Top 10 Qld suburbs searched as safe havens 88 Gibraltar Dr, Isle of Capri sold to a Melbourne buyer for $2.488m sight unseen.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe near new contemporary home with five bedrooms across two levels overlooks the water with a sandy beach and boat ramp.“These lockdowns in Melbourne have made people more eager to move to the Gold Coast,” Mr Guo said.“That buyer has now asked me to find properties for two or three other friends wanting to move also.” The waterfront mansion at 8 Istana View, Clear Island Waters sold for $2.46m.The tri-level masterpiece is one of the largest homes in the exclusive Isles of Istana estate, with six ensuited bedrooms on a 1008sqm block and 28m water frontage.“The grand scale of the house really appealed to the buyer,” said agent Sam Guo, who led the auction campaign alongside Julia Kuo of Ray White CG – Broadbeach.“The buyer bid over the phone from her hotel room in quarantine.”RELATED: High demand for real estate just over the QLD border Inside night club boss’s not-so-suburban home The five-bedroom home with a pool and water frontage would be pleasant in lockdown.Mr Guo said the space and affordability of Gold Coast real estate was more appealing than ever to city buyers.“In the event of further lockdowns, having a backyard and pool as well as good weather offers a good environment to be in,” he said.New listings are yet to catch up with the growing demand for with modern houses priced between $2 million and $3 million, Mr Guo said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:31Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:31 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenIs it a good time to list?02:31AN interstate buyer bidding from a quarantine hotel in Adelaide has purchased an opulent waterfront mansion for $2.46 million sight unseen on the Gold Coast.Having recently returned from Singapore, the buyer relied on photos, video and a virtual tour before registering to bid on of 8 Istana View last Saturday. These views would no doubt be appealing from hotel quarantine in Adelaide.Also last week, a Melbourne buyer relied on a FaceTime tour led by friends living locally before signing a $2.488 million cash, unconditional contract on 88 Gibraltar Drive, Isle of Capri.
In what could well go down as the best ISSA-FLOW Super Cup performance so far this season, Clarendon College, at their vintage best, demolished Excelsior High 7-1 at Sabina Park yesterday.Brilliant Clarendon captain and forward Creggton Charlton dominated the action as he scored a hat-trick and had a hand in three of the other four goals as his team eased into the semi-final of the competition.Charlton’s goals came in the 25th, 51st and 86th minutes.He then sent a warning to his rivals in semi-finals.”This is not one of my best performances. I can do better because I am Creggton Charlton. I can perform a lot better because I want my team to win all four trophies and I am going to do my best and I will be leading again,” said the confident player.NO FEAR”I don’t fear anybody,” said Charlton of a potential semi-final clash next week against his daCosta Cup rivals.”I am going to take all four trophies and I am hoping to be the standout – leading goalscorer and MVP,” he stressed.The Clarendon team’s other scorers were Dominic Lemont (54th), Donovan Noble (61st) , Shande James (65th), and Nicque Daley (71st).Excelsior’s consolation goal came in injury time (91st) as Clarendon’s concentration dropped. There were five cautions in the electrifying contest, dominated by the Clarendon school.Coach Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis of Clarendon said the 7-1 win was not a big surprise.”To be honest, we could see it in training …, so I expected this performance from my guys,” he outlined.Excelsior’s Shavar Thomas called the result a big disappointment.”Hats off to Clarendon. They had a special player in Charlton, who made the game for them. It’s just disappointing that we didn’t respond, but I guarantee you … you will never see an Excelsior performance like that again,” Thomas said.