Why Queensland has already won the State of Origin

first_imgMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoThis five-bedroom house at 17 Orchard Rd, Fairfield, NSW, has a price guide of $850,000. Manly, QLD For sale: A three-bedroom house at 33 Gordon Parade is available for offers over $649,000House price median — $780,000Unit price median — $515,000Distance from CBD — 15kms This four-bedroom beach house at 89 Bynya Rd, Palm Beach, NSW is asking for $2.35 million.In the Brisbane suburb of Fairfield though, you could pay more for a unit than in the Sydney suburb of the same name, with the median unit price sitting at $468,000, compared to $419,975 in Sydney.And the median house price in Queensland’s Windsor is nearly $200,000 more than that of Windsor in NSW, which sits at $670,000. Nerida Conisbee, chief economist at Realestate.com.au, admitted Queensland had it over NSW in the property stakes — despite living in Sydney herself.“Brisbane is far cheaper — more than 50 per cent of homes in Sydney have a median of over $1 million,” Ms Conisbee said.“A lot of the most liveable suburbs in Australia are in Brisbane because of traffic congestion and travel times — it’s a far easier city to get around.”She said the closest suburb comparison was Paddington, with the suburbs of the same name in both states being highly desirable, close to the city and in high demand.“They have similar characteristics, but when it comes to pricing, that’s where you’re getting more bang for your buck in Paddington in Brisbane,” she said. This three-bedroom house at 52 Rosemount Tce, Windsor, QLD, is listed for $849,000. Windsor, NSW For sale: A three-bedroom house at 55 Hawkesbury Valley Way is on the market for between $880,000 and $920,000House price median — $670,000Unit price median — N/ADistance from CBD — 45kms This four-bedroom house at 51 Domitia Avenue, Seven Hills, QLD, is accepting offers in the mid $700,000s Seven Hills, NSW For sale: A three-bedroom house at 24 Nevis Crescent is listed with a price guide of $740,000 to $790,000House price median — $785,000Unit price median — $670,000Distance from CBD — 27kms This three-bedroom house at 33 Gordon Parade, Manly, QLD, is available for offers over $649,000 Manly, NSW For sale: A three-bedroom apartment at 12/29 Marshall Street has an auction price guide of $2.4 million House price median — $3.205 millionUnit price median — $1.315 millionDistance from CBD — 9kms This four-bedroom house at 1 Sycamore Place, Palm Beach, QLD, is available for $949,000. The sellers of this three-bedroom townhouse at 8A/6 Ranley Grove, Paddington, are asking for $699,000+ Paddington, NSW For sale: A two-bedroom unit at 409/176 Glenmore Road is listed with a price guide of $825,000House price median — $2.3 millionUnit price median — $960,000Distance from CBD — 3kms This three-bedroom house at 24 Nevis Crescent, Seven Hills, NSW, is listed with a price guide of $740,000 to $790,000 Windsor, QLD For sale: A three-bedroom house at 52 Rosemount Terrace is listed for $849,000House price median — $851,500Unit price median — $490,500Distance from CBD — 4kms Inside the two-bedroom unit at 409/176 Glenmore Rd, Paddington, NSW. Palm Beach, QLD For sale: A four-bedroom house at 1 Sycamore Place is available for $949,000House price median — $820,000Unit price median — $450,000Distance from CBD — 83kms Tiffany Thayer and Mike Ricketts posing at their rental in Newport, Brisbane. They moved up from Sydney 12 months ago for cheaper house prices. Picture: AAP Image/Josh WoningNOTHING heats up a bit of interstate rivalry more than the State of Origin.As NSW and Queensland prepare to go head to head to battle it out for the crown of rugby league glory, it’s not just on the playing field that one state proclaims their superiority — the competition extends to the housing market.Some Sydneysiders couldn’t bear the thought of living anywhere other than the heart of their beloved city — and they pay a princely sum for doing so.But venture north to Brisbane and things are decidedly more attractive for property buyers who want a little more bang for their buck. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE When it comes to value for money in the property market, there is an overall clear winner, with the median house price in Sydney more than double that of Brisbane.But when you compare property prices in the suburbs of the same name but different origins, it becomes more of a competition.In the trendy suburbs of Paddington in both states, the median house price is above $1 million, but the median house price in Paddington, NSW, is double that of the Brisbane suburb of the same name.In Paddington, NSW, you can get a tiny two-bedroom unit at 409/176 Glenmore Road for around $825,000. A three-bedroom apartment in this complex at 29 Marshall St, Manly, NSW, has an auction price guide of $2.4 million.State of Origin tragic and Belle Property Wynnum Manly agent Haydn Meyer said there was no comparison between the two Manlys when it came to lifestyle and affordability.“For a third of the price (of a property), you get warm winters and balmy summers, ocean and tropical island views, with the southern hemisphere’s largest marina at your fingertips,” Mr Meyer said. “Plus, we have a train — they don’t, so you don’t have to get wet or seasick going to work.”In Palm Beach, QLD, you can pick up a four-bedroom house for more than half the price of a similar property in the suburb of the same name in NSW. This three-bedroom house at 55 Hawkesbury Valley Way, Windsor, NSW, is for sale for between $880,000 and $920,000.(Source: CoreLogic, realestate.com.au) The view from a three-bedroom house at 33 Gordon Pde, Manly, QLD, which is available for offers over $649,000. Inside the three-bedroom apartment at 12/29 Marshall Street, Manly, NSW. Paddington, QLD For sale: A three-bedroom townhouse at 8A/6 Ranley Grove is asking for $699,000+House price median — $1.1 millionUnit price median — $517,500Distance from CBD — 3kms This four-bedroom house at 1 Sycamore Place, Palm Beach, QLD, is available for $949,000. Palm Beach, NSW For sale: A four-bedroom beach house at 89 Bynya Road is asking for $2.35 millionHouse price median — $2.62 millionUnit price median — $1.425 millionDistance from CBD — 31kms This four-bedroom beach house at 89 Bynya Rd, Palm Beach, NSW, is asking for $2.35 million. Seven Hills, QLD For sale: A four-bedroom house at 51 Domitia Avenue is accepting offers in the mid $700,000sHouse price median — $950,000Unit price median — $422,000Distance from CBD — 4kms The kitchen in this two-bedroom unit at 409/176 Glenmore Rd, Paddington, NSW, which is listed with a price guide of $825,000.For over $100,000 less, you can buy a three-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse at 8A/6 Ranley Grove, Paddington, QLD, complete with a big deck and within walking distance of the suburb’s restaurant strip.In the waterside suburbs of Manly, both about 10-15km from the CBD, the affordability factor is even more pronounced. ● WESTPAC PREDICTS TOUGH TWO YEARS ● SAM RILEY’S HOUSE FOR SALE ● RICH SUBURBS SHUN SOLAR POWER Expect to pay $2 million for an apartment in the Sydney suburb of the same name — and that won’t even necessarily buy you a view.But in the Brisbane suburb of Manly, you can pick up a three-bedroom house on 650sqm with breathtaking views of Moreton Bay for around a quarter of that price. This three-bedroom house at 138 Fairfield Rd, Fairfield, QLD, is asking for $749,000 Fairfield, NSW For sale: A five-bedroom house at 17 Orchard Road has a price guide of $850,000House price median — $805,000Unit price median — $419,975Distance from CBD — 23kms REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee.Michael Ricketts and Tiffany Thayer made the decision to move to southeast Queensland after finding out just how little they would get for their money in Sydney.For around half the price of a shack down south, the couple is building a four-bedroom, two-storey house with a pool and home theatre on the Redcliffe Peninsula.Mr Ricketts and Ms Thayer, who both work in sales, have bought a 400 sqm block of land in Stockland’s Newport development.They are working with builders and designers on their new home and hope to start construction soon. 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