28 Sep

Stretton house has lucky numbers for auction

first_imgPlace Sunnybank agent Jonathan Law said the property has been very popular with Asian buyers, with local Chinese buyers making up around half of all enquiries.“The second highest interest has come from interstate,” Mr Law said.“Two buyers from Melbourne flew over to look at the sale.” MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES The two-storey property on a 700sq m corner block is close to transport, local schools, and across the road from Min-Shan Park.“The 888 means wealth, a wealth complex, and everyone likes to live in this area,” Mr Law said.“What is also special about this home, is it is one of the few that has a drive-in, drive-out driveway, so you can park at the front of the house or in the garage.” The porte-cochere at 6 White Cedar Circuit, Stretton.It’s street address also holds significance in Chinese culture, with the number six linked with success.“The number six means to be successful with no hardship in the middle,” Mr Law said.The house has five bedrooms upstairs and a study or sixth bedroom downstairs.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and large ensuite with a spa bath.There is a separate theatre, formal lounge and dining rooms and a large living area off the kitchen. The cinema room has surround sound.The outside patio has an outdoor pizza oven and looks over an inground pool. The inground pool at 6 White Cedar Circuit, Stretton.Ducted airconditioning has been added and the new chandelier in the entry foyer was made in Germany. “It has been a partial holiday home for the owners,” Mr Law said of the current owners who both own educational institutions and are relocating to the Gold Coast.Almost 50 groups have viewed the home ahead of Saturday’s 3pm auction.But the high interest from Chinese buyers comes with its own mystery.“They don’t let you know what they’re going to do,” he said. Dying wish sees charities benefit from top sale FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOKcenter_img Will the Chinese lucky number eight help sell this house at 6 White Cedar Circuit, Stretton?INTERSTATE buyers have flown in to view this exclusive Stretton residence that is steeped in Chinese numerology, ahead of Saturday’s auction.The original builder had the lucky number 888 emblazoned across the front fence of 6 White Cedar Circuit, Stretton and it has become a prominent feature in the exclusive Parks estate. The number 8 is the luckiest number in Chinese culture.Beyond the single digit, a triple eight means triple the fortune and addresses bearing the number are held in high regard. SEE WHAT ELSE IS GOING TO AUCTION IN BRISBANE ON SATURDAY Brisbane home prices to rise in 2020last_img read more

22 Sep

Tyson Fury: I want to batter Wilder again

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Tyson Fury has confirmed who his next three fights will be against after refusing to pay Deontay Wilder to set a clash with Anthony Joshua.WBC heavyweight champion champion Fury said he will not be paying the Bronze Bomber to step aside, with the two due to clash in a rematch later this year. The Gypsy King took Wilder’s belt in their February bout, but the terms of the contract contained a clause allowing the loser to demand a rematch – which the American triggered shortly after his defeat.Fury’s victory led to a clamour for him to face fellow Brit Joshua – who holds the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO titles – in a unification fight.However, former Olympic champion Joshua must first defend his three belts against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in a fight expected to take place in October.Reports have surfaced claiming Wilder would accept $10 million to step aside, allowing 31-year-old Fury to face Joshua sooner.But Fury was having none of that, and is adamant Wilder will be his next opponent, followed by two fights against his 30-year-old compatriot in what he predicted would be “the biggest fight in boxing history”. “We’ve got the rematch with Wilder at some point,” said Fury. “Then we’ll have the two AJ fights. We’ll have one, then obviously when I batter him, he’ll want a rematch.”Fury added: “Some newspaper reported that [Wilder] wanted $10m to step aside. I’m not paying him to step aside. I’d rather take his scalp again.“I’ll beat him in the ring and that’s how I’ll get him out the way. I wouldn’t pay him, I’d rather give him another battering.“I’m going to take him out again, hopefully at the end of the year.“Then, we’re going to go into 2021 for the biggest fight in boxing history between two undefeated British heavyweights. We’re going to battle it out for all of the gold. “There used to be a three-headed monster in this division. It was me, Wilder and Joshua; then [Andy] Ruiz knocked out Joshua and burst that bubble. Then I broke in the Bronze Bomber. Three became two, and two became one.”Neither Fury nor Joshua are likely to fight in the UK this year due to crowds being banned from sporting events for the foreseeable future amid the coronavirus crisis.Tags: Anthony JoshuaKubrat PulevTyson Furylast_img read more

3 Jan

Former England international believes Three Lions are on the right track to glory

first_imgFormer England defender Alvin Martin has backed Gareth Southgate after the England Under-21 boss claimed that player development is more important than success.Martin was adamant that Southgate is the man for the job even if England get knocked out of the Under-21 European Championship and argues that England are on the right track, but everyone surrounding the national sides need to have patience.Talking to the Weekend Sports Breakfast show, the former West Ham player said: “We are miles behind Spain and Germany and we have to accept that. We can’t win ugly in tournaments, the likes of Brazil, the Dutch, Germany and Spain will trample all over us.“There are still problems for us, we’re still not there and we’re still probably a few more years from getting there but we are on the right track. That track has to go down every level, from the top with Roy Hodgson, all the way down to the Under-21s, 18s and 16s.On England’s chances of success in any up and coming tournament, the former Southend United manager said: “All the top teams have won all the top tournaments playing a certain way.“England have to look at how to get successful and how to become successful is by playing a certain style of football where your players can cope with the ball in tight situations, where there are risks that give them more chance of scoring than the opposition.“At the moment, we have got good attacking players at the senior level, but we are struggling defensively. But I would rather have it that way instead of fewer options up front.“But what I do know is that Roy Hodgson and Ray Lewington are on the right track with the national side and I think that Gareth Southgate is on the right level as well. We could get beaten by Sweden and knocked out of the competition but I would still keep him in charge and keep the way we are playing. Keep with it, and you will get fruition.”last_img read more