Our First Home Owners Nicholas and Anita Senior, with their two children Anita and Noah, are excited to see their home evolving as we build. The happy couple wanted to ensure they secured the $20,000 FHOG before it expired, finally leaving the rental market and entering their own home.
With stunning views of the surrounding mountains and Walsh’s Pyramid, Gordonvale, Mount Peter and Edmonton have become prime locations for many of our clients to build. The countdown is on leading us to the end of 2017. There’s still time to secure the FHOG grant for yourself and to start 2018 well!
“Much More than Bricks and Mortar”
– Andrea Falvo, Weekend Post Realestate, Saturday, November 11, 2017, page 3
Purchasing the ideal home for family living, where there are strong community bonds and good schools, often results in a race against the clock.
Finding the perfect place to raise a family is more than just finding your dream home – it’s about finding the complete package.
As the end of year nears, families across the region are on the lookout for homes that fall within the catchment zone of some of the most sought after schools.
LJ Hooker Cairns South Sales Representative Cheyenne Orbison said each year there was a high demand for families wanting to buy in areas near reputable public primary and high schools.
He said November 22 would be the last day a buyer could write up a contract that settles before Christmas, with most solicitors closing shop for about three weeks over the festive season.
“People wanting to buy a house to get their children into a sought-after public schools like Edge Hill Primary, Cairns High and Freshwater State School should really look at buying before November 22,” he said.
“With the prices of private school fees going up, state schools are highly sought after.
“Last year I had three couples desperate to buy before Christmas so they could get their kids into the school’s catchment zone.
“One ended up buying a unit just so they could make it in time.”
Residents Nicholas and Anita Senior have got in ahead of time, setting up roots for their two young children in Gordonvale.
The couple are currently building a new home and spent time researching several suburbs before deciding Gordonvale would be the perfect fit for their family.
We had been trying to build for a while but the timing wasn’t right,” Mrs Senior said.
“It was a bit of a long process with all the paper work but now that the build has started it’s coming along.”
Mrs Senior was thrilled to be setting roots in the family friendly suburb.
“I knew the area I wanted and there are other families moving in the area as well, which is great,” she said.
“We’re not even five minutes away from the school as well.”