Monday, May 3, 2010

Talking Up the Top End

"Publicly listed property company Mirvac has also started the decade on a positive note, selling $30 million worth of $1 million-plus apartments around Queensland in the first three months.

Mr Johnston said the exclusive riverfront development at Tennyson Reach had exceeded everyone’s expectations in the current market. "The fact it’s sold so well in a market affected by the GFC is testament to the quality of the product and the prime location," he said.

The Tennyson Reach sales ranged up to $2.845 million for luxury apartments on the riverfront, located close to the new Tennyson Tennis Centre. Mr Johnson said that apart from families with old money, 2010 had seen the return of the investor – and they’re not all mum and dad investors with $600,000 to spend on a three-bed, one-bath inner-city renter.

An increasing number of multi-million dollar sales have been to investors, such as one riverfront apartment Mr Johnston sold for nearly $3 million last month. The investor is planning on renting the apartment out.

Ms Havig said foreign investors and expats were also present in the prestige market.
"They feel that the market is still going to rise considerably and want to get in before it does," she said."

See Brisbane Times for full story.

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