As Northern Tasmanian real estate continues its post-lockdown recovery, two big fish properties have found high interest for people looking to escape to the Apple Isle.
One of which is a luxurious seven-bedroom home at Seaport, with a listed price of $3.5 million. In Situ Property co-director and listing agent, Jane Crawford said the property had a lot of interest from interstate buyers.
“The value is there especially because of the recent changes in our country in the last few months – we have a lot of people wanting to relocate to Tasmania,” she said.
“Whether it’s because they see our beautiful state as an ideal location for their family or have always thought they’d move to Tassie but have decided this year that now is the time.”
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While prospective buyers haven’t been allowed to enter the state for inspections due to COVID-19 border restrictions, Ms Crawford said that hadn’t been an issue.
“It’s not been a sticking point for us, we’ve been able to do a lot of walkthrough tours and full video presentations and that’s how we’re reaching the market,” she said.
Fellow multi-million dollar monolith Glenfruin on Brisbane street once again finds itself looking for a buyer.
It was sold in 2016 for $2.65 million, then again in 2018 for $3.25 million; the now asking price for the 1880s Italianate home is just above $3.5 million.
Listing agent Rodney Rawlings from KnightFrank said the home’s privacy plus location atop Brisbane Street made it a tantalising opportunity for someone looking to make the move to Launceston.
“I think there is long-term value – we’ve had enquires both interstate and internationally where they want to live in Tasmania and they see value in our high-end property,” he said.
“We’ve had really good interest, once our borders open I think it’s going to have real appeal.”
The value is there especially because of the recent changes in our country in the last few months – we have a lot of people wanting to relocate to Tasmania.
Mr Rawlings said one obstacle for buyers outside of Tasmania was the border closures, given said potential buyers may want to travel regularly.
“People like that want to be able to float in and out of the state … so they can commute to friends and family interstate and overseas,” he said.