“Renovator’s delights’’ the new in demand property type

first_imgIt needed a fair bit of renovation work, but 184 Annie St, New Farm still attracted a big price. Picture: realestate.com.auThere were 19 registered bidders and according to marketing agent Scott Darwon of Ray White, the highest offer before auction was $1 million.“There was a bidding war between two parties and it sold for $1,340,000,’’ he said.The four-bedroom home was described in its listing as a “diamond in the rough’’.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoNew Farm is a popular inner city suburb with a median house price of $1.605 million and renovated properties often achieve record sale prices.It was the first time in more than 20 years that the home had been offered for sale. It was on a 354sq m block and had original VJ walls, high ceilings and timber flooring. At 3 Mitta St, Everton Park, the wooden floors are hidden under carpet in the four-bedroom home. 35 Macgregor Tce, Bardon, is described as “full of promise”. Picture: realestate.com.auThe three-bedroom home is said to be “full of promise’’.The original 1930s Queenslander is untouched and original throughout. It has original period features including high ceilings and VJ walls.It could potentially be built-in underneath subject to council approval. The kitchen could do with a bit of modernising at 3 Mitta St, Everton Park. Picture: realestate.com.auIt’s described by its listing agent, Gary Watling, of Harcourts Solutions, as a “new project to call home’’. The house has been held by the same family for 45 years and has not been updated during that time.It sits on 607sq m of land and has high ceilings with wide plaster cornices and double doors which lead from the lounge area to the patio.At Bardon, a home at 35 Macgregor Tce is listed for auction on June 10 through Peter D’Arcy of D’Arcy Estate Agents.center_img 184 Annie St, New Farm sold under the hammer for $1.34 million. Picture: realestate.com.auFancy yourself pretty handy with a hammer?Reckon you could give those contestants on The Block a run for their money?Then maybe your property search should be focusing on a “renovator’s delight’’. ALMOST $1 MILLION FOR THIS RENOVATOR’S DELIGHT There are plenty of properties advertised for sale that need either a little TLC or a massive makeover to transform them.In popular New Farm, a cottage at 184 Annie St attracted strong interest when it went to auction this week.last_img read more

Tokyo 2020 Olympics ‘cursed,’ says Japan’s deputy prime minister

first_imgJapan’s deputy prime minister,Taro Aso, has pointed to the history of the Olympics to explain why the Tokyo 2020 Games have been “cursed” by the novel coronavirus outbreak. “The Olympics should not be held in a situation people in the world can’t enjoy,” she told the Nikkei newspaper.“As far as I can tell, athletes in the United States and Europe are unable to train as normal and finish their qualifying matches. That makes it impossible for them to appear well prepared at the start, with all the associated risks.” Kentaro Itawa, a Japanese infectious disease expert who criticized inadequate infection control on board the quarantined cruise ship the Diamond Princess, said the Olympics should be canceled. “The Olympics are not just a mass gathering, but a mass gathering from all over the world, while COVID is a global pandemic,” Iwata reportedly wrote on his blog.“These two things don’t go together.” Meanwhile, Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori has not been included in a list of those thought to be at risk of Covid-19 despite meeting with another Olympic official who was diagnosed with the virus Tuesday. Mori is confirmed to have attended the same meeting on March 10 as Kozo Tashima, vice president of the Olympic Committee and president of the Japan Football Association. “Following their consultation with JFA president Tashima, the local health authorities have contacted all those they believe to be at risk of having contracted the virus from him,” said a statement from Tokyo 2020 organizers.“Neither the organizing committee nor Tokyo 2020 president Mori have been contacted in this regard by the local health authority.” Read Also:Coronavirus: Athletes criticise Olympic organisers’ plans to proceed with Tokyo Games Tashima is undergoing treatment for the virus after returning from a UEFA board meeting in the Netherlands that included a stop in the US. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Top 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made9 Iconic Roles Nobody Wanted To Play10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Network’s Greatest Shows On HBOThe Best Cars Of All Time5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too FarWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe Aso has suggested that the Olympics get entwined in global affairs every 40 years, saying it is no surprise the virus, which has infected nearly 220,000 people worldwide, should threaten to cancel or postpone this year’s Games. World War II forced the 1940 Summer and Winter Games in Japan to be canceled, while in 1980, the United States led a boycott of the Games in protest against the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan. “The Sapporo Winter Olympics, which should have happened in 1940, went away, the next Moscow games in 1980 was half blown away because of the boycott of Western countries,” Aso said. “Another 40 years makes it this year. The mass media would love this expression if I say it’s a cursed Olympics — but it’s a reality.”Aso is no stranger to making controversial comments. Earlier this year he came under fire after apparently blaming childless women for Japan’s demographic woes. This week, Olympic organizers announced that no “drastic decisions” will be made about the Games, currently scheduled to get underway in July, and urged athletes to continue their preparation as planned — comments that roused dissent among the athlete community. Gyms, running tracks and training centers are closing around the world as members of the public are encouraged to stay indoors, while numerous qualifying events also face being canceled. Japan Olympic Committee board member Kaori Yamaguchi, a judo bronze medalist at the 1988 Olympics, called for the Games to be postponed because athletes are unable to prepare adequately. Loading… last_img read more