Queues to see prize home
By LEONIE BRANN
RECORD numbers are viewing a million-dollar Bilinga property that is the first prize in a charity raffle, indicating that interest in property on the southern Gold Coast is not waning.
Noelani Bower from Boystown Lotteries said the luxury unit in Pacific Parade has attracted more visitors than any other prize home they have had raffled for the charitable art union.
"We have raffled other properties on the Gold Coast, but none have been as popular as this one," she said.
About 1000 people each day view the three-bedroom prize property, and in the first week of January visitor numbers peaked at 5650.
When the Daily News visited the fourth-floor unit this week, there was quite a queue to view the property.
Brisbane couple Steve and Christine Langridge were among the hopefuls who had bought a $15 ticket in the lottery.
The Langridges, who live in Holland Park, said Bilinga would be the ideal place to semiretire.
"We have stayed here before, and love it. It would be a great place to live," Mr Langride said.
His wife Christine said it would be "easy-pesy" to adapt to a beachside lifestyle if they won the prize home.
"I could imagine myself living here," she dreamed.
Chairman of the Northern Rivers Division of the Real Estate Institute of NSW, Carl Petersen, said he was not surprised by the level of interest in the property.
He said a lack of beachfront property was helping drive the interest. The property can be viewed until January 25, and will be drawn on January 27.