Buyer scores sub-median price urban escape in Brisbane hills

first_imgPerfect deck for a summer barbecue. Picture: Realestate.com.au The living area has been recently renovated. Picture: Realestate.com.auMore 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 2019Agent Alex Struss of Elders Real Estate – Metro said middle ring “hills” suburbs were seeing “aggressive pricing” in the high $400,000s to mid $500,000s, which was drawing a lot of first home buyers.“In the last month and a half buyer confidence has really returned. It’s absolutely picked up in the new financial year.”According to CoreLogic records, 154 houses have sold in Ferny Hills in the past 12 months with the area’s median asking rent sitting at $450 a week.Multiple offers were presented to the owners of 1 Caesar Road, Mr Struss said, with the buyer living within 10 minutes of the property.“We’re finding that’s a trend as well with people who are looking to buy in the hills generally coming from 10 to 15 minutes of properties. They know the area.” The home has solar power and hot water. Picture: Realestate.com.au 1 Caesar Road, Ferny Hills, Qld 4055. Picture: Realestate.com.auTHE new owner of an “urban escape” has reason to celebrate after landing a house below median cost in a suburb where prices jumped 27.1 per cent in five years.The property at 1 Caesar Road, Ferny Hills sold for $510,000 on August 7, which was $10,000 over the owner’s last asking price. The owners had initially tested $519,000 as a price tag but dropped it to offers over $499,000. The family home was on the market for 69 days.According to CoreLogic data, the final price was $30,000 below the suburb’s median sale price of $540,000 in the past 12 months. The property backs onto Lorikeet Reserve. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe two bathroom, four car space lowset home was ready to move into, having just had its upstairs living area renovated.”It’s not often you find an urban escape that leaves you feeling like the bush is at the backdoor. Ready for you to move in, unwind and really relax.”Among its charms was a large entertaining deck, uninterrupted views over the adjoining Lorikeet Reserve, a downstairs rumpus room with heaps of storage, solar power and hot water.last_img read more

Intercity 2000 deliveries start this year

first_imgINTRO: The first of 10 tilting trainsets for Spanish National Railways’ Madrid – Valencia route will be delivered this month and enter revenue service at the end of May 1998 ORDERED on January 30 1996, the Intercity 2000 is derived from Italian Railways’ ETR460 Pendolino, and fitted with Fiat’s active tilt system. An initial fleet of 10 three-car sets is being built by GEC Alsthom Transporte and Fiat for Pts9·05bn; each will seat 189 passengers. With a top speed of 220 km/h, the IC2000s are expected to cut journey times over existing infrastructure by around 25%. The first units will be deployed on the Madrid – Valencia route, where the current best journey time is 3h 50min, and possibly from Madrid to Alicante.The trains are being built at GEC Alsthom Transporte’s Santa Perpetua de Mogoda and Albuixech factories. Each comprises two outer motor cars and a central trailer, all with aluminium bodyshells. Each motor car has a cab and two body-mounted three-phase asynchronous traction motors; one has 76 ’Turista’ (second class) seats, the other 36 ’Preferente’ (first class) and 40 ’Turista’. All seats are arranged as 2+2 with a pitch of 900mm, mainly in airline style but with some facing pairs over tables.Two pantographs are mounted on the roof of the central trailer, which also houses traction equipment at one end. In addition to seating for 36 ’Turista’ class passengers and space for a wheelchair, this car contains a bar/buffet, storage areas for refreshment trolleys, a public telephone and an office for the train captain.IC2000 aims to improve Renfe’s competitive position in key corridors by combining shorter journey times with an improved passenger ambience. The latest styling by Giugiaro will give the train a distinct design, and passengers will benefit from roof-mounted air-conditioning, passenger information and entertainment systems. Video screens are installed in the bar area and on the ceiling of each car, with volume controls provided at each seat. Vacuum toilets are fitted throughout, including one that is wheelchair-accessible. The train’s modular electrical equipment is arranged on the principle of redundancy. GEC Alsthom and Fiat have undertaken to ensure 100% availability at peak times and 90% at others, with delays of up to 10min occurring no more than once every 150000 km. IC2000 will be under warranty for 750000 km or three years. oCAPTION: First driving car bodyshell for RENFE’s IC2000 fleet being assembled by GEC Alsthom TransporteCAPTION: Reader Enquiry Numbers:GEC Alsthom Transporte 101Fiat Ferroviaria 102IC2000 in detailLength over couplers mm 81200Width mm 2920Height above rail mm 4123Distance between bogie centres mm 19000Weight tonnes 152Maximum speed km/h 220Maximum output 2·04MWPower supply 3 kV DClast_img read more

Ronaldo Challenges Messi to Join Him in Italy

first_img“I’d like him to come to Italy one day,” said Ronaldo, 33.“I hope he accepts the challenge like me, but if he’s happy there then I respect that.”Ronaldo spent nine seasons at Real Madrid after arriving from Manchester United in 2009, with Messi having spent his whole career at La Liga rivals Barcelona.Asked if he missed Messi during an interview with Italian press, Ronaldo added: “No, maybe it’s him who misses me.“I’ve played in England, Spain, Italy, Portugal and for my national team, while he’s still in Spain.“Maybe he needs me more. For me, life is a challenge, I like it and I like to make people happy.“He’s a fantastic player and a good guy, but I don’t miss anything here. This is my new life and I’m happy.“I left my comfort zone and took on this challenge here in Turin. Everything has gone well, I’ve proven I’m still an incredible player.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has challenged Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona and sign for a club in Italy.Portugal international Ronaldo joined Serie A champions Juventus from Real Madrid in a £99.2m deal in the summer.Ronaldo and Argentina forward Messi, 31, have long been regarded as the world’s best players, each winning five Ballon d’Or awards before Real Madrid’s Luka Modric claimed this year’s prize.last_img read more