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Buying in Karalee? You need a pre-purchase property inspection!

If you are contemplating your dream home in peaceful Karalee, you want to make sure you’re making the best decision for you and your family – and you can do that by securing a pre-purchase building and pest inspection beforehand! 

Karalee is a beautiful, rural residential suburb to the northeast of central Ipswich, with sprawling, stately homes set on acreage. Moving there will mean swapping the hustle and bustle of busy city living for a tranquil, peaceful existence filled with semi-rural charm. All this and you’re only 20 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD! If you’re ready for relaxation without the isolation, then Karalee is the ideal place for you – but make sure you book that Action Property Inspections pre-purchase property inspection first! 

Why choose Karalee?

Karalee is a suburb in the northeast of central Ipswich, and only 20 kilometres from the centre of Brisbane. Its name comes from a local Indigenous word meaning ‘pretty hill besides the water.’ Just over four thousand people call Karalee home, giving it that special small-town feel, where people get to know their neighbours.  

Within the Ipswich community, Karalee is known as a place that provides a peaceful lifestyle, with beautiful acreage properties and a reasonable commute to either Ipswich or Brisbane. There’s a local primary school for the kids, Karalee State Primary School, and a local shopping centre with a Woolworths and newsagent.  

Your noisiest neighbours will be the flocks of gorgeous parrots that visit at dusk, and your biggest issue will be deciding whether or not to adopt that horse your kids have always wanted! With an abundance of parks and native wildlife, this suburb is a perfect place for families, couples, or just people who adore the country. You won’t ever want to live anywhere else! 

The Karalee property market

The property market in Karalee is on par with similar suburbs around Queensland. The median house price for a four-bedroom house is $650,000. Due to an upward trend, profits in home prices averaged 1.6% per annum over 3 years.  For rental properties, the median weekly rent for a four-bedroom home is $400, with a gross yield of 3.45%.  

It’s vital to secure a pre-purchase property inspection in Karalee

The most lucrative area in Karalee lies on the Brisbane River – properties have river views on three sides, so it’s an idyllic spot. With beauty though, comes a major issue – flooding! 

This area is surrounded by rivers, so flooding can certainly become an issue in the future. A pre-purchase property inspector can inform you on where the flood plains lie and whether or not the home you’re looking at buying might have underlying flood damage you can’t see. They’ll also let you in on any other issues that can plague rural properties – termites, fire risks or previous damage, or issues that aging properties can face. Your new dream property and hobby farm could just be a future money pit – you need to know all the possible risks before you commit. Choose Action Property Inspections and we can provide all the necessary information and experience you need to make the best choice for your family. 

Contact Action Property Inspections and secure an inspection for your Karalee property today!



About Andrew Mackintosh

Andrew Mackintosh has been answering home inspection questions in the greater Brisbane area since 1995. He has personally carried out over 20,000 building inspections and is a licensed builder and licensed building inspector, Member of Queensland Master Builders Association & Institute of Building Consultants. Being the business owner and the inspector, Andrew is passionate about providing clients with excellent customer service, value for money, honest, unbiased, thorough inspection and reporting in a professional and timely manner to allow clients to make informed decisions when purchasing property.

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