DAVE and Anita Williams didn’t have the possibility to set foot of their new Blackmans Bay house earlier than shopping for it.
The Melbournites weren’t even in the identical state once they signed on the underside line.
The husband and spouse have holidayed in Tasmania, loved their time right here and have thought of shifting south.
Ongoing coronavirus lockdowns impacted their plans and “spurred us into motion,” Mr Williams mentioned.
“The prolonged lockdown in Melbourne made our thoughts up — we now not want to be imprisoned for months on finish simply observing time slowly going by,” he mentioned.
“And the specter of one other lockdown is all the time there.
“I additionally realised that I can earn a living from home so there is no such thing as a want to really reside in Melbourne to be near work.”
The property that the couple purchased was listed and offered in simply two days, which induced some stress, however Mr and Mrs Williams knew with the tempo of the present market they “needed to get on with it”.
Mrs Williams mentioned they’d by no means purchased a property with out visiting it earlier than.
“We had been a bit involved however an impartial constructing inspection eased that,” she mentioned.
Tasmania’s inexpensive pricing in comparison with Melbourne meant the couple may purchase a house that may be out of attain in Victoria.
Mrs Williams mentioned they’d all the time dreamt about having a home with a water view and in Melbourne these are few and much between and are available at an eye-watering, multimillion-dollar value.
“Not so in Tassie,” she mentioned.
View Actual Property chief government Adrian Kelly mentioned curiosity was rising in Tassie and proper throughout regional Australia.
“It was taking place right here earlier than COVID, Tasmania was seen as a pleasant secure place to reside and nonetheless comparatively inexpensive,” he mentioned.
“Now that’s solely being amplified.”
Mr Kelly mentioned the house at Blackmans Bay had attracted a number of presents.
“I let our vendor know the method would doubtless be fairly fast as a result of that’s what the market is like with our provide and demand imbalance.
“In lots of circumstances, like this one, the time it takes a property to hit the market then go ‘underneath contract’ may be simply two or three days.
“It’s definitely a problem for many who want to purchase.”