Two $5m-plus offers in two months for luxury riverfront home

first_img20 Scott Street, Hawthorne, Qld 4171. Picture: Realestate.com.auA BRISBANE riverfront home has fielded two $5m-plus offers in two months, in a sign of growing strength on the southern bank.The four bedroom prestige home at 20 Scott Street, Hawthorne had sealed a deal for $5.6m in April this year – a figure that would have been a massive $400,000 more than the owners paid just one year earlier. But that deal fell through on the buyer’s part. 20 Scott Street, Hawthorne, Qld 4171. Picture: Realestate.com.auHe had marketed the four bathroom, double garage home with pool as exceptional.“Set on 812m2 with over 16 metres of Brisbane River frontage and full city views, this streamlined home, with its prestigious lifestyle address, high-end finishes and sun washed alfresco entertaining areas, provides an abundance of privacy and tranquillity for your family,” his listing said.“All the homes bedrooms were king size with ensuites, while the master bedroom has ‘a lavish ensuite, kingsize walk-in wardrobe and your own private balcony with river city views’.”Marble benchtops, Gaggenau appliances including an integrated coffee machine, a soundproof home theatre and video security were among the luxury finishes. 20 Scott Street, Hawthorne, Qld 4171. Picture: Realestate.com.au 20 Scott Street, Hawthorne, Qld 4171. Picture: Realestate.com.au 20 Scott Street, Hawthorne, Qld 4171. Picture: Realestate.com.au 20 Scott Street, Hawthorne, Qld 4171. Picture: Realestate.com.au 20 Scott Street, Hawthorne, Qld 4171. Picture: Realestate.com.au 20 Scott Street, Hawthorne, Qld 4171. Picture: Realestate.com.au 20 Scott Street, Hawthorne, Qld 4171. Picture: Realestate.com.auMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoRealestate.com.au image of 20 Scott Street, Hawthorne which sold for a profit of $420,000 over 10 months.Within two months however, a second deal saw the home go under contract with a different buyer – this time for $5.2m which was $20,000 more than the homeowners had paid in April 2016.Real estate agent Trevor Egan of Ray White East Brisbane said the suburb was a prestige one and there was strong demand in the greater area.“In the last six weeks I’ve had over $20 million in sales from Camp Hill through to the riverfront,” he said. “It’s a family suburb, family oriented area and this is a prestige inner city home.”last_img read more

Duffus extends Everton contract

first_img The 19-year-old forward is yet to make his senior bow for the Toffees, but he was named on the bench for a Europa League tie against Young Boys in February and spent a month on loan with Bury last term. Duffus is currently sidelined following knee surgery but is targeting a return to action in September. Teenage striker Courtney Duffus has signed a two-year contract extension with Everton to keep him at Goodison Park until 2017. Press Associationlast_img read more

Judge Declares Delray Beach Mom, Isabella Hellmann, Dead

first_imgIsabella Hellmann, the mother from Delray Beach who vanished on Mother’s Day, has been declared dead.The judge ruled Hellmann officially dead Tuesday, clearing the way for daughter Emelia to inherit her estate.Before her death the couple were recently married and were on their honeymoon when Hellmann went missing.They reportedly were feuding over how and where to raise their daughter Emelia.Hellmann, a realtor, disappeared as she and her husband, Lewis Bennett, sailed between the Bahamas and Cuba in May 2017.Her husband claimed she fell overboard, but federal prosecutors said he intentionally sank their boat.Bennett plead guilty to a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter because her body and the boat were lost at sea.He faces up to eight years in prison when he is sentenced later this month. Once out, Bennett will have full custody of Emelia.Her body has never been found.last_img read more

Syracuse football to restore No. 44 after retiring it nearly 10 years ago

first_imgThe No. 44 will be back on a Syracuse football jersey after almost 10 years, interim director of athletics Pete Sala announced at the Plaza 44 Groundbreaking Ceremony on Tuesday afternoon.“With the blessing of Jim Brown and Floyd Little, the No. 44 is back,” Sala said.Brown and Little, along with the late Ernie Davis, are the three most notable Syracuse players to wear the number. The last member of the Orange to wear it was fullback Rob Konrad in 1998. In all, 25 players have donned No. 44.Sala added that there will be a committee assembled to decide which player gets to wear the number, and that group will include Little, a special assistant to the athletics director at SU. The committee will consist of four or five people, Little said, while adding that it could be given to a true freshman.“We know it was the right thing to do,” Sala said of bringing back the number.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe number was retired on Nov. 12, 2005 but after 3,475 days, a campaign many have been pushing for as of late came to fruition. Comments Published on May 19, 2015 at 3:52 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Best Player Award: Ronaldo, Messi And Neymar Make FIFA Shortlist.

first_imgReal Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and the world’s most expensive player, Neymar, have made the top three shortlist for the Best Men’s Player Award as part of The Best FIFA Football Awards for 2017.The top three finalists were announced earlier today at a special media event held in London with football legends like Roberto Di Matteo, Jay Jay Okocha, Andriy Shevchenko, Peter Shilton, Alex Scott and Jay Jay Okocha.The Best Player Award recipient would be announced at the London Palladium Theatre (Argyll Street) on October 23, 2017.Aside the Best Men’s Player Award category, the 3-man shortlist for categories like The Best FIFA Women’s Player, The Best FIFA Women’s Player, The Best FIFA Men’s Coach, The Best FIFA Women’s Coach and The Best FIFA Goalkeeper were also revealed.The Best FIFA Football Award nominees are as follows:The Best FIFA Men’s Player:Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Real Madrid)Neymar (Brazil/FC Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain)Lionel Messi (Argentina/Barcelona)The Best FIFA Women’s Player:Deyna Castellanos (Venezuela/Santa Clarita Blue Heat/Florida State Seminoles)Lieke Martens (Netherlands/FC Rosengard/Barcelona)Carli Lloyd (USA/Houston Dash/Manchester City Women)The Best FIFA Men’s Coach:Massimiliano Allegri (Italy/Juventus)Zinedine Zidane (France/Real Madrid)Antonio Conte (Italy/Chelsea)The Best FIFA Women’s Coach:Nils Nielsen (Denmark/Danish national team)Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands/Dutch national team)Gerard Precheur (France/Olympique Lyonnais)The Best FIFA Goalkeeper:Gianluigi Buffon (Italy/Juventus)Manuel Neuer (Germany/Bayern Munich)Keylor Navas (Costa Rica/Real Madrid)FIFA Puskás Award:Kevin-Prince Boateng (Ghana/Las Palmas/23.10.2016)Alejandro Camargo (Argentina/Universidad de Conception/04.12.2016)Olivier Giroud (France/Arsenal/01.01.2017)Deyna Castellanos (Venezuela/Venezuela U-17 Women national team/24.10.2016)Moussa Dembele (France/Celtic FC/05.02.2017)Aviles Hurtado (Colombia/Tijuana Xolos/01.04.2017)Mario Mandzukic (Croatia/Juventus/03.06.2017)Oscarine Masuluke (South Africa/Baroka FC/30.11.2016)Nemanja Matic (Serbia/Chelsea/23.04.2017)Jordi Mboula (Spain/ FC Barcelona Youth/22.02.2017)FIFA Fan Award:Borussia DortmundFC CopenhagenCeltic FC RelatedFIFA Announce 2017 World Best Player Award ShortlistAugust 17, 2017In “Africa”2017 Best FIFA Football Awards: Ronaldo Wins Best Male PlayerOctober 24, 2017In “England”I Have Now Won Best Player Five Times – Ronaldo Fuels Messi RivalryOctober 24, 2017In “FIFA”last_img read more

See how Ghana’s Black Meteors blew two leads to lose 3-2 to Egypt [VIDEO]

first_imgGhana’s Black Meteors’ hopes of making it to next year’s Olympics Games in Tokyo were dealt a huge blow on Monday night.The Meteors, despite leading on two separate occasions against Egypt, succumbed to a 3-2 loss to the hosts.Yaw Yeboah had put the Meteors ahead inside six minutes before Egypt pegged them back 11 minutes later, with Mostafa Mohamed heading home.Samuel Obeng restored Ghana’s lead right at the start of the second half after capitalising on a defensive error.Egypt then laid siege to Ghana’s goal, desperate for an equaliser, and even hitting the crossbar at one point.Ramadan Sobhi eventually found the leveller, poking home after Meteors keeper Baah failed to hold on to a shot.Sobhi set up Egypt’s winner two minutes from time as his corner was headed home by Ahmed Rayan.The result leaves the Meteors with one point from two games ahead of their final group game against Mali, who have lost both of their games so far.Ghana will need to beat Mali and hope for a favourable result in Egypt’s encounter with Cameroon in order to stand a chance of making it to the semis.Watch highlights of the match belowlast_img read more

Rafa reveals Reds surprise

first_imgRafa Benitez has revealed he was surprised that he was not approached by Liverpool to replace Kenny Dalglish at Anfield in the summer.The former Reds boss had expressed an interest in returning to the helm to succeed Dalglish following the Scot’s departure in May.However, Liverpool’s American owners overlooked Benitez and plumped for Brendan Rodgers to take charge of the side.Benitez, who guided Liverpool to Champions League and FA Cup glory during his five seasons on Merseyside, feels his success at the club should have earned him the opportunity to try and succeed Dalglish.“It was strange not to be approached,” Benitez told the Irish Independent. “We know the club, the players, the Academy and we have even more experience now…the fans were positive about the idea.”Benitez, who has been out of work since leaving Inter Milan in 2010, believes despite a disappointing last season at Anfield his record stands up to the test. “We used to play so many important games that it seemed it was normal and it wasn’t,” added Benitez. “People were talking about ‘the past’, but just a few years ago Liverpool FC was No.1 in Europe.”last_img read more

Doc Rivers refutes report of a return to Orlando Magic

first_imgAnd does Rivers have the appetite to remain on the sidelines to coach the Clippers through some version of a rebuild?The suggestion that he may look to earn his paycheck elsewhere is only the beginning of the high stakes the Clippers will face this summer.Staying readyRivers caught some off guard earlier last week when he said Paul Pierce might be able to contribute down the stretch for the Clippers.Before Thursday night in Denver, Pierce had not played since Feb. 5 in Boston.“My job is just to be ready,” said Pierce, who plans to retire after this season. “I ain’t played too many games this year, so my job is just to stay ready.”In his 19th NBA season, Piere said his lack of court time this season has not affected his approach.“I’m thinking I’m going to play every game,” he said. “I prepare like I’m going to play every game. That’s how I prepare. I come here, I work, I prepare mentally, to get ready to play.”Rivers said Thursday that Pierce could help out as a smaller power forward in certain lineups.“He’s so smart,” Pierce said. “When we’re playing with the smaller four I think Paul can help us.”Pierce started the second and fourth quarters for the Clippers against Cleveland, finishing with 7 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in 14 minutes. Mid-way through the fourth he scored on a one-handed dunk from the baseline. Rivers, whose primary residence is in the Orlando area, coached the Magic from 1999-2003.When Rivers arrived from Boston in 2013, he said, he established the goal of establishing a sense of “pride of place” with L.A.’s less popular NBA team.“When I took this job that was my goal,” he said. “I haven’t accomplished that yet. That’s my goal that drives me to make this a destination that you want to come to and have pride in. I think we’ve improved it greatly but it’s still not where… I haven’t reached my goal at all, and I’m fully aware of that.“I am a goal seeker, that’s who my life has been and that’s my goal right now. That’s my only goal.”The ramifications of another first round have the potential to be dramatic. Will Paul and Griffin want to reunite for yet another run when each of the first six together have been fraught with disappointment? Can they afford to pay Redick market value with the salary cap at an all-time high? LOS ANGELES >> Doc Rivers forcefully refuted a report that he is considering an offseason exit from the Clippers that would lead him back to the Orlando Magic, the team with which he got his start in coaching.“I have a past with the Magic,” Rivers said Saturday. “I have no future. My future’s here.”Rivers is in the third year of a five-year contract to serve as both the Clippers head coach and president basketball operations. However, with Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and J.J. Redick all set to hit free agency, there is a league-wide expectation that the Clippers roster could undergo a significant shakeup if the Clippers fail to make a deep run in the playoffs.According to a report from ESPN.com on Saturday, that could include Rivers. Depending on how the rest of the season plays out, the report suggests that owner Steve Ballmer could explore changes throughout the organization. If Rivers were seeking an exit strategy, the option that has coursed through the NBA’s grapevine would be a return to Orlando, where General Manager Rob Hennigan is on the hot seat.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Young BH Basketball Players Today against France

first_imgAfter one day break, the cadet basketball team of Bosnia and Herzegovina after will continue competition at the European Championship for players under 16 years in Latvia.The elected players by Emir Halimić made a success in A-division when they qualified among the top eight teams. Their opponent in the quarterfinals is the representation of France which is unbeaten so far.The French are the favorites, but according to the representatives of the team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, they will try to make another surprise.“We will play the next match with France, which was the first in the group. Certainly we are not going to surrender, and the French are favorites of the whole championship. We will not surrender easily” – said selector of BH Team.Match BH – France starts at 14:45 o’clock.In the other matches in the quarter finals the following teams will meet: Turkey – Italy, Serbia – Spain and Germany – Latvia (Source: Fena)last_img read more