Luxury car dealer sells up-market Ascot home for less than he paid for it a decade ago

first_imgThis home at 50 Pringle St, Ascot, has sold for $2.1m.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoAfter going through six real estate agencies and two failed auctions, the couple has finally found a buyer through Tom Offermann Real Estate — Noosa Heads.The couple bought the five-bedroom, executive home for $2.135 million in 2007, at the height of the property boom.They have just sold it for $2.1 million. SIXTIES PAD SELLS JUST BEFORE AUCTION DOMINO’S HEAD’S NEW HOME A STUNNER LENDING CRACKDOWN A GAMECHANGER Greg Willims also owns this home in Palm Avenue, Ascot. Greg Willims has sold his property at 50 Pringle St, Ascot. Photo: Liam Kidston.BRISBANE luxury car dealer Greg Willims and his wife Susanne have finally sold their former residence in up-market Ascot — for less than what they paid for it a decade ago.Mr Willims, who is dealer principal at Bentley Brisbane, has been trying to offload the three-storey pad at 50 Pringle Street since late 2014. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The indoor pool and spa in the home owned by Greg Willims at Palm Ave, Ascot. Inside the home at 50 Pringle St, Ascot, which has sold.That’s well short of the $2.49 million the house was last listed for.Mr Willims sold much of his luxury car empire, which included 23 outlets focused on brands such as BMW, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and Lamborghini, to Autosports Group in 2015. The kitchen in the home at 50 Pringle St, Ascot.That same year, he shelled out $6 million for the couple’s current home — a mammoth nine-bedroom, 10-bathroom mansion just a few blocks away in Palm Avenue.The opulent home has crystal chandeliers, a library and a pool house, to name but a few of its features. Greg and Susanne Willims have sold their Ascot home. Picture: Elise Searson.last_img read more

NFL Draft 2019: UCLA tight end Caleb Wilson takes ‘Mr. Irrelevant’ honors

first_img NFL Draft 2019: Seahawks’ Russell Wilson shares unique connection to team’s 4th-round pick NFL Draft 2019: All 254 picks by team In a fitting tribute Saturday, Succop announced this year’s Mr. Irrelevant in front of the Nashville crowd.”I gave (critics) a lot of ammunition,” Succop told the crowd before announcing the pick. “I was a field goal kicker, and my last name was Succop.”Wilson caught 60 passes for 965 yards last season to lead UCLA in both categories. Both marks are records for a tight end in UCLA history.Before he heads off to Cardinals training camp, Wilson gets some great door prizes for becoming Mr. Irrelevant 2019. He will be honored this summer with a week-long series of events in Newport Beach, Calif. He’ll visit Disneyland, sail in a regatta, do interviews, and basically celebrate his status as last man off the draft board. The annual celebration, founded in 1976 by former NFL wide receiver Paul Salata, helps raise money for charity.The week concludes with the presentation of the Lowsman Trophy — a parody of the Heisman, obviously — only the trophy features a player fumbling a football. On an odd note, notes the team has picked a Mr. Irrelevant three times … and all three players were tight ends. They also drafted BYU’s Tevita Ofahengaue in 2001 and Louisville’s Gerald Christian in 2015.center_img It’s every kid’s worst nightmare on the playground — two captains pick their teams, and as the number of remaining players dwindles, they each offer up a silent prayer they won’t be the last one selected.Someone has to be the last player selected, and that’s the case in the NFL Draft as well, only the final player taken in each draft has come to be celebrated in a strange way with the bizarre title, “Mr. Irrelevant.” Meet Mr. Irrelevant of the 2019 NFL Draft, UCLA tight end Caleb Wilson, who was selected with the final pick of the seventh round (No. 254 overall) by the Arizona Cardinals.Most Mr. Irrelevants don’t pan out, either failing to make the roster, or going on to short, mostly anonymous careers. But there have been exceptions. Kicker Ryan Succop, the final player chosen in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs, is still active 10 years later, with the Titans. Related Newslast_img read more