Meet Fabrizia & Nick
SEARCH LOCATION: The Sunshine Coast, Queensland
BUDGET- $600, 000 - $750, 000
THE BRIEF: Fabrizia was offered a great job on the Sunshine Coast that was just too good to refuse, so she and her husband Nick are relocating from their one bedroom apartment in Sydney. They are looking to buy a fabulous 3 to 4 bedroom house or apartment with water views and a swimming pool anywhere from Caloundra to Maroochydore. Nick loves surfing so it would be a bonus if they could find a place close to the beach. Lots of friends and family are planning to visit so Nick and Fabrizia definitely want to surprise them all with a large and spacious WOW factor home. Nick may end up commuting to Brisbane for work so that has to be taken into consideration. They are super excited about the lifestyle change and looking forward to this next chapter in their lives.
PROPERTY #1 ADDRESS: Warung Ave, Maroochydore, SUNSHINE COAST, QLD
Sale Price – Mid $600,00’s
This single level 3-bedroom family home was fully renovated 4 years ago and is located just minutes from the CBD of Maroochydore. Forget about using the car on weekends, you can walk everywhere! This house is right on budget in an established suburb, and less than a kilometer to the beach and the property is in a ‘no flood zone’. All the bedrooms are at the front of the house, the master bedroom has walk in wardrobe and ensuite and the other bedrooms are a good size. The bright white open plan kitchen and living area is impressive and opens out to a large undercover entertaining deck and established garden. There’s no pool but plenty of room to put one in.
Land Size - 607m2
Agent – Chris Pace and Damien Michael - Next Property Group
Area Description - Having suffered through a pretty tough GFC, Maroochydore is slowly on the up and up. It’s the geographic centre of the Sunshine Coast and home to great surf beaches, sailing clubs, the golf club, and recreational sports facilities. With a median house price of around $400,00, Maroochydore offers affordably priced properties but it also has its fair share of prestige properties. It is the commercial hub of the Sunshine Coast but still has the feeling of a seaside town.
PROPERTY #2 ADDRESS: Saltair St, Kings Beach, SUNSHINE COAST, QLD
Sale Price - $700,000 +
House Description: With terrific views across to Kings Beach this spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment has a lot going for it. The modern open plan kitchen/living/dining area comes with generous black granite benchtops - oodles of space for cooking, prepping and serving, and the living space is bright and breezy. Sliding doors open onto the large front balcony which is perfect for BBQ’s and entertaining and the panoramic views are gorgeous. The rear balcony has views to the hinterland. The main bedroom has a walk in wardrobe, ensuite and sliding doors to the front balcony. This is a security complex with parking for two cars and a swimming pool
Land Size - 214 m2
Agent – John Boyle, LJ Hooker Caloundra
Area Description - Kings Beach is a very family friendly area and a popular year round holiday destination. With plenty of cafes and restaurants, the fabulous beach and the winding headland waking paths, this place has a permanent holiday feeling about it. It’s also a very popular spot for both investors wanting to get into the property market and renters seeking long-term rental accommodation and shorter holiday letting. The median unit price is $380,000.
PROPERTY #3 ADDRESS: Townsend Rd, Buderim, SUNSHINE COAST, QLD
Sale Price – Offers over $750,000
House Description: Sitting on top of Buderim and just minutes from Buderim Village this sophisticated and beautifully renovated home is the perfect entertainer located in private cul-de-sac. The master bedroom at the front of the home includes walk in robe, elegant marble ensuite and outdoor balcony with views of the front garden and spectacular Poinciana tree. The remaining bedrooms are all at the back of the property – this separation is a terrific feature, particularly when expecting lots of houseguests! Several entertaining areas are accessible from the fantastic open plan kitchen, including the large, covered entertaining deck looking out to the north facing swimming pool with water feature. This is a cracker of a home and certainly has all the WOW factor Fabrizia is looking for!!
Land Size - 830 m2
Agent – David Hedley Ward, Next Property Group
Area Description - The suburb of Buderim is a large area of approx. 62km, taking in land in and around Buderim Mountain. It’s 90km from Brisbane. Housing is an enormous mix of styles, from new housing estates to the more established classic Queenslanders to brand new ultra modern contemporary designs. Along the mountaintop are homes with spectacular views up and down the coast. The Buderim lifestyle brings people to this popular family friendly suburb and more and more urban professionals are now moving into the area. Buderim village is a big draw card with lovely cafes, shops and restaurants and a warm community vibe. Median house price $487,000
PROPERTY #4 ADDRESS: Teewah St, Dicky Beach, SUNSHINE COAST, QLD
Sale Price – Offers over $715,000
House Description: A modern take on the classic Queenslander! This fully renovated two level beach house has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and space for at least two cars. The upstairs level has two bedrooms including the master with walk in robe and ensuite. It also has all the open plan kitchen/dining/living that flows out through bi-fold doors onto the large north facing entertaining deck. Downstairs could be a self-contained unit, perfect for guests. There’s a kidney shaped swimming pool and entertaining area at the rear of the property. We chose this house for Nick as it’s only 400m to Dicky Beach, a great surfing beach.
Land Size - 726 m2
Agent – Rob Williams, David Millar Real Estate Caloundra
Area Description - Dicky Beach is named after the iron steamboat the SS Dicky, which ran aground during heavy seas in 1893. The wreck remains on the sands of the beach and believe it or not this is the only recreational beach in the world to be named after a shipwreck! There’s a laid-back café/restaurant culture in Dicky Beach and the suburb still has a seaside holiday buzz about it. Housing is a mix of unrenovated beach houses, brand new builds, architectural designs and classically renovated Queenslanders.