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The Brisbane suburbs where homebuyers are reno crazy

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After a decade of fairly flat conditions, Brisbane’s property market is reacting to a flurry of renovation activity, picking up confidence.

New research from property valuers Herron Todd White has found the suburbs where renovations are peaking, with Annerley, Greenslopes, Holland Park, Stafford Heights, Paddington, Bardon, Chapel Hill and Kenmore among the most popular.

According to the company’s Month in Review report for October, the Brisbane renovation market is experiencing an upswing from existing homeowners as well as new interstate residents.

“One of the excellent litmus tests of our growing appeal must be the amount of building activity under way in our suburbs,” the report says

”Spotting those locations where construction is at its most feverish helps give appreciation for where prices might be set to rise.

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Inside 6 McNab Street Paddington, before the renovation. Suburbs like Paddington have recorded very strong renovation activity, according to Herron Todd White.

“Our family addresses are certainly looking good and the inner-mid-ring would be well worth a watch,” the report goes on.

”Look for great school zones … where the cost of homes isn’t prohibitive, and you’ll spot plenty of people looking to add a little equity through hard yakka.”

Herron Todd White director Alex Payne said many residents were opting to renovate rather than trade-up for financial reasons.

However, the gentrification of Brisbane suburbs such as Annerley and Stafford Heights was also a reason why people were choosing to stay put.

“Brisbane has really matured over the past five to 10 years and we’re seeing a lot of the cafes and the things that people used to move to specific suburbs for, starting to pop in these areas,” he said.

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There’s renovations and then there’s extreme renovations: a before photo of 6 McNab Street, Paddington. Photo: Supplied.

“It’s a real sign of Brisbane maturing and it’s attracting southern buyers, who come up here and see that Brisbane does have things to offer that we never used to have.”

Mr Payne said many people were updating kitchens and bathrooms to keep costs down and avoid over-capitalisation, however, structural changes were more common in prestigious areas.

“When you go into the more affluent areas like Paddington and Bardon, you will see the big renovations,” he said.

“Generally, though, a lot of it is restricted to getting the kitchen and bathroom up to scratch.”

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The kitchen inside at 6 McNab St, Paddington, before it was renovated. Photo: Supplied.

Together with a builder joint-venture partner, carpenter Brogan Ryan recently finished renovating a rundown cottage in Paddington.

The five-bedroom, three-bathroom property at 6 McNab Street, Paddington, is on the market for offers over $1.95 million. It looked very different a few years ago.

After Mr Ryan bought it for $650,000 in 2016, it was vacant for 12 months because it was unliveable.

“It started out as a termite-ridden cottage. It was absolutely disgusting. It made you feel like you needed a tetanus and a flea shot,” he said.

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Brogan Ryan at at 6 McNab Street, Paddington, looking rather different from when he bought it. Photo: Tammy Law.

It’s clear from the before photos, this is no understatement.

His builder and carpenter team has extensively renovated the 1920s cottage over the past 14 months to now feature VJ walls, engineered blackbutt timber flooring, soaring ceilings, ornate fretwork plus an in-ground saltwater pool.

Mr Ryan said the inspiration for the renovation was to create a beautiful family home that anyone could easily personalise.

With more than 12 years of renovations under his belt, Mr Ryan said this strategy was one that worked for him because it combined two very important factors.

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Brogan Ryan loves restoring old Queenslanders like 6 McNab Street, Paddington. Photo: Tammy Law.

“It’s a great way to be able to work for yourself and also do something that you love,” he said.

“I like restoring old Queenslanders. Being able to do it for yourself, then put it back out there and see other people enjoy it, it’s obviously a pretty rewarding part of the job.”

6 McNab Street, Paddington, is for sale through Andrew Degn of Place West and is open for inspection this Saturday, October 6, from 11am to 11.30am.

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Smart buys: Brisbane’s best properties under $800,000 for sale right now

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Here’s our pick of the best buys in Brisbane and some of its surrounds at the moment — and they’re all under $800,000.

34 Ivy Street, Toowong

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With tongue-and-groove floorboards, a cast-iron fireplace begging for love, a sunroom, and a prime position on 405 square metres, this three-bedroom original workers’ cottage is bound to catch eyes of inner-west renovators. No price has been set yet but agent Alex Jordan says as a vacant block on land it would achieve over $600,000.

By negotiation

McGrath, Alex Jordan 0410 424 749

81 Payne Road, The Gap

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The rear of this multi-tone brick house surprises. There’s a single-garage-cum-workshop or home office between the double carport and an elevated timber sundeck, and there’s also a pool. It is fully fenced on a 625-square-metre block, and has three bedrooms with a further small room inside that could become a fourth bedroom or study.

$725,000

Harcourts, Stephen Dangerfield 0412 145 802

48 Bringelly Street, Arana Hills

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From its white picket fence to its flat sandpit-friendly backyard, the DNA of this three-bedroom, one-bathroom house is pure family. Set on a flat 607-square-metre block about 20 metres from the local bus stop, Grovely State School is 900 metres away and Arana Hills Plaza, restaurants and cafes are at the end of the street.

$486,000

Coronis, Jo Dryden 07 3351 5151

19 Allamanda Crescent, Albany Creek

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This substantial four-bedroom, double-storey house sits on a 1250-square-metre landscaped block. It has ample room for its pool and double garage, and there is a massive covered entertaining area and both casual and formal living and eating rooms. Two state high schools are located within 2.4 kilometres of the front door.

$779,000

Style Real Estate, Claire Little 0422 755 171

40 O’Quinn Street, Nudgee Beach

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This 54-year-old updated beauty on a double block opposite the beach offers three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 1000 square metres of land. Open-plan living and dining space, plenty of natural light, timber floors, and a second living area with clever built-in bench seating and storage are boons. The rear has a storage shed, two garden sheds and a single garage.

$789,000

Calio & Scott Real Estate, Carl Calio 0416 145 288

6 Chase Crescent, North Lakes

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Worth a look if a first-time home buyer, or investor watching budget-friendly growth areas, this super neat, modern three-bedroom, two-bathroom house also has a double garage. It is set on a low-maintenance and landscaped 486-square-metre block. It also has decent-sized, open-plan living and media rooms.

$439,000

Hudson Property, Viv Robinson 0407 918 184

50 Windsor Place, Deception Bay

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This two-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage on a 397-square-metre corner block has serious update or rebuild potential. Set three blocks west of Moreton Bay and one block to the suburban public primary school, it is liveable as a home or easily rentable with a modern kitchen and fenced backyard. It has a separate sunroom and a single carport.

$260,000-$280,000

Ray White, Lydia Robins 0438 166 763

441 Beenleigh Road, Sunnybank

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This renovated, four-bedroom, one-bathroom house has parking space for two cars on a 708-square-metre block. The floor plan is open between living, dining and kitchen areas and the metro rail station is about 400 metres away. Its reserve price is unknown as required by Queensland auction laws, but it was found in a search for homes under $800,000.

Auction, June 29, 12.30pm

RE/MAX, Gary Dellios 0411 879 935

4 Parliament Street, Bethania

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The federal election is done for 2019, but here is another way to get into Parliament. With three bedrooms and one bathroom, this brick-and-tile house also has a double carport and a double garage. On a flat 758-square-metre block, the back section is contained making for a fine play zone. Neutral timber-look flooring in the kitchen-meals area balances the retro swirl carpet in the living-dining.

$339,000-$369,000

LJ Hooker, Trina Wilson 0427 188 500

 

 

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Cbus Property Plans $600m North Quay Tower

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Cbus Property will partner with local Brisbane developer Nielson Properties to deliver a $600 million riverfront commercial building in the city’s CBD.

The 3,000sq m corner site, an amalgamation of 205 North Quay and neighbouring 30 Herschel Street, will now house the city’s latest A-grade commercial building.

The office development, to be known as 205 North Quay, will deliver 50,000sq m of net lettable area.

Cbus Property chief executive Adrian Pozzo said the site was ideal as it takes advantage of Brisbane’s strong economic outlook, employment growth and the state government’s infrastructure investment.

“205 North Quay is a major ­riverfront CBD site, ideally located to capitalise on the major infrastructure projects nearby such as the recently announced Roma Street Station, Brisbane Metro, Cross River Rail and Brisbane Live,” Pozzo said.

“Queensland’s economic growth also anticipated to continue to outperform the Australian average.”

“We will look to build on these strong economic foundations and our past success with 1 William Street, to deliver a premium and future-focused commercial tower for Brisbane’s CBD in collaboration with our partner, Nielson Properties.”

No stranger to Brisbane CBD’s commercial market, the project follows Cbus Property’s 46-storey “tower of power” at 1 William Street, home to the Queensland government.

The 205 North Quay development will add to the continued regeneration of the burgeoning North Quarter precinct, which will also include Mirvac’s 80 Ann Street tower to be tenanted by Suncorp, Shayher Group’s 300 George Street project and the recently completed W Hotel on George Street.

The development will also be located in Brisbane’s prime commercial district, capitalising on the major infrastructure projects nearby such as the recently announced Roma Street Station, Brisbane Metro, Cross River Rail and Brisbane Live.

“As a local Brisbane developer, we’re excited to be a part of the evolution of the North Quarter as it becomes a vibrant hub bolstered by outstanding connectivity to Brisbane’s CBD and premium infrastructure and amenity,” Nielson Properties director Ross Nielson said.

Cbus and Nielson have commenced preliminary discussions with the Brisbane City Council.

Last week, Brisbane-based Sentinel Property Group snatched up Makerston House, a neighbouring commercial property in Brisbane’s North Quarter precinct from investment management company Challenger for $103 million.

Further along the CBD riverfront, work has also commenced at the $3.6 billion Queens Wharf developed by the Destination Brisbane Consortium, a joint venture led by casino giant Star Entertainment Group, Far East Consortium and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises.

Work is also under way on Brisbane’s newest riverside public space, with the area between the Goodwill Bridge and 1 William Street to be developed into an above-water pedestrian walkway and recreational area called Waterline Park.

 

 

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‘Why not Hendra?’ The luxury house that is poised to set a new benchmark for this Brisbane suburb

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A prestigious new property in Hendra is tipped to break records when it goes under the hammer in a couple of weeks, setting a new benchmark for luxury in the area.

The five-bedroom, four-bathroom house may be located on General Street, but its myriad of bells and whistles means it’s anything but.

With a plethora of top-line features, including travertine tiles, state-of-the-art fixtures and a mosaic-tiled swimming pool, it includes a climate-controlled wine cellar as well as bespoke cabinetry throughout.

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Marketing agent Patrick McKinnon of Place Ascot said the house was part of an emerging trend in the suburb towards luxury new builds. The developers behind the home, Innovare Builders, were quickly transforming the standard of Hendra homes project by project, he said.

“They’ve really lifted the benchmark for what’s expected in Hendra and set the tone for the quality that people look for here,” he said.

“This house should a set a record for the area for 405-square-metre non-racecourse property. The records are around the $1 millions and I think this is better than anything else comparable on the market right now.”

While perhaps not as well-known as its prestigious neighbouring suburbs of Ascot and Hamilton, Hendra’s gentrification is well underway, partly due to the redevelopment of Eagle Farm Racecourse.

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The 379-square-metre statement home is within an easy canter of the racecourse as well as many cafe precincts.

Orazio D’Arro of Innovare Builders said Hendra’s multitude of attributes made the decision to develop there simple.

“In a nutshell, why not Hendra?” he said.

“We first chose Hendra because it is a gentrified living suburb with wide, tree-lined streets full of traditional and modern character houses and dotted by cafes, boutiques, other community businesses and gorgeous local parklands.”

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Mr D’Arro said the design inspiration was Hamptons exterior meets modern European interior.

“Modern life requires thoughtful use of space and automation as well as comfort and this was at the forefront of each and every design and inclusion decision,” he said.

Located within easy commute of the Brisbane Airport as well motorways north and south, the home can be controlled from anywhere in the world via state-of-the-art automation and electrical integration.

“Part of a busy modern family’s lifestyle demands convenience – even while travelling – and the electronic aids offered up here deliver convenience in spades,” Mr D’Arro said.

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Other features of the home include a rear patio designed for al fresco dining and summer barbecues, with a built-in, custom outdoor kitchen that features a barbecue and beverage centre.

The home also boasts an in-ground swimming pool lined with mosaic tiling and a manicured, drought-resistant lawn with landscaped gardens.

The property is located at 6 General Street, Hendra, and will go to auction on Saturday, June 22.

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