The home at 12 Beeston St, Teneriffe.A FEAR of missing out is driving home hunters in Brisbane’s two most expensive suburbs to snap up properties weeks before they go under the hammer.Buyers suffering from so-called FOMO are making offers on homes within days of them listing to avoid competing for limited stock in the sought-after suburbs of New Farm and Teneriffe, according to local prestige agents. A good example is the sale of a three-bedroom cottage on Teneriffe Hill, sold prior to auction for $2.4 million.The contemporary house on a 304 sqm block at 12 Beeston St was due to go to auction, but received three competing offers within the first week of listing.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 2019Matt Lancashire, of Ray White, negotiated the sale to a local owner-occupier who had been looking for a suitable place in the area for some time and didn’t want to miss out on this one.“Stock’s so tight at the moment there’s not a lot of choice, particularly in that part of Teneriffe,” Mr Lancashire said.“That $2 to $3 million range is so buoyant that there are no issues with a shortage of buyers.”The architecturally designed cottage is perched on an elevated position with amazing city views from the second living zone.A four-bedroom property at 153 James St, New Farm, fetched $2.71 million after receiving multiple offers. Ray White’s Scott Darwon negotiated the sale.Teneriffe has Brisbane’s most expensive median house price of $2.1 million, while New Farm’s is $1.57 million, according to CoreLogic.
Former Open champion Darren Clarke has been been forced to withdraw from this week’s Masters through injury. Clarke pulled a hamstring more than a week ago while on holiday on the Bahamian island of Abaco and will miss the season’s first major championship, which gets under way on Thursday. “It is with deep regret that I will not be able to play at Augusta this year,” Clarke said on his official website. “Playing in the Masters is one of golf’s greatest pleasures and I am very disappointed to be missing out.” Clarke pulled out of last week’s Valero Texas Open in the hope that further rest would speed his recovery, but intensive treatment twice a day failed to have the required results. The 44-year-old Northern Irishman, who missed the cut at Augusta last year on his first appearance since 2007, has yet to set a date for his return to action. Press Association
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As the Minnesota Wild delved deeper into a second search for a general manager in as many years, Bill Guerin emerged from the vetting process as their best choice. He interviewed for the job the previous time, too. Wild owner Craig Leipold initially wanted a candidate with previous experience as an NHL GM, but he changed his mind as he got to know Guerin with team president Matt Majka and executive adviser Mike Modano. Guerin replaces Paul Fenton, who was fired three weeks ago. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Napheesa Collier scored 19 points, Damiris Dantas had 17 points and a career-high eight assists, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 86-70. Minnesota scored the first five points of the game, never trailed and led by as many as 23 points to end a three-game losing streak. MASON CITY — The fall sports season gets underway tonight with a number of football scrimmages, and there is one regular-season game on the local football schedule:=== Clear Lake will host Humboldt for a scrimmage at Lions Field starting at 5 o’clock tonight.=== Mason City High will host Forest City for a scrimmage at Mohawk Field tonight starting at 7 o’clock. There will also be a volleyball scrimmage in the gym at 5 o’clock. All fall teams will be introduced during the football scrimmage.=== Newman will host Clarion-Goldfield-Dows in a football scrimmage starting at 7 o’clock.=== There are a handful of regular-season Class A and 8-Man football games across the state. The only local regular-season game tonight will have North Iowa hosting West Bend-Mallard in non-district 8-Man play.Tonight you can hear the Iowa High School Football Scoreboard Show from Radio Iowa from 10:00-11:30 on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB and kribam.com IOWA CITY — After losing a pair of standout tight ends Iowa’s wide receivers look to step up this season. Noah Fant and T.J. Hockenson both left early for the NFL after earning All American honors and offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz will need to find a way to fill the void.Ferentz says the wide receivers did make a lot of progress last season.Ferentz believes playmakers will emerge.Juniors Ihmir Smith-Marsette and Brandon Smith combined for 51 catches and five touchdowns a year ago.Redshirt freshman Nico Ragaini has shined in practice at slot. The Hawkeyes need to replace Nick Easley and his 52 receptions from last year.Ragaini says spending a year watching Easley helped his game.The Hawkeyes open August 31st at home against Miami of Ohio.