8 Boulder Court, Nelly Bay, is on the market for $2.2 million.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 2020Expected top sellers this year include 8 Boulder Court, Nelly Bay, which is on the market for $2.2 million.Numbers 19 and 20 The Cove, Nelly Bay, which are listed for $1.495 million and $1.65 million respectively, are also expected to be hot property as are 4/190 Apjohn St, Horseshoe Bay, listed for $850,000 and renovator 12 The Esplanade, Nelly Bay, which is listed for $650,000 and one of only five oceanfront properties available.“There’s definitely enough stock to meet demand but the thing with our island properties is that they are all different,” Ms Strens said. “No two properties are alike.” The Magnetic Island lifestyle was considered a huge drawcard. Picture: Zak SimondsSo far this year, 15 properties have sold for a combined total of $3.681 million with a number of contracts set to go unconditional over the next few weeks.Among those properties is 2/6 Terrace Place in Nelly Bay, with a Sydney buyer snatching up this luxury waterfront townhouse for a price in the high $600,000s.Offering 270-degree views over the marina and a private pontoon, the property represents the calibre of homes sought by investors. Magnetic Island.“The majority of those buyers are buying for the future so they generally use it for equity,” Ms Strens said.“We used to get tons of buyers from Melbourne because they like coming up here for winter but now we see more and more buyers from Sydney. “They chase good, quality properties that they can rent in the short term and they are not fussed about return in short term (as) they intend to retire there in the next five to 10 years.” Alex Strens from Best of Magnetic Island Realestate at 8 Boulder Court, Nelly Bay.Ms Strens, who facilitated the sales of three million-dollar properties last year, said investors had been making the most of the buyers’ market. “Last year we had a whole heap of premium properties selling on the island, mostly over winter because the island is a bit of a winter market,” she said. “I think we’re definitely set for another busy winter buying season ahead as, even over our quiet season, we had real consistency of sales but on the lower end of the market.” The northern side of Magnetic Island.UNMATCHED lifestyle and bargain prices are drawing buyers to Magnetic Island, with more than $21 million worth of property sold in the past 12 months.A total of 67 properties sold between May 2016 and April 2017 for a combined price of $21,252,000, with this number likely to be repeated over the next 12 months.While local buyers have contributed to the majority of sales over the summer period, agents are prepping for a southern buyers’ frenzy with winter the busiest time for investors, according to Magnetic Island sales specialist Alex Strens from Best of Magnetic.
Titanic Dance, a local dance company have jetted off to China this morning to perform an International performance.The Local Dance Company which is led by Drumkeen man Raymond Sweeney and Louise Hayden, both starred as principle dancers in the world famous Lord of the Dance.The video clip by BBC Newsline speaks to Raymond and the rest of the group as they give their views of their show in Derry yesterday, August 4th. Click play to view the video below. Drumkeen and Donegal are extremely proud of local 34-year-old Raymond Sweeney Creative Director, Producer and Lead Dancer of Titanicdance, a hugely successful Irish Dance Musical Extravaganza that is making waves in both China and the USA and is set to be a world wide sensationDonegal’s Raymond along with 26 Talented Cast Members, Five Musicians and One Singer travelled to China on the 5th of August to perform in the China International Folk Arts Festival at the Qinghai Grand Theatre in West China’s Qinghai Province from the 8th to 12th of August.This is a wonderful achievement not only for Raymond and the Cast but also for Donegal and gives great inspiration to other aspiring dancers of what can be achieved, through talent, hard work and dedication.Raymond’s passion and talent for Irish Dancing started many years ago, at the age of 9 he started dancing with Teri Lafferty School of Dancing. His natural talent and commitment to his craft ensured many successes over the years and by the age of 16 his professional career kicked off when he joined Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance.Speaking before boarding his flight to China Raymond said: “We created Titancidance in 2013 opening in An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny, from here we performed in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast and the Millennium Forum in Derry and now we are heading to China! We are so excited and honoured to be taking part in China’s International Folk Arts Festival and are hoping that this will be the big break that we need to bring Titanicdance worldwide. I have been so lucky during my career to have danced with some of best Dancers all over the world but Titanicdance is particularly special for me, this is not just an Irish dance show; it’s an emotional journey of hope, aspiration, love, heartbreak and sadness that we hope will mesmerise audiences everywhere”.Travelling to China will provide an excellent platform to showcase this incredible show to a global audience, gain the recognition it deserves and allow people to experience this amazing production first hand. Our feet are tapping just thinking on it!Best of Luck to Raymond and the whole cast, China is just the tip of the Iceberg!Drumkeen man aiming to be Titanic success in China was last modified: August 5th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BBCchina performancetitanic dance group