1101/18-20 Stuart St, Tweed Heads. 1101/18-20 Stuart St, Tweed Heads.THIS stylish Tweed Heads sky-home is on the market for the first time.Carolyn Boswell bought the two-bedroom two-bathroom apartment off-the-plan in 2008 and said she was initially drawn to its central location.“I’ve always lived in it and never rented it out,” Ms Boswell said. “It’s been the perfect location. It’s less than five minutes to the beach, supermarket, restaurants and cafes.”The apartment is on the 10th floor of Tweed Ultima with views of the Jack Evans Boat Harbour and ocean as well as glimpses of the Tweed River. 1101/18-20 Stuart St, Tweed Heads. The complex facilities included a pool and gym.Bells Beachside Realty, Coolangatta agent Mark Rowe said the apartment would suit a range of buyers.“If you are looking for an apartment that feels like a home rather than a hotel room, yet retains all the lifestyle benefits of resort living, you will not find better than this,” Mr Rowe said. 1101/18-20 Stuart St, Tweed Heads. Ms Boswell said standout features included the oversized main bedroom and huge entertainment balcony.“It has a very large master bedroom,” she said. “A lot of new buildings these days have smaller bedrooms so this was something we really noticed when we were buying the apartment. The other thing I liked was the size of the balcony, it’s enormous.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“My balcony is basically the same size as an entire studio apartment I lived in when I was in Sydney.”“The balcony basically doubles your living space as it has plantation blinds that you can close off to block out bad weather,” she said.“You’re still outside but you’re protected from the weather.” 1101/18-20 Stuart St, Tweed Heads. The apartment has high ceilings and new carpet throughout as well as a great indoor-outdoor flow.Ms Boswell said the floorplan worked well with the main bedroom and second bedroom at opposite ends of the apartment. “If you have a guest you have total privacy as there is also a bathroom up with the guest bedroom,” she said.
The Domain Kangaroo Point is offering apartments, residences, townhomes and penthouses in a mixed residential development in the inner-city.THE BASICSTHE DOMAIN KANGAROO POINTDeveloper: R & F PropertiesPrice: From $482,307Location: Lambert Street, Kangaroo PointDisplay Apartment: 20 Hockings Street, West EndThe Domain Kangaroo Point is a collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments; two and three bedroom townhouses; and three bedroom penthouses in the inner-cityA NEW inner-city mixed residential development has launched to the public offering a range of living options and with resort-like facilities.The Domain Kangaroo Point is the latest residential development to hit the market, offering 120 apartments, 63 premium residences, 12 townhomes and five penthouses. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoThe Domain Kangaroo Point“At R & F, our long-term business development plan has a strong commitment and determination to create communities through sustainable developments. Our connection to the local market has always been the key to our success. The Domain will be a magnificent example of this,” Mr Chiu said. “The Domain collection offers residents the chance to lead unique cosmopolitan lives, whether from apartments, penthouses and townhouses.“What we value most about this site are its sweeping views of both the Brisbane CBD and River, and how well it embraces the urban life of Brisbane in an exclusive location.” The Domain Kangaroo PointThe project offers a range of versatile living options, with the townhomes set on leafy Lambert Street offering immediate connection to the suburb’s cosmopolitan lifestyle. In The Domain tower, 20 floors of apartments will provide the amenity of city living, coupled with stunning views. Further skyward, exclusive penthouses rule the top floors, all crowned by a residents’ rooftop. Residents have exclusive access to the rooftop amenities, which would rival any high-level hotel experience. The Domain Kangaroo PointIt is the second of seven upcoming residential projects for R & F Properties in Australia. The first, Brisbane One, commenced construction on Cordelia Street, near South Bank earlier this year.R & F Property Australia CEO Thomas Chiu praised the contemporary design of the project, welcoming its significant offering to residents keen to join the exclusive, tightly held northeast peninsular of Kangaroo Point. The Domain Kangaroo PointThe rooftop includes a pool, sundeck and lounge set among tropical gardens, as well as a gym, sauna, media room, kids playing area, private dining area and a golf simulator. Designed by Elenberg Fraser, The Domain will feature the highest quality in natural materials to create warm tones with sleek lines and all accentuated with bold metal finishes. The Domain Kangaroo Point.Kangaroo Point offers an enviable river lifestyles, centrally located with the amenity of a CBD address but secluded from the hustle of CBD life.The meandering river boardwalk will link The Domain to South Bank and the CBD via CityCat or to Dockside via the free City Glider service. The development will also be within walking distance of the best of the suburb’s dining and entertainment surrounding the Story Bridge.
Auctioneer Haesley Cush says damage control should be a thing of the past. Picture: AAP Image/Richard Walker.THERE is a huge push in the real estate industry, well really across all progressive industries, to monitor customer satisfaction. But why? There is a strong argument that if an agent does their job the buyer should feel like they’ve been squeezed of juice and their only feeling for the agent is “I want them to do that for me one day”.In an age where any one can post about a poor customer experience online and run a trial by social media, businesses are obviously concerned about the knock on affect of these negative posts. So how can any company squeeze one side, but leave both sides feeling 10/10 satisfied.I bought a car recently. Upon completion on the sale my sales person said “You’re going to get an email from our company. I need you to ensure you open it and give me a 10”. Now look, I was happy, but was I 10/10 happy? I didn’t really get the price down as low as I’d liked, the sales person was great, but some of the pain points of the purchase did frustrate me. This feedback is now lost and has been replaced by a smiley face and a perfect 10.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoIf an agent does their job the buyer should feel they’ve been squeezed of juice but still want the agent in future.At Ray White, upon return from their annual pilgrimage to Harvard the White family shared their vision for customer satisfaction. It has become one of the single most important pillars upon which they want the company to stand from into the future. Entire teams have been established to ensure customers and clients are getting an ‘industry leading’ experience. I quizzed one of their team leaders about the value of the perfect score and my experience in buying the car. Her response has changed my view toward these surveys and made me a firm believer. She said her vision was for agents to say to clients “you will receive a survey from me after this transaction where you can rate your experience out of ten. What I would like to know is, “what does a 10/10 experience look like to you?”. Now this is valuable. It’s not reactive. If industries start responding to the expectation in advance rather than in damage control you will start to see huge shifts in the industry.With Net Promoter Scores now a huge part of modern business, we should all expect to be getting surveyed more often, so our responses should be sincere and then the results will offer genuine value and see a huge improvement in the service across many industries. * Haesley Cush is an auctioneer and also the principal of Living Here Cush Partners in New Farm.
1/83 Anzac Road, Carina Heights.Mr Egan said the buyers were an older couple looking to downsize. The sellers were a young family with growing kids needing more space.He said the 200sq m open-plan townhouse was close to major shopping centres and transport corridors – major drawcards for buyers. 1/83 Anzac Road, Carina Heights.A three-bedroom townhouse in Carina Heights has sold for $615,000.The property, which was sold to empty nesters by a growing family looking to upsize, was on the market for about two weeks before being sold by negotiation.The sale at 1/83 Anzac Rd came after two previous offers on the property were unsuccessful.Trevor Egan, of Ray White – East Brisbane, said there were 45 groups of potential buyers who inspected the property.“It was a really quick turnaround,” he said. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“That $600,000 to $800,000 price point is proving popular.” The kitchen area at 1/83 Anzac Road, Carina Heights.Mr Egan said that overall, the region was experiencing an increase in listings and willing buyers, with the spring selling season in full swing.“We are now seeing an increase in listings and will have another townhouse for sale soon,” he said.
Mr Amos Uzani has been named General Manager of Israel Railways. A lawyer, he moves from the Ports Authority, where he was Deputy Manager, Personnel.Mr Jerry Davis, President of Union Pacific Railroad has been elected Chairman of the Association of American Railroads; he will succeed Mr John W Snow of CSX on January 1. AAR President & CEO Mr Edwin L Harper is also to step down in January.Mr Yeung Kai-yin was named as Chairman of Kowloon – Canton Railway Corp on December 11, ready to take over from Mr Kevin Hyde on December 24 .Mr Ray McCutcheon has been elected President of the Australasian Railway Association. He takes over from the founding President, Mr Ross Dunning.Sir Derek Hornby has been elected as the first Chairman of Britain’s Railway Forum.Mr Istvan Sipos has been appointed Acting General Manager of Hungarian State Railways, following the dismissal of Mr Zoltan Rigo by Transport Minister Karoly Lotz. Mr Sipos was Deputy General Manager, Operations.Mr Igor Klesniak has been named Chairman of Slovak Republic Railways.Mr J Roderick Burfield has been appointed Director of Business Planning & Development for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Ms Leona Agouridis becomes Public Affairs Director. German Railway Directors Messrs Roland Heinisch (Research, Technology & Motive Power) and Peter Münschwander (Track & Infrastructure) have had their contracts extended until 2002. Mr Hermann Wolters (Traction & Workshops) has left DB.Union Pacific has named General Managers, Transportation for its restructured operating regions (p7). They are: Messrs Dennis Tholen (Central), Jeff Koch (Northern), Mike Chapman (Southern) and Jeff Verhaal (Western). Mr Tony Chacon has been named General Manager, Intermodal Operations, and Mr Woody Sutton, General Manager Customer Services. Mr Wayne Calder has been appointed General Manager of the Alton & Southern Railroad.Mr Frank J Wilson has resigned as Commissioner of Transportation in New Jersey.Sir Kerry St Johnston has been appointed non-Executive Chairman of privatised British container train operator Freightliner. Mr Harold C Mauney Jr has been named Vice President, Operations Planning & Budget, for Norfolk Southern. He is replaced as Vice President, Quality Management, by Mr Rashe W (Ray) Stephens Jr.New South Wales’ Freight Corp has named Mr Terry Kearney as General Manager, Coal Services. Mr Neil Matthews becomes General Manager, Freight Services, and Mr Tom Stuber GM, Commercial Services.Mr John K Leary Jr, Executive Director of Bi-State Development Agency in St Louis, has been chosen to be the new General Manager of SEPTA in Philadelphia. In his seven years in St Louis he masterminded a light rail scheme from start to finish. Mr Leary started his career with 24 years at MBTA in Boston, rising to Deputy General Manager. Director General of Italian State Railways, Mr Giancarlo Cimoli, has started to replace the management structure of his predecessor Mr A L Necci. Mr Robert Spingardi has been named Head of External Relations and Mr Fulvio Conti has taken charge of strategic and financial affairs. The two Director General posts have been abolished. Mr Silvio Rizotti is replaced by Mr Antonio Laganà who becomes Director of the infrastructure body Area Rete, joined by co-Director Mr Giancarlo Paganelli. Ex-Director General Mr Cesare Vaciago is retained as Director of local and regional passenger services. Mr Giovanni Parrillo takes charge of Integrated Logistics, and Mr Giampiero Mongarini will head the influential Investment Committee.
ANGLO-French rolling stock supplier GEC Alsthom announced in February that it had won two contracts to supply metro and commuter rail trainsets to South America.On February 11 GEC Alsthom won a Fr300m order to build a further 6 seven-car trains for Lines 1 and 2 of the Santiago metro. They will follow a batch of 17 sets now being assembled at the CIMT works in Valenciennes for Santiago Line 5. These are derived from the rubber-tyred MP89 trainsets for Paris Line 1 (RG 2.96 p61), and bring the total fleet supplied to the Chilean capital since 1978 to 438 cars.The following day, a consortium led by GEC Alsthom with Adtranz and CAF won a £130m contract to build 30 four-car EMUs for São Paulo’s commuter operator Companhía Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos. These steel-bodied sets with two driving motor cars and two centre trailers are designed to carry up to 1000 passengers at 120 km/h. Manufacture is being divided between GEC Alsthom Transporte in Barcelona, CAF, and local Brazilian companies. Adtranz will supply the traction equipment, rated at 2400 kW per unit. o