Googong calls to young buyers


More and more young buyers are looking across the border to Googong to purchase their first home, according to general manager of Thrive Homes, Janelle Goulding.

“The national and NSW building incentives have helped, but we’ve really seen a growing trend among first home buyers looking at Googong since earlier in the year,” she said. “The majority are coming to us after giving up the search for an affordable existing property closer to Canberra.”

She said many buyers are realising “how much more they can get for their money” across the border. Young Queanbeyan locals, Anthony and Anna-Lee, decided to build their new home in Googong with Thrive Homes, as opposed to purchasing and renovating an older home in Queanbeyan or the ACT.

“We’ve bought a block that isn’t going to be ready for building until early 2021, which means we’re not eligible for the national HomeBuilder grant. Even so, we’re getting a better outcome by buying land and building here, than buying an existing house in the ACT,” they said.

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