30 Long St West, GracevilleNinety groups have attended inspections and Ms McPhie said she was still fielding enquiries.“People haven’t even been through the property and they’re asking for contracts” she said.The auction of the popular family-friendly home is scheduled for Saturday at 10am.Matthew Condon, from The Auction Group, is calling the action. 30 Long St West, Graceville.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoKathy McPhie from Belle Property Sherwood is confident of selling 30 Long St West, Graceville under the hammer on Saturday. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom Queenslander is north-facing on a 997sq m allotment in the Sherwood State School catchment zone. Ruby and Bill Jaede at their Graceville home which is going to auction on Saturday. Picture: Peter WallisAUCTION activity across Brisbane is ramping up, in line with a significant increase in volume across the combined capital cities.This week a total of 1,500 properties across the markets are expected to go under the hammer, up from last week’s 881.CoreLogic data also shows the number of Brisbane auctions at 117, a rise from last week’s total of 102 with a clearance rate of 57.1 per cent from 84 results.The Gold Coast was the busiest non-capital city region last week with 74 auctions and a clearance rate of 44.1 per cent from 59 recorded results. 30 Long St West, Graceville.Ms McPhie said the owners did a wonderful job updating the home.“It has been of great interest because the renovation was very, very well thought through and it’s been very tastefully done with really good finishes,” she said.
Africa has started the journey to the kickoff of the 2017 Afcon qualifers with games around the continent.Friday saw the start of 26 games, with Tunisia destroying Djibouti 8-1 at home in Radès. The Group A opener means the Carthage Eagles have a great start ahead of their second game with Liberia in September while Djibouti play Togo. The most stunning result so far was recorded in Morocco, where Guinea play their home games due to the continuing fears of Ebola contagion back home.Angola lapped up the celebrations as they smashed Central African Republic 4-0 in Group B while Cape Verde in Group F got their groove on with a 7-1 demolition of Sao Tome and Principe.In the same group, it was truly a feast of goals for some, but Morocco could just manage a 1-0 win against Libya.Shocker in Morocco Swaziland stunned Guinea 2-1 in Casablanca with captain Tony Tsabedze getting both goals for a side ranked 117 places below opponents who reached the 2015 quarter-finals in Equatorial Guinea.The loss was a second straight one for new coach Luis Fernandez, who replaced French compatriot Michel Dussuyer as coach. It was a completely unexpected result in a match moved from Conakry to the Stade Mohammed V in the Moroccan commercial capital because of Ebola epidemic fears.Swaziland had never won an away Cup of Nations qualifier in 20 previous attempts stretching back to the 1986 eliminators.But they got precious recent practice in the Cosafa Cup southern Africa championship, defeating Tanzania and Lesotho and drawing with Madagascar. Bafana clutchAt the Moses Mabhida Stadium, it was a goalles draw as Gambia parked the bus against South Africa (snapshot pictured above). Gambia were gutsy, but for the hosts, it was a case of missed chances. Cranes soarUganda defeated Botswana 2-0 in their opening match of Group D at the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala on Saturday. A goal each in the second half from Geoffrey Massa and Brian Umony were enough to give Uganda the victory after having dominated the entire match. Uganda came into this match as favourites following their decent home record, having won seven out of seven fixtures. Zimbabwe late winnerSaturday saw Khama Billiat’s stunning 82nd minute goal getting Zimbabwe a 2-1 win over their hosts, Malawi, in their Group L matchup in Blantyre.The win put Zimbabwe second in the group on three points whereas Swaziland are top after the north African heroics. Despite going into the game amid financial problems and enduring a bus break-down on Friday afternoon while travelling to Blantyre, it was the cash-strapped Warriors who lived up to their name.Eagles begin wellThe Super Eagles, three-time African champions, started their quest to return to the tournament with a 2-0 win over Chad in Kaduna on Saturday. Nigeria coach, Stephen Keshi handed debuts to Anderson Esiti and Kingsley Madu while usual suspects, Vincent Enyeama, Ogenyi Onazi, Ahmed Musa and Kenneth Omeruo all got starting berths.But the two goals came in the second half within a minute of each other, with strikes from Gbolohan Salami and Odion Ighalo (penalty). Group G still has Egypt and Tanzania still to play.Fennecs return?El Arbi Soudani scored a goal in each half to help Algeria to a 4-0 win over the Seychelles at Blida’s Stade Mustapha Tchaker on Saturday evening. Eager to get their 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifying campaign off to a positive start following their disappointing exit from this year’s showpiece, head coach Christian Gourcuff named his strongest available line-up.Lions cruiseSadio Mané found the net as Senegal beat Burundi 3-1 at the Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor in Dakar as the Lions of Teranga kicked off their campaign for a place at the Gabon finals.Moussa Konaté gave Senegal the lead with a penalty on the quarter-hour mark, but Fiston Abdul Razak levelled matters on 59 minutes. Stoke striker Mame Biram Diouf restored Senegal’s lead four minutes later, with Mané wrapping up the win in the first minute of injury time. Zambia miss great chanceZambia goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene (above pictured) saw his stoppage-time penalty saved as Zambia drew goalless at home with Guinea Bissau.The Group E result left the two sides tied on one point apiece with the other two sides in the group, Congo and Kenya, playing each other on Sunday.Zambia coach George Lwandamina described the start to the campaign as sad.”It is a sad beginning because we wanted to win this match. Our boys did all they could but we could not get a goal to wrap up the game because our opponents decided to defend in numbers. In short, they parked the bus. But there are lessons to be learnt and we shall make changes where necessary in our next match,” Lwandamina said.–Afcon 2017 qualifying resultsFriday, June 12Tunisia 8-1 DjiboutiMorocco 1-0 LibyaGuinea 1-2 Swaziland Saturday, June 13Angola 4-0 Central African RepublicMali 2-0 South SudanUganda 2-0 BotswanaBurkina Faso 2-0 ComorosZambia 0-0 Guinea-BissauCape Verde 7-1 Sao Tome and PrincipeNigeria 2-0 ChadAlgeria 4-0 SeychellesSenegal 3-1 BurundiMalawi 1-2 ZimbabweSouth Africa 0-0 GambiaSunday. June 14Ghana v MauritiusMozambique v RwandaCameroon v MauritaniaDR Congo v MadagascarTogo v LiberiaCongo v KenyaEquatorial Guinea v BeninEthiopia v LesothoNiger v NamibiaGabon v Ivory CoastEgypt v TanzaniaSudan v Sierra Leone – Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith