Searching For An Acacia Ridge Home? Remember To Arrange A Property Inspection!
If you’re looking to buy an affordable southside Brisbane home, Acacia Ridge has plenty to offer. It’s close to all the amenities you need, with easy access to the CBD. Whether you’re looking at new builds or established properties, remember to book your building inspections early in the Acacia Ridge area. That way, when a suitable property becomes available, having a pre-booked property inspection will allow you to act quickly with peace of mind.
Why do people buy in Acacia Ridge?
Acacia Ridge is growing in popularity for first home purchasers and also property investors. Located at just 15km south of the Brisbane GPO, there is above state average demand for homes.
Since the 1960s, Acacia Ridge has been well known as an industrial district. Both Holden and Toyota have manufactured vehicles in the area and other national businesses have had distribution depots located in Acacia Ridge. With the closure of much local manufacturing and heavy industry, interest in Acacia Ridge property has steadily increased.
Census data shows a similar percentage of young families, established families and independent youth living in Acacia Ridge. Convenience to the city and ready access to services is a huge drawcard for the suburb and nearby areas such as Durak, Archerfield, Stretton and Sunnybank.
You’ll find a variety of housing styles lining the streets in this suburb. There are traditional post war chamferboard homes and older style 6-pack unit blocks now being joined by newly built town houses and contemporary builds. A building inspector will look for signs of pests or subsidence in your older Acacia Ridge home. For new builds, an experienced inspector is key to identifying any structures outside the Australian codes and standards.
As industry moves further out of town, residential opportunities are arising and providing great value for money and potential growth. In February 2016, the average sale price of a 4-bedroom home in Acacia Ridge remains under $420,000 and, as would be expected, demand is high. Renting a similar property in the area costs, on average, $378 per week.
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First Home Buyer? Acacia Ridge is a good buy!
So close….such a bargain! Acacia Ridge is a top choice amongst those taking that first step up the property ladder. Like all affordable suburbs (and plenty of not-so-affordable ones too!) just because the house LOOKS amazing, doesn’t mean there aren’t hidden problems. We work across Brisbane, providing high quality pre-purchase inspections, and Acacia Ridge has plenty of hidden issues for first home buyers. It’s all about avoiding those “traps for new players”!
A foot on the ladder or investment potential
Living in Acacia Ridge means being close to all of the services and amenities you could ever need. Beaudesert Road provides a quick commute to the city and easy access to the motorway and other major roads. Nothing is too far away when you’re in Acacia Ridge.
As an area with notable interest in sport there are many recreational clubs catering for players of all levels. One of Brisbane’s last remaining ice rinks is located here and continues to draw crowds of skating enthusiasts.
Shops, schools, day care centres and medical services are all available and can be easily accessed.
Arranging building and pest inspections in Acacia Ridge
Demand for housing in Acacia Ridge is at almost twice the state average so serious buyers should be prepared to act as soon as there’s a favoured listing. The best guarantee of a hassle free purchase comes with a thorough building and pest inspection by a qualified service provider experienced in the area. Action Property Inspections have specific knowledge of Acacia Ridge and are available to undertake your pre-purchase inspection.