PAsmart, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf created PAsmart to help students and workers prepare for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Now this important workforce development initiative has a website – PAsmart.gov. This new, one-stop website consolidates Pennsylvania’s education, training, and job search tools for people pursuing an education or career in the commonwealth.“We want to make it as easy as possible for Pennsylvanians at every stage of their education and career to access the resources they need to be successful,” Gov. Wolf said. “This new website complements PAsmart’s strategic funding investments and provides students, jobseekers, and current workers access to a wide variety of STEM education, training, and apprenticeship resources.”Some highlights of PAsmart.gov include resources to:Find training and apprenticeship programs in the stateExplore career and degree program options from among 250 Pennsylvania post-secondary institutions, including resources for adult and returning students and veteransDiscover new career paths, including a robust job search tool February 07, 2019 Wolf Administration Launches Website with Career Resources for Every Worker “Our commonwealth is on a comeback and I want to bring students, workers, educators and businesses together like never before to create the best workforce in the nation,” said Governor Wolf. “This website is another example of how we can provide up-to-date information and resources to remain focused on educating and training people for good jobs in the commonwealth.”Governor Wolf unveiled the State Workforce, Education and Accountability Program (SWEAP) in his 2019-20 budget on Tuesday to provide more opportunities for Pennsylvanians from birth to retirement. The plan expands access to early childhood education, increases investments in schools, and partners with the private sector. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Governor Wolf Announces $136 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 17 Counties Infrastructure, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the investment of $136 million for 17 drinking water, wastewater, storm water, and non-point source projects across 17 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).“The approvals for these water quality infrastructure projects are an important component of our support for clean water in Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf. “The funding provided by PENNVEST delivers the financial backing necessary for communities to make improvements that ensure potable drinking water, adequate wastewater treatment, and storm water management facilities improve our quality of life and strengthen our communities.”The funding for these projects originates from a combination of state funds approved by voters, Growing Greener, Marcellus Legacy funds, federal grants to PENNVEST from the Environmental Protection Agency and recycled loan repayments from previous PENNVEST funding awards. Funds for these projects are disbursed after expenses for work are paid and receipts are submitted to PENNVEST for review.A list of project summaries follows:Drinking Water ProjectsCentre County• State College Borough Water Authority* – received a $24,950,000 loan to construct a new membrane filter water treatment plant and upgrade appurtenances in the Nixon and Kocher wells. The project will provide backup treatment facilities and ensure a continued reliable supply of potable water.Erie County• Corry Municipal Authority*- received a $6,590,000 loan to construct new treatment facilities, a finished water reservoir, booster pump stations, and standby generators. The project will address structural and safety issues with the existing facilities and increase system reliability.Franklin County• Waynesboro Borough Authority*- received a $5,743,200 loan to upgrade their existing treatment facilities, replacing equipment at the end of its useful life in order to ensure a continued supply of reliable potable water. This project also supports a commercial opportunity in the Wharf Road Park resulting in the preservation of 136 existing and 36 new manufacturing jobs.Jefferson County• Eldred Township Municipal Authority – received a $2,406,096 loan and a grant of $2,188,027 to extend water service to areas beyond the Village of Sigel, addressing water quality and quantity issues with private wells.McKean County• Bradford City Water Authority*- received an $11,520,000 loan to construct a second water transmission main between the water filtration plant and the finished water reservoir. The project will ensure continued reliable service to the system and provide necessary redundancy allowing for maintenance.Westmoreland County• Latrobe Municipal Authority – received a $2,691,060 loan to replace 7,000 feet of water line, gate valves and associated reconnections to the new waterline. The project will address water loss issues estimated at 40 percent and increase reliability to ensure water service in the area.Wastewater ProjectsCambria County• Forest Hills Municipal Authority**- received a $4,467,500 loan to extend 23,000 feet of gravity sewers, 1,900 feet of force main, manholes, a pump station and associated appurtenances to provide service to the Luther/Salix Airport area of Adams Township. The project will address issues in an area with an on-lot malfunction rate of 83 percent, eliminating impacts on local streams and drinking water wells.Fayette County• Connellsville Municipal Authority** – received a $14,978,870 loan and a grant of $4,116,385 to construct an expansion of their wastewater treatment facilities, add a pump station, upgrade an existing pump station and install new force mains and interceptors. The project will address wet weather overflows and combined sewer overflows into the Youghiogheny River.Lawrence County• New Castle Sanitation Authority** – received a $23,437,982 loan and an $8,562,018 grant to construct a new headworks facility that includes two mechanical bar screens, two vortex grit chambers, yard piping and other wet weather facilities. The project is the first phase of necessary improvements to facilities to ensure compliance with the effluent discharges into the Mahoning River. The project will reduce wet weather overflows and help satisfy the Consent Order and Agreement with the Department of Environmental Protection.Mercer County• Jamestown Municipal Authority – received a $918,850 loan and a $1,243,150 grant to replace 500 feet of gravity sewers and 1,035 feet of force main, and upgrade the treatment facilities and the Liberty Street pump station. The project will replace facilities that are at the end of their useful life and ensure adequate treatment of effluent before it’s discharged into the Shenango River.Northumberland County• Upper Augusta Township** – received a $1,492,019 loan and a $1,697,027 grant for a sanitary sewer replacement project to convey domestic wastewater from the Village of Mount Pleasant to the Sunbury Municipal Authority’s facilities for treatment. The project will eliminate a treatment plant unable to meet discharge limits into a tributary to the Susquehanna River.Tioga County• Westfield Borough** – received a $2,908,555 loan and a $3,935,104 grant to replace their existing overloaded treatment facility. The project includes a new influent pump station, a mechanically cleaned influent screen, a bypass bar screen, an aerated grit removal system, an oxidation ditch, two secondary clarifiers, two sludge digestion tanks, a chemical feed system, and a new chlorine disinfection system. The project will address discharge violations and ensure adequate treatment of effluent into the Cowanesque River.Union County• Pine Valley Associates, LP – received a $550,000 loan to construct a new extended air treatment plant with a 10,000-gallon equalization tank and a 5,000-gallon sludge holding tank. This project will replace worn out facilities and ensure continued treatment of wastewater before it’s discharged into the North Branch Buffalo Creek.York County• Shrewsbury Borough – received a $1,000,000 loan to pay for their prorated share of necessary construction improvements to the New Freedom Borough treatment facilities. The improvements to the regional treatment plant are necessary to ensure continued service and adequate treatment.Storm Water ProjectsDelaware County• Chester City Stormwater Authority** – received a $9,980,156 loan to install approximately 9,500 feet of pipe, 65 catch basins, 200 manholes, and associated stormwater roadway restoration. Water quality devices such as porous panels, inlet inserts, and filters will be installed to remove trash and sediment from the system and to remove pollutants.Schuylkill County• Auburn Borough – received a $350,000 loan to construct 1,190 feet of storm sewers and 11 storm sewer inlets to redirect flows away from the existing rock channel to connect to the existing stormwater system. This will eliminate the flooding impacts that have structurally undermined buildings in the borough.Non-point Source Water Quality Improvement ProjectsLycoming County• Old Lycoming Township – received a $384,465 loan to purchase a vacuum street sweeper equipped to better clean the sediment and debris from impervious surfaces in accordance with the sediment reduction goals included in three area townships’ Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System permits, and prevent pollutants from reaching the waterways. The project is expected to eliminate over 100,000 pounds of sediment in the first permit cycle.* denotes projects that have Drinking Water State Revolving Funds** denotes projects that are funded with Clean Water State Revolving FundsFor more information, visit www.pennvest.pa.gov or call 717-783-6798. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter July 17, 2019
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Español, Press Release, Public Health Orden enmendada del Gobernador WolfOrden enmendada de la secretaria de saludGuía para quedarse en casaMientras el Estado continúa buscando Alivio para salvar vidas y detener la propagación del COVID-19, hoy, el Gobernador Tom Wolf y la secretaria de salud, Dra. Rachel Levine revisaron sus órdenes de “Quédese en casa” para incluir a los condados de Beaver, Centre y Washington, llevando al total del Estado a un total de 22 condados bajo la orden de quedarse en casa. Esta orden entra en vigencia a las 8:00 PM del sábado, 28 de marzo de 2020, y continuará hasta el 6 de abril de 2020.Ahora, la orden incluye a estos 22 condados: Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Bucks, Butler, Centre, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland y York.Las personas pueden salir de su vivienda solo para realizar cualquiera de estas actividades permitidas individualmente y traslados esenciales permisibles:Tareas esenciales para mantener la salud y la seguridad, o la salud y la seguridad de su familia o miembros de la vivienda (incluyendo mascotas), como obtener medicamentos o suministros médicos, visitar a profesional de la salud u obtener suministros que necesiten para trabajar desde su hogar.Obtener los servicios o suministros necesarios para sí mismos, su familia o miembros de su vivienda, o como parte de esfuerzos voluntaries, o para enviar dichos servicios o suministros a otras personas para mantener la seguridad, sanidad y funcionamiento esencial de residencias.Participar de actividades al aire libre, como caminar, correr o trotar si mantienen un distanciamiento social.Realizar trabajos para proporcionar productos y servicios esenciales en un comercio de sustento de la vida.Cuidar a un miembro de la familia o mascota en otra vivienda.Cualquier traslado relacionado con la provision de o acceso a las actividades individuales o de comercios desustento de vida antedichas.Trasladarse para cuidar a ancianos, menores, dependientes, personas con discapacidades u otras personas vulnerables.Trasladarse a o desde instituciones educativas para recibir materiales para el aprendizaje a distancia, para recibir alimentos y cualquier otro servicio relacionado.Trasladarse para regresar a un lugar de residencia desde otra jurisdicción.Traslado requerido por ley u orden del tribunalTraslado requerido para no residentes para regresar a su lugar de residencia fuera del commonwealthCualquiera que realice traslados para sostén de la vida no requiere documentación para demostrar la razón de su traslado.Se exceptúan las siguientes operaciones:Actividades comerciales relacionadas con el sostén de la vidaProveedores del cuidado de la salud o servicios médicosAcceso a servicios del sostén de la vida para residentes de bajos ingresos, incluyendo bancos de alimentosAcceso a servicios de cuidado de niños para empleados de comercios de sostén de la vida que permanezcan abiertos: a instalaciones de cuidado infantil que funcionen bajo el Departamento de Servicios Humanos, Oficina de Desarrollo del Niño y permiso de Aprendizaje temprano; cuidado de grupos o de niños en familia que funcionen en una vivienda y programas escolares de día parcial funcionando bajo una excensión de las órdenes de cierres comerciales del 19 de marzo d 2020.Medios de comunicación de noticiasCumplimiento de la ley, personal de servicios de emergencia médica, bomberosEl gobierno federalInstituciones religiosasLas personas sin techo no están sujetas a esta orden, pero se los insta enfáticamente a encontrar refugio y los organismos gubernamentales deberán hacer lo necesario para brindarles un techo.Los alumnos internacionales, y cualquier otro alumno que no tuviera lugar para vivir debido al cierre del campus, están exceptuados y pueden seguir en las viviendas del campus.En este momento, el cumplimiento de la ley se focalizará en garantizar que los residentes sean conscientes de la orden y que informen al público sobre las prácticas de distanciamiento social y no del cumplimiento. Para denunciar a un negocio que no cumpla con lo antedicho, póngase en contacto con su agencia de cumplimiento de la ley local a su número de no emergencias de la Policía del Estado de Pennsylvania que esté más cerca. Por favor no llame al 911 ni al Departamento de Desarrollo comunitario y económico para realizar denuncias. Los funcionarios de cumplimiento de la ley deberán referirse a la Guía de Obligación de Cierre Comercial disponible online.Lea la orden original del Gobernador Wolf aquí o véala en Scribd. Lea la enmienda del Gobernador aquí o véala en Scribd.Lea la orden original de la secretaria de salud, Dra. Rachel Levine aquí o véala en Scribd. Lea la orden enmendada de la secretaria de salud, Dra. Rachel Levine aquí o veála en Scribd.Para obtener la información más actualizada de COVID-19, los residentes de Pennsylvania deben visitar: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/.Ver esta página en inglés. El Gobernador Wolf y la Secretaria de Salud Extendieron la Orden “Quédese en casa” a los Condados de Beaver, Centre and Washington Para Mitigar la Propagación del COVID-19, Total de Condados Ahora: 22 March 28, 2020
Economy, Español, Press Release El Gobernador Tom Wolf anunció hoy que el Programa de incentivos para el crecimiento de la carga intermodal de Pennsylvania (PICGIP, por sus siglas en inglés), que tiene por objetivo aumentar la actividad de carga al incentivar a los transportistas a trasladar las cargas a través de los puertos de Pennsylvania, se extenderá hasta 2022. Inicialmente, el programa estaba destinado a finalizar en junio de 2020.“En este momento, los puertos de Pennsylvania son más necesarios que nunca”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “El aumento de la actividad de transporte ayudará a garantizar que los productos esenciales se entreguen a las tiendas de manera oportuna, al tiempo que se fortalece la cadena de suministro para el futuro”.Originalmente establecido en 2015 a través del Fondo Multimodal de PennDOT, el PICGIP coloca a hasta $1 millón anual a disposición de los transportistas marítimos participantes que trasladan cargas a través de los puertos de Pennsylvania. El fondo ayuda a garantizar el empleo a tiempo completo en las terminales y aumentar la actividad económica a través de empleos indirectos e inducidos.Todos los transportistas que no hayan estado en el Puerto de Philadelphia en los últimos seis meses deben completar una solicitud en el sitio de Internet de PennDOT, al tiempo que los participantes actuales deben completar el formulario de verificación de datos para ser admitidos en el programa.“El Programa de incentivos para el crecimiento de la carga intermodal es esencial para que podamos competir con otros puertos para atraer a nuevos transportistas marítimos y nuevas rutas comerciales a Pennsylvania. Este programa apoya al transportista marítimo durante la difícil fase inicial de ingresar a un puerto por primera vez o comenzar un nuevo servicio”, dijo el Director Ejecutivo de PhilaPort, Jeff Theobald. “Una vez que el transportista comienza a operar y nosotros tenemos el negocio, el incentivo termina. Se trata de un programa bien diseñado, y PennDOT ha hecho un gran trabajo para ayudarnos a implementarlo”.Los nuevos transportistas inscritos en el programa reciben $25 por cada contenedor nuevo cargado o descargado de embarcaciones que se dirigen hacia un puerto de Pennsylvania. Los participantes actuales califican para recibir el pago de incentivos al exceder los estándar de comparación establecidos.En los últimos cinco años, más de 1.8 millones de unidades de carga pasaron por los puertos de Pennsylvania. Un total de 175,000 unidades que superaron los estándares de comparación, lo que dio como resultado $4.1 millones en fondos de incentivos adjudicados a 10 beneficiarios.Los transportistas que ya participan en el programa deberían haber recibido información sobre la subvención directamente de los gerentes del programa. Para recibir más información y ver la aplicación/la guía del Programa de incentivos para el crecimiento de la carga intermodal de PennDOT, visite PennDOT.gov y haga clic en la página “Rail Freight and Ports” (Carga ferroviaria y puertos).View this information in English. El Gobernador Wolf amplía el Programa de incentivos para el crecimiento de la carga intermodal para los transportistas marítimos July 21, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
32 Ivy St, Indooroopilly sold for $3.25 million.One of the top Queensland residential property sales last week occurred in a sought-after pocket of Indooroopilly. A $3.25 million contract was signed off on a five-bedroom, five-bathroom home on a 911sq m allotment at 32 Ivy St.The house has a library, rooftop studio, outdoor barbecue, a master suite with river views, a cubby house for the kids, pool and waterfall. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours ago32 Ivy St, IndooroopillyMcGrath Estate Agents Paddington’s Alex Jordan was the marketing agent responsible for the sale. “The buyers are a local family who live close by,” Mr Jordan said.“It was an off-market sale although I was hoping to take it to market but ended up taking a buyer through and it happened quite quickly.”Mr Jordan said significant renovation work was completed over the years, which involved merging two houses to form the existing structure. “2010 was the more recent and it’s a level of finish you don’t often see,” he said.The sellers have downsized to New Farm after raising their family in the home. According to CoreLogic, the highest residential sale on Ivy St is a $4.5 million transaction recorded 12 months ago.
More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoCanopy Bardon“We chose the townhouse because we’ll have room for a garden wall and there’s a lot of space and a beautiful view. We’ve also got a little dog, so she can have some yard space in the grassed area,” Ms Edith said.“The property has three bedrooms and a beautiful bathroom that looks out onto bushland. That was also a deciding factor for us, because the bathroom is just like a room with a beautiful view! We also have a deck outside, which creates even more openness.”Mr Lawrence said Hive would deliver the same high standard as Canopy, offering a mix of three and four-bedroom designs across two and three storeys, all with generous balconies and terraces.“Hive has many of the appealing elements that attracted owner occupiers to Canopy and we’re already receiving strong interest from buyers who are looking for a high standard of living and unique architecture in a bushland setting,” he said.Hive is nestled into a protected nature reserve in the heart of The Gap with breathtaking views to Mt Coot-tha, just 10km’s from the CBD. Hive at The Gap is offering 61 luxury premium townhomes with three and four-bedroom designs.The homes feature cedar timber detailing, double or triple lockup garages, an abundance of natural light, passive design principals to help reduce energy costs and open living spaces.The project also features two barbecue spaces, a pool with a deck looking out to the nature reserve and Mt Coot-tha and an alfresco dining area.“The days are gone when you can simply produce dull and unimaginative unit developments and expect that investors and owner occupiers will turn up just because of the location and price,” Mr Lawrence said.“We are seeing more and more discerning buyers who know there is plenty of product on the market and can afford to pick and choose to get the architecture and style they want. Smart investors also know that the first rule of a successful investment property is that people must want to live there.” Nigel Douglas and Bronwyn Edith have bought into Canopy Bardon and are loving the views.BRISBANE’S attached dwelling market is on the rise in the inner suburbs with Position Property reporting a sell out of 40 town homes in Bardon and a new project of 61 set to launch in The Gap later this month. Canopy Bardon, developed by Pradella Property Ventures, sold out with the first residents moving in earlier this year. Hive, set to be developed in The Gap by Lantona, is hoping for the same success.Position Property director Richard Lawrence said there was a growing demand for townhomes that suited the needs of downsizers and young families.“When designed well, they really are a great low-maintenance alternative to houses,” Mr Lawrence said.With 38 out of the 40 townhomes at Canopy Bardon sold off the plan, Mr Lawrence said demand was on the increase.“This outstanding level of demand provides further evidence that Brisbane’s attached dwelling market remains robust, especially for projects with a unique design that appeals to owner occupiers,” he said.“Infill sites that are within a few kilometres of the city and large enough to accommodate quality projects like this are becoming increasingly rare. This scarcity will only grow given the new target of 60 per cent urban infill development in the draft South East Queensland Regional Plan.”Canopy Bardon buyers Bronwyn Edith and Nigel Douglas consider their move to their new townhome to be both a downsize and an upgrade.
26 Ford St, ClayfieldA POST-WAR home set on a 799sq m corner block has been causing a bit of a stir because of its strong “renovate or detonate” potential.The four bedroom, one bathroom, two car garage home at 26 Ford St, Clayfield, is among inner city properties that have the allure of being built after 1945, meaning that they could be demolished subject to Brisbane City Council approval.26 Ford St, ClayfieldNot that the current property is anything to sniff at. Surrounded by established gardens, with an expansive entry patio, it has strong renovation potential for the person who wants to modernise the property.It has a large living room that’s currently carpeted with an enclosed veranda to one side.A red-painted rumpus room with a built-in cupboard and ceiling fan is also located off the living space.Towards the rear of the home was the kitchen with long timber bench tops, ample cabinetry and quality appliances.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago26 Ford St, ClayfieldAlongside the cooking space is a dining room with a built-in cupboard and antique lighting that then connects to three more bedrooms.Each of the bedrooms is carpeted and enjoys ample natural light and distinct colour schemes, with a quaint bathroom with a combined shower and bath tub servicing them.Classic features, such as polished timber floors, decorative cornices, casement windows and brightly-coloured walls and carpet, give the house old-world elegance, with airconditioning throughout ensuring modern comfort.From the dining room, stairs descend to a large back yard bordered by trees for plenty of privacy, with the property also including a single carport and under-house storage space.26 Ford St, ClayfieldAgent Dwight Ferguson of Ray White Ascot said the light-filled and breezy house was ready to reward its next owners regardless of which development path they chose.“This neat and tidy abode delivers you the opportunity to move straight in while you carefully plan the exciting future of this sought-after address,” Ferguson said.“The double block offers exceptional space for expanding on the current property and creating a modern family haven.”26 Ford St, Clayfield“Alternatively, buyers have the option to start from a completely blank canvas where they are only limited by their imagination.”Inspections are by appointment with Ferguson, with the home to be auctioned on site at noon on May 13.
Richard Brown and Gill Nadler are pleased their city views are protected from being built out. Picture: Jono Searle.HOME owners are spending hundreds of thousands to secure the air rights above neighbouring houses to ensure they never lose their views.A great view can add a substantial amount to the value of a property according to Place Paddington Real Estate director Tim Douglas.And he said after having invested so much to buy the perfect home with views, savvy owners were now going to the extra expense of ensuring they are never built out.“A view is a massive advantage to value per square metre. A number of streets do have views, and do command a lot larger sale price than streets that don’t have a view,’’ he said.More owners are using volumetric easements to protect their outlook from adjacent structures or high vegetation.They create an invisible but impenetrable ‘floating ceiling’ that stops neighbours encroaching on your panorama, according to town planner, Brian Matthews.“It’s not difficult but it does require a process,” he said.Gill Nalder and Richard Brown bought their high-end Auchenflower home in big part because of its magnificent and protected city-skyline outlook.Nalder said their sellers not only designed a house to maximise the vista, they also bought the neighbouring home and created a volumetric easement to lock the views in.“There’s views from every level of the house,” she said. “I think a view not only adds to the aesthetic value of the property but it certainly increases the price you pay for the property.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoNalder said without the easement, their neighbour could have blocked the outlook.“Given that our view is protected and will be preserved, I’m certain that was well calculated into what we were prepared to pay for the property,” she said.Matthews said a three-dimensional survey plan was created by a surveyor and shows where the easement will sit above the neighbouring property.“Then they work that in with an easement document that a solicitor has prepared, and then they register that on title,” he said.When a property sells, discovery of the easement plan and document will be part of the title search.Of course most neighbours won’t volunteer to have restrictions placed on their property, but there’s a solution, if you have the means.“People are purchasing the (adjacent) property and then putting the easement on. Then, when they’re ready, they sell the property and the easement remains,” Matthews said.He said the cost of creating an easement can be as low as $5000 and can be finalised in weeks.
The backyard at 20 Hyde Rd, Yeronga.Ms Key said she hoped the property would sell to someone who would make it their home. “I hope it goes to someone who wants to add their own touch and flair to it,” she said. “It’s in such a nice area with parks and the amenities close by and the people in the area are just lovely.” The home is being marketed by Sharon Wilson and Kate Wilson of McGrath Annerley Yeronga for offers over $550,000. The floorplan of 20 Hyde Rd, Yeronga. The home at 20 Hyde Rd, Yeronga.This highset family home is on the market for the first time in 64 years. Carole Key said her parents bought the property at 20 Hyde Rd, Yeronga, a few months before they were married in 1953 and lived there until earlier this year. “Dad in the early days built the kitchen cabinets, which are long gone, and spent a lot of time at his workbench downstairs, which is still there today,” she said. The kitchen at 20 Hyde Rd, Yeronga.“The house wasn’t originally three bedrooms — it was two bedrooms with a thunderbox out the back. “About 1963 they put on another bedroom at the back and a toilet.” Today the home has an open-plan living and dining room, a separate kitchen, three bedrooms, bathroom and toilet upstairs. Original polished timber floors feature throughout. Downstairs there is a single lockup garage, storage space, laundry and workshop area. 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 The lounge room at 20 Hyde Rd, Yeronga.Outside, the yard is low-maintenance and there is an outdoor entertainment area. Ms Key said she and her brother had countless fond memories from growing up in the home. “Dad planted all the trees in the yard and he built us a tree house and a swing in the big poinciana in the back yard when we were kids. I lived up there in the tree house when I was young,” she said. “The house is across the road from a park where the circus used to visit every year with all the animals. “We would sit on the front porch and watch the long trains come in and the big tent would go up.”
The pool area at 79 Camelot Place, Bridgeman Downs.Ms Treloar said the Bridgeman Downs property attracted good interest during the marketing campaign. “We had good numbers through the open homes and some really lovely comments.” The bathroom at 35 Bowen St, Windsor“They’re owner occupiers who plan on doing some renovations,” he said. Mr Cuneo said buyers interested in the property were mostly owner-occupiers.In Bridgeman Downs, a six-bedroom home on 9708sq m of lakeside land also sold under the hammer on Saturday. Auctioneer Peter Burgin at the auction of 37 Drury St, Windsor.The final two were both Windsor residents hoping to upgrade but in the end Cate Rawlinson proved victorious. “I can’t believe it,” she said. “We’ve been the under bidder in about six auctions before this one.”Ms Rawlinson said the size of the block was the big drawcard when it came to the Drury Street property. She said she didn’t have any concrete plans for the home but renovations were on the cards. The living area at 37 Drury St, Windsor.Marketing agent Simone Weigall of Place Ascot said the home sold above expectations.She said the property attracted strong interest from owner-occupiers during the marketing campaign. “We had over 85 groups through. Location (and) land size were driving the interest,” she said. “People wanted to secure a big piece of land where they could either renovate or build new.” More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoAlso in Windsor, a pre-1945 Queenslander sold at auction on Saturday, fetching $692,000. The kitchen at 35 Bowen St, Windsor.“The opening bid was $450,000 and it got to $600,000 pretty quick,” he said. “Then there was a bit of stop-start before selling for $692,000.” Mr Cuneo said the highest bidders were a young couple from New South Wales who had moved to Brisbane for work. The home at 35 Bowen St, Windsor.The three-bedroom home at 35 Bowen St has a north-south alignment and is on a 923sq m block. The house has pine floorboards, VJ walls, high ceilings, picture rails and an arched, open-plan lounge and dining area. Marketing agent Ian Cuneo of Ray White Ascot said 11 bidders registered for the auction of 35 Bowen St and six of those placed bids. One the six bedroom at 79 Camelot Place, Bridgeman Downs.Ms Treloar said the new owners were moving from Brisbane’s south side and were looking for a lifestyle change. “They loved the lake and the quiet lifestyle on offer,” she said. “They are really looking forward to moving in. “The sellers were very excited too. They’ve already moved out of Brisbane so they were happy to put the sold sign up today.” The home at 37 Drury St, Windsor, sold at auction.A DECEASED estate in Windsor has sold under the hammer for $962,000 after a drawn out bidding war between five would-be owners. The 1950s property at 37 Drury St is on an 860sq m block of land at the end of a cul-de-sac. A total of 11 buyers registered for the auction, which kicked off with an opening bid of $700,000 on Saturday morning. Three bidders quickly drove the price up through the $700,000s before slowing through the $800,000s. The home at 79 Camelot Place, Bridgeman Downs.The property at 70 Camelot Place sold for $1.85 million.Marketing agent Sonya Treloar of Ray White Bridgeman Downs said the auction attracted five registered bidders and a crowd of more than 60 people. “We started at $1.1 million and there was some back and forth between the bidders. The vendor decided to sell to the top bidder at $1.85 million,” she said. The auction of 37 Drury St, Windsor.A new buyer entered the bidding war at $885,000 and the property was called on the market at $902,000. From that point, the highest bid slowly increased by $2000 and $1000 increments with a fifth bidder entering the fray at $930,000. From $955,000 the bids dropped to $500 increments with two bidders left standing.