The home at 67 Nyleta St, Coopers Plains.IF you’re still on the hunt for a last minute Christmas present, have you considered a house?In Brisbane there are six keen vendors who have opted to sell their homes at auction on the eve of Christmas Eve.In Coopers Plains, a renovator on a 764sq m block is going under the hammer at 10.30am on Saturday, December 23. Marketing agent Mark Allen, of Allen and Lee Real Estate, said 67 Nyleta St was a challenge waiting for the right buyer. The home at 15 Chadford St, MacGregor.Marketing agent Tom Zhang, of Yong Real Estate, said the four-bedroom property was less than 300m from Sunnybank Market Square. The two-storey brick and tile home is on a 597sq m block and has polished timber floors upstairs, an open-plan living area with balcony and a renovated kitchen. The four bedrooms and family bathroom are also on this levels. A second living room, bathroom, two-car garage and storage room are downstairs. Outside there is an undercover patio and large backyard. The final home scheduled for auction on Saturday is a five-bedroom investor-owned home going under the hammer at 2pm. The home at 66 Parklands Street CalamvaleTerry Zheng of Coronis Sunnybank has marketed 66 Parklands St as an urgent sale perfect for the family. The two-storey home is on a 700sq m block and has a renovated kitchen, tiled patio and open-plan living. There is an ensuite and walk-in robe to the main bedroom and all other bedrooms have built-in robes. Mr Zheng said the home was on a quiet street close to a bus stop, schools, shops and a walking track to Karrawatha Forest. In Kenmore Hills, a 1805sq m property with four-bedroom home, pool and modern kitchen is going to auction at 10am. The home at 104 Creekside St, Kenmore Hills.Marketing agent Grant Penrose, of REMAX Profile, said the property at 104 Creekside St was a “private sanctuary” perfect for family living. The two-storey house has wraparound verandas, decks and an outdoor entertaining area. The kitchen has stone benchtops, a dishwasher and plenty of bench and cupboard space. There are also formal and informal living space, four good-sized bedrooms and an ensuite and walk-in robe to the main bedroom. Outside, the gardens are landscaped and there is a heated saltwater swimming pool. Mr Penrose said the home was minutes from Kenmore Village shops, schools and restaurants. In Indooroopilly, Andrew Van Bennekom and Grace Tan of Ray White Toowong are taking a two-storey family home to auction at 10am. Inside the home at 67 Nyleta St, Coopers Plains.He said the home had “flaking paint work, old carpets, peeling wallpaper, battle scars from white ant attacks, an ancient kitchen, ugly bathroom with feature pink fittings … and decorating that is rather dated at best”.“The poor old house is not worth much (but) the land is the asset here,” he said. “It is 764sq m of pure gold in Coopers Plains — a success story of real estate on Brisbane’s south side for many years now.” Mr Allen said the property was perfect for renovators, developers, investors or builders. In Calamvale, a five-bedroom family home is also going under the hammer at 10.30am on Saturday. The home at 1 Naldi St, Sunnybank.The property at 1 Naldi St, Sunnybank is on a 1017sq m corner block with swimming pool and triple garage. The home has polished timber floors, exposed beams and light-filled rooms. On the ground floor there is an open-plan kitchen and dining room, games room, lounge room and a family room, which opens to the covered patio. The master bedroom is also on this level along with a second bedroom that could be used as a nursery. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms with built-in robes.Marketing agent Ramin Bay, of Elders Springwood, said the home was well located 2.6km from Sunnybank Plaza and walking distance to a bus stop and Altandi train station. Saturday’s auctions10am — 104 Creekside St, Kenmore Hills10am — 89 Almeida St, Indooroopilly10.30am — 67 Nyleta St, Coopers Plains 10.30am — 66 Parklands St, Calamvale11.30am — 15 Chadford St, MacGregor2pm — 1 Naldi St, Sunnybank The home at 89 Almeida St, Indooroopilly.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoThe investor-owned property at 89 Almeida St has fresh paint, new carpets and a backyard makeover. The home has a big kitchen, an open-plan living and dining room, and a separate family room with built-in bar.The family room opens through sliding doors to the poolside patio.The huge master bedroom has a walk-through robe and ensuite, and the two other main floor bedrooms have built-in robes. There is also a family bathroom, internal laundry and study. Upstairs there is a big airconditioned area that could be used as another living space, rumpus room or bedroom. In MacGregor, 15 Chadford St will go to auction at 11.30am.
Press Association Rojo is equally comfortable at centre-back as he is at left-back and played all 120 minutes of July’s World Cup final as Argentina lost to Germany after extra-time in Rio de Janeiro. The 24-year-old began his career in his homeland with Estudiantes de la Plata and spent a single season with Spartak Moscow before moving to Sporting in 2012. He also has 28 caps for his country and cannot wait to play his part in Louis van Gaal’s new era at United. “It is such an honour to say that I now play for Manchester United,” he said. “The Premier League is the most exciting league in the world and to have the chance to play in it for the world’s biggest club is a dream for me. “I am young and am very keen to continue to learn the game, so playing for such an experienced technical coach as Louis van Gaal is a fantastic opportunity for me. “I have joined United to work hard with my team-mates to win trophies and I know that the manager shares that ambition.” Rojo joins Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw as Van Gaal’s third high-profile signing since taking over earlier in the summer and the Dutchman believes he will be a useful addition as the former Bayern Munich boss implements a new 3-5-2 formation at Old Trafford this term. “Marcos is a very gifted defender,” he said. “He has played at the highest level in world football and can play either as a central defender or left-back. The Argentina international will cost United £15.98million and moves to Old Trafford on a five-year deal. “Manchester United is delighted to announce the signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon for a fee of 20million euros, with Nani joining the Portuguese club on a season-long loan,” read a statement from United. “Marcos joins on a five-year contract.” Manchester United have completed the signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon with winger Nani heading in the opposite direction on a season-long loan. “He has ability, physical strength and a willingness to learn that means he has a very bright future ahead of him. “He had a very strong World Cup and has been playing in Europe for a couple of years now. He is a very good addition to the team.” United lost centre-backs Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic alongside left-back Patrice Evra this summer and Rojo will add to a defensive unit which was largely criticised following the defeat to Swansea at the weekend. The move for Rojo had been complicated by a row between Sporting and a third-party ownership group, while the player upset his employers by initially refusing to train in a bid to push through the deal, although he later apologised and returned to work. The 27-year-old Nani, who moved to Manchester seven years ago, previously spent four years as a Sporting player after leaving Real Massama in 2003. He has made 228 appearances in all competitions for United, scoring 40 goals, but has rarely been a regular starter during his time in the Barclays Premier League. Meanwhile, United have dismissed reports linking them to unsuccessful bids for Thomas Muller and Marco Reus. The club insist rumours of failed moves for the German pair are untrue, with a United spokesman telling Press Association Sport: “It is not true that we made offers for Muller or Reus at any stage.” Marouane Fellaini looked set to be making a move out of the north west but that may now have been scuppered with the Belgian sustaining an injury in training. United have not commented on the extent of the injury, but pictures in The Sun showed the 26-year-old on crutches with his left foot in a protective cast. Fellaini had been expected to tie up a loan move to Serie A club Napoli before the end of the transfer window and that move is clearly now in doubt.