Downsizers tipped to shape the future of the Gold Coast’s property market

first_imgThe Gold Coast property market is tipped to look very different in two decades.HALF of the new homes to be built on the Gold Coast over the next decade will need to be designed for cashed up Baby Boomers, new research suggests.The latest report by property analyst Michael Matusik shows roughly 146,000 people will descend on the city by 2030, with about 40 per cent of those expected to be aged 55 and over.Mr Matusik said this meant half of the anticipated 5650 new dwellings required each year should be built to meet demand of an older population.“This doesn’t mean we need to build more retirement villages because most empty nesters and retirees here on the Gold Coast are actually looking to upgrade their lifestyle when they downsize,” he said.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58“Contrary to popular belief, most downsizers don’t want small apartments, they want a property that is comparable in size to a small home and is well designed to suit their needs.Mr Matusik shared his latest research about trends that would shape the market over the next few decades in a presentation last night.He said while the Coast remained resilient in the latest downturn, it was up to developers to deliver the right type of housing to meet emerging demand.Colliers International Gold Coast director David Higgins said buyers at the top end of the market were looking for a ‘point of difference’.“While a beachside location and views that can’t be built out are certainly a drawcard, buyers are also looking for intangible amenities which indirectly improve lifestyle,” he said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“For example, the new Mahala project in Mermaid Beach has a rooftop solar energy farm, a secure room for online deliveries, a dog wash area and surfboard rack.MORE NEWS: Australia’s happiest property owners revealedMORE NEWS: Christmas comes early for mansion’s buyers and sellersWhat Mahala at Mermaid Beach is expected to look like.“These non-standard amenities help a project stand out from the crowd in what is an increasingly competitive apartment market.”Knight Frank director and Queensland head of project marketing Chris Litfin backed the research but believed they would be looking for smaller apartments.“It’s about how the space is used,” he said.“If it’s smaller and it doesn’t work they won’t buy it, but if it’s smaller and cleverly designed they will buy it.”last_img read more

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Walker Announces Resilience Grant for Wisconsin Coastal Communities

first_imgGovernor Scott Walker announced recently that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded Wisconsin a three-year $840,000 Coastal Resilience Grant to help Lake Michigan communities and property owners in Southeastern Wisconsin reduce damages from coastal hazards and sustain the operation of their coastal economic assets. The grant entitled “Improving Economic Security in Coastal Wisconsin” will be awarded to the Wisconsin Department of Administration’s Wisconsin Coastal Management Program.“This grant is crucial to Wisconsin’s coastal communities,” Governor Walker said. “We’re grateful the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recognizes the challenges our Lake Michigan communities are facing and this is an excellent step as we work towards repairing damage and preserving our coasts for years to come.”Southeastern Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan bluffs, beaches and harbor infrastructure are currently being impacted by a combination of high water levels, erosion and coastal storms.Partners on the project include the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC).last_img read more

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Hughes taking time with Assaidi

first_imgStoke manager Mark Hughes will give winger Oussama Assaidi time to regain full fitness after his deadline day loan move from Liverpool. The Morocco international, who is back at the Britannia Stadium for a second successive season, had a knee operation in the summer and in terms of conditioning is slightly behind his team-mates. However, Hughes has not ruled the player out of being involved when Leicester visit a week on Saturday. “Ossie isn’t match fit but he’s training and working with the group,” he told stokecityfc.com. “We’re just easing him in – we’ll see how he goes and how he copes with the training. “He’s not at the level that the other guys are at but it won’t be long until he’s there. “We’re just getting to know where he’s at. We’re mindful of the fact that he’s had a knee injury and we don’t want to compromise him by working him too hard too soon. “We’ll give him the work that he needs and then he’ll be ready.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Gov. DeSantis signs college athletes compensation bill

first_imgStarting next year, college athletes in the state of Florida will be eligible for compensation in situations where their name, image, or likeness is being used.The announcement was made Friday afternoon by Governor Ron DeSantis at the University of Miami.The governor said that he “viewed it as something that was a matter of fairness,”  when it came to allowing the athletes to be paid.“We’re not talking about, you get a scholarship to Florida State and Miami and the universities are gonna pay you to play. That’s not what we’re talking about,” DeSantis said. “But if you have a situation where you have some of the great athletes, particularly in sports like football and basketball, whose name, image, and likeness is being used to make millions and millions of dollars, and they don’t have the opportunity to get any of that, there’s something fundamentally unfair for that,” DeSantis said.“If EA Sports wants to do NCAA Football and they’re gonna have some of these guys who are great players, they’re gonna use their name, image, and likeness, then there can be some compensation for that,” DeSantis continued.The Florida Board of Governors are still hammering out the finer details of the bill but it is expected to go into affect by July 1st of 2021.last_img read more

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‘We’re not in the best shape physically’ – Ronaldo reacts to Madrid draw

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has declared that he and his Real Madrid team-mates are not yet in their prime physical shape.Los Blancos were held at home by Valencia in a 1-1 draw on Sunday and the Portuguese superstar revealed that his side still have work to do on the training ground to improve their competitiveness.“We’re not yet in the best shape physically,” Ronaldo said after the game. “It is normal. We’ll be better, we are trying to.”“We have tried everything, but still need to reach the highest level we can.“The equaliser was a pity, we had given everything to win. We had many chances but it was not to be.”Madrid will now turn their attentions to arch rivals Barcelona, who they face in the first leg of the Super Cup at Camp Nou on Thursday evening.last_img

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WHS cross country opens season, WHS tennis girls take home quad, WMS news and more…

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Cross Country team opened its season on Tuesday and will prepare for the home invitational on Saturday… the Wellington girls tennis team hosted another tournament… Wellington Middle School results and more….Wellington Cross Country in Valley Center The Crusader cross country team opened it season in Valley Center on a hot and windy day around the Kansas Coliseum.Joe Friesen and Jo Tredway medalled for Wellington. Tyler Brown medalled for the boys in the seventh grade boys.The full results are as follows:  Raeawna Nutt9.3974th Joe Friesen13.2612thYES Quinn McCue8.1678th Wellington Invitational set for SaturdayIn what is considered one of the biggest athletic events in Wellington, the cross country team will be hosting its annual cross country meet at Hargis Creek this Saturday for both middle school and high school runners. The race is on North Day St., north of the Wellington Steakhouse complex on the east side of town. There will be 34 teams competing with about 500 to 600 runners.The races begin at 8 a.m. with middle school races followed by high school race.Wellington High School girls tennis team takes quadWellington had two teams competing in its second invitational of the year at the Sellers Park Tennis Courts. The White team won with 32 points. Wichita Collegiate had 25, Chaparral 13, Wellington Red (with only two entries) 12, Kingman 6.The Crusader medalists were:No. 1 doubles Maggie Fink and Mekenna Adams 4-0, first.No. 2 singles Lexi Saffell 3-1, first.No. 2 doubles Dietra Sober and Cajen Shore. 4-0, first.No. 1 singles Auni Williams  2-1. Tied for first but took third on percentage points.No. 1 doubles Noelle Wright and Alexis Hinman. 2-2, third.No. 2 doubles Jaylynn Luna and Kayma Brand 3-1, second.Quote from Aufdengarten: It was a good day for us today. We mixed up our lineup and played 10 girls in the tournament and all of them medaled in the top three.  We have a busy week with five meets between Monday and Saturday, and the girls are stepping up to the challenges. We travel to Circle on Thursday for varsity and Winfield for junior varsity.•••••Wellington girls JV tennis update The Wellington tennis team traveled to Chaparral Monday and finished second out of seven teams.The Lady Dukes missed first place by 1 team point.Conway Springs 52Wellington   51Lyons    39South Central  26Chaparral Gold  17Chaparral Blue  11Douglass   8Wellington Medalists include:No. 1 Singles Abby Lowe – first.No. 1 Doubles Jaylynn Luna & Noelle Wright – second.No. 2 Doubles Ashley Ewing & Mercedes Vazquez – second.No. 2 Singles Shiylynn Gustason – third.•••••Wellington Middle School tennis team stays busyThe WMS girls team had two matches this week. The first one was on Monday. The Lady Knights were defeated by a tough Ark City team. The winners were: Jocelyn Hook and Rose Dickinson.Then on Tuesday they traveled to El Dorado and dominated their opponent – winning all of their matches.The winners were:Singles: Kylie Aufdengarten, Hattie Staley, Tori Lewellen, KayCee Pennington, Grace Rowley, Rose Dickinson and Jewels FarleyDoubles:  Aufdengarten/Lewellen, Staley/Bodkins, Faith Rowley/Pennington, Grace Rowley/Tracy, Dickinson/Hook.•••••Sports schedule for rest of week: Thursday• Varsity Tennis at Circle 3 p.m.• C-team Volleyball at McPherson 5 p.m.• JV Tennis at Winfield 3 p.m.•WMS volleyball home against Clearwater.7A/8B at 5 p.m. with 7B/8A following thereafter.•WMS football home against Clearwater.5 p.m.- Seventh grade.6:30 p.m. – 8th Grade.FridayVarsity football at Goddard Eisenhower.Saturday• C-Team VB at Chaparral 9 a.m.• Varsity Tennis at Pratt 9 a.m.• Cross Country at WHS 8 a.m.Follow us on Twitter. WHS girls – 2 miles Isaiah Rogers14.3226th Seventh grade boys – 1 mile Eighth grade boys – 2 miles Baylee DeJarnett17.0619th Tyler Brown7.1134thYES Jacob Friesen15.16100th Jo Tredway14.432ndcenter_img Seventh grade girls – 1 mile Cabriel Roe17.0416th McKenna Jones7.5224thYES Chance Hamel11.1345th WHS boys – 2 miles William Daily28.4952nd Wellington Cross Country ResultsTimePlace Medal Juan Chandler14.2121st Tanner Dillon11.0641st Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? 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Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Charlie Brown

first_imgFacebook101Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Charlie Brown! CB is a Dachshund/Chihuahua mix, 4 years old, 10 pounds, with a lovely red coat and soulful eyes. He is sweet, smart, and would make a great companion dog for an adult home. Charlie Brown lives with a birth defect disability that requires wheels for his back legs. He can walk on his own to tool around the house, however for greater distance he rocks his wheels! He is a super loving great listener, who loves people and an available lap.  Being a Dachshund he is also a great watch dog who will alert you!If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet Charlie Brown in person, please contact the adoption team at Shelton Adopt-a-Pet. Emails are the preferred method of communication.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email thedoghouse3091@hotmail.com or call 360-432-3091.Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY JANUARY 17, 2015

first_imgCorey Nakatani3575520%$357,176 Fernando Perez493636%$155,624 Hector Palma831038%$64,460 Carla Gaines1532120%$182,115 JUVENILE WINNER TEXAS RED WORKS FOR SAN VICENTE            Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red, a finalist for an Eclipse Award tonight at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino as Outstanding Male 2-year-old of 2014, worked six furlongs from the gate Saturday morning as he prepares for his 3-year-old debut in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Feb. 1.“He had a nice, strong, eventful work,” said trainer Keith Desormeaux, who gave his brother, three-time Kentucky Derby winner, Kent, a leg up for the drill, which was clocked in 1:14, handily, considerably quicker than last Saturday’s six furlong gate work of 1:17.80.“Some horse joined the group at the half-mile pole and made it more exciting,” Keith said of today’s escapade. “My horse finished real strong; this gets us where we want to be.”Asked about the two works from the gate, Desormeaux said, “It was just a way to pick his head up. The first work was slow, so this was more to re-familiarize him with the gate.“Today was the real thing.” (Current Through Friday, Jan. 16) Felipe Valdez632150%$57,480 Gary Stevens2464325%$275,650 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Philip D’Amato1934416%$142,280 Michael Pender1033030%$104,090 Tyler Baze821151313%$583,228 Peter Eurton2553420%$263,410 Doug O’Neill403548%$186,020 Martin Pedroza4786517%$269,160 Victor Espinoza47810417%$546,900 Mike Smith4167715%$558,411 Mark Glatt2254423%$174,986 TEXAS RED IN EVENTFUL DRILL FOR 3-YEAR-OLD DEBUTSAM’S SISTER FAVORED IN GRADE II SANTA MONICAGRAZEN’S HOPE HEADS CAL CUP WORK PARADEJOHN SHEAR CELEBRATES 94TH BIRTHDAY TODAY -30- Kent Desormeaux47105621%$526,008 Brandon Boulanger3031210%$73,750center_img Edwin Maldonado343259%$132,428 Mike Puype2532412%$120,200 A. C. Avila1030030%$65,980 Mark Casse2243418%$294,110 Peter Miller42107424%$579,116 Jerry Hollendorfer42106624%$841,380 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Rafael Bejarano681714825%$782,684 Elvis Trujillo5595516%$466,418 John Sadler363688%$249,406 GRAZEN’S HOPE WORKS FOR CAL CUP SPRINTGrazen’s Hope, prepping for the $150,000 California Cup Sprint next Saturday, worked six furlongs on a refreshingly warm Saturday morning in 1:12 flat for trainer Steve Miyadi.“He worked great,” said Miyadi, who conditions the 4-year-old gray son of Grazen for owner/breeder Nick Alexander.Exercise rider Jacinto Munoz was aboard for the drill. “He works all my horses,” Miyadi said. “He does a great job.”Miyadi also plans to run “Miracle Horse” Tough Sunday in the $250,000 California Cup Derby at a mile and a sixteenth, against unbeaten and unchallenged monster Acceptance.Tough Sunday, also a son of Grazen owned and bred by Alexander, broke his maiden by 6 ¾ lengths going seven furlongs at Santa Anita on Dec. 28.Heaven’s Stairway, winner of four of her last five races for trainer Marty Jones, worked four furlongs in a bullet 46.20 for the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint at about 6 ½ furlongs. Corey Nakatani was aboard for the workout. Flavien Prat2341417%$134,430 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS IN 53RD YEAR AT SANTA ANITA, SHEAR CELEBRATES 94TH BIRTHDAYOn the day of his 94th birthday, Saturday was another day at the office for John Shear.“I love working here every day,” said the diminutive Shear, in his 53rd year at Santa Anita where he now serves as Paddock Captain. “When I get to see lovely people at the track every day, it makes it all worth it.”Shear, who gained national recognition for an act of heroism in March of 2011 when he threw his body over a 5-year-old girl to save her from injury when a horse broke free from his handler, went home as usual after his morning routine to enjoy lunch before returningto his duties at the track. Asked how it feels to be 94, Shear responded matter-of-factly. “Well,” he said. “I certainly don’t mind.”NTRA FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING AT SANTA ANITAJoin NTRA President and CEO Alex Waldrop and NTRA lobbyist Greg Means of The Alpine Group at Santa Anita Park on the morning of Cal Cup Day next Saturday, Jan. 24, for a federal legislative briefing.This one-hour event begins at 10:30 a.m. and features updates on federal legislation that will impact horse racing and breeding and an insider’s view of the new Congress. Waldrop and Means also will take questions. The briefing is open to the public.The briefing will be held in the Baldwin Conference Room (third level of Grandstand above Clockers’ Corner). FINISH LINES: Jerry Hollendorfer has three more breezes scheduled at Golden Gate Fields for Shared Belief before the winner of the Grade I Malibu Stakes ships in for the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes on Feb. 7. “He’ll work Wednesday, then the following Tuesday, and the following Tuesday after that,” said the Hall of Fame trainer . . . Two-time Eclipse Award champion Beholder is back with Richard Mandella at Santa Anita after a spell at Julie Adair-Stack‘s facility in Chino. “She’s been here about a week, she’s galloping and doing great,” the Hall of Fame trainer said of the daughter of Henny Hughes, who missed the Breeders’ Cup Distaff last Oct. 31 when she came down with a fever shortly before the race. “She should be ready in a couple months.” . . . Santa Anita today is proud to welcome Billy Kilmer, an All-American quarterback at UCLA and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame who went on to a remarkable All-Pro career that spanned 17 years in the National Football League. He led the 1972 Washington Redskins to Super Bowl VII at the Los Angeles Coliseum. A legendary figure in the annals of pro football, Kilmer is also is a great friend of racing from coast to coast and will present the trophy to the winning connections of today’s La Canada Stakes . . . Santa Anita races through this Monday but will be dark Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week. Santa Anita will be open for simulcast racing Thursday, however, with free admission and free parking. Richard Baltas1731218%$96,170 Joseph Talamo5951088%$420,278 Jeff Bonde1230225%$121,560 Drayden Van Dyke62651010%$341,636 SAM’S SISTER FAVORED FOR MONDAY’S SANTA MONICASam’s Sister, winner of the Grade I La Brea Stakes on Dec. 26, was made the 9-5 morning line favorite by Jon White for Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday feature, the Grade II Santa Monica Stakes at seven furlongs.The 4-year-old daughter of 2006 Santa Anita Derby winner Brother Derek trained by Jerry Hollendorfer was scratched from today’s La Canada Stakes.The Santa Monica, race five of nine: Master the Blues, Kent Desormeaux, 20-1; Dancinthenightaway, Tyler Baze, 5-2; Lexington Pearl, Victor Espinoza, 20-1; Sam’s Sister, Elvis Trujillo, 9-5; Harlington’s Rose, Joe Talamo, 10-1; My Sweet Addiction, Gary Stevens, 2-1; and Sweet Marini, Martin Garcia, 7-2.Fans can “buck up” on another popular Dollar Day at Santa Anita Monday, the finale of a three-day holiday weekend at The Great Race Place. On-track attendees can enjoy draft beers, hot dogs and sodas for a dollar each. First post time is 12:30 p.m.last_img read more

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Houston Baptist Leads After Day One of Women’s Golf Championship

first_imgMcNeese (308, +24) and Lamar (311, +27) will get their days started at 8:45 a.m. while UIW (314, +30) and Stephen F. Austin (318, +34) will lead off the groups for the second consecutive day at 8 a.m. HBU’s sophomore Alisa Chong tops the player leaderboard after being the only one to shoot an even par on the day. She tallied 16 pars and a birdie. Teammate junior Kaity Cummings trails by two shots and is third heading into tomorrow. UCA freshman Geraldine Wong carded the lone eagle of the round and will tee off with Chong at 10:51 a.m. CT Tuesday. The two teams will begin their day at 10:15 a.m. HBU led all teams in pars with 56 while Lamar recorded the most birdies for the round at 13. The opening hole, a 426-yard, par 4, provided the most trouble for the day with only 12 competitors recording an even par or better. The No. 11 hole was the friendliest for the field with the teams combining to shoot a .05-under average for today. Tournament Page MONGTOMGERY, Texas – Defending tournament champion Houston Baptist leads the field after day one of the 2018 Southland Conference Women’s Golf Championship at Woodforest Golf Club in Montgomery, Texas.center_img The Huskies (297, +13) hold a two-stroke advantage over Central Arkansas (299, +15), the top ranked team heading into the tournament. Separated by just one shot, Sam Houston State (305, +21) and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (306, +22) will tee off at 9:30 a.m. Bearkat sophomore Tori Gatling leads her team after shooting a 75 in the first round. She will pair with the Islanders sophomore Autumn Bynum, who is tied for fourth individually after scoring a 74.last_img read more

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No regrets! QPR star happy despite swapping Serie A title bid for a relegation scrap

first_img Queens Park Rangers wing-back Mauricio Isla 1 QPR defender Mauricio Isla is still smiling despite swapping another Serie A title shot for a relegation scrap.The Chilean right-back joined the Rs in the summer on a season-long loan from Juventus after winning two consecutive top-tier titles in Italy.Juve are top of the table again while Rangers are second from bottom in the Premier League. But Isla does not regret his decision despite getting stick from back home.“Coming here was my decision and the Juventus directors allowed me to join,” he said.“I’m really really happy here, this is where I want to be. People may ask if it was a tough decision to leave Juventus, because they are always at the the top of the league and QPR are fighting relegation.“Bu all I wanted to do was play football and I’m very happy that it is happening. I am doing very well here and I want to stay here.“A lot was said, especially back home in Chile, when I took the decision to move to QPR. They said it was the wrong decision and asked, ‘why would you leave a side like Juventus who are always fighting for trophies and go to a club just fighting relegation?’“But I was convinced about my decision to come here. I wanted to play and play Premier League football.  I wanted to play for this club, QPR and be a regular here. I want to be here.”last_img read more

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