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Big family home in Brisbane’s fastest selling suburb up for grabs

first_imgThe striking black and white kitchen at 4 Willis Close, Keperra. Picture supplied.The master bedroom has a walk-in robe and ensuite, while the other three rooms are large and have built-in wardrobes.The open plan lounge, dining and family areas flow out to a back deck, with views over the estate.Other features include high ceilings and polished timber floors. The lounge room at 4 Willis Close, Keperra. Picture supplied.The house has been repainted and a new kitchen and split-system airconditioning installed in the time they’ve lived there.The striking black and white gourmet kitchen has stone benches, sleek cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. The back deck on the house at 4 Willis Close, Keperra. Picture supplied.That’s because their 12-year-old will start secondary school next year.The Scomazzons “pounced on” the property when it became available for sale after renting it for several months.“We were in love with where we were, so we bought it,” Mrs Scomazzon said.“I just thought ‘This is home’.”More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019 This family home at 4 Willis Close, Keperra, is for sale. Picture supplied.KNOWING how fast houses sell in Keperra, it’s no wonder Lisa and Richard Scomazzon are reluctant to let go of their cherished family home.After nearly 11 years at 4 Willis Close, the couple have decided it’s time for a change, but Mrs Scomazzon can’t hide her emotion.“It’s a bit bittersweet, but time for new beginnings,” she said. “We’re just looking at downsizing and moving closer to the high school.” One of the bedrooms at 4 Willis Close, Keperra. Picture supplied.The house is on a 591sq m block with low maintenance gardens.Houses take an average of 11 days to sell in Keperra, making it the capital’s fastest selling suburb. “It’s handy to everything, only 10km to the city, you’ve got Brookside shopping centre close by, beautiful cafes and restaurants – and it’s a fast developing suburb,” Mrs Scomazzon said.Keperra has a median house price of $537,250, according to property research firm CoreLogic.last_img read more

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Parents ‘should drink alcohol less in front of their children’

first_imgThe Independent 10 Dec 2012Parents should drink less in front of their children if they want to prevent their offspring becoming binge drinkers, a new report suggests today.The authors of research by the think-tank Demos said it was “not enough” for parents to wait until their children were in bed before opening the bottle, because their interviews suggested “children are more aware than they are often given credit for.”They added: “Nor does this mean that parents can never drink in the presence of their children. But it does mean that parents should bear in mind how frequently they are drinking – particularly in front of their children.”The two-year study, Feeling the Effects, studied the lives of 17,000 in Birth Cohort Study and in-depth interviews with 50 families where there was at least one problem drinkers.Parents with high alcohol consumption were less likely to practise the “tough love” type of parenting which best stops children developing traits associated with excessive drinking, the authors, Jonathan Birdwell, Emma Vandore and Bryanna Hahn, said.They found that teenagers who perceived their mother to drink “always” were almost two times more likely to drink hazardously themselves as adults than those who reported that their mother drank “sometimes”.http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/parents-should-drink-alcohol-less-in-front-of-their-children-says-report-8397788.htmllast_img read more

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