More than $20 million of homesites have sold at Mirvac’s Everleigh masterplanned community in Greenbank just 12 weeks, with first home buyers and upgraders dominating sales.
In total, 94 lots have been snapped up since June, with three new releases brought forward just to keep pace with the strong demand, as purchasers look to build new homes with multi-functional spaces where they can live, work and recreate.
Homesites in Everleigh currently start from $201,000, alongside a range of beautifully appointed completed homes for sale by partner builders, priced from $438,500.
Mirvac Head of Residential, Stuart Penklis said the community’s affordability and leafy masterplan had been a strong draw for buyers looking to step into the market or secure a new home to perfectly accommodate their family’s lifestyle.
He said Everleigh, situated 30 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD and within the State Government-declared Greater Flagstone Priority Development Area (PDA), represented exceptional value, with the recently introduced HomeBuilder grant only adding to its desirability.
“Everleigh is extremely popular with drawing first home buyers and upgraders who see the relative affordability of the community and the opportunity to benefit from the future growth of the area, with significant infrastructure and amenity planned to support the expanding population,” he said.
“When you compare the cost of building new in Everleigh to purchasing an established home in a nearby area, which may require renovation or repair, it stacks up very favourably – even more so with the introduction of the new grant and interest rates at historic lows.
“We are also finding people are seeking multi-functional spaces in their homes, with a new build giving them the option to create a home that completely suits their requirements for work, study or entertainment.
“There’s a new emphasis on spaces that can be private for work or study and switch back to family-friendly as required, a return to the chef’s kitchen as more people cook at home, rooms for exercise and hobbies, the home office and access to outdoor spaces such as backyards and patios.”
Mr Penklis said Everleigh stood apart because of its careful masterplanning and Mirvac’s strong design ethos.
“We have focussed on delivering elements that define the community, investing in community engagement programs, parks, playgrounds, open spaces and other resident facilities, so when our residents move in they are part of a connected community from day one,” he said.
Belinda McKinnis and Shaun Rietdyk, along with their two children Riley (7) and Aaliyah (4), said they almost gave up on the dream of building their first home until they discovered Everleigh.
The family settled on their 493sqm lot in April, with construction starting mid-May on their four bedroom, two bathroom, double garage home, with a pool, which they are building with Stylemaster.
“We searched for land in so many communities in the area before checking out Everleigh,” said Belinda.
“We just love everything about the community. We thought it was really good value for money, when you consider the variety of lots available to suit different needs, the quality of the houses being built and all the community amenities being delivered, like parks and retail. We love walking around the estate.
“There are so many great community activities and events put on by Everleigh, and we’ve been to everything we can since we first stopped by in October.
“I have already met a few other residents through these activities and they are all really nice.”
Belinda said the icing on the cake was finding one of her good friends was also set to become her neighbour.
“They started one month before us and I didn’t even know until they shared a post of their new land, and I realised it was straight across the road from us,” she said.
“We also have a new park going in diagonally across the road from our home, which is so exciting and will be perfect for the kids. We see ourselves being part of the Everleigh community for a long time.”
Homes at Everleigh will be nestled among 215 hectares of green space, spanning conservation parkland, sports fields and recreation parks, along with a range of community facilities, including a planned State primary school, neighbourhood retail centre and community health centre.