How to save on electricity costs without breaking the bank

first_img16 Bamber Street Chermside West has a 5kw solar system.At 55 Queens Rd, Clayfield, a three-bedroom home with solar power is scheduled for auction on Saturday, September 30, through Giulio Pecorelli of Ray White Clayfield. The Queenslander was built around 1910 and is on an elevated 868sq m block. Upstairs are three bedrooms and two sleepouts.The lounge and dining rooms are separate areas and a family/TV room leads to the rear veranda. Downstairs is a rumpus and separate multipurpose room with its own entrance. The home has airconditioning, solar panels and water tanks.A three-bedroom home at 16 Bamber St, Chermside West, is listed for offers of more than $590,000. The post-war home, listed through Ryan Hoelzl of Burton & Ryan Property Agents, has plenty of modern touches including a 5kw solar system. A front balcony flows through french doors into open plan living areas. The lounge and dining area lead to a kitchen and out onto a covered rear deck. All three bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. 8A Ninth Ave Sandgate has a 6-star energy rating, 5kW solar energy setup.WHO wouldn’t like to save a few dollars on their electricity bills?Despite recent Federal Government efforts, many homeowners say they are still paying far too much for powering their homes and, with predictions of a long, hot summer, running airconditioners could set many up for a bill shock.Solar power is one way to cut electricity costs, and if you don’t have to install it, but can buy a home with it already in place, that’s all the better.Take a look at 8A Ninth Ave, Sandgate, listed through Jacqui McKeering of Jim McKeering Real Estate. The four-bedroom house, which is scheduled for auction on October 7, is described as offering an “indulgent laid back Queenslander lifestyle’’. The six-year-old home is in a U-shaped design focused around an outdoor entertainment area and swimming pool. Each bedroom has a view of the pool and has its own private entrance to this area.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoThe home has an eco-friendly, 6-star energy rating, 5kW (20 panels) solar energy covering hot water and pool, a water tank, and is insulated with rendered, fire resistant cladding.last_img read more

Peaceful family oasis with pool in Edens Landing

first_imgThe home at 24 William Nixon Way, Edens Landing.THIS big family home with indoor-outdoor living, views and in-ground swimming pool is on the market in Edens Landing. Owner Christine Gleeson said she and her family loved that the home at 24 William Nixon Way was an oasis. “It’s very private and it has great views and breezes,” she said. “It’s also a great home for entertaining. The home at 24 William Nixon Way, Edens Landing.The gourmet kitchen has stone benchtops, breakfast bar, stainless steel Smeg appliances, plenty of bench and cupboard space, and a servery to the patio.There is also rumpus room off the living area and a laundry with external access.The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with shower. The home at 24 William Nixon Way, Edens Landing.“It has a nice deck out to the side with an open servery to the kitchen, and the pool and playground out the back.” At the front of the home there is a double lockup garage with built-in storage space, and a fifth bedroom that could be used as a study. There is a formal lounge room and a formal dining room on either side of the hallway and an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area opening through sliding doors to the big patio. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020 The home at 24 William Nixon Way, Edens Landing.The three remaining bedrooms have built-in robes and the family bathroom has separate bath and shower. The toilet is separate. Outside, there is a covered entertainment area to the side of the house with timber decking. The home at 24 William Nixon Way, Edens Landing.At the back of the house there is an in-ground swimming pool with deck, big playground, slide and built-in trampoline. Marketing agent Alex Stassen, of Harcourts M1, said the house was in one of Eden Landings’ best streets. The house is close to shops, public transport and private schools.last_img read more

Developer to give away a luxury car to one lucky resident

first_imgFront view of British shorthair cat, 7 months old, sitting. genericForget your standard house cat. You could soon be the proud owner of a jaguar. That’s the car, of course.Ferro Property Group will give away a Jaguar F-PACE, worth more than $90,000, to one lucky resident once the final apartment in its $27 million London Residences development in West End is sold. One London Residences buyer will win a Jaguar F-PACE. (Image is not the actual car)Sixty per cent of the 26 boutique apartment complex have already been snapped up, with 100 per cent of those sold to owner occupiers. And while the luxury vehicle may be an attractive lure for some, it has not been the major drawcard for buyers. London Residences at West EndRay White New Farm principal Haesley Cush said London Residences was the ideal luxury development for downsizers.“I regularly struggle to recommend appropriate apartment options to buyers wanting to move on from their large suburban houses,” he said. “With just 26 apartments – including enormous two-storey villas – London Residences is arguably Brisbane’s only completed development that offers a viable next step for luxury downsizers.”Anne and Kevin Rynne bought one of the residences after calling Sanctuary Cove home for the past decade. “When you live in a beautiful villa overlooking a golf course, it is hard to imagine that we could do better,” Mrs Rynne said. “We looked at hundreds of apartments across southeast Queensland but nothing grabbed us. “As soon as we saw London Residences, we knew we’d found our next home.”Ferro Property Group managing director Marco Ferro said there was an undersupply of true boutique developments in Brisbane.London Residences features 26 boutique three and four bedroom apartments over seven levels, a massive rooftop area including a pool, day beds, steam room, fully equipped kitchen, billiards and wide screen television.center_img London Residences at West EndMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agolast_img read more

Bloom a buyer’s top pick

first_imgA large range of home designs are available at Bloom Coomera.A Coomera residential estate is proving to be a bloomin’ success story, with 81 per cent of lots now sold.Brisbane-based property developer Pointcorp said 280 of the 344 lots available at its Bloom Coomera estate have now sold, with 90 lots valued at about $48 million sold over the festive season. Prices start from $419,000 for a three-bedroom and two-bathroom duplex with a double garage, and $470,000 for a four-bedroom and two-bathroom home with a double garage.Pointcorp director Chris Vitale said the project had broad market appeal.“With close access to Coomera Rail Station, Westfield Coomera (currently under construction) and the Pacific Highway just moments away, the project is appealing to young families due to its proximity to local schools, as well the easy commute to the Brisbane and Gold Coast CBD,” he said.“And with investors becoming more interested in house and land projects, we’ve seen a significant amount of interstate and even offshore investors interested inthe project.”Mr Vitale pointed at the region’s steady population growth, growing tourist market and the new infrastructure and public transport constructed for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, which starts April 4.First-home buyers Kieren McClellan and Hannah Mitchell said Bloom had ticked all of their boxes.“We had been searching for a while and were really happy with Bloom’s standard home package,” Mr McClellan said.“We literally visited the estate and toured the display homes and decided that day.” A large range of home designs are available at Bloom Coomera.As a result, Pointcorp have brought forward the final sales release, which consists of 116 lots with a combination of single and double-storey homes, as well as duplexes, on lots ranging in size from 300sq m to a generous 941sq m.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agolast_img read more

Discover elegance on Constellation Crescent

first_imgInside 48 Constellation Cres, Bridgeman DownsMore from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019Mr Murphy said the couple purchased the home with the intention of raising a family. “This was the home for us to bring up our two daughters, and for them to come home to,” he said.The home is on an elevated 1086sq m block and spans over three levels. Inside 48 Constellation Cres, Bridgeman DownsOn the lower level, there is a garage, wine cellar with tasting room and storage. Mr Murphy said his family had made many wonderful memories together in the home and would miss it very much. “It’s the memories that have made it a special for us,” he said. The home at 8 Constellation Cres, Bridgeman DownsMr Murphy, who spoke fondly of the home, said it had been a “privilege and honour to be a custodian” of the property.“It draws you in, no doubt about it,” he said.“It caught my eye as soon as I saw it.“It’s been an honour to have cared for it, enjoyed it and looked after it.” The home at 48 Constellation Cres, Bridgeman DownsOn the main level, there is a foyer, study, formal lounge and dining room.At the rear there is a large family room, kitchen and outdoor entertaining area which overlooks the pool, pergola and landscaped yard. center_img 48 Constellation Cres, Bridgeman DownsThis statuesque home has undeniable street appeal. Owners Eliza Davis and Patrick Murphy purchased the property at 48 Constellation Cres, Bridgeman Downs in 2010. The home at 48 Constellation Cres, Bridgeman DownsMr Murphy said the kitchen area was the heart of the home.“It’s central to the house, it’s where all the activity happens,” he said.“It’s where we all come together. to talk about our day.”Upstairs there is the master suite with private balcony, walk-in-wardrobe and ensuite with spa bath. There is also three additional bedrooms, all of which have built-in wardrobes. last_img read more