Owners of Pullenvale home ready to downsize from acreage property

first_imgMore from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019135 Airlie Rd, Pullenvale. 135 Airlie Rd, Pullenvale. 135 Airlie Rd, Pullenvale.This beautiful home at Pullenvale is on the market and comes with a stunning infinity-edge pool and horse arena.The five-bedroom, five-bathroom home, at 135 Airlie Rd, is on 1.96ha and features magnificent views.center_img 135 Airlie Rd, Pullenvale.There’s a wet bar, cinema room with projector and a luxurious gourmet gallery-style kitchen with Blanco stainless steel appliances, walk-in pantry, and a built-in coffee machine and microwave.Brisbane West Kenmore agent Franzwa Van Vuuren said the owners lived locally.“They own another acreage property and are downsizing to a smaller property,” he said.“The children have left home and no longer have a need for horse or acreage facilities.”The home also features a cellar, gas stone fireplace, home office and ducted airconditioning.last_img read more

Gold Coast mansion sells under the hammer after 45-minute auction

first_img6 Parklane Terrace, Sovereign Islands.A SOVEREIGN Islands mansion sold for $2.355 million under the hammer after a drawn-out auction on the weekend.The five-bedroom seven-bathroom house at 6 Parkland Terrace attracted four bidders according to Professional Vertullo Real Estate agent Chris Moyer.“There was a good crowd and four people bidding on it,” he said.“It took about 45 minutes and we had to work hard to get the money but at the end of the day the deal was done and everybody was happy.”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 ago6 Parklane Terrace, Sovereign Islands.Mr Moyer said an interstate buyer purchased the property.“People come to the Sovereign Islands for the lifestyle,” he said.The three-level house has a media room, games room and covered alfresco entertainment area with an integrated barbecue, bar, fridge and television.There is also a pool, pontoon and triple garage. 6 Parklane Terrace, Sovereign Islands.last_img read more

Australian Real Estate Conference 2017 draws high-profile keynote speakers to the Gold Coast

first_imgRadio personality Alan Jones was a guest speaker at last year’s Australasian Real Estate Conference on the Gold Coast.Mr McGrath said then AREC 2017 Gold Coast program was designed to address the world of disruption facing the real estate industry, with an underlying theme of Super Growth.“Each year it is our commitment to provide AREC delegates an even better speaker line-up than the year before,” he said.“This was easy in the beginning but it gets harder after 20 years.“This year’s program has an incredible balance of real estate experts, inspiring individuals and world-class experts in the field of real estate technology and social media, negotiation, elite performance and emerging consumer trends.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“My aim is that delegates will equip themselves with the attitude and tools to significantly grow their businesses off the back of AREC 2017.” AREC founder, John McGrath.AN EVENT which once drew the now American President, Donald Trump as a keynote speaker is set to shake up Australia’s real estate industry again this year. Australasian Real Estate Conference founder John McGrath has lined up 23 speakers for this year’s event, expected to draw 4000 real estate agents to the Gold Coast in May.AREC 2017 speakers will include acclaimed former FBI negotiator Chris Voss, real estate superstar Bob Wolff, best-selling author Robert Cialdini and New York agency boss Leonard Steinberg who has more than 1500 agents across 26 offices.Topics for discussion include negotiating as if your life depended on it, robots in real estate and the psychology of persuasion.The popular industry conference has in the past drawn high-profile speakers such as Trump (via a satellite link), Alan Jones, John Symond and the wolf of Wall St, Jordan Belfort. An original industry disruptor, John Mc Grath wants AREC 2017 Gold Coast to help delegates grow their businesses.Total Real Estate Training general manager and Australasian Real Estate Conference 2017 Gold Coast organiser Nicola Byrne said Mr McGrath was one of the industry’s early disruptors.“John became an early disruptor himself, staging the first AREC with a desire to access top-level thinking that would benefit and improve our industry as a whole,” she said.“The conference has grown exponentially over 20 years and our focus continues to be on the calibre of our speakers.”When is AREC 2017? AREC 2017 will be held on May 28 and 29 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, 2684-2690 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach. Tickets are available online at arecconference.com. Who is speaking at AREC 2017? International key note speakers include: Chris Voss Bob Wolff Leonard Steiberg Robert Cialdinilast_img read more

The finishing touches are ready to go on Southport’s latest tower Fivechester as Cr Chrichlow gives it the tick of approval

first_imgFivechester Terrace, Southport, by developer Rawcorp.COUNCILLOR Dawn Chrichlow has given Southport’s newest residential tower her vote.With 80 per cent of the apartments sold, the finishing touches are now being made on the 12-storey building, Fivechester Terrace.The project has 26 open-plan units ranging between 100 sq m to 220sq m.Chrichlow said it was ideal for Southport’s growing community.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoFivechester Terrace, Southport, by developer Rawcorp.“The people have spoken and they have said they want six to 12 storey buildings, ” she said.Chrichlow said residents would not be compromised on space with the size of the apartments.“You come from a house and think you’ll have to compromise on storage, but look at the pantry and the size of the bedrooms. Residents will never lose the views of the park.”“Southport is the CBD of the Gold Coast, and we are so proud we have such strong support from the Mayor of the city about Southport.”Fivechester Terrace, Southport, by developer Rawcorp.Director of Marketing Projects Kyia Anderson said the views and layout were major drawcards for owner-occupiers.“Fivechester offers a strong rental yield of five to six per cent, with low body corporate rates of just $50-$60 per week in a thriving suburb, also making it a smart investment choice.”last_img read more

Auctions result in tight upper-end tussle

first_imgAuctioneer Mark Frater gets the crowd going at 332 Bowen Tce, New Farm. Photo: Steve PohlnerA recent hot run on property over the $1 million mark had seen some extraordinary auction results in recent weeks, with many homes exceeding reserve prices once the hammers fell.Today, however, demonstrated sometimes an auction isn’t a full stop on a marketing campaign.There’s been a real buzz around the stunning extension and renovation of 332 Bowen Tce, New Farm.The crowd was building at 332 Bowen Tce, New Farm. Photo: Steve PohlnerA mix of design elements created a cracking property in the lifestyle heartland of New Farm.Marketing agent at Place Kangaroo Point, Simon Caulfield, said the project was part of a high-end split-and-shift venture by a local small developer.“It’s a lady who lives in New Farm who wanted to create a hobby of renovating houses. She created the home out the back in accordance with the DA (development approval). The intention is to sell one and to rent one, because New Farm is such a strong area in terms of its capital growth and investment quality, so they don’t want to sell both of them.”Auctioneer Mark Frater stood behind the beautiful kitchen benchtop in the open-plan living space and called for numbers from the two registered bidder.Mr Frater was hoping a sale today would help celebrate an important professional milestone.“It’s 25 years to the day since I started auctioneering,” he said.An opening of $1.5 million didn’t stand for long and a mix of bids from both the buyers and the vendors brought things to a head at $1.725 million — unfortunately short of the reserve.At this point, Mr Frater passed in the property, however he was far from disappointed.A few interested parties came through the door today with buyers keen to discuss doing a deal subject to conditions.While Mr Frater wasn’t able to get this one away, he did score a win at 13 Lima Ct, Underwood earlier in the day.13 Lima Ct Underwood had a very successful auction result today.Mr Frater said the four-bedroom low-set brick and tile was a big crowd pleaser with approximately 50 people attending, including five registered bidders.“An opening bid of $450,000, which was a bit on the cheeky side, then we got the bidding to $620,000, and then talked the highest bidder up to $627,000, and that’s where we put it on the market and it was sold,” he said.Another beautiful home at 43A Dopson Street, Taringa, also failed to sell under the hammer today, but agents are confident a result is imminent.43a Dopson Street, Taringa failed to sell at auction but a sale looks imminent.The contemporary four-bedroom stunner rose up its steep block and was a marriage of open plan modernism and commercial construction.The eye line was drawn along the main living area which runs from the well elevated deck, past the kitchen and living space and right through a seamless connection to the courtyard and glass walled pool.The Taringa makes an architectural statement in the suburb.If you ever wanted to swing the putter on your practice green while catching the big game on an outdoor flat screen and correcting the kids swim stroke, then this was the place.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoEven the view from the open shower recess in the ensuite was extraordinary.Simon Wheelans of Place Paddington said the home had been very keenly watched by buyers.“It’s a pretty special type of build. We’ve got a great architect, Richard Kirk, and the property has turned out beautifully.“The current owner is a builder of high rise home units, and the concrete construction and stability of this house and all the steel and everything that’s gone into it — if you walk through the home you’ll see the finishes are well above what most other builders would put in.”Auctioneer Peter Bergin kicked off proceeding as the crowd of more than 25, including three registered bidders, warmed up to the idea of buying.An opening bid of $1.9 million was quickly upped by a vendor bid of $2 million. Proceedings were halted at a $2.3 million vendor bid so negotiations could be advanced.The auction was reopened at a buyer’s bid of $2.47 million but it was short of reserve and the property was passed in.“As we envisaged here today, we weren’t expecting an under-the-hammer sale but what we are very pleased and buoyed about it that we are moving in the right and I am very, very hopeful that we can get this thing together over the line in the coming hours or days,” said Mr Bergin.The home at 40 Oriel Rd, Yeronga had a bit more success finding a buyer today.This beautiful home at 40 Oriel Rd, Yeronga has new owners. Photo: supplied.Kristy Noble of McGrath Annerley Yeronga said the owner builder had originally planned to live in the five-bedroom beauty, but circumstances had changed and they decided to sell.“It was a quality owner builder. It was signed off a year ago so it’s a near new home,” she said.It was a tussle between two of the five registered bidders that saw the home sell at the fall of the hammer for $1.81 million.“Elimatta” at 33 Goodwood St, Hendra has found itself a new family.The owners, Mary Ann and Tony Beresford-Smith, had told the Courier Mail what a wonderful place it had been to raise their family, but it required a new brood to continue its story.And that’s exactly what’s happened with a family buyer paying $1.63 million at auction.At 38 Hunter St, Wooloowin, it was a case of a young buyers beating out the developers for a change.Amanda Butler of Butler and Co Estate Agents said the couple were thrilled to secure the home for $890,500.The classic features at 38 Hunter St, Woolwin helped convince the buyer to raise their paddle. Photo: supplied.Ms Butler said developers were keen on buying subject to conditions, but the auction format suited the young couple best and they were able to make it theirs.She said the sellers are pleased to see it continue with a new family as well.“The lady who owns it now, her father and mother bought the land and built the house. It’s been in the same family for 81 years,” Ms Butler said. “A tear or two was shed,” she added.And finally, three strata-titled apartments at 78 Tingira Cr, Sunrise Beach found a new buyer at $1.356 million for the lot.These three apartments at Sunrise Beach are now part of its buyer’s superannuation plan. Photo: suppliedGordon McDonald of The Auction Group said the new owner plans to pop the holdings into their superannuation fund.Mr McDonald said a crowd of more than 50 came to see the units sold.last_img read more

It’s boom time for Brisbane’s bayside suburbs

first_imgThe home at 45 Wellington St, Manly.MANLY has a new house price record after a waterfront property sold for $2.72 million.The home at 43 Wellington St didn’t even make it to auction — attracting three offers before selling to a local buyer looking for a seachange. Built in the 1970s and renovated 15 years ago, the home on 850 sqm could do with some TLC, but the views of the bay and harbour are priceless.Marc Sorrentino of Place Manly, who negotiated the sale, said the suburb had flown under-the-radar, but buyers were starting to see its appeal. 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 2020The home at 45 Wellington St, Manly.The median house price in Manly is $765,000.In nearby Wynnum, Mr Sorrentino sold another property the very same day for $2.5 million, matching the record sale price for a residential property in the suburb.The 1459 sqm development site at 52 Bay Terrace was snapped up by a local developer.“I don’t think it’s ever happened that there’s been $5.2 million worth of sales in a weekend in our neck of the woods,” Mr Sorrentino said.“The landscape of Wynnum is changing dramatically, so if you can get a development site, then that becomes extremely valuable and people are jumping at those opportunities.”last_img read more

Smart and convenient family on offer in Woody Point

first_imgThe open-plan living and dining area at 24A Clifford St, Woody Point.The kitchen has Caesarstone benchtops, European appliances, walk-in pantry and island bench with breakfast bar.“I love the open-plan (area) and that I can be cooking and not missing out on the fun,” Ms Rowe said.There is also a laundry, powder room, double lockup garage and a media room on the ground level. The kitchen at 24A Clifford St, Woody Point.“The fact that it’s sunny just about every day is amazing and we can barbecue almost all year round.”Ms Rowe said the first thing they did after buying the home was put in a swimming pool.“We’re in and out of the pool several times a day on the weekend and also after work,” she said.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019On the ground floor of the northeast facing home there is a tiled, open-plan living, dining and kitchen space that flows out through sliding doors to the outdoor entertaining area. The home at 24A Clifford St, Woody Point.THIS modern family home is close to the ocean in Woody Point and features living spaces on two levels.Owner Lesley Rowe said she and her husband bought the home at 24A Clifford St eight years ago for its proximity to everything.“It’s not only close to everything on the Peninsula, including the beach, it’s also close to the airport and the Gateway (motorway),” she said.“Coming from New Zealand, the coastal vibe really interested us.center_img The outdoor entertaining area at 24A Clifford St, Woody Point.Internal stairs lead up to the second living area.The master bedroom has a private balcony, walk-in robe and ensuite with dual basins, shower and cleverly concealed toilet.The three other bedrooms are oversized and have built-in robes.There is also a separate toilet and a family bathroom with separate bath and shower.Outside the covered entertaining area overlooks the pool with paved edging and glass fencing.The home is being marketed by Brendan Philp of Abode Properties for offers over $775,000.last_img read more

Appeal? Just add water…

first_imgAP Williams & Co’s new display home at Greater Ascot. ExteriorWATER features are in increasing demand in new home builds in Townsville with builder AP Williams and Co featuring one in their brand new display house at Greater Ascot.The home is one of six new display homes open for inspection at the Parkside masterplanned community in Shaw at The Grange, off Greater Ascot Avenue. AP Williams & Co’s new display home at Greater Ascot. Living/ Dining RoomThere will also be homes on display built by Tropical Homes, Grady Homes, Jazz Homes and Doble Homes.Greater Ascot will eventually be home to about 7000 residents and there are plans for a shopping precinct, sporting fields and access to the Bohle River.St Benedict’s Catholic School, next to the estate, is scheduled to open this year offering kindergarten to Year 6. The six display homes will be open for inspection today and tomorrow from 10am to 4pm. The water feature inside AP Williams & Co’s new display home at Greater Ascot.The water feature is located in the side garden but internal windows give the impression that it is part of the interior.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 2020AP Williams and Co sales director Sharnee Williams said the water feature had received plenty of positive feedback.“We’ve had clients wanting to work the same feature into other house designs,” she said.“This house also has a great outdoor entertaining and pool area that comes off the main living area with a wall over the pool and a projector so you can watch TV in the pool.“Another feature is the facade and the street appeal which is a little bit different and certainly stands out.”center_img AP Williams & Co’s new display home at Greater Ascot. Pool and outdoor projector screen For more information on Greater Ascot, call Mark Pyers on 0412 465 053.last_img read more

Exclusive location tops Palm Beach property list

first_img111 Tallebudgera Drive, Palm Beach is set to go to auction next month.Overlooking Tallebudgera Creek Conservation Park, this residence is one of just four north facing main creek homes that has direct access to its own private beach with views of the park. “This will well and truly be a benchmark sale for Palm Beach and one of the most highly anticipated properties to come to the market in 2018,” said marketing agent Rhys Wildermoth of First National Palm Beach. The rooms are oversized.CoreLogic property records show the property, which is on the market as an estate sale, last changed hands in 1998. It was built by its original owner, the late Tony Ingwersen who founded a prominent local law firm, after he bought the land in 1986. It features a formal entrance, opening up to large, open plan living spaces including a master bedroom with water views, an European-style kitchen, built in bar and an executive office that could be converted into a children’s playroom or media room. There are two fireplaces — one electric and one wood — and electric controlled blinds on the ground floor, which open to reveal a tropical backyard setting dotted with palm trees. The inground pool and spa are overlooked by an outdoor entertaining pavilion equipped with wood fired pizza oven. Open plan living is a prominent design feature.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago The European chef-style kitchen.center_img The outdoor pavilion.A wander past the pool and terrace uncovers a large expanse of grass complete with fire pit, before reaching a white sandy beach that disappears into the tranquil, clear water of the creek beckoning for paddle boards, small boats or jetskis to be launched. The water views are complemented by the natural beauty of the conservation park opposite — here, glimpses of bird life and even koalas are a possibility. CoreLogic property data shows houses in Palm Beach spend 39 days on the market.“This property has received interest both locally and internationally,” said Mr Wildermoth. An inground pool and spa take centre stage outside.last_img read more