Local buyers lead the way at mega-auction event

first_imgPictured at the RACV Royal Pines Resort for the Ray White’s The Event, mega auction. Picture Mike BatterhamBidding on the property inched upwards before the Parzatkas took it from the underbidder by just $1000, for $1.256 million.Mrs Parzatka said she had an eye on a few properties she had viewed in the lead-up to The Event, but was ultimately attracted to the Isle of Capri home for its weekly rental return of $1250. “We bought it as an investment property,” said Mrs Parzatka, who lives in an apartment in Surfers Paradise with her family. Pictured at the RACV Royal Pines Resort for the Ray White’s The Event, mega auction. Picture Mike BatterhamBernadette Parzatka and husband Henry were among several buyers on the day who “stood fairly firm” to successfully outbid their competition.The Parzatkas snapped up a five-bedroom, three-bathroom home at Isle of Capri. “I think from watching all the reality TV shows … we know the tricks,” Mrs Parzatka said. Pictured at the RACV Royal Pines Resort for the Ray White’s The Event, mega auction. Buyers Henry and Bernadette Parzatka with their daughters Brooke (left) and Zoe. Picture Mike BatterhamA MIX of local and interstate buyers engaged in frenzied bidding as Ray White Surfers Paradise Group cleared a whopping $35.4 million worth of sales at a mega-auction yesterday.A crowd of about 1000 people, including more than 170 registered bidders, crammed into the RACV Royal Pines Resort in Benowa to be part of the agency’s legendary annual The Event auction. Ray White’s The Event at the RACV Royal Pines Resort. Picture: Mike BatterhamWhile the $35.4 million worth of deals confirmed at time of going to press was impressive, that figure is expected to climb further in coming days and weeks as sales are finalised.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“We’re likely to see the momentum from this auction continue into the next month or so,” Mr Bell said.“We’re expecting to secure sales for a number of properties passed in over the weekend over the coming weeks.” Bidding frenzy. Picture Mike BatterhamThe highest price paid under the hammer yesterday was $1.4 million for 360 acres at 126 Blacks Rd, Kingsholme.However a Xanadu North penthouse at Main Beach sold for more than $5 million ahead of The Event.There were also some great buys for eagle-eyed bargain hunters, with a Southport unit snapped up for a mere $132,000. Pictured at the RACV Royal Pines Resort for the Ray White’s The Event, mega auction. Picture Mike BatterhamMrs Parzatka has bought property through auction before, but said The Event was the largest of its kind and that she would recommend it to other buyers.“It is a bit scary … you just have to be careful not to get caught up in the action,” she said. Auctioneer Andrew Bell in action. Picture Mike BatterhamRay White Surfers Paradise Group CEO Andrew Bell said the success of the auction showed confidence in the Gold Coast economy remained strong.“The strong contingent of local buyers was the big surprise of the day,” Mr Bell said.“The other was the strength of bidding for properties around the $1 million to $1.5 million mark.“Together they are an indicator of the strength of the local economy and the confidence of local buyers in their home market.“The other notable trend is the return of the holiday home market, particularly from Sydney.”last_img read more

Real Madrid plot big money move for Tottenham star

first_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time9 Great Actors Who Will Always Be Defined By One Role5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Completely Unexpected Facts About The US President’s DaughterA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art That has led increased speculation of a future exit, with reports from Diario Sport claiming Los Blancos are eyeing a bid.The report states Zinedine Zidane wants to offload Serbian forward Luka Jovic this summer.Serie A side Napoli are reportedly interested in a €50M move for the former Eintracht Frankfurt man, and that would free up additional funds for Kane. The England international has hinted in recent weeks that he is open to leaving North London, if the club did not match his competitive ambitions. Real Madrid are reportedly interested in a big money summer move for Tottenham striker Harry Kane.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… Read Also: Lionel Messi is above Ronaldo, CR7, Ronaldinho – XaviThe 28-year old is under contract at the Premier League side until 2024, and Spurs have proven themselves to be firm negotiators in the past, with the transfers of Luka Modric and Gareth Bale.Kane is currently valued at €150M by Jose Mourinho’s side, however, chairman Daniel Levy could push for closer to €200M.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Syracuse lands pair of JUCO transfers

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on July 26, 2013 at 11:18 am Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Nassau Community College faceoff specialist Mike Iacono and Onondaga Community College defender Ryan Vella plan on enrolling at Syracuse to play for the Orange this spring, Inside Lacrosse reported Thursday.Iacono, a two-time National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-American, guided Nassau to back-to-back NJCAA title games and was the Region XV Most Valuable Player.The top-ranked Orange won just 42 percent of its faceoffs last year and won just 9-of-30 in its 16-10 championship game loss to No. 4-seed Duke. Iacono won 56-of-72 faceoffs for the Lions last season.Vella, who was a two-time All-American at Onondaga, is one of three former Lazers who plan on joining SU this spring. Vella and long-stick midfielder Niko Manning both plan on enrolling in the fall, while Randy Staats, the two-time NJCAA Offensive Player of the Year, will finish his coursework in the fall and enroll in the spring. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more