Hottest Gold Coast suburbs to take on a ‘knockdown rebuild’

first_img Porter Davis Homes consultant Allyson Lente says an emphasis on indoor-outdoor living was a popular design trend, with large entertaining areas to enjoy the Coast’s weather all year round.After struggling to find a vacant block to build on, they decided to buy an older home at Miami to knock down.“I remember saying to Ryan, ‘I’m no mathematician and I’m sure there must be a catch, but I’ve been looking at the Metricon new home prices and I actually think it would be cheaper to buy an old home, knock it down and build new’,” she said.Paul Harms, a builder who runs Gold Coast business PJH Constructions, has extensive experience in new builds around Burleigh Heads and Burleigh Waters.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoAs well as building for clients, he has built houses for his own family in both suburbs over the years. Paul Harms with wife Nicky and two of their three children – Evie, five and Daisy, three – are now in the process of selling their new build at 9 Guyra Drive, Burleigh Heads.One was in Burleigh Heads’ Koala Park, where Mr Harms and wife Nicky bought a rundown house in 2016 with a plan to knock down the house and subdivide the block. The pair sold their first Koala Park build in 2017 and are now in the process of selling their second build – named the Loft House – at 9 Guyra Drive. “It’s all about the location,” Mr Harms said.“You’re close to Burleigh Heads, you have the beautiful walk that wraps around the headland and there’s one of the best surf beaches in Queensland.”The house, designed by Bianca Gemmill of BCG Building Design, has an array of luxury features including a loft bedroom, timber staircase, butler’s pantry, pool and wraparound alfresco with a two-way fireplace. For more on the Loft House, see the Real Estate magazine in today’s Gold Coast Bulletin. Porter Davis Homes consultant Allyson Lente.Ms Lente said buyers should consider how close the block was to water and the slope before embarking on a knockdown rebuild.She said an emphasis on indoor-outdoor living was a popular design trend, with large entertaining areas to enjoy the Coast’s weather all year round.Gold Coast golden girl and popular TV presenter Liz Cantor recently moved into her new build at Miami.The Channel 7 presenter and her husband Ryan Lysaught had to go to extraordinary lengths to find the perfect block to build their family house. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:45Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhat is the new HomeBuilder scheme?00:46BURLEIGH Waters, Miami, Mermaid Waters and Sanctuary Cove are among Gold Coast suburbs where homebuyers are bulldozing rundown dwellings in favour of flash new builds.A “knockdown rebuild” is often more cost effective than a complicated and lengthy renovation, according to Porter Davis Homes consultant Allyson Lente. Knockdown rebuilds offers residents the chance to live close to Gold Coast beaches and local amenities.“Knockdown rebuilds allow you to keep equity in your land without having to pay stamp duty or other associated selling costs,” she said.“We see a number of current residents in these areas looking to upgrade on the plot of land they already own but also new buyers moving into the area by purchasing older homes to rebuild their dream home on the land.“They offer residents the chance to live close to beautiful Gold Coast beaches and a numberof local amenities.”last_img read more

Gatland ponders Lions quota system

first_img Press Association Wales coach Warren Gatland believes the British and Irish Lions should consider using a quota system. Gatland took charge of the Lions for their tour of Australia earlier this year, coming away with a 2-1 series win thanks to a team dominated by Welsh players. His selection drew criticism in some quarters and Gatland believes a discussion is needed about what fans want from the team. center_img He told the Sunday Telegraph: “I think something the Lions should instigate is a public debate about whether the Lions need a quota system. “It’s worth debating and I think we should start it off. Do we need a minimum number of players from a country in the squad and then, when we are picking a Test side, does there need to be a minimum of one or two [from each country] in the starting XV? “I think I know what the answer will be with that, but, if we don’t raise it and debate it to get a consensus, then potentially we are going to end up with what we had recently on this tour.” Gatland was surprised by the vitriolic response his team selections inspired in come quarters, with suggestions that his choices were anti-Irish or overly pro-Welsh. “That personal stuff got to me,” Gatland said. “I go back to the 1993 Lions tour to New Zealand and I think there were 11 Englishmen that started the third Test in Auckland, but there wasn’t the controversy with that.” last_img read more


first_imgLADIES FOOTBALL NEWS: Trials for U14 and U16 girls take place tomorrow (Sunday) at the Centre of Excellence in Convoy.Club coaches have already submitted players’ details to county managers.The schedule is as follows: U14 Trials Schedule.Registration 9.20am to 9.30am Sharp.Warm up 9.45amTrials start 10amTrials finish 11.30amParents pick up girls at 11.45am—————————————–U16 Trials Schedule.Registration 12.15pm to 12.30 Sharp.Warm up 12.45pmTrials start 1pm Sharp.Trials finish 2.30pmParents pick up 2.45pm.————————————–Gumshields/mouthguards must be worn by all Girls Attending Trials.Bring your own Water bottle. (Bring it home with you as well).Meanwhile Donegal Ladies Gaelic Football Association is organising a number of  coaching and referee courses.Details are below:Level 1 coaching course which was posponed in September is now scheduled to take place in January. Date to be confirmed in the next few days from the LGFA at Croke Park.Participants in this course must be over 18yrs and MUST have a FUNdamentals course for LGFA Completed and Accredited with Coaching Ireland to sit the course. This is a TWO DAY course and both days must be completed to get certification. Cost is €70 per person. 10 min and 20 Max Participants for this course.__________________________________________FUNdamentals LGFA Coaching is a one day 6 hour duration course. Participants for this course must be over 16yrs of age. Cost for this course is €30 per person. 20 Min. & 30 Max participants for this course.———————————————————————-Grab Your Whistle Level 1 Referee Course.Participants must be must be 17yrs and over. Course is a Maximun 14 hours in duration. Course consists of Two 6 hour days and one 2 hour evening. Min 12 & Max 20 Participants for this course.This course will be scheduled for February onwards if Clubs can get enough participants to take part.———————————————————————-Grab Your Whistle Level 2 . Referee Refresher Course.This course is open to All ladies Referees and GAA Referee who refereed for more than 5 yrs. Participants must be over 17yrs to take part in this course.This is a two and a half hour evening course. 12 Referees min to run this course. This course is required to be done on an annual basis by all referee who officiate at LGFA Competitions.———————————————————————Expressions of interest for the 4 Courses above can be emailed to Donegal LGFA Development Officer [email protected]  LADIES FOOTBALL: COUNTY TRIALS DETAILS AND NEW COURSES ANNOUNCED was last modified: November 21st, 2015 by John2Share 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) Tags:donegalGaelicLadies FootballLGFAtrialslast_img read more

Judicial Investigation Police raid hospital in Social Security System fraud probe

first_imgRelated posts:Authorities arrest lawyer with ties to ruling Citizen Action Party on fraud suspicion 17 arrested during La Sele’s giant homecoming celebration Police seize 4 million contraband cigarettes Public hospitals begin offering online appointments this week Prosecutors from Costa Rica’s Fraud Tribunal on Tuesday conducted three raids to gather evidence in a fraud investigation at Calderón Guardia Hospital in the capital.Judicial Investigation Police agents simultaneously raided the hospital, the main offices of the Social Security System, or Caja, and the offices of medical supply company Synthes. Investigators suspect the company may have fraudulently billed the Caja for $2.3 million in medical supplies. The alleged scheme included billing for 2,022 orthopedic devices used on Calderón Guardia patients from 2010-2011.According to a prosecutor’s report, alleged irregularities include surgeries performed on dead or nonexistent patients and the use of orthopedic devices in procedures that don’t require them, such as gynecological surgeries.Caja financial officials spotted the irregularities in the billing, and ordered that payments to Synthes be stopped. That led to the ongoing fraud investigation, prosecutors said. The investigation began last year and targets at least three people, whose names were not disclosed. Facebook Commentslast_img read more