Two Sovereign stunners going under the hammer this weekend

first_img13 Royal Albert Cres, Sovereign Islands.TWO spectacular Gold Coast mansions on the same street will go under the hammer this weekend.Both houses on the Sovereign Islands are among the standout properties being offered to the market.13 Royal Albert Cres, Sovereign Islands is going under the hammer at 2.30pm.CoreLogic data revealed 47 homes went to auction on the Gold Coast last weekend with a clearance rate of 54.6 per cent, 14.1 per cent higher than the Sunshine Coast.Auctioneer Colin Banks said there was a new interest in the Sovereign Islands.“The Soveriegn Islands has always been a sought after place but with new builds in the area interest is picking up again,” he said.“Christmas was a very slow season for auctions, and January was a blitz so now the market is gradually picking up again very slowly.”Want to see more dream homes?  Here are a few we found earlier. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:45Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:45 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 Rate1xFullscreenSummer Dream Home: Currumbin01:45 Related videos 01:45Summer Dream Home: Currumbin01:34Paradise for sale…01:16Dream home: Broadbeach Waters01:33Dream Home: New Farm01:36Dream Home: Brookfield01:00Mermaid BeachMr Banks said a Clear Island Waters property he was set to auction tomorrow had already sold.“There is usually a 30 per cent chance of this happening on the Gold Coast but only for lower end homes.“The home I was going to call at Clear Island Waters was well in the $2 million price range.”Meanwhile, Ray White agent Edin Kara is taking 13 Royal Albert Cres to auction at 2.30pm13 Royal Albert Cres, Sovereign Islands is going under the hammer at 2.30pmMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoStone feature walls a floating wooden staircase, curved walls and chandeliers are just some of the features in the five-bedroom house.13 Royal Albert Cres, Sovereign Islands.Mr Kara said the home has views down the canal and a nature strip at the front for a sense of privacy.“It is located in one of the best streets the Sovereign Islands has to offer,” he said.Further up the street, perched between the newest homes on Sovereign Islands, is a five bedroom, five bathroom house at 76 Royal Albert Cres.With a 20m waterfront the contemporary home has striking tropical gardens.Professionals Vertullo Real Estate agent Chris Moyer said the house featured imported clay roof tiles from Italy, designed to give a rustic style.At Helensvale, 8 Edgewater place is being taken offered to the market at 2pm8 Edgewater Place HelensvaleDescribed by the owner Josephine Sverdioff as a home with royal history, the six-bedroom house is poised on a 804sq m block.“The story in the street is that 8 Edgewater was one of three homes owned by a Malaysian prince,” Mrs Sverdioff said.“The prince apparently stayed in house number 10 on holidays and the two houses either side of the mansion were for his staff, which were number 8 and number 14.”8 Edgewater Place Helensvalelast_img read more

The Latest: Virtual applause for Osaka from Mom at US Open

first_img September 2, 2020 2:05 p.m.Sixth-seeded Petra Kvitova needed only two sets to reach the the third round of the U.S. Open, the Grand Slam event that his been her most elusive.Kvitova beat Kateryna Kozlova 7-6 (3), 6-2 in an hour and 40 minutes Wednesday, overcoming her nervousness in the first set. This is her 14th U.S. Open. It’s the only Grand Slam tournament where she has failed to reach the semifinals. She reached the quarterfinals twice, in 2015 and 2017. She has two Wimbledon titles.___ “She’s saying, the first one is, ‘Good job,’ and then the second one is, ‘Don’t do Instagram and Twitter and instead go to sleep,’” Osaka said. “And then the third one is, ‘Drink green juice and get some rest,’ and then the fourth one is, ‘I love you.’”Osaka, who is seeded fourth, advanced while committing only 11 unforced errors.6:40 p.m.Unseeded Americans Ann Li and Shelby Rogers have pulled off upset victories in the second round of the U.S. Open.Li beat No. 13-seeded Alison Riske in a matchup between Pennsylvanians, 6-0, 6-3. Li, who is 20 and ranked 128th, now has two career victories over players ranked in the top 75, and the wins have come in her two matches this week. The Latest: Virtual applause for Osaka from Mom at US Open Osaka, the 2018 champion, defeated Camila Giorgi 6-1, 6-2 in the second round. Then came a congratulatory conversation by remote with her mother, who was shown on a courtside video screen.“Hi! What are you doing?” Osaka said. The audio connection wasn’t great, but Mom clapped.“Oh my gosh,” Osaka said.Her mom, who is Japanese, also held up a sheet of images, which Osaka later deciphered. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):9:00 p.m.Naomi Osaka’s play at the U.S. Open has her mother, Tamaki, virtually applauding. Rogers beat No. 11-seeded Elena Rybakina 7-5, 6-1. By advancing to the third round, Rogers matched her best showing at the U.S. Open. She’s ranked 93rd. ___6:05 p.m.Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova has been upset in the second round of the U.S. Open by Caroline Garcia of France.Pliskova failed to convert two set points in the second set and lost 6-1, 7-6 (2). 1:05 p.m.Angelique Kerber is on her way to the third round of the U.S. Open, which she won in 2016.The No. 17 seed opened play Wednesday and beat Anna-Lena Friedsam 6-3, 7-6 (6) in an hour and 40 minutes. Kerber emerged on the WTA Tour by reaching the semifinals at Flushing Meadows in 2011. Last year, she got knocked out in the first round.The women’s bracket also had an upset Wednesday. No. 12 Marketa Vondrousova lost to Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-1, 6-2 in only 65 minutes. ___ Novak Djokovic fell behind when he lost a tiebreaker for the first time this year but has rallied past Kyle Edmund in the second round of the U.S. Open.The top-seeded Djokovic won 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Seeking his fourth U.S. Open title, Djokovic lost a physical first set that took more than an hour. He had been 10-0 in tiebreakers previously this year.Djokovic dominated from there, and won for the 19th time in his past 20 Grand Slam matches. He is 25-0 this year, including his 17th major title at the Australian Open.Djokovic hit 16 aces and lost only 12 points on his first serve.center_img More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports ___3:15 p.m.This is quite a comeback.No. 30 seed Kristina Mladenovic served for the victory while leading 6-1, 5-1 against Varvara Gracheva in the second round of the U.S. Open — and lost.Mladenovic let that huge lead slip away, failing to convert four match points along the way, and eventually, Gracheva came all the way back to win 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-0. Said Mladenovic: “She was brave and she went for it.”Gracheva is a Russian who is ranked 102nd and is a month past her 20th birthday. This is her first Grand Slam tournament.She will face No. 8 Petra Martic in the third round.___ Associated Press It was the first time since 2008 that the top-seeded woman lost in the second round at the Open.Pliskova was a finalist at the Open in 2016 for the best Grand Slam result of her career.Garcia, ranked 50th, beat Pliskova for the fourth time in their seven meetings.___5:35 p.m. ___4:25 p.m.Alexander Zverev has won his second-round match at the U.S. Open, using a dominating serve to beat 19-year-old American wild card Brandon Nakashima 7-5, 6-7 (8), 6-3, 6-1.Zverev, a German who is seeded fifth, regrouped after losing the tiebreaker when he double-faulted with a 133 mph serve. He overcame 10 double-faults, hit 24 aces and won every service game.Zverev advanced to his first career Grand Slam semifinal at this year’s Australian Open. His best showing at the U.S. Open came last year, when he reached the fourth round. The second round of the U.S. Open is underway with a cloudy sky and a chance of rain at Flushing Meadows.Seventeenth-seeded Angelique Kerber is getting things started in the women’s bracket against Anna-Lena Friedsam, ranked No. 109 in the world. Former champion Naomi Osaka plays Wednesday night after a day off to rest a worrisome left hamstring.On the men’s side, top-seeded Novak Djokovic tries to remain unbeaten in 2020 when he plays Kyle Edmund. Djokovic is 24-0 this year, has won 18 of his last 19 matches in Grand Slam tournaments and is heavily favored to pick up his fourth U.S. Open title.The weather could play a factor, given the chance of rain, especially through early afternoon. Temperatures of 82 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius) are predicted.___last_img read more