What to consider before buying property in a Brisbane flood zone

It’s been more than a decade since heavy floods ravaged through parts of Brisbane, leaving many of its residents devastated with substantial flood damage to their homes.

In 2011, it was predicted that property prices in the Brisbane flood zones would take a nosedive as a result of the catastrophic event. However, the outlook is a bit different 10 years on — the riverside properties and communities of Brisbane continue to thrive. In this article we provide some useful tips if you consider buying a house in a flood zone.

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Inspector Ramsay

Meet Gold Coast/Northern Rivers Inspector Peter Ramsay

Peter Ramsay has been in the building and pest industry since 1981. He started out conducting inspections in Rockhampton, before taking part in a family owned building and pest inspection company on the Gold Coast in 1995.

His years in the company has given him invaluable industry experience and knowledge and he is now aiming to educate his clients before and after they purchase a home.

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Martin Brisbane West Building and Pest Inspector

Inspector Cherrie Helps Protect Brisbane Homes

Martin Cherrie is a licensed building inspector with 35 years’ industry experience behind him. To date, he has inspected over 10,000 homes and with no intention of slowing down.

With bucket-loads of experience and a passion for helping homeowners and buyers, Martin is your building & pest inspector in Brisbane’s west. He services clients from Springfield Lakes to Indooroopilly and everywhere in between.

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David Brisbane Bayside Property Inspector

David Yeowart inspects your home in Brisbane’s Bayside

“Helping people is why I love being a property and pest inspector.”

David Yeowart has been inspecting homes in Brisbane’s Bayside area since 2008. He gets satisfaction from knowing he has saved his client potentially tens of thousand of dollars in future repairs by flagging property defects.

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Neville - Toowoomba Inspector

Toowoomba Inspector Neville Talks Timber Pests & Structural Defects

Meet Neville Grimes – Your Toowoomba Inspector

Next up in our series of building and pest inspectors is Toowoomba local Neville Grimes.

After sustaining a few injuries in his carpentry job back in 2018, Neville decided to move to property inspections. He enjoys the flexible hours which give him more time together with his young family.

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Ryan Cremem Cairns Property Inspector

Meet your Cairns Inspector – Ryan Cremen

Ryan Cremen is your local building and pest inspector in Cairns. He started assessing homes in the Far North Queensland region little over a year ago and loves the flexibility the job gives him.

Ryan always aims to give clients professional and sound advice on their intended home purchase. He likes to think he has prevented one or two people from buying a complete dud.

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Time to invest in Gold Coast’s property market

The Gold Coast property market is soaring with many suburbs showing double-digit price growth, a new report reveals.

With prices continuing to increase, it has been predicted the median price for a house on the Gold Coast will exceed $650.000 in the near future. This would see the highest digits for the city in three years according to the Qld Property Investor.

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Termite Prevention checklist: Reduce the risk of timber pests

Termite and pest infestations are becoming an increasing problem for Australian home owners. According to the Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association (AEPMA) the average cost of termite treatment and damage repair was approximately $10,000 per property in 2012. The average cost to the housing industry the same year amounted to $3.9 billion.

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