Is a duplex the right property for you?

Local businessman Mark Timms is among the buyers who have snapped up lots in Brisbane's western growth corridor.
Local businessman Mark Timms is among the buyers who have snapped up lots in Brisbane's western growth corridor. Contributed

A DUPLEX home at the $500 million Ecco Ripley community is the perfect residential solution for buyers looking to reduce the strain of mortgage repayments.

Designed by Sekisui House, Ecco Ripley offers a selection of quality, affordable ready built duplexes for the discerning home buyer.

A duplex presents a unique residential concept that is great for first home buyers, owner-occupiers and investors.

A duplex offers home buyers the flexibility of owning two separate residences under one roof, minimising the strain of mortgage repayments for owner occupiers and the added benefit of solid rental returns for investors. There is also the option to purchase just one duplex and, with the affordable price tag, it is an ideal option for first home buyers.

A unique benefit of purchasing a duplex pair is the freedom to rent both properties and receive two incomes, or the option to live in one and rent out the other.

Purchasing a duplex pair essentially means you are buying two homes and when it comes time to sell, you have the choice of putting either one or both properties on the market.

Duplex living is dynamic and practical, designed to suit all lifestyles and life stages. It can serve as a supplementary income to ease finances or serve as a first rental property for your children - easing their transition into independent living.

It's also ideal for multi-generational living allowing parents or grandparents to live in their own duplex next door.

This contemporary residential option is proving popular with buyers, as Ecco Ripley offers everyone from young families, growing families and singles the opportunity to buy or build a new home of their choice.

First home buyers also have access to the added benefit of the Queensland Government's first home owners grant when buying or building a brand new home.

Duplex living in Ecco Ripley.
Duplex living in Ecco Ripley.

Local businessman Mark Timms is among the buyers who have snapped up lots in Brisbane's western growth corridor after purchasing three properties within the Ecco Ripley community.

"I see tremendous value in Ripley compared to other Brisbane or Ipswich suburbs,” Mr Timms said.

"The growth opportunity was a major deciding factor in my decision to build in Ecco Ripley and presents a very exciting investment and lifestyle proposition.

"The location alone is a major drawcard, as is the natural landscape of the region, and the capital growth potential is promising.”

Ecco Ripley's vision of creating a vibrant community landscape was another feature that cemented Mr Timms' decision to buy at Ecco Ripley.

"I would highly recommend making Ecco Ripley a place to call home,” he said.

"The lifestyle proposition is superb. I have already noticed a true sense of togetherness within the community - it is definitely the perfect place to raise a young family.”

Mr Timms chose to build with Sekisui House due to the developer's functional, open plan designs, value for money and service.

Ecco Ripley sales manager Scott Blaney said duplexes within the community have appealed to a broad range of buyers.

"While duplexes offer the obvious advantages of an affordable price point, they also represent great value living,” Mr Blaney said.

"They have generous living areas, including ensuite to bathrooms, with a spacious open-plan design and great backyards that are often bigger than those you may find in a townhouse or unit development.

"Lower body corporate fees also enhance the appeal of duplex living at Ecco Ripley.”

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