Well-positioned and affordable, Logan City suburb of Marsden has plenty to offer first home buyers or those looking for a budget buy. Ensure your investment is a wise one and secure a building inspection in Marsden before you buy.
Why buy in Marsden?
Just 30 minutes from Brisbane and approximately 45 minutes from the Gold Coast, Marsden offers the best of both worlds. With its northern boundary running parallel to the Logan Motorway, you can reach Logan Hospital in 10 minutes and popular shopping precinct Logan Hyperdome in 15 minutes. Marsden’s own Marsden Park Shopping Centre offers a Coles and 35 speciality stores.
Marsden is a family friendly suburb with two primary schools, a high school, kindergarten and early childhood centres. Meanwhile, Scrubby Creek and nearby Berrinba Wetlands offer endless family fun with hiking, biking, exploring and wildlife watching in hectares of natural bushland.
In the 2011 census, Marsden had a population of 11,278 with a relatively even breakdown of males and females. The median age was 27 years, 10 years below the national median.
The average property price for Marsden homes as at June 2016, was $345,000 with rent approximately $380 per week.
With its affordable price and family friendly set up, Marsden is a first home buyer or young family’s dream locale.
First Home Buyer? What you need to know about Marsden
Jam packed with young families and all the infrastructure you need to make it your investment or forever home… Marsden is in a good place for families. The Logan area comes with baggage. It’s not enjoyed a stellar reputation for a long time however some financial forecasters are beginning to call it the next Ipswich – potentially overflowing with investment opportunities. Marsden is one of the better choices in the Logan area because it has plenty of infrastructure to support growth and has avoided the stigma of areas like Woodridge.
Considering buying a first home in Marsden? Chances are the open house will have dozens of visitors, all hoping to grab a Marsden property on a tight budget. There’s nothing worse than feeling like a total newbie when doing that initial walk through. We’ve put together a 100% free guide to buying your first home, including all those red flags to look out for during the open home. Read it before you start shopping!
Properties in Marsden are mostly three bedroom houses, including post-war weatherboard properties, brick and tile homes and newer developments. A number of semi-detached and terrace homes and townhouses are also available in Marsden.
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Organise a building inspection in Marsden
If Marsden sounds like the suburb for you, be sure to invest in a Marsden building and pest inspector to be confident with the condition of the home you’re buying.
Post-war homes should be inspected to ensure they are structurally sound and pest-free, while newer homes should also be given a detailed examination. Building and pest inspections are a must no matter what the age or structure of your home.
Areas of Marsden are flood prone with Scrubby Creek subject to flash flooding. A number of Marsden houses suffered damage during the 2011 floods.
Choosing a building inspector with state-of-the art equipment and an intimate knowledge of Marsden will give you peace of mind with your purchase and ensure there are no hidden surprises.