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

Reds Hall of Fame

first_imgThe latest entries into the Reds Hall of Fame were Jake Beckley, Ken Griffey, Jr., Ron Oester, and Dave Parker.  With the exception of Beckley, the other 3 are products of the Cincinnati Youth Baseball Programs.  They join a long list of major leaguers who got their start in Cincinnati.Dave Parker and Ken Griffey, Jr. were both power hitters with Griffey hitting over 600 home runs in his career.  Although Parker was way behind Griffey in home runs, the length of some of his home runs are still talked about today.  Both were excellent outfielders as well as good base runners.Ron Oester was a very talented infielder.  Oester was the type of player that major league baseball teams need to be winners.  Although his physical talents could not match Griffey’s, his hard play made every Reds’ team he played on better just by being in the lineup.Jake Beckley, who played before 1900 for the old Redlegs, was known as the “triple man”.  All of us have to go by what we read, but Jake must have been quick like the present Billy Hamilton.Cincinnati has been very successful keeping their own athletes in Cincinnati and playing for their home team.last_img read more