Southport booming with couples and families choosing to move to the suburb

first_imgMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago40 Korong St, Southport.Mr Paradise said the purchasers, a couple from Nerang, were impressed with the architecturally-designed home.“It’s got clean lines and is very modern and it’s centrally located in the TSS (The Southport School) precinct which is a highly sought-after area.”“Korong St is also a very quiet street.” 40 Korong St, Southport changed hands for $1.75 million.A COUPLE from Nerang are moving to Southport after buying a modern two-level home for $1.75 million.Ray White Prestige Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise agent Jackson Paradise said the sale of 40 Korong St set a new record for a dry block in Southport.“The area is going through huge changes with more and more people, particularly families wanting to move to the area,” Mr Paradise said.“It’s centrally located to everything, has the shops, new development and the quality of schools here is some of the best on the Coast.”The median house price in Southport according to CoreLogic is $545,000. It’s down 0.9 per cent over the past three months but up 5.7 per cent over the past 12 months. 40 Korong St, Southport.The four-bedroom two-storey property features spacious indoor and outdoor living areas, an upstairs children’s retreat or study area and a large modern kitchen.The buyers also sold their home at 66 Tunbridge Drive, Nerang through Jackson Paradise.It fetched $970,000. “It was on the market for eight days,” Mr Paradise said.“It’s a very good result for the street and the buyer.”last_img read more

President Trump signs new travel ban

first_imgA month after federal judges block President Trump’s executive order to ban residents from seven African and Middle Easter countries- Trump signed a new executive order Monday, presenting a new travel ban with not many changes made.Trump’s new travel ban will take effect March 16, exempting citizens from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from obtaining visas for at least 90 days and suspending refugees from entering the United States for 120 days.Trump’s newly drafted ban dropped Iraq from the original list of countries from January’s executive order.The executive order states the United States allied Iraqi government had undertaken steps to enhance travel documentation, information sharing, and the allowed the return of Iraqi nationals that were turned away at airports.According to CNN, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Iraq’s removal from the list came after an intense review from the State Department to improve vetting from Iraqi citizens in collaboration with the Iraqi government.The original ban came under intense criticism for banning countries that have a large Muslim population, earning its label as the “Muslim ban”.This new order states it will not prioritize religious minorities when considering refugee admission cases.But many are voicing their opinions on social media, calling the new travel ban a repeat of the previous order.“Here we go again…Muslim Ban 2.0 #NoBanNowall,” tweeted by Indiana Democratic Representative Andre Carson.During the signing of the new executive order, no media was present but White House spokesman Sean Spicer tweeted a picture of President Trump signing the new order.“This order is part of our ongoing efforts to eliminate vulnerabilities that radical Islamist terrorists can and will exploit for destructive ends,” said Tillerson.last_img read more