first_imgChris and Alice Gibson and their children Zoe, 2 and Lucas,4 are selling their home in one of the most popular suburbs for families. Picture: AAP/ Megan Slade.IF the New Year means it’s time for a new home, Queensland’s top property experts have identified the best suburbs to buy in.They’ve pinpointed the best suburbs to buy in for first home buyers, families and those after a luxury property.On Brisbane’s north side Banyo and Geebung stand out for first time buyers.Harcourts Queensland CEO Brendan Whipp said Banyo was “great buying’’ while Queensland Sothebys International CEO Paul Arthur said it was a great place close to the CBD, train and bus transport, and strong returns.On the southside Rochedale and Rochedale South received a resounding thumbs up for first time buyers and families.Ray White Queensland CEO Tony Warland said Rochedale South stood out and had strong sales numbers and was “family heartland’’.The experts also revealed that coastal markets were still going strong with plenty of good buying opportunities on the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.Homeowners Chris and Alice Gibson were pleased to hear that their home at 2 Anna Marie St, Rochedale South was in an area popular with families.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoThe couple and their children, Lucas, 4, and Zoe, 2, are only leaving the area to move to the Sunshine Coast.They have renovated the home since they bought it eight years ago.“If we were staying in Brisbane we would definitely be looking around the same area because we actually really like Rochedale South.’’Mr Gibson said it was a good suburb for families with Underwood Park, which had plenty of facilities, including play equipment, bike jumps, and tracks. There are also plenty of sporting fields.“It is convenient travel wise too, if you go to the Gold Coast you are only 40 minutes and you are on the beach. If you head to Ipswich or Toowoomba you just jump on the Ipswich motorway and head out.’’Marketing agent Lisa Etri of Ray White said there was strong demand for properties in Rochedale South at the moment.“Anything that is kind of under that $600,000 mark is not lasting long at all,’’ she said.“Families are definitely one of the biggest groups there and we have some investment activity too.’’Ms Etri said it was close to the city and there was a lot of infrastructure and development within the Rochedale area.last_img

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