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

New trash collection contract results in slight fee increase

first_imgBatesville, In. — Trash collection rates for Batesville residents will increase in January of 2018.In the last year of the current contract with Rumpke, residents have been charged $11 per month. In January that rate will increase to $12.70 per month for curb side pickup.According to the new three year contract with Rumpke the rate will increase 20-cents per year through 2020. In 2019 the rate will be $12.90 and in 2020 the rate will increase to $13.10. Resident will still use resident provided receptacles as part of the renewed deal. The contract also includes one “heavy trash” pickup once every three months.Indianapolis-based Best Way and C.G.S. Services from Morristown also submitted bids for trash collection.last_img read more

Lions coaching team announced

first_imgHead coach Warren Gatland admits they will add to the coaching set up but would not give any details. Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell, England forward coach Steve Borthwick and Wales attack coach Rob Howley will assist Lions head coach Warren Gatland on next summer’s tour of New Zealand.Borthwick – is the only one of the trio who’s not been part of the set-up before.Farrell was part of the set up that beat Australia in 2013 and he says it’s going to be tough to pick the squad.last_img read more