first_img26 Murlong Crescent, Palm Beach.The highset, dual-living home is on a 556sq m block in a tightly-held pocket which overlooks Tallebudgera estuary to Burleigh Heads.“There is a development approval to build two luxury, four-bedroom homes,” Mr Holland said. The property was snapped up for $55,000 when it first hit the market in 1975.Last year, Palm Beach was the Gold Coast’s fastest-selling suburb with some properties spending less than two days on the market before being snapped up. CoreLogic data revealed the Gold Coast was the busiest non-capital-city auction region last weekend, with 70 auctions held and a clearance rate of 53.9 per cent. The results were in front of Geelong, the Sunshine Coast and Hunter regions. 150 Mallawa Drive, Palm Beach.A space-age design and sparkling purple splashback are just some of the features of this four-bedroom home, with McGrath marketing agent Andy Hogarth recording strong interest from Melbourne buyers.“There is always the occasional Sydney buyer, but I have seen a surge in people from Melbourne who have taken a keen interest in Palm Beach,” Mr Hogarth said.McGrath agents Tony Holland and Rachel Ford also expect to see a strong crowd for their auction of a 1970s home at 26 Murlong Cres on Saturday at 1pm. 240 Mallawa Drive, Palm Beach.McGrath Palm Beach agent Maria Hobbs has organised the ice cream cart to beat the heat at her 2pm auction of 240 Mallawa Drive on Saturday.“It is going to be a hot one so I have got the gelato cart in to keep the kids busy and the bidders cool,” she said. Mrs Hobbs said there had been plenty of interest in the property, with 40 groups of interstate and local buyers inspecting the house since it went on the market.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“The interstate buyers have huge interest in Palm Beach,” she said. “They really want a family home closer to water.”Mr Keeley will then move up the street at 3pm to auction 150 Mallawa Drive.center_img 240 Mallawa Drive, Palm Beach.CROWDS of interstate buyers are expected to descend on Palm Beach this weekend with the auction activity so hot one agent has organised an ice cream cart for the crowd.Three Palm Beach waterfront homes are among a total of 21 properties lined up for Gold Coast auctions this weekend.Auctioneer Richard Keeley, who will call two auctions at Mallawa Drive, described the suburb as a “sleepy town” which had risen to fame in the past six months.“Palm Beach has become very hot in a short amount of time – and that is because the market has realised it has value for money,” he said. “With new infrastructure and a boom in hip cafes, the area is really on the radar for interstate buyers. There is strong capital growth in the area and it will continue.“There are always five to 15 registered bidders every Saturday in the area.” last_img read more

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first_imgHayne, 31, appeared briefly in the Newcastle Local Court on Wednesday before magistrate John Chicken.Mr Chicken said he had not been “living in a bubble” and understood Hayne was facing a second aggravated sexual assault charge.Defence lawyer Leo Premutico confirmed the new charge had been laid against Hayne and asked for two changes to his bail conditions, involving his residential address and where he would report to police.Hayne, who is living in Queensland’s Broadbeach Waters, is accused of sexually assaulting a 26-year-old woman on September 30, 2018, between 8pm and 10pm at Newcastle [Australian time].Court documents state Hayne had sex with the woman without her consent and “recklessly inflicted actual bodily harm” to the woman during the alleged rape.Mr Chicken agreed to vary Hayne’s bail conditions and adjourned the matter to June 26.Hayne did not speak to media as he was escorted by a police officer to a car waiting outside the courthouse.Hayne’s barrister has previously indicated in court that the former NRL player intends to plead not guilty.The charges he faces each carry a maximum 20-year jail term.last_img read more