Buy hunt weathers all seasons
BUYERS are still out in force in the lead-up to Christmas, with some securing themselves a new home as an early gift.
An Ashgrove family who decided to move closer to the city have bought the New Farm home of Robert Wallace for $1.1•million in after-auction negotiations.
The Lloyd St home was passed in for $1.05 million last week, but marketing agent Brett Greensill of LJ Hooker New Farm managed to finalise a deal a week later.
The home was built in 2004 on 293sq m of land. It was designed by architect Kevin Hayes.
It has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a lowmaintenance garden. It is also airconditioned throughout.
Meanwhile, Channel 7 scriptwriters Hamilton Budd and Brooke Wilson hope the pre-Christmas demand for property will continue over the festive season after they launched their Hawthorne home on to the market this week. The couple have been behind some of the scripts for popular television shows including Home and Away and A Place to Call Home.
Ms Wilson said they had owned the house for five years and were sad to leave it behind but Mr Budd had secured a fulltime job with Home and Away in Sydney so they were moving south again.
“We say we are moving to Summer Bay,’’ she said.
The two-storey Queenslander in Philip St has high ceilings. Its lounge and formal dining space have timber French doors.
The exterior has been recently painted and there is a swimming pool.
It will be taken to auction on February 15 through Glenn Bool of McGrath, with an auction price guide of more than $1 million.
The Christmas slowdown doesn’t appear to have really hit yet, with figures from RP Data revealing many sellers will test the market this weekend.
There are 440 properties listed for auction throughout Queensland and of those 130 are within Brisbane.
An architect-designed New Farm property at Lloyd St (above) has sold for $1.1 million; and (below) it’s not Summer Bay but there’s a distinct vibe in the Hawthorne residence launched on to the market this week..