Having choices is great, and that’s what we love about the latest yourtown draw. This one gives you the choice of two distinctive homes, one in middle of Sydney’s vibrant Glebe and the other tucked away in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast.
Each is part of a total first prize package worth $1.6 million, and depending on which you choose, you could be waking up to Sydney’s famous skyline or birdsong from a nature reserve. A terrace home in Glebe or a hinterland retreat in Buderim – the choice is entirely yours if you hold the winning ticket in draw 469.
Not too many people who live in Glebe actually own their home because this is some of the most expensive real estate in the country. This historic suburb is only a couple of kilometres from the very centre of Sydney, walking distance from such landmarks as the Bayside Foreshore, Darling Harbour, and all the big tourist attractions. Glebe is a highly coveted neighbourhood, and you could be living here mortgage free if you opt for the terrace home on Mitchell Street as your first prize selection.
Most Glebe residents either work in the inner city or attend one of the three universities located nearby. That makes for a lively, interesting, and vibrant community. It has its own unique feel, reflected in things like the alternative markets that set up at the local school on Saturdays. People come from all over the city to eat in the international restaurants that line Glebe Point Road, or shop in the many speciality boutiques.
You’ll be able to walk to Wentworth Park to see the dog racing or catch a game of soccer. The district is full of beautiful public areas where you can cycle or sit down on a park bench with a latte and a good book. It will take you months just to admire all the heritage listed buildings in your new neighbourhood and get used to living in such a lively part of the city.
As always, you can do whatever you want with the home once it’s yours. Tenants are easy to find in Glebe, and the rental income can give you the freedom to do all those things you’ve been putting off or saving for. You can also sell the property and enjoy life as a new millionaire. See the world, pay off debts or help out other family members.
Yes, it really is going to be all about making hard choices.
Why You Might Choose 115 Mitchell Street, Glebe
The Glebe home is only a year old and showcases the best in urban design. It seamlessly integrates both indoor and outdoor features to give an aura of sleek and stylish spaciousness. The furnishings have been carefully selected to match the architecture, with multiple textures and an integrated colour scheme. The overall look is one of understated modern elegance, with clean lines and unique accents.
- Total First prize package is worth $1,676,494
- Built in 2016, with 132 square metres of living space
- Open plan ground level with kitchen, dining and living areas
- Private courtyard designed for alfresco entertaining
- Two bedrooms, one on the first floor and another on the second
- Both bedrooms have a full ensuite with walk-in shower
- Second floor bedroom has a balcony overlooking the Sydney skyline
- Laundry facilities on site
- The home is airconditioned
- The exterior has great curb appeal and is bounded by a stone-brick privacy wall and entranceway
- The furniture and fixtures are all included and worth $60,237
- Council and water rates are paid for 12 months, a value of $2,029
- Building and contents are insured for 12 months, a value of $1,055
- Legal fees paid for transfer and duties
Not everyone wants to live in the heart of a metropolis, and that’s why draw 469 offers such a great alternative. The second option for the first prize winner is a home in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast, nestled into the side of a nature preserve.
Buderim offers everything you’d expect in a town at the heart of one of Australia’s best-known regions. Easy access to miles of clean white sand beaches, fishing, surfing, shopping and fine dining. You can play tourist and make the rounds of the local attractions, or turn inland to the beauty and tranquility of lush forests, waterfalls and wildlife.
Although you’re less than an hour from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast is a world unto itself. Most people are either retired or on holiday, so there’s a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere about the place. As a resident, you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds – all the features that make the region so popular, and your own bed to go home to at night.
If you choose the Buderim home and aren’t yet ready for a full-time getaway, the tight rental market assures you of a healthy income. Rent for awhile if you’re not sure where you want to live in the future, and you can always sell for a mighty windfall down the road.
After all, if you win the first prize in draw 469, you’ll be a millionaire and can do whatever you like!
Why You Might Choose 5 Quiet Close, Buderim
This home is designed to surround the swimming pool and everything about it speaks to laid-back luxury. Room for your boat, a new car, and even a guest or two. Best of all, you get a big chunk of gold bullion that you can spend on new toys, a nice trip, or a set of golf clubs. Maybe all of those, plus anything else you fancy. You won’t be spending much of it on the house because this one comes fully equipped.
- Total first prize package is worth $1,676,494
- $385,000 in gold bullion to spend any way you please
- Open concept main living area with kitchen and dining room
- Kitchen includes all appliances and a generous breakfast bar
- Alfresco for outdoor relaxation and dining
- Master bedroom with ensuite and massive robe
- Separate media room
- Bedroom in the main part of the home for visitors
- Guest bathroom
- Two more bedrooms in a separate extension with their own bathroom
- Boat garage
- Vehicle garage
- Fixtures and furnishings are worth $125,073
- 12 months of council and water rates includes, value of $4,675
- 12 months building and contents insurance included, value of $1,620
- Legal fees included
- $1,000 Flight Centre Voucher
Thursday, 31 August 2017: yourtown Prize Home Draw #469 closes at 10pm AEST.
Monday, 4 September 2017: The draw will be held at 10am AEST. It will take place at yourtown, Suite 5 Cordova Street, Milton QLD 4064. Anyone is welcome to attend the draw.
The winners will be notified by registered mail, and names will be published in “The Australian” on Wednesday, 6 September 2017. The list will also be available on this site after the draw.
Tour the Glebe Terrace Home
You can visit the Glebe terrace home at 115 Mitchell Street, Glebe NSW 2073 any time between 9am and 5pm, right up until August 31, 2017.
The home in Buderim, located at 5 Quiet Close, Buderim QLD 4556, is unfortunately unavailable for public tours.
Second and Third Prizes as Well
If you don’t win the first prize home package in draw 469, don’t chuck your ticket away just yet! There are two more prizes to be won, and you don’t want to miss out on a couple of hefty gift cards.
Second prize is either a Flight Centre Voucher, or a David Jones Gift Card, or a Harvey Norman Gift Card, each worth $10,000.
Third prize is either a Flight Centre Voucher, or a David Jones Gift Card, or a Harvey Norman Gift Card, each worth $5,000.
Order Now to Secure Your Share of Only 400,000 Tickets
More tickets mean more chances to win one of the two fantastic prize homes, and also puts you in the running for extra gold bullion.
Number of Tickets purchased
Value of Additional Gold Bullion
As Described in 1st Prize Package
$20,000 in additional Gold Bullion
$30,000 in additional Gold Bullion
$40,000 in additional Gold Bullion
$60,000 in additional Gold Bullion
$80,000 in additional Gold Bullion
$100,000 in additional Gold Bullion
$150,000 in additional Gold Bullio
Young Australians Depend on yourtown, and They Depend on You
yourtown wouldn’t be able to run the Kids Helpline and a host of other services without the generous contribution of home lottery ticket buyers. Every year, the yourtown prize home lottery draws help thousands of Australian young people with issues of family violence, unemployment, mental health concerns, and poverty. Their future depends on yourtown services, and yourtown funding depends on you.
Thank you very much for buying tickets in draw 469, and best of luck! We hope you’ll be the one with the difficult decision to make on September 4th.