Ipswich is experiencing massive growth in the areas of commerce, industry and residential. Flinders View is a residential suburb of Ipswich located only four kilometres from the Ipswich CBD and a 40-minute drive from the Brisbane CBD. Urbanisation began in Flinders View back in the 1980s and as the years passed, local shops opened as well as Winston Glades Shopping Centre in 1998.
With a number of childcare centres, public primary and secondary schools, and various parks and sporting facilities within four kilometres of the suburb, Flinders View is truly family-friendly. It’s easy to understand why families with children make up the highest proportion of people living in Flinders View.
The median house price in Flinders View has increased each month since May 2015, although it has remained steady from February to April 2016. If leading real estate commentator Michael Matusik’s report is anything to go by, Ipswich house prices are set to increase by 20% in the next year—so now is a good time to get looking at properties and to arrange your building inspections, Flinders View residents! Remember that being in Ipswich rather than Brisbane, you will have limited options for your Flinders View building inspection – so, as with all ‘hot areas’, it’s vital to have your buying process planned out BEFORE you make the offer.
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Why you might buy in Flinders View
Besides its family-friendly qualities, Flinders View is where you’ll find 68% of homes either owned outright or under mortgage—indicating it’s affordable and it’s a place where people want to stay. The average median house price is $362 500 as at April 2016 and the average cost of renting in Flinders View is $330 per week.
Being so close to the Ipswich CBD, Flinders View residents enjoy access to various health facilities and services, a wide range of places to eat as well as the growing cultural aspect of Ipswich. As one of Queensland’s oldest provincial cities, Ipswich continues to showcase its heritage and prides itself on its cultural tourism with museums, galleries, workshops, festivals, historic sites, theatres and eateries.
First Home Buyer? Andrew’s tips for Flinders View
Flinders View is one of those suburbs that has the data to back up the real estate agent’s claims! Because it’s well known as a growth suburb, you’ll find competition from other first home buyers AND investors. Investors can outbid you – but they don’t want to. They’re savvy, experienced purchasers – which puts you at a clear disadvantage. The first step when considering Flinders View is to educate yourself on what to look for on that first walk through – and where first home buyers make expensive mistakes.
Arranging your building inspection in Flinders View
So, you love the sound of living in Ipswich and Flinders View, and want to get in before the reported price rise happens? Well, you’ll want to get the contract moving with an experienced building inspector in Flinders View—someone who can perform a comprehensive building inspection for you, FAST!
The team at Action Property Inspections can not only help with a fast turnaround but they have a solid knowledge of building inspections in Flinders View and can help to ensure the purchase is the best one for you.