Bulimba Buyers Agent’s Guide

Are you considering buying a home or investment property in Bulimba? Bulimba Buyers Agent, Matt Reeves has compiled the following suburb profile for your information. Good luck with your Bulimba property purchase!

Description

Bulimba is an affluent, riverside suburb located 4km north east of the Brisbane CBD.  The suburb is well known for its trendy café and restaurant precincts.  Bulimba is bordered by the suburbs of Hawthorne, Balmoral and Morningside.

Bulimba Map

Demographics

The population of Bulimba in 2016 was 6,842 and continues to grow.  56% of households in Bulimba are owner occupied and consistent predominantly of professional couples with children.

Shops, restaurants and entertainment

Bulimba’s main shopping and café precinct are located along Oxford St and Riding Rd.

Transport

Bulimba has two ferry terminals (Oxford St and Apollo Rd) providing easy access to Brisbane city. Bus services are also available to the CBD.

Schools

The area is home to  historic Bulimba State School, and is in the catchment area for Balmoral State High School.

Parks and Green spaces

Bulimba Riverside Park, Vic Lucas Park and Bulimba Memorial Park are popular recreation and picnic spots.

Most and least desirable areas

The Bulimba riverfront is home to many luxury homes and units.

Traffic noise can be an issue for properties on Riding and Lytton roads.

River flooding is a major concern for many properties in Bulimba. Buyers should check the Brisbane City Council Flood Maps to assess the flood risk of specific properties.

Flooding in Bulimba

Air traffic noise in Bulimba is set to increase with the opening of Brisbane’s second runway and is a significant concern for local residents.

Housing

The majority of properties (58%) in Bulimba are units and townhouses.

The suburb includes a mix of  timber character homes and contemporary styles.

What can my money buy in Bulimba?

The median house price in Bulimba is $1,394,500 which is well above Brisbane’s median.

The median house price in Bulimba would typically buy a 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom house on a 465m2 block. For example: 18 Parklane Place, Bulimba, Qld 4171 – sold for $1,330,000 in 27 Jul 2021 (click to view listing and see images below).

Buying a house in Bulimba

The median unit price in Bulimba is: $630,000.

This amount would typically buy a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 1-garage unit in an contemporary style complex. For example: 1/15 Barramul Street, Bulimba, Qld 4171 – $650,000 in 8 Nov 2021 (click to view listing and see images below)

Buying an Investment property in Bulimba

How has the Bulimba property market been performing?

In the last 5 years the median house price has increased by 17.4%. Over the last 10 years, house prices have increased by 4.3% per annum.

Units in Bulimba have seen more modest price growth. In the last 5 years the median price of units has increased by 5%. On average, over the last 10 years unit prices have increased by 1.6% per annum.

Supply and demand characteristics for Bulimba

  • Average Days on Market: Houses 72 days.  Units:  102 days.
  • On average houses are selling 7% above their list price.
  • Bulimba’s auction clearance rate is 56% for houses.
  • The average rental yield for houses is 3.2%, compared to 5.4% for units.
  • There is a shortage of houses and units currently listed for sale (1.1% and 1.09% respectively).
  • The rental vacancy rate for houses is 1.4%, compared to units 1.8%.

**Statistics are accurate for December 2021

Thinking about buying a property in Bulimba? Our Bulimba Buyer’s Agent is more than happy to have a chat. Please contact us.

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