Brisbane auctions to span the price spectrum this weekend

first_imgWEEKEND AUCTION: 244 Baroona Road, Paddington — 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 car space — goes to auction at 10am on Saturday. Picture: realestate.com.auA MIXED bag of properties from fixer-uppers to penthouses and luxury hillside homes should produce very diverse results at auctions in Brisbane this weekend.A total of 86 homes in greater Brisbane will go under the hammer this weekend, 61 of which were to be held on Saturday and a massive 25 on Sunday. WEEKEND: Queenslanders galore on auction list 10AM: Scope to add your own style 2PM: War hero’s home going under the hammer SUNDAY AUCTION: Is this Brisbane’s most luxurious home? 112 Mein Street, Hendra; Auction: Sat 21-Oct-17 11:00AM; 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 2 car spaces.Originally 94 homes were scheduled for auction but eight had to be cancelled because they sold beforehand — seven of those had been scheduled for Saturday and one for Sunday.A 1920s cottage at 12 Prince Street, Paddington led the charge for homes that went under contract before they could go to auction. The tiny 273sq m size of the block was not enough to deter interest, with the prime location spurring demand. No figure has been given for the sale price but it last sold in 2009 for $595,000 according to CoreLogic records. 166 Stratton Terrace, Manly Qld; 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms, 2 car spaces; Auction: Sat 21-Oct-17 3:30PM. Sold before auction: 4 Arctic Street, Upper Mount Gravatt; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 5 car spaces. *FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER on Twitter or Facebook FREE: Get The Courier-Mail’s real estate news direct to your inbox BRISBANE’S AUCTION TIMETABLE:SATURDAY 8:45AM 7 Myrtle Street, Grange, Qld 4051 9:00AM 10 Rotorua Court, Aspley, Qld 4034 28 Deighton Road, Dutton Park, Qld 4102 9:30AM 93 Forest Street, Moorooka, Qld 4105 6 Lamona Circuit, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 4109 10:00AM 28 Charlotte Street, Wavell Heights, Qld 4012 118 Bell Street, Kangaroo Point, Qld 4169 25a Emma Street, Red Hill, Qld 4059 24 Glenmorgan Street, Keperra, Qld 4054 95 Hows Road, Nundah, Qld 4012 31 Orcades Road, Yeronga, Qld 4104 18 Rous Street, Hendra, Qld 4011 6 Elizabeth Street, Paddington, Qld 4064 244 Baroona Road, Paddington, Qld 4064 4/27 Second Avenue, Sandgate, Qld 4017 54 Eagle Street, Alderley, Qld 4051 10:30AM 73 Jardine Street, Stafford, Qld 4053 11:00AM 39 Granville Street, West End, Qld 4101 17 Adios Cl, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 4109 31 Dolomite Street, Runcorn, Qld 4113 59 Gumdale Street, Wakerley, Qld 4154 112 Mein Street, Hendra, Qld 4011 20 Athol Street, Yeronga, Qld 4104 12 Walter Street, Toowong, Qld 4066 3/43 Simpsons Road, Bardon, Qld 4065 11:30AM 435 Musgrave Road, Coopers Plains, Qld 4108 24 Dance Crescent, Eight Mile Plains, Qld 4113 12:00PM 99 Raff Avenue, Holland Park, Qld 4121 19 Glasgow Street, Ashgrove, Qld 4060 26 Fosbery Street, Windsor, Qld 4030 10 Vista Street, Bardon, Qld 4065 100 Franklin Street, Annerley, Qld 4103 CHURCH 27 Ruth Street, Corinda, Qld 4075 140 Turner Road, Kedron, Qld 4031 12:30PM More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day ago 4 Arpege Crescent, Eight Mile Plains, Qld 4113 17 Conlan Street, Carina Heights, Qld 4152 1:00PM 34a Yardley Avenue, Ashgrove, Qld 4060 77 Barkala Street, The Gap, Qld 4061 84 Harding Street, Hendra, Qld 4011 1:30PM 42 Emma Street, Holland Park West, Qld 4121 16 Geelong Street, East Brisbane, Qld 4169 2:00PM 5/10 Fortitude Street, Auchenflower, Qld 4066 77 Fletcher Parade, Bardon, Qld 4065 13 Colworth Street, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 4109 101 Kingsley Terrace, Manly, Qld 4179 28 Lunga Street, Carina, Qld 4152 9 Bulimba Parade, Bulimba, Qld 4171 45 Gaynesford Street, Mount Gravatt, Qld 4122 2:30PM 202/21-23 Victoria Street, Windsor, Qld 4030 14 Littler Street, Sunnybank, Qld 4109 3:00PM 5 Bride Street, Wynnum, Qld 4178 49 Wentworth Parade, Balmoral, Qld 4171 264 Gardner Road, Rochedale, Qld 4123 4 Edzell Place, Carindale, Qld 4152 14 Allardyce Street, Graceville, Qld 4075 3:30PM 166 Stratton Terrace, Manly, Qld 4179 PIC 10 Kanuka Street, Algester, Qld 4115 4:00PM 2/38 Vincent Street, Indooroopilly, Qld 4068 286 Formosa Road, Gumdale, Qld 4154 95 Stephen Street, Camp Hill, Qld 4152 6:00PM 27 Vardon Street, Wilston, Qld 4051 SUNDAY 9:00AM 5/249 Coronation Drive, Milton, Qld 4064 Historic terrace 22 Shaw Street, Auchenflower, Qld 4066 Commercial 9:30AM 15/11 Croydon Street, Toowong, Qld 4066 10:00AM 2217/180 Grey Street, South Bank, Qld 4101 3 Sussex Court, Carina Heights, Qld 4152 15 Normanby Terrace, Kelvin Grove, Qld 4059 76 Lockerbie Street, Kangaroo Point, Qld 4169 71 Park Road, Wooloowin, Qld 4030 2506/25 Anderson Street, Kangaroo Point, Qld 4169 4/22 Oxford Street, Woolloongabba, Qld 4102 29 Mullens Street, Hamilton, Qld 4007 18 Strath Street, Highgate Hill, Qld 4101 83 Hampstead Road, Highgate Hill, Qld 4101 4/18 Moray Street, New Farm, Qld 4005 103/180 Dornoch Terrace, Highgate Hill, Qld 4101 5/29 Bilyana Street, Balmoral, Qld 4171 9 Potts Street, East Brisbane, Qld 4169 6/10 Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe, Qld 4005 50 Hillside Crescent, Hamilton, Qld 4007 1500 Creek Road, Carina, Qld 4152 5 & 7 Clarence Street, South Brisbane, Qld 4101 2/68 Rose Lane, Gordon Park, Qld 4031 10:30AM 4009, 4010/255 Ann Street, Brisbane City, Qld 4000 7/183 Kelvin Grove Road, Kelvin Grove, Qld 4059 54/29 George Street, Brisbane City, Qld 4000 (List source: realestate.com.au) Under contract already: 12 Prince Street, Paddington; 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 car space. Auction cancelled due to sale: 64 Montpelier Street, Clayfield; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car spaces. Under contract: 43 Clarke Street, Hendra; 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car spaces.Among other auction properties that have already gone under contract was the brand new 64 Montpelier Street, Clayfield, as well as a low maintenance home at 32 Flemington Street, Hendra, a retro 1970s original at 4 Arctic Street, Upper Mount Gravatt, a dual listing at 43 Clarke Street, Hendra, the finely kept 60 Solar Street, Coorparoo, plus 14 Zeehan Street, Wavell Heights. A unit at 30/34 Dornoch Terrace, West End has also had its auction postposed pending negotiations.The first home going to auction this weekend is in the Grange at 7 Myrtle Street, while Saturday’s last one to go under the hammer will be in the evening at 6pm at 27 Vardon Street, Wilston. Brisbane’s Sunday auctions start at 9am with the final three of the weekend going at auction at 10.30am. Auction cancelled: 32 Flemington Street, Hendra; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 4 car spaces. 27 Ruth Street, Corinda Qld; 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Car Spaces; Auction: Sat 21 Oct. 2017 12PM.last_img read more

USC students embrace relocated Syrian refugees

first_imgWhen Lida Dianti turned on the news and saw Syrian children losing their homes, their families and their very lives, she wanted to help in a sustainable way. Her purpose became to give young Syrians something that could never be taken away from them: education.Dianti founded the USC chapter of Students Organize for Syria in Fall 2016. The organization tutors students in English as part of their Students Teach for Syria program and co-hosts donation drives with UCLA to support families in El Cajon, a city near San Diego. The Syrian Civil War is currently in its sixth year, and millions have been displaced from their homes. Three years ago, the United Nations called the Syrian Civil War “the biggest humanitarian crisis of our era.” Because of the prevalence of information about the war, Dianti is adamant that the purpose of her club is not to raise awareness. “People know,” she said. “It’s 2017; we all have iPhones. People are well aware of what’s going on. I’m done having dialogue. I’m done raising awareness. I want action.”Action is an understatement for Dianti’s role in the club. She spends all her free time on SOS, whether she’s picking up lunch ingredients for the kids, brainstorming ideas for new projects or driving down to El Cajon to help out — a trip she makes every weekend. The dozen or so families she works with in El Cajon know and expect her; they have her number, they know her name and they know her car.The focus of Dianti’s club is education as she believes it is crucial for refugee children to continue their studies. As a senior majoring in international relations, she had been closely following the conflict. Over a year ago, she began tutoring a Syrian student, someone she still considers a very close friend. After meeting her, Dianti had a personal stake in the war.“She changed my whole life,” Dianti said. Dianti wanted to start a tutoring program here on campus because of the high demand for English speaking tutors. In her experience, there are a variety of reasons Syrian children want English tutors. Primarily, students want to be prepared for placement exams so they can get into universities and make a life for themselves outside of their unstable country. Students also need English assistance to fill out applications for jobs, for asylum and for colleges. A third group simply wants to practice their speaking. “[When studying a foreign language], it’s very common that reading and writing is easy, but speaking, that can only come from experience and practice,” Dianti said. “The best way to do that is with a native speaker.”Sofia Deak, vice president of SOS, first got involved as a tutor. “I had been looking for a way to help out with the crisis going on in Syria and have a lasting impact on the people who were suffering there,” she said. Deak then helped expand SOS’ work to El Cajon and coordinated volunteers for their donation drives, and has had memorable interactions with refugees on each trip. Families invited her in for Arabic tea or coffee (which Dianti raves about), and one family even insisted Deak stay for dinner. Kids hugged and kissed her after receiving gifts, and one man cried of joy after the volunteers bought glasses for him after he was unable to fill his prescription.“He was grateful for something that we thought was small,” Deak said.Deak has been studying Arabic for two years, but knowledge of Arabic is by no means a requirement for tutors or volunteers, given the high demand. “My Arabic is so bad, but they just want to hang out with you,” Dianti said of her frequent trips to El Cajon. She visits nine to 15 families each week and has gotten to know each family well. On Jan. 6, she took a young boy to In-N-Out, and they were laughing and eating together despite the language barrier. She would try to speak Arabic, and he wouldn’t understand. The boy would speak English, and she would get confused, but they would both learn a little as they laughed a lot. “It’s genuinely fun,” she said. “It’s like hanging out with family. They need compassion. They need to be treated like human beings because that hasn’t happened to them in a very long time.”Dianti graduates this year, but she still has new plans for SOS in the works. Her latest is a program that allows USC students to improve their colloquial Arabic skills and allows refugees to earn some money. Students can study Arabic in school, but she feels that it’s focused on reading and writing formally, not conversing casually. Ideally, USC students could have Skype Arabic lessons from, for example, a Syrian mother with young children who can’t leave the house to work, and pay them $15 to $20 an hour. It’s essentially the inverse of the English tutoring program they have in place, but unlike the English program, there isn’t a huge demand for tutors. According to Dianti, the hardest part of working with refugees is making promises that are difficult to keep. She said the executive board has no shortage of passion and enthusiasm, but there is a shortage of volunteers, forcing the few dedicated members to overextend themselves and work long hours to ensure they don’t let the refugees down. And yet, they keep doing it, over and over.“It’s the best thing I’ve done with my life, honest to God,” she said. “They just want people to hang out with, they want to meet Americans, they want to practice English, they want to feel like they’re a part of the community.”last_img read more

NORTH WEST 10K ENTRANTS ASKED TO REGISTER EARLY

first_imgRunners and walkers taking part in the North West Charity 10k on Sunday, May 6th in Letterkenny are being asked to pre-book in order to avoid congestion with a huge crowd expected for the event.Entries will be taken upstairs at Letterkenny Community Centre on Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th of May from 6.00 to 7.30 p.m. Also on Saturday 5th May from 4.00 to 7.00 p.m.Entrants will pick up their numbers and t-shirts at these times which means no queuing up on the day of the 10k. By doing this you are assisting the committee to ensure that event runs off smoothly and gets started on time at 2.00 p.m. Entries are also being taken on-line at www.northwest10k.com.Sponsorship cards for the charity event are available from Letterkenny Chamber, Grand Central Complex, Canal Road. For more details ring 9124866 or visit the website where there is also very important pre-booking details for the charity race and walk. NORTH WEST 10K ENTRANTS ASKED TO REGISTER EARLY was last modified: April 21st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:North West 10klast_img read more