Ray White boss lists own family home in Brisbane

first_img Ray White Group joint chairman Paul White and his partner Lynne Porcsin at the Ray White Stock Horse Sale in Dalby And Ruby, their red cattle dog.Property records show the couple bought the statement 1930s-style home for $3.025 million in 2014.It sits on an elevated, 926 sqm block and is packed full of traditional features and modern inclusions. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:27Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:27 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy Spring 2019 is a good time to sell01:27One of Australia’s leading real estate heavyweights will put his own family home on the market today, and admits selling up does not get any easier with experience.Ray White Group joint chairman Paul White, a third generation leader of the property industry powerhouse, and his partner, Lynne Porcsin, are listing their 1930s style home Arlington at 129 Adelaide Street East at Clayfield. MORE NEWS: Why buyer demand is creating a sellers market Brisbane rents rising faster than other mainland capitals Its proximity to the city, good schools, amenities and public transport is expected to be popular with buyers, in particular local families looking to upgrade and interstate buyers transferring to Brisbane in the new year who are keen to secure a home in a sought-after school catchment.Mr White, who also has the title of Ray White Rural chairman, said it was still “a bit confronting” selling his own home, despite his many years in the industry.“I have sold a few of my own homes and it doesn’t get any easier,” he said. “But it does give you some perspective, some understanding of what vendors go through.” There is also a formal lounge with a gas marble fireplace, a designer kitchen with quality appliances and a butlers pantry, a formal dining room, a family room, library, a glass-framed pool and landscaped gardens, electric iron gates, a triple garage and a security system. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoMr White said his favourite spaces were by the pool and on the front veranda, which has a northern aspect and breezes.When asked why they had chosen to list the property now, Mr White said he felt the time was right to attract buyers looking to secure a house for the new year.“The market is very good right now,” he said. “All of our agents are reporting quick clearance rates, but finding properties to sell is hard.“There are more buyers than sellers at the moment, and that is right across Brisbane.” The Ray White Group was established in Crows Nest in rural Queensland in 1902, and now has over 1000 franchises across 11 countries, many of those right here in Brisbane.The couple, who are downsizing, have entrusted Ray White Ascot principal Dwight Ferguson to sell their Clayfield residence.Mr White said the residence had been “beautifully done” when they bought it, but they have since added a few of their own touches.center_img Low rates, strong rental yields boosting investor confidence in Qld They named it Arlington after a Darling Downs sheep station where Mr White worked as a young jackaroo.Features include timber flooring, leadlight windows, ornate ceilings and chandeliers. The single level house sits on a secure 926 sqm block and has four bedrooms including a master bedroom with northern outlooks, a walk-in robe, a stylish ensuite and its own private retreat. Mr White said Arlington would, like so many of the properties marketed by their Ray White offices, go to auction, with the property scheduled to go under the hammer on November 23. He said he, on advice from his agent, would embark on a “full auction campaign”, which will see the listing go live online today, and then feature in the Courier Mail Realestate guide from Saturday. It will also be pushed out across social media, rural and regional newspapers, property listing portals including realestate.com.au and other mediums. “It is no different to what we teach the next generation. Our philosophy has always been that you have to market a property as widely as possible,” he said. “Exposing it to as many potential buyers as possible is the key to getting the best price.“And auctions are the way to go, I believe. It gives everyone the opportunity to come in on an even and transparent playing field and at the end of the day, the highest bid wins.”last_img read more

AC Milan Grabs Algeria’s Africa Cup Star Bennacer

first_imgHe has won 16 caps for Algeria, including seven at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, where his team beat Senegal in the final.For Algeria, the all-action 21-year-old, who also spent time with the Arsenal under-23 side without nailing down a starting spot in the first team, combined defensive duties with vital contributions in attack and provided three assists, which included setting up Baghdad Bounedjah’s winner for his country’s first title in 29 years.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram AC Milan yesterday announced the signing of French-born Algerian midfielder Ismael Bennacer, named player of the tournament at the recently concluded Africa Cup of Nations won by the North African side.Bennacer, who played for the French under-18 and -19 teams before switching allegiance to Algeria in 2016, joins the Milan club from fellow Serie A side Empoli on a five-year contract.last_img read more

May is Stroke Awareness Month – Learn the signs

first_imgPrevent having a stroke – check for A-Fib  One of several health focuses in May, is stroke awareness. This is extremely important in the community as so often men and women, who otherwise seem healthy are victims of a stroke. Some stroke victims are left physically impaired, and, unfortunately, die as the result of a stroke.What is a stroke?A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures and bleeds, or when there’s a blockage, a blood clot,  in the blood supply to the brain. The rupture or blockage prevents blood and oxygen from reaching the brain’s tissues.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States. Every year, more than 795,000 U.S. people have a stroke.One of the unknown factors that causes stroke, according to local cardiologists, is a cardiac condition known as Atrial Fibrillation or A-Fib. This condition affects some 2.2 million people in the U.S. annually, and pertains to an irregular heartbeat, often caused when the two upper chambers of the heart beat unpredictably and sometimes rapidly. These irregular heartbeats can cause blood to collect in the heart and potentially form a clot, which can travel to a person’s brain and cause a stroke.Some people have pronounced symptoms of A Fib as they will sense a pulsating, rapid heartbeat over a period of time. But A Fib can also be asymptomatic, that is without any symptom.  This type of A-Fib, paroxysmal A Fib, can be quite dangerous, resulting in blood clots that cause a stroke.A Fib is more common in people over age 60, and more common in those with diabetes and high blood pressure. Without symptoms some people are not aware of the problem until they have an electrocardiogram (ECG) done during the course of an annual or bi-annual physical, when an irregular heart beat is determined.Cardiologists caution that people with A-Fib are several times   more likely to have a stroke.Symptoms of A-Fib When they are symptoms of A-Fib, these may include the following: Frequent heart palpitations; felling tired and out of breath with little exertion; unusual sweatiness, feeling dizzy and light headed, or fainting spells; pain or pressure in the chest; experiencing anxiety or panicky.  If these symptoms reoccur, people should visit their doctor as s soon as possible, so the appropriate tests can be conducted to determine the cause.Medical tests for A-FibThe first, and more common test to determine if one has A-Fib is the ECG which will measure the rhythm of your heartbeat for a few minutes. If the readout of the ECG detects any irregularity, one is usually refereed to a cardiologist who will conduct more advanced tests.These tests will likely include a Stress test, which included another ECG but normally conducted while the patient you walk on a treadmill or when you take a medicine that makes your heart beat faster. The cardiologists may also prescribe that the patient wear an Holter, a small device attached to the chest, which is in effect a portable ECG that measures one’s heart rhythm during a period, normally at least 24 hours. TreatmentIf A-Fib is confirmed the cardiologists will recommend treatment.Typically, the first course of treatment is to be prescribed with blood thinning medication to prevent clots which could cause a stroke. One of the more common blood thinner is aspirin, preferably Baby Aspirins 81mg, which are chewable, and can be taken at least once daily. However, there are strong blood thinning medication, and depends on the patients’s condition the doctor will make the appropriate prescription.Depending on the severity of the A-Fib the cardiologist could treat the condition with cardioversion  a procedure that stimulate the heart to its regular rhythm with medication or low bursts of electricity. It’s extremely important that people with A-Fib, especially, paroxysmal A-Fib, adjust their lifestyle significantly in order to improve the condition of their heart, and minimize the risks of blood clots, and therefore strokes. Those diagnosed with A-Fib must not some, eat a heart-healthy diet, exercise – include walking-  regularly; avoid weight gain, avoid alcohol especially where this triggers A-Fib symptoms, and most importantly avoid a live of stress or stressful situations. In summary a healthy fat, sugar, salt free diet, regular light exercise, and  a stress-free life will be useful I countering A-Fib, and the possibility of blood clots that could cause a stroke.last_img read more