From sporting stars to influencers, presenters and TV stars, millions of dollars changed hands in Qld this year.
THEY’RE the high-profile buyers and sellers that splashed big bucks and made small fortunes trading property in Queensland.
And what’s not to love about the sunshine state?
A haven and a hideaway for big-names, these are our top celebrity deals:
Celebrities favoured Queensland this year with a number of big buys. Picture: Brendan Radke
Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin and Jesinta Franklin buy in Gold Coast Hinterland
AFL Sydney Swans player Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin and his fashion influencer wife Jesinta splashed about $9 million on a glamorous Mediterrean mansion on the Gold Coast in November.
The high-profile couple’s multimillion-dollar buy came after Franklin signed on with the Swans for another year.
The celebrated player and his wife, a former Miss Universe contestant and current Seafolly swimwear ambassador, also listed their $5 million Rose Bay pad, amid persistent rumours they would relocate the Gold Coast, Jesinta’s home town.
Buddy Franklin and wife Jesinta bought a luxury Gold Coast property
Is a move to the Gold Coast for Buddy Franklin and Jesinta Campbell on the cards? Photo: Adam Head
Chloe Szep and Mitchell Orval make $1 million profit in 12 months
Young influencers Chloe Szep and Mitchell Orval have sold their Broadbeach Waters home for $2.75 million, making them almost $1 million in less than 12 months.
The pair, aged 23 and 25, plastered a sold sticker in front of 267 Monaco St on February 18, showing that the five-bedroom property they bought for $1.85 million in 2021 was officially off the market.
It went unconditional in February.
After the sale, the pair released footage of a brazen robbery that forced them to sell their home.
Chloe Szep and Mitchell Orval sold 267 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.
Gold Coast social media influencers Chloe Szepanowski and Mitch Orval.
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AFL player Ben King splashes $3.8 million on Burleigh house
GOLD Coast Suns star Ben King splashed $3.875 million in August on a house on the Gold Coast.
The 22-year-old forward, who has already played more than 50 games in his three-year career, snapped up a luxury house in Burleigh.
King enlisted former AFL player turned buyers’ agent Jake Edwards to help him find the perfect property.
“Being a boy from Melbourne he liked that modern contemporary Melbourne look but also that coastal boho vibe which is what is reflected in the property,” Mr Edwards said.
Gold Coast Suns key forward Ben King snapped up a Burleigh house. Picture: AFL Photos.
The Burleigh house Ben King bought.
Paul “Fatty” Vautin finally sells Gold Coast pad
NRL legend Paul “Fatty” Vautin and his wife Kim sold their Gold Coast villa for $3.25 million.
Vautin, the former long-time host of Channel 9’s The Footy Show, initially listed the Mermaid Beach property earlier in the year.
Nestled one street back from Albatross Ave and Nobby Beach, the four-bedroom apartment at 3/89 Seagull Ave is a haven in one of the Coast’s most sought-after suburbs.
Spread over two floors and accessed via a private lift, the Vautins bought the apartment as a new-build 13 years ago for $1.8 million, and initially used it as their holiday home on visits to the Coast.
It finally sold in December.
Paul Vautin relaxing at his former Mermaid Beach home. Picture Glenn Hampson
Inside Paul Vautin’s former Mermaid Beach home.
NBA star Aron Baynes makes huge profit on the sale of Brisbane home
BRISBANE Bullets star Aron Baynes has made a $1.3m profit from the sale of one of the city’s most historic homes.
Expressions of interest closed in September for the irreplaceable 158-year-old Queenslander at 49 Reading St, which is the older sibling of Government House.
Ray White New Farm agents Matt Lancashire and Josh Brown have sold the seven-bedroom home for $5.8m.
The NBA-NBL star (inset) and his wife, Rachel, bought the property for $4.5m in January last year with a view to putting it through a massive renovation to restore it to its former glory.
Former NBA player Aron Baynes sold his Brisbane house for $5.8 million.
NRL star Darius Boyd sells luxury Paddington build
NRL Broncos and Maroons legend Darius Boyd and his wife Kayla sold their Brisbane home for $3m more than they picked the site up for.
They paid $1.205m for the 606sq m site at 6A Agars St, Paddington, and then signed on some of Queensland’s most talented in the industry to pull off “pavilion-style architectural excellence”.
The resulting five-bedroom, four-bathroom, triple-car garage home – called Vogue – was designed by architect Joe Adsett and built by Graya Construction.
It sold for $4.2m in May.
Darius and Kayla Boyd sold their Brisbane home this year.
Graya Construction was behind Darius and Kayla Boyd’s build at 6A Agars St, Paddington.
Nova radio announcer Ash Bradnam’s huge payday
Radio star Ash Bradnam walked away with a multimillion-dollar pay packet off the sale of his Gold Coast home.
CoreLogic records show he landed $3m for the property.
He had paid $1.175m for it in January 2013, according to property records.
The Runaway Bay home was due to go under the hammer but records showed the sale was made days before.
The five-bedroom, two-bathroom, two-car-space house is one of the few with water views at the front and back, with access to the water.
Nova 106.9 breakfast host Ash Bradnam (centre) with co-hosts Susie O’Neill and David “Luttsy” Lutterall, sold this Gold Coast home this year. Picture: supplied.
Ash Bradnam sold this home in Runaway Bay.
TV legend Ray Martin sells Sunshine Coast holiday home
Australian TV personality Ray Martin sold his family’s holiday home on the Sunshine Coast for 10 times what he paid for it two decades ago.
The veteran journalist and former 60 Minutes presenter, 76, bought the site in Toolga St,
Mount Coolum, in 2001 for $250,000 and built a four-bedroom, five-bathroom townhouse. The property settled for $2.65m in April.
Records show the property has sold to Peter Warton, the
chief executive of the Victorian-based costume company Rubies Deerfield.
Positioned on the edge of a lake in the exclusive The Lakes estate, the two-level home has four bedrooms, each with their own ensuite bathrooms.
Ray Martin sold his Sunshine Coast holiday pad this year.
Fitness star snaps up Gold Coast entertainer
Australian fitness star Ashy Bines splashed $1.85m on a Gold Coast house, as soaring construction costs delayed her family’s dream home build.
CoreLogic records revealed the mother-of-two and her husband Steven Evans bought the Mermaid Waters property in June.
Bines posted a YouTube video sharing the news about her new property purchase.
The pair said they weighed up building their new home, but decided to buy another property, despite the shifting market.
Their new house is described as a “family entertainer”
Ashy Bines’ Mermaid Waters house on the Gold Coast.
Olympian sells Gold Coast home
Retired world hurdles champion and Channel 7 News anchor Sally Pearson this year sold her home for a $340,000 annual gain two days before giving birth to son Harry.
The property sale wasn’t a planned reno flip, even though she did add a $9000 carport to the
property and had the inside painted in the year she’d owned it with husband Kieran Pearson.
They sold the five-bedroom, four-bathroom, four-car garage home for $1.84m in August 22.
Olympian Sally Pearson sold her Gold Coast home this year.
Youtuber Jackson O’Doherty sells Gold Coast estate
A Gold Coast estate dubbed “Playboy Mansion 2.0” by its former owner, YouTube prankster turned Only Fans millionaire Jackson O’Doherty, has some naughty but nice new owners.
Government sales records show the sprawling estate, also known as The Octagon House, settled early last
month. The records show that the new owners are Steven Parrella,
the founder of the Naughty But Nice franchise, and his wife Megan.
The $3.1 million sale was inked June with the couple taking possession of the property on September 5.
Millionaire influencer Jackson O’Doherty sold his Helensvale home for $3.1 million this year. Picture: Nigel Hallett
Footy star a winner both on and off the field
NRLW star Ali Brigginshaw capped off a successful year by selling her South East Queensland property.
Fresh from Australia’s World Cup final win over New Zealand in November, the veteran halfback sold her Ipswich home for $740,000.
The Australian Jillaroos co-captain and Brisbane Broncos playmaker, who shared the three-bedroom two-bathroom house with wife Kate and her two children, paid $430,000 for the property in 2017, property
The couple had renovated their bathroom and documented the process on Instagram.
Ali Brigginshaw (right) with Kate Brigginshaw sold their Ipswich home. Photo: Steve Pohlner
Ali Brigginshaw’s Ipswich house.
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