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Sold On Gold Coast: The priciest central suburbs

first_imgMedian house price: $1.375 millionMedian house rent: $695/weekMedian unit price: $445,000Median unit rent: $470/weekAverage days on market: 41.5 days Average hold period: 11 yearsPopulation: 6533Average weekly household income: $1463Median age: 35 Median house price: $1.265 million Median house rent: $698/weekMedian unit price: $370,000Median unit rent: $400/weekAverage days on market: 81.5 days Average hold period: 9.5 yearsPopulation: 23,689Average weekly household income: $1136Median age: 37 Its waterfront location makes Clear Island Waters one of the most in-demand suburbs and also one of the priciest.Clear Island Waters has emerged as one of the most in-demand Gold Coast waterfront suburbs.Oresti Astras, principal of Astras Prestige Property, has sold properties in the suburb for 25 years, many of them on multiple occasions. “It is a relaxed waterfront lifestyle that has some of the widest waterways on the Gold Coast,” Mr Astras said.“The suburb is close to all facilities such as some of the Gold Coast’s finest schools, All Saints Anglican College, Somerset College, St Vincent’s Primary School, Fuji International Kindergarten and Kool Kids,” he said. CoreLogic figures reveal Clear Island Waters has a median house price of $1.125 million and a median unit price of $425,000. The suburb is close to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and the Robina Town Centre and is next to the Q Super Centre.Mr Astras said buyer confidence had increased since the federal election.“The value has always been there. However, there was a period of indecision. People are now starting to make more positive buying decisions with recent sales of properties that were sitting on the market now sold.” Recent sales activity has been both at the $1 million to $1.2 million mark and also at the $2 million price point in Isles of Istana. “For $1 million to $1.2 million buyers are effectively getting the waterfront house for nothing as waterfront land alone sells at the same price point,” Mr Astras said. “As for the $2 million-plus market, a five-bedroom-plus-study waterfront home in Clear Island Waters is plain good value especially to our southern visitors, evidenced by an increase in interstate sales to Baby Boomers planning to retire.” Mr Astras said the biggest demand was for entry-level or lower-priced waterfront property The most expensive suburbs on the central Gold Coast may not surprise you.THEY are home to the affluent and full of homes many can only dream of.Mermaid Beach, Surfers Paradise and Clear Island Waters were the three priciest areas for the central GC as featured in the Bulletin’s Sold On Gold Coast — the Glitter Strip’s ultimate property guide.Find out what makes these suburbs so popular and why it’s so expensive to buy a house there. MORE NEWS: Live your most glamorous life Mermaid Beach is not only the priciest central suburb, but the Gold Coast’s overall most expensive place to buy a house.Mermaid Beach is considered the Gold Coast’s ultimate lifestyle destination.It is central and beachside yet has a more laid-back vibe than its bustling neighbour Broadbeach.It has an eclectic blend of cafes, restaurants and shops and is adored by locals because of its low-density zoning. Ron London Estate Agents principal Ron London said it catered to all demographics.“Mermaid is a central location, and a diverse mix of people and property styles make it a suburb for everyone,” he said.“(It) is the most eclectic, diverse suburb on the Coast with its mix of entry-level units and multimillion-dollar homes. “(It) continues to evolve as the most desirable residential beachside suburb.”Albatross and Hedges avenues front the beach and run the entire length of the suburb.Hedges Ave is one of the Gold Coast’s most renowned streets.Known as Millionaires’ Row, it is home to some of the city’s most impressive mega-mansions.Traditional shacks in Mermaid Beach are more often selling for premium prices then being bulldozed to make way for million-dollar homes, but bargain buys can still be found. However, Mr London expected it to get harder to buy property in the suburb.“It’s likely the suburb will be in higher demand as I feel that people are making more of a focus on an ‘at fingers tip’ lifestyle,” he said. Mermaid Beach’s popular minigolf course is also a family favourite while Bam Bam Bakehouse is often frequented by celebrities. Source: CoreLogic data to April 2019 Surfers Paradise is a world-famous destination.It is known as the tourism and party capital of the Gold Coast.With world-class night venues, a pumping atmosphere and international events, it is no wonder people descend on Surfers Paradise when they visit the city. Harcourts Coastal agent Tolemy Stevens best described it as “Australia’s holiday playground”. “Spectacular beaches, exciting family holiday environments, world-class retail and restaurants and of course, the night-life make it a truly unique destination,” he said. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“It’s a wonderful place to live, a pumping tourist destination and a home away from home for anyone seeking the quintessential Australian beach lifestyle.” While tourism and entertainment are big parts of the suburb’s appeal, there is a lot more to it than meets the eye.Mr Stevens said the population included transient tourists and locals who wanted to make the most of its enviable lifestyle.There are generally two types of buyers in the area — those looking for apartments and those who prefer houses in established areas, including Paradise Waters, Chevron Island, Cronin Island and the Isle of Capri. “From your one-bedroom studio apartment to your ultimate grand palatial beachfront properties, Surfers Paradise has enormous diversity that allows anyone in any price range to enjoy everything it has to offer.” He said the area was evolving off the back of the region’s growth.“We are now entering an exciting new phase with more major high-rise developments and cranes in the sky adding to the iconic skyline, as well as a rejuvenation of the mall with outstanding, well-established retail and restaurant tenancies — the future looks bright.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:37Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 moving to a ‘sister suburb’ can save you money00:37 MORE NEWS: The beach house with a twist Median house price: $1.125 million Median house rent: $850/weekMedian unit price: $425,000Median unit rent: $480/weekAverage days on market: 53 daysAverage hold period: 12 yearsPopulation: 4120Average weekly household income: $1373Median age: 50 1. Mermaid Beach 2. Surfers Paradise 3. Clear Island Waters last_img read more

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Teen Pleads Guilty To Robbery In Hershman Case

first_imgA teen associated with the murder of Milan resident Nancy Hershman pleaded guilty Tuesday.A 16-year-old boy pleaded guilty and was sentenced Tuesday for his role in the murder of Milan resident Nancy Hershman.Sean David Nichols, of Colerain Township, Ohio, admitted to Burglary of a Dwelling Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, a class A felony. Other charges against the teen were dropped as part of the plea agreement.Although Nichols was 15 years of age when the crime occurred, he was waived to adult court last March.On Tuesday, Nichols was sentenced to 50 years in prison with 20 years suspended, by Ripley County Judge Carl Taul. With good behavior while incarcerated, Nichols could be eligible for parole in fifteen years.As part of his plea deal, the teen will have to testify against two other defendants that have alleged involvement in the case.Authorities arrested Nichols, 23-year-old Allison Moore, and 17-year-old Daniel Hodge last January for the death of Hershman. The Milan woman was gunned down in an apparent robbery in late December 2012.According to testimony, Nichols indicated that Moore shot Hershman.The two defendants are currently in custody and are awaiting their trials, which Moore’s is scheduled for March 31 and Hodge is set to appear in court on July 7.The death of Hershman sent shockwaves through the community and beyond. The 68-year-old had been a school bus driver, worked with special needs students, served as an emergency medical technician and was active in church.last_img read more

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North Decatur Varsity Volleyball Scores

first_imgNorth Decatur Volleyball Update from Coach Mark Burry.North Decatur Varsity VB Season ScoresWe play Southwestern (Hanover) Thursday night at 6 PM. We have not played them this year, so I am a little concerned about the girls taking them lightly or even being overly nervous due to the pressure to repeat last year’s championship.With that being said, I am excited about the way the Lady Chargers are playing right now. We are blocking well and forcing even the best teams, like Lawrenceburg, to hit around the block. As our defense and serve receive improve, we are in system more often. Thus, we are improving offensively as well. Kaitlin Herbert and Sarah Bohman are hitting the ball harder with more accuracy than they were earlier in the season. Samantha Krieger, Olivia Siefert, Anna Schwering, and Chelsi Schubert have all improved their blocking and hitting accuracy so that our team stats in blocks and kills have increased.This is all a direct result of our defensive improvement. Mary Hughes is the key to the team. She has grown into the libero role and is taking charge of defensive coverage, free balls, and serve receive. Switching Mary to libero from being the starting setter on last year’s sectional championship team may have seemed risky, but having her on the court all the time has been the difference in our growth this year. Baili Ewing and Kaitlin Herbert are also keys to our defensive improvement. Another key has been the growth in the defensive play of our setters, Laura Haunert and Kiley Stier. Samantha Krieger’s secondary setting in those situations has also improved greatly.The sectional team is rounded out by Allie Louder and Morgan McKinney, who have come in the front row rotation to hit and block well. Morgan Nobbe and Meredith Fogle also have contributed to our back row rotations as well as serving as our back up setters.All of the Lady Chargers have been serving well with a team serve percentage of nearly 94%. Anna Schwering and Mary Hughes have been leading in points won while Mary and Kaitlin Herbert are leading in Aces.The winner of the North Decatur vs. Southwestern (Hanover) match plays the winner of the other Thursday night match of South Ripley vs. Switzerland County. That semi-final match will be on Saturday morning at 11 AM.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Mark Burry.last_img read more

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Report ranks voter influence by state as election approaches

first_imgBatesville, In. — A report from WalletHub says Ohio voters are the 10th most important in determining the balance of power in the U.S. House of Representatives.The report says West Virginia voters are the most important for the U. S. House of Representatives and North Dakota has the most influencial voters in U.S. Senate races.A link to complete report is here.last_img

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Calling all Ripley County photographers!

first_imgRipley County, In. — Ripley County photographers are invited to participate in a photography show, Focus on Ripley County Photographers, March 1-10, 2019 at the Central House in Napoleon. “There are so many fabulous photographers in the county, it’s time to highlight them and let everyone enjoy their work,” noted Katherine Taul, who is organizing the show, along with Central House member Victor Sarringhaus.“We look forward to filling The Central House with beautiful photographs by area artists, celebrating their work,” Sarringhaus said. Due to space limitations each photographer may submit five ready to hang photographs presented in any way they wish-framed, canvas, on wood, metal, glass, etc… by Sunday, February 24.Local photographers interested in participating please contact Taul at kptaul@gmail.com or 812-756-2800 or Sarringhaus at vsarringhaus@gmail.com or 812-621-7826 for more details about participating in the show.On the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, the Central House is a historic Federal-style home, built in the late 1836. It served as a drover’s inn for many years, giving travelers a place to stay.Focus on Ripley County Photographers is sponsored by the Central House and Carl and Katherine Taul.last_img read more

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AC Milan great Paolo Maldini, son test positive

first_imgMilan: AC Milan and Italy legend Paolo Maldini and his son Daniel, who currently plays for the club, have both been tested positive for coronavirus, the Serie A club said in a statement.“AC Milan confirms that Paolo Maldini, the club’s Technical Director, became aware of contact with a person who subsequently tested positive for coronavirus and began to display symptoms of the virus himself,” said Milan on Saturday.“He was administered with a swab test yesterday, the result of which was positive. His son Daniel, a forward in AC Milan’s youth team who had previously been training with the First Team, also tested positive.”The club further said that both are well and have already completed two weeks at home without contact with others. They will remain in qurantine until “clinically recovered.” IANSAlso Read: Cristiano Ronaldo injury-time penalty helps Juventus draw semi against AC MilanAlso Watch: Coronavirus update: Buddhist Monastery in Naharkatika take extra prevention measureslast_img read more

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Might have to consider retiring if pools remain shut: Virdhawal Khade

first_imgNEW DELHI: Asian Games bronze medallist Virdhawal Khade said he may have to consider retirement if swimming facilities in the country continue to remain shut. While a number of sports facilities have opened up their training facilities for top athletes, swimming pools continue to remain shut with no indication from the governing hierarchy of when they may be opened for athletes.In a two-tweet thread, Khade asked for clarity on the situation of swimming pools. “Might have to consider retiring from swimming . No news or communication of any sorts for being able to start swimming again . Wish swimming was treated the same as other sports in India,” he said in his first tweet and tagged Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and the Swimming Federation of India among others. “Almost 3 months since the swimmers in India entered the pool . If other competitive athletes can follow social distancing while training , competitive swimmers can do the same as well. I hope other Olympic swimming prospects don’t consider retiring because of this,” he said in his second tweet. Several countries including Thailand, parts of Australia and the UK have opened swimming pools, allowing athletes to return to training. However, even as the Ministry of Home Affairs announced guidelines to ease restrictions, opening markets and shopping malls, swimming pools in India remain out of bound amidst rapidly-rising coronavirus cases. IANSAlso watch: Protests in City Demanding Justice for Rituparnalast_img read more

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Cricket News England name unchanged squad for third Ashes Test, James Anderson continues recovery

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights New Delhi: England has named an unchanged squad for the third Ashes Test against Australia which will begin on August 22 in Leeds. England’s selectors kept faith with the XI that drew the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord’s on Sunday, with the hosts having the better of an exciting last day before Australia held out to preserve their 1-0 lead in the five-match series.  Surrey left-arm seamer Sam Curran, who did not play at Lord’s, retained his place in a 12-man squad for the third Test, which starts at England captain Joe Root’s Headingley home ground on Thursday. With just a four-day turnaround between Tests in London and Leeds, major changes were always unlikely.The squad announcement means there is no place for James Anderson, who missed most of the Edgbaston Test and the Lord’s Test due to a calf injury which he sustained in the first innings of the first Test. Anderson will step his rehabilitation this week by playing for Lancashire 2nd XI against Leicestershire in a three-day friendly match in Liverpool. Anderson’s fitness will be assessed continually ahead of the fourth Test at his Old Trafford home ground starting on September 4.England will hope that is sufficient time for World Cup-winning fast bowler Jofra Archer, who took five wickets while repeatedly topping speeds of 90 mph on his Test debut, to recover from the 44 overs he sent down at Lord’s. In the last encounter between England and Australia at Leeds in 2009, Australia won by an innings when Mitchell Johnson picked up a five-wicket haul. Australia, on the other hand, will be contemplating some changes. Captain Tim Paine did not express confidence that Smith would be fine for the third Test. “I’m not sure about Headingley. He (Smith) will need to improve, there’s no doubt about that. Hopefully for our sake he does,” Paine said. Archer had an impact in the second innings as he picked up David Warner and Usman Khawaja but he also hit Marnus Labuschagne on the helmet first ball. However, Labuschagne, who became the first concussion substitute in history, held his nerve to hit fifty and help Australia escape with a draw at Lord’s. England squadRory Burns, Jason Roy, Joe Root (c), Joe Denly, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler , Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, Sam Currancenter_img James Anderson could be fit for the fourth Test in Manchester.Steve Smith is in doubt for the third Test after a blow to the side of the neck.Australia won their last Ashes encounter in Leeds by an innings.last_img read more

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Women of Troy looking for a second chance

first_imgThis time around, they’re going to finish. Eight months after the then-No. 3 women’s golf team lost the lead on the last day of the NCAA Championships, the Women of Troy prepare to make a similar run with a different ending.With as much talent as any team in the nation, the No. 9 team has its sights set on their third national championship in eight years. The Women of Troy look to their four returning All-Americans — sophomore Jennifer Song, junior Lizette Salas, senior Belen Mozo and senior Stefanie Endstrasser — to lead them back to the top.The team was strong out of the gate in the fall, winning the Mason Rudolph Championship to begin the season. Song captured the individual title at the Mason Rudolph and the subsequent Stanford Invitational title. The then-No. 1 Women of Troy looked ready to run through the fall invitational season, until Song took time off to play on the LPGA tour. At the NCAA Fall Preview, the first tournament without Song, the team finished 16th of 18, its worst finish in five years. After Mozo withdrew with an injury, the team fell from first place on the first day to 16th on the third day, culminating in Mozo withdrawing in the final round with an injury. The team bounced back to finish third at the Turtle Bay Collegiate Invitational the next week, but its streak of 32 straight top ten finishes was already broken.This semester, the team looks to avoid such a drop off. With the roster healthier than it has been all fall and the renewed presence of Song, the team looks to pick up where it left off at the Mason Rudolph on its way to the Championship.Song, the No. 1 golfer in the country, is returning for her final semester. She participated in just two tournaments in the fall and came away with two titles. She competed on the LPGA tour during the remainder of the fall 2009 season and will be doing so again this spring. Song was invited to play in the Kraft Nabisco Championship in April, one of the four major tournaments on the tour.Salas, coming off an individual victory at Turtle Bay, looks to become a three-time All-American this season. She spent the fall recovering from a back injury sustained over the summer but was in prime form by the end of the season. She hopes to maintain the momentum she gained at the end of the fall throughout the spring. Last year, Salas finished tied for 18th at the Championship and looks to improve on that finish this season.Mozo, looking to become the first four-time All-American in program history, spent the fall season battling a shoulder injury lingering from the end of her junior season. After surgery over the summer, she had to withdraw from the NCAA Fall Preview because of the pain. After resting the injury over the break, she appears healthy for the spring.Endstrasser continued to struggle with consistency throughout the fall, appearing in only two tournaments, in which she finished tied for 21st and 79th. She’ll be competing with senior Caroline Kim, sophomore Inah Park and freshman Cyna Rodriguez for playing time throughout the spring. Kim and Park were the Women of Troy’s only members to play in every tournament round in the fall season. Rodriguez enters the spring coming off a victory at the Philippine Ladies Open Amateur Golf Championship in January.The team begins its spring season this week at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at the Palos Verdes Golf Club, in Palos Verdes, Calif. The Challenge will be a good preview of the competition for the rest of the season; it features six of the top 10 teams in the country, highlighted by Pac-10 rivals No. 1 Arizona State, No. 2 UCLA and No. 10 Cal. The important thing to this team is not the start but the finish. A repeat of last year’s National Championship is not what it’s looking for. Come June, this team wants to finish.last_img read more

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No. 1 Trojans finish up late-season road trip

first_imgAmidst its 41-match win streak, the USC men’s tennis team will continue Pac-12 play this weekend with its final two road matches of the regular season.Winners · Freshman Yannick Hoffman and the Trojans have won 41 straight matches. They finish up the season with three home matches. – Chris Roman | Daily TrojanThe No. 1 Trojans (21-0, 2-0) will first take on Utah (11-7, 0-2) Friday at 1:30 p.m. before paying a visit to Arizona (5-12, 0-2) Saturday at noon in USC’s third and fourth consecutive road matches, respectively.After kicking off conference play with two sweeps at Washington and Oregon last weekend, the undefeated Trojans continued their longstanding streak dating back to last February.USC senior Steve Johnson, ranked No. 2 in the nation, has amassed 53 consecutive single wins since last January, while the more recent streaks of No. 13 senior Daniel Nguyen and freshman Roberto Quiroz stand at 12 and 10, respectively.No. 23 sophomore Ray Sarmiento, who was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week for the second time this season, is 29-8 overall in singles.The Trojans have two more ranked players in No. 38 freshman Yannick Hanfmann and No. 53 Emilio Gomez, who have a combined 31-5 record in dual match singles.USC also features two ranked doubles pairs. No. 15 Johnson and Quiroz have seven straight doubles victories together, while No. 18 Nguyen and Sarmiento have five consecutive wins together.Neither the Utes nor the Wildcats have any players nationally ranked in singles or doubles, and both squads have yet to win a conference match.USC coach Peter Smith, who collected his 200th win in the 7-0 victory over Oregon on Saturday, says that a couple of seventh men, like freshmen Eric Johnson and Jordi Vives, could see some court action in the next two matches.“I’m always looking to get the whole team involved,” Smith said. “It’s all about keeping this fresh for everyone and keeping everyone feeling a part of it and challenged.”The Trojans have not relinquished more than two points in a match since Feb. 20, when they defeated No. 3 Ohio State 4-3 in the finals of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Team Indoor Championships.Against the unranked Utes and Wildcats, the Trojans look to continue their sweeping victories before concluding Pac-12 play against No. 12 California, No. 11 Stanford and No. 5 UCLA.“You always want to win top to bottom and win in a big fashion and win quick,” Johnson said. “It’s definitely going to be motivation for the guys, and we’ll all hopefully improve on what we did [last] weekend.”With only five regular season matches left before postseason play begins, the Trojans have a simple agenda.“Just get better every day,” Johnson said. “That’s what the guys have done so far and that’s what we plan on doing now. Just get better every single day and work harder, and get ready for Athens.”Athens, Ga., will be the site of the NCAA championships, where USC hopes to capture its fourth consecutive NCAA title in May.Before embarking on the postseason, the Trojans look to conclude conference play on a strong note as they continue to build their momentum for a historic championship run.last_img read more

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