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Former National Party Minister Mick Veivers and wife Betty sell Gold Coast home

first_imgFormer Member for Southport and Australian Rugby League player Mick Veivers and his wife, Betty, have sold their Benowa home. Picture: Jerad WilliamsAFTER owning it for more than three decades, former National Party minister and Australian rugby league player Mick Veivers and his wife Betty have sold their sprawling Gold Coast home at auction during the weekend for $880,000. 14 Evans Drive, Benowa. 16 Surf St, Mermaid Beach sold under the hammer during the weekend for $1.706 million. Mick Veivers and his wife, Betty in their Benowa home they just sold. Picture: Jerad Williams 14 Evans Drive, Benowa. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoRay White Queensland auctioneer Phil Parker, who called the auction, thanked the crowd for attending on Remembrance Day before he asked for opening bids.At 12.13pm, a bid of $750,000 started proceedings.Twelve bids followed by three active bidders before the auction was paused at $880,000.Following negotiations with the Veivers family, the property was placed on the market. MORE NEWS: Does this home have the best views on the Gold Coast? Former Member for Southport and Australian Rugby League player Mick Veivers and his wife, Betty have sold their Benowa home. Picture: Jerad WilliamsThe crowd, which included families, neighbours and even passersby walking their dogs, were given ice blocks and bottles of water to keep cool.Tim Grevell of Ray White Benowa marketed the property and said both the vendors and buyers were pleased with the outcome.“It’s a big decision when you sell a home,” Mr Grevell said.“(The sellers) said they were extremely happy with the result.”“We had 58 groups through the home over four weeks which proves the market is active.“People appreciated that this was a lovely block, opposite a park and a well built home.”The four-bedroom, two-bathroom house sits on a 1252sq m block and has a number of character features including timber ceilings, exposed brick and an open fireplace. The Veivers have lived a happy life in the home and made many memories they won’t forget, including when Mr Veivers was elected to parliament for the first time. MORE NEWS: Luxury apartments selling fastcenter_img The pair, who lived in the Benowa house at 14 Evans Dr for 36 years, had decided to sell so they could downsize. “It’s lovely and it overlooks the park, it’s just that it’s a bit big,” Mr Veivers, a former Member for Southport, told the Bulletin.About 80 people, including 10 registered bidders, turned out to see the house go under the hammer yesterday. 14 Evans Drive, Benowa. 14 Evans Drive, Benowa. 14 Evans Drive, Benowa. It sold to a Gold Coast couple at 12.27pm, exactly 14 minutes after opening bids were called.“They (the sellers) didn’t muck around, they were here to sell it,” Mr Parker said.“The buyers were nice people who spoke really highly of the vendor.“The Veivers are happy, the buyers are happy and we would have a couple of unhappy underbidders who missed out.” 1 St Raphael Terrace, Sorrento sold for $1.2 million over the weekend.Other weekend sales included a beach house at 16 Surf St, Mermaid Beach.It was all about location when the house sold under the hammer for $1.706 million on Saturday to a Mermaid Beach resident. Luke Henderson and Cindy Katene of Professional John Henderson marketed the property. Sam Guo and Julia Kuo of Ray White Broadbeach also sold a Sorrento house at auction during the weekend. 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