Roark Walsh has been making some good sales in Noosa’s eastern beaches in recent weeks.
The Tom Offermann Real Estate agent was going to take the six-bedroom, two-bathroom beachfront house to auction in March but the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic saw the listing switch to negotiation.
“It was like having an auction in slow motion,’’ Roark said.
“Three buyers submitted bids over a two-week period.
“We achieved a sale price of more than $2m. It was remarkable given the fact of everything that had just happened.
“A lot of the appeal was it had two self-contained zones. Both upstairs and downstairs have three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and separate living rooms.
“The market is strong. There are lots of buyers and record low numbers of listings.
“In the past six months 70 per cent have been Queensland buyers, predominantly Brisbane and local.
“The eastern beaches market is very strong. People are looking to relocate, whether to upsize or downsize.
“Once the borders are open we expect an influx, so it will be even more a case of supply and demand.’’
Now Roark has listed a spectacular beachside house at 20 Yinneburra St, Yaroomba, with a price guide of $2.1m.
The four-bedroom, four-bathroom house with pool and resort-style outdoor dining area is on 696sq m.
Other features include a games room complete with pool table and a Gold Club cinema.
“It offers position and privacy,’’ Roark said.
Both the street in Yaroomba and the location are loved. It’s half-way to Noosa and Maroochydore, with good access to the airport.
“And it’s so close to the beach … people love that.’’
ORIENT DRIVE ACTION
Dowling Neylan’s Nathan Howie reports on-line auction success with the four-bedroom, four-bathroom house with pool at 54 Orient Drive, Sunrise Beach.
There were 39 buyer inspections, six registered bidders and 55 on-line bids at the auction in late May.
It sold for $2.505m to an ex-pat in the UK returning home an intending to settle the whole family.
“It was absolutely fully renovated,’’ Nathan said, “with awesome coast views from the national park to Mt Coolum.
“It’s in a great street at Sunrise, just a short walk to the beach.’’
The multi-level house has a north-east facing terrace, and an insulated 6m by 6m shed.
Nathan said a lot of recent sales have been to interstate buyers, using on-line video tours of the properties instead of inspections.
He said the on-line auctions were a sign of the times.
“So you can be sitting at home in the UK at 3am in the morning … comfortable in the buying process.
“On-line auctions have opened it up, giving an opportunity for everyone – local, interstate and overseas.
“It provides an even playing field. Even overseas bidders can see what’s going on.’’
LOCALS MAKING THE MOST OF CONDITIONS
Our beach is back … it’s the Noosa like it used to be, and Laguna Real Estate’s Melanie Butcher is enjoying it.
“It’s like in February,’’ she said. “We have it to ourselves, and you can get a car park.’’
Apart from that, Melanie has been flat out with sales and inquiries.
“We are dealing with local buyers mainly. I don’t think we’ve been busier.
“You would think it would be the opposite.
“We have been getting a lot of multiple offers at the moment.
“There is a shortage of stock. It’s a nice situation to be if you are a seller.
“Investment units have suffered a bit due to southern buyers being unable to get up but we are still making sales, from entry-level to multi-million.
“Locals are very active and for first home buyers it is the best opportunity due to lack of southern competition.
“The other side is people who have been able to travel are coming to buy, not look.
“Having properties open by appointment is a very strong qualifier.
“If priced correctly, you will get interest.’’
That was the case with a five-bedroom, two-bathroom house at 9 Creek Rd, Noosaville, that sold for $935,000.
Backing on to waterfront parkland, the substantial two-level home offered a dual living opportunity.
It attracted multiple offers, and sold to a southern buyer who drove up.
Recently listed was a four-bedroom, three-bathroom house on 902sq m at 551 Noosa Springs Dve, Noosa Heads, for $1.8m.
North facing with wet-edge pool, the architect-designed home is beautiful, private, and quite different, Melanie said.
A PLACE OF QUALITY
Tom Offermann’s Nic Hunter has sold one of two properties in Noosaville he took to auction in late May.
The two brand-new, on-trend, free-standing, four-bedroom townhomes at 1 and 2, 20 Nannygai St were the same … but different.
One is high on coastal style, the other is Hampton’s inspired. But both have the same floorplan.
Nic sold 2/20 Nannygai one week after auction, achieving a price close to the $1.195m it was listed at post auction. That was for the Hamptons style home.
No.1 is still available, with a couple of buyers showing interest
The local buyer of 2/20 Nanygai was attracted from an investment point of view for its position, Nic said.
“Feedback was really strong, purely on the basis of location … 200m from the river.
“The market is very strong, just as good as last year. It’s very pleasing.
“People understand Noosa is a place of quality. They are not put off by what’s happening around the world.
“They are looking for prime locations, and bringing forward their lifetime purchase plans.’’
Two three-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouses with pool at 13A and 13B George St, Noosaville, were passed in at auction on June 20, with negotiations continuing.