Haesley Cush reckons it’s not that hard to find the right time of the year to sell. AAP Image/Claudia Baxter.The Christmas wrapping paper was still in the recycle bin and my kids were already hopping in to soft, doughy hot cross buns. If that’s not bad enough, I have heard agents talking about Easter since February too.The number of home sellers currently waiting until after Easter to start selling is the highest I have ever seen.Their rationale is that people go away for Easter. But Easter isn’t for ages! What about the buyers in the market now?If you look hard enough there’s always a reason why you should wait.I was talking to a friend of mine recently who has sold a considerable amount of property across Brisbane during the past ten years.He was joking with me about all of the different reasons he’d been told as to why his sale campaign wasn’t going well.Here are some of the classic lines he got when open numbers were low:– it was raining, buyers don’t like the rain– it was a beautiful day, everyone went to the coast– they were doing road works in the streetMore from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours ago– it’s a long weekend, everyone went away– it’s school holidays, everyone’s still away– they couldn’t get here they had kid’s sport– it was probably too late in the afternoonAnd the list goes on…Based on this rationale, you need to find a fine, but not to perfect day. It needs to be outside of any holiday period and at a time outside of sporting activity that doesn’t eat in to buyer relaxation time. Don’t worry about avoiding Easter when you list, plenty of houses still sell then.My experience with buyers is the opposite. If they find one they like, they won’t let anything stand in their way. They will combat the most torrential weather conditions, cancel previously made plans and would inspect it at midday on Christmas Day if it meant securing the one they wanted.Waiting for the perfect time to launch your property for sale is more about your circumstances and your confidence in the current market than anything else.There are a million reasons as to why it could be better or worse. My advice is if the market is good now and you’re ready to go, then it is ‘Go Time!’..
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Brave Tern has won a contract to transport and install the MHI Vestas Offshore V174-9.5MW wind turbines on the Changfang and Xidao (CFXD) offshore wind farms in Taiwan. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier was awarded the contract by CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering. “We are very pleased that the set-up of CDWE and a Fred. Olsen Windcarrier vessel has fulfilled the Taiwanese government’s turbine installation localisation requirements. Having CDWE as Changfang and Xidao Project’s turbine T&I contractor with Fred. Olsen Windcarrier supplying the vessel adds substantial experience into our construction operations,” said Jesper Holst, CEO of CIP’s Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farms. The CFXD project is divided into two phases across 2022 and 2023. In total, the two wind farms will comprise 62 wind turbines installed some 11-25 kilometres west of Taiwan and scheduled to be commissioned in 2023. “As both experienced contractors within the industry, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) will share and combine their extensive knowledge base and experience to deliver a ´state of the art’ performance to Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and to the Taiwanese offshore wind industry,” CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering said. Brave Tern will start working on the Changfang and Xidao (CFXD) project after completing the wind turbine installation on the 640MW Yunlin wind farm off Taiwan. “We are extremely proud to win another transport and installation job in the growing Taiwanese offshore wind market. CFXD is an important project for us and will strengthen our position and commitment to the growing Taiwanese market and the APAC region in general. Last year Fred. Olsen Ocean opened an office in Taiwan to bring the group’s extensive experience from Europe to the region. First step will be in April when Brave Tern heads towards Taiwan. We look forward to growing the local capabilities and the Taiwanese supply chain as well as supporting our customers in the region,” said Casper Toft, CCO, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier
Deciding between sports and academics was the hardest decision Sierra Shafer had to make. The three-sport high school athlete had been accepted into Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, but the Orange’s coaching staff never responded when she sent in her highlight tape. She would have been able to play at any of the other schools she was accepted into.Shafer eventually chose Syracuse, eliminating her chance to play at the collegiate level. She joined clubs and reported for Citrus TV. She even won the N. James Polney Award, which is given to Newhouse’s freshman of the year. Even without soccer in her life, Shafer was was involved at SU.But the summer in between her freshman and sophomore years, she received a chance to play soccer at SU.“I remember it like it was yesterday,” Shafer said of when she was invited for a tryout. “I woke up one morning and was checking my phone and saw I had an e-mail from (assistant coach) Neal Bhattacharjee … I literally didn’t believe it. I had to read it 10 times.”Shafer impressed in tryouts and made the team. Ever since, she has been the third-string goalie for SU. Though she is behind all-Atlantic Coast Conference goalie Courtney Brosnan, the junior has learned from goalie specialist and head coach Phil Wheddon.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe team was short on goalies and the coaching staff had remembered Shafer’s video from her application.Shafer woke her mom up with the news, who sprang out of bed in shock. She went to work for her job at SU Athletics later that morning and discussed it with her boss, Sue Edson, who recommended taking advantage of the offer.“Within a week, it was everything from signing papers (to) getting NCAA stuff in, going through compliance and within a week I was just on the team,” Shafer said. “It was the craziest experience of my life.”Once the frenzy of joining the team died down, Shafer began to acknowledge her place on the team. She didn’t expect to overtake Brosnan, one of her closest friends and Syracuse’s starting keeper.But Shafer was rapidly improving on the field with help from Wheddon, who has coached with both the men’s and women’s U.S. National Team programs. Wheddon took extra care of the goalies, Shafer said.“Obviously she was good from the start,” Brosnan said, “but working with (Wheddon) who is one of the best goalie coaches around, and she’s definitely raising the bar.”Despite improving, Shafer still only joins the team for home games. She doesn’t get time on the field, but recognizes how she can contribute.“My goal is to travel with the team and to influence people in a way that I don’t have to be on the field,” Shafer said. “but I can cheer them on and encourage them and work off the field.” Comments Published on October 7, 2015 at 10:32 pm Facebook Twitter Google+
The captain suffered a broken leg during the goalless draw – following a tackle from Wales defender Neil Taylor – who was sent-off.O’Neill says he’s not too bothered they couldn’t make the most of their opponents being reduced to 10-men.The draw moved Ireland onto 11 points from 5 games and they’re just behind Group D leaders Serbia on goal difference.