What to Look for When You’re Buying a House

September 20, 2019

Buying a house

Buying a House

There is so much advice out there about what you should be doing when you’re buying a house, that it can become overwhelming. So, to keep it simple and make life easier, we’ve narrowed it down to three things to look for when you’re buying a house.

One: Research the local area

Homes for sale in North Brisbane can vary in affordability considerably, so make sure you choose an area with the best bang for your buck. For example, North Harbour is in the big growth suburb of Burpengary East and offers a variety of affordable housing options whilst still being in easy commuting distance of the CBD and Sunshine Coast.

Buying a house

In our brand-new master planned development, you can get a brand-new home with our house and land packages from $369,500 and each home at North Harbour has access to our high-speed broadband network, reticulated gas and proposed 1000 acres of open space and parks. We have four parks and 6km of mountain bike track already open with more to come and our lot sizes vary from 300sqm up to 950sqm plus. North Harbour offers more space, better amenities and a great place to live for less money.

Two: Check out the community

You need to make sure that the neighbourhood in which you’re buying a house, is a community you will be comfortable in. North Harbour has a thriving close-knit community making it a very warm and friendly place to call home.

North Harbour’s suburb of Burpengary East a very popular place to bring up kids as it offers lots of space and amenities. The area has a rural feel whilst being well located between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. There is plenty to do locally with weekly markets including BITE at North Harbour, plenty of sporting Clubs and venues, parks and community events and groups.

We’re close to schools (both state and private) and further education opportunities including TAFE and the USC Caboolture Campus and the Petrie campus opening in 2020. Burpengary East has its own shopping and medical complex, “The HUB”, which includes a Bakery, Fish & Chips, Liquor stor, Butcher, Pizza & Pasta takeaway, Childcare Centre, Spice Shop, Hair Dresser & Beautician, IGA, Dentist, Chemist, Accountant and Medical Centre which is under 5 minutes’ drive from North Harbour.

Buying a house

North Harbour and Burpengary East are also just 10 minutes from Costco and Morayfield shopping centre, and 15 minutes from Ikea and North Lakes Westfield. Both areas have excellent facilities, and both are big employers in the region. You never have to travel far to find what you need, from TKMaax to Bunnings, Officeworks, Spotlight and furniture warehouses.


Visit the property at different times to make sure you’re going to be happy living there. After all you’re probably not buying a house to only use at certain times, you want it to be liveable all the time.

Weekends are busy at North Harbour with so much to do including:

  • Bite Markets which open on Friday and Saturday nights
  • burger nights at the café on Friday night
  • free cross-country parkrun on a Saturday
  • free Yoga in the Park on Sundays
  • Cam’s boot camp on weekdays and Saturdays
  • 6kms of riverside mountain bike trail to use

Mountain bike trail

Click here to find more details on our Events page.

We’ve also partnered with many local community groups and teams. Burpengary is home to one of the country’s best AFL facilities and we have local teams and groups for pretty much any sport or activity you like – soccer (in a new $13M sports precinct including a brand new swimming pool complex), all rugby codes, AFL, cricket, netball, martial arts, a thriving art and crafts gallery, scouts, archery…and many more.


Find North Harbour

The North Harbour team is available every day in our Sales and Information Centre & Display Village which is open seven days a week, 10am-5pm. Located on the corner of Buckley Road and Fraser Drive in Burpengary East, our 33 home Display Village is an excellent place to check out when you’re thinking of buying a house as it showcases brand new designs from 17 of Australia’s best builders including:

  • Bold Living
  • Burbank Homes
  • Coral Homes
  • GJ Gardner Homes
  • Hallmark Homes
  • Homes by CMA
  • Integrale Homes
  • McLachlan Homes
  • Metricon Homes
  • OJ Pippin Homes
  • Oracle Platinum Homes
  • Orbit Homes
  • Pantha Homes
  • Stroud Homes
  • Stylemaster
  • Sunvista Homes
  • Valeco Homes

To find out more about North Harbour’s builder partners and our 33 home Display Village click here.

We also have new Terraced Homes by Metricon TownLiving located opposite Habitat Park and wetlands which are perfect for an easy lifestyle.

North Harbour is the winner of the UDIA Award for Best Residential Subdivision in Queensland and is EnviroDevelopment Accredited. To find out more please contact us and to keep up to date with the latest news and info, including our regular events, please sign up for our email updates and find us on Facebook and Instagram (@northharbourliving).

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