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06Oct/20

Miami homeowners the big winners of Gold Coast property boom

first_imgTamara and Johan Johnson in their newly built Miami villa. Photo: Steve HollandHOMEOWNERS in Miami are the big winners of the Gold Coast property boom, enjoying a 65 per cent increase in houses prices since 2012.The latest figures from CoreLogic show the suburb’s median house price has jumped from $455,000 to $752,500 in the past five years.Broadbeach Waters (up 60 per cent), Clear Island Waters (54.5 per cent), Bilinga (52 per cent), Tugun (46 per cent), Southport (42 per cent), Benowa (40 per cent) and Mermaid Waters and Hope Island (both 38 per cent) also experienced significant growth.Corelogic said 56 properties sold in Miami this year — among them a 1950s fibro shack at 58 Marine Pde for $3 million and a glitzy three-level mansion at 114 Marine Pde for $3.025 million.Tamara and Joe Johnson were lured to Miami from Palm Beach and have just completed two luxury villas at Sunshine Pde.“We are still trying to work out why it is such an underrated suburb,” Mrs Johnson said. “It’s flying under the radar when it comes to expensive beachfront property.” We originally lived at Palm Beach because we noticed it was one of those up-and-coming markets. Mermaid Beach was another hot suburb and right next to it was Miami, which was also becoming a bit of a trendy place to live.“We couldn’t work out why it wasn’t overpriced and why there were affordable blocks of beachside land. Seeing a great opportunity, we decided to jump at moving there.”Miami beach lifeREIQ Market Monitor editor Felicity Moore said the Miami price hike came on the back of factors such as the light rail, demand for beachfront property and the flow-on effect from Mermaid Beach.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“Proximity to the recently renovated Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Bond University campus and Mermaid Beach, which is the Gold Coast’s most expensive suburb, make this suburb very attractive for owner-occupiers looking for high quality living,” Ms Moore said.“The future stage of the light rail project is forecast to include an extension to the Coolangatta airport providing direct access to Miami.”John Henderson Professional Mermaid Beach principal Andrew Henderson said the supply of homes available in Miami was limited.The couple love their bright and breezy luxury villa. Miami villa. Photo: Steve Holland“During the March quarter, only 19 homes changed hands in Miami,’’ said Mr Henderson. “Vendors are resisting the temptation to put homes on the market while prices are rising so strongly.“I would suggest this is exactly the time they should consider selling because the demand will not last forever.”Mr Henderson said he was not surprised Miami was city’s best performing suburbs over five years.“Five years ago Miami would have been considered one of the great underrated suburbs of the Gold Coast’’ he said.“It sits on the beachfront in the heart of the city, right beside Mermaid Beach, one of the most prestigious suburbs on the Coast and yet many people overlooked it as a potential suburb to call their home. This perception is has certainly changed.”last_img read more

28Aug/20

Seven Great Princes Academy Congratulates Gyan

first_imgBlack Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has been congratulated by his alma mater, Seven Great Princes Academy, for scoring his first goal in the ongoing AFCON 2013 when Ghana recorded a 3-0 defeat against Niger.Gyan opened the match by scoring against Niger in the sixth minute, and although Niger had a goal disallowed for an infringement four minutes later they were not a threat for most of the game.The Stars doubled their lead with a goal from Christian Atsu after 23 minutes and put the game beyond Niger’s grasp when John Boye pounced on a mistake by goalkeeper Kassaly Daouda to make it 3-0. Ghana will meet Cape Verde in the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations after qualifying for the last eight.Meanwhile, Seven Great Princes Academy will embark on an honoring game from Wednesday to Saturday at the Kaneshie Sports Complex as well as the school’s Dansoman Campus.The sporting activities will include table tennis, basketball, football, athletics, fill in the bottle, sack race, musical chairs, and tug of peace, all for both boys and girls.In an interview with JOY Sports, school proprietor Raphael Brown congratulated Gyan and expressed confidence that his academy would produce more sporting greats to serve mother Ghana as the striker has.last_img read more