first_imgThe four-bedroom properties were recently completed. The auction is scheduled for June 15.“We wanted to showcase what we are all about for future client work and also produce something that is very unique and custom that somebody will be lucky enough to purchase,” he said. “It wasn’t all about the developer’s margin. We spent money where we didn’t need to, to showcase what we can do.“We do one-off builds that are high-end quality with custom features — we designed our own front doors and balustrades for this project.” The two properties at 20A and 20B Albion Ave, Miami, are scheduled for auction on June 15 at 1pm. Ray White Broadbeach Agents Connor Malan (surfboard) and Troy Fitzgerald (snowboard) with developer Nick Makin who are ready to give away two holidays to the lucky buyers of these Miami properties. Picture: Jerad WilliamsBuying a property can be stressful, with a holiday often needed by the end of the process.One Gold Coast developer wants to alleviate that pressure by giving away a free holiday for the buyers of his Miami duplex. The two, four-bedroom pads will head under the hammer next month and the successful buyers will not only receive the keys but also a $5000 getaway. Luxury finishes are showcased throughout.The pair of properties feature open-plan designs with double-height ceilings in the main living areas, ­neutral-tone interiors, luxury finishes and an eye-catching white ­facade. Builder and developer Nick Makin, of Makin Construction, said he hoped the holidays would create hype and competition come auction day. He said the Albion Ave project was more about showcasing his company’s skills rather than making a profit. The buyers of 20A & 20B Albion Ave, Miami, will get a free holiday worth $5000.Ray White Broadbeach agent Troy Fitzgerald, who is marketing the property with Conner Malan, said one of the homes would come with a winter adventure, the other a summer escape. “For the winter holiday we are thinking New Zealand or Japan where they can go to the snow and for the summer one, Bali or Thailand,” Mr Fitzgerald said. “It was the builder’s idea — something outside the box. “There are so many new developments that come to the market between the Gold Coast and Brisbane and real estate is getting to that point now where you have to be outside the box with marketing and draw some attention to it.” MORE NEWS: How the looming election is affecting the market More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago MORE NEWS: Restaurateur’s old digs dished up to the market last_img read more


first_imgKershaw mixed his pitches well and kept the Angels off balance and off base. He gave up more than one run for the first time since he gave up four runs, but didn’t earn a decision in the Dodgers’ 5-4 loss Aug. 7 to the Pittsburgh Pirates.Calhoun also singled in the third, but was stranded when Mike Trout struck out to end the inning. David Freese singled to start the fifth, but Kershaw got Shane Victorino to hit into a force play and then got Chris Iannetta to hit into an inning-ending double play.Kershaw was never in anything resembling jeopardy until the seventh, when he loaded the bases not once but twice and the Angels managed to score only once to cut the Dodgers’ lead to 6-2. Two errors by shortstop Corey Seager opened the possibility for a bigger inning.Kershaw balked home one run, but yielded no more. He struck out Calhoun with the bases loaded to end the seventh. Third base umpire Tripp Gibson rang up Calhoun on a check-swing appeal, appearing to get it wrong as indicated by TV replays available to reporters.Angels manager Mike Scioscia gave Gibson an earful from the dugout, from the field and everywhere in between, and earned an early exit for his protests. Calhoun was out, the Angels were retired and the Dodgers held a 6-2 lead entering the eighth.“I looked at the replay and it was pretty obvious,” Scioscia later said when asked his view of the play. “The ump had a different opinion and that was it.”For a while, it seemed as if Tuesday’s game might turn into a pitchers’ duel between Kershaw and Angels right-hander Andrew Heaney (6-3). Heaney gave up a leadoff homer to Justin Ruggiano and a go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the third that made it 2-1.Heaney was nowhere near as efficient as Kershaw, but the Dodgers couldn’t extend a 2-1 lead until breaking through with a four-run sixth. Heaney gave up a walk, a single and a run-scoring ground-rule double to Seager before Scioscia turned the game over to the bullpen.After a run-scoring ground out, a run-scoring force play and a run-scoring sacrifice fly, the Dodgers held a commanding 6-1 lead. And with Kershaw at the top of his game, it seemed the Angels were done for the night. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Their starting rotation lacks depth. Their bullpen is a nightly adventure. Their lineup is a patchwork.And yet the Dodgers can’t seem to lose.The sizzling Dodgers defeated the faltering Angels 6-4 on Tuesday, backed by superb pitching from left-hander Clayton Kershaw and bolstered by a four-run sixth inning that turned a potentially nerve-jangling game into a runaway in front of 41,086 at Angel Stadium. The victory was the National League West-leading Dodgers’ fifth consecutive and their eighth in a row over the Angels in what’s become a one-sided Freeway Series. Kershaw improved to 13-6 overall and 8-0 in his last 12 starts since his last defeat June 27 against the Miami Marlins.center_img • WHICKER: Corey Seager gives Dodgers a boost“It seemed like this was the best pure baseball game we’ve played, just as far as doing the little things, moving guys over, sac flies, situational hitting and things like that,” Kershaw said. “It seemed like it was so easy to score runs tonight, and not just with big hits. That was awesome to see.“We’re playing great. It’s fun to see. We’re not making too many errors, especially on the mental side. Make the errors on the physical side. You’re seeing a lot more of that. You’re starting to see more stolen bases, things like that, that good teams do. Just got to keep the foot on the gas.“Just keep going.”As has become his custom during his unbeaten streak of starts, Kershaw took the game and made it his after giving up a leadoff homer to Kole Calhoun that tied the score 1-all. He worked seven innings and gave up only two runs (one earned) and four hits, with eight strikeouts and two walks.last_img read more