PRICE IS RIGHT TO BUILD
The construction of homes in Beaudesert’s $1 billion Oakland Estate is steaming ahead with the completion of a new shopping centre and opening of a new high school.
The area is currently experiencing a population boom as people move from the city to Beaudesert for more affordable housing and rapidly-growing local employment opportunities, according to Robinson Projects developer James Robinson.
Stage one of Oakland Estate comprises 58 homesites and is 70 per cent sold, with remaining lots priced from $175,000, along with house and land packages available from $385,000.
Mr Robinson said while a number of recent purchasers were local, they received strong inquiry from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
First homeowners Stephanie Wynne and Jason Louttit are among those who have taken up a $20,000 grant to purchase a home at Oakland Estate.
Ms Wynne said she thought home ownership was out of reach until she came across the estate.
“My goal was to purchase my first home before I turned 21, so I started researching online about how to purchase a home with a low deposit,” she said.
“I came across information from Oakland Estate saying we could use the $20,000 First Home Owner grant as part of our deposit, meaning we only needed a few thousand to cover legal fees and costs.” Ms Wynne said when they visited Oakland Estate they realised their new home would be a great investment for the future due to the new infrastructure and amenities being built in the estate.
The couple are building a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home and have customised the design to suit their needs. Future stages of the development will include a fast food restaurant with drive-through access and plans for a family-friendly tavern, bringing the total retail floorspace to more than 4400sq m.
First homeowners Stephanie Wynne and Jason Louttit have taken up a $20,000 grant to purchase a home at Oakland Estate in Beaudesert.