Young families made up the majority of a crowd of 3000 at the Providence HomeExpo.
Young families made up the majority of a crowd of 3000 at the Providence HomeExpo. Contributed

Ripley booms as Providence housing sales skyrocket

RIPLEY has asserted itself as the fastest growing community in south-east Queensland with the suburb's largest developer recording $4 million worth of residential land sales in one weekend.

Providence director Michael Khan announced the record sales yesterday, achieved during the new estate's HomeExpo on Saturday and Sunday.

"Sales totalling $4 million were made in just 48 hours during the Providence Home Expo opening weekend indicating that affordable, high quality house and land packages in close proximity to major centres are what buyers are after," Mr Khan said.

With 3000 people through the gates over the weekend Providence broke a record for opening weekend numbers.

"Not only are we the largest display village to open this year in south-east Queensland, this was by far the most successful property event in the region for 2015," Mr Khan said.

The HomeExpo launched the display village of 24 new home designs from nine of the country's top builders.

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Pam and Graham Hodson who attended the event were some of the first buyers to spot Providence's potential and were quick to purchase.

"We had been wanting to build for two years, and after driving around and seeing the amazing backdrop and easy country style living as well as the promise of playgrounds, schools, shops and facilities, we thought Providence looked perfect," Mrs Graham said.

Brad Collins from Plantation said they chose Providence to unveil a series of new homes because of the strong demand and interest in the development.

"Providence is one of the strongest performing developments in the region and we knew we had to be there," he said.

"We've already had lots of interest from potential buyers, especially those who are keen to walk through our home designs."

Over the next 20 years Providence, developed by Amex Corporation, will be constructed across 670ha, about three times the size of Brisbane's CBD.



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