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Buyer nabs big block in small suburb

first_imgThe home at 5 Roxby Street, Gordon Park.BIG  blocks in the tiny suburb of Gordon Park are so rare that it’s no surprise a post-war home on a huge 1181sq m was recently snapped up prior to auction.The property at 5 Roxby St was offered to the market for the first time in its history, and sold for $900,000 to a Brisbane family.Agent Holly Bowden, from Ray White Wilston, said it attracted six offers before auction day.“We had one buyer who couldn’t attend but was desperate to secure it, so I worked with him to get to that figure,” Ms Bowden said.The property is in a private cul-de-sac just around the corner from Kedron Brook and just 6km from the CBD.The three-bedroom family home had been well maintained but is in need of a renovation.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019Ms Bowden said the buyer planned to demolish the existing 1959 house and rebuild.She said properties in Gordon Park were tightly held but in high demand.“Families are gravitating to the area because of the schools,” she said. “And it’s so close to Wilston but more affordable.”A two-bedroom house in the suburb, in need of some TLC, recently sold above the reserve price at auction.The 1930s Queenslander on 506sq m at 50 Goulburn St sold under the hammer for $768,000.Garry Jones from McGrath Estate Agents Wilston marketed the property. Gordon Park is Brisbane’s smallest suburb and has an existing median house price of $760,000.last_img read more


Koeman: Chelsea are not boring

first_imgBarclays Premier League champions-elect Chelsea are far from “boring” and other clubs should look at themselves for not being able to mount a better challenge, according to Southampton manager Ronald Koeman. Chelsea closed in on the title with a 3-1 victory at Leicester on Wednesday night, meaning they can secure the championship with three matches still to play by beating Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Blues manager Jose Mourinho and captain John Terry both hit back at chants of “boring, boring Chelsea” from some Arsenal fans during last weekend’s goalless draw at the Emirates Stadium. While Chelsea may have failed to beat his side in their two league matches which each ended 1-1, Dutch coach Koeman believes other teams need to take a look at their own failings rather than highlight any perceived shortcomings in the approach of the leaders. “They were the best team, the strongest team mentally. I don’t agree with boring Chelsea because it is about winning, about winning titles,” said Koeman. “They have an unbelievable spirit in the team and all the credit to Jose and the players. “They have a difference of about 10 points. I think the other teams, they should not say anything because Chelsea is the best team of this season. “We need a reaction of the rest of the teams because the distance is too much.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more


Reconstruction of Koševo Stadium to Begin in March

first_img‘’The reconstruction of the Olympic Stadium Asim Ferhatović Hase – Koševo should start in March, so that we could improve conditions for spectators, and which was requested of us by the European Football Association (UEFA)’’, said Jasmina Polić, Director of the Center for Sports and Recreation in Sarajevo, the company that manages the biggest stadium in B&H.She said that the reconstruction works are expected to be finished by May of this year, when they await UEFA inspections.‘’I believe that we will satisfy the requirements of UEFA, which year after year are more demanding. Koševo cannot be compared with other stadiums in the world, but we can improve the conditions at our Olympic building. We can think of serious modernization only when a regulation plan is adopted, meaning when we have clearly defined our finances’’, said Polić.The reconstruction of Olympic Stadium in Sarajevo will be done using funds of UEFA in the amount of 89.000 Euros, and municipality Center, which is expected to invest an additional 50.000 BAM.‘’Plumbing works in the entire stadium should be done, renovated locker rooms for teams in the east part of the stadiums, as well as for referees. We will also install automatic watering lawns’’, said Polić. She also added that ‘’We received 100.000 BAM from municipality Center for setting up seats in the entire western part of the stadium, and in other areas where chairs are missing. We should finish this by the beginning of May, so that the stadium would have around 34.000 seats based on UEFA standards’’.Wireless Internet should soon be available at Koševo, and would to some extent improve the current poor conditions under which journalists work.(Source: read more