Splash out on a home to relish

first_img111 Sunhaven Blvd, Burdell.The home is currently located in the North Shore Display Village however as it’s located on the display village border, the fencing can be relocated to allow a buyer to move straight in.The house also has a media room as well as a double lockup garage.The outdoor kitchen is up there with the best, making outdoor entertaining a breeze, while a water feature provides soothing sounds of trickling water. 111 Sunhaven Blvd, Burdell.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 2020Dean Powell from Dean Powell Constructions said the house had been built to cater for a family ready to buy their dream home.“Maybe a third-home buyer where they know what they want and it ticks all the boxes,” he said. “We’ve been getting a lot of great comments and everyone loved the facade and the entry, while women have been falling in love with the walk-in wardrobe.“I was all about packing it with features and outdoor living spaces.“We’re all about quality and we build every home to the same quality to be up there with the best.” 111 Sunhaven Blvd, Burdell.The builder of this award-winning home, which took out best individual house between $551,000 and $650,000 (not including land) at the 2017 North Queensland Master Builders awards this year, are now accepting expressions of interest.The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home has everything the discerning buyer could want from a butler’s pantry, to a grand entrance way, steam oven, built-in coffee machine, huge outdoor kitchen and custom-made walk-in wardrobe. 111 Sunhaven Blvd, Burdell.Elite Properties agent Glenda Worrall said the home would be perfect for a buyer who wants a premium home without having to do any renovations.“I think it will appeal to people who just want to move in and don’t have to spend any money whatsoever,” she said.“I’ve already had people who are very interested because it’s brand new and comes with a builder’s warranty.“People who have been living here for a while now are looking to upgrade from their house. North Shore is well known for families but retirees also like it out here because it’s close to the beaches and all the infrastructure is out this way.”center_img 111 Sunhaven Blvd, Burdell.THERE is one lawn at North Shore that won’t turn brown no matter what the weather.111 Sunhaven Blvd at Burdell has an artificial lawn paired with drought-resistant plants to ensure the garden will remain looking its best.The low-maintenance artificial turf has a 10-year guarantee, making it a great option for those who want a lush garden in Townsville’s dry conditions. 111 Sunhaven Blvd, Burdell.last_img read more

Dutch survey: In-house asset management gets boost

first_imgIt also showed that particular government bonds, credit and equity were managed internally.Approximately 30% of the 47 participating schemes carried out at least part of their fiduciary management in house, up from 17% in 2017. Half of them deployed external fiduciary managers, but only for some mandates.The research showed that a large number of different fiduciary managers were hired, with NN Investment Partners being the most used this year. MN came second, while Achmea Investment Management and TKPI shared third place.More than three-quarters of participants indicated that the main reason for hiring a fiduciary manager was getting access to broader expertise and specialist services, as well as workload relief.The most important criteria for manager selection were listed as the quality of risk management and the like-minded corporate culture that pension funds and managers share.According to the research, 70% of respondents considered it highly unlikely that a pension fund’s board would give up too much control by fully outsourcing its assets to a fiduciary manager.The survey included 49 respondents, representing 47 pension funds with assets ranging from €350m to €250bn and totalling €635bn. An increasing number of Dutch pension funds is reverting to in-house asset management, in particular for equity and bonds, the annual survey of Dutch pension funds published by Pensioen Pro has suggested.It found the amount of externally managed assets dropped by €169bn to €916bn this year, as part of a trend that started in 2018.The percentage of schemes that at least in part internally managed assets jumped from 16.7% in 2017 to 34% this year, it showed.The survey also disclosed that 85% of pension funds with in-house management have investment expertise on their board or administrative teams, or are being advised by their own investment committee, whereas 64% used an investment consultancy.last_img read more

Bereavement raises heart attack risk, says study

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyle Bereavement raises heart attack risk, says study by: – January 10, 2012 Sharecenter_img 15 Views   no discussions Tweet The first seven days following bereavement appear to be the most risky in terms of heart healthThe newly bereaved are at greatly increased risk of heart attack after the death of a close loved one, US researchers say.Heart attack risk is 21 times higher within the first day and six times higher than normal within the first week, a study in the Circulation journal of nearly 2,000 people shows. Symptoms to watch for include chest pain and shortness of breath.Experts say intense grief puts extra strain on the heart.The psychological stress associated with loss can raise heart rate, blood pressure and blood clotting, which, in turn, can increase the chance of a heart attack. A person’s sleep and appetite are also likely to be disrupted. Compound this with self-neglect – such as not bothering to take regular medication – and the result can be grave.The researchers say it is important for family and friends to be aware of these risks and to keep an eye out during such difficult times. EmotionalLead investigator Dr Murray Mittleman, of Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, said: “During situations of extreme grief and psychological distress, you still need to take care of yourself and seek medical attention for symptoms associated with a heart attack.“Caretakers, healthcare providers and the bereaved themselves need to recognise they are in a period of heightened risk in the days and weeks after hearing of someone close dying.”The researchers reached their estimates by studying 1,985 heart attack survivors and comparing how many of them had recently been bereaved.Among the study participants, 270 (13.6%) experienced the loss of a significant person in the prior six months, including 19 within one day of their heart attack.Heart attack risk went up significantly within the first week after the death of a close loved one. The risk was highest in the first seven days following bereavement and declined steadily thereafter. VulnerableThe elevated risk ranged from about one in 300 to less than one in 1,000 depending on the individual’s general heart health before bereavement. Those with a history of heart disease already fared worse.Prof Peter Weissberg of the British Heart Foundation said: “We’re already aware that, under exceptional circumstances, emotional stress can trigger a heart attack.“But we shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that heart attacks triggered by stress normally only happen in people with underlying heart disease. It’s very important that if you’re taking medication because you have, or are at high risk of, heart disease, don’t neglect taking it following a significant bereavement.”Past research has already shown that recently bereaved people have heart rhythm changes which may make some of them more vulnerable to health problems. And grieving spouses have higher long-term risks of dying, with heart disease and strokes accounting for around half of the deaths, findings suggest. By Michelle RobertsHealth reporter, BBC Newslast_img read more