This view was worth an extra $40K in the heart of Brisbane City

first_imgThe 12th floor has a smaller balcony but a more expansive view. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe Quay West building, located just across the road from the Botanical Gardens, is renowned for its full service living arrangements, with apartments sold fully furnished with five star hotel room services as well as in-house dining and cleaning. Owners have the option of putting their apartment in the hotel pool for short term stays, living in it themselves or renting the unit out as a general tenancy. — Follow Sophie Foster on Twitter @SophieFoster The view from the 12th floor apartment 1203 at 132 Alice Street, Brisbane City. Picture: Realestate.com.auTWO identical one bedroom luxury units in the same CBD building have sold $40,000 apart and the reason is this view.Both units 1203 and 105 have one bedroom, one bathroom and parking for a single vehicle in the up-market Quay West at 132 Alice Street in Brisbane City. Other costs were identical with body corporate at $7,100 per annum and BCC rates and urban utilities at around $3,000 a year. Looking out from the 12th floor kitchen. Picture: Realestate.com.au Both units enjoy the same communal facilities. Picture: Realestate.com.au The view from the first floor unit. Picture: Realestate.com.auMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoBut panoramic views of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs and across the Botanical Gardens landed unit 1203 a price of $487,000 on the first day of Spring. The drawcard was its “never to be built out panoramic views”. Unit 105 had sold for $445,000 three months earlier with a larger terrace and overall footprint (84sq m). The 12th floor apartment 1203 was about 75sq m. The first floor unit looks towards the tree line and streetscape. Picture: Realestate.com.au The development takes luxury living seriously. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe agent on both properties, Sue Buchanan of Blocksidge, had marketed the properties as being in “one of the most desired positions in the CBD”.“Just a short stroll to the Queen Street Mall, close to parliament house, QUT and with access across the bridge to the Southbank Parklands”.last_img read more

First Financial makes major Tree City Fall Festival donation

first_imgGreensburg, In. — First Financial has announced a $5,000 donation to the 2018 Tree City Fall Festival, a family event in downtown Greensburg, Indiana.Beginning in 1979, the Tree City Fall Festival has a rich history in Greensburg with live music, food, arts and crafts and much more. The Tree City Fall Festival is an event with a purpose: to unify the community by offering a family-friendly atmosphere to celebrate local history and promote cultural awareness through musical, artistic and educational programs during the festival. The Festival supports local non-profit organizations by offering free vendor space and canopies to those groups wishing to participate. Donations from sponsors help to secure a variety of entertainment such as a parade, battle of the beards, a car show, chili cook-off, royalty contest and more.“We’re very excited to contribute to the local Tree City Fall Festival,” said Kevin Koehne, Market President for First Financial Bank. “At First Financial, we see it as our responsibility to serve our local neighborhoods and build partnerships in the communities we serve. We have tremendous local employees who truly care about helping others through volunteering and donating to great events like these.”As a community-focused financial institution, First Financial is honored to be such a supportive part of the Greensburg community and proud to strengthen the local area through donations and resources that truly impact the families.For more information about First Financial click here. Or take a look at their Facebook page.last_img read more

Geistlinger & Hayes: Everything you need to know about 2016-17 bowl season

first_imgPeach Bowl: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 WashingtonWhere: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GAWhen: 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31TV: ESPN & WatchESPN (Streaming)Line: Alabama (-15.0)I hope earning a spot in the College Football Playoff’s top 4 was enough to celebrate in Seattle a couple weeks ago, because come New Year’s Eve, there may not be much to cheer for when the Huskies line up against No. 1 University of Alabama. Now that the pre-bowl season has taken its course, undefeated Alabama’s perceived dominance has only grown more daunting. Only two teams managed to score more than 14 points against Alabama during the entire regular season, and the Tide’s defense has allowed only 11.8 points per game — the lowest average in the country. The Crimson Tide also held the No. 2 offense (Western Kentucky University) to an explosive 10 points, which is just slightly below the Hilltoppers’ 45.1 points per game season average. Washington, however, boasts the fourth-highest scoring offense in the nation on the other side of the ball. While many think Bama’s offense is their lone Achilles heel, Alabama still put 54 in their last game against the eighth-best nationally ranked defense, University of Florida. The Tide keep rolling, sorry Washington. — David HayesGeistlinger: Alabama 36, Washington 16Hayes: Alabama 37, Washington 24Fiesta Bowl: No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 2 ClemsonWhere: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZWhen: 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31TV: ESPN & WatchESPN (Streaming)Line: Ohio State (-3.0)The second of the national semifinal games features two squads boasting extensive postseason experience: Ohio State University captured the inaugural College Football Playoff in 2015, while Clemson University narrowly lost to Alabama in the title game last season. In this matchup of blue bloods, the Buckeyes will try to stifle Clemson’s rushing attack and force star QB Deshuan Watson to beat them with the aerial game. Although Watson can be a wizard with the pigskin, he has also shown a tendency to turn it over, with 15 interceptions on the season. If Watson can avoid succumbing to the spirt of giving so prevalent at this time of year, Clemson may be able to keep the game close, but ultimately I believe Ohio State’s gritty style will win the day. Look for the Buckeyes to control the game in the trenches and cover comfortably with help from a late turnover. – Luke GeistlingerGeistlinger: Ohio State 34, Clemson 24Hayes: Ohio State 38, Clemson 31Football: Malik Zaire reportedly narrows transfer to Wisconsin and UNCFormer Notre Dame star quarterback, Malik Zaire, has made a final decision on where the graduate transfer will most likely Read…CFP National Championship Game: TBD vs. TBD Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FLWhen: 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2017TV: ESPN & WatchESPN (Streaming)Although Ohio State University was victorious in the meeting between these teams two years ago, this is an Alabama team that has evolved past the simple game of football and is now playing another game entirely. At this point it is simply hard to even fathom Alabama losing a game at all, and the Tide’s march to a second straight national championship seems inevitable, regardless of opponent. Although the Buckeyes are certainly qualified to play spoiler, it is difficult to envision a scenario where the Crimson Tide is not celebrating on January 9th. – Luke GeistlingerGeistlinger: Alabama 31, Ohio State 20Hayes: Alabama 28, Ohio State 23Cotton Bowl: No. 15 Western Michigan vs. No. 8 WisconsinWhere: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TXWhen: Noon, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017TV: ESPN & WatchESPN (Streaming)Line: Wisconsin (-7.5)After surrendering a 21-point lead in a crushing loss against Penn State in the Big Ten Championship Game, the Badgers’ postseason aspirations were quickly rerouted from Pasadena to Dallas. Wisconsin takes on a non-Power Five conference Western Michigan team in a matchup that many UW fans have mixed feelings about, but get one thing straight: the Broncos can play. This game may not be the kind of lopsided affair many people are expecting it to be in the Badgers’ favor; WMU is undefeated for a reason. Group of Five teams are 8-2 overall against the Power Five in their last 10 matchups in New Year’s Six bowl games. – David HayesGeistlinger: Wisconsin 27, Western Michigan 21Hayes: Wisconsin 24, Western Michigan 17Hayes: Why Badger fans should reconsider Wisconsin’s ‘disappointing’ Cotton Bowl berthAfter a tough loss in the conference title with a trip to the Rose Bowl on the line, many Wisconsin Read…Rose Bowl: No. 9 USC vs. No. 5 Penn StateWhere: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CAWhen: 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, 2017TV: ESPN & WatchESPN (Streaming)Line: USC (-6.5)The 2017 Rose Bowl may be the most intriguing matchup of the entire bowl season, considering both teams combined for a 3-5 record heading into October. Fast forward to mid-December, No. 5 Penn State University and No. 9 University of Southern California are two of the hottest teams in all of college football. Neither team has lost since September, with the Nittany Lions winning their last nine in a row and the Trojans rattling off eight straight. Both teams boast explosive offenses and pride themselves on their big-play capability — just ask Wisconsin. Expect this season’s chapter of “The Grand Daddy of Them All” to prove a much better game than last year’s meeting, when Christian McCaffrey and Stanford trashed Iowa 45-16. — David HayesGeistlinger: USC 41, Penn State 28Hayes: Penn State 45, USC 38Orange Bowl:  No. 6 Michigan vs. No. 11 Florida State Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FLWhen: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30TV: ESPN & WatchESPN (Streaming)Line: Michigan (-7.0)This season’s Orange Bowl pits University of Michigan against Florida State University. While there is also a top 15 matchup happening between two of college football’s blue-blood programs, the real drama in this game will play out on the sidelines, where the over-under on tantrums by Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is set at 3.5. Harbaugh has shown remarkable versatility this season, with an ability to completely lose his composure over even the slightest of perceived wrongs against his team. After a penalty call during Michigan’s loss to Ohio State Harbaugh was forced to call upon his halcyon days as a star quarterback and delivered, beautifully tossing his clipboard across the field in a tight spiral. Look for the Harbaugh to have his squad motivated for this game, even if it is little more than a consolation prize for a team that had higher aspirations. – Luke GeistlingerGeistlinger: Michigan 42, Florida State 17Hayes: Michigan 24, Florida State 20last_img read more