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The Mercury Real Estate Guide : October 18th 2012
MERCURY Thursday, October 18, 2012 --- 5 NAME CHANGE: Robert Brown gave his name to Browns River, and at first the entire area. FOCUS ON KINGSTON In the area: TOP SALE $610,000 17 King View Crt MID POINT $330,000 1/19 Olive Pl BARGAIN $125,000 32 Pine Ave Who lives here? Population 2006 8,235 10-19 years 16% 80+ years 4% Household income 36% at $36-51,000 Owned outright 32% Purchaser 38% Renting 27% Other 3% Rental Market: Median asking rent - houses $350 Median asking rent - units $294 Median prices: Houses to August 2012 $441,250 Units to August 2012 $360,000 Couples with children Childless couples Single parents Group households Lone households Other Spotlight on KINGSTON Household type 24.3% 24.1% 13%4.7% 33.2% Capital growth over 5 years (houses): 24% Capital growth over 5 years (units): 22% Top prices: 65 Kingston View Dr $785,000 31 Jacobsons Pl $695,000 24 Jacobsons Pl $695,000 27 Uplands Dr $635,000 Why we live here: Gateway to the beautiful D Entrecastaux Channel region, Kingston is one of the fastest growing areas in Southern Tasmania. Home to the Australian Antarctic Division, the suburb is popular for its central beach and two major shopping centres, Channel Court Shopping Centre and Kingston Plaza. 321 321 311 Prosperity in being connected OVER time, the French and British have each left an indeli- ble mark on the landscape of Kingston and its municipality. The French led the charge under Admiral Bruny D'En- trecasteaux, sailing down the River Derwent in 1792 to the greater Kingston area. In 1804, the same year Hobart was founded, Scotsman Dr Robert Brown, who had travelled to Australia with Matthew Flinders to collect plant specimens, visited the area and had his name given to the river and the area as a whole. The early settlement at Browns River had about 10 landed proprietors. The famil- ies and their convict servants had access to Hobart via very rough bridle paths. Proctors Road, named after a local farmer, was built in 1835 and provided a more solid link to the capital. Kingston's first house was built in the early 1830s by the Lucas family and is still used today by the Kingston Golf Club as its clubrooms. Some some of the family's descend- ants are current members. In 1851, Governor Denison proclaimed the district a town- ship on January 27. The police magistrate decided on the name Kingston, but it is not known why he chose the name. After World War II, the town experienced a rapid expansion, especially in the agriculture sector, but un- fortunately much of this was lost in 1967 when bush fires devastated the area. The Southern Outlet was built in 1969, making the commute between Hobart and Kingston much quicker. Modern expansion has in- cluded the Australia Antarc- tic Division, two major shop- ping centres, six schools, a sporting complex and King- ston Bypass. 03 6228 0988 www.crowtherrichards.com.au 157 New Town Road TAS 7008 Open Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm 29 Swanston Street Open Saturday 11:30 to 12:00 Circa 1946 sandstone, brick and tile family mansion. Tasmanian Oak feature foyer, huge formal lounge, big family dining, chef style kitchen, three bathrooms, level well maintained gardens & close to schools, shops and transport. SWANSTON STREET MANSION 5 3 3 NEW TOWN $595,000 Perched high with panoramic water views is this extensive two story home is perfect for the large family with four bedrooms, two with ensuites. A modern kitchen, two living areas, internal access to a potential large rumpus room. Level rear yard, loads of OSP. 14 Trevatt Court Open Saturday 12:00 to 12:30 4 3 3 LUTANA $325,000 (+) Excellent starter home. 12sq 4 bedroom family home set on an easy care flat 622m2 block close to a primary school. The kitchen, dinning area & lounge are open plan with beautifully polished Tas oak floorboards & large rear timber deck. 17 Ashbourne Grove Open Saturday 10:30 to 11:00 4 1 2 PRICE REDUCED WEST MOONAH $215,000 (+) Peaceful living in this Whispering Pines Complex is this secure updated two storey townhouse villa. Spacious lounge, 2 bedrooms upstairs with built-ins, separate toilet & bathroom, level private paved courtyard, carport & close to all services. 12/38 Amiens Avenue Open Saturday 11:15 to 11:45 2 1 2 MOONAH $250,000 Spacious open plan living and good dining. Well appointed kitchen, two double bedrooms, walk in robe & acccess to the two-way bathroom. Level backyard with shed, a rear ramp access to back door & close to transport & services. 4/10 O Brien Street Open Saturday 10:30 to 11:00 2 1 2 GLENORCHY VILLA $230,000 (+) PRICE DRAMATICALLY REDUCED - 17 Nathan St Phone Neville for your Private Inspection Build your dream home or investment units (S.T.C.A) house plan already available for this 942m2 block with stunning views! BE FAST FOR THIS BARGAIN BERRIEDALE BARGAIN! $88,000 3/22 Gerrard Street Open Saturday 9:45 to 10:15 Spacious, sunny & private unit with views. One of three on the block. Rent at $230 per week. WHAT A BARGAIN! 2 1 1 W/MOONAH BARGAIN $180,000 (+) Managing Director Licensed Real Estate Agent Property Portfolio Manager Property Portfolio Manager Assistant Property Manager Neville Crowther 0417 526 755 Debbie Burgess 0417 112 860 Elle Crowther 6228 0988 Kim Gould 0426 980 988 Lyn Oakley 0417 303 381
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