Bush calls on Bar for assistance

first_imgBush calls on Bar for assistance September 15, 2005 Regular News Bush calls on Bar for assistance Help needed in locating housing for Katrina’s refugees Gov. Jeb Bush has asked The Florida Bar to help find property owners in Florida willing to provide temporary shelter for refugees left homeless by Hurricane Katrina.Last year, a number of Florida land owners offered their properties as temporary shelters under certain terms and conditions. Again, the State of Florida is working closely with FEMA and volunteer organizations to do the same for Katrina’s victims who have been displaced and are seeking refuge in Florida.“We are trying to identify like-minded individuals and corporate citizens who are willing to step forward similarly now,” said Bar President Alan Bookman.“The governor’s office has asked that I encourage Florida Bar members to contact your clients and others you know who own property in Florida to ask that they participate in these efforts,” Bookman said.“Time is critical for assembling this relief program. Gov. Bush and his staff appreciate all of our efforts and any assistance you can identify.”Once you have identified a possible participant in this program, send contact information — name, name of organization (if applicable), address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address—to Jill Igert, of the Florida Department of Community Affairs, by e-mail to [email protected]last_img read more

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There is continued strong demand within the Queensland property market for houses and apartments

first_imgThere is continued strong demand within the Queensland property market for houses and apartments, according to the latest realestate.com.au Demand Index.Chief economist Nerida Conisbee said the findings were surprising given recent concerns about oversupply.She said there were no doubts there would continue to be challenges in the inner city Brisbane apartment market, with stock aimed at investors a major problem.“This is slowing demand as buyers wait for better quality stock,’’ she said.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 agoRealestate.com.au chief economist Nerida Conisbee said the apartment market could continue to suffer. Ms Conisbee said in other parts of the state demand remained high, particularly on the Gold Coast.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:47Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:47 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenMonthly Core Index – July00:47She said nationally after a choppy few months, demand for property had surged during July and even the struggling Western Australia market was starting to “hit its stride”.In July the realestate.com.au demand index hit another peak with only apartments in New South Wales experiencing a slight drop in demand.Tasmania remained the standout property performer with far more people wanting to buy there than there were properties available.last_img read more

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Costal town snatches title of Australia’s most expensive from Sydney

first_imgByron Bay has been named Australia’s priciest place for property. Byron Bay has snatched the title of Australia’s most expensive city from Sydney, according to new data.The costal town is not only home to celebrity heart-throb Chris Hemsworth but the country’s highest median house price at just under $1 million. The Propertyology report found the regional city has thumped Sydney with its median house price of $987,500 as of December 2018. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago The Gold Coast was ranked 14th in Australia. The Gold Coast’s median house price has jumped 12.5 per cent in the last three years. In 1998 the its median house price was just $185,000. It is ranked 6th for population, behind Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. “Based on its population of 606,000 people, Gold Coast is Australia’s sixth largest metropolis,” Mr Pressley said. “Ranked Australia’s 14th most expensive location, Gold Coast’s median house price is higher than Australia’s third largest city, Brisbane (with a) median house price of $550,000.” Byron Bay not only has pricey property, but it also has heart-throb Chris Hemsworth. The Gold Coast also featured on the national top 40 list with a $632,500 median house price, ranked 14th most expensive, behind Tweed with a $650,000 median. Propertyology head of research Simon Pressley said house prices in Byron Bay were likely to continue to rise, widening the gap between Sydney and Melbourne, where prices were falling. “Byron’s median house price increased by a whopping 64 per cent over the past five calendar years, propelling it to the top of the national table,” he said. “Sydney and Melbourne both produced a 44 per cent increase over the same five years to be $950,000 and $772,500, respectively.” MORE NEWS: Mega mansion relisted with price hikeMORE NEWS: Purplebricks exits Australian market after failure to take off Byron Bay’s median house price was a mere $140,000 in 1998, with its growth put down to location and a laid-back lifestyle. “It’s staggering that Byron has averaged double-digit growth every single year for two decades. I doubt whether there’s another city anywhere in the world that has done that,” Mr Pressley said. “Byron is only a two-hour drive up the highway to Brisbane or a one-hour flight to Sydney via Ballina, plus the Gold Coast international airport is also only an hour away.” Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) Gold Coast Chairman Andrew Henderson said Byron’s rise to No. 1 might be thanks to its celebrity residents. “It’s not a surprise given the amount of celebrity personalities that now call Byron Bay home,” he said. “The aura that has been created around the town has probably lead it to that position.“Plus there is very limited availability in the area, that supply and demand probably assisted.”last_img read more

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BH Tennis Players at Challenger Tournaments in the USA, China and Russia

first_imgBH tennis players Damir Dzumhur, Mirza Basic, Aldin Setkic and Tomislav Brkic will next week perform at the ATP Challenger Tournaments in the USA, Russia and China.The best BH tennis player Damir Dzumhur should perform at the Challenger Tournament in Irving (USA). Organizators yet have not performed the draw, but the list of player that will participate in the main draw was published at the internet page of the tournament.The 20-year-ol Sarajevan performed in qualifications for that tournament last year, but stayed without the placement to the main draw.The tournament in Irving is played for a prize pool of $ 125.000.Mirza Basic and Tomislav Brkic are playing at the Challenger in Kazan, where they are listed in the main draw. In the first round, Basic play against the fifth player, Russian Evgenij Donskoj, while Brkis is waiting for the opponent from qualifications.The tournament in Kazan is played  fro a prize pool of $ 40.000.Aldin Setkic continues his Chinese tour in Shenzhen. Setkic, who played in Guangzho last week, where he came to the quarter final, is listed in the main draw, and in the first round plays against the German Peter Torebk. The tournament is played for a prize pool of $ 75.000.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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Cranes line-up Ivory Coast in Afcon build-up

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Uganda Cranes on training grounds.[photo via @OfficialFUFA]Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Cranes will face Ivory Coast in an International friendly match in the United Arab Emirates on June 15th.The two teams will use the match to prepare for the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).Head coach Sebastien Desabre made the announcement on Monday at the Kabira Country Club in Kampala.“We have already secured the friendly against Ivory Coast and we are now working on having another friendly match on June 9th that we shall announce later,” added the coach.Desabre made it clear that his team will camp in the UAE for three weeks before flying to Egypt on June 17th. The coach said they need to prepare well for the Afcon because the objective is to qualify for the knock out stage.“We shall take every game as it comes and we are already scouting around the other teams we shall face in the group like Zimbabwe, DR Congo and hosts Egypt,” he added. The coach made it clear that although he is aware the group is tough, he knows each of the teams in the group so well. “We need to prepare well for our opening match against DR Congo because the first game means a lot,” he added.He made it clear that with good preparations his team has the quality to beat any team. Desabre made it clear that although he had summoned Maroons FC player Brian Majwega to the squad, the Uganda FA advised him to drop the player for previous disciplinary issues.The 2019 Afcon which will for the first time attract 24 teams will take place June 21st to July 19th. Besides Uganda, the other teams from the Council for East and Central African Football Associations (Cecafa) that will feature in the Afcon include; Kenya, Tanzania and Burundi.*****URNShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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