SALES SWEET SPOT
Massively convenient and superbly secluded were the words Vantage Homes sales consultant Ian Rowe used to describe the new $43 million residential development at Forest Glen. Mr Rowe said that within 72 hours of their mid-May launch they had sold three properties.
“Look it’s in the price sweet spot and once people see where it is, it’s an absolute winner,” he said.
He said while there was a substantial amount of development happening on the Sunshine Coast, this was “genuinely different”.
“Buderim Forest is the first major residential project approved for this area,” he said. “It really is a spectacular site and we definitely see it as a great investment opportunity with a number of projects forecast in the area.
“It’s just over 8ha in total, and there’s a naturally cleared 4ha parcel right in the middle of it, so we’re not touching the forest surrounding the outside perimeter of the development.”
Mr Rowe said a barrier of about 50m of forest would envelop the housing development maintaining its privacy and natural environment into the future.
“The whole ethos of this development is to be submerged within the forest, so we don’t want to touch that,” he said.
“You can’t see the development from the road … and there’s going to be a 100m driveway that winds its way through that forest into the development.
“It’s a wonderful environment, and I mean every single person that has walked into that clearing where the development is going to be, has all gone ‘wow’, with the aspect, the nature, the birds, it really is stunning.”
He said nature was not the only drawcard
to investing into this development, with Forest Glen being tagged as an emerging community.
“You are a minute away from one of the top schools in Queensland, a minute away from one of the best cafes on the coast, but also you’re a five-minute drive to Buderim, you’re 12 minutes to Mooloolaba, you’re 14 minutes to the hospital and about a minute, depending whether you’re going south or north, to the Bruce Highway.
“Forest Glen is classed as an emerging community with the Sunshine Coast Council, so things are going to happen there.
“There’s a lot of talk about the potential town centre, we’re excited with the future growth in Forest Glen.”
The development will be carried out in six stages, with civil construction to start in July. Mr Rowe said they hoped to have the project completed within three years.