The crowd at the auction of 72 Yoku Rd, Ashgrove. Photo: ANNETTE DEWWithout any further bids, the 660 sqm property sold. Nicholas Given of Ray White New Farm said there were five registered bidders but two chose not to partake in the proceedings. “At the end of the day we did have serious buyers and a serious seller and when that occurs, deals happen,” he said. Inside 111 Alexandra Rd, Ascot. Photo: Realestate.com.auMs White said she decided to bid on the home 15 minutes before she won it. “We only saw it for the first time this week,” she said. “The price is what convinced me to bid. It was a good price and I think we got a good deal.” The Clayfield resident said she had been looking for a Queenslander with tennis court for the past six months. The main bedroom at 111 Alexandra Rd, Ascot.“We had 40 groups through the home and lots of inquiries,” she said. “It’s rare to get a tennis court and it’s extraordinarily rare to get a tennis court on a separate title. “It’s also a beautiful home. It’s a bit tired but I’m sure the new owners will restore it.” In Ashgrove, a modern five-bedder also sold under the hammer on Saturday. The Queenslander at 111 Alexandra Rd, Ascot.A RARE five-bedroom Queenslander with a tennis court on a separate title has sold under the hammer in Ascot. The character home at 111 Alexandra Rd with VJ walls, high ornate ceilings and swimming pool sold for $2.4 million. Five bidders registered for the auction of the 1022 sqm property and four actively battled for the home. The home at 72 Yoku Rd, Ashgrove.The two-storey home at 72 Yoku Rd sold to a family of five for $1.55 million. The auction began with an opening bid of $1.3 million and the price steadily rose to $1.45 million thanks to three active bidders. Auctioneer Haesley Cush paused the auction at that point and, after some negotiations, restarted the bidding with the home on the market at $1.55 million. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoThe home at 111 Alexandra Rd, Ascot.“This one needs some work but it has beautiful bones,” she said. And despite the separate 410sq m title being a prime development opportunity, Ms White said she planned to keep the area as a tennis court. Ray White Ascot marketing agent Vanessa Harte said the five-bedrooms, three-bathroom property with upstairs and downstairs living spaces attracted strong interest. The auction of 111 Alexandra Rd, Ascot.An opening bid of $1.5 million kicked off the action and the price increased in $100,000 increments until stalling at $2.3 million. At that point, the auctioneer paused proceedings to consult with the vendors and the highest bidder, Debby White. After some negotiations the auction was restarted with Ms White upping her bid to $2.4 million. The home was called on the market and sold. Inside 72 Yoku Rd, Ashgrove.“There was strong interest in the property from the start — it was a big house with lots of bedrooms in a great location with a football field across the road.”The successful buyers said the location was a big drawcard, especially the proximity to schools and sporting fields. “It’s also a nice, modern home with plenty of space for three boys,” they said.
Tess Sellwood’s home before it was renovated. Picture: Supplied.Ms Sellwood has retained the cottage feel of the home, including fretwork while a 110-year-old piano has pride of place in the dining room.Ms Sellwood said when she bought the home it was in desperate need of a makeover but she was won over by the location.“The house was modest, very basic, tired looking and it was also yellow,” she said.“For us it was all about the location because it was opposite the park on a corner block and it had good street presence.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Ms Sellwood said while renovating she was careful to make sure any changes would pay off when she decided to sell the home. Keyes & Co agent Tess Sellwood out the front of her renovated Pimlico home. Picture: Zak SimmondsREAL estate agent Tess Sellwood has transformed her Pimlico miners cottage bringing it into the modern era while retaining its old-world charm.Ms Sellwood lives in the home with her husband Bill Reddy and two-year-old daughter Patience.When they bought the home it was run down, had yellow cladding and carpeted floors.After an extensive renovation there are now timber floors throughout, a white and blue colour scheme, modern kitchen, bathroom and laundry, and large rear deck. Keyes & Co agent Tess Sellwood out the front of her renovated Pimlico home. Picture: Zak SimmondsShe said she was lucky to work somewhere family-friendly where she could bring Patience to work with her if she needed to.“It’s a combination of very good time management, support networks and a good kid,” she said.“We just juggle from day to day and the flexibility of my job gives me the ability to pick her up if it’s an emergency.“We also have a playroom at work, which the children can access at any time of the day.” Keyes & Co agent Tess Sellwood out the front of her renovated Pimlico home. Picture: Zak Simmonds“This house needed an uplift to make it more saleable because when we bought it the market was a lot healthier,” she said.“We started with the bathroom because it was possibly the worst room in the house,” she said.“Then I required a laundry because we had an outdoor laundry with an old-fashioned sink. Then we ripped the back of the house out and extended the deck.”One of the biggest jobs was removing all the yellow cladding on the outside of the house, it then had to be completely sanded before the home was repainted inside and out.Ms Sellwood juggles being a mum with working full-time as a real estate agent for Keyes & Co Property.
A render of Laguna North LakesMore than 5000 home sites have been created at North Lakes, which will eventually be home to about 25,000 people.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoCensus data shows that 21,671 people called North Lakes home in 2016, up from 15,046 in 2011. In 2016, the average age of a North Lakes resident was 32 years old, compared to the state average of 37.The median sales price for a house at North Lakes is $495,000, according to the latest data from CoreLogic. For a unit it’s $434,000. A render of Laguna North LakesThe next phase will be the $250 million 1.7ha mixed-used Laguna precinct, which is now under construction in the community’s CBD.The 36,000sq m precinct is being developed by joint venturers The George Group and Pointcorp.George Group director Patrick George said that not only was the local population expected to grow, so was retail trade.“Our specially commissioned research has indicated that by 2031 retailers in the North Lakes trading area can expect a total consumer spend potential of over $600 million per annum,” Mr George said.“And with average annual household incomes already roughly 12 per cent higher than that of greater Brisbane, the spending power of local residents is only set to further benefit new retailers, commercial businesses and hospitality operators relocating to North Lakes.”Leasing of retail space within Laguna is under way, but it is the architectural design that has those involved excited.“Laguna North Lakes will become a vibrant, village-like destination centred around a tree-lined laneway,” Mr George said.“The project has been designed not only for the local community and businesses to enjoy, but also the whole of Brisbane.“Laguna will really put North Lakes on the map as a go-to destination to eat, shop, stay and play.” Artists impression of Laguna North LakesHappy 12th birthday North Lakes. It seems hard to believe that this growing community did not even exist as a suburb before February 17, 2006.It was, until then, just another part of Mango Hill.But after developer Stockland took over the site, what is now known as North Lakes has grown. Fast.It has become a ‘destination suburb’, with visitors drawn to North Lakes for its retail and amenities. It is home to its own Westfield shopping centre, Myer, Ikea and Costco.And it will soon be home to another major attraction — Laguna, a lifestyle precinct that will include a public swimming lagoon, 2000sq m of health and wellness facilities, a 1500sq m resort-style bar and restaurant, a retail precinct, a 140-room hotel, and office space.Stockland regional manager David Laner said that since its launch in 1999, North Lakes had become known for its design and livability.“North Lakes is one of the state’s greatest success stories, growing from a small community to a premium destination with top quality amenities that’s now home to more than 21,600 residents,” Mr Laner said.“There is a range of housing options to meet homebuyers’ unique needs, from those taking their first steps on the property ladder to people seeking a luxury lifestyle close to everything.”