Ofahengaue out of Origin II

first_imgThe injury means he will be unavailable for Origin II in Perth on June 23 and giving him little time to prove his fitness for the Holden State of Origin series finale in Sydney on July 10.Newcastle veteran Tim Glasby, Storm forward Christian Welch, Titans prop Jarrod Wallace and Sharks forward Kurt Capewell would be the main candidates to replace Ofahengaue on Queensland’s bench.Broncos halfback Thomas Dearden limped from the field at Suncorp Stadium early on Sunday with a syndesmosis injury. He will require scans to determine the severity of the injury but Broncos medicos believe the damage is not too serious and he they are hopeful he will only miss one or two matches.Meanwhile, Dragons coach Paul McGregor said his Origin trio of Paul Vaughan, Ben Hunt and Tyson Frizell would back up for Monday’s clash with the Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium.McGregor said they had been given a three-day break to freshen up after the representative clash and returned to training on Sunday ready to prepare for the tussle with the Dogs.Canterbury expect their lone Origin representative, Maroons prop Dylan Napa, to take his place in the team on Monday.The Cowboys had a double blow on Saturday night with forwards Jordan McLean (hamstring) and Mitch Dunn (shoulder) both leaving the field during the second half of their clash with Cronulla.Eels skipper Clint Gutherson suffered a concussion early in Saturday night’s clash with Cronulla.Wests Tigers veteran Benji Marshall copped a stray elbow to the eye and winger Mahe Fonua injured his foot in the heavy loss to the Raiders on Friday night.They will be monitored to determine the extent of the damage.South Sydney announced on their website that Tom Burgess will see a specialist on Tuesday over floating cartilage in his ankle. It will most likely mean surgery and he’ll be out for up to a month.His older brother Sam Burgess underwent scheduled clean-up surgery on his shoulder on Saturday – the morning after the 20-12 loss to the Knights. He will be sidelined for about five weeks.last_img read more

September Home Sales Beat 2013 Figure

first_img Home Prices Home Sales Housing Supply RE/MAX 2014-10-17 Scott_Morgan in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News September Home Sales Beat 2013 Figure Though September home sales were down 10.4 percent from August—an expected seasonal trend—September is the first month in 2014 in which home sales exceeded those one year prior, according to the latest National Housing Report from RE/MAX.The firm found that home sales last month were 0.9 percent higher than in September 2013, which is no small feat, considering that 2013 was marked by double-digit growth in home sales nationwide.On top of the higher sales numbers last month, the median sale price in the 52 metros RE/MAX surveyed was $195,000, 5.4 percent higher than in September 2013.”It’s significant that September was the first month this year to see higher sales than last year,” said CEO Margaret Kelley. “This demonstrates that there are interested buyers and the market is strong enough to rival last year’s brisk sales. While the change of seasons usually sees reduced sales, it’s good to see that home prices continue to rise at a more sustainable rate.”The average days on the market for homes sold in September was 65, which matches last year, but is three days more than in August. This marked the 28th consecutive month in which the average days on the market came in below 90.This also signifies low inventory of homes for sale. According to RE/MAX, inventory was 5.8 percent lower than last year, but leveled out nationally at 4.9 on a scale on which 6.0 means a market balanced equally between buyers and sellers. Still, it was a steeper drop from August, when national inventory fell 4.4 percent. The latest shrinkage in inventory is the seventh in the last 10 months. The lowest inventories remain in San Francisco ( 1.6 on the 6.0 scale) and Denver (1.7 ).center_img October 17, 2014 510 Views Sharelast_img read more