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Discussion in 'Where to Buy' started by jaybean, 11th Jan, 2016.

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  1. jaybean

    jaybean Well-Known Member

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    Hi @jaybean,
    I haven't researched the MacGregor area, however aside from falling within their budget, what fundamentals makes this a sound investment?
    Does a unit like this in Macgregor have good CG potential? I'm asking because we have all heard the noise surrounding oversupply of apartments in Bris.
     
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    There are only 5 apartments in this block so my thinking is the land ratio will be quite high.
     
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    I wouldn't post anything on here you are seriously considering. If it's a good deal anyone might snap it up.
    Good place to ask for general advice though
     
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    I'm familiar with the area but not that pocket, obviously close to Garden city which is a bonus. M3 and kessels road noise would be my only concern from a quick look at the location. Might be worth checking this out in person at peak hour. Traffic volumes atm would we low due school holidays, this might be worth considering.
     
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    Agree with Taku.

    Not far from all the new supply, mind you the asking price would be close to half of the new price stock (I'm guessing - I don't keep tabs)
     
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    Macgregor High School used to be considered one of the best in Qld. Not sure if it still is or if this is in the catchment
     
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    That is true
    However i would call it a unit as its all single level
    What is the actual definition of a unit? Does it have to be detached
    Whats the land size? What a lot of people forget about units is that you are still buyinh something tangible - good land size and few dwellings
     
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    We will call it a villa in sydney with a $50k price inrease. Just need to be creative on creating a yard for all 5 units at the next strata meeting?
     
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    Hum. High risk, but didn't flood in the last two major foods. Not even close in fact. The closest area that flooded was maybe 5-8k's from there.
     
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    @jaybean good to know. The BCC flood maps make it look as if there should be lobbying for a name change from Briabane to Atlantis.
     
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    I would be less concerned with the mozzies and more keen to know the body corporate fees etc...
    Looks pretty good for the money at 1st look though.
     
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    Yeah I really don't get those flood maps. I know these areas so well but when I look at them sometimes I scratch my head.
     
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    That's because you're not thinking like a bureaucrat who isn't trying to be accurate, but only covering their butt...
    Also a lot of Council's are future proofing for flooding and are starting to account for sea level rise within flood maps.
     
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    Regardless of weather the flood maps are accurate or not, it may severely impact your insurance....
    Add insurance quotes to you list of DD.
     
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    Hum I doubt this too. This is Macgregor. Insurance quotes generally apply to whole suburbs, not streets. Macgregor is definitely not considered a risk area by insurance companies. Whatever flood map they use, it's not the one used by the BCC.
     
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    . Make more enquiries about the body coop and minutes of last meeting . Seems ok to me with only 5 in the complex. wouldnt worry too much about mossies
     
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    yep, keep checking those flood-maps interstaters.. they've almost covered most of Brisbane so you probably shouldn't buy anywhere.
     
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    And if in doubt, make sure to ring up and get several quotes from the insurance companies.
     
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