Month: October 2020

This leafy oasis is your chance to get away from the rat race

first_img113A Burke Street, AyrOther external features include a traditional undercover front veranda, a 6m x 6m gabled-carport, a two-bay 7m x 9m fabricated shed (including one fully lockable bay) and well established 1679 sqm central allotment boasting lush gardens and surrounds.This property is located near the Ayr Anzac and Ayr Bowls Clubs, the St Francis Primary School, Catholic Church and Ayr CBD. 113A Burke street, AyrWELCOME to 113a Burke Street, Ayr — an exquisitely presented Queenslander — hidden away in its own quiet leafy Ayr haven.This stunning property, located an hour south of Townsville, offers the ultimate in privacy with an extremely desirable location.Beautifully presented, this lowset four-bedroom Queenslander has been meticulously cared for and features are overflowing and include four bedrooms plus an office. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020113A Burke Street, Ayr“It has a very traditional interior including polished pine and hardwood timber floors, VJ walls, French doors and high ceilings,” say listing agents David and Dianne Reguson.“This home is fully air-conditioned and has a nice country-style timber kitchen, excellent bathroom, two toilets, free-flowing living areas and a family/TV room.“The home spills out into an inviting undercover barbecue/entertaining area — which your friends will never leave.“And beyond this area is a sparkling in-ground swimming pool which will allow everybody to escape our tropical North Queensland heat.”last_img read more

Debbie did in housing construction with falls across multiple categories

first_imgA construction worker on the site of Soul, a new residential tower in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Picture: Patrick Hamilton/BloombergTHE value of residential building work done in Queensland has fallen 13.6 per cent with falls across every category, much of which could be blamed on Cyclone Debbie.Latest seasonally adjusted figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed total residential work done in the March quarter was down $476m compared to the December quarter, going from just under $3.5 billion previously to $3.02b.There were quarterly falls across all residential categories including new houses, other residential and renovations.Wargent Advisory founder Pete Wargent said nationally residential building work dropped 4.7 per cent in the quarter – “the worst quarterly result for the sector since the introduction of the Goods and Sales Tax (GST) more than a decade and a half ago”.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoHe expected that some of the Queensland falls may have been weather-related.“Building activity slowed across new house building, apartments, and major renovations, suggesting that at least part of the reason for the decline was Cyclone Debbie towards the end of the quarter, while Sydney also had some shocking weather during the period,” he said in his latest market update. New houses still make up the bulk of residential completions in Queensland.The biggest fall was the “other residential” category which includes units, apartments and townhouses, where there was a $341m fall in the value of work done to $1.23b.New houses still made up the biggest chunk of the completions, valued at $1.46b in the March quarter. The new houses figure was a drop of $119m over the three months to the end of December.Alterations and additions work done came to $319m during the March quarter, a fall of $15m over the period.Follow Sophie Foster on Twitter @sophiefosterlast_img read more

Buyers turn to Gold Coast acreage property for space and privacy

first_imgA Gold Coast buyers bought 47 Glenrowan Drive, Tallai.Mr Graham said the property had one of the best views of the Gold Coast with a vista from North Stradbroke Island to Coolangatta.He said buyers looking in Tallai were generally after space and privacy. The home at 47 Glenrowan Drive, Tallai is modern and stylish. 47 Glenrowan Drive, Tallai sold to a Gold Coast man for $1.76 million.A SPRAWLING retreat on the Gold Coast has changed hands for $1.76 million, smashing the street record by $260,000.The huge 10.67ha property at 47 Glenrowan Drive, Tallai features a four-bedroom house with spectacular views over the Gold Coast. Buyers are turning to Tallai for space and privacy.“The people who came through this are people who are sick of that 700sq m to 800sq m block,” he said.’“They have kids who go to All Saints or Somerset College and want room for their kids to run around, for their pets to run around and no neighbours.”The median house price in Tallai is $840,000, up 29 per cent over five years. Check out that view!Agent Robert Graham from Ray White Prestige Gold Coast said the vendors had lived in the property since 2005.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“They are downsizing and moving to a golf course,” he said.“The buyer was a young man from the Gold Coast who was wanting some space and land.”last_img read more

Interest in penthouse living on the increase as buyers look to downsize

first_imgContemporary chic.The main bedroom features a full range of integrated cabinetry, walk-in robe and an ensuite with elegant marble vanities.A private balcony with river views makes the main bedroom a parent’s haven.Mr Caulfield said above the property which had sold, 14/100 Macquarie St was listed for sale with expressions of interest closing by 5pm on August 15.“Originally they were two levels side by side and the owner has split them into one per floor as that’s what the market is looking for,” he said.The apartment has 360 degree views across the Brisbane River, CBD and St Lucia.He said a large wine cellar and private bar brings entertaining guests to another level. There is a feature glass media room positioned nearby.Mr Caulfield said a child and pet friendly rooftop catered for the entire family making downsizing easier than ever.Follow Reshni Ratnam on Twitter Wake up to great views from the sizable balcony. 13/100 Macquarie St, St Lucia.A full floor Brisbane apartment with riverfront views has sold for $3 million in a tightly held 14-unit boutique complex.The four-bedroom, two-bathroom property, at 13/100 Macquarie St, St Lucia, sold on June 22 and is part of the 100 Macquarie Street apartment complex.center_img 13/100 Macquarie St, St LuciaPlace — Kangaroo Point selling agent Simon Caulfield said the apartment was bought by a local couple with two children looking to downsize.Mr Caulfield said in the past 12 months Place had sold more full floor apartments than any other agency in Brisbane.“We’ve sold 17 full floor apartments,” Mr Caulfield said.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019“People are loving this style of living. They can escape the daily rat run, enjoy single-level living and are in proximity to the CBD.”last_img read more

Watch for properties selling before they can go under the hammer as Brisbane’s auction market runs hot

first_img19 Gavan St, Ashgrove, has sold before it could go under the hammer. Ready for summer: 22 Poets Pl, Parkinson, has gone under contract.Agent Jon Finney of Ray White Albion, who’s had to cancel two auctions after they sold earlier – one of which was scheduled for the weekend – said buyers had converged on the capital city across all price ranges.“An expatriate living in Dubai who will be coming back to Brisbane soon bought over the phone and he hadn’t even seen it,” he said. “The other was a Brisbane buyer who wanted to move in closer to the city to be near her grandchildren.”The hot properties included a four bedroom, two bathroom, two car space house at 18 Noel Street, Hendra that was supposed to go under the hammer at 10am on Saturday and 6 Harding Street, Hendra which had only just hit the market and was due to be auctioned at 9am on October 28.Among others that have already gone under contract before their auctions could occur were 55 Crewe Street, Mount Gravatt East, 4106/108 Albert Street, Brisbane City, 5502/501 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City, 70 Pullenvale Road, Pullenvale, 19 Gavan Street, Ashgrove and 22 Poets Pl, Parkinson. No surprise that 70 Pullenvale Rd, Pullenvale, has sold before auction. 18 Noel St, Hendra, has gone under contract.BRISBANE is the new buzzword among property watchers, with the market so hot that homes have sold sight unseen and 10 per cent of properties scheduled for auction this weekend are already under contract.Six houses and two inner-city apartments that were due to go under the hammer have already sold with their auctions having to be cancelled – part of a wider rise in interest in the South East Queensland market. 10AM AUCTION: Secret getaway among the treetops 10AM STUNNER: Humble facade hides designer digs 10.30AM DREAM DATE: One of a kind coastal home COOL POOLS: Make an auction splash on Saturday This unit at 5502/501 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City, didn’t make it to auction. It’s sold already. Sorry if you were keen on 55 Crewe St, Mount Gravatt East, it’s sold before auction. The owner of 4106/108 Albert Street, Brisbane City, was happy to let it go before auction.“This year has been on fire in the suburb in all price ranges, right up to prestige homes. We have had phone auctions with a lot of interstate enquiries and that’s probably set to continue,” Mr Finney said.The first Brisbane auctions this weekend are scheduled for 9am on Saturday when five go under the hammer across the city: 10 Fenchurch Street, Fig Tree Pocket, 2A Effingham Street, Tarragindi, 20 Angelina Street, MacGregor, 93 Blinzinger Road, Banyo and 59 Raven Street, Camp Hill, according to realestate.com.au listings.All up realestate.com.au has 81 properties set to go under the hammer in Brisbane alone on Saturday. The final auction on Saturday will be 77 MacDonald Street, Norman Park, at 5.30pm, with Sunday seeing just one auction listed for 11am at 68 Waterview Avenue in Wynnum.*Follow Sophie Foster on Twitter or Facebook BRISBANE AUCTION TIMETABLE: 9AM: 10 Fenchurch Street, Fig Tree Pocket 2A Effingham Street, Tarragindi 20 Angelina Street, MacGregor 93 Blinzinger Road, Banyo 59 Raven Street, Camp Hill 9.30AM: 20 Glen Street, Moorooka 23 Palmerston Street, Annerley 75 Hay Street, Mitchelton 10AM: 420 Upper Cornwall St, Coorparoo 66 Newman Avenue, Camp Hill 46 D’Aguilar Road, The Gap 12 Kellett Street, Auchenflower 71 Moreton Street, New Farm 15 Brook Street, Kalinga 18-20 Rawlinson St, Murarrie 15 Wight Street, Milton 10.30AM: 43 Hibiscus Avenue, Ashgrove 66 Bougainvillea St, Calamvale 63 Springsure Street, Runcorn 22 Kentwell Place, Wishart 11AM: 56 Grattan Terrace, Wynnum 20 Paris Street, West End 11 Lawrence Road, Chermside West 10 Gaywood Street, Wynnum West 24 Rosebery Terrace, Chelmer 2/13 Hamel Road, Holland Park West 7-9 Norman Street, Deagon 11.30AM: 13 Bexley Avenue, Balmoral 5 Mode Place, Eight Mile Plains 39 Peachtree Place, Stretton More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day ago 12PM: 882 Sandgate Road, Clayfield 8 Commodore Place, Manly West 52 Union Street, Clayfield 2 Avebury Street, West End 6/12 Lapraik Street, Ascot 1/20 Rokeby Terrace, Taringa 267 Annerley Road, Annerley 12.30PM: 29 Cairns Street, Red Hill 10 Harden Street, Acacia Ridge 7 Galaxy Street, Bridgeman Downs 1PM: 22 Grattan Terrace, Wynnum 11 Kent Road, Wooloowin 1 Rita Street, Holland Park 30 Carroll Crescent, Grange 1.30PM: 6 Heathfield Street, Eight Mile Plains 33 Kulcha Street, Algester 2PM: 70 O’Quinn Street, Nudgee Beach 413 Kessels Road, Robertson 133 Richmond Road, Morningside 98 Plimsoll Street, Greenslopes 2/213 Taringa Parade, Taringa 11 Bertram Street, Stafford 2.30PM: 53/26 Felix Street, Brisbane City 18 Kenway Street, Moorooka 97 Greenways Esplanade, Parkinson 3/8 Clive Street, Annerley 61 Junction Street, Woolloongabba 1402/128 Charlotte Street, Brisbane City 3PM: 182 Melville Terrace, Manly 6 Melaleuca Place, Carindale 10 Herbert Street, Murarrie 6 Fullerton Street, Red Hill 3.30PM: 453 Algester Road, Parkinson 80 Warburton Street, Bardon 6 Tana Place, Parkinson 4PM: 46 – 48 Mascar St &129 Mt Gravatt Capalaba Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt 11 Rowland Street, Coorparoo 46 Temple Street, Coorparoo 201 Honour Avenue, Chelmer 4.30PM: 8 Alpita Street, Kuraby 121 Kenmore Rd, Kenmore 5PM: 17 Cavallaro Street, Robertson 5.30PM: 77 MacDonald Street, Norman Park (Source: Realestate.com.au)last_img read more

Pool overlooking treetops a big selling point for this Gold Coast home

first_imgThe outdoor entertainment area has plenty of space for guests. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe kitchen is modern and versatile.She said the buyers relocated to the Gold Coast for the lifestyle, including the chance to spend more time outdoors.“It probably would have been the outdoor entertainment area they liked most because it has a big kitchen, spa, a pool and the bush aspect,” Mrs Carter said.She said the previous owners built the pool to make the most of the lush bushland that the home backed onto.“They built the pool up so when you’re in it, you look like you’re looking straight into the bush,” Mrs Carter said. It’s hard to beat the view from this pool.A GOLD Coast home with an elevated pool that makes it look like you’re swimming in the treetops has sold for $1.255 million.The Reedy Creek property at 7 Grampian Court sold to a Sydney family on Monday.Re/Max Regency – Gold Coast director Nicole Carter, who marketed the property, said the dreamy pool was one of the selling points. This media room is perfect for movie marathons! It even looks nice from the street.The four-bedroom, three bathroom multistorey home had been on the market for a few weeks before it went under contract.She said up to 10 potential buyers inquired about it.“Half were interstate and the other half were local,” Mrs Carter said.She said the successful buyers had been looking for a modern property that was large enough to cater for their children for a long time before they came across this one.“They had been looking in The Observatory specifically because they wanted something new,” Mrs Carter said.last_img read more

Kenmore Hills home sells for $1.555m as demand grows

first_imgThe kitchen is tidy and modern.Mr Edwards said he believed school catchments had a lot of influence on the rise in sales.“The schools are very highly rated, which has a lot to do with it, he said. “I think there are definitely buying groups who want to live in these certain locations for school catchments.” The home at 56 Jacaranda Ave, Kenmore Hills.Brisbane Real Estate selling agent Scott Edwards said the home at 56 Jacaranda Ave received seven written offers and said the demand for homes in the suburb was rising.“Chapel Hill is the new Indooroopilly and St Lucia, and Kenmore Hills, being one of the next suburbs out, is receiving a lot of interest as well,” he said.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019 One of the bedrooms at 56 Jacaranda Ave, Kenmore Hills.He said the buyers of 56 Jacaranda Ave were a family with a number of children who wanted a large block of land for the children to grow up on, while still having easy access to the city.The agent also said the market in the area was “hot”.“It’s powering along,” he said. “The average time frame for selling is shortening all the time, with no properties hanging around on the market for long.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMichelle Hele’s May market wrap03:17center_img The home at 56 Jacaranda Ave, Kenmore Hills, sold for $1,555,000.A HOME at Kenmore Hills has sold for $1,555,000 after reaping the rewards of a boom in nearby Chapel Hill.last_img read more