10 MAR 2020
When Tyronne Fletcher and his partner Krystle decided it was time to buy their first home, it needed to tick a lot of boxes.
As a project manager in the construction industry, Tyronne knew it was important to cast a wide net and do plenty of research before making the final decision.
“We had a lot of requirements,” he said. “We needed a home that was part of a good community, had enough space to grow with us as a family and had the potential for some good capital growth.”
After taking a deep dive into the data and inspecting properties throughout the Ripley Valley and surrounding suburbs, the couple landed at Providence - and haven’t looked back.
“Initially, we were really impressed by the look of Providence, but as we did more research we found there was so much more going on and what a huge future this place has,” Tyronne said.
After moving in with Krystle’s parents to supercharge their savings the couple last year purchased a block of land. They have chosen Clarendon as their builder and the house is currently under construction and due for completion and settlement in May.
“The whole of Ripley is moving ahead so quickly and Providence is a major part of that,” he said. “For us, it was just as much about what is coming in the future as what is here now.”
“You can head down the cafe any Saturday morning and get a great sense of the community that has already been built here; but there is also so much more to come. There is always something to do when you are feeling active, but it is also quiet enough to relax and do nothing.”
Providence Sales Manager Jamie Martin said Providence was attracting first home buyers from across south east Queensland because of its high level of affordability and established infrastructure.
“We want to build a community that is not only diverse, welcoming and friendly but also affordable,” he said. “Because we focus on affordability we are attracting a lot of first home buyers that see themselves living here for many years and raising their families here.”
Like all first home buyers, price was an important factor in deciding where to purchase and the value for money at Providence was ‘hard to beat’.
The couple did a lot of work comparing prices at various estates throughout Ripley Valley, Springfield and Redbank Plains and making sure they got maximum bang for the buck.
“We looked at some blocks that were getting close to $600/sqm and didn’t have near the facilities and amenities of Providence… the value for money at Providence is chalk and cheese compared to other projects.”
Tyronne is a supervisor in the construction industry and works at different sites while Krystle works locally in childcare, making Providence’s location ideal for access to their jobs.
“We are really happy with the decision and now just waiting to get the house built and move in and start on the next stage of our lives,” he said.
Spanning more than 700 hectares, around three times the size of Brisbane’s CBD, Providence is being developed by Okeland Communities.
The town will be constructed over 20 years and will feature around 7,000 homes, providing for a population of about 20,000 residents.
On completion, the community will include extensive parklands, a town centre, an education precinct, a health and wellbeing hub and a sport and recreation precinct.
Located on 6 Amity Way, South Ripley, Providence’s Land Sales and Community Centre is open 10am – 5pm, 7 days. For more information call 1800 604 246, email email@example.com or visit providenceripley.com.au.Back to News Listing