Month: October 2020

Gold Coast homeowners make more than $500 million

Gold Coast homeowners make more than $500 million

first_imgREIQ Gold Coast zone chairman John Newlands said the Coast was seeing the flow-on effect from the investors coming from interstate and locally.Mr Newlands said the Coast’s new infrastructure, construction and tourism industries, and impending 2018 Commonwealth Games were giving buyers a renewed confidence in the city.“We are now getting some traction in the market place and seeing the flow-on effect from the investors coming from interstate and locally,” he said.“With the low-interest rates buyers are opening their wallets with confidence to buy.” The CoreLogic Pain and Gain report revealed 84 per cent of Gold Coasters made money — with the median profit at $110,000. GOLD Coast homeowners made more than $500 million in one quarter alone last year as the level of sales reached six year highs.Figures released today show eight out of 10 homeowners made a profit on sales in the three months to September 2016, pocketing almost $525 million.The CoreLogic Pain and Gain report reveals the median profit was $110,000.It was the best result for houses on the Coast since 2010.CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said strength was returning to the coastal markets.“You also see in Queensland interstate migration is picking up a little bit, particularly in the southeast corner.“Obviously people in Sydney and Melbourne possibly starting to think about their retirement they have seen significant growth in the value of their homes over the last few year, lots of equity.“The Gold Coast is one of the places they like to look at, so that could all be contributing to the improvement…”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North12 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoCoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said strength was returning to the coastal marketsREIQ Gold Coast zone chairman John Newlands said there were “pockets” of housing around the Coast — including Burleigh Heads and Southport — that had experienced phenomenal growth in the past 10 to 15 years. “The people who have benefited from selling are those who took up good opportunities through the global financial crisis period, or people who have been holding on to their properties for 10 to 15 years in a suburb which has become quite popular,” Mr Newlands said.“Some suburbs have completely transformed. Like Burleigh Heads, it’s just one of several Gold Coast suburbs that come along immensely with new restaurants and lifestyle factors impacting it.“There are little pockets around the Coast that have completely transformed.”last_img read more

Gold Coast mansion that hosted pro skateboarder Tony Hawk sells for almost $5 million

Gold Coast mansion that hosted pro skateboarder Tony Hawk sells for almost $5 million

first_img171 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.Aussie Dream HomesVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:22Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:22 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.All aboard this floating abode 01:22 Related videos 01:22All aboard this floating abode 02:00Sorrento dream home01:26Sneak peak inside 661 Chapel Street01:59Dream Home: Carlton01:36Dream Home: Brookfield02:35The Converted: Blacksmith 171 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters sold for almost $5 million.A STUNNING Broadbeach Waters mansion with a colourful history has sold for almost $5 million.The home at 171 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters hosted pro skateboarder Tony Hawk and motivational speaker Tony Robbins and was also used as the backdrop for Australian telemovie Schapelle, based on the book Sins of the Father: The Untold Story ­Behind Schapelle Corby’s ill-fated Drug Run by Eamonn Duff.171 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.The property hit the market in November through an expressions of interest campaign with Genc of Genc & Co Bundall agents Isaac and Maria Genc.The pair declined to disclose details about the sale because of a confidentiality agreement but said Monaco St was sought-after and tightly held.“It’s an aspirational location — as soon as buyers see Monaco St they have a different type of interest,” Ms Genc said.“Local, interstate and international buyers are attracted to it because of how central the location is.”The property was also used also used as the backdrop for Australian telemovie Schapelle. Photo supplied by Channel 9/ Paul Broban.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoVendors Karen and Roger Cartwright bought the block in 2000, ­demolished the original single-storey home and built their riverfront mansion.The pair made use of the triple block with a 90m water frontage through expansive indoor-outdoor living areas.Tony Hawk. Photo by Dean TirkotAmerican skateboarder Hawk visited the property while it was being built and transformed the empty pool into a skate bowl.The mansion even attracted the likes of radio broadcaster Alan Jones and entrepreneur John Singleton.Bali huts, palm trees, wat­erfalls and a tropical garden give the resort-style look, while the expansive water frontage offers a view of the Surfers Paradise skyline.Among its luxuries are floor-to-ceiling windows, orn­ate ceiling details and marble and granite floors.The sale follows a record $11 million off-market sale at 255 Monaco St late last year.171 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.last_img read more

Live the easy life in funky pad an easy commute from the city

Live the easy life in funky pad an easy commute from the city

first_imgThe home at 19/30 Melthorn Place, Bracken Ridge is on the market for offers over $369,000.THIS low-maintenance townhouse would make a great starter home or the perfect downsizer. Scott Matthies bought 19/30 Melthorn Place, Bracken Ridge, two-and-a-half years ago and has lived there ever since with his pet pug George. “It’s an easy home to live in and it’s in a nice little complex,” Mr Matthies said. The property was built in 2011 and has three big bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes. The master bedroom has an ensuite, airconditioning and a private balcony.The main bathroom has a bathtub and separate shower and there is an third toilet downstairs. The home has three good-sized bedrooms and an ensuite.Mr Matthies said his home was adaptable enough to suit a range of people from those starting out, like he was, to those downsizing. “It’s got three decent-sized bedrooms and two and half bathrooms, so it would definitely be big enough for a small family or couple,” he said. The property is being marketed by Casey Flouch from Go Gecko Inner North for offers over $369,000.“This is your chance to buy a rare, well presented, spacious, funky townhouse in Bracken Ridge with all the hard work done,” Mr Flouch said. The kitchen is in the open plan living area.Mr Matthies said he was selling his spacious bachelor pad to take on a new challenge.“I want to buy an older house and do a bit of renovating,” he said. “I’m at the stage in my life where I’m ready to take on something bigger. “When I first bought this place I didn’t want to buy a unit and I wasn’t ready to take on a responsibility of a house. This was a good interim.”center_img There is plenty of room on the deck to host barbecues.The kitchen has plenty of storage, a dishwasher and rangehood while the open-plan living and dining area opens to the outdoor entertainment area. 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“The back patio and deck area is probably my favourite spot in the home,” Mr Matthies said. “It’s nice and shady out there — it’s a good place for barbecues with friends.”last_img read more

Secure a double lot in an elevated position in inner-city location

Secure a double lot in an elevated position in inner-city location

first_img11 Vista St, Bardon.A four-bedroom, one-bathroom post-war home at Bardon has hit the market and could be the site of a new dream home.The 860sq m block is on two allotments at 11 Vista St, and only five minutes from Brisbane’s CBD. 11 Vista St, Bardon. 11 Vista St, Bardon.Surrounded by multi-million dollar homes, the property is close to Ashgrove, Paddington and Toowong.With views to the city and surrounding bushland, Mr Keogh said breezes and air flow at this altitude were guaranteed.He said three highly ranked local schools were nearby as well as a selection of respected secondary schools.With Mt Coot-tha at your doorstep there’s plenty of picnic spots to enjoy, bush walking tracks and bike trails. The property is close to cafes and restaurants and public transport is nearby.center_img More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 201911 Vista St, Bardon.Calibre Real Estate selling agent Andrew Keogh said rarely were buyers presented with the opportunity to secure a double lot in such an elevated position in Bardon.“For those buyers who wish to build a brand new home in the style and design of their choice, then here is your chance,” Mr Keogh said.The owner, who wished to remain anonymous, said the property was bought in 1965 and where they raised their two children.“They had an idyllic childhood, trekking through Mt Coot-tha, riding their bikes to Bowman Park and catching tadpoles with their mates in the creek,” the owner said. “We renovated the property in 1973 and the house is as you see it today. “I love the views out over Mt Coot-tha and towards the city as well as the variety of birdlife that you get in that particular pocket of Bardon.”last_img read more

Hampton style apartment has harbour views from every room

Hampton style apartment has harbour views from every room

first_img31102/2 Ephraim Island Pde, Paradise Point.A TOUCH of Hamptons style at this stylish apartment brings a sense of homeliness to sky-high living. Overlooking the water, the apartment on Ephraim Island is home to Debra and Peter Baillie, who have created a grand retreat. 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 ago31102/2 Ephraim Island Pde, Paradise Point.Savills Queensland agent Georgia Elson is marketing the property and said the two-bedroom home was privately positioned. “It is right on the water and it has a design that allows breezes from the southwest to a northerly aspect,” she said. 31102/2 Ephraim Island Pde, Paradise Point.“The harbour view is the biggest drawcard. In the main bedroom you have views to the harbour and you can hear the sounds of fish and birdlife. It’s serene.” With a leafy outlook, the apartment comes with two parking spaces and has 24-hour security.last_img read more

Furnished, renovated granny flat for just $39,990 — but there’s a catch

Furnished, renovated granny flat for just $39,990 — but there’s a catch

first_imgGuests will be greeted by this magnificent entrance. The lounge/kitchen area — views not included.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 agoThe air-conditioned, one-bedroom, one-bathroom renovated granny flat is being pitched as the perfect alternative for won’t-leave-home children or accommodation for an elderly relative.“Kids borrow some land off your parents, Granny’s borrow it off your kids! Act now and secure your own independence!” said the realestate.com.au listing details using more than its fair share of exclamation marks.The 25.5sq m relocatable home has been described as freshly painted with new floor coverings, plus a full kitchen and separate bathroom. This Woolloongabba-based flat has had its listing price slashed to under $40,000, but there’s a catch.THIS renovated one-bedroom flat in Woolloongabba has had it’s price slashed by $10,000 to just $39,990, but there’s a catch.It can’t stay where it is.Sorry bargain hunter — you’ve clicked here hoping to jag the sale of the century, but this is one case where location, location, location is about where you decide to park the home.center_img To be road-safe compliant, the lounge should probably come with a seat belt“You need do nothing other than move in!” said the listing.Of course, once you hand over your dough, there’s the little matter of transport.“Please note that this beauty will need to be transported to your destination at your expense via crane and truck. Prices depended on final destination, but starts at around 1K,” according to the details.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair last_img read more

House hunting this weekend? Check out the properties most potential buyers were keen on this week

House hunting this weekend? Check out the properties most potential buyers were keen on this week

first_imgPotential buyers were very keen on19 Sargent St, New Farm this week Picture: realestate.com.auHOUSE hunting this weekend and no real idea where to start?Why not check out the homes more potential buyers viewed than any other this week.A home at 19 Sargent St, New Farm was the most viewed property in Queensland on realestate.com.au. 12 Crooks St, Caboolture. Picture: realestate.com.auThe fourth most viewed Queensland listing this week was north of Brisbane at 12 Crooks St, Caboolture. The four-bedroom home is listed through Raine & Horne – Burpengary/Narangba. The Plantation built home is within the Central Lakes Estate and is on 1053sq m of land.The main bedroom has a walk in wardrobe and ensuite with double basins and double shower heads plus spa bath. 19 Sargent St, New Farm. Picture: realestate.com.auThe rear section of the home has been renovated. This leads out to the pool area, a gazebo and multiple entertainment areas.A little further from Brisbane, a home at 34 Smiths Rd, Wights Mountain was the second most viewed Queensland property this week.The four-bedroom home is listed through NGU Realestate Head office — Toowong.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour ago34 Smiths Rd, Wights Mountain. Picture: realestate.com.auRestored original beams frame the house which also has a library and a separate office.The renovation and extension of the home was done through architect Dennis Cantwell.The home has a 30ft ceiling and solid exposed bridge timbers. There is a log burning fireplace and the living areas are open plan. 77 Longlands St, East Brisbane. Picture: realestate.com.auRounding out the top five this week was a three-bedroom house at 77 Longlands St, East Brisbane which is listed through Ray White Carina for offers of more than $730,000.The colonial style Queenslander is just 2km from the Brisbane CBD and has private access into adjoining parkland. It has a traditional pitched roofline and a front veranda.Inside the ceilings are 2.8 metres high and there are polished hardwood floors.center_img 40 Pear St, Greenslopes. Picture: realestate.com.auAt Greenslopes, 40 Pear Street, proved popular with potential buyers. The three-bedroom home is listed for offers of more than $625,000 through Jeff Jones Real Estate — Stones Corner.The classic Queenslander has timber floors, leadlight windows and VJ walls.There is an enclosed veranda which creates a sunroom and study area. The kitchen has been recently updated and a rear deck added. 19 Sargent St, New Farm. Picture: realestate.com.auThe four-bedroom house which is listed through Belle Property New Farm is a classic Queenslander close to the popular Merthyr precinct.Upstairs the front half of the home has traditional-original VJs, hoop pine flooring, and French doors which lead out to a veranda which wraps around three sides of the house.last_img read more

Bay beauty’s new look on offer in Manly

Bay beauty’s new look on offer in Manly

first_imgThe home at 78 Nelson Pde, Manly. THIS newly renovated home is close to the esplanade and the shops and cafes of Manly Village. The property at 78 Nelson Pde, Manly has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and multiple living spaces spread across two light-filled levels. Marketing agent David Lazarus, of Belle Property Manly, said the home had a fresh white colour scheme and polished timber floors upstairs. The home at 78 Nelson Pde, Manly.The home comes with ducted airconditioning, solar power and water tank.The property has been freshly painted throughout and has plenty of storage across the two spacious levels.“This stylish family home is situated in one of Manly’s blue chip locations,” Mr Lazarus said.The home is close to public transport and Manly State School. The home at 78 Nelson Pde, Manly.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 2020There is also a single lockup garage and a single carport. Internal stairs lead up to the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, which opens through sliding doors to the covered deck with views over Manly and Moreton Bay.The kitchen has an island bench, stainless-steel appliances and plenty of cupboard space. The home at 78 Nelson Pde, Manly.On the ground floor there is a mixed of tiled flooring and new carpets.There are two bedrooms, with a walk-in robe to one and a built-in robe to the second, and a bathroom with shower and bath.The downstairs family room opens to the covered patio, which overlooks the in-ground swimming pool. The home at 78 Nelson Pde, Manly.The master bedroom has a walk-in robe and an ensuite with shower and separate toilet. There is also another bedroom, with built-in robe, and a toilet. Outside there are established, low-maintenance gardens and a shed.last_img read more