Es­cape the city to your ru­ral haven

The Courier-Mail - Home - - AFFORDABLE LIVING - EMILY BLACK

Bris­bane’s me­dian house price has hit a high, with mar­ket growth up 30 per cent in the past five years.

Fig­ures re­leased by the Real Es­tate In­sti­tute of Queens­land re­vealed Bris­bane’s me­dian house price in­creased 2.5 per cent in the past year to hit a record-break­ing $673,000.

QM Prop­er­ties gen­eral sales man­ager Damien Ross said with hous­ing af­ford­abil­ity forc­ing prospec­tive house and land own­ers out of the city, it was no won­der fam­i­lies were re­lo­cat­ing to the coun­try.

Mr Ross said re­gions that of­fered res­i­dents an af­ford­able ru­ral haven less than hour from the city were be­com­ing in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar.

“We’re find­ing more and more peo­ple are want­ing to swap the rat race for a qui­eter coun­try life when rais­ing their fam­i­lies and the af­ford­abil­ity of th­ese ru­ral ar­eas in com­par­i­son to soar­ing in­ner-city prices adds to the ap­peal,” he said.

“One of our lat­est de­vel­op­ments, Ma­honey’s Pocket Es­tate, which is nes­tled in the south­ern out­skirts of the flour­ish­ing Jim­boomba town cen­tre, fea­tures af­ford­able and level al­lot­ments.”

“House and land pack­ages at Ma­honey Pocket cost nearly $200,000 less than the me­dian Bris­bane prop­erty price.”

Mr Ross said Jim­boomba was only 45 min­utes to both the Gold Coast and Bris­bane, and had ex­pe­ri­enced re­cent sig­nif­i­cant in­fra­struc­ture growth, in­clud­ing new schools, shop­ping cen­tres, lo­cal mar­kets and pub­lic trans­port net­works.

QM Prop­er­ties acreage es­tate at Ma­honey's Pocket near Jim­boomba of­fers ru­ral liv­ing.

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