94a Johnston Street, Bellbird ParkMore from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Mr Schlamm said the investor-buyer was keen to acquire the four-bedroom home soon after he had seen the listing.“The negotiations started without the buyer seeing the property. The buyer then flew up on the Saturday and had a look to confirm he was happy,” Mr Schlamm said. 94a Johnston Street, Bellbird ParkMr Schlamm said affordability was a major motivator for out-of-town purchasers.“For the investors from Sydney, you’re getting a yield that’s twice what you’re getting down there, and you can actually buy something with $300,000 or $400,000 in the first place,” he said. 94a Johnston Street, Bellbird Park 94a Johnston Street, Bellbird ParkQueensland’s southeast has been awash with Sydney and Melbourne buyers of late as our affordable property and high returns bring in savvy investors.The sale of 94a Johnston St, Bellbird Park, for $352,500 on September 27 was a great example, according to Ray White Redbank Plains sales manager John Schlamm. 94a Johnston Street, Bellbird ParkMr Schlamm said the home offered a secure, long-term tenant for the new owner.“The tenants have lived in the house for eight years and they wanted to stay – so it’s pretty much a win-win for everyone,” he said.
“This is going to be great for the Clippers. This guy is so competitive and he’s already incredibly rich,” said one league source who has had indirect contact with Ballmer. “He’s not here to just show up and shine in the spotlight. He’s going to roll up his sleeves and ensure the Clippers have a winning basketball team.”The NBA still needs to hold a formal vote in which 23 of the 30 NBA owners would have to approve Ballmer’s purchase. There is no date set, but a league source familiar with the proceedings believes the date “will be determined within in a matter of weeks” after conducting financial and background checks. Beyond handling a $1 billion lawsuit from the formerly embattled Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the NBA does not anticipate many hiccups with the sale. Part of the reason involves Ballmer, who attempted to purchase an NBA team in past years. He tried to form an ownership group with the former Seattle Supersonics to prevent them from moving to Oklahoma City. Ballmer also bid to buy the Sacramento Kings last year with Seattle investor Chris Hensen. “The Lakers and Buss Family welcomes Steve Ballmer to Los Angeles,” Lakers president Jeanie Buss tweeted on Friday. “Congratulations on your purchase of the Clippers.”Yet, questions still loom.Ballmer’s abrasive personality reportedly alienated those in Microsoft, which could explain why the company declined on Friday to make any officials available to speak about him. Hensen’s spokesperson did not respond on Friday to requests for comments, making it unclear how Ballmer’s latest project could hurt his former partner’s quest to bring a team to Seattle. But league accounts downplayed Ballmer’s apparent abrasiveness. The NBA also does not anticipate Ballmer moving the team to Seattle because Los Angeles serves as the second-biggest market and it would require Board of Governor approval. Instead, the league believes Ballmer will use his role as a member of the Board of Governors to entice other owners to vote in favor of adding another NBA franchise in Seattle.“I will be honored to have my name submitted to the NBA Board of Governors for approval as the next owner of the Los Angeles Clippers,” Ballmer said in a statement. “I love basketball. And I intend to do everything in my power to ensure that the Clippers continue to win — and win big — in Los Angeles. “L.A. is one of the world’s great cities — a city that embraces inclusiveness, in exactly the same way that the NBA and I embrace inclusiveness. I am confident that the Clippers will, in the coming years, become an even bigger part of the community.”And those in the league seem confident Ballmer, who attended City Hall on Friday and watched the Kings game in the AEG suite at Staples Center, will do so by demonstrating the same passion and colorful personality that made Microsoft’s presentations so memorable. — Staff writer Dakota Smith contributed to this report With his collared shirt drenched in sweat, Steve Ballmer stood on stage before an attentive audience. He provided as much energy as Clippers fans at Staples Center show once Blake Griffin throws down a lob from Chris Paul.Ballmer shouted key words to explain his vision as Microsoft’s former CEO, shouting “developers, developers, developers” in one instance and “advertisers, advertisers, advertisers” the next. Ballmer pranced around on stage the same way a basketball player occasionally performs during lineup introductions. Then, Ballmer passionately outlined his philosophies at these countless events where he touted the company’s products. All of this partly explained how Ballmer oversaw Microsoft’s annual revenue jump from $25 billion to $75 billion during his 14-year tenure as CEO before retiring in early February. All of this partly explained how he has gained a net worth of $20 billion, according to Forbes. All of this partly explained why he agreed on Thursday to buy the Clippers for $2 billion, the second-most expensive sports franchise purchase of all time. What Ballmer displayed with words and body movements revealed a man intent on following his convictions with unmatched energy. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Number one, great ideas matter,” Ballmer said in 2011 when he spoke as the commencement speaker for USC, where his son attended. “Number two, find passion. And, number three, be tenacious, be irrepressible.”It appears Ballmer will bring such qualities to the Clippers. “Steve Ballmer loves basketball, is a smart businessman & he’ll probably shake every fans hand outside the arena on opening night!” tweeted Lakers legend Magic Johnson. Those around the league expect Ballmer to spend lavishly. With the Clippers’ regional sports network TV deal with Fox Prime Ticket expiring after the 2015-16 season, they expect him to launch a new cable channel to maximize the team’s revenue. Those in the league also anticipate he will provide colorful behavior, just like he did at his Microsoft presentations. Ballmer will do so both to generate excitement and resources for a team that expects to make a championship push after falling in six games to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2014 Western Conference semifinals.