In truth, the future of housing in Queensland will be more diverse than the traditional detached suburban homes. Instead, smaller household sizes will result in increased multiple dwellings like duplexes, triplexes, multiplexes and units.
This is due to more people living alone, increased housing costs, decreasing demand, environmental concerns, and an increasing population. By purchasing a duplex now, you are embracing an emerging trend and giving yourself more options in the future.
When you buy a duplex, you may rent out both sides concurrently; live in one side while renting out the other; or live in one side and invite a friend or family member to live next door. Due to their flexibility, duplexes are becoming more popular among extended families.
Purchasing only one side of a duplex is a great way to own property without spending a fortune. For example, one side of a duplex with three bedrooms and two bathrooms may only cost $360,000. This is significantly cheaper than buying a detached house with the same design.
The options are endless.