Now: 50 Girraween Grove Ashgrove Qld 4060. Picture: Realestate.com.au“Inspiring visions of peaceful indoor/outdoor living, this impressive 1940s Ashgrovian has been fully renovated and is sure to provide years of comfort and enjoyment for your family.”According to Ms Briggs, the home has three large living areas plus formal dining room, two outdoor living zones made up of the front and rear decks, a gourmet kitchen with high quality appliances including a steam oven, induction cook top and intelligent oven, built in cupboards in all bedrooms, two family bathrooms plus an ensuite in the master, and an inground pool with water feature.Before renovations: 50 Girraween Grove Ashgrove Qld 4060. Picture: CoreLogic Now: 50 Girraween Grove Ashgrove Qld 4060. Picture: Realestate.com.auA FULLY renovated 1940s “Ashgrovian” is a testament to how much Brisbane tastes have changed in the past decade alone.The sprawling home has been jettisoned into the 21st century thanks to a fresh colour scheme, updated appliances and good design.Before renovations: 50 Girraween Grove Ashgrove Qld 4060. Picture: CoreLogicThe now five bedroom, three bathroom, two car garage property at 50 Girraween Grove, Ashgrove, has undergone major changes since it last hit the market a decade ago.Interested in renovating a heritage home? Start your research here:Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels360p360p240p240pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenUpdate a heritage home without losing its charm03:01In 2007, it was a three bedroom triple gabled Queenslander, “filled with VJ’s, picture rails polished timber floors and ornate plaster ceilings” that was said to be a “modern retreat for the contemporary family”.Before renovations: 50 Girraween Grove Ashgrove Qld 4060. Picture: CoreLogicMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoNow: 50 Girraween Grove Ashgrove Qld 4060. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe current home, which has undergone a major renovation to not just update the home but also make the most of its downstairs space – where two more bedrooms were added along with a bathroom, study, family room, double car garage and front entryway.Agent Carmen Briggs of Harcourts Solution – The Gap was marketing the property as a “magnificent home” in a dress circle address.Before renovations: 50 Girraween Grove Ashgrove Qld 4060. Picture: CoreLogic Now: 50 Girraween Grove Ashgrove Qld 4060. Picture: Realestate.com.au Now: 50 Girraween Grove Ashgrove Qld 4060. Picture: Realestate.com.auIt is set to go to auction at 11am on Saturday May 13.The property is open for inspection from 11am to 11.30am this Saturday and 1-1.30pm this Sunday.Before renovations: 50 Girraween Grove Ashgrove Qld 4060. Picture: CoreLogic
Italy’s second-pillar pension scheme for journalists has appointed six new asset managers for as many active and passive mandates, as it reshaped the structure of its DC funds, offering two new investment options.From January next year, members of the €500m Fondo Pensione Complementare dei Giornalisti Italiani (FPCGI) will be able to choose between a ‘Prudente’ and a ‘Mix’ fund option, as well as the default ‘Garantito’ fund.BlackRock Investment Management UK and Credit Suisse Italy have been appointed to passively manage a sovereign bond and a corporate portfolio, respectively, both part of the Prudente fund.Intesa Sanpaolo was also awarded a passive equity portfolio within the Prudente fund. Within the fund, AXA Investment Management was selected as the active manager for a ‘risk budget’ mandate.The Mix fund will be managed by Amundi, which was awarded a passive bond mandate, and by Pictet & CIE, which obtained an active ‘risk-budget’ equity mandate.The ‘Prudente’ fund invests up to 25% in equities, whereas the ‘Mix’ one can allocate up to 50% to the stock market.The ‘Garantito’ default fund, managed by Italian insurer Cattolica Assicurazioni, guarantees a return equal to the annual appreciation of TFR (Trattamento di Fine Rapporto), the inflation-linked termination indemnity contribution set aside by employers.FPGI said in a statement that, through the new appointments, it is pursuing “the optimisation of investments and costs” and “greater diversification of the portfolio”, and moving from an approach that was based on balanced mandates to one based on “active/passive strategies that are capable of adapting flexibly to market trends”.The choice of appointing one manager for each mandate was made “to avoid concentration of risk levels”, added the statement.Elsewhere in Italy, minibond fund Fondo Progetto MiniBond Italia, set up by investment manager Zenit, completed its first closing, receiving commitments from institutional investors to the tune of €30m.The fund’s objective is to reach a size of €100m, and the deadline for subscription to the fund is July 2015.But the company said it plans to begin investing around €15m over the next few months.The fund added that 20 institutional investors including casse di previdenza, banks, insurance companies, foundations, family offices and asset managers were participating in the first phase of fundraising.Last summer, asset manager Pioneer Investment launched a €200m minibond fund, and BNP Paribas Investment Partners Sgr raised €56m for a similar fund.The market for minibonds funds, launched by Mario Monti’s government at the end of 2011 in a bid to stimulate lending to SEMs, now sees 30 such funds listed on the Extramot Pro segment of Borsa Italiana, the Milan Stock Exchange.
The Lions number eight led the Springboks to victory over France in the first two Tests after being named as captain by Allister Coetzee last month.Whiteley missed the win over Les Bleus in the third Test last Saturday, though, after doing damage during the warm-up at Ellis Park.Coetzee revealed after his side sealed a whitewash over Guy Noves’ men that his skipper would discover the extent of his injury on Monday and it was confirmed on Tuesday that he faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines with damaged ligaments.”We expect to rehabilitate him in six to eight weeks,” Lions team doctor Rob Collins said.South Africa start their Rugby Championship campaign against Argentina in Port Elizabeth on August 19.Photo: Getty Images (Warren Whiteley)