Raine & Horne beefs up presence in Brisbane with launch of North Lakes office

Media release - 13th May, 2013

Owner-occupiers and investors expected to lead the way in North Lakes market

  • Raine & Horne opens its 15th office in the Brisbane region in its 130th year of operation
  • Properties in North Lakes start from $315,000 for a three bedroom home
  • Superior build quality and strong infrastructure make North Lakes a desirable location for those seeking a community-based lifestyle

Leading real estate group Raine & Horne is continuing to make inroads into the Brisbane real estate market, with the launch of Raine & Horne North Lakes.

Led by experienced property specialist, Steve McDade, Raine & Horne North Lakes is located at Unit 1/23 Discovery Drive, North Lakes.

Raine & Horne North Lakes

Mr McDade said he is excited to be joining the ranks of Raine & Horne and is committed to providing quality advice and service to all homeowners, investors, buyers and tenants in and around the modern Stockland master-planned community at North Lakes, 25 kilometres north of Brisbane.  

“I want to create the most outstanding and trusted real estate office across the Pine Rivers region, and backed with Raine & Horne’s superior branding and reputation, I believe this is an achievable objective,” he commented.

Mr McDade said he was impressed by the Superbrand’s broad range of progressive real estate products, including superior branding and the network’s unique database, which touches over 1.2 million real estate consumers across the globe.

“In addition, we felt that the network’s core values in service and communication adhered in every way to the high expectations of our vendors in North Lakes,” added Mr McDade.

“Moreover, Raine & Horne’s reputation as a family-oriented business convinced me that they were the perfect fit. I like the fact that I could shake the CEO’s hand.”

A resident of North Lakes and a father of two, Mr McDade says the north Brisbane suburb is a great place to bring up a family.

“North Lakes has excellent schooling facilities, which include Bounty Boulevard State School, The Lakes College, North Lakes State College and a soon-to-be-developed local TAFE College.

“There are also excellent shopping facilities at Westfield North Lakes and Masters Hardware, while other retail giants such as Bunnings and IKEA also have megastores opening soon.”

Add a championship golf course, an aquatic centre, four major lakes and a new train station, currently under construction at Mango Hill, and North Lakes is well-equipped to cater to modern lifestyles, notes Mr McDade.

“Likewise, the region’s excellent infrastructure will fuel long-term demand and underpin future real estate values.”

According to Mr McDade, homes in the picturesque, master-planned community, which includes over 8,000 dwellings, start from $315,000 for a stylish three bedroom home, up to the high $900,000s for residences situated by the lakes and golf course. 

“The segmentation of buyers in North Lakes is a good mix of owner-occupiers and investors, and I feel there is a real buzz of confidence coming back into the market,” said Mr McDade.

“The North Lakes market is picking up as buyers realise the sky isn’t going to fall on their heads and the economy is reasonably healthy.

“As a consequence, they are getting on with their plans to expand their investment portfolio, upgrade to a new home or retire to a more temperate climate by the water, in locations such as North Lakes.”

In welcoming Mr McDade to the leading real estate group, Angus Raine, CEO, Raine & Horne, says the decision to launch the new office will build on the Superbrand’s already strong reputation in the Brisbane real estate market.

“Our North Lakes office will provide a positive experience for those clients who are looking to buy, sell, invest or rent a home in Brisbane’s north,” said Mr Raine.

“Steve comes from a construction sales background and has an intimate knowledge of the local developers, so we are very fortunate to have his expertise on board as the principal of Raine & Horne North Lakes.”  

For all your sales and property management needs in the North Lakes / Pine Rivers region, contact Raine & Horne North Lakes on 1300 806 157.


For further media information contact:

Angus Raine, CEO Raine & Horne, on 0409 920 697

Steve McDade, Principal Raine & Horne North Lakes, on 0430 341 688

Andrew Harrington, National Marketing & Communications Coordinator, on 02 9258 5400