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.
(REUTERS) – Records tumbled in the transfer window as Premier League spending totalled £1.165B ($1.54B), financial analyst Deloitte’s Sports Business Group said yesterday.The outlay represents a 34 percent rise on the previous highest in all windows of £870M set 12 months ago and means the overall spending by clubs in 2016-17 already represents a record for a single Premier League season.“This is the fourth consecutive year the summer transfer spending record … has been broken,” said Business Group partner Dan Jones in a statement.“At the start of the 2013-14 season the summer transfer spending record stood at £500M and the fact this record has more than doubled since then is a clear indicator of the financial growth of the league.”Manchester United broke the world record when they re-signed France midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus for a fee of £89M, eclipsing the previous highest of 100 million euros (£84.20M) paid by Real Madrid for Gareth Bale in 2013.Manchester City were one of 13 Premier League clubs who surpassed their own transfer records when they paid £47.5M to sign Everton defender John Stones.“For those clubs traditionally at the upper end of the table who have been investing most significantly, their commercial revenue growth has also been a critical enabler of the increases in spending,” Jones said.Champions Leicester City’s 30 million euros swoop for striker Islam Slimani from Sporting Lisbon was one of the biggest moves on a hectic deadline day on Wednesday.“We also saw a record level of Premier League summer deadline day spending this window,” said Jones, “with £155M spent in the final 24 hours.“Chelsea also splashed out around £34M to bring Paris St Germain defender David Luiz back for a second spell at Stamford Bridge and Tottenham Hotspur spent £30M to sign midfielder Moussa Sissoko from Newcastle United.The combined outlay of the two Manchester clubs made up 42 percent of the league’s spending in the window, according to Spreadex.com.