Why a sellers patch of cheap, remote dirt can be a buyers paradise

first_imgThe outback commute Picture: Sean Scott/Tourism & Events QueenslandBut that comment was quickly followed by a one, two, blow, presumedly from a bushie proud to live among the red dirt: “Takes a special breed to live somewhere like this. This is God’s country mate, definitely not for the city dwellers.”Another wrote: “Only a short 4hr helicopter ride to work, amenities, hospitals and Crocodile Dundee”. Touche!While another seemed to think “its only good to dump a body”. Awkward! Cheap dirt, minus the caravan“A lot of valuers rang. They thought it was fantastic. It has made a lot of people smile,” she said.“I already had an offer on it, but it was lower than expected but after this, we have had more calls and the owner is thrilled.”In Westwood, which is about half an hour from Rockhampton, the beef capital of Queensland, there is a 1800sq m block for $9000.There is also another 1174sq m lot for $8000, and the 962sq m lot, which was listed for $6000, has sold. 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Sydney traffic congestion Picture: John GraingerMarketing agent John Neumann of Discover Real Estate said he had received several offers since the story launched less than 48 hours ago.“I actually just got off the phone with another lady who is interested,” he said. “It hasn’t sold yet but we have had several offers.“Many of the callers have been from southern states. I think they just want to come to sunny Queensland.”Mr Neumann said many of the potential buyers were looking at the blocks as a long-term investment.“Somewhere to retire,” he said. Former outback hospital transformed into a grand Queenslander home A block of land at Westwood, Qld, is on the market for $9000 — cheaper than a used carAnd while they may not be everyone’s cup of tea, or coldie for that matter, there are buyers looking for more than just a city unit within easy reach of avo on toast and a soy latte.“200 klm to the nearest doctor, hospital, shopping centre. How can they compare it to city prices? There is a reason there is not a lot of people living there — work factor would be one,” one commenter wrote. MORE NEWS: Massive million-acre estate for sale Crocodile Dundee in the That’s A Knife SceneThe Courier Mail recently revealed some of the cheapest blocks of land currently on the market in Queensland, with some costing less per square metre than a frothie at the local.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThere was a patch of dirt for $4.94 a square metre located near the Queensland and NT border.The “dirt cheap dirt” vacant block is on the market for $2.08 a square metre — less than a 2L bottle of milk. A cheap block at CamoowealThe fully fenced rural block of land has town water available and “power close by” but is only suitable for horses or recreation, hence the price. Another 2924sq m block of land at Camooweal is listed for $10,000, or $4.94 a square metre.That same block of land at Ipswich would cost more than $1 million.Bronwyn Finch of Jays Real Estate Mount Isa, who is marketing the Camooweal vacant block, said the response had been “that’s gold”. Surf shack could be yours for just $15,000!last_img