Woody Point snapped up off market

first_imgThe home at 36 Clifford St, Woody Point.A four-bedroom family home in Woody Point has sold for $1 million this month without hitting the market. Brendan Philp of Abode Properties said the sale of 36 Clifford St set a new record for non-waterfront property in Woody Point. It also smashed the record for Clifford St set by No. 18 when it sold for $807,000 in 2011. “The vendors were clients of mine and I knew they had an interest in selling at some point,” Mr Philp said. “When the buyers came to me and I clarified what they wanted, it matched the Clifford St property.” The five-year-old property has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, polished timber floors, stone benchtops and a deck. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Mr Philp said the sale was a sign the Woody Point market was performing well. “The market is very strong at the moment,” he said. “Properties are only lasting a week or two on the market if priced right.”According to CoreLogic, the median house price in Woody Point has increased by 20.7 per cent in the past three years to sit at $448,500. Mr Philp said he was seeing a mixed bag of buyers looking in the area, including investors, Baby Boomers chasing holiday homes, and first homeowners. He said buyers were gravitating towards new homes or properties that had already been renovated. “People are time poor so they are prepared to pay extra for something that doesn’t need work,” he said.last_img read more

Tornadoes cause damage as storm pushes through Deep South

first_img Sharing is caring! 23 Views   no discussions Share News Tornadoes cause damage as storm pushes through Deep South by: – March 9, 2011 (CNN) — Heavy rain and thunderstorms pummeled the Deep South Wednesday morning, spawning a suspected tornado in Alabama and a confirmed twister in Mississippi, and prompting wide-ranging flash flood warnings in several areas, the National Weather Service said. Damage in Terry, Mississippi, early Wednesday morning was caused by a tornado, a National Weather Service survey crew from Jackson, Mississippi said. The tornado was rated an EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale with winds of 115 mph. Numerous trees were uprooted, and several homes and sheds were damaged by the tornado.An apparent tornado in Theodore, Alabama, caused extensive damage to several businesses, but no fatalities and only minor injuries, according to Lena Phillips with the Theodore Fire Department. It was “30 seconds of pure hell,” said a man who witnessed the scene at a service station in the town of Theodore, Alabama. The station’s awning collapsed, the roof was ripped off and trucks were flipped over, he told CNN affiliate WALA in Mobile. “I’d been through some weather … but nothing like that,” Larry Bosarge told WALA. “It was loud and we had just enough time to take cover.”One bystander said he saw a tornado form and went to find shelter. Tornado warnings issued by the National Weather Service were in effect at various times for parts of southern Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle as the line of storms pressed toward Pensacola. The warning areas are at the lower end of a stretch of severe weather that is forecast to bring plenty of rain as it moves from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast. Flood watches were in effect in much of the mid-Atlantic region, where the heavy rain is expected to arrive later Wednesday into early Thursday.Winds with gusts of 40 to 50 mph were recorded Wednesday morning on the edge of a continuous band of intense storms stretching from southeastern Louisiana into northeastern Georgia.,As the brunt of the storm moved out of Louisiana, it left behind swollen rivers and flooded streets from heavy rains that started just as Mardi Gras ended. CNN affiliate WGNO Metarie, Louisiana, showed motorists gingerly trying to navigate through a foot of water on a busy street Wednesday morning.center_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

Barcelona battle to secure draw against Girona

first_imgBarcelona: Barcelona managed a 2-2 draw after fighting hard to overcome a 1-2 deficit against Girona following the expulsion of Clement Lenglet, but not the win they craved for at Camp Nou.Both the Girona goals were scored by Uruguayan Christian Stuani here on Sunday, reports Efe.Girona came out with a vengeance, with Bernardo heading its first shot on goal just two minutes into play, but Marc-Andre Ter Stegen blocked it. It then dominated the first 15 minutes of play, with Lionel Messi driving toward the goal in the 12th minute, powering right to left across the pitch and leaving three rival players behind along the way, although Bono managed to deflect the shot.Seven minutes later, however, Chile’s Arturo Vidal made a beautiful and perfect pass to Messi, which the latter converted on a powerful shot, getting the home squad on the board and scoring his eighth tally in six games.In the 35th minute, Pere Pons collided knee to knee with Lenglet and, upon consultation, the referee concluded that the Frenchman had committed a red-card fowl by purposefully elbowing his rival in the face and sent him packing.Pique was to blame for allowing Girona’s first goal, however, after he made a lackadaisical attempt at a clearance that enabled Stuani to take Aday Benitez’s cross and tap the ball past Ter Stegen for the equalizer.After the break, Pique was once again the one largely responsible for allowing the visitors to go ahead, first being outrun by Portu and then bringing the striker down from behind on an apparent uncalled penalty, although Portu sprang up and fired – with Ter Stegen deflecting the shot right to Stuani, who popped the rebound into the top of the net.In the 62nd minute, Messi and Luis Suarez were on hand to try for another tally, but the latter’s shot went awry and Pique – redeeming himself – scored on a header to salvage the draw from the jaws of a sure defeat.With the result, Barcelona saw their perfect La Liga record this season busted and lost their two-point advantage in the standings over Real Madrid, but they did manage to return to the No. 1 spot in the table, albeit only on goal difference.Girona, meanwhile, moved up to sixth place after the match played before some 76,000 fans on a very hot and humid Barcelona night. ianslast_img read more

How Do You Socially Distance inside a Hurricane Shelter?

first_img(Washington, DC) — While our nation is focused on the coronavirus, Florida’s senators are also looking ahead to another threat, the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season which is supposed to be especially active. If you’ve ever spent time in a crowded hurricane shelter, you know how difficult it could be to stay six feet away from others. Republicans Rick Scott and Marco Rubio sent a letter yesterday to FEMA about the upcoming hurricane season asking some key questions. Scott and Rubio asked FEMA for guidance on how communities should handle operating shelters while social distancing guidelines are in place.Letter excert: “To ensure our communities are properly prepared, we urge FEMA to issue guidance to state and local governments, tribes and territories regarding hurricane preparedness and response that addresses Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and procedures in the wake of the Coronavirus. In addition, we ask that you take into account how to properly evacuate and shelter those who either have, or are suspected to have, the Coronavirus in the event of a storm. Consistent and sound guidance will be crucial to saving lives during a natural disaster.”Read full letter here. Hurricane season starts June 1st, and Scott and Rubio say hurricane plans need to be in place as soon as possible.last_img read more