The home at 62 Vale St, Wilston.COMPETITION between eighteen registered bidders helped a colonial Queenslander in Brisbane’s inner north sell for $170,000 above the reserve price.The pretty-as-a-picture home at 62 Vale St, Wilston, recently sold under the hammer for $1.87 million — defying Brisbane’s sluggish auction environment.The strong interest for the property helped push the opening bid of $1.6 million higher until the home was on the market at $1.7 million.It then came down to just three bidders, who battled it out until a local buyer had the final say.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019Marketing agent Ian Cuneo, of Ray White, said the four-bedroom, three-bathroom house on 810sq m had great street appeal and had attracted strong interest from local and interstate buyers.Auction activity can be slow this time of year, but the blue-ribbon north Brisbane suburb of Wilston is on fire, according to Mr Cuneo.He said Wilston had a high auction clearance rate, with the number of registered bidders at auctions steadily increasing.“We tend to find that the short supply of homes during this period actually increases the buyers’ activity,” Mr Cuneo said.The sale of 39 Ray St at auction recently for $3.851 million — a record price for the suburb — is testament to that.Mr Cuneo said Wilston’s proximity to the CBD, public transport, cafes and good schools made it a high-demand area.The suburb has a median house price of $1.17 million, according to CoreLogic.
Comments Published on August 29, 2015 at 11:25 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+ The second night of Syracuse field hockey’s season-opening California road trip went much like the first. It ended in a win. This time, the No. 4 Orange (2-0) rolled through the University of California, Davis (0-1), in a 4-0 victory.Roos Weers, who scored the first goal of Syracuse’s season Friday night, wasted no time in continuing what she’d started. Two minutes, 32 seconds into the contest, Weers received a backward pass from Alyssa Manley and beat UC Davis goalie Erica Cohen to the far post. Weers contributed again at 30:16, setting up Emma Tufts for a one-timer that snuck inside the far post.Syracuse went on to score two more goals, but it seemed the two-goal cushion was all the Orange backline needed. It stifled any UC Davis attempt at offense, limiting the Aggies to a single shot on goal through 70 minutes, which goalie Jess Jecko saved.Syracuse dominated on Friday like it had on Thursday. The Orange outshot Stanford and UC Davis by a combined 37 to nine margin. SU also held a 4-1 penalty corner advantage against UC Davis.And while the defense stopped UC Davis, Syracuse’s Manley added to Syracuse’s lead at 39:04 when her penalty shot found the net, giving SU a 3-0 advantage. The final goal came from SU standout Emma Russell, who beat the goalie to her left side off a feed from Laura Hurff.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse will conclude its three-game California road trip with a 3 p.m. EST game at Pacific on Aug. 31.