Rural riches in little known suburb

first_imgThe Newman’s have just sold their property for $920,000 after buying it six years ago for $570,000. They say even though the property market is tough there is still money to be made. They also reckon Toonpan which offers a semi-rural lifestyle is Townsville’s best kept secret. This is Sharee Newman on the property.THE Newman family’s Toonpan home has become a property success story, selling for $920,000 after they purchased it five years ago for $572,000.Sharee Newman, who lives at 242 Mountview Dve with her husband and two children, says the sale is proof there is still money to be made in Townsville’s downtrodden property market.The family gutted the five-bedroom home during a five-month renovation to create a picture perfect homestead sitting in pride of place on 26ha.Even after completing a six-figure renovation, Mrs Newman said they had come away with a healthy profit.“When we bought it in 2012, it was a bit of a mess and they had renters here at the time,” she said.“It was on the market for a long time and we came back to look at it again and the renters had gone and they had cleaned it out but there was still a lot of water damage. “I was pregnant at the time and I just thought, ‘I can’t do this’, but the previous owners had all the right infrastructure in place so we went ahead and bought it.”The property was sold to a Townsville family with three children who want to be able to enjoy a rural lifestyle. Mrs Newman said well-maintained acreage properties were a rarity in Townsville and she felt that was why it sold for such a high price.“I noticed in Townsville that you don’t see a lot of acreage properties of this size where it’s tidy inside and out and I think there is a real lack of these properties in the market,” she said.“We had overseas interest, interstate interest and the rest was locals.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“We’ve kept it well maintained and that’s what really attracted people and within three weeks we had an offer.”The home has a large undercover entertaining area and a six-bay shed, while there is also a dam, bore water, rainwater tank and a pet pig that will be given to the new owners. The dam has been stocked with barramundi and there is a bridge leading to an ­island in the centre of the dam.She said the home had been a rural paradise and they were sad to be leaving to relocate to Victoria. “We get turtles out of the dam that crawl up to the house, we catch barra out of the dam and you get kangaroos hopping about the place,” she said.“The bird life is amazing and you get storks that are as tall as me and they are like a jumbo jet when they fly in. It’s a great home for kids.”The southern suburb of Toonpan is arguably Townsville’s best-kept secret. It offers a rural lifestyle, large lots, mountain views and tranquillity. The suburb, off the Flinders Highway, mainly hosts owner-occupiers and properties rarely come up for sale.McGrath agent Karyn Voevodin, who sold the property, said the price was a reflection of the limited amount of quality acreage on the market.“I’ve got a number of buyers who are still looking for something similar,” she said.last_img read more

QPR names Football Index as new shirt sponsor

first_imgShare Football Index selects beBettor to lead customer affordability demands July 30, 2020 Submit Gambling platform Football Index has been named as Queens Park Rangers Football Club’s latest front-of-shirt sponsor for the upcoming EFL Championship season. The agreement, which is initially a one-year deal with the option to extend, sees the ‘Football Stock Market’ displayed on QPR’s home and away kits for the 2020/21 season.Neil Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of BetIndex Ltd, Football Index’s parent company, commented: “We’re delighted to have Football Index front and centre on the new QPR home and away kits – a club steeped in history with a loyal and proud fanbase.“We’re very excited to see this partnership help to grow awareness of the Football Index brand across an engaged football audience for the 2020/21 season.“This partnership is yet another significant milestone in the brand’s journey which demonstrates the ambitious intentions the business has for the platform.“We look forward to working with the team at QPR to deliver a fruitful partnership that benefits all stakeholders – from the fans to Football Index’s loyal customers.”Football Index allows traders to place bets to buy and sell shares in professional footballers. Depending on how the player’s career develops, the athletes stock prices would then rise and fall, creating a ‘stock market’ experience. As a result of the partnership, the EFL campaign will commence with a Football Index rivalry as new partners QPR will face Nottingham Forest, who have a similar deal with the gambling company.Euan Inglis, QPR’s Commercial Director, stated: “We are absolutely delighted to have Football Index as our new front of shirt partner. Football Index’s betting platform is a fantastic product that allows avid football supporters to trade on a commodity that they understand – football.“The team at Football Index have a very innovative approach in how they would like to engage with our fanbase through various content driven ideas and integration to our current and future digital assets.” Share StumbleUpon EFL announces that all non-Sky Sports fixtures will be available to stream August 27, 2020 Related Articles EFL urges government to rethink gambling sponsorship ban July 3, 2020last_img read more