Issue No. 81

February 21st, 2018
Gold Coast Market 
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Around the Coast...
Renovation records to be smashed with Queensland's strong value for money to draw millions

RENOVATION activity is expected to hit a record $8.8b nationally, with Queensland to see a 7 per cent surge because of its strong value for money, according to latest forecasts.

Forecasts given to The Courier-Mail by Master Builders Australia has Queensland hitting $1.468b worth of alterations and additions activity in the 2018-2019 year, before rising 6 per cent to $1.556b the following year and then peaking at $1.618b in 2020.

Master Builders Australia's national economics manager Matthew Pollock said a new decade high was expected to be reached at $8.8b nationally with Queensland among states to "see the strongest growth".

He expected the rise to be a boon for thousands of tradies in the state after 2016-17's -7.9 per cent drop in renovation activity to $1.345b.

Television reno queen Cherie Barber, who was in Brisbane yesterday for her packed-out Renovating for Profit seminar, said many people were looking now to invest in Brisbane because of its strong value for money and "Queensland also has the cheapest tradies".

"We've got the right type of house here, perfect weather for renovating, the cheapest tradies, lots of beautiful Queenslanders, there are lots of houses ripe here for renovation so it's got all the right elements."

She said the cost of moving was an issue, with many people now looking at investment properties.

"A lot of people are not moving home now, obviously there are exit costs, there are entry costs for a new home. They are big costs so a lot of people are staying put in their family home, buying investment properties, they are getting in and renovating, they are extending, I think it's great."

She warned that renovating for profit was very different to renovating your home to live in.

"They watch the TV shows and they get bamboozled by the before and after designs, and that's not what renovating or profit is all about," Ms Barber said.

"It's about being strategic in your due diligence, finding the right type of property, in the right suburb, at the right price, spending the right amount of money on the property, renovating it with changes that do add value as opposed to those that don't and obviously then selling or renting it for the highest price possible. It's a very disciplined approach."

2018-19 $1.468b
2019-20 $1.556b
2020-21 $1.618b
(Source: Master Builders Australia)

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Adam Levine unloads estate for $18M, Harvey Weinstein lists a home for rent

Maroon 5 frontman and "The Voice" judge  Adam Levine sold his home in the Holmby Hills neighborhood for $18 million, the same price he paid for it last summer.

The French Regency-style home spans 9,200 square feet and includes a two-story guesthouse, the Los Angeles Times reported. Five bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms and a breakfast solarium can be found inside, while a swimming pool and pool house complete the outside.

Levine listed the property for sale in November for $18.9 million.

Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced movie producer accused of sexual assault by numerous women, is renting a West Hollywood home he owns for $7,500 per month. The renovated 1,400-square-foot pad includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, library and backyard that comes equipped with fruit trees. A corporate entity tied to Weinstein purchased the place for $1.55 million in late 2015, Variety reported.

Former NBA player Al Harrington listed his home in Calabasas for $4.9 million, the Los Angeles Times reported. The 30,000-square-foot home includes five bedrooms, sports court, playground, an outdoor kitchen and spa. The ex-Indiana Pacer paid roughly $3.9 million for it three years ago, records show. Harrington also played for a number of other teams, including the Golden State Warriors and New York Knicks.

Grammy-nominated singer  Elle King paid $1.72 million for a house in the Hollywood Hills. Spanning just under 3,500 square feet, the residence includes four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. Outside, a backyard with eucalyptus and citrus trees complete the property.

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Finance available for approved purchases.
- 10% deposit for investment purchases
- 5% deposit for owner occupier purchases.

For Sale        

Surfers Paradise           $295,000
1 bed | 1 bath | 1 car 
This one bedroom unit being sold furnished. Opposite beach, handy to new tram system, shops. Is presently permanently rented. The unit is in an excellent location. FEATURES: Tennis Court, Squash Court, Pool, Spa, Steam room and Gym.. 

Surfers Paradise           $420,000
2 bed | 2 bath | 1 car 
This two bedroom, two
bathroom unit, fully furnished with ocean views North East corner unit, size 124M2. Complex has in ground swimming pool, spa, sauna, small gymnasium, secure car parking for one car, 200 metres to beach, one street south of Cavill Avenue. Presently permanently...

Surfers Paradise           $315,000
1 bed | 1 bath | 1 car 
Ocean Views.This one bedroom unit is furnished with views of the ocean. Situated on the 2nd floor in the Building. Presently permanently rented for $340.00 per week. Building has pool, two spas and a sauna. Underground car parking, short walk to beach, and central Surfers.

Surfers Paradise           $365,000
1 bed | 1 bath | 1 car 
Surfers Paradise. Scenic Ocean Views. This unit is in immaculate condition being sold fully furnished. It has 1 Bedroom large lounge and separate dining area and modern kitchen. Complex has full size tennis court, pool, gymnasium, secure car park. Close to all facilities in the heart of town. For i...

Surfers Paradise           $450,000 
Northcliffe Residences
Surfers Paradise Beachfront. - Northcliffe Residences presents a rare calibre of design and to the SurfersParadise skyline. This new boutique building has 25 levels, including one,two and three bedrooms units. Absolute beachfront location, walk straight onto the sand. Residential Building only. For any...

Surfers Paradise            $430,000
2 bed | 2 bath | 1 car 
Opposite Beach. This very neat 2 B/R two bathroom Unit. Being sold fully furnished. Air conditioner, has beach views, excellent condition.Situated on the 5th floor of the building. Amenities include bbq area, tennis court, heated outdoor pool, sauna, a hot tub, and kids play are...

Surfers Paradise           $375,000
1 bed | 1 bath | 1 car 
Surfers Paradise Prestigious Sun City Building This very neat Apartment on 16TH Floor Great Views .Apartment Has 1 Bedroom ,1 Bathroom, Lounge, Air conditioned, balcony. Your benefits in this building large pool, full size tennis court secure underground parking BBQ ,sauna gymnasium, restau...
Surfers Paradise           $470,000
2 bed | 2 bath | 1 car 
This very neat 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit,situated on the17th floor in the Building with great ocean views. . Being sold furnished. Presently permanently let for $490.00 per week. Complex has swimming pool. spa,gymnasium, undercover car parking for one car. 200 meters to beach, 300...


Surfers Paradise          $275,000 NEG
1 car space 
OFFICE OR RETAIL SHOP HEART OF SURFERS PARADISE AVAILABLE, INCLUDING CAR PARK This ground floor arcade shop or office. Is only one street from Cavill Ave on the beach side of highway. Size 50M2.


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