Brisbane’s median house price tipped to hit $2.24m by 2043

first_imgA new report reveals Brisbane’s median house value has risen more than 300 per cent in 25 years.The report also reveals the best performing suburbs for price growth over the past25 years, based on the change in median prices between 1993 and 2018. The Brisbane riverside suburb of Bulimba has experienced the greatest capital gains growth in the past 25 years, with house values rising a whopping 876 per cent between 1993 and 2018. THIS HOME TAKES SPOONING TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL A quarter of a century ago, you could buy a house in the now exclusive, riverside suburb for an average price of just $133,000, but now it has a median house price of $1.3 million.New Farm has seen the next biggest gains, recording an 852 per cent jump in house values in 25 years followed by Hawthorne, which experienced an increase in its median house price of 672 per cent to $1.15 million during that period. Paul Leaver and his sister, Narelle Rodenbush, at their family home, which they are selling for the first time since 1948. Image: AAP/John Gass.BRISBANE’S median house price is tipped to hit $2.24 million by 2043, if property values continue to rise at the same rate as they have in the past 25 years.New research by CoreLogic and Aussie Home Loans reveals the Queensland capital’s median house value has increased by $16,290 per annum or more than 300 per cent overall in the past quarter of a century to sit at $535,292.It’s hard to believe, but in 1993, the average price of a house in Brisbane was just $128,000. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE This house at 96 Beck St, Paddington, is for sale for the first time since the 1930s.Selling agent Daniel Argent of Urban Property Agents said he was not surprised the median house value in Paddington had jumped more than 500 per cent in the past quarter of a century.“It’s a big number but I’m not surprised given the shift in people’s behaviour,” Mr Argent said. “Twenty-five years ago, the inner city wasn’t a sought-after place to live — it was a real working class area and the richer people lived further out.“There’s definitely been a major shift towards people living closer to the city.”Mr Argent said he expected the suburb to continue to experience house price growth due to strong interstate demand.BRISBANE SUBURBS WITH THE STRONGEST CAPITAL GAINS IN 25 YEARSSuburb Median price 1993 Median price 2018 Change in median price in 25 yearsBulimba $133,000 $1.2975m 876%New Farm $181,125 $1.725m 852%Hawthorne $149,000 $1.15m 672% Seven Hills $130,000 $920,000 608%Grange $135,000 $942,500 598%Camp Hill $130,000 $899,000 592%Paddington $160,000 $1.1055m 591%Hamilton $189,000 $1.3m 588% West End $153,025 $1.048m 585% Norman Park $135,000 $915,000 578%(Source: CoreLogic, Aussie Home Loans) House values in Mermaid Beach have risen 700 per cent in the past 25 years.CoreLogic pointed out the extrapolations did not take into account how economic and demographic conditions might play out over the next 25 years or how housing demand and supply may evolve.Aussie Home Loans chief executive James Symond said he expected Brisbane to perform well over the long term, given house values grew more than 10 per cent per annum between 2001 and 2004.“Perhaps the greatest change we are seeing is Brisbane’s growth in higher density housing, with the share of apartment sales to all residential property sales growing from 19.4 per cent to 30.2 per cent over the past 25 years,” Mr Symond said.“I expect this trend to continue as apartment living grows in popularity across Brisbane, where a larger proportion of the population will choose to live closer to the CBD and transport corridors.”center_img Paul Leaver and his sister, Narelle Rodenbush, at their family home, which they are selling for the first time since 1948. Image: AAP/John Gass.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours ago DOWNSIZERS UPGRADE TO PENTHOUSE But affordability remains a problem, with buyers in Brisbane now needing to dedicate 119.5 per cent of their annual gross income to raise a 20 per cent deposit. Brisbane’s Paul Leaver is selling his family home in Paddington for the first time in 70 years.The four-bedroom house at 96 Beck Street was bought by his grandparents in 1948 for just 575 pounds, which is equivalent in value to $34,750 today, and paid it off in just three years.“How good would it be to pay off a house in three years now?!” Mr Leaver said.The house next door at 94 Beck Street recently sold for 15 times what it was bought for 30 years ago.He remembers growing up in the home with his three brothers and sisters and wishing he lived further out of town because it wasn’t regarded as a desirable area more than 25 years ago.“We always wished we had a bigger yard,” he said. This house at 38 Mark St, New Farm, is for sale for the first time since 1981.On the Sunshine Coast, Mudjimba’s median house value has increased the most in 25 years, rising 656 per cent to $724,500.Dicky Beach and Sunshine Beach have experienced similar gains in house prices.On the Gold Coast, Mermaid Beach topped the list, with a 700 per cent rise in house values in the past quarter of a century. QLD HOUSING MORE AFFORDABLE The median house value in the suburb has risen from $195,000 in 1993 to $1.56 million today.Paradise Point, Coolangatta and Burleigh Heads have also experienced strong capital gains in that period.last_img read more

Where Are The Young People?

first_imgI recently attended the State Board for Track & Field held in Indianapolis.  There were 22 coaches from throughout the state who attended.  Six of the 22, including myself, are retired from active coaching.  Another 10 of these coaches are over 50 years old.  As you can see, there are not a lot of young people involved in leadership capacities.If you wonder why there was no 40 & 8 All-Star basketball game this year, the same reason that I just gave was evident there.  The youngest member of the 40 & 8 organization is over 75 years old.  The person who ran the All-Star game each year passed away this winter, and no one stepped up to take his place.  Two younger men supposedly volunteered to do this, but they never followed through.  Fortunately for 6 aspiring nurses, the 40 & 8 found enough money to grant them scholarships.  This cannot go on in future years unless younger people step up and revive this traditional event.last_img read more

Young Talent

first_imgIt is no longer a surprise when coaches bring some of their athletes to Coaches Corner.  Recently 3 young ladies from Batesville appeared with their soccer coach.  While the commercials were being run, he stated that the girls would handle the interview.  They answered the questions quickly and completed.  All the coach had to do that night was to simply summarize his season as they prepare for the sectional.These 3 girls were examples of almost every young person that the coaches bring to Coaches Corner these days.  Even though they have an idea of what I am going to ask, there is little hesitation, and even when I ask an unscripted question, there is no long pause or silence.  They simply go ahead and answer it.  They are not afraid of the mic like young people used to be.Contrast this to one of the first young people I interviewed after a regional basketball game.  This young athlete sank the winning shot in a back and forth game.  After I asked the first question, he simply nodded his head.  I had to take a commercial break so I could calm him down.  I remember telling him that this was radio and the audience couldn’t see or hear him shake his head.  Even after that, I don’t think he gave more than a 3-word answer to any of my questions.  This was typical in the old days. Thank heaven for today’s youth.last_img read more

Bulldogs Boys Middle School Basketball Results

first_imgThe seventh grade Batesville Bulldogs Basketball team fell to the Columbus Northside Spartans Tuesday night by a score of 42 to 36.Leading in scoring for Batesville was Ean Loichinger with 9 points who was followed by Eli Pierson and Cole Werner with 8 each. Also adding in was Hunter Laudick with 4, Travis Lecher with 3, and Frank Moorman with 2.The seventh grade Dogs are now 9 and 3 on the season.The 8th grade fell to Northside Columbus last night in a thriller 33-32.Batesville was led in scoring by CJ Powell with 8.  Mason Barker had a great game on both ends coming back from an ankle injury and added 7.  Alex Seifert had a strong 6. Jaden Peetz and Cal Sherwood added 4 and 3.  Ethan Brewer and Austin Cornn finished out the scoring with 2.We will be back in action Dec. 27 for a tournament at St. Louis.  GO DOGS!!!!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.last_img read more

Great week goes wrong

first_imgWhat a sad, sad week for sports.Oh sure, there was Separation Saturday, one of the most exciting 24-hour periods of the year in college football. The MLB divisional races are heating up, with the Mets celebrating their first division title in years and the Padres-Dodgers clashing in L.A. And then, of course, there was the start of the NFL season (which kind of speaks for itself there).But every once in a while, you hear about those awful stories where people begin to take their sports too seriously. Some moron flies off the handle for one ridiculous reason or another and goes too far, in one respect or another.This week, quite unfortunately, was one of those even rarer weeks … a week that saw three such occurrences.First, there was the highly publicized case out at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where five Duquesne basketball players — none of whom reportedly were doing anything illegal or out of the ordinary — were shot. Two have been left seriously injured, with one, Sam Ashaolu, fighting for his life in the days after the incident. Thankfully, a report says he is gaining strength at this point, though he remains in critical condition.Apparently, at least two non-students at Duquesne crashed a campus dance party and resorted to putting bullets in half the basketball team after a seemingly harmless altercation. The saddest part is, from what it sounds like, this wasn’t exactly Miami Beach. Students and faculty alike call Duquesne a very safe campus.On the other hand, the great news (besides the improvement of Ashaolu’s condition) is that the perpetrators are being arrested one by one, and justice will be served with Duquesne expecting to have a normal basketball season this winter.However, there’s the lesser-known shooting in Dandridge, Tenn., from Monday evening. While each of the players from the Duquesne travesty is expected to survive, this next story does not have such a satisfying ending.As a youth baseball game ended in Dandridge, a small town 30 miles east of Knoxville, at the baseball diamond locals call the “Field of Dreams,” the scene turned into a field of nightmares as three people were killed with a fourth wounded at the scene.An interesting oddity of the story: the three fatal victims were each over the age of 60. You don’t see that every day, a bunch of old-timers getting violent in a sports situation.But police say the event came simply out of an “ongoing family dispute, and it wasn’t related to anything there at the ballfield.” Well, then what was it related to? My money says that a questionable call happened on the field, the game ended, and competitive spirit got the best of the fans, resulting in three confusing deaths.Folks, this ain’t the Little League World Series. And it ain’t the Pop Warner Super Bowl, either. This isn’t one of the three events I’m referring to, but I’m sure most people have seen or heard of the overzealous parent/coach who left the bench and cold-cocked a 13-year-old kid on the opposing team on Sept. 7.I’m all for protecting your kid and all, but is body slamming another young kid, putting his life in jeopardy, really the solution? Seriously, dude, use your head.So then the third of these incidents … well, it wasn’t really an incident, but the fact that one of the officials of the Oregon-Oklahoma catastrophe has received death threats is an embarrassing example of how we let our sports get the best of us all too often.Here’s my disclaimer, before you shoot off those angry e-mails: Those miscalls were up there with the worst of all time. I’m not going to advocate any conspiracy theories that the Pac-10 refs were favoring their team, but I’m not exactly going to shoot them down, either. It’s a real possibility (and if it’s true, well, that’s a whole other issue).That said, I think the president of the University of Oklahoma, David Boren, may be exaggerating a tad when he proclaims the refs’ mistakes an “outrageous injustice” and calls for the result of the game to be voided, aiding the Sooners in the BCS race.I’ll give you an outrageous injustice: Even though Gordon Reise made a mistake — OK, a really big mistake that never should have happened — the instant replay official of the game should not be receiving death threats over the phone. College football’s a big game, sure, but it’s just a game.There aren’t many times that I feel saddened when it comes to sports (well, the Yankees officially clinched the division yesterday; that brought me down a bit … but I digress), and I hate seeing sports fans unable to handle their competitive sides.It’s gotten to the point where even Sooners head coach Bob Stoops — after consistently beating on the Pac-10 repeatedly since Saturday — has asked the fans to let it go. Reise says that one call was directed at his wife and kids.The fact that these callers are also threatening Reise’s family for a mistake he made? That’s an outrageous injustice, President Boren …One outrageous injustice, among many, many more. For this week, too many.Share your thoughts on Duquesne, OU-Oklahoma or anything else on your mind at read more

Women of Troy host last home matches

first_imgUSC’s 13th-ranked women’s tennis team will have an opportunity to redeem itself  this weekend after suffering back-to-back losses at No. 12 Cal and No. 4 Stanford.Break the chain · Freshman Zoë Katz has lost her last four singles matches, but hopes to get back to her winning ways this weekend. The Los Angeles native is currently ranked No. 101 in the nation. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanBoth the Bears (14-4, 7-0 Pac-12) and the Cardinal (14-1, 6-1) swept the Women of Troy (14-6, 5-2), dealing USC its first two conference losses of the season and spoiling the team’s chances at replicating its undefeated Pac-12 mark from last year.With the losses, the Women of Troy fell into a fourth-place tie in the conference standings, two matches behind Cal and a match behind No. 2 UCLA and Stanford.USC is now gearing up for its last home stand of the season, as No. 19 Arizona State comes to town on Friday and No. 25 Arizona visits USC on Saturday. All three teams are tied with a 5-2 mark in conference play.The 19th-ranked Sun Devils are coming off of a 4-0 win over Colorado and a 4-2 win over Utah last weekend. Arizona State boasts two nationally-ranked singles players in No. 49 Desirae Krawczyk and No. 68 Stephanie Vlad. In addition, Krawczyk and Kassidy Jump comprise the 85th-ranked doubles team in the nation.Arizona will also come to Los Angeles having recently topped Utah, 7-0, and Colorado, 5-2. Much like their rival Sun Devils, the Wildcats have two players ranked in singles: No. 60 Lacey Smith and No. 61 Lauren Marker. Arizona has no ranked doubles teams.Meanwhile, USC boasts four ranked players in singles. Junior Sabrina Santamaria is ranked No. 17 in the nation, but she sustained an ACL injury in March that sidelined her for the remainder of the season.Junior Zoë Scandalis, who has taken over Santamaria’s spot on USC’s top singles court, is next at No. 26. Junior Giuliana Olmos is ranked 76th in the nation, and freshman Zoë Katz rounds out the group at No. 101.Ranked doubles teams for the Women of Troy include the tandem of Olmos and Scandalis, who land at No. 6. The team of Katz and senior Brynn Boren, meanwhile, currently sits at No. 13. Santamaria and senior Kaitlyn Christian, the defending national champions in doubles, come in at No. 25.If history repeats itself, USC’s chances of dispatching the Arizona schools and climbing back into the Pac-12 contender race are solid. Last year, the Women of Troy took home two resounding wins on a road trip to the Grand Canyon State defeating the Sun Devils 7-0 and the Wildcats 6-1. USC was led in those matches by Olmos and Santamaria, who each captured two straight set wins in singles. Still, given the loss of Santamaria to injury and the team’s poor play last weekend, this year’s matches should be more competitive.Interestingly, another good omen for the Women of Troy could be their current two-game losing streak. The two previous times this season that the team lost back-to-back matches, it went on to rattle off five straight wins.USC’s next two games mark its second-to-last weekend of Pac-12 play. On April 18, the team travels to face UCLA, looking for revenge after having fallen to the Bruins twice this season already (once in the ITA National Team Indoor Tournament by a 4-0 score and again last month, 5-2). A week later, both teams will travel to the Pac-12 championships in Ojai, Calif.last_img read more

Syracuse men’s basketball gameday: What to know about the Cornell matchup

first_imgThe 2017-18 Syracuse men’s basketball season tips off Friday at 7 p.m. inside the Carrier Dome. The Orange, which easily won both of its exhibition games, hosts Cornell. Jimmy Boeheim, the son of SU head coach Jim Boeheim, will suit up for the Big Red in the first game of his college career. Here are answers to your gameday questions and pregame reading.How can you watch the game? The game will air on the ACC Network Extra.Who will win? Syracuse has not lost to Cornell since the 1960s, and our beat writers don’t think that streak will end. At least not this year, as all three are calling a double-digit SU win. How has Syracuse looked this year? It’s still early, but SU won easily Monday night in its second exhibition game. Graduate Transfer guard Geno Thorpe debuted and Boeheim said he is getting what he would like out of his frontcourt. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSeason outlook. All three beat writers see sophomore guard Tyus Battle as the team MVP, but they don’t agree on who or what the X-factor will be. Here are our season predictions for SU, which has not played in the NCAA Tournament two of the past three seasons. Who won’t be playing? Elijah Hughes, who in May transferred from East Carolina to SU. Due to NCAA transfer rules, he must sit out this season, though one beat writer makes the case for why college basketball players deserve the freedom to play right away. Gear up for the season with our annual Basketball Guide. We profiled Battle, Syracuse’s most important player this season. He needs to develop into the alpha SU needs. Near him in the backcourt will be Thorpe, who is SU’s oldest player (23 years old) playing for his third college in his final year of college basketball. Starting point guard, junior Frank Howard, is hoping to place past disappointment behind him. Four new faces. The Orange welcomes four freshmen to this year’s squad. Bourama Sidibe looks to develop into the forward Syracuse’s frontcourt needs. Oshae Brissett, the only freshman starter so far, reluctantly left home for a shot at making it big. Howard Washington attended three high schools en route to Syracuse, and Marek Dolezaj battles an adjustment from European leagues to the NCAA. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 10, 2017 at 12:24 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

Jana Rosenstein, aka Fabu Carneiro, is Kotoko’s new physio

first_imgKotoko supporters yesterday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium gave Jana Rosenstein, a warm welcome when they spotted her on the team’s bench in the friendly match against Bechem United.Jana, a German physiotherapist, who is at the club for a volunteer work until November, was part of Kotoko’s medical team for the game. When the medics were called for the first time in the match by the referee to attend to a situation, Jana ran onto the pitch with Dr. Kwaku Boateng to hefty cheers and applause by the fans.The home fans were apparently wooed by the young lady’s sprints on the pitch, which they applauded anytime the medical team took to the field. Kotoko drew 1-1 with the Bechem lads and some of fans shared their views on the game with“It was a nice match because Kotoko played well. I saw a lot of decent passes, movements and organization. The fact the team the coach paraded wasn’t the first team gives me a lot of joy” said Michael Owusu from Asokwa.“Bechem United surprised me. They were good. I kept asking myself how they are at the bottom ranks of the league table if this how they have been playing” wondered Kwame Opoku another devout fan.Coach David Duncan fielded players who have not been active lately and for him, the exercise went well. He told that, the team would leave nothing to chance as they begin preparation on Monday for the August 30 MTN FA Cup final against Medeama in Sekondi. Jana is being likened to Chelsea’s Eva Carneiro (below).–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more