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Discussion in 'Where to Buy' started by miscg, 29th Jun, 2015.

  1. miscg

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    I have a friend of mine asking me questions about buying his for Ip in Ipswich. Does anyone have any feedback I could pass on please.
     
  2. rizzle

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    I vaguely remember reading some posts about Ipswich on the old somersoft forums (http://somersoft.com/forums/). Try a search over there.
     
  3. Heinz57

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    What sort of info is your friend looking for?
     
  4. miscg

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    Whatever info he can get his hands on, it's his first investment so what parts to stay away from etc, what to look for..
    I have also pointed him to somersoft for some searching.
     
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    Likewise 2 IPs in Ipswich. Agree with good advice from KU550. Send me a message if you want to check anything.
     
  7. miscg

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    Thank u for the replies. I have passed all info to my mate to start his due diligence.
     
  8. Proper Property

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    Speaking of Ipswich, what do you think of the future capital growth prospects of Redbank. It has a lot of nearby facilities including the recently upgraded Redbank Plaza and the train station. It is also 10-15 minutes from Springfield.

    Therefore do you all think it will be one of those suburbs that will just get the flow on effect after Brisbane City Council house prices grow? I just ask about Redbank as it is quite affordable and just wanted to see if it is a suburb which has good generational growth prospects.
     
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    From my research I think redbank plains and collingwood park is set to a good start from the previous property crisis, with the gov is spending some serious money on the development of the infrastructure in redbank plains and also more housings will be built in Collingwood park in near the newer estates.

    Also demographically these two suburbs are very close to Ipswich CBD with affordable housing price compare to the surroundings.
     
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  10. Alfiesausagedog

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    My wife and I are looking at Ipswich to purchase our first property (PPOR). From what research we've done, Eastern Heights and Newtown both come recommend as suburbs to consider.

    We like that general area and want a character home, I'm just wondering if anyone with experience in Ipswich knows of other central suburbs with character homes and good capital growth potential.

    Thanks in advance.

    A
     
  11. Danmicb

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    @Alfiesausagedog have you looked at inner ipswich (the CBD side of limestone/queens park and around and on Denmark hill etc)?
     
  12. Alfiesausagedog

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    Would that be the suburb of Ipswich (between the University and the Hospital)? We've driven through, it appears to be less expensive than the suburbs immediately west of Queens Park/Limestone Park.
     
  13. Danmicb

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    If you have already looked at both Newtown and Eastern heights (great options), then on the streets/areas I'm looking at in inner Ipswich, the prices are pretty similar if not more expensive than west of Queens/Limestone (I'm assuming you're referring to Newtown still). They also have the added benefit of being even closer to schools, unis, cafes, restaurants and the CDB as it embarks on its upgrade next year (apparently its finally starting). Which streets did you drive through that gave you that particular impression?

    As far as being less expensive side, a quick search of sold data on RE show higher sold prices being fetched for Ipswich than both Eastern Heights or Newtown over the last few years. Currently for sale in Ipswich, there are a few over 800k (2 commercial though), Eastern hights one, and Newtown none. Ipswich also currently has the highest median house price of the 3 areas. So just wondering why you're thinking its apparently less expensive? Cheers
     
  14. Alfiesausagedog

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    Just a generalised observation having looked at the pricing of properties fitting our profile (3 bedroom Queenslanders and Bungalows on 600sqm+).

    In regards to specific streets, we looked at 2 properties along Moffatt Street and one on Thorn St.

    You might know the area better but it seemed busier than West of Queens/Limestone as well.

    Do you know much about Silkstone, Booval and East Ipswich?
     
  15. Darren

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    Maybe he might find the 20 questions book by Margaret Lomas worth a read, I've been reading and narrowing down my search using it and find it very helpful
     
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    I agree with everything @Danmicb mentioned - inner eastern suburbs of Ipswich are probably some of the best PPOR areas in SEQ. Go for a Queenslander, they aren't making any more :)
     
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    It's not really a suburb but a hill. Look for the water tower / lookout on google earth? And it's more expensive but exclusive.
     
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  20. Alfiesausagedog

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    Cheers mate, I'll try and get out there this weekend and have another drive around.