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.
Reggae Boyz continue to rewrite CONCACAF soccer history books The Jamaican soccer team pulled off a historic victory on the back of a spectacular strike from fullback Kemar ‘Taxi’ Lawrence to beat CONCACAF powerhouse Mexico and advance the Gold Cup finals On Sunday.Exceptional free-kick The Reggae Boyz continued to rewrite the history books by becoming the only Caribbean team to appear in consecutive finals in the region’s premier tournament.Lawrence put the icing on the cake of a stout-hearted performance by the Jamaicans to hit a free kick from just outside the penalty area in the 87th minute to seal the 1-0 win for the Jamaicans.Phenomenal goal-keepingAs usual the Jamaican captain and clearly the tournament’s most outstanding goalkeeper, Andre Blake, was a tower of strength for his team as he led from in front. Blake pulled off seven magnificent saves to keep his team alive earlier in the encounter, which threatened to get physical at times. A total of seven yellow cards were issued in the game.A more adventurous approachThe Jamaicans employed a more adventurous approach than they did in the group encounter which ended in a dour goalless draw between both teams last week. Forwards Darren Mattocks and Romario Williams worked tirelessly to harry the Mexican defense and by the end of the first half the Mexican squad, team management and large throng of supporters were obviously frustrated.Lawrence and the Jamaican backline fought to contain the marauding Mexicans who squandered a few gilt-edged chances which were happily gobbled up by Blake. The importance of Lawrence’s strike was not immediately obvious based on the humbled reaction of the Boyz who chose to remain focused on completing the task. Then, at the final whistle there was an explosion of emotions, and a circle of praying players.The Mexican mood could be summed up the image of a bitterly disappointed fan violently tossing away of his sombrero.Finals against USAThe Reggae Boyz will now face the USA at the same Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California on Wednesday. This will be replay of the 2015 semifinal when the Jamaicans won 2-1.