FOLLOWING significant growth in its regional Victorian business, Metricon hosted booked-out regional showcase events to educate guests about the benefits of either living or investing regionally.
Guest speakers, Dean Ipaviz, presenter on ABC’s Escape from the City and a regional living convert, and Nerida Conisbee, Chief Economist at REA Group, delved into Regional Victoria’s property market including hotspots, growth areas and why relocating or investing in the Surf Coast makes sense.
The events were developed when Metricon found that a growing number people were evaluating escaping the big smoke and that the Surf Coast was one of the locations on the top of their list.
Out of the thousands of people who visit metricon.com.au every week, 32% of them are looking to build regionally in Victoria.
Metricon surveyed website visitors who shared their thoughts on what’s on their regional relocation wish list, with large living areas, outdoor entertaining and land/ acreage topping the list with easy commuting following closely behind together with the community connection regionally living can foster.
Nerida’s presentation highlighted how well the Surf Coast’s property prices did through the downturn registering a 25% growth across 2016-2019 and with yields (as at July 2019) sitting at close to 4% above Melbourne’s 3.5%, presenting a sound investment opportunity for relocators and investors alike.
Metricon’s Regional Victoria Housing General Manager Phil Barrett said that Regional Victoria is really booming.
“Affordability is a key a factor, but lifestyle also plays an important role, as evident in our website survey results,” Mr Barrett said.
“Metricon have built 8,200 homes in regional Victoria, including 925 homes already this year for a myriad of people at different stages of life and their home ownership journey.
“This year we’re on track to build almost a thousand homes and with greater investment in regional Victoria being a main driver, the outlook for future growth in the Surf Coast looks good.”
The host for the day was Chris Carroll, the interior stylist, presenter and author behind TLC Interiors.
Other Panellists in addition to Nerida and Dean Ipaviz, included Mark Attard, Director at Finance Path and two Metricon customers who had recently built their regional Victorian home.
Each session was followed by a Taste of Victoria grazing table, that showcased regional produce, accompanied by wine tasting.
“We were delighted to showcase the best of regional Victoria, and to educate guests on the benefits of relocating to a regional area, or investing in one,” Mr Barrett said.
“We had great feedback from attendees, and we hope that they have left excited about the possibilities that regional Victoria offers.”
For more information about Metricon, its events and homes, visit www.metricon.com.au, or speak to our team at one of our local display homes in Amstrong Creek, Torquay or Mount Duneed.