Family seals deal after bidding battle at auction

first_imgThe home at 25 Bride St, Wynnum.STRONG bidding ensured the sale of a renovated character home in Wynnum on the weekend. The five-bedroom home at 25 Bride St sold for $915,000 under the hammer. Marketing agent David Lazarus, of Belle Property Manly, said three bidders registered for the auction and two actively vied for the property. “We had an opening bid of $800,000 and strong bidding to $900,000,” he said. “We stopped there and negotiated a little bit more. We put it on the market at $915,000 and that’s where it stayed.”More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The kitchen at 25 Bride St, Wynnum.Mr Lazarus said about 40 groups inspected the home during the marketing campaign and 30 people gathered to watch the property sell on auction day. He said the successful buyers were a local family. “The new owners are upgrading from Wynnum West and the sellers have bought a place on the Esplanade,” he said. “They were all very happy with the result.”Mr Lazarus said the Wynnum property market was bubbling along nicely.“I reckon clearance rates are sitting at about 80 per cent for the year,” he said.last_img read more

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale Jointly Announce Closure of Beaches, Other Measures

first_imgGelber had already declared that spring break was “over” in South Beach during a Thursday news conference.On Friday, Fort Lauderdale’s mayor called a state of emergency in response to the virus, cancelling all city events and meetings for the next 30 days, through April 12.The following events in Fort Lauderdale are postponed:* All meetings of the commission and city boards, including advisory boards, city committees and City working groups;* All special magistrate, code enforcement, board of adjustment and nuisance abatement board hearings;* All homeowner association and civic association meetings held on city property;* All city events and city-approved events; and* All city recreational programs, facility rentals, pools and organized sports leagues. Parks facilities and community centers remain open during normal business hours; however, all programming is postponed.In addition, all organized public gatherings must now be capped at 250 people, says Trantalis.Exemptions include land or facilities owned and managed by Broward County, the Broward County School Board, the North Broward Hospital District, the state or federal government, as well as hospitals and healthcare facilities.Fort Lauderdale is requiring every public place, including all businesses, restaurants, bars and retail shops, to have alcohol-based hand sanitizer at every entrance. Spring break is officially coming to an end at two South Florida party spots.Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach announced jointly Sunday afternoon they are closing their beaches in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19.Dean Trantalis, mayor of Fort Lauderdale, and Dan Gelber, mayor of Miami Beach, said the two cities developed a plan so that any new rules implemented by one city would not send a crush of spring breakers to the other municipality.“We have to everything we can to minimize crowds and stop further cases of COVID-19,” said Trantalis.He added that Fort Lauderdale Beach will be closed as of today through April 12 from Harbor Drive to north of Oakland Park Blvd.Gelber said South Beach will be closed from 5th St to 15th St. until March 19th. Officials will decide at that time whether the beach should remain closed.He addressed spring breakers descending on South Beach: “You have a mother, you have a grandmother and maybe a great grandmother. That virus can be extremely dangerous to them. We cannot come a petri dish for a very dangerous virus.”The two mayors announced the policy as the number of new cases increased overnight to 109 in Florida, with 36 in Broward.last_img read more


first_imgRICHARD MANDELLA, BEHOLDER, WINNER: “She was supposed to win this race, and that usually makes trainers more nervous than anything, because you realize how bad you look if you get them beat, so you’ve got to live with that.“The Vanity looks like the next step (Vanity Mile, Grade I, $400,000 on June 4). I couldn’t be happier with the way she’s come back at six years old. I’m proud of Mr. (owner B. Waynes) Hughes for letting me have her back (to train).”Asked how Beholder stacked up compared to other great fillies he has trained: “I think she speaks for herself. I’m going to leave it at that.” WAYNE HUGHES, BEHOLDER, WINNER: “I don’t know how much this kind of race does for her but Richard thought it was the way to go, and he’s in charge.“Not only am I still thinking about going up against the boys but I want Nyquist to be the Triple Crown winner. Because we got sick last year, it’s very important to us to be able to take a shot at a Triple Crown winner. I think it would be amazing.“I don’t have any idea what’s next; Richard makes those decisions.“It’s a very nice feeling knowing she can train and run up to the Breeders’ Cup here at home. She doesn’t do well traveling. Neither do I though at 82, so we have that in common.“It was my decision to run her at age six but Richard approved it. If she has a good year this year, I’ll do it again next year at age seven. Why not?! She’s having a good time, she’s really happy. I had a long talk with Gary on the plane flying back this morning and he told me she’s bigger and better than she ever was before so I asked him how he knows. He said, ‘by the girth, it’s bigger!’ So why stop? I see no reason to stop.“Richard had The Tin Man running here at age eight. He’s the kind of trainer, a rare trainer that can do that. You don’t see a lot of trainers keeping their horses around for long periods of time. Richard is the real deal.” NOTES: Winning owner B. Wayne Hughes resides in Lexington, Ky. There was a minus place pool of $5,103.48, and a minus show pool of $137,142.55. Of the total show pool of $747,626, $692,457 was bet on Beholder. JOCKEY QUOTES TRAINER QUOTES GARY STEVENS, BEHOLDER, WINNER: “When I got on her, she let out a big sigh, which tells you a horse is relaxed. I said, ‘That’s my mama.’ That was the only thing said between me and Roberto (pony rider) on the way to the gate.“She left there sweet like she always does. She went over super, super quiet today. I almost thought I had her too quiet. Richard does all the work, along with (exercise rider) Janeen (Painter) and the whole crew and I get to have all the fun and that’s all that was, was fun.“I had to let her do a little something the last sixteenth because she wanted to. She had fun, I had fun.“Being off as long as she has is a tribute to Richard and Mr. Hughes showing that kind of patience. The sky’s the limit for her. She didn’t take so much as a deep breath when I pulled her up. She’s a very happy mare.”last_img read more