The suburbs where homes are selling

first_img12 Coolidge St, Mount LouisaMORE properties were sold in Kirwan in the 12 months to April than any other Townsville suburb, with a house sold once every 48 hours.According to the latest CoreLogic figures, 246 homes were sold in Kirwan during that 12-month period. Mount Louisa came in second place with 102 homes sold, while Kelso was third with 95 sold.Nicole Plozza from Ray White Geaney Property Group Douglas sold 33 Eureka Cres in Kirwan after it had been on the market for less than two weeks.Ms Plozza said while it wasn’t surprising that Kirwan had so many sales, since it was Townsville’s largest suburb, it also had plenty to offer buyers.“I’ve also been selling properties off the market there,” she said.“It is Townsville’s largest suburb for the number of homes, but I think it’s also the fact that with the Northern Beaches growing like it is going, it has become really central and attractive to a lot of people.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“There is a diverse range of prices because you have the older properties, but then you have newer, more expensive stock as well.“It’s really popular with a whole range of buyers.”Ms Plozza said she had sold property in Kirwan to everyone from first-home buyers to downsizers and families.Ray White Geaney Property Group agent Sean Breitkreutz recently sold 12 Coolidge St, Mount Louisa, and revealed he had several disappointed buyers who missed out on the property and were still house hunting in the suburb.“The people that ended up buying that house were from down south and didn’t know the Townsville market, but they liked how quiet it was and said that it felt like a really safe place to live,” he said.“Mount Louisa is also really central and it has a real sense of community.“There are a lot of first-home buyers who have bought there and have seen good value in buying an established property instead of spending more on a new home.“It also has a bit of everything, because you’ve got million-dollar homes, but then you also have some areas with houses in the high $100,000s.”last_img read more

Hazard to make Real Madrid debut this weekend

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Eden Hazard Madrid, Spain | AFP | Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said Friday that big-money summer signing Eden Hazard has been passed fit and will make his long-awaited La Liga debut against Levante on Saturday.“We all want to see Eden,” said Zidane. “There’s a lot of pressure on him, a lot of expectation. But he is ready and that is the most important thing.”Hazard was expected to make his debut in Vigo in the opening round in mid-August after joining Madrid for an initial 100 million euros from Chelsea in June.But the Belgian pulled up with a thigh strain at the club’s training base in Valdebebas and had to sit out the first three weeks of the season during which Real struggled, collecting one win and two draws.Zidane, however, called for patience as Hazard finds his feet again.“We have to go gently,” he said. “He (Hazard) was injured for three weeks, he has been back for a week.“We have seven games in 21 days and we will have to go gently. It will be up to me to keep an eye on his minutes and his playing time, because we need him over a long period, for several matches, not for one.” Share on: WhatsAppcenter_img Hazard’s return is timely for Madrid who also start their Champions League campaign against Paris Saint-Germain next week, especially as Luka Modric was druled out this week with a groin strain.“The season starts now,” said Zidane. “We have seven games in 21 days and I think that’s what we need, anyway, to play, make matches, compete… that’s what players want.”The Frenchman also shrugged off criticism of the team following their indifferent start to the season.“The comments, everything that is said, that’s not going to change,” he said.“We know what we want to change within (the team), we will do everything to do things well. Enough talk, we have perform on the pitch.”last_img read more