Property

Above list-price offers for Mary Valley properties

THE Queensland Government released 15 new rural and residential Mary Valley properties last week.

Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said strong buyer enthusiasm had seen properties attract average offers of more than 15% above their listed price.

"Our government's strong plan to get the Mary Valley back on track and provide better planning has resulted in more than 270 of the 480 properties acquired by Labor for the failed Traveston Dam project being sold," Mr Seeney said.

"The Mary Valley divestment program is expected to be completed by the end of the year and current buyers'offers suggest there is a growing urgency in the market to make the most of this great opportunity.

"To underscore just how competitive the market is, last month's release attracted more than 500 enquiries, 67 formal expressions of interest, and all properties, except for one, are now under contract.

"I'm pleased to see the Mary Valley again being called home by residents and businesses that have seized this opportunity."

Principal selling agent Oliver Hume's latest sales figures show more than 75 per cent of properties are selling within 30 days of going to market.

In the six months to 31 July, settled sales in the Mary Valley were at 132. This is more than double the sales from the previous six months.

"The current release includes a mix of lifestyle properties, country homes and hobby farms, with 5 of the 15 properties currently vacant and ready to move into," Mr Hume said.

"The remaining 10 properties have long-term leases in place and have been valued accordingly for potential investors."

Gympie Times

Topics:  mary valley, properties, real estate




John and Margaret are loving the dance of life

LET'S KEEP DANCING: Margaret and John Dore relive the beginnings of their professional ballroom dancing careers, in front of a photograph taken of them in 1978, just before they went professional.

John and Margaret Dore are teaching ballroom dancing at Imbil.

Jazz, lyrical, and more on tap at Eisteddfod

STEPPING UP: (From left) Nailani Jones,Olivia Blackman, Camryn Warry, Lily Skinner and Huntah Symes kick off the Eisteddfod.

The 2016 Gympie and District Eisteddfod has kicked off

Perrett says ag minister is 'out of her depth'

Gympie MP Tony Perrett.

Perrett takes aim at Agriculture Minister Leanna Donaldson

Latest deals and offers

Matt Damon is taking a break from acting

Matt Damon is taking a break to spend time with his family

Police foiled terrifying 1m plot to kidnap Katie Price

Police foiled a £1 million plot to kidnap Katie Price and her family

Kristen Bell's baby confession

Kristen Bell once pretended to be asleep when her baby woke up early

Babylon 5's Jerry Doyle has died

Jerry Doyle has died from unknown causes at the age of 60

Mum driver heroically ignores hilarious lip-syncing son

Hilarious moves while Mum concentrates on the road.

IF IT takes a village to raise a child, why aren't they driving?

Twitter adds dancing David Brent emoji

Ricky Gervais's character has its own emoji now

Is Gympie having a building boom?

There is plenty of building activity happening around the Gympie region.

New home approvals for Gympie region double

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley