Proximity to Brisbane City is almost always at the top of the checklist for buyers in South East Queensland, but with such a fast moving market, an increasing number of Brisbanites are looking north of the city to realise their dream of owning their own home.
Queensland property developers QM Properties are seeing a migration of traditional inner city buyers flock to their northern residential developments such as Central Lakes in Caboolture.
“With the market being increasingly competitive, it is becoming harder and harder for first home buyers to break through,” said QM Properties Sales Manager Damien Ross.
“I think that the centralised location of Central Lakes is important for families, along with its access to shops, its beautiful lake and parklands, and its closeness to schools. Its enviable proximity to Bribie Island and the Sunshine Coast is also a huge factor for buyers,” said Damien.
“Access to these lifestyle attributes, combined with an attractive price point, have proven to be very popular with our buyers.”
“We are seeing an increasing number of buyers, who may have originally set out looking for an older home in the inner city, building their dream home for a similar price or less at Central Lakes instead,” said Damien.
To meet this demand, QM Properties have partnered with Simonds Homes to offer two premium house and land packages on their new release of lakeside land.
“These fixed price packages give owners peace of mind, as they know that there won’t be any surprise costs during construction,” said Damien.
Research shows that the kitchen, bathroom and master bedroom can be the ‘deciders’ for home buying and renovating decisions, and both homes salute the importance of the kitchen and master bedroom in home design.
Over the past 20 years, home designs with separate dining, lounge, and kitchen areas have disappeared, and open plan living areas have become the focus of contemporary designs.
“The kitchen is the heart of the home; it is where the meals that fuel our body, mind and soul are prepared, and where childhood memories are made,” said Damien.
Today’s kitchens are no longer just kitchens. They are a family living space with a cooking zone, a dining area, and sitting space, so that the whole family can eat, work, and relax together.
This is the case with the Prague, a large 180sqm home with a kitchen and living zone that flows onto a 14sqm outdoor dining, relaxing, and entertaining space.
In the Avalon, the kitchen is central to the ground floor’s open plan design, offering a butler’s pantry and a generous island bench, which can also double as a cocktail bar for parties.
When buyers need some quiet time, the Prague’s Master Retreat ticks all the boxes, with a spacious walk in wardrobe and double ensuite. Positioned at the front of the house, the space offers panoramic views of the lake.
‘The lake will be the owners’ final vista at night, and their tranquil first view in the morning, guaranteeing a calm and positive start to the day,’ said Damien.
In the Avalon, the master bedroom is where the Masters of the House (and bill payers) find their personal lakeside retreat. This double story, four bedroom home features a private balcony off the master bedroom, the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee as you watch the sunrise over the lake.
The expansive walk-in wardrobe, the fashionista of the family’s number one priority, is styled like an art gallery and features hanging, drawer and open shelf space for colour blocking and shoe storage.
For the men of the family, both home designs and land sizes at Central Lakes can accommodate a new ‘man cave’, a freestanding Colourbond shed, in the garden.
‘These designs are proving to be very popular with our buyers. The Prague can be inspected in the Central Lakes display village, so we are expecting a lot of interest in these packages,’ said Damien.