Homeowners in the top two per cent of the Gold Coast market

first_img The Broadbeach Waters property at 255 Monaco St is listed with a $12.95 million price guide.CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless said the Gold Coast had the third highest 98th percentile house value.“In Queensland, the highest 98th percentile house value can be found at Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, tracking at $1.87 million in September, followed by Brisbane ($1.52 million) and Gold Coast ($1.33 million),” he said.The figure was much higher on a national scale.“Nationally, you’ve made it into the 98th percentile if you own a house worth at least $2.16 million (roughly $1.6 million above the national median house value) or a unit worth $1.43 million (about $930,000 higher than the national median unit value) or higher,” Mr Lawless said. The Paradise Waters property at 101 Commodore Drive is on the market with a $14.888 million price tag.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“Although the national entry point to the top 2 per cent club looks extremely high for most of us, the national figure is skewed higher by Sydney and Melbourne where housing values are much higher.”There were almost 670 Gold Coast houses on realestate.com.au that were listed with a price guide above $1.3 million at the time of publication.This included houses going to auction, which were listed without a price guide.More than 4200 Gold Coast homes were listed on realestate.com.au with prices as low as $49,000. MORE NEWS: Rental vacancies tighten across Queensland Gold Coast houses worth more than $1.33 million are in the top two per cent of the market.GOLD Coast residents who own a house worth more than $1.33 million have made it into an elite club without even realising.The figure represents the entry point into the city’s top two per cent of the property market, also known as the 98th percentile.Considering the Gold Coast’s median house price is $655,000, it’s an unusual position to be in. MORE NEWS: Big crowd watches on as dated house soars past reservecenter_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:29Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenWays to get into the property market for less00:29last_img read more

Candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks at event

first_imgMore than 1,000 people attended the Q&A-style event moderated by Fox 11 anchor and 2008 graduate Elex Michaelson and organized by the Center for the Political Future, Fox 11 and the USC Political Student Assembly.  Michaelson asked Buttigieg why voters should consider him the ideal Democratic candidate to run against Trump in the upcoming presidential election. In response, Buttigieg said he will confront Trump for pretending to care about “forgotten” Americans from places like the industrial Midwest. “If he can make reforms like he said, with people making $100,000 or less — if he actually made that happen — I think that would be really big for a lot of people in America who can’t afford college or would be drowning in student debt,” Clever said. According to Howes, students whose questions were approved were answered by Buttigieg’s campaign manager before the town hall began and were similar to answers that Buttigieg later provided students. Stephanie Lund, a sophomore majoring in business administration and environmental studies, said the town hall changed her perception of Buttigieg and gave her a more personal understanding of him as a candidate. “It kind of threw me off a little, it’s like this isn’t a town hall, you’re just reciting something that’s super rehearsed, and I mean, yeah LGBTQ issues, but I think that something much more important right now is climate change, especially for our generation,” she said. Buttigieg said he will advocate for Americans he believes Trump has failed to represent. He has not been a target of racism, but he said he plans to prioritize the voices of those who have. Rachel Maltz, a senior majoring in business administration and communication data science, asked Buttigieg for his best advice for young people interested in politics, to which he said that students should find their own path to political involvement. In light of USC’s announement Thursday, Buttigieg commended new financial aid policy, which makes tuition free for all entering first-year undergraduates whose families make less than $80,000 a year and ends consideration of home equity in deciding all students’ financial need. He also shared his similar college affordability plan, which would grant free tuition to families making less than $100,000 through state-federal partnerships with public universities.  “I know that no one is suffering the pain of living under Donald Trump’s presidency more than voters of color, who have been singled out for discrimination with racial rhetoric and in so many ways are hurting because of this president, so I know that there is a laser focus on making sure that we can win,” Buttigieg said. “As someone who actually lives in the industrial Midwest, who can speak to how divisive and how unsupportive his policies have been, I think I’m in a different position than anybody else in the race to do that,” Buttigieg said. “The most important thing is to find something you care about,” Buttigieg said. “Plunge in and look for a way to make a difference … Don’t overlook the significance of the local [government] … It is often underestimated how much power and influence you can have at that level.” “I think that he definitely has good policies, and he was more likeable in this setting than he has been for me via Twitter and other media,” Lund said. “I was kind of surprised by how much more I liked him … I definitely thought he was a bit more robotic previously but now he feels more genuine.” “It’s great to see USC showing leadership in that regard,” Buttigieg said. “What we’ve got to do is have federal matching grants that are attractive enough that states will want to step up and do their part.” “We need to recognize that the moral as well as economic as well as political future of this country depends on dealing with these patterns of inequality, which are also so closely connected with patterns of racial exclusion in our country,” Buttigieg said. Buttigieg closed his speech with a call to action for 2020 voters, asking the public to unite around the common interest of defeating Trump. Margaret Howes, a junior majoring in animation and digital arts, initially indicated she would ask a question about LGBTQ rights but instead asked Buttigieg why young voters should support him when he receives donations from individuals who oppose environmental reform. Buttigieg said he believed everyone should be able to contribute to his campaign regardless of their beliefs.  “To have a candidate come to campus and speak — especially when the pool is now so small as the Democratic side fights for this nomination — I want to be a part of that and take this conversation seriously and see if I can learn something and figure out who I want to cast my vote for,” Goetze said. Kambiz Akhavan, executive director of CPF, said attendees had the option to submit questions through Eventbrite as they registered for the event. Those questions were then shared with Fox11 who screened them ahead of the town hall to look for questions that weren’t redundant, ranged in topics and would challenge Buttigieg. Akhavan clarified that the questions were not shared with the Buttigieg campaign. Gus Goetze, a senior majoring in business administration, said he attended the town hall to learn more about Buttitieg’s platform. Buttigieg also discussed the intersection of poverty and racial inequality, saying the two issues are intertwined and carry financial and ethical significance. Former South Bend, Ind. mayor and current Democratic presidential nomination candidate Pete Buttigieg spoke on the 2020 election, civic engagement and campaign funding at a town hall in Bovard Auditorium Thursday. “I think we could look back on 2020 with great pride, in how we came together to change the trajectory of this country,” Buttigieg said. “Time is running out. We have got to do it now, and that’s why I’m asking for your help.” Pete Buttigieg discussed USC’s new financial aid policy and his college affordability plan for public universities. The former mayor also urged attendees to vote in the 2020 election to help defeat President Donald Trump. (Ling Luo | Daily Trojan) Elsa Clever, a freshman majoring in business administration, said she believes Buttigieg’s education plan is promising. “I don’t take corporate PAC money — just individuals’, and all of that is disclosed,” Buttigieg said. “I believe in transparency. I believe in changing the entire campaign finance system, but to do that, we have to win. And I also believe in defeating [President] Donald Trump.” EDITOR’S NOTE: The article was updated to include comment from the Dornsife Center for Political Future regarding whether questions asked to Buttigieg were shared with the candidate’s campaign prior to the event.last_img read more

Man City will be ‘hard to stop’, warns angry Wenger

first_imgManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsene Wenger accepted leaders Manchester City would be “hard to stop” in their quest for the Premier League title especially if they continued to get the rub of the green from referees.The Gunners manager accused City forward Raheem Sterling of diving after he won a penalty in his team’s 3-1 victory over Arsenal at the Etihad on Sunday.Veteran French boss Wenger was furious with the performance of referee Michael Oliver who awarded the spot kick and a dubious goal, which the Arsenal manager claimed was offside.“I believe it was no penalty,” said Wenger. “We know that Raheem Sterling dives well, he does that very well.“And the third goal was offside. I am very upset because at 2-1 we were in the game. The third goal was the killer and it is by coincidence that mistakes always go for the home team, as we know.“It is unfortunate that the game finished the way it finished. I am disappointed. You can accept if it City win in a normal way, they are a good side but this is unacceptable,” added Wenger after a match that left his side 12 points behind the table-toppers.“Last season we lost two offside goals and it has happened again. City will be hard to stop.”– ‘Never say never’ –City have 10 wins and a draw from their opening 11 league games this season, prompting speculation they could emulate Wenger’s ‘Invincibles’ Arsenal team that were through the whole of the 2003/04 campaign without losing a Premier League fixture.“Look, can anyone stop them?” asked Wenger rhetorically. “It will be difficult this season with the way they have started, the way they are on a run, they quality they have. “They will be difficult to stop but you never say never. If, on top of that, they have decisions like that at home, they will be unstoppable.”Wenger had grounds for complaint when Laurent Koscielny was judged to have brought down Sterling for Sergio Aguero to make it 2-0 from the penalty spot and television replays suggested he was especially hard done by as David Silva appeared offside before setting up Gabriel Jesus for City’s third goal in the 74th minute.“I felt it was an intense game of quality for both sides,” said Wenger. “Man City are on a high but I felt we had plenty of dangerous situations and chances.“Overall, once again, the referee made the decision again, with a penalty and an offside goal. We are used to it when we come here. I feel they (referees) don’t work enough, because it happens every season. It is unacceptable,” he insisted.Kevin De Bruyne gave City the lead while, trailing 2-0, Arsenal were briefly given hope when substitute Alexandre Lacazette pulled a goal back.City manager Pep Guardiola was understandably delighted to have beaten a title rival so emphatically.After winning just two games against the top six clubs last season, City have already won all three in the current campaign, hammering Liverpool and outplaying champions Chelsea and, now, Arsenal.“All know is everybody can beat us, that is a principle in all sports,” said Guardiola. “It doesn’t matter what happens in the past. You can win the Champions League and lose the day after.“Last season we were only able to win twice against the big teams, at Old Trafford against United and here against Arsenal. This season in November, we already won three times, one more.”The Spaniard added: “We spoke about that. If you want to win the Premier League, you have to win, especially at home, against Liverpool, United, Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea. It is so hard to win away.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

The North Face and Alpine Experience Present Mission Antarctica with Xavier…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Alpine Experience The North Face, the world’s premier supplier of authentic, innovative and technically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear, today announced that Xavier de le Rue will come to Olympia, Washington, as part of the 2013 Never Stop Exploring Speaker Series. The live nationwide tour invites adventure fans from across the country to share in the incredible tales of 14 top athletes from The North Face Team.Professional snowboarder Xavier de le Rue will recount his latest expedition to Antarctica to Olympia residents on October 15. In Mission Antarctica, presented by The North Face and Alpine Experience, he will discuss skiing the steepest lines and crossing the roughest seas of the world’s most untouched continent.A French native, Xavier is a true mountain man. His love for the less touched terrains began at a young age when he began snowboarding and climbing in the Alps. This core passion for the mountains has launched his mission to push the boundaries of snowboarding ever since.The presentation will take place at The State Theater at 202 4th Ave. East, Olympia, WA  98501, beginning at 7:00 p.m.The North Face Never Stop Exploring Speaker Series is a free event; however, general admission tickets must be secured online in advance at www.thenorthface.com/speakerseries and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guaranteed seating tickets for the event may be purchased for $8.00.  A reception at The State Theater for all ticket-holders will begin after the show at 8:15 p.m. and includes autograph-signing and meet-and-greet with Xavier.  The reception will raise funds and awareness for The PARC Foundation.The North Face Never Stop Exploring Speaker Series, presented by GORE-Tex and sponsored by Primaloft and Outside, is taking place October 2 through December 3. For information about additional tour dates and athlete appearances, please click here.last_img read more