What would you like to see when you look out the window of your new prize home? The Sydney skyline or the lush green bush of the Sunshine Coast hinterland? Do you want to live in the centre of it all, or minutes from some of the best beaches in the country? That’s the difficult decision you’ll have to make if you’re holding the winning ticket in draw 469.
Yourtown always offers some of the most unique, luxurious and enticing prize homes among the charity draws, and this one is no exception. On the one hand, you can live mortgage free near the centre of Sydney and walk to restaurants and shopping on Glebe Point Road. On the other, you can relax by your pool in the serenity of Buderim on the Sunshine Coast. Both first prize packages are worth $1.6 million, so you know that making the right choice won’t be easy.
A Luxurious Sydney Lifestyle
Over four million people live in Australia’s biggest city, and you could be one of the lucky few who get to live near the centre of town mortgage and worry free. The first prize home is located in Glebe, just three kilometres south-west of Sydney’s central business district. The area is popular with residents who work in the inner-city and is also home to a great many tertiary students as it is close to three Sydney universities. Living here means being right in the middle of an active, engaged and diverse community.
Glebe has some very expensive real estate, and only 17% of those who live here own their home outright. With a ticket in draw 469, you could be one of them.
The suburb is called Glebe because it was developed on land previously owned by the Anglican Church. A “Glebe” was a piece of land provided to the clergy to help raise income for the church. The neighbourhood is now peppered with restored 19th century houses and heritage listed buildings. You’ll be able to walk to the Broadway Shopping Centre and the Glebe alternative markets, held on Saturdays and featuring all kinds of eclectic new and used treasures.
At Wentworth Park, you can take in the greyhound racing or the frequent rugby and semi-professional soccer matches. For more festive entertainment, the Bayside Foreshore and Darling Harbour are just down the road. There you’ll find the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney Aquarium, and Harbourside Shopping Centre. The area is packed with things to keep you busy, fed and completely entertained. From your new home on Mitchell Street, you’ll never be short of places to go, whether you’re walking, cycling, or climbing on board the excellent transit system that services Glebe suburb.
If you already live and work in Sydney, this option is a step-up to the good life. If you always wanted to move there but couldn’t afford the big city prices, this may well be your dream come true. If, however, you’re happy where you are, the Sydney home is a great investment. Prices are only going to climb and you won’t have any problem finding tenants who will pay a premium price to live in this modern and luxurious terrace home. That’s a second income you can spend on all the other things you’ve ever wanted to do, see or explore.
You could of course simply sell the home and live the life of an instant millionaire any way you please. When you check out all the features of this home, however, we think you just may want to stay.
Features of the Glebe Terrace Home
The terrace home at 115 Mitchell Street in Glebe, Sydney, was built in 2016. It spans 132 square metres of indoor and outdoor living areas, spread over three levels. Both bedrooms have a full view of the Sydney skyline and a private balcony on the second floor from which to enjoy it. This home features the very finest in inner city living, with an innovative design that makes the best possible use of the space, natural light, and urban setting.
- Prize value of $1,676,494
- Open concept ground level with spacious kitchen, dining and living areas
- Kitchen has ample cupboards and modern, sleek appliances
- Dining area seats six comfortably
- Large living area opens onto a private courtyard
- Courtyard designed for outdoor living and alfresco dining
- Pristine wood floors throughout
- Unique designer lighting fixtures
- First floor integrated laundry
- Large bedroom on the first floor and another on the second, each with a full ensuite bathroom
- Balcony off the second-floor bedroom is large enough to accommodate seating, outdoor plants and a small table
- Both bathrooms have oversized walk-in showers
- Air conditioning throughout the home
- Included designer furniture and electrical fixtures valued at $60,237
- Furnishings have been carefully chosen to add contrast and complement the may textures used in the home’s construction materials
- Secure entrance through an attractive stone-brick privacy wall
- Council and water rates paid for the first year for a value of $2,029
- Building and contents insured for the first year for a value of $1,055
- All legal fees are paid for the transfer of ownership and duties
- Everything is included, right down to the coffee maker, just waiting for you to move in and make it your own
At Home on the Sunshine Coast
If urban living just isn’t your thing, you’ll probably love the second option in yourtown draw 469. It’s a magnificent home in Buderim, just minutes from the world-famous beaches of the Sunshine Coast.
People come from all over the world to visit this part of Australia, and it’s not hard to see why. White sand, blue sky, and the deep greens of the hinterland are only the start. From Pelican Waters to Tewantin, we’ve got the Glasshouse Mountains, the Australia Zoo, and even a giant cow in Nambour. The area is a vibrant mix of holiday goers, international tourists, beach lovers, retirees, and all the people who work on the Sunshine Coast to keep them happy.
If you’re holding the winning ticket and choose the Buderim home, you’ll be moving to a hill-top community overlooking the southern Sunshine Coast. Just under 30,000 people enjoy a relaxed lifestyle in this broad area located less than an hour north of Brisbane. You’ll be ten minutes from the esplanade at Mooloolaba and the thick of the tourist attractions. Up and down the coast, you can sink your toes into the pristine white sand, try your hand at any number of water sports, or just sit in a beachfront café and watch the world go by.
The Buderim home is located alongside a nature reserve, so you’ll also have no shortage of places to walk and enjoy the natural beauty of the hinterland if you ever need a break from the beach. The Buderim Forest waterfall may well become one of your favourite destinations, and you’ll find it easy to get to across an accessible elevated wooden boardwalk. The Buderim Forest is but one of several protected areas in the region where you’ll find an amazing array of native bird and animal life.
As with all properties on the Sunshine Coast, finding tenants is dead easy in one of the most sought-after locations in the country. If you’re not yet ready to become a full-time resident, you can rent out the home as a secondary income source. It’s a great investment to build your retirement fund or simply as a means of paying for all those other dream projects you’ve had lined up for “one day”.
Of course, you can always sell the home if being an instant millionaire is more to your liking. The features of this beautiful home, however, may make it very difficult for you not resist moving right in. Let’s take a look.
Features of the Buderim Home
The Sunshine Coast option for the first prize in draw 469 is located at 5 Quiet Close, Buderim. The home is built around a gorgeous swimming pool and backs onto a nature reserve, making it superbly private and wondrously peaceful. You’d simply never know you had any neighbours, and the “real world” seems many miles away.
- Prize value of $1,676,494
- Includes $385,000 in gold bullion
- Home was established in 2015
- Total living area including garage of 328 square metres
- Single-level convenience
- Open-plan kitchen, dining and living area overlooking the pool
- Large kitchen stocked with modern appliances
- Kitchen has a four-seat breakfast counter
- Large alfresco with wooden floor, dining area, and plentiful room for comfortable seating
- Master bedroom has a huge walk-in robe and full ensuite with walk-in shower
- Media room with wall-mounted screen
- Guest bedroom next to a full guest bathroom
- Two additional bedrooms with separate access and 2-way ensuite
- Gleaming wood floors and accents on both the interior and exterior of the home
- Two garages, one for vehicles and the other for marine craft
- $125,073 worth of electrical fixtures and beautiful furnishings
- Council and water rates paid for the first year, worth $4,675
- Building and contents insurance provided for the first year, worth $1,620
- All legal fees paid for transfer and duties
- Includes a Flight Centre Voucher with a value of $1,000
Watch for These Dates
yourtown Prize Home Draw #469 closes on Thursday, 31 August 2017 at 10pm AEST. The draw will be held on Monday, 4 September 2017 at 10am AEST.
The draw will be held at yourtown, Suite 5 Cordova Street, Milton QLD 4064. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
Winners will be notified by registered mail and the results of the draw will also be published in “The Australian” on Wednesday, 6 September 2017. We’ll also post the names of the lucky winners right here on our site.
Open for Viewing
If you’re in the area, make sure to stop in for a tour of the Glebe terrace home in Sydney. You can see for yourself what innovative architecture, creative design and a sense of style can do for urban living. The home at 115 Mitchell Street, Glebe NSW 2073 will be open to visitors from 9am to 5pm until the close of sales on August 31, 2017.
The Sunshine Coast home at 5 Quiet Close, Buderim QLD 4556 will not be open to the public prior to the draw.
More Prizes to be Won
One nice thing about yourtown draws is that they give you a nice consolation prize if you come close to be being the first prize ticket holder.
The second prize winner gets the option of a Flight Centre Voucher, or a David Jones Gift Card, or a Harvey Norman Gift Card, each worth $10,000.
The third prize winner gets the same options with a voucher or gift card value of $ 5,000.
It’s just a little something extra to look forward to.
Only 400,000 Tickets Will be Sold in Draw 469!
Buying ticket book increases your chance of wining the first prize home package, and could net you some extra gold bullion as well.
|Number of Tickets purchased||Price||Value of Additional Gold Bullion|
|1 Ticket||$15||As Described in 1st Prize Package|
|2 Tickets||$30||$20,000 in additional Gold Bullion|
|3 Tickets||$45||$30,000 in additional Gold Bullion|
|4 Tickets||$60||$40,000 in additional Gold Bullion|
|6 Tickets||$90||$60,000 in additional Gold Bullion|
|8 Tickets||$120||$80,000 in additional Gold Bullion|
|10 Tickets||$150||$100,000 in additional Gold Bullion|
|15 Tickets||$225||$150,000 in additional Gold Bullion|
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This critical work depends on private financial support, and your contribution to the yourtown home lotteries helps fund the Kids Helpline and other key yourtown programs.
We thank you for your ticket purchase, and wish you the very best of luck in draw 469.
Frequently Asked Questions
Want to know a little more about yourtown Draw 469 and the commonly asked questions? Take a look below:
How many tickets are available?
yourtown Draw 469 has a total of 400,000 tickets available.
When is Draw 469 drawn?
yourtown's latest home will be drawn on the 04/09/2017 and results published here shortly after.
How much is yourtown 469 worth?
Draw 469 is valued at $1,676,494.
How much do tickets cost?
Tickets for this draw start at $15.