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.
The Rainbow Warriors, 15-12 after only their second victory in 10 games on opponents’ home floors, are in seventh place in a conference with nine members. And the 49ers (18-7 overall) are 9-2 in the Big West and just one win away from clinching at least a share of the conference title. Hawaii committed 23 turnovers but had little difficulty getting quality shots once it got securely into its half-court offense. The Warriors shot 28 of 50 from the field, as well as 31 of 33 from the free-throw line. And, with Riley Luettgerodt (23 points and eight assists), Matt Lojeski (22 points, seven rebounds and five assists), Ahmet Gueye (16 points and six rebounds), Matt Gibson (22 points, seven rebounds and five assists) and Bobby Nash (15 points and five rebounds) never leaving the floor in the second half, the Rainbow Warriors also contained Long Beach’s dribble penetration and contest most of the 49ers’ jump shots. The 49ers, who next play again Saturday evening at home against UC Davis, used 12 Hawaii turnovers to break out to a 24-12 advantage 8 minutes into the game. Coach Riley Wallace’s team, scheduled to board a flight for Honolulu this morning before turning around and flying back to the mainland Thursday for a game at San Jose State Saturday, snapped Long Beach’s five-game winning streak by outscoring the 49ers 40-16 in the final 11 1/2 minutes. And, in front of 2,385, a season-high home attendance for the 49ers, the visitors used the Bracket Buster matchup to drive home a point to illustrate the overall on-court superiority of Hawaii’s Western Athletic Conference over Long Beach’s Big West Conference. But the 49ers’ own turnovers, and hasty shot selection, enabled Hawaii to build a five-point lead in the first half before Long Beach closed with a 7-2 run to create a 37 deadlock at intermission. A 27-footer by Aaron Nixon gave the 49ers a 62-53 advantage with 11:53 to go. But Hawaii had built an eight-point advantage 78-70 before Long Beach’s next field goal, a fastbreak layup by Sterling Byrd with 3:23 remaining. “We knew this was going to be a tough game,” Long Beach Coach Larry Reynolds said. “They are a very good defensive team, and they do a lot of things offensively that you have to be sharp for.” Long Beach hit just 14 of 38 shots from the field in the second half, including 3 of 14 behind the arc, as Nixon (17 points), Kejuan Johnson (15) and Kevin Houston (11) combined to hit only 16 of 45 for the game. Frank Burlison can be reached at [email protected] or (562) 499-1320. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PhotosLBSU vs HawaiiLONG BEACH – The University of Hawaii team that visited the Walter Pyramid Saturday night figured to be the toughest opponent the Long Beach State men’s basketball team had played host to this season. And that assumption proved right, as the Rainbow Warriors came from nine points down with 11 1/2 minutes left to hand the 49ers their first loss, 93-78, in 11 games in the building.