Since the earliest days of European settlement, Greenbank has been known for its obvious sense of community spirit. Locals banded together to establish the area’s first school, which was built entirely by volunteer labour. A local campaign was also responsible for bringing telephone services to the area. Residents even united to resist the resumption of local land for use as an Army training camp – though these efforts were largely unsuccessful.
While much has changed since the town’s humble beginnings, the strong connection between the people that call it home remains. Locals are still proud of their corner of the world and highly protective of what they believe makes it great. And it is easy to see why.
Set amongst iconic South East Queensland bushland, Greenbank residents enjoy a quieter, slower-paced lifestyle, surrounded by nature. The 4,500-hectare heritage-listed Military Training Area, in particular, is celebrated as a largely untouched refuge for native flora and fauna. And this is just one of many local green spaces, with the region rich with nature reserves and protected parkland.
Locals also enjoy an easy commute into the city, with Brisbane CBD between 25km – 60km away, depending on their exact location. Greenbank also sits around 50km from the Gold Coast and is only a short drive from the beautiful Mt Tamborine. This is complemented by strong road links, with the Logan, Gateway, and Mt Lindsay motorways all running through the area.
That said, many residents rarely need to travel far, thanks to the great range of local amenities on offer. Families are especially well catered for, with multiple public and private schools in and around the area. There is also a small local shopping centre within Greenbank, and ample specialty shopping available in neighbouring Springfield Central.
All of this combines to create a lifestyle locals love. Most moved to the area to enjoy a slice of country living without losing touch with the hustle and bustle. And this appeal continues to draw people to Greenbank to this day.
Luke and Julian each have over 20 years of property investment experience.
Like many places on the outskirts of Metropolitan Brisbane, Greenbank is somewhat a tale of two towns. The first is a semi-rural wonderland that is dominated by large lifestyle blocks and packed with greenery and wildlife. And the other is the suburban dream, with sparkling new homes on more modest blocks, lining family-friendly streets.
While both of these options have their appeal, one will likely be more suited to your situation and strategy. This is where a great buyers agent can help, working with you to understand your requirements and target your search.
For example, if maximum rental income is your goal, an experienced buyers advocate would steer you toward a new development. These properties offer better value for money and will be cheaper and easier to maintain over the long term. And while their weekly rent rate may be lower, their lower sale price generally means you can achieve higher yields.
Conversely, if you are looking for greater capital growth potential, a semi-rural property could be the better choice. While these will usually be more expensive to buy, their larger land size will always be appealing to potential buyers. They also continue to be relatively affordable, particularly when compared to many neighbouring areas, and can still achieve healthy rental yields.
Whether you are set on investing in Greenbank, or are still considering your options, Search Party Property can help. Our team of experienced property professionals are committed to making the investing process as easier and stress-free as possible. We are also experts in maximising investment returns and helping our clients to secure their financial future.
To do this, we first need to get to know what drives you. Why do you want to get into property investing? How involved do you want to be in managing and growing your portfolio? And what do you ultimately hope to achieve?
Based on your answers to these questions, we will work with you to fine-tune your unique investment strategy. As part of this, we will help you define your ideal property type(s) and location(s). We will also work out an indicative timeline for your investments, giving you a clear path to follow.
Once you have a plan, we can help you start putting it into action. This is where our property search team excels, doing deep data analysis to identify the best investment options for you. These will then be presented to you, with a summary of all the information you need to make your decision.
From there, it is all about securing your preferred property – which, again, is something we can help with. From arranging inspections to helping you put together your offer, we support you through it all. We can even help you get the place ready to rent, listed with a Property Manager, and earning you income. For more information on the Search Party Property service, or to discuss the Greenbank property market further, contact us today.