Why buyers are fleeing big city living for relaxed Coast life

first_img Surprise: Mine worker’s partner buys a house while he’s away MORE NEWS: Inside the Gold Coast mansion where sports are king A virtual tour was enough for the buyer from Canberra to know this was the home they had been dreaming of. More from news02:37Gold Coast real estate: Custodian CEO John Fitzgerald urges Australians to buy more property now16 Sep 202002:37How COVID has changed spring buyer wishlists5 Sep 20207 Tawarri Crescent, Burleigh Heads sold for $2.415 million through Conal Martin of Kingfisher Realty.The 7 Tawarri Cres property page on realestate.com.au was visited more than 20,000 times.The sales campaign resulted in an interstate buyer paying $2.415 million for the house – a record for a non-beachside property in Burleigh – despite not being able to visit the home.“A virtual tour was enough for the buyer from Canberra to know this was the home they had been dreaming of,” Mr Martin said.“Like many southerners, they are yearning for warm winter days and are excited to start their new life in a city that epitomises work-life balance. “With the Federal Government announcing its HomeBuilder package and the market showing positive signs coming out of the Covid-19 lockdowns, the search for properties for sale will continue to climb in coming weeks and deliver a surge of sales as we get closer to Christmas.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:31Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:31 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenIs it a good time to list?02:31BEACHSIDE property agents are tipping a surge in interstate buyers searching for a new way of life on the back of a coronavirus reality check.With the number of searches for properties for sale on property website realestate.com.au almost 50 per cent higher than a year ago, Gold Coast real estate agency Kingfisher Realty has witnessed a spike in enquiries from southerners grappling with living in lockdown in Australia’s biggest cities.center_img Kingfisher Realty founder Conal Martin says the Gold Coast has always been a magnet for southerners but the amount of enquiries we’ve had in recent weeks has gone to a new level Kingfisher Realty founder Conal Martin said the combination of social restrictions, travel bans and evolving work arrangements had many Sydneysiders and Melbournites questioning the cost of big-city living.“The Gold Coast has always been a magnet for southerners but the amount of enquiries we’ve had in recent weeks has gone to a new level,” he said.“There is a definite appetite for change among the people we are speaking to and that change is being driven by how the coronavirus lockdown has impacted their lives.“Being largely restricted to their homes has reinforced the negative aspects of living in a metropolis, with many looking across the border at the incredible lifestyle we have on the Gold Coast and where their real estate dollars can go a lot further. 7 Tawarri Crescent, Burleigh Heads recently sold to a buyer from Canberra for $2.415 million.“Instead of paying a fortune to live on a tiny block or being forced to commute for hours each day, they are attracted to the Gold Coast where they can live close to our beautiful beaches for a fraction of the cost.Mr Martin’s prediction comes as realestate.com.au continues to see searches of regional properties for sale including those on the Gold Coast soar.Kingfisher Reality has witnessed the thirst for homes in beachside suburbs first-hand, with the sale of a luxury property in Burleigh Heads attracting a record number of online views.last_img read more

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Will Duff Gordon: Total Performance Data (TPD) – Data key to racing’s recovery

first_img Submit Share Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Share HBLB places sectional timing and tracking tech at the front of 2019 budget July 10, 2019 Will Duff GordonWill Duff Gordon CEO & Founder of Total Performance Data (TPD) wants to bridge the significant data gap between horseracing and bookmakers to bring optimal markets and services to the betting consumer.A horseracing enthusiast, Gordon details to SBC that beyond repairing racing’s damaged relationship with betting stakeholders, the sports now needs to embrace and further its data dynamics through innvation in order to attract new audiences._______________________________SBC: Hi Will, thanks for the interview…Can you brief SBC readers on TPD services and why you have personally brought them to market?Will Duff Gordon: As a horseracing fan who has been involved in the sport for many years, I was frustrated by the lack of data available on the horses and races we are so invested in. At the same time, I had built a career in the financial data space, and it became apparent to me that what I was doing could have a lot of interesting applications to racing.The concept behind Total Performance Data (TPD) is very simple. We attach GPS trackers to the saddlecloth of horses to capture real-time, in-race data that was previously never available. This data can range from sectional times to stride length, and we are also exploring some other areas like heartrate. It gives us a view into racing that has never been seen before.SBC: From a market perspective, why should betting stakeholders care about deeper racing data for their services and operations? WDG: Racing has had a tough time of late. It is losing relative share of operators’ turnover to football and online casino, and I would say a big part of the reason for this is its failure to adapt to new technology and offer a modern betting experience to customers.However, the sport clearly has a lot going for it, particularly in terms of its history and the way it can engage punters. Stakeholders – both from the racing and the betting sides of this industry – need to embrace this data if they are to bring racing into the 21st century. Once operators are offering a compelling, data-driven racing proposition to customers, I think racing will remain a vital part of their mix.SBC: As a sport, racing has seen a significant decline in the viewer and betting consumer interest. How can Data help the sport’s recover and gain a wider interest and following?WDG: I think the primary area is in the growth of live, or in-race betting. If you look at football, in a very short time span operators went from doing all their turnover ante-post, to around 80 percent of it in-play. It is a complete culture shift in the way people bet on the sport that has been driven by technology.We haven’t seen this happen with racing, and I think that is a missed opportunity. At the moment, if you want to bet in-race you are limited to the exchanges and very little in-race information. Our data can change that, and enable operators to competitively trade and offer a live racing offering. Beyond that, it can also open some interesting opportunities around gamification and augmented reality, and modernise the racing product.SBC: From a data perspective, how does racing data differ to other sports, and what are the complexities in gathering, valuing and formatting these variables?WDG: Racing offers a unique opportunity because of the nature of the format.  With an around the clock schedule of races worldwide, and a short duration in which to have a bet in-play, the opportunities for increased betting turnover are huge.There are, of course, some complexities regarding gathering the data. We have an R&D team in Cambridge designing and developing the latest GNSS / GPS technology that makes all this possible. The technology is improving all the time .SBC: As a racing and data veteran, do you feel that the sport of racing needs to be reintroduced to bookmakers? WDG: I certainly feel that racing has taken a backseat in recent years from the perspective of many operators. This makes sense, given the revenue growth other verticals have enjoyed, but I believe the time has come to offer a modern racing product that is able to compete with football, tennis, casino and any other products on the market. Racing needs to embrace technology and place data at its core if it is to widen its appeal.SBC: Coming into 2017, what are your short and long term goals for TPD services and growth?WDG: We continue to expand TPD globally; we recently signed an agreement to take our technology to Argentina’s most famous racecourse. Meanwhile,  we continue to develop our innovative in-race data feed for operators, that empowers operators to not only offer live betting on racing, but also trade it keenly. It is a hugely exciting time, and we believe that our data has the power to transform the racing sector in the coming months.____________________Will Duff Gordon CEO & Founder – Total Performance Data (TPD) Eamonn Wilmott departs UK Tote Group January 30, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articleslast_img read more

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Reminder: Don’t forget to vote today at Wellington school board and Belle Plaine City Council primary

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today regarding a Wellington school board primary and a Belle Plaine City Council primary. Information about the primaries can be found here. The Wellington school board forum for the At Large Position 7 race can be found here. Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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