Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Plans Change in Time; Purchased 29 Years Ago, 2 Lots to Go to Auction Today

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Plans Change in Time; Purchased 29 Years Ago, 2 Lots to Go to Auction Today

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THEY were the days - can you remember when a contract was a simple sheet of paper and often signed off on the boot of a car?

Life was simpler then and a local tranquil spot for retirement held special appeal to Brisbane based business owners.

They selected property and planned to retire decades later to the quiet area of Yaroomba, where the surfers park and wander down the track to catch a wave.

As is often the case, the best laid plans change. Mark Lawler of Richardson & Wrench Coolum has been entrusted with the sale of 1 and 3 Geeribach Ln.

Offered separately is 687sqm of vacant land and an adjoining lot of 882sqm with an original fibro beach house complete with big picture windows and timber floors.

Buyer interest is mixed, with locals as well as out of town business people from nearby and interstate asking all the right questions.

The surrounding homes are also a blend, with substantial residences neighbouring simple week-enders.

Prior offers have been put forward but the owners of 29 years want to see what today's 10am auction brings to the table. Mark will be on-site from 9.30am.

Prime property

WITH PLANS in place to move on, also comes opportunity for new owners to secure a prime North Maleny property.

Melinda Martin of Ray White Maleny is making use of her buggy to transport buyers around 171 Burgum Rd, a lifestyle package on 6.18ha.

"The property last changed hands in 2007 and considerable improvements were made including construction of a self-contained second dwelling, ideal for a dual living situation or as an Air BnB," Melinda said.

"Prime quality land, especially in this quantity is very special. It's amazing soil and all useable which is quite unique."

A green house, netted orchards, sheds, shelters and fencing all contribute to what has become a self-sustainable, lifestyle parcel.

Situated 3klm to Maleny township with an abundance of water, this hinterland haven will be offered by very motivated sellers on Friday, August 25, inrooms.

Value add

BUYERS seeking entry level real estate also consider the Tewantin end of the Coast a popular destination to make home.

"The location is recognised as a quality family area that is lovely and quiet," Melanie Butcher of Laguna Real Estate said.

Situated in a wide, leafy street, 28 Griffith Ave is close to transport, Tewantin State School and minutes to Noosa River and Noosa Main Beach.

Constructed of double brick 30 years ago, the three-bed residence with exposed timber ceilings has been home to the current owners for the past 28 years.

"Apart from a new bathroom, the dwelling is in excellent original condition for its age," Melanie reported.

"It's a super house. A really neat package. While it does need a little bit of work, the price will reflect that. This will be a good one to value add. …

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