A new survey has found the number of investors looking to buy a house in the next 6-12 months has jumped.Brisbane remains the top pick for investors for the second year in a row, but the city has lost some of its appeal, with the number of investors favouring it falling from 49 per cent to 43 per cent over the past year. ‘New Bulimba’ on Brisbane’s bayside Massive penthouse sale overnight More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour ago Brisbane still top pick for property PIPA chair Ben Kingsley said investors were attracted to Brisbane’s affordability and the potential for attractive yields. A new investor survey has found more people would prefer to invest in houses, like these in Paddington, than units and Brisbane is the top pick.MORE people are choosing to park their money in established houses over new apartments, reflecting fears about oversupply in high density markets like inner-city Brisbane. A new survey has found the number of investors looking to buy a house in the next six to 12 months has jumped from 59 per cent a year ago to 67 per cent in 2017.In comparison, the proportion of investors looking to buy apartments has fallen to 9.3 per cent, according to the third annual Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) Property Investor Sentiment Survey. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Meanwhile, the number of investors planning to buy existing or established properties continues to rise — to 92 per cent from 87 per cent.The national survey of 742 property investors found more than 70 per cent think now is a good time to invest in property, despite concerns about stricter lending conditions and dwelling oversupply. Property Investment Professionals of Australia chair Ben Kingsley.“Brisbane and southeast Queensland is still offering an attractive rental yield, as opposed to Melbourne and Sydney where rental yields are a historic lows,” he said.Mr Kingsley said while there was plenty of choice when it came to apartments, most of Brisbane’s established properties offered record low rental yields.“Once the economy and confidence in the business sector improves and unemployment reduces, the reality is Brisbane’s best days in this cycle are ahead of them,” he said. PIPA’s 2017 PROPERTY INVESTOR SENTIMENT SURVEY – KEY STATS– 70% of investors believe now is a good time to invest in property– 61% of investors are looking to purchase in the next 6-12 months– 43% of investors confirm changes to investor lending policies have impacted them– 75% of investors are not worried about possible changes to negative gearing– 90% of investors believe people who recommend property investment should be regulated and licensed
Mosman House in Sydney, by architect Shaun Lockyer. Picture supplied.His team of 15 usually build around 10 to 12 houses a year, with the most expensive build so far topping $10.5 million.But Mr Lockyer said he was just as happy working on small projects, whether it be an extension or a deck.“Every job we do is with the same passion and intensity,” he said.“I’ve never prioritised jobs in terms of value.” The kitchen inside Shaun Lockyer’s Bardon home, which he designed. Inside the Bardon home of architect Shaun Lockyer.“I’ve given myself 10 years to try and convince my wife it could become our home, but I’m looking at her now and she’s shaking her head,” he said.“It’s a mixed-use site, so it has the potential to be developed in the future for retail or residential.” INSIDE EMILY PALMER’S PROPERTY EMPIRE PROPERTY INVESTORS ARE BACK IT’S TIME YOUR KIDS STARTED PAYING RENT The Nest House in Bardon, by Shaun Lockyer Architects. Picture supplied.Concrete and timber are his materials of choice and his design ethos is timeless and practical. “We continue to promote an honest palette of materials,” Mr Lockyer said.“Not fashionable but more enduring.”Don’t expect to see any loud, feature tiles in a Shaun Lockyer designed home any time soon. Architect Shaun Lockyer’s Cutter Street project on North Stradbroke Island. Photo: Scott Burrows.Think sleek timber doors and windows, skylights and rendered exterior walls covered in climbing fig trees, plus a strong injection of personality.“What I really like about having our home in a cottage is that its kind of the origins of us as a business,” he said.“A lot of our work when we started out was small cottages and small alterations.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoMooloolah House in Minyama on the Sunshine Coast, by Shaun Lockyer Architects. Photo: Scott Burrows.The South African-born, award-winning architect, whose clients include swimming champions Libby and Luke Trickett and property identity Don O’Rorke, has come to be a force in Southeast Queensland home design.The past year has been the busiest yet, with his talent now being recognised further afield than just Brisbane.“In the last year and a bit, we’ve had a couple of projects that felt like real catalysts for another level of work,” Mr Lockyer said.“The Mosman House in Sydney has been a massive watershed for us. “On the back of that, we’ve been given the verbal on a very significant house in Whale Beach, which is very exciting.“It’s been a massive endorsement — although a little bit overwhelming — given the choice of all the fantastic architects in Sydney.” Brisbane architect Shaun Lockyer at the site of his latest project. Picture: Mark Cranitch.HE has designed dream homes for cashed-up clients with $10 million budgets, but Shaun Lockyer regards his latest project as priceless.The man widely touted as Brisbane’s best architect has embarked on a build close to his heart — a new home for his burgeoning business and, possibly, his own family one day. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE It might look like a neglected worker’s cottage now, but the property at 15 Masters St, Newstead, is about to be transformed into an architectural masterpiece that could well become Brisbane’s best office.Mr Lockyer created his current home, the Lighthouse project, in leafy Bardon in 2010, but admits he is itching for a more urban base. The Greenhouse at Wights Mountain by Shaun Lockyer Architects. Photo: Scott Burrows.DREAM HOME DEMANDS IN 2018 *BUTLER’S PANTRIES — These add-ons to the main kitchen are still must-haves for big, family homes *ROOM TO PARK THE TOYS — Some clients ask for 10 parking spaces*MUD ROOMS — Or ‘drop zones’ for the kids to leave their bags and sports equipment*WINE CELLARS — Not just a shelf — an entire room dedicated to consuming a fine drop*HEALTH RETREATS — From saunas and steam rooms to meditation rooms and boutique gyms with giant television screens or a stunning view *SMART HOMES — A fully automated system that controls every aspect of living electronically — from security to lighting — and all from a mobile phone.(Source: Shaun Lockyer Architects) An artist’s impression of the new office Shaun Lockyer has designed in Newstead. Picture supplied.The new site is right next door to his previous headquarters in the heart of Newstead, just 100 metres from the Gasworks precinct and 200 metres from the Brisbane River.“What attracted me to it is that it’s a very rare block of land — a little triangle in Newstead with two street frontages,” Mr Lockyer said.Construction will start in three weeks and the immediate term plan is to raise the house to create more office space underneath for another tenant.“We’ll refurbish the whole top of it and give it a new lease on life,” Mr Lockyer said.
The €29bn Pensioenfonds ING has reported a 30% return on its 50-year interest swaps and government bonds thanks to falling interest rates over the first quarter, boosting its quarterly return to 13.8%.The pension fund generated 15.9% on its matching portfolio, which consisted of 70% of its assets.Its 30% return portfolio delivered 12.4%, with equity producing an overall result of 15.5% and European equity returning 18%. The ING scheme attributed the 7.4% return on credit and emerging market debt to the latter, due to higher interest levels and a stronger US dollar. It also noted that listed property continued its rise, generating 18% during the first quarter.Non-listed real estate returned almost 10%.Alternative investments returned 7.8%, largely due to the performance of private equity.The pension fund added that it would divest its remaining positions in hedge funds over the coming months.ING Pensioenfonds said the return from alternatives included a 1% loss on its currency hedge, following the depreciation of the euro against the dollar.It had covered 50% of the risk on the six largest positions in foreign currency.Over the course of the first quarter, the scheme’s funding in real terms dropped by 2.6 percentage points to 86.6%, whereas its official policy coverage ratio stood at 142.9% at March-end.The ING Pensioenfonds has been a closed pension plan since 1 January, when banc-assurer ING was split into companies for insurance and banking.Over the first three months, the scheme’s total number of participants fell by 476 to 72,039.In other news, SPW, the €11.6bn pension fund for housing corporations, posted a quarterly result of 10.6%, due in part to a 16% return on developed market equities.Within its fixed income portfolio, emerging markets, government bonds and credit returned 9.7%, 4% and 8.3% respectively.SPW’s holdings in alternatives also performed well, delivering 13.6% for hedge funds, 10.9% for private equity and 13.3% for infrastructure.Commodities and real estate returned 5.3% and 14.7%, respectively.
The Royal Navy’s smallest commissioned vessel, Her Majesty’s Survey Launch Gleaner, returned to Devonport homeport one last time on Tuesday ahead of her decommissioning.In mist and rain, and with a 16-meter decommissioning pennant tied to the stern rail to prevent it flapping around uncontrollably, three of the nine crew lined up for Procedure Alpha as Lt Cdr William Alexander guided the boat for her final entry.“Despite the wet weather, it was fantastic to be part of such an important tradition, and I’m really pleased to have had the opportunity,” said AB Joel Bradley, Gleaner’s signaler.Gleaner was built to survey waters other craft could not get; despite her size she’s crammed with the latest sonar equipment to measure the seabed around key ports in unparalleled detail.She was used to survey the Mary Rose wreck site ahead of extensive dredging work to make sure nothing of Henry VIII’s flagship was left on the Solent seabed before the diggers moved in.More than a decade later, she scoured every inch of Portsmouth Harbor and its approaches to clear the way for dredging to allow the safe entry and exit of HMS Queen Elizabeth.Gleaner’s successor will be a slightly larger, as-yet unnamed catamaran.
Xavi’s proposed return to Barcelona has been put on hold after his decision to sign a one-year contract extension with Al-Sadd. Barcelona bid farewell to the club legend when Xavi quit the Nou Camp after 17 years in 2015. The former Spain international spent the next four seasons playing in the Qatar Stars League for Al-Sadd, before hanging up his boots in May of last year. Xavi was subsequently appointed Al Sadd’s new permanent head coach, and has since guided them twice to silverware. The 40-year-old has been heavily linked with a return to Catalonia, with Barca currently struggling to dominate as they did under Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique. Quique Setien is the latest man attempting to bring back the Nou Camp glory days. However, he is already being tipped to leave the club after just six months in charge.Advertisement Xavi, who recently admitted that wants to coach Barca in the future, was the firm favourite to replace Setien. However, the former Blaugrana captain has now committed his immediate future to Al-Sadd. With an official announcement posted on the club’s Twitter account on Sunday. read also:Xavi admits preparing to coach Barcelona Indeed, Xavi has delivered a message to supporters after agreeing to fresh terms. The message read: “Happy to renew my contract with Al Sadd. “I’m working with the club’s management during the current period on a number of issues. Including the renewal of Akram Afif’s contract, and signing foreign players to replace Gabi and Marco Fabian.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes?10 Incredibly Looking Albino AnimalsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The Ratings6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World Loading…
E. Ruth Minges, age 93 of West Chester, Ohio formally Harrison, Ohio passed away Monday, January 14, 2019 at Barrington of West Chester. Born May 21, 1925 in Brookville, Indiana the daughter of George and Daisy Bernice (Burgess) Fries.Ruth married Richard John “Dick” Minges October 11, 1947 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Harrison, Ohio. Ruth was very community oriented and belonged to numerous religious and civic organizations.Survived by her beloved daughters Barbara J. (Ronald) Meyer of Sardinia, Ohio and Teresa K. (Albert) Delgado of Crestview Hills, Kentucky. Grandmother of seven and great grandmother of two and a ½. Sister of Marlene Silz of Springfield, Ohio.Preceded in death by her husband Richard John “Dick” Minges, parents George and Daisy Fries, sons Bruce Richard Minges and David Greg Minges. Siblings George Fries Jr., Harold Fries and Maxine Shinkle.Visitation will be held Friday, January 18, 2019 from 1:00 P.M. until time of funeral services at 2:00 P.M. with Ken Boatright officiating all at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030. Burial will follow at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery Harrison, Ohio.
Press Association Toure’s controversial agent Dimitri Seluk was this week quoted as saying of the midfielder, whose contract with City runs until 2017: “He will not move in January. “However, in the summer things can change. We are ready to listen to any offers that are on the table.” When asked about that on Friday, Pellegrini admitted “at the end of the season you never know what will happen with anyone”, while stressing how important it was for all players to “think in the present” rather than about the future. But he also said he was convinced Toure was absolutely of that mindset. “I don’t want to try to answer to every agent who talks about different things,” Pellegrini said. “I know what Yaya thinks. I think that Yaya is mentally absolutely involved in this season, and that he is not thinking about his future. “He wants to continue being the same important player that he has been for this team in other years.” Seluk has made remarks at various times in the past to suggest 32-year-old Ivory Coast international Toure may be set to leave City. One such occasion was at the end of last season, and when that was put to Pellegrini on Friday as he was asked how much of a problem Seluk’s comments were becoming, the manager said: “And what happened? Nothing – it was his opinion and nothing more.” Pellegrini – who says he is happy with his squad and not thinking about January sales or signings – was speaking ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to West Ham, where he wants his players to underline their title credentials. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini insists Yaya Toure is focused on the Blues’ current push for silverware and not thinking about which club he might be playing for next season. City are very much in the title race, currently lying third in the table and only trailing second-placed Leicester and leaders Arsenal by a point. But their results have been inconsistent, with those registered on the road particularly troubling for Pellegrini, the Blues winning only one of their past seven away league games. That victory came in their last – a 2-1 come-from-behind triumph at Watford – and City go into Saturday’s clash against the seventh-placed Hammers on the back of a comprehensive 4-0 home thrashing of Crystal Palace last weekend. Pellegrini is keen to see the attacking football from his side continue, and said: ”We must try to arrive as soon as we can at the top of the table. ”It is not easy but we must try to demonstrate why we are fighting for the title.” City striker Sergio Aguero, who netted twice against Palace, has also urged the team to build on that victory and the one at Watford. “I think that now we’ve managed to break that run of not picking up victories on the road it’s very important for us,” Aguero said. “We have to display the sort of form away from home that we consistently display at home, where we know that we are very, very strong.” City have midfielder Fernandinho, who was out for three games due to a muscle injury, back available for Saturday’s contest. Aleksandar Kolarov has been ruled out after coming off in the Palace match with a calf problem, joining fellow defenders Eliaquim Mangala (hamstring) and Vincent Kompany (calf), plus midfielder Samir Nasri (hamstring) and striker Wilfried Bony (calf), on the sidelines.
The Golden Bucks got off to a strong start on Friday night at home, rolling to a 57-12 win over the Washington Academy Raiders.Bucksport jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a 12-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Stewart to Asher Bowden.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe defending Little Ten Conference champions put 32 points on the scoreboard in the second period, putting the game well out of the Raiders’ reach.Those scores came on touchdown passes by Stewart of four yards to Bowden, 27 yards, 30 yards and two yards to Hayden Craig and a 30-yard run by Bowden.The Golden Bucks added 18 more points in the third period on a four-yard touchdown run by Jack Cyr, a three-yard run by Andy Allen and a 21-yard scoring pass from Chase Carmichael to Brandon Findlay.Stewart had a banner night, completing 15 of 18 passes for 165 yards, Cyr rushed for 153 yards on 17 carries and Bowden had 75 yards on seven carries.For the Raiders, Ellic Smith rushed for 85 yards and a touchdown and Colin Pineo rushed for 70 yards and a touchdown.MDI 20, Nokomis 14With less than two minutes to play, a fumble by Colby Candage at MDI’s 16-yard line gave the Nokomis Warriors a chance to tie or win Saturday’s season opener in Newport.But seconds later, Candage redeemed himself, downing Nokomis running back Caleb McFarlin for a loss on a fourth down play to preserve MDI’s 20-14 victory.Senior running back Jalique Keene led the Trojans offensively, scoring three touchdowns.The Trojans got on the board first with a 52-yard touchdown run from Keene. A two-point conversion attempt failed and MDI led 6-0.Nokomis answered near the end of the first quarter with a 15-yard touchdown pass and the two-point conversion was good for an 8-6 Warrior lead.In the second quarter, Candage carried the ball for several big plays, rushing for stretches of 23 and 21 yards.A pass to Isaiah Keene was complete to move MDI into the red zone, Jalique Keene ran the ball in from two yards out and Candage converted for two points and a 14-8 MDI lead.The Trojans’ decision to defer possession at the game’s start paid off at the top of the second half when Jalique Keene, helped by the offensive line, raced 88 yards on the kickoff return for a touchdown to make the score 20-8.The Warriors scored what proved to be the last touchdown of the game in the third quarter, cutting the MDI lead to 20-14.That set the stage for the game’s dramatic final moments.“That was a wild one,” said MDI coach Mark Shields. “The thing that I was most proud of was holding them defensively at the end. We could have easily tanked it after that fumble. We always say, ‘You’re going to make mistakes. It’s going to happen, but it’s like life: if you hang your head you’re going to make another mistake and not be ready to play.’”MCI 81, Ellsworth 6The Ellsworth Eagle football team may be young, but its players’ composure in the face of adversity appeared well-refined in an 81-6 loss to Maine Central Institute on Friday night, Sept. 5.After two winless years in the Class B division, the Ellsworth Eagles began their third season as a varsity program on a rough note against one of the top teams in the Little Ten Conference.“They responded well,” Ellsworth coach Duane Crawford said of his team. “We have really good kids and coaching staff.”The Eagle sideline remained quiet, yet upbeat as the MCI Huskies totaled 640 offensive yards and 12 touchdowns.Even with the big lead, the Huskies didn’t seem to relent throughout the game, executing a few onside kicks in the first half and occasionally opting for two-point conversions rather than extra-point kicks, even after entering halftime with a 54-0 lead.MCI’s starters played into the third quarter. Running back Jonathan Santiago totaled five touchdowns, scoring four of those in the first period.Still, Crawford said he was proud of his team’s attitude as well as their growth on the field.“They can battle through the lows and highs while supporting one another,” Crawford said. “We’re a young team, but I think we’re better this year than we were last.”Ellsworth trailed 75-0 with 16 seconds left in the third quarter when Michael York put the Eagles on the board with a 60-yard run into the end zone. Despite the 69-point deficit heading into the final period, the Eagles celebrated with cheers and high fives.“We moved the ball a little against them,” Crawford said. “It’s hard to tell if MCI was really that good or if we just played badly.”MCI is a veteran team with a number of returning starters on both offense and defense. The matchup against Ellsworth’s still-developing program may offer a distorted measurement of the Eagles’ progress.“We’ve seen the best we’ll see,” Crawford said. “Now, we’re focused on the rest of the season.” Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Latest Posts Bio A defender for the Maine Central Institute Huskies tries to pull down Ellsworth Eagle running back Jacob Shorey in Friday’s 81-6 MCI win in season-opening action.ELLSWORTH — The Bucksport Golden Bucks and the Mount Desert Island Trojans opened their football seasons with victories last weekend. Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. 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For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights Rohit Sharma broke Kumar Sangakkara’s record of four tons in one edition.Rohit Sharma equalled Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of six World Cup tons overall.Rohit Sharma has smashed six centuries in just 16 innings. New Delhi: Rohit Sharma has demonstrated that he is a record-breaking freak in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. He has smashed records galore in this edition and he continued his magnificent run in India’s last league game against Sri Lanka in Leeds. Rohit smashed his 27th century but it was his fifth in this single edition of the World Cup. His fifth ton was a new world record and it broke the previous record held by Kumar Sangakkara in which he blasted four consecutive centuries. Rohit’s century took him past Shakib Al Hasan for most runs in the 2019 edition of the tournament and it also put him closer to Sachin Tendulkar’s overall tally of runs, which is 673 in the 2003 edition in South Africa.Rohit started the tournament with a bang by hammering 122 against South Africa in Southampton. After scoring a fifty against Australia, Rohit blasted a century against Pakistan to ensure India’s scoreline against their arch-rivals became 7-0. Despite a dip in some games, Rohit continued his magnificent forms by blasting centuries against England and Bangladesh. Against Sri Lanka, he blasted his sixth century against the 1996 champions. Rohit has a great record against Sri Lanka, having scored two out of his three double centuries against them, which includes the highest individual score in ODIs which is 264 at Eden Gardens in 2014.The right-hander’s century was his third consecutive in this edition and it also equalled Tendulkar’s tally of six centuries in World Cups. While Tendulkar took five editions to make six tons, Rohit has equalled the mark in just two editions. In 2015, Rohit had blasted a century in the quarterfinal against Bangladesh in Melbourne to knock them out of the tournament.Leading run-getter in 2019 World Cup, most centuries in one edition, equal number of centuries with the greatest batsman and India on the cusp of semi-final glory. Rohit has played a massive part in this journey and his numbers will make for some staggering reading once the tournament is done.
A SUPERB innings from Martin Guptill saw New Zealand past Pakistan in their second one-day international.New Zealand took a 2-0 lead in their one-day international series against Pakistan after an eight-wicket win in a rain-affected clash in Nelson yesterday.Martin Guptill (87 not out off 72 balls) and Ross Taylor (unbeaten 44) guided the Black Caps to their revised target of 151 at Saxton Oval, where rain had earlier stopped play for more than two hours.The hosts resumed needing 87 off 11 overs and they made relatively quick work of the chase, reaching 151-2 with seven balls to spare.New Zealand had been reduced to 64-2 chasing 247 when play was initially stopped and the Duckworth-Lewis method needed.Pakistan, beaten in the series-opener – which was also impacted by rain, had earlier elected to bat and reached 246-9 thanks to some lower-order hitting.Mohammad Hafeez (60) was the only top-order batsman to deliver, leaving the tourists needing runs from Shadab Khan (52) and Hasan Ali (51).But while they got Colin Munro (0) early and Shadab took a great catch to remove Kane Williamson (19), Pakistan had no answers after the break as Guptill quickly took the game – and potentially the five-match series – away from them.Earlier, the tourists’ top-order collapsed for the second time in as many games.Pakistan were 39-3 on a good batting wicket as Imam-ul-Haq (2), Azhar Ali (6) and Babar Azam (10) fell cheaply.They had a decent chance of setting a good total with Hafeez at the crease as the right-hander led the Pakistan innings.However, Hafeez picked out Guptill at extra cover off Mitchell Santner (1-34) to leave his team at 127-6.The biggest partnership of Pakistan’s innings was for the eighth wicket as Shadab and Hasan put on 70.Hasan was aggressive from the outset, making 51 off 31 with four fours and as many sixes on his way to a first international half-century.The duo’s hitting appeared to propel Pakistan to a defendable total, but the Black Caps made a decent enough start in response and had no issues after the rain delay. (Omnisport)