Wondering whether to buy property in Brisbane? The fact that the city was recently chosen to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games is just one reason it might be a wise move. Maybe you’re heading back home or considering your next expat adventure; or perhaps you’re an investor looking for current overseas hotspots. Among those is Brisbane, the capital of Australia’s “Sunshine State”, Queensland.
Here, RACHEL BRYCE from Joanna Boyd Buyers Advocate outlines why this city is attracting attention, and how you can get a foot in the door of the Brisbane property market.
Why Brisbane property is attractive for investors at the moment
The spotlight is now on Brisbane with the lead up to the city hosting the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. With exciting infrastructure projects underway to transform the city and a strong population forecast, Brisbane is not only going to be a dynamic place to live, but also a key market to invest in.
Aside from the beautiful climate, it’s a richly diverse place, with friendly people, a bustling arts and restaurant precinct, an abundance of outdoor activities and family-friendly venues, amazing beaches and natural beauty to explore.
Tell us about your approach as a buyer’s advocate. Who are some of your clients and how do you help them buy property in Brisbane?
Our specialists purchase property for an array of investors, owner occupiers, expats and international clients. Along with having strong personal and industry affiliations that allow us to present prestige homes to these clients before they’re listed on the open property market, we have a network of experts to guide them through every stage of a property acquisition, from search to settlement.
As a team, we take the time and emotion out of what might be an arduous process for you to source and secure a property. We provide a very high-touch and boutique personal service to ensure we can give you our full attention and support, going above and beyond from the start to the end of the property journey.
What are some of the specific services you offer?
We handle all of the property research, inspect short-listed property recommendations, carry out due diligence and undertake contract preparation and negotiation. This provides our buyers with an advantage and reassurance they are not over-paying in a highly competitive market and are meeting market value.
As local experts, we have a deep understanding of the diverse suburbs in Brisbane and what they offer in terms of lifestyle, community, best school catchments and amenities; this means we can prepare a smooth transition for clients, and also a happy start in their new home and surrounds.
Give us an overview of this burgeoning property market; also, what are some key Brisbane neighbourhoods?
Brisbane real estate price trends are expected to continue to attract strong demand for homes, particularly in lifestyle areas.
Based on my own personal research and investigation via various property research analysts, I have highlighted the following strong and stable suburbs that have shown both consistent historical growth and also have the right demographics to suggest future long-term growth. These city fringe suburbs are my specialty areas when buying property for my clients; typically we work within 15km of Brisbane’s CBD.
- New Farm/Teneriffe
- Wavell Heights
- Australia’s third-largest city, after Sydney and Melbourne
- Capital city of the Australian state of Queensland
- Population: Approximately 2.5 million
- Nicknames: Brissie, BrisVegas
- Close to: Surfers Paradise, the Gold Coast and Byron Bay (1-2 hours south); the Sunshine Coast and Noosa (1-2 hours north)
- Flying time from Singapore: Seven hours
What are you noticing more generally about buying property in Brisbane?
Due to the pandemic, we are living our lives in a different way, with many considering how we can adopt a new norm to have the ability to work, live and play all within 20 minutes of home.
Neighbourhood is now more important than ever. If you can leave your home and be within walking distance or a short car or bus ride from a great shopping strip, your favourite coffee shop, amenities and a great park, this is now a very attractive feature for purchasers.
These selected Brisbane suburbs are home to some of the most in-demand neighbourhoods; they are leafy, liveable suburbs – and they’re also places where I’ve raised my own family.
As prices continue to increase, so working with a local buyer’s advocate will get you ahead of other buyers to ensure you can secure your slice of Brisbane.
If you’re currently looking to buy a property in Brisbane or its surrounds, or you’re keen to find out about future opportunities, contact Joanna Boyd Buyers Advocate at +61 403 222 747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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