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first_imgCountless commercial properties claim to be a stone’s throw from Surfers Paradise’s famous beach. Here’s one that actually is.A rare opportunity to secure an absolute beachfront development site on the iconic Surfers Paradise strip has arisen, in a listing that is expected to drive significant international interest.The 1500sqm oceanfront site, located at 75-79 Garfield Terrace and on the corner of Enderley Ave, is located between the billion-dollar Jewel development and the super tower planned for the former IIuka site.Read the full story on Commercial NewsMore 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 agolast_img

first_imgNicholas Given of Ray White New Farm believes open homes are where your agent must shine – “Forget about everything else”..NOT sure about your real estate agent? Here’s a way to test if you need to steer clear.Real estate agent Nicholas Given, who has a five star rating on Rate My Agent, recommends sending a friend out to open homes to report back on the attention they receive from the agent in question.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoIn his case, he sent out someone who wanted to make real estate his future career, but the idea is the same.“Last Saturday I sent him to six different open homes to gauge the difference in quality of agents across the board. He reported back with glowing references of two agents and the rest were horribly poor,” he said in his Property View from the Outer newsletter.“One agent in particular did not take the buyers’ details, did not know anything about the apartment, did not engage in conversation at all, locked up early and did not follow up the buyer on the Saturday afternoon or the following Monday. It baffles me.”He said the proof was in how they conducted themselves with potential buyers.“If you are currently on the market, send a friend through your own open house. If you are thinking about selling, go through a few open homes yourself. Forget about everything else. The proof will be in the pudding … Not getting the result is one thing, but not getting the result because your agent doesn’t follow up is unforgivable.”last_img read more

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first_imgThere’s a “teenager zone” downstairs too.Ms Edmunds said Oxley had been a wonderful place to live.“There’s Rocks Riverside Park. You can walk there from the end of the street and that’s amazing for children. It’s an incredible park on the river with an awesome playground. Oxley Central has Black Milk Coffee which is quite new.”Ms Edmunds said it would be hard to move on. “There’s part of me that’s sad because I have loved living here and it will be sad to say goodbye to the neighbours and that familiarity. But I’m ready for a change,” she said. The home will be auctioned on site at 2pm today by Place Graceville. 92 Fort Road, Oxley is renovated and ready for auction.Fast forward nine years, and hard work by Ms Edmunds and partner, Peter Chant, has paid off with a thoughtful redesign that created a beautiful home.“We flipped upstairs. The kitchen was at the front of the house initially and the lounge room was at the front with the bedrooms at the back,” Ms Edmunds said. “The decks weren’t there — but there were such lovely views that I had the decks put on. Peter’s very handy — I’m better with a paint brush.”The pair loved living there, but a long work commute and other life opportunities mean it’s time to move.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 investor3 hours agoThe two-level, post-war home has been finished with polished timber floors and a new kitchen and lounge area opening to the deck via sliding timber doors. The deck has been a favourite place for the couple to spend downtime. The home’s lounge area opens on to great outdoor living where …“The sunsets are amazing — just to chill out with a wine in the evening,” Ms Edmunds said. … a glorious sunset view awaits.On the lower level, they created a fourth bedroom and bathroom. Peter Chant and Cassie Edmunds are auctioning their Oxley with glorious sunset views. Photo: Tara Croser. Cassie Edmunds knew her perfect first property needed good bones, and 92 Fort Ave, Oxley, delivered just that.“It popped up at a really good price,” she said. “It required a bit of work and, despite the renovations that were required, I was very excited to buy the place.”last_img read more

first_img32 Becker Place, Mount Ommaney.A three-storey mansion is setting new standards and is unlike any other home constructed in Brisbane.Priced at $6 million, the property at 32 Becker Place, Mount Ommaney, is four years old and features five bedrooms and six bathrooms. FREE: Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox here. Take a look at 32 Becker Place, Mount Ommaney.NGU Realestate — Toowong selling agent Emil Juresic said the concrete home, known as Razor House, would sell for more than $30 million in Sydney.Mr Juresic has marketed the property as being one of the city’s highest waterfront properties, with more than 100 piers embedded into solid rock form its hilltop foundation.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoStandout features of the home include a 10-seater three tiered French inspired cinema with a cocktail cabinet and games table for poker nights.On the bottom level there is a custom built Alpine stone bar. BRISBANE’S BEST ‘LAKE SIDE’ HOUSE 32 Becker Place, Mount Ommaney. COASTAL WONDERLAND The magnesium pool at 32 Becker Place, Mount Ommaney.There is also a magnesium horizon pool with a deck, spa and pool house including a shower and toilet.Well known builder Thallon Mole Group constructed the home and was inspired by the 2858sq m hilltop location overlooking the western suburbs, two Brisbane River reaches, farmland and distant mountains. 32 Becker Place, Mount Ommaney. Known as Razor House, the home is at 32 Becker Place, Mount Ommaney. The room perfect for poker nights at 32 Becker Place, Mount Ommaney. 32 Becker Place, Mount Ommaney.Mr Juresic said the three-storey central void was reminiscent of foyers existing in only the most prestigious international hotels.The middle level is for sharing and includes a children’s wing featuring three ducted air conditioned bedrooms set slightly off from each other to capture uninterrupted private views from the individual balconies.Mr Juresic said the 12-car garage was an obvious indication that an astonishing family retreat was beyond the front door.last_img read more

first_img184 D’Arcy Rd, Seven Hills.Most of the second floor is adorned in soft carpet, including four bedrooms, two of which have built-in wardrobes and share a bathroom. Another bedroom across the hallway comes with a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. The main bedroom occupies one end of this level and has a deep walk-in wardrobe, hanging bedside lamps and VJ feature wall. Its ensuite has a double vanity and freestanding bath. This house ensures year-round comfort, thanks to ducted airconditioning with smartphone controls. 184 D’Arcy Rd, Seven Hills.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoA wide hallway passes a powder room and laundry with external access, before reaching open-plan dining and living rooms with polished timber floors and down lighting. Both connect seamlessly with a wood-finished kitchen featuring a butler’s pantry, stylish cabinetry, mirrored splashback, island benchtop and Miele appliances, including dual ovens. Sliding glass doors open onto a tiled back deck with timber ceiling, dual ceiling fans and outdoor kitchen boasting a built-in oven barbecue, wet bar and generous cabinetry. It overlooks a grassy yard and glass-enclosed pool. 184 D’Arcy Rd, Seven Hills.Seven Hills is one of Brisbane’s most sought-after emerging suburbs, minutes from forested walking trails at Seven Hills Bushland Reserve. It is also less than 7km from the Brisbane CBD and a seven-minute drive from Westfield Carindale. Listing agent Linda Bywater called this three-storey residence a truly impressive family home in a happening locale. “A new standard of living awaits at this home, which combines architectural ingenuity with separated living and bold features,” she said. BSInspections: Today, noon-12.30pm; Tuesday, 5.30-6pm; Wednesday, noon-12.30pmAuction: On site, Sept 9, noonAgent: Linda Bywater, Place Ascot 184 D’Arcy Rd, Seven Hills.This new residence at 184 D’Arcy Rd, Seven Hills, is a spacious property with seamless transitions between indoor and outdoor living areas. Its opulent inclusions and natural materials complement a thoughtful layout that includes various areas for socialising and privacy. 184 D’Arcy Rd, Seven Hills.The ground-floor entry leads into a tiled foyer also accessible through a two-car garage with additional storage area. Timber stairs flow up to the first floor, where an office with a separate study nook sits beside a carpeted multipurpose room with a balcony overlooking the city.last_img read more

first_imgThis house at 15 Shaun Place, Keperra, is for sale through Harcourts Solutions. Picture supplied.On Brisbane’s southside, James Curtain of Place Estate Agents is seeing houses snapped up the fastest in suburbs like Seven Hills, Wishart and Mansfield.“There’s no doubt suburbs like Seven Hills are performing very well,” he said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour ago“I think one of the reasons why is it has lagged behind surrounding suburbs and is often forgotten. “It’s right on the Norman Park border, it’s elevated, has an emerging cafe society and many luxurious homes under construction.“We’ve sold four homes in past month in and around the $1.6 million mark there.”In Wishart, 12km from the CBD, the median price is now $701,250 — 40 per cent higher than it was just five years ago.“We’re getting 50 to 60 groups through Wishart homes and they’ve sold very quickly and pushed beyond the expected price point,” Mr Curtain said. Greg Townsing and his four girls, Bella, 13, Mimi, 7, Talulah, 9 and Yasmin, 11, at the home they are selling in Wavell Heights. Picture: AAP/John Gass.According to CoreLogic, houses are selling the fastest in Keperra, 12km north west of the Brisbane CBD, where the median time on market for houses is 11 days.Christine McKay of Harcourts Solutions said many older homeowners in the suburb were selling to a younger generation.“Keperra is an old suburb,” she said.“The majority of people have lived here 40 to 60 years. Now, they’re selling to a new generation.” Greg Townsing and his four girls, Bella, 13, Mimi, 7, Talulah, 9 and Yasmin, 11, at the home they are selling in Wavell Heights. Picture: AAP/John Gass.IF you want a house in one of these Brisbane suburbs, you better move quick.Demand is so strong in some pockets of the city this spring selling season, at least one house sells every day of the year on average — and real estate agents are struggling to keep up.On Brisbane’s northside, Wavell Heights, McDowell, Keperra, Gaythorne, Geebung and Chermside have been identified as some of the suburbs where houses are selling the fastest.Fitzgibbon, Mansfield, Wishart and Seven Hills are among the most in-demand locations for buyers on the southside this season.Tristan Rowland of Place Estate Agents said homes were selling like hot cakes in Wavell Heights.“I can’t hold onto them,” he said.“Two weeks max and they go out the door.”The median house price in Wavell Heights has jumped nearly 20 per cent in the past three years, according to property research firm CoreLogic.“It’s really gentrified,” Mr Rowland said. “It’s become Clayfield 2.0.” Brisbane’s fastest selling suburbs are close to the city and affordable. Photographer: Liam Kidston.Mr Rowland said the suburb attracted a mix of demographics, including people who wanted to live close to the airport, high income earners including professionals, manufacturing workers and the medical fraternity.“There are a lot of post-war houses being knocked down and big contemporary homes being built. It’s a knock down, build brand new market.” A little further north, the suburb of Geebung is also attracting buyers because of it’s proximity to Wavell Heights and the redevelopment of Westfield Chermside shopping centre.“Geebung’s so affordable,” Mr Rowland said. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE “Only a year ago we were selling renovated knockdowns for in the early $400,000s. The other day I sold one for mid-$500,000s.”He said the Chermside house market was also “very strong” because of its affordability, the shopping centre and its proximity to hospitals.Greg and Gabrielle Townsing have put their family home at 39 Fordham Street, Wavell Heights, on the market to move closer to the school their four children attend.Mr Townsing said it was historically a good time of year to sell and the family was staying in the area.“It’s got a nice feel to it, not too far from the city, and it’s got good transport options in terms of major roads,” he said. Place Estate Agents real estate agent James Curtain. Photograph: Renae Droop.He said the suburb was piggy backing off the growth of the inner-city suburbs of Coorparoo and Holland Park.“It’s the next wave. When you look at its fundamentals, it’s got good schools, access to the motorway and is good value.”Mr Curtain said houses were also selling quickly in Mansfield, which fell into a similar category to Wishart and was benefiting from the growth in Carindale. Tenants from hell on the rise Housing markets continue to cool Swim star buys on the Goldie CoreLogic head of research Cameron Kusher said the fastest selling suburbs were generally close to the city, but more affordable.“They probably haven’t been the most desirable suburbs historically but people are coming around to fact they’re close to city and have good public transport, so we’re seeing a bit of gentrification in those areas,” he said.Mr Kusher said many of the most in-demand suburbs had post-war houses with the potential for renovation on larger blocks.“I think there’s still some good opportunities in those markets.”BRISBANE’S 10 FASTEST SELLING SUBURBSSuburb Average days on marketKEPERRA 11FITZGIBBON 13MANSFIELD 15BOONDALL 15FERNY HILLS 16ALBANY CREEK 16GAYTHORNE 16CHERMSIDE WEST 17PETRIE 17GEEBUNG 17(Source: CoreLogic)last_img read more

first_imgThis block of five luxury units in the Gold Coast is being offered through a giveaway.A BLOCK of five luxury apartments worth $4.11 million is up for grabs for the same price as a pint of beer at a pub — but those interested in the homes only have until Saturday to stake their claim.The units in Gold Coast holiday spot Palm Beach are being given away through a draw to raise money for military veterans, with tickets starting from $10.Entries are set to close December 16, with the winner to be announced December 22, and more than three quarters of the roughly two million tickets have already sold.The complex is being given away by charity group RSL Art Union, who are also including $304,661 worth of furniture and electrical appliances into the giveaway. The units have alfresco dining areas.RSL Art Union general manager Tracey Bishop said getting the keys to the 13-bedroom, 11-bathroom building would be “a dream come true” for whoever becomes the new owner.“This prize is five homes in one … (it) will be the country’s richest prize home giveaway,” Ms Bishop said. SIGN UP FOR THE NSW REAL ESTATE NEWSLETTER The new owner would be free to use the homes however they wished, she added. Communal facilities include a pool and barbecue area.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoEach of the two-bedroom units has an open-plan kitchen and a main bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. The penthouse has panoramic ocean views, including from the living rooms, three bedrooms and open-plan dining and kitchen area.There will also be a Christmas tree and gifts thrown into the mix, including a $5800 surfboard ready to open on Christmas Day. The units are 80m from the nearest beach.The homes on the corner of Third Ave and Jefferson Lane include four two-bedroom apartments and a two-level penthouse with 398 sqm of floor space.Together, the luxury apartments 80m from the beach have the potential to generate an estimated $209,560 a year in rents.Completed in September, the complex includes a pool, gardens, barbecue area and lift access to every floor, including private entry to both penthouse levels, along with parking space for 10 cars. The smaller units could potentially rent out for about $34,000 each.“They could become a landlord, keep and live in one apartment and earn a significant rental income off the remaining four apartments. No matter what they decide, this is going to be one lucky winner,” Ms Bishop said.Local real estate agent Troy Dowker of Ray White said the location was well-sought after with buyers in the area.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:57Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:57 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p360p360p216p216p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow to pour the perfect pint of Guinness.00:58“It’s very rare an opportunity to buy on this street comes along,” Mr Dowker said. “Absolute beachfront on Jefferson Lane has a medium price of $3.35 million and there are no properties for sale. You’d have better luck living on this street if you won the lottery.”Most of those who have already bought tickets for the draw spent roughly $50, according to Ms Bishop.last_img read more

first_img8 Tokely Court, Murrumba Downs. Picture: from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoThe four-bedroom house had plenty of people interested in it according to marketing agent, Phillip Harrigan of Ray White New Farm.Bidding started at $800,000 with six bidders actively taking part until it went over $1 million.Mr Harrigan said it then came down to two bidders, one from Sydney and the other a local buyer, with the house selling to the local buyer. 8 Tokely Court, Murrumba Downs. Picture: said potential buyers loved the design and finishes of the house and the master bedroom was like a one-bedroom unit it was so large. 8 Tokely Court, Murrumba Downs. Picture: 100 people inspected this house when it went on the market and eight bidders registered to try and buy it at auction.The house at 8 Tokely Court, Murrumba Downs ended up selling under the hammer for $1.105 million. 8 Tokely Court, Murrumba Downs. Picture: was the first time the home on a 1200sq m had been offered for sale in more than 17 years.It had an elevated sky-deck with sail, a lap pool and landscaped gardens. 8 Tokely Court, Murrumba Downs. Picture: read more