Year starts strongly as buyers move quick
AGENTS report a strong start to the year in popular suburbs, with some deals transacting quickly as buyers look to settle into new houses before the year progresses too much further.
With the summer holiday period not completely finished, it is hoped the strong start that some agents are reporting will be a good sign for the market for the rest of the year.
Bill and Angie Kernahan found a buyer for their Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket, property within three days.
The house was listed at $1,265,000 and sold for $1,252,000, according to marketing agent Brad Robson, of Place. Mr Robson said interest was strong from the outset, with 17 groups of buyers inspecting the property and four written offers received.
Mr and Mrs Kernahan plan to move to a renovated Queenslander they have bought at Kew Rd, Graceville.
Mr Robson said the buyers were a local couple who had been searching for a larger family home.
The five-bedroom house has polished spotted gum floor boards. The lower level has a modern kitchen with a butler’s pantry.
Meanwhile, Sunshine Coast architect Robert Stynes and his wife Robyn hope to soon have a deal on their Crosby Rd, Buderim, house after a tender campaign closed this week.
The four-bedroom house is on a 1.09 ha block of land.
It has solar energy and onsite sewerage treatment.
The award-winning house won the Golden Glossy Award, Excellence in Sustainable Design with the Sunshine Coast Council. It is made up of three pavilions wrapped around a swimming pool. One wing houses the main bedroom with a large bathroom and office.
Vicki Stewart, of Stewart Property, is marketing the house.
A buyer was found in three days for 713 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket and (below) the owners of 35-41 Crosby Hill Rd, Buderim, want a quick sale.