Buying in Logan? Pre-purchase building inspections are a must
Are you dreaming of buying a beautiful new home in Logan, just south of Brisbane? You need a pre-purchase property inspection!
With over 900 parks and reserves, the Logan City region is the nature corridor between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Being situated on a flood plain, Logan is susceptible to all manner of natural hazards, particularly to storms and flooding. As a consequence, booking a pre-purchase property inspection for a property in this area is absolutely essential.
The Logan area is booming with a number of developing suburbs – and while they offer great value house and land packages, they can also bring headaches in the form of large amounts of construction and traffic disruption to residents.
Read on to find out more about why Logan is such a fantastic part of south-east Queensland to call home.
All about Logan
Logan is a city situated between Brisbane to the north, the Gold Coast to the south, and Ipswich to the west. It is made up of 70 suburbs, including Beenleigh, Springwood, Loganholme, and Rochdale.
Currently 350,740 residents call Logan city home. Known throughout the state for its subdivisions and house and land packages, it is an up-and-coming part of the state, undergoing sweeping changes to what was previously housing commission housing and underdeveloped land. One of the biggest attractions to Logan as a place to live is that homes are still affordable. In Logan, it actually costs less to own your own home than it does to rent. This means that Logan is much sought after among first home buyers and investors. In fact, it has become one of the fastest growing areas in the country.
Logan is very popular among young professionals, with the median age being just 34. These residents make their daily commute along the Gold Coast train line, which goes all the way from Helensvale right to Brisbane’s airport. There are also many bus routes that service the area.
When it comes to shopping, Logan is king. The city has been home to Brisbane’s first Ikea store for 35 years and is also home to the large Hyperdome shopping centre in Loganholme. Other large shopping centres in the area include the Grand Plaza in Browns Plains and Logan City Centre in Logan Central.
Standout Logan suburbs
Considered one of the best suburbs in the city, Logan Reserve is a rural residential suburb, south west of Brisbane. The biggest drawcards are the beautiful nature reserves and the nearby Hyperdome shopping centre, only a 15 minute drive away. The median house price has grown by 6.8%, with a rental yield of 4.8%.
The Queensland state government has a plan for Jimboomba, where the suburb is developed into a major residential and business area, housing up to 150,000 additional residents in the coming years. Already, these plans seem to have had an effect. Over the last ten years, Jimboomba has had an average growth of 2.39%, whereas in the last 5 years, it grew 26.41%.
The challenges with living in Logan
Logan has become an increasingly popular place to live, and the things that make it so desirable can also cause the biggest headaches. The proximity to beautiful bushland can seem like a dream but can also result in flooding, fires, pests, or drainage issues.
Book a pre-purchase building inspection with Action Property Inspections. With years of local experience, they can assess the situation and offer proper advice before you buy a property.
Book your pre-purchase property inspection with Action Property Inspections today!
Take a closer look at more Logan City Suburbs
- Properties in Beenleigh
- Properties in Browns Plains
- Properties in Cornubia
- Properties in Daisy Hill
- Properties in Greenbank
- Properties in Jimboomba
- Properties in Logan Central (Woodridge)
- Properties in Loganholme
- Properties in Marsden
- Properties in Springwood
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