Month: October 2020

A rural retreat owned by Australian music royalty is seeking a new owner

first_img82 Upper Rambert Rd, Eudlo.A Sunshine Coast hinterland property part owned by a founding member of the Australian band, The Seekers is set for an upcoming auction.Bruce Woodley is one of the owners of the home 82 Upper Rambert Rd, Eudlo, on the Sunshine Coast.While Woodley lives in Melbourne, his son Dan who is also an owner, lives on the property.Woodley was the main songwriter for The Seekers and was also the co-writer of the well known classic, I Am Australian.He said he usually stayed in the property four or five times a year and it was the perfect relaxing environment for is creativity.There are four bungalows on the property, three are bedrooms with ensuites and the fourth is a living area with kitchen and other facilities.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 agoThe view from the Eudlo property.All are connected by covered walkways.While it has been used as a private residence Woodley said the layout would also lend itself to use as a retreat or B and B.It is listed for auction on June 9 through Justin Boyanton, of Harcourts – Buderim.It is described as a “Bali-themed paradise.” Woodley said before buying the Eudlo property the family had lived in and run a boutique hotel in Bali.“We decided to come back to Australia and fell in love with the area up around Eudlo,’’ he said.Woodley said he said had done a lot of work on the gardens and landscaping to make the most of the natural surrounds.The property has unobstructed views to the Pacific Ocean – from Mount Coolum to Caloundra.last_img read more

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City meets suburbia in the eastern suburbs

first_imgAn easterly orientation ensure the home catches plenty of natural light.“We spend the most amount of time out on the deck. It’s a really good size, close to the kitchen. Once the afternoon sun comes in — especially with winter at the moment — all afternoon we’re pretty much sitting out there,” Ms Green said. 440 Bennetts Road, Norman Park Brisbane is in a quiet and convenient location.Ms Green wasn’t afraid of a little hard work either. She said a previous owner’s renovation attempt was short of the mark.“It looked like they’d done a renovation in the 1990s just from the colours and some of the design choices and they hadn’t maintained it,” she said.The next owner will get to enjoy Ms Green’s handiwork with a stylish kitchen and bathroom, new paint job, polished timber floors and high-end fittings. The hard work has been done.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 ago Kirra Green is auctioning her home in Norman Park. Photo: Annette DewWHEN Kirra Green looked for a new home in 2015, location was top of her list.“I want something that felt like I could be in the city in a few minutes, but also something that felt a little bit suburban, peaceful and quiet as well.”She found it at 440 Bennetts Rd, Norman Park — a three-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage on a 407sq m block in one of Brisbane’s most desirable eastern suburbs.center_img The owner’s tasteful approach should ensure plenty of auction interest.“Down the track there’s the option to raise it too — it’s all concreted underneath — it’s got side access as well and there’s room for a pool,” Ms Green said.Ms Green and her partner have enjoyed spending time in rooms with great natural light and orientation.“I really do like the lounge room that has the sunroom come off it.“We get really great morning light because we’re east facing. Right now the front bedroom and the sunroom are all lit up — it’s really bright and it’s a good start to the morning,” she said. The back deck the perfect spot for seeing out the afternoon.She said the location had been perfect with convenient access to community facilities such as Balmoral Park and the Oxford Street cafe strip.“That whole precinct was a real surprise with everything that’s there,” Ms Green said.“I was talking to my mum on the phone and I was walking after work down to the park and mum was like, ‘What are you doing walking at night?’ and I said, ‘Mum, there are hundreds of people out. It’s summer. It’s still 27 degrees and everybody’s outside walking with their kids and dogs.’ It’s just a really nice community that was a real surprise.”“We are going to miss this area,” she said.The home will be auctioned on site Sat 5th August at 10:00am by Place Bulimba.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter on @kieranclairlast_img read more

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Push for leg-up on established homes

first_imgREIQ regional director Damien Keyes. Picture: Evan Morgan A TOWNSVILLE real estate leader is calling on the State Government to extend the First Home  Owners’ Grant to established homes to help stimulate the region’s struggling property­ market.REIQ regional director and Keyes & Co Property owner Damien Keyes said the current­ grant arrangements were contributing to an oversupply of new homes and disadvantaging people who couldn’t afford to build.“There is a whole other market of established homes that is being ignored,” Mr Keyes said.“In Townsville you can buy homes for under $200,000 and if you can get these young people on a home ownership path sooner then the whole economy benefits. If you’ve bought a house then you’re going down to Bunnings to buy things to renovate it, you’re buying furniture and you’re in the market for when that upswing happens.”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 First Home Owners Grant is a once-off payment of $20,000 made to people buying a new home for the first time in Australia. It only applies to new dwellings, or in some cases homes that have been extensively renovated­.Mr Keyes said extending the grant could also help people who might be able to spend only $200,000 on their first home, while also helping the property market to recover.“A lot of the first home buyers in the new market are having to spend $340,000 or $350,000 so a lot of that time that grant just ends up funding granite benchtops or flat-screen TVs when that grant is supposed to be there to help people that have some challenges­,” he said.“There would be this whole other world of people out there that would love to be able to be able to have a house for $200,000. If you fire that up it will push house prices along and it would be a good thing for everyone.”Townsville MP Scott Stewart ruled out pushing for the grant to be extended saying one of the aims of the grant was to help the construction industry and create jobs.“The focus was to get people into their homes but also to stimulate building and construction­ industry because it was really flat following the downturn in the commodities market and the GFC,” he said.“While I can sympathise with the call for established home, this is about stimulating activit­y in the building industry.”last_img read more

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An 1918 cottage has be restored to its former glory

first_img11 Bardsley Ave, Greenslopes“They stuck old newspapers in the walls to insulate back then,” Mrs Stephensen said.With her husband’s building business booming, they have made the difficult decision to find a larger property to suit their needs.The home will be auctioned on-site on Friday, February 2, at 7pm.It is listed through Juliet Brooks and Lauren McHutchison, of Ray White – Moorooka. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by 11 Bardsley Ave, GreenslopesThe renovation slowly transformed the home in a way that added and expanded on everything it already had, while still retaining its character.Polished timber floorings and a renovated bathroom were just some of the eye-catching additions that lifted the home out of the World War I era it was built in.The most notable change was when the house was raised, which expanded the floorspace by adding an extra storey.The lower level includes three extra bedrooms, a laundry and its own living area.During the renovation they uncovered a few unexpected things from the home’s extensive history. Nicole and Shane Stephensen at their Greenslopes home which will be auctioned on February 2. Picture: AAP/ Ric Frearson.When Nicole Stephensen picked up an old Queenslander at 11 Bardsley Ave on a corner at Greenslopes in 2005, she did not think all that much of it.The house was functional, but very old, and she was more interested in its location than anything else.It was two bedrooms, which was more than enough room for her, and with its proximity to Stones Corner and the city, she could look past its age.It was not until she met her husband, Shane, that she became open to the idea of doing something more with her ageing 1918 home.“The person with the vision is definitely Shane,” she said.“I thought of it as a cute two-bedroom cottage and he saw it as this potentially amazing palace on the corner.”last_img read more

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