Would you buy a display home as an investment?

first_imgOpulence is evident in the kitchen.It’s one of 31 homes from 10 builders that are on show in the $500 million Helensvale community.The five-bedroom, three-bathroom Black Label design ‘The Desert’ is described as being able to ‘comfortably fit among palatial Palm Springs properties or high in the Hollywood Hills’.Inside, an atrium invites the outside in while the decor is a combination of Californian charm and the latest in integrated technologies. Modern decor features throughout. The bedroom in the master wing. An atrium fills the interior with light.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago The designer make-up station at the residence.The property also features a rear terrace and courtyard, grassed roof and separate wings, including the master wing that includes a spacious bedroom, make-up station, dressing room and ensuite with steam room. 16 Clover Way, Helensvale is on the market for $1.69 million.ONE of the first houses in the Gold Coast’s biggest display home village has hit the market.The Aston Milan display home in The Surrounds — Villawood Properties is listed for $1.69 million. A render of The Surrounds estate in Helensvale. The first phase is due for completion in 2019.According to the property listing, as part of the sale Aston Milan will lease the property off the buyer from settlement until November 2019 with a guarantee return of five per cent of the sale price.More than 195 of 620 lots in the village have been sold, with the first phase of the development due for completion in 2019.last_img read more

Return of Bacolod-Iloilo fast crafts goes smoothly

first_imgPrior to entering the terminal, passengers queue in line as they wait in turn for a temperature check. An isolation room is readily available just in case a passenger registers a high temperature. BACOLOD City – Fast craft vessels plying the Bacolod-Iloilo route set sail for the first time in more than two months after authorities imposed travel restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). PCG personnel then divide the passengers between Bacolod City residents, and those living outside of the city. Once inside the terminal passengers are required to present their identification when purchasing a ticket and go through the normal security checks. Bacolod City residents only need to submit their health cards and after which they are allowed to go on their way. Negros Occidental residents, meanwhile, undergo testing through real time-polymerase reaction at a swab booth set up outside the terminal’s premises. For arriving passengers, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel immediately retrieve the health cards issued to passengers prior to disembarkation. Seats in the waiting area are clearly marked in order for passengers to follow social distancing measures, after which another round of temperature check will be performed prior to boarding their vessel. Panay News went to the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corp. (Bredco) port over the weekend and observed that passengers have been fully cooperative with port authorities. Ferry operators are also stringent in enforcing minimum health protocols. They only accommodate 50 percent of the vessel’s total seating capacity and are also seen disinfecting the passenger accommodation areas. BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA At the roll-on/roll-off terminal, meanwhile, PCG again divides the passengers, only this time Negros Occidental residents are directed to ride a waiting bus which will take them to the Provincial Healing Center in the town of E.B. Magalona for testing./PN Last week, Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Mayor Jerry Treñas agreed to resume travel between the two cities./PNlast_img read more