Why Building and Pest Inspections Are Crucial When Buying In Annerley
Just a short 5km from the city, Annerley has thrown off her unassuming reputation to become a hip, happening and desirable inner city postcode. Annerley properties are on the move, getting snapped up quickly once listed. But don’t rush into anything without the proper building inspections, even on a stunning, well-maintained Annerley home.
This is an area with abundant downtown convenience, while still maintaining a quaint sense of suburbia. Here, you’ll find a diverse mix of homes from entry-level cottages to stately colonials, with the majority of homes built decades ago and still standing strong.
When purchasing a home in an older, established suburb you’d be mad not to seek advice from a building inspector experienced in Annerley property.
Why people are flocking to Annerley
From your home in Annerley, it’s possible to be in the CBD easily within half an hour. As such, young professional couples are heading to the suburb to enjoy convenience mixed with more than a little bit of hipster. The humble shopping strip along Ipswich Road is still home to some second hand stores and op shops, but amongst these you’ll now find on-trend coffee shops and eateries.
Annerley is diverse and multicultural. In the 1950s many European people settled there and now a number of families from Asia and Africa have joined the community. There are public and private schools in Annerley, as well as further educational opportunities just a short bus or train trip away in nearby Yeronga, Holland Park and South Brisbane.
It’s a desirable location with housing demand far outweighing availability and a 4 bedroom home commands an average sale price of $757,000.
The sorts of houses you’ll find in Annerley
There are many heritage-listed properties in Annerley, some of these being stately and beautifully restored residences. Renovation is popular as young professionals transform original timber cottages into modern family homes that maintain a traditional Queenslander façade.
There are some brick unit blocks in the area, but you’ll primarily find Annerley is home to timber houses in colonial, Queenslander and post-war styles. As such, your building inspector will look for any evidence of pests, like termites, along with structural stability and compliance to building codes, especially if the property has been significantly renovated.
Arranging your building inspection in Annerley
While older homes exude charm and character they also require a commitment to maintenance. Arranging a building inspection becomes more important than ever as you’ll want to ensure any remodelling already undertaken has been done well. Likewise, if you’re buying a “renovator’s delight” ensuring foundations are solid is essential before you plan any changes.
Property demand and values in Annerley continue to climb but it’s not too late to jump in and set up home! Act today to arrange the necessary building inspections for that Annerley property you have your eye on and make your dream home a reality.
Book your building and pest inspections for the Annerley area with Action Property Inspections today.
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