This Helensvale home comes complete with a cubby house

first_img4 Riverdowns Crescent Helensvale“The area is fantastic and I can’t fault the home,” Mrs Cullen said. “The house is huge and has a really functional layout, as well as a gorgeous garden. Kerrod and I spend almost all of our time in the garden.” 4 Riverdowns Crescent Helensvale“The property came with the cubby house and we repainted it and put a microwave in so the girls just spend all day in there playing cooks and chefs.“The yard is very flat so the kids enjoy running around on it.” 4 Riverdowns Crescent Helensvale 8 January 2017THIS sprawling Helensvale house is the third property Maureen and Kerrod Cullen have called home on Riversdown Crescent. The couple, who bought the 4,009sq m property two years ago, said the house has been their favourite in the street. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago4 Riverdowns Crescent HelensvaleBuilt in 1995, the home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms including two ensuited bedrooms and two bedrooms with a shared bathroom. A long concrete driveway with manicured hedges and a tennis court create a grand entrance.center_img 4 Riverdowns Crescent HelensvaleMrs Cullen said the home was roomy enough to also accommodate their adult daughter and grandchildren.“There are two separate wings for the bedrooms so its functions well for having family,” she said. “My grandkids love the house, especially the cubby house. 4 Riverdowns Crescent HelensvaleOutside there is a play gym and a fully insulated shed with electric doors. The home design wraps around the pool and outdoor entertainment area.“We had a big birthday party for one of my grandchildren,” Mrs Cullen said. “We were able to fit a whole petting zoo in the backyard.”last_img read more

Gold Coast’s northern corridor popular as buyers splash out $110M on blocks

first_imgFirst homebuyers Shruti and Karan Mahajan are among those to purchase their dream home at Gainsborough GreensTHE GOLD Coast’s northern corridor is proving popular with owner-occupiers who have accounted for more than 83 per cent of sales in one of the region’s largest new communities.First-home buyers, families upgrading to a new property and empty-nesters are dominating sales at the Gainsborough Greens masterplanned project which has sold more than 440 blocks, worth $110 million, in the past year.Mirvac Queensland residential general manager Warwick Bible said the high demand from owner-occupiers for the Pimpama project was driving the fast-paced sales.The most recent land release sold out in weeks, prompting the fast-tracked recent launch of the next stage, which has blocks priced from $246,000.“The strong demand is testament to the desirability of the location, which offers significant value, picturesque surrounds and convenient access to the motorway, making both the Gold Coast and Brisbane city centres an easy commute,” Mr Bible said. Gainsborough Greens has been the centre of activity with 235 new homes completed in the past 12 months.First-home buyers, Shruti and Karan Mahajan, purchased a home at Gainsborough Greens after renting in Southport. “A major drawcard for my husband and I was definitely the potential for future growth in Gainsborough Greens – it’s ideal for young families with kindergartens, schools and the golf course all nearby,” Mrs Mahajan said.“We didn’t want to move too far from the city centre as I work in Varsity Lakes and Karan works in Surfers Paradise, so the accessibility to the motorway makes travelling to and from work a hassle-free experience.” Mrs Mahajan said the couple took advantage of the boosted First Home Owners’ Grant to secure their home in the community.“The boosted grant came just at the right time for us and really enabled us to pick up exactly what we were looking for,” she said. Gainsborough Greens has been in strong demand from buyers.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“The area is being serviced by an ever-increasing array of infrastructure and amenities, including state-of-the-art schools, shops and parkland, which is appealing to those wanting to build a new home with a range of services at the doorstep.“The feedback from our buyers is that Gainsborough Greens stands apart because of its village atmosphere. Our homesites are nestled alongside the Gainsborough Greens Golf Club, natural bushland and parks, with 65 per cent of the community dedicated to green open space.“Our latest land release is no different – located next to a parcel of land earmarked for a major 15ha sports field and 5ha recreation park – so we’re expecting it to be popular, particularly with families.”Gainsborough Greens has been a centre of activity during the past 12 months, with 235 homes finishing construction; 36ha of wetland, open space and conservation area rehabilitated and, more than half a million new plants added.“When people visit Gainsborough Greens, they can now see for themselves the sense of community that has been created here and the type of neighbourhood they will be calling home, and that is really appealing to those looking to own and occupy,” Mr Bible said.last_img read more

Brisbane edges Sydney, Melbourne in latest home value growth results

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:47Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:47 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.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 Rate1xFullscreenMonthly Core Index : April00:47Brisbane saw dwelling values rise 0.6 per cent in April, according to CoreLogic.BRISBANE has pulled a bigger monthly rise in capital gains than the two biggest capitals as more signs emerged of a slowdown in Sydney and Melbourne.Combined capital city dwelling values rose just 0.1 per cent in April, according to the latest CoreLogic Hedonic Home Value Index – the “slowest month-on-month growth conditions since December 2015”.Brisbane managed a rise of 0.6 per cent over the month, compared to 0.5 per cent out of Melbourne while Sydney flatlined. Sydney dwelling values flatlined in April but analysts expect more life out of there. Picture: Destination NSWBrisbane’s growth was strongest in areas within 20km radius of the city and “weaker in outer, more affordable areas like Logan and Ipswich even though they are much cheaper”, according to CoreLogic research head Tim Lawless.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“The strongest demand is for detached houses with good access to the city. There has been a big split in the performance of units and houses. House prices have been increasing in some inner areas, but unit prices have been flat or falling.”The last time Sydney was this low was December 2015 when dwelling values fell 1.2 per cent, though not many analysts were keen to write off the past five years of Sydney’s meteoric rise (75.1 per cent) just yet.Mr Lawless was loath to call time on five years of capital growth in the two biggest capitals, preferring to wait and see if the monthly figures became a habit. CoreLogic research head Tim Lawless refuses to call time on Sydney’s meteoric capital gains just yet.“We need to be cautious in calling a peak in the market after only one month of soft results,” he said. “April, in particular, coincides with seasonal factors including Easter, school holidays and ANZAC DAY long weekend.”“The softer results should also be viewed against a backdrop of an ever evolving regulatory landscape which is firmly aimed at slowing investment and interest-only mortgage lending.”He said the highest cost of debt and stricter lending and servicing criteria had “likely dented investment demand over recent months”.“In a city like Sydney, where more than 50 per cent of new mortgage demand has been from investors, a tighter lending environment for investment purposes has the potential to impact housing demand more than other cities.”Even limping Sydney continues to sit head and shoulders above most capitals, with the three months to April seeing it pull a 4 per cent change in dwelling values, up 4 per cent, compared to Melbourne on 3.9 per cent and Brisbane on 0.5 per cent. Only Hobart had higher rise on 5.1 per cent.– With Aidan Devinelast_img read more

A classic “renovator’s delight’’ is among the homes viewed more than any other in Queensland this week

first_imgNot hard to see why 76 Mallawa Drive, Palm Beach was such a popular listing.The home was designed by Jared Poole. It has a handcrafted sandstone feature wall and oak timber floors.There are wide bi-fold glass doors to an outdoor entertainment pavilion, equipped with an in-built kitchen.The 25 metre swimming pool is heated and the back yard leads down to the sandy beach canal.Third on the list this week was 55 Lather Rd, Bellbowrie, followed by 109 Mudgeeraba Rd, Mudgeeraba and 39 Cochrane St, Paddington. 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 agoA little reno work is required at 22 Gail St, Kedron. Picture: realestate.com.auWhile it was popular with property hunters it didn’t attract as much as attention as this Palm Beach home which topped the realestate.com.au list of most viewed properties this week.The waterfront home at 76 Mallawa Drive, attracted the most views in Queensland on realestate.com.au.It is scheduled for auction on June 7. 22 Gail St, Kedron was a popular listing this week.IT certainly needs a coat of paint and a bit of a touch up but this Kedron home was among the most viewed properties in Queensland this week.The house at 22 Gail St, is being sold through the Public Trustee. It is described as a ‘superb character home’’ on two valuable lots.The 1920 pre-war home has two bedrooms and an original kitchen. The bathroom is described as “basic’’.last_img read more

Impressive Whitfield home taken to the market for first time in 34 years

first_img3 Aldinga Cl, WhitfieldBILL and Peg Fahey traversed Australia and the world before finding their dream home in Tropical Queensland.In 1983, a four-bedroom Whitfield house with commanding views stole their hearts and set them up for a rewarding new chapter of life. “We decided we’d like to live in the tropics, so we came to Cairns and a real estate agent showed us this house, which we liked straight away,” Mrs Fahey said. “We bought the home, but circumstances were such that we couldn’t come and live here until 2000, and we have been here ever since.”Set in a leafy, quiet part of Cairns, the home is now set to go under the hammer next month.The past 17 years have been fulfilling for Mr and Mrs Fahey, retirees who really love their peace and quiet.“We have enjoyed the serenity, privacy and, of course, the views,” she said.“We’re down a long driveway, so many people don’t even realise there is a house here.” Set on more than 1200sq m, the home was designed by renowned Far North architect Eddie Oribin.Upstairs comprises a unique, airy living space and a master bedroom featuring ocean views.Down the spiral staircase on the lower level is another living room, which adjoins a spacious outdoor entertaining area and pool.A striking view of the Cairns skyline is a signature asset of the home.Other features of note include walk-in wardrobes, airconditioning and its proximity to local shops and schools. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoMrs Fahey said the property was ideal for entertaining their six children and eight grandchildren, the majority of whom live in Western Australia.“It is a perfect place for visitors, and we’ve certainly had our fair share of them over the years,” she said. The home was designed by renowned Far North architect Eddie Oribin“Gatherings are great here because there is so much room upstairs and downstairs, and the pool has been a wonderful feature.”Mrs Fahey said selling had not been an easy decision, but they were now looking forward to being closer to family in Perth.“We think this has been an excellent home and it will suit a family very well,” she said.The property is being auctioned on-site at on Saturday, June 17, at 11am. With an average house sale price of about $516,000, Whitfield is widely rated among the most desirable family-friendly suburbs in Cairns. Selling agent Angela Capitanio of Ray White Cairns Central said the Aldinga Cl home had “endless potential”.“It is an excitingly different home in a sought-after location, offering privacy and a lovely outlook,” she said. “There are many homes that feel similar, but you walk into this one and straight away you know it’s unique.”Offered for the first time in 34 years, the Whitfield property is open for inspection today from 1-2pm.last_img read more

A Beachside haven is on the market in the first time in two decades

first_img2/24 Woodgee St, Currumbin. 2/24 Woodgee St, Currumbin.Shaun Cardillo from Ray White Coolangatta is marketing the property and said the home comes with a spacious floorplan. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North5 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“After 17 years the owner is moving on,” Mr Cardillo said.“Whether you are searching for the perfect family home, beach house getaway or even the entourage lifestyle this home is a big tick on the list.” 2/24 Woodgee St, Currumbin.“The Gold Coast international airport and the John Flynn hospital are both also a five-minute drive away.” The three-bedroom home has timber flooring and multiple living areas. The main bedroom has its own balcony. 2/24 Woodgee St, Currumbin.Mr Cardillo said the home includes dual living options. “It is a large duplex and it is located in a convenient, elevated position and offering space for the whole family,” he said. “It is within walking distance to the beach as well as cafes and restaurants. 2/24 Woodgee St, Currumbin.WITHIN arms reach of Currumbin beach is this dreamy beachside haven. Kim Smith has put her three-level home at 2/24 Woodgee St on the market for the first time in almost two decades. last_img read more

“The sound of birds comes with the house too. the house feels as if it is part of nature”

first_img65 Crest Drive, CurrumbinAn array of birdlife visits the verandas of the home. “There is a part of bush below the property and I understand the sanctuary gives the animals a bit of respite in there so I’ve always had kookaburras and lorikeets coming up on to the balcony,” Mr McGuire said.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa23 hours ago 65 Crest Drive, Currumbin. “I originally bought it as a weekender and then wanted to settle down and retire but for the past 12 months it has been rented out,” he said. Understated at street level, once you get inside, the three-level house is multiple storeys of luxe. Soak up these views from the tubIT’S a story Pat Mcguire loves to tell when he talks about his breathtaking Currumbin house and it always begins with the endless views. With amazing sunrises and romantic sunsets rising and setting over the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Park this house was the perfect weekender for it’s Brisbane homeowner. Mr McGuire describes his backyard as a wildlife park with views that will keep you glued to the windows. 65 Crest Drive, Currumbin.The 59-year-old, who used the property as a base when training surf boat crews at the Currumbin Surf Life Saving Club said he added a few of his favourite features into the house including a luxury bath tub. Two fireplaces, a sauna and bar were a part of the $300,000 renovation Mr McGuire undertook when he bought the house. 65 Crest Drive, Currumbin.“The house sits up high on a hill and has huge views of the Currumbin Hill Conservation Park,” he said.“I have become used to seeing wallabies in the backyard and koalas in the trees.“The sound of birds comes with the house too. The house feels as if it is part of nature.”The grandfather-of-four said he felt connected to nature when he came home. “When I bought the property I wanted to put a few of my own touches on it and make it feel like home,” Mr McGuire said. last_img read more

Affordable acreage suburbs within 20km of the Brisbane CBD

first_imgThis home at 49 Landing Place, Moggill is a dream acreage property.BUYERS from southern states will be tree-green with envy as we reveal Brisbane’s most affordable acreage suburbs within 20km of the CBD.CoreLogic analysis has identified 14 suburbs where you can live on land, lots of land, for less than $1 million and still be within a half-marathon of Brisbane CBD’s Queen Street Mall.Using an automated valuation model (AVM) it analysed the value of properties with a land area of more than 4000sq m in each suburb to assess a median value.According to the results, the cheapest buy-in was at Eatons Hill on Brisbane’s north where you could purchase your acreage dream for just over $780,000. Eatons Hill also had a healthy six per cent capital gain in value during the past year.Acreage priced below $800,000 could also be found in Warner and Pinjarra Hills, while Moggill, Bellbowrie, Anstead and Bunya were priced below $900,000 for rural residential.The analysis revealed acreage property had experienced healthy long-term 10-year gains. This would be amazing to come home to: 49 Landing Place Moggill.CoreLogic head of research, Cameron Kusher, said tracking the price cycle of acreage markets could be challenging.“You don’t typically see many transactions in the market and it’s a very specific buyer for that kind of property,” he said.Mr Kusher said while buyers moving to Queensland from southern states were driving price growth for near-city housing on traditional size lots at present, acreage provided good, long-term prospects for purchasers.“It’s never going to be a market that consistently ‘shoots the lights out’, but when the demand does turn, you can get some pretty strong increases in values over a pretty short period of time,” he said.Ray White Rural director, Jez McNamara agreed lifestyle acreage price cycles could be a little bit difficult to track.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours ago“It’s a very slow moving market that’s based on emotion rather than need,” he said.“It’s very hard to do a comparative analysis as well because there’s not only different houses but different infrastructures. “You might have some with large sheds or stables or horse complexes or beautiful gardens — it varies greatly.” Room for a tennis court and pool at Carson Drive, Bunya.Mr McNamara said there were opportunities for buyers to get in now and enjoy long-term benefits.“I think the cycle is still growing — people are getting more confident to go out a bit further and get that dream home,” he said.“You look at a New Farm house where you’re paying $1.1 million for 400sq m with a rundown Queenslander, or you can go to Camp Mountain or Chandler and buy five acres with a nice house on it. It starts to make sense for a lot of families.”Mr McNamara said infrastructure which helped reduce commuting time would continue to benefit near-city acreage.“Through Brookfield, Pullenvale and Fig Tree Pocket — those sorts of areas. Legacy Way tunnel has really changed that commute to Brisbane,” he said.“I got back to New Farm from Brookfield in about 15 minutes using Legacy Way — I was shocked actually.”Mr McNamara said as Brisbane continued to grow, so would the value of commutable acreage.“When you can buy acreage this close to the Brisbane CBD for under $1 million — I just see nothing but upside in it,” he said.According to realestate.com.au Moggill has the highest number of acreage properties listed on the market at the moment — 30. While there are none in the Eatons Hill area.last_img read more

Family buyers value the extra space in Calamvale

first_img6 Sumayyah Place, CalamvaleA media room and multiple living areas tick all the boxes for a family who bought this lavish house at Calamvale last week.The 6 Sumayyah Place property sold for $870,000 on Friday in a private sale and, although it was passed in at auction in early February, there were still four parties looking to buy the home. REAL ESTATE: 6 Sumayyah Place, CalamvaleAgain, the Crawford Place property had five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a media room and multiple living areas. Mr Gillespie said there was not enough stock to meet demand and almost all inquiries were from families, not investors. More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The cinema at 6 Sumayyah Place, Calamvale.LJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills estate agent Karl Gillespie said the buyer was planning to live there with his two teenage children and the multiple living areas were a key selling point of the five-bedroom, three-bathroom home.“The location, the cinema, and the multiple living areas are what drew the buyer to this house,” Mr Gillespie said. “His teen kids can spread out and have their friends over.”center_img REAL ESTATE: 6 Sumayyah Place, CalamvaleMr Gillespie said the sale was typical of the local market, with another property at 17 Crawford Place, Calamvale, selling under the hammer for $821,000 at the weekend. last_img read more

These are the top 3 spots to bag a bargain in Brisbane: Ryder

first_imgProperty analyst Terry Ryder has picked three spots to invest in Brisbane. Picture: Richard Walker.THERE are only three areas in Greater Brisbane that offer affordable real estate with growth potential, according to property analyst Terry Ryder.The founder of Hotspotting.com.au has identified three precincts where there are plenty of houses well below the median Brisbane house price of around $530,000, close to transport links, shopping and jobs nodes, and with median rental yields in the 5 to 5.5 per cent range.Here they are: The suburbs of Beachmere, Burpengary and Upper Caboolture have experienced double-digit growth in their median house prices in the past year, according to Mr Ryder.They are all close to major road and rail links, but aren’t as expensive as North Lakes has become.Even in the Redcliffe Peninsula, where most of the water-focused suburbs are, the median house price is only in the $400,000s.And the Peninsula now has rail links to central Brisbane, making it an even more appealing prospect. Terry Ryder thinks Redbank Plains is a good place to invest in property.2. Eagleby-Beenleigh-Woodridge, LoganMr Ryder said these older suburbs in Logan had median house prices in the $300,000s and were clustered around the train line and the Pacific Motorway, both of which link central Brisbane to the Gold Coast.“This is also where there is an impressive shopping offering, including major bulky goods retail, and well-established infrastructure like schools and medical facilities (as well as a surprising number of golf courses). GRAB A RENTAL BARGAIN IN BRISBANE’S SOUTH WEST 3. Moreton Bay Hotspoting.com.au director Terry Ryder at his home in Queensland. 1. Goodna-Redbank Plains, Ipswich These suburbs are at the eastern fringe of the Ipswich local government area — the part closest to Brisbane, the motorway and the train line.They are also close to the Springfield masterplanned community, which has an array of modern facilities, including university campus, hospital and commercial-retail precincts. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE “There are numerous big shopping centres and major employment nodes nearby, with the recently announced $5 billion Defence vehicle contract focused on this precinct as a major new jobs creator,” Mr Ryder said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoTerry Ryder thinks parts of Ipswich would make a good property investment. Picture: Chris McCormack. The Moreton Bay Rail link has made the area more appealing to property investors, according to Terry Ryder. Picture: Tara Croser.last_img read more