COVID-19 lockdowns drive rural real estate boom

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:31Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:31 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenIs it a good time to list?02:31City buyers seeking to secure a safe haven in the event of further COVID-19 lockdowns are driving a ‘super boom’ in rural real estate. Inquiries on rural holdings in the southern Gold Coast hinterland and Tweed Shire have risen sharply as buyers act on plans for a pandemic-proof lifestyle.“There has been a super boom in rural property inquiries,” said Christie’s Prestige Director Alex Caraco.“We’ve had a 300 to 400 per cent rise during COVID-19 on vacant rural land in the Tallebudgera, Currumbin, Numinbah and Tweed valleys.” MORE: Queensland’s best house will have you walking on water Top 10 Gold Coast sales of 2020 There were 42 registered bidders for 3222 Kyogle Rd, Mount Burrell.Mr Caraco said several rural holdings which had been on the market for some time were now suddenly under contract. “Be it on a small scale or a large scale, people are moving quickly on rural properties,” he said. “When you look at rural listings on, many are now under contract.” Just over the Queensland border in the NSW Northern Rivers pocket of Mount Burrell, a 259ha parcel at 3222 Kyogle Rd attracted huge interest at auction on June 19. A June auction saw 3222 Kyogle Rd, Mount Burrell sold for $2 million.Mr Caraco said those inquiries were coming from city buyers looking for a self-sustainable secondary residence to retreat to in the event of further lockdowns.“People’s thought process is as follows: ‘Why would I want to be locked up like people are unfortunately being locked up in Melbourne in a block of apartments,’” he said.“The inquiries we’re getting are from people who want to own a second property in the country where they can be self-sufficient should another lockdown occur. They can then move there as their principal place of residence, not be constrained, and grow their own organic food.”center_img More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe Mount Burrell enjoys high rainfall on the Tweed River.The original three-bedroom home is in poor condition, however the property boasts freshwater Tweed River frontage, high rainfall, dams, timber assets, grazing paddocks and subdivision potential – all within 63km to Gold Coast Airport and 73km to Byron Bay.“The property was expected to sell in the early one millions,” Mr Caraco said. “There were 42 registered bidders and the property sold for $2 million.” City buyers are showing strong interest in 63 Braeside Dr, Uki.First National Real Estate – Murwillumbah agent Paul Stobbie said his office had received a spike in inquiries for rural properties since the COVID-19 pandemic began. He said Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne buyers wanted country ‘getaways’ for $700,000 to $900,000.“They want to get away from people, grow their own veggies and be self-sustainable,” he said. “I think everyone is planning for the end of the world now.”He said a sprawling 20 acre property surrounded by mountains at 63 Braeside Dr, Uki near Mount Warning, 30 minutes from the Gold Coast, was attracting huge interest at $639,000. Palm Springs-inspired house has laid-back resort vibelast_img read more

Cricket News Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket aim to avoid collapse syndrome in Australia Tests

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team is determined to rewrite history. After failing in South Africa and England, India will be aiming to achieve what no other team before them has. Success in the Test series against Australia in their own conditions will help the side overcome their overseas pains in a big way. The losses in England (thrice), South Africa (twice) and New Zealand (once) will all be blown away if the side achieves success in Australia. However, for that to materialise, Kohli’s side will not only have to battle the baggage of history but they will have to overcome their perennial problem which has haunted them on overseas tours.Read More |Nathan McCullum declared dead, former player says he is ‘alive’When it comes to Tests in countries like South Africa, England and Australia, India have suffered batting collapses which have changed the course of the series. Some collapses came when the team was on the threshold of a win. In the previous cycle of 2013-15, this factor was the prime problem for India. In 2018, with two defeats overseas, it seems the lessons have not been learnt. Before Kohli departed for Australia, his pre-tour press conference summed up what the problem for the team was. “When we made the mistakes, it was extreme. We played good cricket, but the mistakes were extreme. We need to control a tough situation better and how to find a way out of it rather than getting out of it immediately,” Kohli said.Read More |Virat Kohli enjoys batting if someone has a go at him: Tim PaineThe extreme mistakes were the batting collapses. The fact that it has happened consistently is a worrying sign for Kohli and he needs to avoid a repeat of past instances when a collapse resulted in a loss for the side. Down Under DramaKohli need not go very far to understand how batting collapses have cost India. In the 2014/15 series, India held the upper hand in Adelaide. The skipper had scored centuries in both the innings and India was poised for a famous win. Chasing 364 for a win, India were comfortably placed at 242/2 and Kohli was given good company by Murali Vijay on 99. However, when Vijay fell LBW to Nathan Lyon, a collapse began and India lost eight wickets for 73 runs. Lyon ended up with 7/152 and Kohli was out for 141 as India lost the Test by 48 runs.Read More |Kohli focused only on cricket, not on confrontations vs AustraliaThe pain was repeated in Brisbane. In the first innings, India lost six wickets for 87 runs as they failed to ride on Vijay’s ton. In the second innings, India started off well at 71/1 but a devastating collapse of five wickets for 16 runs ensured that the match went in Australia’s favour. These instances of losing wickets in a bunch have not only hurt India in Australia, but the nightmare has been repeated even in South Africa and England. 2018 House of CardsIn the first Test in Cape Town, India threw away the advantage when they lost seven wickets for 92 runs in the first innings. In the second innings, while chasing 208, India suffered two collapses. They lost three wickets for nine runs and four wickets for 11 runs as they lost the match by 72 runs. In the Centurion Test, they lost seven wickets for 87 runs while chasing 287 to lose the match and the series. The trend of collapses continued in England. In Edgbaston, a collapse of five wickets for 78 runs proved disastrous for India in their 31-run loss. In Lord’s, they were bowled out for 107 and 130. In Southampton, they lost four wickets for 16 runs in the first innings while in the second innings, they lost six wickets for 40 runs. India lost the series 4-1 after another collapse of five wickets for 20 at The Oval.In each instance, the fact that India lost wickets in heaps was the key factor behind their losses. For Kohli to gain success in Australia, a repeat of the collapses must be avoided at all costs. last_img read more