How $50 turned retired grandparents into property moguls

first_imgThe RSL Art Union raffle prize on Jefferson Lane at Palm Beach worth $4.1 million.“We’ve been coming up here for the winter for many years and we’d have a look at homes, but think we’re just dreaming,” said Mr Sanders, who calls Bendigo, Victoria, home.“Usually we would book in February to come and holiday here, but this year we won’t have to.”The couple have bought entries in the RSL’s draws across Queensland for the past 35 years.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“Jenny and I are still going through the emotions, we’d never looked like winning anything, and here we are,” said Mr Sanders. What to do with an entire apartment block? Ray and Jenny inside their new penthouse. Picture Glenn Hampson“Down the track, what a great future it’s going to be for our daughters, son-in-laws and eight grandchildren.”The newly-built complex at Bluebird’s Rest features a two-storey penthouse with ocean views, four two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments, a pool, 10-car garage, barbecue area and $304,000 worth of furniture.The Sanders also won $80,000 of gold bullion. Ray and Jenny Sanders are the winners of the RSL’s largest prize home — a $4.1 million apartment complex at Palm Beach. Picture Glenn HampsonTHE GOLD Coast’s newest property moguls are thrilled with the future they can provide their grandchildren after winning an entire apartment block worth $4.1 million.Retirees Ray and Jenny Sanders bought a $50 ticket in the RSL Art Union’s biggest prize home draw — five apartments in Palm Beach — during their annual holiday to Burleigh Heads. The couple has the option to rent out or sell the apartments.“We’ll probably be living in the penthouse for a good six months of the year to start with and then the family can come and go whenever it suits them,” Mr Sanders said..“With the four other apartments, our financial adviser will assist us with them, we might sell a couple, we might keep the four, we don’t know yet.”The RSL raises funds for ex-servicemen and women, including services like crisis accommodation and rehabilitation support.The next prize will see a $5 ticket land a lucky prize winner a $2.3 million package of three apartments, including a luxury Southport unit and one on the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.last_img read more

How to take suburban isolation to a new level

first_img The kitchen has been renovated in a modern style.Ray White Robina agent Karyn O’Dea said the property had attracted strong interest from buyers drawn by the unusual design and the location.More from news02:37Gold Coast real estate: Custodian CEO John Fitzgerald urges Australians to buy more property now16 Sep 202002:37How COVID has changed spring buyer wishlists5 Sep 2020“Everyone who has looked through has said, wow,” she said.“It’s really unique, but it’s still got that modern touch.” Logs create a cosy feel in the bedroom at 17 Sandringham Drive, Robina.Except this is no shabby bush shack and it’s located in the central suburb of Robina Waters.The unusual home at 17 Sandringham Drive features pitched cedarwood ceilings, exposed cypress logs and, of course, a fireplace. Lots of logs in the study too.Despite the cosy appeal, Ms O’Dea has taken a proactive approach to ease any concerns around termites by addressing the issue head-on in the listing. “That is the first thing most people think of when there’s so much timber,” she said.“But termites do not like cedarwood or cypress – and that’s DO NOT in caps.” The 794sq m block is surrounded by trees and backs onto a nature strip and is only five minutes from Robina Town Centre. Luxury home sold as new restrictions announcedcenter_img The log house has been renovated at 17 Sandringham Dr, Robina.Now that we’re all bunkering down for a longer haul than expected, you might want to take isolation to a whole new level in the suburbs: Step 1, this log cabin, yes really.It’s no wonder a home built from cedarwood and cypress logs in a leafy pocket of the Gold Coast is attracting its fair share of interest.At first glance, you could be forgiven for thinking that you’d stumbled across a secluded log cabin tucked away somewhere in the Hinterland. Exposed beams and logs are a feature in the living area.Built in 1990, the log house caused a stir in the street at the time with some residents opposing the design as being out of character for the neighbourhood. The original home has been extensively renovated by the current owner who has put it to market with an asking price of $725,000. MORE NEWS: Isolated property demand surges after coronaviruslast_img read more

Syracuse comes back in 4-3 win at North Carolina State

first_imgNo. 27 Syracuse (16-8, 8-6 Atlantic Coast) closed out its regular season with a come-from-behind 4-3 win over No. 33 North Carolina State (16-13, 7-7 ACC) on Sunday afternoon in Raleigh.After the Wolfpack thrashed the Orange in doubles, and Miranda Ramirez lost, SU trailed 2-0. But the Orange picked up key points in close singles matches to finish the regular season on a high note ahead of the ACC Championships on Thursday.While doubles have been a strong point for the Orange all season, the Wolfpack grabbed an early 3-1 lead on each court. As SU’s top pair of Gabriela Knutson and Ramirez battled back to level the set at four, the other pairs lost quickly. Anna Shkudun and Sofya Golubovskaya lost 6-1 at second doubles, and just minutes later, Dina Hegab and Masha Tritou lost 6-1 at third.Ramirez entered this match fresh off her first singles win in a month. Sunday, she battled No. 94 Adriana Reami, and never managed to grab a foothold. Reami defeated Ramirez 6-0, 6-2 to give the Wolfpack a 2-0 lead. Once Reami closed out the match, SU trailed on three other courts. Two of those would have to flip for the Orange to pull out the victory.Dina Hegab put the Orange on the board with a comfortable 6-0, 6-3 win at fifth singles.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLibi Mesh trailed 3-5 in her opening set but rallied to win the final four games of the set. Mesh controlled the second set, grabbing the crucial break to win 6-3. Once Mesh won her match, the score was tied at two, with three matches close in final sets.Of Shkudun, Golubovskaya and Knutson, two needed to pull out victories for the Orange to win its first ACC road match outdoors this season. Golubovskaya wasted an early 2-0 lead in the opening set, losing 6-3.She rallied from a set down at third singles to deliver the third point for Syracuse. Golubovskaya overcame the ups and downs of the match to win 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.Like Golubovskaya, Knutson gave away an early lead in the opening set and had to come from behind. Knutson led 4-2 in the first and lost four consecutive games. She won a second set tiebreaker and remained on serve in the third until grabbing the break to close out the match, 6-3. For the second time this season, Knutson provided the clinching point in a win over a ranked opponent.Syracuse will remain in North Carolina in this week ahead of the ACC Championships, which begin on Thursday. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 22, 2018 at 5:49 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edulast_img read more

Laws against bullying needed to protect LGBTQ+ youths – CCPA Head

first_imgAt a reception hosted by Guyana’s Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD Guyana) and the British High Commission in Guyana to mark Spirit Day, Director of Childcare and Protection Agency (CCPA), Ann Greene highlighted that there needs to be laws against bullying towards youths of the LGBTQ+ community.UK Ambassador to Guyana, Greg QuinnThis event, the third of its kind, was held at the British High Commissioner’s residence on Thursday last to raise awareness of anti-LGBTQ+ bullying in schools.However, Greene stated that LGBTQ+ people in Guyana are oppressed and marginalised because of their sexual orientation and gender identity, and suffer discrimination in accessing their civil rights.She lamented that LGBTQ+ persons need what every other person needs, regardless of their human characteristics.“It is love and acceptance. Every human being born into this world has a right to be here, being placed here by the Superior being of the Universe with their own purpose,” Greene said.The CCPA Director emphasised that Spirit Day is a day to stand up and give support to persons who suffer infringement of their human rights.SASOD Guyana’s Homophobia(s) Education Coordinator, Valini LeitchShe further pledged to use her role “to contribute towards bringing about the needed social change – the right to social inclusion for all persons. All groups of people must be respected for who they are, without prejudice”.In addition to laws against bullying, she called for specific interventions to address the unique challenges facing LGBTQ+ youths in Guyana.Greene said these include targeted social programmes; safe schools, care centres, neighbourhoods and housing; safe access to recreational facilities and activities; access to adequate health services and supportive workplace policies.In closing, she stated: “the beauty of standing up for your rights is so that others can see you standing and stand up as well.”HE UK Ambassador to Guyana, Greg Quinn in his brief remarks reiterated that “LGBTQ+ persons are not asking for special rights; they are seeking to be afforded the same rights as any other Guyanese citizen.” The High Commissioner further called for persons to promote diversity and tolerance for LGBTQ+ persons.Director of Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA), Ann GreeneIn closing, SASOD Guyana’s Homophobia(s) Education Coordinator, Valini Leitch commented that taking a stand against LGBTQ+ bullying is not a one-day affair, but requires collective, daily action.Also in attendance were Wendy Quinn, other representatives of the diplomatic corps, civil society representatives, youth advocates and Private Sector officials.last_img read more