87 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.BRISBANE IT boss Scott Smith is hoping to hook a buyer after putting his beachside villa on the market for $1.495 million. The founder of IT company Comlinx said he bought the three-bedroom villa at No. 2/87 Albatross Ave as a weekender in 2010 for $1.16 million. Mr Smith said he was struggling to find time for the villa after buying a large Indooroopilly home.Luke Henderson from John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach said it was difficult to find something for under $2 million in the exclusive neighbourhood.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“The ultra-stylish residence offered potential buyers beachside living without the multi-million price tags neighbouring absolute beachfront mansions,” Mr Henderson said. Mr Henderson said the east-facing villa had ocean views and captured sea breezes.“The villa was designed around a lifestyle of luxury in mind and was created to maximise thenatural light and the ocean views.”The property includes high ceilings, iron bark floors and spacious living areas.“There is a sandstone balcony where ocean views provide the perfect backdrop for a morning coffee.”
The entire home has been newly painted.His real estate agent Ivan Bertie of Harcourts Pinnacle – Aspley has been marketing the property as a strong “dual living” opportunity – close to public transport, schools and a few minutes to Aspley Pick N Pay Hypermarket and Westfield Chermside Shopping Centre.“Quality starts from the gate, manicured gardens, stone stairs leading to granite floor balcony with timber railings, newly painted, polished timber floor, ducted airconditioning.”The house has been scheduled for sale via auction at noon on Saturday October 28, 2017. The upstairs living room has polished floors which run throughout the home. The entire home has been updated.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 2019It followed an open plan for the living, dining and kitchen area and also has a large storage/workshop space.Upstairs, he put in two ensuite bathrooms, renovated the main bathroom, kitchen and one bedroom now has its own balcony.“The driveway got tiled to the road, we put in paths around the house, there’s massive storage and laundry. Everything has been done within the last 10 years. You don’t need to do anything. You can just walk in and live here for another 10 to 15 years.”Mr Nenadovic said he was selling because the time was right.“I want try something new. We’ve been in this house for over 10 years. We want to do something different and the market is very good right now in Chermside West.” The kitchen is a good size and well equipped. 50 Marban St, Chermside West, has a tiled driveway and paths around the home.MILAN Nenadovic has fond memories of his Brisbane home which has just come on the market – it originally belonged to his grandfather Johnny.“It was the house of my grandfather Johnny who bought it from the guy who built this house. He passed away and now I’m in the house. For myself there are lots of memories because of my grandfather. I know how it looked 20 years ago.”In the decade since Mr Nenadovic (Jr) moved in, major renovations were undertaken on the property – located at 50 Marban Street, Chermside West – to the point where it was immaculate and move-in ready.“Downstairs is now is a two-bedroom apartment. You can have dual living. You can rent to someone or have your parents live here or even a big family,” he said.
A big auction campaign on the Gold Coast this weekend, should give a good indication of how the market will perform in 2018, according to auctioneer Haesley Cush.This weekend I will embark on my regular pilgrimage to the Gold Coast for the annual weekend of huge auction events.In fact if you are on the GC this weekend you will likely hear the sound of the ocean, the seagulls and the gaggle of auctioneers decorating the coast singing for their supper.These large scale auctions started as the brain child of Gold Coast real estate stalwarts Andrew and Greg Bell, of Ray White Surfers Paradise and have been running for the past 24 years.This weekend ‘The Event’, as it’s now known, will feature about 100 Gold Coast properties from the entry level to the seriously expensive.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 Following their lead a number of Gold Coast agencies have jumped on board, conducting their own in-room auctions, making it the largest weekend of auctions on the Gold Coast each year. With the Australia Day long weekend now the pinnacle of sales transaction on the coast, many real estate enthusiasts around the country keep a keen eye on how these auctions pan out.Over the past five I have had the luxury of standing on the stage at ‘The Event’ and watching the Queensland market face its first big test of the year.If our coastal markets fire, then that means people are buying holiday properties and if people are buying holiday homes then there is dispensable money in the market.Three years ago I watched this golden sleepy giant start to slowly wake from its slumber after years of low or negative growth on the coast.Then last year I expected huge things, but was underwhelmed by the activity. This year the bidding bomb that I was expecting to go off could stop ticking and explode this weekend! There are many investors backing in strong rental income and capital growth as a result of the Commonwealth Games.Whether you are in the market to buy or you own your own property, the results this weekend are a wonderful indicator of what’s install this year. Stay tuned.
Sean McMahon in action for the Wallabies.WALLABIES back-rower Sean McMahon has a contract on his Norman Park investment unit after three offers were received for it last week.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoProperty records reveal McMahon bought the two-bedroom unit in Norman Crescent in January 2016 for $629,000.The Brisbane born footballer has played for the Melbourne Rebels but moved to Japan for a two-year deal with Suntory Sungoliath. Sean McMahon’s investment unit at Norman Park.Ray White New Farm selling agent Meaghan Bakker confirmed this week that three offers had been received for the unit in one day. She would not confirm the sale price as the deal was not yet unconditional.The apartment has open plan living and dining areas and an alfresco courtyard. The kitchen has SMEG appliances and an induction cook top.