Price slashed on Brisbane apartment by $207k

first_imgMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoSQM said the property was across the road from the second largest shopping centre in the country. The property was rented out at $400 a week. 105/392 Hamilton Road, Chermside, is in the Focus complex which has a pool.IN one of the biggest bargains to hit the Brisbane apartment market, a two-bed unit has had its price slashed by $207,000.The two bed, two bathroom unit sits across the road from Australia’s second largest shopping centre, Westfield Chermside in Brisbane’s northside.Property analysis firm SQM Research went so far as to name the apartment at 105/392 Hamilton Road, Chermside, its “distressed property of the week” because of the massive price discount.“The unit was last sold for $522,000 in December 2010 so it has been heavily discounted since then,” the property analysis firm said. “The current vendor has dropped the price by $10,000 since January this year and must be looking for a quick sale now before prices drop any further. So it could be a good time to haggle.”Agent Shirley Mapp of RE/MAX Premier Consultants Chermside listed the property as being “fantastic value”.“Light and airy apartment — huge terrace (tenants grow their own vegetables and herbs in the raised garden beds around the perimeter of the terrace). Two bedrooms — both open out onto the terrace. Two bathrooms. Walk in robe in main and built in robe in second bedroom.” The apartment has an internal laundry with dryer as well as air conditioning, “good security, an on-site manager, secure parking and lots of visitor parking for guests”. The Focus complex also had a poolside barbecue area, lap pool and gym, she said.According to SQM the location was good at 9km from the city and in one of Brisbane’s fastest growing areas, and there was also a bus interchange across the road.As well the long-term tenants paid $400 a week. But they warned “the vacancy rate for the postcode sits at 3.3 per cent so if you lose the existing renters it may take some time to let out again”.Asking property prices for two-bedroom units in the suburb had fallen by 0.9 per cent annually and 4.1 per cent over three years.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:43Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:43 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenPrestige property with Elizabeth Tilley13:44last_img read more

Ascot hosts race day for horse and house

first_img Brisbane kitchen scoops top award The property is being taken to auction by Place Ascot.Built in 2005, this five-bedroom house dominates a 617sq m block around the corner from the historic Eagle Farm Racecourse.A water feature frames the entrance, and visitors are then led into the living and dining area where the ceiling void opens the house to both levels. The open-plan living areas look up to the second storey.Patrick McKinnon of Place Ascot says locals have dominated public interest in the property with 40 groups inspecting the house.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago“It’s been strong in the last two weeks post-election,” he said.“This is a stunning property on one of the most prestigious streets, one of the big 10 in Ascot.” The roomy kitchen with designer stainless steel appliances.Upstairs, a frameless glass balustrade from the central living zone allows an uninterrupted view of the lower level open-plan living area. Five houses sold on Yabba St last year, ranging in price from $1.45 million to $1.95 million. The street record is held by 157 Yabba St which sold for $3.78 million in 2016.The current owners of 42 Yabba St are the second to look after the property.“They’ve restored it back to where it was,” Mr McKinnon said.“They’ve fully painted, restored all the wiring, redone the pool and the pond that flows around the house, and the landscaping.” Two-storey city penthouse just $730k This property at 42 Yabba St, Ascot, is going to auction on Saturday at 2pm.THERE’S a big day of racing planned for Ascot on Saturday, one for a horse and one for a house.The horse that wins Queensland’s prestigious Stradbroke handicap will collect $1.5 million in prizemoney. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<< Jockey Ben Melham rides Santa Ana Lane (left) to victory in last year’s Ubet Stradbroke Handicap in Brisbane. The race returns to the Eagle Farm Racecourse this year. Picture: AAP/Albert Perez.The bidder who wins the race to secure 42 Yabba St at auction will most probably need more than that, but they’ll be buying an entertainer of distinction in the heart of blue chip Ascot. The view from the glass balustrade.At least three bidders are expected at Saturday’s auction which starts at 2pm.Stradbroke Day at the Eagle Farm racecourse starts at 9am with the TAB Stradbroke Cup starting at 3.35pm. The upstairs master bedroom.The kitchen has mirrored splashbacks, a stone island bench and breakfast bar. Outside areas include a wraparound patio and inground pool with shimmering waterfall.Two bedrooms have study nooks, the parent’s retreat has two-way access, a walk-in wardrobe, and an ensuite with separate bath, shower, twin vanities and marble benchtops.last_img read more

125 applicants hired on the spot at PESO job fair

first_imgAn estimated 10 million adultsidentified themselves as unemployed. This is higher compared to the 9.8 million(20.7 percent) jobless Filipino adults in June and the 9.4 million (19.7percent) in March, SWS said in its study conducted from Sept. 27 to 30, 2019. Heler said inclement weather due totyphoon “Tisoy” may have discouraged more people especially from northernIloilo from participating. * United States of America – nurses,physical therapists The job fair was held at the GrandXing Imperial Hotel. It attracted 1,318 jobseekers, 79 local companies and 14overseas (land-based) companies. Six persons with disabilities (PWDs)and 13 senior citizens participated, too. They applied as informationtechnology technicians. * Qatar – plumbers, HVAC technician In past December job fairs, applicantsreached between 2,500 to 3,000, he said. A total of 42,327 employmentopportunities were made available yesterday. These applicants landed localemployment (sales specialists, cashiers, service crew, and production crew),according to PESO chief Francisco Heler Jr. Other available local employments werefor online tutors, customer service representatives, nurses, restaurant crew,office staff, drivers, and maintenance personnel./PNcenter_img Of the 42,327 job vacancies, 12,687were overseas employment, said Heler. These were for the following: * Saudi Arabia – waiters, engineers,nurses, plumbers * Japan – scaffolders, manual welders,spray painters ILOILO JOB HUNTERS TRY THEIR LUCK. These people hope to find gainful employment at the Iloilo provincial government-organized job fair yesterday (Dec. 4, 2019) at a hotel in Iloilo City. A total of 42,327 employment opportunities were made available. The job fair was timely. The number of unemployed Filipinos climbed to 21.5 percent in the third quarter of 2019, according to a recent Social Weather Stations survey. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN The job fair was timely. The number ofjobless Filipinos climbed to 21.5 percent in the third quarter of 2019,according to a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. * United Kingdom – nurses, restaurantcrews * New Zealand – masons, carpenters,tillers ILOILO – A total of 125 applicantswere hired on the spot at yesterday’s job fair of the Iloilo provincialgovernment’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO).last_img read more