Brisbane weatherman Tony Auden has sold his home at Chermside West.Brisbane weatherman Tony Auden has sold his Chermside West home for $565,000.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoThe property, on a 465sq m block, was sold on June 19 by Place – Aspley selling agents Chris Winkler and Tristan Rowland. The lounge room at the Chermside West property.After five years, Mr Auden and his wife Alicia are making the move to Alderley.Mr Auden said they had been building their “realistic dream home” with a swimming pool, which was closer to the CBD.The three-bedroom, one-bathroom home was sold to a local family with two children, according to Mr Winkler.
Brisbane dwelling price growth has returned to positive territory, according to Tim Lawless.NEW figures to be released next week are set to reveal that Brisbane property price growth has returned to positive territory.Based on the first 27 days of the month CoreLogic figures reveal Brisbane dwelling prices increased by 0.2 per cent during March.CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless said Brisbane’s return to positive growth was partly driven by an improvement in the unit sector, he said.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoThe supply of inner city apartments has been slowing since the construction peak in 2016, with unit stock gradually getting absorbed.“The unit market is not as weak as before,” Mr Lawless said. “There remain some issues with oversupply in investment grade stock in certain areas, but we are starting to see some good signs in that market.”The 0.2 per cent preliminary growth for the month suggested the Brisbane market was still on the softer side after last month’s 0.1 per cent fall, but was not weakening to the same degree as Sydney and Melbourne.“Affordability is not as much of an issue as it is in Sydney and Melbourne and the jobs market is strong, which is keeping housing (demand) steady.”
30 Altair St, Tweed Heads South was boarded up and had termite damage.“It was a boarded up house in need of a hell of a lot of repair and so we didn’t do any actual inspections,” he said.“We had the listing and a walk around tour video and then people just drove by if they wanted to see it.“It was in a good street and close to the river but it had heavy termite damage.“We were basically selling as a knockdown and selling it as land value.” There were only dive-by inspections and video tours permitted.The auction, held last weekend via video technology platform Zoom attracted 50 bids from 13 bidders.Bidding started at $150,000.“We had the auction via Zoom to cater for the public distancing,” Mr Shugg said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“There were 13 bidders and each bidder had their own representative.“I’ve not been in a Zoom meeting with that many people before.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:12Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:12 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCOVID-19: What will happen to house prices? 02:13A BOARDED UP house infested with termites attracted 13 bidders, 50 bids and ended up selling at auction for 10 per cent over the reserve.The property, in northern NSW sold to a Hong Kong bidder for $383,000 under the hammer.Real Specialists partner James Shugg, who marketed the property, said he didn’t conduct any physical inspections for the two-bedder at 30 Altair St, Tweed Heads South. The property was close to the Tweed River.Mr Shugg said the COVID-19 restrictions didn’t deter buyers from the property.“We started marketing this property the first week of April which was a few weeks into the restrictions,” he said.“I think real estate continues to be a good avenue with investment with the way the stock market is and low interest rates.”