8 Rupertswood Drive, Alice River.Harcourts Kingsberry selling agent Malcolm Thomson said Alice River had remained popular among buyers.“If you look at the area, values have held reasonably well out there where other places in Townsville have dropped as much as 25 per cent,” he said.“In Alice River, you have a newer section and an older section so you have a really wide range in term of the quality of properties.“Alice River was originally set up as an acreage so people could have horses there.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“In the newer area, you have more 1-acre blocks but in the older areas the properties are larger.”The home also has a separate unit which would make the perfect base for elderly parents, extended family or adult children still living at home.The kitchen has been renovated and features plenty of bench space as well as a large, five-door pantry. 8 Rupertswood Drive, Alice River.WITH six bedrooms and 4744sq m of land, this Alice River property would make the perfect home for a family in search of plenty of space and tranquillity.The property on 8 Rupertswood Drive will go to auction on October 3.The rural paradise was originally constructed by a builder for his own family.An array of sheds on the property can accommodate everything from boats, mobiles homes, cars and tractors. 8 Rupertswood Drive, Alice River.The home will be open for inspection today from 1.30pm to 2.30pm before going to auction at the Harcourts Charters Towers Rd office on October 3 at 6pm.For information, call Malcolm Thomson on 0400 545 664. 8 Rupertswood Drive, Alice River.The main bedroom has an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe while the three queen-size bedrooms have built in wardrobes.The large resort-style pool also has a spa, waterfall and pagoda.Mr Thomson said the property would appeal to buyers in search of a tranquil, semirural lifestyle close to amenities with Willows Shopping Centre only a 10-minute drive away.“You have a fair mixture of people out there from professionals to people who have businesses that they run from home,” he said.“It’s very much a family orientated area and it’s also a great community out there with lots of people knowing each other.”
There is a context for the discussions between MLB and the MLBPA: Their relationship has been strained and the talks offer a glimmer that things have thawed, if even a bit. Still, with pitchers and catchers set to report next week and owners meeting this week, MLB’s free-agent market again is slow to develop, with even top players such as Bryce Harper and Manny Machado remaining unsigned as spring training looms.There will be plenty to discuss beyond these rules changes as the game heads to its next CBA. Three-batter requirement for all pitchers, universal DH among proposals that could bring big changes to baseball. Latest for The Athletic: https://t.co/bgAvZWkXly $— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 6, 2019The negotiations, unusual because they’re coming in the midst of a collective bargaining agreement, were confirmed by ESPN, which cited unidentified sources.Per ESPN: “Dueling proposals from MLB on Jan. 14 and the union on Friday covered a wide range of topics,” the most noteworthy among them include: Related News MLB and its players union are discussing major rules changes that, if implemented, would dramatically affect the game on the field and off it, according to multiple reports Tuesday.According to The Athletic, the sides are talking about changes that would include bringing the designated hitter to the National League and a requirement that pitchers face a minimum of three batters. MLB hot stove: Yankees not expecting to add any more players before spring training, Aaron Boone says MLB hot stove: Bryce Harper drawing 8 teams’ interest, some think short-term deal — A three-batter minimum for pitchers— A universal designated hitter— A single trade deadline before the All-Star break— A 20-second pitch clockOther potential rules changes would affect roster size, the MLB Draft and two-sport stars who seek to sign major-league contracts (a clear nod to A’s signee and 2019 NFL Draft prospect Kyler Murray). The sides also could consider a study to lower the pitcher’s mound in an effort to help batters.The three-batter minimum, expanded rosters and adding the DH in the National League all affect jobs, the latter two offering a counterbalance to the first, which basically would eliminate, for example, the one-batter, left-handed relief specialist.