Innovative marketing delivers a windfall for owners

first_imgMore from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The property at 85 Fallon Street, Everton Park.Mr Rowland put the strong result down to a combination of the fact that it was a large block, that it had potential for good city views if the new buyer built up, and that the block could be split into three.“We got a town planner to have a look at it to get an idea of what we can do. Subsequently, the developer is splitting it into three blocks. It’s going through council now. It sold six months ago, but settlement went through this month,” Mr Rowland said.He said thinking outside the box had paid off for the owners.“If we didn’t look at that three-way split, it would have sold for about $950,000,” Mr Rowland said. The most expensive home sold in Fallon St previously was a 607sq m block for $715,000 in July last year. The 1960s home was elevated to capture city views. It also had alfresco decks, a pool and multiple living areas. So far, including the most recent sale, 29 homes on the street have sold for more than $400,000, according to CoreLogic property records. Fourteen of those recorded sales were above $500,000, four were above $600,000, two were above $700,000, and one – 85 Fallon St – was above $1 million. 85 Fallon Street, Everton Park.A Brisbane home landed about $200,000 more than expected after advice that its two blocks had the potential to be split into three.The 1225sq m property at 85 Fallon St, Everton Park, has settled for $1.15 million after a six-month contract.Agent Tristan Rowland, of Place Aspley, had marketed the property as “the best splitter block to be offered in years” that was “just begging to be reconfigured to three lots”. last_img read more

Charles City students design and build area’s first rock climbing wall

first_imgCHARLES CITY — With all the debate in Washington D.C. about building walls, students at Charles City High School are celebrating their newly-constructed wall — which has them reaching new heights.Sophomore Addison Olson helped to conceptualize and build the school’s new rock climbing wall, the first in the Floyd County area.“It was pretty cool, knowing that we designed it and helped put the holds on,” Olson says, “and I just got to climb it.”Olson is part of the school’s “Expeditions” class which tackled the project. It includes four routes with different difficulties tailored to the climber’s experience.“The wall straight up is the easiest one and then you have the easier holds to get up,” Olson says. “Ours is slanted and then it goes up and that one’s a little harder so we have the difficult holds on it.”The class began desiging the wall last spring and construction began in September. Instructor Rob Pittman says the wall is a collaboration of the students’ designs.“One of their key features is the middle two areas. This is part of the student design,” Pittman says. “Four or five of them had basically the left 12 feet of it was their design. We went with it. I had a student come up yesterday and say, ‘Hey, that was in my design,’ and I said, ‘Yeah, it was, bud.’”The climbing wall was paid for through grants and several fundraising efforts. Pittman says the wall not only offers a way to stay fit, but could provide work-related experience.“The school has approved me to get certified as an indoor rock climbing wall instructor,” Pittman says, “so once I get that certification, anything that I teach the kids translates into maybe working at a rock climbing wall in college or maybe getting this as part of their career field.”The wall opened Tuesday and is in use, but the class plans to continue building more climbing panels on either side.last_img read more