played in 14 matches in her first season and along with her two goals has two assists.This is Bruce’s first career MVC weekly award and fourth for a Bulldog in 2017. Fellow freshman Hannah Bormann (Amana, Iowa) has been MVC Newcomer of the Week three times this year.last_img read more