20 Lonsdale St, AscotOne of the downstairs bedrooms has a study nook and opens through white plantation shutter doors to a small courtyard, while the upper main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, an ensuite and access to the front balcony.The residence also includes an office with built-in cabinetry and a downstairs rumpus room that extends to a rear covered patio. 20 Lonsdale St, AscotMore 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 investor8 hours agoA mix of formal and informal living zones are complemented by generous outdoor areas, with the upstairs kitchen, living and dining spaces opening to front and rear balconies with leafy street and backyard views.Covered and floored with timber, the rear balcony has an awning for relaxed, year-round entertaining, while the back yard boasts an in-ground pool with a perimeter of established gardens and trees providing ample privacy.Back inside, the bedrooms are upstairs and down, all with carpet and either a ceiling fan or airconditioning. 20 Lonsdale St, AscotAgent Damon Warat counts the house’s location as one of its top perks, being located in a quiet tree-lined street only a short stroll to Racecourse Rd and its cafes, bars and restaurants.“This is a really good family home, spread over two spacious levels with a bright, naturally lit interior,” Mr Warat said.Sitting on 810sq m, the house has an open-plan design with sleek timber floorboards, VJ walls, high ceilings and an elegant, neutral colour scheme throughout. 20 Lonsdale St, AscotOther features of the house include sufficient storage areas, a double garage, fireplace, ducted airconditioning, carpet to the upstairs living room, leadlight glass to assorted windows and doors, and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen.“Offering more than enough room for the growing family, this residence is all about lifestyle,” Mr Warat said.“Elegantly and generously proportioned, it is in one of Ascot’s most loved streets, close to Racecourse Rd and the Eagle Farm produce markets.” Inspections are by appointment, with the property scheduled to go to auction on site at 9am on March 4 if not sold sooner. 20 Lonsdale St, AscotTHIS five-bedroom home in one of Brisbane’s most prestigious suburbs is packed with features for the growing family.With nothing to do but move in, this five-bedroom residence offers all of the convenience of a comfortable, ready to enjoy lifestyle. The property at 20 Lonsdale St, Ascot, has three bathrooms, two car spaces and loads of family friendly features.
The opening bidder held on at auction to become the new owner of 49 Central St, CalamvaleWHEN the property at 49 Central St, Calamvale hit the market, the owners were confident potential buyers would appreciate the quality of their handiwork.The home sold at auction on March 18 for $645,000, according to LJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills sales consultant Jonathan Wang.“It’s a beautiful home, the owner built it himself, and he put a lot of effort into creating a really solid house,’’ he said. “(It has) terracotta roof and hardwood timber floors on a 740sq m block.” 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 2020Hardwood floors and great quality finishes at this Calamvale propertyMr Wang said he and co-agent Karl Gillespie were blown away by the owner’s thoughtful approach to the build.“The finishes and everything are in really good condition and (the owner) built a little room underneath the house for storage or a man cave,’’ Mr Wang said. ‘‘It was a really, really nice property.’’About 60 people attended the auction with three bidders fighting it out. Granite benchtops were among the home’s appealing featuresMr Wang said the opening bidder was the eventual winner and it was the drive to live near family that had him staying in front right through to the finish line.“There was another registered bidder that came in at around $600,000 and, in the end, the buyers who bid first, they really wanted the property. They had family living close.”Mr Wang said the market in Calamvale had continued to perform strongly this year.“There’s demand from people who want to be in the area, especially for really nice homes.’’
Sylvia Beem is sad to be leaving her home of the past 26 years, but it’s time to downsize. Photo: Tim MarsdenThe decision to sell her Yeronga home of the last quarter century has been a tough one for Sylvia Beem – but it’s time to downsize.“It’s a big heart wrench to be honest,” she said. And it’s easy to see why she’s loved raising her family in the Hamptons style five-bedroom, three-bathroom home, because it’s a stunner.Whether children are little or big, there are plenty of usable spaces in the home. For example, Beem said the kitchen looked through concertina doors to the yard.“If you’ve got young children you can watch them playing in the garden while you’re cooking dinner,” she said.When treehouses adult, this dream home is what’s possibleWhy it pays to style a propertyGet the best Real Estate and Property News in your inbox freeMore 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 ago140 Kadumba St, YerongaThere’s also a library and separate office on the upper level, so older kids and parents can get away from the family buzz if needed.Beem said she used part of the four-car garage as an art studio, and its loft was self-contained with a bathroom and kitchenette. “It’s a guest quarters or for teenagers who want that little bit of independence,” she said.Beem also said the pool pavilion was perfect for outdoor entertaining.“You can have parties by the pool. You can barbecue out there and look back at the house. It’s really lovely – it’s almost like a resort,” she said.140 Kadumba St, YerongaThere’s even a secret ‘kid’s space’ to discover. “Under the stairwell my kids had their cubby house, and there are still a couple of pictures taped up under there,” she said.Beem said she would miss Yeronga and its inspirational landscape.“There’s an area where you walk along the river and you honestly could be in the countryside somewhere. Being a painter I keep wanting to paint that scene,” she said. “Yeronga has a very village-like atmosphere. It’s almost like you’re not in a major city.”140 Kadumba St, Yeronga, marketed by Judy Goodger, of Place New Farm, will be auctioned on-site Saturday May 6 at 11am.
There are plenty of homes on offer within 20km of the CBD for less than $500,000, including208 Lyndhurst Rd, Boondall which is listed for offers of more than $499,000. Picture: realestate.com.auBRISBANE buyers should be laughing as new figures reveal our affordable hot spots are half the price of those in Sydney.The latest PRDnationwide Hot Spots report labelled Sydney’s “affordable’’ suburbs as having median house prices of more than $800,000, while in Brisbane they were around $400,000.The report found 16.1 per cent of suburbs within 20km of the Brisbane CBD had a median price of less than $500,000.The majority of suburbs, 41.7 per cent were priced between $500,000 and $750,000 and only 3.8 per cent were for more than $1.25 million.PRDnationwide national research manager Dr Diaswati Mardiasmo said while buyers in the Brisbane market could still access plenty of suburbs with properties for less than $750,000 that number had dropped slightly since the end of last year.“Interestingly the under $500,000 market remained stable, potentially due to new unearthed suburbs becoming gentrified,’’ she said.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 ago“Affordability is the big question.’’While there were 16.1 per cent of the suburbs within 20km of the Brisbane CBD for under $500,000, in Sydney only 0.3 per cent and in Melbourne 7.5 per cent fell within that range.“Buyers in Brisbane with a maximum of $500,000 can access triple (the number of suburbs than) Sydney and double Melbourne.“You would need a budget of $1 million to $2 million to access most of Melbourne and Sydney.“this demonstrates the extreme affordability contrast between the three capital cities.Dr Mardiasmo said in the past 15 months to March 2017 Brisbane’s LGA median house price grew by 4.8 per cent, with the western suburbs attracting the strongest house price growth and the northern suburbs the strongest unit price growth.On realestate.com.au there are more than 5000 properties listed within the greater Brisbane region with an asking price of less than $500,000. Of those 897 are within the inner Brisbane area including.
The cinema at 62 Janda St, Robertson.The property which has seven bathrooms is in a quiet cul-de-sac, has a superior design and finishes, with an impressive use of technology. 62 Janda St, Robertson.The sale price of a six-bedroom Brisbane mansion with a built-in bar with beer on tap and a tropical fish tank has been revealed.CoreLogic data shows the three-level property at 62 Janda St, Robertson sold on May 9 for $3.225 million.FREE: Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox here. The swimming pool at 62 Janda St, Robertson.Other features of the home include an in-ground swimming pool with separate spa, and a soundproof cinema with stone walls and built-in speakers. The bar area at 62 Janda St Robertson.Mr Zhang said the sale was the highest sale in the suburb.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:08Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:08 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.Dream Home: Buderim02:08 Related videos 02:08Dream Home: Buderim00:32Mediterranean style mansion with wine cave02:10Dream Home: Manly01:31Lana’s Dream Home: favourite rooms01:19Dream Home: Buderim Qld01:36Dream Home: Brookfield“This home really is in the best location,” Mr Zhang said.“People are paying million-dollar prices to buy riverside and riverfront homes at Bulimba, but this one doesn’t have those big city views.“It’s a home surrounded by older houses with no waterfront views or even a lift.” 62 Janda St, Robertson.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 agoYong Real Estate — Sunnybank Hills agents Tom Zhang and Su Ye said the owner was a well known builder who was building multi-million dollar mansions in the local area. Check out the basement car park at 62 Janda St, Robertson.The tropical fish tank comes with a 5000 litre salt water storage tank for water change over.There is also a basement park for more than six cars with space for a workshop/storage. The tropical fish tank at 62 Janda St, Robertson.
9 Cleveland Terrace, North Ward“The family has requested it on-site and I think it’s deserving of an on-site auction because the house is what it’s all about and I just think it honours the property to have it on site,” she said.“There has been a lot of boardroom talk about the price and everyone from bank managers to real estate enthusiasts all have an opinion but its true market value will be found on auction day.” 9 Cleveland Terrace will be open for inspection on Sunday from 3pm to 3.30pm before going to Auction on site on Thursday, August 10 at 5.30pm. 9 Cleveland Terrace, North WardNow the three-bedroom, two-bathroom Californian bungalow will go to auction on site on Thursday.Listing agent Julie Mahoney from Harcourts Kingsberry Townsville said 250 groups of people had been shown through the property in the past three weeks and 100 people turned up to the first open home. CLICK HERE for all the latest Townsville real estate news “We’ve had everyone from gardeners who used to work at the property over the years to people looking for an investment or to live in, so we’ve had quite an array,” she said.“Some significant people have lived there that have contributed to the history of Townsville.“It’s such an elegant property and it’s been very well maintained.“While it hasn’t got a theatre room it has a stately elegance and it will never lose its value.“I think it’s going to be a local buyer that will live in it and just cherish it because they don’t make them like this anymore and they can’t be re-created.”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 9 Cleveland Terrace, North WardONE of Townsville’s most iconic homes is about to go under the hammer after receiving huge interest from potential buyers. 9 Cleveland Terrace in North Ward is instantly recognisable as the white house on the hill admired by many as they walked along The Strand. 9 Cleveland Terrace, North WardThe open plan timber kitchen has a separate causal dining area while there is also a formal dining room, two separate living areas and a master suite with walk-through wardrobe to ensuite.A covered outdoor patio leads out to the lawn while there is also double car accommodation with a separate workshop.Ms Mahoney said the auction will be held at the home by REIQ’s 2016 auctioneer of the year Justin Nickerson. 9 Cleveland Terrace, North WardIt’s the first time the home has been on the market in 44 years after being bought by co-founding director of the North Queensland Cowboys Max Short in 1973, who died last year, aged 89.Many a social gathering has been held on the vast lawns of the property with prominent identities in attendance while everyone from the home’s cleaner to politicians have eaten in the home’s grand dining room.The house is positioned on a huge parcel of land over two allotments with sweeping views of Pallarenda, Magnetic Island and Castle Hill.While the home has been immaculately maintained, the character details such as classic timber framing, casement windows, traditional light fittings, and crown moulding have been retained.
8088 Riverside Drive, Sanctuary Cove.The house offers a large lifestyle with an expansive open plan living area, soaring ceilings, bedrooms which comfortably fit two queen sized beds and the showpiece of them all — 20m of river frontage. 8088 Riverside Drive, Sanctuary Cove.LIVE life on a large scale in this waterfront property in the exclusive Sanctuary Cove estate.Enter through the gatehouse which opens to reveal an impressive north-easterly facing family home. 8088 Riverside Drive, Sanctuary Cove.While the home sits on a grand scale it oozes elegance and quality workmanship with Jarrah timber finishes and polished tiles. 8088 Riverside Drive, Sanctuary Cove.“The most elegant parts of Ahn’s home are the finer touches — the staircase, the water feature and the beautiful furnishings,” he said.“When Ahn is home in Australia we always catch for dinner and I always admire his home design.” 8088 Riverside Drive, Sanctuary Cove. Homeowner Ahn Tae bought the 818sq m block 12 years ago to accommodate his large family. The house was developed in a year by Mr Tae’s friend Robin Wright.“I met Ahn through a friend, he was living in Korea and needed someone to build a large home,” Mr Wright said. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago 8088 Riverside Drive, Sanctuary Cove.“Ahn was hoping his family would come out and live with him on the Gold Coast because he absolutely loved it here but the family decided to stay in Korea. Ahn and his family have only ever used it as a holiday home.” Mr Wright has built many large houses but said it was tricky pulling off a home that was both elegant and big at the same time.
Sam Standfast and her partner Michael Leach are about to become First Home Buyers. Picture: Jamie HansonEXTENDING the first-home owners grant to include existing properties had the potential to put significantly more people into their own home, according to Queensland’s peak real estate industry group.But the state government has rejected any change with its focus to remain on new construction as it also helped create jobs in the building industry.The Real Estate Institute of Queensland wants the first homeowners grant, which was boosted to $20,000 for new properties until December 1, to also be available to buyers of existing properties.REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said it would help more young people get into home ownership sooner.But Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said more than 8000 new homes, apartments and townhouses had been built because of the increased grant.“It’s a great help to so many people and at the same time boosts investment in new housing stocks with flow-on benefits for local contractors, subbies and suppliers who rely on the building industry for their livelihood.”Ms Mercorella said at the very least they wanted the grant to be able to be used for existing stock in regional towns.“The anecdotal feedback that we get time and time again is that there is no point (claiming the grant),’’ she said.“It’s a bit of a pointless grant for many first-time buyers in regional Queensland because often the cost of construction, even when you take into account the benefit you get from the grant, is usually significantly more than what you could pick up an established house for and we hear that story a lot.’’Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:35Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:35 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 Rate1xFullscreenHousing affordability 01:35 But Treasurer Curtis Pitt said there was strong take up of the grant in regional areas.Since July last year 387 grants had been awarded in Cairns, 246 in the Fitzroy region, 311 in Toowoomba and 464 in the Wide Bay region.Property analyst Terry Ryder said for first home buyers existing properties were much more affordable.He said despite the grant, the majority of first home buyers still bought established property.“That is because they are significantly cheaper, often better located and the grant doesn’t go anywhere near making up the price difference.’’Ms Mercorella said for some buyers there was also the issue of waiting for a new property to be built — which in the case of units could take years.“You have go take into account that you need somewhere to live in the interim.“That is one of the benefits of an established house, you know exactly what you are buying you can negotiate a settlement date and you can just move right in, so there is those sort of hidden additional expenses and hassle that don’t often get talked about.’’Sam Standfast, 25 and her partner Michael Leach, 27 are keen to buy their first property.They had something in their sights but missed out and are continuing to search.Ms Standfirst said they were looking to buy something new, most likely a unit around the South Brisbane or West End area.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by If the first home buyers grant was available for existing properties it would expand what they would be able to consider buying.“New property is a lot more expensive, you want to buy the best that you can with what you have got,’’ she said.Despite that the couple are still keen to buy and hope to secure something soon.“We haven’t really been looking very long at all, probably a couple of months,’’ Ms Standfirst said.“When you look at the rental prices compared to the mortgage prices it made more sense that we might as well buy.’’While they will likely end up with a new apartment Ms Standfirst said they hoped to buy in a project which would be finished early next year.“We’d like to think we will be living in it in less than six months,’’ she said.Michael Hatzifotis of Place Kangaroo Point has been showing Ms Standfast and Mr Leach, possible properties to buy.“I get a lot of first home buyers that come to me,’’ he said.“Now if the right property came around and it was a second hand property they (first time buyers) do forgo the grant of $20,000, but most of them try to use it. If they were able to use that $20,000 it would make a difference’’Mr Hatzifotis said extending the first home buyers grant to existing properties would get a lot more people in the market a lot quicker.He said the grant also limited where you could buy because there may not be a development in the suburb you wanted to live in for years.With the boosted grant to be reduced in December the number of first home buyers he had been dealing within the past couple of months had increased by about 40 per cent.Need help finding a home? Or do you have a great idea to solve the housing affordability crisis in Australia? Get expert advice and join the debate for a chance to win $500 today at wtf.org.au or on Facebook and Twitter #WTFAustralia.
The clear winners in The Block 2017 tax depreciation race will be the buyers of Clint and Hannah Amos’s renovated home.IT looks like there will be a few winners from Channel 9’s 2017 season of The Block, and it won’t just be the show’s producers.Analysis by BMT Tax Depreciation showed investors could be set to claim an average of around $2.1 million in depreciation deductions for each property on the show.According to BMT’s estimates, the new buyer of Hannah and Clint’s property will have the highest amount of depreciation deductions available, with a first-year deduction estimated to be $82,304 and a total average deduction estimated to be $2,175,149.BMT Tax Depreciation CEO, Bradley Beer, said this could give the home an edge among investor buyers.“Hannah and Clint’s property may prove attractive to savvy investors who are looking to capitalise by renting the property and claiming the additional deductions available from depreciation,” Mr Beer said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day ago“While a range of factors will come into play which will ultimately decide which property will achieve the highest price from buyers, the additional cash flow depreciation provides astute buyers is important to consider when crunching the numbers to make purchase decisions,” he said.Ronnie and Georgia’s property has the second highest depreciation deductions with a total average deduction of $2,160,913 claimable over the lifetime of the property.BMT Tax Depreciation’s estimates for all five properties are: BMT Tax Depreciation schedule for Block 2017 propertiesAccording to BMT, The Block’s production company paid $10.34 million for the original site and rescued five former derelict homes which were relocated to the land for renovation.BMT said it is expected that each property will fetch in excess of $2.4 million at the scheduled auction.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair
14 Tawarri Crescent, Burleigh Heads. The outdoor area is an entertainer’s dream.Paul Harms and wife Nicki Galway are the brains behind the residence – it is the pair’s fourth house they’ve either renovated or built together and the finished product shows off their expertise. “We actually bounce ideas off each other,” Mr Harms said. “If we don’t agree with something we come up with another solution.”Mr Harms, a builder who owns Gold Coast-based business PJH Constructions, said the pair subdivided the corner block after buying it last year. “The plan was to demolish the house that was on there,” Mr Harms said. “We came up with a design that met the height restrictions and we’ve got another design for the other half of the block.” More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoThe pair, who have two young daughters, spent five months building the house before they moved in earlier this year. Industrial influence is on show.From the outside the house stands out with a mix of clean lines, timber and concrete.The concrete and timber panelling combination continues inside while high ceilings and luxury finishes complement the style. “We’ve gone for earthy materials and tried to get a feature in every room,” Mr Harms said. “One of the biggest features is the concrete formed wall – it goes 6m up into the void. “The cantilevered oak stairs with the perforated steel balustrade also stand out.” The ground level houses the stylish kitchen with butler’s pantry, lounge, dining and living areas and the laundry. Stacker doors open out to the alfresco area and pool which creates an entertainer’s haven. Moroccan limestone tiles gives this space a high-end finish. There are three bedrooms on the second level as well as a rumpus room and balcony. A freestanding concrete bath? Yes please. From the front- what a sight! Luxury at every turn.IT’S ultra-modern, has an industrial vibe and is in one of the best neighbourhoods on the Gold Coast. Welcome to 14 Tawarri Cres, Burleigh Heads – a newly built three-level masterpiece. Attention to detail is evident throughout the home.A parent’s retreat is on the third level with its own balcony, walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. Mr Harms said it was hard to narrow down his favourite part of the house. “We actually hang out in the outdoor area and pool area in summer while in winter it is cosy in the middle level,” he said. Tawarri Cres is in popular Koala Park. “You’re a two-minute walk to the creek, a 10-minute walk to James St and a 10-minute walk to the beach,” he said.Sean Smith of Professionals Black & Young Burleigh Gold Coast Real Estate is taking the property to auction on January 27.