The home at 24 Annie St has character features including timber floorboards.After some negotiations, Mr Joseph upped his bid to $1.17 million and Mr Curtain called the property on the market. With no further bids forthcoming, the property was declared sold. Mr Hicks said he thought $1.17 was more than fair for a home on a big block in such a great position in New Farm. “The buyer was happy, the seller was happy so that made for a great day,” he said. Mr Hicks said the property was character listed so it couldn’t be moved but it could be renovated and raised. The home at 49 Glenwood St, Chelmer was passed in at auction.A Chelmer home named Australia’s “most viewed” on realestate.com.au for last week failed to sell at auction on Saturday. The post-war cottage with a renovation designed by Shaun Lockyer Architects was passed in at $1.45 million. Marketing agent Peter May of Place Graceville said 49 Glenwood St attracted plenty of interest and he expected a good result despite the property not selling at auction. “It won’t be long before there is a sold sign on that one,” he said. The auction of 24 Annie St, New Farm attracted a small crowd.Place Bulimba marketing agent Shane Hicks said five buyers registered to bid but only two raised their paddles. Auctioneer Paul Curtain opened the auction to bids just after 9am and was met with silence before Brian Joseph eventually placed an opening bid of $800,000. Mr Joseph was bidding on behalf of his daughter Sally Joseph, a nutritionist living in northern New South Wales. Mr Joseph’s opening volley was countered by a phone bidder and the pair continued to bid back and forth until a $1.14 million bid from Mr Joseph stalled proceedings. The Chelmer home has high ceilings, timber accents and feature brickwork.A crowd of more than 80 people turned up for the auction but only one bidder spoke up. The auction began with an opening bid of $1.2 million from a phone bidder.Auctioneer Matthew Condon countered with a vendor bid of $1.3 million and the phone bidder came back with another $50,000. Auctioneer Matthew Condon welcomes buyers to the auction of 49 Glenwood St.The auction paused for negotiations and the sole bidder increased their bid to $1.4 million.Mr Condon placed a second vendors bid of $1.45 million and the property was passed in. Mr Condon said there were other interested parties who weren’t able to bid under the auction conditions. BRISBANE IS HOME TO AUSTRALIA’S MOST POPULAR HOUSE More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoIn New Farm, a character cottage sold at auction for a seven-figure sum despite a sluggish start to bidding. The 582sq m property at 24 Annie St sold for $1.17 million on Saturday, April 8. Brian Joseph won the auction of 24 Annie St on behalf of his daughter, Sally Joseph.Mr Joseph said his daughter planned to lease the house for the time being. “Sally liked the condition of the property, the elevated position and the location close to good restaurants,” he said. “She liked that it had some good off-street parking and an opportunity to renovate with that big yard at the back. “She envisions one day moving up here and renovating it but that’s not in the near future.” read more
Fort St. John City Council will present their annual report at a public hearing on Monday night.The 70 page report highlights City accomplishments in 2014 and goals for 2015. Each department within the City has submitted a list of accomplishments and goals. The report also includes the 2014 audited financial statements.The public is welcome to attend the meeting starting at 6 p.m. at City Hall. Members of the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and review the report.- Advertisement -Below is a copy of the full report.