The home offered the potential to create a double holding incomeRochedale is undergoing a transformation.The suburb offers a mix of contemporary dwellings on new allotments, development sites and long-term holdings with the ability to subdivide in the future.The golden ticket is landing a property that will one day be a prime project, but can also create a current holding income to help service the debt.That’s exactly where 6 Gardner Rd, Rochedale slots into the mix.With multiple immediate and future possibilities, this 9182sq m property was always going to be a prized acquisition.The property sold at auction for $2.015 million and provides triple-income potential for its new owners, according to selling agent at Yong Real Estate, Nahi Shahwani.Mr Shahwani said the circa 2000 brick home was in great condition and provided six-bedroom, three-bathroom accommodation across two levels.It’s a big, functional home with potential to add a dual income.“They have the chance to take two families,” Mr Shahwani says.“Upstairs has three bedrooms — all of them are very big — two bathrooms and a massive lounge.”Mr Shahwani said the second area downstairs could effectively be self-contained.The rental options don’t end there, however, as there’s a 250sq m shed with workshop/storage and office.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“They have a massive shed and they’re currently running a business there,” Mr Shahwani said.Mr Shahwani said the auction was well attended with the property eventually purchased by a Chinese buyer who could see Rochedale’s potential for growth.“We had seven registered bidders. Four of them competed,” he said. “It started at $1 million but it got where the emotion of the buyers came up so it went very quickly climbing to arrive at around $2 million and then slowed.”Mr Shahwani said the eventual buyer had been active in the area and was willing to pay what was needed to acquire the right properties with potential.“They’re still looking for acreage and with an unlimited budget,” he said.Mr Shahwani said these properties were fairly rare so competition was hot and the recent auction had unearthed other cashed-up future developers too.“Not many properties come up around in that area,” he said.“In fact, since I’ve had that property I’ve had a lot of inquiry and we had several interested bidders … the others are still looking in the same area.“The market is very hot particularly — a very desirable area for Chinese buyers.”
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini insists uncertainty over Wayne Rooney’s fitness will have no bearing on his plan for this weekend’s Manchester derby. Pellegrini, speaking at a press conference to preview his side’s Capital One Cup tie against Newcastle, was also asked if United did City a favour last weekend. United struck a late equaliser to claim a draw against Premier League leaders Chelsea, preventing them moving eight points clear of City. Asked if he celebrated Van Persie’s goal, Pellegrini said, laughing: “I don’t remember. At that moment, I thought the game was finished and I went to drink a glass of water. “When they told me after how the game finished I smiled.” Press Association Pellegrini claims the uncertainty does not affect his preparations as his gameplan is based on containing United’s firepower as a whole, rather focusing on any individual. Pellegrini said: “We really don’t change our way to play for some player, or other player. If it’s not Wayne Rooney it will be Angel Di Maria, Juan Mata or Robin van Persie. “They have so many creative players that they have a lot of different chances. We cannot prepare for a game talking about one player because (if) he doesn’t play we have to change all of what we do. “We really try to play with a style of play every game. “I am sure Wayne Rooney is one of the important players of Manchester United but also other players are very difficult for us.” Rooney had been expected to return for the clash at the Etihad Stadium after completing a three-match suspension. Even though United have not lost since Rooney began his ban, his comeback would give the team a lift as they tackle the champions, to whom they lost 4-1 and 3-0 last season. The 29-year-old holds the record for the most goals scored in Manchester derbies with 11 in 22 appearances. Doubt has been cast over United striker Rooney’s availability for Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash against rivals City following a report that he has suffered a foot injury. It was claimed the United and England captain was seen limping at a sponsors’ function on Monday after apparently being hurt in training. United have not commented on the report.
Submitted by Thurston CountyThurston County’s Medical Reserve Corps celebrated one of their own April 9 at their annual volunteer appreciation celebration.Dr. Diana Yu, founder of the Thurston County Medical Reserve Corps and the county’s Health Officer for nearly 20 years, was honored with the group’s first Volunteer of the Year Award. Medical Reserve Corps volunteers chose Dr. Yu as the recipient and namesake of the new award to honor her hard work and dedication to public health in Thurston County and for creating the group of emergency response volunteers. As Dr. Yu plans for her retirement later this fall, MRC volunteers noted the award is for Volunteer of the Year, but Dr Yu’s contribution to the health and well-being of Thurston County residents spans her entire career—well beyond just the previous 12 months.“I’m overwhelmed,” said a surprised Dr. Yu. “You know, all I really did was talk a lot of other people into doing what they love to do—volunteer for their community.”“There are people in the local health community who have known for years that Dr. Yu is a force of nature when it comes to protecting the public’s health in our area,” said Director of Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Don Sloma, who presented the award Tuesday. “It’s really great to see her recognized for all that she does for this community.”Dr. Yu’s dedication to the Medical Reserve Corps in Thurston County was also noted by those outside the county borders. Captain Robert J. Tosatto of the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General in Maryland and director of the national Medical Reserve Corps program sent a letter thanking Dr. Yu for her commitment to the program and commending her for growing the program over the past 11 years into the strong network of dedicated volunteers it is today.Thurston County Commissioners Sandra Romero and Cathy Wolfe expressed appreciation for all of the Medical Reserve Corps volunteers and their commitment to the health of Thurston County. They noted that that MRC volunteers donated more than 1100 hours of their time in 2012 for training and health events, including several back-to-school vaccination clinics organized in part to help curb the whooping cough epidemic in Washington state.The Thurston County Medical Reserve Corps is a community-based volunteer program that strengthens and expands the local public health system’s response during a health emergency or disaster. Members include medical and non-medical professionals who contribute their unique skills and expertise to prepare for and respond to health emergencies. The Thurston County MRC is one of over 900 nationally recognized Medical Reserve Corps units.Are you interested in volunteering with e Thurston County Medical Reserve Corps? You don’t need to be a doctor or nurse to volunteer. Visit the Thurston County MRC website at http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/health/admin/preparedness/mrc.html, or contact Sue Poyner, Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Department, at (360) 867-2551 or PoynerS@co.thurston.wa.us to learn more. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0