Property trends in Laurieton

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IN SPAIN, retirement is described as “Jubalacion!”

It’s a time to make the most of life and enjoy yourself to the full.

That’s why many retirees have already made Laurieton their home, so there are plenty of services to cater for their every need including excellent health services.

It’s not just retirees that are flocking to Laurieton, with an easy commute to both Taree and Port Macquarie, it’s a magnet for families too. There’s a host of great schools, sporting clubs and a 33 metre swimming pool.

For virtual office workers, having NBN and good internet services make working from home here a possibility.

If you are looking for a wonderful coastal home where you can experience “Jubalacion”, Laurieton comes highly recommended.

I see a bright future for the area and it's a great place to raise my family.

Simon Hancox, PRDnationwide Laurieton

Simon Hancox, Principal of PRDnationwide Laurieton grew up here. He moved back to the area ten years ago to raise his family and to work in the family’s real estate business. Simon has a wealth of local real estate knowledge and he shares an insight into the state of the market.

The good news he tells us is the market is incredibly buoyant, unlike Sydney, there is no indication that the local market is slowing down.

This is underpinned he says, because demand is outstripping supply, and the number of new homes coming up for sale at the moment is low. It’s a good time to sell.

Homes with those beautiful river views are tightly held, although when they do come onto the market, they can be snapped up for less than $800,000. 

“There has been a substantial period of growth over the last 18 months,” says Simon. “Upwards of a 20% increase in house prices.”

STATS: For the 2016 Census, 1986 people were living in Laurieton.

STATS: For the 2016 Census, 1986 people were living in Laurieton.

The upside for those looking to buy in Laurieton is, that the market trends continue to be very positive. 

“It’s not an area to go backwards,” says Simon.

The major drawcards encouraging people to move here are the coastal atmosphere and the climate.

Retirees looking to make the sea-change from Sydney may have a search radius from Forster to Ballina, but it is close proximity to the infrastructure of Port Macquarie and yet be free of the bustle of living in a larger town that can be so alluring.

People tell Simon, that they love being in this friendly community where everybody still says hello.