Mackay renovation activities remain steady: HTW residential

Mackay renovation activities remain steady: HTW residential
Mackay renovation activities remain steady: HTW residential

Agents in Mackay reported a slight decrease in sale volumes towards the start of COVID-19 restrictions, however as the government slowly starts to lift restrictions, volumes are slowly starting to improve, according to the latest Herron Todd White (HTW) residential report. 

The valuation firm suggests in locations across the nation, the downtime delivered by isolation has spurned on owners looking to improve their assets through maintenance and upgrade. This month’s HTW report highlights where renovations are on the rise and the price points and outcomes those markets can expect.

The report notes new listings and property values appear to have held steady with no material change in market value.

The Mackay rental market was already tight prior to the pandemic with vacancy levels under two per cent, however agents have reported increased interest, particularly from fly in fly out workers who have been unable to travel due to restrictions and will be further hampered by the effects of Virgin’s possible closure.

"We have not seen any indication to suggest that renovations have changed during lock down.

"We consider renovations to have remained steady and are still predominantly occurring in inner city locations (Mackay, East, West and South Mackay). They are generally of older style, low set or high set dwellings purchased for less than $300,000," the valuation firm said. 

There are a mix of owner-occupiers and investors looking to renovate, however the investor types tend to be tradespeople who can undertake much of the work themselves and flip them straight away.

Depending on the size of the dwelling and the degree of ancillary improvements, they are worth between $350,000 and $550,000 on completion, the report noted.

Smaller dwellings on smaller than average lots with basic ancillary improvements are worth between $350,000 and $400,000.

Larger dwellings with significant ancillary improvements and over 700 square metre allotments are worth anywhere between $450,000 and $550,000.

A renovated house in West Mackay has recently been sold for $379,000.

The three bedroom, two bathroom home is situated at 57 Mogford Street (pictured below).

It features open plan living zone, study, storage and backyard. 

Mackay renovation activities remain steady: HTW residential

A current listing is a three bedroom Queenslander in West Mackay priced at $549,000.

The 414 Bridge Road home (pictured below) comprises three bedrooms, multiple living areas, entertaining deck and in ground pool.

It also features features polished floors, stone bench topped kitchen and cupboard storage. 

Mackay renovation activities remain steady: HTW residential

Htw Mackay

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