A New Zealand family has bought this Broadbeach Waters home for $2mil because of Uber Eats.
IT was the waterfront home that attracted the attention of house hunters across the country when it hit the market four months ago, yet its stunning features weren’t its selling point.
Hungry stomachs were the seller – that is, the location’s quick and easy access to Uber and Uber Eats drivers. That is what ultimately made a New Zealand family sign on the dotted line to pay more than $2 million.
Lambert and Willcox director Jesse Willcox, who handled the sale, said the buyers wanted to make sure they were close to the best food outlets the Coast had to offer.
“What better restaurant than your lounge room?” he said.
The $2.22 million sale was cemented earlier this week after a month-long settlement period.
It has smashed the street’s sale record, which was set by No 46 when it sold for $1.9 million in 2010.
The stunning views of this Hamptons-inspired Broadbeach Waters home weren’t what made the sale.
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The Hamptons-inspired Broadbeach Waters property was the second most viewed on realestate.com.au in Queensland when it hit the market in June and third in Australia.
Mr Willcox said the buyers looked at a number of properties in the area before deciding to buy the four-bedroom Sunshine Boulevard house.
“This one came up trumps,” he said.
“They live in Auckland, they actually saw it online and made the trip.”
He said they planned to move to Australia for a lifestyle change but were going to use the home as a weekender.
“They just really love the Gold Coast, they’ve loved what the area offers,” he said.
He said Hamptons-inspired properties always attracted house hunters in droves.
“Those just go crazy,” he said.
“There were actually a couple of people that, after it sold, were a bit upset.
“It’s certainly a much-loved property.”