Renovated Stafford home for sale with downstairs parents’ retreat

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first_img9 Barellan St, Stafford. Photo: realestate.com.auAfter 13 years, the owners of this Stafford property are reluctantly selling and moving onto their next venture.The property, at 9 Barellan St, has a price tag of $749,000 and comes with an impressive parents’ retreat.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 2019The outside view at 9 Barellan St, Stafford. Photo: realestate.com.au 9 Barellan St, Stafford. Photo: realestate.com.auCoronis Stafford selling agent Lance Russell said the property would appeal to a range of buyers including established families in particular, growing families, couples that are about to start their own family or an investor looking for an “awesome” return on their investment. There are many spacious areas within 9 Barellan St, Stafford. Photo: realestate.com.auThe downstairs area, used as a parents’ retreat features a large master bedroom with walk-in robe, vast luxurious ensuite with separate bath and shower and twin hand basins (his and hers).From the master bedroom French doors open out onto the decking area where you can enjoy the morning sun or entertain with room for a barbecue and outdoor setting.last_img read more

National Tiles boss Nick Walker has put his Miami Beach house on the market

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first_imgMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agogcb realestate 12 and 14 Santa Monica Road, Miami 13 March 2017“Design definitely runs deep in Nick’s family, he comes from a family of six sisters and two of which are interior designers themselves.”Mrs Walker said her husband travels to Italy and Spain for some of the most beautiful tiles in the world. 12 Santa Monica Road, MiamiOrnate mirrors and elegant lampshades feature in the main bathroom while Italian wallpaper is the highlight in the powder room. The powder rooms are elegant spacesMr Walker and his wife Penny bought the property in 2010 and gave it a total makeover. “We basically ripped the home back to its original shell when we were renovating, but I was also seven months pregnant with my youngest daughter January,” Mrs Walker said. “I think we moved seven times during the renovation and Nick was off in Argentina sourcing tiles so it was a very big challenge getting to the final stage of the renovation. 12 Santa Monica Road, MiamiMr Walker said he picked up his knack for design from his mother Rhonda.“I grew up with a mum who would spend every weekend tile shopping so I have grown to love it,” the father-of-three said. The renovation includes an extension on the house and a Hampton’s beach vibe styled by Amy Spargo from Maine House Interiors.In the centre of the entertaining deck is an old sailing mast which Mr Walker said is the showpiece of the beach house design. 12 Santa Monica Road, Miami 12 Santa Monica Road, MiamiThe 827sq m Miami property will go under the hammer on April 9 at 10am. National Tiles managing director Nick Walker at his Miami home which is going to auction. Picture Mike BatterhamFRANK Walker has the most recognisable voice on Australian radio so it is no surprise his son and National Tiles boss, Nick Walker, has kept the tile tradition going in his stunning home. The managing director of National Tiles has put his coastal cottage on the market at 12 Santa Monica Rd — complete with travertine tiles from Turkey.last_img read more

Bargain hunters snapping up homes for under $300,000

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first_imgChristine Stanning invested in one of Ipswich’s most affordable suburbs. Pic Mark Cranitch.SUBURB stigmas are being pushed to the side as investors and first homebuyers do whatever it takes to bag a bargain in the property market.Growth in population and services in Ipswich and surrounding suburbs, less than 50km from Brisbane’s CBD, have seen an increase in buyers looking for homes under $300,000.According to CoreLogic data, the most affordable suburbs with the lowest median values in the Ipswich area were Leichhardt, Riverview, Dinmore, Basin Pocket and One Mile.The data showed the median value in Leichhardt was $239,010 compared to One Mile at $254, 957.FREE: Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox hereRay White — Ipswich selling agent Scott Reeves said buyers got more for their money in Ipswich.Known for having a high level of unemployment, and rental disputes, Mr Reeves said a more diverse community and better night life in the Ipswich CBD helped lose the stigma it once had.He said with the Amberley RAAF base nearby, interest was growing dramatically.Mr Reeves said lower mortgages meant less stress and better quality of life.“We still have very nice homes in great suburbs for under $300,000,” Mr Reeves said.In Brisbane, Ellen Grove, Wacol, Archerfield, Inala and Acacia Ridge topped the list of affordability, however not all made it under the $300,000 median value.Ellen Grove topped the list at $277,211, with Wacol following closely at $297,305.Christine Stanning, 50, invested in a three-bedroom, one-bathroom home at 39 Coleman St, Leichhardt six years ago because it was affordable.“The property has been rented the whole time,” Ms Stanning said.“Ipswich is becoming a big town, and it’s not a bad area as far as proximity to things such as swimming pools and schools go.“We don’t have to go to Brisbane for everything now, it’s all here.”Ms Stanning, a clinical coder at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, is selling her property for $220,000.She said she was surprised and quite pleased Leichardt had topped the list of affordable Ipswich suburbs.Mr Reeves said travelling a few minutes extra into Ipswich meant buyers could save much more money compared to Brisbane.“People are looking at houses under $300,000 to renovate and add value,” he said.Ray White — Forest Lake principal Thanh Ngo said the popularity of Ellen Grove had increased over the last few years, with prices increasing from $240,000 to $290,000.Formerly known as Carole Park, Mr Thanh said a change in the Ellen Grove postcode had driven more buyers to the area.“It was previously an Ipswich City Council division, the change to Brisbane City Council has definitely increased the status of the area,” he said.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 agoHe said former housing commission style homes were popular as most were three-bedroom properties with the potential to renovate and modernise.Most affordable suburbs in Brisbane and Ipswich:BRISBANEEllen Grove $277,211Wacol $297,305Archerfield $351,403Inala $354,534Acacia Ridge — $386,167IPSWICHLeichhardt $239,010Riverview $243,834Dinmore $248,610Basin Pocket $252,613One Mile $254,957Data: Core Logic 2017last_img read more

How to understand Townsville’s auction market to achieve selling success

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first_imgProperty Agent Damien Keyes. Picture: Shae Beplate.THE much-reported auction clearance rates are often taken as an indication of the health, or lack thereof, of the property market, with many (incorrectly) assuming that a low auction clearance rate indicates a weak market and a high clearance rate means the market is galloping away. In Townsville the auction market is best described as steady. It’s a type of sale that many don’t fully understand and this is probably why more people don’t choose auction when they decide to take their property to market. But when it’s done well, it can be a very successful way to sell.We saw that recently with the North Ward property, 9 Cleveland Terrace, which sold for $1.825 million at auction. It was a great result and an excellent demonstration of how powerful auctions can be, no matter what type of market it is.Auctions are highly visible in the market so you can get an immediate feeling on how a market is performing by attending auctions and seeing up close what is selling and what is not. In Townsville while auctions are a very popular method of sale obtaining broad market statistics on clearance rates is impossible as there aren’t any direct sources that collate the data. I think if you are considering that method of sale when selling your home the best approach would be to read the local papers and see which agents/agencies adopt this approach and go and visit some auctions yourself.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 2020The good thing about auctions are they are very transparent and you can get a very clear feeling on the success of an auction by the number of bids, and if the property sells under the hammer or passes in.If you are buying you can also see what prices are being achieved for certain types of properties and with the result unfolding right there in front of you, as a buyer you can begin to track the results for yourself and get a handle on the clearance rate as a percentage of sales.In my experience, given we are a regional market, our percentage of properties cleared at auction is usually far lower than that of markets in major capital cities such as Sydney and Melbourne.Don’t take this as a sign of auctions not working. It has much more to do with the fact that in Sydney and Melbourne most sales are conducted in this manner and therefore their markets are naturally conditioned to buying and selling in this manner.Don’t fear the auction. Whether you are buying or selling here in Townsville there are major benefits to actively seeking out auction and you should ask your agent about the merits of auction for your property.last_img read more

Stafford Heights mansion with all the bells and whistles going under the hammer

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first_imgThe home at 6 Autry Ct, Stafford Heights.A FIVE-STOREY mansion with tennis court, indoor-outdoor pond and heated pool with wet bar is going to auction in Stafford Heights on Saturday.The grand home at 6 Autry Ct has almost 900sq m of internal space and is on an elevated 2039sq m block, across two lots, with views to Brisbane city and Mt Coot-tha.Place Sunnybank marketing agent George Yang said the home was a standout in the surrounding area.Inside 6 Autry Ct, Stafford Heights.“There’s nothing comparable nearby and there aren’t many homes in Brisbane with five levels, squash court and tennis court,” he said.“It’s been tough finding comparable homes for buyers to gauge the value, so now it is just a case of waiting to see what happens at auction.”Mr Yang said about 120 groups had inspected the property so far.The kitchen at 6 Autry Ct, Stafford Heights.“Most people have commentated on the sheer size and the luxury of the home,” he said.“Everything about the residence feels grand.”The home has a 12m floor to ceiling central void with internal waterfall and overhanging garden.The tennis court at 6 Autry Ct, Stafford Heights.The kitchen has granite benchtops, marble tiles and walk-in pantry while the five bathrooms feature Carrara marble and spa baths.For the entertainers, there is a rooftop atrium, 20-person home theatre, underground wine cellar, eight balconies, resort style pool with spa and a barbecue area.If fitness is more your thing, there is a gym, steam sauna, squash court and synthetic grass tennis court.One of the living areas inside 6 Autry Ct, Stafford Heights.“This is an opportunity to purchase a one of a kind home,” Mr Yang said.“There aren’t many homes of this calibre in Brisbane.”The property will go to auction on Saturday, September 30 at 2pm.In Hawthorne, another contemporary home is also going under the hammer on Saturday.The home at 33 Aaron Ave, Hawthorne.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoThe three-storey home with rooftop terrace, at 33 Aaron Ave, is on a private, tree-lined street.Marketing agent Michael Clarke, of Ray White Bulimba, said the home had a flexible floorplan and a sought after address.“It’s a lovely contemporary home on a leafy street with complementary houses,” he said.“It has a flexible floorplan with up to six bedrooms plus a study.”The kitchen at 33 Aaron Ave, Hawthorne.On the ground level, the home has open-plan living and a formal lounge room opening through bi-fold doors to the terrace.The bedrooms are on the second floor, including the master bedroom with walk-in robe, luxurious ensuite and private balcony.The top floor is a rooftop terrace with glimpses of the city and river.The rooftop terrace at 33 Aaron Ave, Hawthorne.Outside the entertaining area flows out to the inground saltwater swimming pool and landscaped gardens and lawn.There is also a four-car garage, intercom, alarm system and ducted airconditioning.The home will go under the hammer at noon on Saturday, September 30.In Enoggera, a 1860s cottage with modern extension will also go under the hammer on SaturdayThe heritage listed home at 9 Laurel St, Enoggera.The heritage listed home at 9 Laurel St, known as Killarney, is one of the oldest surviving residences in the Kedron Brook area.Harcourts Solutions marketing agent, Carmen Briggs said the two level home was on a 1578sq m block, across three titles, with a 30.3m frontage.The home has original brickwork, wraparound verandas and plenty of living space.Inside 9 Laurel St, Enoggera.The original portion of the home has been converted into a master wing with two bedrooms, bathroom, lounge room and study.A hallway made from heritage materials connects the original home to the new extension.The new section includes formal lounge and dining rooms, rumpus room, bedroom with ensuite and an open-plan kitchen and meals area with stone benchtops, butler’s pantry and a gas stove imported from the UK.The modern extension and pool at 9 Laurel St, Enoggera.Upstairs there is yet another living area, two bedrooms and a family bathroom.Outside there is undercover entertaining space and an inground pool.The property will go to auction on Saturday, September 30 at noon.last_img read more

Contemporary, low-maintenance living appeals

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first_imgInside the home at 37 Sandover Cct, Holmview.Mr Stassen said the Holmview market had been performing quite well. “It’s always very steady — it doesn’t matter what’s happening in the wider market,” he said. “The whole Beenleigh corridor is undervalued so it’s kind of a no-brainer for smart buyers.“Investors have dropped off a little bit because of bank restrictions but that leaves more scope for owner-occupiers.“We’re seeing a decent amount of first homebuyers and a lot of younger families.” The home at 37 Sandover Cct, Holmview.A LOWSET home on a small block in Holmview has sold after just one week on market.Selling agent Alex Stassen, of Harcourts M1, said the three-bedroom home at 37 Sandover Cct sold for $350,000. “We had about four groups through the first open home and the buyers came through after that and fell in love with the place,” he said. “The buyers were a mother and daughter.”Mr Stassen said the house was on quite a small block but it was less than two years old. 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 2020“The smaller, low-maintenance block appealed to the buyers and they liked that it neat and modern with high ceilings,” he said. last_img read more

Is this Brisbane home the king of Queenslanders?

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first_imgCM 10 Power St, Norman ParkSET atop a hill in a suburb that used to house an Australian prime minister, this charming home may well be the king of Queenslanders.Oriented towards impressive city skyline views, the five bedroom, four bathroom, quadruple garage home at 10 Power Street, Norman Park is so loaded with charm, it’s expected to fetch over a couple of million at auction next week. Norman Park, once home to former PM Kevin Rudd, is classified as a high demand market by realestate.com.au with 972 visits per property, almost triple the Queensland average. Even its loo has a view.A distinct feature of this residence is its vast timber deck surrounding an inground saltwater pool. The deck provides a separation between the main house and detached guesthouse, which includes living spaces with timber floors, a high peaked ceiling with exposed beams, a kitchen, bedroom and a bathroom. The property has an expansive 20m frontage with a large 810sq m block and the home features ducted reverse cycle airconditioning, solar power and established gardens. The home is open for inspection from 6-6.30pm on Wednesday and is scheduled to go to auction at noon on December 9. FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REALESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOX Ample verandas to make the most of the views.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoAgent Frank Lombardi of Ray White East Brisbane, who’s marketing the home with Dale Cage, said the ‘captivating Queenslander’ was more than a house.“This is a home your family will fall in love with, a home that your family will grow up in, a home you’ll want to grow old in,” he said.Its classic facade complete with a gable roof and leadlight front door sets the tone for the interiors, which span two levels – and then there’s the separate self-contained guesthouse.Character features enhance the house, including the main living hub which sits on the upper level and has polished hardwood floors, high ceilings, VJ walls and fretwork. So much space it feels luxurious. I can see myself putting together a cheese platter here.The open-plan kitchen boasts timber benchtops, ample white cabinetry and quality appliances including a VZUG induction cooktop and oven, Miele dishwasher. There are city views through its large windows.From the lounge area, French doors draw in natural light and open to a covered deck, ideal for outdoor dining and entertainment with the city as its backdrop.Four bedrooms with built-in wardrobes sit in the main house; the main bedroom also has a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite. The lower level includes a large open-plan living area with a wet bar and access to a covered deck overlooking a pool and the city. 10 Power Street, Norman Park Qld 4170center_img It’s hard to walk past a view like this one. The guesthouse also has spectacular views. The kitchen in the guesthouse. Serious effort has gone into maintaining old world charm.last_img read more

Live in style in this Queenslander home on the water

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first_imgREAL ESTATE: New BodallaPositioned in a quiet cul-de-sac is this charming waterfront Queenslander.Owners Therese Nott and Jim Upton purchased the property at 29 Bodalla St, Norman Park in 2004 after moving from Noosa for work.The home at 29 Bodalla st, Norman ParkMs Nott said the decision to purchase in Norman Park came down to wanting a home on the water.“We lived on the water in Noosa, and that was one thing we didn’t want to give up,” she said.The property sits on 554sq m of land with direct access to Norman Creek.The waterfront location of 29 Bodalla St, Norman ParkOn the lower level, there is two bedrooms, a living room, laundry, bathroom, patio, in-ground pool, paved patio area and deck which overlooks the creek.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 2020Upstairs, there is the master suite with walk-in-wardrobe and ensuite, an additional bedroom and bathroom.The home at 29 Bodalla st, Norman ParkThere is also an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area that opens out onto a covered deck.Ms Nott said her family had enjoyed the lifestyle the waterfront home offered.“We love being down there near the water,” she said.Inside 29 Bodalla st, Norman Park“We’ve spent a lot of time fishing, paddle boarding and kayaking. It’s also nice to sit up on the deck and watch the boats go by.“There’s a very calming feel to the place.”The home at 29 Bodalla st, Norman ParkMs Nott said the home would suit a wide range of house hunters, particularly those who enjoy a “relaxed lifestyle” and values their privacy.The home at 29 Bodalla st, Norman Park“I think the beauty of the home is that even though you have neighbours on either side, you just look straight out onto the water and the mangroves and it feels like you’re somewhere quiet, even though you are only 2km out from the city,” she said.“Sometimes you forget there’s a bustling world happening just behind you.”last_img read more