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Overseas buyer snaps up Gold Coast villa for $1.35m without seeing it first

first_imgMore from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThere’s plenty of room to cook up a storm in this kitchen. The living room flows onto the courtyard with pool. What a heavenly courtyard.“The buyer never actually inspected it, it was a Facetime call,” Mr Willcox said.“They were overseas at the time.“It was actually a first for me.”The two-storey villa blends coastal and classic style.It has an open kitchen and living area that flows onto an a courtyard, which overlooks a pool while the second floor is dedicated to three bedrooms. The perfect place to relax after a busy day. Not a bad spot to sip a cocktail on a Sunday afternoon.IMAGINE splashing out more than $1 million on a home you have never seen in person.It’s risky business but the buyer of this Main Beach villa had no qualms about making such a big move.Lambert Willcox Estate Agents director Jesse Willcox, who marketed the property at 1/41 Cronin Ave, said an overseas buyer bought the French-style villa for $1.35 million via a video call.It sold within six days of hitting the market. The arched windows in the bedroom give it a quirky character. The villa at 1/41 Cronin Ave, Main Beach.It’s sought-after position within walking distance to the restaurants and cafes of Tedder Ave as well as the beach is one of its biggest selling points.Mr Willcox said the buyer planned to move to the Gold Coast to live in the property.He believed more comprehensive marketing through video technology was making buyers feel more comfortable buying homes without inspecting them in person first.last_img read more


Boxers Amit, Vikas enter semis

first_imgJakarta: Indian boxers Amit Panghal and Vikas Krishan notched up contrasting victories to enter the semi-finals of their respective weight categories at the 18th Asian Games here on Wednesday.Both of them thus ensured a spot on the podium for themselves as the losers in the last four stage are awarded bronze medals.In the quarter-finals, Amit overpowered Kim Jang Ryong of North Korea by a unanimous 5-0 decision in the men’s light flyweight (49 kilogram) category.Vikas faced a much tougher challenge against Tuoheta Erbieke Tanglatihan of China in the men’s middleweight (75kg) division. The Indian was stretched to the limit by his agile and technically strong opponent before eking out a narrow 3-2 win.In the semi-finals, Amit will take on Paalam Carlo of the Philippines while Vikas will face Kazakhstan’s Amankul Abilkhan.Later in the day, Dheeraj Rangi lost by a unanimous 0-5 verdict to Mongolia’s Chinzorig Baatarsukh in the light welterweight (64kg) quarter-finals.There was bad news for Indian fans in the women’s section as well since Sarjubala Devi lost 0-5 to Chang Yuan of China in the 51kg quarter-finals.Amit was far superior to his opponent and dominated all the three rounds. The bout saw a fast opening round with both boxers coming up with a repeated barrage of punches.Amit repeatedly used a low guard in an attempt to draw the Korean in and create gaps in his defence. At the same time, the Indian’s quickness and superior technique allowed him to maintain a strong defence. Vikas’ middleweight quarter-final bout saw a slow start with both boxers reluctant to be too adventurous, preferring to sit back and size up their opponent instead. (IANS)last_img read more