SOLD: Richard and Sally Potter outside their Memerambi home.
SOLD: Richard and Sally Potter outside their Memerambi home. Sally Potter

Memerambi first home owners in it for the long haul

YOUNG married couple, Richard and Sally Potter purchased their first home in Memerambi in November last year.

Mrs Potter said she was initially sceptical about Memerambi given the issues she had heard about with the unfinished houses.

"My husband encouraged me to just have a look and once we walked in I immediately loved it," she said.

The married couple who both work in the South Burnett, said the purchase price comfortably fit in with their budget.

"We got the house for a great price and we utilised the government's first home owners grant so it has worked out well," Mrs Potter said.

The couple weren't concerned about the other houses in their area not being finished.

"It's a lovely town, it's nice and quiet and close to Kingaroy," Mrs Potter said.

The real estate agent who sold the Potters their house was upfront and transparent about the slow progress of the other houses in the street.

"Freemans were great. They explained what was going on with the houses around us. They were very professional," Mrs Potter said.

Mrs Potter who works at the Barambah Retreat Boarding Kennels said they weren't concerned about the other houses not being finsihed.

"Our house passed a building inspection, so that's all that matters to us," she said.

The young couple are looking forward to calling Memerambi home for many years to come and have started to enquire about an investment house in the area.

"We will be living in the area long term. We have talked about buying another house as a rental because the prices are still so good," Mrs Potter said.