Locals in Karalee are seeking room to move and natural serenity

first_imgJanet Freeman is the first resident to move into The Crossing estate at Karalee where she says she loves coming home.THE first residents are settling into their new homes at The Crossing, enjoying plenty of room to move on the banks of the Brisbane River.The small acreage community in Karalee has sold 60 lots since its release 12 months ago, with stage five just released offering 24 lots averaging 2,120sq m and starting from $255,000.Developed by Karalee Land Partners, the 72 hectare site features 153 residential lots over nine stages, with a total end value of $45.6 million.The first resident to move in and enjoy the serenity was Janet Freeman, she purchased a 2,010 sq m lot in the first release. The Crossing in Karalee.“Location was one of the main reasons why I purchased here, so I can be close to my family. They already know what a beautiful place Karalee is to live,” Ms Freeman said.“The Crossing offers acreage land which really appealed to me as it is very hard to find blocks of this size available so close to amenities … and with very easy access to the highway.“I love coming home. My property faces the bushland and I really enjoy the peaceful natural setting and the bird life. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago“I can have all of my family here comfortably and the grandkids can play and kick a ball in the large backyard.”Colliers International associate director of residential Daniel Hirst, who is marketing the estate, said The Crossing was the only fully-serviced acreage land community in the region, and was attracting families who enjoyed open space and a close-knit community feel. The Crossing in Karalee.“The Crossing offers a very affordable acreage living option for families, with riverfront lot opportunities also available,” Mr Hirst said. “People continue to be amazed at the value of the offering, considering this is fully serviced acreage land, so close to shopping centres and within easy access to Brisbane.”Mr Hirst said most buyers were locals who wanted to build on larger blocks that were serviced and NBN ready.“There are not many opportunities in the area that offer serviced acreage blocks for sale,” he said.“We invite people to visit to see what The Crossing has to offer and how close it is to Brisbane. As an example, The Crossing is less than 1km from Karalee Shopping Centre and same driving distance to Brisbane CBD as North Lakes is on the north. “However at The Crossing you are getting half an acre for the same price as 400sq m at Northlakes.”Karalee is located 15 minutes from the Ipswich CBD and approximately 30km south west from Brisbane.last_img read more

Duke Energy to help during financial hardship

first_imgCustomers can perform nearly all customer service functions online, through Duke Energy’s automated voice phone system, or through the company’s mobile app. Through a carefully planned process, Duke Energy has directed employees who are not involved with power generation, power delivery, customer service or other critical functions to work from home, where possible. Duke Energy’s customer service team is available to serve customers. The company will evaluate any staffing impacts related to school and other closures, and will adjust accordingly. Statewide—Duke Energy has implemented additional steps to protect its customers and employees in the six states it serves during the COVID-19 pandemic. Duke Energy power plants, and electricity and natural gas delivery facilities, are staffed, ensuring dependable service to customers. The company has taken the following steps to protect its customers and employees:Duke Energy will not disconnect any customer’s service for non-payment, in order to give customers experiencing financial hardship extra time to make payments. The company will continue to read meters and send bills. Customers should pay what they can to avoid building up a large balance that will be harder to pay off later. If technicians need to interact with customers in-person, such as in an emergency, they will follow the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s safety guidelines, including social distancing.center_img Services that are not urgent or time-sensitive, but require in-person customer contact by Duke Energy employees, will be rescheduled. Duke Energy will contact customers to reschedule those appointments. Duke Energy technicians will continue to respond to power outages and other emergencies. Company technicians will continue to complete service orders – such as new electric connections and requested disconnections.last_img read more