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here’s something about Anzac Day that gets me all lumpy-throated and misty-eyed. And I’m not alone. For many Australians, Anzac Day represents all that’s good about us – mateship, courage, determination, humility – and it’s the one day of the year we can wave the flag and feel a sense of national pride. April 25 marks the anniversary of the first major military action that was fought by Australian and New Zealand forces in World War I. But it also marks the start of an Australianism that had us pulling away from the ‘mother country’ (England) to establish our own cultural identity. Australians whose ancestors are from other cultures – Chinese, Indian, Middle Eastern – have rich ethnic identities to draw on and celebrate. For us Anglo-Celtic Australians – with little or no connection to, or affection for, England, Scotland, Ireland or Wales – Anzac Day is our cultural hook. It establishes our own cultural identity. In our cover story on page 6 this week Dorothy Drane remembers a Coast local who made the ultimate sacrifice, and I challenge anyone not to get a little sniffly reading it. Lest we forget, Dorothy reminds us, but with Anzac Day services this year likely to be as popular as ever, it seems we need no help remembering. Elsewhere in this week’s issue there is plenty to read in our news sections, and in our big read on page 22 Jarna Baudinette explores social media and asks, how socially aware does it really making us? We’ve got a lots of motoring beginning on page 31 and lots of property, which starts on page 37. Until next week.

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LEST PREVIEW Sunshine Coast locals will join residents across Australia on Wednesday to remember the sacrifice service personnel, such as Nambour’s Jim Hocking, have made for the freedoms we enjoy today. WORDS Dorothy Drane

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n July 27, 1944, a 21-yearold boy from Nambour started the engines of a Stirling bomber at a wartime airfield near Cambridge in England, and flew into history. Pilot Officer Jim Hocking was a true-blue local boy, born and bred in Nambour. His family gave their name to the street and Jim gave his life for a small country town called March, in Cambridgeshire. One year and one month after receiving his wings and leaving Australia as an Empire Airman, Jim was to have left England 24 hours later, to fly missions over Europe in a Bomber Command fighter squadron. Instead, on that fateful night, this mere slip of a boy instructed his crew to bail out

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Pilot Officer Jim Hocking was a true-blue local boy, born and bred in Nambour. His family gave their name to the street and Jim gave his life for a small country town called March, in Cambridgeshire Pilot Officer Jim Hocking

A Nambour Anzac Day ceremony during the 1960s

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ALEXANDRA HEADLAND Main Service – 11am Korean War Memorial

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with their parachutes and remained in his cockpit struggling with the controls of his fuel-laden burning bomber to guide it away from the sleeping town. His crew survived. He died when it crashed in a ball of flames in a field on the outskirts of the town. Mission accomplished. VE Day, May 1945, was not even a year away but Pilot Officer Jim Hocking never did get back to Australia. He now lies in a cold war grave in Cambridge. The boy from the Sunshine Coast is a hero in March, even though his story of incredible bravery still remains little known in his home town. It’s stories such as these that keep the crowds turning up, year after year, to remember the sacrifices made in the name of freedom at Anzac Day services around the country. Next Wednesday, the old men will march again, their proud faces and drooping bodies filing past in time to their clinking medals, just like they do every year, instilling a sense of national pride in all Australians – even those who have never been exposed to the horrors of living in a nation at war. The crowd proudly waves back to these wonderful old-timers who are a rare and dying breed – the grandfathers who were young sons and fathers when they set sail on an adventure that would change their lives, and ours, forever. They are frail now, but their faces are still quite obviously proud of who they are on their day. Their pride is contagious and electric as they ride, march and in many cases now, limp, by to the beat of a brass band. The students who march behind the Diggers are giving up their public holiday to get out and follow them, as attendances at Anzac parades and services continue to grow annually. People are coming not because they have to, but because they want to. The Sunshine Coast will be MY W EEKLYPREVIE W. CO M . AU

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united with thousands of towns across the nation when generations of Australians will line up to pay their respects to those who went to war, a distasteful word in these enlightened times. Among them will be the Vietnam veterans who know best of all how attitudes to war have changed since those fateful days at Anzac Cove in 1915. Nowadays they too can be as proud of their national service as those who walked the Kokoda Trail, sacrificed a limb at Milne Bay or tackled the Turks at Gallipoli. Their service and sacrifice were the same and their medals give the same jingle, even if the reasons were different – and new generations are at last able to appreciate that. The hurt is still there though. At a funeral only last week for a proud Vietnam veteran who died at the grand old age of just 62, a life cut short by his war service, the veterans turned out to tell their stories of hell from Nui Dat. But worse, they also talked about the traumas that have not left them for more than 40 years. As well as the scars of war, they had to come to grips with a nation that, because of tempestuous political times, did not welcome them home as war heroes. It hasn’t been an easy road. With none of the World War I veterans left to march and fewer World War II veterans each year, the Vietnam soldiers are now seniors among the troops who have fought under the Australian flag, heading off to do their duty whether it’s Timor, Iran or Afghanistan. It doesn’t really matter where, they are part of our national fabric, and next Wednesday at services across the Sunshine Coast, their bravery will be recognised and celebrated. Far from dying with some of its most heroic Anzacs, April 25 has become Proudly Australian. Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. Lest we forget.

Dawn Service – 5am Buderim War Memorial Hall Main Service – 9am Buderim Mountain State School Oval

CALOUNDRA Dawn Service – 5.28am Kings Beach Park Amphitheatre Main Service – 10am Kings Beach Park

KAWANA WATERS Dawn Service – 5.28am War Memorial Main Service – 11am War Memorial

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h to be 17 again. Not for the sex, drugs, rock and roll … although! But I digress. Imagine not having to vote. Not having to decide whether the country is in the hands of a bush turkey that got dressed in the dark at Kmart, or a wing nut that would win by an embarrassing margin to Batman’s Joker in a sincere smile contest. The reason I am highlighting the physical appearance of Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott, along with every cartoonist, columnist, commentator and backyard barbecue expert is – there ain’t nuthin’ else. To be a leader it helps if you have leadership qualities, as opposed to

megalomaniac tendencies – you know, they look and smell of desperation, say anything to anybody and do anything to anybody just to get the power. If you don’t have leadership qualities – you know, inspiration, sincerity, vision, humility, honesty, courage, eloquence and a wardrobe with no white jackets or togs – and a head like a dropped pie, what are people going to talk about? I blame their parents. At some stage the Chook and the Nut must have passed their mum and dad on their respective paths to self-delusional greater glory and the well-meaning parents would have said, “You don’t really have the goods and you’re not looking all that flash. So you will probably have the mickey taken out of you and get bullied.” With that warning ringing in their ears the Chook and the Nut decided to get in first and do it to their constituents. Bob Hawke was the ‘silver bodgie’. There was ‘little’ Johnny Howard. Paul Keating was a bit of a clock-watching fop. Gough Whitlam managed to convince us all that his ministers weren’t the extended family of the Marx Brothers (not Karl). Malcolm Fraser lost his strides in some pub in

America and we believed it was a ‘ wardrobe malfunction’. They got it a bit wrong at times but they managed to demonstrate enough leadership qualities that would motivate enough of us to follow them out of the trench of life where most of us were knee deep in apathy, and over the top into a fusillade of new taxes, escalating prices and collapsing services. We grumbled, disagreed, picked up our pace, became less afraid of the unknown and kept going. They had a vision, they got the message across, they moved with integrity, conviction and our trust. That was our perception, we followed, and the country changed for the better. Liberal, Labour, Green, Pink, Katter, Shmatter, Come Round To My Joint On Wednesday Night Because I’m Having A State of Origin, Party – I don’t care. I do care that they have leadership qualities. With those qualities they will have the vision and in turn policies to run the country for all of us and not just run for office for themselves. The Chook and the Nut will say that last bit is not them, but they are forgetting about people’s perceptions, and that is them.

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WHO Garry Crick Prestige WHAT Mercedes premiere WHERE Maroochydore It’s a special month for Garry Crick Prestige as it premieres two new vehicles to the Mercedes-Benz range – the B-Class compact Sports Tourer and the M-Class SUV. At an exclusive event last week guests were able to kick the tyres on these stunning new vehicles.

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Ashley Howard, Cameron O‘Hara

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WHO Windansea Boardriders Club WHAT Caloundra Surf Festival WHERE Caloundra RSL Running in conjunction with the Pa and Ma Bendall surf contest, the Caloundra Surf Festival celebrated the rich surfing culture on the Sunshine Coast, from a first-class surf competition and expression sessions to surf art, photographic and historical displays. Wade & Jake Goodall

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The red carpet had a distinctly industrial feel as the cast of Battleship turned out for the film’s world premiere in Tokyo earlier this month. 5000 lucky fans at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium were the first to see singer Rihanna in her debut acting role.

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LOGIES Melbourne, April While the coveted Gold Logie went to funnyman Hamish Blake, viewers had a harder time choosing who was best dressed at the recent 54th Annual TV Week Logie Awards. In the end Kate Ritchie, Asher Keddie and Carrie Bickmore scored red carpet awards. Jennifer Hawkins

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Lesley Bryce’s four-year-old granddaughter Chelsea Byrce, daughter-in-law Danielle Bryce, and Sunshine Coast local Nyssa Berryman deliver a package to a Fijian family

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hite sandy beaches, friendly locals and cheap family holidays in a Pacific paradise – it’s the perception most of us have of Fiji. But earlier this month the country was again devastated by flooding and a Sunshine Coast resident is calling on locals for help. Lesley Bryce has lived and holidayed in Fiji and she has family still living there. After witnessing the devastation that the 2009 flooding caused, she wanted to help out after the most recent deluge – “It has been raining on and off for weeks – it is an ongoing drama.� Lesley says the most recent floods have claimed six lives but it is the general devastation caused by the rain that she is concerned about. “The families are so poor and you have deluges like this and

everything gets washed away. All shops close and tourists stop going so resorts have to reduce staff hours.� She adds, “We are raising money here, which is what we did in 2009, and sending the money over for people to buy and deliver food packages – with rice, flour, cooking oil, the staples for a family to get them out of trouble for a few weeks.� Lesley believes Fiji’s reputation as a holiday paradise hides the real problems that exist in the country. “People go for their seven-day packages, love the people and have a great time but they don’t realise that the Fijians live in squalor and they have all got extended families to look after.� To find out more or donate securely, head to the website at lolomafiji.com.

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The National Garage Sale Trail is coming to the Sunshine Coast. Australia’s largest and most successful community-based marketplace is happening on Saturday, May 5. Sunshine Coast Council waste innovation engineer Graeme Emmerson says locals can help themselves and the planet simply by getting involved. “The Garage Sale Trail on May 5 is a chance for everyone to make a positive contribution by allowing their trash to become someone else’s treasure and earn some extra pocket money in the process. “Reducing the amount of waste that ends up at the tip and in landfill is vitally important for the future health of our environment and our vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region.� More than 3450 households across the country participated in the inaugural Garage Sale Trail in 2011. For more information head to garagesaletrail.com.au.

Sunshine Coast Young Leaders Toastmasters is a new club on the Coast aimed at young people (aged 18 to 35) who would like to build and improve their communication and leadership skills. Lubo Gregor from Toastmasters says, “It’s hard to know what we do in Toastmasters just from the name. Some people think it’s a wine club. The truth is that you can’t find a more affordable, friendly, relaxed, yet effective way to improve your confidence and grow into your true potential. “Our club is designed to meet the needs of young people – fast-paced meetings, intensive educational program, social networking. We meet at Alex Surf Club every Wednesday at 5.45 for a 6pm start and finish at 7.30.� Everything you wanted to know about Toastmasters will be presented at the demonstration meeting on Wednesday, April 18. Call Lubo on 0439 991 669 for details.

Take a trip along memory lane in the name of art Do you remember the fun and laughter, ice-creams and sunburn, romance and adventure that were an essential part of any family holiday at Caloundra? Sunshine Coast Council is calling on the community to help create a work of art based on these memories. The Memory Lane installation will feature a paste-up of contributed mementos along the Village Laneway in the Caloundra CBD. The council’s creative communities manager Christine

Ballinger says the temporary art installation is an interactive way for the community to celebrate and contribute to the streetscape upgrade of Bulcock Street and the Caloundra CBD. The council wants members of the community to send copies of photos, postcards, posters, film or other memorabilia. Send your contributions by email to mail @sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or drop them off at your nearest council office by Friday May 4.

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Nambour RSL takes top gong at excellence awards The Nambour RSL Club has proved itself as a stand-out venue. The club, which last financial year funnelled more than $350,000 into the community through grants, secured not one but two accolades at the annual IGT & Clubs Queensland Awards for Excellence held in Brisbane recently. The RSL Service and Citizens Club took home the top honour of 2012 Best Club Sunshine Coast for the fourth time since 2008. The organisation was also acknowledged as the state’s best with the Queensland’s Best Club/ Cafe/Coffee Shop award for its Italian restaurant Altro. The win follows the club’s major refurbishment and extension which was completed in September. Nambour RSL Club general manager Suzanne Long says the redevelopment included the launch of Altro, a new bar, Zinc,

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The pair say the dual celebrations are to allow their family and friends a chance to attend. “We are very mindful of the fact that our loved ones live at opposite ends of the world,” says Warne, whose three children Brooke, 14, Jackson, 12, and Summer, 10, live with his ex-wife in Melbourne. Mum-of-one Hurley, 46, says of her partner, “I am extremely happy when I’m with Shane. We are very similar in many ways.” Warne says of their relationship, “I think we just ‘get’ each other.” Source: PA

Keating slams feds, NSW over airport site Former Prime Minister Paul Keating has slammed the NSW and Federal governments for abandoning Badgerys Creek as the site for the city’s second airport. Keating, whose government legislated funding to build an airport in Sydney’s west in 1995, says both sides of politics were being opportunistic. “The wilful marginalisation of the Badgerys Creek site by both political parties represents an appalling denial of Sydney’s requirements for a second international airport,” he wrote in a column for News Ltd on Monday. “And a denial for purely base political purposes.” NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell opposes the building of any new international airport within the Sydney basin. O’Farrell instead wants an expansion of Canberra airport with a fast rail link to Sydney. Source: AAP

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the bricks, will be unveiled at Legofestival.com.au, with plenty of ways to get involved. The Lego brick first arrived in the suitcase of British sales rep John Peddie in 1962. Today it is, and has been for years, the country’s number one toy brand, with every Australian owning an average of 70 Lego bricks. Lego Australia sold almost seven million sets in 2011 alone. Source: AAP

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The Federal Government temporarily suspended all live cattle exports to Indonesia in June last year, after graphic footage showed cattle being abused. Protesters want live exports to be banned permanently. NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge was among the protesters at Town Hall Square on Sunday. “I’m here on behalf of the Greens calling an end to live exports,” Shoebridge says. “In the last three decades we have seen 2.5 million animals die just on the journey to overseas slaughter. “That of itself is a sufficient reason to end this cruel practice,” he says. Source: AAP

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US video game sales drop 25 per cent in 12 months Retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories in the US fell 25 per cent in March from a year earlier to $US1.1 billion (about $1.06 billion). It marked the fourth month of decline as Sony Corp’s new PS Vita handheld failed to spark a turnaround. Market tracker NPD Group says sales of console and portable software fell 26 per cent to $585 million. The only PS Vita game to break into the top 10 was MLB 12: The Show. It ranked third. Source: AP

A new campaign by Britain’s National Trust aims to introduce today’s children to the glories of a 1950s-style childhood, free from digital distractions. The charity’s ‘50 things to do before you’re 11’ campaign features stone-skimming, mud-pie making and climbing trees as recommended activities for children who may not normally play outside. The list comes after a report commissioned by the trust revealed fewer than one in 10 children regularly play in wild places, compared with almost half a generation ago. The report found that a third of children have never climbed a tree. The National Trust has recruited five rangers to encourage families to get involved. Source: PA

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n early March, a non-profit organisation called Invisible Children (IC) decided to make a man famous. Traditionally, becoming famous required considerable talent and drive and was reserved for actors, musicians and sports people who managed to charm their way into the spotlight. In contrast, IC’s marketing strategy suggests all it takes to become famous in 2012 is a YouTube video and a generation primed to ‘like’. On March 5, a 29-minute film titled Kony2012 hit the web and within days it was the fastest trending viral video in history, reaching a staggering 100 million views before the month was up. What began as a few viewers sharing the video quickly grew to a global phenomenon. Facebook users around the world watched the plight of child soldiers in central Africa, were outraged and passed the video on to their friends. Likewise, those who hadn’t seen it posted confused status updates asking why “this Kony guy” was cluttering up their news feed. The video was also emailed and Tweeted and had tens of millions of people calling for action and justice with the easy click of a mouse. The viral popularity of Kony2012 has offered an interesting look at social media and its role in promoting activism. The video opens with IC co-founder Jason Russell telling the viewer that “right now there are more people on Facebook than there were on the planet 200 years ago”. There are also more people on Facebook than anyone could have predicted when the site was launched in early 2004 – globally, more than 40 per cent of people with internet access have a Facebook profile and more than 483 million people use the site daily.

This makes Facebook a powerful way to share information. Many have also heralded it as the saviour of social activism. Long considered selfish and widely apathetic, generation Y is using Facebook and Twitter to support social causes and organise protests and demonstrations. With this in mind, IC was trying to use social media to make Joseph Kony a household name to increase the chances of his capture. After a few days it seemed the first part of the plan had worked. Joseph Kony, the Ugandan warlord responsible for the recruitment and deaths of thousands of child soldiers, was one of the world’s most widely talked about men. But so were IC’s founders, who were accused of factual inaccuracy, supporting the equally violent Ugandan military, not really knowing what they were talking about and, worst of all, of exploiting the plight of tortured kids for their own financial gain. On March 15, Russell had a very public breakdown and was admitted to hospital after running naked and screaming through his San Diego neighbourhood. Rather than a wave of humanitarian action, Kony2012 provoked endless argument about the effectiveness of social media and the Facebook generation. While many applauded IC’s efforts, plenty of journalists, aid workers and political experts came forward saying Kony2012 was just oversimplifying a complicated, decades-long political struggle into a half-hour Facebook grab. Millions of people watching a video does nothing to improve the plight of child soldiers and it won’t change the world, they argued. IC had managed to get our attention – on a much larger scale than had previously been thought possible – but what good had it really achieved?

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Like becoming famous, the web has made it much easier to share information ... and much more difficult to control that information once it has been shared

It isn’t the first time online crusading has come under fire. One of the main criticisms is that Facebook promotes what’s known as ‘slactivism’ – people participating in activism on a social basis, because it makes them feel better about themselves. Slactivism requires little personal effort or discomfort and mostly involves clicking a ‘like’ button, signing an online petition or making a small donation – things we regularly feel warm and fuzzy about, but which many argue have little real-life impact. We hear the same criticisms about our personal relationships. Gervase Markham, a British programmer for the Mozilla Foundation, was quoted by The Sydney Morning Herald as saying social media creates “a greater number of much shallower friendships”. Markham said, “I know what 15 of my friends had for breakfast, but I don’t know whether any of them is struggling with major life issues.” The argument is we have become ‘pancake people’, spreading ourselves wide and thin across an increasingly broad landscape of information. While slactivism makes us feel as though we are contributing, many people ‘like’ without doing further research, and this can result in the spreading of inaccurate or biased information. As Russell and IC quickly discovered, a pancake public that feels it has been duped is far from compassionate. Like becoming famous, the web has made it much easier to share information with as many people in as many places as you want – and much more difficult to control that information once it has been shared. But in this case, does the onus lie with us, as the facebooking public? For all those who took Kony2012 at face value, there

were also countless people who questioned and researched it. And regardless of whether they supported IC afterwards, they were more aware of the plight of child soldiers and perhaps more likely to support the cause. Free the Children founder Craig Kielburger has talked about the flow-on effect of Facebook activism, saying social media “opens the megaphone much wider” in the search for committed supporters. The golden rule of slactivism seems to be the more you ask of people, the less committed they are. According to social media news site Mashable, in the month it was launched 174,000 people took the easy step of ‘liking’ the Free the Children page, but only 1.1 per cent signed up for a hands-on trip overseas. Nonetheless, the organisation found 2000 helpers it may not have reached otherwise. More than 100 million people watched Kony2012. While only time will tell how many will take up the cause, it seems public awareness is still key to most social justice campaigns. And what better soapbox than one used by 483 million people every day? IC released a follow-up video on April 5 to try to clarify the many questions raised by the first film. (Russell is absent from the sequel and is said to still be recovering.) The sequel’s title, Beyond Famous, reflects that while Facebook has made it much easier to be heard, it doesn’t guarantee a good outcome – especially for those the campaign is trying to help. Kony is still at large, and while watching a video won’t catch him it might make you more aware of why he needs to be caught. So keep ‘liking’, whatever the cause. But perhaps use Google to do some research before you do.

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are still at the very early stages of what technology can do to improve people’s lives and we have enormous opportunities ahead. It is a very exciting time to be at Google.” Cellular-news.com reported the company had announced a stock split that would create non-voting shares for corporate purposes such as employee stock options. It reported that as at March 31, the company had $49.3 billion available in cash and short-term marketable securities, ending the quarter with 33,000 full-time staff.

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oxtel’s $2 billion takeover of Austar has cleared its final hurdle and received the nod from the Federal Court. Justice Peter Jacobson granted final approval on Friday, three days after the competition watchdog gave the green light. Foxtel chief executive Richard Freudenstein says the company expects to complete the acquisition in late May. “Today’s court approval was the final hurdle and we are excited to start bringing together

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THROTTLE WITH LESS THIRST FOR DIESEL GOLF WORDS Peter Atkinson Distance travelled: 535 kilometres. Distance to empty, showing on trip computer: 740 kilometres. Fuel used: About 23 litres. Average consumption: 4.4L/100 kilometres. If this sounds like the results of some extraordinary fuel-efficiency attempt, you’d be wrong. It was the result of our week in what, to all intents and purposes, was a fairly run-of-the-mill hatchback – the VW Golf Bluemotion. Run of the mill, I suppose, as long as you’re prepared for fuel consumption as low as its official 3.8L/100 kilometres – which makes it one of the most thrifty machines on the Australian market. Yet it doesn’t in any way feel like a fuel-miser machine. The Bluemotion uses a 1.6-litre diesel engine, combined with an unremarkable five-speed manual transmission. It accelerates and cruises just like any other Golf, rides like a Golf and is

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equipped like a Golf (albeit a fairly basic one). VW says it can go as far as 1400 kilometres on a single tank. Come the weekend, it took us on a highway round trip of about 400 kilometres. At no stage did we spare the throttle in an effort to conserve fuel, yet the resultant figures show what can be achieved without sacrificing comfort or practicality. So, what’s the secret? Among of things, VW revised the engine management system to make the Bluemotion drink less when it’s driving, and idle more slowly when it’s not. Aerodynamics have been tweaked and the front grille has closed sections to reduce “cooling system drag” by expelling less hot air from the engine. It achieves better fuel-

efficiency figures and lower emissions than most hybrid models. You’ll probably pay a tad more, pound-forpound, for the Bluemotion than a similarly-equipped “normal” Golf. It costs $28,990 but gets a full range of electronic safety aids, a decent audio system, multi-function steering wheel and power windows. Cruise control and hill-start assist are also standard. It’s nothing out of the ordinary. In an extraordinary kind of way. Source: AAP.

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Inside, too, there has been a major makeover – although the results aren’t necessarily as good as those outside. The diesel is a ripper – it runs surprisingly smoothly and quietly, has a hefty stash of torque readily on tap and combines that with a pleasingly frugal thirst. We covered more than 450 kilometres during our week-long test – the first half of that on the highway, the second half around town – and still had more than half the 75-litre tank of diesel remaining. The trip computer calculated that to be an average consumption of 9.1 L/100 kilometres, which is excellent for a car of this size in largely urban going. Ford claims a thirst as low as 6.5L/100 kilometres in highway running. The six-speed auto – now a well-established part of the Ford drivetrain – seems to have improved with age, while the Territory also has sturdy ride characteristics. Good things come to those who wait. And that’s particularly true when you’ve been waiting as long as we have for this car. Source: AAP

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Stacey Cook is now the proud new owner of a brand-new Mitsubishi Triton ute, thanks to Garry Crick Maroochydore. One of four finalists, Stacey was named the winner at the draw on Friday, April 13, with help from Hot91’s Tod and Sammy and Sam Bohner, dealer principal of Garry Crick Maroochydore. Competition entrants chose between four cars they’d like to be in the running to win. Stacey plans to give the ute to her fiance.

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erman carmaker BMW has launched its iconic Mini Cooper in India, the latest luxury car maker to expand in one of the world’s fastest-growing car markets. BMW established a presence in the country in 2006 and has since seen steady growth in sales in India where growing affluence is producing a new upper class with expensive tastes. “With the launch of the Mini, we have brought the world’s most exciting premium small car brand to India,” says BMW India president Andreas Schaaf. Some 100 Mini Coopers have already been ordered in India with deliveries to start in May, Schaaf says. The ex-showroom price per vehicle is between 2.5 million and 3.6 million rupees ($48,883 to $69,413). Despite the country’s slowing economy and badly potholed roads,

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he designer of Porsche’s iconic 911 sports car, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, has died at the age of 76 in the Austrian city of Salzburg. The grandson of the luxury carmaker’s founder, FA Porsche, as he was known, dreamed up in 1963 the sleek lines and alluring curves of the 911 that have sent car fans’ hearts a-flutter for half a century. “As creator of the Porsche 911, he established a design culture in our company that still leaves its

mark on our sports cars,” the head of Porsche’s supervisory board, Matthias Mueller, says. The 911 model is now in its seventh generation. “A design of the century for which Porsche is envied around the world,” Bild newspaper said of the 911 in an obituary for Porsche published on its website. “True fans of the brand only permit slight changes to the design to this day.” He also created the Formula One race car 804 as well as the Porsche 904 Carrera GTS and in the 1970s branched out into Porsche merchandise including lines of wristwatches and sunglasses. “Design must be functional and this functionality must be applied visually with an aesthetic that is without gags that have to be explained first,” the company quoted him as saying. “Good design should be honest.” Porsche, who began at the company in 1958, was still the honorary chairman of the company’s supervisory board when he died. He is survived by his wife and three sons. The cause of death was not announced. Source: AFP

Product Expo and 4WD Day at Ken Mills Toyota this Saturday Ken Mills Toyota will hold its Toyota Product Expo and 4WD Day this Saturday. The day will feature expert four-wheel drive training from Brisbane Hinterland 4X4 staff with workshops in sand recovery, towing set-up and hill ascent and descent training. There will also be opportunities to test your driving skills on the four-wheel drive test track, and test drive all of the dealership’s four-wheel drive range vehicles including the FJ Cruiser, Prado, Kluger, Rav 4 and Hilux. The Product Expo offers the chance to inspect and test drive Ken Mills Toyota’s entire range of cars and commercial vehicles – new, used and demonstrators including the new Prius C Hybrid, Camry Atara, Hybrid Camry and more. There will be driveaway specials, a chance to win a $50,000 Road Code prize, as well as enjoy a barbecue and jumping castle for the kids. The Toyota Product Expo and 4WD Day will be held at Ken Mills Toyota, Sugar Rd, Maroochydore. Call 5443 6277 for details.

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BE EXPOSED PREVIEW Too many people discover the value of insurance when it is too late – after their house has flooded, their possessions stolen or suddenly they cannot make a mortgage payment. Up to 70 per cent of Australians are believed to be under-insured. MPP investigates. WORDS Jarna Baudinette

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hese days you can buy almost any kind of insurance. Car, travel, health, home, you name it – if it’s important to you, chances are you can insure it for a convenient monthly premium. Despite this, many Australians are under-insured when it comes to their primary financial asset. Home insurance is not compulsory in Australia and even those people who have cover often forget to update it as their home and possessions change. Others fail to shop around for the best policy and pay more than necessary. Brenden Brial, owner-manager of Bank of Queensland Mooloolaba, says one of the big issues with insurance is people not knowing what – or how much – they are covered for. Everyone’s financial circumstances are different, and Brial’s recommendation is to seek professional advice to ensure you are adequately protected. “A financial planner will generally make sure you are insured for an amount over and above your debts,” Brial says. “And if you’re not adequately covered, the last thing you want is to find out only when something happens to you.” There are five main types of insurance home owners need to consider.

HOME INSURANCE Home insurance covers the cost of rebuilding or replacing all or part of your home if it is damaged by storms, flood, rain, fire, explosion, lightning strike or an earthquake. If you are in the process of buying a new home, check with your solicitor to determine when you are responsible for insuring the property (generally as soon as the contract is signed by both parties, in the form of a cover

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note). If you plan to buy a property at auction, bear in mind the risk of damage to the property passes to you as the buyer at 5pm on the day following the auction. Every insurance policy comes with plenty of fine print and it is worth going over yours thoroughly to be aware of what you’re covered for – and what you’re not. In the wake of the 2011 floods many Brisbane home owners received a nasty surprise when they were told their properties were insured only for flash flooding, not riverine or inland flooding. Residents who had been paying premiums for years suddenly found their policy did not cover the damage to their homes. In the wake of this, a National Disaster Insurance Review panel undertook an inquiry and proposed a standard definition of ‘flood’ and mandatory flood cover be implemented in all Australian home insurance policies. This has been under consideration by the Federal Government since November, but in the meantime if you live near water make sure your policy covers all types of flooding. Brial also recommends looking into whether your policy covers rebuilding at current market value, as well as extra costs such as demolition and architect fees.

CONTENTS INSURANCE As its name suggests, contents insurance covers your household goods against damage or theft. These goods include furniture, furnishings, appliances, home office or media equipment, clothes, artwork and all personal belongings. Many policies offer bonuses such as new-for-old cover on all household contents, and many home owners combine their home and contents insurance into the one premium. Young people, or those who are renting, tend to overlook contents insurance and may find themselves short of money to replace expensive items. But Brial says even those who do have cover often grossly underestimate the value of their household goods. “It’s easy, with something like clothes for example, to say, ‘Oh, I have around $2000 worth’, but you really need to make sure that you accurately calculate the value of your goods,” he says. “We have a spreadsheet we give to people that lists the rooms in the house – bedroom one, bedroom two and so on. You need to

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy, with something like clothes for example, to say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oh, I have around $2000 worthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, but you really need to make sure that you accurately calculate the value of your goods Brenden Brial

go through the house, room by room, and add it all up.â&#x20AC;? This might sound tedious, but it prevents the horror of finding out half your lost belongings wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be replaced. Brial also recommends taking photos of your goods and storing these for future reference.

LANDLORD INSURANCE If you own an investment property you should also consider taking out landlord insurance, which safeguards not only the property itself (from events such as those outlined above), but can also cover your rental income if tenants default on their rent payments. Landlord insurance can also include cover for malicious damage or theft by tenants (and lost rent during the subsequent repairs) and legal liability cover.

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make sure they have considered it,â&#x20AC;? Brial says. Mortgage protection insurance provides peace of mind that your repayments will be met in the event of an illness, injury, job loss or other unexpected circumstance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a general rule you can build it into your monthly loan repayments, and there are different ways you can take it out â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for two, three or five years, and so on,â&#x20AC;? Brial says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are many different combinations so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to discuss this with the person whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s giving you the insurance.â&#x20AC;?

LIFE INSURANCE While you may have any number of reasons for obtaining a life insurance policy, the most important factor concerning home ownership is that a valid policy can prevent your loved ones from inheriting your mortgage debt when you die. If your will designates a residence is to be left to a beneficiary, in most cases that person will also inherit the mortgage, and if they are unable to meet the payments they may be forced to sell the property. If you have an adequate life insurance policy your insurance company can cover this debt. Many people have a life insurance policy incorporated into their superannuation and assume this will be enough to pay off their mortgage. However, these policies are often limited, and so Brial says it is important for a couple or family to consider what other

financial commitments will still need to be met, and which family membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; incomes need to be protected. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Someone might have a $500,000 policy and assume this will cover their mortgage debt. But they actually might be better off obtaining a mortgage protection policy alongside their life insurance policy, which can then be used for other family living expenses, so all bases are covered,â&#x20AC;? Brial says.

READ THE FINE PRINT Whether you need one or all of these types of insurance, Brial says the most important step is to always read the fine print â&#x20AC;&#x201C; good advice, given as many as 70 per cent of Australians are thought to be under-insured. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every insurance company is legally bound to give you a Product Disclosure Statement,â&#x20AC;? Brial says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most people throw it in the bin, but you need to read it and keep it. Ask questions and make sure you understand exactly what you are covered for.â&#x20AC;?

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Alexandra Headland 27 Surf Road 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car April 14 Sold for $440,000. Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Sales agent: Chris Pace 0417 196 600 Features: Auction: Result: Agency:

27 Tantula Road East 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car April 14 Passed in. Negotiating two offers post auction. Next Property Group Agency: 1300 400 777 Sales agent: Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Features: Auction: Result:

Buderim 37 Illuka Street 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car April 14 Passed in. Belle Property Buderim 5445 6722 Sales agent: David Hedley-Ward 0406 011 123 Features: Auction: Result: Agency:

17 Foote Avenue 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Features: April 14 Auction: Passed in. Negotiating with Result: six parties. Belle Property Buderim Agency: 5445 6722 Sales agents: David Hedley-Ward 0406 011 123 & Jodie Hedley-Ward 0424 842 837 90 Jones Road 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Features: each (three flats) April 14 Auction: Passed in at $541,000. Result: RE/MAX Property Sales Agency: 5470 7000 Sales agent: Darren Rix 0416 188 259

Caloundra 11 Bombala Terrace 7 bed, 4 bath, 2 car Features: April 13 Auction: Passed in. Negotiating with Result: post-auction interest. KBR 5492 5644 Agency: Sales agent: Carola Cauchi-Gera 0417 608 466

Coolum Beach 3/1858-1860 David Low Way 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Features: April 11 Auction: Sold for $222,500. Result: RealWay Buderim 5445 2777 Agency: Sales agents: Lauren McCarthy 0406 962 578 & Jarrad McCarthy 0410 052 219

Glass House Mountains 19 Crittenden Road 6 bed, 2 bath, 7 car Features: April 14 Auction: Passed in. Result: First National Beerwah 5494 6444 Agency: Sales agents: Brad Collins 0427 946 411 & Ursula Starkovsky 0459 995 979

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7 Beattie Street 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 car April 14 Sold prior to auction. Seaside Real Estate 5492 2555 Anna Morgan-Varlow 0410 864 688

Maleny Lot 4 Mountain View Road Land (one acre) April 15 Under contract post auction. Maleny & Hinterland Real Estate 5494 3022 Sales agent: Julie Reimers 0417 465 536 Features: Auction: Result: Agency:

Maroochydore Unit 14 ‘Catalina’, 47 Sixth Ave 1 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Features: April 14 Auction: Passed in at $241,000. Result: Property Today 5444 2222 Agency: Sales agent: David Grenfell 0419 946 534

Minyama 1 Cypress Court 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car April 14 Under contract post auction. Elite Lifestyle Properties 5444 0111 Sales agent: Mark Unkel 0412 738 675 Features: Auction: Result: Agency:

Peachester 64 Stirling Road 4 bed, 1 bath, 3 car April 14 Passed in. First National Beerwah 5494 6444 Sales agent: John King 0409 570 284 Features: Auction: Result: Agency:

Pelican Waters Features: Auction: Result: Agency: Sales agent:

5 Creek View Place 5 bed, 2 bath, 2 car April 14 Passed in. KBR 5492 5644 Carola Cauchi-Gera 0417 608 466

1 Pelican Waters Boulevard 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car April 14 Passed in at $925,000. Currently negotiating. Seaside Real Estate 5492 2555 Agency: Sales agent: Peter Crowe 0409 644 455 Features: Auction: Result:

27 Pelican Waters Boulevard 4 bed, 2 bath, 4 car April 14 Sold under auction conditions post auction. Seaside Real Estate 5492 2555 Agency: Sales agent: Anna Morgan-Varlow 0410 864 688 Features: Auction: Result:

Sippy Downs 9 Courtenay Place 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car April 15 Passed in at $470,000. Dealing with conditional interest. Belle Property Buderim Agency: 5456 0263 Sales agent: Jan Withers 0403 737 790 Features: Auction: Result:

Warana 12 Minkara Street, Warana 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car April 14 Sold for $470,000. Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Sales agent: Minka Jenkins 0488 550 063 Features: Auction: Result: Agency:

Auctions in Action 2/123 Burnett Street, Buderim Auction details: On site Saturday April 21 @ 11.30am Agency: Belle Property 5445 6722 Contact: Bevan Horsnell 0412 512 257 16 Benjamin Street, Maroochydore Auction details: On site Saturday April 21 @ 2.30pm Agency: Belle Property 5444 6722 Contact: Tim Burrough 0418 666 356 50 Centenary Crescent, Maroochydore Auction details: On site Saturday April 21 @ 1.30pm Agency: Belle Property Buderim 5456 0219 Contact: Bevan Horsnell 0412 512 257 386 Western Avenue, Montville Auction details: On site Sunday April 22 @ 3pm Agency: Maleny & Hinterland Real Estate 5494 3022 Contact: David Gamble 0419 720 575 126 Eudlo Road, Mooloolah Valley Auction details: On site Saturday April 21 @ 3pm Agency: Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Contact: Chris Pace 0417 196 600 21 Robur Crescent, Mountain Creek Auction details: On site Saturday April 21 @ 11am Agency: Platinum Properties 5437 8806 Contact: Steve Turner 0412 679 488 & Geoff Ohmsen 0412 103 147 221 Ninderry Road, Ninderry Auction details: On site Sunday April 22 @ noon Agency: Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Contact: Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 & Robyne Williams 0488 999 536 38 Petigrain Avenue, Palmwoods Auction details: On site Saturday April 21 @ 1pm Agency: First National Palmwoods 5445 9666 Contact: Vanessa Brunton 0467 448 850 50 Piringa Street, Wurtulla Auction details: On site Saturday April 21 @ noon Agency: Property Today 5444 2222 Contact: Serg Gubecka 0410 557 975 57 The Decks, Wurtulla Auction details: On site Saturday April 21 @ 11am Agency: Belle Property Buderim 5445 6722 Contact: David Hedley-Ward 0406 011 123

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Mulhearn adds the coming months normally represent a slowing in demand for rental properties, but other market factors are tentatively keeping rental demand hopes high. “While we normally have a little downturn in permanent rental demand after April, we are anticipating things to remain steady this year as we are seeing more business groups move into the area, thus stimulating employment and demand,” Mulhearn says. “The good thing about low vacancy rates is that investors are becoming more confident about entering the property market.”

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A list of what’s recently sold on the Coast 9 Tarra Bulga Court, Buderim Sold for: $640,000 Features: 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Agency: RealWay Buderim Sales agent: Marg Deighton

<$500,000 $500,000 – $1 million >$1 million

2/97 Burnett Street, Buderim Sold for: $585,000 Features: 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Agency: RealWay Buderim Sales agent: Richard Meacle & Marg Deighton These buyers loved the home’s kitchen and north-east-facing living area, which flows out to the pool.

24 Lindsay Road, Buderim Sold for: $750,000 Features: 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Agency: RealWay Buderim Sales agent: Marg Deighton

16 Michael Street, Golden Beach Sold for: $400,500 Features: 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car Agency: RE/MAX Property Services, Caloundra Sales agent: Graeme Palmer

3 Bega Place, Kawana Island Sold for: $450,000 Features: 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Agency: Howcroft & Associates Real Estate Sales agent: Bill Howcroft

6 Wells Court, Palmwoods Sold for: $350,000 Features: 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Agency: Whittington Ellis Real Estate Sales agent: Tony Whittington

6 Zara Court, Buderim Sold for: $640,000 Features: 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Agency: Next Property Group Sales agent: Tracey McAllansmith

51 Mimosa Crescent, Currimundi Sold for: $380,000 Features: 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Agency: RealWay Property Consultants Caloundra Sales agent: Darren Ide

30 St Martins Terrace, Buderim Sold for: $785,000 Features: 3 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Agency: RealWay Buderim Sales agent: Richard Meacle

On the market for just four weeks, this property was sold to local buyers.

4 Ambako Place, Golden Beach Sold for: $362,110 Features: 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Agency: RealWay Property Consultants Caloundra Sales agent: James Reynolds

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39 Cypress Street, Kuluin Sold for: $360,000 Features: 4 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Agency: RealWay Buderim Sales agent: Rob Gardner 2/135 Tepequar Drive, Maroochydore Sold for: $350,000 Features: 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Agency: Next Property Group Sales agent: Jodie McDonell

The house was on the market for only three weeks before it was sold to a young couple from Maroochydore who were buying their first home.

3 Edlundh Court, Pelican Waters Sold for: $464,000 Features: 5 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Agency: RE/MAX Property Services, Caloundra Sales agent: Debbie Shellshear

24 Armstrong Court, Mons Sold for: $1.15 million Features: 5 bed, 3 bath, 7 car Agency: Next Property Group Sales agent: Craig Porter

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2/8 Camphor Court, Mooloolaba Sold for: $340,000 Features: 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Agency: Mooloolaba Real Estate Sales agent: Henry & Nina

Buderim 5445 2777 | Caloundra 5436 0700

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PELICAN WATERS 12 Scartree Street

BUDERIM 11A Sylvan Street

THIS IS SERIOUS AND NEEDS TO BE SOLD

SPECTACULAR NORTHERN OCEAN AND HINTERLAND VIEWS

If you are looking to purchase in Pelican Waters you need to not miss out on this Auction. Serious sellers have instructed this home to be sold under the hammer at the market value, you decide the price.

This luxurious property, situated in a quiet cul-desac on the northern slopes of Buderim, is perfectly positioned to enjoy the fantastic views.

• Great location with easy access to golf course • Fully fenced 700sqm block with side access • Huge open plan living areas with air-conditioning • Outdoor entertaining area and gazebo • Only minutes to Caloundra City School

• Open plan living with 9’ ceilings, hardwood floors • Wide covered deck with breathtaking NE views • Deluxe 2-pak kitchen with top quality appliances • Spacious master bedroom with upmarket ensuite • Media room that can double as fourth bedroom • Leisure lounge / rumpus room / office • Pristine plunge pool with shimmering waterfall

4 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR

3 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR

Inspect: Saturday 2:00-2:45pm Auction: On Site Sat 12th May @ 10:00am Web: Ref No. 108418176 Darren Ide 0408 549 457

Inspect: Saturday 2:00-2:45pm Price: $1,150,000 Web: Ref No. 109323976 Marg Deighton 0411 399 514

BUDERIM 1-9 Nunkeri Court

NUNKERI RESORT A Plantation-style resort set on 1.5 acres of lush tropical surroundings with appeal to lovers of privacy, nature and birdlife. Low maintenance gardens. • Spacious open plan living, high vaulted ceilings, opening onto a private entertaining area • Modern 2-pak kitchen, stone benchtops and gas cooking • 3 large bedrooms, master with ensuite, and study • Tranquil resort style pool, spa and pavillion • Double garage + carport, 9m x 6m shed, room for tennis court Perfect home for the Queensland lifestyle.

3 BED | 2 BATH | 4 CAR Inspect: Saturday 1:00-1:45pm Price: $799,000 Web: Ref No. 109851771 Marg Deighton 0411 399 514

LITTLE MOUNTAIN 22 Sunset Drive

MARG’S CORNER

A VIEW NEVER TO DISAPPEAR Spectacular sunrises and majestic full moon visions are the highlight of everyday they are on offer when you purchase this property. • Elevated 4 bedroom home with fantastic views • Timber decks on 2 levels to enjoy the outdoors • Internal fireplace for those wintery nights • Air conditioned master bedroom • Galley style kitchen with distant ocean views • Kids rumpus room located downstairs

4 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR Inspect: Saturday 12:00-12:45pm Price: $585,000 Web: Ref No. 109478691 Darren Ide 0408 549 457 Jarrad McCarthy 0410 052 219

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19 Bringenbrong Drive, Buderim Inspect: Sat 11-11:45am Set high in a very desirable quiet location in Buderim Meadows, central to schools, shops and all the entire coast has to offer. Price: $499,000 4 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR 165 Lindsay Road, Buderim Inspect: Sat 2-2:45pm Charming 3 bedroom cottage on 1105m2. Open plan living, timber floors and high ceilings. Price: $410,000 3 BED | 1 BATH | 2 CAR

BUDERIM 13-15 Settlers Ridge

BUDERIM’S BEST VALUE ACREAGE • 1.5 private acres close to Buderim village • N/E aspect to capture breezes and winter sun • Upstairs timber floors, 3 bdms, w bathrooms and living • Downstairs 4th bedroom and bathroom + rumpus room • Large storage area

4 BED | 3 BATH | 2 CAR Inspect: Saturday 10:00-10:45am Price: $629,000 Web: Ref No. 107431766 Marg Deighton 0411 399 514

119 Maroochy Waters Drive, Maroochydore Inspect: Sat 1-1:45pm Easy lifestyle home backing onto parkland. Immaculately presented, colourful and quirky with 3 spacious bedrooms, office, art deco kitchen, resort style pool and outside entertaining area. Price: $475,000 3 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR 6 Chelsea Rose Close, Buderim Inspect: Sat 12-12:45pm Exceptional home with warmth and charm. Positioned in quiet cul-desac. Fantastic outdoor area overlooking private pool. Suitable for home business. Backs onto park. Price: $720,000 4 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR

A winner listens, a loser just waits until it is their time to talk

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Alexandra Headland, 40A Okinja Road

Defining a stroll to Alex Beach This modern beach house is ideal for the family wanting to make the most of the coastal lifestyle. • Modern low maintenance beach house • Contemporary designer kitchen opening to outdoor entertaining area • Spacious open plan living area • 3 Bedrooms, master with ensuite and plenty of storage

• Free flow indoor/outdoor design ideal for summer and entertaining • Double lock-up garage, room for the surfboards • Easy walk to Alexandra Surf Club and beautiful beaches • Motivated vendor ready to sell

Mooloolaba, 6 Julie Court

Mountain Creek, 27 Glenfields Boulevard

Defining Mooloolaba Home under $500,000!

Defining The Family Life

• Cul-de-sac position on 708sqm, home over one level • Fully renovated, no expense spared in fitout and fixtures, high ceilings • Open plan living areas, massive covered entertaining • Private inground pool and grassed areas for kids • Double lock-up garage, storage • Vacant, this home must and will be sold!

• Located in popular school precinct • Ultra large living and dining areas • Ever inviting salt water inground swimming pool • A true covered outdoor entertaining area with room for all • 4 generous sized bedrooms master with ensuite • Boat or caravan covered parking area and double lock-up garage • All this on 771m2 prime real estate

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Mooloolaba, 2/44 Toorumbee Drive

Cotton Tree, 8/12 Memorial Avenue

Defining Duplex – Rents for $320pw – Buy for Mid $200,000

Defining Best Cotton Tree Location

• Single level beachside duplex • Great tenant in place, strong returns • Open plan tiled living area • 2 bedroom, 1 bath layout • Grassed rear courtyard • Perfect investment for the future!

• Situated in the heart of Cotton Tree with easy access to patrolled beaches • Two bedroom unit with split system air-conditioning • Dual car accommodation • Great complex with pool and BBQ area • Motivated owners are ready to sell

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buderim

18 summer ridge place

lifestyle providing spacious living for your large family, enjoying privacy and seclusion at the end of a tree lined cul-de-sac, this property is very desirable. a superb outdoor entertaining area incorporates the family-sized swimming pool that will keep the kids happy and cool during the coastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long summer months. you will love the tranquility this home offers and the convenience of its location. your children will have easy access to a variety of schools and the university.

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5456 0235 russell dell 0400 409 000

accommodation the multiple living areas make this home perfect for entertaining and the children will love having their own separate retreat which incorporates a versatile media space, 4 good sized bedrooms and the family bathroom. the parents havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been forgotten with the master suite including walk in robe and ensuite. to complete the picture of this substantial family home there is also large purpose built office.

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buderim 2/123 burnett street lifestyle coastal views enmeshed in a leafy outlook provide a tranquil setting in this modern townhouse. take a short stroll to buderim village and its cafĂŠs and restaurants, or stay at home for dinner and drinks on the top deck overlooking the trees and coastline. this is a lovely example of the relaxed lifestyle buderim is renowned for.

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sat 11.00 - 11.30am sat 21 apr at 11.30am 5456 0219 bevan horsnell 0412 512 257

urgent beachside auction 16 benjamin st, maroochydore lifestyle superb peaceful location on 615m2 just a stroll to beach. new appliances. this huge home is solid with renovated roof and great potential. pest inspection available.

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sat 2.00 - 2.30pm sat 21 apr at 2.30pm 5445 6722 tim burrough 0418 666 356

usa owner must sell, reserve set ridiculously way below market value. no registered bidders so far so put yourself in with a chance by having a five percent deposit by monday at 5pm and a 30 day contract. and be there

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maroochydore

50 centenary crescent

lifestyle situated little more than 1km from the best beaches the sunshine coast has to offer, this stunning property is perfect for the family looking to grow in to a home full of size, style and sophistication. safe, secure and fully fenced for peace of mind, an easy everyday lifestyle is within reach, with the choice of flat grassed play area, cubby house and sandpit or in ground pool, all within eyesight of the main living and outdoor entertaining areas.

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5456 0219 bevan horsnell 0412 512 257

accommodation cleverly designed for the family at all stages, this magnificent property provide 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms in total, with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms upstairs, and 5th or guest´s bedroom and bathroom downstairs. large open plan living incorporates seamless indoor and outdoor entertaining through bi fold doors overlooking the pool. a rumpus room allows for space and separation and a dedicated office is perfect for the work from home professional.

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guide auction

9 courcheval terrace

lifestyle relaxing and restful, this beautiful property is perfect for those looking for an idyllic family lifestyle far removed from the hectic daily routine, but little more than 10 minutes to the sunshine coast´s best beaches, restaurants and cafes. situated at the end of a quiet cul de sac in an exclusive estate containing 28 acres of forest and walking trails, wonderful views to the hinterland, beautiful sunsets and cool coastal breezes are yours to enjoy everyday.

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5456 0219 bevan horsnell 0412 512 257

accommodation three spacious bedrooms plus study, main with ensuite and walk in robe, with good separation for all family members, formal lounge and family areas with views of pool and hinterland, galley style kitchen and large laundry complete the picture of the perfect family home. features a beautiful 1205sqm block to entertain guests in tropical surrounds, watch the kids in the pool or children´s playground, or dad and his toys in the four bay shed. simply a great lifestyle!

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sippy downs

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sat 12.00 - 12.30pm offers over $470,000 5456 0263 jan withers 0403 737 790

lifestyle generously proportioned to suit the whole family and with space to store your caravan or boat this impressive home is well positioned in a peaceful cul de sac. there is a large study as well as bedrooms with excellent separation and living zones that extend to a paved courtyard and low maintenance tropical garden pool area.

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wurtulla

premier location

57 the decks

lifestyle perfect for those looking to down-size their to-do list and upsize their quality of life, this contemporary low maintenance beach house inspired home offers spectacular views of the water from almost every angle. set amidst the upcoming kawana hospital precinct and in an area widely tipped for future growth, it boasts a prime position directly opposite the park and beachfront. accommodation builders own and architect-designed, it offers 2 indoor and 2 outdoor living areas plus spacious office and additional study area upstairs. the freeflowing open-plan living/dining area connects seamlessly with the outdoor entertaining area featuring pool with waterfall.

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5445 6722 david hedley-ward 0406 011 123 jodie hedley-ward 0424 842 837

features with weekend markets on your doorstep plus bike and walking tracks in all directions, this property offers the total lifestyle package complete with double garage with drive through access for the toys. ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s instructions are clear... bring offers now or on auction day!

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AUCTION AUCTION THIS SATURDAY – PRISTINE BLANK CANVAS – BUILD YOUR DREAM! 126 Eudlo Road, Mooloolah Valley

LAND

Offering supreme seclusion, this stunning 7.6 acre (3.08 hectares) property affords the ultimate opportunity to create your very own secret wonderland. After meandering along a 400m sealed driveway, you’ll be instantly mesmerised by the tranquil bush setting, intense privacy & impeccable improvements – just waiting for new owners to complete the picture with a majestic home befitting such a magical setting. There’s already a flat & elevated 1000m2 house pad in place, with soil test & drawn plans available. There’s also a double bay shed plus storage container & a large dam with pump & irrigation. This is quite simply one of the best vacant acreage offerings we’ve seen in years.

á Totally private acreage property á Elevated 34m x 34m house pad á Soil test + house plans available á 2 bay shed + storage container á Power and phone connected á Large dam with pump á Established gardens + irrigation

Auction: On Site Saturday 21st of April at 3pm Inspect: Saturday from 2.30pm, Auction at 3pm Chris Pace 0417 196 600 Web Code: BUD2303

AUCTION HORSES FOR NOW, HOUSES FOR LATER? MUST SELL! 8 Kirra Road, Maroochy River Twenty-two acres of gently undulating, all useable land with potential to subdivide (STCA) is a must see for any astute buyer looking for the perfect lifestyle with options property. The modern homestead boasts 12 foot ceilings and beautifully polished floorboards. The master retreat comes complete with an open fireplace, just perfect for those cooler nights. Three other bedrooms all have built-ins and there is a separate large office with access from the verandah. There is a separate formal dining room, whilst the family living area adjoins the country style kitchen. The spacious verandahs add to the character and appeal of this charming homestead. Inspect now to fully appreciate everything on offer…

6 Bed | 3 Bath | 3 Car

á 22 acres livestock property á Large 4 bay shed á Home - 4 bed + office á Separate 2 bed studio á 10 mins to Plaza & beaches á Town planning report on request

Auction: On Site Saturday 28th April at 11am Inspect: Saturday 11-11.45am Chris Pace 0417 196 600 Craig Porter 0411 554 880 Web Code: BUD2302

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AUCTION MAKE ME A SUPERMODEL...HALLELUJAH - CARWOOLA 26 Carwoola Crescent, Mooloolaba I have the bone structure to become Miranda, but only BIGGER & BETTER. Not often do opportunities like this come our way, a MASSIVE family home in one of the best streets on the Sunshine Coast. This one is a GRANDSTANDER, set in deepwater Mooloolaba this would-be supermodel has a massive 23m east facing frontage onto the main river. Legs all the way to heaven she boasts soaring 9ft ceilings & some extraordinary inclusions. 6 bed, 6 bath, 2 living rooms, open plan kitchen, butlers pantry & huge sweeping balcony wrapping around the upper level. The expansive waterfront deck, pontoon, pool, spa & 1000m2 of under roof living complete her natural assets yet to realise their full potential.

6 Bed | 6 Bath | 2 Car

รก Rare opportunity รก Deepwater access รก 23m river frontage รก Spacious six bedroom home รก Call today for an inspection!

Auction: On Site Saturday 12th of May at 1pm Inspect: Saturday & Sunday 11-11.45am Minka Jenkins 0488 550 063 Web Code: MIN2321

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AUCTION UNSURPASSED VIEWS AND CLASS ON BUDERIM 1 Mayfair Lane, Buderim Enjoy a spectacular birdโ€™s eye view over the Sunshine coast from this prestigious residence which is gloriously nestled on the NE escarpment of Buderim Mountain. This breathtaking residence offers panoramic 180-degree views spanning from mount Ninderry in the hinterland, to the Pacific Ocean at Caloundra. Diverse sights of the river, the ocean farmland, mountains and tree tops can be enjoyed from each of the five balconies, every level and almost every room in the house through floor-to-ceiling glass and bi-fold doors. Spread over three levels of architectural brilliance, this four bedroom, three bathroom home boasts everything you could ever wish for.

4 Bed | 3 Bath | 2 Car

รก Outstanding views รก Architecturally designed รก Private gated driveway รก 4 bedrooms รก 3 bathrooms รก Simply stunning

Price: Expressions of Interest Closing 27th of April 2012 Inspect: By Prior Arrangement Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 Web Code: BUD2252

AUCTION MUST SELL AT AUCTION! QUIET, LOW MAINTENANCE ACREAGE - JUST 10 MINS TO BUDERIM 142 Ilkley Road, Ilkley Rarely do you get an opportunity to be so close to sought after Buderim whilst being on ten acres of privacy & tranquility. This property has it all, from the stunning in-ground salt water pool with hot spa to the sprawling lawns and tropical gardens. This home has been designed for living and entertaining, with multiple large living zones and outdoor entertaining areas. There are also two dams, as well as a second, separate residence which is perfect for teenagers, visitors or working from home. The list of extras continues with a large shed and stables, complete with tac room. With a motivated owner, this is your opportunity to secure your piece of paradise.

4+ Bed | 3 Bath | 10+ Car

รก Immaculate acreage รก Spacious home with multiple indoor & outdoor living zones รก Separate self-contained studio รก Stables with tac room รก Gorgeous pool for our Sunshine Coast lifestyle

Auction: On Site Sunday 29th of April at 11am Inspect: Saturday 2.30-3.15pm Tracey McAllansmith 0418 722 374 Web Code: BUD2316

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LAST CHANCE – PRESTIGIOUS LOCATION – MUST BE SOLD! 73 Mooloolah Drive, Minyama Located on one of Mooloolah Drives largest allotments this Mediterranean style waterfront home is offered for sale with the owners committed to move to acreage. This beautiful and functional home is complemented by; a large entertainment deck over the waterfront, jetty and pontoon to moor a 11.5m boat, a marine store room, a large pool and lawn space secluded amongst plush gardens, parking for up to 5 vehicles, solid concrete and steel construction, high ceilings and internal atrium, multiple living zones, back to base security, electric front gates all delivered with unwavering sense of excellence. This stylish waterfront home will be sacrificed. A must see property, call today for an inspection.

4 Bed | 3 Bath | 2 Car

á Jetty & pontoon to moor a 11.5m boat á Unique, timeless design á High quality á Secure, easy living and private á South East facing á Parking for up to 5 vehicles.

Price: Expressions of Interest Closing Monday 23rd of April Inspect: Saturday 2-2.45pm Chris Jones 0405 469 736 Jasmine Chambers 0434 121 493 Web Code: MIN2297

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DOWNSIZE MAINTENANCE AND UPSIZE QUALITY 15 Turnbuckle Court, Wurtulla

3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 2 Car

Give yourself more time to do the things you love to do: walking, cycling, swimming and relaxing, when you live in this stylish but easy care, low maintenance home on Lake Kawana. Stunning water views frame the indoor and outdoor living zones and all within a short stroll to the new University Hospital, Private Hospital, Beach, Shopping Centre, Schools etc.....

Price: Buyers in the $800,000’s Inspect: Saturday 12-12.45pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Web Code: MIN2323

KAREN HAS SOLD $3.2 MILLION OF PROPERTIES IN MINYAMA, BUDDINA AND WURTULLA, IN 4 DAYS! With 3 other offers pending, Karen knows how to get the results her sellers want. If you want your beachside or waterfront property sold , you know who to call NEXT!

THINKING OF SELLING? CALL KAREN JONES 0405 122 526 NEXT AUCTION ENTRY LEVEL DEEP WATER WILL BE SOLD! 25 Jessica Boulevard, Minyama Over 1000m2 of land that is fully fenced and complete with pontoon and jetty ready to moor your boat. Enter through the sliding stacker doors to relax and unwind enjoying your favorite cold drink in the enclosed entertaining area taking in the water views overlooking the private in ground swimming pool. Don’t miss your opportunity to buy into the Minyama precinct!

A WELL DESIGNED HOME OVER 1 LEVEL 5 Buderim Pines Drive, Buderim Additional extras make the home so comfortable. Enjoy the outdoor entertaining area overlooking landscaped gardens & capturing coastal breezes. 4 great sized bedrooms with BIR, 2 bathrooms, generous sized lounge & adjoining dining room, family room located directly from the kitchen. Offering immaculate presentation and a lovely home to be enjoyed.

4 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car Price: Listed at $479,000 Inspect: Saturday & Sunday 10-10.45am Jason Burns 0417 762 001 Web Code: MCHY2305

4+ Bed | 3 Bath | 3 Car Auction: On Site Saturday 28th April at 12pm (if not sold prior) Inspect: Saturday & Sunday 11-11.45am Jason Burns 0417 762 001 Web Code: MCHY2313

PRICED TO SELL-EXECUTIVE YOUR OWN PRIVATE COURSE PARADISE SIDE RESIDENCE 17 Hetherington Drive, Twin Waters

4 Bed | 3 Bath | 2 Car

How would you like to soak up the lush, green surrounds of the renowned Twin Waters Golf Course, all day, every day from the comfort of your own home? Designed in perfect harmony with the natural elements this superb executive residence offers the opportunity to entertain or relax in open plan style in multiple zones all enjoying peaceful and leafy course outlooks.

Price: Buyers in the $800,000’s Inspect: Saturday 12-12.45pm Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 Web Code: 2205

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AUCTION VALUE, VALUE, VALUE - VIEWS, WORKSHOPS, DUAL LIVING - 5 ACRES 84 Francis Road, Bli Bli

4 Bed | 3 Bath | 5 Car

Enjoy living all year round in this amazing piece of real estate tucked privately away just minutes from the townships of Bli Bli & Maroochydore. From your lounge room you get the best of both worlds with picturesque ocean views of Mount Coolum to the north & amazing panoramas of the hinterland range to the south. The home showcases vaulted ceilings & large balconies which overlook a private in ground pool. Prudent buyers will recognise many appealing features including a self contained apartment, 2 huge workshops, solar panels which return energy back to the grid, & ample water storage. All these features on 5 rolling acres with reasonable expectations. Don’t miss this one!

á Commanding northern & southern views á Close to Coast á Well built brick home with raked ceilings á Dual living á Environmentally sustainable á Just over 5 acres á Inspect today!

Auction: On Site Sunday 29th of April at 1pm Inspect: Saturday 2.30-3.15pm Robyne Williams 0488 999 536 Damien Michael 0413 024 124 Web Code: BUD2311

AUCTION URGENT SALE NEEDED - “STUNNING ACREAGE RETREAT SACRIFICED” 221 Ninderry Road, Ninderry

4 Bed | 1 Bath | 4 Car

Rarely do we see opportunities like this one arise, “The old farmhouse “was built some 95 years ago & was home to the original Dairy farmers of Ninderry. Having under gone significant renovations over the years to restore it back to its original beauty we are pleased to offer this comfortable home to the market for the first time in many years.

Auction: On Site Sunday 22nd of April at 12pm Inspect: Saturday 1-1.45pm & Sunday from 11.30am Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Robyne Williams 0488 999 536 Web Code: BUD2298

DO YOU WANT BLI BLI’S BEST BUY? 4 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car

3 Ginger Bell Avenue, Bli Bli Imagine moving into this builders own display home. As new, never been lived in, nothing to do but unpack and start enjoying the peaceful surrounds. Backing on reserve, this private home is finished in absolute quality and style. Designed for low maintenance living, it has a great undercover entertaining area and plenty of room in the fully fenced yard for the kids.

Price: High $400,000’s Inspect: Saturday 1-1.45pm John Skerlak 0413 441 834 Kate Jewry 0404 817 916 Web Code: MCHY1960

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SELLING

Waterfront

- CHRIS & JASMINE

NEXT RENTALS SUNSHINE COAST

SOLD

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ALEXANDRA HEADLAND

KAWANA ISLAND

MOUNTAIN CREEK

Sat 11-11.45AM - 3/254 Alexandra Parade - MCHY2283

Sat 2 -2.45PM - 7 Santorini Court - MIN2080

Sat 11-11.30AM - 1/5 Karri Court - MCHY2195

Buyers in the $300,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - John Skerlak

Please Contact Agent - Karen Jones

Listed at $379,000 - Trevor Jones

Sat 11-11.45AM - 4 Aquarius Place - MCHY2231

KINGS BEACH

Sat 1-1.45PM - 25 Barracuda Court - BUD 2238

Buyers from High $900,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Jodie McDonell

Sat 12-12.30PM - 802/42 Queen Street - MCHY1521

Listed at $540,000 to $550,000 - Craig Porter

Sat 1-1.45PM - 2 Atlantis Parade - MIN2299

Buyers in the $700,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Trevor Jones

NAMBOUR

Please Contact Agent - Minka Jenkins

YOUR NEXT HOME IS OPEN FOR INSPECTION

YOU KNOW WHO TO CALL NEXT - KAREN STEHR 0417 618 480

BLI BLI

KULUIN

Sat 12-12.45PM - 12 Blaxland Road - MIN2280

Sat 12-12.45PM - 4/40 Tallow Wood Drive - MCHY2300

Offers Over $300,000 - Robyne Williams

Sat 1-1.45PM - 3 Ginger Bell Avenue - MCHY1960

Listed at $265,000 - Jason Burns

NORTH ARM

High $400,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - John Skerlak

Sat 1-1.45PM - 110 Tallow Wood Drive - MCHY2207

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Sat 2.30-3.15PM - 84 Francis Road - BUD2311

Listed at $379,000 - Jason Burns

Mid to High $700,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Trevor Jones

Auction Sun 29th of April @ 1pm - Robyne Williams

Sat 2 -2.45PM - 17 Martins Drive - MCHY2291

BOKARINA

TANAWHA

Listed at $399,000 - Jason Burns

Sat 10-10.45AM - 6 Minda Close - BUD2239

Sat 10-10.45AM - 11 Beachcomber Court - MIN1324

MAPLETON

Please Contact Agent - Craig Porter

Buyers From $800,000 - Minka Jenkins

Sat 3.15-4.00PM - 88 Delicia Road - MCHY2266

Sat 11.30-12.15PM - 19 Walgarri Drive - BUD2167

BUDDINA

$1,000,000 Plus Buyers -Trevor Jones

Listed at $980,000 - Richard Scriveneer

Sat 10-10.45AM - 14 Beltana Crescent - MCHY2317

MAROOCHY RIVER

Sat 12-12.15PM - 4-6 Rita Court - BUD2184

Bree Charles 0416 435 391

Mid to High $800,000 Buyers - Craig Porter

Chris Jones 0405 469 736

Listed at $1,275,000 - Trevor Jones Sat 3 -3.45PM - 1/22 Adelong Crescent - MIN2279 Buyers from $300,000 - Minka Jenkins

BUDERIM Sat & Sun 10-10.45AM - 5 Buderim Pines Drive - MCHY2305 Listed at $479,000 - Jason Burns Sat 10-10.45AM - 1 & 2/4 Fielding Street - BUD2232 Mid $700,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Tracey McAllansmith Sat 10-10.45AM - 1 & 2/1 Fielding Street - BUD1951 Please Contact Agent - Tracey McAllansmith

Sat 11-11.45AM - 8 Kirra Road - BUD2302 Auction Sat 28th of April @ 11am - Craig Porter

MAROOCHYDORE Sat 12-12.45PM - 7/131 Duporth Avenue - MCHY2322 Mid to High $300,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - John Skerlak Sat 1-1.45PM - 401/50 Picnic Point Esplanade - MCH2287 Buyer Interest Early $1,000,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Jodie McDonell Sat 2 -2.45PM - 302/50 Picnic Point Esplanade - MCHY1835 Buyer Interest $1 Mil+ - Jodie McDonell

Sat 12-12.45PM - 18 Walgarri Drive - BUD2230

LOREN WIMHURST OWNER & FOUNDER

YOUR NEXT AGENT

Low to Mid $1 Million - Damien Michael

Chris Pace 0417 196 600

TWIN WATERS

Craig Porter 0411 554 880

Sat 12-12.45PM - 17 Hetherington Drive - MCHY2205

Damien Michael 0413 024 124

Buyers in the $800,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Loren Wimhurst Sat 2 -2.45PM - 35 Moorings Circuit - MIN839

Jason Burns 0417 762 001

Buyers in the $800,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Minka Jenkins

Jasmine Chambers 0434 121 493

WOOMBYE

Jodie McDonell 0419 762 309

Sat 2 -2.45PM - 3 Junee Street - MCHY2292

Sat 11-11.45AM - 43 Mill Road - BUD2315

MERIDAN PLAINS

Please Contact Agent - Tracey McAllansmith

Sat 10-10.45AM - 20 Kamala Place - BUD2271

Sat 12-12.45PM - 18 Stringybark Road - BUD2237

Please Contact Agent - Tracey McAllansmith

Please Contact Agent - Tracey McAllansmith

MINYAMA

Sat 12-12.45PM - 85 Gloucester Road - BUD2277

Sat & Sun 11-11.45AM - 25 Jessica Boulevard - MCHY2313

Listed at $399,000 - Chris Pace

Auction Sat 28th of April @ 12pm - Jason Burns

WURTULLA

Sat 1-1.30PM - 115 Whites Road - MIN2174

Sat 2-2.45PM - 73 Mooloolah Drive - MIN2297

Sat 10-10.30AM - 109/2 Peregrine Drive - MIN1958

Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222

Listed at $725,000 - Christopher Jones

Minka Jenkins 0488 550 063

Listed at $439,000 - Trevor Jones

John Skerlak 0413 441 834

WARANA

Kate Jewry 0404 817 916

Sat 3 -3.45PM - 1/23 Oceanic Drive - MIN2332

Karen Jones 0405 122 526

Expressions of Interest - Karen Jones

EOI closing 23rd of April - Christopher Jones

Listed at $289,000 - Kylie Tredrea

Sat 1.30-2.00PM - 48 Gloucester Road - BUD1853

MOOLOOLABA

Sat 11-11.45AM - 16 Ngama Street - MIN1815

Listed at $795,000 - Loren Wimhurst

Sat 11-11.30AM - 16 Carwoola Crescent - MIN2058

Sat 1-1.45PM - 1/2 Allamanda Avenue - BUD 2263

Offers around $1,200,000 - Christopher Jones

Listed at $285,000 Neg. - Tracey McAllansmith

Sat 11-11.45AM - 15/42-56 River Esplanade - MCHY2276

Sat 1-1.45PM - 10 Jay Close - BUD2288

Buyers in the $500,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Kylie Tredrea

Buyers in the $600,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Chris Pace

Sat & Sun 11-11.45AM - 26 Carwoola Crescent - MIN2321

Sat 1-1.45PM - 5 Tribulation Circuit - BUD1023

Auction Sat 12th of May @ 1pm - Minka Jenkins

Listed at $679,000 - Damien Michael

Sat 12-12.30PM - 1/87 Buderim Avenue - MIN1712

COOLUM BEACH

Buyers in the $300,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Christopher Jones

Sat 10-10.45AM - 103 Coolum Terrace - MCHY2244

Sat 12-12.45PM - 8/137 Mooloolaba Esplanade - MIN2070

Please Contact Agent - Robyne Williams

Listed at $385,000 - Minka Jenkins

GLENVIEW

Sat 12-12.45PM - 15/39 First Avenue - MCHY763

Sat 3 -3.45PM - 11 Evergreen Drive - BUD2254 Listed at $895,000 - Richard Scrivener

ILKLEY Sat 2.30-3.15PM - 142 Ilkley Road - BUD2316 Auction Sun 29th of April @ 11am - Tracey McAllansmith

Buyers From $400,000 - Karen Jones

Kylie Tredrea 0402 240 687

Robyne Williams 0488 999 536

Sat 11-11.45AM - 9 Pretella Street - MIN2273

Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188

Please Contact Agent - Bree Charles

Trevor Jones 0488 999 156

Sat 12-12.45PM - 15 Turnbuckle Court - MIN2323 Buyers in the $800,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Karen Jones

Tracey McAllansmith 0418 722 374

Sat 1-1.45PM - 15 Baanya Street - MIN2330 Buyers from $600,000 - Karen Jones Sat 10 -10.30AM - 5 Firetail Court - MIN1804 Please Contact Agent - Christopher Jones Sat 4-4.45PM - 71 Piringa Street - MIN1916

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Listed at $399,000 - Minka Jenkins

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$900,000 Plus Buyers - Kylie Tredrea

YANDINA

Sat 1-1.45PM - 405/79 First Avenue - MCHY1509

Sat 1-1.45PM & Sun from 11.30AM - 221 Ninderry Rd -

Buyers in the $500,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Kylie Tredrea

BUD2298

MOOLOOLAH VALLEY

Auction Sun 22nd of April @ 12pm - Robyne Williams

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Sat 2.30 - Auction @ 3pm - 126 Eudlo Road - BUD2303 Auction Sat 21st of April @ 3pm - Chris Pace

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WOOMBYE – Queenslander on 20 Flood Free Acres • CONTRACT CRASHED – realistic owner will meet the market • Now listed at $845,000, less than 2005 prices • Fully fenced with views, 80% cleared, 6 acres rainforest • 4 bedroom Queenslander PLUS 2 bed granny flat • Large shed, dam and bore

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Address 186 Diddillibah Road Inspect Saturday 2-2:45pm Price $845,000 www.outstandingagents.com.au ID:537 Steve Perry “Lifestyle Acreage Specialist” 0418 711 955 RE/MAX Property Sales 5470 7000

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50 Centenary Cres, Maroochydore 5+ bed, 3 bath, 2 car Auction on site Saturday April 21 @ 1.30pm Belle Property Buderim 5445 6722 Bevan Horsnell 0412 512 257

Property ID P001yuys More photos on www.mypropertypreview.com.au

Burnside Windsor Rise – Patrick King Drive 22 Lots to be Sold – 15 Lots Still Available • Receivers’ Sale • Elevated blocks available • Duplex and home sites

• Lots sized from 720m2 to 2400m2* • Underground services *Sizes are approximate and may vary

John Magrath 0421 828 412, Steve Miller 0414 780 289 Elders Palmwoods Web Id 3838634

From $139,000 TREVOR HICKS 0413 639 249

BUDERIM 25 Pertaka Street

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AUCTION Saturday 12th May MUST BE SOLD! SELLERS GOING OVERSEAS! @ 2pm onsite • Highly prized position on Buderim’s northern escarpment. Enjoy winter warmth & cool summer breezes. Ocean Views & Total Privacy on 6088m2 on Buderim

• Panaromic ocean views & total privacy can be enjoyed from outdoor entertainment area • Five king size bedrooms plus 3 bathrooms will allow space for all of the family and guests • Home office (approx 24 M2) is separate to living areas with outlook and views • Parking for 5 vehicles and would allow for boat & caravan parking • Easy care landscaped gardens with irrigation. Workshop area & toolroom for the handyman • Positioned in a quiet no through road with automatic security gate TOTAL PRIVACY.. • Elevated swimming pool with wine cellar potential for the serious wine connoisseur.

OPEN FOR INSPECTION Saturday 1-1.40pm Sunday 10-10.40am Trevor Hicks 0413 639 249 John Bellgrove 0409 713 971

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DEVELOPER IS RIPPING HIS HAIR OUT

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ALL REMAINING BLOCKS REDUCED 20% From

Building Boost Grant has been extended to 30th April this year!

• Only 3km to hospital precinct • Flexible terms • Large elevated lots with views Find out why so many people are choosing Viewpoint Aroona Cnr Alexander and Maree Streets, Aroona Call now for more information: Eric Werne 0407 145 504 or (07)5438 5221

PELICAN WATERS – Owners Committed Elsewhere • Owners have bought elsewhere – now need their home Sold • 3 spacious bedrooms and a home study • Separate lounge, open plan living • Heated pool with LED lighting – this will definitely impress • Ducted air-conditioning • Call me now to inspect

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SLSC Currimundi Park Dicky Currimundi Market Place Beach Beach Talara Primary School

Address 32 Undanbi Place Inspect Saturday 3-3:45pm Auction Onsite Wednesday 2nd May at 4pm www.remax.com.au ID: R62112 Debbie Shellshear 0402 116 110 RE/MAX Property Services 5438 5218

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BUDERIM – Executive Living “On Top”

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Masterpiece “On Monk”… 966m block facing north, solar heated pool, 5 beds, 3 baths, 3-bay shed, Vacu-Maid, airconditioning, outside hot cold shower with Balinese style gazebo, granite bench top in well-appointed gas kitchen, 3 living areas plus study or sitting room of master.

BUDERIM – Sure to Impress

Address 11/15 Townsend Road Inspect Saturday 12-12:45pm Price $284,000 www.realtyexcellence.com.au Leigh Roberts & Amber Fox 0414 407 609 RE/MAX Realty Excellence 5476 7654

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Resort style living with that family feel… 5 air-cons through Address 20 Monks Crescent Inspect Saturday 1-1:45pm Price $866,000 www.realtyexcellence.com.au Leigh Roberts & Amber Fox 0414 407 609 RE/MAX Realty Excellence 5476 7654

the home, 2 large living areas, freshly repainted interior, inground pool, large outdoor deck entertaining area, well appointed kitchen with dishwasher. North-facing 774m² block.

Address 21 Bluebush Avenue Inspect Saturday 11-11:45am Price $497,000 www.realtyexcellence.com.au Leigh Roberts & Amber Fox 0414 407 609 RE/MAX Realty Excellence 5476 7654

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ROSEMOUNT – Best of Both Worlds • Absolute privacy and only 5 minutes to town • Private North-facing ranch style timber home • Open plan kitchen, dining and living areas • High ceilings, fireplace, wide North-facing verandah • Shed, tennis court, 10x5m saltwater swimming pool • Town water, seasonal creek; 6263m² • No road noise, no-through road, just the sounds of birdlife

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Address 59 Pringle Road Inspect Saturday 12-12:45pm Price $585,000 www.outstandingagents.com.au ID:627 Steve Perry “Lifestyle Acreage Specialist” 0418 711 955 RE/MAX Property Sales 5470 7000

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KIELS MOUNTAIN – 5 Bed Family Home, Level ¾ Acre • Motivated sellers have reduced to SELL!! • 5 bedrooms, master with ensuite and his’n’hers robes • Spacious kitchen overlooks entertaining and pool area • Double garage, 3014m², lowset brick construction • Quiet cul-de-sac location, town water • Solar hot water; fireplace; security screens • Best buy on acreage – INSPECT TODAY!

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Address 41 Merimist Way Inspect Saturday 10-10:45am Price $599,000 www.outstandingagents.com.au ID:177 Steve Perry “Lifestyle Acreage Specialist” 0418 711 955 RE/MAX Property Sales 5470 7000

NAMBOUR – Treasure Found – Now Must Be Sold • Spacious 5 bedroom family home on 803m² land • Designer kitchen opening onto private deck patio • Fantastic separate media or games room • Air-conditioned lounge featuring polished timber floors • Loads of storage areas with easy-care gardens • Minutes’ stroll to town and schools in quiet leafy street • Lots of features including a motivated and realistic seller

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Address 14 Fairmeadow Road Inspect Sat 11-11:45am & Wed 5-5:45pm Auction Onsite Saturday 28th April at 4pm www.outstandingagents.com.au ID:630 Steve G Pery 0448 884 093 RE/MAX Property Sales 5470 7021

FAST TRACK GUIDE – OPEN FOR INSPECTIONS HOUSES

COES CREEK 19 Chiltern Court SATURDAY 12-12.45PM 5 bed, 4 car, shed, pool, 3 bath, 2 kitchens! Doug Ison 0418 761 404 2 Judith Street INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT Investors $325K, 6yrs old, great rent return Jason Stock 0411 123 888

LITTLE MOUNTAIN

PALMWOODS

6 Roberts Street SATURDAY 11-11.45AM 2 Kawana Street OFFERS 3 bed 3 living, solar ,walk 2 School INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT Doug Ison 0418 761 404 5 bed, 3.5 bath, 2 car, pool, views 150 Palmwoods-Montville Road MINYAMA Lee Sutherland 0417 077 847 INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT BLI BLI 9 Mooloolah Drive Former art gallery, 2.5 acres, $599,000 INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 30 Parkyn Hill Place 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, resort style pool DIDDILLIBAH SAT & SUN 2-2.45PM 10 Rock Fig Court Lee Sutherland 0417 077 847 Fantastic 4 bed home on 1.5 acres INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT 14 Bushbird Court Barbara Banks 0419 760 492 MOUNTAIN CREEK 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, pool $525,000 SATURDAY 10-10.45AM Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 Peaceful serenity on 1 acre BUDERIM 4 Molakai Drive Steve Perry 0418 711 955 29 Yellow Cedar Place INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT 20 Monks Crescent INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT 98 Diddillibah Road 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, $429K SATURDAY 1-1.45PM 4 bed 2 bath 2 car 726m² block $499,500 SATURDAY 11-11.45AM Lee Sutherland 0417 077 847 966m², 5 beds, pool, $866K Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 Leigh Roberts & Amber Fox 0414 407 609 Entertainer’s delight, lush acreage retreat NAMBOUR Steve Perry 0418 711 955 15 Wells Street 8 Thornbill Court 9 Tweedia Close INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT 68 Diddillibah Road SATURDAY 12-12.30PM SATURDAY 11-11.30AM 5 bed 2 bath in town on 7 acres $549,000 SATURDAY 11-11.45AM 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, pool, $625K 4 bed 2 bath character forthcoming auction Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 Beautiful home, 1.5 acres, $649,000 Lee Sutherland 0417 077 847 Graeme Hennell 0412 481 549 Steve Perry 0418 711 955 195 Winston Road 92 Lindsay Road GOLDEN BEACH INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT 14 Fairmeadow Road SATURDAY 1-1.30PM Executive acreage, 5 bed, study, 3 bath SAT 11-11.45AM & WED 5-5.45PM 47 Westminster Avenue On top, dual Living, ½ arce, 36m frontage 5 bed 2 bath 2 car, media room, deck patio Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 SATURDAY 11-11.45AM Lee Sutherland 0417 077 847 Steve G Pery 0448 884 093 Renovated beach house, big block, $335K 14 Terrace Lea Court 21 Bluebush Avenue Mark Price 0414 468 755 INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT The Image 83 Image Flat Road SATURDAY 11-11.45AM Bargain buying $419K 4bed 2bath modern KIELS MOUNTAIN SAT & SUN 12-1PM 4 bed, 2 bath, DLUG, pool $497K Brand new house and land just over $300K Jason Stock 0411 123 888 Leigh Roberts & Amber Fox 0414 407 609 41 Merimist Way Graeme Hennell 0412 481 549 SATURDAY 10-10.45AM 10 Benkalu Court 9 Toulambi Drive Beautiful 5 bed home, pool, ¾ acre INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT Lots1&9 Lindsay Cct (off Erbacher Road) INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT Steve Perry 0418 711 955 $399K, 4 bed, 2 bath, flat block, quiet court INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT 4 bed, 3 bath, pool, office, shed 1.3 acre Jason Stock 0411 123 888 KIAMBA 2 new homes, $10K timber floors, Views Lee Sutherland 0417 077 847 17 Maria Court 363 English Road Doug Ison 0418 761 404 5 Northwood Court INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT 3A Laurel Avenue INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT Large shed, duct air, solar, private, $438K 50 acres jaw drop views 4 bed cedar home INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, pool, $549K Jason Stock 0411 123 888 Doug Ison 0418 761 404 2 houses $560/wk 1¾ acres, land bank Bridget Kraft 0439 757 304 PELICAN WATERS KULUIN Doug Ison 0418 761 404 BURNSIDE 32 Undanbi Place 13 Parramatta Court 65 Lachlan Avenue 6 Judith Street SATURDAY 3-3.45PM INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT SATURDAY 1-1.45PM Auction – 4 bed, heated pool, ducted air Private 4 bed home, 2391m² near school Views, best buy @ $159,000 1755m² block Great for 1st home buyers! $295K Debbie Shellshear 0402 116 110 Steve G Pery 0448 884 093 Doug Ison 0418 761 404 Barbara Banks 0419 760 492 KUREELPA 48 Pembroke Avenue 14 Park Road SATURDAY 1-1.45PM 13 James Whalley Drive 358 Nambour Mapleton Road INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT 4 bed, study, side access, o/o $525K INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT NEW central & modern 4 bed 2 bath $379K Debbie Shellshear 0402 116 110 New 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, evelated, $339K Ocean views, 7 acres, low maint, private Jason Stock 0411 123 888 Lee Sutherland 0417 077 847 ROSEMOUNT Doug Ison 0418 761 404

ALEXANDRA HEADLAND

139 Perwillowen Road INSPECT ANY TIME 11 ACRES – Offers from $365K Bridget Kraft 0439 757 304

72 Willandra Place INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT Coast’s premiere horse property, 22 acres Jason Stock 0411 123 888

19 Cullen Drive SATURDAY 12-12.45PM Immac, walk to school, must sell, $459K Mark Price 0414 468 755

6 Kings Place SAT 2.30-3PM & WED 5.30-6PM Immaculate BARGAIN retirees/1st home Jason Stock 0411 123 888

77 Pringle Road SATURDAY 12-12.45PM 4 bed study 3 bath sml acreage near town Steve G Pery 0448 884 093

59 Pringle Road SATURDAY 12-12.45PM Absolute privacy, pool, tennis, 6263m² Steve Perry 0418 711 955 8 Seymour Close SATURDAY 1-1.45PM Beautiful home, views, pool, $595K Steve Perry 0418 711 955 41 Andreasens Road INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT ½ acre, 4 bed, 2 bath, offers from $400K Bridget Kraft 0439 757 304

SIPPY DOWNS 23 Fitzwilliam Drive SATURDAY 1-1.45PM Beautiful lakeside home – MUST SELL Steve Perry 0418 711 955

WEST WOOMBYE 463 Backall Range Road INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT 7 bed, 4 bath, 8 car, dual living, 4.05ha Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636

WOOMBYE 11 Rainbow Court SATURDAY 12-12.45PM Buyers over $420K should inspect! Barbara Banks 0419 760 492 186 Diddillibah Road SATURDAY 2-2.45PM Queenslander on 20 flood free acres Steve Perry 0418 711 955 8 Ridgeview Place INSPECT ANYTIME LAND stunning views, 1354m², $238,000 Jason Stock 0411 123 888

YANDINA 15 Maple Court INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT Brand new, 5 bed, side access, $429K Jason Stock 0411 123 888

YANDINA CREEK 127 Whistler Ridge Road INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT 4 bed, 2 bath, 5 car, 1.2 acre, views, $545K Lee Sutherland 0417 077 847 100 Whistler Ridge Drive INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT 1 acre, 4 bed, 2 bath offers from $459K Bridget Kraft 0439 757 304

39 Auburn Court INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT Dual living, 7 bed, 3 bath, 2 kitchen, pool Bridget Kraft 0439 757 304

UNITS BUDERIM 11/15 Towsend Road SATURDAY 12-12.45PM Stand-alone 2 bed unit, $295,000 Leigh Roberts & Amber Fox 0414 407 609

MUDJIMBA Unit 10 / 151 Mudjimba Beach Road INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car townhouse, $395,000 Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 Unit 24 / 151 Mudjimba Beach Road INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT 3 bed, 2 bath townhouse on canal $520K Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636

NAMBOUR Unit 45/70 Netherton Street INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT 2 bed, near hospital, good returns Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636

CONTACTS Amber Fox Andrew Kirby Andy Camm Barbara Banks Bob Hemmett Bridget Kraft Darren Rix Debbie Shellshear Doug Ison Eric Werne Gavin Christian Graeme Hennell Graeme Palmer Jason Stock Jody Chatillon Karyn Gilmour Kim Beck Lee Sutherland Leigh Roberts Maree Baldwin Mark Price Rob Whiting Steve G Pery Steve Perry

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PRO P E RT Y P R E V IE WS MOOLOOLABA AUCTION 28/04/2012 APARTMENT 907, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;MOOLOOLABA INTERNATIONALâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 121 MOOLOOLABA ESPLANADE

WHAT a Grandstand View! WHAT a Superb Investment! Our Seller is urgently needing to reposition his investment money into his business, allowing you this great opportunity to capitalise. High on the 9th floor and in a much sought-after middle position, this fully furnished, recently refurbished unit provides fantastic investment returns â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and you can enjoy some time off in it as well! Conference facilities provide high occupancy hence the high returns. Extremely well managed. Phone today for an appointment.

AUCTION Saturday 28th April on site at 12.30pm INSPECT Saturday 12-12.30pm MOOLOOLABA 5444 0800 JEAN HAMER 0419 034 500 WEB www.fnmooloolaba.com.au Beerwah 5494 6444 Bribie Island 3408 7000

Caloundra 5438 5213 Maroochydore 5479 6600

Mooloolaba 5444 0800 Nambour 5441 1344

Pacific Paradise 5448 8088 Palmwoods 5445 9666

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20 Kamala Place, Meridan Plains 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car $410,000 negotiable Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Tracey McAllansmith 0418 722 374

Property ID P001yuke More photos on www.mypropertypreview.com.au

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NAMBOUR 95 PERWILLOWEN ROAD

AUCTION

NAMBOUR 29 FLINDERS AVENUE

AUCTION

Classic Nambour Original – Under the Hammer!

Right Place at the Right Time – Under the Hammer!

This superb entry level home offers all the benefits you would expect and more. Close to schools, shopping centres and the centre of town. Offering a large undercover entertainment area, hardwood timber floors throughout, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, renovated kitchen and bathroom, carport and set on a 607m² block with a fully fenced backyard. This property is being submitted for public Auction and all offers prior are welcome. Auction terms 10% deposit, 30-day settlement.

This immaculate brick home is an ideal start into the property market for a growing family. Close to Schools, Shopping centres and the centre of town. Offering outdoor entertainment area, 3 bedroom, 1 bath and double lockup garage. Circumstances have forced an immediate sale of this superb property. The sellers have given clear instructions that this property must be sold and all offers prior to Auction will be seriously considered! Hesitate and you will miss this one!

AUCTION Saturday 28th April on site at 11am INSPECT Saturday 12-12.30pm CAROLANS 5441 1344 STEPHEN COLASIMONE 0413 416 952 WEB www.carolans.net

AUCTION Saturday 28th April on site at 1pm INSPECT Saturday 1-1.30pm CAROLANS 5441 1344 STEPHEN COLASIMONE 0413 416 952 WEB www.carolans.net

PALMWOODS 38 PETIGRAIN AVENUE

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NAMBOUR 2/20 SOLANDRA STREET

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Building Your Future – Under the Hammer!

Immaculate Entry Level Unit – Under the Hammer!

The “Old Orchard Estate” is well known by the locals as the premier location to reside in Palmwoods. Located only minutes from the centre of town offering facilities such as: Shopping centres, Schools, Train Station, Sporting fields, Local aquatic centre and of course the famous Palmwoods Hotel. Circumstances have forced the immediate sale of this superb 684m2 vacant residential block. Seller instructions are clear - This block will be sold and all offers prior to Auction are invited!

This immaculate 2 bedroom unit is the best investment you will find anywhere on the Sunshine Coast. Centrally located and close to schools, shops and just minutes from the hospital and Nambour’s CBD. The Qld government is investing millions into the Heath System resulting in more and more Qld Health staff looking for accommodation close to Hospital, making this property a very smart and viable long term rental investment. All offers before Auction day are invited!

AUCTION Saturday 28th April on site at 3pm INSPECT Anytime PALMWOODS 5445 9666 VANESSA BRUNTON 0467 448 850 WEB www.carolans.net

AUCTION Saturday 12th May on site INSPECT Saturday 11-11.30am CAROLANS 5441 1344 ANDY SHARMA 0410 989 177 WEB www.carolans.net

BUDERIM 73 PITTARDS ROAD

$399,000

MAROOCHYDORE APARTMENT 15 ‘COTTON TREE TERRACES’, 15 FIFTH AVENUE

$349,000

North Buderim Beauty

Cotton Tree Townhouse

Stop looking, this is it! Situated in North Buderim and only a short walk to shops this beauty is a must to inspect.

Situated in an excellent position with a very short walk to surf and shops this two bedroom apartment is a must to inspect.

• Well kept brick home walking distance to shops • Three double built-in bedrooms • Master bedroom featuring ensuite and walk-in robe • Formal lounge/dining, separate family room • Double lock-up garage, patio area • Fenced back garden area, room for boat or van

• 2 bedroom apartment in small complex • Master bedroom is air-conditioned with balcony • Good size living area with 2nd toilet downstairs • Workable kitchen • Very large L-shaped north facing courtyard • 2 car garage space in security basement • Complex with Pool

INSPECT Saturday 1-1.30pm MAROOCHYDORE 5409 9910 SHANE PURSSELL 0402 012 142 WEB www.mfnre.com.au/2014694

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ALEXANDRA HEADLAND $189,000 APARTMENT 304 ‘ALEXANDRA BEACH RESORT’, 180 ALEXANDRA PARADE

MAROOCHYDORE APARTMENT 1104 ‘THE SEBEL’, 14 AERODROME ROAD

OFFERS OVER $500,000

Across Road from Alex Beach

Maroochydore Beachfront Apartment

• One bedroom apartment • Fully furnished • Air-conditioned • 3rd floor with ocean views • Extensive resort facilities including lagoon pools, gym, barbecue area • Opposite famous Alexandra Headland beach

This luxurious and modern apartment is situated in the heart of Central Maroochydore and achieves magic North Ocean views. Featuring: • 2 bedrooms + media room • Master with ensuite and walk-in robe • 11th floor ocean views • Spacious living area + gourmet kitchen • Fully furnished with ducted air-conditioning • Full resort facilities Be quick to appreciate the potential.

INSPECT Saturday 10-10.30am MAROOCHYDORE 5409 9910 SHANE PURSSELL 0402 012 142 WEB www.mfnre.com.au/1990393

INSPECT Saturday 1-1.30pm MAROOCHYDORE 5409 9910 SHANE PURSSELL 0402 012 142 WEB www.mfnre.com.au/2013638

Beerwah - 5494 6444

Caloundra - 5438 2166

Mooloolaba - 5444 0800

Pacific Paradise - 5448 8088

Bribie Island - 3408 7000

Maroochydore - 5479 6600

Nambour - 5441 1344

Palmwoods - 5445 9666

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Maroochydore beach shack

OPEN SAT/SUN 12.30-1PM

AUCTION ON SITE SATURDAY 28TH APRIL 2012 AT 1PM 110 Golden Beach Esplanade, Golden Beach Superb location. Across the road from the stunning Pumicestone Passage this tastefully refurbished beach home with fabulous original polished timber floorboards. • Lovely high ceilings, upstairs giving a feeling of air and space with a delightful feature window embracing the lounge • The boardwalk along the Pumicestone Passage is a near 5m from your doors • Huge 4 car garage, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 607m² block • Stroll to shops and transport, Monash park a stone’s throw away.

9 Hinkler Parade, Maroochydore 2 bed, 1 bath Auction on site Saturday April 28 @ 10am Property Today 5444 2222 John Anderson 0418 714 535

In the heart of Cotton on T Tree, ree, this 647-square metre, north-facing block has a 16-metre frontage and an original beach shack. Close to cafes and the beach, it offers potential to renovate, subdivide or develop. www.mypropertypreview.com.au

Anna Morgan-Varlow 0410 864 688

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Caloundra unit near the beach

D L O S 27 Pelican Waters Blvd, Pelican Waters

EXCELLENT RESULT Thanks to an excellent marketing campaign in the MPP, both my auctions on Saturday 14th April 7 Beattie St, Golden Beach SOLD prior to auction and 1 Pelican Waters Boulevard, Pelican Waters SOLD on the day. If you are looking for similar result, contact Anna for her winning formula.

Unit 3 ‘Blue Horizon’, 7 Latona Avenue, Caloundra 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Auction on site Friday April 27 @ 2pm Harcourts Caloundra 5438 0055 Andrew Dyce 0410 504764

In a compl complex p ex of eight,, thi this is second-level unit has multiple balconies and secure parking. The interior offers an open-plan lounge and dining area and central kitchen. A short walk from the local park and beach. www.mypropertypreview.com.au

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7 Beattie Street, Golden Beach

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• Tiled alfresco entertaining with venetian roof and saltwater in ground swimming pool • Downstairs also boasts a study and third bathroom that has external access to the pool and entertainment area • Huge deck with views out to the ocean and North East aspect • Property also has solar hot water system and solar power • Talara school zone

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5 Mooloolah Island, Minyama Waters

OWNERS LIVING IN SYDNEY Elegance most of the me comes at a high cost. However, the owners of this magnificent riverfront home reside down in Sydney and simply want their property sold ASAP. This will be without a doubt THE opportunity to secure an Island property at entry level. The home is designed over two levels comprising of – massive open plan casual living and dining areas all overlooking Mooloolah River and Parkland, 5 bedrooms including the enormous main bedroom complimented with open plan ensuite and private balcony, large home office and 4 bathrooms and to top it all off from an entertainment point of view a media room and wet bar. Boys and their toys are all well catered for with a triple lock up garage and a massive walk in storage area. Outdoors is where the ac on is and the property has a massive boardwalk ideal for entertaining on the river, a large pontoon and inground pool. Make no mistake the owners are totally commi ed to sell and this riverfront property will be the next one to sell....... Sustainability declara on is available from Agent on request

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AUCTION On-site Saturday 28th April 2012 at 11.00am VIEW

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11/21 Nicklin Way, Minyama

CONTACT Mark Unkel M 0412 738 675 P 5444 0111 E markunkel@elitelp.com.au

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10 Oak Court, Minyama Waters

OWNERS GOING CRUISING Absolutely sensa onal is a word that comes to mind when I inspected this impressive waterfront property. The real winning edge is not just the architecture but the way the floor plan has been designed. The outdoors is an integral part of the property and has been designed where the indoor and outdoor flow together making entertaining so much more enjoyable. The home is on two levels and will easily accommodate any lifestyle connoisseur. The kitchen is the focal point of the property and has views overlooking all living areas and inground pool. The home boasts bedrooms that are beau fully appointed with mul ple bathrooms, large home oďŹ&#x192;ce and a full on cinema room. Outdoors the property has been stunningly landscaped with water features, a good size inground pool, large boardwalk ideal for entertaining over the water and a large pontoon. The owners have very much enjoyed their property and it has been a hard decision to make and move on. But their reason to sell is a very realis c one, for the property is simply too big for them and they now also have their boat and are keen to pack up and go cruising, providing a very genuine opportunity for you as the buyer.

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AUCTION On site Friday 27th April 2012, at 12noon VIEW

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11/21 Nicklin Way, Minyama

CONTACT Mark Unkel M 0412 738 675 P 5444 0111 E markunkel@elitelp.com.au

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16 St Vincents Court, Minyama

SELLERS HAVE MOVED OUT As a buyer there are opportuni es that come up just now and again where you go, “Hey this is mine!!!!” Well, this is one of those for the owners have moved out to acreage and are wan ng to effect an immediate sale. This architecturally designed home integrates the indoors and outdoors with mber bi-fold doors opening up to the pool and massive boardwalk that expands over the waterway complimented with a pontoon. The home is ready to be occupied and features several cosy living areas all complimented with good water views. The pool is a real feature of the property and breaks up this well designed floor plan. You are literally surrounded by water. What a way to live and at what cost?????? Make your interest known for this is entry level and this waterfront property is to be sold.

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11/21 Nicklin Way, Minyama

CONTACT Mark Unkel M 0412 738 675 P 5444 0111 E markunkel@elitelp.com.au

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Rural retreat in Flaxton

38 Flaxton Mill Road, Flaxton

With rural views,, this home is on more than a hectare of land with an established orchard, vegetable gardens, dam with bore and three-bay shed. Upstairs are three bedrooms, a kitchen and lounge and dining area. Downstairs is a teenagers’ retreat or office with kitchenette and bathroom.

Auction on site Sunday April 29 @ 2pm

3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car

RealWay Caloundra 5436 0700 Petro Geyl 0447 770 457 Rene Poulos 0412 424 286

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Extreme Value! Entry Level Lifestyle Unit • Elevated, second level position with balconies off either end • Single park allocated in secure basement parking • Sandy patrolled Bulcock Beach and stunning water playground • Open planned living throughout the lounge, dining and kitchen zone • Ideal for investors, first home buyers or retirees looking for easy living Andrew Dyce M: 0410 504 764 E: andrew.dyce@harcourts.com.au Harcourts Caloundra 5438 0055

OPEN HOME: Saturday 10.00-10.30am VIEW AT: www.harcourts.com.au AUCTION: Onsite Friday 27th April at 2.00pm

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Pelican Waters 4 Annabelle Street

Peaceful and Private Resort Style Living! • Beautifully presented 4 bedroom home with style and space • Large open plan living areas, spacious kitchen, ducted aircon throughout • Tranquil outdoor living overlooking sparkling pool and gardens • Oversize main bedroom and ensuite with spa bath, external access • Side access, extremely quite street for you to relax and unwind

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Battery Hill 13 Saracen Street

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Deceased Estate - Beachside Opportunity!! • First home buyers or a young family will revel in this solid highset home • Short walk to Dicky Beach - Immaculate, well loved and ready to renovate • Spacious rumpus area downstairs adjoining double garage and bathroom • Large rear yard with loads of room for the pool, 2 balconies • Under clear instructions to be sold- don’t miss this opportunity Andrew Dyce M: 0410 504 764 E: andrew.dyce@harcourts.com.au Harcourts Caloundra 5438 0055

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Impeccable Family Privacy This property should be on the top of your list if you are after a quality family home – truly a rare opportunity to purchase in the sought-after Bellanboe Precinct. Revel in space and discover unexpected privacy in this hidden haven. • Designed to optimise its perfect abundant freedom for the whole family • Impeccable formal lounge room, open family living areas • Main bedroom is stylish and spacious complemented by the large ensuite • Great open plan kitchen, large granite benchtop and 900mm 5-burner gas cooktop

• Open alfresco area plus office/games/rumpus room • Large separate laundry, several linen presses • Brilliant triple garage and huge storage spaces • Captivating and spacious air-conditioned home in a peaceful location

Sally Mulhearn M: 0422 228 320 E: sally.m@harcourts.com.au Harcourts Caloundra 5438 0055

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Tranquil Waterfront Living This immaculately presented home oozes style and offers an expansive and private waterfront lifestyle set on over 1100sqm. • The spacious kitchen with stone bench tops is located at the heart of the home • 3 living areas including a separate media room allowing plenty of space to unwind • Outside you can relax in the large outdoor entertaining area • Sparkling inground pool, timber deck and manicured gardens Andrew Dyce M: 0410 504 764 E: andrew.dyce@harcourts.com.au Harcourts Caloundra 5438 0055

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• 4 double bedrooms and 2 beautifully renovated bathrooms • Private resort style living with 33m of lake frontage • Situated a close distance to shops, tavern, school and golf course • There is no better time to get into the waterfront market

OPEN HOME: Saturday 2.00-2.30pm VIEW AT: www.caloundra.harcourts.com.au ID#QCL5756 AUCTION: On-Site Saturday 28th April at 2.00pm

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BUDERIM – 2 Fern Court IMMACULATE ENTERTAINERS DELIGHT Perfectly positioned on an elevated 836m2 block, this beautifully presented family home represents style and sophistication. Offering separate living areas, spacious bedrooms and resort style bathrooms. The gourmet kitchen flows to the massive alfresco entertaining area with built in bar, BBQ and spa. Massive man shed & double lock-up garage. Fully fenced manicured gardens and lawns complete with water fountain.

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Glenfields – “Just Listed” 9 Carib Crt. Neat 4 bedroom, ensuited home in quiet cul-de-sac position. Double lock-up garage, fully fenced low maintenance easy-care allotment. $410,000 View Sat 12.00-12.30 Cotton Tree – Unit 8 “Seashapes” 42 Fourth Ave. 3 bedroom, ensuite, 1st floor position, balcony overlooking sports field. Only minutes walk to beach and restaurants. Friendly on-site management. $369,000 View Sat 1.00-1.30 Cotton Tree – Unit 16 “Seashapes” 42 Fourth Ave. Bright, light & airy. 2 spacious bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Elevated outlook over park, separate single lock-up garage. Enjoy the Lifestyle. This unit must be sold today. Reduced to $349,000 View Sat 1.00-1.30 Cotton Tree – “Just Listed”. Private and spacious 2 bedroom townhouse. 2 bathrooms, lock-up garage, landscaped courtyard. Small complex, no lift, no on-site managers. Close to river, shops and CBD. $365,000 Inspect by Appointment Maroochydore. Tranquil and quiet. Rear unit, 2 large bedrooms plus screened outdoor area/extra living. Neat with nothing more to spend. Body Corp fees a only $900 pa. Stone’s throw to river, schools and “Big Top” $299,000 Inspect by Appointment Cotton Tree – “With the Lot”. Great river and park views from this 3rd level unit. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 car accom. Eastern end unit allows extra windows and light. Large living area opening on to spacious balcony. $699,000 Inspect by Appointment

Properties selling quickly from “Schindlers Listings” Call now if you are considering selling or would like a no obligation appraisal

Spacious in Mooloolaba

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Donna-Lee Foster 0422 230 896

Unit 15 ‘Sailport’, 42-56 River Esplanade, Mooloolaba

Overlo Overlooking Over looki king the th wharf h f and d ma marina, rina, i this th is spacious first-fl the heartt i t floor apartment t t iis iin th h h of Mooloolaba and offers a convenient lifestyle only 100 metres from the beach. In immaculate condition,the property has never been in the holiday letting pool and has only rarely been used by the owner. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, it is in a well-maintained, managed complex with a lagoon pool.

3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Buyers in the $500,000s Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Kate Jewry 0404 817 916

Property ID P001yuiw More photos on www.mypropertypreview.com.au

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AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

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5 Bed | 3 Bath | 2 Car | Pool

WURTULLA 50 Piringa Street What you see is what you get!! No cosmetic surgery, no botox!! This large highset family home is perfect for the budget buyer. Great value, will be sold, be quick. • Highset, with large rear yard • Inground pool • Spacious kitchen and tiled floors • Close to schools, shops and waterway • Great outdoor living

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COTTON TREE BEACH HOUSE COTTON TREE 9 Hinkler Parade RARE FREEHOLD OPPORTUNITY!Located in the heart of Cotton Tree just a few streets from the river and the beach, this is prime residential real estate in a peaceful part of the world. • 647m2 land area with 16m wide frontage • North facing level block • No major road crossing to access the beach • So many options - make the original shack your beach house • Develop the site, sub-divide or build a new dream house

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Honest and approachable, Karen Barker is committed to providing the highest standards of service and professionalism. With a background in marketing and over 15 years experience in the real estate industry, Karen has developed a keen intuition in knowing what her clients want and how to go that extra mile to achieve that. Karen believes in a simplistic approach to real estate, staying in communication, honesty and reliability are the keys to achieving a positive outcome. Karen’s highly personable and friendly approach, coupled with her proven track record ensures her clients’ satisfaction and loyalty.

Auction On site Saturday 29th April at 10am Contact John Anderson 0418 714 535

CALL KAREN BARKER 0418 572 676

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AUCTION IN 2 WEEKS!

SECLUDED GOLF COURSE LIVING WITH OCEAN VIEWS

4 Bed | 3 Bath | 2 Car | Pool

BUDERIM 8 Mace Drive This large 4 bedroom + office family sized home is positioned high in a quiet cul-de-sac while overlooking the tropical pool, golf course and the panoramic ocean vista. The open plan granite kitchen will impress the chef of the home and there is some great separation between all living areas. These sellers have demanded a quick sale here as they have purchased another home and are needing this one to be sold on or before the auction!

• Rare opportunity to buy in Mace Drive! • Great location set in a quiet cul-de-sac • Sizable 845m2 block with grassed yard • Huge master bedroom with massive views • Huge wrap-around balconies • Gorgeous gourmet granite kitchen • Huge secluded tropical inground pool

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• Easy walk to beach, shops, schools, nitelife • Generous brms, large ensuite + 2 way bathroom

• Separate dining room & outdoor entertaining area • Solid rent appraisal $395pw • Big kitchen loads of storage

Price: Low $400,000’s

Contact: Mark Osborne 0423 106 384 ossie@MooloolabaRealEstate.com.au

Unit 35 ‘Linear’, 34 Queen Street, Kings Beach 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Offers over $800,000 RE/MAX Property Services 5438 5222 Eric Werne 0407 145 504

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This solid brick home is only a 10 min walk to beach & restaurants. It boasts 3 good size bedrooms, plus a games room come 4th brm. The living area is spacious comprising open plan design with kitchen.

Price: $449,000

4/84 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car $649,000 Waterfront Agents 5477 6114 Trevor & Glenys Martin 0400 818 777

This beachfront unit is in na managed building undergoing a refurbishment. It has an ocean outlook and neutral tones throughout, plus a spacious kitchen, combined dining and living and a north-facing balcony. www.mypropertypreview.com.au

Contact: Neil Bickley 0412 473 196

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PERFECT REMODEL TO SUIT BEACH LIFESTYLE • Built on a 546 sqm block of land, footsteps to sand • Completely renovated, with quality fittings and fixtures • Multiple living areas, plenty of space for large family • Comfortable outdoor entertaining area, overlooking the stunning inground swimming pool and bar area

Shane 0431 635 339 Caloundra 5499 7859

BEAUTIFUL FAMILY HOME • Fully replaced & remodelled roof, insulated & in-roof storage • Dedicated media room and large enclosed area perfect for the home gym or office • Side access for the boat or trailer, large garden shed • Inspection will surprise and property is sure to impress

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Ex Display Home, impeccably maintained & the extra features will delight. Comprising of 4 generous bedrms (ensuited Master with WIR), 3 sun filled living areas, central kitchen with access to outdoor entertaining area over-looking the lovely pool area.

Shane 0431 635 339 Caloundra 5499 7859

Shop 5, 9 Bulcock Street, Caloundra 5499 7859

Separate driveway to the large 7m x 7m shed with remote door provides garaging for 2 vehicles plus workshop/storage area. Slightly elevated to capture lovely breezes in a quiet location close to schools & shops. Serious Vendors want quick sale, don’t miss this one.

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This luxury 5 star apartment in the newest complex on the cosmopolitan Mooloolaba Esplanade commands entrancing ocean and coastline views. This luxury 2 bedroom fully furnished apartment with ensuite to the master is tastefully appointed in a manner commensurate with a 5-star complex. The amenities are as you would expect in this quality complex, with gymnasium, theatrette and large heated pool. Inspections by appointment

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Lowset brick and tile home located in Sippy Downs and within an easy walk to main shopping, Uni, private and state schooling and a beautiful nearby park. All this and only a seven minute drive (approx.) to the safe Mooloolaba surfing beach. The home is currently tenanted at $380 a week and is well maintained. This is a low maintenance property and is suitable for the retiree or family with children needing to be close to very good schooling. Comprises four bedrooms, ensuite open plan living/dining, study & practical kitchen. The rear yard is fully fenced; has a pergola area for outdoor entertaining. Two car lock-up. All level allotment. The out-of-State owners are prepared to meet the market and will look at all reasonable offers.

Price: Offers over $370,000

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Owner instructions are clear – buy one or both of these duplex on or before Auction Day. The out-of-town owner is prepared to meet the market. Unit 1: 4 Bed, 3 Bath with large living areas with modern fixtures and fittings with 2 car accommodation Unit 2: 4 Bed, 2 Bath completely renovated bathrooms, kitchen to a very high standard. This is an ideal investment with all that the area has to offer, beaches, shopping centre, private and public schools, restaurants, cafes etc.

Perfectly positioned on an elevated 701m2 corner allotment. First time ever offered to the market, this large home will delight any family wishing to entertain. There are 4 double bedrooms, and the master has a walkin wardrobe and a spacious ensuite, great separation from the main bedroom at the front of the house with the other three at the back. There is also a large office positioned at the front of the home – great for the home business operator. A spacious formal lounge at the front of the home. A separate formal dining area. A great family kitchen with quality appliances, heaps of cupboards, generous bench space and all overlooking the living areas. The Sunshine Coast Airport is only 10 minutes away.

Auction: Onsite Sat 28th April @ 2.30pm

Price: $569,000

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HIDDEN GEMS Even those who think they know the Sunshine Coast well are often unacquainted with some of the hinterland’s best spots. MPP takes a tour through the Doonan district and finds a few quiet rural pockets to call home.

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few weeks ago, Dorothy Drane wrote about what it means to be a local. She included a quiz in her story, to test the mettle of those who claim to be locals. One of the questions she could have asked is, ‘Where is Doonan?’ Don’t know the answer? You’re not alone. Doonan is an unassuming hinterland spot, on the northern side of the Eumundi-Noosa Road. Verrierdale is nearby, on the southern side and further east, while Weyba Downs wraps around the western shores of Lake Weyba. A rural district west of Peregian and Marcus Beach, it has no schools or major shopping centres but has easy access to the major highways. The district had only 0.57 people per hectare at the 2006 census, although the population more than doubled between 1991 and 2006. Once a quiet farming area, Doonan was discovered in the 1980s and, after the Noosa Valley Golf Course opened, kept moving up in terms of availability and land price. Most of the subdivisions are small acreages and are less than 25 years old.

Once a quiet farming area, Doonan was discovered in the 1980s

Weyba Downs offers a different kind of waterfront living Weyba Downs is also a relatively recent subdivision, with big new houses springing up in bushland largely ignored until demand for land in Noosa meant it couldn’t lay undiscovered any longer. Verrierdale, a bushy farming area where you can still find unsealed roads, has traditionally been more closely aligned with Eumundi and Yandina Creek than with Noosa.

If you are looking for acreage close to the coast and can afford the luxury of Noosa, Doonan is the place to go. There are a few older brick homes and plenty of lavish designer residences built to live up to the price of the land. Weyba Downs also has plenty of quality homes in the bush around the lake, while there are a few more older places to choose from in Verrierdale, which is marginally the cheapest of the three.

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28 Tembler Place, Dulong • Boutique estate at Dulong • Glorious rural views • Colonial ranch style home • 4 bedrooms/2 bathrooms • 1 Acre zoned rural residential • Covered entertainment area

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“CIRCA 1910”

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• Original & historic • Classic features throughout • Verandahs on 3 sides • Magic 3 acres • Details & photos ID110249689 on realestate.com

AUCTION Ian Black 0407 587 503

$495,000 Ian Black 0407 587 503

DOG GONE! • 4000m2 flat land • 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom • New roof, newly painted • Large colourbond shed • Shed has 3 phase power • Perfect for home business

$470,000 TO SELL NOW! Gary Blake 0416 155 634

¾ ACRE BLOCK @ COES CREEK • Private setting down laneway • Walk to Coes Creek shops • Minutes to Nambour CBD

• 3060 square metres • A rare find indeed! • Only 2 neighbours!

12 ACRES – WALK TO NAMBOUR GENERAL HOSPITAL This is an outstanding acreage to enjoy absolute privacy or subdivide now or in the future. The offering consists of two adjoining titles totalling 12 acres (4.9 hectares) with a low set homestead style house on one of the titles. Will sell as one or separate. Bank valuations of $775,000 and $980,000 in hand.

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Gary Blake 0416 155 634

Ian Black 0407 587 503

TOWEN MT MANGO FARM • Irrigation + large dams - 3 phase pump in place • Approx. 27 acres (11 ha) of undulating land • Numerous fruiting mango trees • Good fertile soil - previously bean producing for many years • Two street frontage - Partially fenced • Mins to Nambour CBD & all conveniences.

Tender closing 20/4/12 Gary Blake 0416 155 634

Towen Mountain THE BLOCK! • 13.78 acres (5.577 hectares) • 180° views to the North • Minutes to Nambour CBD • Own water catchment • Suit cattle / horse grazing • 20 minutes to pristine beaches Tender closing 20/4/12 Gary Blake 0416 155 634

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LATEST IN MALENY Thanks to funding from the Federal Government, the local community centre is set to give the town a cultural and economic boost.

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pgrade work to the Maleny Community Centre has begun, with the redevelopment expected to create up to 16 new jobs during construction as well as ongoing long-term employment opportunities. Professor Max Standage, Sunshine Coast chair of Regional Development Australia (RDA), says the redevelopment is a major community infrastructure project which has received a $1.6 million grant from the Federal Government’s RDA Fund. “Maleny Community Centre is an important cultural hub for the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Its expanded facilities will foster new community and social enterprises in areas such as events management, performing and visual arts, cultural tourism and hospitality,” Standage says.

Due for completion in November, redevelopment plans include a concert-ready main hall, installation of solar power and water tanks plus modern performance technology with broadband internet access. It will also create several rentable retail spaces to guarantee the centre’s financial sustainability. Regional Australia Minister Simon Crean says, “The redeveloped community centre

It will be a focal point for local businesses and community groups across the region

will be a focal point for local businesses and community groups across the region, and enable greater access to a range of cultural events and experiences. “The RDA Fund is providing communities across Australia with vital funding to improve local community infrastructure and diversify their economic base. This RDAF project at Maleny brings together national broadband readiness, improved water and energy efficiency and new technologies to deliver cultural and economic benefits to the region.” Maleny Community Centre was one of seven Queensland projects to be funded in the first round of the RDA Fund program last year. The Federal Government’s RDA Fund provides $1 billion over five years to support regional development initiatives through councils and not-for-profit organisations.

AUCTION THIS SUNDAY ON-SITE AT 3.00PM Discover the beauty and serenity of this magnificent 3.85 hectare private estate down one of the area’s finest streets and only minutes to Montville shops and cafés. “Elysium” features a beautifully renovated 1920’s Queenslander style home, polished hardwood flooring, large open living areas, log fire, fully screened including all verandahs, a stylish country kitchen with granite bench tops, quality appliances and ample storage space. There are three good size bedrooms, ensuite to main, separate office and plans available for a fourth bedroom. A unique and contemporary studio/gallery doubles as guest accommodation with ensuite, spacious kitchenette and includes a purpose built temperature controlled wine cellar. You and your friends will marvel at the well planned established gardens, mature shrubs and trees, two tranquil ponds, room to relax and enjoy the surrounds, there’s a sheltered vegetable garden, an orchard plus open lawn areas and views to the distant hills. One of the finest properties available and an absolute gardener’s delight.

OPEN FOR INSPECTION SAT & SUN 2.00-3.00pm 386 Western Avenue, Montville David Gamble 0419 720 575

‘Elysium’

www.malenyrealestate.com ID: 5476402

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LIVE THE COUNTRY LIFE! If soaking up rural views, exotic birds and a quiet country life appeals, then leave the busy life behind. Earn yourself an income from the mature orchard and supply yourself with seasonal fruit and vegetables. If the kids get restless and the quiet too much, Brisbane is only a 90 minute jaunt with coast beaches just 30. Having purchased elsewhere, the owners need to part with this gorgeous property so make it your’s at your price. AUCTION LOOMING - INSPECT NOW!

3 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR Inspect: Saturday 2-2.45pm Auction: Sunday 29th April at 2pm Web: Ref No. 110059933 Petro Geyl 0447 770 457 Rene Poulos 0412 424 286

Stylish in Palmwoods Set in an exclusive new estate Set esttatte and nd b bursting urstin ng with offers ith h stylish t li h finishes, i h this th hi home h ff 400 square metres of living. There are five ensuited bedrooms and four bathrooms, including a separate, self-contained wing for guests or a parents’ retreat. The expansive outdoor entertaining area has a desirable north-facing aspect.

7 Aland Place, Palmwoods 5 bed, 4 bath, 3 car $795,000 Elders Palmwoods 5478 9122 Mike Burns 0418 991 702

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“Properties For Your Lifestyle” PALMWOODS 275 Palmwoods Montville Road

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Owner Offering ... $10,000 CA$H BACK Offer open until the end of April 2012 .. Act Now! • All services available including town water • Superb views over Woombye to the Blackall Ranges • Short walk to transport, public & private schools 2 • Take advantage of this opportunity before it’s • Large residential block ... 1000m in the heart too late! of Woombye PRICE: $229,000 • Suitable for slab or split level home • Plans and soil test are available CONTACT: Gary De Paoli 0408 731 412

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• 1970’s style “Builder’s Own Home” great refurbishment potential, beautiful 5321m² block • High cathedral ceilings, sunken lounge with brick feature wall • Outside entertaining area adjoins plunge pool and underground cellar • Separate freestanding granny flat or guest wing in need of completion • Large Colorbond shed and older style farm shed add more appeal • Peaceful rural property, level lawns & rainforest AUCTION: On Site Saturday 12th May at 11am INSPECT: Saturday 11.00-11.45am CONTACT: David Menck 0408 713 834

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• A 2.5yr quality pole home on excellent 936sqm block – great backyard • Panoramic views to Montville mountains from the deck – relaxing sunsets • Open plan design with high ceilings in the living • Scope to enclose under house for living/storage, parking or workshop etc

• A few small jobs to complete the picture • This is Value Plus! • Sellers work commitments means they MUST SELL ASAP! PRICE: $349,000 INSPECT: Saturday 12-12.45pm CONTACT: Kirk Patrick 0439 395 599

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Unusual Nambour home

Tanawha acreage home

Montville opportunity

The octagonal shape of this home allows it to take in sweeping north-easterly views and breezes. The home features three bedrooms, a large, open-plan living area and kitchen, and a front deck with hinterland outlook. Downstairs are a workshop, two-car accommodation and a large storage loft.

On almost 6000 square metres, this Queenslanderstyle home has a northern aspect to the entertaining deck, ducted air-conditioning, separate living zones and a renovated kitchen with Caesarstone benchtops and new appliances. Timber floors and high ceilings add warmth and charm. Downstairs there is space for three cars.

With two units and three shops, this property offers a rare opportunity to purchase a live-in investment. There are one three-bedroom unit and one two-bedroom unit, both fully furnished and holiday let, and the shops below are strongly tenanted. The building is well positioned and strongly built with 17 acres of parkland to the rear.

29 Kentia Street, Nambour 3 bed, 3 bath, 2 car $349,000 to $365,000 Victor Realty 5476 0050 Craig Heppell 0400 180 515

Property ID P001yus4 More photos on www.mypropertypreview.com.au

14 Forest Oak Court, Tanawha 4 bed, 2 bath, 3 car Low $600,000s Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188

192 Main Street, Montville 5 bed, 2 bath, 2 car $1.15 million Montville Real Estate 5478 5478 John Taylor 0438 385 478

Property ID P001yskt More photos on www.mypropertypreview.com.au

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Rarely do we see such a well presented and appointed rural property come onto the market under a million dollars, with plenty of room for guests and family to stay and enjoy your slice of mountain paradise.

Nestled in a quiet tranquil area of Eudlo ? Boasting 3 large living areas ? German designed timber kitchen ? Gas cooking, dishwasher & butlers pantry ? 5 extra large bedrooms ? Ensuite with spa off the master bedroom ? Almost wrap around extra wide verandahs ? 500m2 under roof ? Ocean views ?

AN IDYLLIC FARM LIFESTYLE WITH VALLEY VIEWS – 30 ACRES

6m high 18m x 12m shed with 3 phase power ?

Whether you’ve been looking for that weekend retreat, the perfect horse property or a getaway with income potential then you must inspect this 30 acre parcel of mostly level land. You’ll feel a world away but enjoy the convenience of being only a few minutes drive from the vibrant township of Maleny. • 3 Bedroom renovated farmhouse with separate self contained flat downstairs • Expansive valley views and approval for second dwelling • Income potential only limited by your imagination • 24 x 9m liveable shed / guest accommodation • Stables, round yard, fenced into 4 main paddocks each with shelter and water, spring fed dam.

On 4.49 acres of land ?

$950,000 Internet ID: malenyrealty.com.au/309839

Tiled fireplace to keep you warm in winter ? Ducted vacuum, fully screened ? 45,000gal of rainwater tanks ?

This truly unique property is a must to inspect, call today…..

Contact Michael Reck 0447 589 491 or Jess Luthje 0438 616 064 to arrange inspection

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Houses for Sale 2/18 Blackall Street, WOOMBYE

5442 1888

OPEN HOMES - Saturday Coes Creek: 29b Kerrs Lane Sat 11-11.45 Major Reduction! Peaceful, quiet 1 acre. 4 brms, 2car, tmb floors,9ft ceilings, leafy position, n/facing aspect from verandahs. D/stairs teenagers retreat or covert to dual Offers from $425,000 living.

Beautiful Executive Home for Rent

Burnside: 39 Robertson Dr. Sat. 12-12.45 Easy care, 4 brm, 2 bath home. 2 living areas complete family living. This 2 year old home is immaculate and just waiting for your personal style. Entertaining area, double car accomm. All the hard work is done. $399,000 Palmwoods:16 Corey Crt Sat 1-1.45 4brms,2bathroom pole home, huge storage/ workshop under in a quiet cul de sac near Bowls Club – backs onto forest offering $385,000 privacy. Eudlo. 248 Paskins Road Sat 2-2.45 Private 10 acres block with 2 cleared acres. 2 x huge sheds, a deluxe 3brm, 2bath with aircon, 18mx9m 5 bay work shed, 3 phase power, 3rd bathroom + office + loft storage. $549,000 Pool. Must Sell! Woombye: 25 Wakefield St. Sat 1-1.45 This home offers dual living, with 2 separate living zones - one area with 2brms & the 2nd area with 1brm + sleepout. Both areas have a bthrm, kitchen, car accom & share the full length verandah. Live in one, rent the other. Situated heart of Woombye Priced at $349,000

Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, four living areas and a swimming pool. Pet friendly and available now furnished or unfurnished. This comfortable open-plan property is more like a home than a sterile house, great for entertaining and families who love the outdoor lifestyle.

Woombye: 60 Taintons Rd Sat 2-2.45 Park like ½ acre with 3 bedroom home, sunroom, study nook & 2 living areas, o/plan kitchen and dining, huge deck around pool area. Expansive rural views. Well priced to $469,950 sell … Maroochy River: 1 Nimbin Place Sat 2-2.45 Highset pole home set amongst private native gardens. 3brms, 1bath with dual entrance doubles as ensuite. Timber floors, o/plan living & dining open to n/facing deck $359,000 with views to Mt Ninderry.

$620pw Please call Janine 0417 199 536 or 5491 1688

Sarah White 0418 981 718 John Pyne 0418 710 209 www.riddellrealestate.com.au

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property sales executive enthusiasm and energy equals results. Do you possess these qualities? If so, the team at Belle Property want to talk with you. with a national brand renowned for premium marketing and premium results, Belle Property are a boutique agency in search of self-motivated agents to join their dynamic team. for a private and confidential conversation please call Bevan 0412 512 257

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1 1 2 BUDDINA $315PW 2 bed, 1 bathroom, 1 carport, open plan dining/ lounge area, in ground swimming pool, directly across from the beach, close to the Kawana Waters Surf Club, sorry no pets. AVAIL NOW 1 1 3 WARANA $330PW 3 bed, 1 bath with second toilet downstairs, air conditioning, dishwasher, single lock up garage, pets on application. AVAIL NOW 1 1 3 MINYAMA $360PW 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 lock up garage, 1 carport, large living area, ceiling fans, air conditioned, dishwasher, covered outdoor area, garden shed, fully fenced, sorry no pets. AVAIL 27/4/12 1 1 3 BUDERIM $365PW 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 carport, plenty of off street parking, private & peaceful location, sorry no pets. AVAIL NOW 2 1 3 BUDERIM $435PW 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car, fantastic views of Glass House Mountains, covered outdoor area, pets on application. AVAIL NOW 2 2 4 KAWANA ISLAND $455PW 4 bed, 2 bath, open plan living/dining area, separate living area, ceiling fans, covered entertaining area, low maintenance gardens, double lock up garage, pets on application. AVAIL NOW 1 1 3 BUDDINA $500PW 3 bed, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, ocean views, great outdoor entertaining area, in ground swimming pool, fully fenced yard, single lock up garage, massive storage area under the house, pets on application. AVAIL 26/4/12 2 2 3 KAWANA ISLAND $610PW 3 massive bedrooms plus study, 2 bath, 2 car, separate living areas, plenty of storage spaces, 2 outside entertaining areas, internal spa & in ground swimming pool, pets on application. AVAIL NOW 3 2 4 WARANA $800PW 4 bed, 2 bath, 3 car spaces, separate living areas, large kitchen/dining area, internal spa, built in robes, in ground swimming pool, fully fenced, close to shops & schools, pets on application AVAIL 27/4/12 2 3 4 MOOLOOLABA $850PW 4 bed, 3 bath, double lock up garage, modern living with large balcony offering hinterland views, separate living areas, media room, plenty of storage space, in ground swimming pool, sorry no pets. AVAIL 15/5/12 2 3 4 KAWANA WATERS $850PW 4 bed, 3 bath, air-conditioned, open plan living, ducted vacuum, waterfront, in ground swimming pool, double lock up garage, close to public transport, pets on application. AVAIL 16/4/12 3 4 6 MINYAMA $900PW 6 bed, 4 bath, 3 car garages, brand new carpet & blinds, tinted windows, large timber deck with gazebo, covered entertaining area, in ground swimming pool, pontoon, pets on application. AVAIL NOW 4 3 4 KAWANA ISLAND $1200PW 4 king size bedrooms, 3 ensuites, separate bar room, large open plan living with fire place, European appliances, plenty of storage, water views, 4 car spaces with additional secure storage in safe underground parking, in ground swimming pool, private roof top access, sorry no pets. AVAIL NOW

6/9 Alma St, GYMPIE Avail Now NRAS unit available with reduced rent under government scheme. 1 brs, 1 bathroom. Call for more information on this great scheme for low earners. $160/wk 5/23 Alexandra Ave, NAMBOUR Avail Now Double townhome, 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 2 living areas, air conditioning, SLUG, dishwasher, fans, outdoor area which backs onto bush. Quite complex. $290p/wk 38 Jones Rd, MOOLOOLAH VALLEY Avail Now Amazing location 20 meters to local shops & close to train station. 3 bdrms, 1 bath, single carport. $295p/wk 8/1 Mandin St, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND 18/04 2 bedroom unit opposite beach, 1 bathroom, kitchen/ living/dining, balcony with lovely views, under ground parking, pool in the complex. $300p/wk 51 Bernheid Cres, SIPPY DOWNS Avail 04/05 4 bedrms, 2 bthrms, 2 living areas, double story home, large back yard, close to shops and school. $400 p/wk 222 King Rd, MOOLOOLAH Avail Now Stunning Queenslander. Huge home on 33 acres. 5 bedrooms, 2 huge living areas, verandah for entertaining, gorgeous corner kitchen, fans throughout. $450p/wk 66 Huntley Place, CALOUNDRA WEST Avail Now Large home in fantastic location. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 living areas. One bedroom has self contained kitchenette, covered outdoor area and good sized yard. Must to inspection!! $480 p/wk 7 Bairnsdale St West, BUDERIM Avail 24/04 Double story home in fantastic location. 4 bedrooms plus separate study, 2 bathrooms, 2 living areas, lovely corner kitchen, 2 verandahs for entertaining, lovely garden with shed, air con in the living area. $460p/wk

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Towen Mnt. 97 Towen Mnt Rd. Sat 12-12.45 Dual living on acreage, 3 brm home with self contained 3 brm granny flat downstairs. 5096sqm block, double car accommodation, dam, northerly views, mins to town. $429,000

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AQUARIUS Jan 21-Feb 19 Today you may start to see a family member in a new light. Let go of grudges and look at the facts, as you build bridges with loved ones and let bygones be bygones.

PISCES Feb 20-March 20 Jupiter and the new moon urge you to find ways to connect with those around you, whether at home, at work or in your local community. Compassionate Pisceans to the rescue!

ARIES March 21-April 20 Are you a spendthrift? With Jupiter in your cash zone, you’re in the mood for a spontaneous spending spree. Just remember, slow and steady wins the race.

TAURUS April 21-May 21 Your annual new moon is a great time to rejuvenate your appearance, plus revise your plans for the future. With Jupiter giving you a confidence boost, you’re ready for anything!

GEMINI May 22-June 21 Twins are usually in perpetual motion but Saturday’s new moon is in your solitude zone – so shift from go-mode to slowmode. Relax and recharge your batteries this weekend.

CANCER June 22-July 23 Saturday’s new moon in Taurus adds stability to your fluctuating emotions. Your life is chaotic in many ways but if you tune into a quiet, still place within, you’ll feel more calm and secure.

LEO July 24-Aug 23 The air is electric with career opportunities for hungry lions. The question is – are you hungry enough? With the new moon lighting up your professional zone, now is the time to pounce!

VIRGO Aug 24-Sep 23 Mars is moving forwards in your sign, so be bold, and be inspired by birthday great Jack Nicholson. “Do not lie, do not steal and do not be afraid. Mainly, do not be afraid.”

LIBRA Sep 24-Oct 23 Librans are creative creatures, but sometimes you are side-tracked on the road to success. Saturday’s new moon encourages you to be more practical, as you follow your dreams.

SCORPIO Oct 24-Nov 22 The new moon helps you look at relationships with fresh eyes. Are there bad habits you can banish – or old beliefs you can now surrender? Quit being a stubborn Scorpio!

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A deliberative assembly (7) Complete (5) Immeasurably small (13) A cotton fabric (5) Stare down (7) Carpentry tool (6) Rook in chess (6) Melodious (7) Unit of weight of gems (5) Equal facility with either hand (13) Velocity (5) Military withdrawal (7)

SUDOKU

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Sensation of cold (5) Not in style; unpopular (13) To grant (7) Medicinal liquid for skin (6) A win by an underdog (5) Repeatedly (4,5,4) Make less painful; ease (7) Curved one-edged sword (7) Dating from distant past (7) Potion (6) Washed out (5) Rendezvous (5)

LEVEL: HARD

QUIZ Holden Caulfield is the protagonist of which classic novel?

At which Olympic Games did Cathy Freeman win her first Olympic gold medal?

Budapest is the capital city of which European country?

In what year did the Chernobyl nuclear disaster occur?

Who is the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney?

Who originally sang Kylie Minogue’s (pictured) breakthrough hit Locomotion?

WORDFIND

TODAY’S THEME: TRAVEL

Find the following words in the grid on the left. air boat camera car country customs hotel item land money paris passport photo

CROSSWORD SOLUTIONS: Across: 1 Council 5 Utter 8 Infinitesimal 9 Lisle 10 Outface 11 Chisel 12 Castle 15 Tuneful 17 Carat 19 Ambidexterity 20 Speed 21 Retreat Down: 1 Chill 2 Unfashionable 3 Concede 4 Lotion 5 Upset 6 Time after time 7 Relieve 11 Cutlass 13 Ancient 14 Elixir 16 Faded 18 Tryst

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E C U A L T C L A Rules: Form at least one nine-letter word from the given letters and as many other words as possible of four letters or more. Each word must contain the letter in the centre square. Simple plurals formed by adding an “s” are not counted as extra words. No prefixes or suffixes. GOOD 18; BETTER 22; BEST 25

SCATTERWORD SOLUTION: calculate, catcall, lacteal, caecal, actual, calla, alate, accel, cleat, eclat, tulle, alae, lace, call, talc, caul, late, tale, teal, tall, tula, cell, clue, cull, cult, tell, lute.

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

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SCATTERWORD

QUIZ ANSWERS 1 The Catcher in the Rye 2 Hungary 3 George Pell 4 Sydney 2000 5 1986 6 Little Eva

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My Weekly Preview - Issue 189 April 20, 2012