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  1. Canopy

    Canopy Active Member

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    Hi ,
    Happy to follow the right channels when it’s appropriate :) So be kind .

    I am new to Brisbane after moving interstate from Sydney . There is no right or wrong answers but I am looking for a ppor under 650.k
    Aim is to ,
    Have a ppor for lvr with 80%
    Aim for equity gains
    Time frame 5-10 years
    A liveable house with decent upgrades


    I have been looking around chermside / Stafford/Aspley areas with mixed feedback other options around Kedron / Virginia area with less sqm ( 400 )

    Any suggestions to start with ?
     
  2. robbie_p

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    Where abouts in Brisbane are you currently living?
     
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    If it's a PPOR you are best to get out there and check out the suburbs you like and then narrow your search down.
     
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    What are your transport/commute requirements?
     
  5. Canopy

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    I am around chermside area which I do like and appreciate. Northern parts as of now do make sense for long term living
     
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    Mostly to city . So a bus / bike ride currently would be easy to work with
     
  7. Canopy

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    Yes it’s Ppor . I am leaning towards chermside west , Aspley , Everton park ( just from the information around) or Kedron ( if I ever find a block around 400 with good place )
     
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    Where abouts in Chermside are you living? I recommend the pocket bounded by 7th Brigade Park, Newman Road and Hamilton Road. Really quiet pocket, close to the Westfields and great bang for buck - you will be hard pressed to find a better pocket in Chermside!
     
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    I like Virginia. Next two two train stations. Close to the airport and city. Close to Chermside shopping but far enough so unlikely to turn into a concrete jungle. Large green spaces etc.

    But then again, depends what you are looking for. You might want the “busy” life to remind of Sydney.
     
  10. Canopy

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    I will keep an eye . Can’t see any property coming up around that area for now . I usually bike around this area so away from geebung industrial area is good . Atm I am around the hospital .
     
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    Past the busy life . And hence better off staying away from the concretes or bucket load of apartments coming up
     
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    Yeah property seems to be at a low supply and tightly held in this pocket recently.

    https://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-qld-chermside-124843958

    This is the only property for sale that fits into your $650k price range. Good scope to manufacture some equity also. Definitely better spending a tiny bit more and getting into Chermside compared to Geebung.

    https://www.realestate.com.au/sold/property-residential+land-qld-chermside-202601674
    For your reference - a block of land sold for $655k nearby in Feb.
     
  13. Canopy

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    Bumping the same thread . Any views on Carseldine area ? I am amazed at few old Italian builds at decent block size . Is it considered too far from City or something I can’t see beyond true value .
    Pros or cons for smaller block in chermside/ Stafford heights vs Carseldine? Seeing if there are any rational opinions here .
     
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    stafford heights/stafford have city views higher ground better bang for buck i feel like for price point. carseldine is lower socioeconomic area to further out from cbd wouldn't be going that far.
     
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    I guess it’s a good way to differentiate . Stafford area seems to be better in socio economic aspect . Blocks are 750k+ ( Reno and >600 sqm ) . It’s become tricky to find a good value . Personally I am not after bargain but a good block which grows with capital value organically is something I will be keen to look at .
     
  16. Canopy

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    Back in Sydney I never saw houses with huge basement areas or in demand as I see in Brisbane .
    Looking at a house in post code 4053 without Such thing , is it a huge thing a potential buyer should look for ? To me a block of more than 600 Sam/ street / location is the way I am think coming from Syd mindset . No right and wrong answers but can below be seen as a fair value ?

    Street - tick the boxes
    Location - 4053
    House built - 3/2/1( no basement area )
    Area - 625sqm
    Price - 750k