Cairns’ fastest selling suburbs: Brinsmead still in demand

first_imgSIX months after it last topped the list of fastest selling suburbs, Brinsmead has again beat out premium suburbs such as Whitfield and Trinity Park as one of the most popular places to buy a home.Houses in the leafy, hilly suburb on the northern side of the Western Arterial only lasted a median of 22 days on the market, according to October 2018 data from Core Logic.Kewarra Beach came in second place at 26 days on the market, while Bayview Heights at 28, Edge Hill at 34 and Redlynch at 36 rounded out the top five.LJ Hooker Edge Hill agent Kim Ryan said Brinsmead’s location near multiple schools, state and private, was behind its popularity.“It is close to all your main amenities. If the market slows down Brinsmead is always one of the suburbs that bounces back first,” she said. “I’ve been selling in Brinsmead a long time and if the property is presented well and perceived as good value you’ll sell it quickly.Ms Ryan held the first open home on the weekend for 2 Matheson Dr and said more than 16 couples inspected the property. “When it really pours, people want to see where the water sits and that property didn’t have an issue,” she said.“People often comment that because it’s an established older suburb, it is leafy, with lots of parklands, and views.” FASTEST SELLING CAIRNS SUBURBS (by median days on market)Brinsmead 22Kewarra Beach 26Bayview Heights 28Edge Hill 34Redlynch 36Whitfield 41Caravonica 45Trinity Beach 50Mount Sheridan 57Smithfield 57Trinity Park 57Bentley Park 61More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoGordonvale 63Manoora 65White Rock 67Yorkeys Knob 68Westcourt 70Manunda 72Mooroobool 74Palm Cove 85Mount Peter 94Holloways Beach 96Edmonton 96last_img read more

McIlroy deplores missed putts

first_img Press Association Rory McIlroy expressed his frustration at not getting back into contention for a second US Open title as Jason Day tried to remain there at Chambers Bay on Saturday. McIlroy admitted he was frustrated to four-putt the 17th and drop another shot on the 18th in his second round, but was happy to have ground out a score after missing the cut in his previous two events. ” I’m pleased with how I’ve kept it going,” the 26-year-old said. “It’s a lot easier to do that than when you’re not hitting fairways and not hitting greens. I’m hitting great shots and great drives and giving myself chances the whole time. “It’s just hard to stay patient whenever I’m not holing anything. I feel mentally I’ve accepted most things this week, which is good.” McIlroy carded a third round of 70 to remain four over par just after Day teed off at two under, three shots behind halfway leaders and Ryder Cup partners Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed. Day was walking from the elevated tee on the par-three ninth – his final hole – during the second round on Friday when he suddenly collapsed, the 27-year-old later being diagnosed as suffering from Benign Positional Vertigo. The world number 10 received treatment at a local medical centre and opted to continue in the tournament, opening his round with a perfect drive down the fairway and narrowly missing for birdie before picking the ball very gingerly out of the hole after tapping in for par. McIlroy had marked his par on the 18th with a mock celebration after finally holing a lengthy putt, the world number one missing numerous birdie chances after picking up shots on the second and seventh. ” I missed seven good chances on the back nine, or seven makeable putts, anyway,” said McIlroy, who dropped shots on the 11th and 15th. “It was just nice to see one drop at the last there. I feel like I turned a 65 into a 70 today. “W henever you start to miss a couple you start to get a little tentative. You start to doubt yourself. You start to doubt the greens a little bit. And then it just sort of snowballs from there. I holed a few nice ones early on, but once I missed a couple it got into my head and couldn’t really get out of it.” Henrik Stenson had memorably likened the greens to putting on broccoli, but McIlroy joked: “I don’t think they’re as green as broccoli. I think they’re more like cauliflower. “They are what they are, everyone has to putt on them. It’s all mental. Some guys embrace it more than others, and that’s really the way it is. It is disappointing that they’re not in a bit better shape. But the newer greens like seven and 13, they’re perfect. “I played last Sunday and I felt like they (the USGA) brought it a little too much towards the brink then. And it’s always a struggle from then to sort of rein it back little bit. I would have liked to see them keep it a little greener for the practice rounds and then gradually as the tournament progresses get a little firmer. “That might have kept the greens in a bit better shape, but you never know. I’ve never been here before, but I hear that the weather isn’t always like this. If there had been a little bit of moisture and had it been overcast the greens might not have gotten baked out and as bumpy as they are.” last_img read more