If you’re a Brisbane family or young professional looking to buy your dream home in beautiful Seven Hills, time is ticking – houses here are only on the market for about a month. If Seven Hills is the place for you, be sure to book yourself a pre-purchase property inspection and consider all relevant factors before you buy.
Andrew’s Expert Advice on Seven Hills
As someone who has been qualified in the building industry since 1983, I am aware of and compliant with the standards of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) and Master Builders Queensland Code of Conduct. With a mix of home styles and ages, I can tell you that you need an experienced professional property inspector that can detect all issues – especially those due to Seven Hills landscape, such as slopes, flooding and large trees.
Why you need to call Seven Hills home!
Seven Hills is only about 8 kilometres out from Brisbane’s CBD, on the south side of the Brisbane River. This tiny little suburb is tucked in between Norman Park, Carina, Cannon Hill, and Morningside. It is a leafy, quiet place to raise a family, with a population of just 2211. The suburb itself is small, only about 1.6 square kilometres, but it has five parks and a delightful Heritage Pathway walk. There is charming mix of old Queenslander style houses with character, stylish new builds, and massive old trees filling the suburb.
The suburb does indeed have seven hills (or rises) which are named after the Seven Hills of Rome. These include Palatine Hill, Capitoline Hill, Quirinal Hill, Aventine Hill, Caelian Hill, Viminal Hill, and Esquiline Hill. Despite its central location, the name Seven Hills may not be immediately familiar to many long-term Brisbane locals, having only been listed as an individual suburb since 2001 following a push by local residents to have it recognised independently from Norman Park.
The median age of Seven Hills residents is 35, two years younger than the national average. This makes the suburb perfect for young families and single professionals. For commuters, Seven Hills is serviced by the Norman Park and Morningside train stations, which are within walking distance of the west side of the suburb. From there, it’s an easy 20 minute trip into the city. Otherwise, bus routes connect Seven Hills to the CBD and Cannon Hill Shopping Centre, as well as Fortitude Valley and Carindale Shopping Centre. Seven Hills also has a state primary school for boys and girls from Prep to Year 6.
Looking for a southside suburb a little further away from the city? Check out Stretton.
The facts about buying your new home in Seven Hills
Seven Hills has a median house price of $1,559,500 which is on par with homes in similar suburbs. A steady increase in median property prices over a 5-year period has resulted in a capital gain of 70.44%. The average rent is $750 a week, meaning property owners should potentially earn a 2.5% increase in gross rental yield. The homes here remain on the market for an average of just one month, despite the relatively high price, which shows just how in demand Seven Hills has become!
Secure your new Seven Hills home and ensure there are no hidden problems with the property by booking a pre-purchase property inspection now! See our sample report to view how we do our in-depth inspections for your home.