Jaideep Singh , Property Investor
Elyse and Billy Chong purchased an apartment at Southbank as first-time, off the plan investors. Despite this purchase being an investment, the Chong’s were so impressed with the price and location of Southbank that they are now looking to purchase another apartment at Southbank for themselves.
“We like that there is a park fronting Cook River and a tennis court,” says Elyse. “We also love that the airport and the city are both so close.”
The one bedroom apartment will have commanding views over the
Cook River and to the city. The parkland surrounding Southbank also creates a nice buffer ensuring that the immediate area will not become too congested.
“Southbank in particular is surrounded by a park, and it’s so close to the airport, M5, and the city,” says Billy.
After researching the area, Stephen and Angela Heraghty were particularly impressed with the location, amenities, and pricing of the Southbank project. They immediately saw the opportunity for great investment – buying three two-bedroom apartments overlooking the golf course and Cook River.
“As an investor, I saw a great potential in the property,” says Stephen.
After living in the inner south for over a year and loving the area, Jayson Chaplin and his partner Keiko Ueno decided to purchase a one-bedroom apartment at Southbank. Aiming to move in to their new apartment at the end of 2014, Jayson and Keiko are looking forward to making the most of the great transport options, eateries, shops and parklands available to Southbank residents.
Like many first homebuyers, the couple were attracted to purchasing off the plan due to the government incentives available, which make entering the housing market for the first time more achievable.
“We really like the area, and all the amenities close by,” he says.
The apartment will have stunning views over the park, the water, and across to the CBD. Jayson will be embracing the new lifestyle on offer at Southbank, planning to get a dog and make use of the surrounding parklands with daily walks.
Jaideep Singh is a resident of Hoxton Park and has purchased a two-bedroom apartment at Southbank as an investment property. The apartment will be the third investment property that Jaideep has bought through Colliers.
Jaideep chose Southbank for its great location and the positioning of the apartment, which will incorporate views out to the nearby golf course.
“What we were really drawn to was the fact that this development is close to the water as well as parks,” says Jaideep.
“There are amenities close by and the airport is just around the corner.” Jaideep felt confident he would be purchasing a quality apartment due
to Winten Property Group’s solid reputation.
“What we really loved was Winten’s attention to detail in the design aspects of the apartment,” he explains.
Jaideep was particularly impressed by the affordability of the apartment and by the 1.6% vacancy rate in the area, which made Southbank an ideal place to invest.
“To us, Wolli Creek seemed like the perfect place to invest because the area is going through many changes,” Jaideep says. “I feel very confident that I will have a tenant in there in no time.”
As young first home buyers and newlyweds, Jeremy and Anh Lim were looking to purchase an affordable apartment in the inner south without having to compromise on quality. Growing up in the inner south meant the Lim’s were already very familiar with the area and accustomed to the great lifestyle and convenience of the location.
Like many first home buyers, the Lim’s were looking forward to exiting the rental market and purchasing something they could own together.
“Instead of our earnings going towards wasted rent, they will go towards a solid investment for our
future as a married couple,” explains Jeremy. The couple were particularly drawn to the Southbank project due to the well-known designers and architects engaged in the project.
“We had definitely heard of them before,” says Jeremy.
Jeremy and Anh are looking forward to moving into their new one bedroom apartment early next year.
Arvin and Gabriella Stefanus both grew up in the Southbank area and have always enjoyed the advantages of living so close to the CBD. As first home buyers, they’re excited to be investing in a place of their own – a brand new one-bedroom apartment.
Paying money into their own investment was a strong motivator behind their decision to purchase at Southbank, as well as the desire to move into a new dwelling but stay close to family and friends.
Arvin and Gabriella made the decision to purchase at Southbank in just two weeks.
Amber Blake made the choice to purchase off the plan at Southbank due to the unbeatable value on offer, as well as the opportunity to secure a spot in an upcoming area with great transport options. Amber has enjoyed seeing construction unfold smoothly and is looking forward to moving into her new studio apartment at the end of the year.
As a first home buyer, purchasing off the plan was a great option for Amber as it allowed her to save for an extended period of time, making her entry into the property market achievable. Amber also found that the process with Winten Property Group minimised the stress of buying her first home.
“It has been really smooth so far,” Amber says. “Everything has been very well explained.”
Aside from the value for money and the convenience of the inner south location, Amber selected Southbank for the promise of an unrivalled lifestyle, enhanced by resort-like facilities.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the area grow, and making the most of the facilities on offer through the Mercure Hotel.”