An Olympic gold medallist’s dream to relocate into Queensland hinges on the sale of three properties, the first of which goes under the hammer within hours, and the second this Saturday.
Olympic hurdles gold medallist Debbie Flintoff-King has come full circle, turning to her track day sponsors Ray White to sell three properties she owns with her coach husband Phil King.
The couple are pulling out all the stops to get their dream Queensland home – one where they can comfortably accommodate kids and grandkids at leisure.
“We’re selling our current holiday home in order to move two doors down to a larger holiday apartment,” Ms Flintoff-King said.
“We will go from three-bedroom to five-bedroom with plenty of entertainment rooms, so there will be plenty of room for the growing family.”
“We’re also selling the two development sites in order to bridge the gap between what we anticipate the apartment will bring and what’s required for the new place.”
The 1988 Seoul Olympics 400m hurdles gold medallist will see her first development site go under the hammer 10am Friday morning – a potentially lucrative site for the right buyer on an 810sq m block at 88 Chaucer Street, Moorooka.
It was listed for sale through Ray White Special Projects agents Andrew Burke and James Hanley and comes with development approval for three 3-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, double garage townhouses.
Mr Burke said in a statement that “the 810sq m Moorooka site at 88 Chaucer Street is approved for a townhouse development, but as it’s also on two titles a basic land subdivision is also an option”.
Located just 10km from the Brisbane CBD in an area zoned low medium density, the site currently has a post war two bedroom timber house on it, which is fetching $400 a week in rent.
The star athlete will then see her holiday apartment at 1002/100 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore, go to auction through Ray White Maroochydore agents Pam Thomas and Megan Murray at noon on Saturday November 18.
“We bought this home off-the-plan from Mosaic in 2019, and have loved every minute of it, but we have adult children with grandchildren on the way so we’d like to have some more space,” she said.
Mr King said “like most people, we tend to go to an apartment block and want the highest level for the best view, but the apartment we bought is on the ground floor, and the apartment is front and centre on the Maroochy River”.
“The degree to which the landscape changes with the tide each day is quite breathtaking. The connection you get from being on the same level as the river really took our breath away and we signed up straight away.”
Their agent Ms Thomas said there was “quite a bit of interest from interstate and overseas, with a mix of people wanting holiday homes and people wanting to relocate to the coast”.
She said “I love the connection to the water, as much as it has a water view you almost feel like you’re on a ship. I’ve never seen a better appointed apartment. It’s a great size and a really great configuration with the master in almost an entirely separate wing. You can walk to Sunshine Plaza, and all the Ocean Street restaurants.”
Mr Burke has also listed another development site in Nambour for the couple for sale.
“The 1,414sq m Nambour development site at 31 Carter Road has approval to be divided into two lots, with both lots proposed to be developed for dual living,” he said.
“As the price guide is about $645,000, it’s a rare affordable site in the booming Sunshine Coast market.”
He said both the residential developments sites at Moorooka and Nambour were “an excellent opportunity for developers to cash in on the current housing crisis”.
Ms Flintoff-King filmed an advertisement for Ray White 34 years ago called “go for sold”.
“After winning in Seoul my manager got me a sponsorship to do an ad for Ray White,” she said. “We spoke to the founders and said any chance we can get the payment transferred into a deposit on one of their new developments and they said yes! Although it didn’t end up working out that way. So the major sponsorship I got from winning in Seoul was from Ray White.”
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