Millennials have discovered alternative ways to enter the property market

first_img62 Crescent Rd, Hamilton offers dual living options.With property prices continuing to rise, many Millennials are turning to alternative means to take their first step on the property ladder.Among the emerging trends, is property co-ownership with family and even friends.In fact, Kohab CEO and co-founder David Dawson said as many as 31 per cent of Australians would consider co-buying property with a relative or friend as a way to get into the market.David Riley of LJ Hooker Kenmore said there was  strong demand for people seeking additional self-contained living on a property.“It could be for an established family with older teenage children, or for an extended family who have their parents moving in with them,” he said.“Or extended family members coming from overseas.”Dual living options at 62 Crescent Rd, Hamilton.He said in addition to those instances were people seeking ways to supplement their income.“They’re using self-contained living, especially a fourth bedroom, and especially if it’s a highset home,” he said.“If it’s downstairs they can put a kitchenette in and as long as it’s got separate entry they can lease that out on a separate lease, or they can do Airbnb.“I’ve seen a lot of owners looking to supplement their income by doing Airbnb or short term stays.”Adcock Prestige principal Jason Adcock has noticed an increase in the number of co-ownership buyers in the past five years.“It’s certainly something that is becoming more prevalent,” Mr Adcock said.“I’m often seeing elderly parents selling their property and then moving into quite a large property with their kids into a self-contained area. That’s not uncommon these days to see that rather than moving into a retirement village.”Mr Adcock said buyers seeking a co-ownership arrangement had expressed interest on his listing at 62 Crescent Rd, Hamilton, which comes with a fully self-contained flat on the lower level.24 Andrew Ave, Broadbeach Waters, has dual living potential.“We’ve certainly got interest in that regard, because you’ve basically got a fully self-contained area downstairs, with its own kitchen, living area, bathroom and bedroom,” he said.“They could live down there comfortably; it’s like their own little house.”More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoMr Dawson said in addition to families, flatmates or friends were perfect co-ownership partners and by combining buying powers, deposit and mortgage repayments could be halved.However, he added, it was crucial to understand all the factors involved in co-ownership, as well as considering your co-buyers’ needs to ensure the relationship did not go sour.“Co-buying property with a friend is a smart idea in the current climate,” Mr Dawson said.“Despite the close bond between friends, it’s important to have a legal co-ownership agreement drawn up to ensure the safety of both parties and avoid any major fallouts.”Among Mr Dawson’s top tips for co-ownership was to clearly stipulate the role and responsibility of each person involved in the co-ownership agreement.“It’s key to always have your expectations outlined in a legal document to ensure that each party’s concerns are met in order to sidestep any disagreements that could arise,” he said.“While it’s important to have trust, a co-ownership agreement exists so that you don’t need trust, per se. Too many co-ownership arrangements are based on trust alone and verbal agreement, which is an avoidable risk.“Keep you and your friends safe by having this legal document in place.”He added that all parties must be willing to compromise if necessary.“Doing anything with another person means that you may need to compromise at times,” he said. “This may be on location, size or budget.“This is a partnership after all.”Having a view to the future with an exit plan was important to keep in mind, according to Mr Dawson.“Circumstances change, and as such it’s crucial for both parties to be able to exit the agreement at any given time,” he said.“By having this drawn up in your co-ownership agreement, you’ll have peace of mind that each party will be safe if the time comes for you to part ways.”Finally, he said it was imperative to know where you stand at all times.“Be involved in all bank meetings, loan conversations and legal agreements to ensure you are across everything throughout the co-ownership process.”last_img read more

Jurassic Park-like rainforest retreat on the Gold Coast hits the market

first_img‘Carinya’ in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Aerial view of ‘Carinya’. With its fertile red volcanic soil and high rainfall, the plateau produces rich crops of avocados, kiwifruit, passionfruit, rhubarb, apples and mangoes. “There’s something special about having a footprint of Australia no one else has,” Mr Douglas said.“One of the very few virgin rainforest properties you can buy, and I don’t know anything else like it. You drive in and you feel like you’re in a different world with one of the best coastal views I’ve seen.”The property is at 32 Carey Pde, Tamborine Mountain. The terraced garden is sculpted within a natural amphitheatre that has a centrepiece dam surrounded by cannas, agapanthus, bromeliads, cordylines and manicured lawns.Fireflies transform the property into a fairyland for four weeks each spring, while butterflies create a wave of colour. Carinya was used as the “deep forest of Bangalla” in The Phantom movie. Beyond the tall iron gates of ‘Carinya’ in the Gold Coast Hinterland is a Jurassic Park-like 22ha ancient rainforest retreat. The terraced garden. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoWhat a view! “We bought the property around ten years ago when Tony came home with a newspaper and this property’s ad was in it,” Ms Smith said.“About halfway down the drive we asked ourselves, how much are we going to offer them? Then we got to the house and saw the view and just went, ‘wow’.”The couple spent two years renovating the house – they recruited a team of locals to not only build their forever home but landscape its immediate surrounds.“All we did was keep the roof and the floor,” Ms Smith said.“It was a huge renovation but we wanted to create something special in this unique environment; a retreat, one that’s private and a place to enjoy and relax.” MORE NEWS: Buyers flocking to Gold Coast beaches The perfect place to relax and unwind.center_img Every room has a view to the rainforest or water, and all have sliding doors out to wide entertainment decks or private balconies. The hub of the home is a sleek kitchen with Miele appliances, which adjoins the living room with built-in television and home theatre system plus a warm fireplace for those chilly mountain evenings.Eat breakfast on the nearby main deck, surrounded by wildlife, and overlooking the gardens below.“We’ll both miss it, there’s no question,” Mr Smith said.“What happened outside the house was such a huge part of the renovation. We were lucky to find some very clever local people, who we became friends with, that helped us design and plant our new garden.” Enjoy a spa in the rainforest. The kitchen. MORE NEWS: Thousands fall for tiny home scam Beyond the tall iron gates of ‘Carinya’ in the Gold Coast Hinterland is a Jurassic Park-like 22ha ancient rainforest retreat. The house has been completely renovated into a luxury residence. Beyond the tall iron gates of ‘Carinya’ in the Gold Coast Hinterland is a Jurassic Park-like 22ha ancient rainforest retreat.A JURASSIC Park-like 22ha ancient rainforest retreat in southeast Queensland has hit the market with a multimillion-dollar price tag.Beyond the tall iron gates of ‘Carinya’ in the Gold Coast Hinterland is the 22ha Tamborine Mountain estate.It is bordered by protected national park and sheer cliff faces, is a vibrant ecosystem of old timbers, ferns, waterfalls, giant rocks, soaring climbing figs, huge staghorns and rare orchids.Donna and Tony Smith have reluctantly decided to sell their private paradise, which is listed through Ray White Rural Queensland’s Peter Douglas for $3.75 million. last_img read more

Finland’s LNG-fueled icebreaker bunkers in Tornio

first_imgImage courtesy of ArctiaArctia’s LNG-fueled icebreaker Polaris completed the first LNG bunkering operation at the Tornio LNG facility. The vessel bunkered LNG directly from the facility located in a port that is surrounded by ice at least four months a year, Arctia said in its brief statement on social media.Built in 2016 by Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, Polaris is the most powerful icebreaker ever to fly the Finnish flag and the first icebreaker in the world to feature dual-fuel engines capable of using both low-sulfur marine diesel oil and liquefied natural gas.Polaris was initially ordered by the Finnish Transport Agency, but the ownership was transferred to the state-owned icebreaker operator Arctia after delivery.Equipped with three Azipod propulsion units and Wärtsilä main engines, the Polaris has an icebreaking capacity of 1.8 m at a speed of 3.5 kt.last_img read more

Zis Is What I Call Social Madness

first_imgCharisma News 31 August 2015In the latest example of social madness, Rickey Hall, the vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, is calling on all students to use gender inclusive pronouns like “ze, hir, zir, xe, xem and xyr” in order to make the campus “welcoming and inclusive for all.”On another front, Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner has said that he would like to date a man so that he could be treated like a woman. But his suggestion was rebuffed by interviewer and friend Jenny Boylan who replied, “Caitlyn Jenner, you are a normal woman right now, today. You don’t need a man to make you a woman.”Seriously? Bruce Jenner, with male voice and taking hormones to overcome his maleness is “a normal woman right now, today”?At the risk of being redundant, may I ask again: Is the whole world going mad?We not only have a push for gender neutral bathrooms in cities across America but we have:◦Biological men being told they are “normal” women.◦Facebook offering 50 ways to define your gender (and if that’s not enough, you can just fill in the blank with the description of your choice).◦Activists claiming that saying, “It’s a boy (or, girl)” at birth is playing “Russian roulette with your baby’s life.”◦Teenagers rebelling against the “gender binary” and saying, “Call me Tractor.”◦Presenters on YouTube describing themselves as “your average multiracial, pansexual, transracially inseminated queerspawn, genderqueer, transdyke, colonized mestiza, pornographer, activist, writer.”◦Children’s schools fighting against any “gendered space” and saying it would be better to call the kids “purple penguins” than refer to them as girls and boys – just to mention a few of the absurd things taking place today in the name of transgender sensitivity. (I document all this in Outlasting the Gay Revolution in the chapter focused on the fifth principle of the book: Celebrate Gender Distinctions.)At what point we will realize that the more we deny gender distinctions, the more we deny the most basic foundations of humanity? At what point we will wake up from this descent into moral and social stupor?It is one thing to have compassion on those who struggle with deep-seated gender identity issues, and I will call for compassion and understanding as long as I have a voice.It is another thing to turn the world upside down because of the very real struggles of a tiny percentage of people, no matter how fragile they are, no matter how loved by God they are, and no matter how much we want to see them find peace and wholeness.We simply cannot deny reality and obscure (or even try to eliminate) the very thing that makes the world go around, as if anything and everything goes and the only thing that is not allowed to be normal is normal itself.And so, while we pray for Bruce Jenner, while we do our best to provide resources to help individuals who struggle with gender identity (including parents whose children are struggling), while we welcome those who identify as transgender into our church services and meet them where they are, we draw a line in the sand and say: Boys are not girls and girls are not boys and he is not ze and I’m not calling her zir and the gender binary will be celebrated rather than denigrated. read more

NBA: Celtics’ Smart has coronavirus, warns young to take it seriously

first_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top Smart tested positive Thursday but said he was not showing any of the symptoms.“I feel great. I feel fine. I feel like I can go play a game right now,” the 26-year-old from Texas told CNN Friday.But he had a warning for young Americans like those shown partying on Florida beaches undeterred by the threat of COVID-19.“I advise my generation, I am 26, to take it seriously,” Smart said. “Be alert. Take precautions. By protecting yourself, you protect others.“That’s the key. People are not showing symptoms so it is hard for anyone to know they have the virus. But being around a group of people, friends, family and not isolating themselves, you are a carrier. You can spread the virus around without knowing.”Boston Celtics Marcus Smart urged young people to take the health threat seriouslyOn Twitter he also stressed that the younger generation must self-distance.“This is not a joke. Not doing so is selfish. Together we can beat this, but we must beat it together by being apart for a short while. Much love!!,” he tweeted.At least 14 NBA team members have so far tested positive for COVID-19, including Brooklyn Nets Kevin Durant and Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell.On Wednesday, commissioner Adam Silver said NBA players should be considered “super spreaders” of the disease.Silver’s comments came amid criticism that wealthy athletes were getting tested for the virus ahead of critically ill patients in US hospitals.Smart said he was tested on Saturday and got the results five days later.“I found out yesterday evening,” he said. “I was like, Oh wow! It makes you alert to what is going on.”Smart told CNN he was not worried about his symptoms getting worse.“I talked to my doctors and they just told me that I have not experienced symptoms yet so I should be on the last curve of the ball. Read Also: USA Swimming calls for Tokyo Olympics postponement“I am just ready to get this behind and move on.”In 53 games in 2019-20, Smart is averaging 4.8 assists and 3.8 rebounds per contest.Smart is a first-round pick of the Celtics in the 2014 NBA draft.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Boston Celtics star Marcus Smart said he has the new coronavirus and urged young people to take the threat seriously and practice social distancing.Advertisementlast_img read more

Inmates Accused Of Fighting After TV Argument

first_imgLAWRENCEBURG – Four inmates at Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center are facing felony charges after allegedly ganging up on another inmate after a dispute over what channel was on television.Luis Magallon, 33, Damon Miller, 21, Patrick Garvey, 28 and Dakota Fraley, 20, have been charged with criminal confinement resulting in bodily injury, a level 5 felony; as well as battery resulting in moderate bodily injury, a level 6 felony.The July 21 fight stemmed from a disagreement between Magaollon and fellow inmate Dwion Hicks, 35, over what channel was on TV in the day room, the Dearborn County Register reported.The fight started in one cell and later moved to a different area of the jail.Investigators say Magallon struck Hicks with his fist two or three times, then two other inmates, Miller and Garvey began attacking Hicks while Fraley held the door closed.Fraley eventually opened the door and Hicks left the area, police said.Magallon later told police Hicks pushed him, and the other inmates attempted to break it up. Fraley told investigators that he had been trying to get in the cell to stop the fight, not hold the door closed.The newspaper reports that Garvey told investigators something between Hicks and Magallon has been “brewing” for months.last_img read more

3rd confirmed tornado that occurred in Ripley County

first_imgCross Plains, IN—The National Weather Service has confirmed a third tornado touch down in Southeastern Ripley County in Cross Plains.  The tornado, an EF-0, damaged trees as well as caused rood damage to homes and businesses in the area. The tornado produced winds of around 65 mph.last_img

Ahmed Musa buys N100m G-Wagon

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa welcomes new son COVID-19: Super Eagles player Ahmed Musa speaks on ‘positive’ test U23 AFCON qualifier: Musa charges Olympic Eagles to go for win  Super Eagles’ captain, Ahmed Musa, has added a brand new Mercedes Benz G-Wagon to his car collection.The Al-Nasr of Saudi Arabia forward flaunted the newly acquired Sports Utility Vehicle on his official Twitter handle: @Ahmedmusa718, on Wednesday. The pacy player, who posed by the SUV, thanked his maker for the opportunity.On the picture, the erstwhile Leicester City star wrote: “Alhamdulillah.”According to check, the car is valued at N100 million for the 2019 and the 2020 edition, while the 2015 to 2018 edition of vehicle cost the sum of N70 million.Musa’s brand of G-Wagon has a state-of-the-art cockpit, with standard and available technologies from dual 12.3-inch displays, intuitive steering-wheel touch controls, and voice control for the navigation, audio and numerous comfort features.The 27-year old player became the first Nigerian to score more than once in a FIFA World Cup match, after scoring twice against Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Musa is also the first Nigerian to score in two FIFA World Cup competitions, after scoring twice against Iceland in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.At club level, he was a member of the Al-Nassr squad that won the Saudi Premier League and Saudi Super Cup, both in 2019.Tags: Ahmed MusaG-Wagonlast_img read more

Syracuse ready to bounce back from 3-game losing streak

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Leonid Yelin has already seen his team’s resilience once.The Syracuse head coach saw his team drop the first set in last Saturday’s opening match against Bryant University at the Colgate Classic. In a 25-24 hole in the second set, SU responded. Outside hitter Samantha Clarey finished with a kill and an ace to put the set away.During a three-win weekend, it was an additional positive that Yelin took away from the tournament. And it’s an element the Orange will need to count on in the coming weeks.“Until they’re losing, everything is OK,” Yelin said. “After losses, they have to work that much harder. They need to see what the other teams were doing that made them better.”After Syracuse’s success at the Colgate Classic, a winless weekend leaves the team at 3-3 heading into its game against Nebraska-Omaha at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Yelin is trying to build a winning program out of Syracuse, one that competes nationally every year. And the first-year head coach said he hopes to see his team put its resilience to the test and respond to adversity moving forward.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange failed to win a set in all three of the matches at the Bluejay Invitational last weekend against tougher competition than it faced at Colgate.“It’s definitely a lot tougher,” said defensive specialist Melina Violas. “They’re bigger girls, they can hit a lot harder.”And tougher competition brings higher expectations for Yelin. He believes his team can work harder and play better every time it practices or competes. Coming from a program in Louisville that made 14 NCAA tournaments in his 15-year tenure, Yelin holds remarkably high standards for his players.As Yelin attempts to change the culture of a program that has yet to reach an NCAA tournament, he looks for players to learn from losses and push themselves even more.“It takes a lot of time to build a new culture,” Yelin said. “And it’s everything – how you dress, how you work, how you represent yourself. Every little thing matters.”Yelin will get a good read on his team’s character and resilience in the next few matches.No matter how the players respond, Yelin will be looking for more improvement. It takes something spectacular for his players to impress him. Yelin said nothing impressed him about the three wins in the opening weekend.As one of Yelin’s former players at Louisville, Syracuse assistant coach Stephanie Cantway saw how difficult it was for Yelin to be completely satisfied with his team.Wins alone simply won’t do it.“It takes a lot to impress him,” Cantway said.Yelin said the process to improve and change the culture at Syracuse will be long and tedious. It requires a full commitment from each player. He said improvements in attitude and work ethic are necessary, and they should change even more with every roadblock in the season.This 0-3 weekend at the Bluejay Invitational is one of those roadblocks the Orange will have to overcome.Yelin said he knows that Syracuse may not become a top-notch program in the immediate future. But he’s determined that each player fully commits to the learning process and won’t accept anything less than a winning program.Right now, SU is a .500 team.To Yelin, that’s far from good enough. The Orange needs to rebound from a disappointing weekend. It’s all a part of Yelin’s process to build a consistent winner.“It’s a lot of learning. It’s going to be an up-and-down season, but as long as they continue to work and improve themselves, I think we are on the right track,” Yelin said. “Every day, the expectation has to be higher because we will not accept not to be good.” Comments Published on September 4, 2012 at 1:13 am Contact Jacob: jspramuk@syr.edulast_img read more

UFC 244: Where to watch, schedule and live streaming details

first_img 10 months ago UFC: 3 major fights in UFC history with controversial endings First Published: 1st November, 2019 17:58 IST WE RECOMMEND Written By COMMENT UFC 244 – The main card featureApart from the main event. the UFC 244 card also features Darren Till who makes his 185-pound debut against Kelvin Gastelum in the co-main event of the night. Stephen Thompson will meet Vicente Luque at welterweight, former heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis will go up against Blagoy Ivanov at heavyweight, and the former lightweight challenger Kevin Lee will look to revive himself against renowned MMA artist and former collegiate wrestler Gregor Gillespie to round off the main card.Also Read | UFC 244: Darren Till Faces Visa Issues; Gastelum Refuses BackupUFC 244 – Venue and start timeThe UFC 244 event takes place on Saturday at MSG in New York. But owing to the time difference, the event will take place on Sunday in India.The prelims will begin at 4 AM IST (November 3); 10.30 PM GMT (November 2); 6.30 PM Local Time (November 2).The main card will begin at 7.30 AM IST (November 3); 2 AM GMT (November 3); 10 PM Local Time.Also Read | UFC 244 Preview: BMF Showdown; The Rock, Donald Trump And MoreUFC 244 – How to watch and live stream the event?The prelims can be streamed using the UFC Fight Pass. The main card will be telecast by Sony TEN 2, while Sony LIV will live stream the main card.Also Read | UFC: Conor McGregor Gets Attacked In Khabib Nurmagomedov’s RussiaUFC 244 Countdown LIVE TV The Ultimate Fighting Championship hosts UFC 244 this weekend at MSG which will be the 500th event of the MMA promotion. The show will feature a stacked card headlined by an East Coast-West Coast battle between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal who will step into the cage in one of the hottest MMA showdowns of the year.Masvidal’s last UFC outing saw him in an outrageous five-second knockout of the then-undefeated Ben Askren with a stunning flying knee – the fastest ever knockout in the history of the promotion that etched his name in the history books. Danish Ansari SUBSCRIBE TO US Nate Diaz will look to stop Masvidal’s resurgence and continue his own strong comeback form as he made a comeback to the sport after a long hiatus and gained a decision win over Anthony Pettis in the co-main event of UFC 241. 10 months ago UFC 244: Darren Till faces visa issues; Gastelum refuses backup Last Updated: 1st November, 2019 17:58 IST UFC 244: Where To Watch, Schedule And Live Streaming Details UFC 244 – Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz will go head to head in the main event at New York City. Get details on where to watch, schedule, live streaming and more 10 months ago UFC: Conor McGregor gets attacked in Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Russia 10 months ago UFC 244: Masvidal makes fans fight one-on-one in open workout Also Read | UFC 244: Masvidal Makes Fans Fight One-on-one In Open Workout WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US 10 months ago UFC 244 Preview: BMF Showdown; The Rock, Donald Trump and morelast_img read more