Sales gathering momentum
DESPITE a drop in sales at Rockyview for the September quarter, Rockhampton real estate principal Jason Rayner says sales have bounced back.
The recent REIQ figures revealed there were only a handful of sales over the September quarter in Rockyview.
But Mr Rayner said over the past two months, Rockyview and surrounding suburbs including Glenlee and Glendale had become real estate hot spots.
The principal of Think Real Estate, who lives in the area himself, said there was a trend towards families wanting to move to the peaceful outskirts of the city where they could find bigger blocks of land.
“Families want more space and a friendly environment and in these areas you still get town water and rubbish collected but rates are often lower,” Mr Rayner said.
He said as market confidence continued to strengthen, there had never been a better time to buy.
He said property in and around Rockyview was selling quickly.
Dianne Kenzler and her husband Murray, who were one of the first to build on Sondra Lena Drive at Glenlee in 1996, have just put their family home on the market for $479,000.
The family of four are moving to the Capricorn Coast for a sea change.
Dianne said their fully air-conditioned house, which they renovated as the children grew up, adding an entertainment room and a four-bay shed, had been a great family home in a serene area.
She said they enjoyed living out of town, as all they needed was within a 20-minute drive.