Brisbane’s prestige market on fire in lead-up to Christmas

first_imgTony Schiffmann and his daughter Brooke at the Clayfield home that has sold for $4.15m. Image: AAP/Josh Woning.Mr Schiffmann, who was selling to downsize, told The Courier-Mail location and natural light had been important factors when he first bought the Clayfield home. “The key driver was actually around convenience which still applies today,” he said. “At that stage our daughters were younger so we moved in there for schools.“They went to Clayfield College, which was up the road.“Also I suppose work wise it was convenient to the city for myself and also my job involves travel so it was close to the airport.’’ Tony Schiffmann and his daughter Brooke at the Clayfield home that has just sold for $4.15m. Image: AAP/Josh Woning.A HAMPTONS style home in one of Brisbane’s most prestigious streets has sold for $4.15 million in another sign of strength in the market at the top end of town.The big family home at 175 Adelaide St East, Clayfield, sold after auction to a young, local family who fought off six other bidders to make an offer the vendor couldn’t refuse.The property’s previous owner, BDO managing partner Tony Schiffmann, has pocketed more than double what he paid for it 14 years ago, with property records revealing the home last sold for $1.8 million in 2003. This home at 175 Adelaide St East, Clayfield, sold after auction to a Brisbane family.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoMr Ferguson said he was personally seeing a lot of local buyers upgrading to the Ascot/Hamilton/Clayfield area. “They’re moving up after making money out of the homes they’re in, which drives the next level,” he said. And he believed there was still growth to come in the city’s prestige market, although the top of the cycle wasn’t far off. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE This home at 175 Adelaide St East, Clayfield, has sold for $4.15m.It’s been a big year so far for Brisbane’s prestige property market, with agents reporting increased interest from local buyers, expats and investors from southern states.Dwight Ferguson of Ray White Ascot, who negotiated the sale of 175 Adelaide St East with Damon Warat, said he still had a number of high-end homes due to hit the market in the lead-up to Christmas. CLEARANCE RATE HITS SPRING HIGH ART DECO APARTMENT BLOCK FOR SALE TECH BEHIND BITCOIN IS THE FUTURE The deck at the home at 175 Adelaide St East, Clayfield.The home has multiple living, dining and entertainment areas, five bedrooms, four bathrooms, two powder rooms, a media room, a tennis court and swimming pool — all on a large 1179 sqm allotment.It’s also close to the popular Racecourse Road restaurant precinct and major shopping centres.The top sale in the street to date is $5.8 million for 165 Adelaide St East in 2010, followed by $4.35 million for 123 Adelaide St East in 2004.It comes as another home fetched more than $4 million at the weekend.The riverfront property at 29 Laidlaw Parade in East Brisbane sold for $4.125m to a local family.last_img read more

Child Care Action Council Hosts 11th Annual Warm Hearts Fundraiser at…

first_imgFacebook22Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Child Care Action CouncilThe Child Care Action Council will be serving up fun and generosity for their 11th Annual Warm Hearts Luncheon, raising funds for their early learning Family Services program. Community members will come together for kids on Thursday, February 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Lacey Community Center. Guests will enjoy a soup buffet made by culinary students at South Puget Sound Community College, and listen to speakers discuss the importance of early learning and quality child care.Child Care Action Council provides a full spectrum of services surrounding early education from, training child care providers to meeting families in their homes to give guidance on being their child’s first and best teacher. “Our focus is our earliest learners, ages birth to 5 years old,” said Gary Burris, Executive Director of Child Care Action Council. “We know that 90% of brain development happens in the first five years and having quality early learning experiences are crucial to creating a solid foundation upon which all later learning, behavior, and health depend.”Each year, Child Care Action Council has seen its Warm Hearts fundraiser grow and become a critical piece in raising funds for their Family Services program that supports over 6,000 children in our community. Last year, Child Care Action Council was able to raise over $19,000 and the new goal for this year is $22,000. As grant funding becomes tougher and tougher to secure, this event has been a crucial component to continuing the many free early literacy and math, and family support services throughout Thurston, Mason, and Grays Harbor counties.The Family Service program encompasses a number of early learning services that nurture child development and support children and families so they can thrive. Raising A Reader is Child Care Action Council’s flagship early literacy service that brings new books into homes of 1,300 children through a book rotation program at their child care, Head Start, or ECEAP centers. This program inspires the love of reading and increases daily reading habitats.The Family Services program also funds the four Kaleidoscope Play and Learn groups, a free weekly playgroup for children and their caregivers to learn and develop through play-based activities and parent support; BlockFest that brings an interactive block exhibit to over 1,200 children in our community and promotes early math skills; SafeKids Thurston County that serves over 5,000 children and their families with resources and information on how to prevent childhood injuries in the home, at school, and on the way; and Margie’s Crisis Nursery that finds and pays for temporary child care for families when they are in a crisis situation.The foundation of support for the Family Services program is raised through event sponsorships. Leading that charge for the past four years has been WSECU as title sponsor of the Warm Hearts luncheon. In addition to the WSECU’s title sponsorship, Child Care Action Council is honored to have the following organizations support this year’s Warm Hearts luncheon: Molina Healthcare, Neil Woody McSwain & Company, Olympia Federal Savings, Alaffia, Commencement Bank, FORMA Construction, Kiley Juergens Wealth Management, TwinStar Credit Union, Bron’s Automotive, Graphic Communications, Heritage Bank, HomeStreet Bank, Nicholson & Associates Insurance, GHB Insurance, The Other Guys, Inc., Tammy’s Ceramic Shop, Timberland Bank, Sound Credit Union.If you are interested in supporting early learning opportunities for all children in our community, please join Child Care Action Council for their Warm Hearts luncheon. Reserve your spot today by emailing Child Care Action Council at allison@ccacwa.org or call 360-786-8907 x112.last_img read more