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

Football News Manchester United move to fourth in Premier League with thumping win over Fulham

first_img Manchester: Manchester United swept into fourth place in the Premier League as Anthony Martial’s sublime strike inspired their 3-0 win over struggling Fulham on Saturday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side took the lead through Paul Pogba’s clinical finish early in the first half at Craven Cottage. But it was Martial who stole the show as the winger raced over half the length of the pitch before finishing emphatically to double United’s lead before half-time. That swaggering solo effort was followed by the influential Pogba’s second-half penalty as United moved into fourth place, one point above Chelsea, who face Manchester City on Sunday. Winners of six consecutive away games in all competitions for the first time since May 2009, United are firmly in the hunt for a top four finish after trailing 11 points behind those places on the day Jose Mourinho was sacked in December.        They have won 10 of 11 matches in all competitions since Solskjaer replaced Mourinho as interim boss. United remain unbeaten under their former striker Solskjaer, who has lifted the gloom from the unlamented Mourinho’s divisive reign and put himself in contention to land the job on a permanent basis.       United’s stroll by the banks of the River Thames was the perfect preparation for their Champions League last 16 first leg against Paris Saint Germain at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Fulham are second bottom having lost five of their last six league games and face a daunting task to avoid relegation. With United’s clash against PSG on his mind, Solskjaer made six changes, leaving out Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Victor Lindelof. Those switches left United looking uncertain in the opening moments and Luciano Vietto reached Andre Schurrle’s cross, only to scuff his half-volley wide when he should have hit the target.   Schurrle fired over from close-range after Alexsandar Mitrovic harried Chris Smalling into another mistake moments later.               But on a blustery afternoon, United had riden their luck and were about to blow Fulham away. They took the lead with a superbly constructed goal that exposed the Premier League’s leakiest defence in the 14th minute. Ander Herrera deftly evaded a sliding lunge from Jean-Michael Serri and picked out Martial on the edge of the Fulham area.Electric United Martial’s perfectly-weighted pass caught Fulham flat-footed and Pogba took Sergio Rico by surprise with a fierce strike from a tight angle that flashed past the Fulham keeper at his near post. It was Pogba’s seventh goal since Solskjaer took charge, underlining how the France star has come out of his shell following the departure of his nemesis Mourinho.Since Solskjaer’s arrival, Pogba, now deployed in a free-roaming role that better suits his personality, has been directly involved in more goals, either scoring or assisting, than any other Premier League player. Yet Pogba was reduced to the role of admiring spectator for once when his compatriot Martial doubled United’s lead in the 23rd minute. Jones started the electric counter-attack, winning possession and spreading the ball wide to Martial just inside the United half. Fulham had thrown too many players forward and they were ruthlessly punished.Martial accelerated past Maxime Le Marchand and left Denis Odoi trailing in his wake before bending a fine finish into the far corner.Martial, another United star who felt slighted by Mourinho’s acerbic tongue, is back to his best and his 11th goal of the season was the perfect way to celebrate signing a new five contract recently.   With Fulham impotent in attack, boss Claudio Ranieri was jeered when he replaced Schurrle with defender Cyrus Christie early in the second half. United piled on the misery for Ranieri in the 65th minute. Romelu Lukaku’s pass found Juan Mata just inside the area and Le Marchand responded with a panicked shove, conceding a penalty that Pogba converted in typically nonchalant style. Manchester United have won 10 out of 11 games ever since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge.Manchester United are six points behind third-placed Tottenham Hotspur.Manchester City lead the table ahead of Liverpool in the Premier League. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more