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Charming beachfront Queenslander oozes tropical magic

first_img167 O’Shea Esp, Machans BeachON THE Coral Sea’s doorstep and radiating tropical charm, it is no wonder this Machans Beach Queenslander has already garnered strong market interest.The four-bedroom house is just metres from the ocean and lends itself to creative types.It has provided an idyllic Far North lifestyle for Gabrielle Gelly, a former newspaper editor and tourism officer who moved to the region from Victoria’s Yarra Valley about six years ago.“My daughter lives in Kuranda, but I always thought if I was going to buy a house in Cairns it would be on the beach at Machans,” Ms Gelly said. “I walked in for the first time, went down the passageway and thought ‘oh yes, I’ll have this’.”Built in 1960, the airconditioned home includes an attractive pool and plenty of room for outdoor entertaining. Ms Gelly said having the beach at her front door had been a “surreal experience”.“I still wake up every morning, open the front doors and think it is just amazing,” she said. “You can see the big ships on the horizon going back and forth.“Just before a huge osprey came down and caught a fish in the water, and dolphins come past all the time. “I’m also an artist, so I often just set myself up on the front porch and paint.”She has adorned the home’s interior with eclectic artwork. Ms Gelly also added a self-contained wing to the property, which has become a successful business venture as a bed and breakfast.“It’s been great, and I have had people stay from all over the world, especially honeymooners,” she said. “It is fantastic to live in a wonderful home and have a business operating totally separate to the house.” More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoThe home is listed for offers above $699,000She is now preparing to leave Cairns, albeit with a heavy heart, but was looking forward to the next phase of her life.“I’ve been here, done that. I’m in my early 70s, so it’s time to move on,” Ms Gelly said.“This is the 12th house I’ve bought and sold –I just like moving around.” She said her 539sq m property was ideal for someone looking for a “unique” home.Ms Gelly said she would also certainly miss the “village atmosphere” of Machans Beach, which is about 10km north of the Cairns CBD.“Many of the other northern beaches are quite touristy, but Machans is not,” she said. According to CoreLogic, the average selling price for Machans Beach houses is about $360,000.Sonia Poole of Ray White Cairns Beaches said the property, open for inspection today from 4pm-4.45pm, was well-placed to sell. “About 15 parties came through at the first open home,” she said. “It’s full of charm and character, people just walk in and feel at home. “This house ticks a lot of boxes.” The Machans Beach property is listed for offers above $699,000.last_img read more

The Qld region experiencing a dramatic rental market turnaround

first_imgRents are on the rise in the Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday region, according to CoreLogic.LANDLORDS are reaping the benefits of a massive turnaround in fortunes for some of Queensland’s hardest hit regions, with residential rents in one market jumping a whopping 12 per cent in a year.In a sign confidence is returning in the wake of the mining downturn and the wrath of natural disasters, new figures reveal the Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday region recorded double-digit rental growth in the 12 months to the end of March 2018 — the strongest in the state.The median weekly rent in the region is now $368, with a healthy gross rental yield of 6.4 per cent, according to the latest CoreLogic Quarterly Rental Review.GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERERents are on the rise in regional Queensland, according to CoreLogic.According to the Real Estate Institute of Queensland, the vacancy rate in Mackay was at three per cent at the end of the December quarter — a far cry from the 7.9 per cent rate recorded the same time a year earlier.Townsville is also making a recovery, with rents growing 2 per cent in the past quarter, while Cairns recorded a 0.3 per cent rise in rents in the first three months of the year, according to CoreLogic.Paul Bryan, director of Mackay real estate agent Penny Wood Lane, said it wasn’t uncommon a year ago for landlords to struggle to find a tenant within eight months, but now he is fielding multiple applications for rental properties and significant jumps in rent.Mr Bryan said he recently increased the rent for a three-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse from $380 a week to $500 a week.“That’s a big jump,” he said.Mr Bryan said well-maintained, lifestyle properties were in high demand, with rentals in the $350-plus range or higher experiencing rent increases of at least 10 per cent.“I am seeing now that the executive properties, the low maintenance apartments, the lifestyle ones…are jumping by $50, $60, $100 a week,” he said.“But it is still patchy and coming in waves.“It’s not across the whole market yet.”BRISBANE CRACKS TOP 100 LISTHAMPTONS IN BRISBANEMEET THE NEW OWNER OF PAT RAFTER’S HOUSERental rates rose in most Queensland markets in the first quarter of 2018, according to CoreLogic. Photo: Paul Guy.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoBrisbane also recorded rental growth in the first quarter of 2018, though not as strong as in regional Queensland, according to the CoreLogic figures.Rental rates in the city increased 1.1 per cent in the first three months of the year.The last time Brisbane recorded such a strong rental growth rate in a first quarter was in 2011.The median weekly rent for a house increased 1.1 per cent during the quarter to $449, while the average rent for a unit rose 1.3 per cent to $399.CoreLogic senior research analyst Cameron Kusher said interstate migration to Brisbane, and Queensland in general, was helping the rental market.“I think you’re seeing a lot of people flow out of Sydney and I think that’s having a bit of an impact,” Mr Kusher said.“We’re also seeing a pullback in housing construction, particularly unit construction, and a lot of people don’t just move to a city and have a house already purchased.”A house for rent in Brisbane. Photo: Media Mode.Amid the widely publicised unit oversupply and falling unit prices, rental yields have held strong.Six of the state’s 10 regional markets have higher gross yields than a year ago.And Brisbane’s rental yields have only moved marginally lower over the past year, from 4.42 per cent to 4.4 per cent.Mr Kusher said that was an appealing return when compared to some other capital cities.“A 4.4 per cent yield is much more attractive to an investor than the rental yields in Sydney and Melbourne at the moment,” he said.Gross rental yields were 3.2 per cent in Sydney and 2.93 per cent in Melbourne at the end of the first quarter of 2018.Nationally, weekly rents increased by 0.3 per cent in March to be 1.1 per cent higher over the first quarter of 2018.Over the past 12 months, rents increased in all capital cities except for Perth and Darwin.Mr Kusher noted that the first quarter was typically a seasonally strong time of the year for rental growth.“People come to the end of the year and say, ‘OK we’ll put rents up’ and more people are also moving to a city in the first quarter,” he said.last_img read more

Bacolod’s No. 7 most wanted person nabbed

first_imgThe 39-year-old Jimboy Malan was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant at his residence in Barangay Banago on May 29, a police report showed.Police officers served the warrant in relation to illegal drug charges Malan faces. The suspect was detained in the custodial facility of the police station. The court recommended no bail bond for his temporary liberty./PNcenter_img BACOLOD City – He was listed as the No. 7 most wanted person in Police Station 3 in this city.last_img

Lady Bulldogs Netters Victorious Over Lady Golden Bears

first_imgThe Batesville Girls Varsity Tennis team defeated Shelbyville 3-2 on Monday. Alana Pinckley and Rachael Rose won at #2 and #3 singles while Audrey Weigel and Anna Kick won at #2 doubles.In JV, Batesville swept Shelbyville 6-0. Mary Elkins, Jenna Harmeyer, and Grace Heppner were winners in singles. In doubles, Baylee Rohlfing and Corinne Stone won two matches while Maggie Schwettman and Sophie Brown also won.Both teams are 6-0 and will play at Lawrenceburg on Thursday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img read more

Sevilla captain dedicates UEL victory to Reyes, Puerta

first_img Attacker Navas, however, was quick to hail Reyes and Puerta. Read Also: Conte throws Inter future into doubt after UEL defeatDiego Carlos, whose overhead kick deflected in off Romelu Lukaku 16 minutes from time to give Sevilla victory, says he had double reason to celebrate.“This title was very important for all of us. I thank the club for all they have done for me. I’ve scored a goal, won a trophy and my wife is pregnant,” said the 27-year-old Brazilian.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Reyes, who played in three Sevilla teams which won the Europa League, was killed in June last year.Puerta died at the age of 22 after suffering a heart attack in a Liga game in August 2007.“To be able to raise this cup as captain of my Sevilla means so much to me, for all the people, for friends who are no longer here — for Puerta, for Reyes,” Navas said.“And for my godfather who has died. I hope Sevilla fans are proud of us. We all lift the trophy because we are all captains.”Navas also hailed coach Julen Lopetegui, two years after the embarrassment of being sacked as coach of Spain on the eve of the 2018 World Cup.He then lasted just 14 games as Real Madrid boss.“Lopetegui works 24 hours a day for Sevilla, he deserves this,” Navas said. Sevilla captain Jesus Navas dedicated his club’s sixth Europa League title triumph to former players Jose Antonio Reyes, killed in a car crash last year, and Antonio Puerta, who died from a heart attack in 2007. The Spanish side defeated Inter Milan 3-2 in a thrilling final on Friday.Advertisementlast_img read more

Special night at the Harrison City Council

first_imgHarrison, OH—Several residents were recognized at Harrison’s October 1 City Council meeting. Matt Hackworth (left) was sworn in as a new Council member by Mayor Bill Neyer. Hackworth, most recently a Harrison Planning Commission member, is filling the vacated seat of Urbano Galindo who moved out of state.Also during the meeting, Police Chief Charles Lindsey (left) presented Police Chaplain Chris Sheneman with the Harrison Police Department Exemplary Service Award and Exemplary Conduct Award for his dedication to officers and residents the last four years. Finally, Kevin Maas of JTM foods presented an update to Council about the company’s continued growth. JTM, the City’s largest employer, now has over 500 associates and has seen its recent $80 million factory expansion rise to full speed. Maas said the company expects to experience double-digit growth this year, nearing the $250 million annual sales level.last_img read more

With health, Eric Dungey has a chance to show his arm’s abilities

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 5, 2017 at 11:29 pm Contact: jtbloss@syr.edu | @jtbloss UPDATED: Sept. 5, 2017 at 11:47 p.m.The current face of Syracuse football, quarterback Eric Dungey didn’t have a robust knowledge of the school when he arrived on campus more than two years ago, because he was from Oregon.His memories went back to somewhere around the start of this decade, when SU’s last quarterback to be drafted, Ryan Nassib, was running the offense and writing his name in the school’s record books. So when Dungey got to campus and looked up to see an image of Nassib, an under-recruited, West Coast kid like he was, on the weight room’s wall, he found instant motivation.Now Dungey’s trying to repeat — or perhaps rewrite — history.He tied a mark among Syracuse quarterbacks Friday that only Nassib had before reached: seven games of at least 300 yards passing. That’s a stat measured by the achievement of Dungey’s arm, an aspect of him often overlooked because of the attention paid to his legs. It’s an aspect that, according to the people who’ve watched it develop, could guide him down a path similar to Nassib’s — if his legs don’t get in the way.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“This kid not only has Saturday’s in him, but Sunday’s, too,” said Taylor Barton, a trainer Dungey worked with in high school.Barton didn’t see Dungey as a Division I talent when he first worked with him at camps. Neither did most D-I schools. But as Dungey grew into his body, Barton saw increasing potential. They corrected footwork and shortened Dungey’s throw to rid it of wasted motion. They hurled footballs from midfield to hit the crossbar and Dungey connected with more accuracy than most quarterbacks. Andy Mendes | Digital Design Editor Others saw the dedication in Dungey’s interactions. Elvis Akpla, Dungey’s offensive coordinator at Lakeridge (Oregon) High School, said Dungey took extra time to ask every offensive weapon how they wanted the ball delivered to them. At SU, Terrel Hunt, Dungey’s predecessor as the Orange’s quarterback, saw a younger version of himself in Dungey’s constant questioning. It reminded Hunt of when he used to ask Nassib for pointers.Now that mindset will be applied with Dungey’s cast of receivers, which no longer includes Amba Etta-Tawo, the unit’s leading receiver last season with 94 catches and 14 touchdowns. He’s now on the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad. Senior Steve Ishmael appears to be the one with an elevated role after posting career-highs in both receptions (12) and receiving yards (134) in Week 1. After redshirting last year, junior Jamal Custis grabbed three balls for an average of more than 13 yards per catch in his newfound starting role.“We just got the rust off a little, so it feels good,” Dungey said. “We just got to be on the same page with the receivers and once we get that down, it’ll be a smooth road.”Custis said he and Dungey spent extra time this offseason working one-on-one. They discussed specifics of when and where Dungey would throw the ball on certain routes. The placement on Dungey’s 29-yard pass Custis caught with one hand against Central Connecticut State displayed the benefits.To date, Syracuse hasn’t seen what that kind of attention to detail and desire for improvement can do for Dungey over the course of a full season. He played nine games last season and eight his freshman year in 2015. He started 2017 off with a three-touchdown, 328-yard performance on 28-for-36 passing, connecting with eight different receivers. Project those numbers over the course of a 12-game campaign and that’s good for nearly 4,000 yards and 36 touchdowns.Babers said Monday it was Dungey’s best game in college, that it earned the highest rating he’d ever given to a quarterback after a season’s first game.“What would he be able to do to affect a season if we can keep him for 12 games going at that level?” Babers said.The answer to that question could exist largely in the ratio of runs to passes Dungey attempts. He has said he will run less this year, but admitted after Friday night’s game that saw him somersault over a tackler and lead the team with 51 rushing yards that “you can’t play football and not get hit.”“A lot of quarterbacks (run) and it affects their accuracy and their numbers and their percentages drop,” head coach Dino Babers said Friday night. “He does that stuff and he throws for high percentages.”Sports editor Sam Fortier contributed reporting to this story.The story has been updated for appropriate style. Commentslast_img read more

Indians’ Carlos Carrasco warns parents of little kids with big swings

first_imgView this post on Instagram Wrote Carrasco in all caps: “STAY HOME, IF YOU PLAY BASEBALL WITH YOU KID, BE CAREFUL PLEASE.” Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco tried to do a nice thing and toss some underhand pitches to one of his children in a time-honored bonding tradition.Instead, Carrasco took a comebacker to the groin in a moment captured on video and shared Wednesday on Instagram. Part of his mistake was inviting his kid forward before pitching, lessening the reaction time he had available to get out of the way. But it was also simply poor defending of his position.center_img STAY HOME, IF YOU PLAY BASEBALL WITH YOU KID, BE CAREFUL PLEASE. @karrycarrascofoundation @indians @lasmayoresA post shared by 🇻🇪Carlos Carrasco🇻🇪 (@cookie_carrasco) on Apr 8, 2020 at 2:47pm PDTMORE: MLB’s 2020 season proposal is complicatedThe bright side? This means Carrasco’s pro athlete genes have carried to another generation. A one-time hit to the jewels is perhaps worth that success.Plus, Carrasco is far from the only MLB pitcher to have been hurt by his child during coronavirus quarantine. Hall of Fame flamethrower John Smoltz was exposed by his daughter on social media last week for being terrible at pingpong. That’s going to stick with Smoltz longer than this physical pain will stick with Carrasco.last_img read more

Arsenal go top, Chelsea lose again

first_imgLONDON (AP): Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho faces more trouble from the English Football Association after being sent to the stands as the champions’ poor Premier League form worsened yesterday with a 2-1 loss at West Ham. On a day when London rivals Arsenal went provisionally top of the standings, Mourinho was red-carded at half-time after Cesc Fabregas had a goal disallowed for offside moments before Chelsea teammate Nemanja Matic was sent off for a second bookable offence. The Chelsea manager watched the second half from the stands before leaving his spot eight minutes from the end. His assistant first-team coach, Silvino Louro, was also dismissed when Matic was red-carded. Mourinho will almost certainly face repercussions from the Football Association as the incident follows a suspended sentence from earlier this month. Mauro Z·rate gave West Ham the lead before Fabregas thought he had equalised. Gary Cahill then levelled for Chelsea 10 minutes into the second half, before Andy Carroll headed the winning goal in the 79th. In Saturday’s late match, Arsenal beat Everton 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium to go top of the Premier League ahead of today’s games. Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny scored in the 36th and 38th minutes for Arsenal, before Ross Barkley’s deflected strike before half-time gave Everton hope of a comeback. But Arsenal held on against Roberto Martinez’s side, which had Gareth Barry sent off in stoppage time. “I was bit edgy because I thought the last 20 minutes could be difficult and we could not score the third goal,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. Wenger’s side leads the table with 22 points, ahead of the Manchester derby on Sunday. City, on 21 points, face United, with 19 points, at Old Trafford. Chelsea, meanwhile, are 15th on 11 points from 10 matches and bookmakers have made Mourinho the second favourite to be the next Premier League manager to be sacked. The current favourite is Aston Villa’s Tim Sherwood. Villa lost their sixth league game in a row in a 2-1 defeat at home to Swansea as the pressure intensified on Sherwood. Elsewhere, Jamie Vardy took his scoring form to nine goals in seven games as Leicester beat Crystal Palace 1-0. Norwich lost 1-0 at home to West Brom and Watford won 2-0 at Stoke.last_img read more