Fewer auctions but clearance rate rallies in Brisbane

first_img 34 Crescent Rd, Hamilton — $1.7 million MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES The 3.44 hectare property at 300 Upper Brookfield Rd, Upper Brookfield. The four-bedroom house on 450sq m at 158 Arthur Tce, Red Hill. 169 Gladstone Rd, Highgate Hill — $700,000 300 Upper Brookfield Rd, Upper Brookfield — $985,000 7 Ayesha Place, Calamvale — $625,000 The six bedroom house on 417sq m at 169 Gladstone Rd, Highgate Hill. Place Graceville agent Karen Simons, who grew up on Borden St at Sherwood, had five local registered bidders for the three-bedroom house at No. 71 on a 637sq m block.With first-time bidders and a buyer’s agent among the mix, auctioneer Mark Frater broke into a two-minute pause on behalf of the vendor to start the bidding at $600,000.Nine minutes and 29 bids later, the property was sold under the hammer for $748,000, more than $20,000 above the reserve price. 21 Grove St, Red Hill — $1.625 million 35 Doorey St, Keperra — $608,000 The three-bedroom house on 764sq m at 35 Doorey St, Keperra. 158 Arthur Tce, Red Hill — $815,000 The house is currently being rented for $420 a week but the owners plan to build a new house on the block.“Location, location, location, that’s what they say isn’t it,” Alexandre Diss said.“We’ve looked at 50, maybe 80 properties. “We went a little over budget but we had a contingency of three to five per cent on pricing, but we know it’s a good price.“And for me, it doesn’t matter if it’s before or after an election, the land is the land and the price was right.”All properties that went to auction on Saturday had campaigns interrupted by school holidays, Easter, the Labour Day long weekend and an upcoming Federal election, all of which have had little impact on buyer enthusiasm, estate agents said.Ray White Paddington’s Judi O’Dea had registered bidders from Dubai, Melbourne and Brisbane for the auction of 21 Grove St at Red Hill which sold under the hammer for $1.625 million.“There’s been no let-up of interest but there’s not much on the market,” Ms O’Dea said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoShe called on potential sellers to consider putting homes on the market before the end of the financial year to capitalise on the number of finance-approved active buyers. Ms Simons agreed: “The owners (at 71 Borden St) were understandably concerned but when you have an area that’s sort after, it transcends the highs and lows of the market,” she said.OTHER PROPERTIES THAT SOLD AT AUCTION ON SATURDAY MORNING: This is where the owner, who lives in Toowoomba, was standing while the auction took place on the lawn outside.“I hated Ben in the beginning,” said the young builder whose every increase was countered by Ben Anderssen, the buyer’s agent working on behalf of a family of five from Corinda.“You guys did the right thing,” Mr Anderssen said when the two parties caught up after the auction.“You’ve just got to keep going straight over the top.”In the end it was the Diss family of Corinda, represented by Mr Anderssen, who came in on top, after a 12-month search for the right block to build their dream home. The 534sq m block of land at 34 Crescent Rd, Hamilton. The five-bedroom house on 716sq m at 21 Grove St, Red Hill. Thirty people came to see 71 Borden St, Sherwood sell under the hammer at auction on Saturday.TWO minutes of silence preceded a tenacious bidding war at 71 Borden St, Sherwood as part of a stimulating auction morning around Brisbane on Saturday.Despite only 38 properties going to auction in the final weekend before the Federal election, the Saturday morning clearance rate was more than 40 per cent.Of the 18 properties on offer between 9am and 12pm on Saturday, 8 sold under the hammer for between $608,000 and $1.7 million. The five-bedroom house on 640sq m at 7 Ayesha Place, Calamvale.last_img read more

Klopp confident Liverpool will seal Champions League spot

first_imgUnless Huddersfield can beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, Liverpool will go into Sunday’s home game against Brighton knowing they must at least match Chelsea’s result against Newcastle, managed by former Reds boss Rafael Benitez.Should they fail, they would have to beat Real Madrid in this month’s Champions League final in Kiev to qualify for Europe’s premier club competition.“It’s my life, it’s our life, that we always make it a little bit more exciting,” Klopp told liverpoolfc.com.“We had these situations a few times and it will be, for sure, exciting because Brighton is in a good moment, they played fantastic against (Manchester) United.“But it’s all OK, as long as we have it in our own hands, life is good. We still have to take it then but we will try everything.”After five matches, including an emotionally draining two-legged Champions League semi-final, in 16 days Klopp has a full week to prepare for the crucial fixture.“I’m really happy that this very intense period is over now because we have one week to prepare for Brighton — that feels like a year and we will use that,” he added.Liverpool have suffered a fresh injury blow after England defender Joe Gomez was ruled out of the Champions League final and the World Cup following ankle surgery.A statement from the club confirmed Gomez’s season was over, saying: “The surgery means the 20-year-old will play no part in the remaining two fixtures of the 2017/18 campaign, or the World Cup finals with England.“However, Gomez will be ready for the start of Liverpool’s pre-season training schedule in July following a rehabilitation period.”Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has already been ruled out of the World Cup in Russia with a knee injury.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jurgen Klopp is confident Liverpool will seal a place in next season’s Champions League © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLondon, United Kingdom, May 8 – Jurgen Klopp is confident Liverpool will recover from a disappointing Premier League run to seal qualification for next season’s Champions League in their final game against Brighton.Defeat to Chelsea on Sunday, following damaging draws against Stoke and West Brom, has taken the race for Champions League football next season into the final week of the season.last_img read more