thrWelcome to Property 101 and today we’ll discuss – Property Orientation.
Property Orientation in Brisbane
As a Brisbane Buyer’s Agent, I have helped hundreds of clients find their perfect property in this beautiful city. One thing that I always discuss with my clients is the orientation of the property they are interested in. Orientation refers to the direction that the property faces and it can have a significant impact on the property’s value, comfort and energy efficiency. In this blog, I’ll discuss the positives and negatives of the four main directions – north, south, east and west
North-facing properties are highly sought after in Brisbane and for a good reason. North-facing properties receive the most sunlight throughout the day, which is a significant advantage during the cooler months. This orientation also means that the property is likely to be more energy-efficient, as it can be heated naturally by the sun. The downside to north-facing properties is that they can be quite hot during the summer months, which can be uncomfortable if the property does not have adequate shading.
South-facing properties are the opposite of north-facing properties in that they receive the least amount of sunlight. This orientation can be an advantage during the warmer months, as the property is likely to be cooler. South-facing properties also tend to have more natural shade, which can be a significant advantage in the hot Queensland summers. However, a southerly aspect can also make the property feel darker and colder during the winter months.
East-facing properties are perfect for those who love to wake up to the sunrise. This orientation means that the property will receive sunlight in the morning, which can be an excellent way to start the day. East-facing properties also tend to be cooler in the afternoons, which can be an advantage during the hot summer months. The downside to this orientation is that the property is likely to be darker in the afternoons and evenings, which can be a disadvantage for those who enjoy spending time outdoors in the evenings.
West-facing properties are ideal for those who love to watch the sunset. This orientation means that the property will receive sunlight in the afternoons and evenings, which can be an advantage for those who enjoy entertaining outdoors. However, west-facing properties can be hot during the summer months and the afternoon sun can be quite strong, making it uncomfortable to spend time outdoors. This aspect can be a disadvantage if the property does not have adequate shading or the ability to plant trees etc. to create shading and shield the sun.
Of course, it’s important to note that there are other directions that a property can face, such as northeast or southeast. It’s also important to consider the surrounding environment when choosing a property, such as the proximity to parks, public transport, schools, and shops etc.
In conclusion, orientation is an essential factor to consider when buying a property in Brisbane. Each orientation has its positives and negatives and it’s important to choose one that suits your lifestyle and preferences.
If you are considering purchasing a home or investment property in Brisbane and would like the assistance of an experienced Brisbane Buyer’s Agent that can help you find the perfect property that meets all your requirements, including orientation, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Sam Price, Buyer’s Agent and Director – Templeton Property.