Buying in Caboolture? Here’s Vital Information About Your Building and Pest Inspection
Caboolture, Brisbane’s northern satellite town and home to many, many renters! Building inspections are essential if you intend purchasing property in Caboolture, a rapidly growing area on the northern outskirts of Brisbane. Before buying a home in Caboolture, it’s important to have it checked out by a professional building inspector with local knowledge of the area’s demographics. This small investment now could save you considerable time, worry and expense down the track. We’ve done building inspections in Caboolture for a long time now, on new homes and on long term rentals. Here’s what you need to know about buying in Caboolture, Morayfield, Burpengary and the Greater Caboolture area.
Don’t settle for any property inspector, be sure that your Caboolture investment is sound.
Why it’s a good time to buy in Caboolture
With housing prices lower than both Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, Caboolture has become an affordable option for families, first homeowners and investment property buyers. It’s a well-serviced area with a major rail centre, government agencies, shopping centres, childcare facilities, a university campus and both public and private schools. Proximity to Brisbane allows professionals to live in Caboolture and commute to the city.
The demographics of Caboolture are evolving as younger families and professionals are moving there (both renting and buying), and to nearby similar suburbs such as Morayfield, Narangba and Burpengary. If you want a more rural lifestyle, you could consider surrounding locations such as Toorbul, Wamuran and Elimbah.
Caboolture has convenient access to the major Westfield Shopping Centre at North Lakes, the Glass House Mountains countryside and also the beaches of the Sunshine Coast thanks to easy access to the Bruce Highway.
First Home Buyer? Get the low down on Caboolture
Urban Sprawl. It’s what makes Caboolture a good investment for new buyers entering the market. Remember just a few years ago when Redcliffe was the outer limits for investment? Now Redcliffe and its beachy, bushy, big block neighbourhoods are high on the investor’s wishlist. As the North Lakes mega development and the newly installed train lines transform the peninsula into an unaffordable hot spot, Caboolture takes its place as the next big community hub north of Brisbane. Let’s not forget that Caboolture has wide open spaces to share (and wild spaces just north of the town centre), a beautifully manicured town centre and all the mod-cons just down the road in Morayfield. So, what’s the catch? The biggest risk buying a property in Caboolture is its history of low cost rentals. Low cost rentals are synonymous with “cheap landlords” which means that your new property may have a long history of maintenance short cuts and band aid style repairs. How will you know? Before you book us to do Brisbane’s most comprehensive pre-purchase inspection, you can use our 100% FREE property inspection guide for first home buyers. It has all the warning signs to look for when buying a property in Caboolture.
Typical homes in Caboolture
A rising population means housing in Caboolture has evolved from traditional Queenslanders on acreage to higher density living estates. There are some older pockets in the area where you can still find timber homes, but now the majority of Caboolture residences are single story brick dwellings. The ages of homes and block sizes within estates vary and newer homes on larger blocks are readily available.
Just because a home is relatively new – or even bought straight off the plan – doesn’t mean you shouldn’t engage a building inspector to look at your Caboolture property. An expert can ensure that all aspects of your new home or investment are built to standard and stable for the long term.
Arranging a building and pest inspection in Caboolture
Whether buying a home in Caboolture to live in, or for investment, having a pre-purchase inspection is vital. You should ensure a clause in the contract stipulates a satisfactory building inspection is a condition of purchase, even for a recently built home.
Ask your professional building inspector what’s covered in a thorough exterior and interior examination of the home. They’ll be happy to explain the inspection process and their findings.
Thorough building inspections are available for the Caboolture region from Action Property Inspections. Don’t risk a rental nightmare, talk to us now!