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Brisbane’s cheapest suburbs to rent

Suburbs within Logan and Ipswich areas are Brisbane’s cheapest for tenants, new data shows. Tenants seeking cheap house rentals should look in Inala, Wacol and Acacia Ridge, according to Domain Group data. Brisbane’s cheapest suburb for houses is Inala, with median rent at $320. Neighbouring Wacol has a median of $345 and Acacia Ridge is also a good option, with…Read More→

Brisbane’s cheapest suburbs to rent

Suburbs within Logan and Ipswich areas are Brisbane’s cheapest for tenants, new data shows.

Tenants seeking cheap house rentals should look in Inala, Wacol and Acacia Ridge, according to Domain Group data.

Brisbane’s cheapest suburb for houses is Inala, with median rent at $320. Neighbouring Wacol has a median of $345 and Acacia Ridge is also a good option, with median house rentals of $350.

Brisbane’s cheapest suburbs to rent

 

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searching for units could find good deals in Sandgate, with medians of $245, making it the cheapest place for unit rentals in Brisbane. Tarragindi has the second lowest median, at $265. And a rental in Nathan will set tenants back $280.

Domain Group chief economist Andrew Wilson said Ipswich and Logan have continued to offer the cheapest rentals in Brisbane for tenants.

“The Ipswich rental market is reflected by the house price market as being the most affordable,” Dr Wilson said.

“Logan has a reasonably small unit market and has been very popular with investors – and I believe more investors will come into the Logan market.”

Inala Coulson real estate principal Brian MacDiarmid said tenants have clued on to the suburb’s affordability and rentals have been going fast.

“The area has changed a lot over the past five years, making it one of the most sought after areas in Brisbane,” Mr MacDiarmid said.

“We are seeing a good mixture of tenants here and it’s close to the city, motorways – and of course low rental prices.”

In the Moreton Bay area, Caboolture south offers the best bargain house rent, with a median of $300. Caboolture could also be the best place to nab a rental unit, with medians at $270.

Russell Island has the cheapest house rent in Brisbane, with a low median of $230. However, it could cost Redland tenants more than twice that on shore, with the cheapest unit median price in Thorneside priced at $375.

Woodridge, Waterford West and Eagleby offer the cheapest rents in Logan, with Woodridge nudging the lead as cheapest with a median of $305. Waterford West medians are $310 and Eagleby $320.

The Logan unit median is sitting consistently low, with Logan Central, Woodridge and Mount Warren Park all with a median of $260, making units a good choice for south Brisbane tenants.

West Ipswich house rentals were a stand-out, with medians of $260, the cheapest on shore house rent in Brisbane. Other Ipswich areas are also good options for tenants, with Leichhardt and One Mile both with a median of $270.

Units in Ipswich are cheapest in central Ipswich, North and East Ipswich, with medians of about $250, only slightly cheaper than house rentals in the area.

First National action realty Ipswich principal Garth Llewellyn said single unit dwellings are becoming most popular with tenants in Ipswich.

“Both housing and units are proving very popular with our tenants, but single units are very favourable with tenants at the moment,” he said.

“More and more people are being attracted to the low prices and progressiveness of Ipswich.”

 

Originally Published On: http://www.domain.com.au/

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Beautiful Queenslanders: Family home goals in Brisbane’s inner south

A Brisbane property power couple have placed their exquisite Queenslander on the market – offering a timeless slice of renovated real estate they say was the ultimate pandemic-proof paradise.

Dubbed ‘Magnolia’ and perched on a rare 1012-square-metre parcel ensconced in greenery, the magnificent five-bedroom homestead, at 108 Plimsoll Street, Greenslopes, was slowly transformed from an ageing cottage into a luxurious family abode by James and Angela Curtain, of Place Estate Agents Woolloongabba – with the result being a masterclass in old-world charm and modern elegance.

Featuring a wine cellar, a glass-framed saltwater pool, wool carpets and a carefully crafted layout blending resort sophistication with warmth and functionality – the home oozes a sense of style that Mrs Curtain said they spent over a decade cultivating before finally deciding it was time to downsize.

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108 Plimsoll Street is on more than 1000 square metres of land in inner-city Greenslopes. Photo: Place Estate Agents

“This is one of our more memorable renovations and, because we’ve lived in it for longer than any other home, we will miss it,” Mrs Curtain said.

“We’ve hosted big family Christmases here and two 21st birthdays. We have lived in it and loved it for 12 years and even during COVID we had all our family here. We had our three boys and even their girlfriends and we had some beautiful times just cooking and entertaining and drinking wine so that it (the quarantine) was actually wonderful.”

The couple, who have had a long love affair with the quintessential Queenslander, said it was easy to see the potential of the grand old abode all those years ago, inspiring them to snap up the property off-market and undertake a series of major makeovers that included removing an old forte, extending the second level and transforming the carport underneath the house.

“We have moved quite a lot and we have renovated homes and built them, but then we found Plimsoll Street and we fell in love in with this home and the potential it had,” Mrs Curtain said.

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A beautiful old tree shades the sprawling backyard. Photo: Place Estate Agents

“Because it was in its original form it had all the original fretwork there and the beginnings of some beautiful gardens with magnolia trees and then there was the privacy of the pool which we loved.

“But the garage was underneath the house and it wasn’t built in at all. It was just cement floors. Up the back was an old forte and that in time we got rid of and we also carpeted all the bedrooms.

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The house features generous bedrooms. Photo: Place Estate Agents 

“In the last three years, we completely renovated the whole home and we dug in underneath the garage. We’ve put in a new kitchen with marble, we built in the side verandah and created the study with timber shutters that provided a closed in space. We also installed an internal staircase to go downstairs to the wine cellar.”

With attention to detail at the forefront (an aspect of renovating that Mrs Curtain said was arguably the most important) the home now features a fireplace, three bathrooms, a full-sized home office, a home gym, the insulated wine cellar with a humidifier and 130 square metres of lawn alongside the kitchen, which opens up to the al fresco area with a professional bar set-up.

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108 Plimsoll Street, Greenslopes. Photo: Place Estate Agents 

Additional elements include the airconditioning, ceiling fans, automated awnings and an outdoor firepit, alongside a full push sound and vision technology system on both levels that add modern functionality to the original character features such as high ceilings, VJ walls and timberwork.

For Mr Curtain, who is the Woolloongabba office director, these features combine to make an incredible family abode with the x-factor being the land.

“The thing that first caught my eye was (not only) the 1000-square-metre block but that both of the neighbouring blocks are the same size and even the blocks behind are of a similar size so you have a great sense of space from your neighbours,” Mr Curtain said.

“It offers a beautiful level of privacy and it’s a great place to relax and getaway. The other thing when we bought it is I could see that the living spaces had the ability to be transformed into the type of space we wanted.

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The downstairs of the house is also spacious and bright. Photo: Place Estate Agents 

“As a real estate agent, you do look at a lot of beautiful properties but the ones you think will work for you are few and far between.”

While they love the enduring style of the classic Queenslander while understanding the intricate details that make a home work for the modern family, even they couldn’t have predicted just how much their meticulous renovation would suit a post-pandemic world.

“I think you can see now that post-COVID there is a greater pressure to study from home and work from home and even the fact that we haven’t had the ability to travel means the space we have has become more critical,” Mr Curtain said.

“When we were renovating, we weren’t expecting it but when it [COVID] struck we were more than comfortable and able to accommodate teenage boys and girlfriends but also maintain our exercise and then when it came to entertaining and that wine cellar (we were thrilled).

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The original character of the Queenslander has been preserved and extended to incorporate modern luxuries. Photo: Place Estate Agents 

“We are certainly going to miss the house and it will be a difficult transition but it’s time to move on.”

The property will go up for auction on May 15 at 11am through Denis Najzar and Chris Dixon, of Place Woolloongabba, and has already accrued buyer interest from locals, interstate buyers and offshore home-hunters.

 

Article Source: www.domain.com.au

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April 2021: Four homes to secure in Queensland’s City of Logan from $230,000

The City of Logan is situated in a thriving growth corridor between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, with abundant amenities, good schools and a burgeoning health precinct

Queensland is in the midst of an exciting period of growth and Logan City is well-positioned in the centre of this change.

The City of Logan is situated in a thriving growth corridor between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, with abundant amenities, good schools and a burgeoning health precinct.

More and more home buyers are purchasing their first property in Logan thanks to its fresh and contemporary residential neighbourhoods, new estates and bushland acreage.

The adjacent Griffith University Logan campus, Queensland TAFE and the $145 million Logan Hospital expansion provides the opportunity for Meadowbrook to evolve into a major health and educational hub.

Given its central geographic location in south-east Queensland and available young workforce, Logan is ideally placed for continued growth in the region and provides great opportunity for families and investors.

Urban takes a look at four homes to secure in Logan City from just $230,000.

1. Brookhaven, Bahrs Scrub
Address: 33 Menora Road, Bahrs Scrub QLD 4207
Four-bedroom townhome from $475,000

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Brookhaven 33 Menora Road, Bahrs Scrub QLD 4207 

Brookhaven is a new master planned community in Logan City, balancing safety, amenity and liveability amongst picturesque natural surrounds.

Situated just 4.3-kilometres from Beenleigh Town Centre, Brookhaven is connected to Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Developed by Frasers Property Australia, the homes achieve a five-star green star communities rating and up to 5km of multi-use trails promoting walking, running and bike riding.

2. Aquila Lodge, Eagleby
Address: 10 Bishop Street, Eagleby QLD 4207
One-bedroom townhome from $230,000

City of Logan

Aquila Lodge 10 Bishop Street, Eagleby QLD 4207

Located near train stations, the Pacific Motorway and Logan Motorway, Aquila Lodge offers an 18-townhome development in the City of Logan’s Eagleby.

Each residence features one bedroom, one bathroom and a single-car lock-up garage.

The 42sqm homes include stone benchtops, stainless-steel appliances and air-conditioning to present comfortable living to its residents.

3. Clearwater Junction, Bethania
Address: Clearwater Street, Bethania QLD 4205
Three-bedroom townhomes from $335,000

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Clearwater Junction Clearwater Street, Bethania QLD 4205 

Clearwater Junction is an established townhouse complex located in the hidden away suburb of Bethania.

Located in a cul-de-sac street, the peaceful residential development is bordered by farmland and situated within walking distance to the train station and shops.

Three and four-bedroom townhomes are available at the project, with a mixture of designs and layouts, including both single and double storeys.

Amenities include a well-appointed gym, in ground swimming pool, and picnic area.

4. Acacia Waters Estate, Eagleby
Address: Fryar Road, Eagleby QLD 4207
Two-bedroom apartments from $305,000

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Acacia Waters Estate Fryar Road, Eagleby QLD 4207 

Surrounded by gardens, walking paths and numerous amenities, Acacia Waters Estate presents nine contemporary designed buildings in Eagleby.

Residents who secure a home in the development will benefit from 24-hour on-site management, undulating lawns and ample visitor parking.

Other amenities include a swimming pool and barbeque pergolas, as well as essential amenities in close proximity, including parks, public transport and shops.

 

Article Source: www.urban.com.au

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Gold Coast

Why this century old home ‘with a distinctive red roof’ is about to sell for $11million – and it’s not even in Sydney

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A century-old home that is known for its distinctive red roof could be sold for $11million.

The house, which was built in 1922, sits on 546 square metres of land at 10 Goodwin Terrace in Burleigh Heads, on the Gold Coast.

Owners Brian and Lauren McMaster bought the three-bedroom home for $7million in 2020 and planned to build a standout family home in its place.

The location of the home, which overlooks the ocean, has drawn plenty of interest from buyers who see it as a prime opportunity for residential development.

century old home

The location of the home, which overlooks the ocean, has drawn plenty of interest from buyers who see it as a prime opportunity for residential development 

The McMasters are currently in talks with property investment company Spyre Group and have placed the home under contract for $11million, Gold Coast Bulletin reported.

Real estate Amir Prestige is overlooking the deal though has remained tight-lipped on any further details.

The $11million price tag breaks down to $20,146 a square metre for the property, smashing the residential site record that sat at $18,541.

The price of the house has grown astronomically since it was built in 1922.

The original owners sold it for just $49,000 in 1977 and changed homeowners several times, each time raising the market price.

Engineer John Howe bought the then-two bedroom home for $3.9million in 2005.

He added a third bedroom under the house before selling it for $4.75million in 2016.

Distribution service owner Jay Mcphee bought the house and resisted offers from the new home owners for three years before finally caving to pressure.

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Distribution service owner Jay Mcphee bought the house and resisted offers from the new home owners for three years before finally caving to pressure 

 

Article Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

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