SUNSHINE COAST FRIDAY MAY 25, 2012
ON THE EDGE An investigation into male depression
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n the office the other day I was discussing the topic of this week’s cover story – male depression – when a colleague said an intriguing thing. He mentioned a mutual friend who had suffered depression before exclaiming, “I don’t know how she could be – anyone who earns that much money shouldn’t be depressed!” I don’t think my colleague was joking and the unfortunate thing is a few other people in the office nodded their heads in agreement. The myth of depression is that the condition is just a form of sadness and if you earn a good wage or have a nice house, why would you be sad? But this is just one of the many misconceptions around it, which is why I felt it important to run a story on depression, and particularly, male depression. I want to highlight to those who have never
suffered just how prevalent it is in our country, and for those who are suffering, to help them understand that they are not alone, and that help is at hand. Men are just as vulnerable – sometimes more so – to mental health issues as women and I would urge all readers, male and female, to turn to page 6. Our blokes do a pretty good job of looking after us – mine certainly does – so let’s not forget to look after them. On a lighter note there was plenty of social activity this week – our coverage of that starts on page 10. There is foodie and entertainment news, starting on page 24, and our great new style section on page 28. Over to property and among the best new listings on the Coast is a guide to buying land, the latest real estate-related news, auctions and more. That kicks off on page 39.
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Moodiness, restlessness or lethargy, sleeping more or less, changes in appetite, and unexplained headaches or backaches can all be signs of depression
SHAME PREVIEW Millions of Australians suffer depression at some point in their lives, but men are more likely than women to grin and bear it. Support organisations are now urging men to get help before it’s too late. WORDS Jemma Pearson
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eff Kennett suffered from it, as did John Bon Jovi. Winston Churchill famously fought a losing battle with it, while literature, music and the arts are littered with those who succumbed. The average Australian is no less immune – in fact, it’s estimated that more than two million Australian men will experience depression at some stage in their lives. For those who’ve never lived a life circled by the black dog, it can be difficult to empathise. If you have a good job, a nice house, a happy marriage, why would you be depressed? Experts agree there’s no easy explanation for what causes depression. And for many people, there are multiple reasons, a perfect storm of life events, biology and genes. Personality can be a factor – some people are just more susceptible to it – and there is plenty of evidence to show a genetic cause, so if your dad battled it, you’re more likely to. There are biochemical causes for some people, where the brain
chemistry calls the black dog forward, and illness can also lead to depression. Stress and ageing can also set it off – life events such as divorce, retirement and job loss are sometimes blamed. Regardless of the cause, it’s usually those closest to the sufferer who will notice the signs. Moodiness, restlessness or lethargy, sleeping more or less, changes in appetite, and unexplained headaches or backaches can all be signs of depression. And every generation has their unique set of risks that can lead to developing the disorder.
Younger men and generation Y According to the Black Dog Institute, youth suicide is the third most common cause of death in that age group. Men aged 18 to 24 are at great risk of developing mental health issues. Biological and developmental factors are often to blame, and signs of depression can include becoming withdrawn and falling behind at
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school or uni. Many young men take up drugs, abuse alcohol or engage in risk-taking behaviours to cope or to cover up. Unfortunately, because most adolescents go through some period of turmoil – it’s developmentally normal for this age group to display uncharacteristic behaviour – those close to the young man may not realise he is at risk. Any talk of suicide, however, should be addressed straight away.
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Generation X Many men in their mid to late 30s and 40s are in the middle-management phase of life, often juggling families and work, perhaps caring for ageing parents. A relationship break-up or job loss is a common trigger for depression for men in this age group. Loss of stability in the workplace is linked to loss of self-worth and, in a post-GFC world, plenty of men know what that feels like. Black Dog Institute reports, “The events that are most likely to ‘trigger’ depression are ones where the individual’s self-esteem is put at risk, compromised or devalued.”
Baby boomers and beyond Retirement and job loss are big factors in this age group – many men define themselves by their jobs and even a voluntary retirement can trigger a sense of lost identity. Older men, particularly, under-report symptoms perhaps due to a misguided sense of pride, and in this age group depression symptoms can be incorrectly attributed to dementia or simply old age. Poor concentration, memory loss, chronic pain and poor sleep are all warning signs. Social isolation is also a big problem in this age group, as is forced dependency due to physical illness or injury.
Ignorance is not bliss Many men, whatever their age, hide their symptoms, and given the misconceptions and myths surrounding the condition, it’s unsurprising. Beyondblue is a national depression advocacy and education initiative. In a press release from April, the organisation’s CEO Kate Carnell reported that despite the progress made by the organisation in raising awareness of depression and anxiety in Queensland, there is still a way to go. Beyondblue’s 2011-2012 Depression Monitor asked Queenslanders some important questions, and the answers highlight the need to further educate the community and sufferers about depression. They found 30 per cent of respondents wrongly thought it would be helpful to tell someone with depression to put on a brave face, 28 per cent wrongly thought it would help to take a friend with depression to the pub for a few drinks to help them forget their worries, and 20 per cent wrongly thought those with severe depression should simply pull themselves together. Carnell said in the statement, “It seems that many people still don’t know depression is an illness which needs and responds to treatment, and still don’t know how to help themselves or someone else who may be struggling.”
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Miners sink to new depths A new study has found thousands of Australian miners suffer from mental health problems, and a ‘macho mining culture’ stops them from getting help, AAP reports. Up to 10,000 mining company employees each year have mental health problems such as anxiety or depression, the study commissioned by the NSW Minerals Council found. The study, prepared by the University of Newcastle and the Hunter Institute of Mental Health, found some resource-sector employees were reluctant to seek help until their issue got really bad. NSW Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee says, “Cultural impediments like the old macho mining culture – the ‘we’re tough, this doesn’t happen to us’ mentality – needs to be swept away if employees are to confidently seek advice.” Many mining camps squeeze hundreds of workers into large communities of dongas. Plenty of workers arrive unprepared for an isolated life working long hours in a very male-dominated culture, away from the emotional support of family and friends. It’s an environment ripe for developing mental health issues. OzHelp, a Federal Government-funded suicide prevention group, estimates that the suicide rate among mining and construction workers is as much as 70 per cent higher than the national average.
Speaking at a Sydney conference to launch a new study of more than 3000 Australians with diabetes, Lewis Kaplan, the CEO of Diabetes Australia, reported the link between diabetes and depression. The Diabetes Miles Study, which was launched earlier this month, found 35 per cent of adults who use insulin to treat type 2 diabetes experience depression or anxiety. Type 1 diabetes is not preventable, but type 2 diabetes, which affects up to 90 per cent of all diabetes sufferers, is linked to high blood pressure, obesity and poor diet.
Major suicide risk According to Beyondblue, about one in five Australians will experience depression at some stage in their life. Men with depression are at greater risk of the illness going unrecognised and untreated compared with women, and men tend to manage symptoms by using drugs or alcohol. Unfortunately, this often makes the depression worse, and if left untreated is a major risk for suicide. The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that male suicide rates are higher in men than in women. As at 2008: • In young men aged 15 to 19 the suicide rate was around nine per 100,000 males. • In men aged 20 to 24 the suicide rate was 19 per 100,000. • In men aged 40 to 44 years it was more than 26 per 100,000.
Where to go for help Treatment is many and varied, and the list of therapies – natural, medical and emotional – is long. If you believe you or a loved one might be suffering from depression, the best person to see first is your GP. Here are a few other organisations that are here to help. Department of Health and Ageing (health.gov.au) can help with aged-care issues and provides counselling, therapy and information.
Lifeline – 131 114 headspace.org.au beyondblue.org.au blackdoginstitute.org.au dadsindistress.asn.au sunshinecoastmentalhealth.org.au MensLine – 1300 789 978, mensline.org.au
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I auditioned for it fair and square and I got it! Singer Nicole Scherzinger denies using her fame to land a role in Men In Black III. AAP
On this day... 1895 Playwright Oscar Wilde is convicted of “committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons” and sentenced to serve two years in prison.
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1659 Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England following the restoration of the Long Parliament, beginning a second brief period of the republican government called the Commonwealth of England. 1961 President John F Kennedy announces before a special joint session of the Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a “man on the Moon” before the end of the decade.
1977 Star Wars (retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981) is released in theatres.
Happy birthday to Frank Oz, the British-born US puppeteer who created and performed the characters The Muppets’ Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear, and Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster, Bert and Grover.
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or most kids, going on school camp is part and parcel of growing up. For Mackinley Brisbane, it’s a luxury. The Glass House Mountains student is one of the oldest boys in Australia living with muscular dystrophy disorder and still walking without the aid of a wheelchair. In the past, he wasn’t able to attend camp, but thanks to Glasshouse Christian College, he can now join in on the fun. The school paid for a disability support worker (DSW) from Montrose Access to accompany Brisbane to the three-day camp. Brisbane was able to participate in most of the camp activities, with extra support from his classmates. Montrose Access CEO Darrel Bourke congratulated the school. “This is the first case that we have heard of where a school has taken this level of initiative and funded a DSW to attend a camp with a child living with physical disability.
Mackinley Brisbane on school camp “This is fantastic and goes a long way to help break down the barriers between disability and ability.” Brisbane thought he’d be sitting on the sidelines taking photos, but he was able to play in the water and mud (carried by classmates) and participate in most activities. Finally able to attend camp, he bonded with his classmates and grew greatly in confidence and independence.
Taylor made for success A Sunshine Coast TAFE student has won the junior category of the Urban Country Music Talent Search. Noosa resident Taylor Moss says she is incredibly proud of what she has achieved in her music career, having produced her first EP at Alberts Studios in Sydney. “Winning the Urban Country Talent Search was amazing,” Moss says. “I sang two original songs from the EP I recorded last year and I now get to compete in the Queensland Champion of Champions music festival in November, which is one of the most prestigious awards an amateur country music artist can win.” Sunshine Coast TAFE music teacher Eloise Gallagher says she’s not surprised about Moss’s success. “Taylor is one of those highly motivated individuals who comes to TAFE and makes every effort to be the best that she can be, and she lives and breathes the music industry outside of TAFE.” She is booked solid until September with gigs throughout the Coast.
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Police investigating alleged assault Police have released the image of a man they say may be able to assist with their inquiries. It follows the alleged assault of a 10 year-old girl at Sunshine Beach on May 17. Police say around 8am, the girl was walking on Edward Street near Wildflower Street when she was allegedly grabbed on the arm by a man. The girl pulled her arm away but was allegedly pushed to the ground by the man, sustaining a minor injury to her knee. The girl then ran from the area. The man is described as Caucasian in appearance, in his 20s, about 175 centimetres tall, tanned complexion and with a thin build. He was wearing a grey T-shirt and black jeans. The man is urged to make contact with police about the incident. Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Go Transit now largest operator in its field Coolum-based bus advertising company Go Transit has secured the contract of a further 275 buses from major transit operator Busways. It has made the company the largest operator of transit advertising in regional Australia, covering major growth centres with a potential reach of nearly five million people. With bus advertising contracts for more than 4000 buses from Cairns in Far North Queensland to Campbelltown in NSW, and covering regional areas including the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Ipswich and Gosford, Go Transit continues its meteoric rise, following its purchase by a syndicate led by former Prime Radio senior executives Rick Chapman and Rob Gamble a year ago. Chapman says the new contract covers a vast tract of regional NSW. “These new markets are an
Rob Gamble and Rick Chapman exciting addition to our business and it continues the strong growth we have experienced over the past year, which has seen our fleet of bus contracts growing by 20 per cent while our staff levels have grown from 26 to 45 people,” he says. “Most of these staff members are based on the Sunshine Coast at our Coolum Beach office and we anticipate that we will add another 15 staff members to our team over the next twelve months.”
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32-metre Lego tower built by children in South Korea has broken previous height records. The project marked Lego’s 80th anniversary, and involved 4000 local children who had won a contest to help build the tower, which used 500,000 Lego bricks, The Huffington Post reports. The feat broke the previous record made in 2011 in Paris with a tower measuring 103 feet (31.3 metres) The original record, set in London in 1988 with a tower measuring just under 50 feet (15 metres) in height, has now been broken more than 30 times, the media outlet reports. AAP
12,500 officers to police London Olympics Some 12,500 British officers will be deployed daily during the Olympic Games in the country’s largest ever pre-planned policing operation. With just over 60 days to go until the event begins, police have revealed that 52 forces from around Britain will provide officers for the operation, which will run from June 4 until September 16, after the close of the Paralympic Games. There will be around 12,500 officers on duty during peak days with 9500 operating in London, the Metropolitan force says. A security force of more than 40,000 people, backed by a huge intelligence operation, is to guard the Games – which start on July 27 – at a cost of £553 million ($893 million). AFP
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Koalas may be extinct in 50 years: WWF The koala has become a symbol of Australia’s sad record of species decline and could be extinct within 50 years, conservationists say. A study of dwindling species in the Indo-Pacific region paints a bleak future for the koala. The 2012 Living Planet Report, by the conservation group WWF, says species in the region have declined by 64 per cent since 1970 – the worst of all the world’s regions. WWF Australia ecologist Dr
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Australia could be a capital ‘safe haven’ Europe’s economic turmoil could turn Australia into a safe haven for global capital, former treasury secretary Ken Henry says. Henry says the unfolding economic crisis in Europe will create large capital movements. “It’s quite possible that some of that capital will come into Australia,” he says. “Australia will be seen as offering something of a safe haven.” He says Europe’s collapse would be both good and bad for Australia. It would mean a higher valued Australian dollar, an issue already causing concern for some sectors of Australia. “The good news side of it is, that it is possible maybe even likely, that any capital flight associated with problems in Europe would make it easier for Australia to finance its current account deficit,” he says. AAP
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BLACK SATURDAY VICTIMS WIN $32 MILLION The victims of a Black Saturday bushfire in Victoria’s north-east have won a compensation settlement worth almost $33 million. The 2009 BeechworthMudgegonga fire destroyed 38 homes, burned 32,000 hectares and claimed two lives. A group of residents and landholders was awarded $32.85 million in the Victorian Supreme Court on Wednesday, which amounts to 45 per cent of the total damage bill. They claimed the fire sparked when a tree fell across a powerline just outside Beechworth on February 7, 2009. Supplier SPI Electricity, clearance contractor Eagle, the Department of Sustainability and Environment and Parks Victoria were negligent for failing to clear the dead
section of tree, the group says. An eight-week trial was due to begin in March, but the parties agreed to a settlement on the opening day. Justice Karin Emerton ruled on Wednesday the settlement was fair. “The aspects of settlement ... are within the range of reasonable outcomes for very difficult, complex litigation in which the plaintiffs are exposed to a risk of failure,” she says. The class action group of around 80 people included all those who suffered property damage in the fire, but more than 100 others could still be eligible to make a claim and share in the compensation. Outside court, claimant Doleres Crisci said the fire destroyed her Mudgegonga home and the subsequent stress took a toll on her marriage. AAP
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Small firms to suffer under budget: Hockey Shadow treasurer Joe Hockey says the federal budget has nothing to compensate small businesses for any rising business costs flowing from the Labor Government’s carbon tax. “There is no compensation for … over two million similar small businesses,” he told the National Press Club in Canberra on Wednesday. “They may qualify for some form of compensation, but nothing will compensate their small business for the day-to-day dislocation and rising costs. Nothing will compensate their business for the carbon tax.” Hockey says the Coalition will seek to give the Australian Taxation Office a “greater understanding of the practical implications of its decisions” by expanding the number of “second commissioners” from three to seven. AAP
A mouse-click a day will keep doctors away Australians would rather get their health information from the internet than a doctor, according to new research. A survey commissioned by non-profit association Epilepsy Action Australia found just 47 per cent of respondents rated a visit to the doctor as their preferred way of getting information about health conditions. This compared to 62 per cent who said they preferred going online, 40 per cent who favoured community groups as an information source and 31 per cent who visited libraries. Nine out of 10 respondents said they would consider taking an online course about a health condition if a loved one were diagnosed. AAP
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PREVIEW You often hear people talk of the good old days, when life was calmer, groceries were cheaper and the streets were safe for kids to play on. Four decades ago, the Sunshine Coast was just beginning its transition from a small, rural township centred at Nambour, to a thriving tourist destination drawing visitors from across the country. So what did the average Coast family’s life look like in the 1970s? WORDS Jarna Baudinette
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SEVENTIES FAMILY While the Sunshine Coast has always been popular with young families, in the 1970s they were literally younger – in 1971 the average age of first marriage was 23 for males and 21 for females, in contrast to today’s median ages of 31 and 28. In 1975 the make-up of the Australian household underwent a major shift, with the Family Law Act introducing a ‘no fault’ option for divorce. Consequently the divorce rate spiked to the highest level in recorded history – around 65,000 divorces in a year – and this national trend was also reflected here on the Coast. While in the ’70s people tended to get married and have kids at a younger age, on the whole the make-up of the family unit hasn’t changed that much since then. Couples with dependent children still comprise more than 30 per cent of Australian families (couples with non-dependent children account for just under 10 per cent). The percentages of couple-only families and one-parent families have increased, and today there are also plenty more de facto couples or families with step or half siblings than there were 40 years ago.
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for males and
for females. In contrast, today’s median ages are 31 and 28.
21¢ for a loaf of bread and
for a quart (just over a litre) of milk. Today it’s
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Most kids went to primary school at Caloundra, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba or Nambour state schools, and this choice depended on where their family lived, rather than the reputation of the school. Today, a huge number of the region’s public students do their senior schooling at the popular Mountain Creek State High School campus; however, it was only established in 1995. Nambour High opened its doors in 1953, with Caloundra SHS established in 1963 and Maroochydore SHS one year later. If you had teenagers in the ’70s, it is likely they would have attended one of the three. None of our renowned private schools existed yet, so the only other options for Coast families were a handful of small Catholic schools, including the St John’s convent at Nambour, or for wealthier folks, a private education in Brisbane.
HOUSES Prior to the 1970s, most families on the Coast lived in Nambour, which until then had been the region’s civic and economic hub. In 1960 Caloundra’s Bulcock Street was still a dirt road, and the Kawana area didn’t grow until later that decade, starting with Buddina in 1967.
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Those families who had already moved closer to the Coast were mostly clustered in what is now considered central Maroochydore – the area around Aerodrome Road, Horton Park Golf Course and Sunshine Plaza. Glennis Schindler has worked in local real estate since the late ’70s and says back then her office used to have a map of “the whole town” – Maroochydore – on one wall, similar to the maps of land estates used today. “It had little pins showing what was a house and what was a unit,” Schindler says. “If someone came in and liked Dalby Street, for example, you could just look and see what was for sale in that street.” A standard family home cost between $35,000 and $40,000 and had three bedrooms, one bathroom and a single lock-up garage. If there were more than two children in the family the kids shared a room (remember when that was the norm?). Nobody had an entertaining area, inside or out, and backyards didn’t have fences between them. Houses certainly weren’t wired for broadband access like they are today. Schindler says, “Telephones were fairly rare in town in those days, along with guttering.” North of the river was mainly sugarcane, with a few shacks on the beach scattered along the way up to Mudjimba.
MONEY A standard family home cost around
$40,000 and had three bedrooms, one bathroom and a single lock-up garage. The most recent median price on the Sunshine Coast was $430,000.
In February 1975 the average weekly earnings for an Australian male was
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According to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in February 1975, in the previous December the average weekly wage for an Australian male was $146.90. This was a 4.9 per cent increase on the previous quarter and in that year, average wages rose a whopping 27.7 per cent. In 1961, the Arbitration Commission had handed down a decision granting women equal pay with men doing comparable work, and while most women with young children were occupied with home-based duties, a decade later many older women, whose children were now adults, were re-entering the workforce. The Sunshine Coast was still a fairly sleepy, coastal region, and lacked the industry of its city counterparts. Long-term locals report much of the local economy was driven by farming – sugarcane, strawberries, passionfruits and pineapples – and many young people earned money working on the farms. There was also a healthy real estate industry, given the size of the area. Like most industrialised countries, Australia experienced a recession in the 1970s, meaning many families had to tighten the weekly budget. According to the State Library of Victoria, a loaf of bread would have set you back 21 cents, with a quart of milk (which is just over a litre) slightly cheaper at 19 cents. On the Coast,
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FUN On the weekend, young families enjoyed a parfait at the Big Pineapple, which opened in 1971. There was a drive-in cinema in the heart of Maroochydore, where Peppertree Estate is today, and another cinema in Cotton Tree, which was later damaged by fire. At night, young people went to Chifley’s, which is now the Blue Bar at Seaforth in Alexandra Headland. Surf clubs didn’t yet have supporters’ clubs attached, but opposite the Alex Surf Club was a restaurant and resort named the Boolarong, famous as the location for Bert and Patti Newton’s honeymoon in late 1974. Today the coastal strip between Mooloolaba and Maroochydore is littered with tourist eateries, but in those days the only other option was Peter Sun’s Chinese restaurant in the Maroochy Sands building. As well as being in the area’s first high-rise, the restaurant was famous for its three-piece band and the Minties diners received as they left. Of course, one of the most popular activities was going to the beach, either along the coastal stretch or to the familyfriendly swimming hole at Cotton Tree. Some things never change.
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he number of New Zealanders packing their bags and heading to Australia accelerated in April, with a new record number of annual departures at 53,462. Some 4500 people left New Zealand for Australia in April for a net loss of 3500 in the month, according to Statistics New Zealand. That took the annual net loss to 39,800, almost 13,000 more than the same annual exodus a year earlier. “Annual outflows to Australia have been at record levels since the November 2011 year,” Statistics NZ says. People have been quitting New Zealand for Australia for years, as they seek higher wages and a better standard of living across the Tasman. The news comes on the back of a report that has ranked New Zealand ahead of Asian powerhouses China and Japan as one of the safest AsiaPacific countries in which to invest. Dun & Bradstreet’s Global Risk Indicator (GRI) ranks New Zealand at number four in the Asia-Pacific region and among the top 20 safest countries globally. The GRI assesses the political, commercial, economic and external risk of doing business in 131 countries. D&B New Zealand general manager John Scott says the country’s GRI ranking supports recent data demonstrating that conditions are improving, but the economic recovery is fragile. “The latest GRI rankings show that New Zealand is a low-risk environment for business investment,” Scott says.
“These rankings reflect overall optimistic conditions for Kiwi businesses. However, increasing economic woes in Greece, Spain and other Western European nations mean that a deterioration in New Zealand should not be completely ruled out.” New Zealand’s risk exposure to the volatile Euro-zone is relatively small, with only 14 per cent of the country’s goods exported to the European Union. Recent D&B trade payment data also supports the improving trend, with payment days falling over the past year to 44.7 days in the March quarter. D&B has given Australia the lowest risk rating in the Asia-Pacific region and globally, but its overall risk profile is classified as deteriorating. Hong Kong and Singapore are ranked second and third respectively in the Asia-Pacific, although they are both also on a deteriorating trend. Japan is ranked fifth in the Asia-Pacific, with the credit reporting agency citing its widened trade deficit and high public debt. China is ninth, due to its “sluggish economic growth and deflating property market”. AAP
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and chain performances all feature in the mix that is Graveyard Train. Their appeal is incredibly wide – from the neck tattooed rockabilly in Sydney, to the farmer in Tamworth, to the derelict punk in Belgium, or the hippie in Toronto, the group’s fans are varied. This a group that is unmistakeably different and captivating. Graveyard Train will take the stage at Woombye Pub this Saturday.
hey’ve appeared on Spicks and Specks and their unique style has made them a hit across the globe. Graveyard Train describe themselves as storytellers who revel in the dark or macabre. The initial idea, they say, was for a group of six men to sing in baritone about werewolves, vampires and ghosts over “foot stomping country music”. Banjos, dobros as well as hammer
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Hot on the heels of her recent sold out Mixtape performance at The Famous Spiegeltent, Melbourne songstress Owl Eyes has just released her first new song since the breakthrough single Raiders. Crystalised, Owl Eyes’ new single, premiered nationally on Triple J radio last week and signals an exciting and confident new direction for this celebrated talent. Owl Eyes will surely captivate Solbar audiences with her performance this Saturday.
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THE BIG O EXPERIENCE The Events Centre, Sunday, June 10, 2pm This event features Gerard O’Donoghue and The Premiers. John Laws praised the show, saying, “Unbelievable, fantastic, anyone who can sing Crying like Roy Orbison can sing!” This concert is sure to impress diehard Orbison fans. For details visit thej.com.au.
WHAT A MAN’S GOTTA DO The J, Noosa Heads, Tuesday, July 10, 7.30pm In this humorous show, national award-winning singer-songwriter Andrew Horabin uses comedy, song and storytelling to explore some of the issues of masculinity including sex, work, marriage, mateship, intimacy, fathering, feelings, booze, homophobia, and attachment to motor vehicles. For details visit thej.com.au.
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t has happened quite insidiously – like most habits that lead to significant long-term changes, a culture of caffeine has sneakily descended upon us. Coffee is everywhere. Cafes line our streets, McDonald’s now has a specialised section dedicated to the bean, and young children can be seen sipping on mock babyccinos. I myself know that a good coffee is an essential aspect of my day, and going without it makes me a very sad little duck. And therein lies the potential problem. You see, coffee is not such an innocent, benign
liquid. In fact it is a chemical cocktail that has quite an impact on our central nervous system. Caffeine is the principal stimulant in coffee, and is largely considered harmless because it is so widely consumed. However, there are a number of ways caffeine can adversely impact our health and vitality. There is the impact on our liver, which has to constantly break down and remove the ‘toxin’. There is also an effect on our brain – we feel alert after a cup of the good stuff because caffeine binds to our adenosine receptors and essentially causes our brain to keep firing and firing, sending an ‘emergency’ message to our adrenal glands and activating a cascade of stress-response hormones. With the primitive limbic region of our brain activated, out the window goes reason, imagination, creativity, all functions of our cerebrum or ‘higher’ brain. In this state, the body is focused on fighting or fleeing, not digestion – hello digestive issues! Daily use of caffeine can lead to the activation of a more long-term stress response and in this state our sleep is affected, our immune system is compromised, the ageing process is stimulated and a gradual but significant change in our mood, mind and behaviour begins.
However, I believe the most concerning aspect is the impact caffeine can have on our overall feeling of happiness, contentment and peace. Because caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant, it leads to the release of dopamine, a neuro-chemical that makes us feel good – hello addiction! Without our daily fix, we are quite depressed. Flat, reactive, cranky and irritated. As I sit sipping my delicious cup of coffee, I know that consuming in moderation is the key to enjoying it without suffering because of it.
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MAKE/MODEL PEUGEOT 508 GT DETAILS Five-door, five-seat medium-to-full-sized sedan with four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine and six-speed automatic transmission; frontwheel-drive.
PLEASURE MACHINE WORDS Peter Atkinson
he new Peugeot 508 is well worth a look for any family seeking a highly competent, handsome-looking and well-equipped family sedan. The 508 arrives in Australia with a big job on its hands. It effectively replaces Peugeot’s previous mid-sizer, the 407 (although they insist the 508 is a class larger than its predecessor) – which looked good on paper and also at first glance, but turned out to be something of a disappointment, both in driving and sales performance. Happily, the 508 has made a good first impression. It looks good, for a start. Less ‘out there’, perhaps, but nicely proportioned and crisply presented. It will be offered in three basic trim levels – Active (with a tasty starting price of $36,990), Allure and GT – with a choice of sedan or wagon and a choice of 1.6-litre turbo petrol, 2-litre turbo-diesel or 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engines. Six-speed auto is standard across the range.
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We tested the top-spec GT version – which as well as getting a more powerful 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine (producing 150 kilowatts and a torquey 450Nm) also gets an upgraded suspension system to match the extra grunt. It feels solid and assured on the
road, rides gloriously smoothly but, despite the sportier trim, it doesn’t change direction as quickly or competently as some of its rivals. The Peugeot is likely to compete for buyers with the likes of VW’s very good, recently-updated Passat and continued over>
FEATURES Dual front, side (thorax), front and rear curtain airbags; Electronic stability control; ABS with EBD; keyless entry with push-button start; cruise control with speed limiter; electronic parking assistance, head-up display; electric seats (with massage function), windows, mirrors; electronic parking brake, colour display screen for satellite navigation and other cabin functions. THIRST 5.7L/100km (combined figure); emissions 150gm/km. VERDICT Toned-down appearance, but still with oodles of French flair. BOTTOM LINE $52,990 (as tested).
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Scott Carse, dealer principal of Audi Centre Sunshine Coast, with his Audi fleet sedan and several models of Audi’s celebrated sports coupe the TT, which has a brand-new dual-clutch sports gearbox. The TT range also now features a completely new entry level 1.8 TFSI engine with S tronic gearbox, and for the first time, the popular 2.0 turbocharged diesel variant also features this dualclutch sports gearbox. First introduced in 1998, the TT first generation shape ran through until 2006, when the second generation was released. Audi has been a sponsor of the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival for the past five years.
Audi was among the stars on show at last week’s Noosa Food and Wine Festival. A sponsor of the culinary festival, the prestige car maker took the opportunity to showcase some of its finest offerings. A fleet of Audi vehicles driven by media, local dealer principal Scott Carse of Audi Centre Sunshine Coast and Audi chiefs took a tour of Noosa, attending the Asian Food Trail at Garnisha Spice Farm. The hinterland roads were ideal to show off the impressive fleet. The Audi convoy included a new Q7 sports utility vehicle, an A6
Ford’s equally impressive Mondeo – although the Peugeot folk insist it’s a full-sized sedan and thus goes head to head with Aussie models like the Commodore and Falcon. Interior space is certainly on a par with the former group, rather than the latter – while most buyers will find the level of appointments and finishes superior to the Aussie offerings. The 508’s diesel engine was perhaps a little on the clattery side at idle, but in general operation it was smooth and refined, delivering sturdy performance in town and highway driving, and importantly allowing the big Peugeot to sip a frugal 8.5L/100 kilometres over the course of almost 500 kilometres on our test. The company claims an official combined figure of 5.7L/ 100 kilometres and emissions of just 150gm per kilometre, both of which are excellent. The six-speed auto, too, blends well with this generally refined drivetrain – offering smooth progress
and effortless highway cruising – with the engine barely ticking over at about 1500rpm at the speed limit. The interior, generally speaking, is thoughtfully designed. Finishes are first class, seating is comfortable and can be adjusted in just about every direction and is attractively presented. The instrument panel is classy – dials are distinct and easy to read (despite the quirky French habit of articulating speed in odd 50/70/90 kilometre per hour increments). Our main gripe was with cabin storage – or the almost complete lack of it. Don’t French people wear sunglasses? Don’t they have mobile phones, or remote opening devices for their garage doors? I have no idea where they keep them when they drive. The Peugeot has any a number of considerate little touches. In our top-line GT model, there is even a massage function for the driver’s seat, relieving back strain during those long commutes.
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FERRARI GOES GREEN WORDS Peter Atkinson HIGH emotions, low emissions. Thatâ€™s the way Ferrari describes its newest model to arrive in Australia. The just-released Ferrari California HELE is the first â€˜greenâ€™ Ferrari â€“ quite a step for the company which has patented its own shade of red. The California HELE (pronounced Heli â€“ as in helicopter) is the culmination of a massive
environmental focus for the worldâ€™s most famous supercar maker. Itâ€™s the first showroom example of an environmental program which has seen Ferrari reduce its total corporate carbon emissions by 40 per cent over the past five years. When your standard engine configuration is a high-performance V8 which typically revs beyond the
8000rpm mark, there is always significant room for improvement. But the arrival in Australia of Ferrariâ€™s first truly low-emission model is something of a landmark, nonetheless. Your typical Toyota Hiace van pumps out 294 grams of CO2 per kilometre, compared to the HELE 4.3-litre, 338 kilowatt V8â€™s 270. Itâ€™s hard to know what Julia Gillard might make of Ferrariâ€™s effort to save the planet one millionaire at a time, but you have to give the Italians credit for keeping up with the times. The HELE receives different engine cooling fans and fuel pumps, than the standard California. More noticeable is a re-mapping of the Californiaâ€™s seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, reducing engine revs. Finally, and most significantly, Ferrari has introduced an engine stop-start function which turns off that beautiful V8 when you stop at the lights, reducing urban fuel usage by up to 15 per cent in heavy traffic. The lightning-quick shifts of the seven-speed F1-style dual-clutch transmission have been altered slightly â€“ meaning the California
selects a higher gear sooner. By a complicated series of calculations, Ferrari estimates that all of these fuel-saving functions actually reduce the ancillary load on that fabulous V8 â€“ meaning that buyers opting for the HELE function on their California will have an additional 25 Newton metres of torque at their disposal. And it means that the Californiaâ€™s combined fuel consumption figure drops from 13.1L/100 kilometres to a frugal 11.5L/100 kilometres â€“ and emissions from 299gm per kilometre to 270. Thus justifying the high emotions, low emissions tag. Ferrari, by the way, intends to roll outs its first hybrid model by 2013. So there it is. The first Green Ferrari (even though itâ€™s still painted a dazzling shade of red). I wonder what Bob Brown would make of that? MAKE/MODEL FERRARI CALIFORNIA HELE BOTTOM LINE $459,650 statutory and onroad costs.
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COMMODORE HITS THE US
Australian-made Holdens are to make a return to the streets and racetracks of North America with the production of a new Chevrolet SS performance sedan. A limited-production version of the yet-to-be-released VF Commodore, the car will be built at the company’s South Australian plant and exports will start next year. Holden’s engineering executive director Greg Tyus says the new car would be specifically built for Nascar racing and would debut in the renowned Daytona 500. It will also meet US private buyer demand for ‘muscle cars’. “Holden has a great track record of
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producing performance cars for General Motors and the world,” Tyus says. “We were responsible for the design and engineering of the Chevrolet Camaro, the VE Commodore was sold as the Pontiac G8 and we are currently exporting the Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle – so we understand the needs of the North American market.” It’s the first time in 17 years an Australia-made Holden rear-wheel drive sedan will ship to the US. Holden had a 54 per cent increase in vehicle exports from 2010 to 2011. AAP
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Mike Devereux has never filled the fuel tank of a car powered by liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). But the chairman and managing director of Holden is confident his company has produced an LPG-powered car capable of turning around an entrenched bias within Australia’s motoring public. Holden recently began production of its first dedicated LPG Commodores. The release of the LPG Commodore range is something of a gamble for Holden. It is also one of the best offers yet made to Australian motorists to embrace LPG. In 2010 Australians bought 7954 new, LPG-fuelled cars. A year later only 3082 were sold. AAP
Rare Aston Martin sells for $1.97 million A rare sports car has fetched more than £1.23 million ($1.97 million) at auction. The Aston Martin was sold on Saturday at the manufacturer’s historic works in Buckinghamshire. More than 2000 people saw the sale of the DB4GT Zagato Sanction II coupe, once owned by Tony Smith, manager of entertainer Phil Collins.
The car was one of 46 cars sold, for a collective total of £6.5 million. James Knight, the international managing director of collectors cars at Bonhams, says, “With only four Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Sanction IIs made, ‘0198/R’ represented a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire one of these fabulous cars, which will become increasingly collectible.” PA
2,723 In the past 12 months Cricks Maroochydore happily delivered 2,723 cars to homes and businesses all over the Sunshine Coast (and the odd one or two to other parts of our great state). That makes us the largest single dealership on the coast. How did we sell so many cars? It helps that our brands, Volkswagen, Subaru and Mitsubishi make exceptional vehicles. It also helps that our used cars are second to none for quality and peace of mind. But the true test of success lies with our people and the way we choose to do business.
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Lamborghini revives old SUV idea With Lamborghini unveiling the Urus concept of a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), at the Beijing Motor Show in April, an old idea has been revived by the Italian sports car maker. About 30 years ago, Lamborghini showcased the LM002 off-road vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show. In 1977, Lamborghini sought to build a rough terrain vehicle for the US military – the Cheetah prototype – which was passed over for the HMMWV, later renamed the Hummer. Lamborghini renamed the Cheetah the LM002, celebrating its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in
1982. Fans today pay more than $103,000 for an LM002. Should the Urus go into production, Lamborghini chief executive Stephan Winkelmann is looking at production figures tenfold of the LM002 numbers in one year. DPA
Hi-tech games remove boredom on the road The high-tech entertainment prevalent on every long-haul plane flight is finding its way into the car. General Motors and students of the Israeli art and design academy Bezalel are involved in the Windows of Opportunity project, where the windows in the rear of the car are turned into touch-sensitive
screens, providing entertainment. Software programs in the form of apps turn the windows into a blackboard where children can paint with their fingers. Alternatively, they can also be turned into a screen where, for instance, a virtual mosquito explains interesting sights in the area. DPA
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IMAGE UPGRADE FOR KIA WORDS Peter Atkinson “A KIA? Sorry, I’m not driving a Kia. Forget it.” You could say my wife was less than impressed when I told her what was to be our week’s test vehicle – and that it would be available for her use while I was away for a couple of days. She’s no car snob, but her memories of the Korean budget brand clearly aren’t all that fond. But times have changed. And so has Kia. It has gone from being the very cheap, mostly cheerful, upstart to a very ambitious, very energetic force on the Aussie car market. And leading the way is the flagship model, the Optima. The futuristic styling is confronting and attractive at the same time. Inside, the story is much the same. Equipment levels are dazzling for a car with such a modest price tag. Our test car came with full leather trim, dual sunroof, flashy alloys with low-profile tyres and sports body kit; dual-zone air-conditioning, auto headlights (with washer function); USB and iPod connectivity; remote entry smart-key, a multi-function steering wheel (with gearshift paddles) and heated, electricallyadjusted front seats. The driver’s seat even has three memory positions and an internal cooling function – a
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feature we’ve only previously seen in cars like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 Series. The Optima also has a reversing camera and even the trip computer is among the best we’ve seen. Our test car also boasted leather seats with eight-way electric adjustment for the driver, and all smartly trimmed and sculpted with the rear external passenger pews having the same bucket-style finish as many high-end Euro machines. So, how much would you expect to pay for a car with so many goodies? Well, if it had a German badge you’d be forking out well in excess of
$150,000. The Kia? Try $36,990. And that’s for the flagship Platinum model. OK, so there must be a catch. Actually, it ticks most of the boxes. Cabin space was an area in which the Kia delivered beyond expectations. The Kia’s suspension is a bit of a mixed bag. In handling terms, it’s quite impressive – turning in nicely and generally remaining flat and composed in most situations. The ride, however, can be sharp on occasion, with a tendency to crash over any major road imperfections. Another bonus was the Optima’s drivetrain. The 2.4-litre, four-cylinder
engine might seem, on paper, to be a little underdone for a car of this size – but at no stage did it feel underpowered on our test. It pumps out 148 kilowatts and 250 Newton metres of torque – hardly dazzling figures but, in combination with a smooth and intuitive six-speed auto, it certainly manages to get the job done. And despite our test being conducted in mostly city conditions, it returned a more-than-acceptable 11.6L/100 kilometres. The official figure is 7.9 – which puts it ahead of Aussie rivals like the Commodore. There were a couple of small clues to the Optima’s cost-conscious heritage. Dash plastics are generally hard and things like carpets are a little cheap-looking. And what of my wife? Well, she did change her tune somewhat once she’d spent some time behind the wheel of the Kia. “Actually it’s really quite nice,” she conceded. “But I wouldn’t want to buy one. I’m not driving a Kia.” Perhaps she might take a little more convincing. MAKE/MODEL KIA OPTIMA PLATINUM BOTTOM LINE $36,990.
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Guide when it launches in June. Lexus says the GS 450h’s hybrid powerplant sips just 6.3 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres, depending on conditions – 20 per cent less than the outgoing model – while CO2 emissions can be as low as 147grams per kilometre. The frugal Lexus develops a combined power output of 254kW,
capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in just 5.9 seconds. GS 450h also features greater space and onboard technology than the model it replaces. An innovative stacked hybrid battery helps liberate 45 per cent more space for the boot, increasing from 320 to 465 litres, while the redesigned chassis delivers greater interior space for occupants. The GS 450h will also be available with all-wheel steering, reportedly the first hybrid of its kind. It’s available with an advanced Pre-Collision safety System (PCS), a Driver Fatigue Monitor camera, and a complementary Adaptive Cruise Control system (ACC), which now functions at all speeds. A Blind Spot Monitor comes standard to detect vehicles in adjacent lanes, and an expanded Head Up Display (HUD) unit can now display road speed, cruise control, gear position, turn-by turn navigation and tachometer. In keeping with the recently
launched GS 250 and 350 range, the GS 450h will also feature an expanded line-up featuring Luxury, F Sport and Sports Luxury models – replacing the previous single Sports Luxury. Lexus Australia chief executive Tony Cramb says the all-new GS 450h is a technological showcase. “This second generation GS 450h builds on a highly awarded first generation, improving it in almost every area, including space, efficiency, onboard technology and value,” Cramb says.
SNAPSHOT • GS 450h to feature new 254kW Atkinson cycle hybrid drivetrain • Accelerates from 0-100km/h in 5.9 seconds • Fuel use improved by 20 per cent to achieve 6.3 litres per 100km • 45 per cent increase in boot space to 465 litres
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LAND OF DREAMS PREVIEW From pretty waterfront parcels to big bushland blocks, there are some good value land options opening up across the Coast for buyers ready to snap them up. WORDS Julie Schomberg
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or many people, the idea of home ownership works from the ground up. They want to choose a location, buy a block of dirt and build a house to live in or rent out. After a few years of subdued land sales on the Sunshine Coast during the economic downturn, there is a crop of affordable and prestige blocks on the market and the certainty of more to come as major developments take off, from Maroochydore to Kawana to Caloundra. So what are the important factors for budding land owners to consider? Personal circumstances come first, industry experts tell MWP. Buyers should examine their motivation and financial situation. Owning a block of land may be a lifestyle decision, such as a young couple intending to build their perfect home for raising a family, or it may be an investment decision, such as a retiree seeking cash flow as the landlord of a newly-built home for tenants. Once buyers have worked out their goals and how much they can spend, it’s time for the legwork of doing research and consulting market experts. Information to take into account includes locations; price points; lot sizes and types; changes in land values past, present and predicted; and supply and demand trends. A new analysis by Mooloolaba-based property advisory service Herron Todd White reveals trends in residential land on the Coast over 20 years. It finds the ranges of market prices and lot sizes have widened considerably since the early 1990s. It also shows that land sales numbers dropped significantly last year and now seem to be running well below the rate of underlying demand.
Practising valuer Jason Cleary, a director of HTW, has done valuations on the majority of large master-planned communities on the Coast as well as smaller development sites, from Pelican Waters, to Kawana Waters, to Noosa Springs. Cleary says the value of land is determined by demand and supply, with variations between lots defined by views, privacy, slope, shape, expected building costs and proximity to services and amenities. The Coast now has a greater diversity of lifestyle and investment opportunities, according to Birtinya-based property investment consultant Mal Cayley. “There’s been a real change in the nature of
House and land packages available now start under $400,000 for a three-bedroom home Eric Werne, RE/MAX Property Services
the product being delivered here,” he says. “There are different land sizes and prices, different types of dwellings and covenants which control the look and feel of estates.” Blocks are available across the coastal strip and the hinterland. They range from a smaller waterfront block at Maroochydore’s Sunshine Cove to a bigger bushland block at Pathways at Landsborough. Eric Werne is from RE/MAX Property Services, Caloundra and has been selling real estate in Caloundra since 1999. He says government charges and holding costs seemed to make land too expensive on the Coast. “We’re going through an adjustment now, where developers
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You can build specific to need, whether that’s the needs of the tenant market to maximise rent or your needs as an owner-occupier Mal Cayley, Investor Property Sunshine Coast
have dropped their prices to meet the market.” Viewpoint, a 41-lot estate on the ridge at Aroona with sea views or bush outlooks, is an example. “It had strong interest but slow sales until late last year, when family buyers started moving in as prices adjusted,” Werne says. “House and land packages available now start under $400,000 for a three-bedroom home. The smallest lot is 540 square metres and the biggest is 1662 square metres.” Parklakes is a master-planned community over 82 hectares adjoining forest and caneland at Bli Bli. About 350 dwellings already house mostly owner-occupiers and 23 land sites are now available with prices from $195,000 to $238,000 and sizes from 600 to 1200 square metres. “People who come here are looking for lifestyle,” says spokesperson Rob Midgley. “It’s mostly young families and a few grey nomads wanting bigger blocks for their caravans.” Rob noticed a dip in the market this year but says buyers are attracted to the recreational infrastructure such as sports fields, fish-stocked lakes and parks. Cayley, director of Investor Property Sunshine Coast, sees budding land owners and landlords focusing on new house and land packages in central areas that are convenient to jobs, transport and other facilities, or close to emerging CBDs. “There are many advantages of land developments like Brightwater (Mountain Creek), Birtinya Island (Wurtulla) or Bells Reach (Caloundra West),” he says. New neighbourhoods have new infrastructure and standards of living. “You can build specific to need, whether that’s the needs of the tenant market to maximise rent or your needs as an owner-
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occupier,” Cayley says. “When you build you only pay stamp duty on the land so if you have an efficient builder, the net cost can be less than the stamp duty on an established dwelling. You have true value in new kitchens, bathrooms, fixtures and fittings compared to the maintenance required on an older home. From a tax point of view, the depreciation benefits max out at 10 years so the newer a home, the better the depreciation. You also get a premium rent for new properties, so that improves your cash flow position.” What about the disadvantages? Cayley says it can be challenging for people without experience to buy land and build off a plan. “You can’t see it or touch it and you’re not moving into a home straight away.” He says buying a block of land on its own and simply waiting for capital growth isn’t common among ‘mum and dad’ investors in recent years. “You may get good capital growth but land has holding costs along the way. Creating income on the land by building and putting in a tenant may at least improve your cash flow position and make it easier to unlock equity to build your portfolio and wealth. Wealth comes from executing your plan, not one property.”
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LAND TRENDS A new analysis by Mooloolaba-based property advisory service Herron Todd White has taken a look at trends in residential land on the Sunshine Coast over the past 20 years. Its findings include: • Residential construction activity has correlated with our population growth. Annual building approvals between 1991 and 2011 peaked in the population growth years of the early 1990s and early 2000s. “There has been an average of 3700 new dwellings approved per year, consisting of 2500 new houses and 1200 new units.” • The number of new land sales seems to be running well below this rate of underlying demand. Looking at sales of vacant residential lots up to 2400 square metres, the latest high was in 2007 when almost 3000 lots sold and a 20-year low was recorded last year with just 663 lots sold. • There has been a significant shift in the location pattern of new land sales away from the former Noosa Shire towards the former Caloundra City, although the former Maroochy Shire had 62 per cent of land sales last year. • Market prices for land have widened since 1991. In 2011, the purchase price range for mainstream residential lots on the Coast was between $170,000 and $575,000. The median land price almost tripled between 2001 and 2004 to $220,000, then levelled off to $247,750 by last year. On a monthly basis, the median was $239,000 in March 2012 and appears steady. • In 2011, there was clustering of sales of land priced below $300,000, but “the strength of other categories indicates the Sunshine Coast land market maintains a wide spectrum of price points”. • The number of land sales has dropped from the first-home buyer-induced levels of 2009 to a trend of about 60 a month from the start of 2011 to March this year.
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6 Murray Pine Court, Buderim Sold for: $520,000 Features: 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Agency: Vic Murphy Real Estate Sales agent: Donna-Lee Foster 9 Werona Street, Buderim Sold for: $675,000 Features: 4 bed, 2+ bath, 2 car Agency: Next Property Group Sales agent: Kate Jewry 33 Huntley Place, Caloundra West Sold for: $419,000 Features: 5 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Agency: RE/MAX Property Services, Caloundra Sales agent: Debbie Shellshear 82/40 Lakeside Crescent, Currimundi Sold for: $275,000 Features: 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Agency: RealWay Property Consultants Caloundra Sales agent: James Reynolds 26 Palmer Avenue, Golden Beach Sold for: $595,000 Features: 5 bed, 5 bath, 5 car Agency: Go Gecko Caloundra Sales agent: Shane Strong 6/3 Sykes Avenue, Kings Beach Sold for: $205,000 Features: 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Agency: RealWay Property Consultants Caloundra Sales agent: Debra Hyde Unit 3 ‘Catamarina’, 201 Bradman Avenue, Maroochydore Sold for: $321,000 Features: 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Agency: First National Maroochydore Sales agent: Kim Bourgois
Unit 7 ‘Joella Waters’, 67 Buna Street, Maroochydore Sold for: $515,000 Features: 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Agency: First National Maroochydore Sales agent: Kim Bourgois
22 Gardak Street, Maroochydore Sold for: $457,500 Features: 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Agency: First National Maroochydore Sales agent: Shane Purssell
49 Gardak Street, Maroochydore Sold for: $490,000 Features: 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Agency: Vic Murphy Real Estate Sales agent: Glennis Schindler
3/25 Hinley Avenue, Maroochydore Sold for: $210,000 Features: 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Agency: Vic Murphy Real Estate Sales agent: Glennis Schindler
Unit 1111 ‘Horton Apartments’, 1 Mungar Street, Maroochydore Sold for: $217,000 Features: 1 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Agency: Mooloolaba Real Estate Sales agent: Grant Cheatham
Unit 2 ‘Kewarra’, 4 Pringle Court, Maroochydore Sold for: $230,000 Features: 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Agency: First National Maroochydore Sales agent: Rod McLean
2 Waterbird Avenue, Maroochydore Sold for: $420,000 Features: 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car Agency: First National Maroochydore Sales agent: Shane Purssell 110 Wrigley Street, Maroochydore Sold for: $427,000 Features: 4 bed, 1 bath, 2 car Agency: Vic Murphy Real Estate Sales agent: Donna-Lee Foster 16 Yorlambu Parade, Maroochydore Sold for: $415,000 Features: 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Agency: Vic Murphy Real Estate Sales agent: Donna-Lee Foster Unit 110 ‘The Groves’, 8 Longwood Street, Minyama Sold for: $290,000 Features: 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Agency: Team Godwin Real Estate Sales agent: Luke Godwin 91 Nothling Street, Moffat Beach Sold for: $300,000 Features: 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Agency: Go Gecko Caloundra Sales agent: Shane Strong 46-48 Webster Road, Nambour Sold for: $215,000 Features: 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car Agency: Next Property Group Sales agent: Robyne Williams & Trevor Jones
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M Unkel says he has been making a habit of booking twilight auctions for his top-end listings, in order to showcase the property in a different way
ark Unkel from Elite Lifestyle Properties has had some big sales under the hammer recently, and last Thursday’s auction at 5 Adaluma Avenue, Buddina was no exception. “We had five registered bidders and the home sold to a local couple for $3,112,500,” Unkel says. The auction drew a crowd of around 60 people, but this number had dwindled to two parties – the buyers and sellers – almost two hours later. “Gordon Macdonald from Jason Andrew Auctioneers kicked off the bidding at 5.30pm and the gavel went down at 7.20pm,” Unkel says. “It was a long one, but the result was there and that’s what matters.” Unkel says he has been making a habit of booking twilight auctions for his top-end listings, in order to showcase the property in a different way, and although the majority of Thursday night’s crowd headed home to have some dinner before a result was achieved, Unkel says the strategy has been fairly well received. “The house presented beautifully and we’ve had more than 160 people go through over the past five weeks.” Unkel says the buyers chose the property because they loved the idea of living on the riverfront but still being able to walk to the beach.
Marcoola Unit 50 ‘Atlantis’, 903 David Low Way Features: 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Auction: May 19 Result: Passed in at $330,000. Listed at $345,000. Kennedy Property Agency: 5448 8088 Sales agent: Lyn Kennedy 0413 225 728
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Nambour 2/20 Solandra Street 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car May 19 Passed in at $170,000. Negotiating with two interested parties. First National Carolans Agency: 5441 1344 Sales agent: Andy Sharma 0410 989 177 Features: Auction: Result:
9 Tweedia Court 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car May 19 Passed in at a vendor bid of $340,000. RE/MAX Property Sales Agency: 5470 7012 Sales agent: Graeme Hennell 0412 481 549 Features: Auction: Result:
Auctions in Action Here’s a preview of the hot auctions taking place on the Sunshine Coast in the next seven days
7 Victor Street, Alexandra Headland Auction details: On site Saturday May 26 @ 1pm Agency: Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Contact: Kate Jewry 0404 817 222 & Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222
54 Willandra Place, Kureelpa Auction details: On site Saturday May 26 @ 2pm Agency: Day & Grimes 5441 3366 Contact: Ian Black 0407 587 503 136 Chelsea Crescent, Minyama Auction details: On site Saturday May 26 @ 3pm Agency: Kennedy Property 5448 8088 Contact: Lyn Kennedy 0413 225 728 2/49 River Esplanade, Mooloolaba Auction details: On site Saturday May 26 @ 2pm Agency: Property Today 5444 2222 Contact: Jamie Holbrook 0418 500 081 51/151 Mudjimba Beach Road, Mudjimba Auction details: On site Saturday May 26 @ 1pm Agency: Kennedy Property 5448 8088 Contact: Lyn Kennedy 0413 225 728 Unit 54 ‘Laurel Springs’, 18 Doolan Street, Nambour Auction details: The on-site office Saturday May 26 @ noon Agency: Day & Grimes 5441 3366 Contact: Gary Langford 0412 348 533 45/70 Netherton Street, Nambour Auction details: On site Saturday May 26 @ 1pm Agency: RE/MAX Property Sales 5470 7000 Contact: Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 5 Silverwood Drive, Nambour Auction details: On site Saturday May 26 @ 11.30am Agency: RE/MAX Property Sales 5470 7012 Contact: Graeme Hennell 0412 481 549 215 Bunya Road, North Arm Auction details: On site Saturday May 26 @ 11.30am Agency: Belle Property Buderim 5456 0214 Contact: Peter Hill 0418 879 885 15 Campellville Circuit, Pelican Waters Auction details: On site Friday May 25 @ 12.30pm Agency: RealWay Caloundra 5436 0700 Contact: Darren Ide 0408 549 457 16 Drovers Court, Pomona Auction details: On site Saturday May 26 @ 1.30pm Agency: Belle Property 5456 0214 Contact: Peter Hill 0418 879 885
11 Lalwinya Street, Buddina Auction details: On site Saturday May 26 @ 2pm Agency: Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Contact: Minka Jenkins 0488 550 063
Lot 1, 23 Oceanic Drive, Warana Auction details: On site Sunday May 27 @ 11am Agency: Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Contact: Karen Jones 0405 122 526
1 Nabilla Street, Buddina Auction details: On site Saturday May 26 @ 3.30pm Agency: Belle Property Buderim 5445 6722 Contact: Tim Burrough 0418 666 356
7 Tareel Street, Wurtulla Auction details: On site Wednesday May 30 @ 5pm Agency: RE/MAX Property Services 5438 5224 Rob Whiting 0428 855 141
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“The Ultimate North Facing Residence over 4 Levels” 3 Oak Court, MINYAMA Packed with quality features and extras reserved for the most prestigious residences is 3 Oak Court in waterfront Minyama. The space and light that defines the home is immediately obvious upon walking through the huge front door. A few steps inside and visitors are greeted with a huge water feature, entertainment room and bar. The antique snooker table is an optional extra. Past the kitchen and through the lounge room and dining area, glass doors peel back to connect the indoors to the outdoor seating area. Access either the heated plunge or lap pool from the external tiled deck. There is glass fencing all around, so nothing can interrupt that view. Two-tiered spotted gum decking leads down to the pontoon and basement. Take the stairs or lift up to the second floor where the bedrooms are located. The master suite features an oversized ensuite, walk-in robe, kitchenette and large office.
• Lift to all four floors
• 8 Car basement carpark
• 4 spacious bedrooms
• 10 KW Solar System
• Large Office
• 9000 litre rainwater tank
• Wine Cellar
• 12 Metre Pontoon
• Media Room
• Rooftop entertainment area
You won’t find better. For a private Inspection and full brief please contact agent
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Inspect Contact Agent Auction By Private Invitation Thursday 28th June 2012 Internet ID View our online tours at www.propertymode.com.au/3_oak_ct_minyama Steve Turner 0412 679 488 Geoff Ohmsen 0412 103 147
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Elevated and overlooking a nature reserve, this resort-style property includes a 10.5-metre, solar-heated pool with an entertainers’ pavilion and outdoor kitchen. The lightfilled interior has a spacious bay window and three living areas, as well as five bedrooms with good separation including the king-sized master suite. The house is data-point wired and features ducted, zoned air-conditioning and solar panels. Outside are landscaped gardens and a large shed.
32 Water Gum Crescent, Maleny 5 bed, 2 bath, 4 car Offers over $590,000 Maleny & Hinterland Real Estate 5494 3022 Julie Reimers 0417 465 536
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Kings Beach ‘Mahia Apartments’ 13/24 Mahia Terrace
Unique Opportunity - Sub-Penthouse Overlooking Kings Beach A blend of chic, contemporary design coupled with stunning panoramic beach, ocean & mountain views create a vast showcase of understated luxury. Spectacularly positioned on the 7th level of an elite residential complex, occupying half of an entire floor on the N/E side, you will want for nothing! • Tightly held boutique complex of only 16 apartments - 2 per floor • Massive open plan living & master flow seamlessly to the oversized balcony • Gourmet kitchen featuring stunning chocolate quartz granite & ivory 2 pac • Indulgent bathrooms with floor to ceiling marble & corner spa bath Sally Mulhearn M: 0422 228 320 E: email@example.com Harcourts Caloundra 5438 0055
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• Customised ‘one-off’ home office unique to building • Abundant use of glass ensures the stunning vista is captured from every angle • Secure, double lock-up garage with extra storage; lap pool; covered bbq pavilion • Iconic Kings Beach with patrolled swimming, surfing & cafes just steps away
OPEN HOME: Saturday 11-11.30am VIEW AT: www.caloundra.harcourts.com.au ID# QCL5857 AUCTION: On Site Thursday 14th June at 1pm
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buddina deceased estate lifestyle at 1 nabilla street. resolution of this family estate is required at auction on saturday. the property has been in the family since 1986. any investment in buddina´s ´golden triangle´ will reap rewards and a superb lifestyle awaits.
auction this saturday
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sat 3.00 - 3.30pm sat 26 may at 3.30pm 5445 6722 tim burrough 0418 666 356
auction conditions are 30 day settlement with a 5% deposit. the executor has set a reserve that will ensure the property sells under the hammer, assuming there is a client there in a position to bid under auction conditions. there is a good tenant in place till september.
215 bunya road lifestyle just three minutes to yandina township, this 3.8 acre property offers incredible potential for buyers wanting a slice of some of qld’s most productive red soil. in mostly original condition but well maintained, this solid dwelling offers open plan living with high raked ceilings, spacious kitchen & full length verandahs on two sides of the home. a little tlc will immediately add value.
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sat 11.00 - 11.30am sat 26 may at 11.30am 5456 0214 peter hill 0418 879 885
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pomona 16 drovers court lifestyle this gently rolling leafy green 3.6 ha is without a doubt some of the finest coastal acres, just a minute or two from pomona township. spacious open plan living, high raked ceilings & a full length entertaining deck offers panoramic views over the property & beyond taking in mt cooroora. a modern kitchen with gas hotplates and d/washer. perfect for horses or small crops. there are sheds for storage plus a variety of fruit trees.
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sat 1.00 - 1.30pm or by appointment sat 26 may at 1.30pm must be sold 5456 0214 peter hill 0418 879 885
10 whistler ridge drive lifestyle family crisis forces urgent sale. well suited to the lazy acreage resident who wants to just relax. the grounds need help to take the property into a higher price range. clearly the best priced small acreage package on the market. • • • •
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sat & sun 10.00 - 10.30am offers over $395,000 5445 6722 tim burrough 0418 666 356
sewer system & rain tanks. low cost living spacious modern home. great floor plan superb polished floors. enclosed verandahs 1.9 kw solar power system to be installed
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NEWS & VIEWS
A snapshot of who’s doing what in the industry THE STATE OF THE MARKET Latest REIQ report points to a turnaround for Queensland.
T METAL WORKS FOR QUAIL the increasingly diverse and competitive Australian housing industry. “It is my pleasure to congratulate each winner for the hard work and dedication they continue to display,” he says. “From sustainable initiatives to incredible workmanship, these homes will be unforgettable and we are proud to call these winners HIA members.”
A local builder made its mark at the 2012 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards late last week. Maleny-based Quail Construction won the Australian Solutions in Steel award. The HIA judges appreciated the minimalist and understated design of the home. HIA managing director Shane Goodwin says the event celebrates
he Queensland property market has turned around and posted positive results for the first time in 18 months, according to the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ). The REIQ March quarter median house price report found property prices across the majority of Queensland increasing with sales numbers also up – in some cases significantly. REIQ CEO Anton Kardash says optimism is finally returning to the market. ‘‘Three months ago when we analysed the December quarter data it seemed to indicate we had reached the bottom of the market because prices were stabilising,’’ he says. ‘‘We predicted at the time that the March quarter data would be even more positive and it certainly is that. Property prices have grown in most areas and some regions have
also experienced substantial increases in sales activity, which is a hugely welcome turnaround.” The Sunshine Coast experienced an increase in sales activity – up 24 per cent compared with the December quarter. REIQ Sunshine Coast zone chair Lloyd Edwards says there has been an increase of buyers through open homes as well as growing numbers prepared to make offers. ‘‘We are starting to see a slight tightening of stock, especially for properties priced between $400,000 and $500,000 where demand is greatest,’’ he says. ‘‘An interesting trend is a possible paradigm shift for buyers in the $1 million-plus price bracket. Whereas before many weren’t prepared to pay over the $1 million mark, many are now open to paying $1.2 million or $1.3 million if it secures the sale.’’
BUYERS SNAP UP HOMES BUDERIM 87 WIlliam Street
SUBSTANTIAL HOME WITH GARAGING GALORE This spacious home sits on a 813m2 block on top of Buderim. There is room for the car enthusiast who wants plenty of space, or for the family who wants to make more living area. Under the home there is approximately 200m2 of fully enclosed open space with a concrete floor and 9’ headroom. The open plan living area leads onto the deck where you can enjoy the splendid view, relaxing with an early morning cuppa or watching the glorious sunsets. Both bathrooms have recently been refurbished. The home is within walking distance to the Village and all amenities.
3 BED | 2 BATH | 6 CAR Inspect: By Appointment Price: $495,000 Web: Ref No. 110555181 Richard Meacle 0407 145 812
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Maroochydore’s unique mixed-used development Emporio has recorded six sales in as many days. Sales executive Nicholas Criss says the sales blitz may be due to a combination of factors, including the final days of the Queensland Government’s Building Boost Grant, which ended on April 30. “Potentially this spurred a flurry of interest in the property market to take advantage of the grant in the past month,” Criss says. “Regardless, we didn’t anticipate such a high volume of interest these past few weeks and recording six sales in six
days is further testament to the quality product on offer at Emporio.” Investors and owner-occupiers have bought apartments at Emporio and Criss adds buyers from all sectors of the market have been attracted to the development. Emporio features a unique blend of apartment living, office space, restaurants and cafes. The development incorporates seven individual buildings based around a street called ‘Emporio Place’ and is located right in the heart of Maroochydore’s new CBD. Stage two apartments are now selling from $314,000.
Buderim 5445 2777 | Caloundra 5436 0700
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BUDERIM 23 Quiet Valley Crescent
BUDERIM 22 Vista Park Drive
PICTURE PERFECT POSITION AND PRIVACY
PRIVATE AND STUNNING ON BUDERIM
Set in one of Buderim’s most attractive precincts is this superbly presented one-owner home with generous dimensions, high 8’6’’ ceilings and quality finishes. The residence also features: • 4 spacious bedrooms, built-ins, main with ensuite and walk in robe • Air con in living area and master bedroom; separate formal lounge; large Chef’s style kitchen • Freshly painted interior with neutral tones • Large 886m2 block two minutes from Buderim Village shopping. Separate area for caravan or boat & pool.
A new private paradise where you can expect the unexpected. Well over 1/4 acre offers a resort lifestyle with a home designed superbly and constructed with exquisite imagination, taste and quality throughout. • Extraordinarily spacious open plan living • Ultra modern kitchen with concealed lighting • Extra high vaulted ceilings • Bi-folding doors reveal exotic landscaped gardens • Large wooden decks and sparkling Magna pool • Dedicated home office • A low carbon footprint
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4 BED | 3 BATH | 2 CAR
Inspect: Saturday 11-11:45am Price: $649,000 Web: Ref No. 110551721 Richard Tucker 0429 060 092
Inspect: Saturday 1:00-1:45pm Price: $1,250,000 Web: Ref No. 109144636 Marg Deighton 0411 399 514
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BUDERIM 61 Gossamer Drive
QUIET AND PEACEFUL This very impressive split level home is a must to inspect and will be sold. • Spacious central tiled living area and dining • Gourmet kitchen at the heart of the home • 3 generous bedrooms, master with ensuite + office • Double lock-up garage Suitable for a small family or couple. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac just minutes to Mooloolaba beach and all facilities.
3 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR | 1 OFFICE Inspect: Saturday 10:00-10:45am Price: $479,000 Web: Ref No. 110121641 Marg Deighton 0411 399 514
PELICAN WATERS 15 Campbellville Cct
AUCTION TODAY Quiet street, close to the golf course, park for the kids and great neighbourhood if that is all you need then stop looking we have found the home for you. • 671sqm corner block and side access • Separate lounge and open plan living area • Master bedroom has air conditioning and ensuite • Tiled throughout with carpets to bedrooms and lounge • Outdoor entertaining area with established gardens • Large kitchen with Blanco appliances
4 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR Inspect: Friday 12:00-12:30pm Auction: On Site Friday 25th May at 12:30pm Web: Ref No. 110408793 Darren Ide 0408 549 457
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BUDERIM 13-15 Settlers Ridge
PRIVATE, QUIET AND NORTH FACING • 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 11:00-11:45am Price: $629,000 Web: Ref No. 107431766 Marg Deighton 0411 399 514
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1-9 Nunkeri Court, Tanawha Inspect: Sat 2-2:45pm Plantation style resort on 1.5 acres of lush tropical surrounds. Spacious living areas, high vaulted ceilings and modern kitchen. Tranquil resort style pool, spa and pavilion. DLUG, 9mx6m shed and room for tennis court. Price: $799,000 3 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR 70 Jarrah Road, Buderim Inspect: Sat 10-10:45am Private 2 storey home with dual living or work from home options. Both internal and external access between the levels. Upstairs air-con living area, study nook and 3 bedrooms. Large covered deck. Living area, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom downstairs. Price: $429,000 4 BED | 3 BATH | 2 CAR 119 Maroochy Waters Dr, Maroochydore 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 165 Lindsay Road, Buderim Inspect: Sat 12-12:45pm Charming 3 bedroom cottage on 1105m2. Open plan living, timber floors, high ceilings and wide covered decks. Price: $410,000 3 BED | 1 BATH | 2 CAR
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Wurtulla home This beachside home is on n 662 square metres and has been remodelled with a designer granite kitchen, spacious living areas and north-facing outdoor area overlooking the pool.
11 Toorak Court, Wurtulla 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Mid to high $500,000s Go Gecko Caloundra 5499 7859 Shane Strong 0431 635 339
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• Genuinely Motivated Family Sale – on the market to be sold and all offers considered! • Health circumstances dictate a genuine buyers opportunity • Large 853m2 Buderim Block elevated to catch the breeze • Generous bedrooms/huge storage/cupboard space/security screens • Immaculate gardens WITH approved water bore. Free garden water all year round!! • Solid big brick and tile bones ... Renovate and add immediate value. Capital gain potential. • Outdoor entertaining area, workshop and garden shed • Walk to school, aged care, McDonalds/local shops • Room for pool/caravan/boat. Inspect Now!
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13/24 Mahia Tce, Kings Beach 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Auction on site Thursday June 14 @ 1pm Harcourts Caloundra 5438 0055 Sally Mulhearn 0422 228 320
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A Choice Of TWO!!
402 & 467 The Beach Club, 87 First Avenue, MOOLOOLABA
In heart of Mooloolaba two refurbished units are for sale by the Vendors who have bought elsewhere. There is a ground floor apartment with private patio and a rooftop apartment with private balcony with water views. Both apartments have new appliances, fittings and lighting. Excellent condition. All the hard works been done. The complex has a lap pool, plunge pool, spa and BBQ area with panoramic views over Mooloolaba towards the glass house mountains. Great location, only one street back from beach, shopping and entertainment facilities. Great investment for your retirement portfolio or holiday lifestyle. Take this opportunity to have the choice of TWO to suit your budget and requirements.
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Contact: Anna Jarman 0432 160 697
The owners of this 3brm townhouse want it SOLD, and have instructed us to present ALL OFFERS. • Quiet complex with excellent tenants • Two bathrooms, LUG, pool • Fabulous central location
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Enjoy resort-style living & with as new interior & exterior there is no money to spend. Enjoy a swim & a game of tennis. Free-standing 3brm home, ensuite. 2 living areas, outside & in. This should be on your viewing list.
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Quality Home – Price Reduced!
Bring the family anytime and holiday in Mooloolaba. Just a short walk to the beach for the kids. Ladies, you will love strolling around the many Esplanade boutiques, and Dad can enjoy a cold beer at the surf club.
• Quiet tree lined Buderim Forest street opposite peaceful nature reserve • Close to Sunshine Plaza, schools, sport grounds, short drive to beaches • Big quality home with several separate living areas • 770m2 block • Motivated Seller!
Address: 4/85 Goonawarra Drive, Mooloolaba Price: $310,000 Contact: Henry & Nina 0418 714 384
Address: 21 Jeune Drive, Buderim Price: Offers over $460,000 Contact: Mark Osborne 0423 106 384 M Y W EEK LY PREVIEW.C OM .A U
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THOUGHT BUILDING A NEW HOME IN THE HEART OF MAROOCHYDORE WASN’T AN OPTION? THINK AGAIN! Lot 39, Lot 44 to Lot 50 ‘Peppertree Estate’/30 Trinder Avenue, Maroochydore Land like this simply doesn’t exist... until now! Vacant land in the heart of Maroochydore, where you can build YOUR dream home, not a half reno or something that needs demolishing, you can build a home yourself for you and your family to enjoy. That beachside lifestyle you have been wanting is here, that short walk to the beach, river, shops, restaurants and cafes, something that has good capital growth potential. You must consider one of these blocks of land at Peppertree Estate Maroochydore. 8 lots currently available, be quick, they are priced to sell!!
á Beachside AND riverside, live that dream Coastal lifestyle á Walk to shops, the plaza, cafes, restaurants & parks á Buy & build close to future Horton Development Precinct & proposed Sunshine Plaza expansion before prices go up!
Price: Prices from $210,000 Inspect: Saturday 1-1.45pm John Skerlak 0413 441 834 Bree Charles 0416 435 391 Web Code: MCHY2343
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AUCTION AUCTION THIS SUNDAY 11AM - MUST BE SOLD! Lot 1/23 Oceanic Drive, Warana This house sized duplex is THE ONLY duplex on Oceanic Drive and one of a handful of houses that overlook low cleared dunes providing OCEAN VIEWS. Built over 3 levels with a full level of living downstairs and a large outdoor undercover entertaining area backing on the dune in your exclusive use yard. Mid level features a tidy kitchen, lounge/dining, sunroom, 2 bed & bath. Take in amazing ocean views from the top level which the huge master bedroom occupies as well as an ensuite, office and walkin robe. Its time to downsize for the lovely owners and as they have bought elsewhere, they HAVE TO SELL AT AUCTION! Don’t say I should have/would have!!!
3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 1 Car
á Beachfront with ocean views á Your own sandy track to the beach á See the surf from two levels á House sized duplex (264sqm) á No body corporate costs á Owners bought elsewhere á MUST SELL!! Disregard previous indications
Auction: On Site Sunday 27th of May at 11am Inspect: Saturday 11-11.45am and Sunday from 10.30am Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Web Code: MIN2332
“CONTRACT CRASHED” BUYERS FROM THE MID TO LOW ONE MILLIONS TO INSPECT 103 Coolum Terrace, Coolum Beach Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase this magnificent property at well below replacement cost. North facing elevated 3 storey architecturally designed residence within walking distance to Coolum Beach township and patrolled surfing beach. The open plan living, soaring ceilings, internal lift and staircase to all levels, polished wooden floors, all weather tiled balconies, 5 generous bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, gourmet kitchen, office, level 2 being self contained for guests/family members (living room, kitchenette, 3 bedrooms - 2 ensuited) all capturing ocean views and breezes. LUXURY in a sought after position. Must sell!
5 Bed | 3+ Bath | 3 Car
á Unbeatable value á Quality finishes á Location & lifestyle á Beaches/breezes/views á Must see to appreciate á Perfect dual living opportunity áSerious seller - will meet market
Price: Please Contact Agent Inspect: Saturday 10-10.45am Robyne Williams 0488 999 536 Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188 Web Code: MCHY2244
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OWNERS HAVE RE-LOCATED, THEY WANT THEIR BELOVED HOME SOLD!! 20 Thompson Road, Dulong You have probably seen the ads, now is the time to come and see the home for yourself, you won’t be disappointed. If you like something a little bit different, this could be the property you have been searching for. The owners are serious about selling this architecturally designed home only 20 mins from the Coast. The location offers a 360 degree panorama taking in sparkling ocean views and lush green pastures. The home has been designed for the entertaining couple with decks and multiple indoor outdoor zones where you can impress your guests. Every room in the home embraces its location with most taking in the ocean and green views.
3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 6+ Car
á 360 degrees of ocean & green views á Architect designed home á Landscaped low maintenance grounds á Stunning location á Inground pool and spa á 4 bay powered shed
Price: Expressions of Interest Closing 29th of May at 5pm Inspect: Saturday 3.15-4pm & Sunday 1-1.45pm Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 Web Code: MIN2331
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AUCTION DUAL OCCUPANCY IN ALEX - BUT NOT THE PRICE... 2 Atlantis Parade, Alexandra Headland Offering one of the most sought after Sunshine Coast locations and lifestyles this large family home has been specifically designed to accommodate growth. Currently designed over three levels, the ground floor boasts a games room and an office. Moving upstairs to the first floor are 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and also the modern kitchen and entertaining area. This engaging entertaining area gives dual access - one side to the pool and one side to a large private deck. Wait, there is still MORE !! The third floor is large enough to be a studio, self contained apartment or would be an amazing parents retreat. This home is the epitome of infinite ideas and growth whether it be dual occupancy or just a large family.
5 Bed | 4 Bath | 2 Car
á Water glimpses á Dual occupancy á 5 Bed 4 bath 2 car á Modern kitchen with gas á Big secure block á Private outdoor entertaining area & pool á Storage underneath the house
Auction: On Site Saturday 9th of June at 12pm Inspect: Saturday & Sunday 1-1.45pm Minka Jenkins 0488 550 063 Web Code: MIN2299
AUCTION ICONIC BEACH HOME IN ALEX GOLDEN TRIANGLE - WILL BE SOLD AT AUCTION THIS WEEKEND! 7 Victor Street, Alexandra Headland The prime positioning of this property offers so much potential. Set on a quiet street in the Golden Triangle this delightful beach house is conveniently close to all amenities. The home itself is quietly tucked away off the street and is surrounded by green trees and tranquility. With four spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms this home is ideal for the growing family, an executive couple or an investor. Just minutes from everything this modern beach house is certainly full of charm and potential and will be sold on or before auction. Arrange your inspection today for your chance to secure this amazing investment and lifestyle opportunity.
4 Bed | 2 Bath | 1 Car
á Outstanding position á Iconic beach house á Four bedrooms á Private with tropical gardens á Walk to beach
Auction: On Site Saturday 26th of May at 1pm Inspect: Saturday 12.30pm, Auction at 1pm Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 Kate Jewry 0404 817 916 Web Code: MCHY2352
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ONLY 5 MINUTES TO MOOLOOLABA BEACH - LUXURY LOCATION MUST GO!!! 7 Gourami Court, Mountain Creek This residence is the entertainer’s dream! Featuring a sparkling inground pool, large outdoor entertaining area and two separate living zones, this low maintenance home is ideal for those seeking a quiet, tranquil lifestyle. Within the Mountain Creek School Zone and facing private national park, this four bedroom home is perfect for families or those who love having room for guests. The master suite is complete with WIR and ensuite with a private spa bath. Separate from the master are the other good sized bedrooms as well as the main bathroom and powder room. With a very motivated owner, do not miss your opportunity to secure this exceptional home.
4 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car
á Mountain Creek School Zone á Faces private National Park á Ducted air-con, high ceilings á Stunning pool á Entertaining area with water feature á Double garage with extra storage á Room for caravan/boat
Price: High $500,000’s Inspect: Saturday 11-11.45am Tracey McAllansmith 0418 722 374 Web Code: BUD2353
LAKEFRONT ENTERTAINER’S DREAM - OWNER’S HAVE BOUGHT ELSEWHERE! WALK TO SCHOOLS! 69 Karawatha Drive, Mountain Creek Set back from the road, this quiet residence on 1005sqm offers an ideal opportunity to secure your piece of lakefront property! This immaculate four bedroom home is perfect for families who love summer get-togethers. The outdoor undercover entertaining area features a built in BBQ overlooking the glistening pool & stunning lake. And with all this, there is still a great sized backyard for the kids and the family pet. The stone kitchen is the heart of the home, complete with Smeg appliances & a view of the pool and lake. If you are looking for the luxury of being on the lake without the price tag, you must inspect today!
4 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car
á Private, overlooking the lake á Mountain Creek School Zone á Walk to shops á Ducted air-conditioning á Stunning pool & outdoor entertaining á 5 mins to Mooloolaba Beach & Buderim
Inspect: Saturday 12-12.45pm Tracey McAllansmith 0418 722 374 Web Code: BUD2362
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WE NEED RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL RENTAL PROPERTIES NOW! Our Senior Property Manager, Karen Stehr has over 23 years industry experience and offers great customer service and most importantly outstanding results! One investor said -“Thank you for your professionalism in handling our property. I have dealt with property managers over the years that make promises about service but never carry them out. I have found you however, to keep your word and be a very professional young lady, we appreciate you very much”.
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AUCTION MORE ROOM THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE ON 1000SQM - AUCTION NEXT WEEKEND! 18 Camden Way, Maroochydore
4+ Bed | 2 Bath | 3 Car
Tastefully renovated and surprisingly large internally with 3 separate living areas along with high ceilings. 4 great sized bedrooms and designated office. Unwind and relax on the timber decking overlooking the inground pool. There is even side access with an extra carport. Offering the complete family home within walking distance to popular schools.
Auction: On Site Saturday 2nd June at 10am (if not sold prior) Inspect: Saturday & Sunday 1 – 1.45pm & Wednesday 30th 6-6.30pm Jason Burns 0417 762 001 Kate Jewry 0404 817 916 Web Code: MCHY2355
ON THE MARK AT SEAMARK Unit 806 “Seamark” 29 First Avenue, Mooloolaba Soak up the view from this 8th floor oversized two bed plus MPR apartment located conveniently in Mooloolaba. Close to the beach, restaurants, café, & boutiques this apartment offers a little slice of luxury. Vibrant colours and furnishings, plus ample room for the whole family to relax and enjoy, this apartment really is a must to see. Inspect now!
PRICED GOLF, TO SELL-EXECUTIVE SWIM, RELAX...ENJOY COURSE THESIDE LIFESTYLE! RESIDENCE 17 Hetherington Drive, Twin Waters 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.
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car Price: Please Contact Agent Inspect: Saturday 2-2.45pm Kate Jewry 0404 817 916 Kylie Tredrea 0402 240 687 Web Code: MIN2341
1316M2 OF ELEVATED LIVING AND OCEAN VIEWS
4 Bed | 3 Bath | 2 Car
10 Boxthorn Place, Aroona
4 Bed | 2 Bath | 4 Car
Price: Buyers in the $800,000’s
Elevated on over 1300m2 this comfortable four bedroom home captures the sea breezes and ocean view from a perfect North East aspect. Built 35 years ago by the current owners they have truly enjoyed the lifestyle and easy living this home has provided. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac the home is perfect for a family wanting space, tranquility and seclusion.
Price: Buyer’s in the $500,000’s
Inspect: Saturday 11-11.45am Kate Jewry 0404 817 916 Web Code: 2205
Inspect: Saturday 10-10.45am Kylie Tredrea 0402 240 687 Web Code: MIN2329
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AUCTION PERCHED ON THE HIGHSIDE IN BRIGHTWATER â€“ INVESTORS TAKE NOTE 3 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car
26 Kurramine Court, Brightwater What an opportunity to enter into the market in this fabulous new estate. With a vista to Mooloolaba, Buddina and beyond as you come over the hill. You know the rarity of this position means in years to come it will be worth so much more. Buyers take note, this property is priced to sell on auction day, make it a date!
Auction: On Site Ssaturday 17th of June at 11.30am Inspect: Saturday 4-4.45pm & Sunday 2-2.45pm Minka Jenkins 0488 550 063 Web Code: MIN
BIG BLOCK, BEACHSIDE BOKARINA 7 Mallard Place, Bokarina
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car
This lovely home on a big 727m2 block has loads of appeal. A fantastic north facing outdoor entertaining zone overlooking an established tropical garden is where you will spend your time when you are not at the beach. The fresh interior features 2 modern bathrooms, a galley kitchen with timber features, 2 living zones and double garaging.
Price: Buyers in the $600,000â€™s Inspect: Saturday 11-11.45am Karen Jones 0405 122 526 Web Code: MIN2350
19 SALES IN 18 WEEKS & RUNNING OUT OF HOUSES TO SELL â€œYour passion and enthusiasm were exceeded only by your genuine interest in our situation, DQG\RXUVWURQJGHVLUHWRREWDLQIRUXVWKHEHVWSRVVLEOHSULFHLQDYHU\GLIĂŠFXOWPDUNHWĂœ Sandra Kass 0408 744 060
YOUR NEXT HOME IS OPEN FOR INSPECTION
LOOKING TO SELL? CALL TREVOR JONES NEXT 0488 999 156 OR TJONES@NEXTPROPERTYGROUP.COM.AU ALEXANDRA HEADLAND
Sat 12-12.45AM - 3/254 Alexandra Parade - MCHY2283 Buyers in the $300,000â€™s - John Skerlak Sat 12.30-1PM - 7 Victor Street - MCHY2352 Auction Sat 26th of May @ 1pm - Kate Jewry Sat & Sun 1-1.45PM - 2 Atlantis Parade - MIN2299 Please Contact Agent - Minka Jenkins Sat 2-2.45PM - 6 Atlantis Parade -MIN2339 Please Contact Agent - Jodie McDonell Sat 2-2.45PM - 4 Aquarius Place - MCHY2231 Please Contact Agent- Jodie McDonell
Sat 12-12.30AM - 133 Perwillowen Road -MCHY2319 Offers over $300,000 - Trevor Jones Sat 12-12.45PM - 14 Grimes Terrace - MIN2349 Listed at $485,000 - Robyne Williams
Sat 10-10.45AM - 10 Boxthorn Place - MIN2329 Buyerâ€™s in the $500,000â€™s - Kylie Tredrea
Sat 1-1.45PM - 7 Santorini Court - MIN2080 Please Contact Agent - Karen Jones Sat 3-3.45PM - 13 Panama Court - MIN1488 Please Contact Agent - Minka Jenkins
Sat 11-11.45AM - 7 Mallard Place - MIN2350 Please Contact Agent - Karen Jones Sat 11-11.45AM - 7 Seafarer Court - MIN2361 $1,000,000 + Buyers - Minka Jenkins Sat 12-12.45PM - 11 Beachcomber Court - MIN1324 Buyers From $800,000 - Minka Jenkins
Sat 1-1.30PM - 3 Barellan Avenue - MIN1786 Expressions of Interest - Minka Jenkins Sat 1-1.45PM - 9 Coonawa Street - MCHY2367 Buyerâ€™s in the low $500,000â€™s - Trevor Jones Sat 1.30-2PM - 11 Lalwinya Street - MIN2351 Auction Sat 26th May @ 2pm - Minka Jenkins
Sat 10-10.45AM - Lot 1 & 2 4 Fielding Street - BUD2232 Mid $700,000â€™s - Tracey McAllansmith Sat 10-10.45AM - Lot 1 & 2 1 Fielding Street - BUD1951 Please Contact Agent - Tracey McAllansmith Sat 11-11.30AM - 48 Gloucester Road - BUD1853 Offers from $700,000 - Richard Scrivener Sat 1-1.30PM - 115 Whites Road - MIN2174 Listed at $685,000 - Jasmine Chambers Sat 1-1.30PM - 17 Hillview Drive - MIN2359 Offers in the High $500,000â€™s - Christopher Jones Sat 1-1.45PM - 43 Mill Road - BUD2315 Listed at $479,000 - Tracey McAllansmith Sat 1-1.45PM - 6/5 Barnes Drive - BUD2286 Buyerâ€™s in the $300,000â€™s - Chris Pace Sat 2-2.45PM - 106 Mountain Creek Road - BUD2358 Forthcoming Auction - Chris Pace Sat 2.15-3PM - 29 Panorama Ridge Road - MIN1800 Buyerâ€™s from $900,000â€™s - Karen Jones Sat 3-3.45PM - 10 Jay Close - BUD2288 Listed at $599,000 - Chris Pace
Sat 10-10.45AM - 103 Coolum Terrace - MCHY2244 Please Contact Agent - Robyne Williams
Sat 3.15-4 & Sun 1-1.45PM - 20 Thompson Road - MIN2331 Expressions of Interest - Karen Jones
Sat 10-10.45AM - 802/42 Queen Street - MCHY1521 Buyers in the $700,000â€™s - Robyne Williams
Sat 12-12.45PM - 17 Martins Drive - MCHY2291 Listed at $399,000 - Jason Burns Sat 2-2.45PM - 110 Tallow Wood Drive - MCHY2207 Listed at $379,000 - Jason Burns
Sat 10-10.45AM -72/19 Arwen Street - MIN2368 $250,000+ Buyers - Minka Jenkins Sat 10-10.45AM - 3/31 Cooinda Court - MCHY2354 Listed at $259,000 - Jason Burns Sat 10-10.45PM - 15/22 Anzac Avenue - MCHY2340 Mid to High $300,000â€™s - Kate Jewry Sat 11-11.45AM - 7/131 Duporth Avenue - MCHY2322 Mid to High $300,000â€™s - John Skerlak Sat 11-11.45AM - 17/12 Picnic Point Esplanade - MCHY2336 Early to Mid $500,000â€™s - Jodie McDonell Sat 12-12.45AM - 302/50 Picnic Point Esplanade - MCHY1835 Buyer Interest $1 Mil+ - Jodie McDonell Sat 1-1.45PM - 401/50 Picnic Point Esplanade - MCHY2287 Buyer Interest Early $1,000,000â€™s - Jodie McDonell Sat 1-1.45PM - 12 Hilltop Crescent - MIN2365 Buyers in the $500,000â€™s - Kylie Tredrea Sat & Sun 1-1.45PM & Wed 6-6.30PM 18 Camden Way - MCHY2355 Auction Sat 2nd June @ 10am - Jason Burns Sat 1-1.45 - 30 Trinder Avenue - MCHY234 6WDUWLQJIURP-RKQ6NHUODN
Sat 11-11.45AM - 25 Jessica Boulevard - MCHY2313 Listed at $950,000 - Jason Burns
YOUR NEXT AGENT
Sat 2-2.30PM - 73 Mooloolah Drive - MIN2297 Low to Mid $1,000,000â€™s -Jasmine Chambers
Sat 12-12.30PM - 3/77 Buderim Avenue - MCHY1677 High $200,000â€™s - Christopher Jones Sat 12-12.45PM - 15/39-45 First Avenue - MCHY2296 Buyers in the $900,000â€™s - Kylie Tredrea Sat 2-2.45PM - 806/29 First Avenue - MIN2341 Please Contact Agent - Kylie Tredrea Sat 5-5.45PM - 8/137 Mooloolaba Esplanade - MIN2070 By Prior Arrangement - Minka Jenkins
Bree Charles 0416 435 391 Chris Jones 0405 469 736 Chris Pace 0417 196 600 Craig Porter 0411 554 880
Sat 11-11.45AM - 7 Gourami Court - BUD2353 Please Contact Agent - Tracey McAllansmith Sat 12-12.45PM - 69 Karawatha Drive - BUD2362 Please Contact Agent - Tracey McAllansmith Sat 4-4:45PM & Sun 2-2.45PM - 26 Kurrimine Crescent MIN2370 Forthcoming Auction - Minka Jenkins
Damien Michael 0413 024 124
Sat 1-1.45PM - 4/6 Washington Street - MIN2309 Listed at $149,000 - Robyne Williams Sat 2-2.45PM - 12 Blaxland Road - MIN2280 Offers over $300,000 - Robyne Williams
John Skerlak 0413 441 834
Jason Burns 0417 762 001 Jasmine Chambers 0434 121 493 Jodie McDonell 0419 762 309 Kate Jewry 0404 817 916
Karen Jones 0405 122 526
6DW$0+DĂŤLQJHU5RDG0&+< Listed at $149,000 - Robyne Williams
Kylie Tredrea 0402 240 687
Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222
Sat 11.-11.45AM - 15 Aland Place - BUD2345 High $600,000â€™s - Chris Pace
Minka Jenkins 0488 550 063
Sat 2-2.30- 18 Walgarri Drive - BUD2230 Low to Mid $1 Million - Richard Scrivener
Robyne Williams 0488 999 536
Sat 11-11.45AM - 17 Hetherington Drive - MCHY2205 Buyers in the $800,000â€™s - Kate Jewry
Richard Scrivener 0416 799 188
Trevor Jones 0488 999 156
Sat 11-11.45AM & Sun 10.30-11AM 1/23 Oceanic Drive - MIN2332 Auction Sun 27th May @ 11am - Karen Jones
Tracey McAllansmith 0418 722 374
Sat 11-11.45AM - 109/2 Peregrine Drive - MIN1958 High $200,000â€™s Buyers Should Inspect - Kylie Tredrea Sat 12-12.30PM - 5 Firetail Court - MIN1804 Please Contact Agent - Jasmine Chambers Sat 12-12.45PM - 15 Turnbuckle Court - MIN2323 Offers over $750,000 - Karen Jones Sat 12-12.45PM - 9 Pretella Street - MIN2273 Please Contact Agent - Bree Charles Sat 1-1.45PM - 15 Banyaa Street - MIN2330 Buyers from $600,000- Karen Jones
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NAMBOUR – Auction Saturday – It’s got to SELL! • Contemporary and stylish open plan kitchen • Dining and air-conditioned lounge room • 2 bedrooms – master bedroom is air conditioned • 2 way bathroom, storage, 2 toilets, lock-up garage • Own private balcony • Backs onto a lovely nature reserve • Showing good return and excellent tenant
Address 45 Old Orchard Drive Inspect Saturday 11-11:30 am Price $479,000 www.remax.com.au ID:R63763 Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 www.andrewkirbyproperty.com RE/MAX Property Sales
TOWEN MOUNTAIN – Elderly Couple Downsizing It seems miles away from the maddening crowds, yet is only 10 minutes from the shopping plaza, general hospital and excellent schools. Just a 20 minute drive from the famous beaches of Mooloolaba and Alex Headland. Features 3 bedrooms + study, 2 bathrooms, fireplace, air-cond, ceiling fans, lounge + family room, swimming pool and deck. Plenty of water with a 96,000 litre rainwater tank.
Address 23 Petigrain Avenue Inspect Saturday 3-3:30pm Price $589,000 www.remax.com.au ID:R63369 Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 www.andrewkirbyproperty.com RE/MAX Property Sales
PALMWOODS – The Perfect 10 • Fully fenced 725m² property including front yard • Saltwater pool and relaxing entertainment area • 4 bedrooms have built-in robes and ceiling fans • Air-conditioned master with walk-in robe and ensuite • Open plan family and dining area • 2 garden sheds, rainwater tank plus vegie garden • Flat side access for caravan, boat or car
Address 45/70 Netherton Street Inspect Saturday from 12:30pm Auction Onsite Saturday 26th May at 1pm www.remax.com.au ID:R59482 Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 www.andrewkirbyproperty.com RE/MAX Property Sales
PALMWOODS – Spectacular Home – Fit For a KING • Situated perfectly nestled in seclusion just near the lake • 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms • Master has ensuite and study nook for privacy • Media room, powder room, Smart wiring for lights & pool • Air-conditioning, high ceilings, ducted vacuum system • Gazebo overlooking saltwater pool • Timber entertainment deck and side access
Address 149 Towen Mountain Road Inspect Saturday 2-2:30pm Price $645,000 www.remax.com.au ID:R63636 Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 www.andrewkirbyproperty.com RE/MAX Property Sales
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Property Services NOBODY IN THE WORLD SELLS MORE REAL ESTATE THAN RE/MAX
At RE/MAX we would love to be part of your selection process if you are considering selling or buying in Caloundra or its surrounding areas. Please fill out your contact details by logging onto www.RobWhiting.com or phone Rob anytime for a professional insight to the selling process and what RE/MAX can offer. Or if you are not selling, we would be more than happy to just provide a free appraisal and market report with possible future business in mind. AROONA – Great entertainer at Harrier Street
Harrier St is one of the more sought after prominent streets in Aroona where you are surrounded by homes of statue & style. The home is a great value with 2 large fully tiled undercover entertaining areas & an above ground pool inset of a timber deck. Other features include French timber doors, Solar Power Grid & more…….
Address 19 Harrier Street Inspect Saturday 12-12:30pm Price $419,000 www.remax.com.au ID:R66046 Rob Whiting 0428 855 141 RE/MAX Property Services 5438 5224
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WURTULLA – Divorce Estate – Tradies Alert • We have been instructed to say it as it is! • Firstly it needs some structural work and repairs • Secondly, the owners will not get in the way of the sale • It is a simple lowset home in a great beachside position • We have good tenants until Oct 3rd returning $350pw • This will be a bargain for the astute buyers willing to bid! • My tradies alert Auctions; SELL UNDER THE HAMMER, as is!
Address 7 Tareel Street Inspect Saturday 1-1:30pm Auction Onsite May 30th Wed 5pm Sharp! www.remax.com.au ID:R63713 Rob Whiting 0428 855 141 RE/MAX Property Services 5438 5224
GOLDEN BEACH – $30,000 Worth of Quality Renovations • Perfectly renovated throughout the apartment • Spaciously tiled open plan living area with water views • Modern with quality fitted kitchen & bathroom • Beautifully presented large bedrooms with built in robes • You will feel the style of class on entry • Low body corp $800 per annum • Wanting urgent offers today!
Address U2/47 Golden Beach Esplanade “Ocean Gate” Inspect Saturday 2-2:30pm Price Offers over $289,000 www.remax.com.au ID:R63709 Rob Whiting 0428 855 141 & Nick Burton 0415 582 647 RE/MAX Property Services 5438 5232
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ROSEMOUNT – Private Acreage, Tennis Court, Pool • 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
Address 59 Pringle Road Inspect Saturday 2-2:45pm Price NOW $565,000 www.outstandingagents.com.au ID:627 Steve Perry “Lifestyle Acreage Specialist” 0418 711 955 RE/MAX Property Sales 5470 7000
CHEVALLUM – 12.5 Acres, 40sq Home, Sheds, Water So much potential here for horse enthusiasts, horticulture, aquaculture (3 dams) or just lifestyle. The solid 2-storey double brick home overlooks a beautiful fish-filled dam. This is a FLOOD FREE property with permanent access to the Highway (3km) even when many other roads are flooded. Being offered well below replacement value. After 20 years the owner now MUST SELL and will consider all genuine offers.
Address 145 Dales Road Inspect Saturday 1-1:45pm Price Reduced to $850,000 www.outstandingagents.com.au ID:492 Steve Perry “Lifestyle Acreage Specialist” 0418 711 955 RE/MAX Property Sales 5470 7000
VIEWPOINT AROONA TAKE A CLOSER LOOK
FOR CALOUNDRA’S BEST LAND BUYING • Only 3km to new hospital precinct and only minutes to CBD and beaches • Elevated position (no flooding) with block sizes from 540m² to 1663m² • Choice of ocean views, bushland views or nature reserve backdrop SLSC Dicky Beach
Currimundi Market Place Currimundi Beach
Golf Course Schools Local Shops Park
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Talara Primary School
Cnr Alexander and Maree Streets, Aroona
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Call now for more information: Eric Werne 0407 145 504 or 5438 5221
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The Property Management Specialists BUDERIM – Home Amongst the Gum Trees! • Private location, lovely treed outlook • 4 Bedrooms upstairs, master with ensuite • 1 Bedroom, laundry and living room downstairs • Modern kitchen, dining and living upstairs • 2 car accom, air-con, ceiling fans & combustion stove
Address 10 Kimbarra Court Inspect Saturday 11-11:30am Price $437,000 www.realtyexcellence.com.au Karyn Gilmour 0434 879 755 Alan Nash 0434 047 339 RE/MAX Realty Excellence 5476 7654
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BURNSIDE – I Love the Aussieness
Some homes just feel GOOD. This beautifully presented Queenslander style home. Quiet elevated location. Wrap around verandah landscape gardens. Cul-de-sac location with parkland. Panoramic vista across to the Blackall Ranges. Outstanding renovations and colour schemes.
AUCTIONS NAMBOUR 5 Silverwood Drive SATURDAY 11AM – AUCTION 11:30AM Qlder style elevated presentaion + quiet Graeme Hennell 0412 481 549 Unit 45/70 Netherton Street SATURDAY 12:30PM – AUCTION 1PM Auction t’house, good return & tenants Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636
HOUSES ALEXANDRA HEADLAND 2 Kawana Street INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT 5 bed, 3.5 bath, 2 car, pool, views Lee Sutherland 0417 077 847
AROONA 19 Harrier Street SATURDAY 12-12:30PM Great entertainer at Harrier Street Rob Whiting 0428 855 141
BLI BLI 87 Stoney Wharf Road SATURDAY 2-2:45PM 4 bed place Steve G Pery 0448 884 093
BUDERIM 10 Kimbarra Court SATURDAY 11-11:30AM 5 bed, 2+ bath, 2 car, $437,000 Karyn Gilmour 0434 879 755 & Alan Nash 0434 077 339 4 Illawong Street INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT 4 bed, 2 bath, 4 car, views, pool Lee Sutherland 0417 077 847 5 Northwood Court CALL TO VIEW 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, pool, $549K Bridget Kraft 0439 757 304 92 Lindsay Road INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT On top, dual Living, ½ arce, 36m frontage Lee Sutherland 0417 077 847
Address 5 Silverwood Drive Inspect Saturday 11-11:30am Auction Onsite Saturday 26th May at 11.30am www.outstandingagents.com.au ID:647 Graeme Hennell 0412 481 549 RE/MAX Property Sales 5470 7012
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ROSEMOUNT – Contemporary mporary Design, Extraordina Extraordinary Stunning views in a highly prizes location. ocation. This ultra modern home features ceilings up to 5.4m high that capture natural light & beautiful breezes through innovative design & the perfect orientation. Features include fully ducted air-conditions, light bright modern kitchen with w/in pantry, separate rumpus room, Tasmanian Oak floors, tennis court, pool & more. Reduced by $51,000 - owners will meet the market!
14 Park Road KIAMBA BY APPOINTMENT 363 English Road NEW central & modern 4 bed 2 bath $379K CALL TO VIEW Jason Stock 0411 123 888 50 acres jaw drop views 4 bed cedar home NAMBOUR/ROSEMOUNT Doug Ison 0418 761 404 BURNSIDE 59 Pringle Road 17 James Whalley Drive KIELS MOUNTAIN SATURDAY 2-2:45PM INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT 1.5 acre hideaway close to town $565,000 New 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, evelated, $369K 8 Old Kiels Mountain Road Steve Perry 0418 711 955 SATURDAY 12-12:45PM Lee Sutherland 0417 077 847 Tree change on 1.5 acres. Offers over NORTH ARM 11 Moss Day Drive $510K 129 Gold Creek Road INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT Steve Perry 0418 711 955 SATURDAY 3:30-4:30PM New 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, $347K 4 bed 3 bath, pool, 15 acres, dam & sheds Lee Sutherland 0417 077 847 KUREELPA Steve G Pery 0448 884 093 5 Silverwood Drive 358 Nambour Mapleton Road SATURDAY 11-11:30AM PALMWOODS SATURDAY 1-1:45PM 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car 45 Old Orchard Drive Sea views, easy care 7 acres, All Offers! Graeme Hennell 0412 481 549 SATURDAY 11-11:30AM Doug Ison 0418 761 404 4 bed, 2 bath, pool, side access $479K 72 Willandra Place CHEVALLUM Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 BY APPOINTMENT 145 Dales Road 6 Roberts Street Premiere horse property MUST BE SOLD SATURDAY 1-1:45PM SATURDAY 11-11:45AM OR CALL Jason Stock 0411 123 888 12.5 acre lifestyle property, $850,000 Offers! 3 bed 3 living, Low-mid $300’s Steve Perry 0418 711 955 Doug Ison 0418 761 404 NAMBOUR 14 Terrace Lea Court COES CREEK 8 Anticipation Place SATURDAY 2:30-3:00PM SATURDAY 10-10:30AM 19 Chiltern Court Presents as new $350wk rent from $320K BARGAIN $399K, 4 bed 2 bath, quiet court CALL TO VIEW Jason Stock 0411 123 888 Graeme Hennell 0412 481 549 5 bed, 3 bath, i/g pool, 4 car, 2 kitchens 29 Yellow Cedar Place Doug Ison 0418 761 404 6 Kings Place SATURDAY 11:30-12PM SATURDAY 10:30-11AM 4 bed 2 bath 2 car 726m² block $499,500 DIDDILLIBAH Perfect just $359,990 3 bed 2 bath DLUG Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 14 Bushbird Court Jason Stock 0411 123 888 23 Petigrain Avenue SATURDAY 12-12:45PM 9 Tweedia Close SATURDAY 3-3:30PM Beautiful 4 bed home on ¾ acre SATURDAY 12-12:30PM 5 Bed, 3 bath, salt pool & so much more Steve Perry 0418 711 955 4 bed 2 bath large elevated views mid $300K Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 23 Bushbird Court Graeme Hennell 0412 481 549 10 Rock Fig Court SATURDAY 12-12:45PM Lot 1 Lindsay Cct (off Erbacher Rd) INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT 6 bed family home on small acreage! SATURDAY 12-12:45PM OR CALL 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, pool, $525,000 Steve Perry 0418 711 955 New 4 bed 3 bath timber floors $429K Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 68 Diddillibah Road Doug Ison 0418 761 404 150 Palmwoods-Montville Road SATURDAY 1-1:45PM INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT 10a Erbacher Road Beautiful home, 1.5 acres, $649,000 Former art gallery, 2.5 acres, $599,000 SATURDAY 12-12:45 OR CALL Steve Perry 0418 711 955 New 3 bed, study, ens, views, deck $419K Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 98 Diddillibah Road Doug Ison 0418 761 404 195 Winston Road SATURDAY 2-2:45PM INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT Entertainer’s delight. Lush acreage retreat 3A Laurel Avenue Executive acreage 5 bed study 3 bath CALL TO VIEW Steve Perry 0418 711 955 Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 2 homes on 1¾ acres rents for $560/wk Doug Ison 0418 761 404 DULONG PELICAN WATERS 2 Judith Street 4-6 Beaumont Court 35 Whitehaven Way BY APPOINTMENT SATURDAY 1-1:30PM SATURDAY 1-1:45PM Stylish home 1.5 acres views $700K buyers Investors 3 bed 2 bath $319K rent $370wk 5 brm, 4 living areas, heated pool, solar Debbie Shellshear 0402 116 110 Graeme Hennell 0412 481 549 Jason Stock 0411 123 888
Address 59 Upper Rosemount Road Sold by: Steve Perry 0418 711 955 Price: $860,000 April 18, 2012 RE/MAX Property Sales 5470 7015
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8 Thornbill Court INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, pool, $625K Lee Sutherland 0417 077 847
28 Upper Rosemount Road SATURDAY 11-11:45AM Ultimate privacy, 2.59ha, $729,000 Steve Perry 0418 711 955 106-112 Upper Rosemount Road SATURDAY 11-11:45AM New acreage subdivision! From $325,000 Steve Perry 0418 711 955 41 Andreasens Road CALL TO VIEW ½ acre, 4 bed, 2 bath, offers from $400K Bridget Kraft 0439 757 304 8 Seymour Close SAT & SUN 11-11.45AM Now $582K! Immac acreage with views Steve Perry 0418 711 955
TOWEN MOUNTAIN 149 Towen Mountain Road SATURDAY 2-2:30 PM 3 bed + study, 2 bath, pool, 2.5 acres Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636
WOOMBYE 11 Rainbow Court SATURDAY 1-1:45PM Beautiful sandstone, offers above $420K Barbara Banks 0419 760 492 Taintons Road BY APPOINTMENT 58 lot development site – approval due Jason Stock 0411 123 888
WURTULLA 7 Tareel Street SATURDAY 1-1:30PM Divorced estate – tradies alert – auction Rob Whiting 0428 855 141
YANDINA 15 Maple Court BY APPOINTMENT Brand new 5bed side access, $429K bargain Jason Stock 0411 123 888
YANDINA CREEK 100 Whistler Ridge Drive CALL TO VIEW 1 acre, 4 bed, 2 bath offers from $459K Bridget Kraft 0439 757 304 39 Auburn Court CALL TO VIEW Dual living, 7 bed, 3 bath, 2 kitchen, pool Bridget Kraft 0439 757 304
UNITS GOLDEN BEACH 2/47 Golden beach Esplanade SATURDAY 2-2:30PM 30 Grand-worthy-renovated on “The Esp” Rob Whiting 0428 855 141 & Nick Burton 0415 582 647
MUDJIMBA Unit 24/151 Mudjimba Beach Road INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT 3 bed 2 bath T’house on canal $520,000 Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636 Unit 10/151 Mudjimba Beach Road INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT 3 bed 2 bath 1 car Townhouse $395,000 Andrew Kirby 0407 588 636
CONTACTS Amber Fox Andrew Kirby Andy Camm Barbara Banks Bob Denman Bridget Kraft Darren Rix Debbie Shellshear Doug Ison Eric Werne Graeme Hennell Graeme Palmer Jason Stock Karyn Gilmour Kim Beck Lee Sutherland Leigh Roberts Maree Baldwin Nick Burton Rob Whiting Roger Omdahl Steve G Pery Steve Perry
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SCHINDLER’S LISTINGS Maroochy Beach Precinct – “Just Listed”. 8-year-old home, comprising 4 bedrooms plus office, 2 bathrooms and double lock-up garage on 450m² corner allotment. Walking distance to Maroochydore beach, Cotton Tree and CBD. High $400,000 low $500,000 Buyers Inspect by Appt. Mooloolaba “Just Listed”. Spacious, light and bright. This 3 bedroom home is in a sought-after location. Great investment property, first home or the perfect renovator. $409,000 Inspect by Appt. Glenfields – Spacious and Affordable. Boasting a great floor plan, this 2 storey home with 4 bedrooms plus study/office offers room for the whole family. Three totally separate living areas plus formal dining room it is perfect for the growing family. Double lock-up garage and separate paved area for boat/van. Reduced to $469,000 Inspect by Appt. Maroochydore – CBD Living. 1 bedroom trendy unit in modern complex. Swim laps in the pool, followed by “work out” in the gym, all before work!!!! Amazing value $259,000 Inspect by Appt. Cotton Tree – Unit 8 “Seashapes” 42 Fourth Avenue. 3 Bedroom, ensuited unit. First level overlooking parkland. 250m to beach, bowls club and restaurants. Great lifestyle. Vacant and ready to be sold. $369,900 View Sat 11-11.30am Glenfields – 9 Carib Court. Appealing 4 bedroom ensuited family home, in the Mountain Creek School Zone and a cul-de-sac location. Perfect for a family downsizing or as an investment property. Motivated owner has days to sell. Now $379,000 View Sat 12-12.30pm Properties selling quickly from “Schindlers Listings” Call now if you are considering selling or would like a no obligation appraisal
Glennis Schindler 0412 737 324
Donna-Lee Foster 0422 230 896
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PH: (07) 5492 2555 www.seasiderealestate.com.au 2/56 Landsborough Pde, GOLDEN BEACH
Buderim home with views Desi Designed D sign gned ed to to capture stun stunning, t ning, i 18 180 180-degree 0-d degree coastline views, this home offers l h elegant l h ff a relaxed, low-maintenance lifestyle with high ceilings, timber floors and spacious decks. The entry level features a private master bedroom with large ensuite, open-plan living area and gourmet kitchen, a separate powder room and laundry. Downstairs are three bedrooms, a large study and a family room. The property also boasts easy-care gardens and room for a caravan.
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16 Horseshoe Bend, Buderim 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car $1.25 million RealWay Buderim 5445 2777 Marg Deighton 0411 399 514
MAROOCHYDORE APARTMENT 16 ‘SEASHAPES’, 42-46 FOURTH AVENUE
AUCTION ON SITE SATURDAY 2ND JUNE 2012 AT 1PM LOOKING FOR A BASE TO CALL HOME? SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET A BARGAIN Unit 15 “Lindesay Park”, 4 Lindesay Street, Bellvista Pack the caravan or Winnebago and follow that dream • Spacious 3 bedroom unit situated within a gated community • Peace of mind, privacy and security • Modern, light and comfortable with open plan kitchen and meals area • Separate lounge to dining, 2 bathrooms ... 3 loos • Internal access from double garage ... drive through to area at rear • Perfect place to live, rent or use as a base DON’T MISS THIS ONE – PRIOR OFFERS WELCOME!
Di Hurman 0418 794 607
Rob Hurman 0408 712 632
Bargain Buying, Reduced for a Quick Sale!
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This immaculate beachside unit is located only a minutes walk to the beach. • Two large bedrooms, main with ensuite • Highly sought-after area of Cotton Tree precinct • Bright and airy throughout • SLUG, internal access, lovely outlook over field and parklands • Small complex, low body corps, pool • Great for an investor or move straight in – option to purchase fully furnished Only 1 owner since new, sad to leave but committed elsewhere. Will consider all offers, MUST INSPECT AS MUST BE SOLD!!
WATERFRONT APARTMENT Unit 206 “The Moorings on Golden Beach”, 89 Esplanade, Golden Beach This very neat apartment is in a waterfront complex on the quiet Golden Beach Esplanade. • 2 bedroom ensuited apartment • Being sold fully furnished • The unit has barely been used in the last eight years • Would be an excellent earner in the rental pool • Many facilities on site including the adjoining restaurant coffee shop MUST BE SOLD & WILL BE SOLD! [ 66 ] MY W EEKLY P RE VIE W \ M AY 25, 2012
INSPECT Saturday 11-11.30am MAROOCHYDORE 5479 6600 KIM BOURGOIS 0416 237 484 WEB www.mfnre.com.au/1972657
Di Hurman 0418 794 607
Rob Hurman 0408 712 632
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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MAROOCHYDORE APARTMENT 45 ‘AQUA VISTA’, 62-66 SIXTH AVENUE
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Elegant Cotton Tree Apartment, will be excellent buying! This spacious 9th floor apartment has amazing Ocean and Hinterland views and exudes quality and style through out. Located with in moments from Cosmopolitan cafes, restaurants, patrolled beaches and entertainment. • 2 generous size bedrooms, main with ensuite • Study nook perfect for computer area • Large open plan living and dining area • Generous sized balcony perfect for entertaining • Quality gourmet kitchen with stainless steel euro appliances • Secure double car accom • Resort pool, BBQ area and gymnasium. All buyers looking for value for money must enquire! AUCTION Saturday 16th June on site at 11am INSPECT Saturday 12-12.30pm MAROOCHYDORE 5479 6600 KIM BOURGOIS 0416 237 484 WEB www.mfnre.com.au/2047779
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Classic Nambour Original This Classic Nambour original was built in an era when things were made to last and when families expected a huge backyard for the kids. Located walking distance to both private and public hospitals and positioned right in the heart of Nambour’s medical precinct. The land size 1733m² and is currently zoned “mixed housing” that offers huge potential for future development. Offering 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car. Recent rental returns of $390 p/w. All offers are welcome so book it in for Saturday.
INSPECT Saturday 11-11.30am CAROLANS 5441 1344 STEPHEN COLASIMONE 0413 416 952 WEB www.carolans.net
Scenic Bush Landscape at your Door Pull in the drive and instantly be welcomed by the modern lines of this peaceful getaway. The master bedroom will ensure that any of your day’s stress will quickly be forgotten. The exposed ensuite with bath has an amazing floor to ceiling bush backdrop, ideal for that long soak at the end of a day. • Located on over 6 hectares of natural bush • Amazing kitchen with an island bench and outdoor servery • Rumpus and media rooms away from the main living area • Free standing fire place in main living • Over 50m² of timber deck, pizza oven and BBQ
NAMBOUR 2/20 SOLANDRA STREET
Nambour’s Best Value Investment Unit! This immaculate 2 bedroom unit is the best investment you will find anywhere on the Sunshine Coast. Located 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. Seller’s instructions are to sell. You can’t afford to miss this one!
AUCTION Saturday 2nd June on site at 11am INSPECT Saturday 1-1.45pm PALMWOODS 5445 9666 DARREN LOCKWOOD 0412 378 561 WEB www.carolans.net
INSPECT Saturday 12-12.30pm CAROLANS 5441 1344 ANDY SHARMA 0410 989 177 WEB www.carolans.net
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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136 Chelsea Crescent, Minyama Work from home with a fifth room to use as an office or bedroom with secure external entrance. There are also two living areas and a lovely landscaped entertaining area outside. This property is just around the corner from Kawana Shopping Centre. You can also bike to Kawana Island, canals, beaches, river and Mooloolaba from this home.
Auction: On Site this Saturday 3pm Inspect: from 2.30pm Lyn Kennedy 0413 225 728 Web ID: 110348773
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RESORT LIVING ON THE CANAL 3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1 Car
Unit 51/151 Mudjimba Beach Road, Mudjimba Gated resort on the canal just minutes from the beach. This is a generous unit, with living areas downstairs and three bedrooms upstairs. Take in the serene views of the canal with its wildlife and fish activity. You can go kayaking or fishing or crabbing, whatever takes your fancy. The resort has pool, tennis courts, BBQs. Walk to shops restaurants etc.
Auction: On Site this Saturday 1pm Inspect: from 12.30pm Lyn Kennedy 0413 225 728 Web ID: 110358637
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‘Holbrook House’ 48-50 Sugar Road, Maroochydore [ 68 ] MY W EEKLY P RE VIE W \ M AY 25, 2012
Price by negotiation Howcroft & Associates 5413 9207 Bill Howcroft 0431 354 076
Property ID P001yvcn More photos on www.mypropertypreview.com.au
Contact Serg Gubecka 0410 557 975
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 3 Car | Pool
BLI BLI 11 Osprey Street Owner has purchased elsewhere, ideal for the tradesman or buyer with trailer, caravan or boat.
Sales & Property Management www.propertytoday.net.au 5444 2222
4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car, 1 office
4 Bed | 2 Bath | 4 Car | Pool
WARANA 7 Girraween Street Just a foot step to the beach, set in a quiet beachside location. We challenge you to find a home that is better value than this. • Spacious corner block • Unique, open plan living design with plenty of room to get around • Room for the boat, caravan and plenty more toys • Prime location with only a footstep to the beach, shops, schools & parks • Modern, blissful Sunshine Coast feel
• Three generous size bedrooms, ensuite to main • Three separate living area,north facing • Large kitchen with plenty of bench and cupboard space, • Solar hot water, large inground private pool, • Side access with an extra large workshop,double auto garage
31 Cuba Court, Kawana Island
WHERE QUALITY MEETS VALUE
REDUCED $20,000 – OFFER WANTED!!!
This sspacious This pacious i home h ome b boasts oaast stss ttwo wo separat separate te living li i areas with ith h access tto a covered d entertaining area and pool. Inside are a large master suite with double vanity and walk-in robe, an ensuited guest room and a large, open-plan chef’s kitchen. Other features include a media room and ducted air-conditioning. The home is two houses from the water and set on a landscaped, 640-square metre block.
Contact Karen Barker 0418 572 676
NORTH FACING ACREAGE TO BE SOLD DIDDILLIBAH 261 Didillibah Road This appealing home is perched overlooking 2 lush acres with perfect north aspect that captures light, breezes and excellent rural views. • Private sanctuary away from it all • Opens plan living/dining areas, north facing deck • 7946m² of land – borders Council reserve • Inground saltwater pool • Owner has moved on and will sell
4 Bed | 2 Bath | 5 Car | Pool
Auction Onsite 23rd June at 10am Contact David Grenfell 0419 946 534
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3 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car | 515m2
SIPPY DOWNS 38 Oxford Close This immaculate home is positioned within one of the most desired established addresses in Sippy Downs. The kids can safely walk to the nearby schools and ‘Windmill Park’. • Separate living areas with air-conditioning • Large covered north facing entertaining area • Fully fenced yard with established palms and gardens • Stainless steel appliances including a new oven • Motivated sellers are ready to do a deal this weekend
Auction Saturday 2nd June at 9.00am Contact Jamie Holbrook 0418 500 081
AMAZING WATERFRONT VALUE!
3 Bed | 1 Bath | 2 Car | Boat ramp
MAROOCHYDORE 11 Deejay Street This solid 3 bedroom riverside waterfront property with clear side access and long water views is set on a generous 780m2 prime waterfront allotment with the potential for a pontoon. • Stunning long water views out over the beach and canal • Partially renovated with endless future potential • Clear access from the street to the boat ramp for the tinnie • Huge grassed backyard for the kids to run and play • Motivated seller ready to listen to all offers
Contact Jamie Holbrook 0418 500 081
4 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car | 731m2
BLI BLI 13 Danube Court This modern family sized home with separate living areas is perfectly located within a quiet elevated cul-de-sac. This owner is keen to meet the market on or before the auction date! • Large undercovered entertaining area overlooking the yard • Perfectly positioned in a quiet elevated cul de sac • Easy side access for the boat, caravan or trailer • Master bedroom with walk in robe and ensuite • Established lawns and gardens close to schools and shops
Auction On site Saturday 9th June at 2pm Contact Jamie Holbrook 0418 500 081
Sales & Property Management 5444 2222 www.propertytoday.net.au House’
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MOOLOOLABA 2/49 River Esplanade ‘Kareelah’ Mooloolaba is undoubtedly one of the finest deep waterfront residential unit complexes on the Sunshine Coast. This is certainly a rare opportunity for some lucky buyer. • Modern & secure within a small complex of 6 exclusive units • Open plan ground floor design in the heart of Mooloolaba • Private sandy beach with substantial mooring facilities • Stunning views over the widest reach of the Mooloolah River • Secure basement double carpark with storage room
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car | + office
Saturday from 1.30pm
Auction On Site Saturday 26th May at 2pm Contact Jamie Holbrook 0418 500 081
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FAMILY BEACHSIDE LIVING
4 Bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car | + Office
BUDDINA 37 Point Cartwright Drive This renovated home is located within a short stroll from one of the best surf beaches on the Sunshine Coast. Location, entertaining and aspect are the key ingredients on offer here. • Large undercovered entertaining area overlooking the pool • Privately gated with remote control access from the street • Plenty of access for the boat, caravan or trailer • Master bedroom with walk in robe and ensuite • New granite kitchen with stainless steel appliances
Auction On site Saturday 2nd June at 3pm Contact Jamie Holbrook 0418 500 081
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11 Rainbow Court, Woombye 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Offers over $420,000 RE/MAX Property Sales 5470 7000 Barbara Banks 0419 760 492
Mt Creek appeal
This sandstone home has a practical kitchen, a covered deck with peaceful rural views and a state-of-the-art water filtration system. The lounge area has an adjoining study or media room.
This appealing h home ome is on an elevated block in the Mountain Creek school zone and offers two large, separate living areas, with the tiled family room flowing out to an alfresco entertaining area.
Property ID P001yv86 More photos on www.mypropertypreview.com.au
9 Carib Court, Mountain Creek 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car $379,000 Vic Murphy Real Estate 5443 2433 Glennis Schindler 0412 737 324
Solid in Battery Hill
Hunchy 583 Hunchy Road
Open Saturday & Sunday from 1.00pm to 1.45pm Privacy and Serenity in Sought-after Area • Set well back from the road in temperate Hunchy • Main home has 3 beds, 2 bath and 3 living areas • Self contained, free standing cabin • Properties of this calibre rarely become available
• 10 acres with plenty of useable land & natural forest • Good soil, abundant water supply, myriad of options • Nth facing entertainment area with great ambience • Owners moving interstate give you this opportunity
Mike Burns 0418 991 702 Elders Palmwoods Web Id 4219792
15 Rowell Street, Battery Hill 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 car $375,000 RealWay Caloundra 5436 0700 Debra Hyde 0413 259 353
Only 700 metres ffrom rom the beach, this solid home has a new Colorbond roof and solar hot water system. There are an open-plan living area, neat kitchen with dining area and an enclosed front deck. The front yard is landscaped and there is a garden shed.
Montville 35 Huntley Lane “Rangers Estate” Western Avenue
Open Sat & Sun from 1.00pm to 1.45pm | Auction on site Sunday 17th June @ 2.00pm
Must Be Sold! Absolute Luxury ~ Classic Qlder ~ Corporate Retreat or Weekender ~ Rural Outlook Vendors have moved interstate, opportunity to secure this magnificent property below
ensuited guest suites, parents wing with den, marble bathroom & walk-in clothes room,
1/2 price. No ifs, buts or maybes, the Vendors have instructed us to present all offers prior
library, gallery, pool side bar & dining, wine room, soundproof cinema with tiered
to Auction. This property is a grand residence of world class standard with 1050m
seating, Florida style enclosed pool (completely leaf/insect free), private office…..
(100 squares) under roof. Features include; 5 star kitchen, up to 6 bedrooms with 2 fully
The list just goes on & on… Opportunities like this don’t come up often so don’t miss out!
Mike Burns 0418 991 702 Elders Palmwoods Web Id 4013497
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Alex Headland charmer On a quiet O quiet street in Alexandra Headland’s golden triangle precinct, this delightful house is surrounded by trees and is minutes from the beach. The contemporary home has four spacious bedrooms and plenty of charm and potential. It’s an ideal property for a growing family or savvy investor. More photos on www.mypropertypreview.com.au
7 Victor Street, Alexandra Headland 4 bed, 2 bath, 1 car Auction on site Saturday May 26 @ 1pm Next Property Group 1300 400 777 Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 Kate Jewry 0404 817 916
Property ID P001yvj6
SHANE STRONG Capped Commission Real Estate $425,000
Aroona, 19 Rosevale Avenue
OFFERS OVER $399,000
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Aroona, 3 Heron Drive
AFFORDABLE FAMILY HOME WITH EXTRAS
STYLISH RENO – IMPRESSIVE
• The extras include roof solar panels and solar hot water, the master bed with kitchenette perfect for dual living, an open fire for those cozy winter nights in and a sparkling pool with spa, water feature and slippery dip for the kids to enjoy, ceiling fans and air-cond.
Shane 0431 635 339 Caloundra 5499 7859
• The main living and dining is air-con and generous in size • The single garage conversion has created an excellent kids activity room or a fantastic office for the home exec • Terrific side access – just great for a carport and provides easy access to the backyard – plenty of room for a pool
• Stylishly renovated in a wonderfully quiet location only a • Master with ensuite and private outdoor sitting area short drive to town and beautiful sandy beaches • Two living areas and a central kitchen with S/S gas cooker • New tiles as well as lovely carpet in the bedrooms • Undercover entertaining area right beside the pool • Sitting on an 800sqm elevated block capturing cool breezes • The 2-pac kitchen is absolutely stunning with granite slab bench-tops with breakfast bar and 900mm gas cooker • This property is fantastic – inspect without delay!!
OPEN HOME SATURDAY 1.15-1.45PM
Shane 0431 635 339 Caloundra 5499 7859
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Wurtulla, 6 Carmine Court
CANAL FRONT IN THE BEACH COURTS • Superb sought-after location only metres to the beach • Large 1062sqm block fully fenced remote entry • Generous bedrooms including master with WIR, ensuite and canal views, home office or 5th Bedroom • Plenty of living space, room for the whole family
Shane 0431 635 339 Caloundra 5499 7859
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• Lovely rear entertaining area, family size pool with spa • Fantastic yard space for kids to enjoy • 3 garden sheds, large carport and double LUG • Security screen, solar hot water, a/c and pontoon at canal • Inspection highly recommended, CALL NOW.
OPEN HOME SATURDAY 10.45-11.15AM
Shop 5, 9 Bulcock Street, Caloundra - 5499 7859
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Acreage in Hunchy Set back k from from the road on 10 acres with wit ith h plenty of useable land, natural forest and an abundant water supply, this home has three bedrooms, three spacious living areas, a renovated, open-plan kitchen and a north-facing entertaining area. There is also a fully self contained free-standing cabin.
583 Hunchy Road, Hunchy 4 bed, 3 bath, 6 car $729,000 Elders Palmwoods 5478 9122 Mike Burns 0418 991 702
“It’s quite simple, we believe in being open and honest, because it works” Bill & Jacque
MASSIVE 400SQM OF WATERFRONT LIVING - WHEN ONLY THE BEST WILL DO
STUNNING WATER VIEWS - DOUBLE BAY OUTLOOK
U34 ‘St Kitts Apartments’ 7 Grand Pde, KAWANA ISLAND
U7 ‘Azure Apartments’ 10 Grand Parade, KAWANA ISLAND
Immaculate double size apartment, with unique cutting edge design throughout. Ultimate waterfront masterpiece. • Master bdm boasts a massive ensuite, spa and private balcony • Deluxe gourmet granite kitchen with 5 star appliances • Opportunity for an approved ofﬁce/business from home • 4 car secure parking, polished ﬂoors and spacious balconies
4 Bed 3 Bath 4 Car
Inspect: By Appointment Bill Howcroft 0431 354 076 Jacque Howcroft 0431 815 991
A once in a lifetime opportunity is available to purchase this amazing 3 level townhouse in this prime position. • Two large master bedrooms with luxury ensuites • Opportunity for an approved ofﬁce/business from home • Outstanding expansive water and Double Bay views • Three spacious separate living areas to choose from
4 Bed 3 Bath 2 Car
Inspect: By Appointment Bill Howcroft 0431 354 076 Jacque Howcroft 0431 815 991
FOR A FREE MARKET OR RENTAL APPRAISAL PHONE 0431 354 076 Actual View
N/E FACING WATERFRONT LAND – PONTOON & 21M FRONTAGE
WATER VIEW – PRICE IC CE – PERFECT
18 Sable Court, KAWANA ISLAND
AN ND ND 6 Cuba Court, KAWANA ISLAND
BE QUICK – This Opportunity Won’t Last!! Entertain family and friends by the water and simply enjoy the view.
• 746m² block of land with direct ocean access - 21m frontage Inspect: Anytime • Large pontoon ready for boat storage • North-Easterly aspect that brings cool ocean breezes Bill Howcroft 0431 354 076 • One of the last remaining waterfront lots available on Kawana Island Jacque Howcroft 0431 815 991
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Private and spectacular water views over the park to the north east highlight this special property with many extras.
2 Bath 2 Car
• 3 beds, master suite with spa, WIR, retreat, balcony & views • Chef’s kitchen with granite benches, stainless steel appliances • Ducted air-cond, fans, full insulation and soundprooﬁng Bill Howcroft 0431 354 076 • Large covered outdoor alfresco entertaining area Jacque Howcroft 0431 815 991
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LOTS TO RETREAT TO
Positioned within walking distance of the local Yandina shops, and with easy access to facilities and transportation, this is a great opportunity for first-home buyers and families. Lots range from 700 to 844 square metres with an average price of $175,721.
he Retreat in Yandina offers spacious traditional allotments that are ready to build on, at a entry-level prices, starting at $159,000. There are just 52 allotments in the development, which offers the peace of small cul-de-sac living with a natural hinterland environment.
IN THE WORKS • The council will shortly commence pavement and lane widening on a section of Mons Road, Buderim. • The council work to widen and seal a 720-metre-long section of Wilson Road, Ilkley is continuing. Property owners who have experienced restricted access will soon see improved safety for local road users.
What’s happening with council works around the hinterland? MPP finds out. • Work is set to begin next week to construct two indented bus stops along Old Landsborough Road, Landsborough. • Work is continuing on the Maroochy Wetlands walking track in Bli Bli, but is due to re-open later this month.
Kiels Mountain home On almost O allmostt an acre with ith ttropical ropicall ga gardens, rdens, d thi this his air-conditioned d d home h b backs k onto b bushland hl d ffor space and privacy. The master bedroom has a spacious bay window, two walk-in robes, and a sunny ensuite and an adjacent sitting room or nursery. There are two living areas, including a formal lounge with fireplace, and a covered outdoor entertaining area with servery window. The saltwater pool has a beach-style entry area, and there are a cubbyhouse with slide and sandpit and a lockable garden shed.
41 Merimist Way, Kiels Mountain 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car $599,000 RE/MAX Property Sales 5470 7000 Steve Perry 0418 711 955 Bridget Kraft 0439 757 304
Property ID P001h5c3 More photos on www.mypropertypreview.com.au
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LAND SALE • Boutique Estate • Close to shopping centre
• 5 beautiful acres • Subdivision potential • Bounded by Petrie Creek • Small dam and fruit trees • Brick home for renovation • Very private setting
• Flat ready to build • Walk to town
ONLY 1 BLOCK LEFT Lot 14 – Offers over $162,000
Great Buying at $565,000 Gary Langford 0412 348 533
Gary Langford 0412 348 533
INSPECT SAT FROM 11.15AM PRIOR TO AUCTION AT 12 NOON
AUCTION AT SITE OFFICE SATURDAY 26TH MAY, 12 NOON AUCTION ON SITE THIS SATURDAY 26TH MAY, 2PM “KAROOLA’ 54 Willandra Place, Kureelpa
• Original and historic • Classic features throughout • Verandahs on 3 sides
• Magic 3 acres • More photos ID 1880068 @ www.dayandgrimes.com
INSPECT SATURDAY FROM 1.30PM PRIOR TO AUCTION Ian Black 0407 587 503
5 ACRES KUREELPA SUNNY COAST’S BEST BUY! • Privacy on 4,011m2 block • Blackall Range views • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
• Double carport • Polished timber floors • Covered decks front and side
MUST BE SOLD… NOW $330,000 Gary Blake 0416 155 634
• Magnificent Hinterland views • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Inground pool and spa • Large machinery shed • Brick build, timber floors • Large ranch style verandah
$685,000 Gary Langford 0412 348 533
To be confirmed – please call agent “Laurel Springs” Doolan Street, Nambour • 2 bedroom • 2-way bathroom off main • Large open plan living room • Single lock-up garage • Air-conditioning • Sun/sewing/reading room or office • Handy to town and hospital
Over 50’s Village Unit
Gary Langford 0412 348 533
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“Properties For Your Lifestyle”
Shop 2, 18 Blackall Street WOOMBYE
PRO P E RT Y P R E V IE WS
WEST WOOMBYE 81 Parsons Knob Road
Leafy acreage in Pomona
PRIME ACREAGE PROPERTY IN WOOMBYE • Highset home set on a private 1.17 acres, only minutes to Woombye. Peace and privacy is assured • Bedrooms are a great size with ample storage, the master is sunken with private ensuite • Large open plan kitchen/dining and huge formal lounge - all open onto large timber deck • The deck area overlooks the ig. pool and takes in the gorgeous expansive views of the land and beyond
• Downstairs is a fantastic teenagers retreat opening onto paved outdoor area with access to the pool • ... And for the man, 3 bay shed plus 2 carports, providing plenty of storage, workspace and more! AUCTION: On Site 16th June 2012 at 2pm INSPECT: Saturday 12.00-12.40pm CONTACT: David Menck 0408 713 834
On a gently O gen entl tly rolling roll llin ingg an and d le leaf leafy afy nine acres, th thi this is property Pomona. Th The t iis only l minutes i t ffrom P h home features spacious, open-plan living areas with high raked ceilings and a covered, full-length entertaining deck with panoramic views over the property and Mt Cooroora beyond. There are three bedrooms and a contemporary kitchen with gas hotplates and a dishwasher. With a workshop, sheds and a variety of established fruit trees, the property is perfect for horses or small crops.
16 Drovers Court, Pomona 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car Auction on site Saturday May 26 @ 1.30pm Belle Property Buderim 5445 6722 Peter Hill 0418 879 885
Property ID P001yvio More photos on www.mypropertypreview.com.au
Gary De Paoli 0408 731 412 | Sarah White 0418 981 718 | David Menck 0408 713 834 John Pyne 0418 710 209 | Kirk Patrick 0439 395 599 www.riddellrealestate.com.au
EXCLUSIVE BLOCK of LAND in FAVOURITE MALENY CUL-DE-SAC 18 Rangers Road (Balmoral Ridge) MALENY Sellers bought elsewhere and need to move this one fast - don’t miss your chance to build amongst prestige homes in a coveted East-side CUL-DE-SAC just 5 minutes from town. Bordered by the Obi Obi Creek Reserve and waiting to reinstate superb hidden valley VIEWS. • • • • •
Private driveway to cleared 1.5 acres on 4.47 acres Secluded North facing site - sunshine in winter Under 30 minutes to Coast beaches, schools and shops No restrictive building covenants Driveway easement for subdivision potential
AUCTION on site Sunday 10th June at 12 noon
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3 Bed + Office | 2 Bath | 4 Car | 3.2 acres
3 ACRES, LAKE AND RENEWED SOLID FAMILY HOME
perks – all tastefully modernised with clever creature comforts? No near
Please inspect: SUNDAY 1.00-1.45pm
neighbours! Celebrate with friends on the wide 7m deck proudly overlooking
24 Attunga Court, Witta (Maleny)
your picturesque spring-fed lake and distant paddock. Garden and animal
Julie Reimers 0417 465 536
Why not enjoy fresh new-home benefits with old style solid cavity-brick
www.malenyrealestate.com Ref: 6125085
lovers can forget water shortages, and mates will be green when they see the shed space. Savvy buyers after quiet cul-de-sac security and a few acres MUST SEE!
Riverside Centre, 1/4 Maple Street, Maleny
Phone: 5494 3022
5 Bed | 2 Bath | 4 Car | 1519sqm
UNREPEATABLE LUXURY AT $150,000 BELOW REPLACEMENT THIS SELLER IS READY TO GO and has reduced the price of this extraordinary residence to well below the replacement costs. Spoil yourself and the whole family with a lifestyle home you won’t want to leave. Feel safe and secure in a friendly community where people still care. SPACE – how’s 3 living areas, 5 bedrooms and 1500m² of elevated land. LUXURY – 10.5m solar heated pool, pavilion with outdoor kitchen, ducted air-cond and views. VALUE – Near new and finished to the highest standard with balance of builder’s warranty… add solar power, 2 bathrooms, remote car accommodation, a 6x6m SHED and much more.
www.malenyrealestate.com Ref: 5669832
OFFERS OVER $590,000 negotiated Inspect: SAT & SUN 11-11.45am 32 Water Gum Crescent, Maleny Julie Reimers 0417 465 536
Only one chance now – Spoil the family AND grab a bargain. You win! www.malenyrealestate.com MY W EEKLYPREVIE W. CO M . AU
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RE N TA L P R E V I E W S
This two-bedroom unit is opposite the beach and has a balcony with great ocean views. There are a lounge and dining area, laundry facilities in the bathroom, underground parking and a swimming pool in the complex.
Unit 8 ‘Costa Del Sol’, 1 Mandin St, Alex Headland 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car $285 per week Insite Realty 5476 5588
12 Wandarri Street, Wurtulla 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car $380 per week Platinum Properties 5437 8806
In a great location only one street from the beach, this air-conditioned home features three bedrooms, one bathroom, a double carport and a good-sized yard. The home is conveniently located a short drive from shops.
Available Thursday June 7
classifieds Houses for Sale
Unit for Sale
ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT PENTHOUSE
2/18 Blackall Street, WOOMBYE
OPEN HOMES - Saturday Palmwoods: 342 McDonalds Rd Sat 11-11.40 6.77 Choice acres,only 5 mins to town. Panoramic views from all angles, ideal horse property, rich fertile land, large dam & fruit trees. Brick home + 3 bay shed Prime acreage property $549,000
1 1 2 MAROOCHYDORE $285PW 2 bed, 1 bath, SLUG, ground floor unit, modern kitchen with dishwasher, close to public transport. AVAIL 7/6/12 1 1 2 WARANA $290PW 2 bed, 1 bath, SLUG, covered outside area, quiet location. AVAIL NOW 1 1 3 BUDERIM $320PW 3 bed, 1 bath, SLUG, air-con, dishwasher, balcony. AVAIL 22/6/12 2 1 3 WURTULLA $380PW 3 bed, 1 bath, double carport, air-conditioned, walking distance to beach. AVAIL 7/6/12 2 2 4 WURTULLA $410PW 4 bed, 2 bath, carport, renovated, air-con, covered outdoor area, pets on application. AVAIL NOW 1 2 3 WARANA $440PW 3 bed, 2 bath, one street back from the beach, big workshop, in ground pool, pets on application. AVAIL NOW 2 2 3 WARANA $490PW 3 bed, 2 bath, in ground pool, air-con, dishwasher, close to beach. AVAIL 29/6/12 2 2 4 KAWANA ISLAND $560PW 4 bed, 2 bath, DLUG, study, media room, huge outdoor entertaining, in ground pool. AVAIL 21/6/12
Yandina: 1 Nimbin Place Sat 12-12.40 Views to Mt Ninderry and set on 2.5 acres Highset pole home set amongst private native gardens. 3 brms, 1 bath with dual entrance doubles as ensuite. Timber floors, o/plan living & dining open to n/ facing deck with views to Mt Ninderry $349,000 Woombye: 9 McClintock Pl Sat 12-12.40 Near new home in the heart of Woombye. Adjoining large reserve, privacy is assured. Stylish home easy living set on a useable 997m2 block. DLUG, awesome vege $349,000 garden Woombye: 1 Egret Avenue Sat 11-11.40 Owner committed Elsewhere - MUST SELL! Lowset 4 brm, ensuited home. 2 living areas, quality inclusions, airconditioned, level fully fenced yard. Currently utilized as $399,000 2x2 brm units. Nambour: ABSOLUTE GEM $379,000 Revamped by master Craftsmen, no expense spared on this 3brm home. Spacious, fully tiled o/plan living area opens to large rear entertainment area. Bonus – side access to dble c/bond shed. YANDINA: Brand New & Priced to Sell New 5 bedroom home with ensuite, formal lounge, family room, loft / attic. Double car accommodation. All set on a level block with side access for boat or van. This property is worthy of your inspection, call now. $429,000
Auction 16th June 2012
81 Parsons Knob Rd - West Woombye 4 brms, i.g. pool, 1.17 acres, sheds
PH: 5437 8806
Open Saturday 12-12.40pm Gary De Paoli 0408 731 412 David Menck 0408 713 834 Kirk Patrick 0439 395 599
Sarah White 0418 981 718 John Pyne 0418 710 209 www.riddellrealestate.com.au
Alexandra Headland $285pw One Weeks Free Rent! 2 bdrm, 1 bathroom, opposite the beach, ocean views, balcony, 1 car secure parking, swimming pool. AVAIL NOW ! 38 Jones St, Mooloolah V $280pw 3 bdrm, built in robes, 1 bathroom, good sized yard, quiet area, single carport, pets on app, close to train station. AVAIL NOW The Parks, Sippy Downs $300pw 2 bdrm, built in robes, 2 bathroom, near new, dishwasher, single carport, resort pool, bbq area, kick & throw play area. AVAIL NOW Break Lease 10 Waterfern Dr, Caboolt $310pw 3 bdrm, built in robes, 2 bathroom, good sized yard, quiet area, single carport, pets on app, close to train station. AVAIL NOW
Private Sale - Rolling Surf Resort Kings Beach, Caloundra Perfectly positioned luxury unit with full sized private rooftop. No roads to cross to Kings Beach in sort after Resort. Uninterrupted views to Moreton Island. 2 brm, 2 bath. Spa + private kitchen & sauna on rooftop. Facilities: 60m pool, games room, restaurants etc. Perfect - nothing to be done. All records avail. Offers over $560,000. Ph 0419 141 711 to arrange inspection.
Mooloolah Valley $375pw PRICE REDUCED 3 bdrm, 2 bathroom, beautiful home with a/c, dishwasher, pets on application, tenant breaking lease, DLUG. AVAIL NOW. Sippy Downs from $380pw 4 bedroom homes FROM $380 per week, 2 bathrooms, DLUG, fans, dishwasher, close to schools & shops. AVAIL NOW Ballantyne Crt, Glenview $495pw 5 bdrm 2 bathrooms, pool, spa, fully fenced back yard, pets on application, 3 living areas, 2 verandahs, large shed AVAIL NOW
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M E ]E M YY T TI M I M
ARIES Mar 21-Apr 20 When it comes to hobbies and recreational activities, try something new and exciting this weekend. But communicate your ideas clearly – otherwise there’ll be chaos and confusion.
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CANCER Jun 22-Jul 23 This weekend, use your intuition to come up with new solutions to stubborn old problems. Plus pay close attention to your dreams – are they trying to tell you something?
LEO Jul 24-Aug 23 The moon’s in your sign, so it’s your weekend to shine. Group activities are favoured, and it’s also a fabulous time to extend your peer group to include a creative new crowd.
VIRGO Aug 24-Sep 23 Check and double-check all information that comes your way. Tricky Neptune aspects could scramble your antennae and lead to mix-ups and misinformation spoiling your weekend.
LIBRA Sep 24-Oct 23 Attached Librans – an element of surprise will add sparkle to your relationship this weekend. Singles – jump out of your comfort zone and look for someone who is not your usual type.
SCORPIO Oct 24-Nov 22 Don’t believe everything you hear – especially from a child, teenager or friend. Check the facts. Perhaps they’ve been rather elastic with the truth, or have you misunderstood them?
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23-Dec 21 If a family member tells you something, check the facts ﬁrst before you pass it on. If you misconstrue their meaning, you could end up with a misunderstanding on your hands.
Rouse disgust in (5) In favour of (3) Sodium chloride (4) Supple (6) Anxious uncertainty (8) Constant (9) Of current interest (7) Glare of publicity (9) Minute piece (8) Shy (7) Swoop suddenly (6) Rapidity (5) Profound (4) Wickedness (3)
CAPRICORN Dec 22-Jan 20 You’ve got so much to do, and so little time. Stop complaining Capricorn! Your motto for the weekend comes from birthday great John Wayne: “Quit your bellyaching and saddle up.”
AQUARIUS Jan 21-Feb 19 Positive moon/Uranus aspects increase your energy levels – and your devil-may-care attitude. Just remember there is a ﬁne line between being spontaneous and being reckless.
PISCES Feb 20-Mar 20 Are you being an inspired dreamer – or a delusional schemer? Your imagination is ﬁring this weekend Pisces, but don’t get carried away with ideas that have no basis in reality.
QUIZ Who plays Ben Rafter in the Australian drama Packed to the Rafters?
Which member of the British royal family was born on the Greek Island of Corfu?
Hymn to Liberty is the national anthem of what country?
Mycology is a branch of biology that studies what?
Mainly found along Australia’s southern coast, what is the smallest species of penguin (pictured)?
Galvanised iron is coated with what to prevent rust?
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CROSSWORD: Across: 1 Refusal 5 Shift 8 Paralysis 9 Cup 10 Lull 12 Forensic 14 Bombay 15 Israel 17 Solution 18 Itch 21 Fig 22 Consensus 24 Let be 25 Expanse Down: 1 Repel 2 For 3 Salt 4 Lissom 5 Suspense 6 Incessant 7 Topical 11 Limelight 13 Particle 14 Bashful 16 Pounce 19 Haste 20 Deep 23 Sin
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LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION
GEMINI May 22-Jun 21 Communication will be somewhat scrambled this weekend. What you say – and what others hear – may be two completely different things. Take the time to explain yourself carefully.
Denial (7) Alter position (5) Cessation of all activity (9) Sporting trophy (3) Interval of calm (4) Relating to courts of law (8) Indian city (6) Middle East country (6) Explanation (8) Persistent tickle (4) A fruit (3) General agreement (9) Leave alone (3,2) Wide extent (7)
TAURUS Apr 21-May 21 All sorts of domestic activities are favoured, as the moon moves through your home zone. But avoid communicating about money, as things could get complicated and confusing.
QUIZ: 1 Hugh Sheridan 2 Greece 3 Fairy penguin (also known as little penguin) 4 Prince Phillip 5 Fungi. 6 Zinc
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Great deals on selected Volkswagen models. With great deals available on selected models, now is the perfect time to drive away in a new Volkswagen. But hurry, this offer ends June 30. Visit Garry Crick Volkswagen today for a test drive.
Volkswagen Demonstrator Clearance Polo 1.6 TDI Comfortline S/N V5023 .......................................................................................... $23,888 Drive Away. Jetta 118TSI S/N V4908 ..................................................................................................................... $25,888 Drive Away. Golf 118TSI Comfortline DSG Leather, sunroof, rear sensors, tint S/N V4616 ..... $35,888 Drive Away. Tiguan 132TSI DSG 7-Speed S/N V5166 ................................................................................ $38,888 Drive Away. Golf Cabriolet Leather interior S/N V5143 ............................................................................. $39,333 Drive Away. Your Volkswagen Partner
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