Investment: Betting the farm

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Buyers urged to do their research if buying property off the plan

first_imgAn aerial view of residential housing on the Gold Coast.But he said it wasn’t all doom and gloom.“The good news is that house price growth is likely to remain strong due to the growing demand for existing affordable dwelling options and the desire to live in established coastal areas with an unrivalled lifestyle and good infrastructure,” he said.“This is driven by ongoing population growth from high levels of interstate buyers, high migration levels to coastal areas (particularly among Baby Boomers), a growing economy and a relatively buoyant labour market in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. RiskWise Property Research CEO Doron Peleg is warning buyers to “proceed with caution” before buying an off-the-plan property.DON’T get caught up in the hype of the Games.That’s the message from RiskWise Property Research CEO Doron Peleg.Mr Peleg said it was best to “proceed with caution” before signing on the dotted line and buying an off-the-plan property.He said while the Games would help put the Gold Coast property market on the world map, it was wise to do comprehensive research and risk analysis before purchasing. Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast.. Picture: Destination Gold Coast“The clear majority of these properties will be off-the-plan units, and these carry a high level of risk due to the potential for oversupply in some areas” he said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“This means buyers should proceed with caution as they could carry equity risk, cashflow risk and settlement risk.“Our research shows that 10,614 new units will be added to the Gold Coast property market over the next 24 months. “While this represents a small increase and is unlikely to have any significant impact on the market, Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise, Hope Island and Southport have a larger number of units in the pipeline, and these areas do carry a high level of risk.”center_img An aerial view of residential apartments on the Gold Coast.The research house’s analysis shows the region has delivered solid property price growth over the past five years at 36 per cent for houses and 23 per cent for units.CoreLogic’s regional market update to December 2017 places the median house price at 634,423, while the median unit price is $411, 229.RiskWise Property Review was formed in 2016 with the goal of providing property risk advise and research services to help its clients make informed purchasing decisionslast_img read more

Pogba decision angers Man Utd amid Raiola frustrations

first_imgManchester United and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are growing increasingly frustrated with Paul Pogba’s antics. The Frenchman is set to miss their New Year’s Day clash at Arsenal having also missed their win at Burnley several days ago. Paul Pogba is pushing his luck with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Pogba is being integrated slowly as he recovers from injury, but decided to fly to France to watch his brothers Mathias and Florentin play in a charity match. The rest of the United squad arrived at the Landmark Hotel in London on Tuesday, but their record signing was not present. It heightens speculation that the 26-year-old is set for pastures new with the January transfer window now open. United have insisted that their £89m star is not going to leave midseason, but that could yet change given his conduct. Pogba has played just twice in recent months – both of those appearances coming from the bench – but his application during his rehab was criticised. He was seen playing basketball with NBA star Jimmy Butler while he was supposed to be recovering from ankle surgery. Read Also: Manchester United to Solskjaer: Your job is safe “Is that strange? Am I the only one who’s worried? I think everybody that is in love with Manchester United is worried about it. “I’m worried about that for my player. As long as Paul is at Manchester United, he wants to win trophies with Manchester United. Clearly they are not where they think they should be.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… United boss Solskjaer is understood to be growing tired of his midfielder’s attitude, reports the Daily Mail , and their relationship has not been helped by comments made by his agent Mino Raiola. He does not feel the Red Devils are capable of challenging for silverware – something that could seriously affect where his client plays his football. He said: “Yes (he could be at United next season), but in a club that I hope fights for the league and hopefully the Champions League,’ said Raiola on Sky Sports.center_img Paul Pogba decision angers Man Utd amid Mino Raiola frustrations https://t.co/zWlkyvC20W pic.twitter.com/2d3SXBR9vy— Manchester United News (@mufcnews2019) January 1, 2020 Promoted ContentThe 10 Most Irresistible Asian ActressesThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TVCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do Thislast_img read more

Finding Old Sportscasters

first_imgDick Enberg, who spent many years covering national sports for many of our nation’s top networks, is now doing about 130-135 baseball games each year for the San Diego Padres.  Enberg, who has lived in San Diego since 1983, said it was a good fit for him.  Even though he turned 80 this past year, the short distance he has to travel for all home games makes it an easy task for the veteran sportscaster.Tim McCarver, who did 24 World Series broadcasts in his long and distinguished career is doing about 40 St. Louis Cardinal baseball broadcasts this year.  I wondered why he appeared in a recent Cincinnati broadcast from St. Louis.  This would explain why he came into the Reds booth as he was already doing the game for the Cardinals.  Even though McCarver does not live in St. Louis, he has many connections with the Cardinal organization.  Also, McCarver grew up in Memphis so I am sure as a younger person he listened to the Cardinals.last_img read more

Authorities: Iguana Caused Crash that Injured Local Fire Captain, Daughter

first_imgThe Florida Highway Patrol says an iguana led to the crash earlier this week that sent a fire captain with Boynton Beach Fire Rescue and his daughter to the hospital with critical injuries.The crash occurred on Tuesday afternoon along U.S. 1, near Marathon, in the Florida Keys.According to the FHP, a car stopped suddenly in the southbound lanes to avoid hitting an iguana that was crossing the highway.A box truck then slammed into the back of the car, and then careened into oncoming traffic, where it struck a pickup truck head-on.US 1 ROADBLOCK remains as Trauma Star picks up injured on Channel 2 Bridge following head-on crash at M… https://t.co/9onYfXKRJt— Florida Keys Sheriff (@mcsonews) July 7, 2020 The crash left fire captain Jeff Power and his daughter in critical condition.A medical helicopter airlifted them to Jackson South Hospital.Authorities shut down the highway for about two hours to investigate the crash.last_img read more

Giwa, Four Others Get Five-year CAF Ban

first_imgBy Kunle Adewale The latest ban from CAF came after Giwa had earlier been slammed by the same number of years by the Amaju Pinnick- led Nigeria Football Federation.The four others affected by the continental ban are Muazu Suleyman, Yahaya Adama, Sani Fema and Johnson Effiong.In a letter signed by CAF’s Secretary -General, Hicham El Amrani and dated May 27th 2016 and copied to NFF President stated that the ban forbade the five gladiators from all football related activities for five years.CAF’s letter titled “Re- Conveyance of Sanctions by NFF Disciplinary Sanctions Extension at the Continental Level reads; Dear President, Following your previous correspondence dated May 16th and subsequent exchanges, CAF has well noted the decision of the NFF’s Disciplinary Committee dated May 12 placing five(5) year ban from all football related activities for the following people.1. Christopher Giwa 2. Muazu Suleyman 3. Yahaya Adama 4. Sani Fema 5. Johnson Effiong“Following receipt of the documentation and details on the case, CAF hereby confirms the extension of such sanctions at the continental level. Please accept, dear President, our most sincere regards”.Giwa and Pinnick had been at loggerhead for some time over who takes control of the Glass House in Abuja.Earlier this month the Disciplinary Committees of the Chris Giwa and the Amaju Pinnick led boards took the decision at their respective meeting in Abuja.A communique issued by the Giwa-led Disciplinary Committee said that each member of the Pinnick-led NFF board had been suspended for seven years from football activities for impersonation.Those banned are Amaju Pinnick, the President, Seyi Akinwunmi, 1st Vice President, as well as Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, Ibrahim Gusau, Inuwa Sheriff Amaral, Christopher Green and Baba Gana, all members of the board.The ban was also extended to Suleiman Kwande, a member of the House of Representatives serving in the Pinnick-led NFF board.The communique also said that the individuals were suspended after they failed to appear before the disciplinary committee to answer the impersonation allegations against them.“Parties were invited to appear before the Organising and Disciplinary Committee but they did not respond, neither did they send representations. After a very careful review of the allegations against them, the committee has no option than to reach summary decisions on them.“That the former members of the Amaju Pinnick group have been found guilty of impersonating the NFF despite being served the orders of the Federal High Court, Jos.“The court on April 8, 2016, ordered the nullification of the September 30, 2014 election that purportedly brought them into office.“That they have variously and severally continued the breach in perpetuity against the laws of the land.“That the Executive Committee of the NFF should report the matter of impersonation, which are criminal in nature, to the Nigeria Police and the Directorate of State Security Service,” the communique read.Similarly, the Pinnick-led NFF Organising and Disciplinary Committee after reviewing the situation, banned members of the Giwa board for five years each.A communique of meeting issued by Ademola Olajire, NFF Assistant Director of Communications, said after the committee’s meeting in Abuja, said Giwa’s board was banned for illegally representing the NFF in South Africa.“Christopher Giwa, Muazu Suleyman, Yahaya Adama, Sani Fema and Johnson Effiong are found guilty of Illegally representing the NFF in breach of Article 40 of the NFF Statutes.It also said that the individuals were banned from football for taking football matters to a regular court in breach of Article 69(1) of the NFF Statute and failing to submit to the jurisdiction of FIFA.With this latest ban from CAF, the egghead of the NFF can for the first time since assuming office breathe a sigh of relief as Giwa is no longer on their trail. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramcenter_img The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has slammed a five-year ban on embattled Chris Giwa and four of his associates.last_img read more