Buyer lands little piece of paradise in Edens Landing

first_imgThe home at 24 Lucy Drive, Edens Landing.A LOWSET home backing onto a nature reserve has sold before auction after attracting three offers. Selling agent Damian Piotto, of Ray White Beenleigh, said the property at 24 Lucy Drive, Edens Landing, sold for $425,000.“We had about 15 groups through and we had three offers prior to auction,” he said. “The (vendor) is very happy. She now gets to move to her dream property on acreage.”More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Mr Piotto said while the home attracted good interest, some buyers were concerned about the uneven 1585sq m block. The kitchen at 24 Lucy Drive, Edens Landing.“The new owners are going to look at filling in the spaces in the coming years and making the space more usable,” he said. Mr Piotto said the Edens Landing market was mostly attracting owner occupiers. “We’re seeing people looking to get out of the rental market and into their first home and people looking to upgrade,” he said. “Most of the buyers who traditionally bought in Shailer Park and Daisy Hill can’t afford that area now, so Edens Landing is looking more desirable. It’s half an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and buyers are getting more value for their money.”last_img read more

Schickel to give “State of the City” address at Mason City council meeting tonight

first_imgMASON CITY — The annual update on the condition of Mason City will be delivered by Mayor Bill Schickel at tonight’s meeting of the City Council. Mason City’s city code states that the mayor at the first regular city council meeting of each year report to the council concerning the municipal affairs of the city. Schickel says during tonight’s speech that he will be reviewing what’s taken place in Mason City in 2019, preview what’s ahead for the city in 2020 and give an update on current city projects. === The council tonight will also consider the first reading of an ordinance to establish the Reinvestment District that’s part of the River City Renaissance project. With the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board of Directors conditionally approving the city’s project as part of the Iowa Reinvestment Act, it set the commencement date for the district on January 1st of this year so it can start capturing the five-percent state hotel-motel tax and two-thirds of the state sales taxes generated inside the reinvestment district during a 20-year period. The city will use the funds to retire the debt incurred when developing the projects, with the state rebating the funds to the city on a quarterly basis. The council meets tonight at 7 o’clock in the Mason City Room of the Public Librarylast_img read more