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

UWF Men’s Basketball Falls To Seminoles 79-58 in Exhibition Game

first_img Oct. 31, 2007TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The UWF Men’s Basketball team, starting three newcomers, fell a little short Wednesday night in Tallahassee, as Florida State controlled the boards on the way to a 79-58 victory over the Argos. The Seminoles out-rebounded West Florida by a 40-29 margin, and roared out to a 50-24 halftime lead. The Argos outscored the Seminoles in the second half 34-29, thanks to some hot shooting from Max Hoggard (So. / Micanopy, Fla.). Hoggard lead the Argos with 16 points, and tied FSU’s Uche Echefu for the game high.West Florida shot only 39% from the field in the first half, but stepped it up in the second half by connecting on five of ten tries from three point land. Hoggard was good for three of the three pointers, and was also a perfect 3-3 from the Free Throw line. Meanwhile, Forward Charles Bouie (Jr. / Pahokee, Fla.) had a strong night for the Argos with 13 points, 8 rebounds, and two blocked shots. Florida State had four starters finish with double figures, as Jason Rich (11), Toney Douglas (11), and Isaiah Swann (10) joined Echefu as the scoring leaders.Guard Rod Doss (Jr. / Athens, Ala.) chipped in nine points for West Florida, while point guard Deondre Boynton (Jr. / Pompano Beach, Fla.) added six points and three assists. Forward Vitor Boccardo (Sr. / Rio De Janiero, Brazil) finished with six points, while Guard Josh Jackson (Jr. / Madison, Wisc.) added five. Wing player Kenny Holmes (Jr. / Slidell, La.) came off the bench and grabbed seven rebounds for the Argos. West Florida will play another Exhibition against a Division I team this Friday, when they travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas for a game against the Razorbacks. Coach Don Hogan likes the challenge, and knows that it is a great measuring stick for his team to play against teams with very talented inside players. “I thought our kids battled, played hard and didn’t give up,” Hogan said. “We’ve got nine new players, and we have been going for two weeks and trying to see who knows what. But I was pleased with how our guys competed and banged physically.” Print Friendly Version Share UWF Men’s Basketball Falls To Seminoles 79-58 in Exhibition Gamelast_img read more

Philippines, Myanmar set semis target for football

first_imgMyla Pablo earns PVL MVP “We must first clear the preliminary hurdles before thinking about the semi-finals. I’m confident my boys will be ready for the challenge,” Zeise told reporters after the team’s arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) here Saturday.The 64-year-old German, however, warned his men not to underestimate the other teams in Group A, including hosts Malaysia, Singapore, Laos and Brunei.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Malaysia are certainly the favourites to reach the semi-finals as hosts,” said Zeise, who was previously in charge of Myanmar’s senior team.Myanmar will kick off their campaign against Singapore at the Selayang Municipal Council Stadium on Monday. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES MOST READ SEPANG—The Philippines and Myanmar Under-23 football teams have arrived with similar targets – to reach the semi-finals of the KL SEA Games.Myanmar head coach Gerd Zeise believes his team can achieve the target based on their silver-medal finish at Singapore 2015, when they lost 3-0 to Thailand in the final.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Philippines head coach, Marlon Maro, boldly predicted that Malaysia would win the gold medal.Thailand are the favourites to retain the gold after winning the last two editions but Maro, 52, feels that Malaysia could nick it based on the improvement shown by Datuk Ong Kim Swee’s charges.“Thailand are a good team, but I pick Malaysia as favourites for the gold medal. If you look back at history, Malaysia have a good record as hosts, having reached won gold in 1989 and silver in 2001,” said Maro.He also said that his players were better prepared this time compared to Singapore 2015 as “we have played a series of friendlies in Japan and Cambodia”.“We all know that we have two strong teams in our group – Thailand and Vietnam. So, we will take it one game at a time.ADVERTISEMENT “Our main objective is to reach the semi-finals,” said Maro.The Philippines, who failed to advance to the knockout stage in 2015, are in Group B with Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and Timor Leste.They will open their campaign against Cambodia at the Selayang Municipal Council Stadium on Aug 15.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Teen gunned down in Masbate 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings View commentslast_img read more