53 Yarrawonga Drive, Castle HillBETTER days are ahead for house and land owners looking to sell, according to the latest REIQ Market Monitor figures.A total of 437 sales during the December quarter helped push Townsville’s housing market to a new median price of $345,000, while the price of vacant land jumped by 13.8 per cent, to $169,500.It accounted for the biggest change in median price recorded across Queensland between September and December.Annual market trend indicators to November 2016 show a fall in the number of listings of 10.4 per cent, which contributed to the recovery of the median house sale price.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 2020A typical house now needs about 71 days to reach a sale and usually requires a discount of 8.8 per cent. Townsville unit prices, on the other hand, remained steady with 500 sales registered over the past year. REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee attributed the result to affordability for both local and interstate buyers.“Regional cities offer lifestyle and affordability, something that people in capital cities in particular are looking for,” she said.“Markets at the bottom of the cycle are worth considering for buyers (but) the challenge is working out the exact timing of the bottom of the market. “For this reason, it is worth having a time horizon for holding the property for at least two years. “If you are looking to sell but are in no rush, there is also no harm in holding for longer and waiting for greater momentum in the market.“As Townsville starts to come out of the bottom of the market, you also need to keep an eye out for new development. In areas where there is a lot of new development, this can put pressure on prices.”
140 Kadumba St, YerongaAmong its features were automated wrought iron gates, jacaranda-lined drive, wide verandas, open floor plan, French doors, marble floors, and high ceilings.The home also has inground pool and undercover pavilion, as well as five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a four car garage. 186 Laurel Ave, ChelmerThe second property sale in Queensland registered with CoreLogic was 140 Kadumba Street, Yeronga – a Hamptons’ style home that was on the market for the first time in 26 years.Agents Judy Goodger and Matthew Foote of Place New Farm had marketed the 1247sq m property as an inner city haven”. 186 Laurel Ave, ChelmerAmong its features was a strong focus on outdoor entertaining with a the property containing an inground pool and spa. And the piece de resistance was an underground cellar that can store 880 bottles of wine. 140 Kadumba St, Yeronga 186 Laurel Ave, ChelmerMore 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 agoPlace Graceville’s Peter May and Brad Robson had marketed it as a “bespoke contemporary masterpiece” because of its state-of-the-art interiors, premium finishes and open plan style.Located 7km from the Brisbane CBD and close to schools like St Aidans, Brisbane Boys College and Graceville State School, the home was one that appealed to families looking for a foothold in a well-established Brisbane suburb. 186 Laurel Ave, ChelmerTWO Brisbane properties fetched the highest prices in Queensland in the past week, according to figures registered with property analysis firm CoreLogic.A five bedroom, three bathroom, three car garage home at 186 Laurel Avenue, Chelmer, was the top registered sale at $2.35 million. 90 second pitch lands $90,000 From one richlister to another Next door to the in-laws
Thompson Sustainable HomesMr Harper said Harmony was committed to supporting local businesses, which is why they have the very best Sunshine Coast builders on board.“Thompson Sustainable Homes innovative designs capture the best of Sunshine Coast living and align with our goal to create a sustainable community at Harmony,” he said.“We’re proud that Harmony has become the first ‘6 Leaf’ EnviroDevelopment masterplanned community to be certified in South East Queensland by the Urban Development Institute of Australia.“The six leaves recognise outstanding design and planning across the elements of ecosystems, waste, energy, materials, water and community.” Thompson Sustainable Homes are maximising the Sunshine Coast’s beautiful climate with specialised sustainable design at AVID Property Group’s Harmony estate.A RETURN wave of interstate buyers has prompted the release of another parcel of land in the Sunshine Coast’s masterplanned community at Palmview, Harmony.AVID Property Group general manager Queensland Bruce Harper said Harmony was experiencing the beginnings of a return wave of interstate buyers, which had triggered the release of Prosperity 3A. 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 agoThompson Sustainable HomesProsperity 3A will add 54 land lots to the Harmony community with lots ranging from 250sq m to 781sq m with prices starting at $219,400On completion Harmony will deliver more than 4,800 homes for a potential 12,000 residents, with 100ha of open space.There will also be a large Town Centre, with shopping, dining and other leisure activities.Local builders Thompson Sustainable Homes are among a line-up of 25 national and local builders who will be part of the $3 billion masterplanned community in Palmview. Harmony estate in Palmview on the Sunshine Coast is in hot demand as interstate buyers ramp it up.“When Sydney and Melbourne house prices reach a certain price point difference, it triggers a movement of people from New South Wales and Victoria to sell up to take advantage of the cheaper Queensland prices — not to mention the relaxed lifestyle and warmer climate,” Mr Harper said.“For seven years that wave had receded, but now house price differentials are at an all-time high and there are signs that the northern march of interstate migrants is starting to move again.“South East Queensland is on the cusp of an interstate migration upswing that will boost the economy.” Thompson Sustainable HomesThompson Sustainable Homes director Brad Thompson said the company had designed a range of low and high set terrace homes to tap into the demand for sustainable housing on the coast.“Our terrace homes embrace the Queensland weather with the internal layout designed to create airflow and breezeways, decreasing the need for airconditioning,” Mr Thompson said.“The external design uses key energy efficient products and materials to reflect the harsh Queensland sun, without compromising the aesthetics of the house.”
103/24 Norman Cres, Norman Park is a spacious apartment.McMahon, who currently plays for the Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby has been linked to a Japanese club for some time.“I’m selling as I’m obviously heading overseas for a while and not sure when I’ll be returning,” McMahon said.“I’m also looking at going down a different path at the moment in regards to where I’m putting my money into.”McMahon said he did not have an exact date on his move to Japan just yet. Sean McMahon of the Wallabies has made the decision to sell his Norman Park unit. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)Wallabies back-rower Sean McMahon is ready to offload his investment property at Norman Park.With plans to move to Japan early next year, McMahon has listed the two-bedroom property at 103/24 Norman Cres for sale. The 23-year-old, who has played 17 Tests for the Wallabies since debuting in 2014, said he first invested in the boutique unit by Mosaic off the plan more than 18 months ago and it was finished earlier this year. Inside 103/24 Norman Cres, Norman Park.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 ago 103/24 Norman Cres, Norman Park.Ray White New Farm agent Meaghan Bakker said the Norman Park apartment offered a huge courtyard and luxury finishes.“Reside by Mosaic is a boutique apartment complex in a quiet enclave of Norman Park. It’s for sale by negotiation but comes with everything you could want,” she said.“It’s got two bedrooms, two bathrooms, one car plus a really tranquil indoor and outdoor space.“There’s fully ducted air conditioning plus European appliances and energy saving hot water systems.”
71 Tristania Rd, Chapel Hill.This Chapel Hill mansion is like living in a resort.A championship-sized tennis court, a cinema, a swimming pool and two large sandpits – the list keeps on rolling.And the home at 71 Tristania Rd, Chapel Hill has plenty of room to accommodate friends and family with six bedrooms and five bathrooms.Owners Dr Margaret Davison, a general practitioner, and husband Malcolm, a cardiologist (pictured), have lived at the six-bedroom, five-bathroom home for the past 19 years.Homeowners Margaret and Malcolm Davison at Tristania Rd, Chapel Hill. Picture: AAP/David ClarkThe couple who have four children – the youngest are twins – said it was time to move.Dr Margaret Davison said it was her children who were keen on the move.“I am absolutely so sad to leave,” she said. “The children are older now and being closer to Bayside is a possibility for us as my husband loves to sail.”71 Tristania Rd, Chapel Hill.The four-level home has parklike gardens and it’s no wonder the Davison children have never been bored.“This property is very family orientated,” Dr Davison said.“It really is a kids’ haven.”With a basketball court, two gigantic sandpits and swings, she said the property was suitable for children of all ages. “We’ve had about 60 kids in the pool at one time,” she 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 ago71 Tristania Rd, Chapel Hill.“The kids can sit under the fountains, and our children learnt to swim in the pool here.” The property, on 1.04ha, provides plenty of separation for parents and children.“When the children have their friends over, we can sit on the balcony and keep an eye on them,” Dr Davison said.71 Tristania Rd, Chapel Hill.She said even though she didn’t drink, the home had a pretty impressive wine cellar. It also had a guest suite.“We have family come stay with us all the time,” she said.“The house is well used.”Dr Davison described the home as being similar to a chameleon.“We have had every sort of party imaginable here,” she said.71 Tristania Rd, Chapel Hill.“There’s been up to 150 people at one of our parties here once. We’ve had intimate parties, wedding anniversaries, Halloween, you name it.”When the Davisons bought the home they added their own personal touches to the property.“We added the pool and tennis court,” she said. “Inside, we renovated the master room, all the kids’ bedrooms, bathrooms, and downstairs we did the guest suite.”McGrath Estate Agents – Paddington joint selling agent Reuben Packer-Hill said: “Surrounded by multimillion-dollar properties, Tristania Rd is a highly desirable precinct for buyers searching premium acreage in Brisbane’sinner-west”.The home is listed for sale through Alex Jordan and Reuben Packer-Hill of McGrath Estate Agents.
Inside the spacious property at 1/32 Tipuana Place, Bardon.A vast layout of about 317sq m reveals interiors designed for effortless outdoor flow, entertaining with a grand wraparound terrace of more than 75sq m assuring a house-like feel and capturing garden vistas and natural light. The kitchen area at 1/32 Tipuana Place, Bardon.Other features include a formal sunken lounge, commercial-grade wine cellar, large laundry and storage, reverse cycle cooling/heating, floor to ceiling windows, a resort-style swimming pool and a full sized championship tennis court. 1/32 Tipuana Place, Bardon.Mr Till said the apartment, one of 39 in the complex, was a great place to live.“A lot of people have been here for a substantial amount of time – the properties are tightly held,” he said.“There is a proactive body corporate which maintains the property very well in my opinion.”He said the apartment would suit buyers who are downsizing from larger properties however do not want to live in a shoebox. Relax and unwind at 1/32 Tipuana Place, Bardon.Mr Till, a Brisbane builder, said he and his wife had plans to complete three renovation projects and now they are down to their last one.“We have lived here for two and a half years,” Mr Till said.“We basically bought the place in a run down form with the intention to renovate it,” he said.The three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment is being sold via negotiation by RE/MAX — Profile Real Estate selling agent Ryan Smith.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The property is in an iconic complex, according to Mr Till.“One of the beauties is its size,” he said. 1/32 Tipuana Place, Bardon.Roger and Vicki Till love a good renovation project.The couple who have lived at 1/32 Tipuana Place, Bardon have completely renovated the property and are ready for their next assignment.
The home at 7 Watson St, Camp Hill.THIS character property has been transformed from a “rundown” house into a beautiful family home.Owners Jan and Lee Langford bought 7 Watson St as a project.“It was very rundown and very old,” Mr Langford said.“There were old newspapers under the lino, the kitchen was very old and the house wasn’t in a good state at all.” Inside 7 Watson St, Camp Hill.Mr Langford said they raised and extended the home to make it nearly four times the size.“The first thing we did was raise the house up as high as we were able to,” he said.“The original house had really high ceilings and we wanted the same downstairs. We also dug down so we could have a garage and media room.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 2020“We made the most of the space available and we’re big believers of open plan living.”The four-bedroom home is on a 607sq m block with city and suburban views. Inside 7 Watson St, Camp Hill.The Langfords retained many of the original features of the house including ornate ceilings, leadlight windows and hardwood floors. On the basement level there is a double lockup garage, storage area and rumpus room.Internal stairs lead to the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, which opens to the front porch and the alfresco entertaining area. The kitchen has stone benchtops, European appliances, breakfast bar and butler’s pantry. The backyard at 7 Watson St, Camp Hill.There is also a master bedroom with built-in robe, walk-in robe and ensuite on this level, along with a laundry and powder room. On the top floor there are three more bedrooms, a family bathroom, sitting room and family room, opening to a balcony. Mr Langford said the home would suit a family chasing enough space for everyone to spread out and also come together.
13 Sheridan Park Ave, Broadbeach Waters.ROSS and Nicole Cush took the term “seeking a sea-change” literally when they bought this luxury waterfront property.The couple owned a farm out west but in 2012 decided to pack up their family and visit Broadbeach Waters in search of the perfect coastal home. 13 Sheridan Park Ave, Broadbeach Waters. 13 Sheridan Park Ave, Broadbeach Waters.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 ago“We’d always holidayed in Broadbeach so we knew the area really well,” Mr Cush said.He said they inspected almost 20 houses in one weekend without any luck.It was by chance they stumbled upon 13 Sheridan Park Ave.Mr Cush said after giving up hope, they saw a property they liked in the window of a local agency.The agent said they wouldn’t be able to see the property before making the five hour trip home but he offered to show them a similar one that was being built.The Cush family took a second look when it was finished and fell in love with it. 13 Sheridan Park Ave, Broadbeach Waters. 13 Sheridan Park Ave, Broadbeach Waters.“It was exactly what we wanted,” Mr Cush said.He said they liked the home’s position on the canal and the street was family friendly, with children playing cricket on the road when they first visited.“One of my favourite features of the whole home was the guest suite downstairs,” Mr Cush said.He said it was perfect for family members who struggled to tackle stairs. 13 Sheridan Park Ave, Broadbeach Waters.