Major renovations in Mount Gambier need to considered carefully: HTW residential

Major renovations in Mount Gambier need to considered carefully: HTW residential
Major renovations in Mount Gambier need to considered carefully: HTW residential

To date, there are still no clear indications of the impact of COVID-19 on property values in the Mount Gambier region, according to the June Herron Todd White (HTW) residential report. 

The valuation firm suggests that 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 residential report highlights where renovations are on the rise and the price points and outcomes those markets can expect.

"Whilst the market has softened as a direct result of government enforced restrictions and general economic uncertainty, we are yet to see this reflected in any value correction.

"As restrictions begin to ease and some normality resumes, we remain positive that the impact will be limited, however we are not naive to the fact that there will be ramifications within the property market," the valuation firm said. 

What about renovations?

Bunnings is certainly packed on the weekends and our DIYers are making the most of lock down time! However, from what we can see at the moment, it would appear as though the top priority on everyone’s renovation list is to complete small jobs that were already on the to do list," the valuation firm said. 

Larger renovations often take longer to plan and generally rely on the availability of tradies and they are not easy to grab in our region at short notice.

"In our region, major renovations need to be considered quite carefully. The cost of demolition, altering and reconfiguring existing improvements can quickly make any renovation very expensive, without necessarily seeing any improvement in the dwelling," the valuation firm said. 

"Prior to completing any major renovations we would recommend that home owners ascertain the current value of their home (have a valuation done), consider the cost of the proposed renovations and then add the two amounts together. 

"What can you buy in the current market for a similar price? Are you best to do the proposed renovations or perhaps consider buying a property at a similar total cost where someone has already done all the hard work? This is a simple way to have an informed opinion on the best way to tackle the question of whether to renovate or not." 

page31image3738448A renovated three bedroom home in Mount Gambier has recently been sold for $297,000.
 
Set on a 641 square metre block, the 10 Degaris Street home (pictured below) comes with lounge room, renovated kitchen, and paved pergola area. 
 
The property was last sold in 2012 for $210,000.
 
Major renovations in Mount Gambier need to considered carefully: HTW residential
 
A current listing is a renovated three bedroom home in Mount Gambier with a price guide between $175,000 to $185,000.
 
The 53 Boandik Terrace home (pictured below) comes with open plan lounge and dining, three carpeted bedrooms, tiled bathrooms and separate lounge. 
 
It is located just a short walk to schools and shopping centre. 
 
Major renovations in Mount Gambier need to considered carefully: HTW residential
 
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