East Brisbane is a high growth area experiencing increasing and ongoing demand from buyers and tenants due to the limited availability of new apartment developments.
TOTAL Property Group managing director Adrian Parsons, who is marketing the project, said buyers were coming from the Brisbane market as well as Sydney.
“East Brisbane is a high growth area experiencing increasing and ongoing demand from buyers and tenants due to the limited availability of new apartment developments,” he said.
Demand for two-bedroom apartments powered an average sale price increase of more than $25,000 for off the plan apartments across inner Brisbane.
The latest Urbis Brisbane Apartment Insights found inner Brisbane ended the year with a weighted average sale price of $626,853.
In an unusual result, the weighted average sale price also increased across all six precincts over the December quarter, ranging from an increase of $8,852 in the inner east to a jump of $82,206 in the CBD.
Mr Riga said there had been a general trend of price increases over 18 months, with a 3 to 5 per cent increase over 12 months.
“That’s telling in itself, and it’s showing that despite the competition in the off the plan market, there still has been a bit of price escalation,” he said.
“However at the same time we have noticed that construction costs have increased at double to three times that.”
Mr Riga said while further price escalation is expected up until June quarter, there would potentially by “stagnation” in price growth towards the end of 2016 as more construction completions and settlements come through.