With almost 60 years of combined experience, the Penrose team bring local knowledge and passion to real estate in Ashgrove and the Greater Brisbane region. Grant and Christina Penrose are passionate about helping people find new homes or investments, achieving their dream price in record time. With Grant and Christina, you can rest assured that you're getting a friendly and approachable local team who understands your market, predict trends, and help you buy or sell for the best possible price.
When you choose Grant and Christina to sell your property or to help you to buy, you’re signing up for guaranteed results. You’ll receive a free consultation to explain your goals and vision, advanced marketing strategies to boost you to the top of the listings plus constant communication and updates with friendly and approachable service. Additionally, their home staging skills are second to none, and you’ll find a free expert auctioneer in Grant.
Whether you’re looking to sell a modern upscale apartment or purchase a renovated Queenslander, the Ashgrove team will bring their expertise and local knowledge along every step of the way to meet your real estate needs.
From your initial free consultation, Grant and Christina will understand your offering and determine how it will fit among the current market and sales trends. Brisbane locals through and through, Grant started his career in Ashgrove in 1990 and still loves the homes there today. Their not-so-little black book of contacts is yours to use, with networks of potential buyers reaching across the seas. With the latest in marketing innovation, expert staging and photography, the Penrose team will have your property looking its best, expertly presented on the screens and kitchen tables of those who will flock to your street on Auction or Open Home Day, ready to buy.
The Brisbane real estate market is booming with those wanting to move to the Sunshine State, and we can’t blame them! If you’re considering relocating to Ashgrove, only 5 km from the Brisbane CBD, we are here to help and can work with you to find your dream property among our extensive network of homes for sale. We know Brisbane better than the back of our hands and can help you to settle in with our understanding of market trends, local service providers and priceless neighbourhood knowledge.
Ashgrove is a short distance from the Brisbane CBD but remains a capsule of decent sized blocks, older style renovated homes and a buzz of family activity. An ideal location for working professionals to raise their families, Ashgrove is packed with wonderful shopping facilities and options for local education.
Offering a unique opportunity to escape the rat race while being close to schooling and employment, many residents who live in Ashgrove are long term homeowners who explain Ashgrove as ‘under their skin’. The unique restored Queenslander style homes offer the suburb a small country town feel where you can step into a simpler lifestyle the minute you get home. With many tightly held and sought after avenues, Ashgrove is full of hidden gems and homes that will surprise you.
A perfect candidate for long term potential growth, Ashgrove offers a lifestyle that Brisbane is famous for. With parks and bike tracks combined with Enoggera Creek and some homes boasting views of the mountains, Ashgrove has something for everyone to enjoy. Professional young families are the key demographic in this suburb and for good reason with some of the city’s best schools close by, and capital growth almost a guarantee. The airport is a short 20-minute distance thanks to the City Bypass, and busses are always travelling through for school children and professionals alike.
There are several parks, sporting grounds and a golf course in Ashgrove, along with native bushland, for Ashgrove locals to soak up Brisbane’s famously amazing weather. The infrastructure has been improving consistently through the years resulting in shopping opportunities, unique cafes and restaurants and specialty shops.
Ashgrove is known for its ‘timber and tin’ style homes and large blocks, with many locals describing the area as ‘perfect’ to raise a family. The style of homes has even earned their own title with an elevated position, small gables, large verandahs and winding staircases – ‘The Ashgrovian’, established in the 1930’s. With very little nightlife to speak of, Ashgrove is safe and quiet, but perhaps not suited for singles or students. Professionals and families can enjoy the abundance of walking tracks and leafy meanders through the side streets and parks, switching off from busy city life as soon as they drive into the suburb.
With the city being so close by, Ashgrove is a perfect port to call home after enjoying the spoils of Southbank or the buzz of the CBD, and its proximity to the highway makes for easy road trips.
With a firm place among Brisbane’s family of older suburbs, Ashgrove is the perfect spot to enjoy Brisbane’s sub-tropical summers, with the homes configured for breezes and sunsets long before air conditioning existed. When locals and tourists alike think of ‘Brisbane suburban living’ – chances are they’re picturing Ashgrove.
There are many options for schooling for Ashgrove children, with some of the best state schools and several private schools close by. These include Ashgrove State School, Oakleigh State School and St Finbarr’s School for Prep-6, and Marist College Ashgrove, Mater Dei Catholic School or Mt St Michaels College for senior years. Additionally, with the ease of transport and proximity, the opportunity and excitement of the city is within reach for corporate opportunities, hospitality work, plus universities and schooling for all ages.
Ashgrove offers a perfect work life balance being a short 7-minute drive to the CBD. With this balance plus large block sizes and restored historic homes, the pricing for homes is slowly rising. Made up of primarily family sized homes, the median house price is around $900,000, but drops significantly for a smaller 2-bedroom home at $640,000. The average cost to rent a property in Ashgrove is around $615 per week.
Ashgrove homes have around 1628 visits per open home compared to 849 per property based on QLD averages. Homes are never usually on sale for longer than 100 days, with most getting snapped up after under 50 days on market. The market in Ashgrove remained consistent over a 4-year period between 2014 and 2018, experiencing a peak in 2020 that is lasting into 2021, with houses being the bigger seller over units.
With a population of around 13,000 people, the average age of those who call Ashgrove home are between 40 – 59. Around 71% of people own their home and it is a 50/50 split between singles and families.