Sellers at 11 Apple Blossom Pl, Eight Mile Plains, John and Grace Guarras were very pleased with the result. Photo: Supplied.“We’ve loved the house, the beautiful open house, but we’re at an age where we want to downsize,” said Mrs Guarras.“It has been a lovely home and we’ve always been very fussy with our homes, so the people who move in, they won’t have anything to do!”There’s also been a real buzz around the sale of 140 Kadumba St, Yeronga as a beautiful Hamptons-inspired design on a huge block of land went under the hammer. A stunning day of frenzied bidding, big crowds and brilliant results played out at auction events across Brisbane. Photo: Annette DewIt wasn’t a day for the feint hearted at the city’s auctions as crowd numbers, prices and heart rates all hit peaks.One of the biggest results was reserved for a home in the city’s southern suburbs.The property at 11 Apple Blossom Pl, Eight Mile Plains was always going to be hotly contested, but even the marketing agents were blown away by the final figure.A crowd of approximately 100 were there to witness 17 registered bidders compete for the title ¬ — freehold title, that is.While a bid of $700,000 started the ball rolling, the end price was always going to blitz it and when the hammer came down at $884,000, there were some very happy participants.“It’s a fantastic result,” declared Owen Chen, agent at Place Sunnybank.“It sold for much more than the reserve which was set at $850,000 so the owners are very happy. It was all about team work.”Mr Chen said the Japanese buyers had been to plenty of other auctions prior to today’s event.“They have been following my auctions for a long, long time but every time they have frustratingly lost to other parties, so this time I gave them a pep talk,” he said.Grace and John Guarras were very pleased to see the home sold, and are looking forward to something smaller. 4 Yeoman St, Chapel Hill was another successful sale for the day. Picture: supplied.“Everyone has their criteria when looking for a home, but this one really has it all,” said Josh Klemm, marketing agent at Ray White Metro West.He was proved right when four registered bidders fought it out to reach a sale price of $832,500 for the home.Further west and bargain of the week must surely go to 35/8 Rosegum Pl, Redbank Plains which sold for $160,000 under the hammer.The two-bedroom, lowset, brick unit has ready access to western corridor facilities, and at that price, should prove a canny investment. 140 Kadumba Street, Yeronga sold for $1.91 million. Photo: supplied.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoThere were only three registered bidders, but that’s all it took to make the sale.“We are thrilled to declare it sold to a young local family looking to upgrade in the area for $1.91 million,” said Judy Goodger, marketing agent at Place New Farm.“Yeronga is a gorgeous and convenient location for families and time-and-time again we’re seeing huge competition when homes like this come on the market.”Further out of town and 35 Noel St, Hendra had its time in the sun.Jon Finney, agent at Ray White Albion, had five bidders registered for the event and that’s all it took to see a great result.Ray White auctioneer Haesley Cush was very pleased to oversee the auction too.“The bidding bounced from $500,000 to $600,000 and then a couple from around the corner increased the price to $700,000 and it sold,” Mr Cush said.“It was a pretty good result, and once again highlights the market is strong for unrenovated properties. The owner’s had tried to sell it themselves previously, so this shows the power of a marketing campaign and auction that creates competition. It works,” he added.Out in the western suburbs and 4 Yeoman St, Chapel Hill also successfully sold.Set on 673 square metres, this five-bedroom, two-bathroom, two-level weatherboard cottage was pitched as a family home that would have wide appeal.
1 England and France came together for a touching minute silence at Wembley Dele Alli scored a spectacular goal as England beat France on an emotional display of solidarity at Wembley on Tuesday night.Both teams came together before the game to show their respect for the people of Paris following the attacks on the French capital last Friday with a group photo to the applause of a red, white and blue crowd.As the game got underway, Alli grabbed the opener before the break with a stunning 25 yard thunderbolt which clubmate Hugo Lloris could not get near.Wayne Rooney added the second with a well-taken volley minutes after half time, but despite an improved performance from the Three Lions, it was the event and not the result which took on the greatest of importance.The pre-match formalities were observed impeccably on an touching night in London, as both sets of players came together to observe a truly moving minute silence after the tragic events where 129 people were killed in Paris on Friday night.Despite the poignant scenes prior to kick off, any suggestions the game would be uncompetitive were immediately dismissed with some crunching tackles flying in in the midfield.Manchester United’s Anthony Martial looked electric up against Nathanial Clyne when he zoomed away from the Liverpool defender for the first attempt on Joe Hart’s goal of the night.Rooney had a great chance on 32 minutes when Harry Kane found his captain who bamboozled Laurent Koscielny before sending the ball inches wide of the left post.However, five minutes before half time England struck through a spectacular Alli goal, with the Tottenham youngster – on his first start for his country – crashing the ball into the top corner from 25 yards.The first half was the best performance Wembley had seen from the home side in a long while and it got better after the break with Alli again involved.The 19-year-old robbed Paul Pogba of the ball in midfield before finding Raheem Sterling on the left, whose cross was met with a fantastically timed volley from Wayne Rooney – his 51st goal in an England shirt.There was a standing ovation as Lassana Diarra was introduced; only days after his cousin was killed in the attacks in Paris. Antoine Griezmann, whose sister escaped the attack on the Bataclan threatre, came on to a similar reception.Moments later Pogba had France’s best chance of the game with a whipping and dipping effort which grazed the roof of substitute Jack Butland’s goal.Pogba began to show his class as he linked brilliantly with Martial, but the Manchester United man could only fire straight at Butland.The game trickled out as a contest as the substitutions increased, but it was the strength of football coming together under the devastating circumstances which was the headline maker.