53 Yarrawonga Drive, Castle HillBETTER days are ahead for house and land owners looking to sell, according to the latest REIQ Market Monitor figures.A total of 437 sales during the December quarter helped push Townsville’s housing market to a new median price of $345,000, while the price of vacant land jumped by 13.8 per cent, to $169,500.It accounted for the biggest change in median price recorded across Queensland between September and December.Annual market trend indicators to November 2016 show a fall in the number of listings of 10.4 per cent, which contributed to the recovery of the median house sale price.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 2020A typical house now needs about 71 days to reach a sale and usually requires a discount of 8.8 per cent. Townsville unit prices, on the other hand, remained steady with 500 sales registered over the past year. REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee attributed the result to affordability for both local and interstate buyers.“Regional cities offer lifestyle and affordability, something that people in capital cities in particular are looking for,” she said.“Markets at the bottom of the cycle are worth considering for buyers (but) the challenge is working out the exact timing of the bottom of the market. “For this reason, it is worth having a time horizon for holding the property for at least two years. “If you are looking to sell but are in no rush, there is also no harm in holding for longer and waiting for greater momentum in the market.“As Townsville starts to come out of the bottom of the market, you also need to keep an eye out for new development. In areas where there is a lot of new development, this can put pressure on prices.”
Freddie Freeman says his “scariest night” while battling COVID-19 was when his fever spiked to 104.5 degrees.The @Braves star said a prayer that night: “Please don’t take me.” pic.twitter.com/xm9DWaEtyl— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) July 18, 2020MORE: Yankees TV broadcast forced into dark stadium because of pandemicThe crazy thing is is, Friday morning I woke up in a pool of sweat, [temperature gunned] my forehead and it said 98.2. So I had no fever that morning, and that was 7:30 in the morning. So I went — since I couldn’t go to the field, I had to wait for that test — I went and threw, I hit, I worked out and I ran at my house and felt completely fine. By 2 p.m., it hit me like a ton of bricks. …Friday night, that was the scariest night for me. I spiked to 104.5 fever. … I said a little prayer that night, because, you know, I’ve never been that hot before. My body was really, really hot. So I said ‘please don’t take me.’ I wasn’t ready. It got a little worrisome that night for me.Freeman said Saturday was his ninth consecutive day without symptoms. He said his wife and his aunt are both recovering after they tested positive for the disease.”I feel great,” he said. “I only lost one pound. … I didn’t lose any strength.” Freeman has received two negative tests for the coronavirus and has been cleared to play.”I feel like I’m a kid in a candy store again,” Freeman said. “You forget sometimes how much you love this game. I did truly miss it. I was so excited when I got to the yard.”Atlanta’s first home of the 2020 season is against the Rays on July 29. Freddie Freeman is happy to be healthy again after a scary experience with COVID-19.During a press conference Saturday, the Braves first baseman revealed that he had a temperature that spiked to 104.5 degrees while battling the coronavirus and thought he was in danger of losing his life.