Did HomeBuilder bring a crowd to the auction of this East Brisbane renovator?

first_img MISSED OUT ON THIS PROPERTY? Brisbane’s most viewed house is back on the market “There’s plenty of talk in the marketplace of very low supply of property,” Mr Yesberg told the crowd of more than 50.“That is … obviously witnessed by the fact that we have so many people here today ready to buy this quality property – first time on the market in 70 years.” Bidders arriving for the auction of 10 Blackall St, East Brisbane. Photo: Debra BelaBidders also came with the knowledge that the new $25,000 HomeBuilder grant could help them convert the three-bedroom circa-1911 cottage into a grand Queenslander home.An opening bid of $700,000 knocked all but three buyers out of contention and by $770,000 it became a two-party race. The auction took place in the backyard of the 506sq m block. Photo: suppliedUnder the trees in the middle of the backyard was Emma Pierce and her husband, who currently live in East Brisbane but were looking for a larger home to renovate.Facing them and leaning against the side fence was Janelle Hunkin and her partner who were planning to move from their West End unit overlooking the river.“I’ve always loved workers’ cottages and when I found one that was in its original condition, the kitchen, the features, it was just right,” Ms Hunkin said. The original kitchen at 10 Blackall St, East Brisbane. Photo: suppliedWith 13 bids in three minutes, Mr Yesberg broke into the bidding volley to announce the property was on the market.“I’ll make this very clear, we are on the market, we are selling. This is the time to take the hands out of the pocket,” Mr Yesberg said.“Are you all done, all silent?”But with no further bids, the property sold to Ms Hunkin for $810,000. This East Brisbane workers’ cottage has sold at auction for $810,000. Photo: suppliedMore than 50 people came to see this inner Brisbane house sell for the first time in 70 years in a scene not witnessed since before the COVID lockdown. A large crowd representing 14 bidder groups and onlookers, turned out for the auction of 10 Blackall St, East Brisbane. Photo: Debra BelaThe five minute auction saw 14 groups of bidders social distancing on the grounds of the 506sq m property at 10 Blackall St, East Brisbane, with Ray White Brisbane auctioneer Dean Yesberg encouraging people to ‘spread apart’ while coronavirus restrictions remain. SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN EAST BRISBANEcenter_img “Congratulations, we look forward to seeing what you do,” Ms Pierce said to the new owner.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours ago“I want it back to the original,” Ms Hunkin replied.The $25,000 Federal Government HomeBuilder grant to stimulate new building and significant renovation work is limited to renovations of between $150,000-$750,000 where the existing property is valued at no more than $1.5 million and the homeowners earn a combined annual income of no more than $200,000.When asked whether she met the criteria to be able to apply for the $25,000 HomeBuilder grant, Ms Hunkin replied: “I don’t believe so, no”.Ray White Brisbane agent Karen Pierce said after the auction that while there were more than the allowed 20 people onsite, they were made up of 14 family groups who were socially isolating on the large outdoor site. A crowd gathers for the auction of 10 Blackall St, East Brisbane. Photo: Debra Bela“We had the name, address and phone number of everyone there,” Ms Pierce said.“We did no advertising for the area and everyone was in their family groups.”The property had belonged to George Pridannikoff who was awarded a Queen’s Birthday honour in 1990 for services to the migrant community but was unable to attend the auction of the property which is part of the family estate. This original stove at 10 Blackall St, East Brisbane was built by Brisbane’s Crown Stoves which began in 1912 with a factory in Woolloongabba and a foundry in Greenslopes. Photo: Debra BelaIt was left to the vintage No. 4 Crown Stove, built in neighbouring Woolloongabba before World War II, to sum up the legacy of the property, using Crown’s famous household slogan: “They made their way by the way they’re made”. MORE PROPERTY STORIES FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

Campbell’s 5-foot-9 guard Chris Clemons is among the nation’s top scorers

first_img Published on February 28, 2017 at 11:15 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] | @Schafer_44 UPDATED: March 2, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.The words follow Chris Clemons of Campbell University wherever he goes. Too small. He didn’t start on his AAU team because of it and, in high school, he didn’t talk to a single coach from a Power 5 program.“Chris is a crazy good shooter and he’s crazy athletic,” said Clemons’ high school coach, Scott McInnes. “But it’s hard because a lot of schools saw his size and they are very concerned.”The 5-foot-9, 165-pound sophomore’s stature isn’t an issue. He earned Big South Freshman of the Year honors last season, averaging 18.5 points per game. This season, his 23.1 points per game average ranks sixth in the nation. Campbell’s (14-16, 7-11 Big South) all-time leading underclassman scorer has posted more than 20 points in 21 of 29 games this season, and his 16 dunks are 10 more than any other player below 6 feet, according to a Feb. 23 article on Kenpom.com.Despite his gaudy numbers, Clemons hasn’t received the same recognition as other leading scorers have. In high school, he notched 36 points against North Carolina State’s Dennis Smith Jr., the top-rated point guard in the 2016 class, per ESPN. Earlier this season, Clemons scored a career-high 37 points against Charleston Southern.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“There’s a chip on your shoulder to do something like I’m doing right here with points,” Clemons said. “Maybe (coaches) go back and think maybe we shouldn’t have overlooked this kid down here from Buies Creek (North Carolina).”Clemons grew up 30 miles north of Buies Creek in Raleigh, where he dominated games in much the same way as he does now. In his senior year at Millbrook (North Carolina) High School, Clemons once scored 40 points, which he thought had cemented himself as the school’s top single-game scorer. But the next day, a local member of the town brought in a newspaper article stating that he had scored 40 points during the 1966-67 season.A few weeks later, Clemons put up 41 in a state tournament game to snap the record.“Chris believes he can hit any shot he takes,” his father, Carlyton, said. “He doesn’t second guess about a shot. He is that confident in his ability.”Clemons compensates for his height with freakish jumping ability that runs in the family. His older brother Carlee jumped over three players, including current Duke player Harry Giles, as a high school senior at the Triad All-Star dunk contest. Chasing Carlee soon became forefront of Clemons’ aspirations. He dunked for the first time as a junior and has since made SportsCenter’s Top 10 three times, one more than CarleeClemons had the No. 5 play on SportsCenter’s Top 10 on Jan. 24, 2015, when he tossed the ball off the backboard, caught it back with his right hand and finished with a slam. He dunked 33 other times that year while setting the single-season points record, with 699. In one game, he clanked a jumper off the rim, followed his shot and jumped past two opponents to flush home the dunk, sending the crowd into delirium.“I was just trying stuff I’d never tried before,” Clemons said.At Millbrook, he played in the same conference as Boston College’s Jerome Robinson and Kansas’ Devonte’ Graham. He also matched up against former Duke standout Brandon Ingram.Now at Campbell, Clemons is still turning heads. Earlier this season in a game against Samford, Clemons used a pick to free himself from his defender. Charging down the lane, he elevated above a 6-foot-8 defender to slam the ball. The video ran on CBSsports.com.Clemons scores in bunches. Two weeks ago at Charleston Southern, Clemons racked up 10 points in the first five minutes of play. He went on to score 21 in the first half and finished the evening with 30.“For a small school like us,” Clemons said, “it’s great to be that person that helps us get our name out there.”For now, he remains in the Big South. But he hopes to once again play against big time opponents. Maybe, in the NBA.“I am able to play with any of these guys, you know Power 5, ACC,” Clemons said. “I’m confident I can go to the next play level.”CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, the name of Campbell University was misstated. The Daily Orange regrets this error. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more