Corinda Buyers Guide – Read This Before You Buy!

Corinda Buyers Guide – Read This Before You Buy!

Are you looking to purchase a home or investment property in the sought after suburb of Corinda? We as Corinda Buyers Agents have made it easy for you by compiling everything we know into this Corinda Buyers Guide. This Article contains information about everything we know and what is important to know when choosing a place to live or to invest in.

 

Corinda

 

Geography:

 

Corinda is located approximately 14km from the Brisbane CBD towards the southwest. The area is vibrant and green. Corinda is located along the bank of the Brisbane River.  The neighbourhood is hilly & elevated with some streets achieving views of the CBD.  Corinda was first settled in the 1860s as a small farming community. Among the original settlers was the Francis family who in 1862 purchased 21 acres, which extended from the Brisbane River to Francis Lookout, a local heritage listed landmark on Dewar Terrace.

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corinda buyers agentTransport:

 

The number one most convenient transport option for locals is the Train line for access to the CBD.  This is popular for high school students to get to school especially if they attend Brisbane Boys College or other private schools on the North side of the river.  Many families live south of the river in Chelmer, Graceville, Sherwood & Corinda because of the convenience the public transport provides, and they are still able to achieve large homes on big blocks of land in quieter suburbs. To view the public transport options visit the Translink site HERE.

 

 

Education:

 

The State School options for Corinda include the highly desirable enrollment managed school Corinda State School & Sherwood State School. For high school, Corinda is in the catchment for Corinda State high School.

Most high-income earning families in the area choose to enroll their kids into private schools especially for the high school years.  Some private schools close by include Brisbane Boys College, Brigidine College, St Peters Lutheran College, St Aidans Anglican Girls School & Ambrose Treacy College.  When it comes to education, it is hard for us to tell you what the best school is in the Corinda Buyers Guide and this is because everyone’s preference if different when it comes to education.  Click HERE to search the school catchments on a particular property address. 

 

Amenities:

 

Corinda is a suburb that is yet to be established as its own in terms of providing entertainment amenities, aside from parks, cafes and the golf course.  It is, however, just a short drive or walk to the array of surrounding activities.

Honour Avenue is the destination for a lovely Sunday out with cafes, restaurants and beautiful tree lined streets.  You have easy access to Mount Cootha for a great hike or lunch with a view of Brisbane.  Retail shopping is best done at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre and for a fun family adventure you can visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary on the opposite of the river or head to Seventeen Mile Rocks riverside park which provides green space, large playground and a Waterpark for the kids. 

 

Green Space:

 

There are some great green spaces in and near Corinda.   Nearby you will find the Oxley Golf Complex, Dunlop Park, Ambiwerra Sports Groud & many more smaller parks around the residential areas. 

 

corinda buyers agentEmployment Hubs:

 

Corinda is very centralised in terms of proximity to a number of different employment hubs on the southside.  You can easily get to Ipswich, Annerley/Archerfield/Algester industrial zones and you are 14km from the CBD.  The train service not only extends to the CBD, but also in the other direction to Ipswich.

 

Typical Block Size & Property Type:

 

Corinda typically has a mix of pre and post war homes.  There is a small section of the suburb close to the train line and commercial hub that is zoned for medium density dwellings.  Because there is a mix of the pre and post war homes there is opportunity for those that love to build their dream home to a modern standard and also those that love to renovate and live in a character Queenslander.

Typical block sizes in Corinda are 600sqm or larger, there are also a large number of 800sqm blocks as well.  Most of the 800sqm blocks have character protected homes on them, so buyers need to consider this. As you move closer to the river, the blocks of land start to exceed 1,000sqm in size.

 

Demographics:

 

corinda buyers agentCorinda is an area with a higher than average level of wealth.  The weekly family income is at $2,517 (Qld avg. $1,661).  According to SQM research, the percentage of owner-occupiers is at 68.49% and 31.51% for renters.  What you want to see is a superior percentage of owner occupiers in any particular suburb compared to renters.  This shows the desirability of a suburb for owner occupiers which will help to drive capital growth due to desirability for the suburb over time.

Corinda is on the rise in terms of house prices.  It is the next suburb out from Sherwood.  In Sherwood, Graceville and Chelmer properties are very high in price and Corinda, at this stage is still more affordable.  Because of the affordability, the area is rapidly gentrifying and prices are rising due to the demand.

 

Most Desirable Area:

 

corinda buyers agentCorinda is generally a desirable suburb.  The best pockets are the locations that have high elevation away from flood and other impacts.  The pocket between the train line and the Brisbane River is very elevated with quiet streets and high quality large Queenslander homes on large blocks of land. You may be able to find some of the elevated sites have views to the city.  

 

Least Desirable Area:

 

The least desirable areas in Corinda are the low lying areas that are affected by flooding. As there is a cliff along the Brisbane river side of Corinda, this section is not impacted by flooding due to its elevation.  On the other hand, the creek located on the opposite side of Corinda is low lying and the surrounding properties to the creek are subject to flooding.

Also, properties that are within very close proximity to the train line and main road are less desirable because they have noise impact.  However these are otherwise desirable areas, so if you are looking to get into a good pocket within Corinda, a compromise of being closer to the train line may present property opportunities within a lower budget. 

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Median Price Values:

 

Median Price values in Corinda are $861,500 with the upper quartile price at $1,027,500 and the lower quartile price sitting at $622,500.

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The capital growth rate for Corinda over the last 5 years has been 26.9%.

I hope the information in this Corinda Buyers Guide has been helpful on your quest to buy your next property in this location. If you need further help from and Corinda Buyers Agent to secure a property in this location we can help!  Please reach out by booking a discovery call through the link below. To read other posts like this Corinda Buyers Guide click HERE.

 

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Keperra Buyers Guide – A Useful Guide Before You Buy

Keperra Buyers Guide – A Useful Guide Before You Buy

Keperra

 

Are you looking to purchase a home or an investment property in Keperra?  How do you determine if this is the right suburb for you?  As your Keperra Buyers Agent we have made it easy for you by compiling information about the suburb that is important to know when considering this suburb for your home or investment purchase.

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Geography

 

 

Keperra BrisbaneKeperra is located approximately 9km north-west from the Brisbane CBD.  The area has 17 parks covering nearly 18.2% of total area and is quiet with a friendly vibe. 

The name Keperra comes from a Yuggera words kipper/kippa indicating a young man.

Two bora rings used to be located within the suburb, one near the corner of Samford Road and Keperra Street (now under housing) and one which disappeared with the construction of the Keperra Country Club.

It is thought that the name derives from the initiation ceremonies of young men performed at the bora rings.

 

Kedron Brook provides the northern suburb boundary therefore it meanders along the creek way with a walkway and bikeway.  This Kedron Brook bikeway means that you can ride from Keperra all the way to Nundah with limited road crossings.   The southern section of Keperra is mainly bushland reserve.

There are many post-war houses that are either being renovated or removed and new homes being built in their place by young families.  There are still many older people living in the area in their own homes or in the retirement village on Samford Road.

There are good schools and quite a few diverse parks in the area. The most desirable pockets to buy property are in quiet, streets with close proximity to parks and away from the train line noise.

       

 

Transport

keperra buyers agentKeperra has two train stations – Keperra railway station and Grovely railway station providing easy access along the Ferny Grove and Beenleigh rail lines.

Two bus routes service Keperra.  Route 362 runs between The Gap and Brookside Shopping Centre with stops at Great Western Shopping CentreKeperra railway stationGrovely railway station and Mitchelton railway station.  Route 398 is between Mitchelton railway station and Ferny Grove railway station, with stops within Keperra.

Translink website here.

 

Education

 

There are a couple of early childhood and kindergarten options directly in Keperra:

Of course there are other options in neighbouring suburbs if you can’t get an enrolment at these facilities. You can search for them here

The local state primary schools for Keperra, depending on where you are located in the suburb, are Grovely State School , Ferny Grove State School and Mitchelton State School. If you’re looking for a private primary school there is St Williams Grovely School, and St Andrew’s Catholic School in Ferny Grove.

State High Schools for Keperra are Mitchelton State School and Ferny Grove State High School.

It’s always important to check the catchment for a particular address if you’re focused on your child/children attending a particular school. You can search for the school catchment by address here

Some of the private secondary schools that are in the area are:

How to find the best Brisbane School Catchments

For more school you can search the Good School Guide here.

For more in-depth information about school zones read our blog How to Find the Best School Catchment Zone in Brisbane.

 

 

 

Amenities

 

Keperra Buyers AgentThe main shopping precinct for Keperra is The Great Western Super Centre. As well as Woolworths and Aldi, the centre has a wide variety of retail stores and essentials such as a medical centre, pharmacy, newsagency and petrol stations. Also located here are cafes and restaurants. For a list of amenities here click on the link to the directory. For reviews of some of the cafes have a look at mustdobrisbane.com

There is also a Bunnings Store nearby The Great Western Super Centre.

Arana Leagues Club is on Dawson Parade with a restaurant, sporting events and a takeaway menu. Click here for their website.

 

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Keperra Country Golf Club was established in 1931 and provides three golf courses with a total of 27 holes and variety of difficulty. There is also a restaurant and function room that caters for conferences and parties such as weddings.You can find more information and pricing on their website here

 

Other amenities include a couple of different Tyre and Auto Services – Bridgestone and Bob Jane T-Mart and other smaller retail stores. Very close by is Brookside Shopping Centre for larger stores and also The Gap Village. 

 

Green Space

Most notably in Keperra is the 150 hectare Keperra Bush Reserve. There are walking tracks including a paved track to the summit which is approximately 2.5km return, with a scenic lookout at the top. keperra buyers agent

The reserve supports remnant, native vegetation and significant habitat for numerous native species, including koalas.

 

 

 

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Keperra parks include Duggan Street Park which includes the Keperra Dog Park, Heiner Park with an excellent playground and flat grounds to play cricket or run and fly a kite.

The Ferny Grove Aqua Park at the Keperra Picnic Grounds is very popular with families in warmer weather. Parking can be a bit tricky so keep this in mind if you have to drive to get there.

For a full list of Keperra Parks and their amenities click on the link to the Brisbane City Council website here

Part of the green space in Keperra is also the golf club as detailed above in Amenities.

Just over the hill in The Gap, you have access to Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre and the Enoggera Reservoir which has a walking track, swimming and kayak/paddle-board hire available.

 

 

 

Employment Hubs

 

Locals living in Keperra either work in the local retail areas and schools, commute to the CBD or to various employment hubs in neighbouring suburbs. 

The most direct driving route from Keperra to the Airport is 17.4kms. There is also the convenience of using the train and connecting with the Airtrain.

 

Typical Property Style

 

Keperra typically has post-war weatherboard homes on larger blocks in the older part of the suburb (around the Grovely and Keperra train stations). In the newer residential areas there are brick homes built in the 70s, 80s and 90s.

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Due to its affordability Keperra is increasingly popular for young professionals and families due to its proximity to parks, other suburban hubs and the CBD.  There are no properties with a traditional character overlay.  Therefore, there are many houses being renovated or removed, with larger blocks being split into two blocks, and new modern houses being built.  Gentrification is ripe in this suburb.

There is also an approved development application for the Keperra Quarry site to be transformed from an eyesore into a mixed residential and recreational area.  Below is a link to a video detailing the area and artistic impressions of the proposed development.

 


Demographics

 

Keperra is an area of increasing wealth with the weekly family income as at September 2020 at $2,051 (Queensland avg. $1,661).  According to SQM research, the percentage of owner-occupiers is at 73.69% and 26.31% for renters.

 

The top 3 life stages for people living in Keperra are:

 

Older couples and families – 17.2% (Families, Couples, Extended Families and Single Parents aged 55-64); 

Established Couples and Families – 15.7% (Families, Couples, Extended Families and Single Parents aged 45-54); and

Elderly Singles – 14.3% (Singles and Homesharers 65 and over).

 

Most Desirable Area

 

The most desirable areas in Keperra are in quiet streets with views to the mountains and close to a park. It is also sought after to be in walking distance to the train station but far enough away not to be impacted by the railway noise. 

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Least Desirable Area

 

The least desirable areas in Keperra are on the main roads and next to the train line due to the noise. The map below shows the areas effected by road and train noise.

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Due to the proximity to the bush there are also many areas that are at risk of bushfire. There can also be flooding from Kedron Brook.

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Median Price Values

 

The median price value for houses in Keperra as at September 2020 is $560,000 with the upper quartile price at $611,250 and the lower quartile price sitting at $520,000. 

The median price value for units is $453,750 with the upper quartile price at $482,250 and the lower quartile price sitting at $433,750.

 

Suburb Growth

 

The capital growth rate for Keperra over the last 5 years to September 2020 has been 24.9% for houses and 4.3% for units.

The rental property vacancy rate according to SQM research at August 2020 was 1.1%

You can ask questions of local residents on the Keperra Community Facebook Group.

 

I hope this information has been helpful on your quest to buy your next property in Keperra.  If you need further help to secure a property in this location we can help, please reach out by booking a discovery call through the link below to your Keperra Buyers Agents.

 

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Ascot Buyers Guide – Read This Before You Buy

Ascot Buyers Guide – Read This Before You Buy

Are you looking to purchase a home or an investment property in the sought after suburb of Ascot?  We as Ascot Buyers Agents have made it easy for you by compiling everything you need to know into this Ascot Buyers Guide.  This article will share with you what is important to know when choosing a place to live or to invest in the Brisbane suburb of Ascot.

Ascot

 

Geography:

 

Ascot is located approximately 7km from the Brisbane CBD towards the northeast of the city center.  The area is known for its established tree lined streets and large character Queensland homes.  There are desirable pockets within ascot that are elevated to take in the Brisbane River and city views.

There are a number of landmarks established in Ascot.  One family built 14 Sutherland Avenue in Ascot in c1886, which has since been preserved and refurbished.  This property last sold in March 2020 for $13,150,000.  Ascot is now home to high wealth families in Brisbane.  It is considered a premium suburb.

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Transport:

 

Due to the popularity of the horse races, a railway line was extended all the way to Ascot. The train line runs alongside the racecourse and gives locals easy public transport options to the Brisbane CBD.  Ascot is also very close to the airport and Gateway motorway making interstate travel and overseas travel convenient, as well as car trips to the Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast.  There is also access to Bus services throughout the suburb and the closest Ferry terminal is located 1km away at Bretts Wharf Ferry terminal.

Check out Translink which will give you more information on the ferry, trains and buses available throughout Ascot HERE.

 

Education:

 

The State School options for Ascot include the highly desirable enrollment managed school Ascot State School and the high schools Aviation High & Clayfield College.  Most families in the area choose to enroll their children into private schools for the high school years.  Some private schools close by include, St Agatha’s Primary School, St Rita’s College, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School and Nudgee College.  When it comes to education it is hard for us to tell you what the best school is in the Hamilton Buyers Guide and this is because everyone preference if different when it comes to education.  A previous blog post of ours on finding the best Brisbane school catchment might be useful in this instance.

 

Amenities:

 

Racecourse Road provides a long strip of restaurants and specialty stores as well as a Coles supermarket for all of your essential needs. There are various locations within Ascot for good coffee as well as many boutique retail stores.

 

 

Ascot Buyers GuideGreen Space:

 

Both Ascot Park and Oriel Park are very popular green spaces in this area.  They provide tranquil grass areas and play sets for children.  You will find these parks to be quite busy on weekends, great for meeting the locals while tiring the kids out at the same time.

 

Employment Hubs:

 

The majority of locals living in Ascot would commute to the CBD for work.  Kingsford Smith Drive has just had a recent upgrade to help commuters access the CBD easily.  Ascot is also 8km to the Airport for those locals that travel interstate for work.

 

Typical Block Size & House type:

 

Ascot is a suburb where you will find large family homes on larger than normal sized blocks of land.  Whilst there are some smaller blocks of land in the area,  the majority homes in this suburb are typically on a block size greater that 600sqm.  Because Ascot it is a highly desirable area, some infill housing is becoming more popular on 400sqm blocks, which makes the homes more affordable for families wanting to get into the area.

In Ascot the majority of properties are character Queenslander homes. Queenslanders in Brisbane are protected from demolition so most families in the area add modern extensions on the back or reinvigorate the true character of the traditional features through a renovation.  Due to the larger blocks of land in this suburb, the homes in Ascot typically look very grand and have very strong street appeal with tree lined street and family vibes.

 

Demographics:

 

Ascot is an area with high wealth.  The weekly family income is at $2,895 (Qld avg. = $1,661).  According to SQM research, the percentage of owner-occupiers is at 50.88% and 49.12% for renters.  The postcode for Ascot also captures Hamilton, which is an area with high-density unit complexes so take the numbers with a grain of salt as most of the properties in Ascot are houses that are dominated by owner occupiers.

 

Most Desirable Area:

 

There are many highly desirable pockets in Ascot to consider.  The pockets surrounding Oriel Park are quiet, tree lined streets and family orientated.  Staying away from the main cut through roads is preferable for quiet enjoyment of this location.  The properties in and around Ascot State School are also highly desirable for families.

Ascot Buyers GuideCheck out a list of Ascot’s grandest estates:

  • 14 Sutherland Avenue, Ascot – Sold in 2020 for $13,000,000
  • 10 Morgan Street, Ascot –  This property has been on market for over 4 years
  • 128 Crosby road, Ascot – Sold in 2017 for $8,800,000
  • 15 Towers Street, Ascot – sold 2020. Price expectations were $8,800,000 the final price was undisclosed
  • 1 Palm Ave, Ascot – Sold in 2015 for $6,000,000

Least Desirable Area:

 

Because Ascot is an elevated area, the entire suburb is flood free from both Brisbane river flooding and Creek flooding. There are pockets that have overland flow which buyers need to be aware of.  The least desirable area in Ascot is the pocket to the East of Nudgee Road.  This area is further away from parks, shops and is in the plane noise overlay for being closer to the airport.  Check out HERE to see if the plane noise overlay affects a specific address you may be considering in Ascot.

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Median Price Values:

 

Median Price values in Ascot as at September 2020 are $1,450,000 with the upper quartile price at $2,100,000 and the lower quartile price sitting at $1,065,000.

 

Ascot Buyers GuideSuburb Growth:

 

The capital growth rate for Ascot over the last 5 years has been 4.6% per year.

I hope the information in this Ascot Buyers Guide has been helpful on your quest to buy your next property in Ascot.  If you need further help from an Ascot Buyers Agent to secure a property in this location we can help.  Please reach out by booking a discovery call through the link below. Please also click HERE if you are interested in finding out about other suburbs in Brisbane.  

 

 

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Morningside Buyers Guide – A useful Guide Before You Buy

Morningside Buyers Guide – A useful Guide Before You Buy

Morningside

 

Are you looking to purchase a home or investment property in Morningside? How do you determine if this is the right suburb for you? As Morningside Buyers Agents we have made it easy for you by compiling information about the suburb that is important to know when considering this suburb for your home or investment purchase.

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Geography

 

Buyers agent MorningsideMorningside is located approximately 5km east of the Brisbane CBD. The area is attractive for professional couples and families with its proximity to the city and mix of residential housing, commercial and parkland property. The area has a relaxed village atmosphere and plenty of retail areas particularly along Wynnum Road which runs through the suburb.  

There are many post-war houses that are either being renovated or removed and new executive homes being built in their place by young professionals and families moving into the area.  There are also quite a few apartments and townhouses in Morningside that popular with the younger professionals.

There are good schools and quite a few diverse parks in the area. The most desirable pockets to buy property are in quiet, elevated streets with an outlook.

Morningside has three heritage-listed sites:

        

There is also the Balmoral Cemetery which was opened in 1875 at the corner of Wynnum and Bennetts Road. It sits up high on the hill overlooking the area. It’s no longer an active cemetery but has a large number of historic graves dating back to its opening in 1875.

 

 

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Transport

 

Morningside has it’s own train station which connects to the Cleveland Railway line – Morningside station – making it easy for commuters to get into the city and out to the airport. 

The suburb also benefits from its close proximity to the city and the M1 for access to the Gateway Motorway.  You can have a look at the bus routes on the Translink website.

 

 

Education

 

There are a few early childhood and kindergarten options in Morningside:

 

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The local primary schools for Morningside are Morningside State School and for the eastern part of the suburb, Cannon Hill State School. It’s alway important to check the catchment for a particular address if you’re focussed on your child/children attending a particular school.

 

 

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You can search for the school catchment by address here and read more in-depth about these zones in our blog How to Find the Best School Catchment Zone in Brisbane.

 

 

Balmoral State High School is the closest local state school.   There are also various private schools such as Cannon Hill Anglican College, St Oliver Plunkett School and St Peter and Paul’s School.  You can search for other schools at the Good Schools Guide website here.

 

 

Amenities

 

Morningside has plenty of cafes, restaurants and retail areas at various locations, particularly on the main roads. For reviews of some of the cafes have a look at mustdobrisbane.com.

On Junction Road there is Morningside Central Shopping Centre and Morningside Plaza both with the big grocery shops plus a range of smaller stores, hairdressers and medical practices.

Buyers agent MorningsideThe Colmslie Hotel is also located in Morningside and is not only a local pub and hotel but also hosts functions, conferences and meetings.

 

 

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Other amenities include the Morningside Tennis Centre,  the Colmslie Aquatic Centre, and State Hockey Centre (both the aquatic centre and hockey centre are located in the Colmslie Reserve – see below).

Green Space

 

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Colmslie Reserve

Morningside is a suburb with up to 15 different parks and playgrounds of varying sizes.  The largest of these is the Colmslie Recreation Reserve.  Colmslie Reserve is located at the end of Col Gardner Drive – off Lytton Road. The park is has amenities such as barbecues, picnic areas, playgrounds, a boating and fishing precinct complete with boat ramp and fishing platform as well as a dog off-leash area and sandy beach.

 

 

Morningside Buyers AgentBalmoral Park on Wynnum Road is the next biggest at 11.85 hectares. It is adjacent to the historic Balmoral Cemetery and as well as having playground and picnic facilities, it also houses the African House used as a base for the Queensland African Communities Council and available for hire for functions by the general community. This is only a 600 metre walk from the Morningside train station.

You can find more information about the parks in Morningside on the BrisParks website and the Brisbane City Council website here.

 

Located on York Street on 4000m2 the Beelarong Community Farm is committed to sustainable, organic community farming. Their Mission is:

To encourage, educate, share and nurture interest in sustainable living by creating a vibrant community farm within an urban environment.

You can become a member, rent an allotment to grow your own food, volunteer or participate in workshops when available. Click here for their website for more information.

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Employment Hubs

 

Locals living in Morningside either work in the local retail areas and schools, commute to the CBD or to various employment hubs in neighbouring suburbs such as Bulimba.

Morningside is 22.6km to the Airport via the Airport Link.  

 

Typical Property Style

 

Morningside typically has Queenslanders and post-war weatherboard homes on larger blocks as well as many units and townhouses. Morningside has more affordable opportunities to buy into the area compared with its high-end neighbouring suburbs of Hawthorne, Balmoral and Bulimba. There are very few properties with a traditional character overlay. As the post-war homes are ripe for a big renovation or demolition there are also new homes on 405m2 blocks being built in the suburb as it becomes increasingly popular for young professionals and families due to its proximity to the city and Bulimba. 

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Demographics

 

Morningside is a wealthy area with the weekly family income as at August 2020 at $2,713 (Queensland avg. $1,661). According to SQM research, the percentage of owner-occupiers is at 58.41% and 41.49% for renters.

 

The top 3 life stages for people living in Morningside are:

 

Independent Youth – 25.4% (Couples, Singles and Homesharers under 35); 

Maturing and Established Independence – 18.4% (Singles and Homesharers aged 35-54); and

Maturing couples and families – 11.6% (Families, Couples, Extended Families and Single Parents aged 35-44).

 

Most Desirable Area

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The most desirable areas in Morningside are elevated in quiet streets with city views or an outlook over the area to the Gateway Bridge. Being close to parks is also attractive for families. Some of the elevated streets or close to a park in Morningside include Horsington Street, Pinedale Street, parts of Britannia Avenue, Julian Street, Simpson Street, Richmond Road and Elwell Street. (Please note, this is not a conclusive list.)

 

Least Desirable Area

 

The least desirable areas in Morningside are on the main roads and next to the train line due to the noise. The map below shows the areas effected by road and train noise.

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You should also be aware that Morningside does have regular flights passing overhead. The suburb itself is just outside of the airport noise overlay. You can read more in depth information on the impacts of flight path noise on property in our blog here.

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Due to the proximity to the Brisbane River there are also many areas that are at risk of flooding. Always check the flood risk for a property before purchasing as this can effect your ability to gain insurance cover. Flooding can be rare events but as we’ve seen in recent years it can be very damaging.

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If you want to know more about doing your due diligence on a property then watch our short video below.

 

 

Median Price Values

 

The median price value for houses in Morningside as at August 2020 is $837,500 with the upper quartile price at $1,030,000 and the lower quartile price sitting at $681,187. 

The median price value for units is $469,000 with the upper quartile price at $551,875 and the lower quartile price sitting at $398,125.

 

Suburb Growth

 

The capital growth rate for Morningside over the last 5 years to August 2020 has been 20% for houses and -6.8% for units.

The rental property vacancy rate according to SQM research at July 2020 was 2.1%

You can find out up to date news for the area and local interest stories at Morningside News here

There is also the Morningside/Cannon Hill/Norman Park/Seven Hills Community Facebook Group where you can find out current information on the areas and ask questions of residents. 

 

I hope this information has been helpful on your quest to buy your next property in Morningside.  If you need further help to secure a property in this location we can help, please reach out by booking a discovery call through the link below to your Morningside Buyers Agents.

 

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Holland Park Buyers Guide – Read this Before You Buy

Holland Park Buyers Guide – Read this Before You Buy

Holland Park

 

Are you looking to purchase a home or investment property in Holland Park? How do you determine if this is the right suburb for you? As Holland Park Buyers Agents we have made it easy for you by compiling information about the suburb that is important to know when considering this suburb for your home or investment purchase.

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Geography

 

Holland Park is located approximately 6km south-east from the Brisbane CBD. The area is hilly, with mostly residential housing and some commercial areas along Logan Road.  It has many post-war houses but these are starting to be removed and new executive homes are being built in their place by young professionals and families moving into the area.  There are quite a few properties in Holland Park that also have city views.

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There are good schools and quite a few diverse parks in the area. The most desirable pockets to buy property are in quiet, elevated streets with views.

 

A historic landmark in Holland Park is the Mount Thompson Crematorium which is the oldest crematorium in Queensland. It is located on Nursery Road and includes the heritage listed West Chapel. You can read more about this history here.

 

 

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West Chapel

 

 

Transport

 

Holland Park benefits from its close proximity to the South East Busway.  Being so close to the city means that getting a bus into the CBD only takes 15 minutes from the Holland Park West station.  You can have a look at the bus routes on the Translink website.

The closest train station is in the neighbouring suburb of Coorparoo.  Google maps – Holland Park to Coorparoo Station.

 

Education

 

Holland Park Buyers AgentsEducation starts with the kindergarten options of C&K Mott Park Kindergarten and Holland Park Kindergarten which are located side by side on Logan Road right next to CB Mott Park.

 

 

 

The Primary School options for Holland Park include the popular Holland Park State School, Marshall Road State School, Seville Road State School and St Joachim’s School

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For high school the local Cavendish Road State High School is achieving excellent results and is very well regarded.  There is also Holland Park State High School depending on your location in the suburb to be in catchment.  You can have a look at their results in regards to Year 12 results and compare with other schools at the Better Education website here.

You can search for the school catchment by address here and read more in-depth about these zones in our blog How to Find the Best School Catchment Zone in Brisbane.

You can also find more information about each school at The Good Schools Guide.

 

Amenities

 

Holland Park BrisbaneHolland Park retail zones on Logan Road, Seville Road and Holland Road provide coffee shops, hair salons and small retail stores for the locals.  Conveniently, Holland Park sits between Carindale and Garden City shopping centres for bigger retail stores.  Other amenities close by include the Holland Park Bowls Club, Holland Park General Practice and the Holland Park Library.

Just outside of Holland Park you also have a variety of cafes, retail, groceries and restaurants at Camp Hill Marketplace, Martha Street in Camp Hill and Stones Corner.

For child care options you can have a look at the Brisbane Mums Group post on Holland Park here.

 

Green Space

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Holland Park is an area known to be a green leafy suburb.  It has up to 15 different parks and playgrounds for the community.  The largest of these is CB Mott Park located on Abbotsleigh Street and Logan Roads.  Another popular bigger park is Glindemann Park just off Logan Road. You can find more information about the parks on the Brisbane City Council website.

As with most family friendly suburbs the parks are quite busy on weekends and afternoons.  Some parks are used for organised weekend sport as well. 

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Whites Hill Reserve is partly located in Holland Park and there are opportunities for bushwalking available directly from the north-eastern border of the suburb. There is also a bike path through part of the reserve and mountain biking opportunities.

Toohey Forest Park, the largest area of remnant bushland in Brisbane, is also very close by with picnic areas, walking tracks, mountain biking trails and even bouldering opportunities for the adventurous.

 

 

 

Employment Hubs

 

Locals living in Holland Park either commute to the CBD, the Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University or to various employment hubs in neighbouring suburbs.

Holland Park is 22.6km to the Airport via the Airport Link.  

 

Typical Property Style

 

Holland Park typically has Queenslanders and post-war homes on larger blocks. As these post-war homes are ripe for a big renovation or demolition there are also many new executive homes in the suburb as it becomes increasingly popular for young professionals and families.

 

There are some smaller developments of townhouses and apartments which are mainly located on the busier roads in the area.

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Demographics

 

Holland Park is a wealthy area with the weekly family income at $2,600 (Queensland avg. $1,661). According to SQM research, the percentage of owner-occupiers is at 70% and 30% for renters.

 

The top 3 life stages for people living in Holland Park are:

 

Established couples or families 20.2%; 

Older couples and families 18.7% and;

Maturing couples and families 15.6%.

 

Most Desirable Area

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The most desirable areas in Holland Park are elevated in quiet streets with an outlook over the area and/or city views. Some of the streets with city views are: Mulsanne Street; Oxley Drive; parts of Abbotsleigh Street; Percival Terrace; and Beryl Crescent. 

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For families it is also desirable to be within walking distance to a park with a playground. 

 

Least Desirable Area

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The least desirable areas in Holland Park are on the main roads. There are very few properties affected by flood and only those properties near Whites Hill Reserve need to be aware of the bushfire risk as shown in this snippet.

 

 

 

Median Price Values

 

The median price value for houses in Holland Park as at August 2020 is $775,000 with the upper quartile price at $950,000 and the lower quartile price sitting at $658,000.  If you’re looking to buy one of the new executive homes, then expect to pay well over $1 million.

The median price value for units is $344,500 with the upper quartile price at $401,875 and the lower quartile price sitting at $302,000.

 

Suburb Growth

 

The compound growth rate for Holland Park over the last 5 years to August 2020 has been 5.9% for houses and 4.9% for units.

The rental property vacancy rate according to SQM research at July 2020 was 1.3%

You can find out up to date news for the area and local interest stories at Holland Park News here

There is also the Holland Park Community Facebook Group that you can request to join to ask questions and make connections with locals.

 

I hope this information has been helpful on your quest to buy your next property in Holland Park.  If you need further help to secure a property in this location we can help, please reach out by booking a discovery call through the link below to your Holland Park Buyers Agents.

 

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Bardon Buyers Guide – What You Need to know Before You Buy

Bardon Buyers Guide – What You Need to know Before You Buy

BARDON

 

Are you looking to purchase a home or investment property in Bardon?  How do you determine if this is the right suburb for you?  As Bardon Buyers Agents we have made it easy, by compiling information about Bardon that is important to know when considering this suburb for your home or investment purchase.

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Geography

 

Bardon is located approximately 5km north-west from the Brisbane CBD.  The area is known for its tree-lined streets and community feel.  Being nestled into the foothills of eastern side Mt Coot-tha, the opportunities for nature-based activities are outstanding.  There are also many parks with playgrounds, sporting fields and nature reserves in the area.  Bardon has multiple desirable pockets that are quiet and elevated to take in the surrounding bush and city views.

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A couple of heritage listed landmarks are in Bardon such as Bardon House at 41 The Drive, Ithaca Creek State School and although not heritage listed there is also the historic Fairy House on MacGregor Terrace which you can now stay in through Airbnb.

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Bardon House

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Fairy House

 

 

Transport

 

Buses provide the main public transport options in Bardon. It’s a scenic ride through Paddington to the city and doesn’t take long even in peak hour. For timetables have a look at the Translink website here.

The closest train stations are Toowong or Auchenflower. Bike riding is a popular way to travel as well being so close to access the riverside walkway and bike path from Toowong. 

 

Education

 

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The education options for Bardon residents begin with Bardon Community Kindy which has been operating for over 70 years.

Primary School options for Bardon include the popular Bardon State School, Rainworth State School, Ithaca Creek State School and St Joseph’s Catholic School.

For high school a lot of families in the area choose to enrol their kids into private schools or send them to the high achieving The Gap State High School.

If you’re unsure about finding the school catchment zones in Brisbane read our blog for in depth information here.

 

Amenities

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There are multiple locations within Bardon for coffee shops, hair salons and small retail stores. For the various cafes have a look at Must Do Brisbane’s website here or at Zomato.

Stuartholme Road and McGregor Terrace as well as the West Ashgrove complex provide convenience stores for locals as well as restaurants and cafes.

Green Space

 

You are spoilt for choice of green space in Bardon!  There are a lot of parks and playgrounds for the community.  You will find these parks to be quite busy on weekends and afternoons after school.  Some parks are used for organised weekend sport and others for general play on the playgrounds.  These parks are very popular for locals to meet up and socialise and for group and personal exercise groups.  Although the community feel is strong they are also welcoming to newcomers in the area. Some of the smaller parks are detailed in this Bardon News story.

Another green space is the Bardon Bowls Club. Children can play on one of the greens while parents socialise outside. 

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Much of Bardon has very close access to the bush with many opportunities for walking and mountain biking. As well as access to Mt Coot-tha Reserve picnic areas and the multitude of trails including to the summit to the lookout over Brisbane, there is the Bushland Park, the smaller Bardon Esplanade Park which follows along Ithaca Creek from Simpsons Road to Bowman Parade and also Bardon Scenic Reserve. The Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens are also very close with it’s wide range of attractions.

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Employment Hubs

 

Locals living in Bardon either commute to the CBD, the University of Queensland or to various employment hubs in neighbouring suburbs.  Bardon is approximately 18km to the Airport for those locals that travel interstate for work.

 

Typical Property Style

 

Bardon has a wide range of styles of homes. You will find large family homes on large blocks of land, older pre-war character homes ripe for renovation and old post-war homes ready for a big renovation or demolition. There are many new executive homes in the suburb – quite often on a block that has been split from the original large size to a 400m2-560m2 lot size.

There are some smaller developments of townhouses coming to the area to add to the existing apartments and townhouses but these are mainly located on busier roads.

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Demographics

 

Bardon is an area with high wealth with the weekly family income at $3,500 (more than half of the Queensland average of $1,661!).  According to SQM research, the percentage of owner-occupiers is at 75.23% and 24.77% for renters.

The top 3 life stages for people living in Bardon are:

  • Established couples or families 20.2%; 
  • Older couples and families 18.7% and;
  • Maturing couples and families 15.6%.

A lot of families with young children move into the area and bring up their children there until adulthood.

 

 

Most Desirable Area

 

There are many highly desirable pockets in Bardon to consider including the elevated positions backing onto the bush reserve, the streets behind Rainworth State School, the avenues off Stuartholme Road and the streets surrounding Jubilee Park which are quiet, tree-lined and family orientated.

Staying away from the main roads and the low areas prone to flooding is the best way to buy well in Bardon but due to the higher prices compromising on road noise can be a way to get into the area.  Even the streets prone to flooding close to Ithaca Creek such as Bardon Esplanade, Barnett Road and Bowman Parade are still highly desirable and achieve high sales prices. 

Least Desirable Area

 

As Bardon is close to bushland and Ithaca Creek there are a few areas that you need to be aware of in regards to bushfire risks and flooding.  The least desirable parts of Bardon are those on main roads such as Jubilee Terrace and MacGregor Terrace.

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Median Price Values

 

The median price value for houses in Bardon as at August 2020 is $1,031,000 with the upper quartile price at $1,350,000 and the lower quartile price sitting at $837,000.  If you’re looking for a home on a large block and not in need of renovation then be prepared to spend at least in the high $1 million range.

The median price value for units is $712,500.

 

Suburb Growth

 

The compound growth rate for Bardon over the last 5 years to August 2020 has been 5.9% for houses and 4.9% for units.

You can find out up to date news for the area and local interest stories at Bardon News here. The Bardon Community Facebook group for asking questions can be accessed here.

 

I hope this information has been helpful on your quest to buy your next property in Bardon. You can listen to a more in depth review of Bardon on the Brisbane Property Podcast “Insider Secrets” series here.

If you need further help to secure a property in this location we can help, please reach out by booking a discovery call through the link below to your Bardon Buyers Agents.

 

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