The beginning of the new decade comes with a bang as some amazing spots emerge across SEQ. If you’re thinking of buying your first home in 2020, these are some of the best suburbs to put on your list.


Suburbs in Brisbane North can offer plenty of opportunities, starting from shopping centres in North Lakes and Chermside to coastal bliss and beautiful recreational areas.

Bracken Ridge, in particular, being within 19km from Brisbane CBD, is popular with First Home Buyers. With a median house price well below that of Brisbane’s, it is an attractive option for budget buyers not wanting to compromise on liveability.

One of our agents in the area, Dion Saab said how Bracken Ridge is true value for money that can get you a spacious modern home compared to neighbouring areas.

“This is a suburb that’s right next door to Brighton, Deagon and Sandgate, so it’s got all those amenities, but it’s $50,000 cheaper,” he said.

“With the majority of properties in Bracken Ridge priced between $300,000 and $600,000, there are a lot of First Home Buyers who choose to call this suburb home and stay here for a long time because they love it.”

Other great options in Brisbane North:

Margate – 430,000 median price
Taigum – 471,250 median price
Bald Hills – 457,500 median price
Strathpine – 409,000 median price

On the other side of the river, Brisbane South has a range of vast properties, great schools, recreational areas and proximity to Brisbane CBD.

One of the suburbs that stands out for budget buyers or First Home Buyers is Tingalpa. It has access to sought-after schools, Brisbane CBD, and retail options. Here’s what our agent in the area Clint Ferguson has to say about it.

“There’s a definite opportunity for growth in Tingalpa, given that it’s still below Brisbane’s median price point,” he said.

“It’s a well-serviced suburb with good public transport, making it very accessible to the city, airport and the Northside. There’s also a local school that’s in-demand for its French program and special needs department. I personally sold to people who wanted to move to Tingalpa for Tingalpa State School.”

Other great options in Brisbane South:

Marsden – 325,000 median price
Acacia Ridge – 391,000 median price
Rocklea – 405,000 median price
Alexandra Hills – 428,000 median price


There are quite a few great options for First Home Buyers on the Gold Coast. Here’re the suburbs you should check out:

Nerang – 465,000 median price
Upper Coomera – 410,000 median price
Pacific Pines – 475,000 median price
Coomera – 395,000 median price


It’s all about the balance up the coast. Sunshine Coast is an emerging gem of tranquillity and amenities filled with opportunities for First Home Buyers and young families. Some of the best options on the Sunshine Coast:

Nambour – 380,000 median price
Meridian Plains – 470,000 median price
Landsborough – 425,000 median price

Ready to buy your first home in 2020? Download our First Home Buyer Guide or get in touch with Coronis Mortgage & Finance to make your dream of homeownership a reality!

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