Local buyers snapping up cost effective terrace homes in Murarrie

first_imgPark Hill Village at Murarrie is offering large terrace homes, filling a gap in the housing market.LOCAL buyers who understand the convenience of living in Murarrie are snapping up terrace homes in Park Hill Village.Marketing manager for the project, Maurie Infanti, said with 22 out of 34 already sold in stage one, it was fair to say that sales were travelling well.“There has been a lot of interest from the local area, with local buyers who know and appreciate the area for what it is,” he said.Location is a huge attraction in Murarrie, and coupled with home-sized terrace homes, the developer has hit on a winning combination.“Proximity to the city and the Gateway motorway is a big attraction, with only about seven kilometres as the crow flies to reach the CBD,” Mr Infanti said.“Then there is the nearby train station and it’s also only about a 14 minute drive to the airport as well. “There are some really good schools in the area, and if you head further south in only a few minutes you’re at Carindale shopping centre.” More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoPark Hill Village at Murarrie offers views, location and space.Owner occupiers are buying in, loving the benefit of having home-sized living but with the convenience of also having a pool, gym and picnic area without the upkeep.“It’s a nice way to have all of those facilities without the ongoing costs,” Mr Infanti said.He said more people were moving towards terrace homes rather than building their own home.“To build a brand new home on a block of land at Murarrie is very expensive, so this fills a void in the market,” Mr Infanti said.The homes are three or four bedroom, each with two car accommodation and on an elevated position with city and suburban views.To get a feel for what you would be buying, the developer has built not one, but two full sized terrace display homes.“It’s a number one drawcard because people can see the high ceilings and spacious living areas for themselves,” Mr Infanti said.Developed by Juxgold pty Ltd, stage one homes start at $599,000, with stage two set to be released soon.last_img read more

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‘Diamond in the rough’ hits the market for first time in 52 years

first_img21 Oakey St, Stafford Heights.Ms Matthews described the three-bedroom, one-bathroom home as “a diamond in the rough”.“This suburb is really hot, property wise,” she said.“I’d love to see someone put some love into it.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“I won’t be broken-hearted if someone knocks it down and rebuilds.“We know people want to come here because it’s so green and lush.” The 3D Diakrit floor plan of 21 Oakey St, Stafford.She said because her mum had spent a lot of time in the kitchen, they decided to renovate it and also gave the bathroom a makeover.Ms Matthews remembered many good times running and riding around Oakey St.LJ Hooker selling agent Dean Hamilton said there was presently an offer on the property. 21 Oakey St, Stafford Heights.Ms Matthews said the home had “good bones” and needed a lovely coat of paint.“I can’t wait to see the future of this property,” she said.“It would be nice for someone else to have new beginnings here.” 21 Oakey St, Stafford Heights.For Karen Matthews and her sisters, the sale of their parents’ home will be bittersweet.Their parents died in November, only days apart from each other.Ms Matthews said their family home at 21 Oakey St, Stafford Heights, was being offered for sale for the first time in 52 years.“We all grew up here — the four of us girls,” Ms Matthews said.“My eldest sister used to live next door. “She passed away about 10 years ago.“It just means a lot to us. I live in the area as well. It’s like my stomping ground.” 21 Oakey St, Stafford Heights.She said her mum and dad were always about providing for the family.“Mum was a great cook and a fantastic dressmaker, and we always had family gatherings and dinners here,” she said.last_img read more

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Quality that can surely be banked on

first_img2/24 The Strand, North WardListing agent Michele Hyde from RE/MAX Excellence said the property was bigger than most homes yet came with all the convenience of apartment living.“Spacious understates the proportions of this magnificent apartment,” she said.“Perched on our finest and most established hill, just above the marina and Strand, the residence enjoys remarkable privacy and seclusion, yet it’s just a short stroll to the CBD, restaurants and entertainment. “This is a never-to-be-repeated combination of fine luxury, total functionality and the very best lifestyle imaginable.” 2/24 The Strand, North WardMore 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 2020Number two, the complex’s penthouse, and the home of Norm and wife Jill for the past 11 years, has now come on to the market as the couple is ready to downsize.“It’s been a really great home and we’ve made many wonderful memories here,” Mr Linthwaite said.“Our kids essentially grew up here and we always enjoyed the location and how close we are to the city and The Strand.” 2/24 The Strand, North Ward“A full 7m of beautiful two-pak cabinetry houses the cocktail bar, sound control, display cupboards as well as heaps of storage, and a fifth bedroom or theatre room could easily be partitioned off.“This special combination of fine finishes, space, privacy and central location can never be repeated.” 2/24 The Strand, North WardSpanning across 400sq m of living space and an additional 60sq m of an exclusive use garden, entertaining large crowds will be easily managed. “To ensure easy access throughout, all corridors are wide enough for a wheelchair, and everything is on one level,” Ms Hyde said.“Of course, there’s ducted air conditioning throughout, vacuum-maid, Cbus, Clipsal lighting and NBN as well as lofty 2.8m ceilings to add to the sense of premier living.center_img 2/24 The Strand, North WardRETIRED banker Norman Linthwaite has always been a numbers man. So when the opportunity arose to buy one of Townsville’s most promising blocks of land, he knew value for money was in arm’s reach.Known as “Banking Hill”, 24 The Strand in North Ward is undoubtedly one of Townsville’s most desired addresses with the highly secure apartment complex home to some of the city’s most prominent movers and shakers who live in the six apartments.Commissioned for construction by Mr Linthwaite in 2003, the property is a rare offering with a rich history. 2/24 The Strand, North Ward“The original deed holder of the land was Harold Aplin who, in 1861 granted the land to the Bank of Austral Asia, now known as ANZ.“In 1988/89, Jill and I bought the block of land, so we’re essentially the third owners of the land in 156 years.“There used to be an old Queenslander on the site but the bank knocked it down in 1974 and built a block of units.“That again was knocked down in 2004 after we purchased the land and we built the current block of apartments that are here today.”last_img read more

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Helensvale is hot property with big sales results on Gold Coast

first_imgillawood Properties executive director Tony Johnson said a high proportion of buyers were already Helensvale residents who are looking to upgrade or downsize“The Surrounds has clearly struck a chord with those who love living in this part of the Gold Coast, but want to be able to better tap into the Gold Coast’s famous lifestyle and amenities.“While many buyers have come from further afield, a high proportion are already Helensvale residents who are looking to upgrade or downsize.” Lorraine and Joe Passeri have lived in the Helensvale area for the past 30 years and were looking to downsize, but didn’t want to move out of the area. They bought at The Surrounds.Buyers Lorraine and Joe Passeri have lived in the Helensvale area for the past 30 years and were looking to downsize, but didn’t want to move out of the area. “We wanted something smaller than our large acreage home — something that we could manage ourselves well into the future — but everything we need is close by in Helensvale,” Ms Passeri said. 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 agoRender of Helensvale’s The Surrounds.Villawood Properties executive director Tony Johnson said the sales proved demand for quality land on the Gold Coast remained strong.“With construction of the second stage of the Gold Coast Light Rail well underway, Helensvale is continuing to transform as a thriving suburb.center_img Villawood Properties executive director Tony Johnson said the sales at The Surrounds proved demand for quality land on the Gold Coast remained strong.GOLD Coasters have snapped up more than 100 land lots at The Surrounds since developer Villawood Properties launched its $500 million Helensvale community less than 12 months ago. The sellout sales result has prompted the developer to fast-track future land releases and push on with the construction of the display village and $4 million leisure centre.last_img read more

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Hundred-year-old Queenslander has style to spare

first_imgWhat a beauty. Take a look at 10 Markwell St, Auchenflower. 10 Markwell St, Auchenflower.McGrath Estate Agents – Paddington selling agent Alex Jordan said the circa 1908 Queenslander was flawlessly refurbished and redesigned to offer an idyllic lifestyle.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The manicured 844sq m north easterly facing block is close to The Wesley Hospital and elite schools. 10 Markwell St, Auchenflower.The property was marketed as being on the high side of the prestigious street.The home’s hallway leads to a spacious open-plan living/dining area and features within the home include pressed metal ceilings and a fireplace for winter. 10 Markwell St, Auchenflower.A four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at Auchenflower has sold for more than $1 million.The property at 10 Markwell St fetched a sale price of $1.3 million on September 4. Enjoy having a feast at 10 Markwell St, Auchenflower.The entertaining deck spills onto a child-friendly level lawn.The front porch captures city glimpses and there is plenty of storage underneath the home to use.The Auchenflower home is only 4km to Brisbane’s CBD and a stone’s throw away to shops, cafes and a local patisserie.last_img read more

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University, TAFE student rental surge pushes vacancy rate down across the capitals

first_imgStudents in Queensland are now in week 1 of classes at university while those down south in NSW are in the midst of O Week including Clarice Campos, 34, studying a Masters of Accounting, Xi Chen, 29, studying a Master of Accounting, and Mahreen Othai, 19 studying a Bachelor of Accounting.THOUSANDS of students converging on universities and tertiary institutions have helped push vacancy rates down across the capitals, latest data has found.Nationally, vacancies fell to 2.3 per cent in January, down from 2.5 per cent in December — with the number of vacancies dropping to 74,113, according to SQM Research data out today. Brisbane was the second best place for students and workers to be househunting for rentals in January of all the capitals, with 11,505 vacancies. Only Sydney had a greater number of properties vacant in the month (15,775). Brisbane posted a 0.2 percentage point drop compared to December, falling to 3.6 per cent — the same as it was last January.SQM Research head Louis Christopher said the tighter rental markets in most capital cities was to be expected in the first month of the year.“We’ve seen falls across all cities, as students prepare for their first semester of study and lease new homes, and workers also secure new rentals,” he said.Pity the students trying to find accommodation in Hobart which was the tightest of all rental markets with a vacancy rate of 0.4 per cent, up slightly from a record low of 0.3 per cent in December. Canberra was also tight at 0.9 per cent, along with Adelaide 1.5 per cent, Melbourne 1.8 per cent.Sydney’s vacancy rate was 2.3 per cent, with Darwin on 3.1 per cent but the best place to seek out rental deals was Perth, which posted the highest vacancy rate of the capitals at 4.4 per cent in January — down 0.7 per cent compared to the same time last year.“We are seeing very tight rental conditions in Hobart, which is putting strong upward pressure on rents,” he said. “While Sydney’s vacancy rate has dropped, it is still well up on levels this time last year. If the vacancy rate holds at this level in coming months, Sydney will be more of a tenant’s market in 2018 and rental growth could continue to ease.” CAPITAL CITY RENTAL VACANCY: Hobart 0.4 per cent: 126 vacanciesMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours ago Canberra 0.9 per cent: 569 vacanciesAdelaide 1.5 per cent: 2,793 vacanciesMelbourne 1.8 per cent: 9,744 vacanciesSydney 2.3 per cent: 15,775 vacanciesDarwin 3.1 per cent: 941 vacancies Brisbane 3.6 per cent: 11,505 vacancies Perth 4.4 per cent: 8,909 vacancies National 2.3%: 74,113 vacancies FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

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Modern designs on large blocks are keenly sought in Salisbury

first_img124 Golda Avenue, SalisburyMODERN homes on large blocks sell fast in Salisbury because they are so few and far between, a local real estate agent says.Mark Ward Property principal Mark Ward said it was generally an older housing market so contemporary homes were hard to come by.He recently sold a modern two-storey home on a 600sq m block for $850,000, making it the top sale in the Southern Star region to the week ended February 26.“We would have had 30 groups through (at inspections) and we had multiple offers,” Mr Ward said.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020124 Golda Avenue, Salisbury“It was a bit unusual to have a contemporary home on a big block.“Homes like that don’t normally come up often on the market in Salisbury.”He said the size was what ultimately attracted buyers to the property.“The size was number one – there’s just so many different living areas,” Mr Ward said.Despite a lack of more modern homes, Mr Ward said there were still plenty of people looking to buy in the area.“The last couple of years in Salisbury have been really strong,” he said.last_img read more

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Beach house sells for $4m discount, still setting a record for the Sunshine Coast region

first_imgThis mansion at 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach, has sold for $18 million.A SUNSHINE Beach trophy home has sold for $4 million less than it was advertised for, but the $18 million sale price still sets a new record for the entire Sunshine Coast region.In one of the biggest real estate deals in Queensland in recent years, the seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom mansion at 21-23 Webb Road was listed with an eye-watering $22 million price tag, but records have revealed it actually changed hands for $18 million on March 16. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The view of the pool from the home at 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach. Picture: Paul Smith. This property at 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach, has sold for $18m. Picture: Paul Smith.The Webb Road property features 44m of beach frontage, a hotel-style glass swimming pool and a domestic and commercial kitchen.It also includes­ private self-contained guest ­accommodation, with ocean views from every room. Inside the property at 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach. Picture: Paul Smith.Mr Russell also reportedly recently snapped up cricket star Shane Warne’s grand Victorian home in Melbourne’s Brighton, in a deal worth close to $20 million. The sale price of the home of tennis great Pat Rafter has been revealed as $15.2m. This property at 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach, was listed for $22m but sold for $18m. Picture: Paul Smith.It is understood the home was bought by a company associated with Singapore-based David Russell, co-founder and owner of private equity group Equis Energy.Selling agent Nic Hunter of Tom Offermann Real Estate told The Courier-Mail Mr Russell “fell in love” with 21-23 Webb Road after just a two-hour inspection. MODERN MANSION SETS NEW RECORD More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago HOW TO MAKE $100K IN 9 MONTHS PAT RAFTER LOSES MILLIONS IN PROPERTY DEAL Cricket star Shane Warne recently sold this home in Brighton, Melbourne.The Webb Road absolute beachfront estate is only streets away from where tennis great Pat Rafter sold his beachfront home, with the sale price recently revealed as $15.2 million — a $2.8 million discount on what the Rafters had forked out to develop the property.last_img read more

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Gold Coast harbour front villa hits market for first time in 20 years

first_imgThe villa at 5604 Harbour Tce, Sanctuary Cove.THE privacy and position of this Sanctuary Cove harbour front villa are what makes it so special.Owner Cassandra Dean-Rankin said the marina vistas and peaceful surrounds made it the perfect escape from a busy lifestyle.It was what made her buy the rundown, Tuscan-inspired property 20 years ago. The open living, dining and kitchen area is sleek as ever. Could get used to lazing by the pool. Check out those views!center_img Black and white gives it a sophisticated style.“The bones of the property are very good (but) I’ve made it so you can walk away and not have to maintain it,” Ms Dean-Rankin said.“My favourite part is the front courtyard. “It’s going to be sad to say goodbye.”A new kitchen, the master bedroom’s private balcony, a fireplace and courtyard overlooking the marina with outdoor bar, barbecue and pool are standout features of the home. Cocktail by the pool anyone?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 agoShe figured it would be relatively easy to improve the two-storey home’s style but said the position couldn’t be beaten.“I lived in Hong Kong and came back and thought, ‘I really want to buy one of those harbour front villas’,” Ms Dean-Rankin said.“I’m right in the curve of the horse shoe so I’m very protected.”While she changes the home’s style regularly, Ms Dean-Rankin said a renovation had brought its design up to a more modern standard.last_img read more

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