This home underwent a massive transformation which helped it break a street sale record

first_imgHow the 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes home looks now.THIS Greenslopes home smashed the local street record at auction this week, when it sold under the hammer for $1.8 million.The previous street record was a house which sold in September last year for $1.17 million.Property records reveal the record breaking home at 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes, last changed hands for $670,000 in 2009.How the home looked in 2009. Picture: CoreLogicIt has five bedrooms and was renovated in 2011 by Evermore Builders.The two-level home is on a 810sq m block of land.THIS is what a $2m reno looks likeMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoIt underwent a massive renovation in 2011.In the entrance are polished concrete floors and a chandelier which lead through to an open plan living, dining and kitchen area.The ultra-modern kitchen now. 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes.The home has a C-Bus lighting system, built-in speakers in every room, built-in wine cellar, water tank and a double lockup garage.It was listed through Andrew Bradley and Simon Caulfield of Place Estate Agents.Mr Bradey said there were two registered bidders with the home selling under the hammer after negotiations.Inside the home before its renovation. Picture: CoreLogic Before the reno. Picture: CoreLogiccenter_img The kitchen back in 2009.Glass sliding doors open out onto a covered patio, which has polished concrete floors, a projector and a built-in barbecue area.This area overlooks the swimming pool. On the ground level of the home is a games/rumpus room, study nook, powder room and one of the bedrooms with an ensuite.7 Merinda St, Greenslopes.last_img read more

1-year-old dead after being run over while playing in driveway

first_imgThe Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 1-year-old has died after he was accidentally ran over while playing in the driveway of a home.The incident occurred Monday morning at a home on Amaryllis Avenue in Pahokee.Officials say Antonio Milian was backing out of the driveway of his home when he felt a bump and then heard screaming.When Milian got out of his vehicle, he found the one-year-old boy trapped under the passenger side of the car.The child was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.No other details about the case were given.last_img read more

Eight men charged with trafficking women across US

first_imgEight men were charged in Oregon’s federal court Monday for allegedly transporting women from the Portland area to other states for prostitution. “These young women, far from home, are being placed in grave danger, so that their pimp can buy himself a Mercedes, or a Cadillac or an expensive pair of jeans,” U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall said in a news release. “The reason traffickers do what they do, because they think they can get away with it; we are here to show them they are wrong.” Operation Traffic Stop led to the arrests of Mark Miles Jr., 36; Steven Huffman Jr., 40; Jorge Ortega Jr., 32; Jermaine Hankins, 38; Michael Willis Jr., 28; DeShawne Howard, 23; Samuel Howard Jr., 32; and Camillio Carradine, 33. They face charges related to transporting people for prostitution in Hawaii, Alaska, Nevada, Idaho and Minnesota, and for traveling to those states to traffic victims. Those crimes fall under the federal Mann and Travel acts. Violating the Mann Act carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years, while Travel Act violations carry a maximum sentence of five years. Violating either act could result in a $250,000 fine. Miles was charged with two counts of violating the Mann and Travel acts for transporting Portland resident Ivy Harris to Hawaii in May 2012 and May 2013. She was killed in Hawaii on the 2013 trip.last_img read more