HEAD FOR THE HILLS

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Ex­tra space and value for money is draw­ing buy­ers to large lots as the soar­ing cost of city prop­erty and grow­ing pop­u­lar­ity of sub­di­vi­sions makes it more at­trac­tive.

Villa­wood Prop­er­ties ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Tony John­son said acreage land had be­come a pop­u­lar choice among buy­ers, cit­ing strong sales of its 158 large lots in the Mon­tego Hills com­mu­nity at King­sholme.

“The price gap be­tween acreage and sub­ur­ban hous­ing is quite small and savvy buy­ers are start­ing to recog­nise the amount of space they can get for their money, if they know where to look,” Mr John­son said.

“When you con­sider a home­site in a pop­u­lar Bris­bane sub­urb like Sal­is­bury, which is about 20 min­utes from the city, is around $430,000 for 405sq m and then you travel an ex­tra 20 min­utes down the road to King­sholme where you can get more than 12 times the land size for a sim­i­lar price, it’s no won­der more buy­ers are see­ing acreage as a pop­u­lar al­ter­na­tive.”

Mr John­son said acreage in King­sholme had a win­ning com­bi­na­tion of rolling hills, prox­im­ity to shops, lo­cal ameni­ties, ac­cess to trans­port and some­where to build a dream home.

“Acreage no longer has to mean liv­ing miles from ev­ery­thing. From Mon­tego Hills, res­i­dents are just five min­utes from the clos­est su­per­mar­ket, 25 min­utes to the coast and only a 40-minute drive to Bris­bane’s CBD,” he said.

“On an acreage lot, peo­ple get to make na­ture their neigh­bour and live in a peace­ful, ru­ral set­ting close to bush­land and the beau­ti­ful coast­line, while still hav­ing ac­cess to ev­ery­thing they need. At Mon­tego Hills, we’ve had buy­ers build four, five and six bed­room homes with state-of-the-art fea­tures like atri­ums, and spa­cious split-level de­signs.”

With lots start­ing at 4,047sq m, more than 80 per cent across the first four stages have been sold, with Mon­tego Hills’ first res­i­dents set­tling into their homes ear­lier this year and the next stage soon to be re­leased.

Value for money and room to move is ap­peal­ing to buy­ers at Mon­tego Hills in King­sholme.

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