The home at 45 Ackama Street Algester sold prior to auction.A lowset family home with a swimming pool in Algester has sold prior to auction.Marketing agent Brenton Faehrmann of Place Bulimba said the home at 45 Ackama St sold under auction conditions for $475,000 before the scheduled auction. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house is on a 647sq m block close to parklands and schools. Mr Faehrmann said he had four parties interested in buying the property and a local family looking for a place to call home came out on top. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“The area is well sought after, particularly by Asia buyers,” he said. “There is plenty of interest in the (Algester) market place and most of the interest is around that $450,000-$500,000 price point.“At that price point you get more bang for your buck compared to other suburbs in the area.” Mr Faehrmann said buyers were predominantly owner-occupiers. “Algester offers good shopping and there is a big Asian community,” he said. The Bulimba-based agent said he expected the Algester market to “hold steady” in the coming months.
“I’m happy to be back in the city of my forefathers. These games are a first step in a long journey. I fully expect these games will continue and hopefully, multiple players will come out of India and play in the NBA. And hopefully, we will have more arenas to play these games,” Ranadive told reporters ahead of the matches. “I believe basketball will be the second-most popular sport in this country. Of course, cricket is the national pass time and it’ll be hard to replace in the land of (Sachin) Tendulkar and (Mansoor Ali Khan) Pataudi but basketball and India are meant to be together. This is a game that can be played indoors and outdoors, by boys and girls, in cities and villages and by the rich and poor,” explained the 61-year-old. Written By Vivek Ranadive acknowledges his roots whenever someone mentions Mumbai. He may have left the city 40 years ago, but Ranadive still calls himself a true Mumbaikar. After all, the American multimillionaire who founded TIBCO – a real-time computing company – and former co-owner and vice-chairman at Golden State Warriors, is back in Mumbai for the NBA India Games as his Sacramento Kings team will square off against the Indiana Pacers on October 4 and 5. LIVE TV Last Updated: 4th October, 2019 16:28 IST NBA India Games: Kings Owner Vivek Ranadive Hopeful Of Indians In NBA NBA India: Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive expects the Mumbai crowd to get behind his Kings side when the two NBA teams grace the court on Friday Shivam D READ | First-Ever NBA Game In India To See 3000 Students Being InvitedNBA India Games: Basketball will be popularRanadive has previously made several trips to India but this will be the first time he will travel in the country as a team owner for a pre-season game. When he initially took over Sacramento, he had planned to make the games global. After spending nearly six years as the owner of the franchise, Ranadive is now confident that basketball will become the second most popular sport in India after cricket.READ | NBA India Games: 5 Things You Need To Know About The Basketball League The Kings owner is hopeful that the presence of NBA teams in the country will motivate Indian hoopers. “I hope this is the first step in a long journey. I fully expect these games will continue and in 10 years we will have multiple players coming from India and making it to the NBA system,” said Ranadive, who was born in Juhu. WATCH US LIVE READ | NBA In India: 2019 Tour Dates, Venue, Tickets And Schedule Details COMMENT The games are upon us and Ranadive expects the Mumbai crowd to get behind his Kings side when the two teams grace the court on Friday. “I expect every Mumbaikar to be cheering for Sacramento Kings. The Indiana Pacers owner Hebert Simon is a good friend, so I would like people to cheer for his team but I hope the loudest cheer is for my team,” he concluded.READ: NBA India Games: Sacramento Kings To Fly Down To India Via Air Drake First Published: 4th October, 2019 16:28 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US