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Ray White Broadbeach agent Troy Fitzgerald outside 20 Riviera Rd, Miami. Picture: Jerad WilliamsA GOLD Coast beachside shack, on the market after 46 years with one owner, is expected to fetch a seven-digit dollar figure at auction next month.The home is likely to attract plenty of buyer interest and a high sale price – given that it’s now almost impossible to find a house east of the Gold Coast Highway for less than a $1 million.Ray White Broadbeach marketing agent Troy Fitzgerald, who is taking the Miami property to auction on April 1, said the suburb was “a little bit understated”.“That pocket has got a lot of growth still,” he said. “It is the first of that type of property to be on the market in years, and it’s going to set a bit of a benchmark on other properties in the area.”The two-bedroom Miami shack hasn’t changed much. This was taken around 1971 when Gweneth and George Dean bought the property. Her children in the photo are now 50 and 52.Brisbane-based vendors Gweneth and George Dean bought the Miami property in 1971 for just $6500.“We had always holidayed in Burleigh Heads and we had another holiday house there,” 80-year-old Mrs Dean said.“During the 1971 Christmas break I happened to see a property in Riviera Rd, Miami, advertised for $6500 which I felt was worth investigating.” 20 Riviera Rd, Miami.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoMrs Dean said the family used to visit Burleigh Heads fortnightly and were initially attracted to the vibe of the area.“Burleigh was always a very family orientated area,” she said.“It got to a stage where we looked upon ourselves as being half local. You knew every second person you’d meet along the street.”But she said the demographic had now changed with new developments and a younger crowd moving in.“It’s now probably more tourist orientated and there’s very few of the older residents left.” she said.20 Riviera Rd, Miami in the 1970s.Since they bought 20 Riviera Rd, the Deans have only painted the property.“The last (and current) tenancy contract was signed in 2000 and although there were occasional changes of individuals the present tenant has been there since 2004,” Ms Dean said.“We have never lost a week’s rent in that time.”Mrs Dean acknowledged the property might be snapped up by developers due to its medium-density zoning and proximity to the beach.“We assumed that might happen and that’s one of the reasons we didn’t do a lot of work on it,” she said.What else you could buy in 1971?23 inch TV, $20Vegemite 4oz, 22c (113 grams)Fridge, $39Lip stick, 69cAjax washing power 20oz, 39c (566g)1964 Holden Station Wagon, $1045 20 Riviera Rd, Miami.The 536sq m block, just 200m from the beach, included an old two-bedroom weatherboard house which was built in the 1930s.“We bought it purely as an investment as we used the Burleigh house whenever we were down,” Mrs Dean said.“The area was very quiet. The house was called ‘Tween Hills’ as it was directly ‘between the hills’ of North Burleigh and Miami/ Nobby.”Highly sought-after Riviera Rd is a mix of unit blocks and luxury homes including the highest-seller – a four-bedroom home at No. 13. Riviera connects the Gold Coast Highway with popular Marine Pde.
The ORVC Weekly Report for March 23-April 11.Athletes of the Week.Baseball: Ethan Adams-JCD.Softball: Alix DeDreu-RS.Golf: Bryce Murray-RS.Girls Track: Whitney Chapman-RS and Savannah Reuds-SW.Boys Track: Derrick Eldridge and Jake Uhlmansiek-RS.ORVC Report (March 23-April 11)Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.
Huddersfield: Premier League defending champion Manchester City rolled to a 3-0 win over last-place Huddersfield, continuing to chase leader Liverpool.Brazilian full back Danilo got the Citizens on the scoreboard 18 minutes into the game on Sunday night, when he fired a shot that was deflected by German center back Christopher Schindler past Danish goalkeeper Jonas Lossl.After the intermission, German midfielder Leroy Sane stole the limelight, assisting on City’s second goal and then scoring to make it 3-0. In the 54th minute, Sane sent a precise cross into the area and attacking midfielder Raheem Sterling made the most of it, allowing the former Schalke player to collect his 23rd assist since the beginning of the last campaign, the most assists over this time.Sane moved five assists clear off second-place Sterling, which played 18 decisive passes throughout the same period.Just two minutes later, Argentine forward Sergio Aguero set up Sane for City’s third goal.After the win, City has 56 points, good for the second spot in the Premier League standings but four points back of Liverpool, which earned a hard-fought 4-3 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. IANSAlso Read: Sports News
GUYANA Jaguars, led by a superb unbeaten century from their skipper Leon Johnson and 84 from opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul, ended day one in a position of command against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in their fourth round clash in the Regional four-day championship.Winning the toss and batting first in the day/night match at the Brian Lara Stadium , the Guyanese batsmen reached an impressive 245 for 2 at the close of play last night.After losing opener Chanderpaul Hemraj for 22 with the score at 33, Johnson joined Chanderpaul and the two left-handers put together an impressive second wicket partnership of 174 , before Chanderpaul was dismissed for 84.But Johnson was still there at the close, unbeaten on 106, which has so far come off 220 balls. His not out partner is Vishaul Singh on 22.