Last month we looked at the difference between building a new home or a contract home and this month we're looking at Terrace and Duplex homes.
IF you're looking for low-maintenance living and a simplified buying process, Sekisui House's range of terrace homes in Ecco Ripley could be just what you're looking for.
The Terraces at Parkview Parade is the current release offering buyers a choice of two and three-bedroom homes, complete with an extensive range of turn-key inclusions that allow you to simply move in.
To make buying a new home easy, there's a single, fixed-price contract and you can secure your new home for only $2,000 deposit with the balance payable on completion.
It's the ultimate in low-maintenance living, sweetened by no ongoing body corporate fees.
The Terraces have been crafted for economical living through designs that encourage natural airflow and sunlight through each home. In line with Sekisui House's signature design principles, the innovative features also provide residents with unparalleled flexibility and space efficiency.
The current release is proving a popular living choice with owner-occupiers who account for approximately 67% of sales so far. Investors are also seeing great value in the offering.
Daniel and Gay Baxter have been watching Ecco Ripley come to life over the past few years and recently decided to take the plunge in the emerging masterplanned community.
The Ipswich couple live in a nearby development and acquired a new Terrace home after a recent visit to Ecco Ripley, giving them a foothold in the investment opportunity they see unfolding.
For the Baxters, the chance to snare one of the most affordable new homes in the Ripley region was too good to resist.
"We had searched everywhere for the perfect investment, from Mooloolaba through to Ipswich but nothing felt right,” Mr Baxter said.
"When we're searching for an investment property, it needs to be somewhere we could see ourselves living. That's why we decided to purchase at Ecco Ripley.
"We loved absolutely everything about the product and purchased the home at The Terraces immediately after viewing the product for the first time.”
Mr Baxter said the fact The Terraces had no body corporate fees was a major drawcard for the couple.
"Small fees all add up so it was great this home had no body corporate fees which diminished our overall costs.” he said.
Within two days of contracting a real estate agent to tenant the property, the Baxters had four tenant applications and are currently in the process of choosing the right one.
"We are pleasantly surprised by how quick and easy the entire process was,” Mr Baxter said.
"From dealing with Sekisui House through to finding appropriate tenants, the whole procedure was seamless and trouble-free.”
The current Terraces release occupies an elevated position within proximity to both local parks and the future $1.5 billion Ripley Town Centre.
"Ecco Ripley is such a great investment and with the Ripley Town Centre well underway all the amenities you need are on your doorstep,” Mr Baxter said.
"Sekisui House has done a fabulous job in creating a masterplanned community and an investment opportunity that is too good to turn down.”
Only seven of the 36 homes at The Terraces at Parkview Parade remain for sale. All of them are now under construction or complete and ready to move in.
Landscaping and window coverings are among the turn-key inclusions for the popular homes.
First home buyers can also access the Queensland Government first home owners' grant of $20,000 when purchasing a home at The Terraces.
For further information contact Sekisui House on 137 422 or visit www.sekisuihouse.com.au.