Boutique development in Ascot almost sold out before its launch

first_img96 Dobson Street, Ascot has three out of eight apartments left for sale, starting at $694,000.A BOUTIQUE apartment complex in Ascot is proving a hit with five of the eight apartments sold prior to its official launch.The development on 96 Dobson St, Ascot has eight designer three-bedroom apartments with two of the remaining apartments having their own 100sq m private courtyard.The third remaining apartments sits on the top floor with views to the river and city.Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty agent Tyson Clarke said he chose to take on the selling of this project because it was such as unique find. 96 Dobson Street, AscotGold Coast resident and keen property investor Ian Rissman said he chose to buy into the Dobson St project based on its location and quality.Having already signed tenants, Mr Rissman said being so close to Racecourse Rd and Portside was a drawcard, and having watched it being built over the last 12 months he was impressed with the quality of the build.“I mainly invest in commercial property, so this is my first residential for about ten years,” he said. “I see Brisbane as a growth area and seeing what’s happening in Sydney and Melbourne with the prices down there, I think there’ll be a flow on affect so it’s a good time to get in, especially in a good location like this with so much public transport within walking distance.“I think I’ll probably look at buying another residential property in Brisbane, I think the timing’s right.” 96 Dobson Street, AscotInterstate investor Gregory Romeo agreed, he said he had quite a few properties in Melbourne but felt it was getting to expensive and the yield was a bit ridiculous.“So I thought I’d purchase in Brisbane where there’s a better return,” he said.“This is a long-term investment for me, I want to diversity a bit.”Dobson St is Mr Romeo’s first residential investment in Brisbane, he said he wasn’t really interested in the high-rise complexes, he preferred the smaller complex’s with nice streetscapes.center_img 96 Dobson Street, Ascot“At this stage, if you look on realestate.com.au, there’s not a lot that compares to this for sale,” Mr Clarke said.“There are a lot of big unit complexes that have a reduced level of interest but hard to find something in a blue chip suburb like Ascot, with a big yard out the back.”Mr Clarke said the development was in a great location, close to Racecourse Road and right near Portside and the Hamilton precinct.“I like the way this project was put together, with large outdoor courtyards that are really rare around this area, it’s something unique in this area and interest in the courtyard apartments has predominantly been by homeowners,” Mr Clarke said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour ago“The outdoor area is huge, over 100sq m of outdoor area!”last_img read more

Sir Everton Weekes strides to 95 not out

first_imgCRICKET West Indies (CWI) on Wednesday sent greetings to the great Sir Everton Weekes, who celebrated his 95th birth anniversary.He is the oldest living West Indies cricketer – and a much loved and revered member of the West Indies cricket family.As a member of the Three Ws – alongside Sir Frank Worrell and Sir Clyde Walcott – he paved the way for the development of West Indies cricket.He is a true icon of the game and is respected everywhere cricket is played or spoken about all around the world. As a batsman, he was full of class and had an outstanding career.He has contributed immensely to this great game and is a true West Indies hero. “We want to wish him a happy 95th birthday”, CWI said in a statement.Speaking from his home in Barbados on Wednesday morning, Sir Everton said: “I want to thank CWI and the people in cricket for their kind words and well-wishes. I played my cricket for the people and it is very good to know they respected me. I hope I made people happy with the way I played.”Sir Everton is one of several West Indies greats in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. During his career, he made 4 455 runs in 48 Tests, at a remarkable average of 58.61 runs per innings, including 15 centuries. He made his Test debut against England at Kensington Oval in 1948 and played his last Test match against Pakistan at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad in 1958.  (SOURCE– Cricket West Indies)last_img read more

Clippers’ Paul George needs be grim reaper vs. Lakers in playoffs

first_imgBut George’s inconsistent play has quietly been a cause for concern — he entered Sunday having scored 15 or fewer points in four of his past seven appearances. He has 11 such outings this year; he had four last year. That made his scoring outburst in a losing effort against the Lakers on Sunday afternoon reassuring.George needs to replicate his nationally televised output against the Lakers come playoff time when he likely clashes against LeBron James and Anthony Davis with far more on the line. He was assertive driving to the bucket and efficient with his jumper, pouring in a game-high 31 points on 9-of-16 shooting. He also picked up three steals and a block. His effort helped the Clippers hang around in an eventual 112-103 defeat despite the supporting cast around George and Kawhi Leonard shooting an abysmal 30.7 percent from the field.MORE: The secret behind the Bucks’ elite defenseThe Clippers have received praise for improving their depth midseason relative to the Lakers. They’ve added Marcus Morris and Reggie Jackson, while the Lakers brought in Markieff Morris and Dion Waiters. A marginal edge in bench production probably won’t determine a heavyweight Western Conference finals meeting, though. It will instead be settled by the stars on each side.At his best, George is the ideal fit for a team trying to unseat the kings of LA. He forms a destructive defensive duo with Leonard as capable of slowing down James as any team could be. He causes his own matchup problems at the other end.The forward’s all-around game clicked on Sunday in a way it hasn’t often of late.He pushed the ball into the paint and finished through contact.🗣 COUNT IT @Yg_Trece , plus one! pic.twitter.com/4R87NObmfq— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) March 8, 2020He hit his open 3-pointers. . @Yg_Trece has a firm handle on things. pic.twitter.com/Sjzi7DXcmN— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) March 8, 2020He was able to slice up defenders in one-on-one iso situations.. @Yg_Trece has a firm handle on things. pic.twitter.com/Sjzi7DXcmN— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) March 8, 2020That the Lakers won despite George’s big game could be viewed as worrisome for the Clippers.But the Clippers should be relieved to see George turn out with a vintage performance in a marquee game, knowing how much they’ll need him in their push for a championship. He was a dominant force against the first-place team in the West. He’ll need to be lethal against his crosstown rival should they meet in a couple of months. The Clippers traded Shai Gilgeous-Alexander — possibly a future All-NBA player — and a host of unprotected draft picks to Oklahoma City this past summer so they could secure Paul George, a lockdown, versatile defender with a killer offensive game.From afar, the deal has been a success. The Clippers are 43-20, and they will almost certainly be a top-four seed in the Western Conference.last_img read more