Blackwater Valley

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House hunters buying up big in Belgian Gardens

first_img11 Parry St, Belgian GardensA BELGIAN GARDENS property has sold for $818,500 in four days recording the most expensive sale in nearly a year.The four bedroom, two bathroom house at 11 Parry St sold to a family in the Northern Territory who plan to move to Townsville.The last time a property sold in Belgian Gardens for above $800,000 was in October last year when 12 Parry St sold for $847,000. 11 Parry St was sold by Bayside Realty Townsville owner Mario Torrisi who said it was rare to find a low maintenance, modern home in Belgian Gardens as older homes were more common in the beachside suburb.“It was fairly unique as it was a new home built about four years ago,” he said.“It had everything a family could want like the shed and the pool and it was immaculate.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“The family who bought it are coming here for work and they wanted their children to go to the Belgian Gardens State School.“It sold so quickly that we had to cancel the open homes and I had quite a lot of people wanting to purchase it hoping the sale would fall over.”The house is on a 1036 sqm block and has a chef’s kitchen, open plan living and dining area and outdoor entertaining area.The undercover outdoor area leads out to the in-ground saltwater pool.There is also a double lockup garage with direct entry into the house and a 8m by 8.4m masonry block shed at the rear of the property with electricity.Mr Torrisi who has specialised in selling property in the Belgian Gardens area for 16 years said the suburb had remained popular with buyers.“The average days on market are really low in Belgian Gardens and it has had a bit of a spike in values,” he said.“It’s close the CBD and The Strand but also for a suburb close to the CBD there is no major unit development so you don’t have any high density living.”last_img read more