Buying, building or renovating in Logan?

Carrying out a building and pest inspection in Logan opens our eyes to much more than the property itself. Over the years, we’ve seen the City of Logan experience rapid growth. The increasing number of people moving to Logan reflects this growth, particularly from southern states, to build homes with their families. We’ve put together this guide to help you learn more about what Logan City offers and what to be mindful of from the perspective of a Logan building and pest inspector.

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Logan City: An Overview

Seventy suburbs make up Logan City; however, many of them are unique in their offerings. Logan offers a wide variety of property types from country style acreage in Tamborine to your typical 70’s style highset with the garage underneath, in Logan Central. More and more areas are being further developed, providing opportunities to buy as an investor or homebuyer. One of the reasons buyers love Logan is that it’s one of the few municipalities in Greater Brisbane where it’s cheaper to buy than rent.

Logan is located about 20km south of Brisbane and covers an area of over 958 square kilometres. There is no shortage of parks in this space, with 900 parks across the suburbs. Schools and tertiary education facilities to support a family lifestyle are abundant.

As of 2016, the most current statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicate that in Logan, 85% of residents live in a separate house while 14% live in medium density and 0.3% in high-density living. The positive thing about these numbers is that the larger, detached, or separate dwellings are more likely to attract families if that is the type of community you are after.

The City of Logan is also home to current infrastructure and housing developments, notably new properties in house and land estates, including The Pocket, Vale at Holmview, Sequana in Logan Reserve and Killara by Villa World.

Logan Suburbs

Bahrs Scrub

Bannockburn

Beenleigh

Belivah

Berrinba

Bethania

Boronia Heights

Browns Plains

Buccan

Carbrook

Cedar Creek

Cedar Grove

Cedar Vale

Chambers Flat

Cornubia

Crestmead

Daisy Hill

Eagleby

Edens Landing

Flagstone

Flinders Lakes

Forestdale

Glenlogan

Greenbank

Heritage Park

Hillcrest

Holmview

Jimboomba

Kagaru

Kairabah

Kingston

Logan Central

Logan Reserve

Logan Village

Loganholme

Loganlea

Lyons

Marsden

Meadowbrook

Monarch Glen

Mount Warren Park

Mundoolun

Munruben

New Beith

North Maclean

Park Ridge

Park Ridge South

Priestdale

Regents Park

Riverbend

Rochedale South

Shailer Park

Silverbark Ridge

Slacks Creek

Springwood

South Maclean

Stockleigh

Tamborine

Tanah Merah

Underwood

Undullah

Veresdale

Veresdale Scrub

Waterford

Waterford West

Windaroo

Wolffdene

Woodhill

Woodridge

Yarrabilba

Logan City Property Market

As Logan keeps growing, so does its housing market, which means plenty of houses for sale. There are various properties on offer, including modern houses in the new estates, low set and high set weatherboard homes, 90’s/2000’ built brick homes and gorgeous rural properties. With this variety, though, it’s essential to know what you’re looking for when exploring your options.

Given the number and variety of suburbs in Logan City, it is not easy to give an accurate snapshot. We will focus on three of the best suburbs for population growth – Jimboomba, Greenbank and Park Ridge. Population growth is a significant contributor to property value growth in Australia.

Logan City Property Market

The Best Logan Suburbs For Growth

Jimboomba

Families wanting a quieter and laid-back lifestyle yet still need an easy commute to Brisbane will love Jimboomba. This suburb has various residential housing lots, including acreage and estates like The Village at Jimboomba, Riverton and Flagstone.

Many improvements have been made over the past 10 years. Public transport is slowly improving, and there are many options for schooling. There’s also good access to professional services like accountants, solicitors, doctors, pathology, public and private schools, and emergency services such as grocery stores and cafes.

The median property price in Jimboomba is $725,000. It is considered a high demand market at the time of publishing this article.

Greenbank

If you love nature and don’t want to live in suburbia, Greenbank is for you. It’s close enough that you can easily commute to Brisbane and the Gold Coast, but far enough away so that you can enjoy privacy and nature! With Greater Springfield just next door, Orion Shopping Centre is close, and the transport is better than ever. Big yards, acreage and bushy surrounds mean that families and children can enjoy peace, a private BBQ and plenty of space to play.

The median property price in Greenbank is $713,500. It is considered a high demand market at the time of publishing this article.

Park Ridge

A lot is happening in Park Ridge, and people are starting to notice. There is access to main roads running on four sides, easy access highway upgrades, an up-and-coming master plan for Park Ridge.

Logan City Council is developing the area into sustainable urban communities that suitably house 30,000 people by 2026. Park Ridge is growing! The suburb offers affordable living options, employment opportunities, and essential infrastructure like shopping centres close by for residents’ convenience.

Popular with families, close to parks and green spaces, the Park Ridge Planning Scheme has been in place to revitalise walkways, cycleways, sports and recreation facilities for over 25 years. Park Ridge is home to acreage properties and small urban blocks with modern brick style homes.

The median property price in Park Ridge is $494,500. It is considered an average demand market when publishing this article.

Logan is up and coming, but don’t let this dissuade you from doing your doing the right checks.

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Building Inspection Logan – Common Property Defects

Each property is unique, but conducting Logan building inspections has us seeing the same recurring defects in new and old houses. If you’re looking to buy a property in Logan City, it’s a good idea to keep this information top of mind. Some common defects include:

Logan pest and building inspection leaks

Leaks

We’ve found that most defects we come across are usually related to water leaks. With leaks come much more significant defects, particularly structural ones. The presence of wood rot indicates a structural problem. It can result from damaged gutters and downpipes, damaged roofs, faulty internal plumbing, incorrectly installed waterproofing or inadequate drainage.

Water always has the potential for causing significant damage to the structure of a home. Considering Logan gets on average 1,000mL of rainfall each year (including severe storms), it’s a good thing to have a building inspector check for leaks.

Structural Damage

Structural damage affects the integrity of the entire house. Leaks lead to structural damage, as discussed above. However, reactive soil can cause ground movement, shifting footings, and compromised walls can cause cracks, bows and doors that won’t close. A Logan building inspection will look beyond these defects to determine the root cause.

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Termites

Many Logan suburbs are surrounded by bushland and trees, making it a haven for termites. Termites damage is a threat to the structure of a home, penetrating areas that, when damaged, will compromise the structure of a home. Sometimes you cannot see termite activity which is why we highly recommend the purchase of building and pest inspection services. Utilising the latest thermal imaging equipment, we will inspect the property inside and out, providing you with a comprehensive pest inspection report after the inspection.

Poor Workmanship

Particularly in new builds, we tend to see much work that hasn’t been completed to code or Australian Standards. There can also be defective work that is a direct oversight by the builder.

But this isn’t an exhaustive list. It is why it pays to have Logan building inspectors like Admired Building & Pest Inspections do a thorough check of your property.

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Logan Building and Pest Inspections

We are Logan locals, and we know the region like the back of our hands. Our local knowledge of building and pest inspection in Logan is to your benefit. We are covered with public liability and professional indemnity insurance for peace of mind. We provide your final report within 24 hours of the inspection because we know you cannot wait to take the next step.

Contact us or view our online bookings page to discuss your requirements for building and pest in Logan.

Our service areas also include Ipswich, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

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