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Auction action: buyer sets apartment record in Seaview Mooloolaba, but it almost didn't happen

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A last-minute buyer who almost missed the auction has set a new record in a Mooloolaba complex, with a $1.05 million sale.

The 1980s unit at 27/143 Mooloolaba Esplanade was the highest price paid for a two-bedroom apartment in the Seaview building.

It last sold for $668,000 in 2018.

“ It was all about the size and great position, the front features wide ocean views and from the back you can see the Glass House Mountains,” said James King, of Ray White Mooloolaba.

The spacious apartment was built in the 80s and could be renovated.

The new price not only met the vendors’ expectations but was welcomed by one existing Seaview owner who purchased a three-bedroom unit for the same price six months previously.

“That’s great news,” he commented. “What’s mine worth now?”

But Mr King said the record almost didn’t happen as the successful Brisbane bidder was late.

“The auction was just about to launch and I saw this fellow walking down the hall waving at me,” said Mr King.

“He had the time mixed up and thought he might have missed it.”

As it turned out, he just made it and was quickly signed up as a registered bidder.

The auction attracted five registered bidders and 27 bids.

The Seaview apartment only has two bedrooms but smashed through one million dollars.

No views, no parking but still sets a record

A two-bedroom unit in central Maroochydore, but without views or allocated car space, has broken a record for its complex.

Megan Murray, of Ray White Maroochydore, said the renovated apartment at 19/110 Sixth Avenue sold under the hammer for $585,000 to a Brisbane family.

Ms Murray said while higher prices had been achieved in other areas of the complex, it was a record for level two.

“This was a record breaker for that level and without ocean views” she said.

The successful bidder already owns a unit in the complex.

This Mooloolaba apartment on Sixth Avenue was all about location.

Street records tumble on beach streets

Old and modern beach houses are smashing street records as lifestyle buyers fight hard for the rare chance to secure a property near the water.

A 1930s Queenslander-style home in Shelly Beach, just a stone’s throw from the sand, set a record for its street, with a stunning price of $2.925 million.

The restored home on a huge block at 5B Albert Street is in one of the best locations in Shelly Beach, with direct access to sea.

The vendors made a $1.61 million profit after paying $1.315 million for the property in 2016.

With two bedrooms and three bathrooms, the house on an elevated 1,831sqm allotment is just a 70m stroll to Shelly Beach.

It features an open-plan living area, stone kitchen benchtops and European appliances and large covered deck with views to the sea.

Andrew Garland of Ray White Caloundra said the Albert Street property attracted eight registered bidders and sold to a local buyer.

A 1930s beach house on Albert Street is only a 70m stroll to Shelly Beach.

Another beach house at 8 Ernest Street, Kings Beach, sold for $2.5 million (it last changed hands for $970,000 just four years ago).

The “contemporary” property with three levels and “first-class fixtures and fittings throughout” has ocean views over Shelly Beach, the Moffat Beach headland and beyond.

Mr Garland said the Ernest Street property sold to a Brisbane family and will be used as a holiday home.

Mr King said the 30-minute auction flowed smoothly.

“It started at $750,000 and went up by 50,000s then $5,000s and finally $1,000s.”

The spacious apartment was built in the 1980s and could be renovated.

“ It was all about the size and great position, the front features wide ocean views and from the back you can see the Glasshouse Mountains,” Mr King said.

The auction attracted five registered bidders and 27 bids.

A modern beach house smashed the record for Ernest Street, Kings Beach.

Auction results

  • 402/180 ALEXANDRA PARADE, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND

UNDER NEGOTIATION

2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1 Car, Ray White

 

  • 19/110 SIXTH AVENUE, MAROOCHYDORE

SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER $585,000

2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1 Bed, Ray White

  • 205/79-83 FIRST AVENUE, MOOLOOLABA

SOLD POST AUCTION $770,000

2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1 Car, Ray White

 

  • 7 SOMERVILLE CRESCENT, SIPPY DOWNS

PASSED IN, FOR SALE OFFERS OVER $1,400,000

5 Bed, 3 Bath, 3 Car, Ray White

 

  • 27/143 MOOLOOLABA ESPLANADE, MOOLOOLABA

SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER $1,050,000

2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1 Car, Ray White

 

  • 5B ALBERT STREET, SHELLY BEACH

SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER FOR $2,925,000

2 Bed, 3 Bath, 3 Car, Ray White

 

  • 8 ERNEST STREET, KINGS BEACH

SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER FOR $2,500,000

4 Bed, 4 Bath, 4 Car, Ray White

 

  • 8 MARISA COURT, MOFFAT BEACH

PASSED IN  –  UNDER CONTRACT

5 Bed, 3 Bath, 4 Car,  Ray White

 

  • 25 KENNEDY PARADE, GOLDEN BEACH

PASSED IN, NOW LISTED AT OFFERS OVER $929,000

2 Bed, 1 Bath, 2 Car, Ray White

 

  • 14 GRIGOR STREET, MOFFAT BEACH

SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER FOR $1.9M

3 Bed, 1 Bath, 2 Car, Ray White

 

  • 7 FRENCH COURT, GOLDEN BEACH

SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER FOR $860,000

3 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Car, Ray White

 

  • 1/6 ESPLANADE, BULCOCK BEACH, CALOUNDRA

PASSED IN, NOW LISTED AT OFFERS OVER $1,800,000

3 Bed, 2 Bath, 3 Car, Ray White

 

  • 62 RODERICK STREET, MOFFAT BEACH

SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER FOR $951,000

2 Bed, 1 Bath, 1 car, Ray White

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