Gold Coast beachfront package fetches more than $10 million

first_imgThe properties at 67 and 69 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach, have sold for a combined $10.3 million.DRILLING business veteran Peter Mitchell has sold his neighbouring beachfront properties on one of the Gold Coast’s most illustrious streets for almost double the price he paid.He and wife Dee’s Hedges Ave properties sold for a combined $10.3 million last week.Property records show the couple paid $200,000 for No. 67 in 1981 and $5 million for No. 69 in 2005.Marketing agent Tony Velissariou, of self-titled agency, said the buyer wasn’t in a rush to bulldoze the buildings and develop the double block.“It’s an interstate buyer that’s relocating to the Gold Coast,” he said. MORE NEWS: Former Titan gives home the boot MORE NEWS: House values up, sales numbers down The Mitchells bought the one at No. 67 in 1981.“At this stage, they’re probably going to do nothing for now and they’re reserving their options for later down the track.”Mr Velissariou said it was a welcome sale for the Mitchells, who had owned a slice of the beachfront street for almost 40 years.“They’re happy to move on with the next stage of their lives,” he said.The Mitchells went into the drilling business 50 years ago by drilling water bores for Kingaroy peanut farmers.Today Mitchell Services is a listed company that has more than 400 staff and operates internationally. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThey bought No. 69 in 2005.Despite the couple’s Hedges Ave properties being on the market since May, Mr Velissariou said they attracted a lot of interest.“Right down to the finish line … there was super strong inquiry coming in from all over Australia,” he said.“I think it was the lifestyle and beachfront living (that attracted them).”Prospective buyers were given the choice of snapping up the properties separately with the multistorey house at No. 67 listed for $5.75 million while the two apartments at No. 69 had a $5.25 million price tag.center_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:29Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWays to get into the property market for less00:29last_img read more

Fantasy Fever 9

first_imgWell, the fantasy season is entering its final tilt. Yeah, it’s scary to think about, but the playoffs for most leagues are just around the corner. It’s getting to that point of the season where owners need to determine whether they have a shot at winning any money and finishing near the top of the league, or if they are destined to flounder in pathetic-ness for the remainder of the year. And with that admission of sub-mediocrity comes the long process of planning for next season. Owners in keeper leagues who find themselves in this position are forced to bid adieu to and jettison older players in favor of younger talent, sacrificing productivity in the present for potential in the future. So, with that in mind, here are some players downtrodden owners want to start harassing other owners for …– Carson Palmer, QB Cincinnati BengalsHe’s only going to get better, and the scary thing is he’s already pretty darn good.– Tatum Bell, RB Denver BroncosSure, Bell’s sharing time with Mike Anderson right now, but there’s no way Mike Shanahan will split time next season.– Julius Jones, RB Dallas CowboysYes, he’s hurt right now, meaning you can probably get him for a lot cheaper bounty.– Cadillac Williams, RB Tampa Bay BuccaneersHas slowed down considerably lately, but, just like Jones, that just means the asking price will be a little lower.– Steven Jackson, RB St. Louis RamsIf your team’s marginal, giving up several good scorers to get a stud like Jackson would be forward thinking.On the flip side, here are some players you may want to consider parting ways with …– Priest Holmes, RB Kansas City ChiefsThe best fantasy player over the last three or so years, the Priest is now getting older and losing carries to Larry Johnson — another guy to consider trading for.– Corey Dillon, RB New England PatriotsHe’s not getting any younger, and he’s not getting any better.– Fred Taylor, RB Jacksonville JaguarsInjuries are always a concern, but he’s coming off a huge week — the perfect time to make a deal, when others will overpay.– Big-time tight ends: most keeper leagues only allow a relatively small number of keeps (three to four), so you’re probably not going to bring back a tight end, regardless of how good he is. Use a Heath Miller to sweeten the pot in a potential deal.Player of the WeekTiki Barber, RB, New York Giants24 carries, 206 yards and two touchdowns, one reception for five yardsWas there really a question? Yeah, Jake Delhomme and Steve Smith had big days, but come on … they were playing the Vikings. Barber led the way in an inspirational performance by a Giants team that is getting better every week.Herald Smart StartsQB Eli Manning, New York GiantsYeah, kind of an obvious one. Eli didn’t have a great game last week, but the Giants’ offense is on fire.RB William Green, Cleveland BrownsHey, if you’re desperate, Green should start now after Reuben Droughns’ arrest.RB Willie Parker, Pittsburgh SteelersParker’s slowed down from the torrid pace at which he began the year. But with Big Ben potentially out against the Packers, Parker should get plenty of carries.WR Amani Toomer, New York GiantsSee Manning reasoning. Plus, the 49ers are horrible against the pass.WR Doug Gabriel, Oakland RaidersDidn’t catch a pass last week, but against a shoddy Chiefs pass defense, not a bad desperation start.TE Jerramy Stevens, Seattle SeahawksCaught the most balls of any Hawk last time out, and Hasselbeck should look his way again in Arizona.last_img read more

Battling England stay in touch

first_img Jack Gaunt and David Hague, who are both making their debut at this level, continued their 100 per cent foursomes record with a 3/1 win in a tight game. For most of the match they held just a one-hole lead, but they finished strongly winning both 16 and 17. Defending champions Ireland hold a 4-1 lead over Scotland after this morning’s second day foursomes at the Men’s Home Internationals – while England battled hard to stay in touch with Wales. Battling England stay in touch The hosts won the last two games at Moortown, Yorkshire, to trail by just one point going into this afternoon’s singles. The hosts won the last two games at Moortown, Yorkshire, to trail by just one point going into this afternoon’s singles. Today, four of their five pairings were quickly ahead and they went on to secure those points, with Scotland’s Ryan Lumsden and Euan Walker claiming their team’s only foursomes win. Image copyright Leaderboard Photography Today, four of their five pairings were quickly ahead and they went on to secure those points, with Scotland’s Ryan Lumsden and Euan Walker claiming their team’s only foursomes win. Jack Gaunt and David Hague (pictured), who are both making their debut at this level, continued their 100 per cent foursomes record with a 3/1 win in a tight game. For most of the match they held just a one-hole lead, but they finished strongly winning both 16 and 17. The experienced Bradley Moore teamed up again with new cap Jake Burnage and they maintained their unbeaten foursomes record with a fighting finish. They were one down after 15, but won 16 and 17 before halving the last in par to claim their point and provide a big morale boost for the team. Click here for full scores Click here for full scores Ireland, meanwhile, were clearly determined to avoid a repeat of yesterday’s foursomes, when they too trailed after the morning session against Wales. Defending champions Ireland hold a 4-1 lead over Scotland after this morning’s second day foursomes at the Men’s Home Internationals – while England battled hard to stay in touch with Wales. Ireland, meanwhile, were clearly determined to avoid a repeat of yesterday’s foursomes, when they too trailed after the morning session against Wales. The experienced Bradley Moore teamed up again with new cap Jake Burnage and they maintained their unbeaten foursomes record with a fighting finish. They were one down after 15, but won 16 and 17 before halving the last in par to claim their point and provide a big morale boost for the team. 17 Aug 2017 Battling England stay in touch Three new caps were involved in the games which turned around England’s fortunes and brought about the 3-2 score. Three new caps were involved in the games which turned around England’s fortunes and brought about the 3-2 score. Tags: Men’s Home Internationalslast_img read more