RETIREE DOWNSIZES TO DREAM HOME
Retiree Sue Larsen (pictured below) considered buying and renovating an established house.
But after extensive research she found that she could build the exact home she wanted at AVID Property Group’s Brentwood Forest without the stress of renovating.
“I looked for about a year before I bought at Brentwood Forest,” she said.
“I’d never looked in this area before but when it came up I found this development had everything I wanted and could afford.
“I did consider buying an established house and fixing it to suit my needs but I didn’t want to go through the stress of renovating again.”
AVID Property Group general manager Bruce Harper said many buyers, particularly downsizers, were choosing packages like those offered at Brentwood Forest because it was easier than renovating an established property.
“With a new home, you can really configure the house to suit your family’s needs,” he said.
“While renovation is a huge industry, for many homeowners the costs and stress associated with renovating is a real barrier, particularly for downsizers who want to be able to spend more of their time enjoying their retirement.”
Recently released data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) found that the value of alterations and additions to existing residential buildings flatlined in August, after rising for three months.
By comparison, the value of new residential building rose 0.8 per cent in August, following three months of growth.
Ms Larsen said that the area had everything she needed and she was in the home she wanted.
Levelled blocks at the masterplanned Brentwood Forest development in Bellbird Park start from $202,000.
Tempo Homes by AVID Property Group at Brentwood Forest is offering affordable yet stylish homes.