Bidders paid $185,000 above reserve for this Enogerra Tce home.BUYERS were so keen to secure this Paddington home at auction they pushed the price $185,000 past the reserve.There were 11 registered bidders for the house at 143 Enoggera Tce, with eight actively participating in the bidding.Marketing agent Judi O’Dea of Space Property Agents said the first bid was $1 million and the auction didn’t require any vendor bids to push it along.In total 51 bids were made with the home selling for $1,535,000.O’Dea said the buyer who started the auction off kept bidding over any other bids within two seconds.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoThe kitchen in the Enogerra Tce home“His bids were very strong,’’ she said. “He slowed up his bidding at $1.45 million, and pulled out at $1.5 million.’’Three other bidders fought it out to the end with the home selling to a couple who lived in a riverfront apartment at Teneriffe and wanted to move to Paddington to take advantage of the village lifestyle.O’Dea, who lives in the same street, said the property just seemed to tick all the requirements for a number of potential buyers.She joked that interest was so strong because the “neighbours are terrific”. It was probably the best auction of my career,’’ she said.The view from 143 Enogerra Tce, PaddingtonFor their money the new buyers secured a four-bedroom north-facing home. It has a separate self-contained level with kitchenette and bathroom. It is close to restaurants and schools.The original 1915 workers cottage had been fully restored and renovated and has views over Paddington and Mt Coot-tha.
Satellite services company SES is beaming an educational channel designed to help educate people in West Africa about the Ebola virus, across the region.Fight Ebola will be beamed into pay TV and free-to-air DTH homes as parts of West Africa continue to deal with the worst-ever outbreak of the deadly virus.The channel helps spread the message about protecting against Ebola and will give viewers a greater understanding of the virus with content endorsed by the Luxembourg Ministry of Health and contributions from groups including UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), and End Ebola Now.There will also be endorsements and appeals from British Premier League football players including Didier Drogba, John Obi Mikel, Samuel Eto’o and Emmanuel Adebayor.“Many people do not understand this disease and therefore, tragically, do not seek the medical care they need,” said Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou, senior VP, commercial Africa at SES.In related news, Discovery Networks UK has commissioned a one-off doc about the deadly virus, Ebola Exposed (pictured). A copro between Discovery and Sky Vision, the fast-turnaround doc will look at the science behind the virus that has killed thousands of people in West Africa.David Morrissey (The Walking Dead) narrates the doc, which is billed as ‘an all-you-need to know film’ about Ebola.Dan Korn, senior VP & head of programming, Discovery Networks Western Europe, ordered the special, which will go out on November 22. He said: “Discovery is dedicated to providing new scientific insight into domestic and international events. Ebola Exposed does exactly this, uncovering brand new scientific research about this virulent disease from those at the forefront of the fight against it”.