06Oct/20

Renovated Queenslander-style home at Ipswich has hit the market

first_img18 Bowen St, Woodend. Photo: realestate.com.auFor the first time in 105 years, this flood-free Ipswich home has hit the market.The property at 18 Bowen St, Woodend is for sale with a price tag of $549,000.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home has been raised and renovated.Upstairs you will find three large bedrooms with original French doors.The new kitchen has granite benchtops and a large walk-in pantry.Downstairs there’s a fourth bedroom with a large walk-in robe and massive storage cupboard.There’s also a huge media/lounge room.To organise an inspection phone Scott Reeves from Ray White Ipswich, or June Frank from Walkers Real Estate Ipswich.last_img read more

06Oct/20

Much adored family home offered to market first time in 30 years

first_img164 Kings Road, MystertonIF you’ve been looking to crack one of Townsville’s most tightly held suburbs, here’s your chance.Offered to the market for the first time in 30 years, 164 Kings Road in Mysterton is set to attract healthy buyers competition as it heads to auction on Tuesday night.With only 15 houses sold in the sought after suburb over the past year and only 11 Mysterton homes on the market, listing agent Anthony Dare is confident the home will achieve a positive sales result. 164 Kings Road, Mysterton“After thirty years I have been given the privilege of representing this home on the market,” he said. 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 2020“This stately highset, legal height home consists of four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a fourth bedroom that is a separately metered self-contained flat of ample proportion.“The size is outstanding with the perfect blend of space and Queenslander intimacy and the grounds are fully landscaped and envelope the resort sized pool.” With multiple entertaining areas, a games room and outdoor bar, the home would suit a growing family with a love for entertaining. 164 Kings Road, Mysterton“The 1200 sq m block is standout as is the level of pride of presentation,” Mr Dare said. “Their (sellers) chapter 30 will make someone’s chapter one and the start of truly remarkable story.”To be auction Tuesday night at 6pm at the Keyes & Co office on Flinders Street, Mr Dare said the property already had two confirmed bidders with more expected to sign up.“I’ve had 22 groups through the house over the past two weeks which is pretty impressive,” he said.“People know that houses like these don’t come to the market often.“I’ve noticed the uptake on quality stock has already been very good this year and I have no doubt this home will be among the successful buys very soon.”last_img read more

06Oct/20

Burleigh Heads reno shows you can mix the old with the new

first_img15 Bunyip St, Burleigh Heads.THIS stylish Burleigh Heads house perfectly blends the old with the new.Built in the mid-1960s, it was one of the only houses built on Bunyip St — most houses were brought in by truck.Owner Jonathan Milman could see the potential of the house as soon as he stepped inside the property four years ago.“I fell in love with it the moment I walked in the door,” he said. “It was bright yellow outside, with the most awful 1980s window dressings and odd floor plan when I purchased it in 2013.”15 Bunyip St, Burleigh Heads.The 34-year-old decided to renovate while retaining as much of the original property as he could.“This includes gorgeously rich hardwood timber floors, pressed Masonite (timber) feature walls, carved balustrade by the stairs and hardwood hopper windows.“The exterior retains the hardwood timber weatherboards, while I’ve added contemporary render below to separate the modern from the original heritage in a blending of the generations that I think worked quite well.15 Bunyip St, Burleigh Heads.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 ago“A huge amount of work has been done to rejuvenate the home,” Mr Milman said.“There is nothing more to do, and it is ready for one lucky family to move in.”The four-bedroom house has a relaxed beach vibe throughout. It features an array of living areas, pool and Bali hut.Mr Milman is planning to downsize and travel.The property is going to auction on July 2.ON THE MARKET15 BUNYIP ST, BURLEIGH HEADSAgent: Alison Danziger, @realtyFeatures: Fifth bedroom or media room, with integrated HD projector, freestanding bath, reading nook, freestanding bathArea: 647sq mAuction: 2pm, July 2, on siteInspections: By appointmentlast_img read more

06Oct/20

Miami homeowners the big winners of Gold Coast property boom

first_imgTamara and Johan Johnson in their newly built Miami villa. Photo: Steve HollandHOMEOWNERS in Miami are the big winners of the Gold Coast property boom, enjoying a 65 per cent increase in houses prices since 2012.The latest figures from CoreLogic show the suburb’s median house price has jumped from $455,000 to $752,500 in the past five years.Broadbeach Waters (up 60 per cent), Clear Island Waters (54.5 per cent), Bilinga (52 per cent), Tugun (46 per cent), Southport (42 per cent), Benowa (40 per cent) and Mermaid Waters and Hope Island (both 38 per cent) also experienced significant growth.Corelogic said 56 properties sold in Miami this year — among them a 1950s fibro shack at 58 Marine Pde for $3 million and a glitzy three-level mansion at 114 Marine Pde for $3.025 million.Tamara and Joe Johnson were lured to Miami from Palm Beach and have just completed two luxury villas at Sunshine Pde.“We are still trying to work out why it is such an underrated suburb,” Mrs Johnson said. “It’s flying under the radar when it comes to expensive beachfront property.” We originally lived at Palm Beach because we noticed it was one of those up-and-coming markets. Mermaid Beach was another hot suburb and right next to it was Miami, which was also becoming a bit of a trendy place to live.“We couldn’t work out why it wasn’t overpriced and why there were affordable blocks of beachside land. Seeing a great opportunity, we decided to jump at moving there.”Miami beach lifeREIQ Market Monitor editor Felicity Moore said the Miami price hike came on the back of factors such as the light rail, demand for beachfront property and the flow-on effect from Mermaid Beach.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“Proximity to the recently renovated Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Bond University campus and Mermaid Beach, which is the Gold Coast’s most expensive suburb, make this suburb very attractive for owner-occupiers looking for high quality living,” Ms Moore said.“The future stage of the light rail project is forecast to include an extension to the Coolangatta airport providing direct access to Miami.”John Henderson Professional Mermaid Beach principal Andrew Henderson said the supply of homes available in Miami was limited.The couple love their bright and breezy luxury villa. Miami villa. Photo: Steve Holland“During the March quarter, only 19 homes changed hands in Miami,’’ said Mr Henderson. “Vendors are resisting the temptation to put homes on the market while prices are rising so strongly.“I would suggest this is exactly the time they should consider selling because the demand will not last forever.”Mr Henderson said he was not surprised Miami was city’s best performing suburbs over five years.“Five years ago Miami would have been considered one of the great underrated suburbs of the Gold Coast’’ he said.“It sits on the beachfront in the heart of the city, right beside Mermaid Beach, one of the most prestigious suburbs on the Coast and yet many people overlooked it as a potential suburb to call their home. This perception is has certainly changed.”last_img read more

06Oct/20

A small plot no stumbling block for keen buyers in this suburban area

first_img20 Kew Rd, Graceville.Mr Edwards said a family from Bundaberg bought the home at 20 Kew Rd.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019“They were bidders at the auction, however it passed in at $1.4 million, and they increased their offer a week or so later,” Mr Edwards said. The downstairs main bedroom was a drawcard to the property.“The new owners are planning to move straight in,” he said. 20 Kew Rd, Graceville.With many families and interstate buyers from Sydney and Melbourne moving to the Graceville area, Mr Edwards said the market was very strong. The property features high ceilings, a wide hallway, and a light-filled staircase. 20 Kew Rd, Graceville. 20 Kew Rd, Graceville.Bi-fold doors extend the living area onto the rear outdoor entertaining zone. Graceville is about 7km away from the Brisbane CBD. The home is close to a cinema, cafes and restaurants. 20 Kew Rd, Graceville.THE sale of a home at Graceville has set a new sales record for properties on 405sq m blocks in the area.Ray White Sherwood selling agent Adam Edwards said the five-bedroom, three-bathroom home sold for $1.515 million on July 10.He said the previous record for a home on a 405sq m block in Graceville was $1.4 million.last_img read more

06Oct/20

A cottage that grew with its family

first_imgThe home’s back-patio-sometimes-Lego room.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 agoTheir block was also set well above the road, so their home’s front balcony was a favourite place for ‘family time.’ The front veranda became a favourite space to spend ‘family time.’“Because you’re elevated, it’s a nice spot and you don’t feel like people are walking past and can see your space,” Ms Mayberry said.“You’re in touch with the street but you’ve got your own sense of space, so we spent a lot of time out there as a family.” The back yard is like an extension of the living space.While the couple’s next move may well be a larger block further from the city, Ms Mayberry said she’ll be sad to leave their cottage and its suburb.“Where going to miss a lot about this area. We’re definitely going to miss Oxford St and our favourite sushi place, and Hawthorne Garage (grocery) which we can walk to. It’s a lovely area to live in. We’ll definitely miss the lifestyle this place offers.”26 Dutton St, Hawthorne is being auctioned on-site by Ty Babbidge of Brisbane Real Estate — Indooroopilly at noon on Saturday August 19.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair The home is set well above the road.She said the 1920s cottage and its 405sq m site adapted well to their growing family after their second child arrived five years ago. Ms Mayberry said between the internal area, the front and rear outdoor rooms and the back yard, they’ve always found room to move. “At times we’ve set up the back terrace as pretty much a rumpus room out there where we’ve had tables full of Lego and everything, so it’s been flexible that way. There’s something about these houses that they seem to swallow up everything you throw at them,” she said. 26 Dutton Street, Hawthorne is cute two-bedroom cottage that adapted well to it’s growing family. Photo: realestate.com.auWhen Clare Mayberry and husband, Russell Grady, bought 26 Dutton St, Hawthorne in 2009, it had the right fundamentals but the wrong look.“It wasn’t occupied and it was painted in dark blue and yellow — it needed some love and attention,” Ms Mayberry said.The couple made a few thoughtful changes which resulted in the clean, open feel they wanted in their home.“The bones were already there — we didn’t have to do a lot. It was a bit of a diamond in the rough,” Ms Mayberry said. The light filled internal spaces felt bigger once the repaint was finished. A warm home with some classic features.The back lawn also became and extension of the living space, connecting well with the patio and internal area.“That yard space has been perfect for them. There’s enough room — there’s a trampoline there and a swing set and everything, so it’s been great,” Ms Mayberry said.“It’s just across the road from the park too.”last_img read more

06Oct/20

Auctioneer Haesley Cush has auctioned many unusual items over the years but never one of these

first_imgAuctioneer Haesley Cush thought he had auctioned every before — until now. AAP Image/Claudia Baxter.I have auctioned some amazing stuff over the years. Some great homes, some amazing experiences for charities, beautiful pieces of art and artefacts from around a the world.Regularly people ask, “What’s the craziest thing you’ve been asked to auction?”.But yesterday I received a call from my dear friend, Diane O’Reilly, who asked if I could do an auction at the ‘Mother of Boys Lunch’ next Friday 11th May.She is emceeing the event with Kylie Lang and they’re are raising money for the Red Rose Foundation.As I was checking my diary, I casually asked her “What are we selling?”.There was a pause.“Well Haesley you’ve probably not done one of these before” she said“Try me,” I jeered condescendingly.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours ago“We are auctioning off a vaginal rejuvenation treatment”. Long pause.“You’re right” I replied after what seemed like an inappropriate amount of time.“What is that?”.Diane went on to explain the amazing work conducted by Brisbane gynaecologist, Rod Allen. She went to great lengths to explain that the procedure was ideal for many woman, that it was not cosmetic and it was a highly in demand procedure that could be life changing for may women.After her pep talk and knowing I would have a room full of captive women. I flicked through the diary to ensure I could recite my new insights in modern magical medicine.Unfortunately I will be overseas!!But in true Mothers of Boys spirit Diane jumped straight on the phone and my good mate Peter Bergin, from Place Estate Agents will be wielding his gavel over what I can honestly say is the most surprising prize I have ever seen on an auction catalogue.last_img read more

01Oct/20

Finance

first_imgCanada: CN is to invest C$64m on its lines in British Columbia this year, including C$36·4m on track renewal, C$2m on signalling and C$2m on links to Vancouver’s Deltaport intermodal terminal. A six-year C$11m programme to upgrade the Terrace – Kitimat branch will finish this year.Ethiopia: The government has negotiated a loan of FFr56m from the French government to fund railway restructuring, rehabilitation and the supply of new diesel locos and spare parts.Philippines: President Ramos approved the release of 200m pesos on August 26, to complete rehabilitation of PNR infrastructure between Naga and Legaspi.Romania: Transport Minister Traian Basescu has announced that ABN Amro Bank is to grant loans worth US$450m to fund extensions to the Bucuresti metro, including Drumul Taberii – Piate Universitati and Drumul Taberii – Pantelimon.USA: CSX and Norfolk Southern have funded the acquisition of Delaware Otsego Corp at US$22 per share by a new company formed by its President & CEO Walter G Rich. Delaware Otsego owns the 835 km New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway, providing independent access to the port of New York.Shares in MotivePower Industries began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on August 18, having moved from the Nasdaq National Market System.last_img read more

01Oct/20

Quarry Bay contract awarded

first_imgHONG KONG MTR Corp announced on September 4 that it had awarded an HK$1·1bn contract to Nishimatsu Construction for civil engineering work on the Quarry Bay Congestion Relief Works. This includes a 1·75 km extension of the Kwun Tong line westwards to North Point station where there will be cross-platform interchange with the Island line. The twin-bore tunnels, expanded station and turnback tracks beyond North Point are intended to relieve congestion on the existing interchange passageways linking the two lines at Quarry Bay. In the longer term, MTR hopes to extend the new tunnels westwards to create a duplicate Island line serving the Wanchai and Central reclamations on the north shore of Hong Kong Island (RG 7.97 p461).One of the world’s largest multi-modal contactless smart card ticketing systems went live in Hong Kong on September 1, with the introduction of Creative Star’s Octopus network. Adult tickets have an initial encoded value of HK$100, and users must pay an HK$50 deposit to cover the card and a potential negative balance of up to HK$35. Over 200000 users were carried on the first day by the six operators: MTR, KCR East Rail, KCR Light Rail, Citybus and KMB bus services, and the Hongkong & Yaumati Ferry. oCAPTION: MTR Corp took delivery of the first Adtranz-CAF EMU cars for its Airport Express line on September 5 (right). Meanwhile, the urban Tung Chun line version (left) is being tested at up to 135 km/h along the north coast of Lantau islandlast_img read more

01Oct/20

Through running diesels

first_imgGERMAN regional rail operator Regental Bahnbetriebs-Gesellschaft has reached agreement to run its Vogtlandbahn services into the centre of Zwickau over the tracks of the local tram network. The company’s eight RegioSprinter low-floor diesel railcars are to be fitted with direction indicators, brake lights, warning bells and electric point actuators for street running.A connection between the railway and tram networks is to be built at the city’s main station, and Zwickau is to lay an additional rail along the metre-gauge route into the city centre to accommodate the standard-gauge trains from Plauen and towns close to the Czech border. Through running is expected to start with the 1998-99 winter timetable. olast_img read more