Coast couple sells home in just 24 hours
HUNDREDS of jobs have been preserved while continuing construction of a new over-50s lifestyle community on the Coast throughout the pandemic.
Despite the economy suffering, a Sunshine Coast couple managed to sell their property in just 24 hours, preparing to move into the new development.
Former Lakeside residents Ozzie and Jo Feiner said they’d be moving into B By Halcyon in Buderim by September.
“Initially we weren’t going to put our Lakeside home on the market until June, but then when the COVID-19 pandemic hit we thought maybe we won’t be able to sell it later on, we better try to sell it now,” Mrs Feiner said.
“We put it on the market and it sold in 24 hours.
“The pandemic had already been announced when we put our house on the market so homes are still selling.
“They are being snapped up. They don’t last very long.”
Halcyon’s joint managing director Dr Bevan Geissmann said despite the current economic climate and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the company was committed to continuing essential and much-needed construction work.
“We know that the economy has suffered as a result of Australia’s excellent efforts to slow the spread of the virus,” he said.
“Halcyon is focused on continuing to build quality homes for Southeast Queensland and in turn ensure we help rebuild Australia‘s economy by preserving the livelihoods of hundreds of contractors, hundreds of suppliers and our own staff.”
Dr Geissmann said the Prime Minister’s Office had made a sensible decision (as of March 23) in classifying construction activity as an “essential service,” a move which was also confirmed by the State Government.
“We kept building during that time, while adhering to all COVID-19 safety measures and restrictions around construction,” he said.
“As a company we believe we have a responsibility to keep Australians working during these difficult times and we will continue to make measured and sensible decisions in regard to this.”