Developers of the new Chittering Springs Estate in Chittering Valley decided to bring forward the first release of land following a flood of buyer inquiries after an article in the West Australian Real Estate section.
Project manager Tony Manners said they recieved hundreds of inquiries bought forward the release to last weekend, which resulted in six of the ten blocks in Stage One selling. Another ten blocks have since been released.
The development will eventually comprise 108 lots spread over 318ha, an area nearly the size of Kings Park, minutes from Bullsbrook and Midland, and less than an hour’s drive from Perth.
“We were overwhelmed with inquiries when we launched the development in May with hundreds of prospective buyers looking to buy land now”, Mr Manners said.
“Rather than create a situation with some buyers queuing up to buy, or wrestling against each other to purchase blocks, we brought forward the first release of land.
“We had planned to release the first stage in July but put the blocks on the market last weekend to help satisfy the demand.”
The 2ha blocks vary in price from $285,000 to $315,000 and have panoramic views over rolling pastures and valleys.
Mr Manners said Chittering Springs had been three years in the making. The developers bought the land in 2004 and, since then, worked flat out with the local council on planning, heritage investigations, ecological studies and WA Planning Commision approvals.
“We were keen to preserve as much native vegetation as possible so the land not only looks beautiful, but people can wake up to the sound of twittering birds and the breathtaking sight of the bush every morning’, Mr Manners said. “The Shire of Chittering is one the prettiest in the state with vineyards, orange groves, racehorse studs, and sheep and cattle properties.
“Award-winning wineries and orchards are intermingled with lart forests of wandoo, marri and jarrah and a huge variety of wildflowers. The Chiitering Valley is on of WA’s best kept secrets on the doorstep of Perth.”
Mr Manners said a key driver of demand had been the relaxed, country lifestyle with clean fresh air and quiet roads, not far from the city.
“Most of the buyers seem to people who want a “tree change” and locals who like a country lifestyle near all the modern facilities of city living.
“We’ve also had a lot of interest from people in the northern suburbs looking for a country retreat.
“These people are planning to commute each day to Perth, or to work from a home office with internet access”, he said.