Suburban amenities help to lure family buyers

first_imgThe home at 44 Park Vista Drive, Mango Hill, sold at auction.Nearby facilities and infrastructure, plus a parkland outlook, drove demand for 44 Park Vista Drive, Mango Hill, which sold for $480,000 on June 10.Naomi Carter, sales consultant with Harcourts North Lakes, said the owners were pleased with the marketing campaign, although one bidder almost missed their chance to raise a paddle.“We had four offers on contract prior to the auction, and we had two registered bidders — one turned up late. She thought the open (house) was at 2pm when the auction was at 2pm.”More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019But two bidders were all that was needed for the four-bedroom, four-year-old home to be sold.Ms Carter said the indoor/outdoor feel of the house was very appealing. “The big sell point was the outlook from the beautiful open-plan kitchen/dining/living … which overlooked a nice outlook on to the park,” she said.Ms Carter said apart from the house itself, Mango Hill property had benefited from improved services such as the Redcliffe train line extension last year.“The introduction of the train station and then, of course, the Westfield shopping centre and the Ikea. From November onwards the market has definitely heated up with so many people moving here.”Ms Carter said while owner-occupiers were making their presence felt, investors were also demanding a piece of the pie.“Every investor wants a property around that $450,000 mark — a four-bedroom home, $450,000, renting between $420 per week and $450 per week,” she said.last_img read more

SAL Shuts Down Offshore Installation Division in The Netherlands

first_imgSAL Heavy Lift said it has decided to close its subsidiary SAL Offshore B.V. focused on developing and delivering offshore installation solutions for the oil & gas and renewables sectors.According to the company, the change in strategy and closure of the office in Delft, The Netherlands was due to the challenging times in the offshore market facing significant reductions in projects worldwide.However, the company said that the closure of the SAL Offshore B.V. office in Delft, does not spell the end for SAL in the offshore markets. SAL will continue to offer offshore installation services with its DP2 vessel MV Lone and/or other vessels based on scope and opportunity.In future, all offshore activities of SAL will be handled by its Marine Projects team within our office in Hamburg.SAL will continue with its presence in The Netherlands. An office focusing on shipping activities will be established in Rotterdam.last_img read more