first_imgThe home at 9 Kintail Place is on the market in Narangba.THIS two-storey Queenslander style home is on the market in Narangba. The home at 9 Kintail Place has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a downstairs retreat and a fenced swimming pool — all on a 800sq m block. Phil and Rebecca Abbott bought the property eight years ago with their three children in mind. “We liked the Queenslander style of the property and the elevated position — you get the ocean breezes and nice views,” Mr Abbott said. “It was just such an open and relaxing home.” The rotunda is a great place for barbecues.Downstairs there is the retreat area with bathroom that would be perfect for teenagers. Mr Abbott said the home was tucked away from the road on a battle axe block.“It’s very private and quiet and it’s on a nice street with lovely neighbours,” he said. The property also has a double lockup garage, solar panels, water tanks and a garden shed. The yard is fully fenced and the pergola and timber deck are next to the swimming pool. Mr Abbott said the home could easily be set up for dual living. The home has open plan living spaces.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019In the time they have owned the property, the Abbotts have built in downstairs, adding a rumpus room, bedroom and bathroom, and put in a swimming pool, pergola and deck. Upstairs the home has high ceilings and an open plan living, dining and kitchen area that opens to the veranda through french doors. There is timber flooring in the living space and the master bedroom has a walk-in robe and ensuite. Mr Abbott said the wraparound veranda was a great place to sit and relax and the rotunda was perfect for family barbecues and get-togethers.last_img read more

first_img15 Hibiscus Avenue, Ashgrove. Picture: Realestate.com.au“Offered to the market for the first time in over 55 years, this pre-war residence is ready and waiting to be transformed back to her former glory,” his listing said. With the property covering a massive 1,083sq m block, “great bones” in the home and “an unrivalled location”, it was always going to catch the eye of those looking for an inner city foothold they can reshape.“This property is begging to be transformed into something truly spectacular, however this undertaking would be for those with exceptional vision, flair for originality and pure unbridled passion.” Two bedroom cottage at 15 Hibiscus Avenue, Ashgrove, sold for $1.203m on May 12, 2017. Picture: Realestate.com.auDON’T let this timid pre-war cottage fool you, it’s one of Brisbane’s hottest properties having sold for $1.2m over the weekend. The triple-gabled home built in 1930 was sold for $104,000 more than the owner’s asking price amid continued strong demand in Brisbane’s inner ring. 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 ago15 Hibiscus Avenue, Ashgrove. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe two-bedroom, two-bathroom, two-car garage property at 15 Hibiscus Avenue, Ashgrove, fetched $1.203 million on Friday, according to data on Realestate.com.au.Agent Michael Shean of Arthur Conias Real Estate had picked this as “possibly Ashgrove’s most exciting opportunity in 2017”. 15 Hibiscus Avenue, Ashgrove. Picture: Realestate.com.au Two bedroom cottage at 15 Hibiscus Avenue, Ashgrove, sold for $1.203m on May 12, 2017. Picture: Realestate.com.aulast_img read more

first_imgArtist’s impression of the Vantage development at Benowa.DOWNSIZING Gold Coasters are the biggest group of buyers at Vantage Gold Coast.The $200 million masterplanned community at Benowa will be home to mostly locals with only five apartments bought by overseas buyers and seven by interstate buyers.The latest buyer breakdown was consistent across the Dusk, Eve and Scape buildings, which represent the first and second stages of the development and are completely sold out.Knight Frank Queensland project marketing head Chris Litfin, said the strength of sales at Vantage were from Gold Coast locals who had an appetite for apartment living.“About 75 per cent of buyers at Vantage are owner-occupiers and most of them are Gold Coasters selling their homes in a rising market and shifting to the Vantage lifestyle,” he said.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“Buyers are finding they can sell their homes and buy at Vantage, while pocketing the balance to give them a carefree future.Vantage Gold Coast residential apartments in Benowa. Developer Rayjon.“There is also a small handful of investors who have purchased with the intention of downsizing and relocating for their own use in the future.”Litfin said all sales in the completed Dusk and Eve buildings had now settled.“The fact we have had 100 per cent settlements is also testament to the owner-occupier nature of Vantage and demonstrates the quality of the development and the strength of the market on the Gold Coast.”Vantage is adjacent to Benowa Village shopping centre.last_img read more

first_img4 Sutherland Avenue, Ascot Qld 4007. Picture: Realestate.com.auTHE last time a house sold on this prestigious Brisbane street, it fetched $8.6m: Now this old money classic has hit the market.The double storey solid brick home called Rooklyn, built in 1914, is on the market for the first time in almost half a century with a price tag of $3.5m.The allure of 4 Sutherland Avenue, Ascot, is its massive 934sq m block, but the four bedroom, three bathroom, four car garage house has striking old world charm. 4 Sutherland Avenue, Ascot Qld 4007. Picture: Realestate.com.au 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 ago4 Sutherland Avenue, Ascot Qld 4007. Picture: Realestate.com.au 4 Sutherland Avenue, Ascot Qld 4007. Picture: Realestate.com.auAgent Damon Warat of Ray White Ascot, said the home was “much loved” by the family.“Sutherland Ave is renowned as Brisbane’s best street and Rooklyn is an old brick home that’s been in family for about 50 years,” he said.“It’s a much loved family home and a really good property that’s probably ahead of its time with its design, high ceilings, large rooms and functional layout. It’s also got a large block. You could move right in or cosmetically update it first.” 4 Sutherland Avenue, Ascot Qld 4007. Picture: Realestate.com.au 4 Sutherland Avenue, Ascot Qld 4007. Picture: Realestate.com.au 4 Sutherland Avenue, Ascot Qld 4007. Picture: Realestate.com.auWith views of the Gateway Bridge through to Stradbroke Island in an ideal neighbourhood, the home has drawn the attention of an array of families.“We’ve had a lot of families looking at it. It’s basically the ideal family home in a very luxurious street, walking distance to the Racecourse Road restaurants,” Mr Warat said.The home is also in the Ascot State School catchment with other nearby schools including St Margaret’s, St Rita’s and St Agatha’s.Mr Warat said the home retained many classic details such as soaring ornate ceilings, intricate leadlight windows, bevelled glass doors, marble and cedar fireplaces and its original polished hardwood floorboards.The property is open for inspection this Saturday (July 29) from 10.30-11.15amlast_img read more

first_imgThe home at 24 Lucy Drive, Edens Landing.This four-bedroom home is on a private 1585sq m block backing on to a nature reserve.Owner Catherine Peel built the house at 24 Lucy Drive, Edens Landing, 16 years ago.“I just wanted something that was comfortable to live in,” she said. “I love the openness of the home. It opens up well and catches the breezes.“After a busy day at work I can come home and breathe.“Being on a battleaxe block that backs on to a nature reserve, you don’t feel like you’re hemmed in by neighbours. The home at 24 Lucy Drive, Edens Landing.The spacious kitchen includes an electric cooktop, plenty of bench and cupboard space and a big pantry.There is also a double lockup garage, an electric gate, an alarm system and a 10,000-litre water tank.Ms Peel said the property was quiet and private. The home at 24 Lucy Drive, Edens Landing.“It’s very peaceful and when people come to visit, they comment on how quiet it is,” she said.“Because it’s not on the street, you don’t feel overlooked.“We get a lot of wildlife as well. There are plenty of birds that come to the garden and lizards that like to sun themselves on the driveway.”The home is walking distance from local shops, eateries, Aldi and Bunnings.center_img The home at 24 Lucy Drive, Edens Landing.“I can look out almost any window and see trees.”The lowset home has a master bedroom with a walk-in robe, airconditioning and an ensuite, and three additional bedrooms with built-in robes.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 2020The family bathroom has a separate bath and shower and there is a separate toilet and laundry.There is an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area and a family room opening out to the big back patio.last_img read more

first_imgMore people now choose to pay down debt rather than go interest-only, APRA found.THE number of househunters taking out interest-only loans has dropped by record levels in a major “slam dunk” for APRA, latest official figures show.APRA’s September Quarterly ADI Property Exposures data out Tuesday found interest-only loans had dropped by 44.84 per cent in the quarter to make up just 16.91 per cent of new lending. That’s a $13.499b drop in new interest-only loans in the September quarter compared to the three months to June when they made up 30.50 per cent of new lending.RateCity.com.au Money Editor Sally Tindall said the data was a “slam dunk for APRA” who had forced the change in March this year.“This has been a colossal turnaround in the way banks view interest-only terms. In June 2015, 45.65 per cent of all new loans approved by banks were interest-only. Today this has been reduced to under 17 per cent.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:03Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:03 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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Their new interest-only loans made up just 16.69 per cent of total home lending over the three months.Overall interest-only loans on the books dropped 6 per cent in the quarter to 35.35 per cent of all current home lending.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoAverage home loan interest rates(By borrower type)Owner occupier, principal and interest 4.33%Owner occupier, interest-only 4.68%Investor, principal and interest 4.78%Investor, interest-only 5.08%(Source: RateCity.com.au, December 2017)Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 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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first_imgThe bathrooms have been recently updated.He said he will miss the home, but hopes another family will enjoy it as much as his did.“You can’t have that many years of memories and not always have a soft spot for it,” he said.“Hopefully it’s taken up by a younger family who can experience what we did.” There is direct access to Cabbage Tree Creek.When they’re not on the water, the Kearneys spent a lot of time landscaping.“The house is designed and built around outdoor living,” Mr Kearney said.“We designed and commissioned the backyard, upgraded the pontoon and the access, built an outdoor barbecue and fire pit area, and built a pergola and children’s playground.” The family spent extensive time and money investing in landscaping.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 2019Mr Kearney said the home had seen many celebrations, from 21st and 60th birthdays, and his son even had his wedding there.“My son’s wedding was held in the gardens and they arrived by boat,” Mr Kearney said.The two-level home has two large bedrooms on the upper floor, along with a kitchen, living, and dining area, and a bathroom. The home at 3 Central Ave, Deagon is up for sale.Terry Kearney spent 40 years sailing Cabbage Tree Creek, so it was only natural he would buy along the water.Mr Kearney and wife Leonie bought the property at 3 Central Ave, Deagon, 17 years ago and love to spend time out on their boat.“I’ve sailed the creek for 40 years and the person I sail with lives at the property next door,” Mr Kearney said. Look out from the balcony over the pool, gardens and creek.The ground floor has three bedrooms, a massive family room, a laundry and a second bathroom.Both floors have stacks of outdoor entertaining space, with a huge wraparound deck at the front of the house, and another large deck out the back.Mr and Mrs Kearney are selling to retire at Bribie Island.“We’re boaties and we love living on the water, so it will be nice.”last_img read more