Harcourts Coastal director of international marketing, Ray Wei, said he handled about up to 20 new Chinese buyers a week on the Gold Coast. Picture: Jerad WilliamsGOLD Coast real estate agents are gearing up for an influx of wealthy Chinese property buyers this weekend flying in to celebrate Chinese New Year.With many Chinese tourist staying on the Glitter Strip, property experts say up to half will inspect a property during their stay. Hope Island is the number one suburb on the Coast among Chinese property seekers over the past six months with more than 550 searches, according to realestate.com.au.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North12 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoIt ranked seventh in Queensland with the Brisbane suburb of Carindale leading the search charge.Harcourts Coastal agent Sally O’Neill said half of her property inquiry in Hope Island came from potential Chinese buyers.“They’re especially interested in the high-end properties,” she said.“They like the fact that they’re in gated enclaves as they can then go back to China and know their house is safe and secure.”Harcourts Coastal director of international marketing, Ray Wei, said he handled about up to 20 new Chinese buyers a week on the Gold Coast.He said the golfing, fishing and boating lifestyle at Hope Island as well as the security and its proximity to Brisbane made the suburb attractive to Chinese buyers.
Lucas Perez’s move to Arsenal on Tuesday added £17.1m to the summer spending totalPremier League summer transfer spending has surpassed £1bn for the first time.Clubs had spent a combined £1.005bn as of 08:30 BST yesterday’s transfer deadline day, according to sports business group Deloitte.The previous record of £870m, set last year, was passed on Thursday, six days before transfer deadline day.Arsenal’s £52m double signing of Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi on Tuesday helped push spending beyond the £1bn mark. Premier League clubs are benefitting from a new £5.1bn television deal coming into force, meaning they have more spending power, and 12 teams have broken their transfer record this summer.Earlier this month, Manchester United set a new British transfer record when they spent £89m on Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.But some managers have complained that British clubs are being asked to pay too much for players on the back of the TV deal.Chelsea boss Antonio Conte last week said the market was “crazy”, and that he was being asked to “pay £50m for medium players”.The transfer window in England closed at 23:00 BST last night.PLAYER FROM TODavid Luiz P.S.G Chelsea (£38m)Mario Balotelli Liverpool Nice (Free Transfer)Jack Wilshere Arsenal Bournemouth (Loan)Islam Slimani S’Lisbon Leicester City (£29.7m)Eliaquim Mangala Man City Valencia (Loan)Joe Hart Man City Torino (Loan)Wilfried Bony Man City Stoke City (Loan)Marcos Alonso Florentina Chelsea (£24m)Samir Nasri Man City Sevilla (Loan)Alvaro Arbeloa Free Agent West Ham (One year deal)Georges-Kevin N’Koudou Marseille Tottenham (five-year deal)Serge Gnabry Arsenal Werder Bremen (£4.5million)Kenneth Omeruo Chelsea Alanyaspor (Loan)Lazar Markovic Liverpool Sporting Lisbon (Loan)Juan Cuadrado Chelsea Juventus (Loan)Nigel de Jong – LA Galaxy GalatasarayAsamoah Gyan – Shanghai SIPG Al-Ahli (Loan)Emmanuel Riviere Newcastle Osasuna (Loan)Didier Ndong Lorient Sunderland (£13.6m)Bruno Martins Indi Porto Stoke (Loan)Umar Sadiq Roma Bologna (Loan)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
THE Station House Hotel is FIVE YEARS OLD today and we have just announced the winner of our last of five competitions all this week.Yesterday’s prize was the last – and is a Cosy Overnight Stay for Two with Breakfast at the fabulous Station House HotelTHE WINNER OF the prize for yesterday was NOREEN BYRNE, ANNAGRY WITH: I’d love to win a Cosy Overnight Stay at The Station House Hotel because my husband and I will be 35 years married on Sunday and would love a treat! ENJOY NOREEN!And thank you to everyone at the brilliant Station House for a week packed with prizes. Happy 5th Birthday.HAPPY BIRTHDAY STATION HOUSE! FINAL WINNER ANNOUNCED was last modified: July 30th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)