Luxurious Springfield Lakes home, on 884sq m block, for sale

first_imgMore from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 201930 Cottonwood Crescent, Springfield Lakes. 30 Cottonwood Crescent, Springfield Lakes.Michael and Amy Ryan moved to Springfield Lakes for the community lifestyle.With two small children, Mrs Ryan said the number of parks and schools was exceptional. “Our kids have had the opportunity to grow up and play along with many neighbours’ children on a daily basis,” she said. “Its location was perfect for us, as our family live out at Ipswich and to get to work in Brisbane is only a 25-minute drive.”Mrs Ryan said there was lots of public transport, and their home, at 30 Cottonwood Cres, was five minutes from the local shopping centre and water park. “It ticked all the boxes for us,” she said. 30 Cottonwood Crescent, Springfield Lakes.The newly retained and feature-finished fence allows for a huge playing area, with a small netball court, sandpit and playground already there. “The house is perfect for some­one looking for an exceptional location with beautiful neighbours that look out for each other,” Mrs Ryan said. “A small growing family will love the area and the hosting abilities this house can offer.”center_img 30 Cottonwood Crescent, Springfield Lakes.The couple, who designed and built the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home in 2008 are selling it for a lifestyle change and their growing family’s interest.“A move down the coast and (being) close to the beach has always been a long-time goal of ours,” Mrs Ryan said.She said the outdoor living area was unique and renovated only 18 months ago. There’s a full-length built-in barbecue area with surrounded by polished concrete. “There is enough room to host large family parties, which continues out to the 884sq m block,” Mrs Ryan said.The property has plenty of room for a pool to be put in. last_img read more

Five bed mountain view home set to go under the hammer

first_img80 Hawkwood St, Mt Gravatt East.DESIGNED to capture 180-degree mountain views from its elevated block, this Brisbane home will go under the hammer this weekend.The five bedroom, three bathroom, double garage home at 80 Hawkwood St, Mt Gravatt East, has a ground-floor entry featuring rich timber finishes, which contrast with polished porcelain tiles inside. 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 ago80 Hawkwood St, Mt Gravatt East.Near the front door, timber stairs with a glass balustrade and under-stair storage lead up to the first floor of the residence, which has a bathroom and three more bedrooms, including two with built-in wardrobes.The main bedroom has walk-in wardrobe and marble ensuite with a double vanity and freestanding bathtub. Its private Juliet balcony has views to the street and distant mountains. The upper level of the house focuses on stylish open-plan living with 2.7m-high ceilings, solid timber floors and large windows with blinds. To the rear, dining and rumpus rooms adjoin a kitchen with a stone island benchtop, butler’s pantry, pendant lighting, streamline cabinetry and stainless steel cooktop. 80 Hawkwood St, Mt Gravatt East.Stacking glass doors open this space out onto a covered timber patio and back yard.Along with camera-controlled entry and reverse-cycled ducted air conditioning, the residence has multiple storage options including the lockable two-car garage.It enjoys a sought-after location about 9km from the Brisbane CBD, and it is also an easy walk from Chester Park Reserve and Mt Gravatt Plaza. The Mt Gravatt Lookout walking trails and restaurants are a short drive away. 80 Hawkwood St, Mt Gravatt East.The lower level leads from the main entry into a spacious family room with a ceiling fan, down lighting, an extra store room and sliding glass doors to the side of the house.At the rear of the floor, two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes sit side-by-side and share an elegant bathroom with marble tiles. A nearby laundry has access to an outdoor drying courtyard. 80 Hawkwood St, Mt Gravatt East.Ray White Bulimba agent Mark Diamond said the property was an architectural success on every level, with an innovative design and picturesque leafy outlook.“Boasting a stylish and practical floor plan, you will immediately feel at home in this beautifully maintained two-storey residence,” Mr Diamond said. The home will be open for inspection 1.30pm (Saturday June 17) with the auction beginning on site at 2pm.last_img read more

Census 2016: Home ownership on the slide, renting on the rise in Queensland

first_imgHome ownership in Queensland continues to decline but more people are renting, according to 2016 census.HOME ownership rates in Queensland have continued to decline and more of us are renting, but fewer households are in mortgage stress.Data from the 2016 census, released this morning by the Bureau of Statistics, shows a slight decline in the number of Queenslanders owning their home outright, with only 28.5 per cent having paid off their mortgage.That is down from 29 per cent in the 2011 census.Nationally, 31 per cent of Australians have paid off their home – down from 32.1 per cent in 2011. Census 2016: Queensland population booms in Buderim, Surfers Paradise and Caloundra Surprise Queensland dwelling results as Census 2016 is released The proportion of Queenslanders with a mortgage has also dropped slightly to 33.7 per cent from 34.5 per cent five years ago.But there’s been a shift towards renting, with 34.2 per cent of us now paying a landlord, up from 33.2 per cent in 2011, and higher than the national average of nearly 31 per cent.Household income has improved in Queensland, with 19.5 per cent of us taking home gross earnings of less than $650 a week.That’s a marked drop from 22.8 per cent five years ago.And more Queenslanders are earning over $3000 a week – 14.4 per cent compared to 10.2 per cent in 2011. In good news for homeowners, the median monthly home loan repayment in the state has dropped $117 to $1733.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 agoFewer Queensland households are in mortgage stress than five years ago, with only 6.4 per cent of households needing 30 per cent or more of their income to pay off their home.That’s down from 9.7 per cent in the previous census when official interest rates were 4.75 per cent, versus 1.5 per cent now.And it’s better than the national average of 7.2 per cent. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE A common measure of mortgage stress is whether households are spending more than 30 per cent of their monthly income on home loan repayments.Rents are on the rise though, with the median weekly rent in Queensland now $330, compared with $300 five years ago.More Queenslanders are under rental stress, with 12.8 per cent of households requiring 30 per cent or more of their income to pay the rent.That’s up from 11.9 per cent in 2011 and greater than the national average of 11.5 per cent.In good news, household income has improved in Queensland, with 19.5 per cent of us taking home gross earnings of less than $650 a week.That’s a marked drop from 22.8 per cent five years ago.And more Queenslanders are earning over $3000 a week — 14.4 per cent compared to 10.2 per cent in 2011.last_img read more

A love affair with West End has led this couple to downsize and move

first_imgAnil and Ritu Advani fell in love with West End back in 2007, ten years later they have purchased their dream apartment in the Ferry Rd development at West End.IT WAS love at first sight for these Ferry Rd buyers who had been searching high and low for the perfect downsizing property without any luck.Anil and Ritu Advani had been in the market for six years and had extended their hunt for the perfect apartment to New Farm and Teneriffe, but it was Ferry Rd in West End that eventually ticked all of the boxes. Ferry Rd in West EndMore 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 agoMs Advani said the main attraction for her was the modern decor and beautiful kitchen.“The three metre island bench is beyond anything that we had seen in other inner-city apartments. It is easy to see that the kitchen has been thoughtfully designed and the finishes are outstanding,” she said.“As soon as we found Ferry Rd. we just knew that this was to be our new home, it ticked all of the boxes … there is an abundance of natural light throughout the apartment, the layout and design makes sense — there is no wasted space and the living areas flow really well”.Ms Advani said that being downsizers they wanted something spacious.“Coming from a spacious high set house and downsizing, we didn’t want to feel like we wereliving in a soaring complex, in a typical apartment with a contained feel. Ferry Rd. offers aboutique style that most others didn’t,” she said. Ferry Rd in West End“Buying at Ferry Rd was a lifestyle choice for us, we have reached the time in our lives where we can relax and enjoy a maintenance free lifestyle,” they said.“Living at Ferry Rd means that we can be close to a lot of entertainment options and restaurants, without compromising on the space or the quality of life that our family home currently delivers. We love that Ferry Rd is near the city, but not in the city.”Designed for the owner-occupier and downsizer, Ferry Rd is developer Stockwell’s latest riverside development, with three-bedroom apartments starting at $880,000.To date 46 per cent of the 60 apartments have sold equalling $22.7 million in sales, with three-bedroom apartments making up the majority of the remaining stock, priced from $880,000 to $990,000.center_img Ferry Rd in West EndThe Advani’s said they fell in love with West End back in 2007 when they purchased an “off the plan” apartment for their daughter at Stockwell’s Riverpoint.“After seeing the quality apartments that Stockwell delivered at Riverpoint and the opportunitiesthat living in West End brought our daughter, we knew that we were ready to downsize”.last_img read more

Redland Bay is a property hot spot as buyers dry up land supply

first_imgRedland Bay is hot property with demand threatening to outstrip supply on homesites.REDLAND BAY is in hot demand as developers struggle to keep up the supply of homesites as buyers hone in on value properties.With new homesites selling at an average of $545sq m, compared to similar offerings on the Redcliffe Peninsula of $839sq m plus, buyers are realising the value and jumping in before it’s too late.Colliers International residential analyst James Forrester has been tracking the sales performance of the region, 35km southeast of the Brisbane CBD.“In 2016, the Redland Bay and surrounds — Thornlands, Victoria Point and Mount Cotton — recorded 399 settled land sales at an average price of $305,324, with a typical lot being 560sq m in size,” he said. Kinross Rd, Thornlands by Ausbuild.“In the last two years the sales in this region have increased by 26 per cent with an average sale price increasing by 7 per cent to $305,324.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 ago“Nonetheless this is still some of the most affordable bayside living in Australia, this close to a capital city.”Colliers International associate director Daniel Hirst said currently there were only about 100 land lots remaining for sale in the region within a number of existing master planned communities.“The Redlands region is an ideally located residential corridor in southeast Queensland, thanks to the bayside lifestyle, its proximity to the Brisbane City, variety of shopping, sporting, schooling and leisure facilities, and access to main arterial roads and public transport,” Mr Hirst said. Villa World display village in Thornlands.“The more people realise the potential of what Redlands has to offer the more popular it will become, as it is still a relatively undeveloped and unknown region.“Further demand for housing will be spurred on by the proposed 42ha Weinam Creek Marina development which is designed to be the cultural hub of Redland Bay.”The new waterfront development will have open space, shops, restaurants and cafes, with it expected to bring not only tourism to the region, but employment opportunities as well.“With the increasing demand, now is the time to capitalise and buy land before the prices increase and the land shortage becomes a critical issue,” Mr Hirst said.Ausbuild have a stronghold in the Redlands market with four major land estates in Thornlands. Kinross and Altitude estates launched earlier this year, with prices starting from $265,000, while Esperance and Majestic have almost sold out.Villa World also has a number of projects on the bayside in Thornlands with Waterline down to its final two homesites and Affinity’s final release with just five lots left.last_img read more

Home in contemporary estate perfect for raising young families

first_img8 Starlight Place, Aspley.Lavinia Tuljaram and her husband Gurudev Kewalram are selling their home at Aspley with the intention of upsizing to a bigger property.The couple, who have three children, have lived at 8 Starlight Place, since November, 2010.“We were really attracted to the area,” Ms Tuljaram said.“We liked this particular complex because it was confined in a way and we liked the type of houses in the complex,” she said. 8 Starlight Place, Aspley.Ms Tuljaram said they added custom-made curtains to many rooms which were easy to maintain. The property is close to public transport and just a short bike ride to Aspley Hypermarket. 8 Starlight Place, Aspley.The couple have personalised the home, adding custom made wardrobes to every bedroom.They have painted feature walls in different rooms throughout the house too. 8 Starlight Place, Aspley.Ms Tuljaram said they had two children when they first moved into the home, but now with a third child they needed more room for a growing family. They plan to move to Bridgeman Downs.The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home is in the back half of a contemporary estate for added peace and quiet.Ms Tuljaram said her favourite part the home was definitely the kitchen. “We love to cook and eat,” she laughed.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 2019“We have our own vegie patch where we grow our own herbs such as basil, Kaffir lime, and lemongrass.”center_img 8 Starlight Place, Aspley.Ms Tuljaram said the entire family had come to love the home.“We live in a cul-de-sac and the kids go out and ride their bikes and we don’t have to worry about fast- moving cars,” she said.“We have really good neighbours too.“Our neighbours have been here from the time we moved in and it’s actually a bit sad to leave.” 8 Starlight Place, Aspley.last_img read more

Townhouse in Lawnton a perfect fit for couple

first_imgThe townhouse at 2/1 Bray Road Lawnton.With three-bedrooms, two-bathrooms and easy access to facilities, 2/1 Bray Rd, Lawnton, ticked all of its buyer’s boxes.The lowset townhouse sold for $345,000 on August 28 to a couple looking for a low-maintenance home.Remax Solutions sales agent, Chris Bell, said the townhouse’s large outdoor living area was a big selling point.Mr Bell said a last-minute spruce-up by the owners helped them achieve a good price.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Inside 2/1 Bray Road, Lawnton.“The owners were going to sell it vacant, but they decided last minute to paint it and refurbish it which was lovely,” he said.Mr Bell staged the home with display furniture to complete the picture.He said ready access to trains and low body corporate fees suited the buyers too.“There’s only five units in the complex, but because it’s managed within the complex, the management fees were pretty much non-existing,” he said.Mr Bell said the market in Lawnton was strong, with rising interest from non-locals.“There’s a lot of traction from down south due to that (Petrie) university,” he said.last_img read more

2-for-1 deal: Sellers swap homes in unusal sale

first_imgThe home at 11 Buena Vista Ave, Coorparoo.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“They were looking for a bigger home close to the city,” Ms Reich said.The 1960s home on a 1578sq m block has been renovated and extended. The two-level home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, open-plan living and dining area that opens to an entertaining deck with city views, kitchen, laundry and additional family room. City views from 11 Buena Vista Ave, Coorparoo.In a bizarre twist, Ms Reich then sold a house at Carindale, the buyers’ previous home, to the sellers of 7 Buena Vista Ave before it went to market.Ms Reich said this was a rare situation.“I said to them (the sellers), ‘I have the perfect house for you.’”Ms Reich sold the Carindale home for $1.3 million. “Essentially, it is two separate sales,” she said. “But a great situation where I was able to give the opportunity to the seller to purchase the buyers’ house.” 7 Buena Vista, CoorparooTwo sellers, one after a bigger family home and the other looking to downsize, have swapped homes. Marketing agent Ivana Reich of McGrath Bulimba said her clients, a young family, bought 7 Buena Vista Ave, Coorparoo for $1,925,000.last_img read more

Modern homes in Scarborough are in high demand but tough to find

first_img229 Scarborough Road, ScarboroughCONTEMPORARY homes in Scarborough and surrounding suburbs are in high demand, a local real estate agent says.Ray White Redcliffe sales consultant Andrew Campbell said more and more people were seeking modern homes but they were few and far between.“New homes we’re finding hard to come by,” Mr Campbell said.He recently sold a modern two-storey home at 229 Scarborough Rd for $649,000, which had two offers in the week it was on the market.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019229 Scarborough Road, Scarborough“It was on the market for four months with two other agents before we took it on (but) we had it on the market for less than a week,” Mr Campbell said.“It went to one of the people from our investment database.“(They were) a NSW investor and we’ve already found a tenant for them as well.”It was the top sale for a house in the Redcliffe & Bayside Herald region within the past week.He said its modern style was one of the main selling points as well as its location.“It’s modern, it’s low maintenance and even though it’s on Scarborough Rd, it’s not a particularly busy section,” Mr Campbell said.last_img read more

Sydney Roosters star player Luke Keary has put his Camp Hill home on the market

first_imgMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoLuke Keary’s property is for sale. The home is at Camp Hill.The home is listed with marketing agent Glenn Bool of Place Estate Agents, who is certain of a quick sale.“We had big numbers through the first open,” said Mr Bool. “It’s a quintessential inner-city family home with good separation in an immaculate condition.“It’s not going to last long on the market.”Mr Bool added that the location was a big draw card.“Everything is at your fingertips,” he said. The rugby league player and his wife, who were previously planning on calling Brisbane home, now intend on making Sydney their fixture for the time being. “We thought about moving to Brisbane, but things change,” Mr Keary said. RELATED NEWS: JAMES MALONEY BUYS IN PENRITH HEARTLAND“I’ve just signed a new contract in Sydney, so we’ll be there for the next three to four years at least.“We’ve decided we need a bigger place down there, and with the market performing well in Camp Hill, it seems like the right time to sell.” Sydney Roosters player Luke Keary. (AAP Image/Paul Miller)SYDNEY Roosters player Luke Keary is selling his Camp Hill investment property in a bid to secure a new home down south.Keary, who purchased 89 Samuel St, Camp Hill in early 2015, has listed the two-storey home for offers over $745,000.The median house price in the area is currently at $882,250.center_img Inside the home.Mr Bool said there had already been a lot of interest from families.“There’s a school right across the road,” said Mr Bool. “We’ve had a number of inquiries from parents from the signage, even before the property was listed online.”The two-storey home, which sits on 754sq m of inner-city land has multiple living areas, four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a double lock-up garage. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:28Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:28 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: Location, location, location01:29 last_img read more