Suburban amenities help to lure family buyers

first_imgThe home at 44 Park Vista Drive, Mango Hill, sold at auction.Nearby facilities and infrastructure, plus a parkland outlook, drove demand for 44 Park Vista Drive, Mango Hill, which sold for $480,000 on June 10.Naomi Carter, sales consultant with Harcourts North Lakes, said the owners were pleased with the marketing campaign, although one bidder almost missed their chance to raise a paddle.“We had four offers on contract prior to the auction, and we had two registered bidders — one turned up late. She thought the open (house) was at 2pm when the auction was at 2pm.”More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019But two bidders were all that was needed for the four-bedroom, four-year-old home to be sold.Ms Carter said the indoor/outdoor feel of the house was very appealing. “The big sell point was the outlook from the beautiful open-plan kitchen/dining/living … which overlooked a nice outlook on to the park,” she said.Ms Carter said apart from the house itself, Mango Hill property had benefited from improved services such as the Redcliffe train line extension last year.“The introduction of the train station and then, of course, the Westfield shopping centre and the Ikea. From November onwards the market has definitely heated up with so many people moving here.”Ms Carter said while owner-occupiers were making their presence felt, investors were also demanding a piece of the pie.“Every investor wants a property around that $450,000 mark — a four-bedroom home, $450,000, renting between $420 per week and $450 per week,” she said.last_img read more

Chase McMeans

first_imgDonald Chase McMeans, 39, of Versailles passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016 near Versailles. He was born at Lampasas, Texas on January 16, 1977 the son of Donald and Darla Hinds Clark. He was married to De Ann Webb on December 19, 1998 and she survives. Other survivors include his mother Darla Clark of Burnet, Texas; his son Chance McMeans and daughter Peyton McMeans both at home; father and mother-in-law Ed and Marilyn Webb of Correct; two brothers Michael (Tiffany) Clark of Burnet, Texas and David (Stephanie) Clark of Temple, Texas; two sisters Misty Lewis and Kaitlin Clark both of Burnet, Texas, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Mr. McMeans had earned an Associate’s degree in accounting and was currently working as an electrician with the IBEW Local 71. In his spare time Chase enjoyed hunting and fishing. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 20th at 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 6pm. Memorials may be given to the Bridge of Hope Youth Group in care of the funeral home. Also, a fund for the McMeans children has been established at Fifth-Third Bank.last_img read more