Vendor’s million reasons to stick to asking price

first_imgSOLD: 8 Flinders Court, Mount Ommaney sold for $1.105 million.PATIENCE and “sticking to your guns” is the key to achieving a million plus price tag in Mount Ommaney, according to Place Bulimba lead agent Thérèse Carmichael.Ms Carmichael, who sold 8 Flinders Court for $1,105,000, said while the property took seven months to sell, she did achieve the owner’s original expectations of a “offers over $1.1 million” listing.“I had four offers,” she said. “I got one quite quickly that the purchaser derived his income from overseas, not in Australia, but he wanted to borrow in Australia.“It had complexities there, so they made a pretty good offer, which was probably the benchmark for the other three.“They’re (the owners) very happy with the outcome and they were very happy that I held steady,” she said.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019“You’ve got to be patient because there is a buyer out there, it’s not a case of just dropping the price, what I might be proud of is maintaining the integrity of the value of the home.”According to CoreLogic, it is the highest sold property in Flinders Court by $430,000, with 3 Flinders Court selling for $675,000 back in 1990. The pocket is tightly held, with the next most recent transaction taking place in 1994, when 4 Flinders Court sold for $200,000.Flinders was on the market at offers over $1.1 million and it ended up negotiated at $1,105,000. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< Ms Carmichael said the buyers, a young, local professional couple with children, fell in love with the open plan and “beautiful” swimming pool, which really suited their family. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:28Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:28 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p320p320p228p228pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenBrisbane market wrap up02:28last_img read more

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Cook Islands PM rules out marriage equality

first_imgRNZI 28 April 2013The Cook Islands prime minister, Henry Puna, says his government will not be following New Zealand’s move to legalize same sex marriage. Mr Puna says the Cook Islands will not stray from its core values as a Christian nation, including its tradition of upholding the union of a man and a woman in the sight of God. The prime minister, who is currently in New Caledonia, says he respects the sanctity of marriage as provided for under Christian beliefs and faith. The Cook Islands Marriage Act 1973 was amended in 2000 to include the provision that a man may not marry another man and a woman may not marry another woman. A week ago, New Zealand’s Parliament passed a law legalising gay marriage, 77 votes to 44. http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=75598last_img

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“Our patriotism must never be questioned” – Jagdeo

first_img… says Guyanese need to work together for true prosperityOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeoas Guyana and Guyanese here and abroad celebrate the country’s 50th Anniversary of Independence from British rule, Opposition Leader and former President Bharrat Jagdeo believes that Guyanese need to work together in order for the country to truly prosper.He was at the time addressing the National Assembly late Tuesday evening. The Opposition Leader took the opportunity to extend Independence greetings to Guyanese, while wishing Government parliamentarians, a year filled with productive service in favour of development in the country.“We believe that we have to work together regardless of our political affiliation to move our country forward. We too share a vision for this country – a vision that is similar, at least in its ideals, to those and that of the President (David Granger). We’d like to see our country prosper, we’d like our people to progressively have a better life,” he stated.Jagdeo added that he too envisioned a green economy and national patrimony which could be passed on to future generations. He said that the Party wanted the country’s people to live together in harmony and not be divided by history and by current circumstances.“We believe that as Guyanese we have more in common than those things that divide us…Regardless of the robust debates that we have; regardless of the numerous encounters we have wherever we go in the streets or on television or in the debates, we are all children of this soil. We all share its history,” he posited.The former Head of State recalled Guyana’s history and the struggle the country’s fore-parents had to endure in their fight for Independence. He said as the country celebrates its jubilee milestone, persons must take account of the struggles of all of those who fought for freedom.“Here in Guyana, we must disabuse our minds that somehow the British handed this (freedom) to us. From the very first fight for freedom from slavery and from organised trade union movement to the Political Affairs Committee 1946, when the first sort of political action was brought together in an organised way… and then in 1950 when Burnham and Cheddi Jagan formed the first political party in Guyana – the People’s Progressive Party,” he recounted.According to Jagdeo, these were all important milestones in the march to freedom and it was progressive policies in 1950 that paved the way for what came after. He went on to say that the PPP and its then leaders started to enact those policies because they wanted to change Guyanese lives for better.However, he pointed out that this journey was not without struggle as external pressure and interference mounted in the early 60s, mainly because some did not want freedom to be extended to Guyana or they wanted freedom but on their own conditions.The Opposition Leader noted that those situations have negatively impacted Guyanese as they promoted division among them, something which still lives in the lives of that generation and has even poisoned the minds of this new generation.“So when we talk about social cohesion today, the primary task, I think, is to go back and remove the (divisiveness) from that period. Yes, we did have (division) from local leaders who might have been used, but the plot was external to divide our people, purely external and we have had to live with the consequences,” he stated.On this note, Jagdeo outlined that they had to ensure collectively that whatever policies were enacted today, that Guyanese perceive them to be for the entire country. He further remarked that after the Independence celebrations, he hopes the whole year would be spent on achieving the lofty vision of bringing Guyanese together, noting that this was something his party was willing to be part of.“The PPP and its members will always work in the nation’s interest. Our patriotism must never be questioned. We and our members love this country as much as anyone else do… We will work as hard for this country as anyone else. We are looking forward to 50 years in the future when we can look back at this celebration and say our country have moved forward,” he said.last_img read more

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