Million dollar property sales continue to be on the rise

first_img901/21 Pixley St, Kangaroo Point is listed for offers of more than $4 million. Picture: realestate.com.auSELLING for more than $1 million has become more common with the proportion of sales for more that level now at record highs.While southern capitals have enjoyed a substantial lift in $1m plus sales, Brisbane’s market has also experienced a significant lift.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 – July00:47In the year to June 2017 nationally 23.2 per cent of house sales in capital cities and 10.8 per cent of unit sales were for more than $1 million.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoIn Brisbane 7.9 per cent of houses which sold in the year to June went for more than $1 million compared to ten years ago when only 2.4 per cent of house sales breached the barrier.Big ticket unit sales have not increased as substantially in the same period, with 2.8 per cent of unit sales in the year to June for more than $1 million compared to 2.4 per cent ten years ago. 22 Dover St, Hawthorne is listed for offers of more than $1 million. Picture: realestate.com.auCoreLogic analyst Cameron Kusher said with dwelling values continuing to climb he anticipated in another twelve months an even higher proportion of sales would be more for than $1 million.“The flip-side of this is that the ongoing increase in the proportion of residential properties selling in excess of $1 million highlights the ongoing deterioration in the availability of housing affordability,’’ he said.There were more than 1000 houses within the greater Brisbane area listed on realestate.com.au with an asking price of $1 million or more and 198 units.These range from an apartment at Kangaroo Point, seeking interest of more than $4 million to a four-bedroom home at Hawthorne seeking offers of more than $1 million.last_img read more

Celebrate Haitian Heritage Month In South Florida

first_imgMay is all about celebrating Haiti across the US and South Florida. There are a number of activities you can participate in during this Haitian Heritage Month.Here is a list of events in South Florida::May 1-31stLakou Lakay art exhibit at North Miami Public Library, 835 NE 132nd St., North Miami. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 9:30 a.m– 5p.m. Friday and Saturday; Closed Sundays. Free.May 10thHaitian Heritage Day Celebration, 6 to 8 p.m., Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Terr.May 11thScreening of “Kafou,” a dark-comedy with English subtitles directed by Haitian filmmaker Bruno Mourral, 7 p.m. at the Overtown Performing Arts Center, 1074 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33136. $5 for Overtown residents and $13 for general admission.Black Lounge Film Series Screening of “Liberty in a Soup” 4-5:30 p.m. at Culmer Overtown Braqnch Library, 350 NW 13th St. Free. RSVP here. SPICE IT UP! Miami Haitian Heritage Month Celebration “Real Men Cook” 7 p.m. Caribbean Marketplace, 5925 NE Second Ave., Miami. Cost $50. RSVP at 305-492-7868 or EventBrite.Performance: Jamilah Sabur “Beneath the rivers, there are no borders,” 8 p.m. Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr.May 12thTap Tap Unveiling, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Caribbean Marketplace, 5925 NE Second Ave., MiamiMay 13thJoël and Mushy Widmaier in concert, 6 to 9 p.m., Amaturo Theater at Broward Performing Arts Center, 201 SW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets $23.58 – 35.00, available at Ticketmaster or Broward Center.May 16thPre-Compas Fest Unplugged, 7 p.m., Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Terr. Cost $20. Call 855-736-7420 or EventBrite.May 17thA Conversation With…Diaspora Speaks, Caribbean Marketplace, 5925 NE Second Ave., Miami. FreeHaitian Compas Festival Kickoff Party featuring NuLook, Sweet Micky, T-Vice, Cafe Iguana, 8358 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines. Doors open 10 p.m. $40. For more information call 305 945-8814.May 18thSounds of Little Haiti – Haitian Flag Day edition — featuring former Haiti President Michel Martelly, aka “Sweet Micky” 6 p. m. Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Terr., MiamiYouth art competition: Forever 1804, presented by Kultural Kontractors, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Little Haiti Cultural Complex visual arts building, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami.Afrikin 2018| art, culture and fashion, 6 to 11:45 p.m., 144O Biscayne Blvd., Miami.Haitian Compas Festival All Black Affair featuring Nulook, Djakout  #1, Harmonik, KAI, and Mikaben, Cafe Iguana, 8358 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines. Doors open 10 p.m. $40. For more information call 305 945-8814.May 20thHaitian Compas Festival All White Affair After Party featuring Kreyola, Vayb, Djakout #1, Cafe Iguana, 8358 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines. Doors open 10 p.m. $40. For more information call 305 945-8814May 21stHaitian Compas Festival Official After Party featuring Roody Roodboy, 5Lan, Harmonik, Kai, DJ TonyMix, Cafe Iguana, 8358 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines. Doors open 10 p.m. Pembroke Pines $40May 25thPoetic Lakay, 7 to 11 p.m., Caribbean Marketplace, 5925 NE Second Ave., Miami.Best Nation Ayiti, 9 a.m. to noon. Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami.May 26thAnniversary of the official naming of Little Haiti and Caribbean Market Day, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Caribbean Marketplace and Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 5925 NE Second Ave. Miami.May 28thThe Haitian Compas Festival sponsors a Mass in memory of departed Haitian musicians at 11 a.m. at Notre Dame d’Haiti Catholic Church, 110 NE 62nd St. Miami.May 30thLittle Haiti Senior Day, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Terr.May 31stLakou Lakay: In My Own Backyard – Mother’s Day edition. 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Free. Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd.Haitian History Bee finale, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stephen P. Clark, 111 NW First St., Miami.last_img read more

Lakers’ Phil Handy extends his coaching passion with pandemic-proof app

first_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Sometimes the greatest validation is the quiet kind. Last August, Bryant asked Handy to organize the Mamba Pro Invitational at his facility in Thousand Oaks. It received no public coverage until a month after it had happened – Bryant and Handy helped organize both the exclusive invite list and the workouts themselves.It’s an honor that has taken on a different meaning to Handy since Bryant died tragically in January, but even at the time, it was something he counted as one of the biggest achievements in his career.“It was the ultimate sign of respect, just him believing in how I work,” he said. “That was one of the pinnacles for me.”Bryant’s respect also poured out in another way: Handy worked out with his daughter Gianna, which Campanella saw as an even more humbling responsibility.“There’s nothing greater than a father saying, ‘I put my child in your hands,’” he said. “When Kobe tells Phil, ‘Train my daughter,’ to me, that carries far more weight.”When the quarantine lifts, Handy hopes to resume a run at a sixth consecutive Finals appearance with the Lakers. He hopes his offseason will feature in-person workouts ranging from the NBA’s best to would-be prep hoopers. But in the meantime, he’ll come to you through your phone – and in a world under lockdown, that’s no small feat.“I can’t be everywhere, but it’s cool to know a simple app can play a role in getting people through a really tough time globally,” he said. “It kind of blows me away.”Lakers assistant coach Phil Handy has spent the past few years filming and designing an app, 94 Feet of Game (named for his training company), that stands out as a pandemic-proof tool for people with a basketball, a little bit of space to dribble and plenty of time to kill as they look to polish their fundamentals or work on more advanced skills. (Photo courtesy of 94FEETOFGAME.com) Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years It’s a time when basketball, as we know it, is profoundly limited. Gyms are closed. Hoops are being removed from outdoor courts to discourage pick-up games. For many people who are stuck in quarantine, the app has become a basketball lifeline. And for Handy, it’s one way in which he can stick to the passion that has guided him since those days zipping from gym to gym in his car.“Every inch of my body, this is what I was put on earth to do – I found my calling,” he said. “I miss playing, but it’s not like I wish I was still playing. My love, just watching athletes getting better at what they’re doing.”OLD-SCHOOL WORK ETHICRyan Sypkens got an enigmatic call from Handy a few years ago, offering to fly the Sacramento native down to L.A. for a long day’s work.Sypkens, a UC Davis alum who retired with a number of school 3-point records and later became a trainer himself, took the flight, was picked up at the airport and shuttled to a gym, where he wound up working with Handy for about four hours. There were cameras and lights, and there were a few extra takes, but otherwise it felt like a normal workout – albeit a long one.“If you watch the last couple drills, I’m definitely dragging a little bit,” Sypkens said. “I wasn’t in the same shape I was when I was playing, so I had to fight through it.”The final cuts of the workout are some of the drills Handy now has in his app, which was developed with the company Star Vizn. The app provides a free daily workout, and a full subscription offers well over 100 videos of drills and coaching concepts that range from fundamentals to advanced skills that reasonably take hours and hours to perfect.It took some time for Handy to come around to the idea that his workouts should be shared. Jeff Campanella, one of his closest friends since they were teenagers, remembers telling Handy in the late 1990s that he should record his workouts on DVD.“He’s the kind of person who makes you feel like a million bucks,” Campanella said. “Phil pours energy and emotion that makes people feel special. There was that time early in his career he was spending more money on gas than he was getting paid because he loves it so much.”His workout partners on the app also include Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash and Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes, clients he’s worked with over the years. Handy stresses that they were paid for their labor: His relationships with NBA stars bolster his credibility, but he tries not to use them as publicity props. One of his other app workout partners is Isabella “Jiggy” Escribano, a pint-size girl who showcases her dribbling prowess to more than 82,000 Instagram followers — Handy takes pride in being an equal opportunity coach regardless of gender or skill level.Barnes’ workout, which largely focuses on ball-handling, felt a lot like the normal workouts he’s done with Handy for years, he said. The 27-year-old Barnes has appreciated their work together because, in one sense, it represents a return to old-school work ethic.“In this day and age, people glamorize everything on social media,” Barnes said. “People can go and watch highlights, but that’s the result of a lot of work that goes behind that. And Phil is one of those guys who can tell kids, high schoolers, college, other NBA players, ‘OK you can work on these things if you have a ball and  five to 10 feet of concrete.”It’s a background Handy can relate to himself.SHAPING HIS PASSIONMany basketball careers are born in a school gym or at AAU tournaments. Handy’s started in church.The youngest of seven siblings, Handy grew up in the Bay Area and attended what was then called the Worldwide Church of God, which hosted a basketball league that spawled across the United States. At the time, it was a reasonable facsimile of what AAU has become, and from ages 10 to 18, Handy learned most of what he knew playing with his church team.His coach for that was his brother, C.L. Handy Jr., who was just seven years older. Phil first developed his love of the game from watching his older brothers play.“Sometimes I watch his videos, and it looks like what I used to do for hours and hours in the garage on 35th Avenue,” C.L. Jr. said. “He watched us go play pick-up, dribble up and down, go to the park and play horse, play double court with guys we don’t know. And over time, he became more interested, and it just planted that seed.”C.L. called Phil “my guy” on those church teams, the stud of kids his age. But their relationship wasn’t defined by favoritism: One of Phil’s searing memories was from a close game, when he defied his brother’s instructions and took technical free throws in place of a more sure-shooting teammate – and missed them. The team went on to win the game, but Phil was glued to the bench during the comeback. C.L. wasn’t going to let anyone, especially not his brother, put himself before the team.“I was mad – I didn’t talk to my brother the whole ride home,” Phil said. “But over time I learned when a coach says something, be respectful. That went a long way with me.”In other ways, C.L. was Phil’s greatest advocate: At a time when his high school and college coaches wanted to put the 6-foot-5 athletic swingman on the wings, C.L. played his brother at point guard – and got frustrated when his other coaches in other leagues couldn’t see Phil’s value at the helm of an offense. It wasn’t until Phil turned pro – after stints at Skyline JC in San Bruno and Hawaii – that he found himself a regular point guard again.Phil’s pro career, which included stops in Europe, Australia and Israel among others, helped him accumulate a rich inventory of coaching experiences: One of his favorite stints came in England, when he played for Nick Nurse with the Manchester Giants (later going to work for him as an assistant in Toronto). He’s had stints under Rick Adelman, Eric Musselman and Mike Thibault.He’s played for coaches he didn’t like, too, which helped solidify how important it was to be firm, but encouraging. Nothing made him upset quite like watching a coach who would get too personal on the court, which was a guaranteed way to keep basketball from being fun.“When you cross the line, you start challenging people’s manhood, you make it not about basketball,” he said. “I had some coaches who were bad people in that sense. That was enough for me when I got into this business: I knew it doesn’t always have to be this way.”BUILDING A BUSINESSAfter Handy’s career ended in the late ’90s, he said he knew he wanted to be a trainer. But it took him a while to get there.Many of his lessons in work ethic came from his father, C.L. Handy Sr., who owned a steel fabrication company in Oakland. As a teenager, Phil worked summers at the family business: It was blue-collar labor, spent moving, cutting and shaping steel rebar that would form the foundations of buildings throughout the Bay Area.C.L. Junior, who went into the business himself, recalled a few weeks when Phil retired from playing and returned to the company.“He had a short run working for my father,” C.L. laughed. “It was apparent that it was not for him.”For a time, Phil thought real estate might be the answer. He helped find clients for a profitable venture with some friends, and that offered him security for a few years. But it wasn’t his passion, and eventually – with the support of his wife – he walked away from it in order to jump into training in 2003.“I actually asked my partners to buy me out in the business, and they were mad,” he said. “They were saying, ‘Our business is going so well, why are you leaving?’”It was a reasonable question: At the time, Handy had no basketball clients waiting. He built his training business purely on word-of-mouth with recommendations. He drove all over the region to gyms in search of players he could help. Eventually 94 Feet of Game, and Handy himself, became a deeply respected regional enterprise.“Everyone knew that he was the No. 1 trainer at the time,” said Sypkens, who first started working with Handy as a teenager. “If you could work with him, you were lucky. You had to be somebody who he saw loved the game – not necessarily the best player, but just committed to yourself.”Before securing his first NBA job with the Lakers in 2011, Handy had already started assembling a list of NBA clients, but he also worked out with players at local colleges – St. Mary’s was one of his home bases.C.L. Jr. remembers one of these workouts which included Barnes and other pros and college players – it was one of the first times he’d watched his brother coach live. He watched the personal attention his brother gave each player, how he tailored the workouts, how he kept upbeat while still being tough, how he demonstrated each skill he wanted them to learn.“It just blew me away,” he recalled. “Afterward, I told him, ‘You tell me all the time that I was a great influence on what you’re doing, but at this point, the student has become the teacher. You’ve surpassed what I’ve given you. You are now the man.’”RESPECT OF LEGENDSHandy was not the first skill development coach, but in many ways, the trajectory of his career represents the rising importance of coaches with his background on the modern NBA staff, which is now commonplace.Handy might be most well known for being the only non-Warriors employee whose teams have played in the last five NBA Finals, winning with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016 and the Toronto Raptors last summer. During those campaigns, he has worked with stars diligently on their games – yielding results which he’s reticent to take credit for, but others say his work speaks for itself.Sypkens would point to how Irving improved his balance and post game while Handy worked with him on the Cavaliers; how Leonard’s IQ running ball screens and pick-and-roll improved when he was traded to Toronto; how James’ mid-range and post game have some resemblance to those of Bryant, one of Handy’s longtime friends and clients. Throughout the league, the principles of balance and ball-handling that Handy has championed are becoming more common.“I don’t know if you can credit Phil for every little thing that some of those guys have improved,” Sypkens said, “but he’s a huge part of it.”Related Articlescenter_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe 48-year-old has spent the past few years filming and designing an app, 94 Feet of Game (named for his training company), that stands out as a pandemic-proof tool for people with a basketball, a little bit of space to dribble and plenty of time to kill.There might be no one better suited to do this than Handy, whose humble training origins eventually cascaded into a career as a heralded NBA assistant who has worked with LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kyrie Irving and Kawhi Leonard. While the salt-and-pepper stubble is a surefire sign of his age, watching him dribble on the court in a blur might make you believe he’s a younger man.It’s one of his guiding principles as a coach: If you can’t do it, don’t teach it.“Athletes are visual learners: they see stuff, they pick it up,” he said. “Everything I teach, I do. If I can’t do something, I’m not just going to point and say, ‘OK do this.’”These days, Handy shares evidence of his lessons on his Instagram page – and most of them are not NBA stars. They’re wannabe ballers – practicing in their driveways, in their garages, in their living rooms and kitchens during isolation, mimicking video workouts that Handy has posted to his app. In the last week, Handy has released a free 10-minute cut of his dribbling workout that can be done at home. He has always done his best work on the court. But for a decade, as he built his training business, Phil Handy’s office was a silver Volkswagen GTI that rattled across roads all over Northern California.He loaded up his car in the morning from his home in El Dorado Hills – 30 miles east of Sacramento – and drove to Marin County, directly north of San Francisco. Sometimes he wound through the Bay Area to Stanford or St. Mary’s College or UC Davis or Berkeley. Many days, maybe even most days, Handy would have logged 500 miles of driving by the end of a 14-hour shift, toting a bag of balls, jump rope, cones and other knick-knacks he needed for his word-of-mouth basketball training service.“Looking back on it, to tell you the truth, I don’t even know how I did it,” Handy said, laughing during a recent interview. “The only way I got through it was because I loved doing it so much.”In the nearly two decades since he started, much has changed: Handy is now a front-of-the-bench assistant coach for the Lakers, his client list is higher profile and his commute is much shorter. But the same thing is true now that was true then: Phil Handy will bring his coaching to you. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Friday July 12th KGLO Morning News

first_imgListen to the KGLO Morning News from Friday, July 12thlast_img