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Classic Gold Coast beach house fetches more than $1.7 million under the hammer

first_imgThe property at 16 Hilda St, Mermaid Beach sold under the hammer for more than $1.7 million at the weekend.SWELTERING conditions did little to deter house hunters from descending on Mermaid Beach in the hope of snapping up a classic beach shack at auction on Saturday.While hundreds of people were cooling down in the surf, about 70 others were fighting for a spot in the shade at the front of the Hilda St property.There were 10 registered bidders vying for the three-bedroom house just metres from the beach. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms.“Being low-rise and so close to everything, it offers a pretty phenomenal lifestyle.”He said buyers were willing to spend millions of dollars for property in the area as they were such good investments.“They’re not buying it as a short term plan,” he said.It comes a week after another older Mermaid Beach property a few streets south on Hedges Ave sold under the hammer for $1,771,500. There was fierce competition for the dated brick house, which was snapped up by a Melbourne buyer.Prior to that, the deceased estate last sold in 1956.Meanwhile, an old Currumbin Waters property also sold at auction last week.The Prudhoe Place house sold under the hammer for $830,000. It is the first time it has had a new owner in almost 40 years.Property records show the 941sq m block with 21m of water frontage last sold in August 1979 for $19,500.Marketing agent Matt Arnold, of Ray White Gold Coast South Network, said it was “authentically original right down to its psychedelic wall paper and green ceramic kitchen tiles”. The classic beach shack is just metres from the beach. MORE NEWS: Outside-the-box design sets mansion apart It’s been updated inside to give it a more modern style.The auction kicked off with a bid of $1.45 million before quickly climbing to $1.7 million.Bids in $1000 and $5000 increments slowly raised the price to $1.721 million when the hammer came down.A local buyer who was bidding by phone made the final bid.London Estate Agents principal Ron London, who marketed the property, said the new owner had big plans for the highly sought-after site.“They’ll eventually build their dream home there in the next couple of years,” he said.Property records show the house was built in 1960 and last sold in November 1999 for $403,000.MORE NEWS: Why rents on the Coast are going upcenter_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 The north facing character home is on a 438sq m block and has an open floorplan, high ceilings and an updated kitchen.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt was on the market for about a month before it went to auction.“It’s been a great campaign with lots of interest,” Mr London said.“We had a lot of social media traction as well.”He said it was becoming harder to find classic beach shacks in the area as many had been replaced with million-dollar mansions or townhouses.“It’s a rare offering,” Mr London said. The kitchen has also been updated.last_img read more

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WR Steve Ishmael doing all he can to turn Syracuse from underdog into frontrunner

first_img Related Stories Steve Ishmael has breakout performance in loss to Pittsburgh Steve Ishmael’s greatest weakness was his weakness. He lacked the physique of a college football hopeful.Then a high school freshman, a 162-pound Ishmael went to make a block on a defender 40 pounds larger. He was pushed backward so easily the defender taunted him.“‘Man you got to go to the weight room,’” Ishmael said the defender told him. “I took that so personal. Ever since then, I’ve literally been in the weight room every day taking it serious.”His older brothers were bigger than he was too. Their size reminded him of the same thing that the defender did.With Ishmael’s strength a perpetual work in progress, his college aspirations were nonexistent until he received his first offer from Western Michigan. It was a shock to Ishmael in his junior year, something he never expected and hardly believed when it happened.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textI was like, ‘Wow. Me?’Steve IshmaelIshmael eventually chose Syracuse over offers from Oregon and Tennessee in order to help a program trying to turn things around — a desire to help that defines him. He increased his weight from 178 pounds as a freshman last season to 205 now and is the Orange’s (3-5, 1-3 Atlantic Coast) leading receiver with 397 yards, 26 receptions and four touchdowns, three of which have come in the past four games.Ishmael wants to be a part of what makes Syracuse great. He accepts the current struggles, because ingrained in his decision to play for SU was his desire to turn things around and make an underdog a frontrunner.“When you see them change, that’s when you’ll be like, ‘Man, they really did it,’” Ishmael said. “… If I changed the channel and saw the Rockets vs. the Suns and the Suns are losing by 20, I’ll be like, ‘Come on Suns!’” In three games this year, Ishmael’s caught just one pass. But the Orange won two of those three and he understands it comes down to matchups. While he says there’s always room for improvement, especially in his route running, Ishmael takes pride in blocking for teammates when he doesn’t get the ball.Since the age of 5, Ishmael’s been working on his craft. He’d play outside with his older brothers Kemal, a safety on the Atlanta Falcons, and Trevor, a former player at Western Michigan.That’s how Ishmael learned to snatch passes out of the air. His fundamentals grew and his outstanding body control followed suit.On a 53-yard touchdown against Wake Forest on Sept. 12, Ishmael caught the ball behind the cornerback covering him in a cover two. The safety sprinted toward him to make a tackle, but Ishmael swung out his hips and avoided him.“I think it’s his ability to make plays when everything in front of him is a bit of a mess,” SU head coach Scott Shafer said, “which says a lot about his ability to see multiple things at once.”The reliability that Ishmael provides on the field is the same one he does off it.The summer entering Ishmael’s senior year of high school, neighbor and teammate Immel Rai needed a place to live due to family issues. The Ishmaels took Rai in, which was one of the only ways Rai could continue playing for North Miami Beach (Florida) High School. They treated him like any other kid in the family.I probably wouldn’t have made it through high school or made it anywhere without Steve and his family.Immel RaiOne time, former teammate Buthler Jean’s car broke down on Interstate 95 traveling north and he needed a jumpstart.Though Ishmael lived more than 20 minutes away, he was the first person Jean called.“I knew he would come through for me,” Jean said.In high school, Ishmael also played cornerback. In three seasons, only two catches were made against him, Jean said. Ishmael, though, never saw himself as a cornerback. His primary focus was wide receiver and that’s the position he considered playing in college.He did it anyway because it was a way to help his team.“That’s Steve for you,” Jean said.Ishmael, a devout Christian, recognizes the power faith has in bringing people closer together. He’s tried to drag teammates to church, roommate Ervin Philips said. Amid a season in which Syracuse has used four different quarterbacks, it’s his way of trying to build team chemistry.When the Orange lost to Pittsburgh on Oct. 24, Ishmael surpassed career highs in both receptions and yards. But in the fourth quarter, he dropped a crucial pass in the red zone that could have helped extend a drive to give SU the lead.Three days afterward, offensive coordinator Tim Lester said the only thing Ishmael thought about following the game was that one drop. Lester assured his receiver that SU wouldn’t have been competitive without him that day.He tried to cheer him up, but still, Lester took comfort in how focused Ishmael was on improving on his failure so it wouldn’t happen again.Ishmael roots for underdogs, but he doesn’t want Syracuse to be one anymore.“That’s the way he thinks,” Lester said, “and that’s a really good sign about what type of kid he is and where he can go.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on November 4, 2015 at 11:14 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschwedslast_img read more

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Yankees injury updates: Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton in Triple-A for rehab assignments

first_img Giancarlo Stanton injury update: Yankees slugger crushes 2 homers in rehab game OFFICIAL: Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge will be rehabbing at the DBAP tonight.Tickets: https://t.co/Uz0uyjrDg4 https://t.co/Chec4gMDcU— Durham Bulls (@DurhamBulls) June 14, 2019While tickets will be scarce in Durham, the Yankees and their fans will be focused on their sluggers’ progress as they near a return to the majors after missing the bulk of the season to date. Stanton has been out since the opening series of the season with a shoulder problem, followed by a calf strain suffered earlier in the rehab process, while Judge has been out since April 20 with a strained oblique — just two in a never-ending series of injuries for New York this season, but obviously two significant losses.  While Judge will be in a game situation Friday for the first time since going on the injured list, Stanton hit three home runs in two games with Single-A Tampa earlier this week. B-3rd: HE DID IT AGAIN!HOME RUN, GIANCARLO STANTON!!!!A blast off the batter’s eye puts us back in front – his 3rd HR in 3 games with the #Tarpons!End- 3rd: Tampa 2, Fort Myers 1 pic.twitter.com/anhc6phire— Tampa Tarpons (@TampaTarpons) June 12, 2019The Yankees have managed to thrive despite the absence of the two most intimidating hitters in their lineup, entering the weekend in first place in the AL East with a 41-26 record. Barring any setbacks this weekend, both could rejoin the lineup in New York on Monday. In the meantime, the pair could very well put on a show in Durham this weekend, though they won’t be getting a free steak regardless of what they end up hitting. The rules of that legendary ballpark promotion were changed a few years back to exclude opposing players from the reward. MLB trade rumors: Yankees send Brad Miller to Phillies for cash considerationscenter_img The “Hit Bull Win Steak” sign in left field at Durham Bulls Athletic Park could be in jeopardy this weekend. Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge will be on rehab assignments with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beginning Friday, the Yankees announced. The Railriders are in Durham, North Carolina, for a three-game series against the Bulls this weekend, putting two of the game’s biggest stars in its best-known minor league venue.  Related Newslast_img read more

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