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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


March Madness 2019: Kentucky forward Reid Travis to return for SEC Tournament

first_imgReid Travis is returning to the court.The forward will play when Kentucky opens the SEC Tournament on Friday against Alabama, coach John Calipari confirmed to reporters. Travis had missed the team’s last five games with a sprained knee. Duke star Zion Williamson on ending college career after injury: ‘Thanks, but no thanks’ LSU reinstates guard Javonte Smart for SEC Tournament opener “(Travis) just gives you a toughness that we’re going to have to have,” Calipari said. “If you’re not fighting and you’re not physical and tough at this point of the year, you’re losing. That’s just how it is.”Travis was named to the Pac-12 All-First team in both 2017 and 2018 while at Stanford.center_img Related News “He’s been terrific in practice,” Calipari said, via the Lexington Herald-Leader. “Kind of surprising.”Travis, a graduate transfer from Stanford, is averaging 11.3 points and 6.9 rebounds in 27.7 minutes per game this season. Kentucky registered a 4-1 record in his absence.last_img read more