Block’s rare op­por­tu­nity

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Ray Mur­phy from RE/MAX Real Es­tate Ser­vices Cairns sold Lot 100 Wilkinson St, Ke­warra Beach for $381,000. This rare piece of va­cant land (2935sq m) has dual street ac­cess off Wilkinson and Leonard street. Back­ing onto a seasonal creek, this land­scaped al­lot­ment will al­low the buyer many de­sir­able op­tions. THERE is a fine line be­tween “big not­ing” and fly­ing un­der the radar when it comes to blitz­ing your own sales records.

For real es­tate agent Ali­son Grose, achiev­ing 20 sales in one month is just an­other high­light in a ca­reer span­ning 26 years.

Six­teen of Ms Grose’s sales in­cluded va­cant land in a new re­lease in Kan­im­ble Heights, three were houses in Brins­mead and Kan­im­bla and the re­main­ing sale was the re­sale of a block of land on McFar­lane Dr.

“The land was mostly level larger blocks with some views of the city or moun­tains, and some back­ing onto re­serve,” she said.

“All our pur­chasers were lo­cal res­i­dents, many have al­ready rented or lived in the area and have been wait­ing for a new land re­lease, (and) many of the buy­ers have friends al­ready re­sid­ing in the area.”

Ms Grose be­lieves Kan­im­bla has trans­formed into a soughtafter sub­urb in Cairns.

She said de­mand was of­ten high for the “smaller sub­urb”, which has less than 1000 homes.

“With land sales at Kan­im­bla, I do not ac­tu­ally have a per­sonal as­sis­tant so all the work on my sales is com­pletely done be me, except oc­ca­sion­ally with some houses where I may do a joint list­ing with one of my col­leagues.”

While Cairns might be “hot” for sales at the mo­ment, the Cairns Prop­erty Of­fice agent is also fa­mil­iar with the city’s real es­tate lows.

“I be­lieve the mar­ket is in a stage of just mov­ing along in a fairly steady turnover,” she said.

“With­out any ma­jor projects com­ing out of the ground it keeps spec­u­la­tion to a min­i­mum, which is ac­tu­ally a good thing for fam­i­lies want­ing to se­cure a fam­ily home at sta­ble prices.

“While in­ter­est rates are at record lows, ev­ery­one should do their ab­so­lute best to get into the mar­ket and if you can­not af­ford the dream home you want to live

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