Sold On Gold Coast: The most expensive suburbs to buy property in the south

first_img 3. Currumbin Median house price: $840,000 Median house rent: $635/weekMedian unit price: $412,063Median unit rent: $420/weekAverage days on market: 41 Average hold period: 11 years Population: 14,654 Average weekly household income: $1228Median age: 40 MORE NEWS: Where to bag a bargain in the southern suburbs Tallebudgera Valley is known for its dream acreage properties.Those who want to live the Gold Coast lifestyle but have a private escape to retreat to each night and switch off might find themselves in Tallebudgera Valley. Its Hinterland location ensures a relaxed ambience and a mix of lush valley and natural forests provide impressive scenery. And those who choose to live there get a little slice of serenity. LJ Hooker Burleigh Heads’ John Fischer said buyers were attracted to the area thanks to its central location and tranquil properties. “Tallebudgera Valley is the nearest acreage suburb to beautiful Gold Coast beaches,” he said. “(On offer is a) peaceful acreage lifestyle perfect for outdoor activities. “There are a lot of families moving to the area from Sydney and Melbourne, in particular wanting more space while being close to great schools and local amenities.” Mr Fischer said the area was home to two popular estates — Tallebudgera Park Estate and Kalimna Estate.“They are always in high demand as they are relatively new builds closer to amenities,” Mr Fischer said. Tallebudgera Valley’s median house price is $1.02 million after notching 34.2 per cent growth in the past three years, according to the latest CoreLogic figures. Mr Fischer expected prices to continue to rise as less land became available. “People will see great value in acreage properties that are still so close to all the Gold Coast amenities.” 2. Palm Beach There is a lot to love about the Gold Coast’s southern suburbs.FROM multimillion-dollar mansions to sprawling acreage estates, there is a lot on offer at the southern end of the Gold Coast when it comes to luxury homes.Tallebudgera Valley, Palm Beach and Currumbin were the three most expensive areas in the city’s south as featured in the Bulletin’s Sold On Gold Coast — the Glitter Strip’s ultimate property guide. So what makes them such pricey areas to settle down in? MORE NEWS: Fitness star’s luxury home steals the spotlight Palm Beach attracts residents who love an endless summer with the ocean and Tallebudgera Creek offering great spots to cool off.Palm Beach is far removed from the Glitter Strip’s hustle and bustle tourist destinations but don’t let its position give you the impression it is dull and boring. The southern suburb is popular among families and beachgoers who prefer a more relaxed lifestyle. Surfers and sunbakers flock to its beach while those who like water activities such as kayaking and paddle boarding descend on Tallebudgera Creek. 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 agoThe suburb also has multiple parks and recreational areas, including the Palm Beach Parklands, one of the Gold Coast’s most popular. There is plenty of space to play sports as well as barbecues, bike and walking paths and children’s playground Pirate Park.For those that live in the area, the locale’s village lifestyle is what appeals to them most.It has a variety of properties to suit every buyers’ needs, from older residences on large blocks to luxury million-dollar homes with ocean views. The suburb has seen steady growth in its house prices over the years, making it a gold mine for residents who have owned property in the area for a long time. The median house price has surged 55.6 per cent in the past five years to $840,000 while median asking rent sits at $635 per week. There has also been a lot of development in the area over the years, particularly that of luxury boutique apartment buildings.While Palm Beach feels like a secluded beachside village, the Pacific Motorway, Gold Coast Airport and Surfers Paradise are all easily accessible. 1. Tallebudgera Valley Median house price: $1.02 million Median house rent: $795/weekMedian unit price: NAMedian unit rent: NAAverage days on market: 53 Average hold period: 15 years Population: 1624 Average weekly household income: $1592Median age: 45 Median house price: $821,000 Median house rent: $748/weekMedian unit price: $492,500Median unit rent: $470/weekAverage days on market: 39.5 Average hold period: 11 years Population: 2920 Average weekly household income: $1470Median age: 43 The village vibe lures people to Currumbin.Home to several tourist hot spots, it is surprising Currumbin hasn’t turned into a bustling Gold Coast locale like Surfers Paradise. The beachside town has managed to retain its village-like lifestyle despite thousands of people flocking to the area every day. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Queensland’s only surf museum Surf World Gold Coast and the annual SWELL Sculpture Festival attract people far and wide while surf breaks like “The Alley” are havens among avid beachgoers. There is plenty for the children to get involved in too, with Currumbin Creek offering a safe aquatic playground when the waves are too big for water sports like stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking. The Anzac Day dawn service at Currumbin’s Elephant Rock is always well attended, with more than 20,000 people gathering to pay their respects this year. These attractions and many more make the area stand out from its surrounding suburbs.Demand for property in Currumbin has always been high, particularly as many tourists who visit the area often look to buy as well. From old beach shacks to lavish mansions, there are a mix of properties on offer.The level of demand has been pushing prices up over the years, making it harder for people to get into the market.According to the latest CoreLogic data, the median house price in Currumbin has jumped 5.1 per cent in the past year to $821,000. The average number of years residents hold on to their properties is 11. Source: CoreLogic data to April 2019last_img read more

In the middle: OCC standout Barber settles into new role in loaded Orange offense after transfer

first_imgThis is placeholder text Advertisement Facebook Twitter Google+ When Tim Barber committed to Syracuse three weeks before the fall semester, John Desko posed one question.“We had so many guys back and almost questioned him coming in,” Desko, the SU head coach, said. “You know, where was he going to fit?”The reigning junior college offensive player of the year didn’t have a place in a Syracuse offense that was already returning 75 percent of its scoring from the year before.With attacks Kevin Rice, Randy Staats and Dylan Donahue all sliding right back into their starting spots, Barber — who totaled 91 points last year, 11 more than any SU player — would no longer be the go-to weapon on offense he was at Onondaga Community College. He probably wouldn’t be the second option for SU. And maybe not even the third.That may still be the case, but Barber’s preseason exploits have given Desko a much better idea of where he’ll fit. He may even find himself on the first line of a jam-packed midfield unit, Desko has hinted. Though he won’t be the primary option to produce goals, Barber has found himself a prominent spot that was once far from solidified.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“The way he’s picked up the offense so quickly,” Rice said. “… He was only here for a couple of weeks before he really had a hang of our offense and it’s kind of complex with all the off-ball movement. I thought he fit in seamlessly.”Though he committed to SU before the start of fall 2014 semester, Barber had no issue becoming acclimated.Desko said it was unusual how quickly Barber picked up the offense, something his high lacrosse IQ enabled him to do. He’s meshed with the trio he’ll be linking up with, which has been aided by a cohesiveness that’s been years in the works.Barber first met Donahue in sixth grade, when the two would play catch at their brothers’ high school games in nearby Camillus, New York. Rice, another local product, has seen Barber play, and vice versa. And Staats, a fellow OCC transfer, played with Barber for a full year before transferring to SU himself before the 2014 season.It’s those three that have relegated Barber into a lesser role than he’s used to, but also those three that will enable him to be that much more effective.“Being out of the spotlight and not as high expectations is definitely easier,” Barber said. “Just going out there and knowing there’s guys around you who can perform just as well makes it more comfortable out there on the field.”At West Genesee (New York) High School, Barber played both midfield and attack, his father, Don Barber, said. OCC head coach Chuck Wilbur also noted that while Barber was mainly a midfielder for the Lazers, he played a little bit up front as well.As an attacking midfielder, Barber can integrate aspects of both positions. In the midfield, he can showcase the dodging ability and skill with both hands that Desko said he possesses. When in the attack, he can create opportunities.“He’s good at picking and choosing when to go to the goal,” said Ryan Barber, his brother and an SU midfielder from 2009-13. “That’s definitely beneficial to him whether he’s playing midfield or attack.”In an exhibition against Hofstra on Jan. 24, Barber carried a defender on his left shoulder as he dashed toward the goal. Instead of making his own attempt on net, he passed across his body to an open Rice, who put the ball home from the doorstep.The play was a microcosm of the new role Barber has adapted to already, one in which he has the freedom to create chances on goal but also All-American options to distribute to so he doesn’t have to carry the load himself.Barber said Desko has given him somewhat of a green light to attack.“But at the same time you have three guys on attack in Rice, Donahue and Staats that are more so taking the ball to the cage,” Barber said.Staats used the word “lethal” to describe the effect Barber will have. Wilbur said his former star has come out “gangbusters” with the Orange. The words used to describe Barber’s game haven’t changed, even though his jersey has.He still possesses the same explosiveness he did a year ago, although it may not always be on display in the form of goals and assists on the Carrier Dome scoreboard.And though his role is different and the spotlight won’t be shining as bright, Barber has set himself up to be an integral piece of the machine that is the Syracuse offense.“There’s no need for me to be the prime guy to attack from the midfield,” Barber said. “That’s fine with me.” Comments Published on February 5, 2015 at 8:11 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.last_img read more

They spent how much?! Every Prem club ranked by net transfer spend in the PL era

first_img 20 20 20 20 19. Swansea’s net spend since 1992 = £1,242,500 (£1.24m) – Highest Premier League position – eighth in 2014/15 20 20 12. Hull’s net spend since 1992 = £55,265,000 (£55.27m) – Highest Premier League position – 16th in 2013/14 20 20 It’s been another big-spending summer in the Premier League this year as teams go toe-to-toe to land their top targets.Several sides are looking to bolster their squad to keep chase with the six, while at the bottom of the division look to ease the threat of relegation to the Championship.Over the last 24 years England’s top teams have bought and sold an incredible amount of talent.But which team has the biggest net spend in that time? talkSPORT takes a look…Stats correct up to and including transfers on 2 August 2016 20 20 20 18. Burnley’s net spend since 1992 = £12,280,000 (£12.28m) – Highest Premier League position – 18th on two occasions 17. Leicester’s net spend since 1992 = £18,575,000 (£18.58m) – One Premier League title win 20 20 20 2. Chelsea’s net spend since 1992 = £711,074,000 (£711.07m) – Four Premier League title wins 11. West Ham’s net spend since 1992 = £86,500,000 (£86.5m) – Highest Premier League position – Fifth in 1998/99 20 20 15. West Brom’s net spend since 1992 = £36,532,499 (£36.53m) – Highest Premier League position – eighth in 2012/13 9. Middlesbrough’s net spend since 1992 = £105,615,000 (£105.62m) – Highest Premier League position – seventh in 2004/05 20 8. Stoke’s net spend since 1992 = £122,535,000 (£122.54m) – Highest Premier League position – ninth on three occasions 13. Crystal Palace’s net spend since 1992 = £53,865,000 (£53.87m) – Highest Premier League position – Tenth in 2014/15 16. Watford’s net spend since 1992 = £34,345,000 (£34.35m) – Highest Premier League position – 13th in 2015/16 20. Southampton’s net spend since 1992 is MINUS £5,157,500, which means a PROFIT on transfers of over £5m! Find out how much the other 19 Premier League clubs have spent, net, in the Premier League era (1992-93 on…) – just click the arrow above to see where your team ranks – Southampton’s highest Premier League position is sixth in 2015/16. 4. Liverpool’s net spend since 1992 = £381,505,000 (£381.5m) – Finished second on three occasions 7. Sunderland’s net spend since 1992 = £157,165,000 (£157.17m) – Highest Premier League position – seventh on two occasions 20 20 5. Arsenal’s net spend since 1992 = £179,691,000 (£179.69m) – Three Premier League title wins 6. Tottenham’s net spend since 1992 = £170,132,500 (£170.13m) – Highest Premier League position – third in 2015/16 3. Manchester United’s net spend since 1992 = £487,460,000 (£487.46m) – 13 Premier League title wins 20 14. Bournemouth’s net spend since 1992 = £46,490,000 (£46.49m) – Highest Premier League position – 16th in 2015/16 10. Everton’s net spend since 1992 = £87,359,500 (£87.36m) – Highest Premier League position – Fourth in 2004/05 1. Manchester City’s net spend since 1992 = £801,577,000 (£801.58m) – Two Premier League title winslast_img read more

Venezuelan blackout blamed on electromagnetic attack

first_imgVenezuela has been plunged into darkness for the fourth time this year with another nationwide blackout hitting the country, in something that Venezuelan officials are calling a hostile “electromagnetic attack”.    The blackout has taken most of the country down including the capital Caracas, with close to 94% of the Venezeulan telecommunications infrastructure affected. Internet connectivity in the country has dropped to 10% nationwide, which means we’re not hearing much out of the country and whatever comes out, is in drips. The Venezuelan government released a statement on Twitter saying the blackout was “an electromagnetic attack” but didn’t point any fingers in who did it. Officials are working around the clock to restore power and internet cconnectivity, while working on supplies like food and water, as well as health services and transportation. Power went down at just after 4PM local time (20:00 GMT) which had immediate attacks as the blackout took place right on peak hour traffic, so traffic lights going out of operation saw traffic come to a stand still — in complete darkness. Authorities admitted after 3 hours that the blackout was caused by a hostile electromagnetic attack on a series of dams in southern Venezuela.  Communications Minister Jorge Rodríguez said in a statement on TV: “Those who’ve systematically attacked the noble people of Venezuela in all kinds of ways will once again be confronted with the mettle and courage that we, the children of our liberator Simón Bolívar, have demonstrated in the face of difficulties”.last_img read more