Beachside amenity a winner
LOCAL owner occupiers and first-home buyers have secured the majority of freestanding house-and-land packages within the 47-lot Sandcastles development in Mt Coolum.
Scott Hastings from Vantage Holdings Australia said just a few house-and-land packages remained following stunning sales results achieved within just six months.
“There is no doubt that the Sunshine Coast property market is back on the boil and Sandcastles was a reflection of our ability to deliver a highvalue, high-quality product in a stunning beachside location,” Mr Hastings said.
“Sandcastles has really resonated with the local market – 75 per cent of our buyers are owner occupiers, of which a staggering 73 per cent are from the Sunshine Coast.
“It’s been some time since owner occupiers have been so active in the local market, particularly first-home owners, who make up 51 per cent of the owner occupiers in our development.
“We had initially anticipated a 24-month sales program, so to sell them within six months is a tremendous achievement and a great reflection of the Urban Collection by Vantage product.”
One of the purchasers to take advantage of the $15,000 First Home Owners Grant was Cassie Richards and her partner, Sean Renshaw, who look forward to moving into their new three-bedroom home at Sandcastles.
“We just think it’s amazing that we can buy a brand-new three-bedroom home, with lots of space and a good backyard, so close to the beach for under $400,000,” Ms Richards said.
“We both work and we also have two little children so we don’t want to spend our spare time cleaning and maintaining a big house.
“We plan to spend as much time as we can swimming and surfing at Coolum Beach, so it’s great that we can bring our kids up with this lifestyle.”
Mr Hastings said the remaining house-and-land packages from the Urban Collection by Vantage were priced from $385,000 and he anticipated they would sell very quickly.
Local buyers Cassie Richards and partner Sean Renshaw with their children Saige and Stone at the Sandcastles development in Mt Coolum.