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Hinterland interest soars as buyers seek room to move

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Hinterland interest soars as buyers seek room to move


Demand for hinterland properties grows as buyers seek more room to move

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The demand for hinterland, small acreage lifestyle properties is starting to be in line with the demand we’re experiencing along the coastal strip.

This is being driven by lifestyle seekers, virus escapees, expats, locals, self-sustainable folk and people that simply don’t want to hear the dunny flush next door.

Buyers have the luxury of diversity when it comes to living and investing on the Sunshine Coast.

The topography of the hinterland encourages space, elevation, climate differences, community, tourism, easy rail access, affordability and security.

These are just a few of the reasons demand for hinterland living has never been higher.

If you’re done with traffic lights and exhausted by doing laps of the block looking for a park, read on for latest hinterland properties sold under the hammer.

73 Eungella Drive, Black Mountain, sold at auction for $1,265,000. The property was a much-loved holiday getaway for the Melbourne-based owners for more than 25 years.

Built with materials sourced from the seven-acre parcel, it was an amalgam of rock, timber and glass perfectly positioned to take vantage of the amazing views.

The majestic outlook from 73 Eungella Drive, Black Mountain.

The early morning slot attracted eight registered bidders, all hopeful to be the last one standing.

The property eventually sold to a farming family downsizing from Bundaberg.

Eliot Krause and Kimberly Thwaites from Countryside Realty Noosa were very pleased with the result and the long-time client and friend was happy that the property has passed on to someone who would love it as much as what they had.

23 Mannikin Road, Tanawha (pictured below) was sold at auction with Bevan Horsnell, Brendan Southey and the team at Prime Property.

Just shy of two acres, the grounds were golf course-like and the family home sizeable, practical and beautifully presented.

With a solid and strategic opening bid of $1.5 million knocking out a big percentage of the hopeful home seekers, the bidding rose to $1,645,000, with the opening bidder successful.

The original owners were ecstatic with the result knowing the manicured lawns were no longer their responsibility.

219 Western Avenue, Montville, had been in the same ownership for the past 51 years.

You can only imagine the weight of responsibility to ensure the negotiations went smoothly after such a long tenure.

219 Western Ave, Montville, set over 10 magnificent acres, was in the same ownership for 51 years.

The 10-hectare property was the epitome of picturesque. Rolling hills, rich red soil, pockets of old growth and abundant underground water. The perfect place to call home.

Interestingly, there was less competitive bidding than you would expect from a typical auction.

The negotiations were conducted in relative privacy in front of a highly qualified crowd. With the final agreed price of $2,400,000.



Gordon Macdonald, founder of The Auction Group, has been calling auctions on the Coast for more than a decade after an earlier career in real estate sales. His  auction wrap-up for each Monday will be compulsory reading for anyone interested in the hottest sales and latest tales from the property frontline.