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Kippa-Ring ends the year with its richest house sales on record

first_imgGreat things are expected of the Kippa-Ring property market in 2019 with large blocks close to the water attracting families.TWO houses have broken the suburban house price record in Kippa-Ring within the last month, confirming the suburb’s spot on an elite list of Australian suburbs to watch in 2019.In a stunning end to the year, the near new 66 Centaur Street broke the record by $22,000 when it sold privately for $697,000 on November 19. Inside 66 Centaur St, Kippa-Ring, that sold for $697,000.“The property itself offered the complete package for a new homebuyer,” agent Rebecca Matthews said.“It’s a six month old property, and the vendors designed the home quite well.”Mr Reid said the image of Kippa-Ring as only a great place for investors needed to change, with the suburb’s proximity to quality schools, retail and infrastructure, making it attractive to families.The most recent Australian Bureau of Statistic census figures from 2016 show there are more rental properties in Kippa-Ring than the state or national average, with 35.2 per cent of homes rented.A total of 159 properties have sold in the 12 months to September, representing a growth of 3.6 per cent, compared to 95 sales in Newport which is a drop of 6.1 per cent in 12 months. SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN KIPPA-RING MAP: Kippa-Ring in light green just beside the canals of Newport. on the Redcliffe Peninsula.The median house price in Kippa-Ring is currently $435,000 compared to Newport’s $770,000, according to CoreLogic property data.But in November, increased sales demand saw the Price Predictor Index put Kippa-Ring on the national list of hottest suburbs to watch in 2019.Only two other Brisbane suburbs made the list, Graceville and Indooroopilly.The completion of the Redcliffe Peninsula railway line in 2016 has been credited with raising Kippa-Ring’s suburban profile.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019 Kippa-Ring is the retail and transport heart of the Redcliffe Peninsula while only a short drive to beaches.The suburb is also home to two of the peninsula’s main shopping centres.Crown Properties sales associate Cameron Reid sold 38 Kurumba St, and said buyers were missing out on a great opportunity by refusing to look in Kippa-Ring. The new suburb house price record is now held by this property at 38 Kurumba St, Kippa-Ring.The Redcliffe Peninsula suburb has been seen as a poor cousin to neighbouring Newport since part of Kippa-Ring was excised to help create Newport in 2008.center_img >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<< “I’m a big fan of Kippa-Ring,” he said.“People are paying big dollars for Newport homes and 150m away we have sea breezes and water views and big parcels of land.”He said 38 Kurumba St on 625sq m was sold before its first open home to a family with three children who had been looking at Newport properties.“It went on the market on a Thursday, the buyers came through on Friday and an offer was made on the Saturday.”The property had been subdivided from a 1232sq m allotment that was bought for $670,000 earlier this year. The original block at 38 Kurumba St, Kippa-Ring, that was subdivided into two allotments.The original house was moved to one block and a new house built on the subdivision.It was a first offer that also bought the five-bedroom house at 66 Centaur St after its second open house. NVRE estate agent Rebecca Matthews said the buyers had been renting in the area after moving to Queensland from interstate. This house at 66 Centaur St, held the Kippa-Ring house price record for just under a month.This week, the brand new five-bedroom house at 38 Kurumba Street sold before it’s first open home for $710,000.last_img read more

MBB : Syracuse looks to shut down Wildcats star McGruder in third-round matchup Saturday

first_imgPITTSBURGH – Whether it was 5 a.m. or 10 p.m., Frank Martin knew where he could find Rodney McGruder during his freshman season. The highly touted recruit, No. 84 overall according to Rivals.com, would in the gym with his mentor.‘He looked at the guys that were having success on our team and that’s who he embraced,’ Kansas State head coach Frank Martin said. ‘Denis Clemente was a workout machine. Rodney migrated to Denis right away.’Clemente led the Wildcats all the way to the Elite Eight in 2009-10, scoring 16.6 points per game and dishing out 4.2 assists. He was known for his toughness and relentless hustle.His backcourt partner, Jacob Pullen, poured in nearly 20 points per game. They formed one of the best backcourt duos in the country. It was a duo defined by grit and hard work.Following in their footsteps, McGruder, now a junior, has emerged as one of the best guards in the country. He is the team’s leading scorer at 15.9 points per game. Now, he attempts to impart the same lessons on his younger teammates that were once imparted on him two years ago.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe willed his team to a victory in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, scoring 30 of his team’s 70 total points. Now, Kansas State (22-10) prepares to face No. 1 Syracuse (32-2) in the third round on Saturday at 12:15 p.m., and the Orange will need to limit his production if it hopes to advance.‘He’s a very, very good player,’ SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. ‘He can shoot it. He can drive. He’s a terrific player. He really is. Tremendous player. Those kind of guys are always difficult to play against.’Ninth-seeded Southern Mississippi found out how difficult McGruder was to play against on Thursday afternoon. He shredded the Golden Eagles both inside and out.He scored his 30 points on 11-of-16 shooting from the field. He was the only KSU player to hit a 3-pointer, and he made two of them.‘He’s a slasher and he’s a shooter,’ Wildcats power forward Thomas Gipson said. ‘He can basically do it all. That’s a great teammate.’Syracuse’s trademark 2-3 zone defense will go up against McGruder on Saturday. Both Gipson and teammate Will Spradling said McGruder’s game matches up well to a zone defense.They cited three games against Baylor this year – a team that plays a similar, albeit less aggressive zone defense – as sources of confidence. McGruder reached double figures in all three games against the Bears this year, including a 30-point outpouring on Jan. 10.Spradling said McGruder is able to get into the gaps of a zone and hit the pull-up jumper from 14 or 15 feet. It’s a shot Martin described as pivotal, because it causes the zone to collapse if a player begins to knock them down consistently.And if a defense sags off of him, he hits 3s at a 39.1 percent clip.‘When he’s out on the perimeter, we’re going to shade to the side, get up a little higher and not allow him to become comfortable,’ Syracuse guard Brandon Triche said. ‘We just want to bottle him up a little bit. I think the best way that we can do that is just being active, take him off his spots, make him put the ball on the floor a little bit more.’Containing McGruder is crucial. Forward Jamar Samuels is the only other KSU player who averages double figures, but Southern Mississippi held him to a single point yesterday.In Kansas State’s run to the Elite Eight two years ago, which included a double-overtime win over Xavier, McGruder hardly played. His minutes were limited and not very consistent as a freshman.Playing behind Clemente and Pullen taught McGruder how to avoid a panic and handle any situation. McGruder’s teammates have full confidence in him to lead just as well as those two players did.‘Especially from that Xavier game my freshman year, that was a tough game,’ McGruder said. ‘I just watched those guys, how they stayed the course. They never got too overwhelmed or felt like too much pressure was on them.’In this 2012 tournament, the pressure is on McGruder’s shoulders. A Kansas State upset over top-seeded Syracuse is almost surely dependent on his ability to score the basketball. A lot.Despite the pressure, McGruder remains cool – just like Clemente and Pullen did. His voice was relaxed at the podium on Friday, and he certainly didn’t seem tense.Two years after riding the bench to a pair of seasoned leaders, McGruder is ready for his turn. Syracuse will do its best to stop him.‘I think we shut him down, make it tougher for him,’ Orange guard Scoop Jardine said. ‘We should be fine.’[email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13center_img Commentslast_img read more

Fire damages Encino laundromat

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ENCINO – A fire that damaged a strip mall laundry is under investigation this morning, authorities said. No one was injured in the blaze reported just before 11 p.m. Friday at the Lucky Wash laundromat at 5124 N. Zelzah Avenue, said Brian Ballton, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman. Some 30 firefighters extinguished the fire within 15 minutes, he said. last_img read more