Bostik Boys shares their tips for sprucing up your pad for sale

first_img ***REPAIR AND REFRESH This is what a 7 year home renovation project looks like Nothing puts people off more than a house or apartment that looks tired. Start by washing your walls and skirting boards with sugar soap. Then decide if a coat of paint is required, and if so, whether to paint the entire property or focus on particular areas. MORE NEWS: Brisbane’s worst house: So bad, you can’t even go inside to see it ***FINISHING TOUCHES Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:11Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:11 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen5 tips to style your home for sale01:12The weather is warming up and for sellers that means it is time to spring in to action and get their property ready for sale.To help sellers, the Bostik Boys, two tradies Adrian Franchina and Mark Menegatti, share their tips on how to make a property stand out during the all important spring selling season. MORE THAN ELBOW GREASE: This house at 47 Birch St, Marsden, was dubbed the worst in Brisbane, and sold as is.Declutter your home and be ruthless. Take a good hard look and get rid of anything that isn’t absolutely necessary. An uncluttered house feels bigger and more relaxing to live in. Decluttering can add thousands to the value of your property. Fix anything that is broken or damaged. Leaking taps or shower heads must be repaired. Ensure all light globes work. Cracks in walls should be sealed. Cracked tiles need to be replaced. Cracked windows – even cracked shower screens – should be replaced. Basically, anything that looks like it will be a bit of effort to fix should be done before you list. It’s all about removing potential hurdles for buyers. Take the time to fix up your garden. Rake leaves, trim bushes and hedges and consider planting some jasmine for an extra hint of happiness. ***CLEAN, CLEAN AND CLEAN SOME MORE ***DON’T FORGET OUTSIDE Remove your family photos and other items that really link your home to your family. You’re trying to help potential buyers imagine your home as theirs, so remove any obvious obstacles.Think about the time of day your property looks its best. This will depend on the orientation of your home. If your property faces west and gets really hot in the afternoon, plan your opens for the morning. Getting a property ready for sale is a lot of work but it’s generally a case of short-term pain for long-term gain. Put in the effort before listing and you’ll be more likely to get a much better result during your campaign. Like a ninja!More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoSteam clean your carpets. Blinds and curtains are often overlooked but need to be clean. This can add a whole new level of freshness to a property. If you have pets – or teenagers – you’ll need to deodorise. Every single window in your property will need to be cleaned, inside and out. You’ll be amazed how much brighter your home appears once that layer of grime is gone. We recommend a warm water and white vinegar solution and several sheets of newspaper. One way to make your bathroom appear new again is to re-grout. It can take a bit of effort, but the results can be dazzling and could help potential buyers overlook an aged toilet or basin. If your budget permits employ a professional cleaner to give your property a “vacate clean’’. These people can work wonders and they will see stuff that you won’t even have considered. This landscaped garden at 89 Longman Terrace in Chelmer is en point.Repair any damaged outdoor stairs, decks or railings. If you have the space, invest in making a relaxing and appealing outdoor area. Outdoor furniture and rugs can be bought cheaply on Facebook Marketplace or eBay. Another “room’’ will only add to the appeal of your property. You might groan at the thought of this next one, but don’t forget to clear out your garage and shed. To make it appear even more useful add some bike racks and get those items off the floor. Bostik Boys Mark Menegatti and Adrian Franchina Picture: Supplied And this one is STILL on the market in Townsville Clean every room like a ninja. Give your oven a hardcore clean and clean your fridge and dishwasher too – people will look inside during inspections. Same goes for inside cupboards and wardrobes. Some people will hire stylists to make their properties look their best. It’s often worth the investment, but if you can’t there are a few things you can do to improve your property. Buy a new welcome mat. They get worn and grotty over the years, so invest in a new mat. Wax on, wax off. Ralph Macchio in The Karate Kid. Suppliedlast_img read more

Area Girls Basketball Scores (12-30)

first_imgArea Girls Basketball Scores.Wednesday  (12-30)Delphi Tourney.7th Place-North White  51     Hammond  235th Place-Jac-Cen-Del 70    North Mont 323rd Place-Tipton  57     Rossville  42Championship-Delphi 61   Indy Attucks 59Greenfield-Central Tourney.7th-Whitco  55   Richmond  505th-East Central 52  Louisville Eastern 343rd-Marquette Cath 55  P-ton Heights 531st-Westfield 42  G-field-Central 34Cambridge City Lincoln Tourney.1st Round Games.North Decatur  50     Union County  45Cambridge City Lincoln  56     Cowan  38Consolation-Union County  62     Cowan  31Championship-Cambridge City Lincoln  52     North Decatur  47last_img read more

June 30, 2017 Police Blotter

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Neville: United are on the up

first_img Neville claims the current crop have not yet reached their potential but should be ranked alongside squads from 1994, 1999 – the treble-winners – and 2008. “When you’re at Manchester United and you’ve had a manager who has built four great teams – ’94, ’99, 2008 and you can now argue this one that has won the league – people are always going to compare teams,” he told “The most important thing to say about this team is it’s on an upward curve. “You’ve got players like (David) De Gea, Rafael, (Jonny) Evans, (Chris) Smalling, (Phil) Jones, (Tom) Cleverley, (Danny) Welbeck and (Javier) Hernandez, to name eight players, who are still young and haven’t reached anywhere near their peak. “You’ve also got a mix of players in the middle who are at their peak, then you’ve got the experienced lads at the other end. “This team has still not reached its potential. I’m sure there will be additions to the squad this summer so you’re talking about a team on the up.” Many have speculated Ferguson’s retirement gives other clubs a chance to take advantage of the changes at Old Trafford and Neville admits it may be one of the most significant summers of recent years – and not just for United. But he still expects the defending champions to raise their game. “They should see it as a new challenge and an important challenge,” said the England coach. “Since Sir Alex announced his retirement other clubs have already been lifted by the fact he is no longer around. The players should see that as a slight on them and say ‘Hang on, do you think we can’t go out on that pitch and perform without our manager?'” Press Associationcenter_img Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville believes Sir Alex Ferguson has left new manager David Moyes one of the four great teams of his 26-year tenure at Old Trafford.last_img read more

Dyche proud after win at Stoke

first_img He said: “I’ve enjoyed looking at the table. But I said it last time and I meant it – it is one win, and after that you need another one. And we still do. We need more. “It is there to be enjoyed, but we need more wins.” Ings took advantage of sloppy Stoke play to score his double, slotting in the rebound in the 12th minute when Asmir Begovic parried straight to him, and then converting a Michael Kightly cross in the 13th while unmarked. Ings, the top scorer of Burnley’s 2013-14 promotion campaign, appears to now be finding his feet this season, having returned from a hamstring problem in October. He now has three goals this term for the Clarets, and also scored twice for England Under-21s at his home ground Turf Moor in the recent international break. And Dyche said of the striker: “At the start of the season there was a lot of expectation on him and that is very hard for young players. “I said all along his injury would do him good in a strange kind of way, and he has come out of it looking nice and sharp and fresh. “He’ll learn a load from what he is doing at the moment. I think he had already name for himself before this season, and it’s now about how far he can take his name forward.” Stoke boss Mark Hughes, whose side dropped a place to 10th, felt Burnley had been guilty of some time wasting but had no doubt that the real key to the match had been the Potters’ early errors. “We lost the game because of the first 10 to 15 minutes where we didn’t really understand what the opposition were likely to do against us,” Hughes said. “We had a makeshift back four (injured defensive duo Marc Wilson and Erik Pieters were replaced in the first XI by Geoff Cameron and Marc Muniesa), but even so, we still had enough quality and experience at the back. “In that first period we gave them two great opportunities through collective and individual errors, and they took them. “Leading into this, we were looking to get back-to-back wins, and by the finish Burnley had done what we wanted to. Credit to them – they defended for their lives in the second half.” Asked about time wasting, Hughes added: “Against Tottenham (a 2-1 win last time out), after about 20 minutes our goalkeeper Asmir Begovic was booked for allegedly time wasting. “The Burnley goalkeeper (Tom Heaton), who was probably doing it more here than Asmir on that occasion, wasn’t booked for it until after 60 minutes. “But that wasn’t the reason we got beat. “We are a little bit frustrated with everything in the end, but the top and bottom of it is that in the first 10 to 15 minutes, we had given ourselves too much to do.” Burnley boss Sean Dyche expressed his pride after the Clarets completed back-to-back victories with a 2-1 triumph at Stoke. And asked if he was proud, Dyche – whose side raced into a two-goal lead through a quickfire Danny Ings brace early on, conceded a Jonathan Walters header around the half-hour and then withstood an increasing barrage of pressure – said: “Yes. “It is a different way of winning and that is an important factor. Not for one minute do we think we are going to roll around the Premier League slicking the ball around for 95 minutes. “I thought we were very good for the first 15, starting on the front foot and scoring two high-quality goals on the counter. “Fair play to Stoke – they just came at us in wave after wave. “But the framework of our team was very good, and the old-fashioned traits that I believe in whole-heartedly were on show today – the will, the desire, the respect, the honesty and the team ethic. “Everyone tells me that in the Premier League, back-to-back wins is massive, and I’ll go with that of course. “The team are developing and learning – and learning fast.” Dyche had been keen after the Hull win to emphasise the importance of building on that result, and had similar sentiments following the Stoke victory. The previous outing for Dyche’s men had seen them defeat Hull 1-0 at home – the first win of what is the club’s comeback Barclays Premier League campaign. Having followed that by securing another three points at the Britannia Stadium, Burnley are off the bottom of the table and up to 18th, below 17th-placed Leicester on goal difference alone. Press Associationlast_img read more

Law school installs new faculty chair

first_imgThe Gould School of Law awarded Nancy Staudt, a professor of law and public policy, as the inaugural holder of the Edward G. Lewis Chair at the California Club in Downtown Los Angeles on Monday.Honor ·Nancy Staudt received the Edward G. Lewis chair Monday. – Photo courtesy of USCThe chair was established in honor of Edward G. Lewis, a 1970 graduate of USC Law’s Board of Councilors. The chair will provide a permanent endowment or a perpetual grant to support the work of professors in the Gould School of Law.Staudt, a nationally recognized tax scholar, began her career as a lawyer in San Francisco. She served as a professor at Northwestern University Law School until she came to USC in June 2011. She currently has faculty appointments in the Gould School of Law and the Sol Price School of Public Policy.Staudt has enjoyed her experience so far at USC, especially working with students and her colleagues, she said.“The faculties in both these schools are just so smart and collegial,” Staudt said. “It really makes for a bright and vibrant experience. I teach both law students and undergraduate students as well and the students are so interested and interesting, so spending time with the faculty and students has been wonderful.”The endowed chair not only reflects her achievements, but also the caliber of the university, Staudt said.“What’s exciting about [becoming a chair] is that only really great universities award these types of honors,” Staudt said. “It’s an exciting moment because USC is really becoming so fantastic and to be recognized at such a fantastic institution is a real honor.”Stadut said one of her principal goals is to improve the university through the Lewis Chair.“I’ve really been thinking about this award as not only a motivator to work hard in the classroom and as a researcher, but as a responsibility to contribute to the school and the students,” Staudt said. “Not only do I get to glow in this new status, but I really need to be motivated to help this university become even greater.”Staudt’s current research is focused on the relationship between financial innovation and the legal community, such as innovative ways of creating initial public offerings.last_img read more

Syracuse wins fifth straight with 3-set sweep over Boston College

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 11, 2017 at 7:15 pm Contact Anthony: Syracuse (14-6, 6-1 Atlantic Coast) defeated Boston College (5-12, 2-5) in three sets on Wednesday night at the Power Gym in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The win marks SU’s fifth straight in conference play and second win over the Golden Eagles this season.Offensively, junior Anastastiya Gorelina and freshman Ella Saada led the team in kills with 11 and 10, respectively. Saada also factored in defensively with 10 digs alongside libero Belle Sand who registered a team-high 12 digs. With 10 kills and just one attack error, Saada posted a hitting percentage of .346, her second-highest tally of the season.SU jumped out to an early 10-3 lead in the first set. But it quickly evaporated when the Orange dropped eight of nine points. Leading 17-16, the Orange put together a run of five consecutive kills, three of which by Gorelina. SU withstood another comeback attempt from the Eagles and went on to win the opening set, 25-22.The Orange used a 9-1 run in the middle of the second set to pull away from the Eagles. After the run, SU led 21-12 and went on to win the set 25-16. The third was closer than the previous two with seven ties. Knotted at 19, the Orange went on to win six of the final eight points of the match, ultimately ending on a Boston College service error.Syracuse continues conference play on Friday as the Orange host Pittsburgh at 1:30 pm in a rematch of SU’s only ACC loss.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

History Beckons as Man City, PSG in ‘Cashico’ Battle

first_imgManchester City looks to take an important step in its transformation into one of the world’s leading clubs tonight by reaching the UEFA Champions League semi-finals for the first time.To do so, England’s lone survivor in Europe needs a win or a 0-0 or 1-1 draw at home to Paris St Germain after holding the Ligue 1 champions 2-2 at the Stade de France last week.For three successive seasons since first qualifying for Europe’s premier club competition, City was frustrated in its attempts to make significant progress. They failed to come out of the group stage in 2012-13 and then lost in the last 16 in the following two years.This time City won Group D ahead of Juventus before knocking out Dinamo Kiev 3-1 on aggregate.Goals by Kevin de Bruyne and Fernandinho in Paris mean that Manuel Pellegrini’s men have an excellent chance of qualifying for the last four.But PSG won 2-1 in England in the last round to knock out Chelsea and reach their fourth successive quarter-final – they need a similar result to go one step further this time.Meanwhile, Coach Manuel Pellegrini has said that it will not settle for a goalless draw against Paris St Germain even though that result would send them into the Champions League semi-finals because it would go against the club’s philosophy.“The most important aspect of this team is to score. Do we think we need to draw 0-0? That’s not the way we normally play. I don’t think one of the team is favourites,” Pellegrini told reporters yesterday.“We went there to try and win the game and tomorrow we’ll do exactly the same. The important thing is to focus on getting to semi. After that you look at your opponent. We must play with the same trust.”The clash comes too early for injured captain Vincent Kompany and winger Raheem Sterling, but midfielder David Silva, who missed Saturday’s Premier League win over West Bromwich Albion with an ankle problem, is in the squad.Defender Eliaquim Mangala has come under scrutiny after a string of erratic performances but right back Bacary Sagna has backed his French compatriot to more than hold his own against PSG’s star-studded attack.“Mangala has been strong in recent games so with or without Kompany we have a good team. The first leg is in the past. You can only look forward. We’re at home in front of our fans,” Sagna said.“I’m sure we can deal with the pressure. To qualify would be amazing, I know PSG are going to come here to give us problems. I’m sure we can do it again.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Stephen Curry reveals why he turned down ‘Space Jam 2’

first_imgOne possibility for the trio’s absences are their sneaker contracts — ‘Space Jam 2′ is working with Nike shoes. Curry is with Under Armor, while Harden is with Adidas. Durant does work with Nike, but has other creative projects and endorsements he wants to pursue.However, James reportedly has been able to recruit Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, and Klay Thompson to appear in the movie, as well as WNBA players Diana Taurasi and Nneka Ogwumike.’Space Jam 2’ likely will follow part of the blueprint from the first movie, with James taking over the starring role from Michael Jordan. The original boasted appearances from NBA legends such as Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Muggsy Bogues, Larry Bird, Larry Johnson and others. Stephen Curry said he would have loved to have been part of the cast, but scheduling conflicts made it impossible for him to film.“I know LeBron and (producer) Ryan Coogler are going to be doing amazing things. It’s going to be awesome,” Curry said, via Complex. “Part of it was in terms of things that I had going on. It was just the timing, to be honest. Not being able to commit. And I know Ryan really well. We had a lot of conversations about it.”Curry said he’s especially disappointed he won’t be able to work with Coogler, who is a fixture in the Oakland area and is a huge Warriors fan.“He’s at every playoff game,” Curry said. “Obviously, that’s hard to turn down. The guy does amazing work.”According to a previous report from The Hollywood Reporter, NBA stars Kevin Durant and James Harden won’t appear in the sequel, as well. It’s been known that LeBron James has been working on “Space Jam 2” and wanted an all-star cast of the NBA’s top players to join him.However, one of the league’s most recognizable faces won’t be making a cameo.last_img read more

Senators’ Bobby Ryan nets hat trick, hockey world reacts on Twitter

first_imgMORE: What a night for Bobby RyanThe veteran of 12-plus years was playing in his 18th game of the 2019-20 season and his second game back after taking a leave of absence in November to enter the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program. Ryan recently revealed his struggles with alcohol.Long considered one of the NHL’s good guys, the American winger’s night was heralded on Twitter by the hockey world.He deserves every second of this. What a performance brother. You are a incredible human and this is what it’s all about.— Nathan Thompson (@NateThompson44) February 28, 2020This is incredible. Standing ovation for Bobby Ryan. Who gets emotional on the bench.I really really hope his wife and kids are here right now.— Hailey Salvian (@hailey_salvian) February 28, 2020For anyone struggling with addiction, don’t give up. This is a very inspirational story. Good on you Bobby Ryan. #courage #hatty— Hayley Wickenheiser (@wick_22) February 28, 2020This is awesome. So happy for Bobby Ryan, who has always been one of the really nice guys in the NHL. Great for Sens’ fan to make it even more special for him.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 28, 2020I cheer for people, not teams and this is just so great. Good for Bobby Ryan.— Jeff Marek (@JeffMarek) February 28, 2020After 100 days of sobriety, Bobby Ryan returned to the Senators lineup and in his first game at home he gets a hattrick and a huge standing ovation!These are the moments that make hockey special— The Hockey Gods! (@HockeyGods) February 28, 2020David Ayres, Jay Bouwmeester, Bobby Ryan.What a week for great hockey stories…and better people.— John Shannon (@JShannonhl) February 28, 2020No better story in sports right now than Bobby Ryan getting a hat trick tonight. So happy for him.— Mike Grinnell (@MikeGrinnell_) February 28, 2020 It was an emotional night at the Canadian Tire Centre.In his first home game since returning to the Ottawa Senators lineup, Bobby Ryan potted a hat trick — his first three-goal game since 2014 and first multigoal game since 2016. The fans rejoiced and chanted his name, his teammates celebrated him and gave him stick taps. Ryan was in tears on the bench.last_img read more