Building Inspections Bring Peace Of Mind For Forest Lake Buyers
Forest Lake is only 19km from the heart of Brisbane city, though it feels like a world of its own. Renowned for its family friendly atmosphere, there’s a terrific sense of community and it’s a neighbourhood in which you’d be proud to raise your family.
But before you make your investment decision, be sure to get adequate building inspections on any Forest Lake property. Here’s why!
Brisbane families love Forest Lake
In 1991, the initial land release at Forest Lake marked the establishment of Brisbane’s first master planned community. In 2006, the final residential block in the suburb was sold. In a ringing testament to the popularity of the area, 40% of later developed blocks were purchased by existing and committed residents. Engineered to provide families with all they need, Forest Lake is a peaceful and easy-going suburb. There’s a good range of shops, with the commercial precincts still growing; and as you’d expect there are a number of schools and childcare facilities. Family health can also be managed without leaving Forest Lake, as medical and dental practices care for patients in the area.
The expansive lake is a key feature of the suburb and a popular recreation spot for residents who walk, bike ride or picnic there. Leafy trees provide shade for the wide range of family friendly recreational activities.
Living in Forest Lake allows convenient access to many places in the Southeast corner. The Logan Motorway is close by and will get you to the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast or Brisbane Airport. The surrounding suburbs of Inala, Wacol and Slacks Creeks may offer similar convenience but they lack the community spirit of Forest Lake.
There’s a higher than average demand for housing in this suburb and moving quickly is essential if a house you love comes on the market. Pre-arranging a building inspector in Forest Lake is a great strategy to stay ahead of the real estate game if you’ve set your heart on settling there.
First Home Buyer? Get the facts on Forest Lake
Andrew’s top tips for Forest Lake? Forest Lake is a relatively new area of Brisbane – less than 30 years old and built on reclaimed land. Forest Lake was designed as a higher end alternative to the then disreputable Inala area. Forest Lake has proved a good investment for buyers in the past but it’s vital, when looking at affordable developments on reclaimed land, to make sure that the home’s foundations are solid. We’ve inspected countless properties in the area and know exactly what to look for. You should too. Never walk through a Forest Lake open home without understanding exactly what you’re looking for. We’ve prepared a report for first home buyers to use on that first walk through so you can make your important decision with all the facts.
The sorts of homes you’ll find in Forest Lake
Whether your budget is $350,000 or $1 million, there’s a perfect property for you at Forest Lake. Opportunities abound for first homebuyers and property investors alike. 3 bedroom houses sell for an average of $355,000; whereas a 4 bedroom home is likely to be priced around $460,000. Luxury properties on the lake come onto the market occasionally and can command over $1 million.
Houses in Forest Lake tend to be brick and tile with a mix of single and double storey builds. Reproduction colonial facades are popular in some pockets of the suburb and a handful of timber reproduction homes can be found.
In this environment, your building inspector will be on the look out for structural stability and compliance to building codes if any renovations have been carried out. For properties on the lake, it’s also worth checking for pests or water damage, especially in long established homes.
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Arranging your building and pest inspection
If you’re looking for a family friendly suburb in Brisbane you’ll certainly want to consider Forest Lake. Deals move quickly so pre-arrange your building and pest inspections to secure the contract on your Forest Lake family home. Organising this beforehand will give you all the more time to be planning your picnic by the lake once you’ve moved in!
Building and pest inspections for the Forest Lake area can be arranged today with Action Property Inspections.
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