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

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