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

Melbourne marks Cyprus invasion anniversary

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Hundreds turned out in Melbourne last Sunday to show their support for the people of Cyprus and to mark the 41st anniversary of the Turkish invasion.Young and old joined the march that ended at the steps of the Victorian parliament, bearing banners which declared ‘Human rights for all Cypriots’ and ‘Justice for Cyprus’. Keynote speaker of the event was Cyprus’ Minister of Agriculture Nikos Kougiales, who was in Australia on an official visit to coincide with the commemorations.“Ten years after the Annan Plan, the conditions have matured. The international community and policy moves at a different pace,” Mr Kougiales said, adding that he was optimistic about negotiations currently underway. “We’re very optimistic on the way President Anastasiades and the new Turkish leader Mustafa Akinci are handling the issue. “[Mr Akinci’s] attitude shows that we can talk and that this dialogue is honest. Of course we have our differences but our own side is prepared for tough negotiations so we can get a solution that will be of the benefit of both sides. It looks like we are on a positive path,” the minister said.Addressing the crowd, Mr Kougiales added that he and Cyprus were grateful for their ongoing solidarity. “You are ambassadors … [and] we’re grateful for your support and for bringing the issue to the forefront”.Other speakers at the rally included Victorian Labor MP Jenny Mikakos, the president of the Pan-Australian Justice for Cyprus Coordinating Committee (PASEKA) Mr Kostas Elisaiou, and president of the Victorian branch of SEKA, Mr Constantinos Procopiou.last_img read more