Arsenal make contact with Paulo Sousa as search for next manager intensifies

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Arsenal make contact with Paulo Sousa as search for next manager intensifies Arsenal have approached Paulo Sousa about their current managerial vacancy (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have made contact with the representatives of Bordeaux manager Paulo Sousa as the north London club intensifies its search for Unai Emery’s permanent successor.Emery was sacked last month following a disastrous run of form which culminated in a shambolic Europa League defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt, played out in front of a half empty Emirates Stadium.Club legend Freddie Ljungberg has been placed in temporary charge with Per Mertesacker, Arsenal’s academy director, promoted to the first team coaching set-up.Ljungberg recorded the first victory of his interim reign last night as the Gunners came from behind to beat West Ham 3-1 but, despite an element of the feel-good factor returning after a first win in 10 games, the Arsenal hierarchy continue to broaden their search for a new head coach.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAccording to L’Equipe, Arsenal have made contact with Sousa’s entourage and would be able to prise him from Bordeaux were they to activate his buyout clause, which they report to be between two and three million Euros. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 10 Dec 2019 2:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Ljungberg speaks after Arsenal’s first win in 10, against West HamTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:09FullscreenLjungberg speaks after Arsenal’s first win in 10, against West Hamhttps://metro.co.uk/video/ljungberg-speaks-arsenals-win-10-against-west-ham-2066642/This 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.Sousa has endured a nomadic managerial career but has coached in England before, though not since 2010, with spells at QPR, Swansea and Leicester on his CV.The 49-year-old, a former Portugal international, took over at Bordeaux from Gus Poyet in March and has guided the club to fifth place this season having signed former Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny in the summer.Mikel Arteta, according to The Telegraph, remains Arsenal’s preferred candidate, while Patrick Vieira remains a contender, despite his struggles with Nice.ESPN, meanwhile, claim Arsenal interviewed currently out of work former Valencia manager Marcelino this week, but the 54-year-old is understood to be far from optimistic about his chances of landing the role.Arsenal face Manchester City at the weekend following their trip to Belgium on Thursday where anything but a five-goal defeat would see them advance to the next stage of the Europa League.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I speak to Edu,’ said Ljungberg after last night’s much-needed victory.‘We played with each other so we speak. Of course I don’t have so much staff so I talk to him sometimes about football.‘I’ve been told to work on a game-to-game basis. That’s what I’m trying to do. It’s a club that I love and want to try and help as much as I can.’MORE: Bernd Leno heaps praise on Freddie Ljungberg for bringing ‘real Arsenal’ backMORE: Marcelino ‘not optimistic’ about being offered Arsenal job after face-to-face interview Commentlast_img read more

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Paul Pogba misses Manchester United training ahead of Arsenal clash

first_imgLindelof, Martial, Pereira and Mata hard at work (Picture: Getty) Advertisement Comment Paul Pogba misses Manchester United training ahead of Arsenal clash Paul Pogba did not feature in Manchester United’s training session (picture: Getty)Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was absent from training as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side prepared for their Premier League clash against Arsenal.The Frenchman made his return from injury in United’s 2-0 defeat to Watford before Christmas and managed an extra 45 minutes against Newcastle on Boxing Day.However, he was left out of United’s squad for their 2-0 win against Burnley on Saturday, which Solskjaer claimed was down to the congested fixture list at this time of year.United take on Arsenal at the Emirates on New Year’s Day and Pogba was seen entering the club’s training ground on Monday morning.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut the 26-year-old was not seen during a public 15-minute session, though there is a possibility that he joined the rest of the group once the media were forced to vacate. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 30 Dec 2019 1:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.5kShares Angel Gomes [right] made a return to training (Picture: Getty)Nevertheless, it’s a worry for Solskjaer that his star man is still feeling the effects of the foot injury that kept him sidelined for three months earlier this season.Elsewhere, there was positive news in the return of Eric Bailly, who was making his return to training after five months out with a knee injury.Arsenal trail United by seven points but can reduce the gap to four if they can manage a first win under new boss Mikel Arteta.Two late goals from Chelsea at the Emirates on Sunday inflicted the first defeat of the Spaniard’s reign at the club but there were clear improvements in the Gunners’ play and attitude.MORE: Frank Lampard praises players’ heated half-time inquest as Chelsea squad ripped into each other Advertisement United take on Arsenal on New Year’s Day (Picture: Getty)last_img read more

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta explains why Eddie Nketiah starts over Alexandre Lacazette and Gabriel Martinelli against Newcastle

first_imgArsenal boss Mikel Arteta explains why Eddie Nketiah starts over Alexandre Lacazette and Gabriel Martinelli against Newcastle Metro Sport ReporterSunday 16 Feb 2020 4:14 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.8kShares Advertisement Comment Advertisementcenter_img Ceballos starts for the first time under Arteta (Picture: Getty)Arteta has called on his players to bring energy to the field and press the opposition as a unit at the Emirates.‘I think we have to generate some defensive stability, but not by defending deep. I don’t like that,’ he said.‘It’s by defending high and pressing the opponent as much as possible. But the process – together as many times as possible in the most efficient way – has to be done properly from here.‘If not, in two passes when you arrive there, that transition is impossible to control because you are too far from the opponent.‘So we need to do that well first to be able to generate and sustain our attacks as many times as possible during the games.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesAubameyang has warned his team-mates about the ‘threat’ of Newcastle winger Allan Saint-Maximin, a player he knows well from their time together at Saint-Etienne.‘Newcastle are a solid side. I expect them to play quite deep so we will need to find a way of unlocking their back five,’ he said in Arsenal’s official matchday programme.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘But also be careful not to give them too much space on the counter, especially if Allan Saint Maximin is playing.‘He is a threat. I know him very well as he was at the Saint-Etienne academy when I was at the club. He used to come and train with us in the first team. He has great skills and pace too.‘But we are home and we have the belief that we will win with 1,000% commitment and motivation.’MORE: Kanu rates Mikel Arteta’s start as Arsenal boss Eddie Nketiah starts up front for Arsenal at home to Newcastle (Picture: Getty)Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta says he ‘trusts’ Eddie Nketiah’s ability in front of goal after naming the youngster in his starting XI over Alexandre Lacazette and Gabriel Martinelli at home to Newcastle.The Gunners kept hold of Nketiah after his loan spell with Leeds in the first half of the season and the 20-year-old forward scored on his return as Arteta’s men beat Bournemouth to reach the FA Cup fifth round.Nketiah then came off the bench as Burnley held Arsenal to a goalless draw before the winter break, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Lacazette and Martinelli starting in attack at Turf Moor.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal captain Aubameyang has kept his place in Arteta’s starting XI for Sunday’s clash with Newcastle, but Lacazette and Martinelli start on the substitutes bench at the Emirates.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityDani Ceballos, who has returned to full fitness following a frustrating hamstring injury, starts for the first time under Arteta and the Spaniard plays alongside Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka in midfield.Asked about his surprise decision to select Nketiah up front with Aubameyang, Arteta told Sky Sports: ‘He’s been training really well. He’s a kid who has a goal in him.‘I believe we have a game ahead with a really low block and numbers behind the ball.‘He’s a very talented player to find goals in goalscoring situations and I trust him, that’s why I decided to keep him.’ Martinelli and Lacazette start on the substitutes bench at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)On his decision to start Ceballos, Arteta added: ‘Dani needed to pick his fitness up after the injury but he’s been training really, really well and he deserves his chance.’Asked about Mateo Guendouzi’s absence, the Spaniard simply replied: ‘It was a tactical decision.’last_img read more

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Arsene Wenger poaches Arsenal’s long-serving analytics guru to join him in new role at FIFA

first_imgAdvertisement Wenger wants to make football a more level playing field in his new role at FIFA (Picture: Getty)However, their role has diminished more recently, particularly in the transfer market, with new head of football Raul Sanllehi ‘preferring a contract-led approach to transfer business’ rather than analytics.Nevertheless, Rosenfeld – who remains highly thought of around the Emirates despite his departure – is still held in high esteem by Wenger, who hopes he can close the gap between the bigger and smaller nations in terms of their access to and application of data.MORE: Arsenal deliver Mikel Arteta update and reveal his talks with coaches and players during coronavirus crisisMORE: Hector Bellerin backs himself to be Arsenal captain amid Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang exit fearsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. FIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:43FullscreenFIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirushttps://metro.co.uk/video/fifa-team-five-ways-tackle-spread-coronavirus-2131812/This 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.The two men have an excellent working relationship, with Rosenfeld having overseen StatDNA – the analytics company that Arsenal bought in 2012 having been so impressed with their work.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveThat £2million purchase saw statDNA move in-house – and they have since been rebranded to Arsenal Data Analytics – with the department playing a key role in the club being regarded as one of the best at harnessing data in the Premier League.In fact, when Rosenfeld first pitched to Arsenal back in 2011 – having worked on a consultancy basis before the buyout – he explained how analytics could dramatically improve the Gunners’ recruitment.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalFlop Marouane Chamakh, who was signed from Bordeaux, was used as an example of the kind of lacklustre deal a strong analytics and data department could avoid.The Athletic report that Wenger was hugely impressed by the work of Rosenfeld and his team, using their data to decide transfer targets, scout opponents and tailor training. Comment The Frenchman has raided his old club to take up a new role at football’s governing body (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger has raided his old club to recruit Jason Rosenfeld for a new role at FIFA, the man who has headed up the Gunners’ data and analytics for almost a decade.Wenger left the Emirates in 2018, bringing to an end his 22-year reign at the club, and after briefly flirting with a return to management eventually called quits on his coaching career to take up a role as head of global football development with FIFA.According to The Athletic, Wenger has identified analytics as an area that needs improvement in the global game and has brought in old pal Rosenfeld to assist him.center_img Arsene Wenger poaches Arsenal’s long-serving analytics guru to join him in new role at FIFA Metro Sport ReporterFriday 20 Mar 2020 12:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

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Eddie Nketiah bags hat-trick as Arsenal thrash Charlton ahead of Premier League restart

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 6 Jun 2020 7:12 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.6kShares Nketiah scored a hat-trick (Picture: MB Media/Getty)Eddie Nketiah scored a hat-trick as Arsenal won a behind-closed-doors friendly against Charlton on Saturday. Arsenal controlled proceedings at the Emirates, taking a 2-0 lead at half-time courtesy of goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Lacazette struck from outside the box to open the scoring, with Aubameyang scoring a curled effort after a darting run from the left-hand side to double the Gunners’ lead.The second half was the Nketiah show. ADVERTISEMENTHis first goal was a scrappy one. He reacted quickest to a goalmouth scramble that came from a Dani Ceballos free-kick. He then coolly slotted home a one-on-one to put Arsenal 4-0 up. Comment Advertisement Arteta’s side got the win (Picture: Getty)He completed his hat-trick by heading home a cross from Joe Willock. AdvertisementAdvertisementWillock then grabbed a goal of his own, finding the top-left corner from outside the area to cap off an impressive day at the office for Mikel Arteta’s side. Arsenal return to Premier League action a week on Wednesday when they face defending champions Manchester City. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThey will hope to make a last dash for a top-four spot but they are currently eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea in ninth. Should they win their game in hand against City, however, they will be right back in the mix, leapfrogging Spurs, Wolves and Sheffield United – although the Blades also have a game in hand against relegation-threatened Aston Villa – into sixth, just two points behind Manchester United.Should Eddie Nketiah start vs Man City?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Eddie Nketiah bags hat-trick as Arsenal thrash Charlton ahead of Premier League restartlast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Announces Expansion of Eldorado Stone, LLC in Franklin County

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Eldorado Stone, LLC, a Headwaters Company that manufactures architectural stone veneer, will consolidate its Greencastle-based manufacturing facility and Hagerstown, Maryland-based distribution facility into a new dual-purpose site in Franklin County. The move will create 57 new jobs over the next three years.“Eldorado Stone’s decision to consolidate a Maryland facility with a Pennsylvania facility, creating one new facility and new jobs in Pennsylvania is great news and is illustrative of the commonwealth’s welcoming environment for businesses,” said Governor Wolf. “I am proud that Eldorado Stone saw the benefits that Pennsylvania provides and has chosen to increase capacity, expand jobs, and further grow its markets from a site within the commonwealth.”In an effort to streamline costs and improve efficiency, Eldorado Stone will lease a 432,000-square-foot, build-to-suit manufacturing and distribution facility on 25.4 acres in the Antrim Commons Business Park, Antrim Township. The company plans to invest $6,880,000 in the project, including the leasehold and upgrades to equipment and processes. Eldorado Stone has committed to the creation of 57 new, full-time jobs over the next three years, and to the retention of 243 existing employees.“We at Eldorado Stone are grateful to the community and state for such an opportunity. By consolidating our operation, we will provide improved service to our customers. The move will allow us not only to service our customers better by improving our capacity, but will also provide an improved working environment for our colleagues. The flow of our manufacturing and warehousing operations will vastly improve in the areas of safety, ergonomics, and flow. These improvements will enable us to increase our capacity and shorten lead times for our customer,” said Eldorado Stone Plant Manager Frank Guthrie. “By staying in Franklin County, we are able to retain our skilled workforce and provide a superior product for our customers, so this opportunity is a win-win for all parties.”Eldorado Stone received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $250,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant and $114,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs. The company has also been encouraged to apply for a $400,000 in low-interest loans from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Franklin County Area Development Corporation (FCADC) and the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce.“The decision of Eldorado Stone, LLC to consolidate and expand its Franklin County presence is significant for several very important reasons. It ensures the retention of 243 employees while conservatively projecting the creation of 57 new, family-sustaining jobs. The construction of a 432,000-square-foot building in the Antrim Commons Business Park stands to be a catalyst for the continued development of what is arguably one of the premier business locations on the I-81 corridor,” said FCADC president Mike Ross. “Moreover, the company’s decision to maintain operations in Franklin County is reflective of Pennsylvania’s competitive business climate.”“To say the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce is delighted that Eldorado Stone is not only staying in Greencastle, but also expanding its operations might qualify for the understatement of the year,” said Georgina Cranston, Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce executive director. “Frank Guthrie and his team at Eldorado Stone are exactly the kind of company the Greencastle-Antrim community covets: a leader in its field, committed to the community, and here for the long term. It’s great that the state of Pennsylvania and all the parties involved worked together to make this happen, and the Chamber looks forward to working with Eldorado Stone every step of the way.”Established in 1969, Eldorado Stone, LLC is a leading manufacturer of architectural stone veneer with a reputation for high quality products and outstanding customer service. Over the past 45 years, the company has expanded its product line to include brick veneer, fireplace surrounds, and outdoor living solutions. Eldorado Stone currently operates manufacturing facilities in several states with regional distribution centers across the country.For more information on Eldorado Stone, visit www.eldoradostone.com.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Announces Expansion of Eldorado Stone, LLC in Franklin Countycenter_img September 29, 2016last_img read more

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After Texas Shooting, Governor Wolf Urges Lawmakers to Stop Delay of Gun Safety Measures

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter After Texas Shooting, Governor Wolf Urges Lawmakers to Stop Delay of Gun Safety Measures National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – “It has been more than three months since the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, yet state lawmakers have failed to pass any gun safety measures to my desk. Now, after another massacre has taken the lives of innocent kids, we must act.“In the coming weeks, I look forward to working with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to enact targeted measures to improve school safety. Our School Safety Task Force is nearing completion of its regional meetings and there is broad agreement on strengthening Pennsylvania’s Safe Schools initiative and providing better tools for law enforcement, schools, students, and parents to prevent violence. But this is no substitute from real action to protect all our constituents from dangerous individuals having access to firearms. We are failing them if we cannot protect them.“Senate Bill 501, which would keep guns from domestic abusers, has not been called for a vote in the House despite passing the Senate exactly two months ago today. Over and over again, we see a nexus between domestic abuse and access to firearms being a recipe for mass violence. This bill has broad support from victim, law enforcement, and gun safety advocates. Yet, despite public and private requests by my administration, this bill continues to be held up. House Republican leaders need to free this bill from committee and bring it to the House floor this week.“Over and over again, deadly mass shootings are committed with high-powered long guns. Yet, in Pennsylvania, these guns, including weapons of war like an AR-15, can be purchased in a private sale without requiring a background check by the Pennsylvania State Police. I continue to urge the House and Senate to close this loophole to reduce the likelihood of a known dangerous individual from getting access to these potentially deadly weapons.“I urge the House and Senate to expedite action on these bipartisan, commonsense proposals.”center_img May 21, 2018last_img read more

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Auction activity hits fresh high a week out from usual seasonal peak

first_imgAuction clearance rates have hit a fresh high a week earlier than the start of the seasonal peak period in March.AUCTION clearance rates hit their highest level so far this year, setting a strong pace many hope will hold through 2017.Preliminary CoreLogic capital city auction statistics for the week to Sunday February 26 saw Brisbane pull a clearance rate of 63,6 per cent, a strong rise over last year’s 57.4 per cent.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:35Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:35 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreenWeekend Wrap: 25-26 Feb00:35More 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 agoThe weighted average across the capital cities also jumped to 78.6 per cent – from 71.4 per cent last year.There were dramatic increases in the number of properties taken to auction, with 3,232 auctions held across the capitals. New South Wales had the highest price fetched for a residence over the week, with 404 Edgecliff Rd Woolahra landing $6.55m. Picture: Realestate.com.au“The record highs for the number of auctions were confined to the Sydney (1,169) and Melbourne (1,613) markets, where auction numbers were the highest on record for the month of February,” according to the CoreLogic Property Market Indicator.Numbers were “significantly higher”, though the market usually saw “auction volumes generally reaching their seasonal peaks around March”.The highest price fetched for a property in the past week was $6.55 million for 404 Edgecliff Road, Woollahra in New South Wales, with Queensland’s highest coming out of Hope Island at $4.75m.last_img read more

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This couple stepped over the road to find their perfect family home, but the time has come to move on

first_imgCarol and Peter Iliffe are auctioning their family home at Highgate Hill after 17 years. Photo: Annette DewCarol and Peter Iliffe found a clever way to keep moving costs down when they bought 37 Prospect Terrace, Highgate Hill, 17 years ago — simply shift 30 metres from your current home.“We rented a house across the road and the lady who lived here became a friend,” Mrs Iliffe said.“When the owners wanted to sell, she didn’t want to buy it so we negotiated, bought it and moved.”The couple have raised three children in the five-bedroom home, but after almost two decades of love and laughter, the time to downsize was upon them.“The kids loved it here — the closeness of the city and the freedom it gave them,” Mrs Iliffe said. “Of course they’d often bring home lots of friends from State High (school) for a swim because it’s so close.”She said despite being moments from the CBD, their location had proved surprisingly quiet.“You really wouldn’t think you’re this close to the city even though you’re only a few streets back from South Bank,” she said.The Iliffes renovated the home in 2006 so, as the children grew up, the family could spread out and enjoy the space.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day ago“We basically split the two levels so they could have their friends over and not impact on our area too much,” Mrs Iliffe said.When she and Mr Iliffe wanted to relax away from the kids, they enjoyed their great outdoors.“The back deck — we’ve got big mango trees around there and a retractable awning so you can still look up at the stars,” she said.The couple are keen to downsize but haven’t decided on their next move, so they’re set to rent for six months.“It’s going to be hard, but it’s time for us to have a change,” Mrs Iliffe said.The house at 37 Prospect Terrace, Highgate Hill, is being auctioned Saturday October 28 at midday by Will Bertelsen of Ray White Brisbane CBD.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair undefinedlast_img read more

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A 1930s home has been stylishly revived

first_imgInside 23 Downfall Rd, Virginia.The single-level home has four bedrooms including a master suite with walk-in robe and ensuite, second bathroom, kitchen, study, covered deck and large living room that opens out to an outdoor area and swimming pool. Inside 23 Downfall Rd, Virginia.Mr Hutchins said the home would appeal to families. “It’s got a great family feel,” he said.“I think buyers will particularly like the single-level layout and flow.“I have no doubt this home will make a family very happy.” Inside 23 Downfall Rd, Virginia.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The property sits on a 787sq m block and features period details such as picture rails, VJ walls, bay windows, and polished timber floors. “There’s a lot of character to this home,” Mr Hutchins said.“It’s like nothing else in the street.” Inside 23 Downfall Rd, Virginia.There is also a separate laundry, double-car garage, shed and garden. center_img The home at 23 Downfall Rd, Virginia.“It needed a lot of work, but we saw its potential,” Mr Hutchins said. “We extended, doubling the property in size.“But we were also very mindful of keeping the original features.“We brought it back to its former glory.” 23 Downfall Rd, Virginia.THIS1930s home has been beautifully renovated.Owners Lynn and Steven Hutchins said it was the features of 23 Downfall Rd, Virginia, that enticed them to purchase the property five years ago.last_img read more

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