The home at 28 Bluegum Drive, Marsden sold under the hammer.The Marsden real estate market is heating up as one agent sells three properties on the one street. Avi Kumar of LJ Hooker Browns Plains sold 28 Bluegum Drive under the hammer for $550,000 last Saturday. “For the auction, we had quite a bit of interest and we had about nine people looking to buy the property,” he said. “The property had development approval (for subdivision), which added to its appeal.“The home sold under the hammer after a bit of back and forth and some negotiations. “The owners were very happy with the sale price.” 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 Kumar also sold 76 Bluegum Drive for $465,000 prior to auction, which was also scheduled for Saturday, and he currently has a third property on the same street under contract.Mr Kumar said most of the interest in the properties was from investors or buyers looking to subdivide.“Bluegum Drive has big blocks with two street frontages and a few have already been subdivided,” he said. “Other people are looking at those blocks and seeing what could be done.”Mr Kumar said the Marsden market was “heading northward”.“The market is good compared to a couple of years ago,” he said. “There are a lot of half a million dollar sales happening in Marsden where the same streets were around the $400,000 mark not too long ago.”“I’m getting a lot of inquiries, especially from Sydney investors.”
UPDATE: SCHLADMING, AUSTRIA — Special Olympics Indiana – Ripley Ohio Dearborn Counties’ (SOIN-ROD) athlete, Chris Perdue, of Osgood, IND, won gold at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games.The Games began March 14 and will continue until March 25 in Graz, Schladming-Rohrmoos and Ramsau, Austria.Perdue, a 17-year-old South Ripley High School student, wrapped up competition after setting a new personal record and winning his division in the Snowboarding – Advanced Giant Slalom.Competition Results:Snowboarding – Advanced Super GMarch 19, 2017Time: 1:11.90Place: 5thSnowboarding – Advanced Giant SlalomMarch 21, 2017Time: 2:10.90Place: 1stTo view the full race results, visit http://www.austria2017.org/en/games-2017/the-results.Perdue competed against athletes from all around the world. In the Advanced Giant Slalom event he challenged a total of eight athletes from New Zealand, Switzerland, Japan, Austria, Korea and fellow Team USA member Jeremy Beckham in his division.“I have never been more proud of Chris,” said Perdue’s mom Sherry Carroll. “He has inspired me and he is inspiring others to give it their best.”During the Snowboarding Advanced Giant Slalom competition, athletes take two runs down a course making their way around gates. The two times are combined for their final time.During Perdue’s first run he set a personal record and was in third place behind athletes from Switzerland and New Zealand. On the second run Perdue again set a personal record shaving approximately five seconds from his time to capture the gold.“Chris’ second run impressed us all,” said Perdue’s local coach Jimmy Laub. “He nailed everything we have been practicing and I could not be more proud he is coming home with gold.”ORIGINAL STORY:GRAZ AND SCHLADMING, AUSTRIA –WRBI has learned that Osgood native, Chris Perdue, captured first place today in the Advance Giant Slalom at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria.The Gold medal ceremony for Perdue will be tomorrow and you can watch it live on the Special Olympics Indiana Ripley, Ohio, Dearborn County’s Facebook page beginning at 5:00 EDT.