Surprising number of people will tolerate streets with funny names

first_imgBonar Street in Morningside. Photo: Google MapsMs Mulholland said she had never encountered a buyer who rejected a home based on the street name, though when she worked on the south side of Brisbane many Asian buyers would avoid the number four and flock to the number eight. She said on the peninsula, the more serious buyers ignored the potentially funny side of certain names, while those with more of a sense of humour would have a giggle and move on. “People from outside of the area tend to pause before saying certain names or they’ll try to describe where it is near or refer to a building name,” she said. “But it doesn’t stop them inquiring about properties on those streets.” Even Google Maps thinks Bald Knob Road in Peachester is a little risqué.BRISBANE is home to some giggle-inducing street names but sellers need not worry with a new survey showing most homebuyers wouldn’t be turned off by an unappealing address. That’s good news for the residents of Bald Knob Rd, Gross Ave and Weenah St. The Finder.com.au poll found only 4 per cent of Queenslanders, and 16 per cent of Australians, would forego a home because of an embarrassing street name, while a quarter of those surveyed would avoid a dodgy suburb name. Woodcock Street in Scarborough. Photo: Google MapsWhen it comes to renters, 14 per cent would avoid a funny street name and 28 per cent would steer clear of suburbs with unappealing names. Ray White Redcliffe real estate agent Loren Mulholland is no stranger to tricky names with the Redcliffe peninsula home to such gems as Hornibrook Esplanade, Dix St, Woodcock St, Humpybong Esplanade and Silcock St. “I try to keep things professional but when you first hear some of the names, you do have a bit of a laugh,” she said. “I’ve been on the peninsula since 2009 so I’m a bit desensitised now and I think most locals are the same.“Phallic-related names get the most giggles — like Cox St and Woodcock St — and anything at number 69 gets a laugh.” center_img Humpybong Park in Redcliffe. Photo: Google MapsMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoThe Finder survey of 2010 Australians found street appeal was thing that turned off the most buyers (53 per cent), while only 5 per cent would avoid a home due to a street number.Bessie Hassan, Money Expert at finder.com.au, said while sellers couldn’t do much about a terrible street or suburb name, they could make sure the house looked good from the street.“If they are already uncertain about the street name, you don’t want to detract or put off potential buyers if they arrive to find overgrown garden or broken garage door,” she said. “Updating the front of the home and garden could make the property more enticing to many more buyers.” The southeast’s funniest street names Bald Knob Rd, PeachesterBonar St, MorningsideBottomley St, BrassallButland St, Bracken RidgeButt St, HarristownChubb St, One MileFanny St, AnnerleyGross Ave, HemmantHornibrook Esplanade, ClontarfHumpybong Esplanade, RedcliffeHiscock Rd, Woodhill Wanka Rd, Cecil Plains Weenah St, Bracken RidgeWoodcock St, ScarboroughWoodcock St, Paddington StWoollybutt St, New AucklandWoodswallow Ct, Greenbank,last_img read more

SBTech confirms ComeOn partnership renewal

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Alexey Khobot, Fonbet: The importance of live streaming for Russia’s betting market July 1, 2020 Share Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Share Related Articles Sports betting technology and platform provider SBTech has confirmed that it will be renewing its long-standing partnership with ComeOn which has helped expand ComeOn’s brand exposure across newly regulated markets.The extension to the partnership marks the fifth time this contract between the duo has been renewed, and is hoped to help deliver “differentiated user experiences to players, both in established and in new territories”, which will largely be done via SBTech’s sportsbook technology.Richard Carter, CEO of SBTech, said: “Our decade-long relationship with ComeOn continues to go from strength-to-strength with our innovative technology and new features enabling it to power new brands, broaden its footprint into new markets and offer its customers the ultimate, personalized online and mobile sports betting experience.“This is the fifth renewal between both companies and I’m extremely confident we will continue to help ComeOn to reach new heights as it expands and breaks new ground.”SBTech said stated that the strengthened partnership will help ComeOn fulfil their current growth strategy in existing jurisdictions such as Sweden, where SBTech has powered the operator’s snabbare.com and hajper.com brands following re-regulation of the market in January.Alongside this, ComeOn will be granted full control of its operations from one central location, offering comprehensive localisation capabilities, a powerful bonus engine and extensive responsible gaming tools.SBTech supplies ComeOn and its brands with a complete suite of sports betting solutions including access to its fully responsive front-end solution, live betting, live streaming, horse racing, greyhounds, IMG tennis data and streaming, live score, live match tracker and live statistics.Lahcene Merzoug, CEO at ComeOn, added: “At ComeOn we always strive to give our players an awesome experience. With many successful brands across different markets we are committed to offer the best products to our players. “Therefore, we are very excited to continue our successful partnership with SBTech and we are confident that together we will be able to find new great opportunities and keep offering our players a great sportsbook experience.”ComeOn’s most recent approach has seen it integrate SBTech’s API-driven differentiation technology, enabling the operator to personalise and customise its offering. This includes a wide selection of navigation styles, bet slip and front-end layouts, mobile configurations, widgets, and designs and trading strategies benefiting ComeOn with further differentiation, low upfront costs and speed to market.last_img read more

UEFA Nations League: Netherlands beat England to set up final with Portugal

first_img Source: BBC England suffered more semi-final disappointment as they produced a defensive horror show to crash out of the Nations League to the impressive Netherlands in Guimaraes.Marcus Rashford’s penalty, awarded after he was fouled by Matthijs de Ligt, gave Gareth Southgate’s side an interval advantage.De Ligt made amends when he took advantage of poor marking at a corner to power home a header with 17 minutes left.England thought substitute Jesse Lingard’s late strike had put them on course for the inaugural Nations League final against hosts Portugal in Porto on Sunday, only for VAR to intervene and rule it out for offside.The Dutch were the far superior side but they were gifted their route to the showdown against Portugal on Sunday by suicidal defending in extra time by England, who were hoping to go one better than their World Cup semi-final exit against Croatia last summer.John Stones was caught in possession by Memphis Depay who forced a brilliant save from Jordan Pickford, but Kyle Walker could only bundle the loose ball into his own net under challenge from Quincy Promes.And England produced more pantomime defending for the Netherlands’ third, this time Ross Barkley getting caught in possession from another poor pass from Stones, leaving Memphis to offer up a simple finish to Promes.England’s dejected players must now lift themselves for the third-place play-off against Switzerland in Guimaraes on Sunday.last_img read more

Equifax Market Set for Growth as Home Equity Credit Balances Rise

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Delinquency Equifax Home Equity Home Values Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Debt Service Providers 2012-10-09 Carrie Bay in Data, Origination Equifax: Market ‘Set for Growth’ as Home Equity Credit Balances Rise Sharecenter_img October 9, 2012 444 Views Home equity installment balances rose 0.3 percent in August├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┬Øthe first monthly increase since November 2007, according to “”Equifax””:http://www.equifax.com. The company says its findings signal “”a possible turning point in mortgage demand.””[IMAGE]This newly developed trend in home equity credit is highlighted in Equifax’s newest National Consumer Credit Trends Report and bears noting after the home equity credit market plummeted along with property values during the housing downturn. The total number of home equity installment loans fell 43 percent in a span of four years├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┬Ø-from 7.7 million in August 2007 to 4.4 million in August 2012, Equifax reports. Home equity installment balances contracted even further, declining 49 percent from their $278 billion peak in September 2007 to just $143 billion in August 2012.[COLUMN_BREAK]But according to Amy Crews Cutts, Equifax’s chief economist, recent trends seem to indicate the residential real estate market has finally found solid ground. “”We’re seeing signs that the contraction in mortgage debt is slowing and delinquencies continue to trend down at the same time that mortgage rates set new record lows on almost a weekly basis,”” Crews Cutts explained. “”The environment has been set for growth for a while├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┬Ø-now it looks like it may finally be happening.”” While delinquency rates on home equity accounts have been stable in a narrow band in recent months, Equifax says write-off rates accelerated their declines in August. Home equity installment loans were written off at a rate of just 2.69 percent during the month, down 16 percent from July’s write-off rate and the lowest level Equifax has recorded since February 2008.Looking at home equity credit developments at a more granular level, New Mexico led August’s growth with both the largest monthly gain in loan balances (+2.3 percent) and in the number of loans outstanding (+1.7 percent). Rounding out the top five states with the greatest percentage growth in loan balances were California (+2.3 percent), Nevada (+2.1 percent), Colorado (+2.0 percent), and Florida (+1.9 percent). The same states topped the charts for percentage growth in number of loans, but in different positions. Coming in behind New Mexico and the No. 1 spot was Florida (+1.6 percent), Nevada (+1.5 percent), California (+1.35 percent), and then Colorado (+1.3 percent).last_img read more