Southern buyers key to sale success

first_imgReal Estate television personality Andrew Winter at The Ville. Picture: Evan MorganCELEBRITY real estate expert Andrew Winter says attracting interstate buyers could be the key to Townsville’s property market recovering.Mr Winter was in Townsville this week to host a lunch at The Ville Resort and Casino, where he spoke to real estate agents about the benefits of print advertising.Mr Winter said interstate buyers priced out of capital city markets such as Sydney and Melbourne could provide increased demand for property.“My belief for growth in somewhere like this is, I ­believe, Townsville is an area where as a city it has a lot to offer interstate Australians as a lifestyle choice, whether for ­retirement or young people,” he said. “Obviously employment is the difficult thing but if you have the ability to live away from a big city due to age or working for yourself where you then don’t need to be down south, that is where your fresh housing blood will be coming in from.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Mr Winter also visited Townsville to host a breakfast and speak to builders about Lendlease’s Elliot Springs ­satellite city development.Lendlease regional development manager for Elliot Springs Simon Walker said it was a wonderful opportunity for all to hear from the well-known property expert at the exclusive local builder’s event. “Andrew’s knowledge of the latest home design trends will be of great advantage for the builders of Elliot Springs,” he said.Mr Winter said while Townsville’s property market had some promising signs in sales volume, it was still not in recovery phase and it could be some time before prices returned to peak level.“It’s all about the property cycle clock and Townsville is an area that probably stopped growing nearly 10 years ago,” he said. “They were boom ­prices, so for a market to move into recovery value wise, you have to get back into values that were at the peak before, and that hasn’t happened yet, as far as I can gather.“You’re not in recovery yet in respect of value but what does seem to be in recovery … is the volume, the turnover and the transactions.“Now if they are starting to gain strength and people are moving and selling and buying in the market, then that’s a ­signal that your market will eventually recover value wise, but it can take a long time.”last_img read more

Barca face La Liga expulsion if Catalonia splits

first_imgBarcelona would not be allowed to play in La Liga if Catalonia broke away from Spain, the country’s football league chief Javier Tebas said as tensions mounted in the region over the possibility of an independence referendum next month.Politics have been interwoven with the football club almost since it was formed and is summed up by the team’s motto: ‘more than a club’.Barca’s role in pushing the Catalan nationalist cause varies depending on the board in power, but it always plays a central role in cultural life.The present board, first under president Sandro Rosell and now Josep Maria Bartomeu, have taken a back-seat role in the heated debate currently taking place in the region about whether to hold an independence referendum on November 9.Catalan independence would clearly impact on the future of Barca, who, along with Real Madrid, are the major powerhouses of the Spanish game with support throughout the country.In the event that Barca did leave La Liga then it would severely weaken the image of the competition at home and abroad. Similarly it would be hard to imagine Barca and local rivals Espanyol competing in a Catalan league, which would have many semi-professional teams.”If Catalonia became independent, taking into consideration the Sports Law that would be enforced by the rest of Spain, Barcelona wouldn’t be allowed to play,” Tebas, the president of the LFP, told a sports conference in Barcelona.”There would have to be a change in the law made in the Spanish Parliament.”Clearly if it happened then it would be detrimental for Spanish football to lose Barca who are an historic club.”I can’t imagine the LFP without Barca. In the same way as I can’t imagine Catalonia without Spain, I can’t see La Liga without Barca. Also if it did happen what would you call the league: the Spanish League or the Iberian League?” Barca supporters aligned with former-president Joan Laporta are calling on the club to be more vocal in support of the referendum.Laporta, who was president from 2003 to 2010, wanted the club to be at the forefront of Catalan nationalist politics, which angered many fans, particularly those from other parts of Spain who felt alienated.The present board though are less committal.”It is a sensitive subject and the club won’t get involved but the president is considering making a statement in the coming days,” said a Barca spokesman.Xavi and Gerard Pique, however, are among the Barca players who have come out in support of a referendum, following a September rally in Barcelona in favour of the vote, attended by 1.8 million people according to the police. “We have all the right in the world to vote. We need to vote, we need the people to show their opinions and I am in favour of the referendum obviously,” Xavi told a news conference.Both he and Pique were or currently are Spain internationals and the latter says that he still gives his all when playing for La Roja.”I am Catalan and I wanted to take part in the rally. I went with friends to have a good time with the other 1.8 million that were there,” Pique told a news conference.”There is no need to doubt me. I have played for the national team for 11 years and it is something different to be in favour of a referendum which is democratic. People should have the right to vote and this has nothing to do with the other.”last_img read more

Wellington Fire/EMS weekly log: Nov. 9 – Nov. 15, 2015

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The following is the Wellington Fire and EMS weekly log for Nov. 9 to Nov. 15, 2015. 10-Nov8:41 PMMedical Trauma1600 block W. 8th Wellington Fire & EMS Weekly Run Log 9-Nov8:57 AMMedical Emergency400 block South C 11-Nov11:12 PMMedical EmergencyOxford 9-Nov1:39 PMMedical Emergency400 block South C 9-Nov2:13 PMMedical AlarmOxford 15-Nov12:23 AMMedical Emergency400 block N. West Road 9-Nov2:50 PMTransfer to Wichita 15-Nov11:21 AMFuel Spill500 block W. 16th 10-Nov3:59 AMGrass/Structure Fire200 block E. 20th Avenue 14-Nov3:28 PMMedical Emergency200 block S. Patterson 10-Nov5:32 PMMedical Transfer1000 block College 13-Nov6:07 PMMedical Emergency1100 block West 8th 11-Nov9:46 AMMedical TraumaOxford 10-Nov11:58 PMMedical Transfer100 block W. Botkin 15-Nov11:49 AMFire Alarm2300 block North A 15-Nov1:30 AMRailroad Tie Fire400 block E. Maple 9-Nov2:40 PMMedical EmergencyOxford Follow us on Twitter. 10-Nov2:22 PMTransfer to Wichita 10-Nov8:24 PMMedical Emergency100 block W. Botkin Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 13-Nov11:13 AMMedical Emergency700 block South G 13-Nov2:30 PMCarbon Monoxide600 block N. Washington 11-Nov9:34 AMTransfer to Wichita 12-Nov3:15 PMInvestigate Burning100 block S. Oliver 12-Nov4:29 PMMedical Emergency1200 block South C 14-Nov1:37 PMMedical EmergencyOxford 11-Nov7:40 AMMedical Trauma400 block South C 12-Nov5:47 PMMedical Emergency500 block W. 19th 10-Nov11:50 PMMedical Trauma200 block North C 9-Nov1:13 PMTransfer to Wichita 12-Nov4:05 PMMedical Emergency700 block S. Woodlawn 15-Nov12:02 PMFire Investigation1000 block College 10-Nov11:58 AMTransfer to Wichita 9-Nov7:14 AMMedical Emergency600 block N. Poplarlast_img read more