70 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.
Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region IMCA Modified Rookie of the Year Shane DeVolder. (Photo by Tom Macht, www.photofinishphotos.com)PACIFICA, Calif. – An early season trip to Arizona built the foundation for Shane DeVolder’s Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region Rookie of the Year campaign.The Pacifica, Calif., hotshoe, a graduate of the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod division, logged eight IMCA Modified February starts in the Grand Canyon State. The seat time proved invaluable as he took that experience home and earned All-Star Modified Tour and California State honors as well as the regional rookie prize.“We started off the year at the Arizona Modified Tour. Racing with all those cars definitely helped a lot,” he said. “The Modified is a whole new class for us and our goal at the start of the season was to improve every time we went out. We spent a lot of time and effort working on our program.”His career first win came over the Memorial Day Weekend. DeVolder earned $1,200 and a spot on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot when he took the Santa Maria Raceway Nationals checkers.“Our first win was amazing,” said DeVolder, a junior at Design Tech High School in Redwood City. “I didn’t know if we’d be able to win a feature let alone one of the biggest shows in the region this year. It was pretty cool that we were able to be competitive.”He won for the second time, at American Valley Speedway, the week before he celebrated his 17th birthday.In all, DeVolder raced at a dozen different tracks in the region, including eight in California. He was consistent everywhere he raced, wrapping up the All Star Modified Tour title on the final weekend of the season.“We thought we had a shot at the state championship because we planned to travel around a lot,” DeVolder said. “The tour (championship) was really the big one for us because we raced with so many good drivers.”Wins-2 Top Five Finishes-25 Starts-45HIS CREW: Father Dean, Ally Thornton, Dylan Thornton and Paul Hanely.HIS SPONSORS: Circle Victory Chassis & Parts, Sivesind Suspension, Golden Empire Towing and Elite Signs, all of Bakersfield.