Successful auctions across Brisbane

first_imgSellers 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.center_img 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.last_img read more

Baines faces three-month absence

first_img Press Association A statement on www.evertonfc.com read: ” Left-back Leighton Baines has undergone a successful ankle operation but is set to be missing for the next 12 to 14 weeks.” Everton revealed just ahead of their Premier League opener against Watford on Saturday that Baines had injured his ankle in training. It is the same ankle on which Baines had surgery in May, a procedure that forced him to miss the final two matches of last season. Toffees boss Roberto Martinez said of Baines’ setback after the 2-2 draw with Watford: ”We don’t know how long he will be out for, but it has been a real disaster. ”We were preparing for the Watford game and in one incident in training, he blocks the ball and it hits him in exactly the same place where he had surgery a few months back. ”It was devastating, because he had worked so hard and looked stronger than ever – I don’t think I had seen him looking as powerful and refreshed in the last two seasons. Then there was this big knock.” Baines could now miss over a dozen Premier League matches for Everton, including the Merseyside derby against Liverpool, as well as five England matches. Roy Hodgson’s men face San Marino, Switzerland, Estonia and Lithuania in September and October as part of their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, while November 17’s friendly against France could also come too soon for Baines. The England and Toffees full-back went under the knife on Thursday to correct the problem he sustained in training on the eve of the Barclays Premier League campaign. Everton confirmed that the injury had been repaired but that the 30-year-old now faces a lengthy period of rehabilitation before he can return to first-team action. center_img Leighton Baines is set to be sidelined for around three months after undergoing ankle surgery, Everton have announced.last_img read more