Gold Coast real estate in the spotlight as hundreds of properties go to auction

first_img Owners Peter and Christine Taylor have been planning to take their property to auction at The Event for months.“This is the largest property event in Australia, that’s why we wanted to be a part of it,” he said.“With Magic Millions and everyone just buzzing around the place, you can’t pick a better time really.”He said it would be worth the wait even if it doesn’t sell on the day.“To be part of that big event, that does give us some additional profile in the market,” he said.Ray White Surfers Paradise Group chief executive Andrew Bell said it was the perfect time of year to hold The Event, where almost 100 properties would go under the hammer this year.“The Event has now become an iconic national event and while it could be held at any time of the year, it makes the most sense to hold it when the most people are on the Gold Coast,” he said.“Official figures aren’t out but we believe this year will have been a record attendance and events such as the Polo and the Magic Millions are now additional new events to attract more and more people through our summer months.“The Event is always designed to offer the widest variety of options for all types of buyers so we have properties that will rank among the lowest priced on the Gold Coast to (those) that are among the highest priced.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago Several agencies across the Gold Coast hold auction events in January.So far six of the 103 properties listed on the 2020 program have sold ahead of auction.While Ray White Surfers Paradise Group’s in-room event is the biggest on the Coast, several other agencies will host events over the next few weeks.These include Professionals John Henderson Real Estate’s event on January 21 followed by Amir Prestige Property Agents on January 23, Lucy Cole Prestige Properties on January 24 and Ray White Runaway Bay Group on January 28. Ali Mian, Ray White Runaway Bay Group principal, said 24 properties would go under the hammer at his event next week, including waterfront and golf course mansions, apartments and blocks of land. The Sanctuary Cove mansion at 7309 Bayside Close is one of hundreds of properties that will go under the hammer in the next few weeks.All eyes will be on property this week as thousands of house hunters turn their attention to auction events being held across the Gold Coast.January is traditionally the city’s busiest time of year for auctions, with several agencies hosting events to capitalise on the influx of visitors to the region.While the highly anticipated events are designed to appeal to prospective buyers, many sellers also look forward to them.Peter and Christine Taylor are taking their Sanctuary Cove house to auction at Ray White Surfers Paradise Group’s The Event on January 25.Mr Taylor said they planned for the renovation of their six-bedroom Bayside Close residence to be finished in time to sell it at the event. MORE NEWS: Hamptons home has the wow factor MORE NEWS: Former Olympic swimmers selling Gold Coast apartmentcenter_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45last_img read more

Miller captures first Williams Grove win

first_imgMECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Aug. 19) – Darren Miller led all 20 laps of Friday’s Pennsylvania Sprint Series feature at Williams Grove Speedway.Colby Dice started sixth and took over second on the third lap, but could never challenge for the win.Mike Kiser finished third, followed by Ken Duke Jr. and Tyler Reeser.Feature results – 1. Darren Miller; 2. Colby Dice; 3. Mike Kiser; 4. Ken Duke Jr.; 5. Tyler Reeser; 6. Dave Brown; 7. Zach Newlin; 8. Stephanie Dodson; 9. Mark Watkins; 10. John Barnett; 11. Kyle Ganoe; 12. Scott Ellerman; 13. Cale Reigle; 14. Jaremi Hanson; 15. Erin Statler; 16. Ian Detwei­ler; 17. Alex Potosky; 18. Jay Krout; 19. Kirsten Hess; 20. Rick Stief; 21. Mike Alleman; 22. Don­nie Hendershot; 23. Tom Worrick; 24. Dave Grube.last_img read more

Matt Kemp, Hanley Ramirez hit two home runs in 6-2 win over San Francisco Giants

first_imgKemp entered the game with a .222 batting average in his career against Cain, including two home runs in 54 at-bats. But with two outs in the third inning, Kemp smacked a 1-0 fastball over the left-center field fence to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead. In the fourth inning, Kemp followed Ramirez’s home run and Adrian Gonzalez’s double with a two-run blast to left-center.It was Kemp’s first two-homer game since Sept. 29, 2012 against the Colorado Rockies.Ramirez’s eighth-inning blast gave the Dodgers a 6-2 lead. It was the 15th multi-homer game of his career.Attendance was announced at 48,367. Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke (2-0) and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez also doubled as all seven of the Dodgers’ hits went for extra bases.Greinke survived a pair of solo home runs by Brandon Belt and Hunter Pence in the sixth inning. In his second start of the season, the right-hander scattered six hits, walked none and struck out eight in six innings. Relievers Chris Withrow, J.P. Howell, Chris Perez and Kenley Jansen combined to strike out seven in three scoreless innings.Puig was out of the lineup again Sunday with an injury to his left thumb.Although an x-ray on Puig’s wrist Saturday night was negative, he underwent an MRI exam before Sunday’s game and did not play. He was seen on the bench wearing a protective shield over his left hand. Matt Kemp was unhappy when the weekend began. He had just been activated from the disabled list the morning of the Dodgers’ home opener, but his name wasn’t in the starting lineup.That changed about an hour later, when Yasiel Puig arrived late for Friday morning’s batting practice at Dodger Stadium. Kemp started the game and ultimately played every inning over the weekend. By Sunday, it was almost impossible for manager Don Mattingly to take Kemp out of the lineup again. The Dodgers’ center fielder hit two home runs against San Francisco’s Matt Cain and the Dodgers salvaged the finale of the three-game series, beating the Giants 5-2.Hanley Ramirez hit two home runs (0-1) of his own, including a solo blast off Cain in the third inning that was conservatively estimated at 422 feet. He also doubled in a 3-for-4 performance. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more