Welcoming Tree Changers, Medical Professionals & Retirees

Welcoming Tree Changers, Medical Professionals & Retirees

Things have been really busy for the team at Stroud Homes Wide Bay of late, but we managed to have a quick chat with Aletha about building and who they’re building for these days.

She said that while there have been plenty of locals come through their doors, they’re also attracting a lot of people making the tree change from down south.

“We’re just about to start building for a client from Melbourne and a client from Sydney, and we’ve got a big home going up at the moment for a client from Tasmania,” Aletha says.

“A lot of people are migrating to the Fraser Coast region.

“We’ve just come off a big wave of homes for Bundaberg, now we’ve got a wave going through to Harvey Bay, and quite a few homes in Childers that are just about to start.”

While property prices are still incredibly affordable out that way, it’s not really the first home buyers making the most of it.

“A lot of our stuff is larger, secondary homes or retirees – we have a large retiree market in this area.”

For those who have paid off modest homes in more expensive regions in Australia, they’re finding they can have the home they’ve always dreamed of on the Fraser Coast.

“They’re all selling their homes in these regions – standard homes for 800 to 900 thousand, and coming up here and doing a magnificent home for half a million.

“For us in the Childers area, you can still pick up blocks for $50 thousand.

“The average block purchase is $100 thousand and they’re half an acre to an acre – it’s just totally different lifestyles.”

With these property prices, people are opting for large, luxurious acreage designs such as the Montego and Hudson, without going over budget.

The other thing that’s bringing people out to the area is the new medical hub in Harvey Bay.

“It’s been hard for people in our area, having to travel 3 to 4 hours for anything medical related.

“They’ve started this new medical hub in Harvey Bay and it’s bringing a lot of highly trained medical people to the area, so they’re moving from Sydney and building homes up here.”

If you’re moving to Wide Bay for work, you can take a look at their display home, which is situated in Eli Waters, right by the new medical hub.

Take a walk through of the Wildflower 190 design to see the quality finishes of Stroud’s standard inclusions, have a browse of their other home designs and even some of the available house and land packages in the area.

For more information you can contact them on 07 4152 6969 or drop in to the display centre in Bundaberg.