6 Oct

Great potential drives up price in bidding battle

first_imgThe home at 44 Manchester St, Eight Mile Plains.A shocker of a property has sold under the hammer in Eight Mile Plains, smashing the reserve by $50,000. Marketing agent Karl Gillespie of LJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills said 44 Manchester St sold for $420,500 to a buyer who had not even walked through the property. The three-bedroom, two-storey home, which was in need of a complete renovation, attracted 10 registered bidders and about 40 onlookers. “I was expecting four registered bidders … but another five people I’d never seen before showed up on the day,” Mr Gillespie said. The auction kicked off with an opening bid of $350,000. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“We had over 30 bids and some really heated bidding. A lot of people bid up to $400,000 but stopped as soon as it got over $400,000,” Mr Gillespie said. “It came down to a couple of Asian investors. “The woman who successfully bought it had never seen the property. She didn’t even look through the property before the auction but she does own two other homes in Eight Mile Plains and likes the area.” Mr Gillespie said the location and affordability of the home enticed buyers. “The property attracted a lot of bargain hunters because they could see the potential. A lot of builders and renovators wanted to buy and flip it,” he said. “Also the location has to be one of the most convenient in Eight Mile Plains. “Everything is within a few hundred metres, including shops and highways.”last_img read more

27 Sep

Ghanian entrepreneur empowering people with disabilities

first_imgA young Ghanian entrepreneur is empowering people with disabilities through an innovative foot-wear business specializing in designing and making shoes from recycled materials.Co-Founder of Echo Shoes, Mabel Suglo has been named a finalist for the prestigious Anzisha Prize, which awards young African entrepreneurs who have developed innovative solutions to social challenges within their communities.last_img

24 Sep

Jeanette Christine “Chrissy” Ridener

first_imgJeanette Christine “Chrissy” Ridener, age 42, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on March 12, 1974, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the loving daughter of, Darwin Harold, Sr. and Jeanette (Johnson) Ridener. She was raised in Vevay, Indiana where she was a 1993 graduate of the Switzerland County High School. Chrissy was a member of the Switzerland County High School Marching Band where she enjoyed playing the flute. Chrissy was currently employed as a material handler for Dorman Products in Warsaw, Kentucky, for 21 years. She was a member of the Switzerland County 4-H and the Markland Baptist Church in Markland, Indiana. Chrissy enjoyed riding horses, taking in stray animals, extreme couponing and raising her daughter, Aaliyah Michelle. Chrissy will be dearly missed by her loving family, friends and her community. Chrissy passed away at 8:02 pm, Thursday, October 20, 2016, at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, Kentucky.Chrissy will be dearly missed by her loving daughter: Miss Aaliyah Michelle Ridener of Vevay, IN; her parents: Darwin Harold Ridener, Sr. and Jeanette (Johnson) Ridener of Vevay, IN; her special love for her nephew: Caleb Ridener of Vevay, IN; her brothers: Dobbie Ridener and his wife: Lisa of Vevay, IN, Kevin Ridener and his wife: Anita of Harrison, OH and Steve Ridener of Florence, IN; her sisters: Beth Ridener of Vevay, IN and Karen Ridener of Vevay, IN and her several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents: Edward and Clara (Redman) Ridener; her maternal grandparents: Clarence R. and Lorene (Lewis) Johnson and her niece: Shylah Ridener.Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at 1:00 pm, by Pastor Patrick Lanman at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Monday, October 24, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeanette Christine “Chrissy” Ridener Endowment Fund % Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

22 Dec

Shandon Hotel and Spa celebrate hike in TripAdvisor Top 25 Awards

first_imgThe team of Shandon Hotel & Spa, one of Donegal’s newest hotels, are celebrating their success in TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2018.The seaside hotel beside Marble Hill has moved up to 12th place out of the Top 25 Hotels in Ireland.The TripAdvisor awards are determined by millions of holidaymakers’ reviews from all over the world. Guests who stayed at the Shandon praised stand-out features including the stunning views, the relaxing spa and the delicious locally sourced food. General Manager Carolynne Harrison said today’s TripAdvisor achievement is a great testament to the hard-working team: “We are ecstatic to have moved up 3 rankings from last year.  There are roughly 850 hotels in Ireland, so for us to come in at 12th, puts us roughly in the top 1% of hotels in the country!“Our hike is testament to the fantastic team here in the Shandon and our ethos of employing people for attitude over experience has certainly been paying us dividends!,” Carolynne said.Carolynne shared her delight that Donegal is well-represented in this year’s list. Four hotels from across the county placed in the Top 25 list of Ireland’s Best Hotels, while Harvey’s Point placed at number two after being knocked off the number one spot for the first time in 6 years.See all the awards won by Donegal hotels and B&Bs here: Harvey’s Point hand over TripAdvisor No. 1 spot ‘from one great team to another’Shandon Hotel and Spa celebrate hike in TripAdvisor Top 25 Awards was last modified: January 23rd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:hospitalityhotelsshandon hotel & Spatravellers choiceTripAdvisorlast_img read more