Building Inspections: Tips When Buying In Mount Ommaney
Only 13km from Brisbane’s CBD, Mount Ommaney is a suburb much in favour with professionals raising their families. High desirability means listed properties sell swiftly. When you find your dream property listed in Mount Ommaney you’ll need to take quick action to close the deal.
Jumping into a contract, though, should not be done without the right building inspections. Mount Ommaney homes are popular, but that doesn’t mean they may not have hidden faults you need to be aware of.
If you are keen to buy in this area, choose a building inspector experienced in Mount Ommaney properties to secure your contract promptly after signing.
Why residents buy and stay in Mount Ommaney
Mount Ommaney and surrounding suburbs such as Jindalee, Sumner and Jamboree Heights are known as the Centenary Suburbs; so called after being developed during the 1959 Centenary Project.
Mount Ommaney is the type of Brisbane suburb people buy in and then stay in. Young families become established families and older couples remain in the area after raising their children.
Only 11% of homes in Mount Ommaney are rented and, at an average of $650 per week, these are usually executive residences.
There is a large expanse of forestry in Mount Ommaney and because the Brisbane City Council protects it, it won’t be developed. Available residential land is therefore rare.
A golf course and country club cater for residents and the Mount Ommaney Shopping Centre offers the convenience of large chain stores and smaller independent retailers. Good schools are located close by and public transport services allow a quick and easy commute to the CBD.
The sorts of homes Mount Ommaney is known for
There’s a lack of available land for development in Mount Ommaney so you’ll find the area is comprised of quality and established homes, not newly built estates. There are a significant number of large residential lots – around 1000m2 – and contemporary stately homes on the hill enjoy great views of surrounding suburbs through to the CBD.
A building inspector examining Mount Ommaney homes will be looking for the wear and tear to plumbing, foundations, roofs and retaining walls that comes with established dwellings. As an area surrounded by bushland, it’s also important to keep track of potential termite infestations.
Of course, Mount Ommaney residents take pride in their suburb and their homes are well maintained. Very popular with professionals and executives, the average sale price for homes in the suburb is $760,000.
Arranging your building and pest inspections when buying in Mount Ommaney
Because buying in Mount Ommaney is a substantial investment, it’s imperative you arrange a thorough building inspection for peace of mind. An inspector with detailed knowledge of Mount Ommaney and its demographics will be best placed to ensure your purchase is solid.
Competition to buy in Mount Ommaney is real, there are more house hunters than listings and securing your contract swiftly is an essential move for anyone seriously wanting to settle in the area. Standard contracts allow 14 days to receive a satisfactory building report, but having an inspector on standby as you house hunt allows you to act more quickly than that.
It’d be a shame to miss out on your dream home in Mount Ommaney, so act today!
Building and pest inspections bring peace of mind if you’re investing in Mount Ommaney. Contact Action Property Inspections today.
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