The home at 39a Guthrie St, Paddington is one of 141 being auctioned in Brisbane this week.THE Brisbane auction market has started the year firing on all cylinders with a solid number of homes going under the hammer and strong clearance rates.This week, 141 homes are expected to be auctioned on the back of stellar results last week when the river city recorded a clearance rate of 62.1 per cent on 176 auctions. CoreLogic auction expert Kevin Brogan said Brisbane was experiencing a “fairly steady” auction market. “This week’s volume is down on last week but … 141 is a reasonable activity,” he said. “And looking back over 2016, the clearance rate achieved in Brisbane last week was as strong as we’ve seen for a year.“The higher clearance rate may signal for people to come into the auction market.”One of the 141 properties going under the hammer this weekend is a Brighton property with two houses on it. It is expected to be auctioned at 9am on Saturday, March 4. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoOne of the two homes being auctioned together in Brighton.Tim Taylor and his five brothers joined forces to sell the 1457sq m property on two titles, which had belonged to their parents. “A few of the brothers have mixed feeling about it, but really it’s a fairly unique opportunity for buyers,” he said. In Paddington, an architecturally-design home with city views, at 39a Guthrie St, will be auctioned on Saturday at 10am. The home at 39a Guthrie St, Paddington has an open plan living area.The home has family living on the lower storey with floor to ceiling glass doors linking the front deck and the rear entertaining area with in-ground pool.For those looking for something with a little more classic character, 44 Taylor St, Windsor will go under the hammer at noon on Saturday. The home at 44 Taylor St, Windsor will appeal to buyers looking for character.The colonial home has high ceilings, polished floorboards, open plan living and a fireplace. The house sits on a 405sq m block 3km from the Brisbane CBD.
HERMON — The Ellsworth boys’ basketball team clinched the No. 2 seed in the Class B North tournament with a 44-29 win over Hermon in Saturday’s game at Hermon High School.Despite the absence of center Isaac Varney, who will miss the remainder of the season with a foot injury, Hermon (11-5) took an 11-4 lead over Ellsworth in the first quarter. The Eagles would bounce back, though, ending the half on a 15-2 run to take a 19-13 advantage into the break.After Ellsworth (14-3) stretched its lead to 32-16 early in the third quarter, Hermon went on a 7-0 run to cut the deficit to nine entering the fourth. Yet the Eagles came through on defense in the final eight minutes and even got a dunk from Jackson Curtis with 58 seconds to play to close out a big road win.Austin Harris had a game-high 14 points for Ellsworth along with three rebounds, three assists and two steals. Jackson Curtis (13 points, nine rebounds and four assists), Hunter Curtis (eight points and three rebounds), Connor Crawford (five points, one assist and one steal) and Darby Barry (four points, three rebounds and four assists) also contributed for the Eagles.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth is set to close out the regular season Thursday, Feb. 6, as it takes on Mount Desert Island at 7 p.m. in Bar Harbor. The Eagles will then get seven days of rest before taking on the No. 7 or No. 10 seed in the Northern Maine quarterfinals at 8:30 p.m. next Friday, Feb. 14, at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.