53 Lloyd Street, Camp Hill, had a number of pre-registered buyers prior to auction day.Competition was always going to be fierce at the auction of 53 Lloyd Street, Camp Hill yesterday, with 11 of the 13 bidders pre-registered for the event.But rather than the four-bedroom character home with period features being the main attraction, selling agent Joanna Gianniotis of Place Bulimba said it was the large block of land that had attracted all the attention.Larger blocks in coveted areas such as Camp Hill are hot property at the moment with an abundance of buyers looking for that extra bit of space, in a safe and secure suburb. Buyer were attracted to the property’s large 810 sqm block.With an early 9am start, the group of predominantly local buyers set the bidding off for auctioneer Paul Curtain at $1 million, with the price rising rapidly, before slowing at about $1.3 million. It soon withered to just two active groups before the hammer fell at $1.42 million. The property sold to a young couple with a toddler who were looking for a large family home, after recently moving to Brisbane from Melbourne.Having submitted an unconditional offer before the auction, which was unsuccessful, Ms Gianniotis said the couple were determined not to lose out on the day.She said it was a great result and the fact that the house sold over reserve was indicative that buyers’ attention had definitely switched back to bigger blocks. The four-bedroom property is the perfect family homes and has plenty of Queenslander character.“There are a lot of people looking for properties like Lloyd Street, but it’s more about what they are willing to pay for the land rather than the house,” she said. “I have about 12 buyers on my books that are unconditional, looking to purchase a family home on a large block, so if you’re selling, it’s a good position to be in. The problem is a lack of supply.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoThis deceased estate pre-war house at 16 Wride St, Woolowin, exceeded expectations by selling well over the anticipated auction price.The Brisbane auction market continues to be buoyant through September with clearance rates above 60 per cent, 10 per cent higher than last month. Across the river at 16 Wride Street, Woolowin, the action was fast and furious for Ray White auctioneer Haesley Cush, with bids from 12 active groups failing to pause for breath until the hammer fell at $785,000 for the pre-war home. Selling agent Nick Mogridge said he had never seen the momentum at an auction move so fast. “The bids just kept on going and going, but it was all over in about 20 minutes,” he said.The deceased estate went to a Brisbane couple looking to restore the pre-war home to its former glory. Mr Mogridge said it was an amazing result, that no one expected.“We thought it would go for the high $600,000s but to reach $785,000 was amazing.”He believed the property’s location was the main driver. “Woolowin is a little hidden gem, the little sister to Clayfield. The house is in a great street and is the perfect spot for a first-time buyer, or young homebuyer.”
Everton midfielder Andre Gomes’ serious injury and Tottenham forward Son Heung-min’s tears overshadowed their teams’ 1-1 draw in the Premier League on Sunday.Son was inconsolable after being sent off following his late challenge on the Portuguese midfielder, who received treatment on the field for an ankle injury before being stretchered off and taken by ambulance to Aintree Hospital in Liverpool. Gomes will undergo surgery on Monday after “it was confirmed he had suffered a fracture-dislocation to his right ankle,” Everton said in a statement late Sunday.Both teams appeared distraught at the extent of the injury, seemingly caused by an awkward landing following Son’s challenge. Referee Martin Atkinson gave Son the red card after initially showing yellow, and Son left the pitch in tears.I’ve been football’s lover for years and I’ve seen this kind of injury before, but this is still breaks my heart 😣😣Speedy recovery andre gomez, and I do feel bad for son, but it’s football, this thing happen, it’s not his fault pic.twitter.com/Y6Ohr2RWOG— TAEYONG’S BABY (@taeyong10_) November 4, 2019 “He’s disappointed, he’s in tears,” Tottenham scorer Dele Alli told Sky Sports. “It’s not his fault. He can hardly pick his head up, he’s crying that much.”Everton substitute Cenk Tosun scored deep in injury time to salvage the draw for the home side.Son had earlier capitalized on a mislaid pass from Everton defender Alex Iwobi to slide in Alli, who surged past a defender before opening the scoring in the 63rd.Everton might have had a penalty after Alli appeared to handle the ball in the 70th, but a lengthy VAR check allowed play to continue.The home side pushed for the equalizer after Son’s sending off and it duly came in the 97th minute, when Tosun headed in from close range after Lucas Digne crossed.”Unfortunately we switched off for a split second and they scored. We send our best wishes to (Gomes),” Alli said.Everton said it “will provide further updates in due course.”Andre Gomez injury pic.twitter.com/dEtwtb6OrG— Owolabi ajibola (@Ajibbsjr) November 3, 2019 Horrific injury for Andre Gomez. Wish him quickest recoveryFollow @CFCYoruba pic.twitter.com/SukEtvNXbi— Ojetunde E. O. (@Iam_ColossusNg) November 3, 2019 On Monday, the 27-year-old was called up to the South Korea squad for two matches later this month and national team coach Paulo Bento said his international teammates would rally around him.”What happened in that match is really unfortunate,” Bento told Yonhap News Agency. “It doesn’t matter which country a player is from. You never want to see anyone get hurt that seriously, but it’s also part of the game.”Heung-min has to pick things up and move forward, and we’ll try to help him the best we can.”(With inputs from Agencies) Andre GomesAnkleCenk TosunDele Alli First Published: November 4, 2019, 12:08 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.