Under the hammer: a go-to guide of Gold Coast auctions

first_imgOne of four bathrooms.Bidding is scheduled to begin at 10am.Out in Hinterland, an acreage haven is set to go under the hammer at 2pm on Saturday. The La Vie building is award-winning.The architecturally designed 310sq m masterpiece is a stunner, with views galore of the ocean, a 360 degree vista of the Surfers Paradise skyline, Coolangatta, Burleigh National Park and the Hinterland, and a luxurious marble and oak finish.Also on Sunday, is the auction of a tightly-held waterfront home in Southport. The owners of 14 Biggs Place are selling after 30 years, giving new owners the “potential for profit”, according to marketing agent Carita Lanham of Ray White Benowa. This Southport property is on the market for the first time in 30 years.It’s all about the water at this abode — the property boasts 60m of canal frontage and access to some of the Gold Coast’s best waterways with two jetties, a boat shed and watersports storage shed. This bedroom offers the same gorgeous vista.“This should be on people’s ‘interested’ list, it’s in a highly sought after area,” said marketing agent Shelley Auffret, of Shelley Auffret Real Estate.“We’re hoping that the sale might set a benchmark in the area, and strengthen the beachside living market.”The unit is on the entire third floor of the La Vie Building, which was awarded ‘Gold Coast Best Residential Building’ in 2016. Cathedral ceilings feature heavily throughout the Mount Nathan home.The epitome of country living, the Mount Nathan residence features cathedral ceilings, an enormous kitchen, log fireplace and in-ground pool.The property, located at 304 Clagiraba Road, is set on 2.2 hectares, with sweeping views over the picturesque landscape. The property is set on 2.2 hectares. Source: realestate.com.auThere’s also a fully fenced paddock, stables and huge tankwater capacity. The property is being marketed by Clint Hynes of Ray White Oxenford. The location makes a splash.The five-bedroom, four-bathroom property features a main residence and semi-detached granny flat on a 1196sq m block. 325 Monaco St, BroadbeachA “blue chip” residence on prestigious Monaco St and an award-winning Palm Beach beachfront apartment are among properties that will go under the hammer across our region this weekend. In Broadbeach, a large waterfront home on tightly-held Monaco St is going to auction on Saturday at 11am. There’s no need to drive to the beach. Attending the auction might not be such an abstract idea.The property features five bedrooms, a separate master retreat, media room, wet bar, large swimming pool and shared pontoon, on a 1421 sqm block.If the sun-drenched beaches and cool coastal vibe of Palm Beach is more your style, you can join in when bidding gets underway at 3/470 The Esplanade on Sunday at 2pm. Waterfront views are visible from inside the Broadbeach Waters home. The auction at325 Monaco St, Broadbeach opens up the exclusive suburb.Jackson Paradise of Ray White Prestige Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise, said the home at 325 Monaco St needs a little TLC, but it’s a fantastic foot-in-the-door to the tightly-held street, known for its multimillion-dollar mega mansions and exclusive addresses.“It’s a fabulous opportunity for someone to own an entry level property on Monaco Street,” Mr Paradise said. “It’s a huge block size, the house does need work and someone can make it their own, it has good bones. It’s A-grade real estate on Monaco Street, they hardly ever come up.” Fancy a view? The sand is on your doorstep at 3/470 The Esplanade, Palm BeachMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by last_img read more

OneRiot Launches New API for Real-Time Search and Introduces Twitter-Style Ads

first_imgfrederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#news#Real-Time Web#web Related Posts center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Over 97% of all searches on real-time search engine and infrastructure provider OneRiot are now driven by the company’s partners who use OneRiot’s API to serve real-time search results. Today, OneRiot is announcing the next version of its API, which – among other things – gives content owners the ability to create real-time search engines for their domains and sites. The new API will also allow developers to integrate OneRiot’s real-time ads with the search results. OneRiot is also introducing a new ad format for Twitter apps. These ads are limited to 140 characters and include shortened URLs. The first site to use OneRiot’s new domain search is the Guardian. The newspaper’s new “Zeitgeist” tool – which gives readers a visual overview of trending topics and articles from the Guardian – is powered by the new version of the OneRiot API. Twitter-Style Ads and Vertical SearchesIn addition to this update, OneRiot now also offers developers new tools to filter search results for vertical searches such as news, videos and images, as well as for niche searches that only return results about topics like gadgets, politics and music.Given that virtually all of OneRiot’s growth and traffic dependents on keeping its partners happy, these updates are an important step for OneRiot. In this same context, it’s also an important move for OneRiot to offer Twitter-optimized results. The company already offers a wide variety of advertising solutions, but for Twitter developers, being able to just plug these new ads into their products will surely prove to be very helpful. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

iPad or Smartphone: Which Has Impacted Your Life More?

first_imgrichard macmanus Tags:#Series#UX Evolutions#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… It’s the one year anniversary of the launch of the iPad. But has the iPad had as much impact on the online world as smartphones like the iPhone and Android phones? In an internal discussion here at ReadWriteWeb, at least one of our number uses smartphones far more than the iPad. Personally, I use both the iPad and iPhone frequently – but I’d have to say that the iPad has had a bigger impact on my browsing and interaction habits over the past year. For my colleague, it’s been the opposite.Below I’ll explore some of the differences, but I’d love to hear your view in the comments. Which has had a bigger impact on your life over the past year: the iPad (or another tablet), or the smartphone?One of the best ways to illustrate the differences in using a tablet (in particular the iPad) vs. using a smartphone is to look at RSS Readers. Of course, it’s not an either/or thing. Many people, myself included, read RSS feeds on both the iPad and smartphone. Yet there is definitely a difference in user experience. I have a preference for one over the other. Let me know if you’re the same.Smartphones Last week we listed the most popular mobile RSS Readers for smartphones, at least among our savvy readers. In alphabetical order, they are Feedly (iPhone / Android), Google Reader (optimized for mobile in the browser, also the Android app), my6sense (iPhone / Android), Pulse (iPhone / Android) and Reeder (iPhone).Most of those services attempt to filter your feeds, using a variety of recommendation technologies – or just plain selecting certain feeds that it thinks you should see (in the case of Pulse).iPadOn the iPad, magazine-like functionality has proven to be a popular means of browsing feeds. There’s no better exponent of that than Flipboard, which has been one of my primary feed readers over the past year. A couple of the smartphone apps mentioned above have iPad apps too: Pulse and Reeder. With Reeder, there isn’t much difference – it’s really just that the iPad version has a larger screen, which allows for easier browsing and a better layout.Reeder iPad app, landscape view; above and to the right is the Reeder iPhone app.I’ve also experimented with a variety of iPad news apps – such as FLUD, TweetMag, Fluent News and (lately) Zite. Many of them use design flair borrowed from the world of magazines, which I personally find appealing when browsing feeds.Smartphone or iPad: Your Preference?In the end it comes down to personal preference whether you like to browse your RSS feeds on a smartphone or on the iPad. Or neither. And of course it also depends on the context. If you’re out at the mall, then you’re likely to only have your smartphone on you – so that’s how you’ll check your feeds, if need be.For me, the pleasure of consuming content via the iPad usually wins out over the portability of the smartphone when it comes to RSS feeds. That’s just one type of application. I also prefer to watch video on the iPad, make notes in Evernote’s iPad app, browse art works in Art Authority, and more.How about you – has the iPad/tablet or smartphone had a bigger impact on your daily online life over the past year? Lead photo: Anthony Sigalaslast_img read more

You Get to Play. You Don’t Get to Automatically Win.

first_imgWhen you ask your dream client for a meeting, you are playing a game. The game works like this: If you trade enough value for that meeting, your dream client says, “yes,” and you win. If what you say isn’t perceived as valuable enough to command your dream client’s time and attention, you lose.Failure is feedback. It informs your plan, and it provides you the opportunity to evolve your approach and try again.When you try to gain an agreement as to the process you and your dream client will engage in as you explore change, another game is being played. If you do an excellent job describing the process and how your dream client benefits from that process, you win. You lose when you cede control of the process to your prospective client, and you likely decrease the odds of winning.Losing control of the process means that you won’t serve your dream client well enough through the process to ensure a win, and it will educate you by teaching you what doesn’t work.Pricing conversations are another game you play. The game is won when you can justify your delta, the difference between your price and what your dream client is already paying, or your price and your competitor’s price. The game is lost when you can’t help your the contacts within the company you are calling on justify spending more to obtain the better outcomes you are trying to sell them.You will lose the game, and it will be your fault. You will also lose the game even when you do everything right.You will sometimes win the game when you play it poorly and deserve to lose. From time-to-time, you will lose the game when you deserve to win. In sales, no one goes undefeated.You can always improve, and you should always be working on getting better. That said, you always get to play the game, but the fact that you are playing does not entitle you to win. When you lose, take responsibility for the loss, make your adjustments, and play the game again.last_img read more