2 Lemonwood Ct, Douglas.THE suburb of Douglas is becoming increasingly popular with parents snapping up houses for their children to live in while they attend the nearby university.Ray White Douglas agent Nicole Plozza lives in Douglas and specialises in selling real estate in the area.She said stock in Douglas was already tight but demand was expected to increase further in the coming weeks as buyers rush to get into the suburb before the new university year begins.“When the acceptance letters go out that’s when it gets really busy,” Ms Plozza said.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“A lot of parents have kids who are doing courses like vet science and they will buy the house for their kids to live in and rent the other rooms out because they find it more cost-effective than their kids living at the uni.“Douglas is also popular with shift workers at the hospital because they want to be as close as possible to work.”Ms Plozza has 2 Lemonwood Court listed in Douglas for $375,000. The four-bedroom, two-bathroom, two-car home is already receiving interest from buyers wanting the house for their children to live in.She said the home was well maintained, had been freshly painted and refreshed and with its price point she expected it to sell quickly.Ms Plozza said a surplus in stock had now dried up and buyers had limited choice in Douglas with properties selling fast.“Not much is sitting on the market in Douglas for very long,” she said. “Three weeks is the most properties are lasting for your four-bedroom home.”To find out more information about 2 Lemonwood Court call Nicole Plozza on 0415 624 609.
NEW YORK – Malachi Richardson started receiving pats on the back, leaning back in his chair and breathing a sigh of relief even before his name was announced. He knew he was going to be taken. When commissioner Adam Silver called Richardson to the stage with the 22nd pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, he didn’t react nearly as triumphantly as some of the players who came off the board before.“Just excited to be drafted,” he said shortly after being taken, in a hush tone as tears seemed to dry from his eyes at the podium. “Whirlwind of emotions.”For Richardson, who was projected to be drafted earlier than he was, the wait of almost three hours was tedious. He sat at his table in the Green Room, flanked by his mom and dad as well as several other family members. For some of the picks before him, he stared into the stands as players who were projected to go much later walked past him and up to the stage. When his friend Wade Baldwin IV was picked 17th, the spot Richardson was reportedly promised to be taken by the Memphis Grizzlies, he and his family clapped lightly.But with the 22nd overall pick, the Sacramento Kings, via the Charlotte Hornets, helped Richardson validate his decision to leave school after one year.“It just feels like an animal being lifted off my back,” he said. “Just waiting and waiting to hear your name called is sort of crazy.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRichardson was picked by a team he didn’t work out for in Sacramento, but he said he spent time with Kings star center DeMarcus Cousins when he was training in Las Vegas. He wore a Hornets hat at his press conference but will instead head to a team that didn’t make the playoffs. The Kings have several young pieces in Cousins, Ben McLemore and Kentucky big man Skal Labissiere.On Wednesday, Richardson said he just didn’t want to be the last person sitting in the Green Room. Nineteen prospects were invited to sit in the area, on the floor at the Barclays Center, and Richardson was the fourth-to-last remaining.It wasn’t what the 20-year-old expected, but it was validating.“There was a lot of guys sitting in the Green Room that everyone thought would be picked earlier and there were a lot of people picked that no one really thought about,” Richardson said. “It was definitely tough sitting and waiting, but it was definitely worth it.” Comments Published on June 23, 2016 at 11:13 pm Contact Matt: firstname.lastname@example.org | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+