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..

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