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CITYVILLAGE TAKING SHAPE

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CityVillage, Robina Group’s exclusive community of ultra-contemporary terrace homes in the heart of Gold Coast City, is taking shape with Stage 2 now underway.

Concrete slabs are laid and the steel frames are being constructed for the 35 homes which comprise Stage 2.

Meanwhile, Stage 1 of the terrace homes is becoming a reality with external finishes nearing completion at the southern end of Parnell Boulevard.

Internally, once you pass through the newly installed front doors, the ceramic tiles in the living areas and bathrooms are laid and carpets have been installed.

Things are cooking up in the sleek and stylish designer kitchens which are nearing completion, with the stone benchtops now in.

Permanent power has now been connected and work on the urban, architecturally designed landscaping has commenced.

The CityVillage design philosophy integrates the indoor and the outdoor into one living environment and buyers also have the option of including a custom designed vertical garden in their courtyard.

CityVillage is a waterside community village situated in the heart of CBDRobina.

Stages One to Three of the modern village terraces sold out in record time, with demand reaching an all time high.

Priced from $479,000, the freehold terraces feature modern, open plan designs featuring internal living spaces with stacking doors opening to covered external entertainment areas with lush, landscaped gardens.

Set on a four-hectare lakefront site, CityVillage is located in the heart of CBDRobina and has frontage to The Crestway, Robina Parkway and Christine Avenue.

Residents at CityVillage will be able to take advantage of its proximity to Robina Town Centre and the several dining and cafe options in Robina; the M1 Motorway and Robina Train Station and transport hub, connecting them to Brisbane City within 60 minutes and Gold Coast International Airport within 20 minutes, the Robina Hospital and health precinct, as well as several education institutions including Bond University.

City Village Terraces is being marketed by Azura Griffen of Robina Residential Marketing. An onsite display centre is open 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday at The Crestway, Robina.

For more information call Azura on 0488 980 181 or 55 933 911 or visit cityvillage.com.au.

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CITYVILLAGE COMES ALIVE

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Robina Group’s CityVillage development is coming to life with construction of Stage One now well underway.

The kitchens, chic and elegant in design, are taking shape with the installation last week of the seamless 2pac kitchen cabinetry, which will be topped with quality stone benchtops including an island bench or breakfast bar.

Tiles are being laid on the ground floor and wet areas, and the open timber staircases have been installed.

Residential Sales Manager, Azura Griffen said it was exciting to watch Stage One go from promising plans on paper, to the chic reality it is becoming.

“The scaffolding has come down off the first few homes and the external facades are nearing completion,” Mrs Griffen said.

“The finished product is looking fabulous and it’s great to see them progressing so quickly.”

CityVillage is like nowhere else in Gold Coast City, the community village is situated in a waterfront location in the heart of the city.

Stages One to Three of the contemporary village terraces have sold out with demand reaching an all time high.

“The recent two day sellout of Stage Three of CityVillage is testament to the quality of product we are developing,” Mrs Griffen said.

Priced from $479,000, the freehold terraces feature modern, open plan design featuring internal living spaces with stacking doors opening to covered external entertainment areas with lush, landscaped gardens.

Set on a four-hectare lakefront site, CityVillage Terraces is located in the heart of CBDRobina and has frontage to The Crestway, Robina Parkway and Christine Avenue.

Residents at CityVillage will be able to take advantage of its proximity to Robina Town Centre and the several dining and cafe options in Robina; the M1 Motorway and Robina Train Station and transport hub, connecting them to Brisbane City within 60 minutes and Gold Coast International Airport within 20 minutes, the Robina Hospital and health precinct, as well as several education institutions including Bond University.

City Village Terraces is being marketed by Azura Griffen of Robina Residential Marketing. An onsite display centre is open 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday at The Crestway, Robina.

For more information call Azura on 0488 980 181 or 55 933 911 or visit cityvillage.com.au.

CityVillage Stage 3 Sell Out

Swift Sell-Out for CityVillage

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Almost $16 million worth of residential property has sold in a two day sales blitz by the Robina Group which launched the third stage of its highly sought after CityVillage terraces.

Robina Group director Tony Tippett said 32 terrace homes were snapped up by local and interstate purchases with local real estate agents lining up on behalf of their clients at the sales office in scenes reminiscent of the halcyon days of the property market some 10 years ago.

“The sales demand has been outstanding,” said Mr Tippett.

“Word got around that we were launching the third stage early, following the sell-out of stage two this week and we knew there was some pent-up demand based on the enquiry that had built up in recent weeks, but we never expected anything like this.

“To have local agents lining up on behalf of their clients to secure property in CityVillage terraces tells us the strength of our product and the ongoing demand for high quality property in the Robina precinct.

Stage three consists of 32 homes which run along Fairlight Avenue and Parnell Boulevard, with rear access to Surrey Lane.

Priced from $479,000, the freehold terraces feature contemporary designed, open plan, internal living spaces with stacking doors which open to covered external entertainment areas with lush, landscaped gardens.

With the combination of modern external features and a selection of two internal schemes – warm classic or industrial luxe to choose from, the CityVillage terraces have hit a chord with buyers looking for the modern, inner city feel terrace home.

Mr Tippett said CityVillage has presented itself as a favourite for both owner occupiers and investors.

“We’ve gained traction with both sections of the market because investors can see strong returns and owner occupiers see the quality lifestyle on offer here,” he said.

“When it comes to purchasing property buyers want value for money, a great location and a quality product and we believe that CityVillage has definitely delivered on these fronts.”

Set on a four-hectare lakefront site, CityVillage Terraces is located in the heart of CBDRobina and has frontage to The Crestway, Robina Parkway and Christine Avenue.

The terrace homes are within walking distance of Robina train station, Robina Hospital and Medical Precinct, Bond University Institute of Health & Sport, Skilled Park Stadium, public and private schools and several golf courses.

City Village Terraces is being marketed by Azura Griffen of Robina Residential Marketing.

For more information call Azura on 0488 980 181 or 55 933 911 or visit cityvillage.com.au.

Stage three of CityVillage released today with an unprecedented sales response!

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The penultimate stage of CityVillage was released today, following the sell out of stage two, and buyers have responded quickly to the new stock release with a record number of sales flooding in.

Stage three of CityVillage features three bedroom plus media terrace homes with double car garages and direct pedestrian access to Robina Town Centre. Buyers are attracted to the lifestyle location and lakeside setting at the geographic heart of Gold Coast City. Each home comes on it’s own block of freehold land meaning no body corporate fees.

Construction on site at CityVillage is progressing swiftly with the home slabs poured along Stage one and two, retaining walls and roads in place and the home frames and acoustic boundary wall now going up.

Attracting a range of buyers from first home to downsizers and from local, interstate and overseas locations CityVillage is shaping up to be a diverse and thriving residential community which will merge seamlessly with the surrounding established precincts.

Visit our display centre at The Crestway and discover for yourself what makes CityVillage so unique.

But you’ll have to be quick, only ten homes remain for sale!

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Promising start to 2014 set to continue after RBA leaves cash rate on hold

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The Gold Coast City property market’s promising start to 2014 is set to continue following the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) decision to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.5%.

According to several sources, the property market Australia-wide is on the move, with entry-level to mid-range properties in capital cities leading the charge and Gold Coast City following suit.

RP Data recently reported an increase in capital city dwelling values of 2.7 per cent for the three months to end of January, 13.2 per cent since the beginning of June 2012 and 4.8 per cent higher than the peak in October 2010.

The report states that this strong performance is partially due to the introduction of financial and government subsidies and incentives for the first home buyers to build.

An article in the Property Observer provides further evidence of growth, particularly in the new home market, reporting data from the Housing Industry Association revealed an increase in sales for the first time in five years.

According the article, the 2013 figures showed aggregated new home sales climbed by 6.3 per cent in the final quarter and a 14.4 per cent rise during the year, indicating the first year of growth since 2008.

Dr Andrew Wilson, Senior Economist for Australian Property Moniters has reported that house prices should increase by between 5 and 7 percent over the year.

Residential sales manager at Robina Group, Azura Griffen said the growth in the market has been reflected by the increased enquiries received for CityVillage, CBDRobina’s most recent lakefront residential development.

“We have received a significant amount of enquiries during January and with the RBA’s decision to keep interest rates on hold, we are expecting this trend to continue,” she said.

“The entry-level to mid-range buyer is pioneering the increased activity in the market and our CityVillage development is ideal for that demographic.”

Stage two of CityVillage was released in September and already more than sixty per cent of the terrace homes have sold or are under contract.

Featuring two bedroom terrace homes priced from $449,000 in stage two, CityVillage offers buyers a lakeside community lifestyle just a short walk from Robina Town Centre.

The CityVillage sales and display centre is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm at The Crestway, Robina.

Construction is heating up at CityVillage in Robina

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Pictures are worth a thousand words especially when you have to visualise your future residential purchase. The civil contractors and builders are getting their hands dirty on site at CityVillage in Robina and now the road asphalt is down. CityVillage is well and truly on the road towards gracing us with its physical presence.

The civil guys are working hard in the heat of the day to get Stage 1 well underway and things are definitely concrete with the slab set outs and retaining walls being worked on now by the builders.

Buyers of Stage 1 must be pumped, as the underground plumbing has also commenced. Well done to all the team working hard to deliver a brand new community of homes.

Sales pace and purchaser is still strong with Stage 1 is sold out and Stage 2 close to 60% sold out.

Anyone quick enough to nab one of the available CityVillage terrace homes will be walking distance from the Robina Town Centre and surrounded by all the great attributes of Robina.

Sales Surge in Stage 2 of CityVillage

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THE LAUNCH of stage two at Robina Group’s $200 million CityVillage project was met with a whirlwind of local interest which saw the developer clock up 11 sales in just 24 hours.

The release of the second stage of contemporary terrace homes follows the sell-out of the project’s first stage of 30 residences in the first week of December.

Since its launch a week ago, a further six terrace homes have been snapped up, bringing the second stage to 50 per cent sold.
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Robina Group director Tony Tippett said the sales surge, attributable mainly to local owner-occupiers, was extremely pleasing.

Mr Tippett said CBDRobina’s significant geographic, demographic, key infrastructure and lifestyle advantages were decisive factors for buyers and were instrumental in attracting both end-users and investors.

“It makes a project in such a location a strong investment and lifestyle proposition,” Mr Tippett said.

“All terraces feature individually designed facades and their contemporary architecture has really struck a chord with buyers.”

The project is just a few hundred metres from Robina Town Centre’s shopping dining and entertainment precinct and within walking distance of Robina’s medical, transport, education and commercial hub, making it a very convenient and attractive place to live.

“For these reasons, buyers to date have been a mix of local owner occupiers, first home buyers as well as local, interstate and overseas investors,” Mr Tippett said.

“There has been a strong level of interest from first home buyers who are keen to take advantage of the $15,000 Great Start Grant for new homes while it’s still available.

“We’ve also noticed that empty nesters looking to downsize to a more convenient and low maintenance lifestyle have pushed sales along.”

Stage two, which is now already more than 50 per cent sold, comprises 35 terrace residences and heralds the introduction of the first two-bedroom product along with three-bedroom plus media/study dwellings.

Set on a four-hectare lakefront site, CityVillage Terraces is just 450m from Robina Town Centre in the heart of CBDRobina and has frontage to The Crestway, Robina Parkway and Christine Avenue.

Priced from $449,000, stage two residences sit on freehold titles with contemporary open plan internal living spaces which open to covered external entertainment areas with lush, landscaped gardens.

Civil works are underway with the building phase of CityVillage Terraces stage one to start in early January.

With a population of more than 500,000, Gold Coast City is now Australia’s sixth largest city, growing at a rate of 4.8 per cent per annum over the past 10 years.

Robina has added a unique dimension to the fast growing city and with the benchmarks of urban status now in place, it stands at the threshold of its most exciting phase.

Now a vibrant satellite city with almost 30,000 residents and a thriving and vibrant community, the Robina story is without equal.

Testament to the success of Robina Group’s terrace home model, the developer’s Paddington Terraces @ Robina project became the only Gold Coast development to receive an award at this year’s 2013 UDIA Awards for Excellence when it took home the Large-Medium Density Development accolade.

City Village Terraces is being marketed by Azura Griffen of Robina Residential Marketing, for more information call Azura on 0488 980 181 or 55 933 911 or visit cityvillage.com.au.

Sales surge sets tone for new urban village

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Robina Group’s $65 million CityVillage Terraces project has struck a chord with buyers after notching up 24 sales out of the 30 homes released in the first stage, in just five weeks from the project’s launch.

The swift sales run, which has seen close to 80 per cent of stock in the first stage swept up, means just six terrace homes remain for sale in stage one.

CityVillage Terraces sales manager Azura Griffen said the project’s proximity to Robina Town Centre and its central Gold Coast City location had appealed to local and broader markets.

She said the terraces’ contemporary designs and the project’s lake frontage had also galvanised buyers looking to upsize their lifestyle.

“Buyers have been attracted by the outstanding convenience and lifestyle benefits associated with being just 450 metres from Robina Town Centre’s shopping, dining and entertainment precinct,” Mrs Griffen said.

“The project is in the heart of Gold Coast City and is also proximate to Bond University, Robina Train station and Hospital and has ease of access to the Pacific Motorway.

“Robina has an established hub for business, education, health and transport but it is still in expansion mode and buyers have identified great value in buying into the suburb.”

Mrs Griffen said the market’s response to CityVillage Terraces could also be attributed to Robina Group’s extensive research into the wants and needs of buyers in today’s market.

“All terraces are being sold on freehold titles which eliminates the requirement of a body corporate and its associated fees,” she said.

“That is great for buyers as it reduces their weekly outgoings.

“Three-bedroom plus media room terraces are priced from $469,000 which buyers have identified as fantastic value in the current market.

“The price point also means first home buyers can access the State Government’s $15,000 Great Start Grant and are exempt from paying stamp duty which has proven to give them the boost they need to get a foothold in the market with their first new home.”

Civil works on the project have now commenced on site with CityVillage visible from several sections of Robina Parkway and Christine Avenue according to project manager Colin Hughes.

The commencement of civil works has been the catalyst to burgeoning enquiry through the new onsite sales centre as passersby start to see the project take shape.

Robina Group director Tony Tippett said local, interstate and international interest in CityVillage Terraces was evidence of growing confidence in the Gold Coast City property market.

“Enquiry has been very strong and the response has been pleasingly positive which shows we are ticking the right boxes for buyers by building the right product in the right location,” he said.

“Robina Group has a strong reputation and a long list of successfully completed projects which has cemented buyer confidence.”

The first stage of CityVillage Terraces comprises 30, three-bedroom, two-bathroom luxury terrace homes with 160 sqm of living space, priced at $469,000.

All terraces feature media rooms, gourmet kitchens, study nooks with clever storage spaces and private, landscaped courtyards.

The project occupies part of a four hectare lakefront site in CBDRobina, with direct access to Robina Town Centre via a landscaped lakeside walkway underneath Robina Parkway.

CityVillage Terraces is also within walking distance of Robina train station, Robina Hospital and Medical Precinct, Bond University Institute of Health & Sport, Skilled Park Stadium, public and private schools and several golf courses.

Robina Group is currently operating an onsite sales office from Wednesday to Sunday 10am-5pm, located on The Crestway at Robina.

CityVillage Terraces is being marketed by Azura Griffen of Robina Residential Marketing, for more information call Azura on 0488 980 181 or 55 933 911 or visit cityvillage.com.au.

CityVillage buyers love terrace home location

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CityVillage Terrace Homes at Robina have appealed to a wide range of buyers, attracted by the ultimate central location as well as the attention to detail poured into each and every home.

Located in central Robina, CityVillage Terrace Homes feature large, open plan living areas, private sunshaded patios and spacious bedroom suites. Each home comes with a study space and media room which can easily double as a second living area or kids play area.

Rental properties in the area are in high demand by renters who want to live within easy walking distance of major employers, with many local agencies holding waiting lists for rentals of both apartments and terrace homes.

A favourite locals suburb for Gold Coast City residents, Robina has enjoyed ongoing popularity with both young professionals wanting to be close to work and families wanting to be near the best private schools the city has to offer.

CBDRobina, located on CityVillage’s doorstep now has a diverse and expanding range of businesses and the lowest vacancy rate in Gold Coast City. Strong commercial, medical, sports and retail sectors have underpinned the ongoing momentum of CBDRobina.

Robina Town Centre, located just 450 metres from CityVillage Terrace Homes, has now cemented its place as Gold Coast City’s fashion capital with internationally renowned fashion labels and many retail offerings not found elsewhere in the city. Now attracting in excess of 260,000 visitors a fortnight from all over South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales, Robina Town Centre offers some of Gold Coast City’s best dining with a huge range of lakeside restaurants and entertainment options and is a major employer for the region.

Also located within within a short drive is Bond University, parks, lakes and walking tracks, a huge range of championship golf courses and Gold Coast City’s world famous beaches.

Robina Group’s latest residential offering, CityVillage Terraces, promises to offer a visually appealing community of homes, set on wide streets featuring established landscaping and a waterside walkway connecting residents directly to Robina Town Centre without having to cross the road.

An experienced developer with more than three decades of developments in their portfolio, Robina Group are continuing to fulfill the original Robina vision of a world class city.

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Interior Design, CityVillage Style

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The CityVillage terrace home display features a lively interior design scheme of monochrome tones with splashes of vibrant colour.

The interior design for the CityVillage display terrace home was inspired by international urban living styles including those of Palm Springs, Sydney and New York. Designed by the Robina Group in-house marketing and interiors team, the classy colour combinations have a bohemian edge, giving the home an effortlessly stylish look and feel. The design is very elegant but also immensely comfortable, with a casual informality reflective of the Gold Coast City lifestyle.

Yellow is the main feature colour in the CityVillage display home colour pallet, which punches strongly through the monochrome background creating a fun and playful element to the overall design. The use of raw timber furniture and metallic pieces gives the space an earthy undertone.

An oversized charcoal rug and deep charcoal sofa imbed into the natural toned floor and white walls of the home. On the opposite wall is an oversized framed mirror reflecting extra light to bounce off the walls and create the illusion of extending space.

A key piece of vintage photographic art by Slim Aarons is used as a striking feature in the dining room which creates mood and drama to the room and separates the dining space from the rest of the open space design. Several other pieces of furniture in the display were influenced by this artwork, making it a pivotal piece for the main open plan living space.

Monochrome, black and white are currently trending strongly in interior design and used correctly they can really liven up an interior space.

You can achieve a similar look to our display home in your own home by following these simple tips:

• Be bold with your colour selection using strong primary colours to offset the monochrome
• Pops of bright primary colours and greenery throughout the space will result in a refreshing and modern interior style
• Use of geometric shaped items alongside raw timber furniture will give your space warmth and create a harmonious atmosphere
• Bring the outdoors in by adding long and luscious greenery just inside the sliding stacking doors
• Chose unique and original artwork pieces , or your own photographic prints framed or on canvas as feature points for your walls
• Stay on top of design trends, move and evolve fluidly with your interior design taking inspiration from everywhere

For more images of the display home, view our image gallery.

The CityVillage display home is available to view by appointment Wed-Sun 10am to 5pm, or simply drop in to our display centre at The Crestway, Robina to conduct a tour of the home.