Million-dollar market thrives in Eight Mile Plains

first_img70 Gosford St, Mount Gravatt. Picture: realestate.com.auIT took just five days for this ultra-modern, five-bedroom house in Mount Gravatt to be snapped up by a keen buyer.The property at 70 Gosford St sold for $750,000 to a buyer from New Zealand, who had only lived in Brisbane for a year.Raby Bay Property’s Aaron Ngoi said it was rare for new houses of its calibre to become available in Mount Gravatt.“There was a lot of interest, around five offers,” he said.“This one’s quite special in that it’s a new house – only three years’ old – and well built.“It’s very different to many of the houses in Mount Gravatt, which are a bit older.”More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Down the road in Eight Mile Plains, a unique, four-bedroom home on a huge 959sq m block recently sold after auction for $910,000.The auction of 38 Arkrose St attracted five registered bidders but failed to sell at auction. It sold later that same day to a local Chinese family who plan to demolish the house and subdivide the block.LJ Hooker’s Emily Xiong said the size of the block attracted a lot of interest but the buyer didn’t like the style of the home, so plan to build a new one.She said the suburb was popular with local Chinese families interested in property around the $1 million mark. Eight Mile Plains is a high-demand market with 138 houses selling in the suburb last year.The suburb’s median house price is $764,000, according to data from property researcher CoreLogic.last_img read more

New York declares flu emergency

first_img Sharing is caring! Share 12 Views   no discussions HealthInternationalLifestylePrint New York declares flu emergency by: – January 14, 2013 The US is in the midst of the worst flu outbreak in yearsThe governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo, has declared a public health emergency because of the severity of this year’s influenza season.The order makes vaccinations more accessible and allows pharmacists to administer vaccines to children.Almost 20,000 cases of flu have been reported in New York state so far this season – more than four times the number of cases last winter.The flu outbreak has reached epidemic proportions across the US.Last week 7.3% of US deaths were caused by pneumonia and the flu, just above epidemic threshold, said the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Flu activity was widespread in 47 states, up from 41 the week before.Experts recommend flu vaccines, which have been found to be 62% effective.The 2012-13 flu season is said to have started earlier than usual, with many cases of the H3N2 strain, which can be severe.Some analysts say the latest numbers suggest the worst of the season may have passed.The only states without widespread flu were California, Hawaii and Mississippi.Flu symptoms can include fever, cough, runny nose, body ache and fatigue. Severe cases could see vomiting and diarrhoea or develop into pneumonia. Many cases are much milder.BBC Newscenter_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

Beat writers predict a close game in Syracuse’s matchup with Pittsburgh

first_img Published on January 18, 2019 at 5:46 pm Comments Syracuse (12-5, 3-1 Atlantic Coast) is coming off an overtime upset at No. 1 Duke. Pittsburgh (12-5, 2-2) just upset No. 11 Florida State by double-digit points. When the Orange and Panthers meet on Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome, both teams will be riding a high from major wins. Pitt has been a surprise in its first year under former Duke assistant Jeff Capel, and the Orange will look to start a winning streak.Here’s what our beat writers think will happen on Saturday after the 2 p.m. tip-off.Billy Heyen (13-4)Beware the PittSyracuse 75, Pittsburgh 69For a program that looked in disarray such a short time ago, Pittsburgh has made itself into a team Syracuse can’t look past. A win over No. 11 Florida State at the same time SU was upsetting No. 1 Duke set this up as a matchup of two teams feeling really good about themselves. The Panthers play some zone, which the Orange haven’t always solved this season, but with Tyus Battle and Elijah Hughes making shots of late, that should be enough. Charlie DiSturco (12-5)Pitt stopSyracuse 67, Pittsburgh 65AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis game is eerily similar to Syracuse’s matchup against Georgia Tech a week ago. Two really solid defensive teams that defend the 3 well. Both teams are coming off huge upset wins and will carry that momentum into Saturday night. The Orange will continue to shoot 3s, which will keep this game extremely close down the stretch. Pittsburgh has been playing extremely well of late, but have yet to win an away game. That’ll remain true on Saturday when the Panthers return to the road inside the Carrier Dome.Matthew Gutierrez (11-6)Orange PantherSyracuse 68, Pittsburgh 66Kudos to former Duke coach and now first-year Pitt head coach Jeff Capel for what’s playing out as a solid turnaround. Optimism is all over the Panthers program, especially after Monday’s upset over FSU. Their guard play has been phenomenal. The thing is, Syracuse’s strength also is guard play. Give the edge to SU, which should pick up its fourth conference victory. center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more