Split House / FMD Architects

first_img Australia Projects CopyAbout this officeFMD ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMelbourneOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on March 09, 2021Cite: “Split House / FMD Architects” 09 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Peter BennettsProject Team:Fiona Dunin, Alice Edmonds, Jayme Collins, Rob KolakStructural Engineering :Webb ConsultBuilder :Dome Building ProjectsCity:MelbourneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Peter BennettsRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40MetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. The brief expressed a desire for north-facing living areas to accommodate extended family and friends, creating strong spatial distinctions between living, dining and kitchen areas and facilitating moments for the family to connect. The spatial qualities of the existing cottage drove the design team to develop a narrative around inverted and split volumes, establishing a pattern language and balanced visual cohesion.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Peter BennettsThe new addition follows the existing roofline with an apex cut out, drawing in northern light. The lowered roofline below reinforces the line of the existing double-loaded corridor in the new open plan living spaces, allowing the spaces to be split into two zones; the kitchen and dining to the east and the lounge to the west. The raked roof line is expressed internally in both spaces with the lowered corridor ceiling dividing the two.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe ‘split’ concept is reinforced in subtle interior gestures throughout the home. Each element articulates connection and individuality, reflecting the personalities that come together as a family unit. The kitchen bench is composed of offset sculpted forms, bathroom joinery is articulated in triangulated geometries, while the northern deck reiterates the roof form in plan, mimicking an inverted shadow cast by the building.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsProject gallerySee allShow lessHousing Building Sucre 812 / Ana Smud + Alberto SmudSelected ProjectsBeijing Yangyang Group Headquarters / BIADSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Peter Bennetts+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share Houses Area:  179 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958218/split-house-fmd-architects Clipboard Year:  “COPY” Architects: FMD Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Melbourne, Australia ArchDaily Split House / FMD Architects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958218/split-house-fmd-architects Clipboard 2020 Split House / FMD ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSplit House / FMD Architects “COPY”last_img read more

QXL.com online charity auction results update

first_imgQXL.com online charity auction results update Howard Lake | 31 May 2001 | News  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis FI Jordan Team, April 2001, for C.L.I.C., raised £8,340 Tony Adams and Arsenal, April 2001, for the Sporting Chance Clinic, raised £7,995 Lots of Ink!, April 2001, for Norwood Ravenswood and Great Ormond Street, raised £9,055 Heat magazine, April 2001, for Crusaid, raised £9,340 Cosmopolitan magazine, May 2001, for the Cancer Research Campaign. Raised £2,914 Find out more from QXL.com . About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. How much can a charity raise with an online auction? How much can a charity raise with an online auction? QXL.com has reported the following recent results.Westlife T-shirts, March 2001, for Comic Relief, raised £15,875 Advertisementlast_img read more

Perfect Pitch offers showcase of direct marketing fundraising

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Past events have covered Gift Aid, IT, funding, new media, donor retention and management. Each speaker has 25 minutes to share details of their product or service and then the audience has a chance to ask questions.At the end of the event delegates enjoy a free buffet lunch and wine reception.Speakers at the next Perfect Pitch are: UK Fundraising’s Perfect Pitch ENDS UK Fundraising is once again offering a free half-day showcase of agencies and suppliers offering direct marketing fundraising products and services. Perfect Pitch – direct marketing takes place on 22 April 2008 at The Royal Overseas League in London.UK Fundraising’s Perfect Pitch events are the ideal way to find out about leading providers in a particular fundraising discipline. Which organisations can help you fundraise? What do they offer, how much do they charge, and what could they do for you? Come along and find out at no charge. Notes for editors There is no charge to attend, but pre-registration is required.View the event timetable and details of the speakers.Register now. Howard Lake | 11 April 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Our Lasting TributeSixty One CommunicationsBlackbaudONEPOSTTangible Response Fundraising UK Ltd publishes the UK Fundraising website, the online resource and community for professional charity and nonprofit fundraisers, and runs the popular Perfect Pitch series of showcase events for fundraising suppliers and agencies.  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Perfect Pitch offers showcase of direct marketing fundraisinglast_img read more

Murdered journalist’s family lose new bid to be civil party in prosecution

first_img Another journalist murdered in Haiti to go further News News Recommendations:The Haitian Journalists’ Association, Reporters Without Borders and the Damocles Network demand:- That the Port-au-Prince appeals court cancels Judge Duclair’s closure of the enquiry and orders the case to be reopened.- That the next judge in charge of the case brings charges against Dumay Bony for “incitement to murder.”- That the Port-au-Prince prison authorities allow Maxi Zéphyr to be questioned about his suspected part in Lindor’s killing. November 14, 2019 Find out more June 11, 2019 Find out more A year after the killing of Brignol Lindor (see photo), a journalist with the Echo 2000 radio station in Petit-Goâve, Reporters Without Borders, the Damocles Network and the Haitian Journalists’ Association (AJH) deplore the fact that those responsible have not yet been punished.The three organisations said they were determined to win justice for Lindor, who was beaten to death on 3 December last year by supporters of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s Fanmi Lavalas party.The AJH and Pastor Denis Laguerre (representing the Lindor family), supported by Haiti’s Ecumenical Centre for Human Rights, formally protested on 1 and 3 October before the Port-au-Prince appeals court against the murder enquiry being officially closed, thus excluding any prosecution of the instigator of the attack.Reporters Without Borders and the Damocles Network may file an appeal before the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR).”A year after Lindor’s death, impunity still reigns,” said Reporters Without Border secretary-general Robert Ménard and AJH secretary-general Guyler C. Delva. “It has been turned into a policy aimed at fostering an atmosphere of terror and silencing the media.” They said seven journalists were currently in hiding in Gonaives after being threatened by Amiot Métayer, a fugitive from justice protected by Aristide’s party who is terrorising the local population and the press.” Fritzner Duclair, the judge investigating Lindor’s death (see photo), officially closed his enquiry on 16 September. A fact-finding mission by Reporters Without Borders and the Damocles Network published earlier that month noted that the chief instigator of the murder, Petit-Goâve’s assistant mayor Dumay Bony, had not been troubled or charged.Bony had called at a press conference on 30 November last year for “zero tolerance” to be applied to Lindor, who he called a “terrorist.” His words were taken by everyone except Haitian legal officials as an appeal to kill the journalist. Many in Haiti consider the term “zero tolerance,” first used by President Aristide a few months earlier to urge police to deal firmly with criminals, as virtual approval of lynching people.The Haitian authorities told the Organisation of American States (OAS) in a report on 4 November this year that 10 people had been charged in the case, two of whom had been arrested. But Reporters Without Borders find that these two, Maxi Zéphyr and Fritzler Doudoute, are in fact being held for other reasons. Prison officials in Port-au-Prince, where Zéphyr is being held, have also refused for several months to allow him to be questioned in the Lindor murder case. Receive email alerts To mark the first anniversary of Lindor’s death, Reporters Without Borders and the AJH are broadcasting on Haitian radio stations a message from his family demanding justice (see photo). The text is as follows:” (voice of Robert Ménard) : 3 December 2001 to 3 December 2002(voice of Moréno Lindor) : My name is Moréno Lindor. I’m the brother of the journalist Brignol Lindor. I was at home the day I heard he had been chopped to death. I feared it was the end for my family. I was wrong. But we were threatened and had to flee the country. A year later, the killers can still count on the inertia of the authorities. The hardest thing is the injustice of it, that nobody has been punished. My brother was killed because he allowed everyone to speak on the radio. Haitians must be given their say and Brignol must be given justice.(Ménard) In solidarity with the Haitian media, Reporters Without Borders and the AJH add their voices to those of all who demand justice, justice for Brignol Lindor. ” News Help by sharing this information March 31, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Murdered journalist’s family lose new bid to be civil party in prosecution RSF_en The two organisations also reiterate their appeal to President Jean-Bertrand Aristide (see photo) to specifically condemn public lynchings and take action to end the impunity enjoyed by the killers and attackers of journalists. Organisation A year after the murder of radio journalist Brignol Lindor, Reporters Without Borders, the Damocles Network and the Haitian Journalists’ Association deplore the fact that those responsible have not been punished. Dumay Bony, the assistant mayor of Petit-Goâve, who publicly called for him to be killed, has not been charged with any offence. Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice HaïtiAmericas HaïtiAmericas Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti October 11, 2019 Find out more News Follow the news on Haïti The Port-au-Prince appeals court refused on 27 March to consider cancellinga lower court ruling that the family of murdered Haitian journalist BrignolLindor had failed to properly register as a civil party associated with theprosecution of his killers. The lawyer for Lindor’s father Belrosier and his brother Moréno said thematter would be appealed to the supreme court. He said Haitian law did notrequire a formal procedure for being a civil party when a case was broughtby a public prosecutor. The status should have been automatically grantedwhen the two men appeared before the judge investigating the case, FritznerDuclair, and called for justice to be done. If the supreme court alsorejected their request, he said, they could seek recognition as civilparties when the trial started._____3 December 2001 – 3 December 2002 – Murder of journalist Brignol Lindor One year of impunitylast_img read more

Americans order two journalists arrested

first_img IraqMiddle East – North Africa to go further News October 20, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Americans order two journalists arrested RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” December 28, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa February 15, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information US soldiers freed two journalists arrested by Iraqi police a few hoursearlier on 19 October while covering the aftermath of an attack on a USconvoy in in Fallujah. The police told the journalists – AgenceFrance-Presse (AFP) photographer Patrick Baz and a Reuters cameraman – thatthey were being detained on US orders and could not be freed until USofficers arrived on the scene. They were taken from the Iraqi policestation in the town to local US military headquarters and then released. Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News News Organisation Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News Americans order two journalists arrestedReporters Without Borders protested today at the arrest of Agence France-Presse (AFP) photographer Patrick Baz and a Reuters cameraman while they were covering the aftermath of a 19 October attack on a US army ammunition convoy in Fallujah (50 km west of Baghdad). Iraqi police said they had been ordered by US officials to detain the pair. “Obstruction of journalists trying to do their job in Iraq is on the rise and must stop,” said secretary-general Robert Ménard. “The number of attacks on press freedom there are becoming alarming.”The two journalists had gone to Fallujah police station after being told the police chief was giving a press conference, but when they got there they were arrested. Baz said in a phone call from the station that the Iraqis, who refused to give their names, were waiting for US officers to turn up and that the Americans were looking for the person who had filmed the attack. Reporters Without Borders said on 25 September that it was deeply concerned about the threatening and repressive attitude of the country’s Governing Council, which two days earlier had issued guidelines for the behaviour of the media. Follow the news on Iraq RSF_en Receive email alerts December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Donegal Town scientist selected to ‘light up’ New York’s Time Square

first_img Twitter Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ WhatsApp News Facebook An Irish scientist hailing from Donegal town will light up Times Square New York next month with his striking image of a lung cancer cell surrounded by a green glow.The image was taken by Dr Martin Barr, Clinical Scientist and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Institute of Molecular Medicine in Trinity College Dublin and St James’s Hospital, who was today announced as a winner of an international competition that showcases the beauty of cells and the inspiring research conducted by cellular biologists around the world.The three winners of GE Healthcare Life Sciences’ 2013 Cell Imaging Competition will see their images displayed on high resolution screens in New York’s Times Square next month.Dr Barr’s image which was taken as part of his ongoing research to better understand and fight resistance to lung cancer treatments shows in extraordinary detail a lung cancer cell from one of the most common forms of lung cancer; non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).The cell measures just one thousandth of a millimetre, similar in width to a cotton fibre, and is shown in a low-oxygen environment known as ‘hypoxia’. This environment, commonly seen in many solid tumours, makes cancer cells more resistant to chemotherapy and encourages the cancer to spread in the majority of patients. The aim of Dr Barr’s research is to target cellular processes triggered by hypoxia in order to make tumours more susceptible to chemotherapy.Lung cancer is the fourth most common cancer in Ireland and is the commonest cause of cancer death in both sexes, where it accounts for 20% of all cancer deaths. In 2013 there were 2,165 new cases of lung cancer in men and women in Ireland with incidence rates for women in Ireland 55% higher than the EU average.Speaking about what being a winner of this competition means to him and for cancer awareness, Dr Barr said: “As a winner of the GE Healthcare 2013 Cell Imaging Competition, I am absolutely delighted to have one of my images recognised as a prize-winning image by an expert international panel of judges and a public vote of over 23,000 votes.Lung cancer mortality remains significantly high worldwide and in Ireland continues to increase, particularly in women. While novel strategies to target the various cellular processes implicated in resistance to current therapies unfold, a visual image of a cell can have more of an impact and in some instances speak more loudly than words, and highlights the cellular complexity of a cancer cell.”“To see my winning image displayed on the large high-definition screens in Times Square in New York is a unique, once-in-a-life time opportunity and something I would never have imagined in my career as a cancer research scientist. The projection of my image in this major international hot-spot will hopefully bring further awareness of lung cancer to the general public.”The image which won the High-Content Analysis category of the competition was taken using an IN Cell Analyzer, one of GE’s high resolution cell imaging and analysis systems. This technology allows researchers to acquire and analyse multiple images of thousands of cells in a short period of time to aid in the development of tailored drug therapies to combat diseases such as cancer.Eric Roman, General Manager of Research and Applied Markets, GE Healthcare Life Sciences, said: “This year’s three winning images are once again incredibly beautiful and compelling, reminding us of the cellular complexity behind disease and why the study of cells is so important. We were delighted to receive so many outstanding entries to the competition, which highlights how cell imaging is helping scientists explore the universe of the cell, and so advance our understanding of so many life-threatening and life-limiting diseases. I’d like to thank all the contestants for sending us their images, the judging panel and everyone who cast a vote.”For seven years, GE’s annual competition has showcased the beauty of cells and the inspiring research of cellular biologists from around the world. This year’s competition attracted over 100 entries from scientists who are using either high-content analysis or high- and super resolution microscopy to investigate at the cellular level a wide variety of diseases such as cancer, muscle disease and the effects of parasitic infections. WhatsAppcenter_img By News Highland – March 13, 2014 Twitter Previous articleEPA says raw sewage problem in Bundoran is unacceptableNext article300 DVA job losses confirmed, most will go in Coleraine News Highland Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Donegal Town scientist selected to ‘light up’ New York’s Time Square Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more

Ten years later, ‘balloon boy’ and his family speak out

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — It’s been 10 years since police called the search for the infamous balloon boy a hoax, but even now, the boy — now a teenager — and his parents are standing by their story. Richard Heene maintains to this day that he, his wife, Mayumi, and their three sons were working on a saucer in the backyard of their Colorado home, with video cameras rolling, when the homemade device got loose and they feared their 6-year-old son Falcon was inside it. Millions watched in horror on live TV as the saucer drifted across the sky for nearly two hours and across almost 70 miles. Police, however, had doubts and thought it was a publicity stunt. When the saucer finally came down, it turned out the boy was not on board. Instead, he had apparently been hiding in the attic at home.The father told ABC News he believes he was a victim of character assassination and was still fired up at any suggestion the scare was a hoax. “What would be nice is if the media, could actually go, ‘Yeah, Richard’s got a point,’” he said. “But it’s so biased — the media continues on with the same narrative.” Richard Heene said he “definitely” feels he still needs to clear his name.“I’ve lost a lot of opportunities. I’ve had people contact me about things I invented and the deal went south — because they find out who I am,” he explained. “The thing that gets me is the media never tells my side of the story.” At the time, police said the family, who had previously been on the reality show Wife Swap, staged the stunt to gain fame and more opportunities.The parents eventually pleaded guilty to related charges and were sentenced to minimal jail time, work release and eight years probation after Mayumi Heene said she confessed out of fear. “I thought, ‘I’m going to be deported,’” she said. “Then I won’t see my husband or, you know, kids — I won’t be able to see them.” But she said eventually the ordeal brought their family closer. The name “balloon boy” has stuck with Falcon Heene ever since, but the long-haired teen, who is now in a heavy metal band with his brothers, Ryo and Bradford, has leaned into the nickname.They titled one of their first original songs “Balloon Boy, No Hoax,” and a video for it features Falcon Heene flying around on a saucer. But he told ABC News, “I haven’t thought about anything” in terms of using it as a strategy. The three boys, who were all home schooled, work with their dad to fix up houses and have big plans for a career in music, far away from their family’s infamous floating past. “We don’t really wanna associate ourselves with that,” Bradford Heene said. “We just want to rock out.” Falcon Heene said he has been able to make light of the events since he has pretty much no recollection of the day that went down in infamy and said it has no bearing on his daily life.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

SUU Men’s Basketball To Play At Kansas In November

first_imgApril 23, 2020 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball To Play At Kansas In November Written by Tags: SUU Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAWRENCE, Kan.-Thursday, Southern Utah University head men’s basketball coach Todd Simon confirmed the Thunderbirds will be playing at another Power 5 school as they will face the Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse of Lawrence, Kan. November 13.The Thunderbirds upset the Jayhawks’ regional neighbor and former conference foe in the Big 8 and Big 12, Big Ten foe Nebraska last November, at Lincoln, Neb., prevailing 79-78 in double overtime.Had COVID-19 not canceled the NCAA Tournament, Kansas would have likely gone in as the overall No. 1 seed in the field as head coach Bill Self’s Jayhawks were ranked No. 1 nationally in both The Associated Press and coaches’ polls.Kansas is only the latest big-name foe Simon has given his Thunderbirds the chance to play. Previously, in his tenure, SUU has faced UCLA, Michigan State, USC, Oregon State, Iowa, UNLV and BYU.This will be the first meeting on the hardwood in history between the Thunderbirds and the Jayhawks. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Demand for rental properties jumps by 22% over past two weeks

first_imgLockdown break-ups, job losses and urgent relocations have all boosted rental demand by 22% compared to last year, releasing two months of pent-up tension into the lettings market, Rightmove has claimed.Supply isn’t keeping up with lettings demand though, prompting fears that the surge will drive up costs and leave some struggling to find homes; the number of new rental listings on Rightmove is 4% below 2019 levels, after dropping to 64% below during the week of 6th April. The South West saw the biggest surge in demand for new rental properties with a 34% increase compared to last year.Rightmove’s housing expert Miles Shipside (left) says landlords are quitting the market due to Covid-19 and the uncertainty over tenants being able to afford rent, while more people bidding for fewer properties will push up the prices of rented accommodation.“They [landlords] are going to pick those with the best references and who can move in immediately. Those whose credit record is not the best tend to lose out,” Shipside says.Many people have been left with an immediate housing need as a result of the pandemic, he adds, as the sector also copes with a backlog of people who’ve had to cancel planned moves during lockdown.“Where some people have enjoyed lockdown, others’ relationships haven’t survived it and this has had knock-on consequences. Effectively, we have two months of pent-up demand that needs to be satisfied.”Chris Norris, policy director for the National Residential Landlords Association (left), says: “Our own research shows that 29% of landlords expect to face some level of financial hardship as a result of the virus. Given this, it’s not surprising that many will be considering if they have a future in the rental market. That’s why we are calling for further action by the Government to give confidence to tenants and landlords that rents can continue to be paid in full.”Read more about landlords.  lettings lettings market Rightmove Miles Shipside June 3, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentJohn Socha, Orchard BMS Ltd Orchard BMS Ltd 3rd June 2020 at 9:17 amRental demand is already on the up.I am finding all sorts of potential tenants with various risks of being made redundant, means more enquiries, but a lot of unsuitable applicants.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » COVID-19 news » Demand for rental properties jumps by 22% over past two weeks previous nextHousing MarketDemand for rental properties jumps by 22% over past two weeksRightmove claims two months of pent-up demand is now surging through the market as relationship separations and job re-locations help drive more home moves.Nigel Lewis3rd June 20201 Comment1,656 Viewslast_img read more

Brits still lusting after overseas home – with Spain, Portugal and Florida big draws

first_imgHomes at The Grove Resort & Water Park in Orlando, Florida start at £217,000 Demand for overseas property remains very strong – despite Covid ­– according to new figures from Europe’s largest privately owned real estate agency, Ideal Homes International.The firm has already sold 150 properties in 2021 across Spain and Portugal, and is now turning its attention to Florida – where the strong pound is proving “extremely appealing”.Pre-Covid, Ideal Homes International was running 20 holiday home exhibitions a year in the UK. The company has shifted everything online, from virtual events to hosting its own digital TV show on YouTube – with nearly 3,500 subscribers and counting.Since late 2020, chairman and founder Chris White and his team have also begun negotiating package deals, with discounts of 5-10% passed on to those looking to buy homes in the sun.“Covid has certainly pushed us to be more imaginative in the way that we connect with potential buyers, but it has done nothing to lessen the depth of the desire that many of those in the UK have to own property overseas, whether as second homes, rental properties or main residences,” said White.Disney magicIdeal Homes International’s latest promotion is The Grove Resort & Water Park in Orlando, Florida, where the 10% discount it has negotiated means prices start from just over $300,000 (£217,000) for a two-bedroom/two-bathroom unit on the resort.Only five minutes from Walt Disney World, The Grove is ideally located for access to Florida’s main attractions and has its own on-site water park, three large swimming pools, a 20-acre activity lake, a spa, a marketplace and multiple restaurants and bars.“Florida itself is very much open for business right now, with packed accommodation and theme parks open as usual, though America’s borders are closed to international travellers until at least 21 April,” added White.“The pound’s stellar performance against the dollar thus far in 2021 means that Florida property prices are extremely appealing right now.”The state is the most popular destination in the US for foreign homebuyers, with one in five of all foreign buyers picking up property there, according to the National Association of Realtors.Prices in Orlando rose by 8.1% in the year to February 2021, according to Zillow, and White believes the potential for capital growth will be an additional lure for many buyers.PORTAL FOR PORTUGALAn expat property professional living in Portugal has launched a unique portal which only lists properties once, significantly enhancing the experience for buyers looking to invest in overseas second homes and holiday lets and offering UK-based agents with an alternative to the major players.Unlike the UK, where only a couple of agents market a single property, the Portuguese property market is overcrowded with some 30 agents potentially listing the same property for sale, and ‘working the system’ to re-list these properties as new or ‘recently added, resulting in buyers seeing the same properties multiple times.With this platform, agents can apparently achieve a higher level of serious interest and faster sales by guaranteeing prospective buyers that the listing they are viewing is the only and latest version.Gavin Middleton, founder of PortugalsLatestProperties.com, says, “Those agents, approached to market their clients’ overseas properties should be aware that their newly listed property could so easily be buried on other portals. This new portal is starting to gain real traction among buyers interested in Portuguese property and agents should take note.”https://portugalslatestproperties.com/overseas homes Florida homes Buying abroad April 6, 2021Richard ReedWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Land & New Homes » Brits still lusting after overseas home – with Spain, Portugal and Florida big draws previous nextLand & New HomesBrits still lusting after overseas home – with Spain, Portugal and Florida big drawsStrong pound makes Orlando homes a bargain at just over £217,000, says overseas-property sales firm Ideal Homes International.Richard Reed6th April 20210529 Viewslast_img read more