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.

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