Where to buy: First home buyers hot spots

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For first home buyers looking to take their first leap onto the property ladder, the prospect can be a daunting one.

But Brisbane, and southeast Queensland in general, is the nation’s first home buyers hotspot for good reason.

Offering opportunities across all price brackets, the region remains affordable compared to its southern capital counterparts, and boasts an enviable lifestyle.

There are plenty of options for those buyers keen to make the most of the $15,000 First Home Owners Grant, which applies only to new builds, but also plenty of opportunities for those buyers keen to snap up an established dwelling in their desired suburb.

Here the experts share their tips on where first home buyers should be looking now.

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MEET THE EXPERTS

Place CEO Damian Hackett

Place CEO Damian Hackett

Ray White Queensland CEO Tony Warland

Ray White Queensland CEO Tony Warland.

LJ Hooker Qld Director Steve Mutton

Steve Mutton LJ Hooker State Director

Qld Sotheby’s CEO Paul Arthur

Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty CEO Paul Arthur

McGrath Qld Manager Justin Marsden

McGrath Qld manager Justin Marsden

Belle Property head of Queensland Jon Iceton

Belle Property head of Queensland Jon Iceton

MONDAY: Where to buy? The million-dollar quest

TUESDAY: Where to buy: Bargains in the ‘burbs

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BRISBANE NORTH



Geebung — On the cusp of thriving suburbs, like Chermside and Aspley, Geebung has easy access to Westfield Chermside, nice local parks and airport convenience. DH

North Lakes — First home buyers love North Lakes. This suburb has it all. It is perfect for new home buyers and/or investors and is in one of Queensland’s fastest growth corridors. TW

This house at 7 Langer Circuit at North Lakes is on the market for $489,000

Morayfield — Morayfield offers great affordability and infrastructure. Morayfield Shopping Centre houses a suite of national brands while its proximity to the Bruce Highway opens up a large catchment of employment opportunities from Brisbane Airport to Caloundra. SM

Carseldine — Just 15km from CBD, Carseldine has great schools, parks and recreation areas, rail and motorways access. Carseldine keeps getting better with the further expansion of the Chermside Westfield shopping centre only minutes from your doorstep. JI

North Lakes — North Lakes has many and plentiful land and house packages, great amenities, schools, and infrastructure PA

Westfield North Lakes

BRISBANE SOUTH


Acacia Ridge — Just 15km from the CBD, this pocket is quickly evolving. It has great public transport, schools, is close to Garden City shopping centre and offers reasonable house prices. DH

Logan — Logan City is one of the most affordable opportunities for a first homebuyer in Queensland when looking to live near the large amenities and services. TW

Browns Plains — The $500 million Logan Enhancement Project has brought Browns Plains closer to the CBD and airport. Homeowners have been holding on for the completion of the road upgrade, with less than 7 per cent of houses making it to the market in the last 12 months. SM

Parkinson — Just 18km from CBD, excellent opportunities exist here to buy a good house on a smaller block in this very strong growth corridor. JI

BRISBANE EAST

Murarrie — A suburb where homes are undergoing a lot of renovations, Murrarie is seeing an increasing number of new cafes and lifestyle opportunities and it is only minutes away from premium suburbs like Bulimba. DH

Alexandra Hills — Alexandra Hills is popular with first time buyers and sought-after for its bayside living because of its affordability and value. TW

Capalaba — Boasting loads of shopping and ‘big box’ retail and ‘homemaker’ centres, Capalaba is located at the entry point to the Redlands and offers a host of employment and lifestyle opportunities within easy proximity of the city and bayside. SM

Wynnum — Just 14km from CBD and situated next to the bay, Wynnum is only minutes from bustling Manly. Great value can still be found in this modern progressive suburb. JI

Wynnum

BRISBANE WEST


Darra — Very affordable homes with high rental yields. DH

Ipswich — The Ipswich region is my pick of the regions for first home buyers as it’s a big city where you can buy big classic Queenslanders and new homes for under $500,000. It has great schools, a good lifestyle and the new Costco is a real drawcard, plus it’s an easy commute to the Brisbane CBD. TW

Aerial image of Ipswich

Ipswich — There’s plenty of investment in the Ipswich area, led by the redevelopment of the mall in town. Ipswich has transformed in recent years with craft breweries, cafes and galleries. It’s spoiled for infrastructure with a suite of employment opportunities from logistics distribution to hospitality. SM

Oxley — Some 10km from the CBD, Oxley has rail and motorway access and a median population age of just 29 years. It offers a great blend of new and existing houses with access to the Centenary suburbs and the parks around Oxley Creek reserve, making this a suburb that is ideal to raise a young family. JI

This three bedroom house on a 1257 sqm block at 52 Kingsgate St, Oxley, will go under the hammer on September 18

Graceville — Graceville is a strong market with excellent growth. It has always been in high demand with families due to its beloved wide tree-lined streets and huge amount of facilities for families. JM

GOLD COAST


Ormeau — I like Ormeau for the speed of its market. It has a lot of good affordable stock with opportunities for first home buyers and lifestyle. TW

42 Brookside Circuit at Ormeau is on the market for offers over $445,000

Upper Coomera — Affordable house and land packages continue to be offered through Upper Coomera. The booming growth corridor transacted a whopping 451 sales over the last 12 months — around nine new buyers every week at a median sales price around $450,000. The long-awaited Westfield has arrived, filling the missing link for shopping. SM

Pacific Pines — A northern suburb of the Gold Coast between Helensvale and Nerang, Pacific Pines offers new and modern build homes in new estates with ample schooling and within striking distance of the Gold Coast beaches. JI

SUNSHINE COAST

Nambour — Nambour enjoys a hinterland lifestyle and the joys of living close to the coastline. TW

Caloundra — With beaches, bars and the southern Sunshine Coast’s unmistakeable laid-back vibe, it’s highly popular with younger owner-occupants. SM

Caloundra — With multiple developments in and around this growth area, like Stockland’s Aura, Caloundra and Caloundra West are certainly suburbs to watch. Good schools and great new infrastructure JI

Moffat Beach at Caloundra. Picture Lachie Millard

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