Month: October 2020

  • Boutique three-level townhouse could be home of the future

    first_img3/28 Bute St, Sherwood.Carpeted internal stairs lead up to the second floor, where the main bedroom enjoys uninterrupted Brisbane views from its private balcony. The room also boasts a built-in wardrobe and elegant ensuite. The third bedroom has a built-in wardrobe and is positioned next to a bathroom. 3/28 Bute St, Sherwood.More 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 agoAdorned in travertine stone flooring, the first floor has open-plan living and dining rooms, which boast modern ceiling lights and a built-in TV cabinet. The sophisticated kitchen complements space with quality stainless steel appliances, an island benchtop and timber cabinetry. A powder room and study nook are tucked discreetly behind the kitchen. Large windows fill this level with natural light, while bi-fold doors create a flow to a covered balcony with northerly views of suburbia. THIS boutique three-level townhouse could be the type of property that most Brisbane homeowners call home in the future.The three-bedroom, two bathroom, single car space home at 3/28 Bute St, Sherwood, is surrounded by riverside parks, cafes, restaurants and shopping centres. 3/28 Bute St, Sherwood.Unit three, one of six townhouses available, has been designed with soft neutral tones, timber finishes, custom-feature joinery and 3m-high ceilings.An exclusive street-front gate with established gardens grants entry to the ground floor via a courtyard. Sliding glass doors connect the courtyard to a carpeted bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and contemporary ensuite. A single-car garage with additional storage space resides at the rear of the property. 3/28 Bute St, Sherwood.With five additional townhouses available in the same complex, there is a wealth of options for buyers. Although boasting an identical level of opulence, these townhouses have slightly different floorplans, with some featuring multipurpose rooms on the ground floor and three bedrooms on the second floor. Townhouses one and two also have space for two cars in the garage.Agent Cameron Crouch said this residence was a rare offering in a whisper-quiet neighbourhood, perfect for families or busy professionals seeking relaxed and low-maintenance living. Inspections are by appointment and the property is priced at over $595,000.last_img read more

  • Trophy home breaks street record as Brisbane’s bluechip market lifts

    first_img6 Langside Rd, Hamilton, has five bedrooms. 6 Langside Rd, Hamilton, has a multitude of living zones.Among its features the home has a lift that goes to all five levels, a designer kitchen that includes a 7 metre black granite “leather finish” bench, pool, sauna, library, executive office, oversized cocktail bar with kitchenette, a fully set up theatre room, state-of-the art automation, river views, and a huge basement car park that has more than enough room for six prestige vehicles. 6 Langside Rd, Hamilton, last sold in 2014. 6 Langside Rd, Hamilton, has four luxurious bathrooms.The Hamilton Hill 607sq m block of land alone was valued at $1.65m.The previous owners were so enraptured that they bought the house just 18 days after it hit the market in 2014, buying it before it had a chance to go to a planned auction.The new owner agreed to buy the property in mid-December last year, and had to wait four months before she could take possession of the luxury home.center_img 6 Langside Rd, Hamilton, is just three doors away from its closest price rival.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 agoIt was also $10,000 more than the previous record on the street that was a home three doors away that settled for $5.385m in January this year.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:45Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:45 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.Summer Dream Home: Currumbin01:45 Related videos 01:45Summer Dream Home: Currumbin01:34Paradise for sale…01:16Dream home: Broadbeach Waters01:33Dream Home: New Farm01:36Dream Home: Brookfield01:00Mermaid BeachThe off market deal for the five bedroom, four bathroom home was revealed in latest sales data from the Department of Natural Resources and Mines. 6 Langside Road, Hamilton, last sold on market in 2014. It’s since changed hands off market for $5.395m.A STREET record has been broken in one of Brisbane’s most prestigious suburbs, as a five-storey trophy home blitzed the area’s median price.The 1,000sq m house at 6 Langside Road in Hamilton sold for $5.395 million – a full $4.12m more than suburb’s 12-month median sale price.last_img read more

  • Buyers swooping on ‘well-planned’ investor hotspot on Gold Coast

    first_imgGrowing popularity of ‘residential resorts’ has influenced design of Vue Terrace Homes, which features a pool and sundeck overlooking Robina City Parklands.ROBINA is one of the best suburbs to invest in with rental returns higher than those in Sydney and Melbourne.CoreLogic research director Tim Lawless said Robina had emerged as one of the most popular Gold Coast areas, outpacing the wider city market on many key measures — higher rates of capital gain, higher rental rates with attractive yields and strong selling metrics.Median house prices in Robina are $45,000 higher than the wider Gold Coast while unit prices are ahead by $39,000.Render of Vue Terrace Homes.“This premium indicates buyers place a high value on housing in Robina, which can also be seen in the strong rate of capital gain, with house prices increasing by 5.2 per cent per annum over the past five years” Mr Lawless 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 ago“The average rental return for Robina is five per cent for homes and 5.8 per cent for terrace homes and apartments, which is higher than for most Australian capital cities.“Sydney and Melbourne are showing yields under three per cent for homes and about four per cent for townhouses and apartments.Robina Town Centre’s Promenade. Picture: Scott Fletcher“Considering a typical house in Sydney is 73 per cent more expensive, the Gold Coast market and in particular Robina is likely to be popular for investors.”Mr Lawless said Robina’s retail and commercial hubs, position close to employment opportunities and transport services played a large factor in the returns being achieved.“The fact homes are selling quickly, within 30 days on average, and vendors are applying minimal discounts — just 3.6 per cent for homes and 3.7 per cent for other properties — suggests buyers are acting quickly to secure property in Robina,” he said.After strong demand from both investors and owner-occupiers, construction is due to start next month on Robina’s latest residential project, the $170 million Vue Terrace Homes development.The community has posted $25 million in off-the-plan sales, with 68 per cent of stage one now sold.Vue Robina. Photo: Suppliedlast_img read more

  • Owners and designers of palatial Bardon home moving on after 17 years

    first_img9/58 Tristania Drive, BardonRob Neale and his wife Ann have lived in the Bardon home they designed for 17 years.Mr Neale said the location had really appealed to them from the outset, as it was close to the Brisbane CBD and various services, but had the benefit of being an “exceptionally quiet, leafy tranquil, beautiful area”.9/58 Tristania Drive, BardonThe couple are now downsizing and have put the property on the market.Mr Neale said one of the most impressive things about the home was the views. “You’ve got the cityscape views, you’ve got green reserve views and internally (the home) is very spacious,” he said.9/58 Tristania Drive BardonThe property – which has high coffered ceilings throughout – lies within a secure gated community and offers about 700sq m of floor space.It encompasses five bedrooms.One of the bedrooms has an attached study, and there are three bathrooms, a powder room and numerous living spaces across two levels.The main entertainment areas are on the upper level, where there are indoor and outdoor spaces.The outdoor areas can be accessed through the living areas and the dining room. The swimming pool is also on this level, as is an internal atrium courtyard that is fully landscaped with a pond.Mr Neale said the water feature also helped to create a soothing environment.Three of the five bedrooms are also on this level and there is a single car garage through which the upper floor of the home can be accessed.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 ago9/58 Tristania Drive BardonOn the lower level are the other two bedrooms, a living room and storage space, as well as wine racks and garaging for a further three cars.The home is constructed of solid rendered concrete and has ducted and individual airconditioning throughout.It has up-to-date technology including a security system, intercom and Sonos sound system.There are rainwater tanks as well as landscaped gardens across the 1321sq m block.Marketing agent Brandon Wortley from Ray White New Farm said response to the listing so far had been strong.9/58 Tristania Drive, Bardon“It is the best pocket of Bardon and it is surrounded by equally big, beautiful, mostly contemporary, homes,” Mr Wortley said.He said it was surprising how close the suburb was to the CBD. “It actually only takes 12 to 15 minutes from New Farm,” he said. “It is a beautiful big home, on top of the hill, with great views.”Mr Wortley said the size of the house and the high ceilings meant it could easily be described as palatial.DETAILS9/58 Tristania Drive5 bed, 3 bath, 4 carAgent: Brandon Wortley Ray White New FarmAuction: Saturday July 8, 1pm.last_img read more

  • Which state wins the Origin for first-home buyers?

    first_imgThe case for NSWIn terms of helping hands for New South Wales first-home buyers, there’s rarely been a better time to dive in.As of July 1, New South Wales buyers are enjoying significant stamp duty savings, with the State Government removing all duties on properties worth up to $650,000, and a decreasing scale of concessions on homes worth up to $800,000.Among other bonuses available, first-time owners who want to build their first home can claim a $10,000 First Home Buyer Grant, provided the combined cost of the land and the house doesn’t exceed $750,000.Those buying a new home worth up to $600,000 are also eligible for the $10,000 hit.But CoreLogic Head of Research Cameron Kusher, says grants have questionable value, as vendors and agents know buyers in that price bracket have been given more money to play with.“I do get concerned with first home owner grants, that they just bid up the pricing of properties,” Kusher says.“People know that people have this extra borrowing power now, so they just up their asking price of those lower-priced properties.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:47Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:47 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenMonthly Core Index: June00:47The case for QueenslandIn Queensland, the concessions and grants could trump New South Wales’, depending on what you’re buying and how much you’re spending.The Queensland Government has extended the First Home Owners’ Grant for an extra six months from July 1, allowing buyers wanting to purchase a newly-built home – worth less than $750,000 – to claim $20,000 until December 31, when it will drop back to $15,000.The First Home Buyers Stamp Duty Rebate is also still available to Queensland residents on new or existing homes up to $504,999 putting up to $8750 in stamp duty back in their pocket.There are discounts available on purchases up to $550,000.Kusher says cuts to first-home buyer stamp duty are of more benefit than grants.“I think stamp duty concessions are better, and I think stamp duty is a bad tax anyway. We should remove it for everyone,” he says.More from newsAustralia’s best growth suburbs16 Feb 2015Why Brisbane wins property’s State of Origin21 Jun 2017“But if you’re going to try to attract first-home buyers into the market, then I think a stamp duty concession is better than a grant.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenHousehold Debt00:51This information is of a general nature and does not constitute professional advice. You should always seek professional advice in relation to your particular circumstances.The verdictDespite the considerable incentives now in place in New South Wales, Kusher says Queensland wins out, simply because there are so many more houses that fall within the first-home buyer concession price range.“The obvious answer is that Queensland is a better place for first-home buyers, ultimately because the cost of housing is significantly lower than it is in New South Wales,” he says.While the concessions available to first-home buyers in both states are enticing, Kusher says, you need to travel a lot further out from the city in New South Wales before you’ll find a good range of properties that actually qualify for stamp duty savings.“In New South Wales the ultimate challenge is that there’s not that many properties under $800,000, so your pool of potential properties to purchase is quite small,” he says.“I think ultimately the pricing in Queensland is more conducive to first home buyers, and the fact that you get that grant should help as well.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:13Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:13 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.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 Rate1xFullscreenAffordability Stamp Duty Changes01:13Queensland or New South Wales?It’s all on the line tonight as the two states square off in State of Origin Game 3.And the stakes are even higher for the thousands of first-home buyers in both states who are battling to get their hands on their first property.So where would you rather be as a first-time purchaser trying to enter the market? Which state has the better of the bonuses and concessions designed to help new buyers compete in Australia’s superheated residential property space?last_img read more

  • This home takes ‘tranquil retreat’ to a whole new level

    first_imgYoga teacher Patty Perlman posing at the Ray White open house yoga session at 194 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley. Image Josh Woning.NOW here’s something you don’t see at every open home.What once was the Fortitude Valley police station full of agitated offenders and rowdy lawbreakers, 194 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley is now a tranquil sanctuary, abundant with spacious rooms, large open windows and a private leafy garden.The facade of 194 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley. Picture Josh WoningOn Wednesday night, the former 1860s cop shop opened its little red door to a handful of VIP locals for a sneak preview of the property, with a yoga class on the side.Yoga teacher Patty Perlman at the open house yoga session at 194 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley. Picture Josh WoningMarketing agent Karla Lynch of Ray White, New Farm said the aim was to give context to the home.“We wanted to do something a little different in the marketplace,” she said.“There’s so much more than meets the eye.“From the front it’s just an unassuming, boxy brick cottage, but then you enter and you’re suddenly overcome with this sense of relaxation and balance.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoInside the renovated home of 194 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley.“We wanted to enhance that feeling for those attending by running a complimentary yoga class with Mana Yoga Retreat out in the garden by the bamboo trees.“It was an incredibly zen evening.”Open house yoga session at 194 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley. Picture Josh WoningSituated on 465sq m of prestige inner-city land, the two-level home has been recently renovated to include a touch of Eastern influence.Ms Lynch said the sellers were well traveled, and wanted to bring some of their experiences to the home.The main bathroom has been restored as part of the “old meets new” redesign of the home.“The property balances old and new,” she said.“It changes from an older style home into something modern and minimalist the further you walk through it.Inside the home of 194 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley.“It’s a home rich in history and there are still nods to its past life, but the spacious configuration the sellers have created opens it up to numerous possibilities.”“There’s a parents retreat with good separation from the other bedrooms, and plenty of open space,” she said.The spacious parents retreat at 194 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley.Only moments from the mecca of James street, Ms Lynch said the blue-chip address would be a big draw card for wannabe inner-city dwellers.“You’ve got Brisbane’s hottest shopping and dining hub at your doorstep, but it’s also an incredibly private, peaceful home,” she said.The leafy garden of 194 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley is the perfect place to relax in private.Fancy a look-in? The first open house is this Saturday, January 27 at 10am. As for whether there’ll be another yoga session- that might be a bit of a stretch.last_img read more

  • Modern style draws $700k sale in Scarborough

    first_img3/51 Landsborough Ave, ScarboroughA RENOVATED apartment with ocean views has sold at Scarborough for $700,000.Forty 20 Property sales agent Steve Hart said a middle-aged couple bought the unit at 3/51 Landsborough Ave as an investment property.He said they had been in the building to inspect another unit when they decided to take a look at this one.“They loved it the moment they saw it,” Mr Hart said.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“There’s two things about that property that sold it — one is its position and two, it’s just beautifully presented. 3/51 Landsborough Ave, Scarborough“It’s in an older block — they were built in 2003 — (but) to my knowledge, it’s the only renovated one there.”Mr Hart said its modern style was what attracted the considerably higher price than other units in the building.He said apartments were much more popular than houses on the Peninsula of late, particularly among retirees and buyers looking to downsize or invest.“I can’t see that stopping for a while, there’s a lot of people in that market place,” Mr Hart said.He said a lack of modern houses in the area could be responsible for the trend.last_img read more