Tracey Stack and Emma Nancarrow at 12 Parry St.BELGIAN GARDENS is becoming one of Townsville’s most in-demand suburbs with houses staying on the market for an average of only 20 days.Properties in the seaside suburb sell quicker than any other suburb in Townsville with the average days on the market well below the Townsville-wide average of 68 days, according to Core Logic figures.Homes in Belgian Gardens also fetch higher prices with the median house price sitting at $475,000 compared to the Townsville median house price of $340,000.Smith & Elliott agents Tracey Stack and Emma Nancarrow are selling several Belgian Gardens properties including 12 Parry St, which is listed for $869,000.They said properties in Belgian Gardens tended to receive strong interest from buyers and didn’t stay on the market for long.“It’s a really cool, breezy suburb and you get lovely breezes straight off the ocean and there is a lot of really good-sized blocks and different types of houses,” Ms Stack said.“Homes there are very popular and they don’t tend to sit on the market for a long time.“The Belgian Gardens State School has a lot to do with it as well because you’re in the catchment area,” Ms Nancarrow said.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The city-fringe suburb is within walking distance of The Strand and is home to many stately Queenslanders, some of which have undergone dramatic renovations.About 1935 people live in the suburb and it is popular with families, with 65.2 per cent of homes being family households.The median age in the suburb is 38 while 19.1 per cent of residents are under the age of 15.Ms Stack said 12 Parry St was a prime example of a beautiful Belgian Gardens home that had been extensively renovated and she expected it to be popular with buyers.The six-bedroom, three-bathroom home sprawls over two levels and features large living areas, a pool, fire pit and a kitchenette.“This property has been built to the highest specs and it’s got so many extras like a television in the outdoor living area by the pool, another television up on the deck,” she said.“It would suit a family or someone looking for a dual living arrangement because there is a kitchenette downstairs with an under-bench oven, cooktop and room for a fridge.“There aren’t many houses we come across that have these amenities and such large-sized living areas.”
David Ivan Bean, 78, of Greensburg passed away on August 21, 2017. He was born on June 16, 1939 in Osgood, the son of Ivan and Emily (Corson) Bean. He was a 1957 graduate of Osgood High School. On April 14, 1962 he married Carolyn June Weber and she preceded him in death on September 19, 2011. David was the owner of Napa of Greensburg. He had worked at KB Foods and most recently drove cars for Acra Automotive. He was a member of the Greensburg United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge of Greensburg, Order of the Eastern Star, employed by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and was a Greensburg volunteer fireman. David was best known for spreading holiday cheer both locally and in the surrounding communities during the Christmas season. Survivors include: Daughters- Deborah (John) Sellers and Melissa (David) Fischer; Grandchildren- Olivia (Shane) Fischer-Smith, Sean Sellers, and Kyle Sellers; and Sister- Emily D. Lewis. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Carolyn and his brother Donald Bean.A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 3PM 7PM at the Greensburg United Methodist Church. Funeral services will begin at 10AM on Friday, August 25 also at the church with Pastor Dan Richwine officiating. Burial will follow at the South Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Greensburg United Methodist Church or the Cheer Fund. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe .com.