Records tumble across surging coastal property market

first_imgThe block covers 45.5m of waterfront. The home is an “engineering feat”. Now that’s a view. It has its own little beach.undefined The pool was a favourite feature of designer Paul Clout.“We’re expecting to smash this current record soon. There is significant interest in Pat Rafter’s property now. We’re hoping to make an announcement soon.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoIn the past six weeks the top eight sales averaged just under $6m each, he said, and ”many of those had multiple bidders or interest”.The Sydney-based owners had picked up the property for $5.85m seven years ago and then proceeded to build their dream home.Award-winning building designer Paul Clout said it was “a total honour to be involved”.“I’m really pleased that one of our designs has achieved that sort of figure,” he told The Courier-Mail.The Wyuna Drive house had over 800sq m under roof, and had six ensuited bedrooms. Among its features was a 25m infinity pool, a self-contained caretaker wing, two boat jetties, a boat ramp and drive-through boatshed. Each of the six bedrooms has an ensuite.center_img The bespoke kitchen is a joy to behold.“Some of the areas were an engineering feat. Designing them was one thing but to build them was another. The whole home is surrounded by a massive water feature which eventually ends in the lap pool. The (cantilever) construction detail and obviously the beautiful pool — those two elements are the things that were among my favourites.”Agent John Dover, who marketed the new record sale, said they were meeting “a lot of people who lament not buying here years ago”.“I am certain that history will repeat itself. If you can do it, why wouldn’t you want to live here, even if it’s just as a second home?”Mr Clout, who lives in the area, said the record sale was “great for Noosa as a whole”.“A lot of people put a lot of time, effort, finance into their homes there. Something like this is a great confidence boost that they are holding on to something of value.”Mr Offermann said when it was “raining cats and dogs last Saturday” his agents sealed $15m in contracts. Clear indoor-outdoor flow is what it’s all about. The home is one of the biggest in the area. 29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566A RECORDBREAKING waterfront sale has triggered a price surge in the Sunshine Coast property market — one that could see it rival Brisbane.A Noosaville home — listed earlier this year for $11.9m has gone under contract this week, blitzing a $9.3m record set last year in the holiday zone.But that could be smashed within weeks with fresh interest in the $18m-plus priced Sunshine Beach home of former tennis great Pat Rafter. The Brisbane price record currently stands at $18.48m, set in March this year.Tom Offermann Real Estate principal Tom Offermann confirmed another digit had been added to Noosa’s record price with the sale of 31 Wyuna Drive in Noosaville, but he would not be drawn on the final terms for the Paul Clout-designed home.last_img read more

Tipp junior footballers prevail after extra-time

first_imgWaterford started the match positively and led by 0-6 to 0-4 at half-time.However, the Premier County were always on their coat-tails and did enough to set up a semi-final clash with Cork next month. Tommy Toomey’s team  beat Waterford 0-16 to 0-15 after extra-time at Fraher Field, Dungarvan .David Butler’s point in the second period of the additional playing time proved to be the decisive score.Tipp had levelled matters in injury time at the end of the second half courtesy of Aidan Butler putting the ball over the bar.last_img read more

Gamification Guru Yu-Kai Chou joins Incentive Games advisory

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Submit John Gordon: Incentive Games – Putting the Reality into Virtual April 24, 2020 BtoBet integrates Incentive Games content July 29, 2020 Related Articles John Gordon – Incentive GamesEdinburgh-based industry software development studio Incentive Games, has announced that it has significantly expanded its gamification capacities, appointing renowned digital games strategist Yu-kai Chou to its corporate advisory.The author of ‘Actionable Gamification’, Chou is the designer of the ‘Octalysis Framework’, a leading strategy for the effective gamification of products and services across multiple sectors.Considered a trusted figurehead in gamification strategies, Chou has further advised technology giants Google, Tesla, TEDx and Huawei on product strategies targeting audience development.In his advisory remit, Chou will aid Incentive Games leadership and tech teams in developing ‘competitive advantages’ through gamification disciplines and product development, as the software studio seeks to expand in the markets of the US and Africa.“We are thrilled to have Yu-Kai Chou joining the Incentive Games team, his work in gamification and behavioural design is truly best in class, we can’t wait to implement his ideas into our games going forward” said John Gordon, CEO of Incentive Games, on the announcement.This April, Incentive Games launched its new Jackpots Predict6 and Quick6 product range for US market incumbents, seeking to deliver new engagement dynamics across website and mobile app verticals. Share FES and Incentive Games launch esports prediction game June 2, 2020last_img read more