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property aspect - do you care???

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  1. Peta Notari

    Peta Notari Well-Known Member

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    Afternoon all,

    How many investors out there worry about property aspect when considering a property - specifically in brissy?

    If a property ticks most of your boxes except that one, is it a deal breaker? I understand ppl have ac, but does this make much difference to a west facing lot?

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  2. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    Personal preference for South facing for cool darker bedrooms. This also gives North facing sunny back yard.
     
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  3. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Prefer north facing over here. May consider it for PPOR, never even noticed on IPs.
     
  4. CosmicTrevor

    CosmicTrevor Well-Known Member

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    What do you think your target demographic for a tenant and ultimate buyer will think? If it is important to them, then it should be important to you.

    Personally I think it is important, but that has to be in the context of price and whether or not the aspect itself could be compromised by other buildings.
     
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  5. JDP1

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    The agents in bn hype N and NE orientations.
     
  6. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    Our PPOR faces West (living room and main bedroom). We added a deck at the front which stops the sun hitting the glass. Before the verandah went on, the house heated up as soon as the sun hit the glass. Venetians stopped the heat a fair bit while we were planning our renovation, but the roofed deck means facing west is not a problem. I would say that it very much depends on the design of the house.
     
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  7. Sonamic

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    North facing is the most "desirable" for living and future resale value. Apparently. :D
     
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  8. Angel

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    I take it very seriously but I am one of the pedants out there. Apparently there are people out there (our potential tenants) who wouldn't know where north is anyway. They are the same folks who are terrified of asbestos.
     
  9. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    No, no. North is the direction their Foxtel dish (that they had installed week 1) points.
     
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  10. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    I love that my Brisbane IP faces North and coincidently has Bay views in that direction... the breeze also is able to run through and under the house.

    My West Ryde Unit faces East which is fantastic for taking advantage of morning sunshine! :)
     
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  11. samiam

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    as a renter, we always look at orientation, prefer north or south facing for reasons above. who would want to rent a house with dark living room…
    but maybe thats why its been hard to find an ip/ppor so far...:rolleyes:
     
  12. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    North's up isn't it? ;)
     
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  13. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    I look for this too.
    However, was looking at some website with tips about saving energy and it recommnended houses face east/west. In actual fact, if the house faces west, at least the hot sun isn't in the main living area and you can do stuff to keep the sun off. If the backyard is west facing you can plant stuff and put up carports, shade sails, pergolas and so on.
    I prefer a north backyard but if everything else was good, I'd work with the aspect. Westerly sun on a bedroom is no good.
     
  14. wylie

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    It's nice for a winter nap in the afternoon :p.

    The louvres we added make a big difference. If hubby takes a nanna nap in the afternoon, he can turn on the air in that room but we rarely need it on. Our bedroom has cross breezes which make a huge difference in keeping it cool.

    So, from someone with a western facing bedroom and living areas, it isn't just about aspect, but so much more, cross ventilation, shading, etc.
     
  15. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    A great example of how to work with it. Cross ventilation is magic. And louvres - I miss the tropics.
     
  16. Heinz57

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    Live through a Queensland Summer and then come back and post. Somewhere between North and East is the sweet spot.
     
  17. JDP1

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    And that's why brisbane agents hype N and NE in the ad's if the property has it.
     
  18. Gockie

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    Who would want to face west though? I think that would be the worst.
     
  19. HUGH72

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    North East aspect is generally preferred in Qld.
    For an ip I don't really care provided there is some shade, but for a ppor I do.
     
  20. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    On the bedroom? Ideal would be a south facing bedroom anywhere in Australia - or PNG for that matter.