Gold Coast property veteran Max Christmas sells family home

first_imgMax Christmas’ home at 6 Amalfi Drive, Isle of Capri has sold.THE godfather of Gold Coast property Max Christmas has sold his family home for almost $2 million.Mr Christmas and wife Liz have parted ways with their tropical Surfers Paradise waterfront haven after it changed hands for $1.95 million, CoreLogic data revealed.It first hit the market in November at $2.575 million. 6 Amalfi Drive, Isle of Capri.While the house has been modernised over the years, the outlook over the river has also changed.The four-bedroom three-bathroom house is described as a “secluded sanctuary” with the new owner sure to make the most of the privacy and tranquillity on offer. 6 Amalfi Drive, Isle of Capri.“I’ve been here on the Coast for over 60 years and I’ve grown up with the greenery, the river, canals, the whole Gold Coast lifestyle and this house definitely incorporates that lifestyle.“It catches all the natural elements — the sun, the breezes — not many houses have that quality, it’s that true Gold Coast atmosphere.” Max Christmas has sold his family home on the Isle of Capri.The property veteran paid $660,000 for the 685sq m property in 1998.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoHe said it was the location that sparked his interest.“It’s on the main river and has a northeast aspect,” Mr Christmas told the Bulletin when it first hit the market. 6 Amalfi Drive, Isle of Capri.last_img read more

Could this be your own resort in the suburbs?

first_imgDid someone say Bali?A HOUSE with a pool that could rival the lagoon at Southbank was Queensland’s most drooled over property this week.And it is easy to see why. Even the llamas appear to be smiling.Located at 135 Highwood Road at The Gap, the five bedroom Colonial-style house was built by its current owners, who bought the sprawling 4.2 hectare block neighbouring the Brisbane State Forest back in 2003.MORE NEWS: The $300,000 suburbs on the verge of extinctionMORE NEWS: Million dollar Queenslander rescueThe lagoon-style pool is impressiveIt even has its own swim-up barThe house itself has featured in numerous design magazines, and spans two levels.But it is outside that it smacks of the Bali feels.There is a 150,000L resort-style, saltwater, lagoon pool complete with its own swim-up bar, and a Balinese hut for chillaxing, all framed by palms and native flora.There is also a full-sized, floodlight-lit tennis court for smacking around a few balls between mai tais.The tennis courtBack inside the house, the lower level is home to three bedrooms, a media room, rumpus, craft room and a laundry.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThere is also a huge garage and plenty of storage.Upstairs, there is a study, a guest room and a huge master bedroom with a walk-thru wardrobe, an ensuite that features a large, glass-walled dual shower, claw foot bath, toilet and double-sink and access to the deck.Here are some happy llamas at the propertyAlso on this floor is the open plan living spaces which feature striking timber work, arches, period ceiling lights, classic wall switches and more.That wardrobe would make anyone happyThe country-style kitchen has Colonial cabinetry quartz benchtops and fixtures, complete with a butler’s pantry and sought-after.A formal lounge-dining room, and casual dining and family areas adjoin the kitchen. Other features include an additional two-car garage or shed, private and secure entrance gates with remote control, two huge water tanks, a VacuMaid ducted vacuum system and a Geochron World Clock in the kitchen.It is listed with Harcourts Solutions The Gap.last_img read more

AREC 2019: When it comes to million-dollar agents, the future is female

first_img How to survive in a tough property market AREC 2019 speaker Kylie Charlton (Hodges).Ms Totaro takes a different approach, working her database and energy levels.“When I walk into a listing presentation, my energy is mega high. I may not be that way if someone is quite flat on me … People make decisions based on how you make them feel.”Ms Charlton said asking the right questions was key to unpacking that.“If you can, master your way around questions to get answers that are going to help you help them. When you ask the right questions and you have that connection that’s (unbeatable).”She said it wasn’t inventing anything new, just using “that extra edge”.Mr Panos said Ms Charlton’s approach was heavy community and interpersonal involvement.“Familiarity breeds trust,” Ms Charlton said. “It is absolutely about people trusting in me.” Life lessons from escaping a bomb blast FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER MORE AREC 2019: Ditch the ‘oxygen thieves’ “Everyone’s looking for a special blueprint for success. One (Totaro) is high volume, very process based, using database” while the other (Charlton) is “immersed in community and personal connection”. Ms Totaro and Ms Charlton onstage at AREC 2019 at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, June 02, 2019. Picture: SOPHIE FOSTEROnstage at AREC 2019, Ms Charlton said commissions in Victoria had “come down a bit” to $20,000, which was why it was important to make community and personal connections.“I always put connection before commission,” she told veteran realtor Tom Panos on stage. “To get their referral to their friends and family, I make it obvious that is more important to me. I also demonstrate that I can sell property, that I have sold property. You have to demonstrate your skill.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago AREC 2019: Speaker Lisa Totaro (YPA Sunbury).More young women are becoming million-dollar earners despite the changing real estate market, and here’s how they’re breaking through.Victorian star agents Kylie Charlton, director of Hodges Sandringham, and Lisa Totaro of YPA Sunbury, are among women powering up the real estate market with their strong listings.Industry veteran and real estate coach Tom Panos said the sector was seeing the emergence of million dollar agents in more females every day, and their strategies demonstrated that “there is no one way, there is your way”. 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?00:58last_img read more

MasterChef contestant to sell Brisbane house with showstopping kitchen

first_img Inside the luxurious kitchen.She would at least have had an indoor pool, hot tub, ice bath, sauna, gym, billiards room and bar to work through the stresses of the day.“What inspired me for the huge benchtops was the kitchen in the MasterChef house where we stayed,” Ms Moreno said.“It had six metre benches and I loved them.“What was important was that everything was organised and in proximity to my working bench space.“My utilities draw, my oven. I have an integrated dishwasher, two warming doors for entertaining, a steam oven, two fridges, and there’s an integrated bar fridge at the end of both benches.“I have a storage room and a cold room that’s about 4m x 3m inside with four big shelves.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThere is a drop-down screen and projector in the pool room so you can watch movies while you swim.Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty agent Tyson Clarke is selling the five-bedroom property by private tender and said he has never seen a home kitchen like this one.“It’s got 6.1m ceilings too,” he said. The cinema room.The mother-of two directed her post-show culinary skills to helping parents create a healthy food culture at home. MasterChef finalist Sandra Moreno (right) hosting cooking classes for parents in 2010 as part of a government grant to tackle child obesity. Picture: Jeff Camden. She is now studying interior design and moving on to a new career as a property developer.Her house will be listed on realestate.com.au on Monday. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK The kitchen and living area at 34 Mareeba Rd, Ashgrove.ONE of Queensland’s first MasterChef contestants is selling her Ashgrove home and it comes with a showstopping designer kitchen. The kitchen has two 6m long island benches. “I have a passion for cooking and being a contestant in MasterChef made me want to develop a huge kitchen where I could have everything I wanted,” Ms Moreno said. The renovated house and extension at 34 Mareeba Rd, Ashgrove took 18 months to complete.Sandra Moreno spent 11 weeks in the MasterChef universe and was one of the final 10 contestants in 2009. Sandra Moreno (right) with fellow season one Queensland MasterChef contestant Geni Papacostas.If she’d been preparing 600 canapes for an A-list crowd in the kitchen of 34 Mareeba Rd, Ashgrove, with dual island benches, a walk-in scullery and cold storage room, she might have won the elimination challenge in the hit Channel 10 reality cooking show. Brisbane home values on the risecenter_img MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES Island’s lighthouse couple revealedlast_img read more

Here’s your chance to own a bayside icon

first_img Celebrity holiday hideaway snapped up Want to become an instant multi-millionaire The home at 25 Waterloo Esplanade, Wynnum. Picture: supplied.The most expensive home to sell in Wynnum is back on the market and expected to fetch a multimillion-dollar price. The waterfront property at 25 Waterloo Esplanade, known as San Remo, last sold for $2.5 million in September 2016. The home sits on a 1113sq m block with unobstructed water views, inground pool and landscaped yard. San Remo has a wraparound veranda with iron lacework, polished timber floors, high ceilings and a marble fireplace. The view from one of the bedrooms at 25 Waterloo Esplanade, Wynnum. Picture: supplied. MORE NEWS: Buy a waterfront home, get an incomecenter_img Owner Les Manning said the property was a “magnificent residence” enhanced by the waterfront address with a beach across the road. “We fell in love with it as soon as we saw it. It’s a beautiful home in a beautiful spot,” he said.“Being a great family home was the big attraction for us, along with the views, the magnificent breezes and the direct water access.” “It’s on a good size block of land – you’re not crowded in. “And it’s a beautiful timber Queenslander with verandas right around. Inside it has high ceilings and there is plenty of elbow room.” The home has plenty of original character features. Picture: supplied.Mr Manning said he was selling due to a change in family circumstances but he hoped San Remo was bought by a family who appreciated the home’s traditional style. “It’s a home that won’t be out of fashion in 10 or 20 years time,” he said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoPlace Manly principal Marc Sorrentino sold the property in 2016 when it set the suburb record for Wynnum and has taken the home to market again. Mr Sorrentino said San Remo was one of the bayside’s most iconic homes and had all the requirements for multimillion-dollar sale price. The view from the from veranda. Picture: supplied.“All properties that have set record prices in the area are waterfront homes on bigger than average blocks,” he said. “San Remo is on 1113sq m of waterfront land with a wide frontage and on a quiet part of the esplanade.“It is also a beautiful, lowset character home.” Mr Sorrentino said the property would “absolutely” set another record. The home at 25 Waterloo Esp, Wynnum, is for sale via tender with tender closing on December 6 at 4pm.last_img read more

Report: Authorities Again Raid SHI’s Offices Following Crane Collapse

first_imgPolice officials have raided five offices of Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) once again, following a crane incident at the shipbuilder’s Geoje yard which caused the deaths of six workers, Yonhap News Agency reported. In the incident which occurred on May 1, a structure fell from one of the cranes killing six workers and injuring some 25 workers following a collision between two cranes.At the time of the incident, workers were finishing the construction of an oil platform for a French energy company scheduled for delivery in June.On May 4, around 30 investigators were sent to confiscate workbooks and manuals on safety regulations and education in order to analyze the materials and investigate any potential negligence.As informed, investigators now decided to raid the offices for the second time after analyzing the seized materials.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Novatek expands LNG projects’ resource base

first_imgRussia’s largest independent natural gas producer Novatek has expanded its resource base for implementing its new liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects. The company said on Friday its two units, Arctic LNG-2 and Novatek-Yurkharovneftegas obtained new license areas in the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas.Arctic LNG-2 won the bid for a geological survey, exploration and hydrocarbons production license for the subsoil area including the Shtormovoye field, for a term of 30 years.The license area is located on the Gydan peninsula and is partly offshore in the Gydan and Ob bays in the Kara Sea bordering the company’s Utrennee field and contains estimated hydrocarbon resources of 7,932 mmboe according to the Russian resource classification.Novatek-Yurkharovneftegas won the bid for a geological survey, exploration and a 27-year hydrocarbons production license for the subsoil area including the Verhnetiuteyskoye and the West-Seyakhinskoye fields.The license area is located on the Yamal peninsula in close proximity to the South-Tambeyskoye field and contains estimated hydrocarbon resources of 8,747 mmboe according to the Russian resource classification.last_img read more

GC Rieber’s Polar Queen Gets More Time with Senvion

first_imgNorwegian shipping company GC Rieber Shipping said that Germany-based wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has decided to extend the firm period of charter for the construction support vessel (CSV) Polar Queen until December 6, 2017.In addition, Senvion has the option to extend the charter further by up to 3 weeks.The previously agreed firm period, announced in July last year, was set to end October 13, 2017. CSV Polar Queen was then chartered to support turbine commission by Senvion at the Nordsee One wind farm in the German North Sea.The firm extension and new options replace the previously agreed options, the Oslo-listed GC Rieber noted.Subsea World News Stafflast_img

CMA CGM to Set Up Its Own Start-Up Incubator

first_img CMA CGM resumes calls to Beirut CMA CGM takes delivery of world’s largest LNG-powered vessel View post tag: start-up Digital naming ceremony held for CMA CGM’s 23,000 TEU behemoth Categories: List of related news articles Posted: about 1 month ago Posted: 20 days ago Posted: 5 days ago Related news French container shipping company CMA CGM is planning to create its own start-up incubator in Marseilles, and to attract start-ups from around the world, Rodolphe Saadé, CEO of CMA CGM, announced at the Salon des Entrepreneurs trade fair in Marseilles.“With this project, CMA CGM wishes to play a leading role not only in the economic development of the territory but also in the development of start-ups. “The incubator complements the group’s digital ecosystem to accelerate its transformation and benefit from the best in the world, in the interests of our customers, the society, and the territory,” Saadé said.CMA CGM said that the project complements its various initiatives, including support for the Carburateur, the incubator for the northern districts of Marseilles, along with partnerships with Aix Marseille French Tech, a digital innovation player, The Camp, a campus bringing together companies, start-ups, teachers and researchers, and Infosys, a global IT company, to accelerate the transformation of its information system.This also complements the initiatives implemented through the corporate ventures fund, CMA CGM Ventures, the company added. View post tag: CMA CGM Posted: 5 days ago As the operational situation in the Port of Beirut is now back to normal again, French shipping maj… CMA CGM boosts profitability despite volume slowdown Categories:center_img Vessels Posted: 5 days ago Share this article Posted: 20 days ago Vessels During the second quarter of this year, French container shipping major CMA CGM improved profitabili… Business & Finance French shipping group CMA CGM has taken the delivery of its first 23,000 TEU containership, the worl… A first-of-its-kind digital naming ceremony was held today for the 23,000 TEU CMA CGM Jacques Saade,… Categories: Operations & Maintenance Posted: about 1 month ago Categories: Posted: 5 days agolast_img read more

UPDATE: Yinson’s FPSO PTSC Lam Son stays in Vietnam

first_imgThe article below has been updated to include the duration and the value of the FPSO contract in Vietnam. New information emerged on Thursday afternoon. Malaysia’s Yinson has, through its Vietnam JV PTSC AP, entered into an interim contract with Vietnam’s PTSC to charter FPSO PTSC Lam Son for the petroleum operations within the Lam Son field, offshore Vietnam.PTSC AP is a joint venture company owned by Yinson and PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation (PTSC) each holding 49% and 51% interest in it, respectively.To remind, the original contract PTSC AP had for the FPSO was terminated last year as LSJOC, the company that had contracted the FPSO for the operation at Lam Son field, was liquidated.In a statement this week, Yinson said that PTSC had on March 26 signed an interim deal with PetroVietnam for the time charter of PTSC FPSO Lam Son backdated to July 1, 2017, pending the appointment of PVEP as the official operator of Lam Son Field.Yinson did not initially say how long the vessel is expected to stay in Vietnam. Info found on the company’s website shows the FPSO as having a firm contract until 2021, with an option to extend until 2024.However, when pressed for more details by Bursa Malaysia, Yinson on Thursday said the interim contract would be effective from July 1, until December 31, 2018 (Maximum Tenure) or an earlier date if it is terminated “pursuant to termination of the time charter interim contract or if a new charter contract is executed (thereby superseding the interim contract).”Yinson said that the value of the interim contract is approximately $27.3 million, based on the December 31, 2018, expiration date.The Lam Son FPSO is capable of producing 15,000-20,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd) and has a storage capacity of up to 650,000 barrels of oil.While the Lam Son FPSO contract news is positive for PTSC AP, the JV is looking closely at Repsol and the Ca Ron Do field in Vietnam.Force majeureNamely, the joint venture’s $1 billion, ten-year, FPSO contract with Repsol in Vietnam might be in jeopardy following reports that Vietnam has ordered Repsol to halt work on Ca Rong Do field amid pressure from China.Repsol’s subsidiary Talisman Vietnam, the operator of the Ca Rong Do field, has informed PTSC of a force majeure event directing the oil company “not to carry out the scheduled work program on the CRD Project for the time being.”In a statement on Tuesday, Yinson, a partner in PTSC Ca Rong Do Ltd JV with Vietnam’s PTSC, said the JV sought clarification from Talisman on the nature of the alleged force majeure event, including particulars of how Talisman’s performance of its obligations under the FPSO has been affected.“PTSC CRD will continue to monitor the situation closely and will assert its rights under all relevant contracts and in laws, for any claims, liabilities, losses, and/or damages against or suffered by it in any way concerning this matter,” Yinson said on Tuesday.UK’s BBC has reported, citing a well-placed source, that PetroVietnam has ordered Repsol to suspend its Ca Rong Do work, to avoid confrontation with China due to the maritime border issue in the South China Sea. This could, a BBC source said, lead to Repsol losing $200m in investments already made.The Ca Rong Do field development, located in Block 07/03 offshore southern Vietnam, is planned for development using a tension leg wellhead platform (TLWP), a tender assisted drilling vessel, and a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more