Year: 2020

Villa Gusto: Buckland hotel where Katy Perry stayed for sale

An exclusive Alpine retreat where Katy Perry stayed before her famous bushfire relief concert has hit the market.

Owners Ben and Kirsten Edwards have $3-$3.5m price hopes for Villa Gusto in Buckland.

The couple lived at the Tuscan-inspired property for eight years, renting out four hotel rooms and three villas on the Buckland Valley Road property.

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Villa Gusto is at 630 Buckland Valley Road, Buckland.

Katie Perry concert in Bright. Picture: Jason Edwards

Katy Perry

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The ten top-selling Gold Coast suburbs of 2020

Ryan Appleby, 21, bought his first townhouse this year in Upper Coomera, which topped the list of top-selling suburbs. Photo: Scott Powick

In has been an unpredictable year for the Gold Coast property market, but as final sales conclude, we reveal the top 10 best-selling suburbs of 2020.

Despite a slow start, caused by market uncertainty in the face of the pandemic, confidence has grown in the past six months.

According to data compiled exclusively for The Gold Coast Bulletin by listings website, more than 2,700 houses sold among the top ten suburbs alone as the city’s northern growth

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Positive signs for Townsville’s property market in 2021

UDIA Townsville branch president Duane Gibson says the Townsville property market has defied the odds and will end the year on a high, with growth expected to continue in the new year.

Duane Gibson is the Townsville branch president of the Urban Development Institute of Australia.


As 2020 draws to a close we look forward with great anticipation to 2021.

Our local economy in the North Queensland region has finished the year on a positive note.

In the second quarter of this calendar year the property market was facing a very uncertain future off the back of COVID-19.


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Bilinga Woman sells $6m property twice in same day

A BILINGA woman of 92 who scrubbed a $6.165 million sale of her property when the buyer failed to settle an unconditional contract on Tuesday sold it again the same day.

Evalyn Thomson already has the proceeds — the new sale, at the same price, settled hours after the first one was halted.

Ed Cherry, of Sophie Carter Exclusive Properties, yesterday said the new buyer, aware the original deal was in doubt, had a contract drawn up late last week.

He said when the first sale failed to settle on Tuesday, and the buyer was ruled in breach of contract,

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QLD fairytale ‘castle’ a dream come true

9 River Vista Crescent, Murrumba Downs, was inspired by international travels.

Part Disney fairytale castle, part tough-as-nails Queenslander, this amazingly fortified home was a dream brought to life by one dad and may well bring out the princess in you.

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Four verandas look out towards multiple suburbs.

The home is on an elevated site to take in the views.

Agent Joel Clifford of Stone Real Estate Aspley said Murrumba Manor was a “never to be

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