Gold Coast residents among Oxenford’s first sell up 40 years on

first_img MORE NEWS: Quaint house skyrockets almost $2 million past expectation A Gold Coast couple have sold their Oxenford home at 7 Mendooran Court 40 years after building it.A GOLD Coast couple who were among the first to build in Oxenford when it shifted from farmland to housing have sold their home after 40 years.Bruce and Adele Ramsay reluctantly relinquished their family home on Mendooran Court, which changed hands in an $820,000 deal.They bought the 5035sq m block of land in the estate, which was then referred to as Cades County, in the late 1970s after moving from Mt Isa.Mrs Ramsay said they were visiting her parents who lived on the Gold Coast when her husband suggested moving to the area with their children.“Bruce said to me, ‘we’re nuts living in Mt Isa’,” she said. Bruce and Adele Ramsay were among the first residents in their estate. They bought the land in 1979 and build most of the property themselves.“He said, ‘the children are about to start school, it will be good to get them where (there) is a better education’.”They couldn’t afford a property on the water so looked further inland for a place to settle down.“Oxenford was out in the bush when we built,” she said.“We bought the land in 1979 so we were building this time forty years ago.“There weren’t a lot of houses, I think we were the second house in that area.” MORE NEWS: Sunshine State a land of opportunity Queensland Government records state Oxenford was primarily farmland before its residential development began in the 1980s.Mrs Ramsay said the area looked completely different then as Movie World and Wet’n’Wild were yet to be built.The area was also part of Albert Shire Council before it merged with the Gold Coast council in 1995.The Ramsays built most of the house themselves. It wasn’t until a decade ago that they started a two-stage renovation to bring it up to a more modern standard. The area has changed a lot since the couple moved in. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoA renovation 10 years ago has brought the house up to a more modern standard.Mrs Ramsay said they held fond memories of the property, which made it difficult to leave.“We had lots of family get-togethers because we had lots of space,” she said.“We just loved living there and we miss it.“It was a decision of the mind more than a decision of the heart.“We felt that we wanted to get into somewhere where we don’t have the maintenance.”According to latest CoreLogic data, residents held onto their Oxenford houses for an average of 10 years.Ray White Nerang principal Clint Hynes, who marketed the Ramsay’s home, said it was rare to come across people who had lived in a property so long.“Out of all the properties I’ve ever sold in that part of the world … they’re the longest standing residents,” he said.center_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:27Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:27 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy Spring 2019 is a good time to sell01:27last_img

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