Make The Right Move With A Mount Cotton Building Inspection
The beautiful bushland setting of Mount Cotton is growing in popularity among couples and families keen to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature not too far from the city. Before you leap in to buy in this area, ensure you’ve booked the right building inspections for your Mount Cotton home. Enlist a quality building inspector to ensure your potential new investment is a smart one.
Why buy in Mount Cotton?
Nestled among bushland reserves and a koala conservation area, Mount Cotton offers a true taste of semi-rural living just 35 km from the Brisbane CBD. Wallabies are a common sighting, as are koalas and kookaburras making their home in the many gum trees dotted throughout this peaceful Redland City suburb.
Mount Cotton is superbly located for easy access to Brisbane City via car or bus, and is just 45 minutes from the Gold Coast. In 10 – 15 minutes, you can enjoy the bay breezes of Redland Bay or shop to your heart’s content at Victoria Point, Capalaba and Loganholme. The newly renovated major shopping complex at Garden City is a short 25 minute drive from Mount Cotton.
Award-winning Sirromet Winery is a major drawcard offering the perfect place to indulge in premium wine and gourmet foods while taking in the spectacular views of Moreton Bay.
Families are well-catered for in Mount Cotton with parks, playgrounds, a skate park, childcare centre and Mount Cotton State School. Dreamworld and Movieworld are a 30 minute drive away.
In the 2011 census, Mount Cotton boasted a population of 4,804, with a relatively even breakdown of females and males. The median age of Mount Cotton was 32 years, five years below the national median of 37.
Mount Cotton homes
The average price of homes in Mount Cotton is $515,000 with rent at approximately $470 per week. Mount Cotton is currently experiencing high demand, well above the Queensland average.
Houses vary from newly built double and single storey homes on large lots, to established brick homes. Key issues that arise from building and pest inspections in the area include the presence of termites, thanks to the bush surrounds, and concerns around drainage and retaining walls. New builds should also be checked for compliance to current building standards.
Our Building Inspector’s Top Tip for Buying in Mount Cotton
Besides the winery (and who doesn’t love wine) Mount Cotton has wide open, hilly spaces, lovely views and access to good schools – making it a desirable, lifestyle location. It’s not close. In fact, the top complaint about buying a home in Mount Cotton is the inconvenience of the location and frustrations around the traffic commute. That hasn’t slowed demand on the area though, so you’ll find that open houses are busy and competitive. With this in mind, houses can be at the high end compared to suburbs closer to Brisbane. This makes for a slightly riskier investment.
Mount Cotton has ‘boundless plains to share” and is a mix of charming old farm houses and modern urban luxury. Whatever you’re looking for, there’s one of those in Mount Cotton. It also means that buying in Mount Cotton for the greenery may not be the best plan as it’s likely to continue to be built out over the next decade. With these risks in mind, it’s vital to make sure that the property you purchase is in tip top shape, is well built and free from any financial liabilities.
When you put your offer down, book a building and pest inspection right away to give you plenty of time to assess the resulting report. If there’s a problem, a comprehensive building and pest inspection report will allow you to go back to the seller and renegotiate the purchase price. That’s why it’s so vital to book a trusted and detail driven building and pest inspector for your new home.
Book a Mount Cotton building inspection
Before you snap up your dream home in Mount Cotton, invest in a building inspector to ensure you’re in the best possible position to purchase.
Qualified building inspectors carry out detailed building inspections on Mount Cotton properties every week, ensuring your investment is free from pests and structural issues.