Now that’s a view ... for $3.1m
WHAT would you pay for a riverfront view and deep water mooring?
In the case of a 1374sq m riverfront Noosaville property, $3.1 million.
That's how much one buyer was willing to pay when a Hilton Tce block and its small, two-bedroom residence was put up for auction on Friday.
The block was one of 15 offered by Tom Offermann Real Estate, including a 589sq m vacant block at 38 Alderly Tce, Little Cove, which sold under the hammer for $2.95 million.
Once the site of the Noosaville Fish Board, the Hilton Tce property included a jetty with deepwater mooring but the direct views of North Shore and the Noosa River stole the show.
"There are only three riverfront sites like it between Tewantin and Munna Point," Mr Offermann said.
"That is what makes it so special."
It is believed to have been snapped up by an overseas buyer who has had extensive holdings in Noosa for some time.
"It's always great to see our marketing campaigns produce results for our clients," Mr Offermann said.
"The high numbers of bidders on a Little Cove block and riverfront property at Noosaville confirm that the prestige end is back in favour again.
"There were bidders on every property except one, but many buyers didn't get a chance to put their hands up after spirited opening bids started above their limits.
"Several properties are under negotiation post-auction."
Stockland regional manager for the Sunshine Coast, Ben Simpson, said the volume of new land sales on the Sunshine Coast had been rising in recent months.
Mr Simpson said January was traditionally a busy time for new home purchases on the Coast.
"The added difference in 2014 is that we're seeing a housing recovery and 11 consecutive months of rising private sector home approvals at a national level," he said.