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52 Augusta Drive, Balgal Beach.LIVING by the beach is often a luxury reserved for those who can afford a seven-figure price tag but just north of Townsville homes by the sea are being listed for under $500,000.Areas such as Balgal Beach, Toolakea, and further north in the Hinchinbrook region all offer homes for under half a million that allow buyers to fall asleep to the sound of the sea. RELATED: >>Agents aid hot buyers in Townsville >>Rasmussen is proving you can nab a family-friendly home for under $200,000 >>Capital city buyers fed up with unaffordable property prices are heading to Townsville Selling agent Robyn Neilson is selling 52 Augusta Dr at Balgal Beach which is priced in the high $300,000s.The three bedroom two bathroom property has water views and is across the road from the beach.She said homes with water views near the beach always attract plenty of interest from the market.“They generally attract a higher price and they always sell well,” she said. “This home is amazing value … I don’t think there’s anywhere else you can get this for that money.“Balgal Beach is just such a brilliant place and I’ve travelled all over the world and this is where I choose to live.“It’s a wonderful community and location.” CLICK HERE for the latest Townsville real estate news Townsville Property Centre agent Jean Laterre said you can’t beat living by the beach and he has chosen to base himself by the sea at Toolakea.He is selling 72 The Esplanade which is priced at $475,000 and is a two bedroom, two bathroom home on a large 1012sq m allotment.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 202072 The Esplanade is for sale for $475,000.The property offers the ideal beachside lifestyle with the home’s front lawn ending where the sand beginsMr Laterre said white collar workers and people from interstate looking for a sea change at a bargain price were his main market for beachfront homes.“We get a lot of interstate inquiries (for beachside properties) and most of them are looking for a sea change rather than a holiday home,” he said.“Some people say I wouldn’t live on the beach because we might get taken out by a tsunami but you have a better chance of winning gold lotto.“This property is literally 50 steps from the beach.”Peter Reitano is selling 74 John Dory Street at Taylors Beach with a listing price of $460,000. The view from74 John Dory Street at Taylors Beach.The three bedroom, two bathroom home has beach frontage and the small coastal community is a fisherman’s paradise with all the streets named after fish.Mr Reitano said compared to other areas around Queensland beachside properties in Taylors Beach, Lucinda and Forrest Beach were relatively affordable.“We have quite a few properties around the district with water views and they do get strong interest,” he said.“With this property it has water views, you can stroll down to the beach and nothing can be built in front of you.“People really like the water views so they do usually attract a higher price than other properties in the area.”
Kolkata: An eight-member FIFA delegation led by Oliver Vogt is visiting India from November 26 to December 1 for an official FIFA inspection to evaluate the progress and preparations for the FIFA U-17 Womens World Cup India 2020.Ahead of the inspection, Project Lead of FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020, Vogt addressed the media in Kolkata and said: “We are very happy to be in India to start the inspection. It is great to be here, and we are looking forward to seeing how things are shaping up. We saw the potential of football in India in 2017 with the men’s edition, and understand how big a success it was here in Kolkata.”We are confident that every stakeholder will work hard to ensure the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020 is a success and that the tournament also makes its mark in the history of women’s football. In this visit, besides the infrastructure of the stadium and training sites, we are interested to see the plans that the different venues have for the further development of women’s football in the country”.”It is great to be back at this iconic stadium, which put its name in history in 2017. The active involvement of the Hon’ble CM and the Government of West Bengal was crucial in the success in 2017. Given this is a women’s tournament, and Hon’ble CM’s enthusiasm towards empowerment of women, we’re confident of similar support for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup as well. That will be key in creating the same experience for the fans and the teams in Kolkata,” added Tournament Director of the Local Organising Committee, Roma Khanna. IANSAlso Read: FIFA delegation to be in Guwahati for infrastructure inspection for U-17 Women’s World CupAlso Watch: Leopard enters house in Assam-Meghalaya Border, sparks panic among public