Renovations tick the box for time-poor buyers

first_imgThe home at 97 Greenways Esp, Parkinson.A RENOVATED Parkinson home has sold after being passed in at auction, as buyers opt for move-in ready homes.Marketing agent Kosma Comino, of LJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills, said 97 Greenways Esplanade sold three weeks after auction.“There was a lot of interest in the property but no one wanted to bid at auction,” he said.“The market is still really strong but it is favouring the seller. Buyers are more cautious about bidding at auction. Post-auction we received two offers on the home.”More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Mr Comino said about 50 groups inspected the four-bedroom property with most being owner-occupiers. Inside the home at 97 Greenways Esp, Parkinson.“Buyers liked that it was fully renovated,” he said.“I’ve found with anywhere on the south side at the moment, if a property is renovated it gets so much more inquiry.“Everyone is so busy these days, they don’t have time to renovate. They just want to be able to move straight into a home.”Mr Comino said the Parkinson market had slowed recently.“We’re still seeing the high number of buyers we had at the start of the year but now there is more stock,” he said.last_img read more

Two dead, police officer injured in rioting in Davenport

first_imgDAVENPORT — Davenport’s mayor is calling for a countywide curfew and plans to ask the governor to send in the Iowa National Guard after protests turned violent overnight, leaving several people shot.Davenport Police Chief Paul Sikorski says rioters were inside more than a hundred vehicles that were racing around town, creating mayhem and causing destruction. “We had four shooting victims this evening, two fatalities from those shots fired incidents,” Chief Sikorski says, “and we had one officer that was shot this evening.”The chief says three police officers were “ambushed” while on patrol about 3 o’clock this morning. There was an exchange of gunfire and the officer was shot. A vehicle thought to be connected to the ambush crashed and several people were arrested. The unidentified officer is said to be in good condition.Chief Sikorski says the unrest began in the vicinity of NorthPark Mall, where windows were shattered and stores were looted. From the mall, the chief says the agitators fled in dozens of cars, trucks and SUVs. Sikorski says, “We responded to dozens of confirmed shots fired incidents in the city involving those vehicles and the occupants of those vehicles.”Des Moines and surrounding Polk County were placed under an eight-hour curfew last (Sunday) night through early this morning — and Davenport Mayor Mike Matson says he’s planning to follow suit. Mayor Matson says, “As a result of last night’s violence, as a precautionary measure, I’m working with my counterparts in Scott County to issue a countywide curfew.”The mayor says he joined with more than 700 other people at Saturday’s demonstration in Davenport to protest the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. Last night’s chaos was not about justice or remembering Floyd, he says, and the criminal acts won’t be tolerated. He intends to bring in reinforcements.Mayor Matson says, “I will be speaking with the governor this morning and will be requesting assistance from the Iowa National Guard in coordinating a response for the next few nights.” Residents are urged by Matson to stay home and stay inside. One of the fatal shootings happened at a west Davenport Walmart, but no victims’ names or further details are being released.last_img read more

Phoenix happy to have ‘high-risk, high-reward’ Abueva on board

first_imgView comments LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “He’s gonna make mistakes just like everybody else but what’s important here is we’re gonna support him and I’m sure he’s gonna bring it back tenfolds to us,” said Robinson, who steered undefeated Lyceum to its seventh straight win in the NCAA Season 94.Robinson, who served as assistant coach at Alaska from 2012 to 2017, said he’s already spoken with Abueva, who only played five games for the Aces in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup.“I just talked to him earlier and I told him, ‘You have to be grateful for what Alaska has given you. So what’s important now is the opportunity that lies ahead. You have to learn from the mistakes that you’ve committed during the six years of your basketball with Alaska,’ so hopefully, he’s gonna be a different man right now.”Phoenix hasn’t made the playoffs since the 2017 Commissioner’s Cup where it got blown out by San Miguel Beer in the quarterfinals.Robinson believes Abueva’s arrival will turn the Fuel Masters’ fortunes around.“That’s one thing for sure. Calvin is always gonna be a high risk, high reward player so as long as we’re gonna play our cards right, I’m sure we’re gonna benefit from this trade.” Phoenix on Tuesday acquired Abueva from Alaska in exchange for point guard Karl Dehesa and the rights to the 2019 first round pick.“I’m sure Calvin will bring a lot of excitement into our team. You gotta love this guy. He’s looking for a home right now and we’re just happy that Phoenix is gonna be his new home,” Robinson told on Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’READ: Alaska trades Calvin Abueva to Phoenix The Fuel Masters won’t be entirely new for Abueva as he reunites with Robinson, head coach Louie Alas and veteran guard RJ Jazul, all of whom were part of the Aces before. Alaska decided to part ways with Abueva after six years.The 30-year-old Abueva was instrumental in the Aces’ championship run in the 2013 Commissioner’s Cup and several other finals appearances.READ: Suspended from Alaska, Abueva shows up at Gilas practiceBut it wasn’t a smooth ride for Abueva, whose personal issues affected his career with Alaska.Two months ago, the Aces suspended Abueva indefinitely for going AWOL.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Backed into a corner, Beermen out to fight harder to extend PBA finals Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Phoenix took a chance in trading for embattled forward Calvin Abueva and assistant coach Topex Robinson has no doubt the Fuel Masters will be rewarded.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more