Kippa-Ring firms as suburb to watch in 2019

first_imgThe new home at 38 Kurumba St, Kippa-Ring sold before its first open home. Picture: SuppliedKIPPA-RING’S spot on an elite list of Australian suburbs to watch this year has been confirmed with two houses breaking the suburban house price record in the last months of 2018.In a stunning end to the year, the near new 66 Centaur Street broke the record by $22,000 when it sold privately for $697,000 on November 19.The week before Christmas, the brand new five-bedroom house at 38 Kurumba Street sold before its first open home for $710,000. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoNew homes, such as this one at 66 Centaur St, are proving popular with Kippa-Ring buyers. Picture: SuppliedThe Redcliffe Peninsula suburb has been seen as a poor cousin to neighbouring Newport since part of Kippa-Ring was excised to help create Newport in 2008. The median house price in Kippa-Ring is currently $435,000 compared to Newport’s $770,000, CoreLogic property data shows.But increased sales demand saw the Price Predictor Index put Kippa-Ring on the national list of hottest suburbs to watch in 2019.Crown Properties sales associate Cameron Reid sold 38 Kurumba St, and said buyers were missing out on a great opportunity by refusing to look in Kippa-Ring.“People are paying big dollars for Newport homes and 150m away we have sea breezes and water views and big parcels of land.”last_img read more


first_imgHere we are on another Thanksgiving Day.  I hope all is well with you and your family as you prepare for whatever traditions you enjoy on this day.  I will go out for a good meal and then settle down and watch a few football games.  I don’t think it would be a traditional Thanksgiving if you could not watch Detroit or Green Bay on TV.  I didn’t check the schedule so I am not sure if either team plays today.If you are a sport fan like me, you will watch any pro game that is on or any college games that may be played.  There are a couple of traditions that I enjoy when Thanksgiving comes around.  This is the week that the state football finals will take place.  A new tradition for me is the Batesville High School Alumni basketball game this Friday afternoon.This weekend also marks the annual battle between Jac-Cen-Del and Batesville basketball teams.  The girls will get together at Batesville this year, and the boys will play in Indianapolis as part of an opening 5-game basketball marathon.  Many other schools will also play games this weekend, so if you are tired of turkey, go out and support your local teams.last_img read more

Pat Fahy thrilled with Morning Assembly comeback run

first_img “I’ve never bullied him to get to this stage. We have eased him back to get where we are, and he has a number of options now including at Haydock over an extra mile, and the Bobbyjo back here. “Davy (Russell) liked him, and he should improve from that. However, the ground is the key and it probably won’t last like that for much longer.” Pat Fahy expects Morning Assembly to make plenty of progress after finishing a narrow second on his return from a long lay-off at Fairyhouse on Saturday. Having his first run since April 2014, Morning Assembly was beaten just a head in a rated chase, leaving Fahy to consider the next target for his Grade One-placed chaser. Fahy said: “I’m extremely happy with that. I felt coming here if he was involved over the last few fences I’d be happy, but to battle back the way he did was great. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

NFL Week 14 Weather Updates: Cold temperatures, wind, rain could impact fantasy start ’em, sit ’em decisions

first_imgWeek 14 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | KickerNFL Week 14 weather updatesThe Patriots-Dolphins and Saints-Bucs both figure to see winds around 15 mph (maybe a little higher in Miami) and some rain (higher chance in Tampa). While that’s obviously suboptimal for all teams, it’s not as if the games will be played in monsoons. All four kickers get slight downgrades, but there’s no need to bench any QBs or WRs if you don’t have similarly talented backups (which is highly unlikely for guys like Drew Brees, Michael Thomas, Mike Evans, and Rob Gronkowski, among others) Tom Brady was already on start/sit bubbles, so if you have a similar backup, go ahead and use this weather forecast as a tie breaker.There’s also about a 25-percent chance of rain on Monday in Seattle for the Vikings-Seahawks, but that’s not high enough to be worried about any players.WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endThe coldest spots figure to be Chicago for the Rams-Bears and Green Bay for the Falcons-Packers. With visitors from either a warm-weather or domed locale, obviously the sub-freezing temps could have an effect, but it’s not enough to bench any key players. The Giants-Redskins, Panthers-Browns, Jets-Bills, and Ravens-Chiefs will see similar temperatures. There were some snow worries in Green Bay last week, but for the most part, fantasy football owners were once again fortunate with manageable weather conditions. The Week 14 NFL weather forecast is similar, with only mild wind and rain concerns in spots like Miami (Patriots-Dolphins) and Tampa (Saints-Buccaneers). And while there will be several games featuring temps hovering around or slightly below the freezing mark, it doesn’t look like there will be any snow to affect fantasy start ’em, sit ’em calls.Of course, you don’t have to worry at all about the weather if you have players playing in stadiums with a roof. There are three such games this week, so enjoy ideal conditions if you have guys from the Colts-Texans, Lions-Cardinals, and Eagles-Cowboys games.last_img read more


first_imgMrs Brown’s Boys star Danny O’Carroll has come to the rescue of his local Donegal soccer side.Danny, who plays Buster Brady in the award-winning sitcom, lives in Manorcunningham and occasionally lines out for Lagan Harps FC.Married to local woman Amanda Woods, the father-of-two plays in defence in the Donegal Junior League when not shooting the hit TV series. Danny, 29, showed his father Brendan’s kind nature when he recently sponsored the team who now have the Mrs Brown’s Boys logo on their tracksuits.Lagan Harps spokesman Ernie Pollock says Danny is just one of the lads and is quite handy at right back.“You wouldn’t think he was a television star and he just enjoys playing his bit of football when he can fit it in.“He obviously has a very busy schedule but he has played a number of times for us this year including the cup. He’s quite handy. “Everyone knows how hard it is to get sponsorship but Danny did sponsor the team’s tracksuits and gear which was very nice of him,” said Ernie.But beating the opposition is not Danny’s biggest challenge according to Ernie.The greatest threat is on the sideline trying to get away from fans of the hit television show.“The problem is getting him onto the pitch for a game if supporters recognize who he is.“He’s often stopped for autographs and photographs by people watching games when they realise who he is. But he always has time for people. He’s a great lad,” said Ernie. Danny moved to Donegal several years ago after meeting Amanda on a night out in Letterkenny as he toured the Mrs Brown’s Boys show with dad Brendan.Brendan said he warned his son that Donegal women “don’t leave Donegal.”So Danny moved to Donegal and the couple, who are happily married for seven years, now have two little boys.MRS BROWN’S BOY DANNY GIVES DONEGAL SOCCER TEAM A DRESSING-UP! was last modified: February 27th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Danny O’CarrollLagan HarpsMrs Brown’s Boyslast_img read more