The six-bedroom, five bathroom home on 1814sqm — at 50 Martin Rd — is one of the finest examples of the Federation Arts & Crafts style in Australia, and one of the best works of architect B.J. Waterhouse of Waterhouse & Lake. The hushed-up off-market sale betters the previous record by $3 million — there have been two sales of $12 million — and comes off the back of the sale of veteran media chief David Leckie and his charity queen wife, Skye, for $10.5 million.
But they had one thing in common — the new owners intend to knock the houses down. Both were super hot property at Saturday’s start to spring, with Strathfield house fetching $5.5 million — $600,000 above its reserve; and the North Curl Curl home for $2,255,500, nearly $400,000 above reserve. But other homes up for auction on the opening day of the spring selling season were far from hot. There were 638 homes scheduled to go under the hammer.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 195 Richmond Rd sold for $610,000 — bang on the written reserve. It was snapped up by two brothers, who happened to be builders, who can take over where the vendor had left off — he was halfway through tiling the dining room and updating the bathroom when he died two years ago. There’d been just four bids: $500,000, $550,000; $600,000 and $610,000, with the first homebuyer being pipped at the post.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".