The Hathaway is delivering luxury living to high end empty nesters

first_imgMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoThe Hathaway in Auchenflower by Velocity Property Group delivering luxe apartments, penthouses and town homes across 14 residences.Mr Ansell said the needs of his clients always came first, as the company would make money regardless, and he was very tough on his builders, maintaining the highest standard of quality.“Empty nesters are more conscious of value for money, they are a very wealthy section of our nation but they are also hard workers,” Mr Ansell said. “Most didn’t inherit their money, they had to work hard for it.“We deliver a product the equivalent of a Mercedes Benz where you expect more from our product but we’re not for everybody, our projects usually have a starting price around $800,000.”Mr Ansell knows only too well how hard empty nesters have worked, he arrived in Redcliffe twenty plus years ago as a 19-year-old with just $60 to his name and now after many job knock backs in his early years, is overseeing a company with millions of dollars of projects under development.One of the things Mr Ansell holds closest, is his commitment to not just delivering a quality product, but to keep on delivering that quality well after the build is complete.“One of our points of difference is our commitment to our buyer experience and the addition of the concierge service to complement our existing maintenance manager service. This means that our buyers benefit from our long term value and investment as the developer into their property and lifestyle,” he said. The Hathaway in Auchenflower by Velocity Property Group delivering luxe apartments, penthouses and town homes across 14 residences.The Hathaway apartments and penthouses all have three bedrooms, open plan living and most have an additional media or multipurpose space.The three penthouses on the top floor range in size from 184sq m to 209sq m, starting from $1,445,000, including 2.5 to three bathrooms, with two offering stunning city views and the third a northerly aspect toward Mt Coot-tha.The eight apartments on the ground and first floor range from 120sq m to 162sq m priced from $799,000.The Hathaway town homes feature four bedrooms plus a study starting at $1,045,000.Amenities at The Hathaway include a bocce green and barbecue area that offer additional community space to the private balconies and courtyards with each property. The Hathaway is being marketed through Ben Wakely and Hannah Bryan of Urban Property and Velocity Property Group. The Hathaway in Auchenflower by Velocity Property Group delivering luxe apartments, penthouses and town homes across 14 residences.EMPTY nesters are demanding high-end luxury apartments with strict criteria as they downsize but still value quality living spaces and a healthy social life. Velocity Property Group managing director Brendon Ansell said his latest development The Hathaway, in Auchenflower, was designed to give empty nesters back their free time and provide them with a luxurious place to unwind.Located on the hilltop just behind The Wesley Hospital and close to transport, Mr Ansell said his company made a conscious decision that Brisbane didn’t need more skyrises but needed more for the growing wealthy empty nester community.center_img The Hathaway in Auchenflower by Velocity Property Group delivering luxe apartments, penthouses and town homes across 14 residences.He said based on their lifestyle, frequent travel and desire for high quality living spaces that are close to amenities such as restaurants and cafes, empty nesters wanted to downsize into properties that met strict criteria.“These properties need to be architecturally designed, well located, feature luxe finishes and be a solid financial investment with strong, long-term growth and The Hathaway delivers all of this across the three penthouses, eight apartments and the three town homes,” Mr Ansell said. He said with many empty nesters and busy professionals wanting to travel regularly, the design of properties such as The Hathaway needed to include full ‘lock and leave’ security, balanced with minimal common areas and no expensive gyms or pools to keep body corporate fees low. “In essence we give back time to our empty nester buyers who have worked hard their whole life and are now taking time out to enjoy their life and not spend it maintaining a large expensive home and to our busy professional buyers who want to relax when they are home, not maintain large properties,” he said. last_img read more

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Four more students join USG race

first_imgThe Undergraduate Student Government announced two more presidential tickets for the 2019-20 academic year on its website Tuesday. Though an uncontested presidential ticket was announced last week, two write-in presidential and vice presidential candidates released statements. “The two candidates decided to run in the elections to provide another option to the previously uncontested ticket,” Stone and Tahsin wrote in their statement. “Through their experiences within and outside of USG, Trenton and Tahsin believe that they can offer a fresh perspective to student leadership and to the larger USC community.” “We felt very passionate that [the student body] deserved to have another choice and have a right to have a competitive choice,” Stone said. “[Goldsher and I] hate the big crack down on game days, so like we want to have multiple game days a week like Monday through Friday there should definitely be some sort of tailgate going on every day in case people don’t have class,” Lynch said. “Everybody loves tailgates. They really foster a sense of community. I think tailgates are great.” Lynch, who became known on campus for his involvement with the USC Memes for Spoiled Pre-Teens Facebook group, has three platform points: to increase in mental health resources, to create more recycling opportunities on campus and to establish more transparency between the student body and USC administration. Stone and Tahsin’s platform focuses on establishing greater administrative accountability, expanding student health resources and improving accessibility, as well as addressing the campus climate and boosting sustainability efforts. Students can vote in the USG election beginning Feb. 5. “After we heard that there was only one [ticket] … a lot of what we discussed was that we wanted to present students with an active choice that ultimately represents them … on campus,” Tahsin said.   Both tickets filed their campaigns after the official registration deadline. According to the press release, the Trenton-Mahin campaign said its candidates will be included on the ballot despite filing election paperwork after the official deadline. The other presidential ticket includes Lynch, a junior majoring in screenwriting, and Goldsher, a junior majoring in political science. USG funding directors Trenton Stone and Mahin Tahsin are running for president and vice president, respectively. Their candidacies were announced via press release Monday; John Lynch and Ryan Goldsher announced theirs through a post on Lynch’s personal Facebook account Tuesday. Lynch said his campaign includes expanding gamedays to have multiple tailgates throughout the week. In a statement on Facebook on Tuesday, Lynch and Goldsher said they planned to improve USC by “defeating terrorism,” closing USC Village and giving free haircuts to all students. “And we saw that like [USC] spends a lot of money and resources on making the campus like beautiful but like our own students aren’t that beautiful,” Lynch said. “So one idea we had is like we want to offer free haircuts to students and if they don’t like their hair cut, for example, we can give them like a fedora, or like something like Jason Mraz would wear.” “I’m so anxious to make a change,” Lynch said. “I just wanted to step in and correct the direction of the Trojan Family … because I don’t like some of the things I see.” Stone, a sophomore majoring in philosophy, said he decided to run after finding out that there was only one candidate for presidency. Stone said the campaign will highlight the need for providing resources to expand on the Office for Wellness and Health Promotion’s efforts, as well as encouraging comprehensive research of more initiatives and programs to improve student well-being. last_img read more

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USC takes down Oregon

first_imgUSC slowed the game down and attempted to minimize offensive errors as the first half progressed. Senior forward Bennie Boatwright led this patient offensive attack with 5 straight points to tie the game at 21. USC refused to let up and continued to counter all of Oregon’s points. Rakocevic and Boatwright led the offensive charge for the Trojans with efficient games. Rakocevic finished with 17 points on 72.7 percent shooting, while Boatwright scored 20 points, including 6-of-9 from beyond the arc. At the end of the day, it was a true team win, with strong defensive efforts and 20 assists offensively. Junior forward Nick Rakocevic established himself down low by scoring the team’s first 6 points. Junior guard Jonah Mathews gave USC the lead as the Trojans recovered an offensive rebound that he was able to redeem for 2 points off of a mid-range jumper, bringing the score to 8-7. USC manipulated Oregon’s defensive strategy to their advantage by finding the unguarded man. Rakocevic capitalized on these opportunities with an alley-oop that excited the crowd. He went on to score from short distances several more times, lending the Trojans a much-needed inside presence. “[Boatwright] is shooting the ball as well as he has in his career,” Enfield said. “He’s just playing an all-around game.” “We were taking bad shots, and we were selfish,” head coach Andy Enfield said. “Our players picked it up, and I thought [they] did a tremendous job from about the 10-minute mark on.” “This was a statement game,” Rakocevic said. “We defended really well, and [Boatwright] was knocking down his shots.” Both sides suffered from poor shooting, as they were under 40 percent from the field through 10 minutes. USC continued to lack an inside presence and resorted to 3-point attempts that were not falling. However, strong defense on the Trojans’ end kept them in the game with the Ducks leading, 16-13. The Trojans came out flat through the first five minutes of the game, scoring only 4 points. Oregon refused to let up on the defensive end, as USC was unable to find good open looks. The Trojans found themselves down 7-4 early into the game.center_img Boatwright further extended USC’s lead with a three. The offensive outburst from Rakocevic and Boatwright was met with equally strong efforts on the defensive end. The Trojans continued to force missed shots and held the Ducks at 29.5 percent shooting. Junior guard Jonah Mathews pumps up his teammates on defense after securing a lead against Oregon at Galen Center on Feb 21. (Josh Dunst) Senior guard Shaqquan Aaron opened scoring for the Trojans in the second half with a corner 3-pointer. Following this, the Ducks played aggressive defense, pressing USC in the back court and double-teaming Trojan shooters. However, USC still extended its lead to 37-29 with 15 minutes remaining in the game. Senior forward Bennie Boatwright holds his shot after hitting a 3-pointer against Oregon at Galen Center on Feb. 21. (Josh Dunst) USC took a 24-23 lead off of an impressive team play in transition. Mathews had a steal and brought the ball down the court, where he found junior guard Derryck Thornton at the block. Thornton completed a 3-point play following a commanding lay-up as the first-half clock wound down. At the end of the half, USC held a 30-25 lead. The USC men’s basketball team showcased strong second-half shooting to pull away with a commanding 66-49 victory over Oregon Thursday night at Galen Center. The Trojans will face Oregon State in their final home game on Saturday at 3 p.m. The Beavers currently rank higher than the Trojans in the Pac-12 standings, but a win would allow USC to keep pace with the rest of the conference.last_img read more

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For St. Louis rookie pitcher Wacha, start against Dodgers is business as usual

first_imgYou would think a rookie pitcher on the run of a lifetime playing for one of the most storied franchises in baseball might experience a slight bump in life alteration on the eve of his start against the Dodgers in Game 2 of the National League Championship series.You would think, anyway.But the way St. Louis Cardinals 22-year-old right-hander Michael Wacha tells it, not much has really changed since the one-hitter he threw against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 4 of the NLDS — which saved the Cardinals from elimination — or before that the one-hitter he tossed in his last regular-season start of the season after carrying a no hitter to the final out of the ninth inning.He just goes about his business, a virtual nobody, even playing in baseball-crazed St. Louis. “Nothing really has changed that much,” Wacha said before Game 1 of the NLCS on Friday night. “Just a bunch of old friends contacting you. I mean, in that sense, just a lot of people just congratulating you. Nothing has really changed too much. I still go to Target, go to the grocery store. Nobody really notices me or anything like that. So it’s been pretty nice. But nothing has really changed.”No pun intended, but that non-change figures to change big time if Wacha delivers another gem in Game 2 today.Considering the stage, the significance, the opponent and the opposing pitcher, Wacha might be setting himself up for a key to the city if he comes up with another dominant performance.Whether he does or not remains to be seen.What is important is he is embracing the opportunity. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “Oh, yeah, definitely,” Wacha said. “I think any pitcher on our team in that situation would want the ball in their hands. I’m no different. I think that’s just (being) a competitor, and (that’s) every single pitcher on this staff. They want the ball in big-time situations. You saw that with (Adam) Wainwright in Game 5 (against Pittsburgh) just a couple nights ago. And it’s just really impressive to watch him rise to the occasion like that.”For the Cardinals to have any chance, nothing less might suffice.The Dodgers send Cy Young candidate Clayton Kershaw to the mound, and unlike in Game 4 of the NLDS against the Atlanta Braves when he pitched on three days’ rest, Kershaw will be working on his normal four days’ rest.Kershaw didn’t fare particularly well against the Cardinals this year, going 0-1 with a 4.19 ERA in two starts — the highest against any opponent.“A great team, just up and down the lineup,” Kershaw said of the Cardinals. “Everybody talks about the team approach that they have, and kind of passing the baton just to the next guy. They don’t hit a lot of homers, but they just get big hits, and that’s kind of what they preach. I guess that’s the challenge they pose.”Despite Kershaw’s struggles against the Cardinals, October baseball is a different animal compared to the regular season, and the Cardinals expect nothing less than Kershaw’s best.“It’s going to be unbelievable facing that guy,” Wacha said. “As a pitcher, I think any of our pitchers, you just try not to pay attention too much to who is pitching on the other side. Our job is to go out there up and throw up zeros as much as we can. I think that’s going to be the main goal in this series.”Conversely, Wacha has no history against the Dodgers.Or many other teams, for that matter. Wacha is in his second season of professional baseball after getting drafted in the first round last year out of Texas A&M — with the compensation pick the Cardinals received from the loss of Albert Pujols — and spent much of this season in the minor leagues while the Cardinals monitored his progress with the idea of having him available for the postseason.It was an unusual situation — he was used as a starter and reliever in the minor leagues to limit his innings — but with the playoffs in mind it turned out to be prudent.“Yeah, I think that was one of the main goals when I went back down to Memphis,” Wacha said. “There were times I’d go a couple weeks in between starts. Fourteen days, 10 days, eight days in between starts. They really limited my innings down there.” Wacha made 15 appearances in the big leagues, including nine starts, and went 4-1 with a 2.78 ERA. And between the minor leagues and St. Louis he threw 157 innings, leaving him physically capable of pitching in the postseason and in no danger of overuse so early in his career.“I think it kind of made it to where I could throw innings in the postseason here instead of being shut down right now.” Wacha said.In his first postseason start he carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning against the Pirates before giving up a home run to Pedro Alvarez. The Cardinals won, and then beat Pittsburgh in Game 5 to advance to the NLCS.And they will send a rookie to the mound to face one of the best pitchers in the game.To think, last year at this time Wacha was watching the playoffs on TV.Now he’s playing a pivotal role.“I wouldn’t say that I really would have expected it,” Wacha said. “But I mean just from spring training on, whenever I got the big-league invite, it’s just been a goal of mine to get up here and help this team out in the postseason. So in that sense, I really wouldn’t say I was too shocked about it.”last_img read more

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