The Sunshine Coast is an urban region in South East Queensland, Australia, located 100km north of the centre of Brisbane. Based on the Coral Sea coastline, the Sunshine Coast is made up of three shires, Landsborough, Maroochy and Noosa. Its beautiful beaches and relaxing lifestyle have made it the third most populated area in Queensland with an estimated population of 333,436. Over time, the area has seen significant growth, with an average rate of 2.4% year on year for the past 5 years. If you’re looking to make the move to this beautiful coastal area, or you’re interested in purchasing an investment property there, the Sunshine Coast is a great choice in terms of its economic growth, outperforming most regional economies in Australia. This is due to its stability in sectors such as healthcare, education, finance and business.
If you’re thinking of purchasing a home in the Sunshine Coast, or in the surrounding suburbs, it is important that you check for any safety hazards, major defects or termites before you buy. While the property may look like it is in perfect condition from the outside, it is always best to get our comprehensive pre-purchase Building and Pest Inspection to carefully check out the property. Without our Building and Pest Inspection, you could be at risk of purchasing a home with defects that could leave you thousands of dollars out of pocket.
Every year almost 180,000 Australian homes are affected by termite damage and as a result, the annual cost of termite damage repairs amounts to over a billion dollars. If there are major issues uncovered during your Building and Pest Inspection, you may wish to terminate your Contract of Sale, or you can offer to negotiate the purchase price.
Our detailed building and pest reports provide you with a checklist of maintenance items and trades required for repairs and can be useful for negotiations. Our team at Building and Pest Inspection Sunshine Coast have saved thousands of home buyers from paying full price for properties based on the findings in our building and pest report. When choosing a building and pest inspector, it is important you choose an experienced QBCC registered builder and check their sample report, so you know what to expect. Some of our competitors provide 4-page reports without photos that do not classify defects as major or minor. Buying a property whether it’s your first or your tenth, is a huge financial investment, one you simply cannot cut corners with. Investing in a reputable building and pest inspector gives you peace of mind.
We promise to take all due care and represent your interests. That’s why so many property professionals choose and recommend our services including Buyer’s Agents, Mortgage Brokers and Conveyancers. Our team at Building and Pest Inspection Sunshine Coast undertake building inspections in accordance to Australian standards 4349.1 and beyond. All our builders are experienced and fully insured and will provide you not only with a detailed report, but a phone call after the inspection to discuss findings. Our team here at Building and Pest Inspection Sunshine Coast inspect all accessible areas of both the interior and exterior of the property. These will include the bathrooms, laundry, kitchen, wet areas, yard, masonry walls, subfloor, roof void and roof exteriors plus electrical and plumbing checks that we can do by law.
With over 10 years of experience, knowledge and state-of-the-art tools, we will carefully check for moisture problems inside the wall cavities, around doors, windows, ceilings, bathrooms, kitchen and laundry. Why is finding high moisture important? Because the root cause of more than 80% of money spent maintaining properties relates to moisture problems. This includes termite damage repairs because termites are attracted to moist timber.
Major defects we find generally fall into three main categories:
For pest inspections, our team will do a full visual inspection to Australian standards 4349.3, equipped with the latest Termite Detection Technology. After we have done a comprehensive inspection of the building, we will then benchmark the defects found at the property you’re looking to purchase with other properties of a similar build and age.
We understand the cooling period for contracts of property sale in Queensland is only 7 days, which is why we will perform the building and pest inspection within a 7-day time period and you will receive a comprehensive report within 24 hours, presented in an easy to read format, with detailed images of your house.
How to book in with us and other important steps:
Step 1: To book we need your name, mobile, email, inspection address, agent name and number. We will also contact the agent to arrange access to the property. Book now!
Step 2: We do a visual building and pest inspection of all accessible areas to Australian Standards.
Step 3: The inspector will call you to explain the key findings.
Step 4: Our comprehensive report is emailed to you within 24.
Step 5: If you have any questions after reading the full report, please contact your inspector, who will be happy to assist you.
|Suburb||Population 2016||Population 2011||Total houses 2016||Total units 2016||Median monthly mortgage repayment 2016||Median weekly rent 2016|
|Glass House Mountains||5,065||3,504||1,722||5||$1,777||$350|
Sunshine Coast real estate has been in huge demand in recent years. In 2016, the Sunshine Coast population was more than 320,000, an increase of 42,000 or 15.1% growth in residents since 2011. The top 3 fastest growing suburbs are Mountain Creek (4,239 new residents), Peregian Springs (+3,116) and Maroochydore (+2,355). Two of the fastest growing suburbs are also in the top 3 most populated suburbs behind Buderim (29,355 residents), with Maroochydore (16,800) and Mountain Creek (11,254). Nambour (11,187) and Tewantin (10,920) round out the top 5 most populated Sunshine Coast suburbs.