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

Dolan unsure of future beyond weekend

first_img McDermott’s three-year tenure was ended, along with his assistant Nigel Gibbs, by Reading owner Anton Zingarevich following a four-game losing run that has left the club above last-placed QPR on goals scored only. With nine games remaining there is little time to find a replacement, with former Southampton boss Nigel Adkins and ex-Swindon manager Paolo Di Canio installed as the early favourites to take over. Dolan fronted the media for the first time on Thursday and, as well as refusing to be drawn on who might be tasked with leading the club’s relegation fight, he also said he did not know if a new appointment was likely to be made before the next trip to Arsenal on March 30. Dolan denied Zingarevich would play a part in picking the team for this weekend’s trip to Old Trafford – albeit after a long pause – adding: “Obviously not. He’s asked me to pick the team. “He’s talked to me about the team and trying to get a result – genuinely that is all he has said. I’m excited about going to Old Trafford. Really excited about that.” Dolan has been in regular contact with McDermott since he was axed and revealed the former boss had a simple message for the squad ahead of the trip to Old Trafford. “Brian is a great friend of mine. I’ve spoken to him each day,” he said. “He’s a great man. All he has said is: ‘Good luck, get a result’. All he wants is for Reading to get a result.” Dolan, formerly the head of the Royals’ academy, was handed the temporary reins after Brian McDermott was sacked on Monday. “It’s been a difficult week for everybody,” Dolan said. “The players were on the floor at the start of the week. The owner has asked me to take the team on Saturday. That’s my only thought. That’s the honest answer.” Caretaker manager Eamonn Dolan is unsure whether he will remain in charge of Reading beyond this weekend’s trip to Manchester United.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more