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LA County to pay $20M for Black family’s seized land

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California beachfront property that was taken from a Black couple through eminent domain a century ago and returned to their heirs last year will be sold back to Los Angeles County for nearly $20 million, officials said Tuesday.

The heirs’ decision to sell what was once known as Bruce’s Beach was announced by Janice Hahn, chair of the county Board of Supervisors, and state Sen. Steven Bradford, who led local and state governmental efforts to undo the long-ago injustice.

“This fight has always been about what is best for the Bruce family, and they feel what is best for them is selling this property back to the County for nearly $20 million and finally rebuilding the generational wealth they were denied for nearly a century,” Hahn said in a statement.

Bradford, who authored the state legislation that enabled the land’s return, said he supported the

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Quirkiest moments of Gold Coast real estate in 2022

The Gold Coast delivered on quirk in 2022

FROM weird sale amounts and media-hungry agents to eye-popping auctions and influencers behaving badly, the Gold Coast property market is always entertaining.

Among the quirkiest moments of real estate in 2022, a local model was caught

by security camera stripping down to a bikini to pose in front of a luxury new duplex at Palm Beach, which was marketed by Ed Cherry, of Harcourts Coastal.

CCTV footage showed brand influencer Holly Cheesman dropping her jeans to have her photo taken in front of the Jefferson Lne property’s aesthetic facade.

The snap of Ms Cheesman in a colourful string bikini became her Instagram profile picture, while pants-down footage of the bold stunt was also shared to social media by the home’s owner-builder, Nick McDonald.

Bikini model Holly Cheesman when she posed in front of a luxury villa for sale

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Machtech’s photogenic home for

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What the experts say: Where to buy a home in Brisbane in 2023

It has been a rollercoaster ride for Queensland buyers and sellers over the past few years, with soaring sales highs during the pandemic property boom to daunting lows as interest rates were swiftly ratcheted up and borrowing powers crashed.

But while the red hot heat has come out of the market, buyers now have an opportunity to find a home without the FOMO and stiff competition.

Sellers are also meeting the changing market.

So we asked some of Queensland’s property titans to reveal their suburb picks for 2023, for first home buyers, families and those with deeper pockets.

Here, Ray White Qld CEO Jason Andrew (JA), Belle Property Qld boss Jon Iceton (JI), LJ Hooker Qld general manager Stephen Mutton (SM), McGrath National Manager (Sales) Troy Malcolm, Harcourts CEO Mitch Peereboom and Place managing director Sarah Hackett (SM) share their insider knowledge on the suburbs to watch.

Sarah Hackett, Place

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Frank Lloyd Wright: Striking California farm of famed architect up for sale

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Fawcett farm of Frank Lloyd Wright. Picture credit: Crosby Doe/TopTenRealEstateDeals

The final property of one of the world’s most-celebrated architects, Frank Lloyd Wright, has come up for sale.

A stately home on a 38.8ha ranch in Los Banos, California — known as The Fawcett Farm — was known to be one of Wright’s final projects.

Considered a “Usonian” home, a word coined by the architect to describe the New World character of America’s architectural landscape, it belongs to a group of 60 single-family homes designed in the latter part of Wright’s career.

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Melding elements of the mid-century-modern style with Wright’s Prairie School, the house was completed two years after Wright’s death in 1959.

The house’s original owners, Stanford football-star Buck Fawcett and his

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Ex Wallabies captain selling Camp Hill home as he cuts ties with QLD

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This property at 8 Henderson St, Camp Hill, is on the market.

FORMER Wallabies captain Ben Mowen is preparing to say goodbye to Brisbane, with his Camp Hill Queenslander now on the market.

Mowen and his wife Lauren purchased the two-storey home back in 2015, but with opportunities now beckoning in southern New South Wales, the couple is selling the family home and preparing to move to Gundaroo, just outside of Canberra.

Former Wallabies captain Ben Mowen has put this house at 8 Henderson St, Camp Hill, on the market.

The double-block Queenslander at 8 Henderson Street dates back to 1917 and has been owned by only four families in its 105-year history.

“We’ve inherited lots of photos from previous owners including the original deeds and pictures of each renovation that’s happened along the way,” Mr Mowen

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