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Discussion in 'Where to Buy' started by ecca15, 12th Apr, 2016.

  1. ecca15

    ecca15 New Member

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    Does anyone know much about the suburb Lutwyche? Looking on the map, it's surrounded by the popular suburbs of Windsor, Wooloowin, Grange and Gordon Park, but still seems affordable. The Lutwyche Road Corridor Neighbourhood Plan on the Brisbane council website looks promising for the area too.
     
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    Good spot...it is expensive though the older walk ups can be good value if you take a longer term view.
     
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    pricy already imo
     
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    Yes it is...but occaisional the older units are ok.

    Kicking myself for not snapping up a small 2 brm unit for 270k with a small couryard. ...18 months ago!! Oh well ..you can't get it right all the time.

    The other one I missed out was in Sherwood...250k...2 beddie....damn..!
     
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    Be careful with the amount of new development going on - there are a lot of new 4-5 level apartment blocks being built around the Lutwyche Road/busway corridor at the moment.
     
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    For one of my Brisbane purchases last year I had Lutwyche and Mount Gravatt East neck and neck and the decision came down to a property in each of these two postcodes.

    Ultimately I went with MGE due to the property being in a very small block with a much larger land allocation to it. But Lutwyche is a great suburb, if you can still find value in it at this stage in the cycle.
     
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  7. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    There are some decent areas back from the main road.
    But that main road is really busy.
     
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  8. ecca15

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    Yes I heard Lutwyche rd was busy. I was more interested in the elevated pockets near on the Grange/ Windsor side. Looks like a few renovated and unrenovated houses have been put on the market recently.
     
  9. Whitecat

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    Azazel has summarized lutwyche.
    Nor that away from the road is actually pretty blue chip. In those avenues etc by kalinga park. It's basically the clayfield set.
    Quite a few units going in. Taking advantage of busway.
    If you can find something (not a unit) not exposed to gympie rd (by that i mean right back not even at end of street) and affordable then snap it up you won't go wrong.
     
  10. Azazel

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    I had a bit of a looksie a while ago, it floods South of there from Enogerra Ck, I'd be wary of it around there from Kedron Brook too: floody.jpg
     
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    Looks close to the city.

    You could easily walk from the airport. Pass through Hendra and pat a few horses on the way through.

    Prices look OK.
     
  12. ecca15

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    Like a lot of Northside suburbs in Brisbane, Lutwyche and Windsor look quite hilly. Parts of Lutwyche are 30m high judging by the topographic maps. If that went under, the whole of Brisbane would be in trouble!
     

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  13. Whitecat

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    Lutwyche isn't known as a place that got smashed by the floods but azazel is quite correct you must always check the flood maps and perhaps you don't want to be right beside a creek unless you have a bit of height.
    Flood mapping is pretty good in Brisbane and they are reasonably conservative as well so if you are outside of that blue flood zone then you should be fine.
     
  14. DiligentPM

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    This is an excellent suburb - billions of dollars of new road infrastructure surrounds all these suburbs completed in 2013 - five minutes to CBD - five minutes to the airport - many shopping centres, train line and very regular bus service along Gympie road - at Lutwyche you can catch a bus to the CBD every five minutes during peak hour - Gordon Park is a couple of minutes walk to Gympie road as well etc...houses are become a scarce commodity - not apartments in this suburb
     
  15. Gen-Y

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    Lutwyche and Wooloowin is great.
    I have my duplex townhouse on the hilly end of the map - smack bang right in between Lutwyche Shopping center and Wooloowin / Albion Train station.
    That pocket of property if you can find it is good buy and will appreciate CG into the future.
    Having a city view and stoney bridge view from the street level is a bonus as I can see the fireworks uninterrupted every NYE events.
    It is getting a bit expensive now, you won't find townhouse of any sort under $550k now as its already moving towards $600k and pushing over it come EOFY.
    10mins car drive to the CBD and 25 mins drive to the Airport, or catch the public transport - train / bus either way too.
    Not far from Chermside if you want to do the big ticket items shopping.
    Plenty of infrastructure to support the area and growth to follow.
     
  16. Azazel

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    What's wrong with Toombul? Besides all the beautiful people shopping there.
     
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    I'm not a fan of the east side of Lutwyche Rd.. there are too many heritage houses being removed to make way for soulless and substandard unit developments. The west side is quite nice although very hilly and the width of the streets can be very narrow.

    I don't think the low lying areas around Kedron Brook are too much of a worry.. They didn't go under during 2011 and not as far as I know during 1 May 2015 (a horrendous downpour which flooding all low lying areas around north Brisbane). Unfortunately 1 May doesn't show up on Nearmaps.
     
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    I can't remember, is it similar to Enogerra Ck/Northey St that floods when there's a massive rain or a king tide comes up the creek?
     
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    Damn it - maybe I should shop at Toombul and check out all the beautiful people.
    What time should I do my shopping there to see some action?
     
  20. Azazel

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    Here's a tip: do your shopping up at Paddington, easier on your eyes for sure.