Carla Tooma is a born and bred Gold Coaster, working as a full-time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au.
Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor and shares why she loves living on the Gold Coast with The Sunday-Mail.
Fashion blogger loves her Paddington home
Where do you live and why?
I live with my fiance in a beachside house in Miami.
We chose this home because we love the location — it’s close to the beach — and the house was in our budget and ticked all of our boxes.
What do you love about your home?
How close it is to the beach.
I also love the hardwood timber floors and the stunning gardens surrounding the pool that the previous owners put in.
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What would you change about your home?
The kitchen is the first thing I would like to change.
The size is fantastic, but the lemon coloured benchtops need to go.
What is the best thing about your suburb?
It’s centrally located and has all the amenities you could possibly need.
On the weekend, my fiance and I don’t use our cars, with cafes, restaurants, shops and the beach close by.
If money was no option, what would be your fantasy home and where?
I would have to say a penthouse in Upper Eastside, New York — Gossip Girl eat your heart out.
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What was the best piece of property advice you were given?
Do your research.
Go to as many open homes as you can — including ones that are above and below your price bracket.
It will help give you get a sense of the market, and will ensure you don’t buy above market.