Paddington: Sold on the views

first_img40 Garfield Dr, PaddingtonIt was the views that really clinched the deal for Peter Marles when he first looked at this beautiful Paddington property in 2005.The hilltop home, which was built between 1939 and 1941 in the English revival style, has panoramic city and suburban views, which can be enjoyed from many areas of the house, including the master bedroom. 40 Garfield Dr, Paddington Designed by renowned architect of the time, Eric P. Trewern, the three-level home still retains many of the art deco features he included.“I remember I walked up the front steps and I just went ‘wow’, the views blew me away. I remember it quite vividly,” Mr Marles said.After living in the home for a couple of years Mr Marles renovated it to suit a more modern lifestyle.“We have done a significant amount of work since then to make it much more contemporary,” he said.“There was minimal garage space, we improved that. The house was really a series of smaller rooms, so we took all the walls out and suspended the roof, so it is all open plan now.“We added a family room on the back and two decks and a new swimming pool. We retained all the chandeliers and all the art deco ceilings and things.” Mr Marles said one of his favourite parts of the house was the back deck, which had 270-degree views as far as Moreton Bay. “That is how high up the house is and there is always a beautiful breeze up there,” he said. Each of the bedrooms on the upper level of the home has built-in storage. One of the bedrooms has a bay window and another has a juliette balcony.Downstairs is a separate airconditioned apartment and living area which has a kitchenette and bathroom. The home has a three-car garage and lock up storage area. HOTW 40 GARFIELD DVE PADDINGTONcenter_img After enjoying the home and its location for 14 years, Mr Marles is downsizing.He said the house was one of the few to be built during World War II and it had really stood the test of time.It had polished timber floors, high ceilings, a fireplace and original chandeliers. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThe kitchen was renovated with Wyer and Craw cabinetry, stone benchtops, Miele dishwasher, Ilve oven, six-plate gas cooktop and a butler’s pantry. There are bi-fold doors which open onto the entertainment area which overlook the swimming pool.The main bedroom has high ceilings, plantation shutters, and city views. It has an ensuite with a traditional clawfoot bathtub and a rainwater shower.last_img read more

Don’t celebrate RBA flatlining rates, prepare for a rise: Experts

first_imgThere’s never been a better time to lock in a low rate mortgage, but experts warn homeowners must prepare for rises within coming months.Experts are warning homeowners to prepare for a rise in mortgage rates within months, despite the RBA holding rates at 0.25pc today.The latest Finder RBA cash rate survey saw 57 per cent of experts expect that mortgage rates will rise by 2021, whether the cash rate remained at 0.25 per cent or, as some warn, even if it flatlines at zero. MORE: Demand for affordable housing set to soar QLD postcodes lead first home loan deposit scheme take-up MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS The RBA board has decided to keep the official cash rate on hold at 0.25 per cent.The RBA last moved to drop the official cash rate to a record low 0.25 per cent in March this year as the coronavirus crisis began to spread, and had since refused to touch it, even in the face of the market swinging towards a decrease to 0.00 per cent in late August.On Monday the ASX 30 Day Interbank Cash Rate Futures September 2020 contract was trading at 99.885, “indicating a 56 per cent expectation of an interest rate decrease to 0.00 per cent at the next RBA Board meeting”, according to data on the Australian Stock Exchange.Finder insights manager Graham Cooke warned against complacency either way, saying “a flat cash rate does not mean homeowners are in the clear”.“We learned this during the most recent period of cash rate stagnation. While the rate held at 1.25 per cent for 34 months starting in 2016, banks increased their variable rates seven times,” he said.“This means that homebuyers considering a variable mortgage should still factor in a potential repayment increase of 2-3 per cent to their budget to prevent rate shock.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Canstar’s Steve Mickenbecker called for homeowners to look for better deals off lending institutions.“There are likely better rates out there for you. We know lenders have been moving rates out of step with the Reserve Bank, and the moves have been largely cuts with just one variable rate increase since July, and widespread rate rises still seem a while off,” he said.Canstar data showed that eight lenders hiked fixed interest rates while none increased variable ones in August.At the same time, 17 lenders cut variable rates and 12 cut fixed rates, it found. The data was based on based on owner occupier and investment loans in Canstar’s database available for $400,000, 80 per cent LVR. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoExperts are warning that the RBA cash rates flatlining are not something to celebrate.Pandemic-induced pressure on banking profits was driving the prediction, with half the experts on Finder’s survey bracing for rises in the first half of next year.Economist Cameron Kusher of REA Group said RBA statements indicated “it remains reluctant to cut official interest rates”.“On the other hand,” he said, “their forecasts would seem to indicate they remain a long way away from achieving their economic goals which would put them in a position to start increasing rates”.Matthew Peter of QIC told the survey that “RBA has signalled that it will keep rates on hold for around three years”.“Governor Lowe has also indicated that the RBA is highly unlikely to shift rates into negative territory. It is more probable that the RBA will lower the cash rate to 0.10 per cent if the outlook deteriorates. However, at this point, the RBA is likely to remain on hold for the foreseeable future”. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:37Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Pardew ban begins at Fulham

first_img It is the longest ban ever handed out to a Premier League manager, and not since Brian Clough was banned from the touchline – from February 1989 until the end of that season for hitting fans, who invaded the pitch – has a boss at a league club been given such a stiff punishment. Pardew, who has also been fined £100,000 and given a formal warning by his club, said he will not appeal against the sanction. The Newcastle manager said in a statement: “As I have made clear, I deeply regret the incident and again wholeheartedly apologise to all parties for my conduct, which I understand was not acceptable. “I will accept the punishment handed down by the FA today. My focus now turns to preparing the team for this weekend’s game against Fulham and finishing the season as strongly as possible.” Pardew will be banned from Craven Cottage this weekend, and then from St James’ Park for the home games against Crystal Palace and Everton. The touchline bans will kick in for the games against Southampton (away), Manchester United (home), Stoke (away), Swansea (home). The 52-year-old appeared at a personal hearing in front of a three-man commission. It is believed the panel also looked at recent incidents over the last two seasons. Pardew was given a two-match touchline ban and £20,000 fine in August 2012 for pushing an assistant referee, and was also warned about his conduct in January this year following a heated exchange when he was caught on camera swearing at Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini. The clash with Irish midfielder Meyler occurred during Newcastle’s 4-1 win at Hull on March 1, which led to Pardew being sent to the stands by the referee. Alan Pardew will start his record seven-match ban by missing Newcastle’s trip to Fulham this weekend. Press Associationcenter_img The Newcastle manager was handed the seven-game ban – including a three-game stadium exclusion – for head-butting Hull midfielder David Meyler. Pardew, who has accepted the punishment, has also been fined £60,000 and warned about his future conduct by an independent regulatory commission after admitting a misconduct charge. last_img read more

Pardew hoping to stun Gunners

first_img The Eagles boss has a chequered record against Arsene Wenger’s side during his managerial career, with some of the highest and lowest points of his Newcastle reign coming with the Frenchman in the opposing dugout. The occasional touchline bust-up between the two added to occasions such as a memorable 4-4 draw at St James’ Park – with Pardew’s Newcastle battling from four goals behind at half-time to salvage a scarcely believable point. Alan Pardew has called on his Crystal Palace players to go toe-to-toe with Arsenal on Saturday in the hope of pulling off an upset. The 53-year-old has since departed Tyneside to take over at Selhurst Park and, having won three of his five Premier League games in charge, he knows what his players need to do this weekend to continue his fine start. “You always relish challenging the big side and they are a massive club – great history,” Pardew said of facing Arsenal. “Of course, the style that they play gives you a certain problem and you have to make a call as to what you are going to do. “They can expose you – first half, three years ago at Newcastle we absolutely got the run around but second half we turned it around dramatically. “You have to accept the challenge of what they bring and if you’re half-hearted in that challenge you are going to get found out. “Of course, there are other games that I have absolutely suffered – losing 7-3 at the Emirates springs to mind. I have been embarrassed as well, I have had good days and bad days too, but none of that enters my focus this weekend. It is always a new game.” Arsenal face a Champions League tie against Monaco on Wednesday night and although the perceived advantage of facing a side fresh off the back of a European fixture may not be there for Palace, Pardew is taking heart from the fact the Gunners have won only two of their eight games directly preceding Champions League games so far this season. “I’m pleased with that stat – it gives me some confidence,” he said. “Two out of eight is not good. I would prefer to play them next weekend but it will be a slight consideration for Arsene at some point in the game. Maybe with his selection of players or in his substitutions, it may influence the game.” Pardew took his Newcastle side to the Emirates earlier this season and saw banners unfurled by the travelling support calling for his sacking, with his team roundly beaten 4-1 by a rampant Arsenal. Santi Cazorla scored twice in that game and the Spaniard has continued to impress this season, with Pardew highlighting the midfielder as Arsenal’s player of the season so far. “Sometimes you look at a team and the way they play and then you look at the statistics and it adds up,” Pardew said. “He has the most passes and the most crosses. He is at the top of the list in almost every section and therefore, for a player who has not always been a permanent fixture in that side, has earned that right and I’m sure Arsene is very pleased with him.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Villa aware of Grealish pictures

first_imgAston Villa have said they are “aware of the photographs circulating” of Jack Grealish after the midfielder was pictured apparently drunk on holiday in Tenerife. Several photographs of the 19-year-old lying on the floor were posted on Twitter by Briony King, who described the footballer as being “paralytic”. King later claimed she had no idea who the person in the photographs was when they were originally put up on Sunday, after receiving a number of responses through social media. Villa announced in a statement they will now have talks with Grealish over the incident, saying: “The club is aware of the photographs of Jack Grealish currently circulating. “We will be meeting with the player but any action will remain an internal matter. There will be no further comment from the club.” It is not the first time the 19-year-old has been controversially pictured. In April, Villa boss Tim Sherwood spoke to him after a snap – taken in 2014 – emerged of the midfielder apparently inhaling legal high nitrous oxide. “I explained to him his behaviour can’t be tolerated by the football club, we can’t condone that behaviour,” Sherwood said at the time. “It doesn’t matter how young he is, he is now in a responsible position as a professional footballer. He’s got to make sure it won’t happen again, he’s assured me it won’t.” The midfielder made 24 appearances for Villa last season, becoming a regular under Sherwood, and helped them survived in the Barclays Premier League and reach the FA Cup final, which they lost 4-0 to Arsenal last month. Grealish’s international future also remains in the air with England courting the starlet, who has previously represented the Republic of Ireland at Under-21 level. Meanwhile, Micah Richards is expected to complete his move to Villa within the next 48 hours. The defender, 26, is set for a medical ahead of becoming Sherwood’s first summer signing on a free transfer. Richards is out of contract having been released by Manchester City following a season-long loan spell at Fiorentina. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

John Stones in race to be fit for Everton’s Monday meeting with West Brom

first_img Press Association Everton defender John Stones is “touch-and-go” to be fit for Monday’s trip to West Brom, according to manager Roberto Martinez. “We have been pleased with John’s reaction to treatment in the last couple of days but I still think the next 48 hours are very important,” said the Everton boss. “I wouldn’t say he is not going to be in the squad but it is too early to make a final decision. “It will be touch-and-go for the West Brom game.” Right-back Seamus Coleman has missed the last two matches with a hamstring problem but he has a chance for being back to face the Baggies. “Seamus has already been working on the grass so he could well be involved in the game on Monday or maybe in the next game,” added Martinez. “The squad should be the same as the one we had against Reading and Swansea with the possibility of having John and Seamus in the same squad.” center_img The England centre-back sustained a knee injury in Tuesday’s Capital One Cup victory at Reading but a late decision will be made on whether he is ready to play at the Hawthorns. His withdrawal just after half-time at the Madejski was the first time this season he has not finished a match – including the 120 minutes at Barnsley in the previous round of the League Cup – and his absence would be a blow for Martinez. last_img read more

Simon Mignolet: Philippe Coutinho’s return to fitness a welcome boost for Reds

first_img Having lost at Newcastle last weekend and struggled to beat Swansea at home the previous week, the Brazil international’s recovery from a hamstring injury after missing four matches is a welcome boost. Even Coutinho could not provide the inspiration to overcome a limited Sion side when he came off the bench in the Europa League on Thursday, but his invention will be crucial in helping to break down another robust side in West Brom – who have conceded just five goals in seven away matches this season. “It’s obviously nice to hear the manager say that so openly in the public and that he’s behind you,” the 27-year-old added. “I knew that already. He had spoken with me. He speaks with every player. “You know what he’s about and what he likes. “It gives you a lot of confidence and it’s nice to hear but, by the same token, it doesn’t mean anything because you have to keep showing on the pitch what you can do and what you are about. “I’ll keep working hard to improve and keep my head down. “I’m not really concerning myself about a new contract. There are games to be played and that’s what I am focused on. “Games come thick and fast and that’s the only thing that matters at the moment. “Of course I’m happy at Liverpool and I want to stay here.” The return to fitness of playmaker Philippe Coutinho gives Liverpool their creative fulcrum back, according to goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. “With Philippe coming back we have got a lot of creativity in those kind of spaces and that’s something we need to look at, especially in these type of games,” the Belgium goalkeeper said. “Sion were well organised, they played on the counter-attack and sat back and we have to try to find the solutions to try to create chances. “They are different games compared to when you go away to big teams and they give you the opportunity to play. “We have to find a way in these type of games when they sit back. “Sunday will probably be similar. They will look to be dangerous on the counter-attack and maybe with a set-piece. “You have to accept it and make a plan for it and try to ensure you do the things you need to do.” Mignolet’s future as Liverpool’s first-choice goalkeeper has been the subject of much speculation in recent weeks, so much so that manager Jurgen Klopp spoke out in support of the player. There have even been preliminary talks over an extension to his contract, which does not expire until 2018, and the Belgian is happy with life at Anfield. Press Associationlast_img read more

Pat’s Owner Robert Kraft Awarded “Jewish Nobel Prize”

first_imgNew England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will be in Jerusalem next week to accept what’s nicknamed the “Jewish Nobel Prize.”Despite recently being charged with two counts of soliciting a prostitute in Florida, Kraft is being awarded the Genesis Prize for his support of Israel and Jewish causes, which comes with a $1-million prize.Kraft is set to have lunch with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and give the keynote speech at the awards ceremony.It’ll be Kraft’s biggest public appearance since he was charged earlier this year with soliciting prostitution at a Florida massage parlor.No word if the Jewish Nobel Prize comes with ring Kraft can add to his collection of Super Bowl bling.last_img

Syracuse switches Alex Lamontagne and Taylor Bennett but can’t match Virginia in 3-1 loss

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 19, 2017 at 11:56 pm Contact Bobby: rpmannin@syr.edu Syracuse head coach Phil Wheddon shouted to Alex Lamontagne during the early minutes against Virginia to speak with her as the Cavaliers played the ball back to Courtney Peterson in the lower left flank. He wanted to talk tactics.Normally, he communicated her on offensive adjustments, but on Thursday night, he coached her as a defender. Gone was the three-back, wingback system Wheddon had favored all season, replaced by a 4-4-2 formation. Normally on offense, she moved to defense.“Tight,” he said, meaning he wanted Lamontagne right on the ball, as the Orange awaited its chance to counterattack, its chance to turn the season around.By the end of the night, Syracuse (7-7-2, 2-5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) executed to tie the game on a transition play set up by Taylor Bennett, who moved from defense to offense where Lamontagne usually plays. The Orange abandoned the wingback system to match up with Virginia (9-3-4, 4-1-3 ACC). It resulted in the team’s best goal of the season, but still a 3-1 loss to the Cavaliers.“We looked to the way Virginia played,” Wheddon said. “What they’re looking to do, and decided to put our team in this formation based on their personnel but also our personnel and how we can counter what they’re trying to do. It’s something that this team has done in the past.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt was a different mentality and fun, Bennett said. Wheddon indicated earlier in season that the team could use her on offense. She scored the lone goal in the win over Miami as a defender, and played offense before the collegiate level. That versatility allowed them to go away from the system they played all year for this match, Wheddon said.Virginia possessed the ball heavily early. Less than five minutes in, Montana Sutton dribbled around Lamontagne into the box and shot at Courtney Brosnan, who saved the rolling ball.“As you saw they played a 3-4-3, they tried to outnumber you on the flanks,” Wheddon said. “We knew we were probably going to have to sit a little bit deeper and absorb their pressure and then try and counter out of it.”That pressure felt, Virginia’s Hana Kerner hit a cross pass toward Lamontagne in the box. She headed it out, a routine defensive play soured. On the other end of the header, Betsy Brandon kicked the ball by Brosnan from feet away to take the lead.Syracuse regrouped, huddled together as a team while play stopped and prepared to counterattack.Twelve minutes later, Bennett recovered the ball in the defensive end and sparked the equalizer.“I got the ball towards the midfield,” she said. “I saw that Syd (Brackett) was making a heck of a run coming up the flank on the opposite side so I rewarded the run.”She passed to Brackett in stride. Brackett battled with Brianna Westrup for the 30-yard sprint into Virginia’s zone. Then she stopped, saw Georgia Allen running toward the box and passed by goalkeeper Laurel Ivory.Allen knelt low, waited, then headed the low ball through the net for her second goal of the year. She rushed toward her teammates and pointed toward her sideline in jubilation. For the moment, the new system worked. Allen said it didn’t matter that she got the goal, but that the Orange finally converted.The adjustment’s success was short-lived. After the second half in the 60th minute, Virginia swarmed Sheridan Street at midfield, got the ball left of the box and Megan Reid looped the ball to Veronica Latsko in the box who headed a ball high over Brosnan into the net.In the 78th minute, a foul call prompted a penalty kick and visibly frustrated Brosnan. Westrup’s shot sailed just over her on the left side. She went that way, but couldn’t save it. Down 3-1, Syracuse needed to abandon the new gameplan it had brought.“We then had to make a few more adjustments and play a little bit more direct and push more numbers forward,” Wheddon said.Lamontagne came up to the midfield again, but with 13 minutes left time was too thin for Syracuse to mount a comeback. Bennett said the penalty kick call was “devastating.” On a night where the team produced what may have been its best-executed goal of the season, it still fell short.Wheddon said they were on equal terms for 75 minutes, but as Kate Donovan’s final-second shot rolled to the right of an opening in the net, the scoreboard on the opposite side of the field read Virginia 3, Syracuse 1. Commentslast_img read more

Beat writers predict Syracuse to beat Pittsburgh in ACC Tournament

first_imgCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Syracuse (19-12, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) rested on Tuesday while Pittsburgh (14-18, 3-15) defeated Boston College, 80-70. The Panthers’ win set up their meeting with the Orange on Wednesday night in the ACC Tournament. SU won both regular season meetings, 74-63 and 65-56.Here’s what our beat writers expect to happen on Wednesday.Billy Heyen (23-8)“New season”Syracuse 72, Pittsburgh 63After two-straight losses, Syracuse’s players are looking forward to the “new season.” Pittsburgh will have a possible advantage after a big midgame surge on Tuesday night, but SU will be more rested. The Orange beat Pitt twice in the regular season, and some people say the third time’s the charm. But I expect the Syracuse new season to get off on the right foot as the Panthers struggle to make enough perimeter shots to hang. Comments Published on March 12, 2019 at 11:08 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Charlie DiSturco (22-9)Third time is not the charmSyracuse 70, Pittsburgh 64AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor the third time this season, Pittsburgh will look to down the Orange. And for the third time, Syracuse will come out on top. While SU has struggled mightily in second halves, they have been great against ACC bottom feeders. Expect Tyus Battle to have a dominant performance en route to another bout with Duke. Matthew Gutierrez (18-13)Third time is almost the charmSyracuse 61, Pittsburgh 60On the schedule: Close win in Charlotte late Wednesday night. Pitt looked good against SU in the team’s last meeting, and the Panthers plan to attack the 2-3 the same way Virginia Tech and Duke have: getting the ball to the middle. Whether it’ll work remains to be seen, but I take Syracuse in a back-and-forth battle. last_img read more