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Harcourt Kingsberry ready for hectic auction year ahead

first_img41 Sussex Street, Hyde Park is being sold by auction tonight.Harcourts formula of success is certainly working with the property agency facilitating a total of 14 in-house auctions last year.“We sold 19 properties prior to auction night itself, 51 properties on or before auction night and 75 properties within 45 days of the auction campaign commencing,” Mr Kingsberry said.“Last year we also sold around 88 per cent of all of our listings — at auction and private treaty which is a strong result.”Client service will continue to be an important aspect of Harcourts Kingsberry throughout 2017 with the business moving to a new office on Charters Towers Rd, Hermit Park. 18 Macintosh Street, Hermit Park is being sold by auction tonight.“Around 40 per cent of our properties are sold by auction and I think it’s something we do really well,” Mr Kingsberry said.“The trick is to follow an auction process, to have a strategy.“To do that, you have to work with people — you can’t just open a door and that’s it. 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 2020“You have to make sure the property is presented in the best way possible while also running a successful marketing campaign.” 1 & 2/46 Victoria Street, Townsville City will be sold under the hammer tonight.“We wanted to create a building that was a step apart from other agencies in North Queensland, with dedicated auction room facilities in-house and the highest quality amenity,” Mr Kingsberry said.“I believe that the market in Townsville has seen an enormous amount of change during the last five years.“In order to deliver high quality results, it’s imperative that businesses reinvest in both their people and their environment in order to achieve premium results. “It’s our belief that our entire team is at the top of their game, and through engaging with both the industry and the public we intend to continue improving and developing our service delivery in our new environment.”center_img House going under the hammer.FOLLOWING a successful 2016, Harcourts Kingsberry is bracing for an even busier auction year ahead with eight properties to be sold under the hammer tonight.Managing director Benjamin Kingsberry said Harcourts had been off to a good start with the first, monthly auction night facilitating the sale of four properties in January.The second round of homes will go under the hammer tonight and will include a mixture of renovators and contemporary homes.last_img read more

From Cub To ECub An Electric Motorcycle Show Worth Watching

first_imgHey Discovery Channel? This is the guy you should have hired.Usually when it comes to custom motorcycles we see the end result maybe with some “before” pictures. They’re lovely, but we don’t get to see the real blood, sweat and tears that go into a build. This one is coming at it from the opposite direction: he’s going to log the whole process. We get to see the planning, progress, and hopefully setbacks and redesigns along the way.The bike is a 1969 Honda Sports Cub CA110, and it runs and sounds great. I think the builder anticipated the general wailing that will come from the YouTube commentariat, because he noted that “Honda made over one hundred million variations” of that particular bike and so “it is not a rare bike by any means,” and also that he will sell all of the parts he’s removing, so they will live on.He says he will plan on using a 3kW electric motor in the bike, maybe “bump it up” to a 5kW, since it’ll need a little oomph to get up hills. He discusses the options of a mid-drive versus a hub motor, and their advantages and disadvantages. The engine position will impact how and how many batteries are mounted in the bike.As for the batteries, he’s planning on a 72V system so that it won’t have to draw too much current, and a 30Ah capacity. His math shows that should give him approximately a 40 mile range on the bike between charges. Since it’ll be a knockabout city bike only a step or two above a bicycle, that should work out fine. Here’s the kicker, though: he’s planning on building the battery himself! Raise your hand if you didn’t know that was possible.He continues with more typical bike build concerns, and discusses the drum brakes front and back that are acceptable but not great. The hub-mounted motor will argue with the current rear drum brake, though, so he considers a rear disc brake and a bar-mounted lever for it like a scooter, since an electric bike doesn’t need the clutch.He’ll have to redesign the swingarm, install a torque arm, relocate the footpegs and deal with a couple other, um, minor mods, but I for one am looking forward to the chapters in this build and I hope he brings us all along on this adventure. When I think about those TV shows that feature motorcycle builders, I want actual work like this, not “we’ve swapped out the motor for one in this crate and sent the tank off to a painter and now we’re going to yell at each other for the last half-hour of the show.” Micah, you are the guy I want to watch build an electric bike. Take me with yooooouuuu!!Source: EBikeSchool, YouTube Source: Electric Vehicle News Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on February 21, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle Newslast_img read more