Infrastructure upgrades help fire up peninsular market

first_imgThe home at 69 Duffield Rd, Margate.A FAMILY home with pool in Margate has sold before going under the hammer. The property at 69 Duffield Rd sold to a young family for $442,000. Marketing agent Aaron Wheeler of Coronis Redcliffe said the three-bedroom home sold in the third week of an auction campaign that attracted “considerable interest”. “A young family who are renting two streets away (from Duffield Rd) are the new owners,” Mr Wheeler said. “They’d been through a few other properties prior to this one and just missed out so they were very happy.”Mr Wheeler said the Margate market was strong. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“Anything priced well is selling,” he said. “I sold 82 Duffield Rd (for $418,500) the first weekend and we had 11 groups go through. “I also sold 31 Sorrento St in Margate for $650,000 the first weekend. And we had 15 groups go through 1 Knights Tce, Margate, and we got three offers and $480,000.” Mr Wheeler said infrastructure improvements, such as the new train line and upgrades to the Deagon Deviation, were helping to lure buyers to the Redcliffe Peninsula. “There are probably more pre-qualified buyers out here than I’ve seen before,” he said. “Interest rates are where they need to be and banks seem to be happy to approve loans for buyers out there.“We seeing a lot of young families and first-home buyers but we’re also seeing inner city buyers coming out to the Peninsula.”last_img read more

Shane Warne didn’t respect Buchanan as a coach: Michael Clarke

first_imgSydney: Ex-Australia skipper Michael Clarke has revealed that legendary spinner Shane Warne shared a boisterous relationship with former coach John Buchanan and they never got along.Speaking on Big Sports Breakfast, Clarke said: “The fact him and John didn’t get on and Warnie didn’t respect John Buchanan as a coach at all, that he thought I’m not getting told what to do from this dude.”“If it was Ricky Ponting there, Warnie would have found a way to either bite his tongue or he might have said something to Ricky one-on-one … it wouldn’t have been in front of everyone. At that stage Warnie was so done with John Buchanan he didn’t care,” he added.Clarke, the 2015 World Cup-winning captain, also divulged details of the Australian dressing room culture when both him and Warne were together in the side. He said that the leg-spinner chose cigarettes for the three-day training camp instead of the essential items which the players were allowed.“For someone like Warnie who loved a smoke, he pretty much told them he is not coming unless he can bring his smokes. It was World War five,” Clarke said.According to the 39-year-old, Warne and Buchanan had a deal where the latter told the former that he would have to chuck a piece of clothing for every pack of cigarettes he took.“Warnie flicked his three pairs of undies, flicked his three pairs of socks and put six packs of darts in and off we went.“In the middle of the bush, sleeping bag only, no cover, no shelter, on the ground and it was pitch black. All you could see was this orange light coming out of someone’s sleeping bag and it was Warnie just sucking his dart back,” Clarke said. IANSAlso Read: Sachin Tendulkar hardest batsman to get out because of technical strength: Michael ClarkeAlso Watch: Quick Shoppe in Guwahati takes precautionary measures against the spread of Coronaviruslast_img read more