Barca apartments in Bulimba.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago“Moving forward — during the next phase of the inner Brisbane apartment market cycle — we see the current trends towards lower project yields and larger apartments increasing,” Mr Matusik said.“There is a need to build more owner-resident oriented housing stock across inner Brisbane that is largely fuelled by residents looking to downsize and, importantly, stay in their area.“There are very few new apartment projects that adequately fulfil this market segment’s wish list, which includes a small project; well-proportioned and designed; and in a prime position, such as on the Brisbane River.”Bulimba is identified in the report as a suburb with rising demand from downsizers.The report shows a fall in recent months in the number of dwellings available for resale and rent in Bulimba, and very limited new housing choices in the area, with just three months’ supply in the pipeline and very few potential development sites.Mr Matusik points to just a handful of boutique projects on Bulimba’s riverfront that will deliver apartments to suit discerning downsizers. Amara Residences in Bulimba.Representing a combined total of 87 new residences, they are: Amara Residences, with 13 two and three-bedroom apartments; Barca, with 31 units; 29-31 Byron Street with 16 apartments; and 27 units in The Boatyard.“This strongly suggests that, unlike other locales across inner Brisbane, the Bulimba area is undersupplied with appropriate housing choice,” Mr Matusik said.“There is a large local baby boomer population, many of whom are potentially looking to downsize into an apartment in the same area.“We believe there is considerable local pent-up demand, as most locals cannot find the appropriate product to downsize to.” The Boatyard Bulimba is one of only a few boutique apartment complexes in Bulimba where demand is going to outstrip supply.LARGE apartments in boutique complexes in the inner-city are hot property as the latest research report shows demand for these apartments will soon outstrip supply.The latest Matusik Property Insights report finds that while Brisbane’s wider unit market is entering a downturn, large apartments in small inner-city projects are holding firm with demand from downsizing owner occupiers on the rise.The report finds that boutique apartments stack up financially with small projects in prime positions — on the river, in high-street locations or with uninterrupted views of the CBD — delivering better gains in 2016 (3.9 per cent) than other inner city apartments (-1 per cent).It also shows that larger apartments are the ones to buy with better resell value than their smaller counterparts, with three-bedroom apartments across inner Brisbane averaging gains of 9.6 per cent per annum over the past decade, more than double the average of 4.6 per cent. Report author Michael Matusik said inner city locals looking to downsize locally, more couples without children staying in or returning to the inner-city and fewer people living alone were contributing to the growing demand for boutique apartment living in the city.He said the inner-city apartment market was going through a quick self correction with 40 per cent of scheduled projects shelved over the past 12 months, and what he predicts will be a rise in boutique-style apartment development.
Christian Benteke’s injury-time penalty, after Ben Foster brought down Matt Lowton, clinched Sherwood’s first success as Villa boss. The 2-1 result also ended a seven-game losing run for Villa and lifted them out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. Sherwood felt his pulse and gestured to the Villa fans as he walked off and believes the strugglers are fighting again. “I was saying we’re alive. There were people who wrote us off but we’re alive and kicking. People will look at that result but the performance was great,” he said, with Villa three points clear of the drop zone. “We need to bottle it up and experience it a few more times. “It’s the best feeling in the world. When I left home my missus said to me she had done the Euro lottery – a 54milllion jackpot – but I said I’d take three points all day. “It shows the effort and how far we have come, we have improved every game. It was the best performance. We dictated the pace of the game in the first half and it should have been more than 1-0.” Benteke scored in the league for the first time since December and Sherwood admitted the striker had told him exactly what he would do with a penalty. He said: “Goalscorers are there to be shot down and it takes a brave man to stand up there. I asked him before the game if he gets a penalty what he was going to do. “He said ‘I’ll wait until the goalie goes down and I’ll roll it in the corner’. I was still peeping through my fingers.” Press Association Tim Sherwood insists Aston Villa are back “alive and kicking” after their last-gasp derby win over West Brom. Gabby Agbonlahor opened the scoring and had two cleared off the line, while also having a penalty claim ignored after he beat Foster to the ball. Saido Berahino had equalised in the second half before the late drama which left Albion 13th in the table. But Baggies boss Tony Pulis defended keeper Foster after his gaffe cost them a point. Pulis said: “I haven’t seen it but Ben should catch it anyway. He has been fantastic for us all season, he has won us games and he has had an off night, but there’ll be no one here who will criticise him. “I don’t have to speak him, he knows. We’ll dust ourselves off and get going on Thursday.” Pulis also played down Alan Hutton’s challenge on Berahino which saw the pair square up to each other late in the game. He said: “I haven’t seen the Hutton challenge. There has been a lot of criticism thrown at referees recently but I’m not going to go there. I’ll let other people decide what they thought about it. “The most important thing was Villa were better than us in the first half. They were quicker, kept the ball better and we wanted half-time. The second half was a different game.”
Published on September 27, 2012 at 1:15 am Contact Jacob: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse looked lost trying to receive Niagara’s serves on Wednesday night. Players nearly collided reaching for the ball, and attempted digs dropped to the floor as the Orange scrambled to get into position.The receiving woes came to a head in the second set when Niagara’s Kari Honomichl sent a blistering serve down the sideline for an untouched ace.“Communication is a big part of volleyball, and when you lack that, things like that happen,” sophomore Melina Violas said. “Then you miss balls, and you look like idiots out there sometimes.”Syracuse (8-8) adjusted after dropping the second set and did enough to edge the Purple Eagles (6-8) for a five-set victory at the Women’s Building. Consistent communication down the stretch helped the Orange overcome its sloppy play early. The team committed 21 errors in the first four sets, but limited its mistakes to two in the decisive set to end a three-game losing streak.After Honomichl’s definitive ace in the second set, Syracuse made a concerted effort to receive the serves cleanly. The Orange shifted its lineup right during the set to counter her shots down the right sideline. Each time Honomichl served, three Syracuse players stood in a bunch during the serve, defending the sideline they left open previously.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHonomichl served down the line two more times, and the Orange stifled her. The Syracuse adjustment clearly flustered her for the remainder of the match as she hit four service errors while trying other parts of the court.“It was just knowing where to be and standing their ground,” SU assistant coach Stephanie Cantway said. “They were just communicating and working together.”Early in the match, players were trying to become more familiar with each other. Injuries to veterans Lindsay McCabe and Laura Homann forced the coaching staff to shift lineups throughout the game.Outside hitters Samantha Clarey and Nicolette Serratore played out of position during lineup shifts. Clarey played much of the game at middle blocker when Syracuse was struggling to slow the Niagara attack. Serratore established a defensive presence in the fifth set.The changes affected SU’s performance on the court early in the match.“They’re not used to serve-receiving with the same people and next to the same people,” Cantway said. “It’s going to lead to some communication errors.”When the mixed and matched lineups began establishing chemistry on the court, the Orange started pulling away from Niagara. Head coach Leonid Yelin stuck with a consistent lineup for the entire fifth set. The six players meshed, although some of them weren’t playing their natural positions.Serratore sparked a 5-0 run for the Orange with three consecutive kills. Freshman Gosia Wlaszczuk contributed two crucial kills early in the set. Emily Betteridge, the starting setter who returned from injury in Saturday’s loss to Marquette, put the match away with an ace.Syracuse has been struggling to find the right lineup due to injuries. Though this isn’t the lineup SU wants to use, it worked Wednesday night.The adjustments SU made paid off in the decisive final set and helped the Orange pull out a close win.“They’re just trying to adjust to each other,” Cantway said. “We’re making sure they’re confident with who has what in what area of the court.” Comments
Photo © Pixabay The Republic of Ireland squad stage an open training session at the Aviva today ahead of Sunday’s World Cup qualifier with Austria.Strikers will be thin on the ground following David McGoldrick’s withdrawal from the squad with a knee injury.With the Ipswich striker gone, Jon Walters and Daryl Murphy are the only recognised strikers left in the squad.