Hemmant is a lovely suburb on the outskirts of Wynnum and Murarrie that has managed to maintain its rural and farming origins. It’s a fantastic place for affordable properties, some of which are on an acreage, and it has easy access to the city and surrounding coastal villages. It’s perfect for Brisbane families who want a peaceful and relaxed lifestyle. And the best way to have that peace and is by booking your pre-purchase property inspection.
Andrew’s Expert Advice on Hemmant
As a professional building inspector in the business for many years, I have inspected one in every 26 homes in Brisbane and have seen every kind of issue. Flooding is a big concern for a lot of Brisbane suburbs, including some areas under the Council flood line in Hemmant, which are under the Council flood line. Some flood and water damage may seem surface-level, but I always make sure to look deeper with the right knowledge and latest equipment so that you are making a safe investment.
Feel free to ask any questions that you have on flooding and flood prevention, I offer free professional advice!
The Hemmant lifestyle
Bounded by Brisbane River to the north and Bulimba Creek to the west, Hemmant is a suburb 11 kilometres east of Brisbane’s CBD. Historically, Hemmant was farming country, with green crops and sugar cane dominating the landscape. Today, many acreage properties still remain which helps the suburb to maintain its country feel and lifestyle.
For families, the only school within the Hemmant suburb boundaries is the Hemmant Flexible Learning Centre, a Catholic school for boys and girls at a secondary level. For primary schools or government-funded secondary schools, the closest ones are in Murarrie and Brisbane Bayside College in Wynnum West.
The suburb is cut in half by the Cleveland Railway Line, and is serviced by Hemmant Train Station, making the commute to the city easy. The land to the north of the railway line is mainly industrial, while the land to the south is residential.
Buying and investing in Hemmant property
Hemmant is a very affordable place to live, and also makes for a great investment. The median house price is $750,000, and the upward trend in house prices average 15.71% per year over a three year period. Hemmant ranks as first in the state on best performing suburbs in terms of capital gains, returning capital gains of 10.34% for property investors. If you are looking for an investment property, you’ll want to keep Hemmant in mind. Houses in Hemmant rent for $580 per week on average, with an annual rental yield of 4%.
One thing to know before you buy – parts of Hemmant are prone to flooding, so booking an experienced local property inspector is absolutely crucial.