Alice Springs first home buyers heading to Kilgariff

Alice Springs first home buyers heading to Kilgariff
Alice Springs first home buyers heading to Kilgariff

Due to changes in the market in recent times the valuation firm, Herron Todd White noted they have seen investors become less active in the Alice Springs market, with the vast majority of transactions relating to home occupiers. 

"We are currently seeing activity from first home buyers after a quiet period for the occupiers.

"We are also seeing good activity to upgraders locally, however the empty nesters and downsizers are very quiet due to these purchasers typically leaving town to be close to family, making way for new entrants."

In the first home buyers category HTW typically see activity up to around $500,000 with a broad range of property from older style units to renovation projects or new larger homes.

"More recently we have seen a trend more towards newer property, particularly with the emergence of the newest suburb in Alice Springs, Kilgariff.

A three-bedroom house at Lot 7305/3 Cramer Street, Kilgariff (picture above) sold for $526,500. The selling agent was Gail Tuxworth of LJ Hooker.

"This is largely as a result of the first home buyers grant available for builds or newly constructed dwellings," the HTW report noted.

There had also been an increase in the range of property available to first home buyers such as newly renovated bedsit units, not previously available in the local market.

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