In the case of Hot Property Buyers Agency senior buyers agent Zoran Solano, that’s exactly what his team did when they purchased a Stafford home for a client in 2012. RELATED: MORE: The new kitchen at the Stafford home.Mr Solano said given the rental demand in Stafford, it was decided on a five-bedroom home, but renovation costs were two high.“Ultimately we said we’ll knock this building down and start fresh, that way we have a builder’s warranty and the tax depreciation and overall the maintenance would be a lot less,” he said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago The outdoor entertaining area and backyard.“After considering the market demographics, as well as the needs and wants of prospective tenants, we designed this house from the ground up to cater for the gentrifying market.He said the builder’s warranty was for six and a half years, with a longer 20 year structural warranty.They worked with Elevate Design Studio to come up with a design that matched the contours of the land and the style of property in the area. Incredible renovation of 80s prize home >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< Fast Facts The original home at Stafford — prior to knockdown.“The journey to this project started back in 2012, when our team purchased this beautiful 637sq m block of prime elevated land,” Mr Solano said.“Back then the property had a humble three-bedroom, one-bathroom post war home on it, which our buyers agent team secured for around the mid-$400s.“The property was then rented out for around $410 per week — that’s around 4.58 per cent gross rental return.” Purchase Price: $465,000 (2012) Previous Rental Return: $390-410 a week or 4.5 per cent Cost of Project: $520,000 Total Investment: $985,000 Current Value: $1,200,000 Current Return: $890 a week or 4.7 per cent gross Notes: This project increased the clients gross rental return and improved their tax depreciation and reduced maintenance. Aussies go bloomin’ mad But with all older homes they require maintenance and upkeep, and Mr Solano said the rental demand and return slipped, so they decided to invest back into it earlier this year.“We looked at the different options available, such as knock down new build, raise and build under, extend and renovate,” he said.“All those options where considered and in the end the client decided that a knock down new build, was the best way to go.” RENO VS REBUILD: The Stafford property after the original home was knocked down and rebuilt.When it comes to weighing up the pros and cons of whether you renovate or knock down and rebuild — it’s best to do your numbers first. Historic house earns owners $2.6m The two-storey 289sq m home has four bedrooms, plus a media room (or fifth bedroom), a double lockup garage and two living zones.“The build was undertaken in record time from knock down to hand over it was all over in less than five months by Lancon Constructions,” he said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:52Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:52 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to lose money investing01:53
The Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl for the first time by beating the New England Patriots 41-33 in an extraordinary encounter in Minneapolis.On a night when records tumbled and the expected norms of an NFL game went out the window, the Eagles – led majestically by quarterback Nick Foles – produced a brilliant offensive display to deny the Patriots a record-equalling sixth Super Bowl crown.Zach Ertz’s touchdown with less than three minutes remaining put the Eagles into a five-point lead, but it took Brandon Graham’s sack on Tom Brady just moments later to seemingly put the game beyond the reigning champions.Even then the Eagles had to withstand a late march downfield by Brady, but victory was finally assured when a Hail Mary attempt came to nothing as the clock ticked down to zero. In a game featuring just one punt and one sack – Graham’s key hit on Brady – the action was breathless and, for the most part, unprecedented in NFL history.Chief among the highlights was the glorious moment when Foles – later named the game’s Most Valuable Player – caught a pass from tight end Trey Burton on a gutsy trick play, making him the first player ever to throw and catch a touchdown in a Super Bowl.Foles also threw for three touchdowns from 373 passing yards, the 29-year-old Texan capping off his fairytale rise since being drafted in to replace the injured Carson Wentz three games from the end of the regular season.Opposite number Brady, meanwhile, is left to wonder just how he failed to add to his five Super Bowl rings despite 505 passing yards – a Super Bowl record – and three touchdown passes.The explosive nature of the two offenses saw the Eagles and Patriots combine for 1,151 yards in total, a record not just for a Super Bowl but for any regular- or post-season game in NFL history.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
However, the three-time major champion fought back impressively and a birdie at the last ensured he would once again top the leaderboard at the end of the day, this time alongside Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen, Francesco Molinari and Jason Day.At 7 under, that quintet is one clear of four players, including Tiger Woods. Related News Masters 2019: Tiger Woods within one shot of lead heading into moving day Cancel your weekend plans.-7 Molinari-7 Day-7 Koepka-7 Scott-7 Oosthuizen-6 Johnson-6 Harding-6 Schauffele-6 Woods— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) April 12, 2019″I’m proud of myself, the way I hung in there,” said Koepka, who ultimately signed for a 71 on Day 2.”My bounce‑back stats (after bogeys) are pretty good … I think part of that is just because of my temperament. I never get too down and just focus on the next one.”To be where I’m at, as badly as I putted and hit the ball today (Friday), I’m pleased with it.”Koepka is understandably confident in his ability to claim another major title, after triumphing at successive U.S. Opens and the 2018 US PGA Championship. Brooks Koepka felt his ability to remain on an even keel proved valuable on Friday as he retained a share of the lead at the Masters.Koepka shot a bogey-free 66 on Day 1 at Augusta National, but found life tougher in his second round — a wild start leaving him 2 over for the day after six holes. “I don’t know if it’s my attitude. I just think I know I can beat a lot of people mentally,” he added.”I know some people don’t think I’m mentally tough, or tough in general, but I think I am. I think I’ve proven that with three (major) trophies.”I feel like no matter how things are going, whether they are going really well or really poorly out there, I can grind it out, and especially during a major. I know just to hang in there because there’s always something around the corner.” Masters 2019: Tiger Woods almost taken out by sliding security guard at Augusta
Governor Ron DeSantis called for municipalities to suspend mass events and large gatherings due to the coronavirus. As a result, the Kravis Center has just announced it will close until March 31st.The coronavirus has prompted many events and venues to cancel, close, suspend or postpone events.What’s canceled, closed, suspended or postponed? Adam Sandler at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino postponed Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (closed to the general public) American Airlines Arena events through April 1 American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Western Palm Beach County canceled ArtFest by the Sea at Juno Beach canceled A Day for Autism on the Treasure Coast canceled Barrett-Jackson to postpone 2020 Palm Beach Auction to October 15-17 Boynton Beach Blarney Bash canceled Boynton Beach Police Department’s SOuth Florida Police K9 competition on March 28 canceled Brew at the Zoo postponed until September City of Boca Raton – all events, meetings through April 30 City of Palm Beach Gardens will be suspending all special events, including the weekly Gardens GreenMarket and Hippity Hoppity Hooray Egg Hunt, until further notice. Cancellations will go into effect beginning Friday morning, March 13 City of West Palm Beach events are canceled including Clematis by Night, Screen on the Green, GreenMarket, and Sunday on the Waterfront in West Palm Beach through the end of March Delray Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival canceled Disney Cruise Line will suspend operations beginning Saturday, March 14 Fort Pierce will be postponing Sandy Shoes Seafood & Brew Hatsume Fair at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is canceled Kravis Center closed through March 30 Lake Worth Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade canceled Kravis Center closed until March 31. Kenny Chesney concert at the iThink Financial Amp scheduled for May 7 Marlon Wayans at the Palm Beach Improv has been canceled Natural Areas Festival scheduled for Saturday at Winding Waters Natural Area in West Palm Beach Port St. Lucie St. Patrick’s Day Fest canceled Palm Beach International Boat Show postponed Palm Beach Pride in Lake Worth Beach canceled Palm Beach Walk to Defeat ALS postponed until fall Princess Cruises suspended Royal Palm Beach Seafood Festival postponed SAT testing at The Benjamin School in Palm Beach Gardens postponed The South Florida National Cemetery/United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration’s Vietnam War 50th Year Commemoration scheduled for March 29 at the South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth Beach Town of Lake Park canceled the Sunset Celebration event scheduled for March 27 at Harbor Marina and its Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 11 at Kelsey Park. Recreation department and line dancing events are canceled until further notice Universal Orlando Resort beginning Monday, March 16 through the end of April (Universal Orlando’s hotels and Universal CityWalk will remain open) Walt Disney World closing starting Sunday, March 15 through the end of March (Hotels and Disney Springs remain open ) West Palm Beach VA Medical Center events are canceled including Tax Clinic, Florida Licensing on Wheels, Blood Drive, Legal Clinic, Farmer’s Market, Food Truck Friday, Veterans Town Hall meeting and more. This does not include normal operations. Winter Equestrian Festival (closed to the general public)What’s open or still happening? Lion Country Safari Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Museum Programming and Exhibits Canceled through April 30 Palm Beach Improv (Marlon Wayans has canceled) Palm Beach Zoo Seminole Casino Coconut Creek SunFest Rapids Water ParkSchools All State University System of Florida schools will continue with remote learning for at least two weeks after spring break Oxbridge Academy will be closing Sunday, March 15 – April 6 Palm Beach State College remains openSports FHSAA high school sports still being played NCAA basketball canceled NBA season suspended NHL season postponed MLB season delayed MLS season suspended
The time for hair, and nail salons to open back up is officially here!On Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that barber shops, hair salons, and nail salons can reopen Monday “with enhanced safety protocols for all counties currently in Phase One.”DeSantis also made the announcement that Palm Beach County will enter Phase One on Monday.Miami-Dade and Broward counties are still excluded from the first phase.
Forever Unbridled – Charles Fipke’s homebred multiple Grade I winner Forever Unbridled left Barn 59 at 5:30 a.m. and galloped an easy 1 1/4m under the watchful gaze of trainer Dallas Stewart. Stewart will try to win his second Breeders’ Cup Distaff with a daughter of Unbridled’s Song, having landed his lone World Championships victory with Roger Devenport’s Unbridled Elaine in 2001 at Belmont Park. I’m a Chatterbox – The 4yo Munnings filly I’m a Chatterbox, ridden by her trainer Larry Jones, went to the track at 7:50 a.m. for an easy 1m gallop and then visited the paddock for the third straight day.Jones is seeking his first Breeders’ Cup victory, but did found success with two other fillies he brought to the event. In 2007, Proud Spell finished second in the Juvenile Fillies before winning the Kentucky Oaks the next spring and in 2011, Havre de Grace finished fourth against the males in the Breeders’ Cup Classic en route to Horse of the Year honors. When asked how I’m a Chatterbox stacked up against those two fillies, Jones replied, “She’s always been an overachiever. She was overlooked at the sales, maybe because she was from the first crop of Munnings and her dam hadn’t produced much. But, she always tries so hard and definitely matches up to them.”The only time I’m a Chatterbox was worse than second this year was when she was fourth behind Cavorting in the Personal Ensign Stakes (G1) at Saratoga in late August. She then was a dominant winner of the Spinster Stakes (G1) at Keeneland in her last race.“If there was a bias that day at Saratoga, it definitely worked against us,” Jones said. “No one was going to catch the winner. We feel our filly has only gotten better since then. But, this is tough race. There’s going to a Grade 1 winner finishing sixth in here.” Beholder – Champion 6yo mare Beholder went to the track at 7 a.m. and galloped 1 1/2 mile over the main track in preparation for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff.“She’s feeling great, really moving good across the track,” said regular exercise rider Janeen Painter, who was in the irons. “She’s been really focused, behaving herself well, so I think she is ready to give her best shot.”Before the main track opened, Painter reflected on her time with the two-time Breeders’ Cup heroine and three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder.“I galloped her a little bit at 2, mostly at late 4, 5 and 6. She’s much bigger and stronger that we ever thought she would be. When she came in her 4-year-old year, wow. You could see how much she had developed during the time she had off. ”Painter recalls the 2015 Pacific Classic as her favorite Beholder moment. “Of course the Pacific Classic, that was pretty special. The Kentucky Oaks race, that was a great race too, even though she ran second that is up there too. I get excited every time she runs and I know she runs her heart out every time she runs. You can’t say that about every single racehorse there is, but she does, she gives it 100 percent.”Asked about how he wanted see the Distaff unfold, Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella said, “My job is just looking to see if there’s anything wrong. Everything is right, right now, so my job is to see if there is anything wrong between here and there. Hopefully, I am not going to find it or there is nothing to find.”Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, who rode Beholder to victory in the 2013 Distaff at Santa Anita, expressed happiness with his Distaff post position (post eight), and also pointed out the 2015 Pacific Classic as his favorite Beholder memory.“The Pacific Classic is my favorite Beholder moment. She beat the boys, it was a huge race and very memorable,” Stevens said.“On paper, this is the best Distaff I’ve ridden in, but I can go back to 1988 with a great filly and a great mare in Winning Colors and Personal Ensign, I’ve been in some good Distaffs before. I don’t want to take anything away from years past, as I’ve said before, Beholder is the best horse I have ever ridden.” Songbird – Now just a little over 24 hours away from the year’s filly and mare championship-deciding race of the year, the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer watched his prized pupil, 6-5 morning line choice Songbird, walk in front of his barn.“You really can’t plan for how to run the race, because the moment the gates open, it could all change,” he said. “We know she can go to the front or sit off the pace; we’re comfortable with her versatility. This really becomes a riders’ race so you need to have confidence in your jockey. Mike (Smith) has ridden her in all of her starts and knows her very well.”Added the hall-of-fame conditioner, “She’s been so consistent, I really can’t pick out one race that really stands out. With her, they’re all special. But she was really good in her last start in Pennsylvania (the Cotillion Stakes) and she’s even better now.”Songbird went to the track for the final time Thursday morning in advance of Friday’s Distaff, galloping 1m under Edgar Rodriguez. The Kentucky bred is scheduled for a schooling session in the paddock after Thursday’s first race. Stellar Wind – Stellar Wind went through her usual 5 a.m. routine of standing quietly before a 1 1/2m gallop Thursday.“She’ll school in the paddock between races this afternoon,” trainer John Sadler said.Sadler is undecided about what Stellar Wind will do Friday morning, the day of the race.“She might jog, or she might just walk,” Sadler said.Asked what it would take for Stellar Wind to win, Sadler said: “She needs a good trip. I don’t know what that trip is, but just a nice, smooth one and she should do well.” Land Over Sea – Land Over Sea was joined by Team O’Neill Breeders’ Cup entrants Ralis (Turf), Gomo (Filly and Mare Sprint) and Term of Art (Juvenile) for morning gallops leading up to the two-day Breeders’ Cup Championships at Santa Anita.Trainer Doug O’Neill, who watched the stablemates’ exercises from the apron at mid-stretch said, referring specifically to Land Over Sea, “She’s been second to Songbird on three occasions and was runner-up in the Kentucky Oaks. So, despite her long odds, we feel like she deserves this chance, especially here on her home track.”Obviously having watching ample amounts of pre-election coverage, O’Neill added with a smile, “However, our path to victory might require us turning red states blue and blue states red.” Corona Del Inca – The 5yo Luhuk mare strolled to an easy gallop one lap around the main track at 7:45 a.m. Uruguayan jockey Pablo Falero, a legend in his native country and in Argentina, was in the irons.“For me, it is a great honor to be here, and is a very important commitment and a life-long dream,” Falero said about his first Breeders’ Cup participation.Corona Del Inca earned an automatic berth into the Distaff after annexing the Gran Premio Criadores by the smallest of margins at Palermo on May 1.Curalina – Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Curalina galloped 1 1/4m at Santa Anita Thursday in preparation for Friday’s Distaff, which will be her first start since finishing second in the Personal Ensign at Saratoga Aug. 27.“We felt like if we were going to take our best shot at the Breeders’ Cup, bypassing the Spinster and the Beldame like we did last year with (2015 Distaff winner) Stopchargingmaria was the correct approach for her,” trainer Todd Pletcher said. “She does run well fresh. It takes a lot of discipline to pass up the Beldame or the Spinster, races like that where you’d be favored or certainly one of the favorites.”
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– Other disciplines join the celebrationAhead of Sunday’s Olympic Day observance, World Archery Guyana’s (WAG) Nicholas Hing has said that all systems are in place for Region 4’s Indoor Target Archery Competition.World Archeries Guyana will be gearing up to host a one-day Indoor Target Competition in commemoration of Olympic DayThe one-day event, being held to commemorate Olympic Day, which was introduced in 1948, will be conducted under the strict safety rules which are a standard of the World Archery and its affiliated organisations.Archery Guyana, as an affiliate of World Archery (WA), aims to uphold at all times the standards and rules of this body. The birth of the Olympic Games occurred on June 23 1894 at the Sorbonne in Paris. The goal was to promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability.President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Thomas Bach, had opined: “Every year, Olympic Day allows the whole world to unite behind the Olympic dream.” Guyana is no different.AG member Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon has noted that on June 23rd every year, millions of people across the world get active to celebrate Olympic Day. She added that in Guyana, Archery Guyana will continue to commemorate this day, as it has been doing since 2015; but this time AG will be expanding to the various regions.Archery made its Olympic debut at the Olympic Games from 1900 to 1920, becoming in 1904 one of the first Olympic sports to include women.Coaches from across Guyana shared some plans to commemorate Olympic Day this weekend in their communities.Coaches Ainsworth Pritchard, Trevor Jocintho and Carl Albert from Region 1, who recently introduced the sport to Hosororo Primary School, are very enthused with the feedback.Coach Jocintho indicated that a simple competition will be hosted in Region 1 using a recently built target board.Meanwhile, Coaches Shunette Thompson and Manley Polo Thomas from Region 9 are excitedly planning for this weekend; and in Region 8, Coach Gavin Gounga and Joseph Edwin will be doing a session on Saturday with the Mahdia Secondary School.Additionally, other sporting disciplines throughout Guyana that will be participating in the commemorative day are Badminton, Athletics, Weightlifting, Rugby, Volleyball, Cycling, Swimming, Taekwondo and Table Tennis.
One of Buncrana’s most popular figures was celebrated last weekend as Mrs Maureen Farren marked her 100th Birthday. Maureen is a long-standing resident of Grianan Park and a mother of four to Charlie, Bethan, Anne and Bridgeen.Friends and family turned out to celebrate the special day with a birthday tea at the Lake of Shadows Hotel in the Inishowen town. The Buncrana parish also marked Mrs Farren birthday with a papal blessing and a Benemerenti medal at the 9am mass on Sunday last.Buncrana woman celebrates 100th birthday – Picture Special was last modified: September 15th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The State Controlling Board has approved the release of $584,186 for work at Grand Lake St. Marys, State Representative Susan Manchester (R-Lakeview) announced.The funding is being used to contract with DLZ Ohio to provide design and construction administration services for rehabilitation of the west dam embankment, located near Celina. The contract also calls for an engineering assessment of the east dam spillway, located near St. Marys.“I appreciate the support of the State Controlling Board for these important projects,” Rep. Manchester said. “Grand Lake St. Marys is a signature of the 84th District and valuable to our local economy. It is imperative that we continue to strive to address the state of the watershed with hope of restoration. Rehabilitation projects, such as the DLZ Ohio contract, support jobs, tourism and recreation.”According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the scope of work at the west dam embankment will include embankment fill placement, grading, tree removal, utility decommissioning and/or relocation, construction debris removal, topsoil placement and vegetation establishment.The 13,500-acre lake is the gateway to swimming, boating, camping and fishing in one of Ohio’s oldest state parks. The dam was originally constructed between 1837 and 1845 and is a Class I structure under Ohio Dam Safety regulations. Currently, according to ODNR, the west dam embankment does not meet established dam safety standards. The agency said the improvements are an “interim risk reduction measure” and will improve the safety of the dam structure.