Buyer activity ramps up with less stock on the market in Townsville

first_img READ MORE More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Bayside Realty Townsville principal Mario Torrisi who sold the property said it attracted plenty of interest from prospective buyers at its first open house. “The buyers put in an unconditional offer well before auction and the sellers were more than happy to accept it,” Mr Torrisi said. “The whole market is picking up, I’m seeing a lot more interest at open homes than there was three months ago.”Mr Torrisi also said he was seeing owners holding off on selling if their circumstances allowed it. Flood victims finally return home Principal at Bayside Realty Townsville, Mario Torrisi.“Buyers are back in a big way, but they need to act quickly before prices start increasing in Spring,” Ms Conisbee said. “Buyers have an opportunity to capitalise on the bottom of the market and sellers can name their price while stock levels remain low. “Markets often change direction quickly and price growth can become unexpectedly strong with in a very short period of time.”A 77 acre property at 140 Barnham Rd in Townsville’s Nome has been snapped up prior to auction after being on the market for only a week. Where tenants are ditiching dead money for a mortgage center_img “There are some sellers holding off who are expecting the market to pick up,” he said.“Some people obviously don’t have the choice to do that though.”REIQ regional director and principal at Keyes and Co Realty, Damien Keyes, agreed stock had been low and was also seeing an increase in activity at open homes. “There’s been less stock across the board in Townsville over the March quarter so we’re noticing buyers are a lot more active,” Mr Keyes said. “Our office is finding that we’re selling 90 per cent of the homes we have listed pretty quickly and there has been more activity at open homes. Real Estate agent, Damien Keyes on The Strand, Townsville. Spring is the busiest period for buying and selling real estate in Townsville.“I think we will start to see more stock on the market over the September and October period which is usually the time things ramp up.”Mr Torrisi said the property which sold in Nome was unique in that it offered buyers two residences and the opportunity to earn an income. “It’s great for extended families or the buyer could live in one house and rent the other one out,” Mr Torrisi said. “There’s also the opportunity to make an income with the mango orchards and cattle yards on the property.”There were seven bedrooms in total on the property at 140 Barnham Rd, along with a huge shed boasting enough space to house 12 vehicals. The unique residence also featured a seasonal creek and was located close to the Elliot Springs development. This property at 140 Barnham Rd in Nome was snapped up before auction after being on the market for one week.PROPERTY in Townsville is proving a hot commodity with houses being snapped up fast and owners reportedly holding off on selling. With the expectation that property prices in Townsville will soon rise agents are reporting less stock than usual being offered to the market. Chief economist at realestate.com.au Nerida Conisbee said buyers and sellers should capitalise on the current market conditions. READ MORE Iconic Rollingstone Ranch snapped up last_img read more

FIFA chief urges action after racist abuse halts Serie A game

first_imgPlay resumed after three minutes with visitors Fiorentina leading 1-0 after a goal from Federico Chiesa.“In Italy the situation has not improved and this is serious,” Infantino, in Italy ahead of the FIFA Best Awards on Monday, told the Italian Rai2 channel.“Racism is fought through education, condemning it, talking about it, we cannot accept racism in society and in football.Fiorentina’s Brazilian defender Dalbert (R) with coach Vincenzo Montella © AFP/File / Vincenzo PINTO“We have to identify those responsible and throw them out of the stadiums, we need clear sentences, as in England, we must not be afraid to condemn the racists, we must fight them to the end.”Since the beginning of the season, Inter Milan’s Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku and AC Milan’s Ivorian midfielder Franck Kessie have been targeted by monkey cries during league games without any sanction being taken.Last season, Blaise Matuidi, Kalidou Koulibaly and Moise Kean were also victims of the problem which has been recurring for years in Italy.– Llorente scores double –On the pitch, Atalanta rescued a 2-2 draw with two late goals to avoid a second consecutive defeat after their 4-0 Champions League thrashing at Dinamo Zagreb in midweek.Franck Ribery scored his first Serie A goal by netting Fiorentina’s second.Elsewhere, Fernando Llorente scored a brace as Napoli eased past Lecce 4-1 to keep in touch with leaders Inter Milan and second-placed Juventus, while Edin Dzeko struck a stoppage-time winner for Roma.Spaniard Llorente, who scored in Napoli’s midweek 2-0 win over Champions League holders Liverpool, grabbed the opener on 28 minutes at the San Paolo Stadium. He added a late fourth for Napoli eight minutes from time.“It was a game that could have been a trap after the high of Liverpool, but the many changes helped us,” said Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti.Arkadiusz Milik started up front alongside Llorente, and the Polish striker’s assist contributed to the Spaniard’s opener.Lorenzo Insigne scored Napoli’s second goal from the spot five minutes before the break, at the second attempt after Lecce’s goalkeeper left his line prematurely before he saved the first.Fabian Ruiz scored Napoli’s third on 52 minutes before Marco Mancosu pulled a goal back for Lecce after an hour — the eighth conceded by Napoli in four league matches.– Sarri fine-tuning –Ancelotti’s side sit third, three points behind leaders Inter Milan, who are on maximum points after four games, after their 2-0 Milan derby win on Saturday.Champions Juventus won 2-1 at home against Verona and are second with 10 points from four games.“Juve still look to be under construction,” warned Ancelotti.“Knowing (coach Maurizio) Sarri and his teams, I think he is still fine-tuning things. Inter are already up and running, Juventus will get there in the coming matches.”In Bologna, Dzeko’s late winner sealed a 2-1 win for 10-man Roma, who are fourth, a point behind Napoli.The Romans were hit by Gianluca Mancini’s sending off on 85 minutes, but Dzeko headed home a Lorenzo Pellegrini cross to get the winner deep into injury time.City rivals Lazio are fifth after beating Parma 2-0 with goals in either half from Ciro Immobile and Adam Marusic.Sampdoria moved off the bottom of the table, earning their first points as Manolo Gabbiadini’s goal sent Torino crashing to their second consecutive league defeat.The Genoa club’s place at the foot of the table was taken by Fiorentina, the only team without a win.0Shares0000(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants strong action against racism in Italian stadiums © AFP/File / Nelson AlmeidaMILAN, Italy, Sep 23 – FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Sunday the problem of racism in Italian football has “not improved” after a Serie A match between Atalanta and Fiorentina was halted for several minutes because of racist abuse of Brazilian Dalbert.Fiorentina defender Dalbert, 26, asked the referee to halt play after half an hour at the Stadio Ennio Tardini until a warning statement was read out by the stadium speaker to jeers and whistles from the Atalanta fans.last_img read more