SAFE HAVEN: Warwick housing interest soars
JOBS, security and country charm are pushing buyers out from the big city and into our Rose City in the fallout of an imminent second coronavirus wave.
Warwick real estate agent Helen Harm said the increase in prospective buyers had been growing too much for even her to keep track of.
"We've had people moving from all over the place, just in the last fortnight alone we've had buyers from Western Australia, Northern Territory, Townsville, NSW - it's crazy," she said.
"I'm working from sun up to sundown.
"If this is still lockdown, I'd hate to see to see the numbers when we can move freely."
The announcement matches reports from regional towns across Queensland and news first home buyers in the state are now facing record conditions.
Mrs Harm said buyers were after a location that could offer business opportunity were set with Warwick's "magical" placement.
"An ideal location has got to have reliable internet service and proximity," she said.
"When I lived in Roma it was a four-hour minimum everywhere, but you could go to Brisbane and come back in one day. It's an hour from here to Toowoomba, to Wellcamp and the border.
"If the new council is willing to work with business, we can turn Warwick into fantastic business hub.
"This pandemic has also helped us head back to grassroots. Agriculture is our big primary industry here and we need to be supportive of them."
'People in the city, they've over it," she said.
"It's a bloody good place to live and we've place in a good situation as long as we don't get infected.
"We have good old-fashioned values. If you stumble in the street, people will notice and ask if you're OK. In the city, they'll likely walk over you."