How to get the best house on any street

first_imgGreville Pabst WBP group chief executive supplied image November 2018Ray White Carina principal Andrew McSweeney said the three elements could provide the perfect recipe for most buyers which, in turn, increases the levels of competition and therefore contract values. “Camp Hill and Carina locations (for example) are very popular for families due to the amazing schooling opportunities on offer, making the specific suburbs a high priority when considering a purchase,” Mr McSweeney said. “Wide streets wrapped by parks and green belts engulf these suburbs and specific streets that are elevated and capture a beautiful city or suburban vista are a massive plus. “Further to the streets, the position of the property on the block, on the high or low side of the street, or a commanding corner block, can also increase buyers’ interest levels.’’ Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59Location, location, location is probably the most well-known phrase in real estate.And as the experts explain, finding a well-positioned property is vital not just for lifestyle, but for long-term value too.Greville Pabst, the chief executive of property valuations and advisory firm, WBP Group, said the phrase could be broken down into three levels – the suburb, the street and the position of the property itself – and each was equally important.“Just because you’ve got the first location right doesn’t mean you’ve made it,” Mr Pabst said. This house at 70 Brisbane Avenue Camp Hill is on the marketRay White West End principal Luke O’Kelly agrees, saying location was key to a property’s value. But he warned it was not as simple as buying in a sought-after suburb.“If the property is on a main road, backs on to a train line or has construction work adjacent, these may negatively affect the properties value and capital growth,” Mr O’Kelly said. “On the flip side, if the property is in a suburb that is not classed as ‘blue chip’ but it has great access to transport, is located next to a park or has amazing views, these all contribute in a positive way on sale day. “Particularly in suburbs that are adjacent to blue-chip suburbs (that can) leverage off their neighbours’ reputation.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoLocation on a street can also play a major part in considering a property’s valueBut he said most things were negotiable.“Quite often the location is more important than the actual position as many buyers are buying for school catchments,” Mr O’Kelly said. “In our local area, parts of Highgate Hill are in the Brisbane State High catchment and others streets are not. “This catchment map can play a significant role in what a buyer is willing to pay.”Cohen Handler buyers’ agent Jacob Butler said there were “good and bad parts of most suburbs”, even in the sought-after blue-chip suburbs. He said the same could apply in a single street.“When buyers are looking at comparable sales to try to determine the value of a home, it’s important to understand the difference between the properties,” he said. center_img Two houses in the same street and in the same suburb can have vastly different values. Picture: THINKSTOCKMr Butler said considerations included whether a property had views, was on a sloping block, could be flood-affected, the zoning, school catchments and location on the street.“Just because the property next door is a similar home and sold for X, does not mean that it is worth the same,” he said. “As an example there are a handful of streets in Hawthorne which are inside the highly sought-after Bulimba State School catchment, however only some houses in a few of those streets are inside the catchment, which means that there could be a premium for one house, and not the other. “A street like Wentworth Parade in Balmoral can also have polar pricing in that one side of the street has city views yet the other doesn’t have an outlook at all. “This can mean that there is a million dollar difference for the same style house on a similar sized block just across the street.”last_img read more

Justice Stephenson-Brooks orders victim impact assessment in indecent assault trial

first_img Tweet 27 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Justice Stephenson-Brooks orders victim impact assessment in indecent assault trial by: – October 10, 2011center_img Share Share High Court Judge Bernie Stephenson Brooks this morning ordered that a victim impact assessment be conducted by staff of the Social Services in an indecent assault trial.Justice Stephenson-Brooks allocated three weeks in which time the Social Services should meet with the victim, whose name will not be mentioned because she is a minor, and her family to assist Her Ladyship in making an informed decision.The defendant R.A who entered a not-guilty plea on the 26th of September, 2011 at the opening of the September Criminal Assizes, this morning changed his plea to guilty.According to the facts presented to the Court by attorney Clement Joseph of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, on the 24th of December, 2009 the victim who was eleven years at the time returned home at Castle Bruce with her mother and the accused, who was at the time in a relationship with the victim’s mother.While at home the victim changed her clothes and went to the kitchen for water and the defendant stood next to the victim without saying anything, he grabbed her buttocks, squeezed it and no words were exchanged between them at that time. The victim proceeded downstairs to the bathroom and the defendant had gone down there before the victim. The victim wearing only an underwear and bath towel wrapped around her and when she met the defendant downstairs, he pulled the towel and pulled her towards him with her back towards him, rubbing himself on her. The victim went to bathe and after went upstairs and told her mother what had taken place. Her mother confronted the defendant in the presence of the victim and he said he was sorry for what happened and would like to be forgiven by both the mother and the victim.On the 13th of March, 2011 the mother made a report at the Castle Bruce Police Station where the investigations commenced and another confrontation was held between the victim and the defendant in the presence of the grandmother of the victim, where he admitted to the offense. He was then arrested and charged and a Preliminary Inquiry held.Attorney at Law Mr David Bruney in making a plea in mitigation for his client told the Court that his client is a thirty-seven year old with an employment history with H.H.V. Whitchurch as a mobile salesman for the past six years and by his inquiry indicates that the defendant is a valuable member of staff.According to Mr Bruney, his client is a peaceful person and one positive aspect which has resulted from this unfortunate matter is that the Defendant pleaded guilty and has not allowed the victim to go through a trial.Mr Bruney also said the victim can feel vindicated that society has protected her and that the perpetrator of this unfortunate act is facing punishment.He further informed the Court that his victim does not have any previous convictions and before today was seen as an upstanding member of his grouping, that it is unfortunate that this type of matter has brought him before the Court, and he therefore requests that some type of counseling be ordered for him to be sure that he is not going to re-offend.Mr Bruney says his client has shown genuine remorse and the shame he feels having perpetrated this act has touched him deeply. He said further that the defendant immediately asked for forgiveness according to the facts presented by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, and that based on his investigations this was an isolated event as the victim was brave enough to report it, she would have also reported if a similar incident occurred.Mr Bruney told the Court he is comfortable enough to say that his client can still be a valuable member of society and asked the Court not to impose a custodial sentence on him. He further stated that a suspended sentence with counseling which will examine what was in the Defendant’s head at the time, what caused a law abiding man to perpetrate this appalling act.Justice Stephenson-Brooks informed the Court that she agrees with Mr Bruney that the Defendant needs counseling but would need a report as to what kind of counseling should be ordered. She therefore ordered that the Social Services also meet with the defendant and a report submitted to the Court to assist her in making an informed decision.The trial has been adjourned until the 14th of November, 2011 and the defendant was warned to return to Court on that date as the terms and conditions of his bail continue.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Barcelona star quashes Chelsea and Manchester United transfer talk

first_img Arda Turan in action for Turkey Arda Turan is living the dream playing for Barcelona and has no plans to leave – despite interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.The midfielder moved to the Nou Camp from Atletico Madrid last summer in a deal which could eventually be worth £29m.The Turkey captain has failed to nail down a regular spot in the first-team, though, and it has led to claims he could be off this summer.Chelsea and Manchester United were interested in Turan 12 months ago and they are reportedly sniffing around his signature again.But the 29-year-old, who is currently with Turkey at Euro 2016, has denied any talk of him quitting Barcelona.“I am very happy in Barcelona, I want to continue,” said Turan.“But now I am totally focused on the national team and the Euros. It is a dream for me to play for Barcelona.” 1last_img read more