Chinese buyers spend more than $10 million on three Gold Coast properties this week

first_img25 Southern Cross Drive, Surfers Paradise sold for $6 million.THE Chinese have splashed out on Gold Coast property with $10 million in three sales this week.In Surfers Paradise, a giant riverfront Cronin Island mansion was snapped up for $6 million, while properties in Clear Island Waters and Bundall sold for $2.45 million and $2.38 million respectively.Ray White Broadbeach duo Sam Guo and Julia Kuo negotiated the sales and said they get a lot of inquiry from Chinese buyers looking for prestige homes on the Coast.“It’s about the position, the view and the quality of the house,” Mr Guo said.“The market is steadily strong and buyers are very savvy — they’re all looking for quality homes.”25 Southern Cross Drive, Surfers Paradise.While he would not disclose the buyer details, Mr Guo said the new owners of 25 Southern Cross Drive were sold on the property’s position.“Southern Cross Drive is a very unique street,” Mr Guo said.“The buyers loved the views out to Surfers (Paradise) and of course the position.”25 Southern, Cross Drive, Surfers Paradise.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North12 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe five-bedroom Cronin Island mansion is among 39 prestige properties on the exclusive island.It features chandeliers, timber shutters, parquetry flooring and a wet bar while out the back there is a pontoon and boat shed.Property records show the vendor, Concetto Zappala, paid $1.425 million for the property in 2001.12 Clear Water Bay Ave, Clear Island Waters sold for $2.45 million.The two other properties at Clear Island Waters and Bundall were snapped up before their scheduled auctions this month.Mr Guo said there was a shortage of prestige properties on the market with a surge of cashed-up buyers looking for new listings.“It’s especially true for the high-end properties,” Mr Guo said.“People who spend that type of money want the amazing views, the top finishes and the quality builds.”6 Platypus Ave, Bundall sold for $2.38 million.REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman John Newlands said Chinese buyers were driven to the Coast for its relaxed lifestyle and lavish homes.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:45Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreenSummer Dream Home: Currumbin01:45 Related videos 01:45Summer Dream Home: Currumbin01:34Paradise for sale…01:16Dream home: Broadbeach Waters01:33Dream Home: New Farm01:36Dream Home: Brookfield01:00Mermaid Beach“There’s nice fresh air, the ocean, there’s plenty of golf courses, great hotels, shopping and the casino is here,” Mr Newlands said.“They like the safety of the place and from a value for money point of view they’re getting a lot of house compared to what they get overseas.”6 Platypus Ave, Bundall.last_img read more

Can I Win?

first_imgI know I have written about this attitude before, but it keeps showing up in almost every sport.  You can see this attitude when you look at the reserve and freshmen rosters in high school sports.  It takes a very dynamic coach to get kids to run or play on freshmen and reserve teams these days.  The attitude seems to be “if I can’t be a big winner immediately, I am not going to put in the time to get there.  Whatever happened to the attitude of learning the trade improving and then making the varsity.I can see this at the college level where the time you have to put in and still go to school makes it an impossibility to have anything but varsity sports.  After all, by this time an athlete knows whether he/she has it or not.  But at the lower levels maturity comes at such a different time for each individual that it is hard to predict when someone will reach their peak.It is no wonder that schools are having a lot of trouble retaining coaches at these lower levels.  You really have to be dedicated to your job to face the every day blasé attitude of a athlete who has lost the desire to pay their dues and wait for their chance at the big time.  Seasons become very, very long!last_img read more

Bucksport Wallops MDI

first_img Latest Posts House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Bio admin Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all) State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 BUCKSPORT — On May 6, the Bucksport Bucks easily outpaced the Trojans for a 21-0 win. Buck Abby Yeo chucked a one-hitter and got six strikeouts to anchor the Bucks defense. Baily Blair tagged two doubles, a triple, a single and six RBIs to lead the Bucks’ offensive attack. Bucksport’s Emily Lenore got five hits, including a home run, and Katlynn Williams hit two doubles and two singles. The Bucks got a total of 26 hits against the TrojansThe sole hit for MDI came from Taylor Walls. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of the Mount Desert Islander. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

George Groves and opponent Balmaceda go head-to-head

first_imgGeorge Groves weighs in ahead of Saturday’s clash with Dario German of Argentina at Wembley Arena. Hammersmith’s unbeaten super-middleweight will be looking to continue his march towards a world title shot. (Video courtesy of iFILM London)See also:Groves weighs in ahead of Wembley 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Call to sign Mandela ‘Lego-cy’ petition

first_img22 May 2014“You’re never too young to know the whole story”, Cape Town-based digital marketing agency Quirk says at the end of a YouTube video backing its campaign for Lego to create a special set of its interlocking plastic brick toys to honour the “Legocy” of Nelson Mandela.Quirk’s video is one of three finalists in YouTube Film Hack, a Google-sponsored competition for South African video content creators to produce inspiring YouTube marketing content based on Mandela’s legacy. The Nelson Mandela Foundation made the three videos public on Thursday.The one-minute, forty-two second clip “Madiba: our country’s greatest story told in Lego” uses Lego figures to follow Mandela’s journey from the Pass Law protests of 1960 through the subsequent Rivonia Trial and imprisonment on Robben Island to freedom and ultimate reconciliation for South Africa as a whole.The soundtrack to the clip is a recording of the famous excerpt from Mandela’s Rivonia Trial speech, in which he declared that he was prepared to die for a free South Africa.“This is our country’s greatest story,” Quirk declares in a note posted below the video. “Let’s never stop telling it. Help us keep Madiba’s legacy alive to children of all ages. Add your name to our request to Lego for the creation of an official ‘Madiba: Freedom Fighter’ set. Go to www.legocy.co.za and share an icon with the world.”The same message appears in shortened form at the end of the video, adding that Quirk will be handing its request to Lego on 5 December 2014.The innovative campaign bears out Quirk’s slogan – “brave curious minds” – and gives further indication why the South African agency was targeted for takeover by London-based communications conglomerate WPP, which acquired a controlling stake in Quirk earlier this month.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more