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Proceeds of $2.7million Mermaid Beach home donated to RSPCA

Elderly woman’s final act of generosity as she leaves the RSPCA $2.7MILLION after leaving her house to charity

  • A Gold Coast home was sold for $2.7million
  • The proceeds were donated to the RSCPA 

As her dying wish, a woman left her beach-side home to the RSPCA – netting them an incredible $2.7million windfall. 

The deceased estate on 28 Arthur St, next to Mermaid Beach, was donated to the animal protection charity by its former owner, a woman who bought the home in 1983 for $79,950. 

Its sale was the main event for Ray White Burleigh Group’s Summer Auction Event last Saturday.

‘That’s a terrific result for the charity,’ Ray White Burleigh Group CEO Tiger Malan told

‘It actually sold for $450,000 above reserve – that’s 20 per cent above expectations.’

A home 200m from the Gold Coast’s Mermaid Beach was sold for $2.7million with the proceeds donated to the RSPCA (pictured, a map marking the home)

The home (above) was sold on Saturday as part of Ray White Burleigh Group's Summer Auction Event

Agents saying the house (above) would likely be demolished

The home (above) was sold on Saturday as part of Ray White Burleigh Group’s Summer Auction Event with agents saying the house would likely be demolished

Mr Malan said the house would most likely be knocked down with the 405sqm property’s biggest selling point being its 200m distance from the beach.

A total of $30million worth of property was sold off during the weekend auction with 26 lots up for grabs. 

More than 10 properties are still under negotiation. 

Mr Malan said the 300-strong auction turnout shows there’s still a strong market for coastal homes. 

‘The region is bucking the Australian trend of a real estate downturn, certainly when it comes to prestige property in those beachside locations,’ he said.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted RSPCA for comment. 


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