What do #CommunityLIVE, IT and Coulrophobia have in common?

first_imgI’m sure we all know someone who has it. Maybe you yourself suffer from it. Informal studies estimate that nearly 12 percent of the population is afflicted. So, then, what is coulrophobia and what on Earth does it have to do with CommunityLIVE?Coulrophobia is defined as the abnormal and irrational fear of clowns. And with this weekend’s motion picture release of IT, an updated version based on the famous Stephen King novel featuring the terrifying Pennywise the Dancing Clown, you’re bound to experience—or at least hear more about—coulrophobia.Now that I’ve conjured up creepy images of clowns and nearly ruined your day (or night), let me explain my long, roundabout way of comparing this to CommunityLIVE. In my spare time, I freelance write for a horror movie review site called scaretissue.com.Moreover, I had the privilege of catching the first showing of IT last night in order to write my review. Afterward, it had me thinking about updated versions of things and evolving stories to adapt to current times. This version of IT is not the first. Nor will it likely be the last. With each version, the audience craves more and, if done well, gets more.Were they not able to give the audience what it craves, then the story would no longer be viable – it would wash away in the storm drain and not float down there. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Spend less on kitchens and bathrooms for same sale result

first_img61 Goldrush Close, GoldsboroughA NEW survey has revealed sellers hoping to spruce up a property and add value need not overspend on a new kitchen or bathroom.Tradie comparison site ServiceSeeking.com.au has revealed that shrewd property investors are spending much less on kitchen and bathroom renovations that most might think. The average quote for a kitchen renovation on the website is just $7685 and bathrooms is $8429.Typical kitchen renovations include adding new cupboard doors, benchtops and flooring, which might add $20,000 to $30,000 to the equity – double or triple the investment. On the other side of the coin, the research found small kitchen and bathroom renovations could be very lucrative for tradies. ServiceSeeking.com.au member Murray Pulldore said by focusing on these jobs, he had generated $500,000 of turnover. The average quoted price for a kitchen renovation in 2017/18 was $7685, down from $7795 in 2016/17.The median quoted price for a kitchen renovation in 2017/18 was $5520, down from $5500 in 2016/17.The average quoted price for a bathroom renovation in 2017/18 was $8429, up from $7059 in 2016/17.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago100 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill.The median quoted price for a bathroom renovation in 2017/18 was $8000, up from $5500 in 2016/17. The most spent on kitchen and bathroom renovations in 2017/18 was $15,000, with the least just $1000.Real Estate Institute of Queensland Far North zone chairman Tom Quaid said buyers were always impressed by a well set-out, modern cooking space.In Cairns, buyers are looking for plenty of bench space and a good pantry. Stone benchtops are still in demand and some timber benchtops are also desirable if they are custom-designed and built with quality materials.Big ovens even if you don’t need it or use it all that often, are also on the must-have list for prospective buyers.Cairns Property Office agent Robyn Hawley-Whitton recently sold a Goldsborough home with a well-appointed chef’s kitchen featuring an induction cook top, 900cm wall oven, plumbed fridge, dishwasher and servery. A waterfall custom-built desk could be used as extra breakfast bar seating or an office off the main cooking room. Stand-alone baths are rare but will also set a property apart, especially with a view of a garden or leafy area.last_img read more