Pandemic fallout prompts seller to offer to pay buyer’s stamp duty

first_imgThe vendor of 50 Overlea Street, Nudgee, has offered to pay the stamp duty of whoever buys the home.A homeowner has taken matters into her own hands, offering to pay tens of thousands in stamp duty for the person who buys her home, hoping to drive in offers faster for the property.After just over two months on the market, Jennifer Lonton decided to add a sweetener to her home sale, offering to pay what could end up being just over $24,000 in stamp duty for the person who buys the property.MORE: Designer’s Noosa home nets $10m$2 billion development has beach appealQLD postcodes lead first home loan deposit scheme take-upOpen plan living.Well set up for anyone needing to work from home.“We have decided to offer to pay the purchaser’s stamp duty in an attempt to get things moving,” she said.The home at 50 Overlea Street, Nudgee, has been listed for sale with the owners open to offers over $860,000.“We had the house built in 2008. The people who have inspected it all said that it looks brand new,” Mrs Lonton said. “The photos on the internet show it exactly as it is.”Wheelchair friendly inside and out.The master bedroom and ensuite.The family hopes to downsize into another suburb in Brisbane’s northside after the sale.Agent Margaret Edwards of @realty described the property as an “exceptional family home, designed with a professional couple in mind”.She said it would “enable you to work from home in the spacious, purpose-built and fully-fitted office/study”.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoThe home has been set up with luxury finishes.The home has a 324sq m internal area and an additional 54sq m external area under the roof.It has five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a double garage on a 766sq m block.“The extra-large garage will accommodate two 4×4 vehicles, plus workshop and hobby areas,” was how it was listed.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?00:58The property was built to be wheelchair friendly throughout including the garage. It also has solar hot water plus a solar power system, with Crimsafe security screen on all windows with glazed doors.“This dwelling is located in a quiet street in an elevated part of Nudgee, surrounded by other quality homes. There is also a lovely park at the end of the street and direct access to the network of Brisbane bikeways.”MORE REAL ESTATE NEWSlast_img read more

Wilson: Ennis’ buzzer-beater to edge Pittsburgh is greatest shot in Syracuse history

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ PITTSBURGH — Those final moments were a blur.Jim Boeheim had to yell at Jerami Grant for not trying the long pass, but he was too busy celebrating. C.J. Fair lost his voice in about five seconds after the shot went down. Tyler Ennis knows he yelled, but for the life of him he can’t remember what he said.A few things were clear. Ennis had just made the biggest shot of his life — and possibly the greatest in Syracuse history — from about 35 feet away. Ennis had just shown more emotion than he had all season. Somehow, the No. 1 Orange (24-0, 11-0 Atlantic Coast) pulled out a 58-56 win against No. 25 Pittsburgh (20-5, 8-4) in the Petersen Events Center. The freshman’s shot silenced the 12,935 that thought they had witnessed No. 1 go down.Boeheim tried to rack his brain for the other moments like this. One-thousand-two-hundred-and-fifty-eight is a lot of games to store up in that bald dome. When pressed on the spot he remembered only one other buzzer-beater. In a locker room discussion with assistant coach Mike Hopkins and radio announcer Matt Park, he recalled three more.Still, there can’t be anything quite like that.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAn undefeated season on the line. The longest winning streak in program history, too.Ranked No. 1, SU would need a miracle heave from a freshman?Crazier things have happened, but none in Syracuse history.The first shot that Boeheim remembered was Pearl Washington’s. That one came off a missed free throw and from the circle at midcourt.“That game was tied, though,” Boeheim said.Then there were some of Gerry McNamara’s miracles. His buzzer-beater against Georgetown gets bonus points because it was Georgetown, but that game was tied, too. His game-winner against Cincinnati set the stage for his incredible Big East Tournament run and “10 f*cking games,” but at the time it was just an 8-9 game in the first round.Conrad McRae’s Christian Laettner-esque buzzer-beater is the last — plus it was by the offensively inept McRae — but that was to stave off a major upset.Ennis’ heroics were, in Vegas’ eyes, as an underdog and kept this magical Syracuse season unblemished.“He came up with a play to go down in history,” Fair said.And there was no player more fitting to hit this one. He has this knack for getting it done at the end of games. Against Pittsburgh the first time, Miami (Fla.) the second time and Wake Forest the only time, Ennis made the decisive plays — tough plays that a normal freshman can’t make.The shot against the Panthers was one that no one should make, but one his teammates have almost come to expect. Even Boeheim, who never expects a heave like that to go in, said he thought this one was on its way down once it came off Ennis’ hand.“They kind of trust me now,” Ennis said, “so they’re happy, but I don’t think they’re too surprised.”Every time Ennis does something amazing, it seems there’s no way to top it. First there was his sequence of plays the last time SU played Pitt. Two driving layups that kept Syracuse undefeated on Jan. 18.That was probably the peak of Ennis-mania — when national media finally asked if he was the best freshman in the country and lumped him in with the likes of Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker.He doesn’t always play the best, but he plays his best when it matters, and his best is as good as anyone else in the country. At a certain point, it seemed, there was nothing he could do to keep surprising anyone. No single highlight could.And then he had to go deliver one of the biggest highlights in program history.“I think he should just quit basketball now,” Fair said. “Go out on top.”So what’s left for him to work on? Maybe he can show up earlier in the game. Or he can improve his jump shot. A couple of Grant-style dunks would shock people, too, I guess.That’s just nitpicking, though. Instead, he can work on some of the smaller parts of his game.“They said I’ve got to work on my celebrations,” he said.That’s one thing. And for this guy, it might be the only thing.David Wilson is a staff writer at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @DBWilson2. Comments Published on February 13, 2014 at 1:29 amlast_img read more