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.
Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Buoyed by the impressive performances of Team Nigeria athletes at the ongoing Rio Olympics, President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Habu Gumel, has ordered the payment of allowances and bonuses to the athletes.“We want these athletes to concentrate and not allow anything distract them,’’ Gumel said yesterday when he called at the Games Village. All their monies should be paid to them in full. We don’t want any distraction. It is their money and it has been released by the Federal Government,’’ he said. The announcement of the full payment is expected to calm frayed nerves and dismiss rumours that the athletes were only going to receive part payments.“It is their money and it has been released. We want total concentration of the athletes in their quest for medals for Nigeria,’’ Gumel said yesterday at the Games Village in Rio.The IOC member said that officials of Team Nigeria were working together to ensure that the athletes come out with decent performances in their various disciplines.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Syracuse has hired Shannon Doepking as its new head softball coach, SU Athletics announced Friday. She takes the place of Mike Bosch, who left for an assistant position at Florida. Doepking comes to the Orange from Dartmouth, where she was head coach for four seasons. In 2018, the Big Green went 22-18, 16-5 in the Ivy League. Her overall record at Dartmouth was 118-98.The first head coaching experience for Doepking came in 2014 at Amherst College, a Division III school. She led the Mammoths to a 21-11 record in her lone season. Doepking also had experience as an collegiate assistant coach, as part of the Stony Brook staff in 2013.Doepking’s collegiate playing career featured four seasons at Tennessee. The Volunteers made three Women’s College World Series in her time there, and finished as national runner-up in 2007.In her time at Tennessee, Doepking played catcher. In her senior season, 2008, she hit a career-best .315 with four home runs and 47 RBI. Doepking attended Highland (Calif.) High School.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDoepking is the fourth head coach in Syracuse history. She was preceded by Mary Jo Firnbach (2000-06), Leigh Ross (2007-15) and Bosch (2016-18). The Orange finished last season with a 30-20 record. Published on September 14, 2018 at 4:45 pm Contact Billy: email@example.com | @Wheyen3