What about townhouses?“Three bedroom, one-bathroom townhouses in areas like Holland Park West are seeing strong demand from investors and home buyers alike,” according to Hetherington.More from newsAustralia’s hottest investor markets revealed2 May 2015Fast growing towns: Toowoomba12 Feb 2015“Expect to pay $480,000-$510,000 in middle-ring suburbs and around the $600,000-$650,000 mark in a lifestyle area closer to the city.”And apartments?“The right units are returning good yields right now but investors need to be discerning,” Hetherington said.“Tenants are getting fussy and want an apartment with a fresh presentation, particularly in the kitchen and living areas, air-conditioning in the lounge room and a ceiling fan in the bedroom.“Look for a two-bedroom apartment with the right floorplan in low density complexes and expect to pay around $450,000 to the mid $500s mark. I particularly like Paddington and the Chrichie precinct of East Brisbane for apartment buyers.”What about the top end of the market?“At the prestigious end of the market there are properties with sound prospects just south of the river that investors could target.I particularly like well-presented family homes in neighbourhoods like Hawthorne and Bulimba if you have a budget of around $1.1 million.”What to avoid?“Many investors bought into the high density complexes that sprang up a few years ago in places like Clayfield and across Brisbane’s Northern corridor. That strategy hasn’t worked out [for everyone] and investors should heed the lesson and avoid areas with higher density complexes.” Brisbane hasn’t matched the big improvements in Sydney and Melbourne house prices over the past 12 months, yet many Queenslanders are seeing signs of a rejuvenated property market.We spoke to Meighan Hetherington, Director of Property Pursuit, and asked her if the Brisbane market was improving and, if so, what sort of properties investors were targeting.She said that while metro-wide numbers showed only moderate growth, the right properties in the right suburbs were in hot demand.“In the last six weeks, we’ve seen a number of properties getting offers over the asking price on the day of listing, which suggests some people are buying sight unseen,” Hetherington said.“We are also seeing price improvements in inner-middle suburbs like Stafford of 7% in a quarter.“That’s just short term, obviously, but it shows some parts of the Brisbane market are moving fast and buyers are indulging in high-risk behaviour because they are scared of missing out.” Read more: Capital cities packing them in What buyer types are you seeing in the market?“The numbers of buyers coming through our office in 2014 are 42% local, 32% interstate and 17% expat Australians,” Hetherington said.“While we normally see an even split between home buyers and investors, right now it is 70% investors.”What are they buying?“Right on the $500,000 mark is where there is a lot of interest. That is the cut off for stamp duty exemption for first-time buyers and it is also the budget many SMSF investors are working to.”What types of houses are good for investment?“Houses with genuine character, such as Queenslanders, with style and a well thought-out floorplan are outperforming in low density areas,” Hetherington said.“Northern suburbs like Gordon Park and Kedron, or in the south, Tarragindi are examples of the type of area you should be targeting.”
2495 The Parkway Sanctuary CoveMrs Bai said the stunning design and value for money also had attracted her to Hope Island.“I couldn’t believe there were such affordable beautiful homes right on the golf course because in Sydney it is very difficult to get a house – let alone in a location you really like.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“My friend recently bought a home in Sydney for $12 million on the golf course.“The value of the Gold Coast really attracted me and I thought, ‘why not?’. 2495 The Parkway, Sanctuary CoveAFTER regularly visiting the Gold Coast for holidays, Sydney-based homeowner Lisha Bai thought it was finally time to invest in a permanent holiday home. The florist and interior designer said she bought the property last year with plans to move in.“I always intended to move in and if it doesn’t sell I think I will at the end of the year,” she said. 2495 The Parkway Sanctuary Cove“At first I thought I should buy an apartment on the Gold Coast but I love space and I have a number of apartments in Sydney and Melbourne.”Mrs Bai said she had envisioned a modern style for the home and was captured by the vertical garden feature wall. 2495 The Parkway Sanctuary Cove“I work in the design and floristry industry and this house spoke to both my passions,” she said. “Especially the vertical garden wall, it was a standout.“The interior is very contemporary too, it allows for a number of styles because it has a neutral colour palette.” 2495 The Parkway Sanctuary CoveAs one of 16 residences, the home is located on a private enclave overlooking the ninth hole of The Palms championship golf course. The house has a striking facade with a timber entrance framed by manicured gardens.
The home at 105 Gainsborough St, Moorooka is new to the market.This character property gives buyers an opportunity to create their dream home or extend to add value.The home at 105 Gainsborough St, Moorooka, has four bedrooms and two bathrooms on a 405sq m block. The kitchen has gas cooking, island bench, white cabinetry and timber floors.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 has a modern, revamped kitchen.The timber floors carry through to the lounge room and the bedrooms.All four bedrooms are generous in size and each has original glazed eight-casement windows that allow for plenty of natural light. The master bedroom also has an ensuite. Timber floors and casement windows are in each of the bedrooms.Underneath the home is shy of legal height but has a lockup tandem garage, storage space and a laundry area. The backyard is low maintenance. The home at 105 Gainsborough St, Moorooka, is being marketed by Nick Bowen from LJ Hooker Annerley and Yeronga for offers over $565,000.
9 Halland Terrace, Camp Hill.This home at 9 Halland Tce, Camp Hill has been enjoyed by the current owners for the past eight years.The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home is spread across two levels with a choice of living areas featuring polished timber floors upstairs and easy-care tiles downstairs.Ray White — Stones Corner selling agent Ben Cannon said the owners liked the area so much they had not moved far to their new home. 9 Halland Terrace, Camp Hill. 10 Lugg St, Bardon.Mr Penklis said what he loved about property, on a 551sq m block, was the surprise on buyers faces when they came inside.“The front exterior is fairly modest and offers no reflection of the size and open-plan styling,” he said.“The oversized ground level living with polished concrete flooring is the best.”Outside there is a saltwater swimming pool, while a grassy area at the back provides enough space to rear chickens, jump on a trampoline or grow veggies.The property goes to auction at 10am on Saturday. 36 Needham St, Fig Tree PocketAt noon on Saturday, former Linc Energy founder Peter Bond’s grand property at 36 Needham St, Fig Tree Pocket will go under the hammer.Known as “Rivergum Retreat”, the seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom property allows easy accommodation for large functions, entertaining or decadent intimate gatherings. 36 Tingal Rd, Wynnum.After 85 years in the one family, this two-bedroom, one-bathroom home at 36 Tingal Rd, Wynnum will go to auction.The property, which features VJ walls and ceilings, original window hoods and a bathroom with an original cast iron bath, goes under the hammer at 10am on Saturday. 36 Tingal Rd, Wynnum. 36 Tingal Rd, Wynnum. 19 Picasso Cres, Bridgeman Downs.This two-storey home at 19 Picasso Cres, Carseldine is on a 2561sq m allotment.The six-bedroom, three-bathroom property features a tennis court and swimming pool.Ray White Bridgeman Downs selling agent Sonya Treloar said: “This impressive and stately home would suit a large family, blended family or those looking for additional parental living”.The property goes to auction at 10am on Saturday. 36 Needham St, Fig Tree PocketThe property has a climate-controlled wine cellar, fully equipped gym, a boardroom, meeting rooms, gold class cinema, a horizon heated swimming pool complete with outdoor teppanyaki bar, a championship size tennis court, and water sports facilities.Linc Energy went into liquidation in May 2016 with $320 million in debt.Ray White – New Farm selling agent Matt Lancashire has marketed the property as an “irreplaceable opportunity”.Follow Reshni Ratnam on Twitter 15 Justin Street, Holland Park West. 10 Lugg St, Bardon.After five years at 10 Lugg St, Bardon the owners have decided to downsize.SPACE Property Agents selling agent Nick Penklis said the five-bedroom, three-bathroom home was a family-friendly home in an ideal location. 15 Justin Street, Holland Park West.Mr Elisseos said the home had the perfect fusion of art deco elegance with a modern twist.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels360p360p240p240pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenMan creates Lego man cave01:52Other features of the home include a deck and low maintenance garden.The property goes to auction at 11am on Saturday. 10 Lugg St, Bardon.Mr Penklis said the couple had three daughters, and their eldest Riley, had been accepted to attend Parsons School of Design in New York.He said the couple once used the top level for their office/Au Pair which they have no need for any more. 14 Zeehan St, Wavell Heights.The owners of 14 Zeehan St, Wavell Heights are investors and want to sell their property so they can fund the build of their family home.Ray White Albion selling agent Kylee Dallimore said the property, which goes to auction at 9am on Saturday, could be renovated, demolished to rebuild a dream home or kept as an investment. Check out this super rad man cave at 15 Justin Street, Holland Park West.A four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at Holland Park West with a super rad man cave is set to sell under the hammer this weekend.Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox here 9 Halland Terrace, Camp Hill.Mr Cannon said the property was about 10 years old and was built by Bruce Bell, a local well known builder.“The home offers easy access to local schools and city public transport,” he said.The property goes to auction at 10am on Saturday. 15 Justin Street, Holland Park West.The property at 15 Justin St, is perfectly suited for a stylish family that loves to entertain.Professionals Style Real Estate — Brisbane selling agent Peter Elisseos said the property came with a man cave, however the Harley Davidson motorbike was not included in the sale. 14 Zeehan St, Wavell Heights.The property is on a 668sq m block of land and within walking distance to cafes, shops and cycling tracks. 36 Needham St, Fig Tree Pocket. 36 Tingal Rd, Wynnum.Century 21 selling agent Nina Adams said: “This centrally positioned local treasure is in need of a buyer who is prepared to sink their teeth into this unique opportunity”.The home on this property was moved to the current location from the Wynnum North area some time between 1910 and 1920.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 ago
81 Rowland Avenue, WakerleyMore 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“For entertaining, it’s awesome.”A spacious kitchen, dining and living area open up onto the patio.There is also an enclosed lounge room and bedroom on the ground floor.Upstairs, there are four other bedrooms, each with built in wardrobes, and a living area.The master bedroom also has an ensuite. 81 Rowland Avenue, WakerleyThe home also has an alarm system, ducted airconditioning, Vacu-Maid, a gas hot water system, rain water tank and double automatic garage.Mr Pringle said it was close to Mayfair Village and Wynnum Plaza as well as public transport and schools, including Moreton Bay Girls and Moreton Bay Boys colleges. 81 Rowland Avenue, WakerleyThe home exudes elegance from every nook and cranny with a black, white and beige interior and a modern kitchen and bathrooms.Mrs Pringle said it had served him, his wife Emma and daughter well over the years.“It’s very comfortable and homey,” Mr Pringle said. 81 Rowland Avenue, WakerleyHe has been living in the five-bedroom house, which sits on a 601sq m block, for the past three and a half years.His favourite feature is the covered alfresco patio in the backyard.“I love the outdoor area, just because it’s private and it’s got a unique setting with the sandstone wall,” Mrs Pringle said. 81 Rowland Avenue, WakerleyTHE unusual design and sleek tones of this Wakerley home were what caught Scott Pringle’s eye.He was driving past the two-storey house at 81 Rowland Ave and instantly knew he had to have it.He had barely even left the property following an inspection before he made an offer.“It’s different – very homey yet very unique,” Mr Pringle said.
The pool at 1/38A Scenic Rd, Kenmore, which is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au. This house at 37 Queens Rd, Clayfield, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au. This house at 1/38A Scenic Rd, Kenmore, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au.She might be a little high maintenance, but excellent value for money considering you get five bedrooms, a tennis court, an infinity edged pool, a deep water pontoon and a whole 2817 sqm of land to swoon over. BARDON HOME SETS TONGUES WAGGING DREAM DESIGNER BUILD INSIDE MKR’S NEW ELIMINATION HOUSE This house at 83 Hampstead Rd, Highgate Hill, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au. This house at 83 Hampstead Rd, Highgate Hill, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au.Sleek, stylish and clean-cut in fifty shades of grey, this tri-level home with five bedrooms and three bathrooms will fulfil your deepest desires.The city views will simply take your breath away and set the mood for a romantic night in. This house at 83 Hampstead Rd, Highgate Hill, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au.Imagine whipping up a home cooked meal in the chef’s kitchen before retiring to the covered, entertaining area, overlooking the swimming pool and barbecue facilities.Finish the evening with a long, relaxing bath in the decadent ensuite of the master bedroom.Interest over $2 million. 83 Hampstead Rd, Highgate HillIf the modern man is more your type, this contemporary, inner-city masterpiece is sure to set your heart aflutter. This house at 37 Queens Rd, Clayfield, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au.Best of all, it’s only a short walk to the local kindy and Eagle Junction State School, making school drop-off and pick-ups a breeze.Offers invited in the mid $2 millions. The tennis court at 1/38A Scenic Rd, Kenmore, which is for sale.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours ago37 Queens Road, ClayfieldIf you’re in the mood to settle down and start a family, ‘Blenheim’ is your man.This drop dead gorgeous, restored home on 810 sqm has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and six separate living areas including a gorgeous wraparound front veranda with original wrought iron balustrades — perfect for the potter patter of tiny feet. The view from one of the bedrooms at 1/38A Scenic Rd, Kenmore.Marketing agent Barry Quinn of Ray White Rural said a similar riverfront acreage property in the neighbouring suburb of Fig Tree Pocket would likely sell for double what the vendors are hoping for.‘Jedburgh’ is scheduled for auction on Friday, March 23. The kitchen at 37 Queens Rd, Clayfield, which is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au.Features include Carrara marble bench tops, custom built Wyer and Craw kitchen, bathrooms and powder room, an outdoor pizza oven and a heated saltwater pool.Most of the home is on one level with the exception of a downstairs living/ media room, which doubles as a teenagers retreat or music room. This house at 1/38A Scenic Rd, Kenmore, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au. An ensuite at the house at 37 Queens Rd, Clayfield. Picture: realestate.com.au. This house at 37 Queens Rd, Clayfield, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au. This house at 1/38A Scenic Rd, Kenmore, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au.LOVE is in the air, but you don’t need a Valentine to feel the romance. These dreamboat homes have the potential to fulfil your wildest real estate fantasy and get your pulse racing — and they’re on the market right now.Be prepared to fall in love at first sight …1/38A Scenic Road, KenmoreThis riverfront, acreage beauty will have you at hello. Built circa 1884, ‘Jedburgh’ oozes old world charm and class with its colonial features, beautiful gardens. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The pool at 37 Queens Rd, Clayfield. Picture: realestate.com.au. This house at 83 Hampstead Rd, Highgate Hill, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au.
COUNTRY LIVING: This Brisbane home was once from a rural property.HAYLEY Wilson knew the right house for her family when she saw it, the only problem was it was nowhere near where she lived. She and her husband were open to all options when it came finding their dream home, even if it meant moving the right home to them.“We really wanted one of those old homes from the turn of the century – we think they are just beautiful,” Mrs Wilson said. They came across an old country homestead at a property at Ormeau, north of the Gold Coast, and cut it up and moved it to Alderley four years ago. Kids will love the pool and cubby house.Putting the home in one piece again at 63 Hilda St, Alderley was the first challenge for the renovation job that lasted three years. “(The state of the house) was horrendous, it was all pink and yellow in colour, you could see where the walls had been scraped from the trees,” she said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours ago“It was a lot of work.”The home was modernised with a soft white colour scheme and a new kitchen, airconditioning and an expansive backyard deck that overlooks a pool. City meets country.The home is laid out with the bedrooms at the front of the home, with the kitchen and entertainment areas at the back.Mrs Wilson said the layout of the home was perfect for parents of young children.“I can stand in the kitchen and I can see the kids playing in the backyard or I can see them in the playroom,” she said.Although the home has been significantly modernised, she said that the older style embraces the Brisbane breezes that flow through the open design of the home. Renovating the house took time.With the family moving to the UK they will have to say goodbye to the country style home they worked so hard on.“I think the home adds a bit of character to the whole area,” she said.The home will be auctioned on Saturday, March 3 through Ray White Spring Hill.
23 Clarendon St, Hyde ParkA CHARACTER-FILLED Queenslander owned by former North Queensland Cowboys player Jacob Lillyman has hit the market.The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 23 Clarendon St, Hyde Park will be sold under the hammer on April 10.23 Clarendon St, Hyde ParkMr Lillyman, who now plays for the Newcastle Knights and has also represented Queensland in State of Origin, bought the house to live in during his Cowboys playing days.He said he hung on to the house with hopes of pulling on the Cowboys jersey again but with a move north unlikely in the short-term he has decided to sell.“I lived in it for just under two years when I was with the Cowboys and then when I had to move away (to New Zealand) it became a rental so I hung on to it because I thought I might end up in Townsville again,” he said.23 Clarendon St, Hyde Park“When I first bought it I fell in love with the character and Queenslander style of the home.“It’s a beautiful old Queenslander and I’ve always loved those sorts of homes.“I thought it was in a great location as well because it’s really close to everything and it’s in a nice little street.”The home is decorated with tongue and groove walks, timber ceilings and has intricate fretwork.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 202023 Clarendon St, Hyde ParkThe rear deck has views of Castle Hill while the front veranda has views of Mount Stuart.Two of the rooms are downstairs making it a perfect teenagers retreat or guest quarters.The house is on a 567 sqm block with enough room to put a swimming pool in.It is filled with character features included a Harry Potter style door under the stairs and claw foot bath tub.Ray White Geaney Propery Group selling agent Brett Lipscomb said he expected the home to appeal to a family.23 Clarendon St, Hyde Park“All the bedrooms are of a very generous size and downstairs you could have either teenagers or elderly parents living down there,” he said.“It’s one of those homes that you can’t walk through with dropping a couple of ‘wows’.“Hyde Park has also been one of those suburbs that kind of gets overlooked but it’s a great location.”Mr Lillyman said he still loved Townsville and wouldn’t rule out a return to North Queensland when his playing days are over.23 Clarendon St, Hyde Park“I’ve always had a soft spot for Townsville and it’s kind of home,” he said.“I spent some really good years at the Cowboys and ideally I would have loved to hold on the house but it’s hard to see in the near future ending up in Townsville so that’s a big part of why we decided to sell it.”
This house at 34-37 Beach Front Mirage Dr, Port Douglas, is for sale.Set among the towering palms and lush landscaped grounds of the Beachfront Mirage gated community in Port Douglas, this massive family estate comprises not one, but three, luxurious residences with direct access to Four-Mile Beach.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoImagine the parties and family getaways you could have! HOUSES ARE GETTING CHEAPER RECORD $11.6M BEACHFRONT SALE SWITCH ON THE LUXURY The bathroom in the house at 34-37 Beach Front Mirage Dr, Port Douglas, which is for sale. One of the three pools at the property at 34-37 Beach Front Mirage Dr, Port Douglas, which is for sale. The tennis court that is part of the property for sale at 34-37 Beach Front Mirage Dr, Port Douglas This property at 34-37 Beach Front Mirage Dr, Port Douglas, is for sale.The estate at 34-37 Beachfront Mirage Drive is divided into four land parcels, spanning 4267 sqm.Marketing agent Barbara Wolveridge of Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty said the property was unique because it had Foreign Investment Review Board approval — meaning anyone in the world could buy it. A property on this stretch of beach in Port Douglas is for sale for $10.95m.IT HAS 16 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, three swimming pools, a tennis court and possibly the best backyard in the world.A tropical mansion has hit the market in Far North Queensland and for just $10.95 million, it could be yours. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The living room in one of the houses at the estate at the Port Douglas estate, which is for sale.The residences can be leased as holiday accommodation, generating a lucrative return.The property is within walking distance of the recently refurbished Mirage Resort and Country Club and Cairns International Airport is a 50-minute drive away.Other nearby amenities include the Crystal Brook Super Yacht Marina and its award-winning restaurants, bars and shops. This house at 34-37 Beach Front Mirage Dr, Port Douglas, is for sale. This house at 34-37 Beach Front Mirage Dr, Port Douglas, is for sale.
68 Victoria St, BalmoralWhen Ruan and Kylie Burger started planning the design of their Balmoral house, the priority was to make the home as child-friendly as possible.This meant an indoor-outdoor connection, covered wet weather play areas, subtle storage options, a zoning of rooms and a range of customised safety features.Twohill and James Architects’ director, Emma James, managed the seemingly impossible task of pulling off the brief without compromising on style. 68 Victoria St, BalmoralMore from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours ago“We wanted zones, so the TV wasn’t in the kitchen and you could actually sit down and talk to each other,” Ms Burger said. “We can be in the kitchen and have the kids out on the grass still within eyesight.”Mr Burger said the design offered the luxury of being able to relax at home knowing Kyan and his five-year-old sister Minka were safe and secure playing anywhere on the property.“We built a home we were going to live in for a quite a long time,” he said.A retractable, perforated metal screen hides the majority of the kitchen which includes Ilve cookware, cabinetry with Buster + Punch imported brushed brass hardware, and Brodware black tapware. 68 Victoria St, Balmoral“When we sat down with Emma that first day and looked at the concept plans, I got goosebumps and my heart started racing because it just felt so right for us,” Ms Burger said.“This has been the happiest home because it was so easy to live in with the kids and enjoy that time.”Bespoke elements cater to the needs of the couple’s eight-year-old son, Kyan, whose genetic condition presents physical and mental challenges. 68 Victoria St, Balmoral“The screen slides across the cooktop so if a pot is simmering away I can close it off making it safe, but I love the look of it too,” Ms Burger said.“Design is a massive part for me and I often choose aesthetic over practicality but here it was a really fun challenge to try to find that balance.”Ms Burger was responsible for the entire fit-out of the multistorey brick, timber and iron residence.“This is my dream house with the views that we wanted,” she said. “I did go all out with the likes of importing tiles from Beverly Hills – handmade and only available from one store over there.’’ 68 Victoria St, BalmoralIt has impressive views of the CBD skyline to the Gateway Bridge and a private rooftop terrace. There is a heated swimming pool and covered barbecue area and all four bedrooms are on the top floor, including a master bedroom with a ensuite, walk-in wardrobe and separate bathtub.