Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Estate Tees Up Surge in Sales

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Estate Tees Up Surge in Sales

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Byline: Melanie Maeseele

HOME buyers are snapping up home sites in a golf course development and swapping city life for the comforts of the country.

QM Properties Fairways development at Hatton Vale is enjoying a strong response from the property market with a 300 per cent jump in the average monthly sales for the past two months.

The acreage home sites ranging from one to three acres (4000sq m to 12000sq m) have been purchased by mainly young families from Ipswich or Springfield.

For one couple, formerly from Eight Mile Plains in Brisbane, Hatton Vale is the perfect location.

Maree and Peter Barsby originally looked at buying a property in Fairways as an investment property but soon changed their mind.

"We were looking for investment reasons and after a while we just decided we really liked the area for ourselves and moved out here," Mrs Barsby said.

"We love the open areas and

the easy access to the highway, it only takes us about 45 minutes to get to where we need to go which is perfect. …

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