Buyers and spectators arrive to the auction of 6 Augustus St, Corinda.Auctioneer Peter Burgin paused the auction at that point to seek instructions from the vendors and restarted it with a bid of $750,000 from a fifth bidder. One of the original bidders wasn’t prepared to let the property go and the two parties increased their bids in increments of $500 until the property sold at $754,000. The successful buyers were Michelle and Michael Sayers, a young couple from Graceville with a three-year-old son and a baby on the way. The couple were looking to upsize after selling their two-bedroom Graceville home. Auctioneer Peter Burgin at the auction of 6 Augustus St, Corinda. Photo: JONO SEARLEMr Sayers said his strategy was to bid short and sharp from the start. “We bought our last house from an auction and no one bid at all, so we did a blind bid,” he said. “That was worse than bidding at auction, so this time I thought ‘I’m definitely bidding’.”Mrs Sayers said her heart was pounding throughout the auction but she was glad they could now call the home theirs. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago“We definitely liked the location and it’s been renovated beautifully,” she said. “It’s got a lot of character and a good feel. There’s quite a bit of space downstairs and, having kids, that really appealed to us.” The home at 6 Augustus St, Corinda had been renovated prior to auction. Photo: JONO SEARLE.Mr Eaton said the vendors, an older couple planning on a sea change, were happy with the result.He said interest in the property was strong. “During the campaign we had 34 groups come through … and we had a couple of offers prior to auction,” he said. In Wavell Heights, a Queenslander in need of a renovation also sold at auction to a young family on Saturday.The three-bedroom home at 9 Jeffcott St sold for $725,000. The median house price in the area is $649,5000. Michelle and Michael Sayers, with son Hudson, are the new owners of 6 Augustus St, Corinda. Photo: JONO SEARLE.A renovated pre-war home and a classic Queenslander on a big block both smashed suburb medians when selling at auction in Brisbane. In Corinda, a revamped cottage at 6 Augustus St sold under the hammer for $754,000, well above the suburb median of $730,000, on Saturday, April 29. Marking agent Paul Eaton of Place Graceville said the three-bedroom, pre-war home was on a 420sq m block and had been tastefully renovated and built in underneath. The auction of the property attracted six registered bidders and a crowd of more than 40 people, including a couple of neighbours peeking over the fence. An opening bid of $600,000 kicked off the fast-paced proceedings and four bidders drove the price up to $730,000 within two minutes. The home at 9 Jeffcott St, Wavell Heights.Marketing agent Nick Kouparitsas of Ray White Ascot said the property, which had original VJ walls, timber fretwork and high ceilings, had been in the same family for 102 years. “The gentleman who lived there passed away in 1999 and it passed to his niece and nephew,” Mr Kouparitsas said. “They were the ones selling and there were a few tears at the end. It was an emotional sale but they were happy with the result.”There were 11 registered bidders at the auction with six actively placing bids. Proceedings began with an opening bid of $500,000 and steadily increased to $720,000, at which point the property was declared on the market before selling at $725,000. The Jeffcott St home has classic featured including VJ walls and timber fretwork.Mr Kouparitsas said interest in the home was strong thanks to the 930sq m block across two lots in a sought after area. “It had city views and it was a great project for someone who wanted to tackle a renovation,” he said. Mr Kouparitsas said the new owners were a young family looking to be closer to school and work. “At the moment they’re just going to do minor renovations and then renovate it further in the long term,” he said.
“As is our process, we take appropriate action when we have evidence that a streamer has acted in violation of our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service,” Twitch says. “These apply to all streamers regardless of status or prominence in the community.”For his future, Dr Disrespect told PC Gamer he was at one point considering streaming independently on his personal website. But he also said he was considering options like YouTube and Facebook.”I’m more focused on just making sure whatever we do next, whether it’s a platform move or not, that it’s the right decision for the community and Champions Club that follows me,” he said. “And that makes sense to what I want to continue to accomplish with this character in terms of taking things to the next level, and whether it’s streaming or outside of streaming. So it’s just being conscientious of that decision.” MORE: What we know about why Dr Disrespect was banned from TwitchThe video appeared to be a parody of a news report on Dr Disrespect himself, poking fun at the mystery surrounding his absence. “When I say this is a developing story, I mean it’s a developing story because I am now receiving word: Dr Disrespect may return to streaming as soon as today,” the voice in the video says. “This is some big, big news from the two-time Streamer Of The Year. And thankfully here at BSM news, our sources are actually legit.”Since Dr Disrespect is permanently banned on Twitch, many took a look at his YouTube page for clues. That’s when people noticed he seemingly added a “Join” button to his page. Join allows YouTube subscribers to pay a monthly fee ($4.99 in this case) for exclusive features on his page. It’s essentially the same as Twitch subscription. Dr Disrespect https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/6/63/dr-disrespect-youtube_1ldw5nhepwmaq1bl5w0jpuc56q.png?t=-988826773&w=500&quality=80MORE: Ninja returns to Twitch, but is it for good?The $4.99 monthly fee allows fans to join the Champions Club, a term Dr Disrespect uses to describe his fan base.”Feel the Power,” the ad for the channel reads. “Join the most dominate digital society the world has ever seen!”Despite this, esports reporter Rod Breslau says there is no official deal between YouTube and Dr Disrespect.Dr Disrespect was permanently banned on Twitch on June 26 this year. After weeks of silence, aside from a lone tweet, he spoke out about his Twitch ban and what he planned to do in the future. He never provided details as to what caused his ban, but did talk briefly to PC Gamer about the mystery surrounding it.From PC Gamer:Interviewer: So are you able to confirm that legal action is taking place? You are taking legal action against Twitch?Dr Disrespect: We are considering taking legal action.Interviewer: When do you think you might if ever have a definitive answer as to the reason why you were banned?Dr Disrespect: Honestly, we just don’t know.Also from that interview, Dr Disrespect said he will never stream on Twitch again.As for Twitch’s side of things, the platform has not commented publicly on the ban. The streaming service has only released a general statement on the issue when pressed by media outlets. (YouTube) Is Dr Disrespect returning to streaming? A post on his Instagram Live suggests that’s the case.The popular video game streamer, who was banned on Twitch for unknown reasons, posted an interesting clip to his Instagram page Thursday afternoon. The video suggested a return to streaming as early as Thursday.
By Annette NewellThe White House has a warning for Portland and nine other areas. It’s about troubling trends, in COVID-19 infections.The message comes from a leading member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, Dr. Deborah Birx.She said in a private call to state and local government and health officials across the country, that she sees troubling coronavirus numbers in ten areas, including Portland.“We are concerned that both Baltimore and Atlanta remain at a very high level,” said Dr. Birx. She also listed, “Kansas City, Portland, Omaha.”She warned that family gatherings and vacations can cause “superspreader events.”“We often think that family members could not possibly have COVID. But we have to remember that there is significant asymptomatic spread,” said Dr. Birx.She encouraged communities across the country, to continue promoting social distancing and wearing masks.Dr. Birx says areas with a high percentage of coronavirus cases or positive tests — should stop family gatherings.She also said the states that took early action are seeing improvement.