First home buyers think it's time to buy in Townsville: HTW

First home buyers think it's time to buy in Townsville: HTW
First home buyers think it's time to buy in Townsville: HTW

Activity in Townsville’s residential property market is currently dominated by owner-occupiers with a number of these buyers being first time participants, the valuation firm Herron Todd White (htw) has signalled in a recent report.

"Sentiment is building in Townsville’s residential property market which is consolidating at the start of recovery phase, although the market is showing a dichotomy with the recovery in the housing sector advancing, whilst the market for land and units continues to teeter," it advised.

First time buyer participants in the local market are buying houses across most suburbs of Townsville and include a mixture of new, semi modern and older style homes.

"This sector of the market would appear to be mostly active in the $300,000 to $400,000 range," it noted.

"It would appear that first time participants in the market have realised that now is the time to buy with record low interest rates, good affordability and a buyer’s market creating favourable conditions for these buyers." 

A three-bedroom house at 251 Wills Street in Townsville City (picture above) recently traded for $400,000. The house is perched on the foothills of Castle Hill.

Another house in Townsville City, this one a two-bedroom dwelling, changed hands earlier this year for $329,000. 

First home buyers think it's time to buy in Townsville: HTW

Other owner-occupiers include upgraders moving from units to houses, renovators, those moving to superior locations and downsizers.

"This market encompasses a wide range of values and suburbs."

The valuation firm noted Townsville’s median house price remained soft.

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