Season for sales good for sellers
SUMMER has arrived and as we head into Christmas, expect to see the listing frenzy of the last few months ease into a traditional lull in most areas.
Queensland’s new listing figures from RP Data dipped slightly for the last week of November, down to 1514 from 1790 the previous week.
Listings usually slow down over the Christmas period before gaining momentum in January and agents are already reporting inquiries from vendors looking to sell early next year.
However, this doesn’t mean that buyers will disappear too and some agencies have asked staff to keep their Christmas break to a minimum this year to be ready for a steady stream of sales over the festive season.
A tide of holidaymakers at coastal holiday destinations such as the Gold and Sunshine coasts should keep real estate agents busy – with inquiries if nothing else – through until the end of January.
There’s been some interesting properties come on to the market recently, one of which is 69 Yarrabee Rd, The Gap, owned by Jon and Kay Douglas who are downsizing after 28 years.
The five-bedroom home takes design inspiration from a Swiss chalet but even more impressive than the two Aframe roofs and views to Mt Coot-tha is the size of the property – 11,030sq m at the peak of the range.
The home, marketed by Glynis Austin Properties, will be auctioned on December 12.
For those who prefer the bright lights of the city, there’s a penthouse-style apartment at Riparian Plaza on Eagle St going to auction today through McGrath Estate Agents Paddington’s Gary Hassett.
The three-bedroom, threebathroom apartment at 4305/71 Eagle St, Brisbane City has 180 degree views of the Brisbane River and beyond through floor-to-ceiling windows.
Owned by Singapore-based Ratna Pranadi, the price guide is over $1.8 million.
Mr Hassett said the apartment had attracted a steady stream of serious buyers.
69 Yarrabee Rd, The Gap (above) takes design inspiration from a Swiss chalet; and the views from 4305/71 Eagle St, Brisbane (below) will take your breath away. Pictures: Supplied