In the market for a brand new property? Whether your budget is big or small, here’s two of southeast Queensland’s best new developments:ONE Palm Beach
Have you heard of ONE Palm Beach yet? One of two sister developments on the Gold Coast by Velocity Property (the other being the sold out ONE Burleigh Headland), it’s promising to be one of the more luxurious offerings along the highly-desirable Gold Coast beachfront.
Just like the old auctioneer saying goes, they aren’t making any more land ??? and absolute beachfront is rarer still. Only recently a block with a 1970s house in Hedges Avenue sold for $6.5 million, which just goes to show how much value people are placing on the Gold Coast.
If Velocity had put up garden variety apartments on the beach, they would have flown off the shelves by themselves. But what’s on offer at ONE Palm Beach is a little more than that.
The luxury apartments are two per level so that means less neighbours and more peace and quiet ??? if you can hear them over the sound of the ocean. The units also promise to be eco-friendly, offering powerwalls, solar glass panels and natural cooling methods to save on power bills and the environment.
That’s not to say the developer skimped on the luxury features??? there’s marble in the bathrooms, marble in the kitchens, which also feature Miele appliances and butler’s pantries.
Every apartment has an ocean view, from the wrap-around floor-to-ceiling windows that take up as much space as possible. With three bedrooms in each apartment and anywhere from 170 to 250 square metres of space, downsizers won’t have to compromise much when making the move either.
Apart from the obvious beachfront location, Palm Beach is conveniently located near the Burleigh Village, which has seen a renaissance of cafes and restaurants in recent years.
If this the first time you’ve heard about ONE Palm Beach, you’d better get onto it quick. More than half of the apartments are sold already. Prices for the remaining units start at $2,195,000.
Click here for more details. Essence Estate, Cotswold Hills
On the other end of the spectrum, a brilliant opportunity to grab some land for a remarkably affordable price has come up, just outside of Toowoomba.
Essence Estate is a master planned community nine kilometres from Toowoomba’s CBD, with blocks starting from $149,900. Land sizes vary from 400 square metres to nearly 750, giving buyers plenty of land to build their perfect home.
Essence is very much a family-orientated development, with lots of emphasis placed on how family-friendly Toowoomba is. And it’s all true ??? the “Garden City” has graduated from being a “large country town” to a thriving regional centre, with lots of opportunities for families to establish themselves.
As a city, Toowoomba has incredible heritage and historically good infrastructure and education facilities. Now it’s beginning a journey towards becoming a commercial and retail hub.
The Wellcamp airport has provided a boost to the local economy and commercial developers are building a huge new shopping centre which will bring more jobs and options for locals.
Just a short drive in to Toowoomba takes you to those history rich attractions, such as the Empire Theatre and a variety of gardens, which presents plenty of opportunities to keep busy on the weekend.
As Toowoomba grows, more developments are beginning to spring up, giving buyers more of an opportunity to buy into the rapidly expanding regional city; Essence is one of the first to do so.
After you buy you have 18 months to build your home, which is subject to approval to covenant laws. That means that you can rest easy knowing Essence will keep the same look and feel for years to come, protecting the value of your home.
Interested buyers are encouraged to get in contact with Colliers International’s Brad Lipp. Click here to find his phone number and the listing on Domain.