The best choice

ABOVE: Auctioneer Simon Thomas calls for an increase on $700,000 at 25/86 Noosa Parade, Noosa Sound, on Saturday. The three-bedroom riverfront apartment is being marketed by Melanie Butcher and Olivier of Laguna Noosa Photo: Erle LeveyAuctioneer Justin Marsden announces that 19 Duke Street, Sunshine Beach, is on the market at $715,000 on Saturday and selling with Damian Styring of Ray White Noosa Hastings Street. Photo: Erle Levey
ABOVE: Auctioneer Simon Thomas calls for an increase on $700,000 at 25/86 Noosa Parade, Noosa Sound, on Saturday. The three-bedroom riverfront apartment is being marketed by Melanie Butcher and Olivier of Laguna Noosa Photo: Erle LeveyAuctioneer Justin Marsden announces that 19 Duke Street, Sunshine Beach, is on the market at $715,000 on Saturday and selling with Damian Styring of Ray White Noosa Hastings Street. Photo: Erle Levey

DECIDING it was time to move closer to family the sellers of 19 Duke Street, Sunshine Beach, interviewed a number of agents but chose Damien Styring and Rebecca Geldard of Ray White Noosa Hastings Street to sell their family home by auction.

Located on 612sq m which could also be developed as a duplex site the home attracted excellent buyer interest including inspections even before the photos were taken.

It was always going to be a popular listing due to position and potential capability. Offers were forthcoming prior to auction day but due to the dual use of the parcel of land these were declined to allow the auction process to confirm exactly where value lay.

Both locals and interstate parties showed interest with the first to inspect being from Sydney. Last Saturday Damien and Rebecca welcomed about 70 neighbours and onlookers to the property including several registered bidders.

"We had a very large crowd," Rebecca later said. "Sunshine Beach locals like to keep an eye on the market and auction gives an incredible insight into current market values."

Held in the front yard with Ray White Corporate auctioneer Justin Marsden it was clear the auction was to begin with a bid from the floor rather than a vendor's bid.

"This is an outstanding flat block of land which is near to the shops, this auction gives a wonderful opportunity to purchase 612 sq m in Duke Street Sunshine Beach," Justin began his introduction.

"Let's stop talking about it so you can offer me what its worth. I'm not going to start it, that's for you to say."

In reply to the opening bid of an even $600,000 Justin countered, "I'm just going to say that good real estate brings good interest. The bids with me at $620,000.

"Come again sir, is it just you and me having a dance? No! We have $650,000, that's big and bold, 675 now, come back at 700? If you don't like my numbers, give me yours."

At $695,000 the auction was paused and negotiations began with the highest bidder.

Confirming an increased bid to $715,000 the auctioneer announced to everyone that the property was on the market and so with no further increase it was sold under the hammer.

The successful buyers had walked up the street to inspect at the first open home and whilst they hadn't made an earlier offer they had indicated interest in the property.

"The house will undergo a major renovation to become a new family home," Damien said.


Beach house sells

ROBBIE Neller undertook two Peregian Beach auction campaigns to take place May 26, one of which sold prior and the other was being negotiated post auction.

The beach house 343 David Low Way sold in the fifth week of a six week campaign to a local couple. Bought especially for the views this two bedroom house offers it will soon undergo a renovation.

"These buyers didn't want to risk losing out to any competition and so they made an early offer," Robbie explained. "Like many buyers they know that the market is improving and don't want to miss their chance."

Previously on the market at a list price with another agent Robbie tells me that once again the auction process achieved a great result by creating urgency from any potential active buyers. Following the auction of 7 Tecoma Close, Peregian Beach, Robbie was continuing discussions with conditional buyers.


Conditional interest

THE character home of 88 Hendry Street, Tewantin, was taken to auction May 26 with Shane Wickson of Fiona Winter Realty following a six-week campaign.

The home drew good enquiry and 28 inspections through open homes although with no buyers in a position to bid without conditions on auction day Gordon MacDonald of Jason Andrew Auctioneers passed the property in. Located on a 758sq m block in old Tewantin the home boasts quality appliances, timber floors and a covered deck which has been enclosed for privacy.


Discussions continue

INSTRUCTED by the mortgagee in possession to sell 100/73 Hilton Terrace by auction, Adam Watts of Raine & Horne Noosa Hinterland and Matthew Condon of Jason Andrew Auctioneers presented the townhouse to the market on Saturday. Due to a lack of registered bidders on the day the Noosaville property has since been listed for sale at $220,000 enabling Adam to continue discussions with interested parties.

The most recent documented sales in the Ivory Palms resort took place late last year with a sale of $217,500 and at the other end of the scale unit 112 at $230,000. Both residences are of a similar two-bedroom set-up. The resort offers three swimming pools, tennis court and restaurant and bar facilities whilst a wide choice of eating and leisure amenities are also available nearby in the Noosa River area.


Attractive proposition

RECENTLY renovated and presenting as new, the stylish home of 12 Headland Drive, Noosaville, should be very attractive to active buyers looking to purchase a well built home.

Going to auction tomorrow with Sam Plummer and Karen Bester of Dowling & Neylan this is the first time the four bedroom three bathroom home has been offered for sale in more than a decade.

The last transaction occurred when the overseas owners were in Noosa and bought the property as an investment in the early 90s but now surplus to needs they have gone straight into an auction campaign in an effort to sell within a reasonable period of time.

With nothing to do but move in and enjoy the home is very private from the road whilst the house backs onto a park with a gate available for access is you wish.

Karen and Sam will have the house open for inspection both today and tomorrow from noon to 1pm and Auctioneer Michael Hughes will be looking for an opening bid Saturday, June 2, at 1pm.


Handy location

LOCATED just two minutes to Noosa Civic and 10 minutes to the beach 75 Grays Road, Doonan, will be offered to the market for the first time tomorrow following a four week auction campaign with Sherelle Scott of Rhino Realty. Built just three years ago, this contemporary home on 11500sq m is very private with a bush land backdrop to the rear.

"You really need to inspect as a drive-by will give no hint of what lies ahead," Sherelle said of the secluded residence lying at the end of a long lane.

Ideal for families or retirees the rendered brick home was designed to complement the natural setting of Grays Road.

Freelance auctioneer Kelly Gleeson will offer the property on site tomorrow at 11am following a pre-auction one hour open home.


For all your comprehensive coverage and all the details on this week's auctions, or for more on property, pick up your copy of Domain free in Noosa News, or in Saturday's Sunshine Coast Daily.

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