Rugby star keen to offload Brisbane investment home

first_imgAnthony Fainga’a joined the Brumbies this season. Picture: Chris Hyde/Getty ImagesAFTER returning to his roots in Canberra with the Brumbies, former Queensland Reds rugby star Anthony Fainga’a has declared he’s willing to negotiate on the sale of his investment home here.He developed the luxury five bedroom, three bathroom home at 37 Salaria Drive, Seven Hills, with younger brother Vili Fainga’a. 37 Salaria Drive Seven Hills Qld 4170. Picture: Hills has seen median prices rise 26.3 per cent in the last five years, according to CoreLogic data, with the median asking rent sitting at $510 a week.The Fainga’a brothers have been tossing up whether to rent the property out instead – looking at a price of around $1,100 a week, but last week decided to put the home up for negotiation.They had hoped for a price over $1.19 million for the triple-storey executive home which has a butler’s pantry, outdoor entertainment zone with 6m ceilings and a garage big enough for two cars and a motorcycle. 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 ago37 Salaria Drive Seven Hills Qld 4170. Picture: 37 Salaria Drive Seven Hills Qld 4170. Picture: 37 Salaria Drive Seven Hills Qld 4170. Picture: 37 Salaria Drive Seven Hills Qld 4170. Picture: 37 Salaria Drive Seven Hills Qld 4170. Picture: read more

Palm Lake Resort is getting a new neighbour with plenty of benefits

first_imgJudi and Trevor Bosel are loving life at Palm Lake Resort Toowomba and are looking forward to all the new facilities that their new neighbour resort will bring.PALM Lake Resort Toowoomba is getting a new neighbour and residents Trevor and Judi Bosel couldn’t be happier.The Bosel’s moved into the resort almost five years ago, and while they said they absolutely love the facilities, they are also very excited about the additional benefits that a new resort next door will bring.“We are looking forward to the new tennis courts, a tenpin bowling alley, golf simulator, sauna and outdoor infinity pool,” Mrs Bosel said.“The new lawn bowls clubhouse and eight-rink championship lawn bowls green were officially opened over Easter and we’re looking forward to the completion of the other beautiful clubhouse.”An artist impression of facilities at the new Palm Lake Resort Toowomba Pinnacle.Palm Lake Resort Toowoomba Pinnacle is a new $100 million resort being built right next to the existing Palm Lake Resort.When complete Pinnacle will include 322 homes and its own set of facilities that residents from both resorts can use.Mrs Bosel is the president of the resort’s Social Club, organising up to 10 activities for residents per month.She said she loved the active community, the sense of family and the ability to keep active with friends.“We have a very active community up here,” Mrs Bosel said, “It’s a happy, wonderful group of people.”“It would be a rare neighbourhood in suburbia to provide a similar sense of family.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 ago“And with many of our children in distant places or very busy with their own lives, that becomes even more important.”A display home at Palm Lake Resort Toowomba.Mr Bosel said they also loved that the resort actually helped them continue with their adventuring lifestyle.“We really want to continue to travel and that’s the beauty of Palm Lake Resort — we all look after one another’s mail and gardens when someone is away and when we’re home, our caravan is safe and secure in the storage compound,” he said.The Bosel’s recently spent six months travelling through South Australia in their caravan with three other couples from the resort in convoy.“We have the most marvellous network of friends here at Palm Lake Resort,” Mrs Bosel said, “And we have had all the facilities we would ever need, but soon we will have Palm Lake Resort Toowoomba Pinnacle’s new facilities as well.”Mr Bosel, a former tennis coach said the resort’s lawn bowls facility was a big drawcard for him and he was also looking forward to having a game of tennis on Pinnacle’s court when it opened.The Bosel’s decided to move into Palm Lake Resort when Mr Bosel had a health scare while on an extended around Australia adventure.With some of Mrs Bosel’s family already in Toowoomba, the deal was sealed by the resort’s fine print.“We pay no entry fees or exit fees and if we sell, we get to keep all our profit,” Mrs Bosel said.“We know people in other resorts who don’t get anywhere near those kinds of benefits, Palm Lake Resort offers an outstanding business model.”last_img read more

Development industry needs to rethink its strategy on big estates

first_imgAVID Property Group are rethinking how they approach developments and looking at incorporating more amenities and facilities that will appeal to those heading towards retirement.THE BASICSHARMONY & BRENTWOOD FORESTDeveloper: AVID Property GroupPrice: Harmony land from $209,350, Brentwood Forest Land from $169,000.Location: Palmview and Bellbird ParkAVID Property Group is getting retiree savvy with its new developments, looking to include recreation facilities to expand the generations.LAND developers are starting to look beyond the young family first-home buyer demographic and take note of the growing demand from retirees. AVID Property Group general manager Bruce Harper said the development industry needed to rethink its strategy and provide developments that would suit young families right through to retirees. Brentwood Forest“So we’re exploring the possibility of putting in bocce courts and bowls areas. And in terms of recreational facilities we’re looking at facilities such as men sheds and making spaces for women’s facilities as well,” he said. “We’re exploring whether we can build those into our new communities instead of trying to fit them into communities 30 years down the track.”In AVID’s $3 billion Harmony project on the Sunshine Coast, Mr Harper said one of the first sales in the new community would be to a retirement village operator.“Particularly in places like the Sunshine Coast with the Harmony project, the age demographic for the coast is a high percentage of elderly people, so it would be foolish for us not to cater for that.” A concept image of Queensland’s first grand linear park at Harmony, at Palmview on the Sunshine Coast.“There’s a significant amount of people who are reaching retirement age,” he said. “Not all will go to retirement communities and they still want to have active lifestyles. We as developers have to look ahead and cater for that.”AVID is working towards future-proofing its developments from incorporating childcare centres through to partnering with leading retirement living providers to include options in their new masterplanned communities.“We’re making a specific effort to try and design our communities to future proof for intergenerational changes,” Mr Harper said.“For example, we provide community facilities, parks and recreation so they can be used by families, and singles and elderly people as they age through the communities.”Mr Harper said in a typical development a multipurpose oval would be included for cricket, tennis and netball, but the developer was now looking at what the older generation would like to do.center_img Bruce Harper — AVID Property Group general manager Queensland.”When new developments occurred the major base of people who used to buy into our development were young families,” Mr Harper said.“And while that’s still a significant part of the development industry, as a whole we’ve never been very good at allowing people to age in the place they are living.“You’d get all of the recreation facilities designed around young families and then nothing for the teenagers or the ageing population.”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 agoMr Harper said the fast growing ageing population was going to require developers to turn their minds to retirees and actively think about their needs.last_img read more

Country feel close to schools, shops and highway

first_imgThe living room at 10 Range Drive, Tanah Merah.“It’s like a country home in suburbia,” she said. “The back yard is almost like Mt Tamborine but the Hyperdome is not even two minutes away, along with the entry and exit to the freeway. “Everything is right there.” The property is being marketed by John Jessop and Ben Ive of Elders Real Estate Loganholme. The master bedroom at 10 Range Drive, Tanah Merah.The laundry has a linen cupboard and external access and there is a third bathroom off the home office. Outside, a veranda wraps around half of the home and there is plenty of storage space in the extra-high double carport and the 6m x 6m shed. Mrs Fuller said the home was the perfect place to raise a family with plenty of space for the kids to play in the secure yard and room for dogs, chickens and ducks. The open-plan living area at 10 Range Drive, Tanah Merah.The sprawling home has an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, a separate living room and a big home office that could be used as a third living space. The kitchen has a modern colour scheme, high-gloss cupboard doors, breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, dishwasher and pantry. The family room opens through sliding doors to the patio. The master bedroom has a walk-in robe and an ensuite with dual basins. 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 three remaining bedrooms have built-in robes and the toilet and family bathroom are separate. The home at 10 Range Drive, Tanah Merah.THIS custom-built home on a 2001sq m block is on the market in Tanah Merah. Owners Anthony and Carla Fuller had the home built after finding the perfect parcel of land at 10 Range Drive in the Rangeview Heights estate nine years ago. “We wanted a big yard for the children to play in, we didn’t want neighbours on top of us and we wanted to feel like we were in the country,” Mrs Fuller said. “The house also had to be big enough that we didn’t feel like we were in each other’s pockets.” The floorplan of 10 Range Drive, Tanah Merah.last_img read more

Private beach house hits market with option to redevelop

first_img1 Parkedge Road, Sunshine Beach.Ms Harman said the property, on a 841sq m block, had scope for second level with even better ocean and hinterland views. The property is for sale by informal tender closing October 6 at 5pm. 1 Parkedge Road, Sunshine Beach.Mark Menhinnitt has listed his snazzy three-bedroom, two-bathroom home at Sunshine Beach on the market as he and his family prepare to move south.Menhinnitt, the head of Lend Lease’s urban regeneration business, is set on one of the highest points in the area at 1 Parkedge Rd.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 ago1 Parkedge Road, Sunshine Beach.ZINCNOOSA – Sunshine Beach agent Karen Harman said the property was one of architect John Mainwaring’s original beach houses.last_img read more

Gold Coast summer auction blitz before Commonwealth Games

first_imgNorthcove, a Hamptons property at Broadbeach Waters, is going under the hammer on December 16., Broadbeach Waters.UPCOMING AUCTIONS:104/3645 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach- December 25 Midshipman Court, Paradise Waters- December 280 Admiralty Drive, Paradise Waters, December 482-82 Savoy Drive, Broadbeach Waters- December 161 Saywell St, Sorrento- December 9HUNDREDS of properties will go under the hammer on the Gold Coast over summer in a final selling blitz before the Commonwealth Games.All eyes will be on the property market with auctions predicted to attract big crowds alongside interstate and international buyers. 1 Saywell St, Sorrento is going under the hammer on December 9. Auctioneer Andrew Bell at work. Picture Glenn HampsonHe said more than a quarter of his agency’s auction listings had sold prior to auction.“(This) is the highest level I’ve ever experienced,” he said.“More Sydney buyers are entering the market and they really understand the auction process very well.“It’s a better way of buying because it is out in the open and not in the dark, and it also maximises the price for the seller.” More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoAll eyes will be on this Main Beach penthouse when it goes under the hammer on December 2. 104 DeVille, 3645 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach. 104 DeVille, 3645 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach.He said there was more variety for buyers throughout the summer selling season.“Because there’s such a smorgasbord from the various agencies, buyers have plenty of choice,” he said. “The selection is far wider and there is a lot more to choose from.”The biggest auction event by far on the Gold Coast calender is Ray White Surfers Paradise’s The Event, which will be held at RACV Royal Pines Resort on January 28. 82-84 Savoy Drive, Broadbeach Waters is going under the hammer on December 16. A huge crowd turned out for The Event in January. Auctioneer Andrew Bell at work. Picture Glenn HampsonRWSP CEO Andrew Bell said the auction process engaged buyers and maximised sales prices.“We are experiencing an extremely high success rates through auctions at the moment,” he said.“They have been very strong throughout the year, with buyers snapping up properties as there is a great deal of competitiveness in the market.“In many instances we are selling ahead of auction day primarily through competition created by attracting so many buyers. 80 Admiralty Drive, Paradise Waters is going to auction on December 4.The team at Amir Mian Prestige Property Agents are hosting one of the first auction events this summer on the Gold Coast on December 4 at Versace, Main Beach.“It’s a litmus test of the current market and how it will move in 2018,” principal Amir Mian said. “As we are the first agency to go through the major auction event for the end of 2017, everyone’s eyes are on us to see where the market is at, and how many will sell under the hammer.” 5 Midshipman Court, Paradise Waters will go to auction on December 2.Other agencies to host summer auction events include John Henderson Professionals Real Estate (January 23), Mermaid Beach, Lucy Cole Prestige Properties (January 27), Ray White Runaway Bay Group (January 30 and Ray White GC South Network (January 27). 82-84 Savoy Drive, Broadbeach Waters.REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman John Newlands said more properties were sold on the Gold Coast over summer than any other time of the year.“The population swells by more than 1 million people because of the holidays,” Mr Newlands said.“You’ve got lots of different events going on — people coming here for Christmas, New Year’s celebrations and the Magic Millions in January. “All of those things make a great selling environment.”last_img read more

More homes up for grabs in Brisbane as listings rise

first_imgThe number of houses for sale nationally fell in January, according to SQM Research.Brisbane stock levels are 1.3 per cent higher than they were a year ago, though listings fell 3.9 per cent in the traditionally quiet month of January.Sydney recorded the strongest annual rise in property listings, with 20 per cent more properties available for sale than this time a year ago.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 CLIVE PALMER BUYS BRISBANE TROPHY HOME FOR A BARGAIN PAT RAFTER’S $18M PAY DAY THIS POD HOME IS SOMETHING ELSE SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher said the overall fall in listings nationally was not surprising for January.“Looking forward, with interest rates still at low levels and a possible expansion in lending by the banks, we expect a year of modest prices gains in Sydney and most other capital cities,” Mr Christopher said. More people are putting their homes on the market in Brisbane than they were a year ago, new research shows.MORE people are choosing to put their homes on the market and take profits in Brisbane than they were a year ago, new data shows.Only Brisbane, Sydney and Canberra recorded a rise in property listings over the past 12 months, according to the latest figures from SQM Research.National residential listings dropped 4.8 per cent to 303,901 in January, as homeowners took a break and enjoyed the summer holidays. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher.“The auction clearance rate results and the asking prices over the remainder of February will give us some good insight in terms of how the market has opened. “While we did record a strong lift in asking prices in January, it has been based on a lower count of listings, so I will not read too much into the rise at this stage.”  center_img Asking prices for houses in Brisbane rose slightly over the past year. Picture: Patria Jannides.Capital city asking prices rose 2.2 per cent for houses and 3 per cent for units during the month.In Brisbane, the average asking price for a house is 1.4 per cent higher than it was a year ago at $613,200, while the asking price for a unit has dropped half a per cent to $380,800.last_img read more

Versatile design a plus at perfect dual-living Brisbane home

first_imgPerfect for summer afternoonsThe flooring was updated with new carpet installed in the upstairs bedrooms and new tiles in the living areas downstairs.Now that it is just Mrs Moller and her husband in the house, they’ve decided to move into something a bit smaller. “It is too big to clean,” she said.She said the home would be ideal for a family.“The neighbours are great and there is a daycare centre just across the road,” she said.The house is on the market now though One Agency. The home is close to the Brisbane River. In the kitchen, a modern gas cooker was installed and upstairs one of the larger rooms was converted into a media room, complete with projector. The home has plenty of room to entertain guests, with an in-ground pool in the backyard and a covered alfresco dining area and barbecue area. 25 Tigris Street RiverhillsWhen Tracey Moller’s parents came down from Mackay to live with her and her husband, this home was more than ideal.The five-bedroom house at 25 Tigris St was set up in a way ideal for dual living with two of the five bedrooms on the second storey.“It suited us in a number of ways,” Mrs Moller said.“Mum and Dad could have their own room and we could all come together at dinnertime.”The home was one of the many built in the riverside suburb when the streets were opened up for development in the ’80s.The couple have made some significant changes since they purchased the home six years ago, to modernise its look and flow.center_img 25 Tigris Street, Riverhills FloorplanThe outside was repainted from a drab yellow to an olive colour and the front yard was fenced. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoA solar panel system was added to the roof and a spa was installed around the back next to the in-ground swimming pool.last_img read more

Modern bayside living in double-storey four bedder

first_img96 Stratton Terrace ManlyJO Lewis believed that if she wanted to find her dream bayside home, she would need to do it herself.She and her husband designed the four-bedroom home at 96 Stratton Terrace when they bought a double block of land at Manly eight years ago.They sold off half of the block, and designed and built the home they wanted on the other half.“We lived at Wakerley before that and we wanted to get closer to the bay and the breezes,” Ms Lewis said. The modern kitchen is on the top floor.The home goes against the common design for two-storey Queensland houses in a way that Ms Lewis said was better for where they live.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 2020Instead of placing the central living areas and kitchen on the ground floor, Ms Lewis ensured that this would be on the first floor.“This is so we can catch the bay breezes,” she said. The upstairs is where she and her husband spend most of their time, as it includes the alfresco dining area on the deck, the family room, dining and kitchen room as well as the main bedroom and ensuite.The ground floor has the garage, two extra bedrooms as well as a rumpus room, laundry and a bathroom. “I would say it is a modern contemporary design,” she said.They had not made many changes to the home since construction because she said they got what they wanted the first time around. With the couple relocating to New South Wales she has put the home on the market. Built to embrace the breeze.She believed the home would be suitable for anyone from large families to downsizers or couples without children.“It could be good for a couple with small children because there is a (second) small bedroom up there on the top floor,” she said.“It would be for anybody really.”96 Stratton Terrace is on the market now for $1.199 million.last_img read more

Bridgeman Downs home spacious and stylish

first_imgThe floorplan of 75 Voyager Circuit, Bridgeman Downs. The ensuite has a double vanity and soaker tub.The living room opens to an alfresco dining area and in-ground pool, a space where the Stanbrooks have held many parties.“You can hook your iPhone up to the internal speakers and play soundtracks while sitting out by the pool,” Mrs Stanbrook said.“We had numerous parties with pool floating equipment (and) we’d start at one end of the pool and race each other all day.” One of the living spaces.The kitchen is galley-style, with Miele appliances and a Liebherr integrated fridge, and even has a butler’s pantry.There is also a powder room and laundry. The facade of 75 Voyager Circuit, Bridgeman Downs.Upstairs are three more bedrooms, two of which share a bathroom, and the third with its own ensuite and walk-in robe.On this floor there is also a second study nook, a walk-in linen cupboard and a media room.The home has a double lockup garage, ducted airconditioning and vacuum, and back to base security monitoring.center_img Imagine spending your weekends hanging out by this poolWHEN Maria and Troy Stanbrook inspected this Bridgeman Downs home two years ago it was the kitchen that sold it to them. The kitchen is what sold the home to the Stanbrooks.Mrs Stanbrook said she spent a lot of time cooking for the family, so a big kitchen was a must.“I almost did a Sound of Music Maria when I saw it, spinning around and going ‘look at all this space’,” Mrs Stanbrook said.After moving into the 75 Voyager Court home, Mrs Stanbrook started her own business making candles in the very same kitchen.“In that kitchen I developed my own business … it produced the first products so it will always be a fond memory,” she said.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), 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 Rate1xFullscreenMichelle Hele’s May market wrap03:17On the first level of the home is the master suite, with a walk-in robe and ensuite with a double vanity and soaker tub.Also on this floor is a study nook, which leads out to an open plan kitchen, living and dining area.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019last_img read more