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The home at 24 Lucy Drive, Edens Landing.A LOWSET home backing onto a nature reserve has sold before auction after attracting three offers. Selling agent Damian Piotto, of Ray White Beenleigh, said the property at 24 Lucy Drive, Edens Landing, sold for $425,000.“We had about 15 groups through and we had three offers prior to auction,” he said. “The (vendor) is very happy. She now gets to move to her dream property on acreage.”More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Mr Piotto said while the home attracted good interest, some buyers were concerned about the uneven 1585sq m block. The kitchen at 24 Lucy Drive, Edens Landing.“The new owners are going to look at filling in the spaces in the coming years and making the space more usable,” he said. Mr Piotto said the Edens Landing market was mostly attracting owner occupiers. “We’re seeing people looking to get out of the rental market and into their first home and people looking to upgrade,” he said. “Most of the buyers who traditionally bought in Shailer Park and Daisy Hill can’t afford that area now, so Edens Landing is looking more desirable. It’s half an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and buyers are getting more value for their money.”
HOCKEY is a great way to come meet some new people and learn some new skills. These are the words of a young versatile midfield/attacking forward, Aliyah Gordon.The exuberant 18-year-old student believes that the sport has helped her develop as an individual and she believes it can do so for others.Her love for the sport began at the tender age of five.“My mother had stopped playing for a while but started back and joined GCC around that time and that’s how I got involved. She used to take me to her practices and I used to sit and watch,” Gordon said.What really drew her to the sport, she said, is “the ability to have that connection with your team, whether it’s training or playing a match, and to go out and act as one to execute a plan.”While, she is unsure about the specifics of the future for herself, one thing is certain: Hockey will remain one of her main goals.“Hopefully, I would be graduating from University and would become a better player than I am now. The ultimate goal is to play hockey for Guyana at the highest possible level,” Gordon said.Mixing school and hockey was no problem for this wonder-kid, who studied first at Queen’s College then Nations University.“It was not too difficult; I had been doing it from the beginning of my secondary school life so when the difficult times came around, like CSEC, I was so accustomed to having to balance them. Playing hockey was always a good way to relieve stress from the usual school day, so it worked out well for me.”Aliyah owes it to her parents, she says. They have been her biggest supporters, along with coaches, family and friends.