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This Brisbane north suburb has right stuff for first-home buyers

first_imgEmily and Nicholas Doyle at their home in Geebung. Picture: AAP/Ric FrearsonEMILY and Nicholas Doyle can understand why the Geebung area is considered a good spot for first-home buyers.The couple bought their first property in Mayflower St two years ago.They hadn’t initially set out to buy in the area, but they searched for about six months before they found something they liked.“We wanted to buy on a train line for work circumstances,’’ Ms Doyle said.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours ago“So we were looking at Zillmere, but (in the end) we preferred Geebung.’’The change of suburbs meant they had to save a little longer for a deposit but for them it was worth it.They bought a three-bedroom home and set about renovating it, pulling up carpets and doing the floorboards.Ms Doyle said they liked that the house was high and wouldn’t be affected by flooding and that it had a large 600sq m yard.“And we have beautiful neighbours as well,’’ Ms Doyle said.The home is close to shopping and not far from a dog park.Ms Doyle said the suburb could be affordable for first-home buyers, they just needed to be prepared to do a bit of tidying up and they would have a home that would suit them for many years.last_img


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