Bargain property in Dalby? Residential lot sold for less than half previous sale price

Bargain property in Dalby? Residential lot sold for less than half previous sale price
Bargain property in Dalby? Residential lot sold for less than half previous sale price

There are certainly opportunities in the current 2019 market to pay less than the last price.

But is there really such a thing as buying a bargain when it comes to property? And where are they?

This series of articles looks are specific examples of sale price or asking price falling. 

We take a look at where and if possible why this is happening.  

We came across this property for consideration.

A 2.5 acre lot in Dalby, a town in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, which has been sold for a $145,000 loss six years on.

The property sold for $115,000, less than 45% of what it transacted for in 2013.

Peter Forbes of Property Centre held the listing.

Lot 12, Branch Creek Road is a full fenced lot on the outskirts of town.

All that currently resides on the property is a concrete base shed with electricity.

Last sold in Febrary 2013, the holding changed hands for $260,000.

The property has been listed for sale since December 2015, originally with an asking price of 180,000.

That asking price was first reduced to $150,000 in October 2018, and again in February 2019 to $120,000.

Bargain property in Dalby? Residential lot sold for less than half previous sale price

Property Observer advise that it is up to you to determine if the offering is a truly beneficial bargain.

Remember buying at the bottom of the cycle is fraught – as you can't really precisely pick the bottom nor know just how long until you see some price growth.

Be aware you could be buying a poor quality property in an area with ongoing issues of oversupply of stock.

The oversupply could be also putting downward pressure on rents.

Other price declines could be because the vendor needs a quick sale or paid way over the top on its last purchase chase.

Property Observer suggests property purchasing really does need to be a very well considered proposition with a long term mindset.

As a part of this series, we've already had a look at properties in Mount Eliza, and Central Geelong.

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