Why M suburbs are a great buy

first_img25 Cambanora Pl, MoorooboolTHE gentrification of Cairns’ often maligned M suburbs is in full swing with plenty of homeowners renovating cute cottages and charm-filled Queenslanders in the inner-ring locations.Far North newcomers often arrive having being warned to avoid Manunda, Mooroobool and Manoora, but take a drive down any of the streets these days and the areas are rewriting their futures. 25 Cambanora Pl, MoorooboolChampions in Real Estate principal Michelle Champion said every suburb had “good and bad areas, good and bad streets and good and bad houses”. “It isn’t just the M suburbs,” she said. “In real estate it’s all about location and M suburbs are generally closer to the CBD and this is something that will never change.“Most M suburbs are generally older subdivisions and have larger blocks and wider streets.“Some of the most expensive real estate has been sold in the M suburbs. “There are some amazing areas that are in M suburbs with city and ocean views.”So, for buyers looking for something with all those attributes, here’s a pick of the best M suburb properties for sale right now. 17 Mahogany St, Manoora Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Garage 2 Offers over $399,000 36B Little St, Manunda 36B Little Street, Manunda 25 Cambanora Pl, MoorooboolPositioned in leafy surrounds, this home sits high above the city and is immaculately maintained with an open-plan design bathed in natural sunlight. Also comes with a renovated kitchen and a tropical in-ground pool with waterfall. Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 Garage 2 $369,000More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago 17 Mahogany St, ManooraThis new construction by award-winning master builders MiHaven is an architecturally-designed freehold with a sophisticated edge. A light-filled open plan layout suits the contemporary, executive-style residence which comes with polished concrete floors, superior appointments and high quality appliances.center_img 25 Cambanora Pl, Mooroobool 25 Cambanora Pl, Mooroobool Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 Garage 2 Offers in the $500,000s 17 Mahogany St, Manoora 36B Little Street, ManundaPerfectly located back from the road and extremely private, this exceptional home is only four years old and offers the charm and character of a Queenslander home without the maintenance. Inside there are polished timber floorboards with a modern central kitchen complete with high quality Bosch appliances and a fully-covered outdoor deck, perfect for indoor and outdoor dining. Currently tenanted for $475 per week. last_img read more

Cricket News Hashim Amla announces retirement from all forms of international cricket

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Hashim Amla made his Test debut in 2004 against India.Amla is the only South African to hit a triple century in Tests.Amla has an average of under 50 in ODIs and 46 in Tests. highlightscenter_img New Delhi: Hashim Amla has announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket with immediate effect. Amla, who made his debut in 2004 against India, retires from international cricket with 9282 runs in 124 Tests at an average of close to 46.64 and 8113 runs in 181 ODIs at an average of just under 50. Amla has long been considered as one of the best players South Africa have ever produced and his retirement will leave a big void after the retirement of Dale Steyn from Tests and JP Duminy from all formats after the end of the World Cup. In a statement released by Hashim Amla, the 36-year-old gave a heartfelt tribute to his South Africa teammates, family and the fans for being with him as well as the Cricket South Africa Board. “I would like to thank my parents for their prayers, love and support, it is their shadow over me that enabled me to play for years under the Protea sun. Also, my family, friends and agent, my team mates and every member of the support staff throughout this incredible journey. A heartfelt thank you to every one of you! The fans for energizing me when times were tough, and for celebrating with me when we succeeded together. Siyabonga South Africa!”, Amla said. The right-hander holds plenty of records for South Africa. He is the first Proteas player to score a triple century in Tests when he smashed 311 against England at The Oval in 2012. After a tough start to his Test career, Amla announced himself on the world stage when he smashed 149 in 2006 in a Test against New Zealand. 2010 and 2012 proved to be the most successful years in Amla’s career. In 2010, he smashed 253 and 123 against India and he remained unbeaten in the entire series as he averaged 78 with 1249 runs in 13 Tests. In 2012, his contributions in England and Australia helped South Africa do a repeat of their 2008 success. However, his form dipped in the subsequent years and the last couple of years proved to be turbulent with not a single century. In the 2019 World Cup, Amla blasted 80 in his final league game against Sri Lanka but the tournament was a disaster for South Africa as they won only three out of nine games to finish seventh in the table and once again stumble in a big ICC event.last_img read more